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Posts by baystaterebel

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  • Poker is a Game of Luck Not Skill, Court Rules

    01/17/2007 3:03:53 PM PST · 54 of 60
    baystaterebel to All

    Any good Hold'em player knows......

    Your playing the people, not the cards.

    Like another said the best retort is that you see the same people at the final table over and over again.

    That ain't luck. And if you still think Hold'em is a game of chance........

    I hope your sitting at my table.

  • Why Newsrooms Pray To St. Petersburg (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/04/2006 6:15:39 AM PST · 6 of 13
    baystaterebel to abb
    Ahh ....

    Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

    Just a smidge shy of being on par in its bias as CJR. I often go to its website http://www.poynter.org/ and read what the media talking heads are saying and thinking.

    Once there you must read the Romenesko column http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45. Read the letters and feedback to Romenesko as well. If you did not think a majority of the media had a leftward tilt, I doubt you would be able to deny it once you have read this section. What they wont say in print is often admitted, nay, proclaimed in these letters and feedbacks.

    Its eye opening to say the least.
  • Say no to AP’s shoddy work

    12/03/2006 6:51:33 AM PST · 1 of 58
    baystaterebel
    You would think there would be more of a stink from the main stream media over the AP's obvious bias.

    But then.....

    Were talking about the main stream media here.

  • InTrade: Odds of GOP House Control and GOP Senate Control

    10/19/2006 8:36:40 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    baystaterebel to Sooth2222
    ""But now, since the Bushmeister signed the bill outlawing internet gambling, I dunno if it's even valuable as a summary of the polling.""

    Bingo!

    Trade Sport would be illegal under the new Anti-Gambling Act. Kinda goes hand and hand as to why the GOP is set to lose seats in both houses.

    Brought to you by a staunch Republican tilting towards Independent.
  • Blogger stays in prison, defying grand jury order [ Josh Wolf ]

    10/16/2006 8:21:53 AM PDT · 14 of 33
    baystaterebel to SmithL

    Well.....

    I am sure he is used to getting beat up alot. Maybe we could all pull together and work up enough money to by him a few bars of soap on a rope.

    To me he looks like a cross between Rick Moranis and Booger of Revenge of the Nerds fame.

    Way to go Josh..............

    LOOO OOOO OOOO ZZZZZZZER!

  • Articles on McConnell stir debate

    10/16/2006 8:08:56 AM PDT · 1 of 6
    baystaterebel
    Bias? What bias?

    Special interest groups paying newspapers to dig up dirt on the opposition.

    Note that this probably is the first you have heard of this.

  • DNC supports vets ...but from which country?

    10/08/2006 8:20:40 AM PDT · 2 of 23
    baystaterebel to baystaterebel

    Delete.......

    Didnt see it already posted.

    My bad.

  • DNC supports vets ...but from which country?

    10/08/2006 8:19:29 AM PDT · 1 of 23
    baystaterebel
    Ya just cant make this stuff up.
  • Mike Sexton to go on The Offensive For Online Poker This Coming Week

    10/08/2006 8:13:03 AM PDT · 1 of 22
    baystaterebel
    This should have been long before the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act was snuck through by attaching it to the Port Security Act.
  • Gamblers, online firms look to skirt new rules

    10/03/2006 5:51:40 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    baystaterebel to vinylsidingman
  • Gamblers, online firms look to skirt new rules

    10/03/2006 5:40:46 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    baystaterebel to vinylsidingman

    I heard that Party Poker did stop its U.S. Face of its operation but I think its more of a tactic to get some flames going under a few arses.

    Also to make a point I made on another thread.

    Some are under the impression that playing online poker is illegal and falls under the 1961 Wire Act. This is not true.

    From Wikipedia:

    "The Interstate Wire Act of 1961, often called the Federal Wire Act, is a United States federal law prohibiting the operation of certain types of betting businesses in the United States. It begins with the text:

    Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.[1] The law has been interpreted by some, including the Department of Justice, to mean that all online gambling is illegal. However, U.S. Courts have ruled to the contrary. Also, many believe the phrase "in the business of" means only businesses are affected. Some argue that the law only covers sports betting, and not other forms of gambling such as poker.

    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting and not other types of online gambling.[2] The Supreme Court has not ruled on the meaning of the Federal Wire Act as it pertains to online gambling."

  • Bush to sign bill to prevent Internet gambling

    10/03/2006 5:19:50 AM PDT · 40 of 48
    baystaterebel to grjr21
    Some are under the impression that playing online poker is illegal and falls under the 1961 Wire Act. This is not true.

