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Friday, May 31, 2013

lots of worries

fear my teeth are getting worse, and ive still got that other wisdom tooth rotting away in the far back that someday needs to come old, and i hear that the older u become, the worse it is to get them out. i dread the day that fails completely.

fear ill never meet anyone like Sue, Claudia, or Britni again to care about me, and Vince said she is NOT even scheduled to work the WSOP this year, which is incredibly weird, she has worked it every single year. Vince's last name is always DIRECTLY after hers in alphabetical order. No women ever seems to have any interest in meeting on other websites, and if they are, they claim they cant without a car.

and im down to $1192, thats still a run of over $150 better than expectation on the VBJ since the $595 drop, but i seriously think ill easily get down to where i dont have enough money to get by unless i survive long enough to start getting those huge construction worker paychecks. had far more losing sessions lately than winning ones. i fear im overbetting, am not going over 1%, but im playing 5 spots at that max when 3 spots max at that is much safer.

and i fear i just ran really lucky on seals, most of them wins came from tourneys, i ran above average too, and now im back to normal with only 200 chips on seals, so i cant depend on that. would be better if i could play on a NV site. even better than that would be if i could play double or nothing sngs. and i mean 10 max ones not the 6 max ones so common nowdays.

wish a friend would play the pokerstars play money ones with me, and we make a side bet for real money as to who does the best in the sng, (we both reg for the same one).

also im concerned about this job too, for my safety, the boss knows of my blog the old avp one, (not Clint) but a black guy who would be over me, Clint is over everyone and he main boss, and there is no security if someone doesnt like me, and sometimes construction workers get a little rough. and i am not used to working 84 hours a week at all, and Clint said for about 3 months it would be that many hours. of course that would then be paying over $2000 a week. would like to know how i can find out for sure if i can lift 50 pounds over my head. no way to find out. occasionally that might need done. has anyone ever worked in a tool room in a construction job or at a warehouse? and id also be doing some inventory, making sure everything is checked back in, etc. of course id be trained. its just id hate to take it and find out i couldnt do it. going up there is a bit of a commitment upfront. also i was told almost everyone at the motel is working construction. so if i got fired, none of my neighbors would like me. would like to hear of peoples on the job experiences in jobs similar to this.

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  1. Tony working in a tool room is not as hard as it seems. Your work will consist of mostly checking out the tools needed and making sure the tools are returned at the end of the day. Never issue out a tool without someone signing for it. Never let one worker sign out a tool for another worker. When a tool is returned make sure the person that returned the tool signs for the return of the tool.

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    1. zin id like to ask u a bunch of questions privately, can u please give me ur email?

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    2. Post your email and i will shoot you mine.

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  2. Tony haven't worked a construction site but I do have some reservations about this particular job. I know some people might not like this but I have to give you an honest opinion. It's a very generous offer. I don't see you being able to work that long of a work week nor be able to lift that much weight especially overhead. Go to the grocery store and try to lift a couple bags of dog food or something. Doesn't sound like alot but it is especially if you do it alot. I doubt alot of your readers could do that job.

    Getting a job is a great idea this just may not be the right fit. Clint hasn't met you in person. If you had done this type of work in your life it would work but u can't go from sitting at a poker table to lugging heavy tools around on 12 hour work days. Especially not at your age. If the job was closer might be worth a try but not sure you should travel that far and get stuck. You do have your flight covered going there so if its not alot to return maybe try it out but don't count on this working.

    I'm sure ill get flamed for saying this. Save your breath I don't care. This is a real person not a source of entertainment and there is no point in setting him up for failure just for an interesting blog. Something with shorter hours and less physical activity would be better. Great offer just not for him and like I said most people here wouldn't be able to do it either. You don't start working in construction in your mid forties after leading a soft lifestyle.

    Tony getting a job is a great idea. Not saying you shouldn't do it but needed to voice my thoughts on this. My offer for the referral to the place in Vegas is a standing offer. They may be able to find a more suitable job. If you do go good luck with it. It takes a lot to at least give it a try. Just don't want you to get stuck out in Idaho.

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    1. You are entitled to give your opinion about Tonys welfare so I doubt anyone would flame you for it. They might not agree with you, but that is different. It is probably not a good fit for him, but only because he is a lazy sob who has no interest in working. Many autistics work long hours. So that can not be it either. But I do understand your concerns. But unless you think he belongs on welfare 24/7, what do you think is his calling?

      As far as you saying no one else reading this could probably do that job, well, please. Are you trying to say a guy who knows Tony from this blog would pick a job for an autistic so hard that the regular people who read this blog could not do it? I am sure if the guy picked the job for Tony 99.9% of the population could do it.

