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Posted On: 2019-01-05 14:27:40
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Is Lottery a positive or negative?

What do you think about Lottery? Does it benefit the society because some of the funds goto Public education or does it harm the society since it wastes the Money of 99.9999% of the People based on a false hope? Keeping in mind as well noted in attached Video, most sales with Lottery have actually seen a reduction in Money going to Public Education!
Simply put: what would Jesus say and do about Lottery?

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Flipper


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It’s state sponsored gambling. A private lotto would be better, but the mafia, etc, government that is, doesn’t like competition. To the extent it reduces other taxes it’s OK.
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SmartNovelty


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This Answer has been blocked due to being Reported as Abusive or SPAM by members!
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ThomatOurStore


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The lottery is a Democrat phenomenon. Conservatives work for their money.
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dakotajohnathan


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3 months 3 weeks ago

It is negative because it is just one time. The lottery cannot help us in a long term journey of our life. The rich dont trust on lotteries, they just trust on the hardwork they have to for success. There is no substitute to hardwork and hence we had to work to gain. There is well said that "NO PAIN NO GAIN".
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xluxhomes


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4 months 21 hours ago

Until you meet someone personally that won the lottery.Best to consider it scam.
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blackunited


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4 months 2 days ago

lottery is a legal scam run by corporations to milk the public. The measly funds they put back into good causes is occupational costs.
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centarsko


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5 months 1 week ago

Lottery is positive fo me for all other meybe not Lottery is positive
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Faxonly 4 months 4 weeks ago

did you actually read this question! The question is really beyond whether you win Lottery
or not, but whether it is the right thing to fund your Higher eduction with Lottery sales,
as is the argument used in USA to promote Lottery, or whether we should not depend College
education to sale of Lottery but to instead fund higher education from general Taxation as
they do in Germany, Sweden, etc, where college education is Free vs $100,000+ in USA where
it is funded by Lottery sales.


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Ilyas96


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5 months 1 week ago

negative, You never win and it becomes a habit through time.
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chicagopixels


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5 months 1 week ago

Depends what your win to spend ratio is! The less you spend and the more you win the better!
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mmerlinn 5 months 1 week ago

Pixie, and HOW does one improve the win/spend ratio in an entity that is stacked against
you?

chicagopixels 5 months 1 week ago

15 Ways to Improve Your Chances in Gambling
https://www.gamblingsites.com/blog/15-ways-to-improve-your-chances-in-gambling-14001/


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MobileSlotSites


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5 months 2 weeks ago

Well... I spent huge amounts ($150 a month) on lottery tickets? Do I win anything? Probably not. But I can tell you why I do it.. Simply because of the fact that there is a tiny chance of me becoming a millionaire and I finally can afford a Lamborghini.
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Astonlimoservice


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5 months 2 weeks ago

It is neither. Gambling is a problem and casino always win
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leon420


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5 months 3 weeks ago

its a game of luck my dear friend don't waste your time and money
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kyrakim


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6 months 1 day ago

In my personal opinion there is no good or bad. Gambling actual gives people hope and try their luck of getting fast money.Some make it but most of the people do not make it the probability is very low to win in gambling. Occasions gambling in buying a sweep ticket will cause no harm
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mmerlinn 5 months 4 weeks ago

Anything that encourages getting something for nothing is harmful.


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vtube


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6 months 1 week ago

It depends how you look at it, If you win you look positive and play again because want more, but if you louse you look at it negative
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sarah 6 months 1 week ago

That is obvious. The deeper question that OP is asking, is whether it is appropo to argue
for Lottery as the basis for funding Public education which has been its key argument and
selling point in US. Or whether we should fund Colleges via general Taxation and make them
free for Taxes people pay, as they do in most of European countries?


