Preservation group backs casino

Preservation group backs casino

There are 255 comments on the Evening Sun story from Aug 16, 2010, titled Preservation group backs casino. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The oldest Civil War preservation organization in the country has joined the debate over the proposed Mason-Dixon Resort & Casino.

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one who knows

Newport, PA

#1 Aug 17, 2010
Susan Paddock should read articles like this and learn that no new land is being used nor are any new buildings being built. If her objection is about infringement on the battlefield she is dead wrong, if it is about increase in crime, studies have proved she is dead wrong, if it is about taking business away from others in the area, all one has to do is look at Niagara Falls or Saratoga Springs NY and many others to see she is dead wrong about this too. As far as her complaint about compulsive gamblers, that is the most rediculous complaint since we have other state gamblings accessible to all Adams County residents as well as all the church supported bingo and social club games. Why hasn't she objected to all the above gambling. She has a motive that is far more sinister than all the ones that she has vocalized and finally the people are seeing it. Her support is dropping locally and she has to rely on those from 100's to 1000's of miles away. The Gaming Commission will not be fooled again. They are well aware of her and her misinformation and total lies.
Frank

Kernersville, NC

#2 Aug 17, 2010
one who knows wrote:
Susan Paddock should read articles like this and learn that no new land is being used nor are any new buildings being built. If her objection is about infringement on the battlefield she is dead wrong, if it is about increase in crime, studies have proved she is dead wrong, if it is about taking business away from others in the area, all one has to do is look at Niagara Falls or Saratoga Springs NY and many others to see she is dead wrong about this too. As far as her complaint about compulsive gamblers, that is the most rediculous complaint since we have other state gamblings accessible to all Adams County residents as well as all the church supported bingo and social club games. Why hasn't she objected to all the above gambling. She has a motive that is far more sinister than all the ones that she has vocalized and finally the people are seeing it. Her support is dropping locally and she has to rely on those from 100's to 1000's of miles away. The Gaming Commission will not be fooled again. They are well aware of her and her misinformation and total lies.
Funny how you see more No Casino signs poping up in the area then Pro-Casino.
Frank

Kernersville, NC

#3 Aug 17, 2010
Gburg Basebal Mom: Just read your insane and flat out wrong comment on ABC 27 about this not having anything to do with gread. This has everything to do with greed. One mans need to get rich by whatever means possible and his egotistical need to gain more control over people by buying support and calling it donations. The minute that this town stops stroking his ego or can't make him any more money he will leave agin. He will see if his good buddy Laschinger can help him get a place in florida and go there. This has everything to do with Levan's greed and need for power. WAKE UP and stop living in a nieve fantasy land!
Blha BLHA blha

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Aug 17, 2010
Frank wrote:
Gburg Basebal Mom: Just read your insane and flat out wrong comment on ABC 27 about this not having anything to do with gread. This has everything to do with greed. One mans need to get rich by whatever means possible and his egotistical need to gain more control over people by buying support and calling it donations. The minute that this town stops stroking his ego or can't make him any more money he will leave agin. He will see if his good buddy Laschinger can help him get a place in florida and go there. This has everything to do with Levan's greed and need for power. WAKE UP and stop living in a nieve fantasy land!
What are you Smokin"? Its ok to have an opinion. The Gaming Board will or already have made their choise on this issue. Let It Go. And stop picking on Baseball Mom. Also maybe you should get off your high horse nimrod and look around. The only signs I see popping up are "Homes For Sale"
tom

Shippensburg, PA

#5 Aug 17, 2010
Blha BLHA blha wrote:
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What are you Smokin"? Its ok to have an opinion. The Gaming Board will or already have made their choise on this issue. Let It Go. And stop picking on Baseball Mom. Also maybe you should get off your high horse nimrod and look around. The only signs I see popping up are "Homes For Sale"
Don't forget the for sale signs that are are on Paddocks land that they subdivided.

Edx

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#6 Aug 17, 2010
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association decision is another example that all the pro casino people have dollar signs where their pupils should be.

