Birthday wishes, a theft, and a handful of issues before the election

By Perly Viasmensky
What better way to begin a column than by wishing a happy birthday to someone very much loved by all of us. Our managing editor, Maramis, celebrated her birthday two days ago, and even though we all individually called her to wish her all the happiness in the world, I want to publicly acknowledge what she means to all and every one of us.
Happy Birthday Maramis!
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I was recently in a situation where a young lady who pretended to be a nice, honest lady rented a piece of equipment from me, with the understanding that she would return the equipment the following day.
One day passed, then two and three, and still no sign of the equipment. I mentioned the situation to someone with supposed “authority” and he told me that a person cannot be accused of stealing if we don’t know for a fact that the equipment was stolen. Give me a break… five days later and not a word from her — is that not a good sign that it has
been stolen?
I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt and I thought about her concept of stealing and understood that anyone can make the honest mistake of forgetting to return a borrowed item even if you pay rent for it for a one-day rental.
From a legal perspective, in order to be guilty of stealing, you need to have intent to never return the item or the equipment to its rightful owner. If you did indeed “kind of plan to keep the item” when you rented it, then it can be called thievery.
Theft is theft regardless of how you look at it.
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We only have a few weeks till the General Election and many people are in chaos about the candidates.
Since I am a strong believer in the United States Constitution, I believe I can express my opinion under the First Amendment.
Personally, I have made up my mind about who I believe would be best for the State of Nevada. There is no better choice for Governor of our great state than Adam Paul Laxalt, and believe me it is not because I have always been a Laxalt supporter or because I was a personal friend of the late John Laxalt. It is true that I voted for Paul Laxalt for every political position for which he ran, but this time I am voting for a candidate who is against Abortion on demand, recreational marijuana, Obamacare and sanctuary cities. Adam Laxalt is definitively my choice for Nevada Governor.
For the United States Senate, I need to admit that I was totally against Dean Heller when he allowed himself to be brainwashed by the RINOs of Nevada and refused to attend the Republican convention in Ohio, believing at the time that President Trump was not going to win the presidency. But ironically, President Trump is now supporting him.
In all good conscience I need to vote for him because he is against abortion on demand, Obamacare and sanctuary cities.
Nevada doesn’t need to be labeled a sanctuary state; we already have plenty of illegal aliens in the state taking advantage of our resources. According to statistics almost 5.7 billions of dollars are spent (at the expense of taxpayers) for illegal alien mothers to give birth in the United States.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas

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