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Will You Be Arrested this Weekend?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Superbowl is on Sunday. Gonna make a bet? It’s the largest betting event of the year – over $100 BILLION will be wagered on the game. Although Las Vegas expects a record-breaking day, over 99% of Superbowl bets are ILLEGAL. Las Vegas gets less than 1-percent of the action.

Illegal? Like in breaking the law? You got it, Bosco, BREAKING THE LAW. Work place parlays? ILLEGAL. Buying “squares” in a bar? ILLEGAL. Calling a bookie? ILLEGAL. Betting a lunch on the game with your best friend? ILLEGAL. Almost 1/2 of America makes bets and breaks the law on Superbowl Weekend.

Will the police be making mass arrests over the weekend? Doubt it. But should the people themselves decide which laws to obey and which they can break? Hmmm.

Our government was established to protect our freedom to live our lives as we choose – as long we don’t interfere with others by force or fraud. Pretty simple, huh? And then somewhere along the line, the Morality Nazi’s got into positions of power and began to decide that they knew better than we – how we should live our lives.

So the concept of ‘consensual crime’ was born and began to eat away at our freedom like malignant cancer cells in high gear. (’Consensual crime’ is a term that seems more accurate than ‘victimless crime’). Can a person commit a “crime” against himself? Who’s the “victim”? Can the criminal and the victim be the same person? Should the government decide what that crime is? Hmmm. Drugs, pornography, and gambling are all consensual crimes. Should a citizen be able to decide which laws he will obey and which he can ignore?

Tell you what – if you think we should follow every law that the government lays down – if you believe it knows how to live your life better than you, here’s what you do: Sunday afternoon, call your local police station. Tell them a large group of people is flagrantly breaking the law and you want them arrested! NOW!

(PS. in NYS, an involuntary mental health arrest can only get you institutionalized for 3 days – you’ll be out by Wednesday.)

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{BTWSTEELERS-7. Bet on it!}

Will You Be Arrested this Weekend?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

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The Superbowl is on Sunday. Gonna make a bet? It’s the largest betting event of the year – over $100 BILLION will be wagered on the game. Although Las Vegas expects a record-breaking day, over 99% of Superbowl bets are ILLEGAL. Las Vegas gets less than 1-percent of the action.

Illegal? Like in breaking the law? You got it, Bosco, BREAKING THE LAW. Work place parlays? ILLEGAL. Buying “squares” in a bar? ILLEGAL. Calling a bookie? ILLEGAL. Betting a lunch on the game with your best friend? ILLEGAL. Almost 1/2 of America makes bets and breaks the law on Superbowl Weekend.

Will the police be making mass arrests over the weekend? Doubt it. But should the people themselves decide which laws to obey and which they can break? Hmmm.

Our government was established to protect our freedom to live our lives as we choose – as long we don’t interfere with others by force or fraud. Pretty simple, huh? And then somewhere along the line, the Morality Nazi’s got into positions of power and began to decide that they knew better than we – how we should live our lives.

So the concept of ‘consensual crime’ was born and began to eat away at our freedom like malignant cancer cells in high gear. (‘Consensual crime’ is a term that seems more accurate than ‘victimless crime’). Can a person commit a “crime” against himself? Who’s the “victim”? Can the criminal and the victim be the same person? Should the government decide what that crime is? Hmmm. Drugs, pornography, and gambling are all consensual crimes. Should a citizen be able to decide which laws he will obey and which he can ignore?

Tell you what – if you think we should follow every law that the government lays down – if you believe it knows how to live your life better than you, here’s what you do: Sunday afternoon, call your local police station. Tell them a large group of people is flagrantly breaking the law and you want them arrested! NOW!

(PS. in NYS, an involuntary mental health arrest can only get you institutionalized for 3 days – you’ll be out by Wednesday.)

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{BTWGIANTS + the points and UNDER 54. Bet on it!}