Monday, May 31, 2010

gambling nonsense

Saw two people playing scratch-offs at the cafe today. Oftentimes it is the same people with serious scratch off addictions. They come from most walks of life in this area. Usually older (25+) and just as hopeful as when they first played. The lottery was supposed to bring tons of money for education in NC yet the budgets got cut. Granted they fired teaching assistants, not degreed teachers but heh, the less staff, the more stress, the poorer performance of teacher, then student.
Those doldrums are mireful and lacking. People's gambling addictions are surprising and prevalent. And the ones I see are the only ones to make their play public. Many spend time busily scratching in their cars. Not a day passes I am out and about at a convenience store that someone is not playing or buying or cashing a lottery, scratch-off ticket. That the gov't sponsors this form of 50%+ house edge over other forms with 5% of less edges. Each still ends up with all the money. Just a question of how much entertainment you're buying. As usual the gov't offers a raw deal with significantly less entertainment. Give me a break.
Business opporunities (not mlm) would be better served. Seems no one wants to rock that boat as they are involved, have previously been involved, or know someone who is. Real business opportunities that sell something besides hope, could really flourish with ineffciencies and regulations of government removed. Enough of this, on to the rocks!

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