Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Poker with the Trooper97

December is turning out to be quite a good month. i'm even up on VBJ on the not so good type of VBJ in the el cortez. even with this mornings $493 loss on it. this month is almost ending, but ive won over $7000 this month, just off poker, with over $32 per hour winrate for december. this is increasing the overall winrate, which is now over $18 per hour for the last 2500+ hours played. (all forms of live poker combined, in all locations combined). so its no wonder the $21,000+ i arrived in vegas with is now $24,000+ even with the $750+ i spent on hotel rooms over the dec 26-jan 3rd period til Vince returns home from NJ on Jan 3.

I think games have improved tremendously in vegas from the slow period during the economic crash of 2008-2009, which obama helped to cause long before he got into office. (acorn --he heavily supported and was involved with--was threatening to sue banks if they didnt make bad loans to help the poor and minority communities). these loans caused the crash. naturally, they blamed Bush. Plus the new players entering poker are much worse now, without the help of online poker to get better.

a lot of us who play for a living got out, but im still doing my 25+ yrs of service for the community. one of the oldest of the old timers who used to play 7 stud. Grinders quitting to do other jobs is why the games have gotten better. but lets not deceive ourselves, vegas is still the worst place to move to to play poker for a living. i still cant win in the Wynn. spent 4-5 hours there the other morning, and lost $39. ive had multiple $500+ wins in the nugget this week.

Most grinders use less good judgement than me, (they look for the fanciest looking room to play in instead of the easiest game with the best action). theyre in the wynn, while im in the poker palace in north lv, where i won an easy $380+ friday evening over 4 hours or less in a very action packed game with NO other good players.

now yesterday i was up about $600 in the golden nugget off of my $200 buyin. because of the increase in my bankroll, ive decided to do away with my standard $120 buyin and raise it to $200. and i left the table to use the restroom. when i return, i find the Trooper sitting in seat 1 on the other end. im in seat 7. i fully expected him to immediately request a table change, since hes never sat on my table in the past. in fact, hes actively avoided this, and said many quite negative and unkind remarks about me being weird, although less so than himself. but he is unable to accept anyone whose different mentally. if u see his vlogs, which i do religiously, (seen more of them even than donald trump rallies) he often talks derogatively of anyone he considers crazy. Kind of like ur schoolhouse bully. but no, he didnt do this, and starting raising lots of my BB. he didnt add to his stack, he kept it at $300, when he dropped to $200, he added $100. so he wasnt out to cover me, probably due to his roll being so much less.

a lot of people say if u are going to be an ambassador for poker, u need to do whatever u can to create better game conditions. this i do and have been told such by others, including a guy this week meeting me for the first time. but he wont talk, hes sitting there silent as a mouse to everyone. interact with the fans. he never straddled either. he didnt even bring his starbucks coffee with him to the table. but his hat and blind squirrel sweater is why i recognized it was him, otherwise i wouldnt.

u will notice on twitter how he tried to deny it was him at first, and he tweeted he was in the MGM. but if u look over all his tweets, u will see the ones saying he lied too. i took a photo but it didnt come out too clear. found it quite odd i didnt see his camera with him. i dont think he filmed it, so if he puts up a vlog ill wonder where he filmed it from.

let it be said, unlike many trolls on 2p2, i've never said one bad word about his poker game. in fact i quit once i caught myself in a poor attempt to bluff him for psycological purposes since he tilts easily being so emotionally invested in me not winning off him. i shouldve known he had very strong hands, and wouldnt fold. so i left the game while still up $484 instead of the $900+ i once was up. i wouldnt been up that had it not been a very lucky hand earlier. he got aa more than once in a very short period of time, so i felt he was raising to steal, when he wasnt. i then worried i would tilt off to him all my winnings, so i decided to leave while still up good. plus the table had just combined, and 2 older guys from the other game, both with over $600 had just moved to my table. they appeared they might be a gay couple, and rooted for each other against me, and seemed to be mocking my play when i lost.

the big pot id won earlier? it was against the asian lady in seat 5 who looked vaguely familiar. she was with her husband on another table from CO. she wanted info on good golfing in vegas, and i suggested maybe it would be good idea to give her over to @onechiquita. but i thought maybe she might be CKBWOP. ill never know. not sure why i think she looked familiar. he looked like id played with him before too.

