[Homestead] Forget oil and housing, let's talk about water...
Don Bowen KI6DIU
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 21 16:34:48 EDT 2007
>And, actually, technically, it is "free" money to the state. If the tribes
>had wanted to they could have fought the state in court and based on
>treaties would have had to right to not pay the state a single dime.
It is not free money. What about the debt counseling to problem
gamblers? What about the death tool on narrow back country roads from
drunken drivers? Valley Center became more deadly than I-5 though
Oceanside. That money going to the tribes and their financiers is not
going into improving the state.
>While the casinos "might" be a problem in the area of Southern Cal where you
>lived, the casinos have done a lot for other communities and have made a
>point of being good neighbors. Not all communities are unhappy with the
>casinos in their area nor are all "civilian" neighbors unhappy with them.
Yes, the one right near where I am now is one of the four. They are not
fixing up the road which has become very dangerous. One intersection is a
real problem but it is off the main route from the freeway so they are not
bothering. They are pumping water as fast as they can while the rest of
the city has to limit pumping. They give the city a million here and there
but individual members are now approaching $25K a month, more as one group
gains power and throws more off the roles. I am very much against the
casino free money mentality and it will bring nothing but harm.
Don Bowen Awl Knotted Up KI6DIU
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