Wednesday, November 14, 2012

i need to make a list of all that needs to be done, to help facilitate my staying alive and not going under, and this blog remaining open. for it wont if i can no longer pay $80 a month net, and $90 a month phone.

am still surviving out here alone and isolated in the NV desert, after about 8 hours or so of play, and mostly spreading $1-6 (the vast majority 1 hand $1) and on very rare occasions a hand or more of $9, i finally eked out $24 profit, enough to bring me back over the $1300 mark again, and then used my comps to get my room paid up til monday now instead of up to saturday. am staving off homelessness one day at a time. still dont feel like i have nearly enough on lock to grind in the room only. out of total fear, ive cut out $5 and up sngs, only am playing the $2 ones, and cash games of not bigger than 2c4c NL or PL and 5c10c at the highest. ($3 min buyin in that game). and of course, it being so simple to do so online compared to a live table, am hitting and running constantly to stay in action.

but somehow ive managed to get my last $4 on lock all the way up to $16. i cannot earn enough a day to make a living at these limits, unless someone i fully trusted let me live there 100% FREE. and provided food too. which is precisely why im afraid to come back to vegas. nowhere to live, and no way to eat. id pretty much have to return to vegas to look for work, (or any other BIG city) and the minute i got there id be homeless. can u actually picture me spending money on housing with this little money? probably u cant. with this money in vegas, id either be playing $1-5 stud at sams town 8am to 1pm, $2-6 spread at tx station anytime of day, or $2-6 spread at the riv on the rare occasions it would actually go. wouldnt mind someone posting here how often its been going lately. maybe a little $50 min buyin $1-2 NL in the afternoon during aces cracked at hooters, but not likely. and certainly couldnt afford any $100 min buyin games or anywhere thats $1-3.

of course if i was playing with a friends money, thats different, id be playing the game and casino they want me to play in. What i mean is im not going to put my own bankroll at risk. u claim by me staying and playing here i am putting my bankroll at risk? well yes in a way, but i trust the math a lot more than i trust peoples opinions, or my poker skills, and the math says its impossible to ever go broke if u dont ever bet over 1/200th of ur roll at BJ. i am putting it at risk of going down $100 or more anytime though, and thats pretty scary in and of itself.

so how much should i have on lock? and doesnt any of my readers besides vook play on lock since it moved to the cake network? and in the smallest of microstakes, playing only 1-2 tables at a time, what do u think the winrate should be on average per hour, (over $1 or not?) and is it beatable? i know the math at VBJ because of memorization when young, the actual figuring is a little harder and more work. it would require lots of stats i dont have but im sure some of u have played online and tracked ur results. especially flushdraw. as low as my roll is, even though i know by far the safest way to never lose it is to only play online with that little to work with, should i really risk putting it online now or should i wait til sometime next january after online poker is up and running just to be safe?

how many readers in NV are planning to play online once that happens, and how easy to win do they think it will be? id really like opinions on this, and would like to know of any poker forums in which there is a thread discussing this, and of course u are more than welcome to repost the link here.

there is NO way i could ever go broke online if i only played there with the full $1300. (using the right bankroll management i mean). i could however easily go broke making sure i slept indoors everyday and had a base of operations to play in. u see if i returned to vegas now and paid for rooms by the week, id be totally penniless in 7 weeks on housing costs alone if i took a place to live. which is what scares me so much.

not even counting food, transportation, or anything else. also i havent paid nov mailbox renewal fee, now 3 days past due, and have no way to pay it. i guess all my mail going to the flamingo will get sent back, and then i worry about the bank closing my bank acct, and no way to tell the government my address, etc. running out of money causes a huge host of problems normal people never even think of.

and my biggest concern is whats gonna happen when i need clean clothes again. well not my biggest of course.

id consider trying just grinding poker with the measly balance i had left, if i had transportation from someone back and forth to the casino and they were willing to sit in the game with me, or at least be nearby for when it was time to go. thats why i miss not having any close friends. close friends dont allow those they care about to fall into the cracks. Jesus says that we are supposed to love and help those who are not able to help us back. But now days no one wants to believe or follow the teachings of the Bible anymore. One of the greatest teachings of the Bible is to take care of the poor, and that didnt mean getting them on the govt dole, and expecting the govt to do it. it meant to do it yourself. Not to go out and tell them to find work either, but to actually offer them a job. i dont think anyone in their right mind actaully believes an employer would hire me with my background and issues in this economy. if i went in any place to apply, theyd laugh me right out.

but saying i could stay with someone for a week isnt really a solution, because what happens when the week is up? thats why ive turned it down, and also because i didnt know them really well, and they did something i dont want to say that made me highly uncomfortable. what i need is to be into an apt for longterm, (to me that means at least a month or so). the less expensive the better, because the MORE id want to make sure i never lost it and kept it longterm. like for example, someone i trust to rent me property they own (and dont live in) for like $75 a week or less, so id never have to worry about NOT being able to afford it, or having to leave, and there couldnt be any other tenants in the area id be living, (meaning if it was a room off a hallway, id need my own private entrance to the outdoors without going thru any common areas of the house, and a good lock). living in someones basement or garage would be acceptable because then id have the place all to myself. But im not comfortable living with strangers, which would mean id have to know them at least as well as i know lightning or grump.

i also dont see how anyone who voted democrat (in an attempt to kill off the few jobs that remained) can expect me to go find employment, being completely undesirable in the employment market, being the wrong race, the wrong sex, and with no work history and experience. i also dont understand how a lawyer on the east coast can vote democrat since he makes a lot of money, and i would think hed not want to pay higher taxes. nor do i understand how a farmer or a doctor would.

