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NAACP Demands End to Lotto Because It's Racist
Breitbart.com ^ | 06/27/2012 | KDAF-Dallas Unattributed

Posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT by Silentgypsy

Juanita Wallace, the president of the NAACP Dallas Chapter: “It’s the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”

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KEYWORDS: lotto; naacp; racism; taxonstupid
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To: Silentgypsy

Actually, this is the first time in a long time that I’ve agreed with something the NAACP said. I have no objection to gambling, but the government absolutely should not be in the business of promoting it.

Furthermore, the state lottery organizations generally become bloated beauraracies whose main mission is to sustain themselves. Only a small fraction of their revenues find their way back into useful projects. A huge percentage of state lottery budgets goes back into advertising and promotion. And unlike private casinos, who advertise the fun and excitement of the experience but never imply that you’re going to win, government run lotteries run advertisements that border on fraud in the way they practically promise that you will win.

Gambling is a business that the government ought to be policing, not running.


51 posted on 06/30/2012 12:08:47 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: Silentgypsy

Actually, this is the first time in a long time that I’ve agreed with something the NAACP said. I have no objection to gambling, but the government absolutely should not be in the business of promoting it.

Furthermore, the state lottery organizations generally become bloated beauraracies whose main mission is to sustain themselves. Only a small fraction of their revenues find their way back into useful projects. A huge percentage of state lottery budgets goes back into advertising and promotion. And unlike private casinos, who advertise the fun and excitement of the experience but never imply that you’re going to win, government run lotteries run advertisements that border on fraud in the way they practically promise that you will win.

Gambling is a business that the government ought to be policing, not running.


52 posted on 06/30/2012 12:08:55 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: all the best
If they had paid attention in school, they would have learned a little bit about odds and percentages and other useless stuff.

Isn't it odd that when GAMBLING was made LEGAL, they told us it was 'for the chilluns'?

That gambling would provide MORE THAN ENOUGH MONEY for SCHOOLS ?

Yet, schools have gotten worse. Wonder where all that money goes ?

53 posted on 06/30/2012 12:13:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Silentgypsy

Under the Roberts Doctrine, the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.


54 posted on 06/30/2012 12:15:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RoosterRedux
but the fault of those leaders in the Black community who have indoctrinated their followers to believe that there’s a way to get rich without having to work for it.

Well, it works pretty well for Sharpton and Jackson, and Obama.

55 posted on 06/30/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Silentgypsy

I demand an end to the NAACP because it is blatanlty and purely racist to the core.


56 posted on 06/30/2012 12:19:53 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: UCANSEE2
Well, it works pretty well for Sharpton and Jackson, and Obama.

It does indeed...to the eternal detriment of the people they pretend to care about.

57 posted on 06/30/2012 12:20:23 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Silentgypsy
how about simply not letting blacks but lotto tickets??? problem solved
58 posted on 06/30/2012 12:22:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Silentgypsy

Heard about this during the week. I used to play the $2.00 “Break the Bank” scratch off tickets and had several $20.00 - $400.00 winners. Once the winners dropped off, I quit. I still buy one or two tickets on new games and see if they may be something to try again.


59 posted on 06/30/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Then how come I’ve never won the lottery? I’m a white chick and still have not won!


60 posted on 06/30/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: DIRTYSECRET

3.) The liberatarian in me suggests that anyone who wants to run a lottery be allowed to do so.


61 posted on 06/30/2012 12:40:53 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Silentgypsy

Wassa matta, Juanita? Yo constituency not able to throw some change yo NAACP way because they too busy playin the numbas?


62 posted on 06/30/2012 12:43:56 PM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: American in Israel

If they are too dumb to understand the odds, they are too stupid to actually have control over any money. Take it from them and give it to rich people who can make something from it.


63 posted on 06/30/2012 12:45:21 PM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Silentgypsy

Think of it as Stimulus money Juanita. Every week or so tens of millions of dollars are pumped into the economy.


64 posted on 06/30/2012 12:56:25 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

On the surface, that’s a really good idea. But you don’t need a lottery to gather money from a neighborhood to return money back to the neighborhood (after someone takes a cut for “administration costs”). You just need an organizer to do the job. Dare I suggest a “community organizer”?

