Story in the works....
Huh? That’s a total of $1.5 billion for the Palms Casino in just 3 years. Someone do the numbers. Because that’s a ridiculous amount of money being laundered, I mean, lost.
Frank Fertittas Has Got The Biggest Set of Balls in Las Vegas History
KAOS had to close after 5 days after opening because they could not afford pay their DJs.
Meanwhile, Frank Fertittas spent $25 million on his daughters wedding that included headliners Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Seal.
It was a wedding that makes ‘Tony Soprano’ look like a cheapskate.
Frank took over Stations Casinos in 2015. Stations was the best ‘locals only’ casinos until Frank. Since then, he’s used this publicly traded company as an ATM for instant cash.
Jon Gray was hired to manage Red Rock Resorts’ $690 million renovation of the Palms Casino.
Jon Gray was lured from NIKE by Frank Fertittas to be the “fall guy” for the largest shareholder investor scam in history.
Alex Cordova AKA “the lil bitch” knew that about the scam. So when Alex heard that Jon Gray AKA ‘THE DOPE’ was going down for the KAOS embezzlement scam, Alex the ‘lil bitch bought A FIRST CLASS TICKET to Bali, or Ibiza, outside of US extraditions.
Emma Hix Nominated for 2 Adult Video Network Awards
Home of the Second Chances... and 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc...
If it weren't for Las Vegas, Jedi Joy and Jedi Rich Lightowler would be dead.
JediRich.com Studios in Las Vegas will be forever grateful to Las Vegas for being the home of second chances. Just like you and the Raiders felt abandoned by your family in Oakland, Jedi Rich and Jedi Joy Lightowler were also abandoned.
We know how hard it is to survive in a world where nobody has your back. Jedi Joy's mother committed suicide when she was in the Air Force. Jedi Joy was a stellar candidate for rapid success and advancement until that incident. As protocol, she was grounded. Talk about a double-blow.
Jedi Joy joined the Air Force when she was 17.
Yes, 17. Her "parents" were her dad, Mark Kirkpatrick and her new step mom, Sher Durkee-Kirkpartick, heir to Durkee Metal Testing Paramount. Durkee Metal does testing for NASA.
Sher was extremely jealous of her relationship with her father. Why wouldn't she be? Her own son hated Sher so much that he moved out at age 12 to live with another family. Mark probably can't stand the bitch. So neither did Joy. And Sher wasn't going to let Mark pay for one cent of Joy's college. This is text-book step mom behavior.
Nobody likes Sher. Not even her own son. Her son moved out at age 12 to live with another family. Sher did not care because her Justin was a burden between her and her new husband. Mark and Justin hated each other. So they kicked him out at 12 and he moved fun with another family.
When Joy was 16, her sister promised her that she could life with her in San Diego. Jedi Joy's home-life was already destroyed by Sher Kirkpatrick. Sher came in, seduced Mark and they moved to Los Angeles; 6 hours away from Joy.
Joy decided to pack up her things when she was 16 to move to San Diego with her sister who was in college. When Joy went to live with Sarah in San Diego, Sarah decided that out wouldn't work out. Her place was too small for a high school student and suggested that she should move to Long Beach with Dad and Sher.
What a disappointment for Joy. She had dreams of living free in San Diego, but she was betrayed and sent to her step-mom's house in Long Beach for her senior year of high school. Talk about the complete opposite of "living the dream".
Turns out that wasn't true. When her mother committed suicide, the only assistance the US Air Force offered Joy was counseling and grounding. When asked to enlist, she politely said "no". When asked if she had injuries as a result of the military she politely said "no", even though she lost 1/2 her hearing in combat.
It was so late in the year, she just did a self study charter school and graduate a year early. At 17, she joined the US Air Force. She thought for sure they would NEVER abandon an airmen.
She said "no" because she is loyal to the American people. For whatever reason, Jedi Joy did not want to take "free" disability check from the government for her hearing. Thank you for your service, Jedi Joy.
Mark Davis - welcome to Las Vegas - home of second chances. And third chances.... and fourth... take as many chances as you need.
