Marijuana is 100% legal in New York. You can even smoke weed in public. However, State run dispensaries are at least a year away from selling to the public. In the meantime, it’s legal to buy / sell / deliver marijuana. Got weed delivered to out door. And it’s really good.
With the level of Lake Mead dipping below 1,075 feet on Tuesday and forecast to drop further, it is nearly certain that the Bureau of Reclamation will declare a Tier 1 shortage later this summer.
1,075 feet is the cut off. Below that, it’s an emergency. A Tier 1 water shortage means Arizona farms will be hit hardest. Arizona's main population centers will be spared. California's water deliveries would not be impacted in a Tier 1 shortage, according to the drought contingency plan.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects that a Tier 2 water shortage could be declared in late 2022 and into 2023.
Clark County Nevada to withdraw $11.6 million to pay the $18.6 million Allegiant Stadium Debt Due June 1st
The county is planning to use an estimated $11.7 million from a reserve fund sub-account to help make an $18.6 million principal and interest payment due June 1, the filing said. Room tax collections were insufficient to make the debt payment, according to Erik Pappa, a spokesperson for Clark County. An estimated $54.4 million is expected to remain in the reserve fund after the withdrawal.
However, according to an article written by Mick Akers from Las Vegas Review-Journal, Clark County Nevada is only withdrawing $7.4 million to make the $18.6 million payment. That's a discrepancy from what Amanda Albright write in her article for Blomberg. Amanda wrote $11.7 million, not $7.4 million, would be withdrawn. Further, Mick Akers wrote: "The debt reserve balance sits at $66.2 million and was set up to be at $90.2 million at full capacity,". Meanwhile, Amand Albright from Bloomberg wrote the reserve balance is at $54.4 million.
These discrepancies may not sound like much in the big scheme of things. Don Webb wrote off $200,000 worth of rain damage because the project sits at $2 billion. My dad was a C.F.O.. Webb is a C.O.O. My dad taught me that a CFO knows that little discrepancies is where you find the large corruption. I'm not saying there is corruption here. However, there seems to be a misunderstanding of how much is actually in the Clark County reserve debt fund for Allegiant Stadium and no one knows how much is being withdrawn from the fund.
That would concern me.
Every time you visit Las Vegas you are paying for the Allegiant Stadium. The revenue to pay for Allegiant Stadium is derived from a 0.88 percentage-point room tax on hotels in Clark County.
Las Vegas tourists have been paying a tax that goes to the stadium. Every time a tourists stays at a hotel in Las Vegas, a percentage of the money spent on their stay goes towards paying for the Allegiant Stadium. However, the Mandalay Bay Massacre and the COVID have resulted in dipping into $90 million the reserve pool. The reserve pool currently sits at $57.3 million after a withdrawal of $11.6 million was made last December 2020 to cover a shortfall. Payments are made twice a year: June and December. This June 2021, the anticipate withdrawing another $7.4 million from the pool. Allegiant Stadium was built in 2020. Allegiant Stadium is where the Raiders and the UNLV Football Team will be playing football.
Now, there is mounting pressure to fill the hotel rooms. If the reserve pool runs dry, then Allegiant Stadium will pull monies from the Clark County General Fund.
Allegiant Stadium is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Allegiant stadium was built on a $1.8 billion budget that increased it's budget back in May 2019 and September 2019 to $2 billion. In June 2019, the Jedi discovered that the crew had inadvertently built 1/2 the trusses with parts put on upside down. Don Webb, C.O.O. of the project, said 8 structural bolts broke when Freyssinet attempted to raise the roof.
One of the show pieces for the stadium was the LAs Vegas' largest LED mesh screen. The screen faced I-15. It would be a way for advertisers to promote their products or business. However, the screen has failed to work since the project was completed nearly a year ago. At first, we thought the screen was too bright for DOT standards. But Tony Illia, a NDOT spokesman, said those were issues were addressed before the sign package was approved.
So why was the LED Mesh Screen faulty?
The Jedi first noticed the malfunctioning billboard in September 2020. The screen literally was flashing bright orange.
The Jedi believe that more damage was caused when the cable roof system broke 8 structural members* of the stadium in November of 2019. Workers said the building shook like an earthquake. The Jedi also believe that more damage was done to the stadium than Don Webb, C.O.O. of StadCo, led the public to believe.
