Casinos help PIttsburgh historic landmark

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The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

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The original post was edited

The original post was edited to remove comments directed at an individual, per Dan's rules that we argue the topic, not pick on each other.

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New here, dont know the

New here, dont know the rules. I will make sure to edit next time.

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prognosis negative wrote:I

prognosis negative wrote:

I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

They had raised 92% of the money needed without the casinos. I would say it's fairly likely they could have raised the rest without them.

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prognosis negative wrote:New

prognosis negative wrote:

New here, dont know the rules. I will make sure to edit next time.

Just don't call out individuals, or at least individuals who post here. :-)

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The flaw in the idea that

The flaw in the idea that this should make one pro-slots is simple:
it costs more than it benefits.

Imagine a kid who has an uncle who comes to visit.
He gives all four kids in the family $10 each week, so the kids love it.

Now, imagine the uncle doesn't leave.
Mom & dad are paying $70/week to feed the uncle.
Plus, he leaves lights on and the door open during heating season, etc.
And mom gets stuck doing his laundry, using the family's supplies to boot.
Now, the uncle is costing the family a lot more money.

Plus, the uncle invites his friends over and they break the DVD player, leave spilled beer for dad to wipe up, and forget to lock the door when they go home.

Sure, the kids all get an extra $10/week and they want it to go on forever. But the bottom line is that on the whole, the family is losing much more than it's gaining.

The other bottom line is that pointing to the $10 one of the kids got doesn't make the uncle a good houseguest.

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I am assuming that your use

I am assuming that your use of imagery is stating that even though the casinos gave 91k for the building that they are doing more bad than good. I have searched and searched and can find no rise in any problems with the appearance of the casino in Pittsburgh. From what I understand the casino is in the middle of nowhere but there have been no pawn shops or any of the other "bad businesses" pop up. THe businesses that those who are anti casino say will come along. And if they could have raised the rest of the money on their own, they would have. They did not therefore they needed the moeny.

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prognosis negative wrote:The

prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

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And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

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Bill Kearney wrote:prognosis

Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

__________________________

And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

Yes it came from an invention. Somebody invented a slot machine because they knew that people will always gamble. Its like people will always drink and smoke. So instead of having someone else reap the benefits of people being people, someone had the foresight to tax it.

Hey listen its the same as the state lottery. They use that to help senior citizens in PA and other things like schools, roads or police in other states.
The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.
But I guess some are ok with an abandoned building in their neighborhood instead of granny spending her social security check.
I say if that is what granny is gonna do, then let her, and tax her. Shes gonna do it anyway. Either bingo, the lottery or underground casinos.
By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

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wow ??

wow ??

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prognosis negative wrote:

prognosis negative wrote:

The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.

1) The state pledged to throw money at this project 3 years ago, which is when the restoration project decided to move forward. If you follow the majestic star timeline, this is LONG before the CBA money was ever available. At first the Heinz endowment only pledged $200K, then it bumped up to $500K. So yes, the money was, and still majority is, coming from other sources than the casino. The money was never coming from the city itself, so the fiscal state of the city gov't is not relevant.

2) It is not a haven for criminals, it has been shuttered and secure for years. If you know anything about the Hill District, a secure building that is on the radar of the Pittsburgh Historic Trust is the LEAST of the Hill's worries. As we know in Philly, an abandoned building that has not been shuttered or monitored properly is the real danger.

Further, the casino that is up and running is WELL outside of the city proper in a rural area, 25 miles in fact. This is like putting a casino in Media, PA and saying it is in Philly.

In light of this, I'd suggest you check your premises, Prognosis.

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prognosis negative

prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

__________________________

And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

Yes it came from an invention. Somebody invented a slot machine because they knew that people will always gamble. Its like people will always drink and smoke. So instead of having someone else reap the benefits of people being people, someone had the foresight to tax it.

Hey listen its the same as the state lottery. They use that to help senior citizens in PA and other things like schools, roads or police in other states.
The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.
But I guess some are ok with an abandoned building in their neighborhood instead of granny spending her social security check.
I say if that is what granny is gonna do, then let her, and tax her. Shes gonna do it anyway. Either bingo, the lottery or underground casinos.
By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

It’s thinking like this that answers that mind boggling question of why we are still addressing the drug problem in America.

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By the way, there are about

By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

OK- 20 "underground casinos" operate in the city, by this logic one could argue that there are at least 20 "underground opium dens" operating in the city lets legalize heroin and tax the heck out of it . People will always use heroin. I am not anti-casino . I am anti-casino 500 feet from my front door . Call me NIMBY if you want but nowhere in the US is a casino proposed for a residential area like sugarhouse and foxwood . There are other options for both the casinos (locations near the airport or the sports complex) and the waterfront (Penn-Praxis) . We are at a tipping point for this city where bold progressive leadership is needed and the best our elected officials can come up with is "hey how about a couple of casino's" . It is pathetic . I would love to see casinos in Villanova, Lower Merion, Gladwyne really anywhere along the Main Line .

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jbette01 wrote: Further, the

jbette01 wrote:

Further, the casino that is up and running is WELL outside of the city proper in a rural area, 25 miles in fact. This is like putting a casino in Media, PA and saying it is in Philly.

Moving them to Media PA sounds good to me. According to this thread we could still MARKET them as being in Philly. Everyone wins... well, except the people going to the casino.

