Monday, December 17, 2012

Plans with vince

Although i didnt get to see Vince last weekend, and pick up some important mail from him mom wanted me to see, i should be able to next week after Christmas. he flies to the east coast saturday and returns tuesday night.

he tells me that his gf anne told him how to get me hooked up back with ssi a doctor and an atty. anne is often dependent on the welfare system, but does have a low paying job most of the time besides that. im supposed to get some type of card called a temporary medical card, that i have to apply for the real thing within 3 months. (i wonder if mr subliminal knows about this) too bad i cant talk to him if he does. he said once i get this card (and claimed they give it out fast to all who apply) i could see a dr at something called lyte clinic (no idea how its spelled, was listening to how he pronounced it on the phone) and get a diagnoses to show ssi, and he claims i need chickenstone as my attorny.

well i called chickenstone and they wouldnt take me because i have no doctor. but vince says this will get me a dr and they will then take me. he claims it should be fairly easy for me to get back on since i was approved for SSI before.

im not so sure being on SSI is such a great thing, $600 a month dont even cover rent, and id still be bitterly poor. id rather be independent, but right now i need every dime i can get. its difficult for me to see how people getting only that, or only welfare, survive and get by. no wonder theres so much crime and dishonesty. and of course, (as uve seen in my comments in robs blog) makes me even more pissed off that women dont want a man nowdays to help support them emotionally and financially and instead just want to become gay.

Vince said he could pick me up next tuesday night once he gets to the airport, and bring me into vegas, stay at his house 2-3 days while i get the card, see a dr, and then drive me back out to Jean. which is nice of him. i dont think it will nearly be as fast and easy as he thinks and as his gf anne claims. Nor do i think getting back on SSI will be easy. remember ssi never approved me the first time, i was denied more than once, only a judge approved my case and got me on. he also says i can get the disabled bus pass once i see a dr. that shouldve been done 10 yrs ago. id saved a fortune over the years. but me, i just cannot stand sitting around at govt agencies.

and now for the good news. roll is back to $1300. won over $160, and had the best luck ive ever had here in Jean on the VBJ, and im still working on the $30 for saturdays room in comp dollars. didnt do so well online though, my $51 is down to about $38.

also make sure u didnt miss yesterdays blog post with the picture of Liz. i think i typed 2 posts way too close together again within less than 24 hours.

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  1. Your not sure being on SSI is a good thing because $600 isn't much to survive on??? Are you really that stupid???
    Are you going to sit there and tell your readers that a guaranteed $600 a month, every month, month in and month out is not a good thing for your survival??
    Are you going to sit there and tell us that ohhhh poor little me I have to sit in a government agency and I don't like it even though by doing it will give me a guaranteed income and guarantee a roof over my head and food in your stomach if nothing else?
    Nobody can really be that dumb can they?

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    1. alot of people feel the same way u do, and this is why the govt is so much in debt, and democrats keep getting re-elected. the $600 isnt free money. essentially what id be doing, is agreeing to never let my roll go over $2000 again. do i really want to be making that type of agreement with the govt? this is why i am not all that thrilled about it for the long term. all i really want is to get a large lump sum in back pay, then get off it. Just enough to where ill never need govt help again. i think its morally wrong to depend on it instead of gambling longterm. Gambling is pretty much the only morally acceptable way to make money in this country.

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    2. You don't make money gambling Tony. You lose money. You've been a net gambling loser month over month for a year now. It's not a source of income for you.

      Still waiting to hear you cite the specific state law which states that an on screen shuffle animation must correspond to an actual shuffle.

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    3. You are off your rocker if you think gambling is the only moral way to make money in this country.

      Gambling is the reason for your homelessness, your lack of stable relationships, and your massive anger issues.

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    4. You already got one huge backpay and you did not grow the bankroll. Just steady decline. What makes you think you will do better? Your sudden grasp on fantastic VBJ BR Management and counting machine cards? You need to take your genius and devise a better plan, and then implement it with the help of your many friends who would love to see you succeed.