*source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, Author: Richard Velotta, publisher : Keith Moyer
New York City had it's first weekend with curfews removed since the global pandemic shutdown.
The Jedi were the first to report the mesh screen delay at Allegiant Stadium back in September 2020. The Jedi heard the mesh screen was blinding drivers in a tweet sent back in September 2020.
Mick Akers from the Las Vegas Review Journal denied the screen was too bright. They initially thought the glare was blinding drivers on the I-15, but apparently that was not the case. Mick gave no other explanation.
The Jedi feel that Mick Ackers is concealing the fact that the mesh screen was damaged when the cable lift system overstressed 8 structural members of the stadium. This would indicate that some structural damage was done that was not reported. Structural damage can cause all sorts of problems down the road. For example, why did the mesh screen malfunction? Structural means "foundation".
If the integrity of the foundation at the stadium has been jeopardized, then someone should let the public know. The stadium is paid for by tourists who stay in hotels.
Masks officially come off today in open public spaces, restaurants & bars. Restaurant curfews have been lifted so bars can now stay open from 8am until 4am.
The #JediJoyRichShow is an expose on how people who have no credit are treated by landlords, lease holders, car rental agencies etc.
The Jedi go undercover to show how constructions unions work with the media to lie to about public safety. We show how aggressive a 27-year old gets when he thinks he’s dealing with someone who he would consider “trash”. We expose lawyers who misrepresent their clients’ best interest. We expose doctors who overcharge for emergency room visits to those who cannot afford a hospital. We expose how the police will use the “5150” call as a way to cover for their mistakes when they cannot press a charge. The Jedi expose hospitals who rack up medical bills to the homeless & the mentally ill with bills knowing they will never be able pay them back. We expose celebrity doctors who are addicted to sugar. We expose celebrity chef who are teaching poor eating habits. We expose pop stars who are bulimic. We expose actors, musicians, ah...the #JediJoyRichShow just goes on. And on and on and on.
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Defamation (also known as calumny, vilification, libel, slander or traducement) is the oral or written communication of a false statement about another that unjustly harms their reputation. Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.
Now the definition of defamation is the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel. The defense against defamation is truth.
By definition, extortion is the practice of obtaining benefit through coercion. In most jurisdictions it is likely to constitute a criminal offense. Robbery is the simplest and most common form of extortion, although making unfounded threats in order to obtain an unfair business advantage is also a form of extortion.
Our 27-year old former landlord has threatened to “ruin my life”, called Jedi Joy a “whore” and he’s even threatened my 76-year old Mom, a health care worker living on social security unless we give him $12,000 and let him keep our $4,000 security deposit.
Is that extortion?
Extortion is sometimes called the "protection racket" because the racketeers often phrase their demands as payment for "protection" from (real or hypothetical) threats from unspecified other parties; though often, and almost always, such "protection" is simply abstinence of harm from the same party, and such is implied in the "protection" offer. Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime. In some jurisdictions, actually obtaining the benefit is not required to commit the offense, and making a threat of violence which refers to a requirement of a payment of money or property to halt future violence is sufficient to commit the offense.
When we did not respond to our ex-landlords initial threats, he applied the $4,000 security deposit to the August rent.
This is the new edit to find editorial or photojournalism jobs this week.
Models project that Lake Mead will fall below 1,075 feet (328 meters) for the first time in June 2021. That's the level that prompts a shortage declaration under agreements negotiated by seven states that rely on Colorado River water: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
The April projections, however, will not have binding impact. Federal officials regularly issue long-term projections but use those released each August to make decisions about how to allocate river water. If projections don't improve by then, the Bureau of Reclamation will declare a Level 1 shortage condition. The cuts would be implemented in January.
Lake Mead is still expected to experience its first federally declared water shortage next year, a recently released federal study shows.
Projections released by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation last week show Lake Mead’s elevation at the end of this year reaching 1,067 feet, a level that would trigger a shortage declaration. The projection was based on the most probable inflow.
Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Patti Aaron said officials have worked for years to ensure reliable water and power, so the projections are not cause for immediate concern. But that doesn’t mean the region’s water challenges should be ignored.
“We’re in the 22nd year of drought, it’s important to pay attention to conservation,” Aaron said. “And everyone needs to contribute to doing the best we can to save water.”
If Bureau of Reclamation projections in August show the lake level below 1,075 feet at the beginning of next year, a shortage will be declared. That means Nevada’s allocation of water from the Colorado River would be reduced from from 300,000 acre feet to 287,000 acre feet.
