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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #33
105. Online poker is no scam. Obviously you've never indulged in it.
Or you wouldn't make such an uninformed remark.
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  -Barney Frank to introduce bill to repeal Online Gambling ban MonkeyFunk  Apr-25-07 04:05 PM   #0 
  - Let's Have Online Child Porn Too, OK Barney?  MannyGoldstein   Apr-25-07 04:08 PM   #1 
  - Huh? Child porn = online gambling?!?  skipos   Apr-25-07 04:10 PM   #3 
  - They're Both Harmful to Society n/t  MannyGoldstein   Apr-25-07 04:12 PM   #4 
  - no, they're not.  soothsayer   Apr-25-07 04:13 PM   #8 
  - oh fer fucks sake  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:14 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-25-07 04:17 PM   #13 
     - LOL  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:17 PM   #14 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-25-07 04:18 PM   #15 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-25-07 04:25 PM   #20 
  - And so are cigarettes, alcohol and McDonalds  skipos   Apr-25-07 04:16 PM   #12 
  - it seems some people  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:19 PM   #16 
  - Right, harmful  qdemn7   Apr-25-07 04:22 PM   #17 
  - I am not looking to fight or name call.  skipos   Apr-25-07 04:31 PM   #28 
  - Child porn? that's one looney analogy  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:01 PM   #102 
  - So are a lot of things that should remain legal  Pushed To The Left   Apr-27-07 02:15 AM   #116 
  - I bookmarked this cause I have a  zidzi   Apr-25-07 04:25 PM   #19 
  - are you serious?  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:13 PM   #6 
  - What a stupid fucking post  trumad   Apr-25-07 04:13 PM   #9 
  - well, luckily online horse racing wasn't touched! (US firms I mean)  soothsayer   Apr-25-07 04:14 PM   #11 
  - Amen. I'm over 21, pay my bills, take care of my family, and I play  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:06 PM   #103 
  - Online gambling is way more fun than building strawmen.  Starbucks Anarchist   Apr-25-07 04:22 PM   #18 
  - ROFL  AZDemDist6   Apr-25-07 04:26 PM   #21 
  - Yah! It's like the HOLOCAUST too!  BlooInBloo   Apr-25-07 04:27 PM   #23 
  - good grief  GTRMAN   Apr-25-07 05:18 PM   #48 
  - wow, that's some inspiring hyperbole  JVS   Apr-26-07 03:09 AM   #94 
  - Good  RGBolen   Apr-25-07 04:09 PM   #2 
  - Excellent!  soothsayer   Apr-25-07 04:13 PM   #5 
  - Good  seasonedblue   Apr-25-07 04:13 PM   #7 
  - I disagree with Frank on this  brentspeak   Apr-25-07 04:27 PM   #22 
  - and too much  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:28 PM   #24 
  - Inapt comparison  brentspeak   Apr-25-07 04:31 PM   #27 
  - What about cigarettes and alcohol? We don't need those to survive. nt  skipos   Apr-25-07 04:37 PM   #29 
  - no  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:37 PM   #30 
     - BAN PEPPER!!!! SERIAL!!!11!1 CALL CONGRESS RIGHT EFFIN NOW!!!11!!  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 04:44 PM   #31 
        - THEN POST HERE AND SAY YOU DID!!!111one  Blue-Jay   Apr-25-07 05:04 PM   #40 
           - I DID BUT THE STAFFER LAUGHED AT ME!!!11!11!!!111  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:04 PM   #41 
  - Makes sense to me, sugar, salt and fat is what kills us prematurely  nolabels   Apr-26-07 03:39 AM   #97 
  - Next You'll Want To Ban Flamethrowers And Suitcase Nukes  MannyGoldstein   Apr-25-07 04:30 PM   #25 
  - No Manny---you're the fucking twit...  trumad   Apr-25-07 04:45 PM   #32 
  - I Certainly Fuck  MannyGoldstein   Apr-25-07 07:37 PM   #91 
  - Ban  Parche   Apr-25-07 05:10 PM   #44 
  - So make it illegal?  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 04:31 PM   #26 
  - do we feel the same way about other scams?  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 04:53 PM   #33 
     - Where's the scam in online poker?  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 04:55 PM   #34 
     - Isn't it a scam for the saps  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 05:30 PM   #54 
        - I cant reply..  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:34 PM   #56 
        - you just did reply though  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 05:43 PM   # 
        - Okay, I should restate.. I can not reply with what I would love to say to you..  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:50 PM   #66 
        - Let me reply. He doesn't have a clue.  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:12 PM   #106 
        - losing at poker  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:43 PM   #58 
        - Are you trying to ease your conscience?  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 05:55 PM   #71 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-25-07 05:58 PM   #75 
              - I know what poker is. In fact, I can easily calculate the odds of various hands.  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 06:33 PM   #83 
                 - so anytime  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 06:37 PM   #85 
                    - you probably are not stupid enough to believe that repetition proves  hfojvt   Apr-26-07 02:07 AM   #92 
                       - you voted for nader didnt you...  ruiner4u   Apr-26-07 02:42 AM   #93 
                       - sorry  MonkeyFunk   Apr-26-07 11:32 AM   #98 
                          - My assertions have not been the same  hfojvt   Apr-26-07 02:21 PM   #100 
                             - but in online poker  MonkeyFunk   Apr-26-07 02:36 PM   #101 
                                - if enough people do it, then it becomes a social problem  hfojvt   Apr-26-07 03:38 PM   #111 
        - poker is not a scam, i was making a nice part time income and i'm sure many others were too  pitohui   Apr-25-07 05:50 PM   #67 
           - Where was the money coming from?  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 06:06 PM   #78 