    From Wikipedia:

    "The Interstate Wire Act of 1961, often called the Federal Wire Act, is a United States federal law prohibiting the operation of certain types of betting businesses in the United States. It begins with the text:

    Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.[1] The law has been interpreted by some, including the Department of Justice, to mean that all online gambling is illegal. However, U.S. Courts have ruled to the contrary. Also, many believe the phrase "in the business of" means only businesses are affected. Some argue that the law only covers sports betting, and not other forms of gambling such as poker.

    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting and not other types of online gambling.[2] The Supreme Court has not ruled on the meaning of the Federal Wire Act as it pertains to online gambling."
  • Bush to sign bill to prevent Internet gambling

    10/03/2006 4:43:55 AM PDT · 32 of 48
    baystaterebel to observer5

    Yep! And when they sit at a table with me thats exactly what happens.

    Many who do not poker or know little about it think it is purely a game of chance. If you were only to be dealt one hand and bet it all on the outcome you would be correct.

    But that is not how it works.

    As they say, the more I practice the luckier I get.

  • Gamblers, online firms look to skirt new rules

    10/03/2006 4:33:53 AM PDT · 1 of 11
    baystaterebel
    ""If my address credentials are non-U.S., it is therefore legal for my funds to be transferred," said Chris H., who said he is planning on circumventing the proposed law.""

    The more I read about this idiotic bill the less I become worried about it. The goverment cannot refuse to let you deposit money into a forgien account. They at best can tax what you recover back from that account.

    Most serious internet gamblers WANT it to be regulated because of the security it would afford. But this simple fact is lost on many a skull of mush.

    Add to this that most likely the WTO will get involved and this bill is nothing more then a cheap card trick to amuse the religous right.

    So let it be known.......

    "I'm ALL IN!"

  • Analyst Lowers Earnings Estimates for Many Newspaper Companies

    10/03/2006 4:05:56 AM PDT · 1 of 5
    baystaterebel
    "Help! I've fallen and refuse to admit it!"
  • Bush to sign bill to prevent Internet gambling

    10/03/2006 3:04:16 AM PDT · 5 of 48
    baystaterebel to Dahoser
    "A 2005 survey by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that 26 percent of male college students gamble in online card games at least once a month, while nearly 10 percent of all college students gambled online at some point last year. "

    Guess which party these kids WILL NOT voting for in the future?

    I swear the current leadership of the Republican Party actually enjoy being out of touch.

    Seriously, what did they think they would accomplish with this bill other then appease a small minority of their base?

    Idiots.
  • Bush to sign bill to prevent Internet gambling

    10/03/2006 2:52:05 AM PDT · 1 of 48
    baystaterebel
    ""It is extraordinary how many American families have been touched by large losses from Internet gambling," said US Representative Jim Leach........."

    Yes internet gambling is the number one destroyer of families Jim. Far and away more dangerous then say, alcohol, which is far less of a risk to a college kid or his family. Yup Jim, I sure feel real safe now.

    And I know that late some night you will attach a rider onto some important bill to ban alcohol which has to be next on your list.

    Right Jim?

    Jim?

  • Polls: GOP losing grip on Senate

    10/02/2006 8:39:47 AM PDT · 41 of 89
    baystaterebel to Hazcat
    Just got off the phone with my state senators in regards to the anti-internet gambling rider that was attached to the port securities act (HR4954). It appears that they are getting far more phone calls with this idiotic feel good sham of legislation then they are about Foley.

    The Republican party as we know it now, especially its leadership, is tone deaf, blind, and frankly just not to bright.

    I did not vote Republican to have them slip unpopular riders to important legislation in the middle of the night to limit my freedom just to appease a minority of the party. We already have a party who does that.

    Now I am having a hard time in seeing the difference.
  • Reaction To Online Gaming Bill Vehement And Outraged

    10/02/2006 5:03:55 AM PDT · 17 of 93
    baystaterebel to jocon307

    ""Are you kidding? It is the casinos who, short-sightedly I'll admit, want this. They think you won't come to the casino if you can play poker at home in your underwear.""

    As a matter of fact thats what I am doing right now lol!

  • Reaction To Online Gaming Bill Vehement And Outraged

    10/02/2006 4:49:51 AM PDT · 13 of 93
    baystaterebel to frogjerk
    In some states with some banks it is. Here in Maine I have a Bank of America account that will not allow me to transfer funds directly to Poker Stars, Full Tilt, yadda yadda yadda. I have a Netteller account which the government cannot stop me from depositing or withdrawing. The concern is to what length the government may go to pursue an individual to enforce this legislation, if at all.

    The way it was done is underhanded. What Frist and the G.O.P. hope to gain from this is lost on me. All it has done is pissed off a big swath of potential voters. Nanny State Republicans on Parade.