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prozema
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October 3rd, 2017 at 7:53:50 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It is common knowledge that you can't beat video poker straight up any more but you need to double and triple dip on promotions and incentives to beat the game overall. A reporter from Seattle just wrote to me wanting to interview me on the topic.



I'll cover the video poker questions on Reddit while you cover the reporter from Seattle. :)
DRich
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October 3rd, 2017 at 7:59:43 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard



I bet I've seem this guy several times but never spoke. A friend of mine claims he's seen him at video poker drawings at the Mandalay at the same time I was a very heavy player there. Still, I absolutely don't recognize him. He looks like the type that just blends in, which is valuable as an AP.



I used to play a lot of the Mandalay Bay invited tournament 5 to 10 years ago but he doesn't look familiar to me.
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Rigondeaux
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October 3rd, 2017 at 8:07:44 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

Because, for now, an automatic riffle is one of the most convenient ways of doing it. We've all heard of the Oklahoma bombings though, right? There are other ways.



These kinds of arguments are pretty poor.

The autist in sandy hook grabbed the weapon his mom kept for hobby purposes.

It's silly to assume he would have rented a truck and made a fertilizer bomb if she only had a hunting rifle. Or no gun.

Also, didn't they tighten up the laws after okc? I guess that was a waste of time. Why not sell TNT at 7-11?

If someone looses their mind with their spouse it will be physically and psychologically easiest to kill them with a gun.

Suicide is easiest with a gun.

Having more efficient killing devices floating around means more people will be killed. It's fairly obvious. If that is not true, then all weapons should be available to anyone at any time. This guy should have been able to get an m-60. What's the difference?

The question is, are the extra deaths worth it? And what level of arms does the constitution guarantee, like it or not?

On the other hand, I think we clearly have a right to own some types of guns. I'm not sure how we can just decree that someone who has mental health issues for a time, or someone who the government puts on a list, shall be stripped of their constitutional rights.
boymimbo
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October 3rd, 2017 at 8:10:44 PM permalink
Quote: Face


I've not the time or clear head to get into it too much, but my opening joke comes from the fact that many of your suggestions would be illegal to implement.



Feds passed the Patriot Act which violates the 4th. I agree that the storage laws would not be possible to enforce, but certainly if a kid hurts himself with a gun that should have been locked one could find the parent liable for manslaughter. And I am not talking about police being allowed in the home for inspections, at all.

The mental health checks for large weapons (I am not talking about handguns but the larger guns) I think makes sense. If you are going to purchase a WMD with a large capacity magazine and a long range, then the onus should be on you to prove that you're man enough to responsibly handle it. You wanna buy a 10 mag handgun for defence or a hunting rifle for shooting deer, I think that's fine. Otherwise, registration, licensing, and mental health exams for the AR-45 owners and those who want a large arsenal in their home.

Quote: Face

In order to implement most of your list, you have to impose some clause that exercising your 2nd forfeits your 4th, which would be a harder row to hoe than nixing the 2nd by itself. A valiant effort, but apparently flawed from where I sit.



Agreed. For a mental health issue however I think public safety trumps 2nd amendment and certainly laws have been passed to prevent classes of people to bear arms (felons and children for example). This can be extended to mental health issues. You can start with the biggest weapons and the most obvious people: take away guns from anyone with active addiction and mental health issues for starters, and build on that.

Quote: Face

Your training stuff I dig. I'd enjoy it even more so because it would create an industry, make this stuff available, and this stuff is what I like to do anyway. The problem is it mirrors the Left's voter ID argument. These classes, even the god awful, mandatory "training lite" we have to do, are over $100. A quality beginner course is more than double, and we're talking 4 figures for advanced. We have people griping about infringement and unconstitutionality over a $10 state ID, much luck to you enacting one a minimum 10 times that.



Having a right to vote is different than being trained to have the ability to use a piece of high-powered weaponry. For responsible gun owners knowing how to use your weapon and knowing gun safety might save another family member's life because for example, you learned stats about gun suicides or learned to keep your ammo out of your gun..

Would you want to live next door to someone who owns 40+ high-powered weapons in their home? I guess the answer is "depends who it is". I would want that person to be not suffering from delusions, not depressed, and not a psychopath. Yes, I would want them to be screened for mental health and addictions, and I would want that to happen frequently. I think that a mental health exam (particularly a PCL-R which screens very effectively for psychopathy) might have caught this person. It doesn't mean he would not have been able to amass a dozen guns and tons of ammo illegally, but it would have made it more difficult to go to a gun shop and legally purchase a weapon. It might have even got him into a mental health program which might have resulted in a better outcome for all.