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th wrote:Moving them to

th wrote:

Moving them to Media PA sounds good to me. According to this thread we could still MARKET them as being in Philly. Everyone wins... well, except the people going to the casino.

... and the people living in and around Media

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dan wrote:th wrote:Moving

dan wrote:
th wrote:

Moving them to Media PA sounds good to me. According to this thread we could still MARKET them as being in Philly. Everyone wins... well, except the people going to the casino.

... and the people living in and around Media

Well ... yea.

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Bill Kearney wrote:prognosis

Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

__________________________

And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

Yes it came from an invention. Somebody invented a slot machine because they knew that people will always gamble. Its like people will always drink and smoke. So instead of having someone else reap the benefits of people being people, someone had the foresight to tax it.

Hey listen its the same as the state lottery. They use that to help senior citizens in PA and other things like schools, roads or police in other states.
The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.
But I guess some are ok with an abandoned building in their neighborhood instead of granny spending her social security check.
I say if that is what granny is gonna do, then let her, and tax her. Shes gonna do it anyway. Either bingo, the lottery or underground casinos.
By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

It’s thinking like this that answers that mind boggling question of why we are still addressing the drug problem in America.

Wow you want to talk about apples and oranges. Drugs, which are illegal by the way, affect so many more people than gambling. By all accounts, about 2% of the population in the United States have a gambling problem. Here are some statistics about drug users that show you that you are wrong. Drugs are MUCH more of a problem.

Drug Addiction statistics can benefit the public by displaying factual evidence that certain drugs are becoming a problem. Also, Drug Addiction statistics show the growing trends of drug use which will give us a look to the future. Hopefully, this will help in preventing the rise of Drug Addiction.
• In one research study, approximately 1 in 5 people between the ages of 16 and 59 said that they had taken at least one of the drugs mentioned.
• People ages 18 to 21 were most likely to admit having taken drugs with almost half (46%) claiming to have taken them.
• More men than women said that they had taken drugs. 24% of men and 16% of women had taken at least one kind of drug in their lives. Amongst those ages 18-21; 51% of men and 38% of women had taken drugs.
• More men than women had experienced taking more than one drug at a time. 52% of men but only 36% of women who had taken drugs had taken more than one type.
• Marijuana was the most commonly used drug, experienced by 12% of all participants and 24% of those ages 18 to 25.
• 19.5 million people over the age of 12 use illegal drugs in the United States (Mayo Clinic).
• 19,000 deaths occurred from Drug Addiction in the US (Mayo Clinic).
• 9,102 persons died of drug-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001).
• Death rate extrapolations for Drug Addiction in the United States: 19,102 per year, 1,591 per month, 367 per week, 52 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second.
• Emergency department visits involving Ecstasy increased 58 percent in the United States, from 2,850 visits in 1999 to 4,511 in 2000.
• The number of emergency department visits involving heroin/morphine increased 15%, from 84,409 to 97,287.
• There were 601,776 estimated drug-related emergency department episodes in 2000. Among these, there were 1,100,539 drug mentions. Keep in mind, more than one drug may be in a person's system at the time of admission.
• Alcohol in combination with other drugs was the most frequently mentioned drug at time of emergency department admission (204,524), followed by cocaine (174,896), heroin/morphine (97,287), and marijuana (96,446).
• From 1999 to 2000, emergency department mentions of prescription drugs containing oxycodone increased 68%(from 6,429 to 10,825), and mentions of drugs containing hydrocodone increased 31% (from 14,639 to 19,221).
• From 1998 to 2000, mentions of oxycodone and hydrocodone increased 108%.
• Employed Drug Abusers cost their employers about twice as much in medical and worker compensation claims as their drug-free coworkers.
• Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. In 2001, it was used by 76% of current illicit drug users.
• In 2001, an estimated 15.9 million Americans ages 12 or older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 7.1% of the population ages 12 years old or older.
• The percentage of the population using illicit drugs increased from 6.3% in 1999 and 2000 to 7.1% in 2001. Between 2000 and 2001, statistically significant increases were noted for the current use of marijuana (4.8 to 5.4%), cocaine (0.5 to 0.7%), pain relievers (1.2 to 1.6%), and Tranquilizers (0.4 to 0.6%).
• There were 19,102 deaths from drug-induced causes in 1999 (legal and illegal drugs).
• The number of persons with Drug Addiction problems increased from 14.5 million (6.5 percent of the population) in 2000 to 16.6 million (7.3%) in 2001.
• In 1999 there were 179,000 treatment admissions for primary injection Drug Addiction and 34,000 admissions for secondary injection Drug Addiction.
• Opiates accounted for 83% of admissions for injection Drug Addiction, followed by methamphetamine/amphetamine (11%), and cocaine (5%)
• Among 1999 injected drug admissions, persons admitted for injecting opiates averaged 14 years of use before entering treatment for the first time. Those admitted for injecting methamphetamine/amphetamine averaged 12 years, and for cocaine 13 years.

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jbette01 wrote:prognosis

jbette01 wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.

1) The state pledged to throw money at this project 3 years ago, which is when the restoration project decided to move forward. If you follow the majestic star timeline, this is LONG before the CBA money was ever available. At first the Heinz endowment only pledged $200K, then it bumped up to $500K. So yes, the money was, and still majority is, coming from other sources than the casino. The money was never coming from the city itself, so the fiscal state of the city gov't is not relevant.

