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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:38 AM
Please furnish proof that your assertions are true. Do not tell me to "look it up", I know you are full of bull excrement. Proof, or shut up.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:25 AM
evie,
I was replying to henryagincourt, I do not know why it took so long and got so far down the page.
I know it looks like I was answering waynesteapartyworld, but I wasn't.

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...