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Texas House reconsiders vote to abolish lottery commission

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Posted: April 24, 2013, 1:21 am - IP Logged

Nice, obvious corruption. The only way someone would be set to vote one way and then come back after a few hours and change their votes is if palms were greased. Don't get me wrong, I am glad this idiotic vote was changed, but it shows what is wrong with politics today. 

For sure. There's no way it was just because they actually gave in to common sense and decided they they'd be stupid to throw away a billion dollars of annual income.

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    Posted: April 24, 2013, 1:28 am - IP Logged

    Wish them luck trying to fire the Lawyer, CPA, Cop, and others. Their probably all related.

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      I repent!  I repent!Big Grin Angel

      you would make a lot of money if you was in Texas Yes Nod

      if you like dry hot weather wind blowing dirt in your eyes rattle snakes and tornadoes

      then you should go.Guitar

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        you would make a lot of money if you was in Texas Yes Nod

        if you like dry hot weather wind blowing dirt in your eyes rattle snakes and tornadoes

        then you should go.Guitar

        You're definitely spot on about the money, our economy has been relatively stable compared to many of the other states and there are plenty of jobs to be found. Unless you live in Austin with all the Hipster Yuppies, cost of living is cheap!Cool

        Weather depends on what part of Texas you are in. Southeast Texas does not get that many twisters, but we get a lot of rain and a tropical cyclone every 5 to 10 years.

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          Posted: April 24, 2013, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

          On topic: They need to fire the current 3 members of our lottery commision and then hire new officials that will fix our broken TX Lotto game.

           

          The Facts:

          1) 6/54 game for 1 : 25,827,126 odds.

          2) Jackpot starts at $5M and only goes up by $250k when it rolls.

          3) New "Extra!" option in the game, it works much like Powerplay. It's not worth the extra dollar, top prize is only $10k

          4) Ticket sales are nowhere near what they used to be in the '90s.

          5) Many players have asked to return to the original 6/50 matrix or to a new 6/49 one but the TLC refuses to do it.

          6.) Powerball and Megamillions are far more attractive games to play for their much lower odds on their 2nd place prizes compared to the Texas Lotto jackpot.

          7.) Myself and others have quit playing the game since they brought in the new Extra! feature and I have a feeling many more will too. The new game is boring and the odds don't justify playing it anymore. The game will be dead within a couple of years.

          Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

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            you would make a lot of money if you was in Texas Yes Nod

            if you like dry hot weather wind blowing dirt in your eyes rattle snakes and tornadoes

            then you should go.Guitar

            And that's just west Texas and the panhandle. Dallas is just hot dry weather with lots of twisters and rattlers. Houston, and parts east and south are hot humid with fewer twisters and a hurricane/tropical storm every now and then... and fewer rattlers, but more cotton mouths. Central Texas is hot humid and sometimes hot dry and dusty, some twisters, flash floods, and dried up rivers. And rattlers. Don't even start me on Austin - it ain't what it used to be. The kooky liberals used to keep to UT campus and Hippie Hollow. They've overrun the place and ruined it.

            Nope. Don't move here. Terrible, dangerous place, and bible thumpers determined to take out the lottery.

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              I repent!  I repent!Big Grin Angel

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                Posted: April 25, 2013, 3:28 am - IP Logged

                 What the hell did you expect, boner? Bush Jr. is still loved by tens of millions of Americans. He surely knew how to wave the great American wang (proverbially).

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                   What the hell did you expect, boner? Bush Jr. is still loved by tens of millions of Americans. He surely knew how to wave the great American wang (proverbially).

                  "He surely knew how to wave the great American wang"

                  Do you know this from up-close personal experience?

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                     Not really. I wasn't deployed back then.

                     War and violence run in our blood. We are a proud warmongers. Peace has no place in this great nation. We Americans live by the sword. We rose by the guns. That's what we are. Mean will inherit the Earth. And that's the way it is. GWB surely knew how to appeal to American psyche, and that's why he is beloved by tens of millions of Americans. We are warlike people and the rest of the world should deal with it. 

                     Abolish welfare. True American does not rely on anybody. That's the American way. You are an island and that's the rugged American individualism. Greed and the law of jungle are the driving force behind our great nation. Screw poor people. Let them rot and die on the streets while hardworking Americans help themselves. And we should spread our American objectivism to the world, no matter if they like it or not. 

                     Abolish public education. College is the tool of liberal devil-worshippers. Education is overrated. We don't need a lot of college graduates. Maybe we can round up all the scientists and lock them up in Long Island or something, making them social untouchables. Evolution has no place in American education system. We should teach young earth creationism and spread the idea around the world. And we need to abolish the nonsense like the separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers were the new apostles of Lord Jesus Christ. Let the Bible the center of all the thinking process. Who needs to conserve the nature? Jesus will take care of everything. 

                     God bless America indeed. Truly.

