jist can't beat the geverment ... they don' give an' take away --- they jist
take away. It jist ain't fair --- there's a lad by the name of Mike Lee ---
who, 'cause he's a victim of gambling --- puts himself on the B.C. Geverment
Lottery "Self-Exclusion List" back in '07 --- of "his own free
will" he said, he signed an agreement with the geverment Numbers-Game people
under which he swears off gamblin' with the geverment --- the Agreement says
he'll be kicked out if he tries to bet with the gevernment --- 'cause he has
a "gambling problem" just like Jack Johnson was kicked out of the
Empress Hotel in Victoria 'cause he had a bein' black problem ... and he could
be fined $5,000 (after due process and lawyers' fees) and --- anything he won'd
be confiscated -- that no winnings part, I think, was in real small print. But
then, a few days later, Mike sneaked into a geverment casino and blew a stack
of money ---- nobody stopped him --- not the big strong security lads wandering
around nor the good-lookin' clerks collecting his money. And this happened time
after time for three years ... he and his family blew a ton of money. Then,
six months ago, Mike "won" $42,300. And the B.C. gevernment had the
nerve --- the nerve - to say "We're keepin' the money 'cause you're on
the Self-Exclusion List." OH THE HUMANITY!!! --- it's unfair --- it's unconstutonl
--- the ordinary joe don't have any rights.
Mike gambled with the B.C. government since then?
I don't think so 'cause he's scared of gettin' fined $5,000 and embarrassed
by being identified --- ya' know the gevernment have it in for him now cause
he's tryin' to exercise his constutonal rights --- it's like livin' under the
Dear Leader in North Korea. He can't afford the fine --- and he's a proud man.
any of his buddies who are on the List been gambling with the government since
he told them what happened to him?
would I know? There's 6,600 people have signed onto the Self-Exclusion List.
And, anyway, the gevernment have pictures of every one of them 6,600 victims
of gamblin' --- and all those big muscular security guys are supposed ta' stay
up half the night memorizin' every one of 'em. And --- I understand the gevernment's
promised (back 15 years ago mind you) to bring in facial recognition cameras
(that'll cost $1,000,000 apiece and be supplied by the owners of B.C. Place).
should know because that which you do not possess --- Common Sense --- should
tell you that no one, who absolutely knows they won't win anything, will
go near the government numbers racket. Give your head a shake. Why does the
Government of British Columbia --- if they really want to prevent gambling addictions
--- need to teach steroided-up dumbos to memorize 6,600 pictures or buy million
dollar gadgets or hand out fines and lawyers' fees. I know, for a fact, that
no gambler has been fined yet. Mike and his buddies and any Self-Exclusion List
victim who's read about this in the newspaper know they can't collect, none
of them is going to gamble in the B.C. Government Numbers Racket --- the chances
of winning are absolutely zero. The word will spread and no one on the list
will lay a bet with the government --- KEEP IT SIMPLE. Can you think of a cheaper --- a better ---
way of enforcing the List. And --- come to think of it --- anyone who's gambled
away money that belongs to someone else should be put on the List. Whoever wrote
this No-Winnings-Clause into the Self-Exclusion Agreement should be appointed
head bureaucrat of B.C. and paid $10,000,000 a year and awarded the Order of
Canada with Oak Clusters.
do you think this genius bureaucrat is now Gabe?
the B.C. Minister of Finance, Colin Hansen (who still believes in the Tooth
Fairy and Trickle-Down Economics), knows the B.C. Government isn't really trying to cut down on problem
gamblers --- just the opposite --- how much does the government make on these
unfortunates out of the numbers racket? As we speak, B.C. earns $2.52 billion from gambling --- B.C.'s total revenues are only $39.2 billion --- Without problem gamblers, the B.C. government would have to get into something else --- maybe the girlies business. What's the furthest, ugliest wettest, most remote location in B.C.
serviced by dog team every five years --- that's where they've sent the genius
who put the No-Winnings Clause in the Agreement. Now all the B.C. Government
has to figure out is how to get rid of the No Winnings Clause.