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Postby mikey » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:49 pm

Same reason why I only bet the inside in roulette...because I'm not a p*ssy and I want to get as rich as I can as fast as I can...

My go-to in craps, in all seriousness, I place the eight at a multiple of six ($6, $12, $18, etc.) as it normally pays 7:6. Then play pass line and will sometimes back it if I'm feeling the shooter. I'll still throw on to those side bets if, in my head, something hasn't occurred for a long time or I feel something...that's the nature of it. If you play it "perfectly" to the odds, it's designed for the house to win. So, there's some instinct and feel involved to beat them.

Craps is fun because it's communal and there's some action...just don't be that schmucko that plays don't pass and goes against the crowd...as you're sitting there collecting your lunch money with your sunglasses falling off the collar of your shirt onto the table with your ****-eating grin, everyone is scowling at you and they'll break into your hotel room later and steal some of your organs...

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Postby Kane » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:51 pm

Suspiciously specific finish to that post.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:07 am

always double down on 11

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Postby Gaucho » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am

Help me out here, what is 'junior achievement' in the context of school?

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:42 am

Help me out here, what is 'junior achievement' in the context of school?
If it's what I recall, it's essentially little lessons on entrepreneurship and financial literacy. I think they'd be worthwhile if it wasn't just once a year in 4-7 grade. But that's what I remember. It might be different today.

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Postby Gaucho » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:47 am

Help me out here, what is 'junior achievement' in the context of school?
If it's what I recall, it's essentially little lessons on entrepreneurship and financial literacy. I think they'd be worthwhile if it wasn't just once a year in 4-7 grade. But that's what I remember. It might be different today.
Thanks! :thumb:

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:14 am

Blackjack and craps are the only casino table games with near 50-50 odds. Stick to those, and leave your ATM card in your room.

Also, LV is one of the best restaurant cities in the country. Eat up.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:32 am

Help me out here, what is 'junior achievement' in the context of school?
If it's what I recall, it's essentially little lessons on entrepreneurship and financial literacy. I think they'd be worthwhile if it wasn't just once a year in 4-7 grade. But that's what I remember. It might be different today.
Thanks! :thumb:
That's exactly what that is. My son went to Junior Achievement center in Charlotte in 5th grade. They learned some basic economics, financial literacy, and were divided into groups to take over a "town" for a day. You had to do certain things - shop, pay bills, work, sell ads for a radio station, go to the doctor's office, buy food/make food and so on. It was very cool, and I wish I could have my college students go through similar training. :lol:

https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-carolinas/

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Postby dodint » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:38 am

Is Business Explorers still a thing?

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Source of the post Also, LV is one of the best restaurant cities in the country. Eat up.
And don't pigeon-hole yourself to the strip. There are some really nice places outside the strip where the locals like to eat.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:11 pm

Lotus Of Siam ftw

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue May 19, 2020 12:24 pm

Why are restaurants permanently closing?

I can see how they're hemorrhaging money if they're open for take out only now, but why would they be closing permanently even if they decide to stay closed during the quarantine? Is it because they can't pay the rent on their property?

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Postby dodint » Tue May 19, 2020 12:33 pm

Yeah, fixed overhead isn't going away. There is some forgiveness for rent in some places but that's only one piece of it. Contracts for utilities, security, cost of inventory spoilage, etc., still likely need to be paid.

I imagine lots of restaurants are sole proprietorships, meaning they do not have business identity of their own. The owner is the business. If they were not flush with cash at the start the owner likely depleted their reserves and are now insolvent as individuals. In that case, business liabilities are owed by the owner personally as well which they won't be able to pay. Bankruptcy time. Sell off the business assets (fixtures, etc) to pay the owners creditors.

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Postby Troy Loney » Tue May 19, 2020 12:39 pm

Add debt payments to the fixed overhead costs.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:00 pm

Bills for things like provisions, other consumables, etc, are paid on a net 30 or net 45 basis. So when relief came in March, it was to pay bills incurred in February and maybe even January. Operating for the last 60 days on such reduced capacity isn't necessarily able to cover those expenses going forward.

Some restaurants are able to clear that out by remaining open and doing delivery/takeout, but for some establishments that's just not really feasible, especially when you factor in the percentage delivery services like Door Dash charge; it quickly becomes more expensive to remain open and provide limited service than to be closed outright. Then factor in the restrictions on reopening - "you can resume sitdown service, but you can only operate at 25% capacity" - and that is by definition a money losing proposition. A lot of restaurants operate on single-digit percentage profit margins - I heard a thing on the radio a few weeks ago that detailed how a popular restaurant in DC earns around 70 cents profit on its most popular menu item, which sells for around $12 a portion - so they simply cannot operate for more than a month or two if they have to staff up for customers but can only have a quarter of their regular volume. So places are just packing it in.

Also, 75% of the PPP loan funds had to used on payroll, and that just frankly wasn't useful for restaurants that had closed.

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Postby Kaiser » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 am

I'm going to skin a raccoon today. I'll have to googletube it, but anyone have pro-tips that I won't find on some yokel's video?

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Postby MWB » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:04 am

That is not the type of stupid question I expected to see in here this morning.

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Postby eddysnake » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:22 am

I'm going to skin a raccoon today. I'll have to googletube it, but anyone have pro-tips that I won't find on some yokel's video?
Will you be making a hat? I look forward to winter when I can wear mine. Maybe call a taxidermist for tips.

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Postby blackjack68 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:42 am

Don’t forget to save the Hillbilly Toothpick!

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Postby Kaiser » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:31 pm

I'm going to skin a raccoon today. I'll have to googletube it, but anyone have pro-tips that I won't find on some yokel's video?
Will you be making a hat? I look forward to winter when I can wear mine. Maybe call a taxidermist for tips.
I'm going to try, I'm not the best craftsman, but I figure it's worth a shot for my first animal.

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Postby eddysnake » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:17 pm

I'm going to skin a raccoon today. I'll have to googletube it, but anyone have pro-tips that I won't find on some yokel's video?
Will you be making a hat? I look forward to winter when I can wear mine. Maybe call a taxidermist for tips.
I'm going to try, I'm not the best craftsman, but I figure it's worth a shot for my first animal.
As a bald human, it's amazing at how warm they keep me. Get a lot of looks, but they can go duck themselves. I want Beaver gloves next, they are incredible

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