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NAACP wants Texas Lottery shut down

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Posted: June 30, 2012, 6:57 am - IP Logged

JAMA is a Kool aid drinking, feeble-minded liberal with an IQ level so low, her only imagination in life is what he-she gets from watching Jersey Shore and Real Housewives of [name your city]. Mind your manners. The good people here at LP offer all types of good advice surrounding the lottery. We welcome healthy debate, but if your only objective is to call people names or make slanderous accusations, all might be best served if you not log in.

If you don't get the Kool-aid reference, just tell us if you prefer donkeys or elephants.

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!

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    Poor people spend proportionally more of their income on every thing they purchase when compared to those who have more money.  The difference is a small win like Pick-3 Straight gives the poor a shot at the utility value of money. 

    For example, give a person a dollar a day to eat on, they can't.  However give them seven dollars at once and they can buy bread, eggs, raman noodles, hot dogs, 100 tea bags at the dollar store some of which may last into the next week. 

    Instead of trying to force a false cure on everyone, the NAACP and Dr. Juanita Wallace should try education on how to best use money from a small lottery win or other sources to make money.

    BobP

    Good response, but I'd add that maybe the NAACP would better serve the poor by teaching them financial responsibility with what funds they have rather than possible future winnings, or attempting to deny everyone something they happen to disagree with. But this is how liberal groups work. If there is something they do not like or disagree with, then ban it, including the free speech they don't agree with. It is status quo for them to do what they are wanting to do.

    There is much to be said for budgeting small income. Ask any college student who's only source of funds come from summer jobs and parttime work while going to school fulltime. Why doesn't the NAACP teach this to the poor instead? Because it does not serve their ultimate purpose of being spokesperson for victims. They don't think they can survive without having their 'victims' to advocate. 

    Being a Texan, I'd be fairly PO'd if the NAACP got the lottery to dissolve. Same thing with the Bible Thumpers in East Texas trying to stop the lottery because it is against their religion to gamble. Well, I'm Christian (Catholic) and there is nothing I've been taught that says no gambling. These groups are going after the Texas lottery because it is up for sunset review.  They won't win. The Texas lottery supplies income to the state, and the state will deem it worthy of continuance for that reason.

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      Posted: June 30, 2012, 7:39 am - IP Logged

      No No just wrong

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      For a lead role in a cage?

       

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        Posted: June 30, 2012, 11:18 am - IP Logged

        One last thought on this...why hasn't the NAACP said anything about the other bigger ways ghetto blacks who likely have multiple baby mommas spend their dough?  How about blasting those guys dropping 1,000 to 3,000 dollars on 22 / 24 inch rims for their customized hoopty?  Or spending a few Benjamin's for new kicks and saggy jeans just because other kicks got scuffed and didn't feel like laundering any of the other dozen of pants/shorts?

        So the "we know what's best for you" NAACP focuses on a few dollars people spend for a hope and a dream, but ignores the hundreds and thousands of dollars some spend on theft and rust magnet bling!  I like their logic...NOT!

        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!

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          Posted: June 30, 2012, 11:21 am - IP Logged

          This is the same organization who gives image awards to rap stars who, by their violent and misogynistic lyrics, have set the Black community back 100 years. This is the same organization who gave Kid Rock an image award. Mind you, Kid Rock proudly displays his confederate flag where ever he goes. This is the same organization that was quick to throw Mrs. Sherrod under the bus before any facts were known. Personally, I wouldn't follow the NAACP out of a burning building, but that's just me.

          Further, there is a better chance of the sun not rising tomorrow than for black folk to stop playing the lottery in any significant number. The NAACP knows this. If Black folk do call for this boycott, they better be ALL in, if not, it will be the biggest mistake in 25 years. Why? It will illustrate that black folk can't/won't stick together for anything thus minimizing the threat of future potential boycotts.

          Good luck. With the NAACP involved, you'll need it!

          Point taken, but it's not the National organization or even the Texas organization that wants the lottery banned.

