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USA -- low budget repatriation specific locations that aren't horrible

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The math always kicks in because of the gaming psychology. It trumps every system every time. 

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Back to destinations.

This list may be of interest to some.

Although it's about "Queerest" Cities in America, places like that are more likely to be diverse in other ways with cultural offerings as well. Not necessarily affordable though, of course.

It's interesting how some on the list are the same that have been mentioned a lot on this thread. Nothing from Arizona though but lots in Florida -- Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and St. Pete.

http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2017/1/12/queerest-cities-america-2017

 

 

Keep in mind this is now an old thread so probably to best ignore any mentions of the health care access situation in the U.S. which was based in the assumption that Obamacare would continue. That is likely to change a lot quite soon and the politics of that are not in the scope of this thread (go elsewhere for that please!). 

 

 

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On 12/5/2016 at 5:43 PM, craigt3365 said:

Being from Vegas, I can guarantee this won't work. LOL  They don't build big flashy casinos because they lose money.  The odds are all in the casino's favor.

 

There is only one way to win at gambling: own the casino.

 

No guarantees, there is an orange-haired celebrity who had a casino and he screwed that up too.


Looks like this thread has taken on a new life.  Maybe we'll hit 1,000 responses.

 

 

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There is only one way to win at gambling: own the casino.
 
No guarantees, there is an orange-haired celebrity who had a casino and he screwed that up too.

Looks like this thread has taken on a new life.  Maybe we'll hit 1,000 responses.
 
 

No more gambling posts here please. Gambling tactics are totally off topic.

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6 hours ago, Jingthing said:


No more gambling posts here please. Gambling tactics are totally off topic.

Not if a person can support his/herself gambling, which he/she can if play smart. Reno and Las Vegas have thousands doing this, if not tens of thousands. 

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57 minutes ago, BruceMangosteen said:

Not if a person can support his/herself gambling, which he/she can if play smart. Reno and Las Vegas have thousands doing this, if not tens of thousands. 

Being from Vegas. I can guarantee you few make a living off gambling. 

 

But let's get back to the topic. 

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2 hours ago, craigt3365 said:

Being from Vegas. I can guarantee you few make a living off gambling. 

 

But let's get back to the topic. 

Okay, please give us an up to date description of living in Las Vegas or Reno or(in Nevada) on a limited "budget", little "savings", and no skills working wise applicable due to age, health, and experience. Thank you and OO.

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Henderson NV is on that list I posted. A little surprising. Obviously about proximity to Vegas.

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9 hours ago, BruceMangosteen said:

Okay, please give us an up to date description of living in Las Vegas or Reno or(in Nevada) on a limited "budget", little "savings", and no skills working wise applicable due to age, health, and experience. Thank you and OO.

Reno is cheaper than Vegas, but both have a variety of places to live depending on your level of income.  It's relatively easy to find a nice one bedroom for around 15,000 Baht/month.  Food at the grocery store is the same as here, or cheaper, depending on what you eat, with a much greater variety.  Eating out can be more expensive, unless you partake of the many offers around town in the casinos.  Especially at the smaller casinos away from downtown.  Then the price is way cheaper than here, for Western type meals.  Booze is cheaper.  Public transport is available.  Some great free entertainment at the various casinos.  And jobs available at Walmart for those interested.  LOL  Health care is excellent.  Though appropriate insurance is required.

 

Move out towards Pahrump or Mesquite, and things get even cheaper.  Carson City is a lovely town, and quite inexpensive and near Lake Tahoe.

 

https://www.vegas.com/restaurant/specials-and-deals/

 

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2 hours ago, GinBoy2 said:

I'm dipping back into the dying throes of this discussion, in a somewhat self reflective manner.

 

'locations that aren't horrible'; I've lived in a lot of places in my life, some absolutely gorgeous eye candy, other absolutely the opposite. But curiously the places I've loved the most tended paradoxically to be the least 'eye candy' worthy.

 

The Midwest and it's people hold a special place in my heart. Korea & Japan, loved them both. Kern County California, my birthplace, far from the glitz and glamor of Southern California, the Bay Area, Las Vegas where I have also lived, is again a great place to live, if that is you want to 'live' rather than just skate along on a superficial rollercoster.

 

Its funny really, as a kid growing up in Kern County I couldn't wait to get away from rural small town life. Yet as I approach the last part of my life I yearn to return to the simplicity and familiarity of that life.

 

So JT, my advice is try to be open to all, it may actually come as a pleasant surprise

Kern County is fantastic.  Incredible mountains, redwood forests, nice lake, cool small town.  I've been many times and have many friends who live there.  A bit hot in the summer, and a bit cold in the winter though.  Love that river going through town.  My friend has a place right on it.  We've camped there many times, up the canyon a bit.

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4 hours ago, craigt3365 said:

Carson City is a lovely town, and quite inexpensive and near Lake Tahoe.

 

https://www.vegas.com/restaurant/specials-and-deals/

 

 

Thanks for the gracious reply. You are indicating that a person can find a basically safe, decent, one bedroom or studio for less than $500.usd(15,000.Baht) a month? 

 

Last time I passed through Carson City, it was at the base of the mountain ride up to Lake Tahoe. Not really near, but it's a matter of perspective I guess. If you had your own care and no snow and ice, not a long way away. 

 

Thanks again and cheers mate.

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Portland Oregon is known as a place where it hardly ever snows.  Not this year.  Four snowstorms so far this winter.  Usually when it does snow it melts off in a few days.  Not this year.  It may not come down in blizzard sheets like elsewhere with accumulations measured in feet, but the few inches of snow have turned into roughly shaped ice that makes driving miserable and walking near impossible.

 

 

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4 hours ago, bendejo said:

Portland Oregon is known as a place where it hardly ever snows.  Not this year.  Four snowstorms so far this winter.  Usually when it does snow it melts off in a few days.  Not this year.  It may not come down in blizzard sheets like elsewhere with accumulations measured in feet, but the few inches of snow have turned into roughly shaped ice that makes driving miserable and walking near impossible.

Climate change is definitely happening.  Look at the heavy rain we've had here in Pattaya the past few weeks.  Never seen rain like that in January before.

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Wow.  That's an amazing price!  I'm impressed.  Might be a bit cold for me.  Not sure I could live somewhere it snows again!  25 years in places like Minnesota, Michigan, Alaska, Ohio, etc, is enough for me. LOL!!!

 

I hope you enjoy your new home.

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19 hours ago, craigt3365 said:

Wow.  That's an amazing price!  I'm impressed.  Might be a bit cold for me.  Not sure I could live somewhere it snows again!  25 years in places like Minnesota, Michigan, Alaska, Ohio, etc, is enough for me. LOL!!!

 

I hope you enjoy your new home.

Yeah the cold part is the main disadvantage to the place. However if it had great weather year round nothing would be in that price range. Not sure the cold weather in Iowa is worse than the hot weather in Arizona. Pick your poison I guess if you don't have $500,000 for a home.

 

FWIW that house is move in ready and in very good shape on the inside. Seen a few at that price point that were gutted inside.

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