Las Vegas Is Screwed -> The Water Situation Is As Bad As You Can Imagine

Page 2 of 4  
nestork wrote:

Desalination technology, primarily reverse osmosis has matured and become less expensive. In the NV desert there is certainly enough solar energy available to power a large desalination plant. The issue of course is getting sea water into such a landlocked location to be desalinated. I expect unless we find a way to stop the ridiculous growth all over the US, this issue is going to have to be addressed most everywhere. There is no water shortage in the world, just a shortage of potable water and in the future we're just going to have to make the abundant sea water potable ourselves.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:25:58 AM UTC-4, Pete C. wrote:

A lot of our problems would be solved by slowing population growth. Unfortunately, some big ones would be made worse, ie the pyramid scheme of social security. It's interesting that AFAIK, it has never come up for any kind of debate. It's not mentioned, period. And as far as population growth, right now you have illegals flooding across the border, many in this country on the left like it and want totally open borders.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
trader_4 wrote:

Ask any christian (of any stripe) if there is a limit to how many people can live on the earth, and they'll tell you no.
Because God wants perpetual human growth.
Because every time we seem to reach a breaking point, we create technology that gets us to the next plateau.
The future of planet earth is that eventually there will be 2 living organisms. Humans, and lakes of green slime that we pump our waste into and that in turn we harvest to eat. The simplest of ecosystems, one where the maximal amount of bio-available carbon atoms are devoted to human life, giving the highest possible number of living humans on planet earth. No other organisms will exist. Where there are no lakes of green slime, there will be stark concrete, metal and plastic blocks of human habitation, stretching for miles. Not a single other plant or animal will exist.
We are inching toward that future, one rain forest, one wood lot, one new condo development or commercial plaza at a time.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I would prefer global nuclear war.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 07/02/2014 05:25 AM, Pete C. wrote:

It's only about 250 miles from Las Vegas to the Pacific Ocean, assuming you want to bypass Los Angeles. That's not all that far for placing in a pipeline, other than having to go through some mountains.
Jon
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Oren wrote:

If Cirque du Soleil offered me a job on the tech crew for one of the shows there I would strongly consider moving there at least part time.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
trader_4 wrote:

I was in Charleston, SC when a severe hurricane was predicted to make landfall that evening. As usual, people were stocking up on beer and snacks for the party. It came to nothing but the next day the film crews must have searched all over the city to find a couple of palm fronds and a roof tile or two for their breathless reporting of the aftermath.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
trader_4 wrote:

Yeah, the buffets in LV are a lot better. I understand they've redecorated but the Nile River Tour at the Luxor with all the girls dressed like Cleopatra was fun too. The shows have always seemed to be directed at my parent's generation and my parents have been dead for decades.
I'm LV's worst nightmare; I see the sights, catch some of the free entertainment, get some good food, and leave.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I was there the night Luxor opened. It had the river, but they soon eliminated that river and added more slot machines.
Right, I've gone to Vegas perhaps, 40 times. Never went to gamble. I went there for the sun, swimming, relaxation, and some craziness.
Greg
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Jon Danniken wrote:

The casino tycoons have plenty of money, ultimately they'll end up funding something like this.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 07/02/2014 12:41 PM, Pete C. wrote:

I doubt it.
Taxpayers will pay for the pipeline. And the one percenters that own the casinos also own the construction companies that will get the lucrative pipeline contract.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Pete C. wrote:

We made the mistake of holding a users conference there one year. Let's just say many of our clients are not particularly well funded local government agencies and a lot of travel requests got bounced back from the bean counters with a note saying "Conference? Vegas? Like hell!"
We sort of tried to hedge by saying "Clark County" but too many people can use google maps for that smokescreen to last long.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Joan Watson wrote:

You're halfway there... Now kick all that mind numbing crap to the curb, hind some physical hobbies, outdoor activities, etc. It's amazing how much more time you have and how much more you get done when you eliminate that crap.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Don't forget books. Real books. Not the overpriced eBook crap. There are lots at the local library.
--
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
John Albert wrote:

Then your ignorance will continue. Go there and you'll learn why people go there. Hint - it's not all about gambling.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Rick wrote:

The taxpayers in vegas mostly only exist because of the casinos. Before the casinos there was nothing there, thus no employment and nobody to pay taxes.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Didn't need much tax with nobody there.
Many places like Pittsburgh, began as manufacturing and mining centers. Most of that is gone. The city is still here, but a bit smaller.
You should see Vegas flood when it rains heavy, usually mid august.
Greg
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
In article

You could you could almost surf behind the old Imperial Palace when a deluge came about.
--
“Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.”
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

My favorite parking area !!!!
Greg
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I would hope so, It's been about 12 years since the last time I made it back (two days after they topped out the steel on the Wynn.. man it has been a long time..._)
--
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Related Threads

    HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.