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                      And that's just west Texas and the panhandle. Dallas is just hot dry weather with lots of twisters and rattlers. Houston, and parts east and south are hot humid with fewer twisters and a hurricane/tropical storm every now and then... and fewer rattlers, but more cotton mouths. Central Texas is hot humid and sometimes hot dry and dusty, some twisters, flash floods, and dried up rivers. And rattlers. Don't even start me on Austin - it ain't what it used to be. The kooky liberals used to keep to UT campus and Hippie Hollow. They've overrun the place and ruined it.

                      Nope. Don't move here. Terrible, dangerous place, and bible thumpers determined to take out the lottery.

                      yeah you right them winds come fast up off them Mountains to the panhandle LOL

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                         Not really. I wasn't deployed back then.

                         War and violence run in our blood. We are a proud warmongers. Peace has no place in this great nation. We Americans live by the sword. We rose by the guns. That's what we are. Mean will inherit the Earth. And that's the way it is. GWB surely knew how to appeal to American psyche, and that's why he is beloved by tens of millions of Americans. We are warlike people and the rest of the world should deal with it. 

                         Abolish welfare. True American does not rely on anybody. That's the American way. You are an island and that's the rugged American individualism. Greed and the law of jungle are the driving force behind our great nation. Screw poor people. Let them rot and die on the streets while hardworking Americans help themselves. And we should spread our American objectivism to the world, no matter if they like it or not. 

                         Abolish public education. College is the tool of liberal devil-worshippers. Education is overrated. We don't need a lot of college graduates. Maybe we can round up all the scientists and lock them up in Long Island or something, making them social untouchables. Evolution has no place in American education system. We should teach young earth creationism and spread the idea around the world. And we need to abolish the nonsense like the separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers were the new apostles of Lord Jesus Christ. Let the Bible the center of all the thinking process. Who needs to conserve the nature? Jesus will take care of everything. 

                         God bless America indeed. Truly.

                        True American does not rely on anybody..You are an island and that's the rugged American individualism

                        couldn't agree more.

                         

                        We are a proud warmongers. Peace has no place in this great nation. We Americans live by the sword.

                        now you sound like a terrorist IMHO

                         

                        I'm kind weirded  out how you can say  'peace has no place here' and in another sentence imply church and state being as one unit?

                        I thought the concept of a god,at least in any form of christianity is peace...could be wrong'cause I'm a little behind on the trends..What?

                        "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

                        for always sticking up for me.."

                         


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                          I hope that Texas continues to do ball drawn games.

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                             Not really. I wasn't deployed back then.

                             War and violence run in our blood. We are a proud warmongers. Peace has no place in this great nation. We Americans live by the sword. We rose by the guns. That's what we are. Mean will inherit the Earth. And that's the way it is. GWB surely knew how to appeal to American psyche, and that's why he is beloved by tens of millions of Americans. We are warlike people and the rest of the world should deal with it. 

                             Abolish welfare. True American does not rely on anybody. That's the American way. You are an island and that's the rugged American individualism. Greed and the law of jungle are the driving force behind our great nation. Screw poor people. Let them rot and die on the streets while hardworking Americans help themselves. And we should spread our American objectivism to the world, no matter if they like it or not. 

                             Abolish public education. College is the tool of liberal devil-worshippers. Education is overrated. We don't need a lot of college graduates. Maybe we can round up all the scientists and lock them up in Long Island or something, making them social untouchables. Evolution has no place in American education system. We should teach young earth creationism and spread the idea around the world. And we need to abolish the nonsense like the separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers were the new apostles of Lord Jesus Christ. Let the Bible the center of all the thinking process. Who needs to conserve the nature? Jesus will take care of everything. 

                             God bless America indeed. Truly.

                            When were you deployed and where?

                            And oh, I critiqued (in a way) your essay.

                            I agree with some of it (highlighted in blue).

                            And the rest of it is just plain wacky-cuckoo (highlighted in yellow).

                             

                            War and violence run in our blood. We are a proud warmongers. Peace has no place in this great nation. We Americans live by the sword. We rose by the guns. That's what we are. Mean will inherit the Earth. And that's the way it is. GWB surely knew how to appeal to American psyche, and that's why he is beloved by tens of millions of Americans. We are warlike people and the rest of the world should deal with it.

                            Abolish welfare. True American does not rely on anybody. That's the American way. You are an island and that's the rugged American individualism. Greed and the law of jungle are the driving force behind our great nation. Screw poor people. Let them rot and die on the streets while hardworking Americans help themselves. And we should spread our American objectivism to the world, no matter if they like it or not.

                            Abolish public education. College is the tool of liberal devil-worshippers. Education is overrated. We don't need a lot of college graduates. Maybe we can round up all the scientists and lock them up in Long Island or something, making them social untouchables. Evolution has no place in American education system. We should teach young earth creationism and spread the idea around the world. And we need to abolish the nonsense like the separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers were the new apostles of Lord Jesus Christ. Let the Bible the center of all the thinking process. Who needs to conserve the nature? Jesus will take care of everything. 

                            God bless America indeed. Truly.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: April 25, 2013, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                              Abolish the taxes on lottery wins and abolish the good cause, keep the money in the circle of players and organizers.