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odiousgambit
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May 17th, 2022 at 9:00:17 AM permalink
I did not know there was such a thing as a "proposition player", paid by the casino

https://www.888poker.com/magazine/poker-terms/prop-player
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
DRich
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May 17th, 2022 at 9:03:24 AM permalink
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I did not know there was such a thing as a "proposition player", paid by the casino

https://www.888poker.com/magazine/poker-terms/prop-player
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Yes, it used to be very common on live games in casinos to have a house player (prop player) to get games started. As enough players joined the prop players would leave to make seats available for more customers. I think most casinos had a rule that if you asked, the prop players had to identify themselves as playing for the house.
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billryan
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May 17th, 2022 at 9:09:17 AM permalink
These are different than shills?
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
rxwine
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May 17th, 2022 at 9:35:49 AM permalink
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These are different than shills?
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LOL. I'd like to see that at other places. You see a small line at your local car dealership and a sign "ONE DAY ONLY DEALS!!!"

Paid shills.
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billryan
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May 17th, 2022 at 9:43:04 AM permalink
In 2001, I sat down at my first Texas Hold Em table and I was told that the El Cortez used both shills and house players. They explained the difference but it was minor and I don't remember it. I played for maybe two days and went back to BJ. I've been in a few tournaments since, but never finished high in any of them.
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lilredrooster
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May 18th, 2022 at 1:45:34 AM permalink
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Congress has held a hearing with Pentagon officials to discuss UFO reports and videos made by military pilots

lots of questions - no real answers


summary from Wikipedia:


"On June 25, 2021, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a preliminary report on UAPs,[49] largely centering on evidence gathered in the last 20 years from US Navy reports. The report came to no conclusion about what the UAPs were, based on a lack of evidence,[50] though in a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics, including high velocity,[51] breaking the sound barrier without producing a sonic boom,[52] high maneuverability not able to be replicated otherwise,[53] long-duration flight,[54] and an ability to submerge into the water.[28][55][45][56][54] Some of the UAPs appeared to move with no discernable means of propulsion,[57] and it was noted that the alleged high speeds and maneuvers would normally destroy any craft.[54] These observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception, and require additional rigorous analysis.[57]

The report indicated that, in most cases, the UAP recordings probably were of physical objects, and not false readings, as individual instances had been detected by different sensor mechanisms, including visual observation. The report also stated that "UAP probably lack a single explanation", and proposed five possible categories of explanation: airborne clutter, natural atmospheric phenomena, US government or industry development technology, foreign craft, and an "Other" category.[57]

The report raised concerns that the UAPs could be a safety issue, with regard to a possible collision with US aircraft, and that they could pose a security threat if they were foreign craft gathering information about the US.[57] The report indicated that investigation of the topic would continue, including development of reporting protocols.[57] The report also indicated that, of the sightings reported, all except one (confirmed as a weather balloon) lack sufficient information to attribute a specific explanation or explanations.[50]"



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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/05/17/ufo-hearing-congress/



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mcallister3200
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May 21st, 2022 at 1:46:49 PM permalink
Little yip dog in the airport just pissed all over the floor, owner does a half effort job of cleaning it leaving the floor wet. The thing will not shut up is barking at everything. Giving all dog owners a bad name.

Some people (most people) shouldn’t be allowed to own pets since they are incapable of exercising reasonable/objective judgment about how their animals behave in public.
lilredrooster
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May 22nd, 2022 at 2:57:19 AM permalink
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lately I've been thinking about my Grandfather raising his family a very long time ago -

he had 5 kids, a pretty decent house just outside of Baltimore - it wouldn't impress anybody, but it was definitely okay

his wife, my Grandmother, didn't work and he had only a little job - an hourly worker in a zipper factory

no welfare or government help or anything like that

how could he do that_______????_________________seems impossible__________ at least for today

things like the value of money and what it could buy must have been really different back then




also, I was born and raised in DC

my very early memories of DC____________no homeless___________zero

you never ever saw a person with their possessions in a shopping cart____________________never, never, never


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Last edited by: lilredrooster on May 22, 2022
"𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
rxwine
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May 22nd, 2022 at 11:23:13 AM permalink
He probably lived through the Great Depression.
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billryan
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May 22nd, 2022 at 11:49:08 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

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lately I've been thinking about my Grandfather raising his family a very long time ago -

he had 5 kids, a pretty decent house just outside of Baltimore - it wouldn't impress anybody, but it was definitely okay

his wife, my Grandmother, didn't work and he had only a little job - an hourly worker in a zipper factory

no welfare or government help or anything like that

how could he do that_______????_________________seems impossible__________ at least for today

things like the value of money and what it could buy must have been really different back then





also, I was born and raised in DC

my very early memories of DC____________no homeless___________zero

you never ever saw a person with their possessions in a shopping cart____________________never, never, never


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Life evolves.
Your grandfather didn't lay out hundreds a month for cell phones, cable television, internet, gym memberships etc, etc. Never bought a wide screen tv or desktop computer. e didn't buy bottled water by the case and the younger members probably wore hand me downs.
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