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On-Line Gambling

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Last Edited: October 5, 2006, 10:42 pm

Last night we visited our local casino.  I saw a woman crying at the slot machine.  I walked over to her and asked, "Is there anything I can do for you?"  her response was, "Sure, Pay my rent!  I just spent every dime, I've got a real problem with gambling!  I've spent my whole purse trying to win, only to loose everything!"  my heart skipped a beat for her.  I told her that I couldn't pay her rent for her but maybe I could try and find her some assistance in the morning.  We exchanged phone numbers and a hand-ful of friends and I gathered what we could and blew up the phones this morning, calling local agencies trying to help her.  now i know i've not been here much lately, been very busy, but you know, i have thumbed through the pages of the Post and found a lot has happened while i've been away regarding the issue of on-line gambling.  so then i ran a search on gambling in the news in addition to what i'd read here.  and call me late, but i think i missed some major points here, i won't be able to continue my on-line gaming, because congress wants to stop me before i hurt myself, but i can go to any casino in the great US of A, but they won't stop me from hurting myself there, i can spend $2,000 more/less at the local service station and play the lottery as often as i want, and..........there is noBody, zilch, watching me to stop me there, i subscribe to an internet service from the privacy of my home that is being or about to be policed, to stop me from hurting myself? they will block me from going to where my freedom says that i can surf, makes me wanna just say, BIG BROTHER, can i bake an apple pie if i don't eat it all and hurt myself!  now i know that um liable to get a tap on the wrist, but now i don't know if it is safe to place a bet online, now um afraid to place a bet because um not sure if it's legal or not, so that means if i play, i gotta now keep it local?  one place states, it doesn't effect the lottery and the horses, another says it does, so i don't know what to think!!

that is just one word, make that two words two times!

GOVERNMENT CONTROL & BIG BROTHER!

just wonder what this activity cost the government and i've no doubt the lot of us could think of wonders to do with the money, and if any of you's are wondering, the young lady i met at the casino, has joined bets off.  to bad Congress couldn't help stop her!  yep, i will admit, um a gambler, true to form.  um addicted!  and even though i won't place a bet with the rent, i will place a bet with money i got stashed in the cookie jar.  regardless of any of that, the thing is, i feel like a grown-up being told what to do with my personal bag of scrilla! does that mean they can stop me in the future from coming to the most loved place online? "Lottery Post" 

well that's my valued expession!No Pity!

Entry #8

Comments

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Comment by LOTTOMIKE - October 5, 2006, 11:23 pm
its getting scary.our rights are slowly being taken away.just the act of them doing this is wrong.i really enjoyed playing online.
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emilygComment by emilyg - October 5, 2006, 11:41 pm
ducky - excellent.
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ducksafloatComment by ducksafloat - October 6, 2006, 12:25 am
thanks em!
i sure don't like it, but this makes me feel like, what else are they gonna do next. it made me pull up that ole movie, with Will Smith, Enemey of the State. and though his wife in the movie had a small roll, she really had a lot to say. yep, our rights are being taken away slowly. i think i would just really give the net up if it wasn't for personal emails to friends, research and being able to come here. um gonna look at that movie one more time! they can get us but can't get the maniacs hidding in the hills overSeas, i heard ben was sittin on the beach sipping on an umbrella drink in his blues brothers sun shades! to top of the top of everything, terroist can come to our country and do what they want, but they spend money to stop the trendy gambler.!
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TenajComment by Tenaj - October 6, 2006, 11:29 am
Did anybody watch the special called "Big Brother is Watching You" - they spoke about making law to have all cars standard equipped with a GPS system that track what time you go, where you go, how fast you go, how you apply your brakes, what time you get there - made into law to help law enforcement, prevent terrorism, help insurance companies, etc.?

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ducksafloatComment by ducksafloat - October 8, 2006, 2:25 pm
hi Tenaj,
missed that! what a title! don't think i like that idea Edor! as the kidz say, but don't seem like we can do a lot about much a-dew these dayz!

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