the one nice employee working here was on duty again this graveyard shift, and he gave me 3 more of those buffet tickets, my one meal of the day. but i do kind of wish i had food in my room.

yeah, finding someone to take me back here from a night of poker wont be easy, but it would enable me to try poker instead of losing it all on VBJ. although i dont think i will, or id already be broke. But easier would be growing my roll on lock a bit so i can devote more time to playing there. i did win my first 2 $2 sngs while typing this blog post, so i am now up to $20 on lock. would also love others opinions as to whether i am better off playing the turbo or the non-turbo double or nothing sngs, and im not sure who is most qualified to answer. i think very few of my readers actually play these, and i would like a list of all who do.

also, i wish all the negative political commentary here would cease, when i try and warn others as to all the terrible things happening in this country the mainstream media tries to keep out, and u need sites like worldnetdaily, godfather politics, and grassfire.net to find out the truth. those sites are about the only news sites i can really trust, even more so than Fox. they cover stories Fox is not comfortable covering, (sometimes fox is a RINO republican in the John Boehner mold instead of a real conservative). Jerome Corsi has the guts to speak out though. what im saying is the liberals dominate this blog too much, and the conservatives need the guts to speak up.


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  1. Keep trusting that math. Hasn't ever led you astray.

    Here's a question that you'll ignore. Why do you care about employment issues when you've already resigned yourself to permanent unemployment? You don't believe anyone will hire you because of all the things you listed. Of course, you will not actually try and get a job.


    And for the millionth time ... you are not white!

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    1. if i believe looking for work is pointless why waste the day spending money looking for work as bad i need to be taking money is instead of wasting time and money?

      u might not see me as white, but all the minorities do, and hate me for it because they think i must be rich cause of it. President Obama browbeats this into their heads on a daily basis and just stirs up racism and hatred, this is why its too dangerous to go to a shelter or to work in shelter type employment.

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    2. I am a visible minority, and I know lots of other visible minorities, none of us would think you are white by your looks.

      Too funny YOU of all people are accusing others of spreading racism and hatred.

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    3. Really Tony. I did not hear President Obama once say anything about race and go beat up Whitey yesterday.

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  2. Tony, after reading this, it doesn't sound like you are looking for friends. You are looking for people to serve you. Give you free housing, stake you at poker, drive you around, babysit you while you are at the table, agree with you political rants, etc, etc. Who in their right mind would like to do this. Is this your concept of friendship? If so, good luck.

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    1. isnt that what u do for ur friends? its what u should do if u are able. i would help my friends but i dont really have any, nor am i financially able.

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    2. If you don't think you have friends, then why all the posts asking for your friends to help. Isn't that your very definition of wasting time (just like job searches)?

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    3. well i might have some im not aware of.

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  3. Tony, I, many of the people I work with, and many friends do, in fact, vote democrat. True, I may end up paying more in taxes; I may PERSONALLY be WORSE OFF with Obama in office. But I don't believe everything in life is all about me . . .

    In other news, I have to say, I was somewhat saddened to see your mom's recent post on your facebook page, where she basically defended your refusal to look for work, and explained that, based on your autism, you are unemployable. I do think you are a smart guy Tony. I also think you have temperment issues that may hinder your ability to work for others. But I certainly don't think you are incapable of holding down a job. As plenty of others have mentioned, there are certainly organizations that assist people with issues similar to yours to find work. There is also surely counseling you could get. I hope your willingess to choose homelessness and panhandling over a job is not based on what other people have been telling you all your life . . .

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    1. FWIW Three grocerys stores I frequent have several menatally disabled people working for them that on my observation are way more handicapped than Tony. As far as dealing with the public, several of these jobs are in the back of the store, or doing things like placing out fruits and vegetables, so their personality does not come into play.

      It seems a growing trend that many businesses are hiring the disabled such as Tony.

      Of course, we all know the reason Tony does not even consider a job is his complete adherence to the complete life of Lazyiness and The Bum Lifestyle.

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    2. the only reason those people got hired is they had lots of friends and networks putting them in, they didnt get hired off the street with no contacts. also the economy was probably doing a lot better then and theyve probably been there a long time. if things worked as u think they do there would be NO unemployment and everyone who wanted work would have it. its not like that. jobs just arent out there for the taking, if u dont have a lot of contacts able to "grandfather u in"

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    3. You have every excuse in the book to stay a bum. That is your right. Keep Begging I guess. You seem to have good success at it!!!

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    4. Hmmm, no. There are a finite number of jobs, and usually they go to the people that actually want to work. Sure, networking helps, but so does a desire to work, and putting in the effort to finding that work. The last time I looked for work, I called up or email every contact I knew that may know of job opportunities, or may know someone that know of such openings. I cold called companies, went to technologies open houses, basically just talked to lots and lots of people to build the network. I ended up getting a consultant job from someone I talked to at one of the open houses, eventually turning that into a full time job.

      That is what networking means, you go out there and talk to people. You put in the effort to build those networks.

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    5. Sorry, but I cant believe that a guy who hasnt had a job in years and finds every reason in the world not to is telling a guy who probaly has a job and sees how it works every day how the employment system works.

      If not, as an employed white dude, I am telling you if you work hard at getting your foot in the door somewhere, work hard when you get the job and keep your opinions to yourself on that job...it will not matter who you know or who is your friend.

