RANT: The Tenth Pin as an example of why the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” can’t be won

https://www.bowling.com/bowling-blog/bowling-knowledge/how-the-tenth-pin-changed-bowling-forever/

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The Tenth Pin
In the early 19th century, bowling alleys were primarily owned by Bars and Pubs. A culture of crime and gambling became associated with it, and eventually, Bowling gained a poor reputation. In 1841, Connecticut banned ownership of nine-pin lanes in an attempt to curb gambling and crime. To get around the law, players simply added one more pin, which nullified the ban and the modern game was born. There have been few changes to the rules of the sport since then.

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Laugh!

Where there’s a will there is a way.

“Cast me into a dungeon;, burn me at the state, crown me king of kings, I can ‘pursue happiness’ as long as my brain lives — but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can insure that I will catch it.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

That’s why the Gooferment can’t possibly keep drugs out of prisons!

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