2) It is not a haven for criminals, it has been shuttered and secure for years. If you know anything about the Hill District, a secure building that is on the radar of the Pittsburgh Historic Trust is the LEAST of the Hill's worries. As we know in Philly, an abandoned building that has not been shuttered or monitored properly is the real danger.

Further, the casino that is up and running is WELL outside of the city proper in a rural area, 25 miles in fact. This is like putting a casino in Media, PA and saying it is in Philly.

In light of this, I'd suggest you check your premises, Prognosis.

I went to the University of PIttsburgh for my masters degree. This place was about 1.5 miles away. It was a haven for drug users, prostitutes and anyone else up to no good. It was also a place where urban adventurers would go to explore. It was a dangerous building because of its decay and its problems inside. It was probably the MOST visited building in all the hill district.

As for the 25 miles away fact, I said nothing about its proximity to the city. Those who are opposed to casinos say that crime is rampant around casinos and pawn shops and prostitution and drug use rise around it. None of which has happened at the one outside Pittsburgh. Or are you saying that only a casino in the city proper affects the area negatively?

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prognosis negative

prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

__________________________

And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

Yes it came from an invention. Somebody invented a slot machine because they knew that people will always gamble. Its like people will always drink and smoke. So instead of having someone else reap the benefits of people being people, someone had the foresight to tax it.

Hey listen its the same as the state lottery. They use that to help senior citizens in PA and other things like schools, roads or police in other states.
The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.
But I guess some are ok with an abandoned building in their neighborhood instead of granny spending her social security check.
I say if that is what granny is gonna do, then let her, and tax her. Shes gonna do it anyway. Either bingo, the lottery or underground casinos.
By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

It’s thinking like this that answers that mind boggling question of why we are still addressing the drug problem in America.

Wow you want to talk about apples and oranges. Drugs, which are illegal by the way, affect so many more people than gambling. By all accounts, about 2% of the population in the United States have a gambling problem. Here are some statistics about drug users that show you that you are wrong. Drugs are MUCH more of a problem.

Drug Addiction statistics can benefit the public by displaying factual evidence that certain drugs are becoming a problem. Also, Drug Addiction statistics show the growing trends of drug use which will give us a look to the future. Hopefully, this will help in preventing the rise of Drug Addiction.
• In one research study, approximately 1 in 5 people between the ages of 16 and 59 said that they had taken at least one of the drugs mentioned.
• People ages 18 to 21 were most likely to admit having taken drugs with almost half (46%) claiming to have taken them.
• More men than women said that they had taken drugs. 24% of men and 16% of women had taken at least one kind of drug in their lives. Amongst those ages 18-21; 51% of men and 38% of women had taken drugs.
• More men than women had experienced taking more than one drug at a time. 52% of men but only 36% of women who had taken drugs had taken more than one type.
• Marijuana was the most commonly used drug, experienced by 12% of all participants and 24% of those ages 18 to 25.
• 19.5 million people over the age of 12 use illegal drugs in the United States (Mayo Clinic).
• 19,000 deaths occurred from Drug Addiction in the US (Mayo Clinic).
• 9,102 persons died of drug-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001).
• Death rate extrapolations for Drug Addiction in the United States: 19,102 per year, 1,591 per month, 367 per week, 52 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second.
• Emergency department visits involving Ecstasy increased 58 percent in the United States, from 2,850 visits in 1999 to 4,511 in 2000.
• The number of emergency department visits involving heroin/morphine increased 15%, from 84,409 to 97,287.
• There were 601,776 estimated drug-related emergency department episodes in 2000. Among these, there were 1,100,539 drug mentions. Keep in mind, more than one drug may be in a person's system at the time of admission.
• Alcohol in combination with other drugs was the most frequently mentioned drug at time of emergency department admission (204,524), followed by cocaine (174,896), heroin/morphine (97,287), and marijuana (96,446).
• From 1999 to 2000, emergency department mentions of prescription drugs containing oxycodone increased 68%(from 6,429 to 10,825), and mentions of drugs containing hydrocodone increased 31% (from 14,639 to 19,221).
• From 1998 to 2000, mentions of oxycodone and hydrocodone increased 108%.
• Employed Drug Abusers cost their employers about twice as much in medical and worker compensation claims as their drug-free coworkers.
• Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. In 2001, it was used by 76% of current illicit drug users.
• In 2001, an estimated 15.9 million Americans ages 12 or older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 7.1% of the population ages 12 years old or older.
• The percentage of the population using illicit drugs increased from 6.3% in 1999 and 2000 to 7.1% in 2001. Between 2000 and 2001, statistically significant increases were noted for the current use of marijuana (4.8 to 5.4%), cocaine (0.5 to 0.7%), pain relievers (1.2 to 1.6%), and Tranquilizers (0.4 to 0.6%).
• There were 19,102 deaths from drug-induced causes in 1999 (legal and illegal drugs).
• The number of persons with Drug Addiction problems increased from 14.5 million (6.5 percent of the population) in 2000 to 16.6 million (7.3%) in 2001.
• In 1999 there were 179,000 treatment admissions for primary injection Drug Addiction and 34,000 admissions for secondary injection Drug Addiction.
• Opiates accounted for 83% of admissions for injection Drug Addiction, followed by methamphetamine/amphetamine (11%), and cocaine (5%)
• Among 1999 injected drug admissions, persons admitted for injecting opiates averaged 14 years of use before entering treatment for the first time. Those admitted for injecting methamphetamine/amphetamine averaged 12 years, and for cocaine 13 years.