      To be told otherwise by a person who has no desire to get a job carries no credibility.

      You do realize of course that anybody who had the time do what you want them to do for you whould have to also be unemployed also? How are they supposed to have a job and spend time driving and babysitting your? Sounds like you are looking for a rich bum as a friend.

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    6. the reason YOU can get hired, being white, unlike ME being white, is because uve already been grandfathered in. by that i mean u have plenty of past job experience, and u arent just like someone starting out fresh into the job market. employers dont want a guy whose not had a job history their whole life, unless the economy is doing so well they have few applicants left.

      of course i realize the friend id hang out with daily and possibly stay with would need to be "unemployed". i need the friend to be someone who makes his living playing poker, and be willing to play at the casino im going to play at that day instead of only wanting to play at MGM properties like most of my other friends kept doing when i wanted to hang out and play.

      there are a lot of poker buddies who play at the same place all day, drive in the same car, and leave at the same time. nothing at all odd about this request. lots of them share apts too to cut costs when incredibly low rolled.

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  4. Your chance of going broke playing a 1-6 spread on a 38% pen 4D S17 game using the ten count is 100%. Doesn't matter how large your bankroll is. This is because you don't have an edge in the game. You don't get enough opportunity to bet into advantages to overcome the house edge eating away at your min bets.

    You can't use simple defaults like "1/200 roll bets = never busto!". The advantage (or in your case, disadvantage) of the game factor in. Tiny edge = larger bankroll requirements.

    I don't expect you to understand that, but be sure, any pro will tell you that a 1-6 spread on a 4D with such pathetic pen is a losing game. Especially when you don't use index plays and you use the shitty ten count which completely ignores aces, which have the highest effect of removal.

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    1. so what do u consider the min spread to be to beat the game? $1-10? $1-15? in a live casino, spreads that big would draw attention, which of course u wont get on the VBJ.

      a large bankroll WILL beat the game, u can spread $1-500, although the pros claim the max bet is really $149 if u want to be sure of avoiding W2 forms on ur splits and doubles.

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    2. also, before i go broke, i should DOUBLE my bankroll in comps that is. for every 30-40c i lose in cash, im gaining back $1 comps. but if i am counting, even if u dont think i can bring it up to 100%, i might bring it up at least 0.20 which would mean id lose 19c for every $1 in comps, meaning i could turn my roll into $6000+ in comps.

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    3. im not sure how skilled he really is in BJ, or he would be able to answer what bankroll and spread would be needed to beat such a game.

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  5. Jesus says that we are supposed to love and help those who are not able to help us back. But now days no one wants to believe or follow the teachings of the Bible anymore.

    Are you serious? Now you're essentially saying that Jesus commands people to help you keep up your compulsive gambling ... instead of getting off your cry-baby ass and finding a job.

    And I find it profoundly offensive that you insinuate people who are not Jeezus-freak bible thumpers have no concept of morality. I am an Atheist, Tony, and have far greater moral standards than YOU. Stop being such a hypocrite.

    Help YOURSELF - and I guarantee people will step up and help you.

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    1. The phrase is often quoted to emphasize the importance of taking initiative.

      The beliefs of Americans regarding this phrase and the Bible has been studied by Christian demographer and pollster George Barna of The Barna Group. To the statement "The Bible teaches that God helps those who help themselves"; 53% of Americans agree strongly, 22% agree somewhat, 7% disagree somewhat, 14% disagree strongly, and 5% stated they don't know. Of "born-again" Christians 68% agreed, and 81% of non "born-again" Christians agreed with the statement.[10] In a February 2000 poll, 53% strongly agreed and 22% agreed somewhat that the Bible teaches the phrase. Of the 14 questions asked, this was the least biblical response, according to Barna.[11] A poll in the late 1990s showed the majority (81%) believe the concept is taught by the Bible,[12] another stating 82%.[13]

      Despite being of non-Biblical origin, the phrase topped a poll of the most widely known Bible verses.[14][15] Seventy-five percent of American teenagers said they believed that it was the central message of the Bible.[16]

      Barna critiques this as evidence of Americans' unfamiliarity with the Bible and believes that the statement actually conflicts with the Bible's view of God's kindness towards people, none of whom deserve it – "grace". It "suggests a spiritual self-reliance inconsistent with Christianity" according to David Kinnaman, vice president of the Barna Research Group.[17] Christian minister Erwin Lutzer argues there is some support for this saying in the Bible (2 Thessalonians 3:10, James 4:8), however much more often God helps those who cannot help themselves, which is what grace is about (Ephesians 2:4–5, Romans 4:4–5, Luke 18:9–14).[18] The statement is often given as an example of the heresy of Semi-Pelagianism[19][20]

      The phrase has featured in United States popular culture. In a "Jaywalking" sketch on The Tonight Show, comedian host Jay Leno asked random people on the street to name one of the Ten Commandments. The most popular response (at least, as edited by the producers), was "God helps those who help themselves."[21] Political commentator Bill O'Reilly employed the phrase, in responding to Jim McDermott who argued, "This is Christmas time. We talk about Good Samaritans, the poor, the little baby Jesus in the cradle and all this stuff. And then we say to the unemployed we won't give you a check to feed your family. That's simply wrong." O'Reilly argued for a more selective approach to unemployment benefits, and the importance of individual responsibility, concluding "while Jesus promoted charity at the highest level, he was not self-destructive. The Lord helps those who help themselves. Does he not?"[22] Political comedian Stephen Colbert parodied him in response, concluding in character, "if this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we've got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition; and then admit that we just don't want to do it."[23]

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    2. in other words, those who arent capable of doing what they need to do, God steps in and intervenes and makes sure they get done what needs done.

