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  •  Nevada - a state full of haters (2+ / 0-)

    Nevada seems "almost" progressive at first glance, but look a little deeper and you will find a legislature and state government that exhibits near contempt for large parts of its population.

    Education; dead last in the US (who needs to read in order to clean a toilet at a casino?).  And it will get worse due to Governor Sunny's fondness for "Student's first" and basing teacher pay on student performance.

    Mental Health consists of "greyhound therapy" and that is all that it has been for years and years.  

    Healthcare for the poor is basically non-existent. There is one "free clinic" in Northern Nevada which has a population of about 440k.  That is where anyone who is not on TANF goes for healthcare- that includes all of the working poor, and there are plenty of them here.

    Medical Marijuana Patients- you can get a MM card but you can't legally buy marijuana so if a cop catches you with it you either go to jail or get your weed taken from you because there is a presumption under the law that you acquired it illegally.

    Criminal Justice system. Nevada has a three strikes law that is unparalleled in the US, two prior felony convictions no matter how old or how trivial and the District Attorney has the option of filing a habitual offender petition for a 10-life sentence.  It is generally charged when a defendant declines a plea bargain and loses at trial, but there was one defendant who recently won a very small victory in the appellate court on a bail matter and apparently to send a message about defendant's daring to appeal a criminal matter the next day the DA charged him as a habitual offender - that was 3 years after his initial arrest.

    Horses are rounded up and sent to a rendering plant if a rancher complains that they are competing with his cattle on BLM land.    

    Mines operate virtually tax free and have no environmental clean-up obligation.

    I've lived here for 14 years it's a disgustingly hateful, mean place. I check my home value on Zillow weekly and hopefully before long I will be able to sell without a loss and get out of this place

    •  I am wondering if Sandoval (2+ / 0-)
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      2sleepy, Zack from the SFV

      is also sending mentally ill people across the Idaho border.  I do adult foster care and got a call from someone trying to place a young, mentally ill woman who crossed the border into Idaho, and then promptly escaped the restrictive facility she was forced into. They made it sound like she had run away, but now I have my doubts.

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