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alexisb


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6 months 1 week ago

The lottery is a waste of time and money. You have a better chance with investing your money in stocks.
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mmerlinn 6 months 1 week ago

Alexis, for once you are correct. Too bad Anoox has banned me from giving you a thumbs up.

kristofferfable 6 months 1 day ago

I agree so much lol. Put your money under the couch and wait...

jessica_sol 6 months 17 hours ago

Anoox does not "ban you from giving you a thumbs up". You can be banned by too many other
members reporting you as have done something bad such as having posted non-sense, fake,
etc..

mmerlinn 6 months 16 hours ago

Jessy, if Anoox does not ban people from giving a thumbs up, then WHY can't I give Alexis
a thumbs up?

jessica_sol 6 months 35 minutes ago

As I said if too many members here dis-like you for having said Rubbish, non-sense etc. as
a Republican lunatic which you have proven yourself to be on case after case, then if too
many people Vote you down this way, then I think your rights here are restricted compared
to the Good people who deal with facts.

mmerlinn 4 months 13 hours ago

Jessy, since I am not a Republican and I don't bay at the moon, I must assume that either
you are nuts or you misposted this here that was for someone else.


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jiyan


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6 months 1 week ago

This Answer has been blocked due to being Reported as Abusive or SPAM by members!
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mmerlinn 6 months 1 week ago

Why won't Anoox let me report this as spam, nonsense, or something else?

Reporter 6 months 1 week ago

Whats the matter you do not have the brain to hold your Mouse over the Report and click!

sarah 6 months 1 week ago

To pjiyan from Turkey, this is an English based Question, so you need to post answers in
English. If you want to have a discussion in Turkish, go ahead start one. Thanks to Anoox
you can do to so easily in many diff languages. So dont SPAM us with Turkish in an English
based conversation.

sarah 6 months 1 week ago

To mmerlinn, poor Anoox that gets complains and whines from old greasers like you that
cant even click on a button! Really cant you hold your Mouse over a Like button or a
Report button and click like Millions here do every day, such as me and Reporter have done
to jiyan message!

mmerlinn 6 months 1 week ago

Deporter & Silly Sally, just because you don't know how to click does not mean I don't
know how. If you would wake up you MIGHT notice that I have many times reported posts for
various reasons. For some reason Anoox has banned me from reporting nonsense as above.


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arcapers


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6 months 2 weeks ago

It is positive if you use it wisely or if it's in the correct hand
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mmerlinn 6 months 2 weeks ago

How in hell can anyone use anything wisely when the odds are stacked against you?

sarah 6 months 1 week ago

Yes, that is True. It is an Oxymoron to say that you can play the Lottery wisely.


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nursingwritings


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This Answer has been blocked due to being Reported as Abusive or SPAM by members!
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dmckenzie86 7 months 6 days ago

I agree @nursingwritings. It all comes down to what the individual feels. I sometimes like
to gamble and play a scratch game....or two...lol. I win a little here and there, but I
keep in mind that it is just that.......a game.

mmerlinn 7 months 6 days ago

Nurse: "This life is short and we should always do what make us happy."

BULLPUCKY.

According to this quote of yours it is OK for one to KILL someone, AS LONG AS ONE IS
HAPPY. Since WHEN does YOUR happiness trump the happiness of others?

RealTime 7 months 5 days ago

I think the issues is not that "Is Lottery a positive or negative" on itself, that can be
debated. But that as the John Oliver Video states the reason given for it by the states
that offer is that it is a source of funding public education in USA, and that is Bull
S***, just another BS of right-wing Media om US. Because college education is costing an
insane $100K per Year putting Millions of Americans in Debt for most of their lives, in
fact a recent report put the College debt at a stunning

RealTime 7 months 5 days ago

$1.5 Trillion, right after Home mortgages.
Meanwhile, in Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, etc. where they fund College education
via the Taxes their people pay, people in these Countries go to College FREE for Taxes
they pay. And this is on top of healthcare that they get FREE for Taxes they pay, because
they operate these essential services on Socialized basis. But us Americans, under Good
Cop Bad Cop Con Job of Republicans and Dems get NONE of these social services and instead
the bastard

RealTime 7 months 5 days ago

Republicans and Dems and Wall Street Billionaire Cabal that makes these FAKE Parties
possible, they have gotten us American people paying same Taxes but we get none of these
social services for our Taxes and instead our Taxes are wasted on War after War and a
Gargantuan Military. Such as us poorer American People giving $200 Bill in Free Military
to Richer European Union, aka NATO. And to add insult to injury they tell us buy Lottery
to finance College education. And Americans falls for this :(