          "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."

          The problem was actually started when the Texas Lottery Commission did a study and published it. They probably didn't think a small group in North Dallas would demand the lottery closed because of what they found. Dr. Juanita Wallace either didn't read the study about the effect of the Pick-3 game on low income people or ignorantly combined all Texas lottery games.

          Any lottery in the country could conduct similar studies and find that many of their pick-3 players have low incomes and that's why there are many articles about civic groups, church groups, and even some state legislators demanding their lotteries be closed.

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            Posted: June 30, 2012, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

            I think a lot of people are forgetting, that it's the peoples CHOICE to play or not, not the orginizations or the Government.

            You can't compel with one hand and NOT compel with the other.

            It's the individuals CHOICE period...!

                                                         

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              Posted: June 30, 2012, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

              Just some dopes wantin' publicity.

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

              I Agree!, rdgrnr!

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                Posted: June 30, 2012, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks!! It's sad but true!

                These days Church is business and they don't want any competition!

                Actually, "Churchs/Religions" has been BIG BUSINESS for thousands of years!

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                  People have the right to buy lottery tickets as long as they know how much they can afford to spent. I get two pensions and have the right to buy whatever my heart desires, and no one has the right to stop me from trying to win a few dollars for using the same amount to try to win. I have won $40.00 many times in a fifty cent ticket, so I don't expect to stop buying one until I die.


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                    People have the right to buy lottery tickets as long as they know how much they can afford to spent. I get two pensions and have the right to buy whatever my heart desires, and no one has the right to stop me from trying to win a few dollars for using the same amount to try to win. I have won $40.00 many times in a fifty cent ticket, so I don't expect to stop buying one until I die.

                    And even after you die, when you fly way up high, to the spirit in the sky.........there will be loads of slots machines and pick 3's awaiting you.   Blue Angel

                    I'm sure even God  Lover's to gamble. After all, he took a big chance on all of us!!!  Wink

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                      Interesting topic......As an African-American, I don't agree with the Naacp's stance on wanting to shut down the lottery. Just like poor people play the lottery, they buy liquor, cigarettes, black and milds, drugs etc. Are you going to pursue a ban on those items as well? It does not matter the economic background of an individual, you can't force them stop something if they are not willing to do so. I have more to say but will wait to do so


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                        Interesting topic......As an African-American, I don't agree with the Naacp's stance on wanting to shut down the lottery. Just like poor people play the lottery, they buy liquor, cigarettes, black and milds, drugs etc. Are you going to pursue a ban on those items as well? It does not matter the economic background of an individual, you can't force them stop something if they are not willing to do so. I have more to say but will wait to do so

                        Absolutely correct Puffalishous! This socio-economic problem cuts through all races, creeds and colors.  Group Hug

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                          Posted: July 1, 2012, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Stop giving them a check, then they wont have money to spend on Lottery. I blame the government not the people. People know how to work the system.


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                            Stop giving them a check, then they wont have money to spend on Lottery. I blame the government not the people. People know how to work the system.

                            Either that, or give them some really BIG CHECKS  and maybe they'll get lucky and score a jackpot.  Party

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                              Screw the poll. Screw the survey. Screw the NAACP. Did it occur to anyone this sounds like they are chipping away at a different form of White power and inching their way into

                              controlling a whole range of things? Any entity that makes a minority of anyone/thing for selfish reasons or their own agenda is practicing a form of racism themselves. Controlling the

                              lottery now and hiding behind the seemingly benevolent move to abolish state lotteries to help the poor rise above their misery....that's a good one. 

                              Who's survey was that anyway? The Texas lottery, right? There are a LOT of poor people, does that mean they can't afford a lottery ticket? Dammit, get on something worthwhile instead

                              of sticking your nose into what little pleasure and hope some of these people have. They - NAACPnuts - are worried about lottery spending that will keep minorities down?? Some minorities

                              are down for a LOT of reasons and a rotten dollar isn't keeping them down. What a bunch of azzholes.