Sadly, for them, nothing else matters when money is at stake.
Truth

Willow Grove, PA

#7 Aug 17, 2010
Looks like Prudente did his pal Susan another favor by taking her most absurd comments out of the article. What's missing you ask? This:“As far as I know, they are the only preservation group that has come out in favor of the casino,” said Paddock.“Now, it’s very clear that the GBPA was, is and will continue to be a tool of casino investors, and that they’re not a legitimate preservation group.”

Really? Not legitimate? Let's take a closer look shall we. The CWPT, which supports NCG, has saved 698 acres of Gettysburg battlefield according to their website. The GBPA has saved over 2000 acres.

Susan should have simply said "We appreciate all the GBPA has done for the battlefield and Gettysburg but we must respectfully disagree with them on this issue" Unfortunately she just can't help herself. She has to go on the attack. The national preservation groups currently in bed with NCG should be ashamed because their support of NCG makes them complicit in their trashing of the local preservation group responsible for preserving a third of the Gettysburg battlefield.
Why Not

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Aug 17, 2010
Come on folks,maybe if we had more jobs in the area people would not be putting for sale signs in their yards. Until SSP and her cronies comes up with a better idea for business and jobs in the area I am for the casino.
AVET

New York, NY

#9 Aug 17, 2010
"The preservation association was formed 50 years ago and has helped secure one-third of the existing 5,989-acre Gettysburg National Military Park."

Where was the GBPA when a golf course was built so close to this this hallowed ground?
layed back

Carlisle, PA

#10 Aug 17, 2010
Frank wrote:
Gburg Basebal Mom: Just read your insane and flat out wrong comment on ABC 27 about this not having anything to do with gread. This has everything to do with greed. One mans need to get rich by whatever means possible and his egotistical need to gain more control over people by buying support and calling it donations. The minute that this town stops stroking his ego or can't make him any more money he will leave agin. He will see if his good buddy Laschinger can help him get a place in florida and go there. This has everything to do with Levan's greed and need for power. WAKE UP and stop living in a nieve fantasy land!
jealouy and hatred spews from the above words.
ALocal

Lebanon, PA

#11 Aug 17, 2010
Frank wrote:
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Funny how you see more No Casino signs poping up in the area then Pro-Casino.
That's funny when the exact opposite is actually happening.
ALocal

Lebanon, PA

#12 Aug 17, 2010
AVET wrote:
"The preservation association was formed 50 years ago and has helped secure one-third of the existing 5,989-acre Gettysburg National Military Park."
Where was the GBPA when a golf course was built so close to this this hallowed ground?
Where was the CWPT and NCG when the Country Club, which sits on Battlefield land, was sold to an investor for pennies on the dollar?
marvin brilliant

Palmyra, PA

#13 Aug 17, 2010
It's oxymoron time! the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association has voiced it's support for a casino in Gettysburg. They say, it won't interfere nor detract from the military park. Actually at the time of the battle on July,1863 the proposed site is on the battlefield! Skirmishes were fought there between North and South on that ground. The association needs to research their history of the battle, then maybe they will understand the true meaning of PRESERVATION!!!!!
James

Newville, PA

#14 Aug 17, 2010
Wake up people. Do you all know who Synnamon is and how many businesses the family owns in Gettysburg? And how the proposed cassino is going to personally benefit that family in more ways than one? President of the GBPA? That family doesn't care if the cassino was, and I quote, "put on Little Round Top". Bottom line...most of the ones that back the proposed cassino are in it for the GREED....what do you think Dan Moul is getting out of this? I think before it is approved or not, Pennsylvania should do a thorough investigation of who is backing this proposed cassino and exactly why.
82409abc

Dayton, OH

#15 Aug 17, 2010
Frank wrote:
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Funny how you see more No Casino signs poping up in the area then Pro-Casino.
Where are you driving? I have seen two huge Pro signs go up on in the last week on Emmitsburg Road alone.
Emmett

Lancaster, PA

#16 Aug 17, 2010
ALocal wrote:
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That's funny when the exact opposite is actually happening.
Depends in what area you drive around in Gettysburg.
Vexed