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  6. Tony- I'm not one to really get into the details of your daily drama. At times, frankly, I've been insulted by things you write and the racist ideas you have in your head. However, I can't resist writing about this bitter irony:

    "Jesus says that we are supposed to love and help those who are not able to help us back. But now days no one wants to believe or follow the teachings of the Bible anymore."

    When your roll was up to $6000+, were you offering to help anyone? On your accounting, there were plenty of bums and homeless either in the casino or on your way home. Did you once, instead of trying to avoid them for "fear of your safety," buy them dinner, lunch or simply a coffee?

    As an aside, there are plenty of people out there who would kill for $1300 cash. Many people don't even have that much money. They live hand-to-mouth, just like you. However, they make compromises based on the situation they're in. They get jobs, they find group housing, etc. It strikes me as crazy that you'd rather live outside, homeless, than - heavens forbid - live with a roommate who is a stranger.

    Finally, the only way to trust someone is by getting to know them. If you don't allow yourself to get to know anyone, how can you trust anyone - and why should they trust you?

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    1. well i never was really rich off enough to do anything, although i did once offer to stake a guy for $50 whod lost his dealing job, but nothing ever became of it. a blog reader can testify to this. and u have seen how the vast majority of poker players brag about having much more money than me on this blog, so naturally ill feel like i have nothing. if i felt like i could beat other guys up and was legally able to carry a gun, then id not feel unsafe living with a stranger, like a lot of people dont. i am just scared of taking the risk because id lose my life at worst, my money at best.

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  7. Aren't you people supposed to be Tony's friends? How come none of you are stepping up to buy Tony a private house, chauffeur and personal assistant to wipe his ass for him? Jesus would WANT you to do it. But it's becasue OBAMA won that none of you are offering to help.

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    1. usually when poker players go broke, they rely on stakes but im just not well known enough in the poker world to get them except for too microscopic 1 time only amounts to get back on my feet. lots of poorer players due to obama being re-elected is drying up the poker economy. if Romney had gotten elected, and the unemployment rate wouldve dropped in half within a month, i would feel a lot more like maybe for the first time in 20 yrs i could see about finding work.

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    2. Are you trolling us? The unemployment rate wasnt going to drop in half if Romney had won.

      You shouldn't probably focus on getting a job doing physical labor. No one is going to hire you to do mental work when you have zero critical thinking skills. NO ONE.

      Looks like you can't even follow your bankroll rules. What are your plans now?

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    3. Romney elected = unemployment drop in half in one month????

      Who has been feeding you this dog shit, and why are you eating it?

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  8. Tony-can you still get SSI?

    That's the route I would chase if I were you....that could be a HUGE SCORE!!

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  9. Tony, It was your choice to waste $5,000 on VBJ and it's your choice whether or not to be homeless. It's all up to you. If you choose NOT to be homeless you can go live with your mother with the $1,300 you have left. You can pay her a tiny bit of rent and play online at home. Hell you could even go to church on Sundays and become part of a Christian community and choose to live a Christian life. I am 100% sure you will not choose that option (insert stupid excuse) but again, THAT'S YOUR CHOICE.

    Good luck of course.

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    1. Why does everyone just assume that Mom wants him to move in? She may love him, but she is against the way Tony chooses to live his life.

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    2. Because she WILL let him move in as long as he pays a nominal amount for board. It's Tony, not his mother, who is resisting this idea.

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  10. "a large bankroll WILL beat the game, u can spread $1-500, although the pros claim the max bet is really $149 if u want to be sure of avoiding W2 forms on ur splits and doubles."

    The only reason one would care about avoiding W2 forms is if one intends on not paying taxes one legally owes. So now we can add "tax cheat" to your list of personal characteristics, I guess.

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    1. almost none of the pros i see like w2s. they take up so much time sitting around waiitng and i doubt its just so they can cheat on their taxes. its the hassle involved and it looking to the govt like u won money u didnt really won since u might be still be behind overall while filling out the W2 form simply because that one hand returns a pay of over $1200. about a good 20 minutes is tied up, and professionals who have money consider their time very valuable per hour.

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    2. i used to think Grump would be smart enough to realize this without me explaining it.

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  11. Tony time to stop the crying and begging, get off your lazy ass for once and man up, you have 2 choices get a job or panhandle its your choice.

    Give grrouchie a call and see if he can help you get a job at Lowe's.

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    1. Really?? Why should Grouchie stick his neck out for the time bomb Tony is?

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    2. Seriously Zin, would you ever recommend Tony to work at your company if you are a manager there? No way I will do that. If I am the sole owner of a company, may be I can take a chance, but there is no way I would vouch for someone with Tony's work ethics.

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    3. it wasnt zin it was donkey something, the oilfield guy in tx, and i never thought the job offer was legit and i wasnt comfortable living in a farmhouse where id be the only one who didnt speak spanish. id hate to go there and then the offer no longer be there, or find out id not be able to do the work. the hardhat and boots scared me off.

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    4. Tony, no one said Zin offered you the job. I was asking Zin if he would do what he is asking Grouchie to do?

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  12. On your forum, someone offered you a place to stay, a job that paid a decent wage that required minimal effort (checking oil levels every 20 mins), all supplies you needed to perform the job like work boots, and transportation to the job. You refused the offer.