      Tell Tony to go down to the WalMart/grocery store and pick up a 50 pound bag of dog food. Almost anyone, even a woman can lift that over their head, unless they have some physical limitations (which Tony may have I do not know), or are 80 years old.

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    2. Clint hasn't met Tony in person I don't know if you have. He doesn't work out and has never had a physical job. I stand behind what I said. Doubt a lot of readers here could work 7 12 hour days lifting tools all day especially if they haven't done that type of constant physical work. May sound easy, it's not. Lifting 50 lbs overhead multiple times takes more strength than Tony has. This is a physical job that I don't think he could do for 12 hours a day IMO.

      If he wants to try great. Just don't wanna see him stuck in Idaho. Not sure what he could do but a job involving lifting things 12 hours a day seven days a week probably isn't the right fit. Very nice offer but I don't see it working. This is in no way a slight on Clint. He's a great guy for making the offer and trying to help. I just don't see tony doing this 12 hours a day. Not even 8 to be honest. He's just not in the shape to do it nor has he ever done hard physical work

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    3. Lifting 50lbs probably has more to do with passing the physical required by the company. I have seen over 50 tools rooms and believe me its just like running a store. He might 50lbs once or twice per day if any.

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    4. My wife does this job when we have someone miss work or leaves. She is 50 and has worked in an office all her life. This isn't a hard job.

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    5. How many 50 pound construction tools are there? Of those, how many are stored 7 feet off the ground?

      Exactly. Thats a standard and general job listing. Ive had one job ever that involved lifting and that was on the posting but the heaviest thing I had to lift was about eight pounds

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  3. As far as the other things I think you would be ok if you were in the tool room. Been on lots of work sites they are pretty much the same. The guys are tough and if you were out in the field can get rough but you'll be in the tool room so should be ok. It's a different mentality and a lot of kidding around but most of the guys wouldn't mess with you. Would make them seem weak picking on you. Just keep to yourself and you'll be fine if you decide to try this. Wasn't being negative before I just don't think you have the upper body strength to do this for 12 hours a day. Most your readers giving you advise either haven't met you or could care less if you failed. Not saying not to try just don't 100% count on it working. Might be an adventure just don't get stuck out there.

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    1. I may be wrong, but I do not think he will be lifting 50 pound things over his head 12 hours a day. Likely there are spurts of work and some periods of down time, if not many periods of down time.

      As I said above, I doubt the guy would pick anything but the easiest job in the World for Tony, except for those long hours.

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    2. No flames I just disagree. Tony could do this job. He Durant want to do it because he won't be able to spent time gbling and screwing around. I find it hard to believe he can't perform the duties of this basic simple job. The hard part is showing up evey day and staying there. Not sure he can do that.

      Lifting 50 lb tools a couple times a day can't possibly be that hard even for someone in poor health like tony.

      If he doesn't take it its not the type of job it's the hours and commmttmebt

      Maybe you could speak to Clint for him Ndxrealky see?

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    3. Ill send him a pm on AVP. We've spoken in the past. Those are just long days and work weeks for someone who hasn't really held a job. Not sure how much lifting he would be doing but I doubt he'd be sitting around. I'm just worried about him getting stranded our there if it doesn't work out. If he trys but fails no big deal at least he tried. Just can't see him lasting long stranded in Boise

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    4. I just do not understand, how would he be stranded? He has traveled many times before, if it did not work out he would just come home on the bus or train or airplane, it is not like he has no money. The sooner he came back, the more money he would have, the longer he stays he will have money from paychack.

      This stranded thing makes no sense.

      The rest of it I understand what you are saying about the hours and such and I agree that it is a lot to ask of him. But, he has not worked for 20 years so maybe he has all this unused energy saved up so he can get it done?

      Even if he completely fails (as most everyone thinks he will anyway) what has he lost? He can just slink back to Jean and take up the same career he is giving up for a few days if he goes to Boise. He will make a big whiney pitch about how much it cost him to give up on 20K, and get many to donate to the BigCharles Fund once again.

