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DesertFox-
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RTHKI wrote:

I'm talking to a guy in Atlanta and online poker came up.
Online poker tax evasion?
SuperJail Warden
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RTHKI wrote:

I'm talking to a guy in Atlanta and online poker came up.
Hmm

How did you two meet?
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RTHKI
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Went to Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta he works for a team that's based in the area.
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SuperJail Warden
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That's cool. I met a veteran at a bar in NJ. You know how I could tell he was a veteran? He had one arm and was really interested in telling his friend all about Rommel. I didn't thank him for his service but I didn't ask about his arm either.
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SuperJail Warden
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Slot machines.
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uziq
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gambling has always struck me as the worst vice, somehow the most morally repugnant and irresponsible.

i don’t think i will ever gamble or visit a brothel.
SuperJail Warden
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uziq wrote:

gambling has always struck me as the worst vice, somehow the most morally repugnant and irresponsible.

i don’t think i will ever gamble or visit a brothel.
I don't like gambling either. It is one of the worst vices since it is so easy to ruin the lives of other people with your gambling.

I have gone to a strip club a few times and enjoyed feeling up strippers for $20. I haven't bought a hooker though because I am afraid of diseases.

I almost bought a hooker 10 years ago
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uziq
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yep, that's my thinking too. a drug addict can spiral down to their rock bottom, put emotional and financial stress on their closest relatives, but they're not going to lose the house on a football bet or a lucky horse. it would take even the most hopeless drug addict a while to burn through their kid's college fund.

the thing with inveterate gamblers, too, as i understand it, is that they're not even addicted to winning or the promise of more funds. they're addicted to the recklessness itself, the stomach-lurching feeling when the dice are mid-roll, that all-too-temporary moment when they are suddenly absolved of all control and their life hangs literally in the balance. all reason out the window. at least drugs give you a fucking temporary pay-off for your irresponsible pursuit of sensuous worldly pleasure; i'd rather be a rat with my paw on a lever that gives a small dose than a chump on a stool yanking on the arm of a slot machine.

managed to avoid a stripclub for my entire young adult life until one of my best friends got engaged and had the obligatory stag do. even then, we only went in for the novelty for like 15 minutes, as we were passing a venue on the main street. gross and tacky. of course, i tried to engage in ordinary human conversation with the strippers who were sent to our booth. i must have come across as one of those 'let me save you from this place' types. it was not a sexy environment in the slightest. i prefer my female attention without an air of duress and ambient ruination.

v good content. i hope you have since reconnected with our lord and saviour, J.C.

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SuperJail Warden
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uziq wrote:

yep, that's my thinking too. a drug addict can spiral down to their rock bottom, put emotional and financial stress on their closest relatives, but they're not going to lose the house on a football bet or a lucky horse. it would take even the most hopeless drug addict a while to burn through their kid's college fund.

the thing with inveterate gamblers, too, as i understand it, is that they're not even addicted to winning or the promise of more funds. they're addicted to the recklessness itself, the stomach-lurching feeling when the dice are mid-roll, that all-too-temporary moment when they are suddenly absolved of all control and their life hangs literally in the balance. all reason out the window. at least drugs give you a fucking temporary pay-off for your irresponsible pursuit of sensuous worldly pleasure; i'd rather be a rat with my paw on a lever that gives a small dose than a chump on a stool yanking on the arm of a slot machine.

managed to avoid a stripclub for my entire young adult life until one of my best friends got engaged and had the obligatory stag do. even then, we only went in for the novelty for like 15 minutes, as we were passing a venue on the main street. gross and tacky. of course, i tried to engage in ordinary human conversation with the strippers who were sent to our booth. i must have come across as one of those 'let me save you from this place' types. it was not a sexy environment in the slightest. i prefer my female attention without an air of duress and ambient ruination.

v good content. i hope you have since reconnected with our lord and saviour, J.C.
Frankly, I feel that casinos shouldn't even exist. Much more predatory than someone ripping off their dad's pain medicine to sell to their friends. I hate that casinos have state sanction and I oppose the opening of one near me. Of course we can't ban gambling or casinos because that would only help the mafia but we can still make it a hassle to get to.

I do drugs. So who am I to judge how someone copes with the knowledge that we live in a Godless universe? But I still feel bad for the teachers who talk about their "trip to the casino to unwind".

Funny you mention looking like a guy who would want to save a girl. The "dancer" I matched with had in her profile "save me". That's funny. Good sense of humor. Vampire girl.

