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Posted: June 29, 2012, 11:40 am - IP Logged

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 agree-count me into this group, I love reading the stories about lotto winners and hopefully mine will be part of the news here one day Party

Dr. Juanita should talk to people who have won the lottery.  They were just regular lottery players like us, some perhaps using their own system adding to the fun, some playing  quick piks or a combination of both-and it was their time to win.  Why take away their hope?  I like the suspense of waiting to check my tickets-something to look forward to and its fun especially if you get any kind of win :D and its just something to hope for.

The guy who mentioned buying lottery or bread and meat for his family I'm sure would get food for his family anyway.   

Does she tell them not to buy cigarettes, alchohol and drugs with their low incomes?  Does she tell them not to throw their money away at bars, clubs or casinos, not to go to county fairs, parks or restaurants and eat out,  don't pay for cable but instead save that money to help get food for their families?  I would say  -no she doesn't- . 

Many lottery winners have hit jackpots with ONE TICKET.

I agree-stress that they play what they can afford, but don't take their dream away.  I think God has a bit to do with our luck, many times I had thought a quick prayer right before checking tickets-and won- so Dr. Juanita-have some faith.  I bet she has bought tickets.  If not, maybe she should-have some fun.

Texas is getting a good amount of revenue from Lotto sales, I don't see Lottery going away too soon.  Whats next, do away with horseracing and casinos?

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    Posted: June 29, 2012, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

    wait... they want TEXAS to do this... TEXAS... oh yeah... that's gonna happen (NEVER!)


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      Posted: June 29, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

      Oldschoolpa, you are a self loathing Uncle Ruckus! (google Uncle Ruckus) Thank God that the NAACP fought for your right to be stupid! Just because you are with white women does  not make you white. If I date white men, I am still black! I guess hanging around the likes of JONNYBGOOD07 makes you feel like more of a person!!!

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        Posted: June 29, 2012, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

        They will have to change their name then, because "Advancement", is why we play.

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          Posted: June 29, 2012, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

          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.

           You are fairly new to this forums. Don't try to argue with anyone. It's useless. The demographic is pretty much accurate about lottery winners and non-religious folks like us are less likely to hang onto lottery.

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            Part of me feels like you should not be allowed to gamble if you are on assistance of any kind. If you have money for the lottery then you have money for your rent or food. That is just how I feel. Millions of people work their hands to bone and live just about the same (or worse) then those who get welfare and other such types of assistance. It's hard to swallow walking into a sheetz and watching someone get slim jims, beef jerky, chips, and a slushy with an access card when I just spend the last eight hours performing manual labor in 90 degree heat.


            If I get hurt off the job then I have to pay out of my own pocket, because I can't afford health care. I see them at the doctors just hand the access card over.

             

            But in THIS case, you don't punish the lottery because of what some people do. The lottery does some great things with some of the proceeds (in my state anyways) and this is a very poor outlook on the problem. Don't shut down the lottery, shut down the poor habits of the people squandering away their money.

             

            People win big in the lottery almost every day, it happens. It's a gamble, no different then going down to vegas with your life savings and shooting craps at the high roller tables. Some hit it big, some lose everything and some hang in the balance. Are we going to shut down vegas next?

             

            I play a few tickets here and there and buy a few quick picks for the bigger jackpot games every now and then. I only play what I can afford and figure it's worth the few dollars for a chance to hit the jackpot. I know I'll most likely not hit the jackpot, but I know people hit them and that it "could" be me.

             

            Bottom line is that people need to be responsible for themselves, we are talking about "adults" here.

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              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:)

              "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,"

              Jackie Robinson was only one of the best players in the Negro leagues, but certainly not the very best when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. And Branch Rickey wasn't the only owner that knew they could better their teams by using the best Black players. The timing was perfect because the baseball talent was depleted because of WWII. Richey signed Robinson less than a month after the war ended and did it as a business move and not because of any pressure by any civil rights group. Robinson became a civil rights hero after what he went through playing for the Dodgers.

              The color barrier was already broken years before by the leagues that merged into what came to be known as the NBA in 1949. The majority of NBA talent came from the colleges and a few from the industrial leagues who probably took a cut in pay to join. If there was any pressure placed by civil rights groups, it was placed on the colleges to enroll more Blacks. But does it really make any sense for them to pressure the colleges into to educating Blacks just so there can be more Blacks in the NBA?

              Several Blacks played professional football before the NFL was established in 1933 and two of Robinson's UCLA Black teammates played for the LA Rams in 1946 a year before Robinson played for the Doders. In the 40s and 50s, professional sports basically mirrored the racial polices of the day and when you think about it, higher wages and better jobs, not being served at a lunch counter, forced to ride in the back of the bus, and only drinking from designated fountains were much more of a priority than how many blacks played professional sports.

              "again I dont agree with this current move the NAACP is making regarding the Texas lottery"

              It's pretty obvious which low income people the Dallas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are talking about. They didn't have any facts or figures that even suggest Texas is racially discriminating by having a lottery. Dr. Juanita Wallace doesn't represent all the NAACP chapters in Texas or nationally so we can just say she has way too much time on her hands.