    Also, I just wanted to say that I, too, could use a friend who will let me stay in my own apartment or house for $75 per week, drive me to and from poker sessions, pay my buy-ins, wait for me while I play, and never ask or expect anything back. If you find someone like that, let me know, since we have the same desire (i.e., wanting to freeload off of others).

    Just admit that you do not want to work and you would rather play VBJ all day until you go broke.

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    1. i dont consider that freeloading, because when i become the rich guy and he becomes the one needing help, then the situation reverses and i help.

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    2. Sorry but the average life span only goes so long.

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  13. i ran my last $800 into a little over 10k at a live blackjack table, it is doable tony. I used 1/2- of my bankroll at a time and went on a heater for 3 days. I dont even know how to count either.

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  14. Tony says..."also, i wish all the negative political commentary here would cease, when i try and warn others as to all the terrible things happening in this country the mainstream media tries to keep out, and u need sites like worldnetdaily, godfather politics, and grassfire.net to find out the truth. those sites are about the only news sites i can really trust, even more so than Fox. they cover stories Fox is not comfortable covering, (sometimes fox is a RINO republican in the John Boehner mold instead of a real conservative). Jerome Corsi has the guts to speak out though. what im saying is the liberals dominate this blog too much, and the conservatives need the guts to speak up."


    Tony, you are the one posting all these negative political misinformation here. Why don't you respond to any of my posts that pointed out the lies and misinformation in those political posts you made the last few days? All the articles you've quoted about voter fraud, it's all a bunch of crap designed to mislead people like you. You fell for it hook, line and sinker, you just don't see it do you?

    If you think I have been misled, then respond and have a logical discussion. Otherwise, just quit posting all these lies and try to convince others.

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  15. Tony, you were offered a job working an oil field a few months ago that you didn't even take seriously paying 15$ an hour. Free room and board as I remember too.

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  16. Serious question:

    Someone offers you a job in Vegas and it includes the following:

    - A small furnished studio apartment in a safe neighborhood with its own entrance and sturdy lock.
    - Three basic but nutritional meals are delivered every day.
    - A monthly bus pass with a safe, well-lit bus stop 50 feet away from the apartment.
    - All utility bills are paid.

    All of that is provided to you monthly in exchange for the job.

    The job involves stepping into a small closet in your apartment. The only thing in the closet is a light-bulb and a table and chair, with a big red button sitting on the table.

    For eight hours every weekday you have to step in the closet, close the door, and sit down at the table. Every minute the button will glow red; your job is to press the button once a minute when it glows red.

    You can't take a computer or book or anything else into the closet while working. Every two hours you get a ten minute break to use the restroom, eat a snack, etc.

    In exchange for doing that job 40 hours a week, you get all of the above items provided. What you do when you're not working at the job is entirely up to you; the rest of your time is yours.

    Would you take that job?

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    1. Tony stopped reading after the 7th word in your post...sorry.

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    3. How much effort is required to depress the aforementioned RED BUTTON? Ideally we are talking about 8-16oz of force. If more than ten pounds of pressure are required this task may be more significant than one may think. How about if after the every minute button press operation an M&M rolls out of a slot in the button's housing?

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    4. I'm not exactly sure why, but this post is funny as hell! I'm not even sure if it was meant to be funny. Regardless, best thing I've read today...

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    5. Is this just an analogy for a slot machine?

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    6. Tony insists that he has no skills that employers would want yet he'd be perfectly qualified for this position, as he has years of experience of doing the task required.

      It also requires zero social interaction to complete the job and no equipment or job safety issues that he's not familiar with.

      Tony insists that he only plays VBJ to get comps and survive and that he'd do "anything" to have a safe place to live.

      This job would allow him to do EXACTLY what he does while playing VBJ but provide him a guaranteed safe place to live.

      Tony, would you take this job?

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    7. not if no cash was involved, the whole idea is to recover the cash roll i once had. i dont think a single reader on here would take it, nor would u.

      i would have no problem if the job was something i truly enjoyed like working in an office or dealing, but if its physical labor instead of mental, im not interested. i want to be able to enjoy the work enough to live with myself, and dont most people say u shouldnt take a job u dont enjoy? they may not use those words but isnt the american dream to do what we enjoy?

      so thats what im just going to keep doing til im broke.

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    8. I find it hard to believe you would enjoy a dealing job.

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    9. So you enjoy having a gambling addiction, and panhandling and relying on the pity/disdain of others to continue gambling once you lose everything in -EV slot games?

      Your total lack of pride and self-respect is sad.

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    10. This sure makes you sound like what you describe a Democrat as? Do what makes you happy till you go broke and then hope someone (read Govt,church, mom, etc) to provide for you? By, the way because its +ev gambling in coupons probaly doesnt matter to most people who save your butt. Even the people you panhandle.

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    11. That's a shame you're not interested in the job; we really thought you'd be a great fit.

      You do realize that, like most jobs, you'd only be working 8 hours a day, so you'd have 16 hours remaining to sleep and grind VBJ? Plus you'd have your weekends free as well to enjoy a walk in the park, volunteer at shelters, and attend church services. Or grind more VBJ.

      Many people use a job to pay for things like rent, food, and utilities. Since this job includes all of that, many people would see equivalent cash value in it. Especially if they would otherwise be homeless.

