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Thanks, the "Indian land" casino question they had out here was pretty much a shuck and a jive.  Now most people regret opening that door.  The "tribes" are buying land and claiming they can build it on their new reservations.  I liked it better when the confined gambling to Nevada.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 07:27:22 PM EST
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Casinos bring about moral degradation and this is given high priority in the global agenda.
by Lasthorseman on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 08:04:02 PM EST
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I actually kinda/sorta agree with this.  I don't like gambling.  I don't like the Something-for-Nothing philosophy gambling sponsors.  

I don't like the fact the only viable economic activity the nations can do is run casinos.  

On the other hand there is no question the best jobs on the res are associated with the casinos.  And the profits from the casino fund housing, health care, education, cultural activities, and so on.  And the taxes casinos pay into the state are a big part of the income of the state; New Mexico simply can't afford to do away with casinos.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 10:33:29 PM EST
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Is "out here" Sonoma County?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 10:35:03 PM EST
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Bay area in general, not so much problem yet in Sonoma County, though something hinky is developing around Cotati.  Big casino up on hwy 128 is terrible eyesore and traffic fiasco, but not too intrusive other than that.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 11:07:33 PM EST
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