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AxelWolf
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March 30th, 2019 at 1:41:08 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

HUH? What are you talking about.
The house behind me is over a million,
the one to the north is $600K and
they just built a new one south of
me, the lot alone was $100K, god
knows what the house cost.

This is a video I posted last summer
of the creek that runs thru my property.
Up's the value by 20% when you have
running water like this, in the summer
months it's like a park down there.

Hovel my ass..

I love it Bob. I'm really jealous if their are even some 8" brook trout in there.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
EvenBob
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March 30th, 2019 at 2:30:36 PM permalink
Quote: bobbartop


Snake bites, poison ivy, mosquitoes, it's all -EV.



Been here decades and have yet
to see one snake or poison ivy.
This is MI not MS.. Lots of
raccoons though. And deer and
geese.
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EvenBob
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March 30th, 2019 at 2:32:24 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf


I love it Bob. I'm really jealous if their are even some 8" brook trout in there.



I see fish, have no idea what they are.
I've never been into fishing.
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Rigondeaux
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March 30th, 2019 at 3:17:23 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I love it Bob. I'm really jealous if their are even some 8" brook trout in there.



Yeah, that is awesome.

I think you have to have a certain level of intelligence and ability to be a pro gambler.

But there's usually some reason that you didn't wind up using those qualities to be a lawyer, a teacher or a scientist or whatever. Could be bad luck/lack of opportunities. Could be mental health, learning disabilities, or you're on the spectrum. Then you have the good fortune to discover a way to make a living outside of the system.

Poker has a lot of people who are amazingly lazy. If I ask a low level pro about their study habits maybe 1 in 5 study at all.

I can be pretty lazy myself, but watching YouTube videos about a subject that interests you isn't that demanding.

So, I think these kinds of underlying issues, combined with a lack of authority or regimentation probably does lead to a higher rate of bad results at the end of life.

These are also probably people who don't inherit much. I'm sure it's much easier to retire if your family leaves you even 30-50k.
Rigondeaux
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March 30th, 2019 at 3:26:58 PM permalink
Also, we're glossing over the question of if it's worth it.

One thing ZK is very insightful about, is life is about experience, not staring numbers on a screen with an eye to old age.

I've worked jobs I hated and it sucks. Look at PG, bouncing around the globe, watching girls masturbate.

Suppose he does die broke. So 85% of his life was awesome and 15% was unpleasant. Better than the other way round.

And it's no lock that you get to be old, or that the whole planet won't go to hell.
MDawg
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March 30th, 2019 at 9:08:36 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Also, we're glossing over the question of if it's worth it.

One thing ZK is very insightful about, is life is about experience, not staring numbers on a screen with an eye to old age.

I've worked jobs I hated and it sucks. Look at PG, bouncing around the globe, watching girls masturbate.

Suppose he does die broke. So 85% of his life was awesome and 15% was unpleasant. Better than the other way round.

And it's no lock that you get to be old, or that the whole planet won't go to hell.



"Who lives longer? the man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or a man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes 'till 95? One passes his 24 months in eternity. All the years of the beefeater are lived only in time."
-Aldous Huxley

Is that what you're saying, in a roundabout way?

I spent about a decade hard core mainline gambling getting to the point of table max (at that time $15K, not far off from today's $20K) not really even phasing me too much (at least, my ears weren't ringing anymore when I placed those three white chips (or flags, depending on what casino I was in) on the circle), and pulling down comp'ed penthouses in multiple Vegas Strip properties simultaneously, hell I'd even get a regular room at a casino I wasn't staying at just to use the bathroom because I didn't want to use the public one while gambling. Yes of course everything was free, to the point of letting friends who imbibed have $800. shots of cognac for which I never saw the bill. And that's just a glimpse of the experience, all entirely at a VERY high volume.

Was it worth it?

HELLLLL YES! it was. But then I didn't end up broke or dead either. I didn't quit or lose my "day job" either. I quit gambling while ahead (and that's not to say that I didn't have some losing trips back then - I did), because real life ended up taking precedence. (I did return to gambling in 2018, after about a decade hiatus, but at a much more modest level.)

But if I had ended up dead or broke (or dead broke) after that high rollin' decade, would it have been worth it? I don't think so.
100xOdds
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March 30th, 2019 at 10:40:46 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

I've worked jobs I hated and it sucks. Look at PG, bouncing around the globe, watching girls masturbate.

what??
link?
and did he share pics/video? :)
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TomG
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March 30th, 2019 at 11:08:01 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

I spent about a decade hard core mainline gambling getting to the point of table max (at that time $15K, not far off from today's $20K) ... I quit gambling while ahead



Finishing up just 0.1% means you were winning close to $1000 per hour. What was there that would take precedence over that sort of income?
lilredrooster
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March 31st, 2019 at 2:55:47 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

100K for a lot? Is that supposed to impress me. People pay more than that to get their kids in UCLA these days.



it's very tough to impress with wealth anymore
quite a few billionaires out there
people talk about the top 1% - the U.S. popualtion is 327 million
1% is almost 3.5 million - take out children and it's still probably around 2 million

probably more than 100,000 have a net worth over $10 million

a million bucks doesn't impress anybody anymore
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darkoz
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March 31st, 2019 at 4:25:30 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

it's very tough to impress with wealth anymore
quite a few billionaires out there
people talk about the top 1% - the U.S. popualtion is 327 million
1% is almost 3.5 million - take out children and it's still probably around 2 million

probably more than 100,000 have a net worth over $10 million

a million bucks doesn't impress anybody anymore



A million bucks doesnt impress the 3.5 million who make up the 1%

Nor the 10% that make 10 million

But to 80-90% of Americans a million bucks still impresses people.
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