      Good luck, Mr. Bigcharles. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

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  17. to give long detailed thoughtful analysis to all the comments here i should give it to would take about another hour, and after reading my email when i got back to my room, im now too tired to do anything but sleep, was reading emails and playing online for the first hour. up to $24 on lock now thank God. won another $4 for the 4 additional hours i played VBJ, and now my room is good until tuesday of next week instead of monday. and of course this time, no $9 bets, never a bet over $6.

    what brand of cigarettes does anyone smoke willing to pay $5 a pack if i end up not staying here longer term and rack up $100 in comps or so for the gas station and cancel the hotel stay?

    when i wake up i could then give the detailed responses, but first ill want to read the emails, yesterday i got 80 and by the time i was done with that, all i wanted to do was leave the room and go eat instead of hunting up comments and replying.

    the problem is, replies take way too long to compose if u want serious replies that are truthful and from the heart. but ill see how much free time i have in the room when im not tired. im sure ill get around to some.

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    1. "what brand of cigarettes does anyone smoke willing to pay $5 a pack"

      Just so you know, it is very illegal for you to resell cigarettes. You should not make it publically known you are trying to do so, or offer a deal to people you do not know

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    2. Tony feels the government should understand when he intentionally breaks the law because he's investing to stay alive, not stealing to gamble.

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  18. i will say this, for the EXACT amount of total coin in i put into the machines in laughlin when my roll was a lot more, i wouldve received exactly $850 in comps here, laughlin didnt come close to giving me near that back in comps, thats why this is a much better place to play. and this casino is far more dead than even the river palms was as far as almost no customers 12am to 8am.

    of course, i dont have anywhere close to that in comps, with a roll this low i cannot generate anywhere close to that in coin in. thats why i shouldve followed bankroll rules from the beginning and with the extra $1000+ id have today id be in far better shape to live free forever and never run out of cash.

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    1. Tony,

      I believe your math is flawed. No matter how much your bankroll you will go broke playing the machine(s). Comps will not cover it.

      You would be better off. Placing 1/2 your "roll" on a hand of blackjack. (1/2 in case you can double down). Double up or go broke.

      If you lose your just where you are going to end up anyway.

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    2. Oh God. He still believes this crap.

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    3. just seen if i checked out of my hotel this morning, id have $136 in comps for gas or cigarettes to sell to others. roll is now only at $1100 with last nights $189 loss. trying to play online on lock in my room, and the site is down this morning, and i looked on 2+2 and its showing scheduled maintenance. am wondering what brand of cigs to buy and who would offer at least $5 a pack. ill assume marlboro greens or reds would sell easiest but not entirely sure what most people in vegas smoke. a carton is $80 here, and i should get at least $50 a carton.

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    4. i might not be able to beat it, but using the right bankroll management it might take 2 years to lose the $1100 and live free in the meantime. tonight i didnt, thats why i lost so much. i made a bet once 3 hands of $16 and lost 4 bets.

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    5. You enjoy playing VBJ for $1 a hand in the middle of nowhere trying to earn enough comps to illegally sell cigarettes so you might be able to up your bet to $2 a hand more than you like working for $15 an hour?

      Insane.

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  19. Don't worry Tony. I love your strategy. Beg, Beg Beg like you are on the streets. Tell people about Jesus even though you have not been in a church for many years. Make people believe you deserve PREMIUM HANDOUTS. Not just a giveaway, but you want to make sure it has specific requirements, yeah no regular low-life handouts for Mr BIGCharles. He is the King of the Hobos and deserves the best.

    I honestly love your approach TBC. You are using your god-giving skills to get the best you can manage from these people. I like the fact you realize unlike you, their money grows on trees and they can afford to give it to someone who is near the Laziest man on earth, even when there are millions, tens of millions of poor slobs a zillion times more worse off than you, who need a handout much more than you.

    But Hey, if you can find a bunch of suckers and keep them on the hook for years, WHY NOT!!!!! Cheers to you Tony, I like your style.

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  20. Tony....as Zin and Josie have already mentioned-you need to go home to your family. Thanksgiving is around the corner. You would have a roof over your head, food on the table, and be with those that truly are about your well-being. You would have alot less stress and be basically worry-free. Take that time to re-group,get some rest, get back on SSI (as I know you won't get a job), and go from there. It is obvious you are in between denial and panic modes, and if you don't act now, you will find yourself on the streets...no food, no shelter, no internet, no money, and all alone. Quit worrying about whether you should play a 2 dollar sng on-line and wake-up to the reality of your current situation. GO HOME NOW!!

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    1. worry free? id be so miserable and unhappy trapped there with no way to leave or get any money. u are forgetting its not a change of cities, its a town of 4000 far away from any cities. also i could easily end up in a fight with mom and be told i have to leave. dont want to risk it with winter coming, also she would have me pay rent til i was totally broke, which isnt in my best interest right now. last thing i want is to keep spending til im broke. ive already tried to get back on SSI, and got denied

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  21. http://www.opportunityvillage.org/

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  22. Why no comment about going to http://www.opportunityvillage.org/

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    1. because i never bother to go to social agencies, i dont want to deal with bureaucracies i will work with actual individuals instead.

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    2. Tony, when no individuals are willing to help, perhaps it's time to change your methods.

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    3. Because tony knows everything and his methods are getting him to exactly where he wants to be in life?

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  23. Tony have you called grrouchie about a job at Lowe's...

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    1. grouchie isnt the one doing the hiring. the people doing the hiring NEVER tell me to get a job there. only the people who arent managers tell me this.

