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(Huffington Post)   Nevada, home of legal brothels, gambling, no income tax, no auto emissions tests, 24 hour bars, and loose gun laws, finally adds something fun: Medical marijuana   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 59
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2013-06-14 02:42:46 PM

Abacus9: No auto emissions tests? Those are EPA regulated, you can't just opt out.


Not required in every county in Florida.  County by county choice.
 
2013-06-14 03:27:05 PM

Loren: yukichigai: A lot of Nevada business law is shaped by the Casinos, namely "f%$# the worker". For all you ultra right wing types who believe deregulation is the answer, take a look at Nevada. We've been a deregulated business haven shaped by the "guiding invisible hand" for the last 50+ years, and shocker, we have the worst unemployment in the nation.

That has nothing to do with worker protections. Strong protections would have increased the unemployment rate as it they would have meant many businesses would have been forced under rather than simply shrinking.


Uhm, no.  Even in states with strong worker protections "we can't afford to pay you anymore" is a valid reason for terminating employment.  That's why "downsizing" is a dirty word.

And I wasn't even talking about worker protections specifically.  Quite a bit of Nevada law favors business over all else, and we are now reaping the "rewards" of that.
 
2013-06-14 04:05:23 PM

yukichigai: That has nothing to do with worker protections. Strong protections would have increased the unemployment rate as it they would have meant many businesses would have been forced under rather than simply shrinking.

Uhm, no. Even in states with strong worker protections "we can't afford to pay you anymore" is a valid reason for terminating employment. That's why "downsizing" is a dirty word.


The problem is notice requirements on mass layoffs.
 
2013-06-14 04:22:08 PM

Loren: yukichigai: That has nothing to do with worker protections. Strong protections would have increased the unemployment rate as it they would have meant many businesses would have been forced under rather than simply shrinking.

Uhm, no. Even in states with strong worker protections "we can't afford to pay you anymore" is a valid reason for terminating employment. That's why "downsizing" is a dirty word.

The problem is notice requirements on mass layoffs.


You don't have to give much notice other than "we're having financial difficulties" a few months before the layoffs start.

Look, face it, worker protections are not going to bring a company under, and no company has EVER gone under because "we couldn't fire people to save money so we could stay afloat".  Otherwise California, New York, New Hampshire, and quite a few other "worker protected" states would be desolate employment wastelands.  Are they?  No.
 
2013-06-14 05:25:07 PM

Magnus: uber humper: Bob Falfa: Abacus9: No auto emissions tests? Those are EPA regulated, you can't just opt out.

There is no tailpipe emissions test required in most of Nevada.

In Las Vegas and the surrounding area it certainly is. And Las Vegas is 2/3 of the state.  I wouldn't say "most"

Of the hookers.  We're not talking automobiles.


I was talking hookers. The hookers need their tailpipes checked, too.
 
2013-06-14 06:14:26 PM

MurphyMurphy: Why screw up a perfectly good list like that with a reason to fall asleep?

/good on you NV
//of course, strictly "medical" *wink*wink*


Someone needs to switch to Sativa, drop the Indica and stop eating the edibles, too.
 
2013-06-14 09:29:40 PM

Abacus9: Maybe they should just go to war with each other: Old folks vs. Mormons. Solves two problems, and creates one awesome pay-per-view event.


i.qkme.me

/thanks for the TF sponsorship!
 
2013-06-14 11:52:07 PM

Abacus9: SevenizGud: Abacus9: No auto emissions tests? Those are EPA regulated, you can't just opt out.

They stopped doing them in Arizona while I was living there. But that's probably because Arizona became part of Mexico.

Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever had one done, and that's in Michigan. I meant more that the testing is done before the car hits the market, and that's true in every state. Here I guess after it's bought it doesn't matter, and older cars even get grandfathered in.


It's becoming big business.  Expect it to happen.  The first emission test I ever got was when state inspections were done at gas stations.  They'd check off a bunch of safety features and then stick a sensor on the exhaust pipe for a minute with the engine running.  Now they build large facilities, put your car on one of those things that hold your car in place while they actually put it in drive and rev the engine up for 5 minutes or so and test about 5 different levels and then they do a separate test on the gas cap.

My car is 12 farking years old and I passed with flying colors, but it still must be tested to renew my tags and I have to pay the testing facility a fee.  They don't even bother testing safety features anymore.  My brakes could be shot, none of my lights could work, I could be missing windshield wipers, the horn could be broken and the exhaust pipe could probably be dragging on the ground and I could renew my tags.

They even set up roving emission monitors.  A big truck sets up on a freeway ramp puts out a sensor and a camera to snap your picture if it detects too much emission.

The politicians all make grandiose speeches about how we love our air quality and we need to do this to protect it, but I'd really like to see some hard numbers on not only how many vehicles are found to be in violation but also about how much money these emission testing companies have poured into the pockets of the politicians.
 
2013-06-15 01:34:59 AM
Smashed Hat:  The rest of the state is barren and radioactive.
Much like the hookers in Vegas?
 
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