Well Bill, that'll teach ya.

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prognosis negative wrote: I

prognosis negative wrote:

I went to the University of PIttsburgh for my masters degree. This place was about 1.5 miles away. It was a haven for drug users, prostitutes and anyone else up to no good. It was also a place where urban adventurers would go to explore. It was a dangerous building because of its decay and its problems inside. It was probably the MOST visited building in all the hill district.

As for the 25 miles away fact, I said nothing about its proximity to the city. Those who are opposed to casinos say that crime is rampant around casinos and pawn shops and prostitution and drug use rise around it. None of which has happened at the one outside Pittsburgh. Or are you saying that only a casino in the city proper affects the area negatively?

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. What you say about the theatre may be true, but I will admit I have never heard anything of the nature, despite having many relationships with Pitt/CMU/Duquesne students and doing service work in the Hill. Even so, does that mean the casinos saved the day? For a project that had already secure more than 90% of the funding, I hardly think so.

You previously stated that the current casino in Pittsburgh is in 'the middle of nowhere'. The casinos proposed for Philly are in the heart of the city. I do think very urban and very suburban casinos have different affects/effects on the surrounding areas. Infrastructure and population density (and the resulting demographics) are fairly big factors to ignore.

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th wrote:prognosis negative

th][quote=prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

__________________________

And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

Yes it came from an invention. Somebody invented a slot machine because they knew that people will always gamble. Its like people will always drink and smoke. So instead of having someone else reap the benefits of people being people, someone had the foresight to tax it.

Hey listen its the same as the state lottery. They use that to help senior citizens in PA and other things like schools, roads or police in other states.
The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.
But I guess some are ok with an abandoned building in their neighborhood instead of granny spending her social security check.
I say if that is what granny is gonna do, then let her, and tax her. Shes gonna do it anyway. Either bingo, the lottery or underground casinos.
By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

It’s thinking like this that answers that mind boggling question of why we are still addressing the drug problem in America.

Wow you want to talk about apples and oranges. Drugs, which are illegal by the way, affect so many more people than gambling. By all accounts, about 2% of the population in the United States have a gambling problem. Here are some statistics about drug users that show you that you are wrong. Drugs are MUCH more of a problem.

Drug Addiction statistics can benefit the public by displaying factual evidence that certain drugs are becoming a problem. Also, Drug Addiction statistics show the growing trends of drug use which will give us a look to the future. Hopefully, this will help in preventing the rise of Drug Addiction.
• In one research study, approximately 1 in 5 people between the ages of 16 and 59 said that they had taken at least one of the drugs mentioned.
• People ages 18 to 21 were most likely to admit having taken drugs with almost half (46%) claiming to have taken them.
• More men than women said that they had taken drugs. 24% of men and 16% of women had taken at least one kind of drug in their lives. Amongst those ages 18-21; 51% of men and 38% of women had taken drugs.
• More men than women had experienced taking more than one drug at a time. 52% of men but only 36% of women who had taken drugs had taken more than one type.
• Marijuana was the most commonly used drug, experienced by 12% of all participants and 24% of those ages 18 to 25.
• 19.5 million people over the age of 12 use illegal drugs in the United States (Mayo Clinic).
• 19,000 deaths occurred from Drug Addiction in the US (Mayo Clinic).
• 9,102 persons died of drug-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001).
• Death rate extrapolations for Drug Addiction in the United States: 19,102 per year, 1,591 per month, 367 per week, 52 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second.
• Emergency department visits involving Ecstasy increased 58 percent in the United States, from 2,850 visits in 1999 to 4,511 in 2000.
• The number of emergency department visits involving heroin/morphine increased 15%, from 84,409 to 97,287.
• There were 601,776 estimated drug-related emergency department episodes in 2000. Among these, there were 1,100,539 drug mentions. Keep in mind, more than one drug may be in a person's system at the time of admission.
• Alcohol in combination with other drugs was the most frequently mentioned drug at time of emergency department admission (204,524), followed by cocaine (174,896), heroin/morphine (97,287), and marijuana (96,446).
• From 1999 to 2000, emergency department mentions of prescription drugs containing oxycodone increased 68%(from 6,429 to 10,825), and mentions of drugs containing hydrocodone increased 31% (from 14,639 to 19,221).
• From 1998 to 2000, mentions of oxycodone and hydrocodone increased 108%.
• Employed Drug Abusers cost their employers about twice as much in medical and worker compensation claims as their drug-free coworkers.
• Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. In 2001, it was used by 76% of current illicit drug users.
• In 2001, an estimated 15.9 million Americans ages 12 or older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 7.1% of the population ages 12 years old or older.
• The percentage of the population using illicit drugs increased from 6.3% in 1999 and 2000 to 7.1% in 2001. Between 2000 and 2001, statistically significant increases were noted for the current use of marijuana (4.8 to 5.4%), cocaine (0.5 to 0.7%), pain relievers (1.2 to 1.6%), and Tranquilizers (0.4 to 0.6%).
• There were 19,102 deaths from drug-induced causes in 1999 (legal and illegal drugs).
• The number of persons with Drug Addiction problems increased from 14.5 million (6.5 percent of the population) in 2000 to 16.6 million (7.3%) in 2001.
• In 1999 there were 179,000 treatment admissions for primary injection Drug Addiction and 34,000 admissions for secondary injection Drug Addiction.
• Opiates accounted for 83% of admissions for injection Drug Addiction, followed by methamphetamine/amphetamine (11%), and cocaine (5%)
• Among 1999 injected drug admissions, persons admitted for injecting opiates averaged 14 years of use before entering treatment for the first time. Those admitted for injecting methamphetamine/amphetamine averaged 12 years, and for cocaine 13 years.

