Thursday, April 6, 2017

making the RIGHT decision, in the eyes of Almighty God

I'd like to use this update to talk about my friend Ray in Toledo, and how i feel about whats happening in his life since i came to Toledo. Mentally, financially, spiritually, etc. One thing i dont wish is to feel like im a burden to him, though he welcomes me to live in his home as long as i would like, even if he cannot drive me back and forth to detroit everyday.

I've been told everything in his house is mine in the way of food, tons of old tshirts, etc. including letting me have his front door keys. things were going good in his life for about 1 week with his poker results, before it all came crashing downhill, and now hes broke and dug into his credit for about $1000 or so, not sure of the total.

he's basically never got into $2-5 NL, (kind of like me) but unlike me thinks he can easily do it with much less than $5000. (i recommend $30,000). he tried it a few times in motor city when stuck, and thought it would be easier than winning in $1-2 because he felt he could read their hands easier instead of them being on any 2 cards, and he could isolate and take down dead money. he really wishes to spend most of his time in detroit in $2-5 instead of $1-2, regardless of it he can afford it. he thinks since he keeps throwing money away in keno or pickem poker VP machines, he's better off in $2-5. the good news is hes never played BJ, or has any interest.

he is seriously wondering why hes been losing and if God's plan for his life is to just sit alone in an empty room and go work out in the gym til he dies. i've never seen a reason to work out myself, but it seems to help him get women to write online, its amazing how many seem to want to meet him or how many dates hes been on. (he dont mention hes on SSDI or plays poker because he knows then no one would write). like me, he knows how much modern liberalism has destroyed women turning into good Christian wives. now i have lots of respect for being open and honest with women and dont like the way he dont mention this, i feel its wrong to not be open and upfront with the women. its not fair to the women, and isnt conducive for building relationships, which is the ONLY thing i want with women, (someone to love me i go home to every night, certaiinly not to go out on dates). i wonder if God is judging him in poker results over this? hes wasted about $100 or more some months due to spending too much on meals on dates and these women dont love him. mostly women in their 50s wishing to get drunk or sleep around, which he has no interest in doing. not many women under 40 write him. he knows how affirmative action works in toledo, how factories only hire blacks and women now, 49 out of 50 of their new hires in the Ford plant. he couldnt get in no matter how much he tried and had connections, being told they wont hire due to affirmative action requirements.

hes basically a very good person, one of Gods best servants on earth, as much as he does for others such as letting Nick live there for a while due to problems between Nick and his wife. without expecting anything for it. i've never met anyone more unselfish. this is why he seems so wierd to all the rich moneyed people reading my blog who are greedy bastards. Ray like God, hates greedy rich people and this is why he helped start a union once years ago, before unions were corrupted by the left. remember, Jesus went after them with a whip, and said its easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven.

Ray admires Man In black, due to the fact hes worked hard in low wage jobs his whole life. Ray did too til he became disabled. this is why hes getting a much better form of social security disability. he admires Vince too.

Truth be told, he is worried because his truck quit running, for 2 weeks now we've been spending $160 per week to rent a rental car, splitting the cost in half. he knows this cant continue and must get a car right away, but he dont wish to pay over $120 per month, (too little income) or put it on his $11-12k in unused credit, because he hates to touch it, worried he wouldnt be able to repay. i told him its better than having a monthly car payment then not be able to pay, least then the car wont be repossed. he was surprised to learn how many used car dealers will accept visa.

he cannot stand the idea of not having a car, and his family wouldnt like it, so of course this is his #1 priority. its effecting him to where he cant play good poker.

keeps him from getting good sleep, causes him to stress out and throw money in non poker games, (horrible idea) Now lets be honest. if someone is engaging in self destructive behavior and u care about them, and they refuse to change, how does it make u feel? any of u able to relate or know someone who fits this description?

i worry its MY fault for coming to toledo, since he used to not go to play poker nearly everyday. not since the old days in his early 20s before he worked, and was living in tunica doing nothing but grinding stud and omaha 20 yrs ago. its true that the BEST way for someone struggling financially to have a better life for themselves is to start relying on gambling for extra income instead of the govt. it makes u feel so much better about yourself morally. im a wondeful example of how it makes ur life better. im now usually always way over $10k instead of way under $5k, sleep indoors now, and dont rely on panhandling.

