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Charlotte wants limits on N.C. lottery sales

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Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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Posted: October 26, 2005, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

This is hilarious.

Charlotte leaders have asked North Carolina's new lottery commission to approve unusual rules that would limit ticket sales in "fragile" neighborhoods.

As though the folks in Charlotte are caged into their neighborhoods.  Won't go over across town for a ticket.  The village I live in is seven miles from the nearest lottery outlet.  Wednesdays and Saturdays we tend to get better acquainted with one another waiting in line to buy Powerball tickets in Bernalillo.

He also asked that lottery outlets be at least 50 feet from a church or school.

Whew!  50 feet?  50 feet?  Guess those North Carolinians aren't much on walking.  50 big old feet's going to keep the good religious folks from being exposed to and offended by this vice.

"We don't want any business to become a magnet for trouble in the neighborhoods we've identified as fragile and threatened," McCarley said.

Ought to be interesting to see what they've identified as 'fragile' in the arena of neighborhoods.  I've got a feeling it's the toughest, stay-out-if-you-got-no-compelling-reason-to-be-there ones.  Which is to say, the absooooooooludle least fragile ones.

He said the city believes the most crucial factor is that stores be required to sell more than just tickets and alcohol, with at least half of sales coming from other items.

Good time for those NC liquer stores to go into the porn video business so's to keep the money coming in from other sources instead of just rotgut.  Maybe a cat-house upstairs.  Go into the sheets and pillowcases business along with rotgut, porn and lottery tickets.

"Lottery ticket sales don't usually cause those kinds of issues or concerns," said Chuck Strutt, executive director of multi-state lottery commission.

That's a flaw among the rest of us that needs some serious work.

Commission member Kevin Geddings of Charlotte noted that it would be an easy system to implement quickly because it's tried and proven.

Mostly proven back before the numbers racket was legal.

A portion of lottery sales proceeds be shared with local law enforcement to cover increased costs associated with lottery activity. (To come out of the lottery's administrative fund, not the money designated for education.)

I think things must be different other places than New Mexico.... wilder.  I see people talking about the 'fun' of playing the lottery and sometimes wonder exactly what they're referring to.  But now I think I'm getting the idea.  I live in a backward area.

Evidently in other states when you go to buy a lottery ticket you also get drunk, mugged, laid and end up backed into a corner with a broken beer bottle or chair leg watching the other players.

Fragile!

Jack

BSIT'S CONTROL AND FEAR!!!!! 

Good time for those NC liquer stores to go into the porn video business so's to keep the money coming in from other sources instead of just rotgut.  Maybe a cat-house upstairs.  Go into the sheets and pillowcases business along with rotgut, porn and lottery tickets.

ROFLOur liquor stores in Charlotte are ran by the state.  The cashiers are state employees.  When you walk into a liquor store it is prestine, organized and neat. Other items are not sold. This is down south.

takeemtothebank

    Ladyluck2005's avatar - underground
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    Posted: October 26, 2005, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

    BSIT'S CONTROL AND FEAR!!!!! 

    Good time for those NC liquer stores to go into the porn video business so's to keep the money coming in from other sources instead of just rotgut.  Maybe a cat-house upstairs.  Go into the sheets and pillowcases business along with rotgut, porn and lottery tickets.

    ROFLOur liquor stores in Charlotte are ran by the state.  The cashiers are state employees.  When you walk into a liquor store it is prestine, organized and neat. Other items are not sold. This is down south.

    Gotta love the ABC Stores.  Cheers

    I think it'll be really interesting to see where & who gets to sell the lotto.

     

    Ladyluck2005

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      Posted: October 27, 2005, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe Charlotte will want to tax lottery winnings, which NYC, among other places, does.

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        Posted: October 28, 2005, 8:42 am - IP Logged

        I am a native Charlottean and this is utter bull****.  These people have an agenda in mind and they are looking to stack the deck, get more money for the poepoe's(police) and continue their police state agenda. They can't do any of it without controlling where the greenbacks will be made so that is why they're pushing for this, then they will control where the money goes, regardless of what the law says the lottery was intended....................education fund or otherwise.

        Politic bull**** in this town will drive us straight to hell in a handbasket and they will try to blame it on the "Lottery."  Mark my words!!!!!!!

         

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          Posted: October 28, 2005, 9:11 am - IP Logged

          The trouble with you LP member Narth Carolinians is that you evidently are atypical.  Some of you went to high school.  A few of you might even have finished.  Got your heads all twisted and contorted up with too much education to allow you to understand those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

          Looking out after you and getting by with it.  You'll elect them again next time around.

