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RE: The lottery
(05-15-2013 09:44 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  Reminds me of one of my all time favorite sound bites. When speaking of a potential lottery, a preacher on TV said (paraphrased):
Gambling is a sin...Alabama doesn't need an education lottery no more than it needs an education whore house

I laughed
I think he's on to something...

A whore house that has taxes going to paying for Pre-K for all illegitimate children is a brilliant idea. There'd probably be enough money to put them through kindergarten.
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RE: The lottery
(05-15-2013 09:44 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  Reminds me of one of my all time favorite sound bites. When speaking of a potential lottery, a preacher on TV said (paraphrased):
Gambling is a sin...Alabama doesn't need an education lottery no more than it needs an education whore house

I laughed

We will know the state is serious about its anti-gaming passions when the state outlaws the recruitment of athletes from those schools in states that support their programs with gaming funds. As it presently works, about 4/5ths of AU and UA signees are from such schools. Had such a law been in effect the last several years, we would have lost both Heisman Trophy winners, most of our NFL draft choices, and probably all of the 4 BCS NCs won while we were cutting back on per pupil public school funding at the highest amount in the USA.
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RE: The lottery
Powerball rolled over again. Go support the Georgia educational system.
05-16-2013 10:30 AM
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THANK YOU, ALABAMA! 03-razz

$475 million Powerball Saturday, $190 Mega Millions on Friday.
05-16-2013 10:42 AM
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Getting some tickets Friday. Happy to support the Georgia educational system.
05-16-2013 10:45 AM
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(05-16-2013 10:30 AM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Powerball rolled over again. Go support the Georgia educational system.

I support DC fund misappropriation.
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It is a joke all on its own.
05-16-2013 10:50 AM
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(05-15-2013 08:53 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  I'm sure the people of the surrounding contiguous states appreciate the generosity of Alabama folks who help their kids get better schools. In 1997 when B'ham City had one computer per academic department in its high schools, the GA high school I went to work for had one new computer in each classroom, several in each teacher lounge and a dozen or so in the library, and they told me that Baldwin County (Milledgeville) had the most primitive (technologically speaking) set ups in the state.

I don't personally know all the other districts (GA has 159 county systems plus many city systems), but I did see that teachers left for other GA districts at a high rate (20+% per year) and often for better pay and working conditions.

Guess we know how you're going to spend your winnings.
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RE: The lottery
(05-15-2013 10:17 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(05-15-2013 09:44 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  Reminds me of one of my all time favorite sound bites. When speaking of a potential lottery, a preacher on TV said (paraphrased):
Gambling is a sin...Alabama doesn't need an education lottery no more than it needs an education whore house

I laughed

We will know the state is serious about its anti-gaming passions when the state outlaws the recruitment of athletes from those schools in states that support their programs with gaming funds. As it presently works, about 4/5ths of AU and UA signees are from such schools. Had such a law been in effect the last several years, we would have lost both Heisman Trophy winners, most of our NFL draft choices, and probably all of the 4 BCS NCs won while we were cutting back on per pupil public school funding at the highest amount in the USA.

the state outlawing colleges recruiting any students from certain states? i dont even know where to start with this one
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RE: The lottery
(05-16-2013 11:30 AM)Smaug Wrote:  
(05-15-2013 08:53 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  I'm sure the people of the surrounding contiguous states appreciate the generosity of Alabama folks who help their kids get better schools. In 1997 when B'ham City had one computer per academic department in its high schools, the GA high school I went to work for had one new computer in each classroom, several in each teacher lounge and a dozen or so in the library, and they told me that Baldwin County (Milledgeville) had the most primitive (technologically speaking) set ups in the state.

I don't personally know all the other districts (GA has 159 county systems plus many city systems), but I did see that teachers left for other GA districts at a high rate (20+% per year) and often for better pay and working conditions.

Guess we know how you're going to spend your winnings.

During my 2 years working in GA, I played the lottery from time to time but never had more than 2 numbers right. If I should play & win today, I would consider it fair to give some to the B'ham City school district since they supported me and mine for 33 years (1964-1997). It would also be fun to become one of the higher levels of Blazer athletic program support groups too, like my brother. Maybe I could give enough to get a "BAMANBLAZERFAN MEMORIAL TURNSTILE" one day at the new OCS.
05-16-2013 12:21 PM
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Any turnstile with Bama in the name should be used to account for bathroom visitor numbers.
05-16-2013 12:33 PM
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(05-16-2013 12:21 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  I would consider it fair to give some to the B'ham City school district since they supported me and mine for 33 years (1964-1997).

