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    Great (and simple) minds really do think alike, eh? It's so beautiful here. So, so beautiful... Before this, I used to live in Toronto, Seattle, Tampa, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Reno, and a couple of tiny towns in rural Nevada. I have plenty to compare it with, and it takes the cake, hands down.

    Winters here suck, apparently, but: a) I'm originally from Siberia, so I'll be fine, and b) once I get my Canadian citizenship in ~2 years (and my 3rd passport hahaha), I'll become a snowbird, and never see another snowflake again. :P
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    Gl, when did you live in Reno and did you like it? I moved here 25 years ago for a job and absolutely love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Gl, when did you live in Reno and did you like it? I moved here 25 years ago for a job and absolutely love it.
    I was there for 7 years! From 2004 till 2011. (Go wolfpack!) My perception of the city was skewed by the housing bubble's aftermath: after I graduated in 2008, there were no jobs anywhere... (That's how I ended up packing boxes as a temp at Amazon's RNO1 hahaha)

    I liked the people, the vibes, the fact that you can see the mountains from just about anywhere, the idyllic traffic (compared to other places I've lived), the annual events... (Loved those balloon races!) On the other hand, the annual wildfire smoke was pretty ridiculous, and I worry about the long-term water issues if the mountain precipitation goes down due to global warming.

    I still visit sometimes - the last trip was just 4 months ago. It was weeeeird to see how Eldorado has gobbled up all the other casinos, or how Sands had to close their tables by midnight because they didn't have enough dealers. (You know the Futurama meme, right? "Shut up and take my money!" ) I'm a card-counter, so seeing all that variety disappear was really something. My beloved Eldorado buffet (they had the best gelato in the world!!) was shut down, so I had to make do with the fancy but not-as-good buffet at Atlantis. The downtown Nugget went out of business, which means no more Awful-Awful, and ditto for their famous hangover omelet that came with a huge side of beans and a free Bloody Mary.

    I loved all the new art around the city, though: the murals, the statues... It was so beautiful. In another world, where I had just a little bit less wanderlust, I never would've started my looong trek across the US (Reno, Vegas, Fort Worth, Tampa, Seattle, then Toronto and Quebec City), and I definitely would've stayed in the Biggest Little.
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    Now there’s tons of jobs and real estate is skyrocketing. Many tech companies have moved in. I love that if I want to snowshoe it’s a short drive to the mountain but mainly no snow in the valley. Unfortunately with all the growth and expensive rent our homeless population is exploding. Our city council is doing a poor job of addressing this issue instead hiring River rangers to harass the homeless. I intend next election to work on opposing campaigns for the mayor and much of the city council.

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    I see the CPI is up to 6.8%.

    I wonder if the current administration will be more transitory than higher inflation.

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    I've noticed some are calling it Bidenflation, although I'm not too sure how much he has too do with anything. Maybe an opportunity to tighten the money supply by raising taxes.

    I'm not sure what the numbers are for meat products, but I have been surprised at how expensive they are.

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    I never subscribed to the quasi-religious belief that the President controls inflation, crop yields or rainy days. That’s why I thought it was ridiculous when the Democrats put out that graphic showing a two cent downward tic in gas prices with a big “Thank you Joe Biden!”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I never subscribed to the quasi-religious belief that the President controls inflation, crop yields or rainy days. That’s why I thought it was ridiculous when the Democrats put out that graphic showing a two cent downward tic in gas prices with a big “Thank you Joe Biden!”.
    Agreed. It is foolishness by both sides.

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    There is no solution to homelessness that can be addressed at a local level really I don't think. I mean a few states like Utah had housing first programs for awhile and they seemed to work, but while they might work with a relatively manageable homeless population, I can't see them scaling to anywhere with a huge homeless population plus a housing shortage. Eventually I think they do resort to just cracking down on the homeless, because vast sums of money spent and still homeless everywhere and everyone is tired of it, so they just make it look prettier by driving the homeless ever more underground. Sad but true.
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    “homeless” is not Correct Speak now, it is “unhoused.”

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