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EvenBob
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September 11th, 2012 at 12:15:46 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I have some doubts about this however .



I have no doubts at all, I saw it first hand. They
all disappeared for months, it almost closed
down bac at the casino. And when they finally
came back the casino so sickeningly bent over
backwards to comp them and let them break
the rules that I quit playing.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
buzzpaff
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September 11th, 2012 at 12:20:58 PM permalink
I stopped playing poker at the Lodge in Blackhawk. There was obvious collusion among several Asian players, which the poker room management did not want to touch.
MidwestAP
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January 8th, 2013 at 6:50:27 PM permalink
I probably should have posted this one about week 14 of the NFL season since it annoys me so much. It's the phrase that a team or person 'controls their own destiny'. For instance, going into the last weekend of the season, the Vikings 'controlled their own playoff destiny'.

Destiny by definition is fate or a pre-determined course of events. The point is, IT CAN'T BE CONTROLLED.

OK, I feel better, thanks!
Buzzard
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January 8th, 2013 at 7:59:29 PM permalink
Pet peeve...small minded bigots who think they are better than everyone else.
Not naming names or Implying anyone in particular.

Should I be concerned ? Just asking !
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
Wizard
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January 8th, 2013 at 8:14:00 PM permalink
Pet peeve -- drawing of owls wearing graduation caps. Why don't you ever see an owl in the wild wearing one?


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RaleighCraps
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January 8th, 2013 at 8:24:06 PM permalink
Quote: MidwestAP

I probably should have posted this one about week 14 of the NFL season since it annoys me so much. It's the phrase that a team or person 'controls their own destiny'. For instance, going into the last weekend of the season, the Vikings 'controlled their own playoff destiny'.

Destiny by definition is fate or a pre-determined course of events. The point is, IT CAN'T BE CONTROLLED.

OK, I feel better, thanks!



http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destiny

des·ti·ny noun \ˈdes-tə-nē\
plural des·ti·nies

Definition of DESTINY

1
: something to which a person or thing is destined : fortune <wants to control his own destiny>
2
: a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency
See destiny defined for English-language learners »
See destiny defined for kids »
Examples of DESTINY

They believed it was their destiny to be together.
motivated by a sense of destiny
Origin of DESTINY

Middle English destinee, from Anglo-French, from feminine of destiné, past participle of destiner
First Known Use: 14th century
Related to DESTINY

Synonyms: circumstance, fate, doom, fortune, kismet, lot, portion
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Seems your pet peeve might be with webster themselves ?

I agree, I think controls their own fate is probably a more accurate statement though.
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EvenBob
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January 8th, 2013 at 8:32:45 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Pet peeve -- drawing of owls wearing graduation caps. Why don't you ever see an owl in the wild wearing one?



This would be my avatar if we had them:

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stoneynv
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January 9th, 2013 at 10:35:40 AM permalink
The Gamblers Fallacy is a fallacy......I'll assure you that there is not one Roulette game in the world going on right now that is showing 25 plus in a row even money bets.
rxwine
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January 9th, 2013 at 10:42:21 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Pet peeve -- drawing of owls wearing graduation caps. Why don't you ever see an owl in the wild wearing one?


Image source: http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/10617125/2/stock-illustration-10617125-brown-graduate-owl.jpg



Here you go.

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miplet
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January 9th, 2013 at 11:26:00 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Pet peeve -- drawing of owls wearing graduation caps. Why don't you ever see an owl in the wild wearing one?


The closest I could find here

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