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                Posted: June 29, 2012, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                I didn't know why Texas Lottery will shut down.


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                   You are fairly new to this forums. Don't try to argue with anyone. It's useless. The demographic is pretty much accurate about lottery winners and non-religious folks like us are less likely to hang onto lottery.

                  i just like to beat up on that dpoly1 pennsylvania do gooder with his misguided politcal agenda.

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                    I didn't know why Texas Lottery will shut down.

                    Don't worry, not going to happen.

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                      Posted: June 29, 2012, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                      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???

                      here we goUnhappy..,

                      yes "their"....last I knew NAACP works for people of color?...african american, latino, asian etc..

                      Please don't even try to darn me in a white robe.My issue is this, it pisses me off to no end when people or organizations try to take rights away from the masses because a few in this world don't even give a f*ck and insist all their problems are from something/someone else and not themselves.

                      Don't even be trying to judge me miracleplay5...you know nothing about me and if I half gave a dam about what ethnicity someone was,I sure as hell wouldn't be giving out numbers to folks.

                      It wouldn't matter if davey duke was trying to stop the lottery.It would piss me off just as equally.

                      I apologise to any my original comment may have offended as it wasn't intended to do so.Cheers

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                      for always sticking up for me.."

                       


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                        I knew those wing nuts, Sharpton and Jackson were up to no good when they were in Dallas last month.

                        I think they're trying to recoup the monies lost from the Tawania Brawley case , Ions ago.No Pity!Crazy

                                                                     

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                          here we goUnhappy..,

                          yes "their"....last I knew NAACP works for people of color?...african american, latino, asian etc..

                          Please don't even try to darn me in a white robe.My issue is this, it pisses me off to no end when people or organizations try to take rights away from the masses because a few in this world don't even give a f*ck and insist all their problems are from something/someone else and not themselves.

                          Don't even be trying to judge me miracleplay5...you know nothing about me and if I half gave a dam about what ethnicity someone was,I sure as hell wouldn't be giving out numbers to folks.

                          It wouldn't matter if davey duke was trying to stop the lottery.It would piss me off just as equally.

                          I apologise to any my original comment may have offended as it wasn't intended to do so.Cheers

                          Nobody should be offended, you're just telling it like it is, period....!

                                                                       

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                            Posted: June 29, 2012, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Amen.  Am I disheartened by all the obviously limited income people (many elderly) I see playing the lottery in DC? Yes. But lotteries are legal (if the state ratifies it) and for some of these people (and I am not referring to color but people with poor judgement), a lack of good sense is a lack of good sense.  Take away the lottery, then they go underground and play with bookies, or pick up another "addiction." 

                            We might as well ban food also since there are so many obese people out there. I have a neighbor (don't we all now) that is morbidly obese and I am sure she spends more on food in one week (I see the delivery truck bring in about 16 plus bags of food...I counted) that I do in a month. And she wonders why she is one of the few renters and cannot afford to buy in my neighborhood? Give me a break. Money management.  Common sense.

                            On an unrelated matter, does anyone else think Eric Holder looks like a suntanned Larry Tate fron the old Bewitched Tv show...lol

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                              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

                              Why is it that liberals always want to pull the race card?!  First of all, I do believe in God, but I don't like the way most churches are led today (some of those preachers are false prophets).  Secondly, I am very knowledgeable about many aspects of American and World history.  WRT American history, I would ALWAYS go above and beyond class assignment requirements and check out and read the biographies of the historical figures, whether they were white, Native American, or black.  I excelled at my studies and graduated valedictorian of my class.  I also attended a very prestigious private university in Illinois, courtesy of a highly competitive NROTC scholarship.  I have a strong sense of my Afro-Caribbean/Native American background, and I do not believe I have to pull others down so I can feel or be better.  I am well aware of all the people who played a role in shaping history.  Yes, I am pro black, but only after my allegiance to my God and country.

                              This is still a free country where all people are entitled to their opinion.  My opinion about churches has been shaped by my experiences therein.  The same goes WRT my observations that the NAACP is an organization that has outlived its purpose.  But that is the dilemma most organizations face...trying to survive and stay relevant when reason organization formed is no longer germane.  So now the NAACP has to manufacture reasons to stay out in front. 

                              My mother belonged to a NAACP chapter, but I never got onboard, especially after all the bumbling mistakes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton made in the late '80s and continue to do so with their race baiting.

                              Lastly, I have nothing against wealthy people as I am a born capitalist at heart. I don't begrudge success like some in Dem party. I grew up in church where the pastors worked jobs to provide for family. What I see now are a lot of pastors preaching feel good prosperity gospel, with only them and their trusted circle prospering.  Yes, churches need money to operate. But I see more waste and poor stewardship...pastors using "love" offerings to buy luxury cars whencome congregation members are barely scrapping by...American churches pleading with all in attendance to help fund mission trips to Africa when the Africans ALREADY have JESUS in their lives and dailyexistence. Can you say, "Boondoggle!?". 

                              Any ran together words are due to iPad spell program removing space I had originally placed between words.

                              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!