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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

Carolyn258 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:03 AM
Happy Jake -- Are you aware that the "morning after" pill is being given out by school nurses to teen girls? And I don't think parental permission is necessary. 'tis a horror...
evie10 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:58 AM
In some colleges - the "morning after" pills are available via vending machine. Brave new world indeed.

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...