Well Bill, that'll teach ya.[/quot

The only thing your drug stats and facts prove is that two wrongs don’t make a right.

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Bill Kearney wrote:th

Bill Kearney][quote=th wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:
Bill Kearney wrote:
prognosis negative wrote:

The slots revenue has helped this building with funding. I wonder if those opposed to the casinos would have come up with the $91,000.00 for it.

http://pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/09057/951904-100.stm

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And where did that revenue come from? Was it from a product that was grown and harvested? How about a product that’s manufactured? Was it from someone’s hard labor or maybe an invention? Did it come from an entertainment venue the likes of TV, Film, Stage or Sporting Event? Wait a minute I know where it came from, it came from Pennsylvanians losses.

Yes it came from an invention. Somebody invented a slot machine because they knew that people will always gamble. Its like people will always drink and smoke. So instead of having someone else reap the benefits of people being people, someone had the foresight to tax it.

Hey listen its the same as the state lottery. They use that to help senior citizens in PA and other things like schools, roads or police in other states.
The money to help this movie theater wasnt coming from any other source. The city of PIttsburgh is broke. This would have been another empty theater that would have been a haven criminals.
But I guess some are ok with an abandoned building in their neighborhood instead of granny spending her social security check.
I say if that is what granny is gonna do, then let her, and tax her. Shes gonna do it anyway. Either bingo, the lottery or underground casinos.
By the way, there are about 20 illegal underground casinos in the city of Philadelphia. They exist cause people will always gamble. If there was not a market for it, then no one would risk it.

It’s thinking like this that answers that mind boggling question of why we are still addressing the drug problem in America.

Wow you want to talk about apples and oranges. Drugs, which are illegal by the way, affect so many more people than gambling. By all accounts, about 2% of the population in the United States have a gambling problem. Here are some statistics about drug users that show you that you are wrong. Drugs are MUCH more of a problem.

Drug Addiction statistics can benefit the public by displaying factual evidence that certain drugs are becoming a problem. Also, Drug Addiction statistics show the growing trends of drug use which will give us a look to the future. Hopefully, this will help in preventing the rise of Drug Addiction.
• In one research study, approximately 1 in 5 people between the ages of 16 and 59 said that they had taken at least one of the drugs mentioned.
• People ages 18 to 21 were most likely to admit having taken drugs with almost half (46%) claiming to have taken them.
• More men than women said that they had taken drugs. 24% of men and 16% of women had taken at least one kind of drug in their lives. Amongst those ages 18-21; 51% of men and 38% of women had taken drugs.
• More men than women had experienced taking more than one drug at a time. 52% of men but only 36% of women who had taken drugs had taken more than one type.
• Marijuana was the most commonly used drug, experienced by 12% of all participants and 24% of those ages 18 to 25.
• 19.5 million people over the age of 12 use illegal drugs in the United States (Mayo Clinic).
• 19,000 deaths occurred from Drug Addiction in the US (Mayo Clinic).
• 9,102 persons died of drug-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001).
• Death rate extrapolations for Drug Addiction in the United States: 19,102 per year, 1,591 per month, 367 per week, 52 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second.
• Emergency department visits involving Ecstasy increased 58 percent in the United States, from 2,850 visits in 1999 to 4,511 in 2000.
• The number of emergency department visits involving heroin/morphine increased 15%, from 84,409 to 97,287.
• There were 601,776 estimated drug-related emergency department episodes in 2000. Among these, there were 1,100,539 drug mentions. Keep in mind, more than one drug may be in a person's system at the time of admission.
• Alcohol in combination with other drugs was the most frequently mentioned drug at time of emergency department admission (204,524), followed by cocaine (174,896), heroin/morphine (97,287), and marijuana (96,446).
• From 1999 to 2000, emergency department mentions of prescription drugs containing oxycodone increased 68%(from 6,429 to 10,825), and mentions of drugs containing hydrocodone increased 31% (from 14,639 to 19,221).
• From 1998 to 2000, mentions of oxycodone and hydrocodone increased 108%.
• Employed Drug Abusers cost their employers about twice as much in medical and worker compensation claims as their drug-free coworkers.
• Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. In 2001, it was used by 76% of current illicit drug users.
• In 2001, an estimated 15.9 million Americans ages 12 or older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 7.1% of the population ages 12 years old or older.
• The percentage of the population using illicit drugs increased from 6.3% in 1999 and 2000 to 7.1% in 2001. Between 2000 and 2001, statistically significant increases were noted for the current use of marijuana (4.8 to 5.4%), cocaine (0.5 to 0.7%), pain relievers (1.2 to 1.6%), and Tranquilizers (0.4 to 0.6%).
• There were 19,102 deaths from drug-induced causes in 1999 (legal and illegal drugs).
• The number of persons with Drug Addiction problems increased from 14.5 million (6.5 percent of the population) in 2000 to 16.6 million (7.3%) in 2001.
• In 1999 there were 179,000 treatment admissions for primary injection Drug Addiction and 34,000 admissions for secondary injection Drug Addiction.
• Opiates accounted for 83% of admissions for injection Drug Addiction, followed by methamphetamine/amphetamine (11%), and cocaine (5%)
• Among 1999 injected drug admissions, persons admitted for injecting opiates averaged 14 years of use before entering treatment for the first time. Those admitted for injecting methamphetamine/amphetamine averaged 12 years, and for cocaine 13 years.