Truth be known, the lottery isn’t the problem. It’s just a symptom of the problem. The problem is that we have taught generations of people of all races that they can get something for nothing.

At least once per semester, I ask my classes whether any of them would like to be a millionaire. I then show them how they can use the same amount of money as most Texans waste on lottery tickets and grow it into a million dollars over their projected lifespan. And I’m lucky if one student per year actually gets excited by the idea. Most aren’t willing to look that far forward.


65 posted on 06/30/2012 12:57:31 PM PDT by Stegall Tx (Living off your tax dollars can be kinda fun, but not terribly profitable.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Headline:

Roberts' Court OKs new law
It's Law! Every Tenth Lotto Jackpot Must Go To Black
Congressional Black Caucus legislation was given little chance but. . . .

66 posted on 06/30/2012 12:59:28 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

-—Lotteries are for the mathematically-impaired.-—

C’mon man, spending a couple bucks a week on the lottery is the only thing left of the American Dream.


67 posted on 06/30/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Silentgypsy
it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”

They are paying for the daydream. Let them have this small pleasure.

68 posted on 06/30/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Silentgypsy
Years ago, when I was in grade school, I'd get off the bus and turn on the radio to hear my favorite kids programs (Jack Armstrong, Tom Mix, etc.). Every day there would be a few minutes of news, and part of the news was the race results at the Laurel Race Track (Laurel, MD). I just accepted it as part of the news. Only years later did I learn that those race results determined the "number" for the day in the local numbers racket. I don't know the formula, but that doesn't matter. Those who needed to know, did know.
69 posted on 06/30/2012 1:09:01 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Silentgypsy

It is not the poor, its a tax on the math challenged. Just happens that math challenged people are often poor.


70 posted on 06/30/2012 1:11:06 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Terry Mross

There is also “stupidism.”

Of course, Mother Nature is the original “stupidist.”


71 posted on 06/30/2012 1:14:39 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Silentgypsy.


72 posted on 06/30/2012 1:18:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Silentgypsy

It is a tax on poor, dumb people for being poor and dumb. But I don’t think the poor dumb people who buy fistfuls of lottery tickets every week will appreciate being told by their “leaders” what is good for them.


73 posted on 06/30/2012 1:24:10 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Silentgypsy

And End to Lotto...cause it is RACIST!??? My god...I thought those were AMISH buying them...


74 posted on 06/30/2012 1:27:49 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Silentgypsy

View all of these slides and then let me know what you notice about them. Sorry about the ad, but it’s only 15 seconds or so. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-thunderstorms-knock-out-power-across-region-leaving-2-dead/2012/06/30/gJQAsw5jDW_gallery.html#photo=1


75 posted on 06/30/2012 1:29:41 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Silentgypsy
It’s the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”

It isn't racist...but it is a tax on people poor at math.

76 posted on 06/30/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I remember a local race hustler here in Atlanta bleating a similar thing last year, saying how unfair it is that it’s mostly middle class white kids benefiting from the Hope Scholarship. Called it “Bankhead paying for Buckhead”. Except instead of ending the state lotto, he wanted the money to go to low income community development (which, presumably, would be oversaw by “community leaders” like himself)....


77 posted on 06/30/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Silentgypsy

I play the lotto. I am white. How do they relegate that?


78 posted on 06/30/2012 2:13:42 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Silentgypsy

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-02-11/news/mn-22874_1_statewide-lottery

Lottery ‘Undignified’ Way to Raise Revenue—Reagan
February 11, 1986|From a Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — President Reagan said Monday that he is “sorry” California has adopted a statewide lottery, calling it “a little bit undignified” for a state to rely on gambling as a means of raising revenue.

“I don’t exactly like the idea of government engaging in gambling,” Reagan said at a luncheon with regional editors and broadcasters when asked about the increasing number of states adopting lotteries to raise money for education and other purposes. California voters approved a lottery in November, 1984.

Reagan noted that a lottery had been discussed when he was governor of California from 1967 to 1975, and suggested that he opposed the idea then as well.

