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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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2 weeks 1 day 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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2 weeks 10 hours 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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2 weeks 1 day 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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2 weeks 2 days ago

IMHO, It is a Mega Negative. Pardon the pun to the Lottery industry about the Mega Million Winnings ๐Ÿคฃ Since chance of winning it are less than dying right now from a car running you over.
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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.
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2 weeks 2 days 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.
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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.
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2 weeks 1 day 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.
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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
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2 weeks 1 day 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.
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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
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2 weeks 1 day 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
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"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
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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"
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2 weeks 22 hours ago
From โ€œDiplomaismโ€ (1971) by David Hapgood

https://europeanamerican.university/amos-bronson-alcott-centre-for-educational-research/some-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.
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2 weeks 14 hours 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
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2 weeks 14 hours 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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