September 10, 2007 @ 09:34
If you read this blog with any regularity you know how I feel about casinos. If it was up to me I'd close them all down tomorrow.
I find them creepy and desperate and sad, filled with people who have no business being there. It's sickening to look around those big noisy rooms and see people in the process of ruining their lives.
This may sound over the top, but it's true. Casinos in Ontario have provided a lot more pain than gain, yet the suckers keep coming back for more willing to dump more and more into a system that never really tells us where the money is going.
Where is the money going?
A couple of weeks ago when my father was in Milton District Hospital he needed cat-scan so they loaded him into an ambulance with a nurse and two attendants and they went to Oakville.
The ambulance waited for my dad and then transported him back. I have no idea what that would have cost, but it was probably several hundred dollars, and apparently this is common practice, and according to his doctor has been going on for years.
According to the doctor, they've transported so many people between Milton and Oakville for cat scans over the years; they could have bought eight machines.
Apparently Milton is on the verge of getting their own machine finally and everyone is jumping up and down and spitting freakin' nickels. But you have to wonder, what took so long?
And why is it that MRI machines are so scarce in the province? They're so scarce that unless you're an athlete or a politician you have to wait months to get an appointment.
Why, with millions of dollars being sacrificed at Ontario casinos every day we should have a shortage of cat scans and MRIs in the province.
An MRI machine is worst about a million dollars, with a cat scan worth about half that.
Do you know how quickly a million dollars in profit is wracked up at an Ontario casino?
I'm willing to bet it wouldn't take twenty minutes. Day after day after day millions of dollars are being sucked out of the pockets of pathetic people and the province gladly takes it.
But what the hell are they doing with the money?
I imagine with the right system and the proper appropriation of funds, an MRI machine could be put into every hospital in Ontario by the end of the year courtesy of the casinos alone.
The casinos were supposed to supply new found money to Ontario when they were first proposed and it seemed like a great idea.
But several years later, what are we left with?
A bunch of questions and ruined people.