Well Bill, that'll teach ya.[/quot

The only thing your drug stats and facts prove is that two wrongs don’t make a right.

Actually it shows that you are wrong twice. It proves that drugs are much more of a plague on our society than gambling. You tried to say that they are similar or that gambling is just as bad as drugs. You couldnt be more wrong.

Bill Kearney's picture

First of all Prognosis,

First of all Prognosis, let’s get one thing straight, I never said that compulsive gambling is more of a plague on our society then drugs or any other ‘VICE’

Many of us have experienced the pain and suffering when a loved one or friend becomes an alcoholic or drug addict. We accept their plight as a sickness, an addiction, but we’re still on the fence when it comes to compulsive gamblers. Perhaps it’s because the compulsive gambler doesn’t drink, smoke, take pills, inhale or inject a substance into them to get off. But being an ex-casino gambling junkie and one who made it through the 60’s I can assure you they’re getting high. Compulsive gambling unlike drug, alcohol, or even an eating disorder shows no visible effects, and in most cases the cost monetarily is much greater then most other vices. And once their gambling finances are diminished they will rob you and it won’t be for a six-pack or a nickel-bag, and they won’t be staggering or slurring their words, you’ll never see it coming.

All of these vices have been around forever, but with the proliferation of casinos I'm sure we can agree that the compulsive gambling problem has and will excel. This addiction is truly a 'BLIND ITEM.' There was a time in this country when our society looked down upon those with an alcohol or drug dependency, you would be ashamed, embarrassed to admit that you or a loved one had an addiction. But that all changed back in the day when medical academia labeled those addictions as diseases. So in the 60's and 70's the alcoholics came out of the closet, in the 80's and the 90's the drug addicts came out. Unlike drugs and alcohol addiction the compulsive gambling addiction has yet been diagnosed as a disease, and our society shuns those inflected. The compulsive gamblers closets are overwhelmed with skeletons that in most cases are more incriminating with things like, insurance fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, arson, and in some cases murder. Unfortunately for our society, by them not coming out is the main reason why the compulsive casino gambling problem I talk about is flourishing. Knowing from my own personal experience that the compulsive gamblers will never come out of the closet is why I work 24/7 to keep them out.

Open these links and get others opinion on what happen to once law-abiding citizens after they bit the gambling apple.

Seniors Becoming Compulsive Gamblers
1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pib8AmuD_kY&feature=related
2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhZgLgkuzr8&feature=related
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9km-osuzc&feature=related

Spouses and Compulsive Gamblers
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKyc4nYTFw&feature=channel
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGSYZg6Nhj4&feature=channel_page
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZfemmJ7gx0&feature=related
4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aQgpcxVtu0&feature=related
5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrO3h5PNbYs&feature=related

Gambling Daddys
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chbjc-XDKLw&NR=1
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPGqaTgJzuU&feature=related

Down the Drain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3VampmSwQ&feature=related

Youth Gambling
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y57TmqbJndQ&feature=related
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0yF8q9yVU&feature=related
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK8XVVz9KTc&feature=channel

Famous people who have a Gambling Problem
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQphL3myEf8
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4xINONZ2Ts
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ1ELa3M2bQ
4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvDum6f3ucI&feature=related

Do you think this guy knows what he’s talking about?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZBhRf1zIqE

Signs of a gambling problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OvDKAfmoHw&feature=channel

DON'T STOP GAMBLING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2AcaB2D120&feature=related

Check out what Casino Free Mass has to say about casinos.

http://www.casinofreemass.org/Lydon.html

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HII39rhyqk

To learn more about my credentials on this subject go on line and look up Bill Kearney on casino gambling.

Tom Hillman's picture

The argument is fewer people

The argument is fewer people are negatively effected by gambling and gambling addiction than drug addiction ? Couldn't you flip that argument and say well there are lots of people who have experimented with illicit drugs and not become addicted and using that logic than conclude since most of those that experiment with drugs don't become addicted than we are foolish to criminalize such activity since only a small percentage of those using become addicts . Speaking from personal experience I have drank alcohol, used drugs and gambled all in moderation and never became addicted to any of these vices, fortunately for me I don't think I have the addiction "gene" . Way too many however are not as lucky . Also from personal experience the "high" I felt on alcohol and drugs are very similar to the "high" I felt after winning $500.00 on the slots . I believe this is not a case of apples and oranges I could be wrong but I imagine addictive personalities are addictive personalities, I have a good friend who is in recovery and I truly believe he has replaced his fierce addiction to opiates with an addiction, believe it or not, to facebook, message boards and other social networking websites. While he certainly isn't putting himself in an early grave blogging his kids are still without a father during the hours and hours a day he spends on the net. Again I must say that I am not anti-casino per se but more NIMBY in that dropping a casino in a residential neighborhood is terrible long range urban planning. Suppose both of these casino open and are smashing success's how long before two turns into twenty and we have our own mini las vegas strip running the length of the Delaware waterfront ? We need long range sustainable planning to grow our city into a viable vibrant community not sell out to the highest bidder. Oh man I am ranting now . Just my two cents.