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    2. Grouchie IS the manager but would be fucking insane to hire you based on how shitty you were to him and how little you care about working or doing a good job or listening to opinions other than your own and how entitled you feel to pity and charity and handouts.

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  24. You seriously have absolutely NO clue how the world works.

    People, relationships, jobs, politics, gambling, how to make positive changes in your life.

    None.

    And how's your way working out for you these days?

    The fact that you pay $80 for the Internet is pretty funny btw. You should just increase your ohone data and run it as a mobile hotspot. You would save a lot. But someone would have to add doing that to your current list of free room, board, food, chauffeur, poker coach, and hand job giver.


    Also I would like to echo - how much helping the poor did you do with 15k?

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    1. as has been stated online this blog ON MULTIPLE OCCASSIONS, my computer has NO wireless capabilities, only can use broadband. wifi does NOT work. several las vegas blog readers can verify they looked at it for a way to turn on the wifi settings and gave up. also even if i could i cant change plans because im on a 2 yr contract. Are u ready to be flamed by the other readers for suggesting i break the contract?

      also the only people who can help out the poor are those well enough off themselves to not need the money for their own survival. although when in them cheap housings in KS and MT i did transfer a lot of online poker dough to women, or id have probably saved up 10-20k online back when it was easier to win, and never be in this mess today. is why im so angry Britni disappeared, i think she owes me bigtime.

      anyway

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    2. I find it hard to believe any laptop manufactured in the last five years doesn't have wifi capability. What is the make and model of your laptop?

      Even if it doesn't come with wifi, you can get a USB wifi adapter for $15 or so.

      Others have told you about using your phone as a hotspot before you signed onto this contract. No one is telling you to break the contract, but you could have avoided it in the first place.

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  25. Tony, I've followed you for a long time. I offered you advice once before as Cardgrrl, and you ignored it. I said I never would again. But now, this one last time (honestly!), I'm going to speak out.

    Here's the thing: you need to step back and evaluate your life choices and theories about why things have worked out the way they have for you as objectively as possible. You need to consider the possibility, in short, that your assumptions are incorrect and your reasoning is wrong.

    Are you getting good results in your life? Are your decisions making you happy? Compare your situation with all the readers you disagree with: who is better off? Who has more trustworthy friends? Who is more profitable playing poker?

    You are, of course, entitled to believe whatever you like, but facts are stubborn things. You should pick someone whose success you admire (and whose life is like the kind of life you'd like to have) and spend a couple of months emulating him as closely as possible. Work when he works (even if it's washing dishes or mowing someone's lawn). Play poker the way he does. Spend or save as he does. Treat the people you want as friends and your family as he does. Be literal about it.

    If the only people who you truly listen to are people who tell you what you already know and/or believe, how will you ever learn anything new? How will your life ever change? You are spiraling down and down, yet you keep doing the same thing, imagining that someone this time you will get a different result.

    If you want a different and better outcome you must explore the possibility that both your worldview and your decision-making are flawed. You must try something different. You must accept the possibility that your thinking has been wrong and that other people are not the evil, stupid, misguided creatures that you think them to be. You must consider the possibility that they are right and you are wrong.

    Can you do that? Can you ask for and ACTUALLY ACCEPT help? Can you follow through on changing your way of thinking and making life-choices?

    If you cannot than I have no doubt whatsoever that you will soon be homeless, as you fear. That would be a sad outcome. Only you can decide to change your way of thinking and make the choices and that will lead to a different result.

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    1. This is the post of the year. This needs to be reposted every time he blogs.

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    2. This is the post of the year. This needs to be reposted everytime he blogs. Did I say that already?

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    3. my idea of help is a little different than others, mine is what i consider would really help. (a place to live and someone to play poker with and adequate funding, a buddy in other words, id like to live in a "poker house" where all work together for the same common goal and talk among each other for moral support. u have heard of them. my political views wont affect whether im poor or not. But OTHERS political views will, thats why the economy is going to suffer. the good news is a lot of others will start to realize the mistake they made as they all begin losing their jobs and houses, and then being homeless will be more accepted as it starts happening to us all.

      people will begin thinking, u know just maybe we shouldve put the well being of the american economy first, instead of our support for drugs, amnesty, and gay marriage first.

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    4. Damn, this poker house seems awesome. I too would like to live in such a poker house. Play poker all the time. Have my "buddy's" stake me (for the common good, of course). Tony, count me in if you find such a place!

      We should also have lots of hookers walking around 24 hours a day. A pool would be nice. As would free food. And free beer. I'd also like free cable TV (includng Showtime so I can watch Homeland . . . of course). Also, if we do this in the L.A. area, I wouldn't mind free Dodger's season tickets. Anything else I'm forgetting?

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    5. What Tony wants is a Sugar Daddie/Mommie. I wonder if 10,000 to 1 is a fair line?

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    6. Pete - you're clearly forgetting that baseball season is not year round. You need Lakers season tickets to cover the rest of the year. And really, they should be floor seats because that's the only way you can really enjoy the experience.

      Free, of course.

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    7. Pete - you're clearly forgetting that baseball season is not year round. You need Lakers season tickets to cover the rest of the year. And really, they should be floor seats because that's the only way you can really enjoy the experience.

      Free, of course.

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    8. I want in on the poker house! And the cable Tv....and the hookers! Only if there's a pool and um, a pool boy named Tab. :) Oh and Diet Coke! And I'd insist Poker Grump live with us too.

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    9. Somebody to cook and do his dirty laundry.