when i first sat the asian guy in seat 6 had John 3.16 written on an index card next to him. i asked and he said he was christian. i suggested he should find Ray on twitter, but he dont use it. he was trying to start more christianity up among poker players.

on the flop of A26, everyone checks. i've got 44. turn comes A. she is last to act. we all check i forgot how many in the pot. she bets $20, i check raise to $80 because i think she dont have the ace, and im wishing to show a bluff since the trooper is present. i dont think he respects my game as much as i respect his, and im wishing to correct this. she calls, so i then know shes got the ace after all. river comes 4. my miracle card. so i bet $200, thinking shes got over $300+ behind. (really was $400+) i bet very quickly without thought. she called just as fast with AQ, and i could only think i didnt bet enough. i got lucky.

deposited $2000 more of the winnings in the golden nugget cashiers cage, so ive got $7000 stored now.

75 comments:

  1. "a lot of people say if u are going to be an ambassador for poker, u need to do whatever u can to create better game conditions. this i do and have been told such by others,"

    PURE GOLD TONY!!

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  2. "he got aa more than once in a very short period of time, so i felt he was raising to steal, when he wasnt."

    So your thinking was, roughly, "He just had AA a few hands ago, so he can't have it again." Is that right?

    If so, let me ask you two questions.

    1. If you haven't been dealt pocket aces in, say, the last 300 hands, what is the probability that you will get them on the next hand?

    2. If you had AA on the hand that just finished, what is the probability that you will be dealt AA again on the very next hand?

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  3. What are you talking about, Tony? Games are getting way better? You are obviously running like God lately and can't tell the difference. Poker is much much worse than even 3 years ago. Action is spread thinner, rake is higher, effective stakes are lower, there is more theory available and more bad players have given up (not good ones).

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    1. maybe they are better in the baby stakes games he's played but high stakes games have dried up a ton

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    2. Maybe 1-2NL has marginally more action now than say 3 years ago, but the standard rake has gone from 4 + 1 to 5 + 2, making the games a LOT harder to pull in Tony's 7 big blinds an hour. More importantly, those 7 big blinds probably buy 15% less than they did back then.

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    3. if its not easier to win now, why do i now win over $45k per year instead of the 25k per year i used to win?

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  4. I can't stop laughing about that 4 on river you made. Wow buddy.

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  5. I haven't won a hand in two days! I am barely breaking even and your making vault deposits! I am kinda jealous you know...(Kidding) nice work kiddo

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  6. So why would vegas be a bad idea for playing poker for a living again?

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  7. Tony, while I am somewhat impressed by your sustained success at poker, as a poker ambassador you have been as effective as Howard Lederer.

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    1. all i can say is the older i get, the more important it is for me to be around friends. this is the only reason i moved out of shreveport, to spend time with vince, Ray, etc. sick of the negativity of the haters who comment. i like it when i see supporters on my tables, or when a hater turns into one. especially like it when women like cdizzy or akgal find my blog. i miss claudia. and Josie. and the guy the other day playing in the nugget told me that unlike many poker celebs, i did try to entertain my fans, and that im willing to talk with them. i think i do more than the trooper, who just sits in the game angry and silent. i might do this if im not winning, but i sure speak when im winning, so much the others talk about getting earplugs.

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    2. i think me winning the wsop would be great story for poker

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    3. Especially the part where your winnings are held because you have been banned from Caesars' properties including the WSOP.

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    4. especially the part about you losing all of your winnings in slot machines the year after you win and the fact you'd owe the irs a few million and end up in jail

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    5. "the guy the other day playing in the nugget told me that unlike many poker celebs, i did try to entertain my fans, and that im willing to talk with them. i think i do more than the trooper, who just sits in the game angry and silent. i might do this if im not winning, but i sure speak when im winning, so much the others talk about getting earplugs."

      Tony Bigcharles AKA William Kassouf, "Like a Boss." A constant pain in the Ass when you start bragging at the tables telling every one your business and your life story, how good you played a hand, how rich you are and how much money you have on you. Tony you are setting yourself up for a huge beating and getting robbed if you don't learn to shut up at the tables.

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    6. 2 women who used to see my blog. for others seeing this, this is NOT the vince whose house i lived in summerlin

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  8. "Most grinders use less good judgement than me, (they look for the fanciest looking room to play in instead of the easiest game with the best action). theyre in the wynn, while im in the poker palace in north lv, where i won an easy $380+ friday evening over 4 hours or less in a very action packed game with NO other good players."