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Bill Kearney wrote:First of

Bill Kearney wrote:

First of all Prognosis, let’s get one thing straight, I never said that compulsive gambling is more of a plague on our society then drugs or any other ‘VICE’

Many of us have experienced the pain and suffering when a loved one or friend becomes an alcoholic or drug addict. We accept their plight as a sickness, an addiction, but we’re still on the fence when it comes to compulsive gamblers. Perhaps it’s because the compulsive gambler doesn’t drink, smoke, take pills, inhale or inject a substance into them to get off. But being an ex-casino gambling junkie and one who made it through the 60’s I can assure you they’re getting high. Compulsive gambling unlike drug, alcohol, or even an eating disorder shows no visible effects, and in most cases the cost monetarily is much greater then most other vices. And once their gambling finances are diminished they will rob you and it won’t be for a six-pack or a nickel-bag, and they won’t be staggering or slurring their words, you’ll never see it coming.

All of these vices have been around forever, but with the proliferation of casinos I'm sure we can agree that the compulsive gambling problem has and will excel. This addiction is truly a 'BLIND ITEM.' There was a time in this country when our society looked down upon those with an alcohol or drug dependency, you would be ashamed, embarrassed to admit that you or a loved one had an addiction. But that all changed back in the day when medical academia labeled those addictions as diseases. So in the 60's and 70's the alcoholics came out of the closet, in the 80's and the 90's the drug addicts came out. Unlike drugs and alcohol addiction the compulsive gambling addiction has yet been diagnosed as a disease, and our society shuns those inflected. The compulsive gamblers closets are overwhelmed with skeletons that in most cases are more incriminating with things like, insurance fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, arson, and in some cases murder. Unfortunately for our society, by them not coming out is the main reason why the compulsive casino gambling problem I talk about is flourishing. Knowing from my own personal experience that the compulsive gamblers will never come out of the closet is why I work 24/7 to keep them out.

Open these links and get others opinion on what happen to once law-abiding citizens after they bit the gambling apple.

Seniors Becoming Compulsive Gamblers
1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pib8AmuD_kY&feature=related
2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhZgLgkuzr8&feature=related
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9km-osuzc&feature=related

Spouses and Compulsive Gamblers
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKyc4nYTFw&feature=channel
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGSYZg6Nhj4&feature=channel_page
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZfemmJ7gx0&feature=related
4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aQgpcxVtu0&feature=related
5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrO3h5PNbYs&feature=related

Gambling Daddys
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chbjc-XDKLw&NR=1
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPGqaTgJzuU&feature=related

Down the Drain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3VampmSwQ&feature=related

Youth Gambling
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y57TmqbJndQ&feature=related
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0yF8q9yVU&feature=related
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK8XVVz9KTc&feature=channel

Famous people who have a Gambling Problem
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQphL3myEf8
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4xINONZ2Ts
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ1ELa3M2bQ
4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvDum6f3ucI&feature=related

Do you think this guy knows what he’s talking about?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZBhRf1zIqE

Signs of a gambling problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OvDKAfmoHw&feature=channel

DON'T STOP GAMBLING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2AcaB2D120&feature=related

Check out what Casino Free Mass has to say about casinos.

http://www.casinofreemass.org/Lydon.html

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HII39rhyqk

To learn more about my credentials on this subject go on line and look up Bill Kearney on casino gambling.

For ever one of these I can post thousands of other problems that plague our community and world. The problem is that those with gambling problems are just not that big in our society. Focus your attention elsewhere. You seem to be a dedicated activist. Your grammar and English needs a lot of help but you are passionate and if you focused that passion on something that could be changed, it would be so much better for all of us. Have you looked into taking an adult education class? It would really help with the spelling and sentence structure and your words would become much more effective. Maybe if you focused on something that can help our community now, maybe you could then use that change to make a difference at the casinos. I just don't want you to waste your time on something that cant be changed.

dan's picture

I'm not saying Bill's

I'm not saying Bill's wasting his time, but even if he is, how can it not be a bigger waste of time and effort making multiple lengthy posts telling him not to fight for what he's passionate about?

Bill Kearney's picture

There are approximately 250

There are approximately 250 million adults over the age of 18 living in the US. Let’s say that the 2% figure that you Prognosis keep throwing out and which is considered low by many researchers who do not get their funding from the gaming industry, is on the money. That would mean that approximately 5 million Americans have a compulsive gambling problem. Now let’s say that it’s only half, a quarter, or even an eighth of that number, and without throwing in all their family members, friends, employers, employees, and so on, who were also effected by the gamblers ill doings, wouldn’t that be enough for us to address the proliferation of casino gambling.