but not everyone is cut out for it. some just too dumb, some just too stubborn, some just unable to deal with the pressure of the swings. to survive, u must never straddle, never post or sit til the BB passses u. and rarely tip unless winning. most people cannot do it, they succumb to others who like to tell u what to do.

the music ray likes to listen to is so immoral and ungodly, (heavy metal and other rock) its no wonder u cant think well with them on using headphones. plus he knows too much coffee, too little sleep, not enough time spent in the gym, hurts him at the table. plus he keeps getting up leaving the game or changing seats/tables if not winning. u cant do this if u are a professional. u realize winning hands could take hours. he seriously dont see much money u need in reserve at ALL times. and that it could never be spent. he thinks i should spend it on my medical health.

i feel im putting pressure on him by living in his house and going to play poker daily. so i went to detroit today, took a hotel for a couple nights, (might renew for the week, seems decent enough and low enough cost and possibly safe enough too). but its too far from the casino for low uber fees, theres surcharges like crazy in detroit overnights. but if i can get to the casino and back without needing his help, it takes pressure off him to go more often. since i didnt need to go when he would go home, i ended up winning $375 here after earlier losing $175 in toledo. this lets Ray get to sleep much sooner tonight (not playing no poker) and he hopes to spend the entire day today viewing dealerships in bowling green and oregon looking to buy some cars he seen advertised online.

the bigger question is am i ruining his life by getting him into poker again? winning $500 or so per week sure would give him a better life, it would for anyone in his situation. i felt this is the solution for flushdraw too. it was for me. or is he not capable of winning due to being unable to conquer his demons on playing other games? or would he conquer those demons if less stressed? he worries he might destroy his credit but he definitely wishes to play $2-5. but does anyone on here agree its easier to win in than $1-2? hell if i believed this, id play it myself with the $18,000. he even thinks u can win a hourly higher rate in $2-5 than in $1-2 and he refuses to believe the players are a lot better, he thinks lots are drug dealers he knows, spoilt rich guys with money. including the guy who ripped him off and lied about what he would pay on his old truck he knew from poker. ($75 less than he promised on the phone).

im trying very hard to make Ray a better life, but am i wrong? should i hit the airport today for atlantic city? i wish he would succeed, im tired of seeing him broke. winning in poker should be so easy and the solution for everyones financial troubles. i will see him tonight when he returns to detroit after going car shopping. i can either go home, go to the airport up the street, or stick in this area living in the hotel. but i cant afford the uber fees.




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  1. "its true that the BEST way for someone struggling financially to have a better life for themselves is to start relying on gambling for extra income instead of the govt. it makes u feel so much better about yourself morally. im a wondeful example of how it makes ur life better."

    Thanks for the laugh Tony - great job trolling yourself. You fail to realize that you are an example of what NOT to do with your life or your money.

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  2. So you realize you are a burden to Ray and if you really do care about him you would leave and let him be without you, the devil, tempting him to gamble - you ARE the devil Tony and it is digusting that you are passing on your shitty life habits to Ray.

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  3. You have fucked up your own life royally - DO NOT fuck Ray's up any worse than it is - LEAVE NOW!!! You are toxic Tony and you need to leave Ray alone to deal with is life. You DO NOT have the answers as you have no direction in your life either.

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  4. Tony all you need to do is pull your head out of your azz

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  5. "he knows how affirmative action works in toledo, how factories only hire blacks and women now, 49 out of 50 of their new hires in the Ford plant. he couldnt get in no matter how much he tried and had connections, being told they wont hire due to affirmative action requirements."

    "he is seriously wondering why hes been losing and if God's plan for his life is to just sit alone in an empty room and go work out in the gym til he dies"

    "Ray did too til he became disabled. this is why hes getting a much better form of social security disability."

    Typical white working class conservatism . . .

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    1. Actually, don't you mean non-working class? People who already have jobs are usually not as critical about hiring issues.

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    2. Dumb people lack the self-awareness to realize they are dumb. They then create any and every excuse they can for their problems in life.