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    5. Tony is a VBJ pro so I'm sure he's confirmed the state law that the animated shuffle is a real shuffle. Hopefully he's also ascertained that them good machines aren't like machines in other states that do shuffle but deal to all players and the dealer from independent decks and not from shared decks.

      That's just part of being a pro VBJ player. What, you think he's just listening to something someone told him or something he read online without double-checking and verifying everything?

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  2. Tony, with respect to Mr. Subliminal . . . I've never met the man (or even corresponded with him), but I have read his blog. I suspect he writes in a certain satirical tone, the subtlety of which might be lost on you. In fact, I believe he once responded to one of your comments by mentioning that he takes a bit of poetic license with his blog . . . In short, he's by far the most well-written homeless gentleman I've ever happened upon . . .

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    1. u really need to read lightnings latest blog about his meeting with mr subliminal then.

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    2. just received a text from lightning that mr subliminal isnt really poor or homeless, ill take his word for it, but i wonder why he wants people to think otherwise?

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  3. If a few afternoons sitting and waiting in offices in order to get a free $600 a month despite never contributing a solitary cent in tax dollars to your beloved government isn't worth your precious time, you could always go with the alternative

    GET A JOB. TRY DOING SOME HONEST WORK LIKE THE REST OF US, AND THEN WATCH 30% TAKEN OFF THE TOP FOR TAXES AND THEN SEE HOW YOU FEEL

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    1. i doubt u work either, u play poker same as most of these guys do for money. and as u seen in my reply far up above to someone else, the money comes with a ton of strings and conditions. im not sure its the right thing to do, but others say i should do it, and i dont want to go entirely bust.

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    2. There is this thing called paying taxes on your gambling winnings. Yes, I know that you would never consider supporting your country in the ways that you speak, but for others it is a means of income verification that allows banks to loan us money to purchase houses so we are not dependent on comp dollars for survival.

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    3. i doubt u, or even 5% of the people whose main source of income is gambling, pay taxes on those winnings.

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    4. I do, have, and will continue to pay my taxes as the majority of sole proprietorship/freelance businesses do. I'd rather be able to get a large loan (like any good capitalist) by paying taxes than stiffing the government. I've extended the invitation to you several times to help you with your taxes (as your blog counts as income source for tax filing purposes), but you always say that there's nothing in it for you as you don't have dependents. Now, is that a very Republican thing to say?

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    5. Things that I have -

      A house
      A lot of equity in said house
      A wife
      Two cars
      No debt
      A job
      Insurance
      Friends

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    6. I pay 100% of the taxes owed on my gambling earnings.

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    7. Tony, I along with most on here want to see you succeed. Unfortunately your way is failing miserably and nothing will change until you start trying to consider that those who have what you want may know what they're talking about.

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  4. down to only $21 on lock now, not been good in the cash games tonight, but i did go back out to the VBJ and pick up $13 more in the course of a few hours, then ate in the buffet. their buffet really isnt that great though. roll is still in the $1300s.

    mainly what i really want is the bus pass, thats NOT a welfare program and would really help me save money. i wish ssi wasnt a welfare program either, and i dont feel like it should be. if people in this country really cared for the disabled, they wouldnt limit them to having $2000. they would give them money each month to help with their disability regardless of how much they had. thats the right way to run a govt program--then rich people wouldnt resent paying for it since they too could qualify. whats wrong is to means test it. Programs like SSI should exist, and Republicans want them to exist, just not welfare programs. the problem is most people abuse the system by collecting it when they really shouldnt because their disability is physical instead of mental. Which means they arent nearly as bad off socially, and people accept them more, reducing their need for the ssi. for the vast majority of people getting ssi, their ONLY disability is the abuse of drugs or alcohol, and this is whats really messed up. If people claim they use drugs or alcohol, they always get approved the first time, they dont ever have to worry about being denied, but i just cant lie and claim that, and thats why the country is so messed up.

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    1. You really don't get it.

