There is something stupefying about how intelligent people can get their noses bent out of shape by having the number of days they can throw their money away being reduced.
Let's face it, primarily, the casino is not there to entertain people. It exists to separate fools from their money.
Of course, the big winners are always the casino, the province and the city.
Not including property taxes, the city probably reaps more than $2 million per year from the gambling operation.
Our city leaders are proving themselves to be ethically challenged in supporting addictive gambling and the unlimited and almost totally unfettered access to alcohol.
It might not be illegal but, by my standards, it sure as hell is immoral.
The city seems to approve not only addictive gambling and widespread availability and use of alcohol but also the legalization of marijuana based on much the same principle which is based on nothing more or less than how much tax revenue will be created.
Seldom do we hear or see anything like an objective analysis of the downstream costs of catering to these addictive and destructive habits.
All we get from city hall is a lot of pathetic hand wringing and sobbing about how it is the provincial government's responsibility to deal with the resultant social chaos.
It's high time for our mayor and city council to own up to the fact that they must share that responsibility and start doing something meaningful about it such as insisting on tighter reins on casino operations and the sale of liquor in bars, restaurants and food stores.