              - LOL...Okay now your just doing this to yank our chain...  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 06:12 PM   #79 
              - the money comes from people  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 06:14 PM   #81 
              - they've been hit by  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 06:36 PM   #84 
                 - I'm a smooth criminal  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 06:38 PM   #86 
              - yes, most people gamble for entertainment  pitohui   Apr-25-07 07:08 PM   #89 
              - poker also sucks without stakes. The money is necessary for the entertainment  JVS   Apr-26-07 03:13 AM   #95 
              - Now you're just showing your ignorance on the subject. Are you  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:22 PM   #107 
                 - The people who win don't feel like they're being scammed?  hfojvt   Apr-27-07 01:20 AM   #113 
                    - You're only a "sucker," if you play for money and have no clue how  Joe Fields   Apr-27-07 09:24 AM   #119 
     - Another post from a DUer who has no idea what they are talking about.  trumad   Apr-25-07 04:57 PM   #37 
     - Do you just feel that way about everybody who disagrees with you?  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 05:18 PM   #47 
        - Only those who have no idea what they are talking about.  trumad   Apr-25-07 05:23 PM   #50 
           - still waiting for a demonstration of your own vast knowledge  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 05:33 PM   #55 
              - you've  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:44 PM   #61 
                 - proven it to you and other enlightened ones  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 06:13 PM   #80 
                    - again  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 06:15 PM   #82 
                       - 'wrong' is truth telling, if you can prove it  hfojvt   Apr-25-07 06:44 PM   #87 
                          - Incorrect  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 06:53 PM   #88 
     - Online poker is no scam. Obviously you've never indulged in it.  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:11 PM   #105 
        - you mean nobody ever loses?  hfojvt   Apr-27-07 01:42 AM   #114 
           - So, anyone who wagers money and loses is being scammed? lol  Joe Fields   Apr-27-07 09:32 AM   #120 
  - I'm assuming you are for prohibition then, right?  hnmnf   Apr-25-07 04:55 PM   #35 
  - Poker is only gambling, if you don't know what you're doing.  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:08 PM   #104 
     - On this we fully agree  jpgray   Apr-27-07 07:10 AM   #118 
  - I truly don't understand why this is banned.  terrya   Apr-25-07 04:56 PM   #36 
  - Did internet gambling have taxes taken out?  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:03 PM   #38 
     - No  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:05 PM   #42 
        - Oh okay..  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:13 PM   #46 
        - Yes  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:21 PM   #49 
           - which makes me think thats the only reason the govt got involved..  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:25 PM   #51 
              - No  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:43 PM   #59 
        - Nor was the govt. getting any piece of the action. They wanted to  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:25 PM   #109 
  - Good. Nobody forces anyone to gamble.  Horse with no Name   Apr-25-07 05:04 PM   #39 
  - Right now they're going after the payments processors  BeyondGeography   Apr-25-07 05:09 PM   #43 
  - and no doubt  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:12 PM   #45 
  - How do they keep kids from gambling with their parents' accounts?  Gidney N Cloyd   Apr-25-07 05:28 PM   #52 
  - ahhhh yes.. the "think of the children" statement..  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:30 PM   #53 
  - I can't ask an honest question? I'm not assuming there aren't >  Gidney N Cloyd   Apr-25-07 05:38 PM   #57 
     - This "think of the children" crap is never honest.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-25-07 05:46 PM   #63 
  - I'd say that's the parent's job  tkmorris   Apr-25-07 05:44 PM   #60 
  - the same way  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:45 PM   #62 
  - When you gamble online with these places do they ask for the credit card every time?  Gidney N Cloyd   Apr-25-07 05:54 PM   #69 
     - No  MonkeyFunk   Apr-25-07 05:55 PM   #72 
     - PASSWORD PROTECTED!  BushDespiser12   Apr-25-07 05:56 PM   #73 
     - Well a credit card or bank account info...  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 05:57 PM   #74 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-25-07 05:47 PM   #64 
  - That was a perfectly valid question you asked  brentspeak   Apr-25-07 05:55 PM   #70 
  - Thanks.  Gidney N Cloyd   Apr-25-07 05:59 PM   #76 
     - Your right.. I apologize.  ruiner4u   Apr-25-07 06:05 PM   #77 
  - "They"?  MrsGrumpy   Apr-25-07 07:18 PM   #90 
  - break their fucking hands  JVS   Apr-26-07 03:14 AM   #96 
  - LMAO  Forkboy   Apr-26-07 04:41 PM   #112 
  - The gaming sites have many different ways to trip people up.  Joe Fields   Apr-26-07 03:28 PM   #110 
  - Ahhh...for a Washington full of Barney Franks.  Forkboy   Apr-25-07 05:48 PM   #65 
  - indeed EOM  pitohui   Apr-25-07 05:51 PM   #68 
  - More gambling is better for the player - forces casinos to offer decent odds  Zynx   Apr-26-07 11:42 AM   #99 
  - Being liberal is about the liberty.  aikoaiko   Apr-26-07 03:24 PM   #108 
  - Good for Barney! I have never liked vice laws of any kind.  Pushed To The Left   Apr-27-07 02:11 AM   #115 
  - Good. Down with the nanny state.  benEzra   Apr-27-07 07:08 AM   #117 
 

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