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It s the last stand of the Chicken Littles. That s what Senator Steve Cohen said in response to the anti-gambling crowd s insistence that warning messages should be printed on lottery tickets. Cohen, in a fit of uncontrollable irony, went on to suggest that credit cards be emblazoned with the words Shopping is addictive. While there is some validity to the argument that lotteries amount to nothing more than regressive taxation, the senator has a point about the proliferation of useless warning labels. Next thing you know, Big Macs will come stamped with the words Fast food makes you fat. Oh, wait a minute ...

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