    Actually Tony, I really think you might have this one wrong. You see, I think most grinders in Las Vegas use better judgement than you, because they have not had their ass thrown out of nearly all the casinos there. Of course they then have a much better choice of places to play in, while you have only about three or four places to pick from.

    So I am confused how you would know what happens in other casino poker rooms, when you can't drag your scraggly ass into them to find out what they are like. I fail to see how one win in the Poker Palace out in the boon docks, qualifies you to believe you are using better judgement than them. All the best for 2017.

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    1. why the scraggly ass comment? you are such a bitch

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    2. Sometimes the Devil makes me write things.

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    3. Why do you allow comments from an angry loser jerkoff like Kevin Geeeeeeeee?

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  9. hey tony, you claim to follow the trooper religiously yet didn't know he uses his phone not his camera to record at the tables? lols.

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  10. a lot of people say if u are going to be an ambassador for poker, u need to do whatever u can to create better game conditions. this i do and have been told such by others

    That is nonsense. you do nothing to make the games better or more fun. you annoy almost everyone at the table with your horrible table talk.

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  11. Trooper says thank you for the Christmas gift

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  12. Tony as ambassador of poker makes about as much sense as Scott Pruitt as head of EPA. Wait a minute.... This whole post seems like it is written by Donald Trump....

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  13. The Trooper uses his phone to record action at the table, not his camera. And FYI when he's at the table he's working, not being an ambassador. Sometimes the best play is to be quiet, while other times it's to talk. You could learn from this. You talk way too much at the felt.

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  14. Have you ever thought about doing a video blog like the Trooper?

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  15. I follow Trooper97 vlog and that is what brought me here. That being said, I read through around 10 of your blogs to get a feel for you and "give you a chance" to see who you are. Correct me if I am wrong on any of my observations:

    1. You do okay at poker (descent win rate and try to practice game selection, etc). This may be your best quality as far as your life goes.
    2. You totally "degin" it up on Video Poker and Black Jack. You have a belief you have an edge and have gotten lucky a few times, but you are not truthful with yourself enough to analyze how big a bankroll leak this is (but you have eluded to sticking to shorthand games instead of hitting VP or BJ in blogs). You seem to do this when you tilt, which is god-awful.
    3. Your grammar and punctuation is atrocious. From a reader standpoint, this is the most frustrating part of your blog. Why not take a few extra minutes and auto correct some errors?
    4. You have HORRIBLE life roll management. You pay weekly to live in a room, sometimes spend hundreds in hotel rooms on top of your living arrangement, and blow money on massages and overpriced food when you only have about 26k to your name. This is another HUGE leak. This combined with your VP and BJ problem are costing you thousands. That is money that could be used to move up in stakes on the felt.
    5. You have some racial undertones to your blogs. This guy was black, I didn't want a massage by an Asian, etc.
    6. You are kind of a dick to be around. Judging based on the several mentions of being kicked out of many poker rooms.

    Does that about sum you up?

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    1. "Your grammar and punctuation is atrocious."

      I just have to point out your grammatical error in your criticism of someone's grammar.

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  16. I follow Trooper97 vlog and that is what brought me here. That being said, I read through around 10 of your blogs to get a feel for you and "give you a chance" to see who you are. Correct me if I am wrong on any of my observations:

    1. You do okay at poker (descent win rate and try to practice game selection, etc). This may be your best quality as far as your life goes.
    2. You totally "degin" it up on Video Poker and Black Jack. You have a belief you have an edge and have gotten lucky a few times, but you are not truthful with yourself enough to analyze how big a bankroll leak this is (but you have eluded to sticking to shorthand games instead of hitting VP or BJ in blogs). You seem to do this when you tilt, which is god-awful.
    3. Your grammar and punctuation is atrocious. From a reader standpoint, this is the most frustrating part of your blog. Why not take a few extra minutes and auto correct some errors?
    4. You have HORRIBLE life roll management. You pay weekly to live in a room, sometimes spend hundreds in hotel rooms on top of your living arrangement, and blow money on massages and overpriced food when you only have about 26k to your name. This is another HUGE leak. This combined with your VP and BJ problem are costing you thousands. That is money that could be used to move up in stakes on the felt.
    5. You have some racial undertones to your blogs. This guy was black, I didn't want a massage by an Asian, etc.
    6. You are kind of a dick to be around. Judging based on the several mentions of being kicked out of many poker rooms.