“Call me a prude if you want to,” he said, “but I just think there’s something a little bit undignified in appealing to people’s desire to gamble (for a state) to raise its revenues.”

Reagan, who has generally opposed federal tax increases, said states “ought to be able to raise (revenues) the legitimate way.”


79 posted on 06/30/2012 2:25:09 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Silentgypsy

When members of the NAACP hit the lotto they act just like Obama when he won the Presidency.

They try to spend it all at one time.


80 posted on 06/30/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Silentgypsy
Quotas -- man -- Quotas

The dam lottery is prejudiced. We need Quotas to make it fair.

81 posted on 06/30/2012 2:33:57 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Silentgypsy

Another name for state run lotteries is “The Stupid Tax.” However, unlike Obamacare, it’s completely voluntary.

Mark


82 posted on 06/30/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: CaptainMorgantown
I have no objection to gambling, but the government absolutely should not be in the business of promoting it.

Gambling is a business that the government ought to be policing, not running.

The state of Kansas actually runs the non-Indian casinos in the state, and they also "partner" with the liquor stores, and have some of the very dumbest laws ever. For instance, a liquor store is banned, by law, from selling anything other than liquor. Meaning you can't buy a soda, or mixer, or a lemon or lime, or salt, or a shot glass, or swizzle-sticks, or a cork-screw at a liquor store. So every liquor store that wants to sell any accessories must have a separate store, complete with a separate entrance and registers, to sell them.

Mark

83 posted on 06/30/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Lotteries are a tax on those who don’t understand statistics


84 posted on 06/30/2012 3:02:29 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

“Lotteries are a tax on those who don’t understand statistics.”

Lotteries are a tax on those who don’t understand probability. Statistics have nothing to do with it.


85 posted on 06/30/2012 3:21:13 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Stegall Tx

If it’s a choice between doing people a favor without them knowing, or trying to teach them to be smarter, I will always choose the former option.

I think of lottery tickets as much like the good old days of sharecropping. Landowners would dutifully obey the law at the end of the harvest, and offer their sharecroppers a legal bank check of the full amount they were owed, typically around $200. But then they would bring out an old hat filled with shiny nickels and offer that to the sharecroppers in lieu of that dull looking piece of paper with scribbles on it.

Invariably they would choose the old hat.


86 posted on 06/30/2012 3:23:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Silentgypsy

Math is raaaacis.


87 posted on 06/30/2012 3:26:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Lotteries are for the mathematically-impaired.

My boss told me that once. I said the odds were infinitely better than getting rich working for him.

88 posted on 06/30/2012 3:40:24 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: newzjunkey

Indeed. Then too is the argument against governments running 1 dollar casinos.


89 posted on 06/30/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: ConorMacNessa
nothing but a tax on the mathematically challenged.

That is precisely what my husband said many years ago lol!

90 posted on 06/30/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: cripplecreek

Precisely!


91 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Sounds good to me. I hate being excluded.


92 posted on 06/30/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: EGPWS

Wholehearted agreement!


93 posted on 06/30/2012 5:22:03 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

My concern is that you might be correct.


94 posted on 06/30/2012 5:30:01 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t understand it either.


95 posted on 06/30/2012 5:31:40 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Silentgypsy

By the same ahem logic, they should stop selling snack food because the fattest percentage of the public is the bottom third in income.


96 posted on 06/30/2012 5:34:58 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Slings and Arrows

“...lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.” Exactly what my husband has said all along.


97 posted on 06/30/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I’ve been reading Thomas Sowell’s book (”Black Rednecks and White Liberals”) and he elucidated the facts about the superior schools with a majority of black pupils in Washington D.C. I only studied probability as a postgrad. We need more mentors for our kids.


98 posted on 06/30/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Stegall Tx

Thank you for teaching!


99 posted on 06/30/2012 5:47:28 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: driftless2

There was a series on TV named “Timecop” about a person from the future who travelled back in time to apprehend criminals. He stated that junk food was outlawed in 2025. A complete nightmare!


100 posted on 06/30/2012 5:58:07 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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