- Apr 8, 2010
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You do realise that the way you post doesn't come across as intelligent right?People often accuse me of copy paste efforts.
I don't need to do that, I'm an old fashioned user of a keyboard and can touch type. I type very quickly. Never need to do any copy and paste.
The thing that gets me is the support for Hawthorn, who hail from the leafy Eastern suburbs, to run mega pokie facilities in the poorest part of town, miles and miles away from their main constituency.
People come out in big numbers supporting them. Not actual Hawthorn supporters mind you, but supporters of other clubs.
Supporters of other clubs come out supporting Hawthorn's inalienable right to establish a pokie emporium in one of the poorest parts of Melbourne, where they can fleece money from people least capable of losing money.
Now the residents of Hawthorn East have double, maybe triple the disposable income of the residents of Deer Park.
Why isn't Hawthorn taking pokie money from the residents of Hawthorn East?
1. Because they would not be allowed to establish such a pokie emporium in the leafy Eastern suburbs, and
2. Even if they did establish such a facility, would it mean they would take double or triple the takings that they get in Deer Park? Of course not!
Because people of that education and income level do NOT put 5% to 25% of their disposable income into pokies.
A quirk of pokies is that the people most able to lose money on pokies do not spend a cent on them.
Those least able to lose money on them, blow it all.
And that is why we find Hawthorn far, far away from their main constituency, in Deer Park, far, far away from the leafy Eastern suburbs.
Now someone like you may wish to applaud Hawthorn's efforts in ruining the lives of many people in far away Deer Park, but I prefer to stick to what's right and call it out.