The Review-Journal minimizes this Federally predicted water shortage by saying “The harsh conditions that harm the river and lead to decreased Lake Mead water levels aren’t surprising to the water authority.” “We’ve been preparing for this for decades,” Pellegrino said.
She said the water authority has 2.1 million acre feet of water stored, about eight times what Nevada uses from the river annually. No one could predict the weather - no one could have predicted Las Vegas would legalize cannabis. Legal cannabis growers consume an enormous amount of water. As more more dispensary licenses are distributed, the more strain on the water supply.
Las Vegas is running out of water but they do not want anyone to know. The media in Las Vegas is either owned or sponsored by one of two industries: casinos & construction. Does it make sense that the Madison Square Garden continues constructing a $1.8 billion project when no one is going to concerts in Vegas since October 2017? Does it make sense to sign country artists, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Zedd, Tiesto to a residency at Resorts World? Does it make sense to issue 30 new cannabis dispensary licenses in the midst of of 22 year drought?
Las Vegas Locally unfollowed the Jedi when we tagged her in a tweet about the water shortage & the Resorts World delay. Vital Vegas made jokes when we tweeted about the water shortage. I got no responses from any meteorologists when I asked about the water.
We feel the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the local bloggers and the TV news stations are downplaying the water shortage because the construction is the only business that’s booming in Vegas right now.
Jedi Rich Lightowler posted several tweets to the local bloggers and meteorologists in Las Vegas this week. Jedi Rich asked them questions about the upcoming water shortage. Instead of getting serious answer or a retweet or even a heart, he was ridiculed from the two of largest bloggers in Las Vegas — Vital Vegas & Las Vegas Locally.
The local media and Las Vegas bloggers are not taking this water shortage seriously. In fact, Scott Roeben (Vital Vegas) ridiculed Jedi Rich publicly for his question about water priorities. Scott Roeben made jokes. Las Vegas Locally only chimed in to heart Scott’s ridiculing of the Jedi. Twitter Vegas has been known to gang together and bully the Jedi. These bully gangs are often spearheaded by one of these two bloggers. They only want to blog about food, bars, hockey and Jardin Cannabis. They have no concept of science. They do not realize that cannabis requires water. Lots and lots of water. The more Cannabis they sell, the more water Las Vegas consumes. One would expect the price of Cannabis in Las Vegas to skyrocket when the water shortage hits in June 2021.
This was Jedi Rich’s response to their ridiculing:
If there was a water shortage in NYC it would be the newspaper’s headlines until it was resolved. Priorities I guess. But your newspaper is owned by a casino. If you pay them enough, they will print whatever you want them to say.
Las Vegas has been overrun with ‘riff raft’. Riff Raff is the term Sheldon Adelson used to justify why he wanted to charge $800 a room and raise table games to $10 in 1999. Since October 1st, 2017, Las Vegas’ high end crowd has been choosing to avoid Las Vegas and staying home. Without conventions, the crowd in Vegas is a low end crowd.
No more clubs with scantily dressed 20 somethings. No more pool parties with young adults in skimpy bathing suits. Today, Las Vegas is overrun with large families and even larger mom’s. The pool scene is not something you want to see unless you are into 600 pound women in tiny one pieces. Well, the one piece is not tiny. But it looks tiny.
Most people who move to Las Vegas are greedy Californians trying to avoid paying taxes. When you surround yourself with 2 million people who are always trying to get “the best deal”, the. Your society will be devoid of art, culture and attractive people. Greedy people not appreciate art and are completely devoid of any knowledge about their own ecology.
Las Vegas is expected to declare a water shortage next month for this first time in it’s history. Yet, you will not hear anyone in the news media or social bloggers talking about anything but hockey.
Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson and Oscar Goodman have been pushed out by this new crowd that does not like gambling, nightclubs or bars. The locals in Las Vegas would prefer if the strip stayed closed. It’s ironic that that Las Vegas want to bite the hand that feeds them. Las Vegans do not appreciate anything. The Jedi produced several Vegas videos promoting the city with very little support from the local art community. Locals in Las Vegas are not aware that their jobs are directly dependent on the casino.
Jedi Rich Lightowler changed his life after 9/11 to follow his passion for modeling, art, photography, music, video and filmmaking.
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