LAS VEGAS, NV: Today marked the the beginning of a new era for the Raiders. They are now the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
The NFL Las Vegas Raiders
In a rare move, the NFL announced the Las Vegas Raiders in advance of the NFL’s fiscal calendar - March 18, 2020.
JediRich.com Studios was at the ceremony. The crowd was less than enthusiastic.
There seemed to be a lot of tension between Mark Davis one of the cheerleaders. One of the players was trying to get the announcer to “lighten up”. The announcer was noticeably irritated by the whole event.
INTERESTING NOTE: Mark Davis thanked SHELDON ADELSON and Mayor Goodman. Last checked, the Stadium is outside of the Mayor’s jurisdiction and Sheldon was supposedly not an investor . Further, Sheldon owns the Review-Journal. JediRich.com Studios has suspected that Sheldon uses the paper to suppress facts about construction project in Las Vegas in order to deceive investors. In this case, the investors are the Bank of America, the Clark County taxpayers, and the PSL season ticket buyers.
It almost appeared as if they made the surprise announcement in advance in order to either distract the public from the problems they are having building the Stadium or this was pressure on Don Webb to get the Stadium done. Mark Davis and Steve Sisolak mentioned to pressure to finish on time more than once.
2 Injured at Fashion Show Mall Shooting
LAS VEGAS, NV: Spring Mountain to Mel Torme is shut down due to a shooting incident at Fashion Show mall that left two people injured in stable condition.
The description of the shooter is a hispanic male wearing a red hoodie. If you see anyone matching that description in the area, please contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Playing Dodge Ball with Don Webb
LAS VEGAS, NV: The Jedi attended the Las Vegas Stadium Review Board quarterly meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, January 16, 2020. We were hoping to get some answers surrounding the major roof raising delay caused by the ill-fitting roof trusses built incorrectly in June of 2019. But, Don Webb, the COO of Las Vegas Stadium Company ducked structural integrity questions while Board Member and Local 827 Treasurer, Tommy White, ducked out of the entire meeting.
Don Webb came with prepared speeches. He compared the roof raising project to building a “dog house”. When asked about the severity of overstressing of structural members of the Stadium, Don Webb minimized the dangerousness of the roof raising project by making a comparison to building a “dog house”. Last year, Don Webb compared danger and preciseness the roof raising project to a 17-Acre Swiss watch.
Webb also said that he does not believe that "weather" will affect the scope of his project. To ask Don Webb questions regarding the structural safety of the Stadium was akin to playing dodge-ball. He became noticeably agitated when asked about the structural safety of the Stadium. He diverted the conversation to vague analogies and interrupted reporters' questions before they could finish.
JediRich.com Studios was the first to report that a truss came down in June 2019, and first to report that the trusses did not fit, and the first & only website and/or news outlet to warn the authorities that the roof would be a structural problem. In November 2019, the roof cables overstressed structural members of the stadium that caused steel bolts to snap resulting in a delay until May 2020.
Stay tuned for more updates as we watch this stadium come together. It is looking gorgeous.
Another One Bites the Dust
LAS VEGAS, NV: Another two casinos just exchanged hands on the Las Vegas Strip; the MGM Grand and the Mandalay Bay. The acquirer of the properties was Blackstone Realestate in a $4.6 billion lease-back deal.
The two companies have formed a joint agreement with a subsidiary of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM), MGM Growth Properties (NYSE: MGP). Blackstone and MGP will jointly own the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. This joint agreement will cost Blackstone an investment of $4.6 billion plus $150 million shares of MGP Class A stock. MGP will own 50.1% will Blackstone Real Estate will maintain 49.9% ownership.
Blackstone acquired The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in 2014 from Deutsch and bought the Bellagio from MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) last summer in 2019.
Review-Journal Finally Reports a Roof Delay at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV: Today, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the stadium's roof raising project is delayed until May 2020.
JediRich.com applied pressure to the Review-Journal through Twitter and email. JediRich notified the Review-Journal's publishers & editors, the F.B.I., the S.E.C., F.I.N.R.A., Fox News, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, the Attorney General's office, the Governors Office and probably many others.