          That's democracy.

          Jack

          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

          It's about number behavior.

          Egos don't count.

           

          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

           

            Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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            Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:05 am - IP Logged

            The trouble with you LP member Narth Carolinians is that you evidently are atypical.  Some of you went to high school.  A few of you might even have finished.  Got your heads all twisted and contorted up with too much education to allow you to understand those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

            Looking out after you and getting by with it.  You'll elect them again next time around.

            That's democracy.

            Jack

            What?A typical ignorant remark from someone who have no clue about who they are.  Whose head is on coyotes and cats.  Are you being democratic right now? 

            You know nothing about the troubles of people. You are afraid to feel so you throw stones because you are afraid. You have too many definitions in you head and don't know how to sort them out so you hide behind your intellect.

            Maybe you went to high school.  Maybe you even finished. Maybe you think that politicians are looking out for you and getting by with it.

            Your head is all twisted and contorted up with too much reflecting on coyotes and cats and it has allowed you to believe those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

            takeemtothebank

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              Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:19 am - IP Logged

              In defense of people from N.C., I agree with Tenaj.  Those were some very generalist remarks, casting negative remarks that imply that North Carolina residents are all a bunch of ignorant people.

              I think the people of N.C. are actually very intelligent, and they just went through a very wrenching period of time, struggling with the issue of legalized gambling in their state.  Both sides have very good points, and through democracy they arrived at a solution.

              Naturally, the people who were against the lottery are now using that same process called democracy to try to limit the lottery as much as they can.  That is their right.

              The next year will be very difficult for the elected officials in N.C., as I'm sure the lottery will continue to be a very contentious issue for many people.

              The fact that they are going through this process should be commended, not derided, and the people of N.C. have shown themselves to be very strong and committed.  My hat is off to them.

               

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                Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                I agree wholeheartedly.  The people of North Carolina speak for themselves about what they are through the mouths of the people they elect to public office.  Same as all the rest of us.

                The story tells all that needs to be said about the people of NC.  It was unseemly of me to point out the obvious.

                I apologize.

                Jack

                Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                It's about number behavior.

                Egos don't count.

                 

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                  wpb's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                  Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                  The trouble with you LP member Narth Carolinians is that you evidently are atypical.  Some of you went to high school.  A few of you might even have finished.  Got your heads all twisted and contorted up with too much education to allow you to understand those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

                  Looking out after you and getting by with it.  You'll elect them again next time around.

                  That's democracy.

                  Jack

                  Rip, if you think all elected officials do what they promise to do before they are elected, you don't have a clue. You can bet this issue will have an affect on the next election.  I am certainly paying attention.  You can keep your opinion of our education to yourself,  It only makes you look dumb.

                  Enough said!!

                  wpb

                    Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                    Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks Todd!

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                      Posted: October 28, 2005, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                      The trouble with you LP member Narth Carolinians is that you evidently are atypical.  Some of you went to high school.  A few of you might even have finished.  Got your heads all twisted and contorted up with too much education to allow you to understand those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

                      Looking out after you and getting by with it.  You'll elect them again next time around.

                      That's democracy.

                      Jack

                      Rip, if you think all elected officials do what they promise to do before they are elected, you don't have a clue. You can bet this issue will have an affect on the next election.  I am certainly paying attention.  You can keep your opinion of our education to yourself,  It only makes you look dumb.

                      Enough said!!

                      I don't mind looking dumb wpb.  Looking dumb is something we humans are adept at, experts.  I'm no exception.  New Mexicans aren't an exception. 

                      As for having a clue, I mightn't.  I sometimes believe what I read, analyse it, and draw conclusions from it.  Typically a mistake I share with most LP members, including you.

                      We all give our opinions here.  It's what LP forums are all about. 

                      However, having said that, I'll add that North Carolinians elected those people who are speaking for them.  I've got a notion the same people did some speaking before they were elected last time, and the elections before that.  You chose who will speak for you last election and you'll do it again next election.  If you believe the rhetoric will change after next election no matter what North Carolinian you elect, you'll have to join me not having a clue.

                      Jack.

                       

                      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                      It's about number behavior.

                      Egos don't count.

                       

                      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                       

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                        The trouble with you LP member Narth Carolinians is that you evidently are atypical.  Some of you went to high school.  A few of you might even have finished.  Got your heads all twisted and contorted up with too much education to allow you to understand those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

                        Looking out after you and getting by with it.  You'll elect them again next time around.

                        That's democracy.

