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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

None1257 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:48 AM
How many of these people who do use steroids, are completely unaware of the potential downside of using the stuff? As for steroids, if they were allowed, and "if" they do make you better than anyone else who participates in that sport, wouldn't just about all the other people who that person competes against, do the same thing?

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...