Video coming up ion JediRich.com/Stadium-Updates.
Las Vegas Stadium Event Co.'s Project at the Raider's Stadium Receives a "CEASE WORK IMMEDIATELY" Order from Grand Canyon Development Partners
JediRich.com Studios in Las Vegas continues to investigate the roof project shut down at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
ALLEGIANT STADIUM RECEIVED A STOP-WORK ORDER NOVEMBER 2019
LAS VEGAS, NV: Work has ceased at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas due to failed safety inspection. The Raiders and the National Football League are still selling tickets but they have failed to inform the buyers of this material information regarding the Stadium. JediRich.com Studios checked for you; there are NO REFUNDS.
GULBRANSEN PROMOTES PROGRESS TO BOOST SALES
AKERS ARROGANCE CONTINUES
JediRich.com Studios Emailed the Publisher and Editors of the Review Journal
The real question is, why won't Ken Moyer and his associate editors release this information to the season ticket buyers? A stop work order is only issued when the building is not safe.
The editors at the Las Vegas Review-Journal were made aware of the potential catastrophe earlier this week:
No response. No warning to season ticket holders. Only continued promotion of the progress at the Las Vegas Stadium Project.
Who owns the Las Vegas Stadium Company?
Workers could have died and the roof could fall on the fans but the Keith and his associates feel that its more imprtant top meet the deadlines. Who is Keith's boss? Sheldon Adelson. There's a Bank of America hedge fund that can be unsealed.
I can't find their register in the Clark County Businesss lichees search. Are they a Clark County business?
Common Examples of Stop Work Order Conditions
No one knows why the project received a STOP WORK ORDER. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's reporters - Mick Akers, Ed Graney, Vinny Bonsignore, Rick Velotta, as well as Entercom & CBS SPORTS RADIO personality Scott Gulbransen - have been changing the budget and scope of the project though the media. You can read about that malfeasance here.
Construction Site Safeguards
Evidence that the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rick Velotta, Ed Graney, Mick Akers and Scott Gulbransen Deceived the Taxpayers, the NFL, the Bank of America, Allegiant Airlines and the State of Nevada
JediRich.com Studios in Las Vegas continues to investigate the roof project shut down at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is Withholding Material Facts About the Structural Safety of the Las Vegas Stadium
We concluded that the Review-Journal and the Mortenson-McCarthy Construction team were never going to report any bad new at the stadium for fear that the investors (PSL ticket holders) would not finance the building. However, we are not talking about landscaping delays. This is about structural safety that resulted in 8 structural bolts breaking when the roof system collapsed in November due to incompetence, negligence and belligerence. So Alien Nic took matters into his own hands and started researching. And when he found something, he reported to the Review-Journal, and the Las Vegas News Media Outlets: Scripps, Sinclair, Meredith and FOX aka KTNV-13, KSNV-3, 8-NEWS NOW, and FOX-5 VEGAS.
But because no one reported any delays at the Las Vegas Stadium Event Co. construction site, Grand Canyon Development Partners had to shut the project down for safety. GCDP was hired to perform a third party inspection report. They discovered the weight of the cables overstressed structural members of broke 8 bolts that were attached to the roof trusses. This occurred when they attempted to lift the roof. The project got shut down in November 2019.
On November 18th 2019, Rick Velotta had knowledge that the Las Vegas Stadium Project had been shut down and that the stadium was over budget because Mick Ackers wrote an article on May 24th, 2019 stating that the stadium was over budget by $40 million. You can read the article here.
In September 2019, Don Webb asked Tommy White at the Las Vegas Stadium Authority for another $90 million for a total of $130 million in overages. Rick Velotta wrote an article on September 13th, 2019 stating that the cost of the stadium was "expected to climb to $2 billion." You can read that article here.
Therefore, Rick Velotta had knowledge that the roof raising was delayed.
