Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Gambling Holiday

a Biblical thought...
I have had God's help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. (Acts 26:22)

a Book thought...
Gen Y-ers are the most materially endowed generation in Australia's history. The have very unrealistic lifestyle expectations with many of them expecting to start their working lives in the manner in which they have seen their parents finish theirs. (p29)
a Dave thought...
It seems abrurd to me that we have a whole day dedicated to a horse race. Yesterday Australians bet $95.6m on the Melbourne Cup with all of us Melbournians having a day off work because of this. The Melbourne Cup began in 1861 and ever since 1877 has been a public holiday. With a lot of work being done by the government at the moment to try and curb problem gambling it certainly is interesting that we have a whole day devoted to this betting event. Gambling is a massive problem in Australia and being able to place bets from your lounge room on anything from footy to Autralian Idol as a society we need to be careful. There obviously isn't a public holiday based around binge drinkling, or another around smoking, maybe thats for a good reason.

Just a thought.

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