"Supported" you? Weren't they just reimbursing you for services rendered?

I like my employer, and am grateful for employment, but their motives for hiring me weren't altruistic.
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(05-16-2013 12:21 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(05-16-2013 11:30 AM)Smaug Wrote:  
(05-15-2013 08:53 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  I'm sure the people of the surrounding contiguous states appreciate the generosity of Alabama folks who help their kids get better schools. In 1997 when B'ham City had one computer per academic department in its high schools, the GA high school I went to work for had one new computer in each classroom, several in each teacher lounge and a dozen or so in the library, and they told me that Baldwin County (Milledgeville) had the most primitive (technologically speaking) set ups in the state.

I don't personally know all the other districts (GA has 159 county systems plus many city systems), but I did see that teachers left for other GA districts at a high rate (20+% per year) and often for better pay and working conditions.

Guess we know how you're going to spend your winnings.

During my 2 years working in GA, I played the lottery from time to time but never had more than 2 numbers right. If I should play & win today, I would consider it fair to give some to the B'ham City school district since they supported me and mine for 33 years (1964-1997). It would also be fun to become one of the higher levels of Blazer athletic program support groups too, like my brother. Maybe I could give enough to get a "BAMANBLAZERFAN MEMORIAL TURNSTILE" one day at the new OCS.
That's about right.
You rarely have more than two things right per post here too.
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(05-16-2013 01:10 PM)Smaug Wrote:  
(05-16-2013 12:21 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  I would consider it fair to give some to the B'ham City school district since they supported me and mine for 33 years (1964-1997).

"Supported" you? Weren't they just reimbursing you for services rendered?

I like my employer, and am grateful for employment, but their motives for hiring me weren't altruistic.

Well, you're not BnBF, are you?
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Saturday's Powerball has already been pushed to $550 million due to the ticket sales surge. A Powerball official being interviewed on the local 9 p.m. news here in Des Moines says it could top $650 million if ticket sales increase tomorrow and Saturday.
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I bet the Pilot just across the state line on I20 will be backed up all day long Fri/Sat
05-16-2013 10:28 PM
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(05-16-2013 09:52 PM)Grammar-Nazi Wrote:  Saturday's Powerball has already been pushed to $550 million due to the ticket sales surge. A Powerball official being interviewed on the local 9 p.m. news here in Des Moines says it could top $650 million if ticket sales increase tomorrow and Saturday.

DAMN!
05-17-2013 07:52 AM
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(05-17-2013 07:52 AM)Matrix Wrote:  
(05-16-2013 09:52 PM)Grammar-Nazi Wrote:  Saturday's Powerball has already been pushed to $550 million due to the ticket sales surge. A Powerball official being interviewed on the local 9 p.m. news here in Des Moines says it could top $650 million if ticket sales increase tomorrow and Saturday.

DAMN!

And Alabama continues to get ZERO tax income from all that "Alabama money" flowing into GA, FL, TN coffers. At least the two state BCS FB programs get to sign the good players from those state's high schools (and others getting lottery funds for their schools) so they can vie for BCS NCs and Heisman Trophies while our state's own public schools languish in 4 years of reduced funding (#1 in America for cutting per pupil funding).
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(05-17-2013 09:44 AM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(05-17-2013 07:52 AM)Matrix Wrote:  
(05-16-2013 09:52 PM)Grammar-Nazi Wrote:  Saturday's Powerball has already been pushed to $550 million due to the ticket sales surge. A Powerball official being interviewed on the local 9 p.m. news here in Des Moines says it could top $650 million if ticket sales increase tomorrow and Saturday.

DAMN!

And Alabama continues to get ZERO tax income from all that "Alabama money" flowing into GA, FL, TN coffers. At least the two state BCS FB programs get to sign the good players from those state's high schools (and others getting lottery funds for their schools) so they can vie for BCS NCs and Heisman Trophies while our state's own public schools languish in 4 years of reduced funding (#1 in America for cutting per pupil funding).

What are you trying to say? Georgia shouldn't be recruited?
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If Alabama had a world-class public education system, fully funded and well staffed, what would that do to the bammer supply? The marketing of bammer foooobaw is built on an endless pool of drooling ignorance. Who's going to patronize Greenetrack then? Who's going to vote for Bear's dermatologist? What will happen to sales of cough medicine?

Alabama's economic and political systems depend on a bottomless well of stupidity. Mess with that, and you are preaching revolution.
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