Everybody knows that the stadium's budget was $1.8 billion because the original proposal was $2.4 billion. But on November 18th 2019, Rick wrote the headline:
"Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas Continues to be On Time, On Budget"
When the trusses didn't fit, Don Webb asked Tommy White at the Las Vegas Stadium Authority former money. He received an additional $40 million plus another $90 million. Tommy White is also the Head of the Labor Union. He is the Secretary and Treasurer. I imagine he is also responsible for negotiating third shifts to compensate for mistakes made by his union. In 2018, Union members declared the Union Bosses "rigged the election, with Tommy White's endorsement on the winner.
Below, Tommy White and Don Webb are seen in the congratulating each other at a City Council Meeting in Henderson, Nevada.
LAS VEGAS, NV: A rumor is circulating on Twitter that one of these 4 reporters from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and one CBS SPORTS RADIO host are "jockeying" for a position with the Raiders when they move to Las Vegas. Can you guess which one?
This would be motive.
Jedi Joy Lightowler from JediRich.com Studios in Las Vegas was the ONLY reporter in Las Vegas to capture the Las Vegas Stadium Company removing AND replacing a truss on Jun 13 2019 and June 16 2019 (Father's Day Sunday).
Scott Gulbransen is the Host/Co-host of three shows on KXST CBS Sports Radio 1140 in Las Vegas: Silver and Black Today (Sundays), Silver and Black Tonight (Tuesday), & The Playmakers (M-F 3-6pm). He is also the creator, producer, host of "Silver and Black Today" talk show covering all that is the future Las Vegas Raiders and the NFL. Producer/host "Silver and Black Tonight," and co-host of the drive-time show "The Playmakers."
When Jedi Joy tweeted about a truss coming down, Scott Gulbransen cyber-bullied and harassed Jedi Joy on Twitter using his influence as a Host and Producer of a CBS SPORTS RADIO talk show. Jedi Joy began getting harassed by online trolls who listen to Scott Gulbransen and Mick Akers.
Their object was to smear and discredit Jedi Joy Lightowler. But what they did was defamatory. Scott and Mick went ON-AIR to suggest that Jedi Joy was "sniffing glue" to suggest that the removing a roof truss an issue.
Not only is removing a structural bolt an issue, co veering it up is a crime. That is why we reported him to the F.B.I.
By covering up the "truss fuss", Scott Gulbransen risked the lives of all the construction workers underneath the roof when it collapsed in November 2019, breaking 8 out of 44 structural bolts. Scott Gulbransen has a at least two Twitter accounts:
AKERS, VELOTTA, GULBRANSEN, GRANEY and BONSIGNORE DENY A ROOF DELAY
We think its Mick trying to work for the Raiders. Who do you think?
First correct answer in the comments wins a prize.
Evidence that Las Vegas Review-Journal is Withholding Material Facts Regarding the Safety of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
Allegiant Stadium Withholding Material Facts about the STRUCTURAL SAFETY to BOOST SEASON TICKET SALES
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is withholding material facts about the structural safety from the public in order to boost season ticket sales.
The original price of the stadium was $1.8 billion financed by $750 million in public funding and $1.1 billion from Mark Davis and the Raiders.
Mark Davis’ portion of the financing comes from:
In November 2019, the weight of the trusses combined with the stress from the EFTE Cable Net Roof System, broke 8 structural bolts out of 44. The project got shut down by Grand Canyon Development Partners.
However, the Review-Journal continued to print that the roof was on scheduled until November 18th, Mick Akers finally tweeted and acknowledge a delay, but no mention of an inspector shut down. Season Ticket Payments were due Friday, November 15, 2019.
Nobody was unaware the roof had collapsed: here’s a sample what the Association of General Contractors released on November 19 2019, after the project had been shut down:
Most outlets were unaware: here’s a sample what the Association of General Contractors released on November 19 2019, after the project had been shut down:
“McCarthy, Mortenson lauded for work on Allegiant Stadium
Many of the 43,000 components of the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas have been finished ahead of schedule as overall construction remains on time and within budget…”
“Noted delay in the cable net roof system raise at
@AllegiantStadm (Orig slated for Nov. 10 completion)“
Or, Las Vegas has the ABSOLUTE WORST iron workers journalists and contractors in the Universe.
