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Posted: June 29, 2012, 8:26 am - IP Logged

The Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants to stop seeing low income Texans pumping money into the state lottery by putting it out of business.

Notice you don't read "The Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants to help Texans stop being low income by ... (doing something useful)". They want to end a business, but have no plans to replace it with something better.

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    Church is big business.  In Africa as well as America, some of the richest folk are pastors. They have no problem with people giving any amount of money to them, but blast any use of your money that falls outside of "acceptable" household purposes. Well, the way I see it, even in the Bible, they drew lots (which is a form of lottery) when the parceling out of land, and churches are indeed businesses and a racket in some cases (particularly those espousing prosperity gospel). When it comes to business, I choose those I want to patronize and those I want to avoid...so I choose to give my tithes and offerings to the lottery commission by buying MM, PB, and lotto tickets.  At least I have a chance for a return on my giving. 

    Multi-millionaire pastors...broke congregation members...I think I'll take a chance with the lottery.

    It takes money to run a church..where else will the church get money to run if people dont tithe and pay offerings..I am glad to see pastors and ministers have nice homes and cars..I go to a small church now my pastors arent as rich as most they live in a nice suburban neighborhood and he has a lincoln town car that he purchased when a retired...my pastor didnt have the luxury of not working he worked and retired after 35 years..I pay my tithe and give a liberal offering and sometimes I give a sacrificial offering...

    Do u get mad at people that go to concerts and purchase secular music from artists like JZ rhianna beyounce lil wayne, etc..the majority of poor people are supporting them and that..Im sure u have seen mtv cribs or heard of it..do u get angry because those people(rappers, musicians, thugs and thug wannabes, gang members) have 40000 square feet manisons and 8 cars or more..u support them im certain you do...

    i cant wait to win big because I want my Pastors who arent leading me astray to have the nicest things..rappers and r&b artists lead people to sexual immorality drugs drug sale and people go broke trying to uphold an image they see in videos that they produce..not every pastor is questionable..but all of us will have our day of judgement..so I do what im suppose to do and leave the judging to God...if my Pastor wasnt living right and he 15cars and a mansion..I would still pay my tithe and give an offering..because Im doing what I suppose to do and want to do..I dont allow actions of others to dictate my integrity....

    you are black man that dont support the NAACP..thats fine but its a slap in the face to civil rights leaders that fought to get your black self out from under Jim Crow laws....u are one of the black folks that go to KKK meetings too huh...but im sure you keep the white robe on during the pow wows...since u apologetic for being black why dont u move under the Jim crow laws.just to show your ungratefulness to all civil rights leaders...enter in the back door of places, look down when u look into the faces of white men and women, be called a boy, beaten and spat, and hosed down by powerful water hoses as if you are a burning building...I dont argree with some of the things the NAACP does however I appreciate the greater cause...

    Were you able to get a highschool education and or a college degree..if so it was due to civil rights leaders and the Naacp that fought for that..the knowledge I even learned about african american history was in college..its amazing how the public school system watered down black history as if Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson just to name a few had any type of impact on the black community..I could go on and on..but Rome wasnt built in a hour..

    now the NAACP want to shut down the texas lottery..I say foolery...they will have better luck petting an gator without losing a limb...they should go in their service areas and teach some finance classes to the people that are spending their grocery money on lottery tickets..well money making wishes to all..Peace

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      Posted: June 29, 2012, 8:49 am - IP Logged

      I think people need to be educated that this game is not for gambling but should be played for fun. The odds are so against you even on play 3 and play 4 because you may spend $1 a day but If you are playing everyday that $1 now adds up to $30 a month $5 a day would be $150 a month

      Disagree they are educated (we are) from government schools. It is mandatory isn’t it

      Well this is it…….

      150.00 a month… hum almost a car payment

      This is a way for government to collect taxes from the stupid otherwise this people won’t be paying a cent$ of taxes just collecting from welfare…..get it

      I think these idiots NAAClowns should come up with something better.

      Something like this…

      Every $ 1.00 spent on lottery or (tax for the stp) .50 cents should go into your retirement account that way everybody wins and if you didn’t save money for retirement there it is 50grand in your account what’s wrong with that picture!!

      I know 50 grand Green laughto nothing Yes Nod

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        Posted: June 29, 2012, 8:53 am - IP Logged

        Just some dopes wantin' publicity.