      There are countless people out there who would love to work but a physical disability prevents them from doing anything. So instead of going out and working hard and earning an honest wage using their abilities and effort level, they are instead stuck barely making ends meet because of something completely out of their control.

      You on the other hand have nothing physically wrong with you, and instead are incredibly lazy and have a massive gambling addiction, and therefore your mental disability is an excuse to not get a real honest job and rely on handouts instead.


      You crown about being a super genius and feel entitled to even bigger handouts because of it, but in reality there are people out there with Down syndrome and the intelligence level of a six year old who are working actual jobs and earning actual pay checks and living with their own roofs over their heads and food in their fridges.


      I have a friend whose brother has Down syndrome and between working 4 hours a day at McDonalds 5 days a week and his disability checks from the government, he can afford an apartment, groceries, a bus pass, clothing, going out with friends, and all in all enjoying a comfortable happy and social life.

      You on the other hand choose to walk around with your hand out and a chip on your shoulder, demanding that the world bend over backwards for you and cater to you because you have aspergers and are horribly addicted to gambling.

      Advantage: Down syndrome guy. He is happy as a clam, is liked by all, appreciates everyone around him, and has everything he needs.

      You don't have any joy in your life

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    2. Sad, but pretty much true. Part of the TBC Conundrum is that he really craves female companionship -- and by that I mean a wonman to love and have a relationship with -- but his routine activities, which consist of mostly gambling, will either attract no females or ones who are likely to take advantage of him.

      I can see that the Downs Syndrome guy has a pretty neat life set up for himself. If only Tony could somehow do the same he would be much happier.

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  5. You do know that the federal government subsidizes local level transportation services in the form of entitlement money, right?

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  6. dont matter, riding the bus is open to everyone, u dont have to prove ur income falls below a certain level to get on the bus.

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    1. Not everyone can get discounted bus fare and the reason for those that can is because the federal government uses entitlement money to pay the difference.

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  7. Tony, it would be nice if you brought back the "like" button on this website as you had it before you switched over to proboards.

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    1. not sure what that feature is or if its still available. i dont remember people using it.

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  8. Let's pretend that your SSI overpayment that you pocketed and ran with not so very long ago was actually a big lump sum payment like you're demanding now that was actually approved and was supposed to be sent to you.

    According to your logic, all you need is a big lump sum payment (or for someone to stake you...or to win a big jackpot...or for a woman who'll work and support you and stand behind the table when she's not working to rub your back and watch you play) and then you're good to go, as you'll rake up the big bucks as a professional gambler and never need help again.

    Okay. You got the big lump sum payment. (You also won a jackpot but let's just focus on the SSI lump sum you're now demanding.)

    Where is it now? Still in your sock? No?

    If it's gone, what do you have to show for it? Did you at least buy a dependable used car to get you to and from work (aka a good VBJ machine)? Did you donate any of it to any of the conservative causes you cherish so much? Tithe any to your church?

    Do you even have any fond memories that big lump sum you already got paid for, such as a memorable vacation or trip or seeing love ones smile when you bought them gifts or did something special for them?

    It sounds like what you're really demanding are regular large lump sum payments from the government every few years, so that when your bankroll dwindles away you can get a fill and be good to go, flush with more gambling money.

    Is that really how you think it should work?

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  9. Tony - I have been reading your blog for years now. It's like seeing an accident on the highway ... you slow down and look, you can't turn away. But, I've never been moved to comment before.

    I read your comment ... " the problem is most people abuse the system by collecting it when they really shouldnt because their disability is physical instead of mental. Which means they arent nearly as bad off socially, and people accept them more, reducing their need for the ssi."

    I heartily differ with you. You are able to work -- you have the physical and mental capability. Due to the social and obsessive issues you have from autism, your options are limited, but you CAN work. You just choose not to.

    My wife has multiple sclerosis. When I met her, she had a good job, no physical issues. Now, 31 years later, she cannot walk. Her left hand works a little bit, her right hand a little bit more. She does not have enough strength in her torso to sit up without support. Basically, she's a quad. She's been receiving Social Security Disability for over 20 years. She can get SSDI because she was a contributing member of society with a job before her MS struck, and she had enough earnings history to be eligible for it. Trust me, she'd love to work if she could.