Why Does the Review-Journal Refuse to Report the Status of the Roof Raising at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas?
Allegiant Stadium Missed Milestone - The Roof
Hello, I'm the New Year. It's 2020!
Someone needs to tell the public the TAXPAYER, PSL, NFL, BANK OF AMERICA FUNDED STADIUM HAS NO ROOF.
Since the local media and Review-Journal are more concerned about selling season ticket licenses than human life, then that someone became Jedi Rich Lightowler and Jedi Joy Kirkpartrick-Lightowler from JediRich.com Studios in Las Vegas.
Not a single station (Scripps, Sinclair, Meredith, Fox) reported that Mortenson-McCarthy built 10 roof trusses that didn't fit
Not a single station (Scripps, Sinclair, Meredith, Fox) reported that Mortenson-McCarthy missed the roof raising milestone date.
Not a single station (Scripps, Sinclair, Meredith, Fox) reported that Mortenson-McCarthy missed their second, third, fourth promised date. etc.
Not a single station (Scripps, Sinclair, Meredith, Fox) reported that Mortenson-McCarthy that the roof cables broke the structural bolts that hold up the 600 ton roof trusses. Eight of them. That is why inspectors from Grand Canyon Development Partners had come in and SHUT THIS PROJECT DOWN.
Yet, every news station and channel continues to pump the sales of season PSL tickets to consumers.
Now, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, has no roof. Would you want your kids to sit under a roof that collapsed when lifting? NFL games last up to 4 hours long. And so do desert windstorms.
Why Doesn't Anyone Report the Stadium Has No Roof?
Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Construction Update: Allegiant Stadium Roof System is Botched
The reason the roof system failed is because Don Webb's crew removed a roof truss on June 13, 2019. The crews removed a 600 ton mounted truss when they realized the trusses "didn't fit". JediRich.com Studios was the first outlet in Las Vegas to report that a mounted truss had been taken down. Read the article here.
JediRich.com Studios is a video production company. But when we saw Mortenson-McCarthy remove a mounted truss and not tell anyone, the Jedi alerted the authorities through social media reports.
When JediRich.com Studios (@JediJoyRichShow, @JediRichcom, @TheNakedJedi) reported that the roof truss had been taken down, instead of being appreciated for discovering the news, they were ignored and even ridiculed on social media. So they started a mini-Twitter campaign with Alien Nic (@AlienNicShow) and Tyler Spalding (@TylerSpaldingNY) to pressure the local media to report the truth about the safety of the stadium. In other words, we tagged and tagged and tagged the local anchors, news reporters and every government agency that would be concerned with news outlets failing to disclose material evince that the stadium is not structurally sound .
But every JediRich.com report was countered by Mick Akers from the Review-Journal and Scott Gulbransen from Entercom with a story to promote the immense progress at the stadium; exactly the opposite of what was happening.
First, why would the completion date be a concern when you are talking about the roof? Safety should have been first concern. This is how we noticed that Rick Velotta was biased at the risk of injuring human life.
When Mortenson-McCarthy attempted to raise the roof in November of 2019, they broke 8 out of 44 structural bolts. These 44 structural roof bolts attach the 600 ton roof trusses the the iron beams. There are twenty-six roof trusses that hang over the heads of 65,000 guests, more if there is a concert. Out of the twenty-six roof trusses, at least 10 were built wrong; they did not fit.
By: Jedi Joy Lightowler
I JediJoy, have been a football fan since I was about 6 years old. My sister was two years older than me. She introduced me to the game. My dad has never been a fan of sports. The only sports he enjoys are ones that include bicycles or cars. My dad is an avid bicyclist in Oregon and Washington. What does this have to do with the Raiders?
I have only been to two Professional football games in my life. One was a contest, I won for winning a football trivia game at a bar. This was in Portland, Oregon. I could not find anyone to go to the game with me. It was a horribly rainy day. I had tickets to see the Seahawks play the Cardinals. I finally got one of my bar buddies to go. My dad, said their was too big of a storm and he really has no desire to see a football game.
