FrankScoblete
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April 4th, 2013 at 8:58:08 AM permalink
Joe Resque (pseudonym) is a Gulf War veteran.

Joe Resque went into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He was a fire fighter then. He helped lead panicked people down from some of the high floors. The smoke got to him a little but he hung in there.

After the buildings toppled; after he had rested; he returned to the site and went through the smoky, poisonous rubble with his fellow fire fighters and the police. He risked his life in an attempt to save others’ lives. In the months after his heroic efforts, he suffered from lung problems. He also had nightmares brought about by seeing those poor souls who had to leap from the very highest floors to their deaths on the street.

He would never forget the horror of that. He also had friends in the fire department that died in the collapse of those giant buildings.

In 2010, Joe was given a wonderful gift at his retirement; a trip to Vegas. Between 2005 and 2010, Joe learned how to count cards at blackjack. He played in Atlantic City for small stakes. His dream was to finally go to “Sin City.” His dream was about to be realized.

In Atlantic City his play was not really noticed. He figured it would be the same in Vegas. He played two hours at a Strip casino and then got “the tap.” The casino executive said, “I am sorry, sir, but your play is too good for us. You cannot play blackjack here. You are welcome to play any other game or the machines but no more blackjack for you.”

Joe Resque was a veteran. Joe Resque was a fire fighter. Joe Resque risked his life for his fellow Americans in war and in a terrorist attack.

Joe Resque was barred from playing blackjack in an American casino, by an American citizen, in an American city.
Mosca
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April 4th, 2013 at 9:13:49 AM permalink
Jeez, I dunno Frank. Would he have acted differently if he'd have known he would eventually be barred from counting cards in Vegas? Should all heroes be taught to count cards and then be given free rooms at The Mirage? I guess I don't see your point here.
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treetopbuddy
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April 4th, 2013 at 9:25:21 AM permalink
there are more heroes in this country than regular people.....
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Zcore13
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April 4th, 2013 at 9:36:10 AM permalink
I assume your trying to get people riled up, but I don't think it's going to work. "Joe" is definately a hero, but there are tons and tons of heros that the casinos will back off if they are found to be counting. Doctors, police officers, surgeons, hospice workers, all former and current military personnel, etc, etc, etc.

Just because it is your dream to do something doesn't necessarily mean you should get to do it if it infringes on other peoples/companies rights.

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treetopbuddy
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April 4th, 2013 at 9:37:51 AM permalink
you forgot to mention school teachers
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DRich
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April 4th, 2013 at 9:59:12 AM permalink
Clearly Joe was not trained for any covert skills in the military.
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Zcore13
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April 4th, 2013 at 10:00:58 AM permalink
I respect school teachers (most of them). I do not consider them heros as I do the list I wrote. My definition of a hero would be more like someone that selflessly risks their life and/or saves other lives. A teacher can definately be a hero in the right situation, but just being a teacher doesn't make you a hero in my book.

ZCore13
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mustangsally
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April 4th, 2013 at 10:34:49 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Just because it is your dream to do something doesn't necessarily mean you should get to do it if it infringes on other peoples/companies rights.
ZCore13


any blackjack player
has the unwritten right to
not be forced to play against
a casino

any blackjack player can walk into a casino and can not be forced to play any game.
Silly

a casino
has the unwritten right to
not be forced to play against
any blackjack player

Silly
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Paigowdan
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April 4th, 2013 at 10:40:28 AM permalink
Quote: FrankScoblete

Joe Resque (pseudonym) is a Gulf War veteran.

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Joe Resque was a veteran. Joe Resque was a fire fighter. Joe Resque risked his life for his fellow Americans in war and in a terrorist attack.

Joe Resque was barred from playing blackjack in an American casino, by an American citizen, in an American city.



Joe can be a hero, a life-saver, and even a General, but Joe still has to play by the casino house rules when in a casino house. The United States of America owes him great thanks and a pension, but not the right to AP without pushback. It's possible to be both saluted and backed off at the same time.
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rainman
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April 4th, 2013 at 12:03:08 PM permalink
I don't get the point if your trying to make one frank. Anyhow maybe Joe should have used/wore his camo.

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