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Ken asks…

Doctor’s Poker Game?

A well respected surgeon was relaxing on his sofa one evening just after arriving home from work. As he was tuning into the evening news, the phone rang. The doctor calmly answered it and heard the familiar voice of a colleague on the other end of the line.

„We need a fourth for poker,“ said the friend.

„I’ll be right over,“ whispered the doctor.

As he was putting on his coat, his wife asked, „Is it serious?“

„Oh yes, quite serious,“ said the doctor gravely. „In fact, three doctors are there already!“

admin answers:

Liked that too star4u

William asks…

Obama’s Poker Buddy?How come so many of Obama’s Friends are in trouble?Larry Walsh ?
If the term“ FBI Raid“ was retracted,does that mean this is a bogus story?Or does it just reffer to the way the office was entered ?Any other links?

admin answers:

Leading black economist says Senator Obama is a „glib and cocky know-it-all“. See below.

October 04, 2008
Do Facts Matter?
By Thomas Sowell

Abraham Lincoln said, „You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.“

Unfortunately, the future of this country, as well as the fate of the Western world, depends on how many people can be fooled on election day, just a few weeks from now.

Right now, the polls indicate that a whole lot of the people are being fooled a whole lot of the time.

The current financial bailout crisis has propelled Barack Obama back into a substantial lead over John McCain– which is astonishing in view of which man and which party has had the most to do with bringing on this crisis.

It raises the question: Do facts matter? Or is Obama’s rhetoric and the media’s spin enough to make facts irrelevant?

Fact Number One: It was liberal Democrats, led by Senator Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, who for years– including the present year– denied that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taking big risks that could lead to a financial crisis.

It was Senator Dodd, Congressman Frank and other liberal Democrats who for years refused requests from the Bush administration to set up an agency to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

It was liberal Democrats, again led by Dodd and Frank, who for years pushed for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to go even further in promoting subprime mortgage loans, which are at the heart of today’s financial crisis.

Alan Greenspan warned them four years ago. So did the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President. So did Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury, five years ago.

Yet, today, what are we hearing? That it was the Bush administration „right-wing ideology“ of „de-regulation“ that set the stage for the financial crisis. Do facts matter?

We also hear that it is the free market that is to blame. But the facts show that it was the government that pressured financial institutions in general to lend to subprime borrowers, with such things as the Community Reinvestment Act and, later, threats of legal action by then Attorney General Janet Reno if the feds did not like the statistics on who was getting loans and who wasn’t.

Is that the free market? Or do facts not matter?

Then there is the question of being against the „greed“ of CEOs and for „the people.“ Franklin Raines made $90 million while he was head of Fannie Mae and mismanaging that institution into crisis.

Who in Congress defended Franklin Raines? Liberal Democrats, including Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus, at least one of whom referred to the „lynching“ of Raines, as if it was racist to hold him to the same standard as white CEOs.

Even after he was deposed as head of Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines was consulted this year by the Obama campaign for his advice on housing!

The Washington Post criticized the McCain campaign for calling Raines an adviser to Obama, even though that fact was reported in the Washington Post itself on July 16th. The technicality and the spin here is that Raines is not officially listed as an adviser. But someone who advises is an adviser, whether or not his name appears on a letterhead.

The tie between Barack Obama and Franklin Raines is not all one-way. Obama has been the second-largest recipient of Fannie Mae’s financial contributions, right after Senator Christopher Dodd.

But ties between Obama and Raines? Not if you read the mainstream media.

Facts don’t matter much politically if they are not reported.

The media alone are not alone in keeping the facts from the public. Republicans, for reasons unknown, don’t seem to know what it is to counter-attack. They deserve to lose.

But the country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it-all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric, and who has for years allied himself with a succession of people who have openly expressed their hatred of America.

Donna asks…

if you win cash from a crook should you have to pay your winnings back to the crooks victims?

Tobey Maguire is said to be among a string of Hollywood heavyweights who are facing lawsuits after allegedly taking part in an illegal gambling ring.
The Spider-Man actor, 35, was part of a secret society of stars who took part in high-stakes poker games, according to reports in the US.
Maguire is said to have won more than $300,000 of funds allegedly embezzled from investors by hedge fund manager Bradley Ruderman.<<yahoo news

how come his spider sense wasn’t tingling.

admin answers:

Yes. I would most definitely pay my winnings back.

Lizzie asks…

online gambling (sportsbook vs. poker)?

as is seemingly big news, fulltiltpoker, pokerstars, and ultimatebet got seized by the feds.. why did they get these guys bot not the smaller guys? i used to play on fulltilt, and id be so pissed if alot of my money got stuck in there.. where do the feds and the betting sites go from here?

anyways, i have some money on a sportsbook site (beted).. it seems relatively smaller than most. however they do have an online casino there too. should i be afraid of them shutting down? im not going to really bet in them anymore once i get my money out, since theyre implementing a withdrawal fee now. but im considering going to bodog, if its safe.. it seems whatever the 3 poker rooms are guilty of, surely every online gambling site is guilty of.. so what do the remaining companies do now? will they clean up to avoid shutting down too? any opinions on this are appreciated

admin answers:

Have had account at BoDog for years-very professional, excellent customer service, no problem with withdrawals.

George asks…

**BREAKING NEWS** Nelly Is Found Dead?

Shock news this morning as Nelly is confirmed dead.

After a long and bitter struggle with several addictions, a long court battle with ex-manager Toby Climatis and several sordid newspaper stories of seduction and sleaze, it is with sad regret that this evening, worldwide entertainment superstar and legend, Nelly, is pronounced dead.

The elephant was 87 and was found in her hotel room in Las Vegas. Friends are flying to the scene to be close to her.

She is widely remembered for long ago packing her trunk and saying ‚goodbye‘ to the circus. Since then she didn’t look back.

Her career was filled with highlights, the fairytale wedding to Prince Winkleman of Monacco, the three Oscar nominations, the three beautiful calves Simon, Alvin and Chesney.

But it all came at a cost. Addicted to prozac by the time she was 36 her life took a rapid change of course. She lost her husband at the World Poker Championships of ’86, her calves disowned her and she ended up working back on the circus scene to survive.

Rumours of a possible comeback in the mid-ninties came to nothing, when she was photographed passed out through intoxication in her trailer on the A109 in Barnet.

The resultant scandals persisted with stories of male strippers and drug taking.

She garnered a huge cult following in the UK and the USA for her involvement in the gritty BBC drama ‚The Secret Lives Of Elephants‘ set in Kenya’s Samburu reserve.

When the series ended she retired to Las Vegas, which many friends feared due to the temptations of the city.

She died of respiratory problems late last night.

What do you think?

admin answers:

LOL Aww. RIP Nelly. 🙂

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