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    5. Maybe stranded isn't the right word but it may cost him 3-400 out of his roll to try this. His roll isn't big enough for that. I got help when I got my first real job. This would just be a safety net to cover him for the first couple weeks if it didn't work. Not a handout and he might not even need it. Just held in escrow so to speak till he gets his first check. I'm covering one of his boots so he's almost there :). Just an idea for those that wanna help him do what they always say he should do. I'm willing to make a small donation and if things work out ill get it back

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    6. truthfully money is running out extremely quickly, down to $1100s from $1400s in just 2-3 days. i dont see any way to survive until i get the first check. job starts june 17, and first check arrives fri jun 28th. ive got 2 weeks of motel expenses, a lot of cabs, workboots, lots of meals, and who knows what other unforseen expenses. if i take the job, could use a short term loan from one of the readers, and if i went up there and it didnt work out, id be way too broke to come back and there wouldnt be any point in coming back that broke. I am really worried about this, if i got fired in 2 days i wouldnt even get back the $500-700 id be out in costs.

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    7. Tony, you don't think you can do a job a 50 year old woman can do?

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  4. Hey TBC I am going to go along with Tatude you do not go from grinding poker on what ever schedule you feel up to and then go to Boise and work 12 hour days. You better think this out a little more carefully. I think if you have not held a meaning full job in a while and expect to be able to put in a full work then you may be setting yourself up for a fall. I am 65 years old and could not work an 8 hour job shift these days. My body and mind could not do it. Off course I am collecting

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    1. He is not 65 years old. But I know 80 year olds who work 12 hour days

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  5. Tony:

    I think my other post may have been fubar, so I'll post a short version:

    I know Tat has your best interests at heart. However, I do not think he, or anyone saying not to do this, are not considering the full picture. The truth is, you are not exchanging security for risk by making this move. You are currently at GREAT risk of being homeless without a dollar to your name. You are a gambler with 1k to your name and no security.

    Taking this job will exchange your current risk, which offers very little chance for substantial benefit, for another type of risk that offers a substantial chance at significant benefit - life changing benefits.

    If you can make it through ONE month, your life will be greatly improved. ONE month. If you can make it through 3 months, you will be better off than you've ever been. If you can make it 6 months, you will have dramatically changed your life in incalcuable ways. You will have actually changed the arc of your life if you make it 6 years. You will have gone from a man inches from homelessness to someone with a substantial safety net and a work history on which you can rely. You will have options.

    You absolutely have to take this chance. You do. This is the only chance you will ever have to really alter the course of your life. Not taking this chance will doom you.

    Yes, there is risk. You MAY fail.

    But you are currently at risk. You are currently in grave jeapordy of failure that will result in homelessness and a significant increase in a likelihood of violent death. You have built your whole life on weighing risks/benfits. In this case, when compared to the risk aleady present in your life, the potential benefits so substantially outweigh the risk that you have no choice but to take it.

    Do not contemplate missing this, Tony. YOU HAVE TO DO THIS.

    s.i.

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    1. This. You have nothing to lose. Nothing

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    2. SI beleive me I've looked at the big picture. I'm giving him the advice I would any friend. It's up to him to do what he wants. My main concern is not that he will fail but that he would get stuck out there if it didn't work out and I don't think that particular assignment will. If it was a job in Vegas no big deal. Easy to go back if it didn't work. Yes it would be a life changer if it works. Lotta people saying 12 hour days or 70 hour weeks are easy. I've done them. They are difficult and I'm in a tad bit better shape than Tony and have worked all my life.

      If its easy for him to get from Idahp then by all means he should try it. Just don't want him to count on it working. I know he has the plane ticket there covered. Maybe we can take up a collection to cover his return trip if he doesn't last a week that way he doesn't risk getting stuck. If he lasts two weeks hell have his own money to return when he wants.

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    3. not so much the plane ticket i worry about, its the TOTAL upfront cost. taxicabs. first weeks rent at the motel of $192. the extra $40-50 fee id owe KOD talked about for my southwest ticket. $50 for workboots. and return transportation, believe me, i am risking a lot by traveling out there. including my life.

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    4. I don't think they will kill you on the site. Guys on a construction site are a little rough on the edges but aren't gonna bother the guy passing out tools. If you were working side by side and not pulling your weight then things could get ugly. Anyway if all the people here and at RTP who think you should do this put up 10-20 in a fund to cover expenses if you don't last two weeks you should be covered. Ill throw in the first twenty. Just gotta find someone who you trust to hold the money in a Paypal account until the first two weeks pass then return it if you last. If you don't they can send it to you. Maybe Josie can do it. She'll probably kill me for saying that. Should be easy to raise enough to cover expenses if it doesn't work then it will be a freeroll and you have to try then

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    5. I see your point Tony. No reason to do what you can to be a real success. Stay where you are and keep at this begging for your bills paid every month, it has worked so far, you have a comfortable place to live. You are still bopping around work-free, why change this formula now.

      You could travel across the country to gamble several times with no guarantee of anything, but you can not make a trip to Boise Idaho for the pay of your life.

