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Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 Wednesday, June 06, 2012 ---
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Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 Wednesday, June 06, 2012 ---
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Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 Friday, December 16, 2011 ---
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Back in 1877, Crowfoot was the leader of the Blackfoot --- the most feared native tribe in western North America. Tuesday, November 01, 2011 ---
"...everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler..."
Albert Einstein

Gabriel Dumont --- the Fidel Castro of Western Canada --- Riel stopped him --- otherwise Western Canada would be ruled by the Metis

09-Sep-10

Ya' 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.

Has Mike gambled with the B.C. government since then?

Well, 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.

Have any of his buddies who are on the List been gambling with the government since he told them what happened to him?

How 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).

You 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.

Where do you think this genius bureaucrat is now Gabe?

Even 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.


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