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Peterf62


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7 months 2 weeks ago

its gambling so dont get caught up in it, play when it feels right
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rich666


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To me it is fun to hear the bells and watching all kind of folks doing it. Some are winning but most are losing. It is both + and N. Each person must choose who much to play to lose are win
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Reporter 7 months 3 weeks ago

Well yes Lottery is fine, one can make the argument for some Gambling being fun. But the
other issue that this post raises, is that is using the excuse of Funding Public schools
via Lottery Money fine? As being done in USA. The answer to which is clearly NOT, as
Public schools should be funded via general Taxation and operated on Socialized basis as
they are in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, etc. were People can go to College FREE for
Taxes they pay while same College can cost $100K+ in USA!

mmerlinn 7 months 2 weeks ago

Anyone STUPID enough to pay $100,000 for college without a GUARANTEED high income job on
graduation belongs in the nuthouse.


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amin0411


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It has some potential benefits but its potential harm to the society is more remarkable. It makes people lazy. It makes people skip jobs because they become addicted to "winning" money other than "earning" money. Once people believe in winning money rather earning money the social effect becomes catastrophic.
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James2314 6 months 2 weeks ago

"You are very happy when you win, but you are very upset, discouraged, nervous and
depressed when you loose. Do not get addicted to it".


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Claymek


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8 months 1 week ago

Lottery is gambling and it is against God's word. It also in most cases causes individuals and families money losses they cannot afford.
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mmerlinn 8 months 1 week ago

You say it is against God's Word, but you give no references to back up your assertion, so
HOW do we know that you are not lying?


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newlandnegoce


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Lottery is not positive for christian, because when you are a lottery player, you become dependant and is not good for your faith.
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thistletex


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8 months 1 week ago

I have no objection to the lottery, moral or otherwise, but that's just my opinion. It's only when gambling becomes an obsession that it becomes a moral issue.
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AlexandraGusinsky


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8 months 1 week ago

I think so All the way its negative. It becomes you a wired person. Its just a a addiction nothing else. and its destroying societies people.
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mmerlinn


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8 months 1 week ago

Negative all the way.

It encourages GREED thereby being SELFISH. Selfishness encourages depression making things worse.

Jesus noted that it is better to give than to get. Gambling is all about getting something for nothing.

Here are two links about the difference between getting and giving:

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/the-joy-of-giving.html
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-giving-is-good-for-your-health/

Bottom line is that Jesus would condemn gambling.
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robertp 8 months 1 week ago

The bible does not condemn gambling, it condemns letting it get it's hooks in you, for
coveting, for gambling away the family food and rent money, etc. Otherwise churches would
be doing the work of the devil with their gifting exchanges, door prizes, raffles,
lotteries and casino nights. It's what you do with any winnings, not winning itself that
matters. Jesus would condemn harmful gambling, not the low wage worker hoping to provide
a better life for the family by buying a lottery ticket.


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Reporter


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8 months 1 week ago

1st, I think Government should not be in the Gambling business.
2nd, I think Jesus would not look favorably on People spending playing the lottery.
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Fardoush


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IMHO, It is a Mega Negative. Pardon the pun to the Lottery industry about the Mega Million Winnings 🤣 Since chance of winning it are less than dying right now from a car running you over.
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Yes2goodideas 8 months 2 weeks ago

Yes, I think so too. But in fact main reason behind lottery is that it is used to fund
schools, but in Germany, France, Sweden, etc. they have totally Free College education and
the best Universities in the World too, and they fund it all via general Taxation, of
specially rich people and big corporations and do not do it via false hope that you can
become a Mega Millionaire.

robertp 8 months 2 weeks ago

While the lottery is a negative expectation game, it is a positive for helping to keep the
lid on the societal garbage can. Why revolt if you can be a member of the elite after the
next draw. Clearly the lottery does create hundreds of new millionaires every year, ask
those winners if their investment was worth it.