      Just keep everything the way it is, it is not your fault you are not willing to do the right thing for yourself. Who knows, one of these rich cat blog readers may still save you with a life-fulling tremendous bail out. Maybe you have them ready to do it already. I do like your style though, why work if you never have to in your entire life. As long as you do not mind barely scraping by it seems to fit you. At this point, I do not think any of these readers are gonna let you get to the street. Maybe you are smarter than all of us.

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    6. Ok sounds like Clint says its not that physical as it sounded so maybe it will work. Those are long hours so it will be a challenge. I know people will think you should cover your own way but if they do send in money it would only be to cover things if it doesn't work past the first week or so them they get the money back and it's not a big risk especially if they are sure it will work out. You'd be in a jam if it didn't and you got stuck. Like I said I'll throw in the first 20. Should be easy to get enough in a day or so. I hope it works out. Didn't mean to be over cautious but I had doubts and still do but if things work out you will be in better shape then you've ever been and won't have as much stress

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    7. Tats working in a tool room is not that difficult. The big picture is Tony will meet some good people. Tony will lose a lot of his fears and make money at the same time. Hell Tony might even love the job once he starts. I can assure you working 12 hr days in a tool room is easier than grinding a VBJ machine for 12 hrs.

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    8. Tony, don't you get tired of the people who feel you are just a lazy bum and a cancer on society with nothing to offer anyone but making people laugh at you? I would think it would mean a lot to you to show people you are not just a man who can only live by mooching off others. You will never get any respect from this gambling venture, but you will have people give you deep respect if you can pull off this job thing without whining (oh, too late). But still, once you show you can finally, after 20 years, pull your own way as a man should, many will have a new-found respect for you and almost all detractors will have to give you props and respect also.

      God, if you could do this the rest of your life and leave the loser life of gambling that has cost you every chance you have had, what a miracle of life that would be. Every single person that reads this blog knows you have zero chance at getting out of the hole you live in by gambling for a living. You will always need constant funds to stay alive. If you ever get sick you will not be able to pay a doctor. When you get older and can not sit at the VBJ machine or poker table anymore, you will not be able to support even your meager lifestyle.

      Maybe God can oversee you to get out of this addiction that is ruining your life. Maybe Clint is acting on behalf of God for you. Try your best not to listen to the devil who keeps telling you how great Jean NV is...

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  6. Don't worry bout dem teeth Tony. They have dentures for people whose teeth all fall out.

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  7. Tony, you should do this. But I doubt you'd make it to lunch the first day. You'd quit or be fired.

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  8. Ok Tomy heard from Clint. Feel better about things. He's good people and has your best interest in mind. I may be a bit overly cautious but didn't want you to be in a bad spot by doing this. If it works it will be worth it if not at least you tried.

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  9. You should take this job and quit whining about it. I am a 58 yr old female with a chronic lung disease and can lift 50 lbs and can work 12 hrs a day. You have another female reader who is pregnant with a heart problem and still gets up and works every day. Since my father, brother, brother in law, and nephew were in the construction business I have been around it most of my adult life and 99 percent of the guys on the sites are just average Americans trying to get by just like every one else. Most companies don't make a practice of hiring crooks, murderers and such. You are not helpless. Why in the hell do think you are entitled to anything if you won't at least try to help yourself. You have people on this site that constantly baby you like you are a 10 yr old child instead of a grown man. The money you spend getting to this job is one tilt on a damn machine. Grow up and live in the real world for once. Life is hard and you have to work at it. And before anyone starts in and says I don't know anything about autism you need to know I was a certified counselor in the state of GA for Mental Retardation (speciality in Autism) and Addiction. Telling someone they aren't able to do something is the worst thing you can to do someone that suffers from Autism. You should encourage them to at least try. Working in a tool room at a construction site is not that difficult. I know if you give this job at least as much effort as you do your machine play you will succeed at it. And once those paychecks start rolling in, you may even enjoy it.

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  10. This is the big picture as I see it. Tony had been on a slow spiral towards zero dollars and homelessness for a long time now. Without a lifeline like this job offer, he will go broke. Just a matter of time.

    If he takes the job, he is likely to fail and last less than 2 weeks. If he doesn't take the job, he is surely to fail being stuck in Jean. In the small chance he does succeed and finish his 6 months term, he benefit will be huge. Not only will he have a sustantial liferoll, he will feel pretty good about his ability to stick it out in a real job. It could do wonders.