                        Jack

                        Rip, if you think all elected officials do what they promise to do before they are elected, you don't have a clue. You can bet this issue will have an affect on the next election.  I am certainly paying attention.  You can keep your opinion of our education to yourself,  It only makes you look dumb.

                        Enough said!!

                        I don't mind looking dumb wpb.  Looking dumb is something we humans are adept at, experts.  I'm no exception.  New Mexicans aren't an exception. 

                        As for having a clue, I mightn't.  I sometimes believe what I read, analyse it, and draw conclusions from it.  Typically a mistake I share with most LP members, including you.

                        We all give our opinions here.  It's what LP forums are all about. 

                        However, having said that, I'll add that North Carolinians elected those people who are speaking for them.  I've got a notion the same people did some speaking before they were elected last time, and the elections before that.  You chose who will speak for you last election and you'll do it again next election.  If you believe the rhetoric will change after next election no matter what North Carolinian you elect, you'll have to join me not having a clue.

                        Jack.

                         

                        Rip,

                          From one tarheel to a New Mexican, you give the impression that you are educated way beyond your intelligence. I am a tarheel only by the grace of God.

                        Bob  

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                          Posted: October 28, 2005, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

                          The trouble with you LP member Narth Carolinians is that you evidently are atypical.  Some of you went to high school.  A few of you might even have finished.  Got your heads all twisted and contorted up with too much education to allow you to understand those government officials you elected are just doing what you elected them to do.

                          Looking out after you and getting by with it.  You'll elect them again next time around.

                          That's democracy.

                          Jack

                          Rip, if you think all elected officials do what they promise to do before they are elected, you don't have a clue. You can bet this issue will have an affect on the next election.  I am certainly paying attention.  You can keep your opinion of our education to yourself,  It only makes you look dumb.

                          Enough said!!

                          I don't mind looking dumb wpb.  Looking dumb is something we humans are adept at, experts.  I'm no exception.  New Mexicans aren't an exception. 

                          As for having a clue, I mightn't.  I sometimes believe what I read, analyse it, and draw conclusions from it.  Typically a mistake I share with most LP members, including you.

                          We all give our opinions here.  It's what LP forums are all about. 

                          However, having said that, I'll add that North Carolinians elected those people who are speaking for them.  I've got a notion the same people did some speaking before they were elected last time, and the elections before that.  You chose who will speak for you last election and you'll do it again next election.  If you believe the rhetoric will change after next election no matter what North Carolinian you elect, you'll have to join me not having a clue.

                          Jack.

                           

                          Rip,

                            From one tarheel to a New Mexican, you give the impression that you are educated way beyond your intelligence. I am a tarheel only by the grace of God.

                          Bob  

                          I strive to maintain that image carbob. 

                           Fact is I don't know anyone who's not educated way beyond his intelligence, no matter what level of learning he's reached.  I'm gratified to have succeeded in conveying the impression with another who shares the trait.

                          Jack

                          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                          It's about number behavior.

                          Egos don't count.

                           

                          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                           

                            Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                            Posted: October 28, 2005, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                            BSI sometimes believe what I read, analyse it, and draw conclusions from it.  Typically a mistake I share with most LP members, including you.

                            As smart as you are Rip, you should know that any method of media, including printed material is used to relay subliminal messages, sensationalism, promote, invoke ideas and for the most part, break room propaganda. Used to control the minds of those who have no clue that it is even happening very sucessfully.

                            At least you admit to the mistakes you make of drawing conclusions.  Yes, we all do it.  But you don't have to be mean and desensitized from the struggles of others, even if they brought it on themselves. 

                            takeemtothebank

                              Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                              Posted: October 28, 2005, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                              Fact is I don't know anyone who's not educated way beyond his intelligence, no matter what level of learning he's reached.  I'm gratified to have succeeded in conveying the impression with another who shares the trait.

                              Evil LookingNice work Rip. You are very much passive aggressive, manipulative and calculating.  Is everybody else in your world like that too? Or are you copy catting how I handled your insult on NC.  It's sad that you're not taking this incident as constructive criticism.  It's like I said before; you just throw stones at others and use all the facts and fictions in your head to escape. 

                              Your passive aggressiveness is that you appear to be an angel with actually you slither. 

                              Your manipulative behavior is when you insulted Charlotte NC and the state of NC.

                              Your calculating behavior is how you continue to argue with us an try to push buttons in hope that we will make ourselves look stupidier that gets you off the hook.  You have an awesome talent that produces stunning images but being kind is not your best feature. 

                              Go listen to your fighting cats and coyotes, Rip.  I'm weary of you.  You are a pathetic creature. 

                              takeemtothebank