      Of course,

      Mark in Kansas City

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    10. Josie, the thought of said pool boy running around the joint is disturbing . . . But, maybe that's just me.

      -Pete

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  26. Sigh.

    Tony, since it's become so painfully and frustratingly obvious you're not ready or willing to make any of the healthy changes I and others have suggested to truly make your life better, I hope at least that the below information is useful to (and valued by) you.

    http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Las%20Vegas&state=NV

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  27. Sorry Tony but the more extreme the "conservatives" in the Republican party become the easier it becomes for the democrats to win. It is a changing demographic in this country. Unless your party drops their vile such as rape victims shouldn't get abortions they will continue to become more and more irrelevant.

    I use the word conservative lightly because they want to use government to push their religious/moral agenda. Last time I checked they are supposed to keep govt out of our lives. Freedom of religion is important in this country. Just as people shouldn't shove atheism down your throat you shouldn't shove christianity down our throats. The number of white voters has been and will keep declining. Until the GOP can relate to the changing demographic they are going to keep losing voters. That is simply reality.

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  28. Reading Tonys blog is always funny.

    We live in this paradox where everyone ALWAYS is giving advice to Tony, but he never takes it.

    The funny thing is, these people who constantly give him advice don't understand the irony of their position.

    Tony keeps doing the same things over and over and over again.
    People get mad at that, so they keep giving him the same advice over and over and over.

    You're all the same as him.

    Tony will either miraculously build his roll or go panhandling.

    That is what is going to happen. No ifs, ands or buts......

    Don't let that stop you idiots from giving him more advice though!!!!!! lol

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    1. Good point, sir... Even when it comes to poker advice - how to play the hand correctly, etc. - he does not take the advice. He may hear it, but doesn't listen to it.

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    2. I disagree. Giving advice to Tony is more akin to trying to bore a hole through rock by dripping water on it. It works, just take a very, very, very long time.

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  29. So Tony wants someone to stake him in poker even though he quit playing poker to concentrate on VBJ because he didn't think his edge in poker was high enough? You won't risk your own money on poker, but you want someone else to?

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    1. thats got nothing to do with why im not playing poker, theres no poker game here, and besides if there was, my roll isnt high enough to play poker, except for online. maybe if i was in vegas i could play $1-5 stud and $2-6 spread but thats questionable

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  30. I honestly thought panhandling was a job in a kitchen washing up until i started following this blog.

    We just call it aggressive begging where i come from.

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  31. Tony: Excuse me Sir, spare a dollar?
    Random hard working man or woman: Get a job you bum.
    Tony: Physical labor makes me too tired, Of course I am holding out for middle management position. How bout that dollar?

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  32. Tony, I will stake you for online SNGs and MTTs. You may or may not remember me from your days in Atlantic City. We were going to meet a couple of times but I got busy with a few things and thus, never did.
    I will need vook and Grump to be involved in this though. Not financially but in another manner. And Josie as well - if she is willing. I'll see if I remember my pw and if I can contact you on the other forum right now

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  33. Tony, I will stake you for SNGs and MTTs and most likely some cash games, mostly micros but you will have a chance to move up fairly quickly and you should be able to earn enough per day than you are currently earning.

    We will talk more about this (and i'd like to see what vook and grump think as well)but my thinking is I will have you playing some DoNs and hypers.

    If you remember me I was the guy from New Jerey who was going to come and meet you a couple of times but got busy with family stuff. You need to contact me immediately.

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    1. the other forum no longer exists, how do i reach u by email to send a PM? do u have an avp or 2+2 screenname?

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    2. ok, tony, i just created an AVP account: StaeB

      Contact me over there. if for some reason i can not be contacted due to being a new member or something then i will just give you my email here

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  34. Tony, I have a friend that owns a small commercial cleaning & an landscaping business in Vegas...if you want I can probably get you some part-time work. lmk

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    1. Tony, if you follow up on this and end up getting some part-time work, you'll get a $50 bonus from me to add to your first paycheck.

      I am 100% serious.

      D

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    2. would it pay enough to find a place to live by the week, pay for food and transportation, and also leave me $100 or more left over to slowly start growing the roll so i wouldnt be trapped in it forever with no way out? i need to get a large roll together again. also im not too strong physically, but when i once held up a sign offering to work for food in my early 20s in wichita one time, this one furniture store owner let me work there for a few days and gave me the pay in cash daily. the stuff he asked of me to do in the store was simple enough where i was able to do it, and i greatly feared that wouldnt be the case. ive never really known how to look for work with any hope of success without going out and holding up a sign. in the old days (1989-92)people would offer u employment when u held up a sign, then it stopped because employers got tired of people not coming by to try out the job offer theyd received. so they quit offering jobs.

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  35. id already replied to him BEFORE i seen ur offer, because i was replying to him before i had approved the latest newest comments. yeah sure ill take the extra $50 if he hires me for anything but can i get it as soon as he did since i really need the money immediately, like sending it online to my bank i mean or something similar.

    i just fear it would involve me lifting objects too heavy, unless it was easy stuff around the store etc. ive always been short of wind and breath, phys ed was where i did horribly in school and did very well academically, thats why ive always felt poker was the only thing i could really survive at and do well in.

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  36. I'll touch upon the mentionings of my name later
    However
    Did you guys see that Fucking Obama Killed The Twinkie (well, Hostess Really moreso than the actual Twinkie)?

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/13669-no-more-twinkies-unions-and-the-death-of-hostess

    Fucking Romney should have been elected

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