    I hope Tony take this leap. However, I think it defeats the purpose to set up an exit fund for Tony. He has got to put some substantial skin in the game, he needs to feel the pressure to see it through. If you are a real friend, let him take the chance to succeed, don't make it so easy to walk away from his commitment.

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    1. Pokerdogg not trying to make it easy for him to exit just trying to provide a bit of a safety net so he would be more likely to try. He would make good money if it works out. If it didn't at least he would return in the same condition as he left and wouldn't feel the need to get unstuck as soon as he gets back to Jean. Just talking about a few hundred to cover his travel etc in the event things don't work. Obviously he would be in much better shape if it does work out.

      He's going from never working to a 12 hour work day doing some type of physical labor. It's gonna be a big challenge and at first sounded like it may be beyond his abilities Clint has contacted me by pm and I have a better idea of what he will be doing etc. in the end it's up to him. It would be great if he took it and it worked out or at least tried. Just was concerned that he could end up coming back even in worse financial shape. He doesn't have much left.and yes this is a much better solution than VBJ in Jean if things work out even for a short time

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  11. 98% Tony won't take the job (unless someone pays/loans him $ upfront). 99.9% he won't last the six months.

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  12. Tony I have read the RTP thread . You need to call me ASAP I have some real concerns.

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  13. Tony Clint was concerned about something at RTP. I don't post there and I've spoken to him via pm yesterday. Don't think anything I've posted has influenced him. I had some concerns about you lifting 50lbs overhead. He has said he thinks you can handle the physical aspect of the job as his wife does it. He is familiar with the requirements of the job and if he says you can do it which he has stated then I don't think what I had to say made any difference. It shouldn't. Hopefully everything will work itself out and you can at least give this a shot

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  14. Clint called to let me know he is being transferred to south carolina today and wont be in charge in anyway with the Boise job after all, so he said it wouldnt be a good idea since he wont have any authority in Boise. he had no idea he was going to be transferred without notice, and is on his way to the airport now. take a look at his facebook page for proof, he didnt just tell me that simply because he decided not to hire me. im quite disappointed, i feel like my only chance in my life to get out of poverty forever has gone. i so looked forward to trying to save up the 30k. at least everyone should be happy i fully intended to give it a chance, and fuck all the people who didnt believe id actually go to Boise.

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  15. At least this happened before you got all the way out there. I'm sure if he is able to find something in the future he will let you know. He went to a lot of work to try to make this happen unfortunately that's the nature of the business. Hopefully something else will come along soon at least you were taking a step in the right direction.

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  16. Samo from RTP you're a real piece of work. Understandable for someone who supports that traitor Manning. At least he will never see the light of day. Not sure if you're really that stupid or just trying to stir things up. The job fell thru because Clint got transferred. That's all nothing else. I voiced my concerns to Tony as a friend who knows him. That's what friends do. Spike with Clint via pm and cleared some things up. Encouraged Tony to give it a try. It's al here in the comments. Clint is his own man and a man of his word. Something I'm not sure some of you Internet warriors know anything about. He's not gonna be influenced by my comments. He was nice enough to get back to me about a few concerns.

    I'm interested in Tonys success and am not looking to see him fail for entertainment purposes. I voiced some concerns I has, they got addressed and the issue was resolved. No need for any of you drama queens to try to stir things up. Some of you get really involved worrying about someone you've never met. Gotta be a few better things to occupy your time.

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    1. Bradley Manning is a patriot and an American hero.

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    2. Ok. Well you're welcome to your opinion. Don't think the courts are gonna see it that way nor the majority of people. Don't wanna derail the blog. Really doesn't matter what either of us think in the end anyway.

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    3. Manning is a traitor who deserves at least life if not the chair.

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    4. "derail the blog"?

      I don't believe that's possible, Tat. How do you derail this poker/Slots/VBJ/Autism/Race/Politics/ Dating/Religion/Employment blog?

      There's no real topic here. Often times it isn't even about Tony, but rather about any of the topics on which Tony may opine. It's the people's blog. A blog for the masses!

      :-)

      s.i.

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  17. Tony don't be stupid. Go take the job. It is only 3-months. Figure out how to shut your mouth and just do as your told on the job. Everything will be fine. Just think about it. If you make 8k in a month or even stay a few months you will have a GREAT bankroll to play poker. This is an excellent opportunity for you. Just remember.. you may not like the job. Just shut your mouth. Work hard and remember you are doing this to get on your feet and get back in the game. This is SUCH a good opportunity for you. Not very many places you can make 2K a week.

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  18. Tony:

    I'm sorry this didn't work out for you. Perhaps Clint will have something open up in another location.

    sincerely,

    s.i.

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