    Does that about sum you up?

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  17. That is a very basic summation of Tony, up to a point, but I am sure even he knows the difference between descent and decent.

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  18. If this country put as much time in worshiping Jesus Christ instead of tattoos and taking steroids, we wouldn't have anymore poverty.

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    1. Creating wealth through praying. Are you giving a workshop for this?

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    2. Worshipping meaning practice his teachings!!

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    3. wrong.if people weren't gullible clowns who believed in fairy tales we would be better off as a society and science/medicine would be far more advanced than it is.

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    4. John Doe, can you please explain how poverty would be eradicated by practicing Jesus' teachings? This is a fascinating assertion.

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    5. People are worshipping tattoos and steroids?

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  19. I wouldn't be shocked if the Catholic Churches start giving their members receipts to show they were at church so they can show Jesus when he comes back. That is what we will probably see next.

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    1. Kind of stupid considering the Christian God is all knowing.

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    2. I tend to agree with you Pokerdogg. I remember when I was little, and I first heard this song, and I realized that God is really Santa Claus in disguise.

      "He knows when you are sleeping.
      He knows when you're awake.
      He knows if you've been good or bad.
      So be good for goodness sake."

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    3. You're actually right this time poker dog Catholic churches are stupid.

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    4. John Doe, I don't understand, how can buildings be stupid?

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    5. In what ways is your church less stupid?

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    6. I didn't go into a building every week and follow an "Ism" written by Constantine and a demon 1700 years ago to find Jesus Christ! Or would i follow Mohammad and his Demon to find the True on and only GOD. I truly am sorry if you only know "OF" Jesus Christ but don't' truly know him. I will pray for Poker doGg and Cat Martin.

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    7. JD, I find your constant need to change the spelling/capitalization of Kat Matin and my Pokerdogg screen name fascinating. Based on this and many of your other comments in the past (which you often delete afterwards), I find it hard to believe that you sincerely would pray for us.

      However, I forgive you for your trespasses.

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    8. So I am not quite certain what kind of Christianity J.D. follows, however if he is discussing the first Christian Roman emperor Constantine, circa 280 AD, I have to inquire if Mr. J.D. is aware of the state of Christianity prior to the ascension of Constantine the Great? And what of all the books of the Bible (all 900 something of them) that were excluded by the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.? What Bible is Ray utilizing to back up his faith? If he is decrying this emperor that legitimized the Christian faith in a time of pagan Roman times, he must not be using the Bible that Constantine's Council established. How many books are in your Bible, Ray? And if this is not the Constantine you are referring to, please note that Constantine V, son of Leo III repressed the veneration of religious icons (as favored by the modern day Catholic Church) and was of very much the same mind that you are when it comes to keeping it simple between God and Man. It wasn't until the Second Council of Nicaea in 787 A.D. that modern day Orthodoxy, including the current Catholic Church found its path. So what the heck are you talking about, Ray?

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    9. Wow Alysia, you just impressed the heck out of me with your knowledge of Christian Theology. That response should have John Doe, and a few other bible bashers scratching their heads for a while.

      As a victim of Catholic physical assault by Christian Brothers who thought nothing of beating the crap out of me with leather stitched belts when I was at Boarding School, I find it extremely hard to maintain any respect for the ideology that is the Catholic Church.

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    10. Which boarding school, Koala? I might have taught there in 1989. Salter Point?

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  20. Guess the news boys and girls, I am right! Jesus Christ will be on everyone's mind one day. They will wish they actually knew him instead of just knowing OF him. I know this to be true for a FACT kiddo's!

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    1. You sound exactly like John Doe.

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    2. Obviously I knew this is John Doe. I find it curious he needs to create alias to his alias. Fascinating.

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  21. You don't have the discernment to see through what actually happened back then and why...Ms. Changy Wangy...Now i see why you demand proof for things before you have pure Faith.

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    1. Give me one Alysia Chang over a hundred bible thumping nuts like you any day.

      I have had the good fortune to meet Ms Chang on several occasions. She has shown me around Las Vegas and the surrounding countryside. We have dined together, and I have been to her apartment complex with other Las Vegas friends where she has entertained us with style and grace. She is intelligent and a beautiful person in every way imaginable. Anything that Alysia has, she has worked for. Don't put her down for being successful.