    If you ask me, someone in your position who could work but CHOOSES not to but receives SSI (or is working to receive it) is a leech abusing the system.

    Oh, and on the social front. SSI and SSDI eligibility isn't about social acceptance. It's about MONEY to pay for living.


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    1. Hey Cranky! Hope all is well with the two of you. I agree with your post by the way

      Ps. And bigshow's and lightning and others today. I hate this blog format and live off my iPhone of I'd say more

      Cheers and best wishes to ya!

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    2. Hey Vook! Yes, all is well. Best wishes and happy holidays (whatever you may or may not celebrate) to you and yours!

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  10. Tony, this may be an offbeat idea for you, but have you ever played poker in Colorado? I found out the other day there's a poker room in Cripple Creek, Gold Creek Poker Room, where they will comp a room for four hours of poker play--apparently seven days a week. Plus they will give you FREE food the moment you sit down at a poker game, no hours required. In addition to that, they have the standard $1/hour comps. There's no No Limit there, it;s all limit and spread limit (due to Colorado law). But the guy I talked to says that they have people who live there basically free for six months at a time. Might be worth looking into if your other options don't pan out.

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    1. i find this very difficult to believe, or everyone and their brother would be living there filling the room constantly whose broke, and the games would be tight as fuck, just like the old laughlin river palms room that offered that. doesnt it seem strange? anyway, ill certainly email them and ask or maybe see if i can find that room listed on facebook to ask there. anyway thank u much for telling me this, now i forgive u for editing the comment, i thought u might cut some of it out, but u cut out far more than was neccessary, so much of it u left out WHY its not exciting to some guys and without that they wont understand.

      also CO spread limit isnt like the spread limit $2-6 here. its $2-100, so its basically NL with a $100 cap. u wont really notice the difference unless u have a big stack.

      am happy to announce my allegiant airlines voucher DOES service CO springs. even if they do give out free rooms on weekends, even the river palms sold out a few times a year during major holidays and on those days theyd not be able to give them out. id love to go there immediately if thats the case, but its a little scary because CO is freezing cold outside, u would never ever want to be without a room there. But of course its a far better solution than living in Jean.

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    2. i just looked at BOTH their facebook page, and their official website, and neither one mentions anything about this, im getting a bad feeling its been changed, or the guy was just full of shit, or was thinking about a different pokerroom. its showing $79 a night during the week $89 and up weekends, surely a place that expensive would never give them out free

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    3. Tony, Denver has a thriving hobo community. The weather is actually much milder than you might think. Also, having spent several months there over the past two years, I can tell you that a large percentage of the resident hobos are white and, many play musical instruments as a means of panhandling (which means free entertainment). If I were to be homeless somewhere, Denver would actually be near the top of my list.

      "The Springs" is actually a much higher elevation and the weather there is not a kind. I don't think you'd like it there . . .

      Of course, you could get a job instead . . .

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    4. Tony, regarding my editing....I just put the first paragraph in, and once the stuff I wanted NOT to have on my blog started, I didn't want to take the time to go thru every sentence and pick and choose what I thot was ok or not. If you want to do another comment and just explain why you feel the way you do without the nastiness, I will certainly allow that.

      I heard what I posted above about the Gold Creek poker room directly from a floor person working in the room when I called as part of my job. By all means you should call or email them first to confirm, but that's what they told me, I swear. I considered moving there myself! :) Good luck!

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    5. hmm u actually called the gold creek poker room, and it was them who told u this, instead of a guy in the casino? way more likely to be true then, but surely there would still be days they would be sold out? making it hard to stay long term with no other option like most of their locals would have who also have other housing. what exactly is ur job, to call every poker room and ask about room comps for an article on avp? or do u have a 2nd job with a magazine? does it pay or are u not allowed to tell us that?