So there I went soaking in the rain, I was not going to miss my first chance to go to a professional, NFL football game. I had never been a Seattle fan. To be honest, I am from Northern California, so I was a huge San Francisco 49er Fan. My dad even worked where the 49ers had their summer training camps.
One day, back in about 1991, my dad was backing up at work. He worked at Sierra College. He did not see a man walking behind the truck. The man jumped out of his way to avoid my dad backing into him. My dad, got out and said I am so sorry. The man, said, “It’s all right, they pay me to get out of people’s way”. My dad almost ran over or at least would have hit this man with his truck.
This man was Joe Montana. This was in 1991, this was when Joe Montana was on top of his game. My dad would have been infamous for injuring Joe Montana during his glory days. This was summer camp in 1991. Instead, he ended up with a badass story that I loved to tell when I was at football parties. Tell of the day that my dad almost ran over Joe Montana.
Now fast forward to 2010, I get tickets to a Seahawks game. I go and see Marshawn Lynch and his teammates tear up the Arizona Cardinals. This was my first LIVE experience with the BEASTMODE. We are now huge fans of BEASTMODE. I was sad to see him leave the Raiders before they made it to Las Vegas.
Marshawn Lynch created an amazing BEASTMODE Store at the Town Square by the Airport, here in Vegas. JediRich and I decked ourselves out with BEASTMODE gear when the store first opened. They even had amazingly great and low prices for the gear. We were so bummed to see that the store closed and that Marshawn had left the Raiders. He will be missed by the Jedi.
Now, lets skip to 2011, I am working in an office, that were huge Raiders fan. This was in Vancouver, WA. The owner of the Real Estate office would bet on the Raiders winning the super bowl every year at the beginning of the season. He says one day, they will win and the payoff will make up for all the losses.
I got the opportunity to go with this crew to a Raiders game at the Oakland Colosseum. Raiders played the Patriots. Unfortunately, the Patriots won. I was wearing Raiders gear, that I had borrowed from friends. I had never felt so much comrade with a group of people. I had a blast at the game. The tailgating parties were amazing. I loved all the outfits. This is when people would dress up in full Raider gear. The costumes were astounding.
I really enjoyed going to Oakland and watching the Raiders. I have now only been to two NFL games. I am hoping the next one will be here in Las Vegas at our new Raiders Allegiant Stadium. I am so exited to have the team come to Las Vegas. I know there are a lot of hurt feelings about the team leaving Oakland. I wish that this move could be best for both cities, but unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Oakland is sad to see the Raiders go for many reasons. One being, most people in Oakland are Raiders fans. I would say a larger ratio of fans to not fans, live in Oakland, then other cities. So the city and its people are upset that their team is leaving and rightfully so. For this, I say I am sorry, but please come see your team play in their new city of Las Vegas. The team still needs all the fans to follow, even if they move locations.
Now back to the current stadium project. As soon, as I heard, that the Raiders were coming to Vegas, I told JediRich we need to document this. This is history in the making. How often does a NFL stadium get built in the city where you currently live? We took pictures as soon as they put the first sign on the lot, saying...”The Raiders are Coming”. We were so excited. We decided to start documenting the stadium.
Fast forward to May 2019. We had been documenting the stadium at least weekly. We lived close enough to walk to the stadium. We talked to a couple iron workers one day. We asked why a roof truss had been taken down. This iron worker said and I quote “they installed over half of the trusses incorrectly. One piece of the iron was installed upside down. This is now creating a gap due to a minor difference in size, 1/8ths of an inch difference.” He then said “They are going to have to redo in the AIR about half of the trusses.
This blew RED FLAGS all over my mind. We informed everyone online and we were harassed mercilessly. We were called liars, fake news, whores and crackheads. We were shocked by the reaction we received for reporting the news that we heard directly from the iron workers. We decided to back way off the stadium for a bit.
