Casino Petition Submitted to Ohio Secretary of State

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 / -- MyOhioNow.com submitted 800,000 signatures of
registered Ohio voters to the office of the Ohio Secretary of State at 9 am
today (8/5/08). To place an initiative on the ballot, a minimum of 402,275
registered Ohio voters are needed along with 5% of the registered voters in 44
counties. MyOhioNow.com collected approx. 800,000 signatures and met the
requirements in 81 counties (out of a total of 88). Signatures were gathered from
every county. It is up to the Secretary of State now to send the petitions to
each designated county to validate the signatures. When this process has
completed, the issue will be placed on a statewide ballot for the November 4th
election.

The ballot issue will be to approve a $600 million dollar destination
resort/casino in Clinton County, Ohio with 30% of the revenues going to the 88
counties based on a per capita basis. The project will employ up to 5000 jobs
along with thousands of jobs in the construction of the project.
"This has been an exciting opportunity to reach out to Ohio voters in all
2088 counties. The response has been overwhelmingly favorable. We are very
appreciative of the effort of hundreds of Ohioans who have helped us in this
effort to place this issue on the November 4th ballot. Ohioans are excited for
this positive economic news. The prospect of up to 5000 new jobs is a bright
spot in a year in which we have faced so much financial adversity and
challenges. We look forward to a positive and honest campaign to get the support of
Ohio voters. We look towards our opposition to come from casinos in states that
neighbor Ohio, as they have enjoyed the economic benefits from Ohioans for
many years. When this issue passes, their free lunch will end," said "This has
bee, co-founder of MyOhioNow.com.

Dr. Dr. Bradford, co-founder of MyOhioNow.com, said, "The voters of
Ohio have spoken loud and clear. They want their voices heard and want to
have the opportunity to vote on this issue on November 4th. Our petition effort
has given us a unique opportunity to reach out to inform Ohio voters about
the issue. Our message is clear and honest. Frankly, there are 38 states that
currently have some form of casino gambling. Our neighbors, such as Indiana,
Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are employing thousands of residents
in their states and returning hundreds of millions of tax revenues from
their casinos. It's time to keep those dollars within our state borders and
attract tourism dollars back to Ohio. We look forward to spreading this positive
message and will seek the approval of Ohio voters on November 4th."

M of Arno Political Consultants from California oversaw the petition
signature collection. One of the largest companies that specialize in the
gathering of signatures was surprised by the overwhelming support the
collectors received during the process. Mr. Arno said, "In fact, in our many years in
business, doing hundreds of these campaigns throughout the United States, we
set the record for one week in the collection of signatures at 90,000. We
were quite surprised at the strong support we have seen throughout Ohio for this
issue."

MyOhioNow.com also announced that it has completed an independent impact
study that it will disclose next week to Ohio voters. In the study will be the
results of job creation and economic impacts.

The MyOhioNow.com project is a joint venture with Lakes Entertainment of
Minnesota who are operators of premier gaming facilities. The $600,000,000
casino/resort destination site that is located off I-71 (at State Route 73) that
is centrally in Clinton County. The full text of the initiative and more
information about the project is available at http://www.MyOhioNow.com

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It's important to realize how this will give one group control of all legal gambling in Ohio, if passed. If this passes, the casino in Clinton County will be the ONLY legal casino allowed in Ohio. There won't be a casino in Portside, or anyplace else in Ohio under their plan. Personally, I'd like to see casino gambling in Ohio, but I have voted against every ballot initiative so far because each referendum has been designed to give a small group control over all gambling. This one is well funded with out of state money, and needs to be voted down!

It's important to realize how this will give one group control of all legal gambling in Ohio, if passed. If this passes, the casino in Clinton County will be the ONLY legal casino allowed in Ohio. There won't be a casino in Portside, or anyplace else in Ohio under their plan. Personally, I'd like to see casino gambling in Ohio, but I have voted against every ballot initiative so far because each referendum has been designed to give a small group control over all gambling. This one is well funded with out of state money, and needs to be voted down!

The people at the top of the wealth and power pyramid are DESTROYING us.

MONEY IS POWER. DON'T GIVE THE KIND OF SELFISH PEOPLE WHO SAY TO THEMSELVES...
"Hey, I think I'll dedicate myself to a money making scheme that might get me millions, or, as in the case of Nevada's Sheldon Adelson, billions! All at the expense of the American people, including families, and tax payers. Who cares, the hell with everyone else. And I can even whitewash it all, by claiming it creates jobs. That's right, I can make a fool of the American public and get rich at the same time! Isn't it great?"...
MORE POWER.

These television character villains are no role models. Greed is over rated.

Well informed American patriots are courageously trying to fight back against these manipulators. Sadly, the struggle often looks bleak on all fronts. Battles are lost on a daily basis. But gratefully, some battles are indeed won. The noble effort continues. History is not yet written.

I see Ohio issue 6 as one of these battles. Small as it may seem in the scheme of things, in times like these, every victory must me cherished.

Best Regards,
informed american patriot

[Sheldon Adelson links]

http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/2008/04/when-i-was-a-ki.html

http://mparent7777-1.livejournal.com/700528.html

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2008/06/25/sheldon-adelson-...

http://judicial-inc.biz/8Who.owns.las.vegas.htm

http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/5172

http://www.davidduke.com/index.php?s=sheldon+adelson

http://www.jewwatch.com/jew-capitalists-gambling.html

Who's behind Ohio issue 6?

The My Ohio Now Casino is a privately held company owned by Rick A. Lertzman and Brad A. Pressman.

It's partner is the corporation Lakes Entertainment, a company that consults with Native American tribes in developing casino gaming. It was founded by Lyle Berman.
http://www.inc.com/magazine/20050501/poker_pagen_2.html

It's board of directors is as follows -
Lyle Berman, Timothy Cope, Morris Goldfarb, Ray Moberg, Neil Sell, Larry Barenbaum, and Richard White (Weiss).
http://www.lakesentertainment.com/xml/?func=officers

They've got a fight of their hands.
http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/09/...

http://www.noissue6.com/
http://www.votenocasinos.com/
http://www.fopohio.org/files/casino%20issue.pdf

LOVE your country.

BEWARE of the government, the media, and the crooks seem to who own them both.

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