rxwine
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September 25th, 2016 at 1:11:33 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I don't believe that 120 tourists were murdered in Las Vegas in 2014. I think they are playing games with their statistics.
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Don't know how much goes on in Vegas, but after awhile, you no longer notice how many police or ambulance sirens you hear outside during the day.

The average seemed pretty high when I lived there. But after a few years you just don't notice it unless you make a conscious effort.
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September 25th, 2016 at 1:37:57 PM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

lol you are incorrigible.

I know....

Some where in the article it spoke of Luxor being the place where the jumpers land inside the casino or lobby.
Not good. I have stayed at the Luxor once or twice.

Back in the mid seventies, in the Omni Int'l complex in ATL (now CNN Center), I had a modest little gift shop. Worked long days, ate what little decent food was then available for meals. The theaters were open and I went and grabbed a couple hot dogs and headed back toward my shop, just 50 or so yards away. Bam! Shotgun blast, I twirled around in a nanosecond ( I used to be faster). There ten feet or less from me was what used to be a fellow human being, it had kind-of exploded. Not the right term, it ripped in a number of different directions but wasn't even bloody, just meat. I looked again, briefly. I looked at my hotdogs, then dropped them in the trashcan and went back to work. Never heard if it was a worker that had fallen, or a suicide/murder whatever.

If I find myself in the Luxor again, I will scan the heights above me before I settle in to play.
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DRich
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September 25th, 2016 at 2:30:28 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL



Some where in the article it spoke of Luxor being the place where the jumpers land inside the casino or lobby.
Not good. I have stayed at the Luxor once or twice.
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I recently watched my cat fall 16 feet from a railing in my house onto the tile floor. That was traumatic enough for me. I couldn't imagine seeing a person fall in the Luxor.
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September 25th, 2016 at 2:35:18 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I recently watched my cat fall 16 feet from a railing in my house onto the tile floor.



So is it true that cats always land on their feet?
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rxwine
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September 25th, 2016 at 3:15:46 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I recently watched my cat fall 16 feet from a railing in my house onto the tile floor. That was traumatic enough for me. I couldn't imagine seeing a person fall in the Luxor.



My sister's cats were doing that with regularity. And for 18 hour a day lazy slugs, they seem to have the ability to land from heights multiple times their own height without harm (apparently).
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DRich
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September 25th, 2016 at 3:25:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

So is it true that cats always land on their feet?



Actually it did. Feet first, then body, then head hits the tile. Hard enough that the cats collar popped off his head. It was stunned and hid for a day but has since recovered

BTW, a cat makes quite a thud when falling onto a tile floor.
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September 25th, 2016 at 7:21:55 PM permalink
Suicides are so tragic anyway, but one particular tale of suicide in a casino particularly chilled me to the bone. A guy on a website said something like,"I was feeling great, I had been up $5,000 with just a $100 bankroll. I visited the restroom to wash my hands and go home. In the bathroom some guy said something to himself like,"I just lost my entire family's inheritance today," took out a gun and blew his brains out right in front of the innocent bystander. The bystander mentioned he never went back to a casino after seeing someone commit suicide right in front of him in a casino restroom. I can't imagine the horror of witnessing a casino suicide!
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September 25th, 2016 at 11:24:26 PM permalink
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Suicides are so tragic anyway, but one particular tale of suicide in a casino particularly chilled me to the bone. A guy on a website said something like,"I was feeling great, I had been up $5,000 with just a $100 bankroll. I visited the restroom to wash my hands and go home. In the bathroom some guy said something to himself like,"I just lost my entire family's inheritance today," took out a gun and blew his brains out right in front of the innocent bystander. The bystander mentioned he never went back to a casino after seeing someone commit suicide right in front of him in a casino restroom. I can't imagine the horror of witnessing a casino suicide!

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♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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September 26th, 2016 at 7:35:23 AM permalink
On a similar note, happened to see on CNN, they quoted in Hawaii on average 1 tourist dies there a day, the majority from drowning.
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September 26th, 2016 at 8:22:37 AM permalink
Both Las Vegas' tourists and residents have a higher frequency of suicide than does the rest of the country.

see: article .
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