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Would eliminating minimum wage laws effect lottery ticket sales?

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Posted: November 30, 2013, 7:56 am - IP Logged

I dont see why it would.

I see people collect carts full of redeemable bottles (presumabley unemployed, possibly homeless)

They then get a couple of 10 dollar scratch-offs.  I don't see them complaining about minimum wage and the effect it has on their lottery purchases.

LOL but you do hear the complaining when you cant spare a dime to give them

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    Posted: November 30, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

    Oh we cool Coin Toss!  Just don't correct my spelling or ill figure your an elementary school substitute teacher holding a grudge for 57 yearsLOL

    I bet you got some great Vegas stories to tell.  How long ago did you work at the casino's?  Ive been to Vegas several times and love it.  I can understand how Tiger Woods got into trouble.  Nothing like the <snip>tail watresses in Vegas!  Ive seen so many old codgers putting several hundred dollar bills into the machines but won't tip the watresses even 1 dollar.  Give a gal a 5 buck even and they will bring you a gallon of drinks quick and thats just for starters muhaha!Big Grin

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    veganlife125,

    I worked in Vegas from 1977 to 1993, caught the very tail end of 'the old days', then worked on river boat casinos from 1993 to 1998.

    Yeah, it's true about the old codgers and others that bet big but are stiffs.

    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: December 2, 2013, 11:21 am - IP Logged

      Interesting question, I have no idea though...

      "I have no idea"

      Wow, what a shock.

      Who woulda guessed...

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        Posted: December 2, 2013, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

        "I have no idea"

        Wow, what a shock.

        Who woulda guessed...

        I was going to suggest he make that his signature.

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          Posted: December 3, 2013, 4:36 am - IP Logged

          I was going to suggest he make that his signature.

          That would be fitting, Mike, but it might overshadow the "Official Junior Police Force!" signature he has now, LOL.

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            Posted: December 3, 2013, 9:33 am - IP Logged

            Unions have organized a one day strike for fast food workers this week across the country to have the minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.  What do you think?  Would you cross the picket lines at Mcdonald's, Taco bell, ect?

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              Posted: December 3, 2013, 9:41 am - IP Logged

              Unions have organized a one day strike for fast food workers this week across the country to have the minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.  What do you think?  Would you cross the picket lines at Mcdonald's, Taco bell, ect?

              If raising their wages to $15 an hour is a good thing...

              Then raising their wages to $30 an hour would have to be a great thing!

              Unions always have such great ideas.

              I mean, just look at how they've helped Detroit.

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                Posted: December 3, 2013, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                If raising their wages to $15 an hour is a good thing...

                Then raising their wages to $30 an hour would have to be a great thing!

                Unions always have such great ideas.

                I mean, just look at how they've helped Detroit.

                I Agree! 

                I am from a union family and hate what happened in Detroit. I think that was criminal. I wonder if they do it in other states, raid the pension funds.

                But I am for raising the minimum wage. I think its about time. They're not asking for $15 or $30, just a little above the current rate. I also think it will end the free money from the Feds. It will hike inflation which the Feds are waiting to see. We cannot live on 0% interests forever. Its crushing the savers. Finally, it will force Washington to cut spending. Theres no other way around it. CUT SPENDING NOW!


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                  Posted: December 3, 2013, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Australia's minimum wage is $16.37 per hour and lottery ticket sales are very healthy there, as well as a whole lot of other gambling.  Aussies bet on anything that moves: athletes, horses, dogs, cane toads, etc.  All legal.  I read somewhere that Australia has the highest rate of gambling in the world.

                  What about kangaroos?


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                    Posted: December 3, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                    LOL but you do hear the complaining when you cant spare a dime to give them

                    Spare a dime!?

                    The last panhandler that approached me asked me for TWO BUCKS!!!

                    Can you believe that?  Man talk about inflation!

                    I was like, "nah man, I just spent all my money on lotto tickets and booze"


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                      Posted: December 3, 2013, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                      Unions have organized a one day strike for fast food workers this week across the country to have the minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.  What do you think?  Would you cross the picket lines at Mcdonald's, Taco bell, ect?

                      Interesting question, I have no idea though...

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                        Posted: December 4, 2013, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                        Spare a dime!?

                        The last panhandler that approached me asked me for TWO BUCKS!!!

                        Can you believe that?  Man talk about inflation!

                        I was like, "nah man, I just spent all my money on lotto tickets and booze"

                         Maybe he wanted to buy a MM w/ megaplier. Some of them are smart.

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                          Posted: December 5, 2013, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Simple answer is no. People gamble rich or poor.

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                            Posted: December 5, 2013, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                            Simple answer is no. People gamble rich or poor.

                            That's it in a nutshell, spartan.

                            Ain't no gettin' around it.

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                              Posted: December 5, 2013, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                              Australia's minimum wage is $16.37 per hour and lottery ticket sales are very healthy there, as well as a whole lot of other gambling.  Aussies bet on anything that moves: athletes, horses, dogs, cane toads, etc.  All legal.  I read somewhere that Australia has the highest rate of gambling in the world.

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