Now fast forward again to September 2019. We hear news that the roof is going to begin raising in September and be completed in October. We hear from Don Webb, that this is a procedure that has to be completed to literally a gnats ass. Which means, it needed to be exactly precise. The temperature was a factor, the timing everything. He compared the process to that of making a fine Swiss watch.
This roof project, has never been done in the United States. Their was a similar project in another county, but this is the first one in the US. The Raider community including, Don Webb were completely jazzed up about this roof. It was going to be such an amazing process to watch. They bragged about how it was going to be completed in 2020.
2020 is a lot quicker than the original designers wanted for the completion date to be for this roof lifting procedure. They said the would have preferred more time to complete such a massive undertaking. Instead, the Raiders wanted in done by 2020. They agreed they would get it done.
Now remember back to the Truss Fiasco in May 2019, this set the crew back quite a bit. They had to pick up a third shift and even work on Fourth of July to get the trusses completed in time for the next steps. Now we are sitting here in December and the roof is just in limbo. We have no answers to when the roof will be lifted.
All, we hear now is, the Roof is no longer on the crucial item list. Not on the crucial item list. When will it be on the crucial item list? The roof was set to be raised in September, they were late. We had heard on social media, that this was due to parts being stolen on site. We even saw Metro stationed on site for a week. Don Webb confirmed parts were stolen, but it was not a concern. As Don Webb, always says, “Not a concern right now”.
Well, Don Webb, when will the Roof become a concern for you? The roof was pushed back in September due to the stolen parts. Then in October there was a mad dash to get the roof started to lift after deadline after deadline was missed. Then we hit a huge cold snap. The temperature dropped over 30 degrees in one night. JediRich and I went to the stadium. It was the coldest day, I have ever experienced in Vegas. It was even colder than the snow that set the crew back 5 days from working in February 2019.
All of these setbacks have added to the stadium needing to be rushed. The original project was already rushed. This stadium construction project was supposed to take at least 5 years. They have squished it into a little over 2 years. Mistakes have been made. Mistakes will always be made when a project is rushed. Attention to detail, is a must with a project of this massive size. Actually any project to truly succeed must have attention to detail.
What happened after the cold snap? Bolts starting breaking. There has been a lot of discussion about where the bolts are from and that over tightening has occurred. It is not about, where the bolts are from or what went wrong. It is about that the leader of this construction team is blaming his crew for the roof not being raised.
To this I say, that is total BULLSHIT!! The leader should always take responsibility for the crew in reward and in punishment. The leader does not throw his whole crew under the bus to save his own ass. That is a pussy and weak move by Don Webb. The Universe has taken note of that. What do you do when pushed to the gun? Do you lie and throw your team under the bus or do you be a man and take the GODDAMN bullet for the crew.
I am a Combat veteran of the US Air Force. I was a flyer. I flew as an Airborne Surveillance instructor on the AWACS plane. That is our Airborne Early Warning and Control System. It’s our eyes in the sky. My job was to track the enemy and friendly aircraft and relay this to the fighter pilots and ground stations. I flew missions that we watched and protected the President’s air space while he traveled. This was when the President was George W. Bush.
I went through SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) survival school in Spokane, WA. This was one of the craziest experiences, I have ever had. We spent 10 days out in the field and then they captured us and tortured us similar to prisoners of war. In this training, one is taught to protect their country and fellow airmen above all. Take one for the team if necessary. Give up ones life for the greater good.
In Don Webb’s case, he chose the easiest scapegoat for all his mistakes. Blame the hardworking crew. The men who are breaking their backs for this stadium. The men who have worked in 120 degree weather to make this stadium. The crew that has worked weekends, holidays, the crew who has lifted and fastened every bolt to Don Webb’s orders, is who he is blaming.
Wow, apparently, Don Webb had never taken a class in leadership. As a leader you take the heat when shit hits the fan. Do not blame it on the crew who was just following your orders. It is tough to work on a project when Darth keeps demanding impossible orders.