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KEN-JENNINGS
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I'm going to Vegas this weekend! No slots, but my brother and his friend have been gaming casinos on slots/promotions for about the last year to pretty solid success.

The most recent one was taking advantage of a promo where if you spend x amount in one day, you get y amount back every other day for the next month. They are able to get around 90% returns for all their play. I think it was something like spend $100k in one day for $2k every other day for a month.

$100k*.1=$10k initial loss
$2k*15*.9=$27k gain

Netting $17k in a month, per players card. Not a bad gig.
uziq
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the only problem is you have to hang around with and engage with gamblers. in casinos. in vegas.

pass.
Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

the thing with inveterate gamblers, too, as i understand it, is that they're not even addicted to winning or the promise of more funds. they're addicted to the recklessness itself, the stomach-lurching feeling when the dice are mid-roll, that all-too-temporary moment when they are suddenly absolved of all control and their life hangs literally in the balance. all reason out the window. at least drugs give you a fucking temporary pay-off for your irresponsible pursuit of sensuous worldly pleasure; i'd rather be a rat with my paw on a lever that gives a small dose than a chump on a stool yanking on the arm of a slot machine.
Same for drug users, hanging around seedy alleyways trying to score from someone who might just stab or shoot you or sell you dog-wormer if you're lucky.
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uziq
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you have a pretty cartoon understanding of what drug addiction is like for 95% of people.

very rarely do people end up homeless or hanging around 'seedy alleyways'. for rock-bottom heroin/crack addicts, maybe.

you're missing the point (quelle surprise!) anyway. my point is that gamblers can, and do, lose it all in one stroke. for a drug addict to end up on the streets in serious misery and at risk of real harm normally involves a long, drawn-out process or the failure of several support networks (partners, families, friends, etc.) a gambler can have a perfect home life, a wife, kids, savings, etc, and blow it all in a weekend. that doesn't happen with drugs (this may surprise you as i know your experience of them is limited to the scary videos you get shown at school).
Dilbert_X
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Nah, for kids at school half the fun was making an expedition to some shitty neighbourhood and accosting rastas.

Gambling should be controlled, max bet $1, lets limit drug use to chewing tobacco.
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SuperJail Warden
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Dip tobacco was nice when I was a teen. Rarely ever had it though.
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I wonder if I could get a buzz off if it. Disgusting having to spit all the time.
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unnamednewbie13
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Limit beers to 'non-alcoholic' concoctions. Very harmful drug.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Lets limit pills to aspirin.
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uziq
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aspirin is one of the most harmful pills you can legally buy. that and paracetamol are responsible for a huge number of acute poisoning/overdose scenarios. illegal drugs in pill form like MDMA literally have much better LD50 ratios.
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Nah, for kids at school half the fun was making an expedition to some shitty neighbourhood and accosting rastas.

Gambling should be controlled, max bet $1, lets limit drug use to chewing tobacco.
yes, of course, rastas. everyone in the UK still buys their drugs from rastas. what is this, 1978?

street dealers and gangs have very little interest in harming a member of joe public, least of all a nice middle-class white consumer who will keep coming back and lining their pockets with no fuss or debts. it draws the wrong sort of police and media attention.
unnamednewbie13
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Stay tuned for warnings about people hiding hard drugs and used needles in 2022 Halloween candy.
uziq
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it's the time of year when korean students, pummelled and destroyed by their insanely competitive, grind-a-thon education system, take their pre-university entrance exams. in a country as competitive and conformist as korea, not getting into one of the super-oversubscribed 'SKY" universities means your life is pretty much relegated to lower-class working stiff territory. why u no get into yonsei university? you never go to med or law school now!

anyway. a component of this university entrance process is a 45 minute listening test (remember those?).

this is korean airspace during this test.

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absolutely insane. beggars belief.
SuperJail Warden
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Why don't they just build more universities?
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uziq
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why doesn't america just build more affordable housing? same reason.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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The Korean conservatives don't want more colleges?
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uziq
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korea has about 50 million people and their universities were mostly all started by christian missionaries about 100 years ago.

they have 3–5 'colonial'-style western research universities that clean up domestically and do decently internationally.

they have a few cutting-edge research institutions, like KAIST, which is top-tier for science.

but (a) you can't just 'invent' a top-tier elite university out of thin air; that shit takes decades, if not centuries, and (b) building tonnes of universities will just dilute the exclusive appeal of 'elite' education. same as it ever was.

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