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What more can I tell my 25 year old son to keep him from traveling to Mexico ?
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Posted on 10/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PDT by George from New England

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To: George from New England
I occasionally watch the WSOP on ESPN..seems there were 6000+ in this year's starting field...the overwhemling majority are young..under 30..which begs the question..where are all the older players?

I know...at GA meetings..

41 posted on 10/02/2012 6:51:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Laura Ingraham:"If the GOP can't beat Obama in this economy; shut down the party!")
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To: George from New England

Let me get this straight. You want advice on keeping your professional gambler son in the US? He’s a gambler/risk taker... let him risk is head for cheap beer and a royal flush.


42 posted on 10/02/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: George from New England
My son’s take is that the Republicans were going to shutdown the online playing anyway.

He's right. In fact, the Republicans did prohibit US players from playing online poker, in 2006. What happened on April 15, 2011 was that the three largest sites that still accepted US players were indicted for money laundering and fraud for taking various actions in order to evade the 2006 law.

The shutdown of online poker in this country is a great example of both parties working together to restrict our freedoms. All it took was (more than) a few million dollars from Las Vegas lobbyists.

43 posted on 10/02/2012 6:53:02 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: George from New England

Tell him that homosexual mexican youts(sic) are waiting in eager anticipation for and TARGETING poker players to set up shop and hand him a jar of vasoline.


44 posted on 10/02/2012 6:53:46 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: mnehring

Poster said it’s Rosario, 20 minutes south of Tijuana...but according to Google maps that would be Rosarito, not Rosario.


45 posted on 10/02/2012 6:58:16 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

“He’s right. In fact, the Republicans did prohibit US players from playing online poker, in 2006.”

Are you mistaken ???

Who controlled the house and senate in 2006 ??


46 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:14 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England
Tell him to stay in Florida and sell drugs.

It's illegal and he'll get killed or arrested but at least you'll be able to identify the body or visit him in prison.

Tell him to get a real job.

47 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:39 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: deks

Yes, It’s Rosarito. Sorry.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:06 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

I’d tell him to locate farther south of the border, more towards Mexico City, some place like Queretaro or Morelia or Xalapa. They’re safe, clean, beautiful colonial cities. Highly recommended.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:18 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: George from New England

At 25 he’s a fully grown man....He’s more competent to make decisions in his own life than you are.....

If he doesn’t take your advice then shut up and support him....


50 posted on 10/02/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: George from New England
Send him a card


51 posted on 10/02/2012 7:11:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: George from New England

I suspect he prefers Mexico over Vegas in the mistaken belief he can avoid the IRS.

He can dodge them for a few years, but unless he denounces his USA citizenship, he still owes US income taxes he earns anywhere in the world. It sucks, but is the law.

Tell him to hit the casinos in Mississippi, a lot closer to home, and most there speak english.


52 posted on 10/02/2012 7:14:47 AM PDT by wrench
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Suggest that he go to Honduras instead. It’s cheaper, safer, and far more pleasant.

Except for that whole bit about Honduras having the world's highest murder rate, 4x that of Mexico.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17940440

53 posted on 10/02/2012 7:16:53 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: George from New England

I feel you pain. Personally. I have a son in the exact same circumstance. Only Mexico isn’t on his list. I agree with the other poster who mentioned Costa Rica. There is apparently a whole community of American online poker players there. In fact, I read they are welcomed.

For those mentioning Canada, I have heard nothing but horror stories about trying to get in there. They actually have laws and crap that they ENFORCE, unlike us! I don’t think you just go to the border and announce you want to come in. Please expand on how you got in??

Get another job? Yeah. Tried that lately? Even “beginner” jobs in many fields are paying minimum wage (with college degrees!) and those are extremely difficult to get! It’s a miracle to even get an interview.


54 posted on 10/02/2012 7:17:53 AM PDT by battletank
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To: George from New England

If you can’t convince him not to go make sure that he studies the culture and what to avoid and what areas to avoid.

Part of the problem is that what is left of the police are fighting the drug cartels and the other criminals are getting away with anything.

You say he’s in Florida and I don’t know anything about this but is there any way he can get some kind of satellite connection from the Bahamas or somewhere out there so his internet doesn’t originate in the US?


55 posted on 10/02/2012 7:18:47 AM PDT by tiki
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To: George from New England

¿Habla Español ?


56 posted on 10/02/2012 7:19:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: George from New England

The town, I believe, is Rosarito.


57 posted on 10/02/2012 7:21:35 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: George from New England
Unfortunately, there's not much you can do. He's an adult.

Sometimes people have to learn things the hard way.

Pray for his safety.

58 posted on 10/02/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: George from New England

Never shelter anyone from the realities of their decisions.


59 posted on 10/02/2012 7:22:51 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: George from New England
Many in my son's field...

Sounds like you support the idea that his addiction is 'his field".

60 posted on 10/02/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT by O6ret
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