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billryan
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April 6th, 2020 at 8:41:55 AM permalink
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https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2016/05/the-buffalo-killers/482349/

The British killed 100 million native Indians through conventional combat, starvation by killing buffalos and Biowarfare.
1763:
“We gave them two blankets and a handkerchief out of the smallpox hospital,” Captain William Trent of the garrison militia wrote in his journal. “I hope it will have the desired effect.”
“Under orders from British General Jeffrey Amherst, the commander of Fort Pitts gave the attacking Indian chiefs, with whom he was negotiating, blankets from the small pox hospital. It was a pioneering effort at what is now called biological warfare.” Howard Zinn, “A People’s History of the United States.” 87% of the native indians died to diseases.

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April 6th, 2020 at 8:44:40 AM permalink
There weren't 100 million natives living in the New World in the Colonial era and it's doubtful many British soldiers ever saw a Buffalo, let alone slaughtered them with black powder single shot muskets.
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April 6th, 2020 at 9:24:32 AM permalink
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I also wouldn’t be surprised if casinos band smoking entirely. If there is any chance to do that, now is the perfect time for all casinos to implement this once they are allowed to re-open. Again, another new normal.


Yep...but casinos won't ban it. The edict will come down in a formal government order much like the edict to shut down casinos.

Has to happen. With already compromised lungs and a disease that further destroys them and requires ventilators...cities like Vegas risk having smoking tourists (and locals) who catch it while within the confines of the casino floor, then they need hospitalization and ventilators. They aren't going home to get treated. It's still a contagious disease once the doors re open.

They will effectively overwhelm the hospital system here. Can't have it.

It's gonna happen. Changes are coming to the casino environment regardless of what people think is a "no way it's happening" statement. Watch.

Once a vaccine is developed...the question to allow it will be revisited. Then it will become a political backbone question. Let's see if Sisolak is truly concerned with people as he states "people health trumps economic health"....or he caves in to hypocrisy.

I don't think people are quite yet grasping the societal norms that are going to change once we re open our economy. It's not "going back to what it was". If it eventually does...it's years into the process.
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April 6th, 2020 at 9:29:14 AM permalink
There were about 750 million people in the entire world in the 18th century. The population of North America went from about 1 million to 10 million during that time.

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April 6th, 2020 at 10:28:57 AM permalink
I am guessing casinos will open in early June after CA and NV lift their personal distancing restrictions.

I think face masks will be optional and that tables will have to allow it. I don’t think smoking rules will be affected.

Attendance will be way down... I would say by 60 or 70 percent and major conventions will cease until there is a vaccine. This means that whole casinos may be open, many restaurants relying on convention attendees (think Mandalay Bay) might be shuttered.

I believe that the major properties might open a few properties at a time until demand starts to increase.

But I think it will be 18 months until things are ‘back to normal’
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April 6th, 2020 at 11:00:28 AM permalink
I like the idea of wearing face masks in casinos.



1. It will help with the nasty smoke and bad breath from the smokers.
2. It will make facial identification more difficult and annoy the hell out of casino surveillance.


It people are going to the trouble of wearing face masks then they really should cover their eyes as well.
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April 6th, 2020 at 11:03:15 AM permalink
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There were about 750 million people in the entire world in the 18th century. The population of North America went from about 1 million to 10 million during that time.

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Some sources say over 100 million native Indians. . Some say a few million.

https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/0289.htm
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April 6th, 2020 at 11:04:09 AM permalink
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I think face masks will be optional and that tables will have to allow it.



IMO, A casino with 24/7 cameras, really doesn't need to see the face all the time, just tell the person to pull it away from the face for a moment after they sit down at a table to get a clear shot. Tell the person to hold their breath if they're concerned during that moment.

Someone who comes in to rob a casino already needs to wear a mask before entering, because they walk in any entrance without one, they will be on video.
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Keyser
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April 6th, 2020 at 11:08:03 AM permalink
There were maybe 750,000. Indians.
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April 6th, 2020 at 11:11:18 AM permalink
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There were maybe 750,000. Indians.



https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/0289.htm

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/where-the-buffalo-no-longer-roamed-3067904/
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