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    2. but does she let u live with her for free, like Ray, do the laundry like Ray, make phone calls for u like Ray, drive u where u need like Ray? now u see how a true servant of God treats others unable to do for themselves certain things

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    3. JD, here you go again making fun of Alysia's name. Is this how you practice the kindness and acceptance that Jesus taught? Is this how someone whom is truly happy behaves?

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    4. True servant of God or True servant of TBC? Let's get this straight.

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    5. Just another nasty little racist

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    6. Tony the last time I went to a BBQ at Alysia's apartment complex, you were there by invitation also. As far as I am aware she has never shown you anything but kindness and a willingness to help you, albeit sometimes through "tough love" harsh words at some of your antics which is the only way to get through to you at times.

      I have never had a need to request the assistance for accommodation from Alysia, or for her to do my laundry, or for her to make calls for me. All those things I do for myself. I have spent several very nice days with her driving me around Las Vegas and the country side showing me the sights that I would otherwise not know about or see.

      Your friend Ray, aka John Doe, aka Strawberryshortflake makes a mockery of his so called beliefs in Jesus, who is supposed to be the creator of everything, when he makes fun of Alysia's name. Shame John Doe, shame on you.

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  22. Sometimes wealth and easy living is a curse Chang!

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  23. Finding Jesus Christ is the only thing that matters in this world. Enjoy your traveling and luxury items for now. Without Jesus Christ, you really have nothing in this world. I would rather have found Jesus Christ and live with nothing than have all the material things mankind has to offer now.

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    1. Spoken like someone unable to provide for themselves.

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    2. I do fine Iron Mike, as a matter of fact, I have a blast everyday i feel like it. Plus! I never put up with lying, greedy companies. I was fortunate enough to have Jesus in my life since i was very young. And for over 25 years I put it in huge companies(and corrupt unions) buttholes for being greedy lying pricks. I have also been doing this poker gig for quite a bit longer than most anyone that reads this blog. So i have always had access to extra cash. Plus i didn't go out and make babies and get married in a corrupt world like this. Some of us seen the writing on the wall early on. I promise i do fine for myself pal! Now a days you better plan for your own retirements. Because someone is going to snatch it up from you, and you won't even see it coming!!

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    3. Sounds like you have a plan if Donald Trump snatches SSI payments from you. That is good thinking.

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    4. "Plus i didn't go out and make babies and get married in a corrupt world like this. Some of us seen the writing on the wall early on."

      Well there's that or nobody wanted to have babies with you or marry you lol

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    5. Sorry i don't collect ssi pal... I will look into though, i am sure i paid into it somewhere down the line.

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    6. John Doe, you certainly sound like an angry man. I don't understand how a man who proclaims such dedication to Jesus can use profanity and coarse language as you do.

      Marriage and children are the result of a person's willingness to share love and care for others. You seem to care for Tony, which is admirable. However, you seem to have disdain for others. Please keep in mind the following:

      "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

      Matthew 22:37-40

      Yours,

      Vincent Vegas

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    7. Vince in Vegas, if you truly understood how the message Jesus left us is being misinterpreted for profit and manipulation you wouldn't be happy either! Wake up pal....

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    8. After reading the many cultlike posts that you have written, Ray, I have no doubt that you will burn in the fires of Gehenna when your time comes.The alleged Jesus that you proclaim to follow must be awfully ashamed with your lifestyle, how you treat others and the lack of respect you have for his holy name. People like you are what gives the term "Christian" a bad name. May God have mercy on your soul.

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  24. Mr. Doe, do you DENY the very words of our Lord? They are very clear. "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." There are no qualifiers. There are no exceptions.

    "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

    So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

    1 Corinthians 13

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    1. Ray is probably the ONLY one here who truly does love his neighbor as himself, who gives of himself without expecting something from me in return.

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    2. Mr. Charles: Perhaps you did not understand my point. The message from Jesus is to love EVERYONE. From what you say, it seems like Ray is very good to you. Everyone should be good to their spouse. You have not openly stated it here, but I am hoping that your relationship with Mr. Doe is not one that is prohibited.

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  25. TBC if you would make videos like the Trooper you would have over 100K subscribers in no time! DO IT!!!

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