I get a kick out of those who question my efforts and those who suggest that I should give up, put my energy into what they see as a more important issue then my cause. And what I’ve learned over the years about many of those questioning my efforts is that the only time they’re addressing any social or economic ill effects is in a few blogs or over a few beers. Now I’m not saying you per say are one of those people, I’m sure you’re out there addressing many of those social and economic ill effects that you deem more worthy then my losing cause. And I’m sure you will agree with me, it was a good thing Ralph Nader didn’t listen to those knuckleheads in Detroit and Washington back in the 1960s when he was working on car safety. I’m sure those auto industry lobbyist were pitching to the public that it's only a small percentage of people being killed in auto accidents. But Nader never gave up and that’s why we have seat belts and shatter-resistant glass being fitted in every American car.

Open this link and check out what Ralph thinks about casinos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZBhRf1zIqE

prognosis negative's picture

hmmm. not really sure you

hmmm. not really sure you want to hook your wagon onto Ralph Nader. They guy may have steered the way for seat belts, but he has gone off the deep end as of late. He is, for lack of a better word, a real nut job. He may have single handedly steered the 2000 and 2004 elections towards George W. If you came to me and said do you want a seat belt in your car or 8 years of George Bush I would really have to think about it.

Now, if Nader would have listened to all of us about how he should not run in 200 and 2004, then maybe we would have all been better off. Sometimes there is a fine line between being dedicated and being insane. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I think that fits Nader's campaigns very well.

And as far as my efforts in other areas are concerned. I volunteer twice a week at a battered women's shelter. Donate more than most people to ASPCA, and also volunteer at a sober house once or twice a week. I would put that up against you sitting at a computer for 9 hours a day blogging.

th's picture

prognosis negative

prognosis negative wrote:

For ever one of these I can post thousands of other problems that plague our community and world ... Your grammar and English needs a lot of help ... Have you looked into taking an adult education class? It would really help with the spelling and sentence structure ...

I think you mean "everY one". C'mon negative - you should really eagle eye your posts before bashing something silly like the other guys grammer.

How is the casino cause a losing cause? So far they have not been built. When were they scheduled to open by-the-way? Seems like something is working. Maybe that is not victory, but it is a success in itself. It is progress.

Bill Kearney's picture

It was nice of you Prognosis

It was nice of you Prognosis to share your good deeds but what gives you the right to desecrate mine.

Open these links and you can see what I do besides sitting at a computer blogging.

CN8 - 2005 - http://www.veoh.com/videos/v63520122HJWPnmk

April 6, 2005

#1 - http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6308704bCqygZP5

#2 - http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6315333RDs8ARcE

KDKA - 2006 -
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4163619

ABC 6 - 2006 -
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4185500

WBRE - TV - 2007
http://pahomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=22519

Gaming Oversight Hearing - 2008

Part - 1
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15439288g2m632wY
Part - 2
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15473562XbGFwzWE
Part - 3
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15468899weyyxh3Y
Part - 4
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v154194266brME7PX

2005/2006/2007/2008/2009

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v14212064NrPDa82s

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15880323nJEZyXTW

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4168789

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4168946

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4169069

http://blip.tv/file/708140/

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4169169

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4169330

http://blip.tv/file/721116

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4184748

http://blip.tv/file/828040

http://blip.tv/file/708651/

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6357875DmpTnJZW

http://blip.tv/file/707968/

http://blip.tv/file/707996/

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4239526

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4184090

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4238929

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6358123rk8h4ktY

http://blip.tv/file/708524/

http://blip.tv/file/708495/

http://blip.tv/file/708454/

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4185089

http://blip.tv/file/708064/

http://blip.tv/file/708029/

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v63583725dE8srcw

Casino Documentary 2009-2010

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz2VT5Ky7Kw

prognosis negative's picture

Bill Kearney wrote:It was

Bill Kearney wrote:

It was nice of you Prognosis to share your good deeds but what gives you the right to desecrate mine.

Open these links and you can see what I do besides sitting at a computer blogging.

CN8 - 2005 - http://www.veoh.com/videos/v63520122HJWPnmk

April 6, 2005

#1 - http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6308704bCqygZP5

#2 - http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6315333RDs8ARcE

KDKA - 2006 -
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4163619

ABC 6 - 2006 -
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4185500

WBRE - TV - 2007
http://pahomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=22519

Gaming Oversight Hearing - 2008

Part - 1
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15439288g2m632wY
Part - 2
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15473562XbGFwzWE
Part - 3
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15468899weyyxh3Y
Part - 4
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v154194266brME7PX

2005/2006/2007/2008/2009

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v14212064NrPDa82s

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v15880323nJEZyXTW

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4168789

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4168946

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4169069

http://blip.tv/file/708140/

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4169169

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4169330

http://blip.tv/file/721116

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4184748

http://blip.tv/file/828040

http://blip.tv/file/708651/

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6357875DmpTnJZW

http://blip.tv/file/707968/

http://blip.tv/file/707996/

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4239526

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4184090

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4238929

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v6358123rk8h4ktY

http://blip.tv/file/708524/

http://blip.tv/file/708495/

http://blip.tv/file/708454/

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=4185089

http://blip.tv/file/708064/

http://blip.tv/file/708029/

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v63583725dE8srcw

Casino Documentary 2009-2010

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz2VT5Ky7Kw

My God, to have the free time you do! It sure must be nice. Do you have a job? I cant imagine that you do. It might do you some good to get a part time job.
I am not desecrating your efforts, I simply said that they would be better served on something that you can actually change. Realistically and honestly, have any of your efforts done ANYTHING to change casinos? I just dont see it. Everything you proposed has failed.