        They'll feel better now that they got their names in the news.

        I Agree!

        "The Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants to stop seeing low income Texans pumping money into the state lottery alcoholic beverages by putting it Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, and the beer companies out of business."

        Any group could insert "tobacco products", "cell phones", or any other product they believe low income people are spending money on and get their five minutes of fame too. To be fair, what if a group of middle income people want to stop the government from subsidizing low income families?


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          Posted: June 29, 2012, 8:54 am - IP Logged

          I think people need to be educated that this game is not for gambling but should be played for fun. The odds are so against you even on play 3 and play 4 because you may spend $1 a day but If you are playing everyday that $1 now adds up to $30 a month $5 a day would be $150 a month

          I think even the great THRIFTY, would agree that $1 a day is hardly a serious gambling problem.   Disapprove

           

          These low income Texans had to be spending at least hundreds a month, for this issue to appear on NAACP's radar. It sounds like the scratch

          tickets, were the primary culprit for leading to their financial ruin.

           

          Why can't the Texas Lottery simply explain that all scratch tickets are losers......problem solved!    Dunk

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            Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:01 am - IP Logged

            The Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants to stop seeing low income Texans pumping money into the state lottery by putting it out of business.

            This sentenced should have been halved.First of all the old cliche' about "wanting" comes to mind.."you can sh*t in one hand and want in the other and see which one you get first..."

            Outside of that,if the NAACP is so concerned,why don't they address 'their' folks on the ills of gambling??????????

            When will  personal responsibilty ever be comon sense?...If you have 2 bucks and you can get a needed loaf of bread or a scratchoff and you chose a scratchoff than its your peril.It's nobodys fault because you can't get a grip on your gambling.

            all I can say is RP 2012

            wow their folks...are u a KKK representative??? or you just dont like their folks??? Did you underline their because you wanted to use the so called N word...imagine that...their folks...who are they??? u know their folks???

             

            I know that some are like leave jonnybgood07 alone he gives us good numbers and pairs..I just want to know the definition of their folks and who they are???

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              Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:51 am - IP Logged

              what they really need to do is shut down the churches. how many people waste how much money going into those places to support some fairy tale belief.

              You live in a State that believes the left wing fairy tales and lies about Socialism!

              The Constitution protects us from religious persecution by thugs like you!

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                Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                Pretty simple, the Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants something else to blame the problem gambling on other than the problem gamblers.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                  It takes money to run a church..where else will the church get money to run if people dont tithe and pay offerings..I am glad to see pastors and ministers have nice homes and cars..I go to a small church now my pastors arent as rich as most they live in a nice suburban neighborhood and he has a lincoln town car that he purchased when a retired...my pastor didnt have the luxury of not working he worked and retired after 35 years..I pay my tithe and give a liberal offering and sometimes I give a sacrificial offering...

                  Do u get mad at people that go to concerts and purchase secular music from artists like JZ rhianna beyounce lil wayne, etc..the majority of poor people are supporting them and that..Im sure u have seen mtv cribs or heard of it..do u get angry because those people(rappers, musicians, thugs and thug wannabes, gang members) have 40000 square feet manisons and 8 cars or more..u support them im certain you do...

                  i cant wait to win big because I want my Pastors who arent leading me astray to have the nicest things..rappers and r&b artists lead people to sexual immorality drugs drug sale and people go broke trying to uphold an image they see in videos that they produce..not every pastor is questionable..but all of us will have our day of judgement..so I do what im suppose to do and leave the judging to God...if my Pastor wasnt living right and he 15cars and a mansion..I would still pay my tithe and give an offering..because Im doing what I suppose to do and want to do..I dont allow actions of others to dictate my integrity....

                  you are black man that dont support the NAACP..thats fine but its a slap in the face to civil rights leaders that fought to get your black self out from under Jim Crow laws....u are one of the black folks that go to KKK meetings too huh...but im sure you keep the white robe on during the pow wows...since u apologetic for being black why dont u move under the Jim crow laws.just to show your ungratefulness to all civil rights leaders...enter in the back door of places, look down when u look into the faces of white men and women, be called a boy, beaten and spat, and hosed down by powerful water hoses as if you are a burning building...I dont argree with some of the things the NAACP does however I appreciate the greater cause...