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

Yes, there is Truth to saying that the Lottery is some sort of social drug to "help to
keep the lid on the societal garbage can", which of course implies that the forces behind
the Lottery think of the people who play the Lottery to be garbage. But more to the point
why are we fixated as a nation on a few becoming millionaires, even though 99.9999% are
losing to make the few millionaires.

robertp 8 months 1 week ago

It's the utility value of money. A million people wandering around with a dollar versus a
customer at your business with a million dollars burning a hole in their pocket.
Personally I think the lottery prize sizes have gotten out of hand, but like everything
else the government touches what should be improving life is squandered. I'd like to see
lower odds lotteries with prizes in the two to five million dollar range that offer
annuities that don't pay out principal so they last forever.

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

I agree with your 1st point that: the lottery prize sizes have gotten out of hand. About
your 2nd point that: everything else the government touches gets worse. This is the Con
Job that the right-wing Cabal behind stealing our Taxes & government been playing on USA.
After all, in Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc. their Governments gives People Free
College Education, Free Healthcare, for the Taxes that they pay, just like we pay Taxes
and get nothing for it but War and a Gargantuan

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

Military. Which Military BTW that same republicans and neo-cons love, is a 100% Government
run and funded operation. So back to the Lottery, we are/were told the main reason behind
it is that it will fund Public education, but as noted in the Video and by examples of
Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc. far better way to fund Public education is via
general Taxation.

robertp 8 months 1 week ago

Seems like you're confusing the excuse for a lottery with the reason which is to suck up
more tax money from the stupid who don't earn enough to pay regular taxes if any beyond
SS. You said free and paid by taxes in the same line, all just different ways of weighing
the scale. Taxes aren't free and people who don't go to university in Europe are forced
to pay for people who do. Lottery should go to fund scholarships, public education should
be run like it is in Japan. France is imploding taxes

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

Germans pay Taxes and for their Taxes get (Free) Healthcare, College Education, etc.
Social services.
French people pay Taxes and for their Taxes get (Free) Healthcare, College Education,
etc. Social services.
Swedes people pay Taxes and for their Taxes get (Free) Healthcare, College Education,
etc. Social services.
What part of that getting value, aka for Taxes you pay, you do not get? Instead in USA we
have been under the Con Job by Wall Street leading via right-wing Media they control that

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

"nothing is for Free", as if the Taxes we pay are Free! For example my family pays $36,000
on average in total Taxes per Year. And on top of that we have to pay for Healthcare, for
College Education, etc. where in European Countries they get Healthcare, College education
etc (Free) for Taxes they pay. So coming back to this Lottery, the right-wing Cabal behind
screwing US out of our Taxes, by saying that getting Value for our Taxes is "Socialism",
came up with many other ways to screw with us

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

by getting Americans to:
1- Pay insane $100,000+ for College education, again on TOP of the Taxes we pay
2- Told us hey we can find Education via Lottery wining where you can become Mega
Millionares when the Chance of becoming Millionaire via Lottery is less than being hit on
the head with lightening and again as per example of Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc
way to fund Education is via general Taxation

And only in mind of Fox brain washed lunes is "France imploding taxes"

robertp 8 months 1 week ago

From “Diplomaism” (1971) by David Hapgood

https://europeanamerican.university/amos-bronson-alcott-centre-for-educational-research/s
ome-observations-from-diplomaism-by-david-hapgood/

The recent riots in france were over something, what was it?
The snail harvest? Taxes? Bad cheese? Antifreeze in the wine?

If a disciple gave Jesus a scratch off ticket for his birthday I suspect he would likely
sigh and scratch it while ruminating on how his birthday falls on Christmas.

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

1st, France has Riots all the time and that is why it is the Greatest Nation on Earth,
because the Rich in France know they cannot F***K their People as the Rich in USA has,
since the Rich in France know as per French Revolution where the French people cut the
Head of the Rich class, the same can happen to them again.

As for France being Greatest Nation on Earth, consider it is most visited Nation, even
though it is size of Texas!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings

Fardoush 8 months 1 week ago

2nd, it is not just France that offers her Citizens free College education, again FREE for
Taxes they pay, just as we American Pay Taxes; but also Germany, Switzerland, Sweden,
Norway, Denmark, etc. they all do. And do not have the tiny riots France has had.

Back to the Lottery, one can debate whether it is good for Moral of Society or not, I
think it is OK, but it is Bull S***t to say this is how we are going to Fund our Education
and hence College costing insane $100,000+ in USA


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