When you think about it, a sane person does not amass 40+ weapons, drive to Las Vegas, and execute mass killing. This is not someone who "lost it". This person would have failed a mental health exam administered by a professional and likely would have found some other way to commit carnage that would have taken a lesser number of lives. Maybe I'm wrong.
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boymimbo
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October 3rd, 2017 at 8:29:42 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

I'm not sure how we can just decree that someone who has mental health issues for a time, or someone who the government puts on a list, shall be stripped of their constitutional rights.



Once again, let's start with those who are already in the system and having a condition that can be a threat to themselves or others: delusional behavior/schizophrenia, major depression, bi-polar disorders, psychosis, drug addiction, etc. Because they are a threat to themselves or others they should not own a gun.

Let's move on to a mental health diagnosis for those who can buy automatics that can shoot 30 or more rounds a minute or whatever you want to characterize as a WMD. They have to obtain a mental health certificate in order to purchase one of these types of weapons from a gun dealer. It could be as simple as "show me an unexpired mental health certificate", and I am guessing it would be enacted at the state level rather than the federal level. Because someone who does not have a certificate can still go out and purchase lesser arms (handguns, hunting rifles, etc) it would not break your 2nd amendment rights. You just can't go and purchase a WMD, just like there are weapons you can't buy today (tanks, machine guns, missiles) or guns that you couldn't buy for 10 years (the assault weapons ban). Hell, throw a training certificate into the requirements too for the WMDs. Now, after that certificate expires, it becomes more difficult for police to go and get your guns without a registry which I don't think will be possible. So make it illegal to use the guns at gun ranges without the certificate, and allow police to arrest you if you get caught carrying one of these WMDs without the valid mental health certificate.

And let's close the ability to circumvent background checks on all weapons and prosecute intensely illegal gun sales. I don't know what that means, but that could be only selling weapons through brokers who can conduct checks on the buyer's behalf for all "private" sales.
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Rigondeaux
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October 3rd, 2017 at 9:09:05 PM permalink
In that scenario it seems that you are conceding that, while we have a constitutional right to regular pistols and rifles, we do not have one to the military type weapons. Otherwise the mentally ill are being deprived of their rights.

In that case, why permit them at all?

Also, I think this guy might have passed a mental health evaluation.
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October 3rd, 2017 at 9:17:11 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

He sounds like a smart guy. Wouldn't surprise me if he is the mad genius type. I don't want to name names, but I think many on this forum fit that description to some degree.



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boymimbo
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October 3rd, 2017 at 9:35:44 PM permalink
Actually, the NY Safe ACT (which I know Face detests) does all of the above, and was ruled constitutional despite challenges in state and federal courts.

- bans assault weapons with more than one military feature
- limits the magazine cap to 10 (was 7)
- background checks for ammo dealers (but you can loophole via the internet) and of course gun sales.
- mental health permit system in place (mental health certificates can send notification to county officials who then can take away your guns), also constitutional
- safe storage provisions for those in homes with convicted felons or with domestic assault convictions (penalty is a misdemeanor)
- tougher penalties for violators

So there are tough laws in place in some states, and they are constitutional.
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October 3rd, 2017 at 9:42:04 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

He probably wasn't a whale, but he was probably considered a high-roller.

I noticed some show(it was playing in the background so I don't know what one it was) this morning was concerned if his room was comped or not. I have no idea what that really has to do with anything.



I had asked about the room(suite actually) being comped a few pages back. No one has replied and I've not seen it reported on. The conclusion one reaches is this is being hidden from the public. Why we then ask...and it's quite obvious to us..MGM wants that aspect hidden due to liability concerns or PR. It has also been reported that he checked in using his girlfriend's ID? That makes little sense. As the old saying goes, "follow the money" and it applies here. We now read he wired $100,000.usd to the Philippines, to the GF we must assume. In the same story there is a photo of the killer in the PI at her families home eating like dogs off a table without utensils and what looks like bamboo leaves being used as a cover for the table. So this type of impoverished family or GF is getting $100,000.usd wired to her?

So back to the question, was the suite comped or not? It tells us a lot about the killer and MGM. That's why we, some of us, want to know.
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October 3rd, 2017 at 9:52:52 PM permalink
Quote: NokTang



So back to the question, was the suite comped or not? It tells us a lot about the killer and MGM.

How does that tell us a lot about the killer?
♪♪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♪♪

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