Budd Lake, NJ

#17 Aug 17, 2010
tom wrote:
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Don't forget the for sale signs that are are on Paddocks land that they subdivided.
Yeah on the land she has for sale that had more Confederate soldiers on it than the casino's proposed location. Are there any confederate dead buried on her property? Given the location, I'd bet on it.(Oops, sorry. I didn't mean to offend anyone.) Bottom line is Paddock's hypocrisy should speak volumes and that anyone actually backs this woman's play is astounding.(oops...did it again. Sorry)

Bill Kearney

Since: May 10

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Aug 17, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted on Tue, Aug. 17, 2010

Editorial: Gambling with safety

A Philadelphia man made headlines in June after leaving his 15-month-old son in a car while he gambled inside the Parx casino.

At the time, the story seemed like an extreme example of a problem gambler. Turns out, it's just another day at Parx.

A West Philadelphia mother was arrested recently for leaving her two daughters in a car while she gambled for six hours inside Parx. She became the fifth person charged this summer for leaving a child in a car while she gambled at the Bensalem casino.

The mother played the slots until after midnight. One daughter finally borrowed a cell phone from a customer in the parking lot to call her father. That's five confirmed incidents at one casino within weeks.

Who knows how many other gamblers slipped in and out of the casino while their kids waited in the car? Or how many children are left home alone or elsewhere unattended while their desperate parents pump money into the one-armed bandits? And how many other problem gamblers are quietly falling deeper and deeper into debt since Pennsylvania legalized gambling in 2004?

The casino industry argues that it provides entertainment and doesn't tolerate problem gamblers. The industry says the majority of gamblers come and go without blowing the rent money or leaving their kids locked in a car. And the industry touts services and programs it provides to help or prevent problem gambling.

At best, it's a passive approach. That's because regular, hard-core gamblers are the target market for casinos, especially the regional ones here that don't cater to tourists as Las Vegas does. It's not in the casinos' interest to chase away their best customers.

The fact that a parent can leave his or her child in a car for hours while he or she gambles shows that casinos sell something that can be as addictive as heroin or crack. And it's happening more often than the industry or regulators want to admit. At the very least, the casinos should post a guard to inspect cars entering the parking lot and patrol the lot for children trapped in cars before someone dies.

At the same time, a more proactive approach is needed to stop problem gamblers, not cater to them. The industry can't get away from the reality that casinos make an overwhelming majority of their profits off of a small percentage of repeat customers (read: addicted).

Not to mention, casinos provide lots of incentives to keep gamblers coming back.
And gamblers lose far more often than they win - otherwise the casinos wouldn't be in business and Pennsylvania wouldn't be raking in buckets of tax revenue that makes lawmakers' eyes light up.

But here's the dirty secret that no one likes to discuss: Thanks to Gov. Rendell & Co., the commonwealth is now an enabling partner in an addictive industry that destroys lives and drives parents to lock their kids in the car for hours while they play the slots.

There's nothing entertaining about that.

What say you CASINO DOPES?
Gburg Baseball Mom

Belleville, PA

#19 Aug 17, 2010
Frank wrote:
Gburg Basebal Mom: Just read your insane and flat out wrong comment on ABC 27 about this not having anything to do with gread. This has everything to do with greed. One mans need to get rich by whatever means possible and his egotistical need to gain more control over people by buying support and calling it donations. The minute that this town stops stroking his ego or can't make him any more money he will leave agin. He will see if his good buddy Laschinger can help him get a place in florida and go there. This has everything to do with Levan's greed and need for power. WAKE UP and stop living in a nieve fantasy land!
Dude, Number one learn how to spell the things you are going to accuse others of. It is spelled greed. Now get a clue. Mrs. Paddock has a MORAL objection to legal gambling and she has a personal hatred of Mr. LeVan. This is nothing more than a witch hunt on her part complete with misinforming people outside of Adams County to gain support under the banner of "preservation". She does not really give a rip about preservation. And neither do you, you are just interested in trashing a local man that has WAY more money and class then either of you.
whomever

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Aug 17, 2010
Y'all can yap till the cows come home but you should always remember one thing;
Trust least those who stand to profit the most. It's as simple as that.

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