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"All of our children are targets of relentless advertising. They are seen as purchasers of products. They are sold drugs, sex, tobacco, violence, and goods as a way of being accepted," said Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, in a talk sponsored by The Partnership Fund for Teaneck, New Jersey, and other organizations.

Reported by Theresa Forsman
"Beware of 'affluenza'"
The [Bergen, NJ] Record Online
April 4, 2000

"Gambling itself produces nothing of value: It simply takes from the many who lose and gives to a few winners. Of course, the greatest winner is the one operating the gambling scheme. The claim that gambling aids and benefits local communities has been repeatedly disproved. When the costs of the increased crime, policing, and societal disruption associated with gambling are added in, no community 'wins.'"

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July 10, 2000

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