                  Were you able to get a highschool education and or a college degree..if so it was due to civil rights leaders and the Naacp that fought for that..the knowledge I even learned about african american history was in college..its amazing how the public school system watered down black history as if Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson just to name a few had any type of impact on the black community..I could go on and on..but Rome wasnt built in a hour..

                  now the NAACP want to shut down the texas lottery..I say foolery...they will have better luck petting an gator without losing a limb...they should go in their service areas and teach some finance classes to the people that are spending their grocery money on lottery tickets..well money making wishes to all..Peace

                  "Were you able to get a highschool education and or a college degree..if so it was due to civil rights leaders and the Naacp that fought for that"

                  Last night I watched at least 30 young men become instant millionaires and probably only a handful had a college degree and the top three only had one year of college. Probably some of them were from low income families and they found a way out. Since only one in at least a thousand has a chance to become a millionaire, the NAACP should call for ban on the NBA because thousands of low income kids are "wasting" their time trying to develop their basketball skills.

                  Playing the lottery or any other form of gambling is never the way out for the majority but calling for a ban on the lottery won't solve the problems either. It probably never occurred to the NAACP that playing the lottery may offer hope in for a short time for some of those with low incomes and it's not like they are creating good paying jobs to help solve the real problem.

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                    "They have this delusion that they're going to win," said chapter president Dr. Juanita Wallace

                    Is that whats wrong with me??  I frequent a lottery forum full of delusional people???  Oh boy...CrazyLOL

                    Now that is toooo funny LottoBoner.  I guess I, too, am apart of the delusional people club! I Agree!

                    Who say's I'm broke? Are you kidding me, I am just waiting on my millions!Dance

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                      It's a very special privilege belonging to a group of nut jobs. They say nuts are very good for you, so if you can't beatim', just join em'   Group Hug

                      I, too, am apart of this club as well.. The NUT JOB CLUB! Haha..ROFLGreen laugh

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                        You live in a State that believes the left wing fairy tales and lies about Socialism!

                        The Constitution protects us from religious persecution by thugs like you!

                        what left wing fairy tales and lies about socialism are those? should i move because some "state" believes in something you don't. you are "free" to keep tithing all you want to stay out of that bad place that has a lot of fire. you probably actually believe there is such a place.

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                          what left wing fairy tales and lies about socialism are those? should i move because some "state" believes in something you don't. you are "free" to keep tithing all you want to stay out of that bad place that has a lot of fire. you probably actually believe there is such a place.

                          You are free to move to the European Socialist Utopia!

                          Everything that the Democratic Party stands for is a myth and fairy tale!

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                            You are free to move to the European Socialist Utopia!

                            Everything that the Democratic Party stands for is a myth and fairy tale!

                            exactly what myths are fairy tales are those. it seems you are in the minority since the dems are running the show these days. i could care less. i'm only interested in making a semi-moderate lottery score so i can expand my gambling horizons to another level. i don't know what your are fuming about. maybe you should start your own political party to defeat the dems if you don't like them.

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                              "Were you able to get a highschool education and or a college degree..if so it was due to civil rights leaders and the Naacp that fought for that"

                              Last night I watched at least 30 young men become instant millionaires and probably only a handful had a college degree and the top three only had one year of college. Probably some of them were from low income families and they found a way out. Since only one in at least a thousand has a chance to become a millionaire, the NAACP should call for ban on the NBA because thousands of low income kids are "wasting" their time trying to develop their basketball skills.

                              Playing the lottery or any other form of gambling is never the way out for the majority but calling for a ban on the lottery won't solve the problems either. It probably never occurred to the NAACP that playing the lottery may offer hope in for a short time for some of those with low incomes and it's not like they are creating good paying jobs to help solve the real problem.

                              I understand..the point I was making is that if there werent for civil rights leaders, NAACP, and other civil rights activist..the colored people would NOT  be able to be apart of anything ie nba nfl mlb, they would be still picking cotton in the fields(there are still cotton fields in the south)...and slaves..etc etc...again I dont agree with this current move the NAACP is making regarding the Texas lottery...and though Im a vegan..I will say they have bigger fish to fry..well bigger potatoes to skin..dont want peta to revoke my membership...lol...Peace:)

                              Pay less, win more & world peaceSee Ya!

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