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  1. You wouldn't agree that the political discourse has become increasingly polarized since the advent of competing 24 hour news networks? It's made politics an ongoing discussion without any breaks to let people catch their breath...and for logic to come around. I'd also point out that campaigns for president are started much earlier than in history, with this last 2008 election having the most debates (by far) and the longest waged campaign(s). It used to be that we'd at least have a period of "wait and see" with our politicians. Now if the DOW drops, there's finger-pointing at who is in char
  2. The fact is that Democrats were killed, so it's natural for people to immediately look to the opposition (Republicans) for whom to blame. Add in the fact that Republicans are very pro gun (esp. in AZ) and you get a very easy target. I'll point out a couple of things. 1. If a Republican were killed, I don't think it's hard to see that we'd be searching for a Democrat's political motives for doing this. 2. Trying to find political motives of a crazy person is futile. It was an act of a mad man. If every thing he did made sense, well he wouldn't be mad.
  3. Did anyone see Jon Stewart's take on this? He was spot on as usual. "We live in a complex ecosystems of influences and motivations and I wouldn't blame our political rhetoric any more than I would blame heavy metal music for Columbine. And this is coming from someone who truly hates our political environment."""Boy would it be nice to draw a straight line of causation from this horror to something tangible then we could convince ourselves that if we just stop this, the horrors will end. To have the feeling that this type of event can be prevented forever. But it's hard not to feel like it c
  4. I don't think any rational person believes that since Palin made a target over her district that Loughner decided to shoot the congresswoman. However, I see no fault in pointing out that Palin's map and Gifford's 2010 congressional opponent making gun references is in incredibly bad taste for the reason that something like this could happen. Because there are crazy people out there and something like this can happen is why you should avoid the slightest reference toward violence in regards to the opposition. For the record: Palin's voice is so nasal, it's tough for me to find her attractive
  5. You see, you have to keep reading. He acknowledges the absurdity of the comment further down. Or did your poor cranium get tired and need a break? Very predictable that someone would bash Daniel over this, which is probably why he made the later statements. Terrorists don't want you to be happy. They don't want you to enjoy things and if they can find a way to destroy something you enjoy, they'll try.Obviously making a comparison between American Idol and terrorism seems absurd, and it is, but it helps illustrate my point. If enough hateful people thought this prank was a good idea and end
  6. You're not allowed to tell other people your hole cards. Certainly showing them is breaking this rule. Jamie never actually told anyone what he had, he all but gave it away several times though. At the final table, he quickly flashed a Jack, which was waay over the line. THAT would have been a violation of the rule if they called the floor director over. Hold 'em is a game of incomplete information. When you reveal your hole cards it takes away several lines of thinking and you can read your opponent's reaction to the cards, which is information that that you don't have (his reaction to
  7. Certainly Frist has the option of refusing the money, which is Daniel's whole point. It's similar to taking money from PHilip Morris and then trashing cigarettes on the House floor. It's really not that tough of a concept to grasp.
  8. My honeymoon...We were in Key Largo and it had already been 5 days since I got to play any poker, so I had a terrible itch. We found this brochure for a cruise boat that had hold em poker. I was very excited...that is until we got on the boat and saw it was video poker. There were maybe 50 people on the boat, all drunkards on their last leg and the worst cabana singer in the world was performing for no one. She wore a red dress that she must've stolen from the Salvation army, lips like a blowfish and a voice that was actually able to stunt the honeymoon experience AFTER the trip (if you ca
  9. I realize there is no definite line, but what kinda odds do you need to continue there you think? I had 8 outs, but I could really only count about 5or 6?I was leaning toward raising the river, but self control got the better of me. -EV?I also had a real tough time putting EP 1 on a hand. Not too many hands made sense, but this is the weekend, so it could be anything.
  10. Yeah, capping might give me some protection on the turn. I'm still not convinced on the turn call though. How often with that many guys in the pot do you think I'm drawing dead?
  11. 3/6 Hold em-Only been at the table 10 minutes or so, but it seems fairly laggy so far. Hero is on the CO with PRE-FLOPEP 1 calls, EP 2 calls, MPs all fold, Hero calls, mess50 folds, SB calls, BB checks.Anyone raise? Offsuit with limpers I don't usually. I'm happy to see a flop.FLOP [board cards 10S,4D,QH ]SB Checks, BB Bets, EP1 calls, EP2 raises, Hero calls, SB folds, BB raises, EP1 calls, EP2 calls, Hero callsWith an OESD on a rainbow board, I'm obviously drawing live and have good enough implied odds to see the turn with 2 cold. After it was 3 bet, I considered 4 betting it consider
  12. Ehh, I wouldn't get so worked up about it. All he's accusing Pat of is being patriotically inefficient, which is undoubtedly a pretty stupid argument. If Tillman were an entrepreneural thinker, I doubt he'd be in the NFL to begin with. He went with what he knew, which is running full speed into danger... why fault the guy for being inefficient?
  13. Yes we do. Except for the part that says only Congress can declare war. And we don't really follow the establishment clause. Political parties aren't mentioned in the government and they're obviously a huge part in today's politics. Also, nothing is mentioned about the number of supreme court justices in our great document. So yes, we follow our constitution except for those minor examples...and about 10 others I could think of.
  14. IF Shulman is right, the only reason PartyGaming would fold is because they have something up their sleeves about future operations in the U.S. But that is doubtful.
  15. Excellent article. Still, I wonder if he's right. Why would PartyGaming throw away billions without being sure about the interpretation of the law?
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