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  2. It's sad that this has become the most relevant news in the battle for US poker regulation.
     
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  3. sigh
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  4. It's a nice victory for the Daily Action Plan. We were noticed at a place that has held two recent hearings on the topic, so that's all goodness as well.
     
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  5. weird country you guys live in , pmsl
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    Originally Posted by 2beornot2b View Post

    weird country you guys live in , pmsl

    I agree it is a weird country we live in but when i mention this to my countrymen all I get is "this is the greatest country in the world
    ." So, you know...kinda leaves you speechless.
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    Originally Posted by kcd0g View Post

    I agree it is a weird country we live in but when i mention this to my countrymen all I get is "this is the greatest country in the world
    ." So, you know...kinda leaves you speechless.

    America is indeed a great country...Only problem is corruption at higher levels....top 1% keeps on screwing lower 99% for their personnel benefits...u can watch another screwjob by politicians here in this documentary....
    leaving online poker vegas is still best place to play live poker...
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    Originally Posted by Richestuser View Post

    America is indeed a great country...Only problem is corruption at higher levels....top 1% keeps on screwing lower 99% for their personnel benefits...u can watch another screwjob by politicians here in this documentary....
    leaving online poker vegas is still best place to play live poker...

    I moved from the UK to the USA a yr ago and can def say that the govt here is a pile of @#*^
    Why the hell are they making such a big deal over online poker. Most of the world is able to play, yet the country that created the game and supposedly one of the best countries in the world wont allow its people to do as they please. If you ask me, they are wasting their time on such a simple subject, when they should be concentrating their efforts on more serious criminal matter. Fair enough, they need to address what happened over at Full Tilt, but let us play on Stars already!!!
    Edited By: ACheemz May 15th, 2012 at 01:53 PM
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  9. Ya, we gotta wait for all the money to move in..Once all the money is here, the most flawed selfish politicians will become known, and we'll all get to do whatever they come up with..
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    Originally Posted by ACheemz View Post

    I moved from the UK to the USA a yr ago and can def say that the govt here is a pile of @#*^
    Why the hell are they making such a big deal over online poker. Most of the world is able to play, yet the country that created the game and supposedly one of the best countries in the world wont allow its people to do as they please. If you ask me, they are wasting their time on such a simple subject, when they should be concentrating their efforts on more serious criminal matter. Fair enough, they need to address what happened over at Full Tilt, but let us play on Stars already!!!


    The best and worst part of democracy is that the majority rules. The idea is beautiful; the will of the people can be achieved by giving everyone an equal vote and an opportunity to be part of the most important decisions of our society. A true democracy would likely require the people to vote on every decision that is made by government, but luckily or unluckily, someone realized that having the people micromanage the government would be very inefficient. Therefore, we elect people to make our decisions for us. This means that our politicians must market themselves as having a very narrowly defined belief system so that everyone can be put into their own little box based upon their little sound bites. In order for politicians to keep their jobs, they must "pander to their base" (i.e., identify and maintain relevancy with their core target market).

    If any of you have taken a college-level marketing class, you will know that market positioning is often described as the process of clearly labeling your product so that it can be properly stored in the consumers' minds. If you label yourself as a computer operating system, you want your target market to look into their mental filing cabinet and find you right at the top of the pile. This marketing process requires you to brand your product very specifically and simply. You can't brand yourself as the politician who looks at the totality of the circumstances when deciding to go into war against Iran to consider the cultural and geographic implications of such a course of action. No, the successful politician draws a line in the sand and says we will have no choice but to declare war if Iran doesn't comply with the UN Resolutions banning the enrichment of uranium by the Iranian government. A politician can't say he or she isn't sure if marriage should only be permitted between a man and a woman, but rather must say that gay marriage is an abhorrent sin or marriage is a beautiful sign of love in all forms. If you don't market yourself as a black or white (no racial implications are intended by this statement) candidate, you will not succeed.

    The most hideous aspect of our democracy right now is that the market positioning process is made more efficient by exploiting religious and moral beliefs. As an important fact about myself, I am extremely anti-organized religion. My father is Jewish and my mother is Irish-Catholic; as a result, I've seen some pretty stupid stuff on both sides that cause me to believe that most of the problems in the world are worse as a result of the existence of religion. Most religions have a very nice set of rules that people are told to live by, so politicians can simply identify themselves with a particular religion and those of the same faith can instantly identify with the politician. Poker is often seen by religious people as being fueled by greed (one of the seven deadly sins). For this reason and many others such as the idea that most gamblers are busy ruining their families, poker is seen as a potentially sinful activity. For these reasons, no politician can put themselves behind any decision to legalize poker as long as they are concerned about reelection. This is a truly sad state of affairs, but it is true. Our country is being ruined by sound bites and the desire of politicians to remain employed by the people.
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  11. Dont agree with u 13jayhawk13.....only and everything that matters to politicians is MONEY
    and it is nothing to do with religion.....dont u think drinking alcohol shud also be banned in USA since it also destroys families and youth...but it is not currently banned( because no direct money goes into pocket of politicians) .....
    casinos lost lots of their revenues because of online gambling and they bribed politicians and hence it gone banned..plain and simple...
    BTW..i live in biggest democracy of world but playing online poker is perfectly fine here... so your point of democracy is also ruled out...
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  12. Why isn't PocketFives helping to organize a boycott of Indian casinos.While the Indian Casinos are not the only one's blocking internet poker, they are certainly out in front of this.Indian Casinos may feel that they are attacking their competitors but in reality they are attacking their current and potential future customers.Why should everyone feel the pain but Indian Casinos? Of course they can currently drag this out forever because they don't see any downside for themselves. It is time to get some backlash going.p.s. I was banned from Facebook several weeks ago but eventually got some sort of lame apology.
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    Originally Posted by goboy_90808 View Post

    Why isn't PocketFives helping to organize a boycott of Indian casinos.While the Indian Casinos are not the only one's blocking internet poker, they are certainly out in front of this.Indian Casinos may feel that they are attacking their competitors but in reality they are attacking their current and potential future customers.Why should everyone feel the pain but Indian Casinos? Of course they can currently drag this out forever because they don't see any downside for themselves. It is time to get some backlash going.p.s. I was banned from Facebook several weeks ago but eventually got some sort of lame apology.

    So should we also boycott the NFL? They were some of the biggest lobbyists to get online gaming banned. They want the way clear for people to gamble on fantasy football, which is their franchise.
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