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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 7:23 PM
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: 1 hour ago (5:43 PM) T2... you are welcome to be reckless to self while not harmful to others. However, if in so doing you harm yourself then no one else should be required to pay for the ill consequences. ......... But we all know the big gov lib does not really believe it. He has already said Gov should regulate me, repeatedly Obama drama aka Mayor McCheese just another busted fraud

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...