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    3. Mr Peter's if someone wants to live alone and never had kids and never married, and that person also worked shitty jobs for 25 years. Why would you discount that person in any way shape or form. Money and power just don't do it for some people. Believe it or not some people just can't subscribe to this sort of "I have it made because I'm wealthy" lifestyle. Never understood that keeping up with the Jones's theory.

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  6. Tony, do you remember back in the past when you lived in Jean and had that VBJ so totally dialed in? The RTP posts would sometimes include somebody doing a bet-sizing/bankroll calculation for you. The key metric that also applies to bankroll mgt for poker is the Risk Of Ruin. For the sake of all things holy you must NOT allow Ray to play the $2/5 pokers! The ROR is way, way too high with that small of a roll. If he feeds cash advances into his bankroll and loses it all on $2/5 or pickem poker or Keno he will find himself flat broke with collection agencies after him.

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  7. If he can't beat the $1-2 how in the hell is he going to beat $2-5? Sounds to me like he has too many leaks in his game. Not everyone can play poker for a living Tony. For every winner there are many losers. You can't win at poker unless someone else is getting wrecked. That is what makes it such a sick and wonderful game.

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  8. 1/2 hold em is not something that should be played 80 hours a week. It's good to take days off. Some people use 1/2 hold em to run from their emotions. Some people realize after years of playing it becomes a trigger for other bad habits. Don't matter how good you think you are it's still gambling no matter how far you are ahead during the hand.

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  9. Mr Blog Charles, what's next? Vegas, Reno, Lake Charles?

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  10. I just read online about a Reno dentist that does video blackjack sedation. It's a little more expensive than IV sedation though!

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  11. I have an accounting degree and all my student loans are paid off. Hmm what should i do next, i have virtually no debt. Maybe will take out a few thousand and get into some world series of poker satellite tournaments with Tony next year.

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  12. Nah better yet i will just skip getting a car and turn back into a gym rat.

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  13. Ray's a big boy, I'm sure he can decide whether he wants to play or not. Try to help him out a little more though, it sounds like the car rental is probably more for you than it is for him, so since you are getting free (apt) rent why not cover the whole (car) rental?

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  14. "Truth be told, he is worried because his truck quit running, for 2 weeks now we've been spending $160 per week to rent a rental car, splitting the cost in half. he knows this cant continue and must get a car right away, but he doesn't wish to pay over $120 per month, (too little income) or put it on his $11-12k in unused credit, because he hates to touch it, worried he wouldn't be able to repay. i told him its better than having a monthly car payment then not be able to pay, least then the car wont be repossessed. he was surprised to learn how many used car dealers will accept visa."
    Tony,
    Monthly payments would be SO much better!He can probably get a car loan for 3-10% depending on his credit score for 5-6 years, where if he put it on his VISA he will be paying around 20% interest, plus if he only makes the minimum payment his credit card it will take him forever to pay it off at a cost that will probably be at least triple the cost of the car.Seeing as you have no credit you cannot fathom how this could possibly affect him in the future.True his car would not be repossessed but he will no longer have any credit and he would have the collection agencies after him.

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    1. While settling in on a fresh auto loan with a monthly payment in the low range ($149 to $299) might seem like a good deal for Ray there would also be the need to pay for full-coverage insurance versus bare bones minimum required for a vehicle that was bought with cash. The difference to upgrade to full-coverage insurance might be the deal breaker for Ray getting new wheels with a loan (versus paying cash for a vehicle).

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    2. seeing his income is less than $1000 per month, this is much too high. he too told me a few times it would reduce his insurance if he bought it outright, which is why he wanted to try to. he might buy one for $1200 or $1800 this week

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  15. "Now lets be honest. if someone is engaging in self destructive behavior and u care about them, and they refuse to change, how does it make u feel? any of u able to relate or know someone who fits this description?"

    Is this a subliminal message to yourself?

    And can't you be the good friend for once and pay for things for him since he's doing so much for you? Probably not, lest the precious sock roll dwindle for any reason except going to another poker player's pockets or the coffers of a casino.

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  16. You are not a stud player. You are a good 1-2, 1-3,2-5 NLH player. Stick to it.

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