Would California have became as economically and culturally dominant if it hadn't been ceded to the US?

Tulius

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Also, that hotel does look nice--but much less fancy than the hotels in Vegas.
Yeah, it is not fancy, you don’t see crystals, red carpets or golden decorations. It is quite sober. It is a 4 star hotel, in the mountain, with a huge dome above a pool and a SPA. The pool has a covered area and an outside area. So you can be in the water with the snow outside. Around the pool there are big water jets, Jacuzzis, Turkish baths, saunas… massages, and a reasonable good restaurant on other floor, so you can enjoy a couple of days just relaxing and swimming, without a phone in your hand.
 
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Yeah, it is not fancy, you don’t see crystals, red carpets or golden decorations. It is quite sober. It is a 4 star hotel, in the mountain, with a huge dome above a pool and a SPA. The pool has a covered area and an outside area. So you can be in the water with the snow outside. Around the pool there are big water jets, Jacuzzis, Turkish baths, saunas… massages, and a reasonable good restaurant on other floor, so you can enjoy a couple of days just relaxing and swimming, without a phone in your hand.
What are water jets? Also, how expensive is the restaurant?
 

stevev

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Apr 2017
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Yeah, we never interacted with any of the prostitutes in Vegas.

Also, that hotel does look nice--but much less fancy than the hotels in Vegas.
If anyone did interact with prostitutes in Las Vegas they risked interacting with the police too. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and the county it's in. Of coarse you can find illegal prostitution but the young lady you pay might just be a cop.:(
 
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Futurist

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If they did interact with prostitutes in Las Vegas they risked interacting with the police. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and the county it's in. Off coarse you can find illegal prostitution but the young lady you pay might just be a cop.:(
Very interesting. Thanks for the tip.

This sort of reminds me about how a young-looking adult female cop previously pretended to be 15 in order to lure a pedophile and thus be able to arrest him. Seriously.
 

Tulius

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What are water jets? Also, how expensive is the restaurant?
In a part of the poll a water jet makes some current, somewhat like in a river, so you can swim against the current. In others the water jet is like a quite strong shower, that can massage you to a point that it almost hurts, in others the water jet comes from below and is strong enough that maintains you above the water.

The meal that I made there was a buffet. Reasonably good for the place. If I am not mistaken it was 16 Euros per person, children half of the price, all included except drinks and good wines. Anyway there are good wines available for reasonable prices (something like 15 Euros a bottle).
 
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California, during the Spanish era, and onto the short Mexican era, had a booming hide and tallow economy. While the American cowboy’s ancestors were sipping tea and prancing about with saddles with no cuernos de sillas, the vaquero was working cattle.
 

Tulius

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If anyone did interact with prostitutes in Las Vegas they risked interacting with the police too. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and the county it's in. Off coarse you can find illegal prostitution but the young lady you pay might just be a cop.:(
She will identify herself after the transaction is done? If not is coitus interruptus.
 
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stevev

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She will identify herself after the transaction is done? If not is coitus interruptus.
Assuming she's a good cop and follows procedure, she makes the arrest as soon as payment is made. The cop records the conversation. Actually the "John" might be better off than if it were a pro or a bad cop. In the latter case she might demand a fortune just to let you go. (and not give you so much a kiss on the cheek.)
 
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Futurist

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In a part of the poll a water jet makes some current, somewhat like in a river, so you can swim against the current. In others the water jet is like a quite strong shower, that can massage you to a point that it almost hurts, in others the water jet comes from below and is strong enough that maintains you above the water.

The meal that I made there was a buffet. Reasonably good for the place. If I am not mistaken it was 16 Euros per person, children half of the price, all included except drinks and good wines. Anyway there are good wines available for reasonable prices (something like 15 Euros a bottle).
How much did drinks cost?