The Review Journal and Don Webb are assuring everyone that the roof will be done by the set completion day of July 31, 2020. To this, I say, we are all keeping our fingers crossed. We want to see the Raiders make it to Vegas in 2020 and hopefully a first Super Bowl in Vegas in 2025. Maybe my old boss will finally get his wish and the Raiders will win the Super Bowl in their new stadium. Wouldn’t that be something?
Until then, Don, I think it is completely wrong and shows a weak character to not take responsibility for the mistakes that were mostly due to coverups from lies in the first place. Honesty, is the only way to complete the stadium. A house built on lies has a weak foundation. Let’s make sure the Raiders Stadium is built on honesty and a solid foundation for years to come of entertainment for Sin CIty and all its visitors.
Sheldon Adelson Tried to Keep It A Secret, but His Own Reporters Cracked the Story
When the paper was sold in 2015, it was initially unclear who the buyer was. The purchaser was a limited liability company, News + Media Capital Group LLC, and the only name listed on the documents was Michael Schroeder, a publisher of four small regional newspapers in Connecticut. At a December 10 staff meeting informing the Review-Journal staff that the paper had been sold, Schroeder was introduced as the manager. He refused to say who the owners of News + Media were, saying that employees should "focus on [their] jobs...and don't worry about who [the owners] are."
$750,000,000 is a Huge Burden on Every Hotel Room in Las Vegas
The Stadium Put a Tax on Casinos that Were Already Struggling After Oct 1
For example, The Bellagio sold to Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion plus an annual rent of $245 million for 30 years. They have the option to extend or break the lease in 10 years and again in another 10 years. The plan is to continue to offer gaming services while paying $20.2 million a month for rent and use the extra cash to expand in Asia.
How Does it Look When you Make Visiting Guests Pay for Your Grand Stands?
A tax penalizes your ballers more than your discount shoppers. You will get more guests who spend less money and less guests who spend more money.
Henderson Nevada Police Department Shoots a Man in the Back Who Was Laying on the Ground, Holding a 3 inch Knife
Henderson Nevada Police Department Shoots a Man in the Back
There is a problem with mental health in Clark County. many people come here because they have no where else to go. Clark County doesn't invest in schools, so why would they spend money on the mentally ill? The Mayor and the City Council have no tolerance for people who don't work so they made homelessness a illegal. Which, by the way, it is actually illegal to make it illegal to sleep on PUBLIC sidewalks. Amendment number 8 U.S. Constitution. Look it up.
What is in the 85% Organic Beef?
How long before they will need more money for new "upgrades' for the stadium?
Broken Structural Bolts Caused by Iron Workers Over Tightening, according to Rick Velotta and Don Webb
How did they drop the price from $2.4 Billion to $1.8 Billion? That's $600 million!"
He said, she said.
The first portion of raising the roof simple: it's a normal hydraulic lift, 4 feet a day. The last portion requires physics and an enormous amount of force to make the roof "pop up. The physics involved in "pinning", according to Don Webb, is precise. "There is no room for error". Don compared the complexity of this roof raising to a "17-acre Swiss watch." (Source: Mick Akers article in the Review-Journal from August 6th, 2019)
Hard to believe how so much was made out of nothing in that Allegiant Stadium bolt fiasco. I don't know how many times I've overtightened a screw on a home improvement project and broken it. That's what happened here.— Rick Velotta (@RickVelotta) December 4, 2019
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sends a Swat Team to Handle a Mentally Ill Subject at the World's Largest Gift Store in Las Vegas
LVMPD Needed 50 Cops, 4 Departments and a Special Weapons Attack Team to Apprehend One Disturbed, Naked Woman in Las Vegas
A woman was seen causing a disturbance inside the store. She stripped off her clothes and started acting erratically. Allegedly, she picked up a butcher knife. Because she had a weapon, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Plice Department called their S.W.A.T. to handle this subject.
Yes, you read that correctly. S.W.A.T. was called in to handle ONE naked woman with a knife.
The Bonanza Gift Store was evacuated and that area of the strip was CLOSED for hours due to police activity.
Allegiant Stadium: Roof Raising Has Missed 3 Major Milestone Dates
The Stadium is currently $130 Million over budget.
What a Difference One Year Can Make
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