      P.s. was a little offended by ur anonymous comment on lightnings old blog it was obv that was u regarding housing.

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    6. Sorry --wrong guy. It was not Rob.

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    7. First off, Tony, I work for AVP and the Poker Atlas, won't discuss compensation but that is why I called the room in CO. It was a guy in the room, presumably the shift manager (but not the Poker Room Mgr) who gave me the info. You can call them yourselves, I certainly would before I made any plans to actually move there.

      I also do a monthly column for Ante Up Magazine (as has been mentioned on my blog) but this conversation I had with the room in CO had nothing to do with that. I only cover Vegas for the magazine.

      I don't know what you're talking about regarding any anonymous comment on Lightning's blog. I have NEVER made any annonymous comment on any poker blog. I don't know what the comment was that offended you, but I assure you it was not me.

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  11. " and of course, (as uve seen in my comments in robs blog) makes me even more pissed off that women dont want a man nowdays to help support them emotionally and financially and instead just want to become gay. "

    Damn lesbians!

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  12. "...and of course, (as uve seen in my comments in robs blog) makes me even more pissed off that women dont want a man nowdays to help support them emotionally and financially and instead just want to become gay. "

    Tony, keep being honest like this with your thoughts - and your eventual diagnosis will be upgraded from Asbergers to "totally bat-shit crazy". Who knows, might get you bonus SSI dollars.

    Good Luck (of course)

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  13. "also make sure u didnt miss yesterdays blog post with the picture of Liz. i think i typed 2 posts way too close together again within less than 24 hours."

    if you went back to the message board you could start a new thread for each post and nobody would miss anything no matter how often you posted. just a thought, as so many others have said this format sucks real bad.

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  14. Tony:

    There is a post (old) on 2+2 also mentioning the comped rooms (special of 3 hours for room) and free food. Pretty darn good deal.

    s.i.

    http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/27/brick-mortar/double-eagle-gold-creek-casino-cripple-creek-co-848188/

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    1. i looked up that thread yesterday, and not one guy ever replied to his post, seems no one lives in colorado springs, only denver. i also found it odd none of my readers were interested in calling them or going there. they havent got back with me yet, i might end up being forced to call. oh, and the autism place never emailed me back either.

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    2. This post discusses Cripple Creek Poker Rooms (which is 44 miles Southwest of Colorado Springs. The thread at 2+2 is about Colorado Poker (Black Hawk, Central City, Cripple Creek)

      http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=31358880&postcount=359

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  15. played a few hours, ate, won $5, and am now in my room playing a few mtts and sngs with the $77 i had on lock. also finally earned the comps for this saturday and sundays room, am good now up til monday. am still in the $1300s, internet bill coming up very soon

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  16. went back and played about 20 minutes, won $20, and then went back to the room, also sold vook all but $35 of the money i had on lock earlier, rolls now back to the $1400s. am still trying to find out about the gold creek room promotion. but can i beat the $2-10 spread limit game there, or is the game so tight its too hard to overcome? not sure if i have the bankroll but on the other hand i think over the long run my win rate will be higher at poker, but im worried sick the variance will be quite high. its very hard to be comfortable playing ANY poker game anymore but 2c4c PLO, 5c10c PLO and 10c20c PLO. all other games i feel underbankrolled for, and the ONLY reason ive not going broke in the last 2 months after dropping to $1100 is because i quit playing over my limits.

    yeah ive had some losses, but they were manageable because i wasnt playing over my limit like i was in the past.

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  17. Tony explain the loss of $222 playing VBJ at Circus Circus after you gave everyone your word that you were done with bad paying machines.

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  18. Go big at blackjack man, the less you play the more you win in the long run. Bet like 500 hard and fast and see if you can run it up.

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  19. tony u are a hero and an inspiration to a lot of us, ignore these fuckin haters

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  20. tony u are a hero and an inspiration to a lot of us, ignore these fuckin haters

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  21. Didn't there be an option to display newest posts first? There's two new comments on here since last time I checked and I have no idea what they are because this format is so bad.

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