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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default OT: The Isolated States of America.

    OT: The Isolated States of America.

    In the past few years, Pennsylvania has allowed slot machines. Delaware
    preceded us by about 15 years.

    Now we have had slot gaming for the past (?) five years.

    And now PA and DE have legalized table games!

    Who wants to go to Atlantic City, NJ anymore?

    Who in PA in their right mind wants to travel to table game in NJ or DE?

    Who wants to go to PA from NJ or DE to casino gamble?

    Even the Powerball and Megamillions lotto tickets have been made
    available in each state!

    The ISA, the Isolated States of America.

    It can only get worse.

    You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    AND money and don't gamble!!!

    Imho,

    Andy

  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Feb 3, 2:09*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: The Isolated States of America.
    >
    > In the past few years, Pennsylvania has allowed slot machines. Delaware
    > preceded us by about 15 years.
    >
    > Now we have had slot gaming for the past (?) five years.
    >
    > And now PA and DE have legalized table games!
    >
    > Who wants to go to Atlantic City, NJ anymore?
    >
    > Who in PA in their right mind wants to travel to table game in NJ or DE?
    >
    > Who wants to go to PA from NJ or DE to casino gamble?
    >
    > Even the Powerball and Megamillions lotto tickets have been made
    > available in each state!
    >
    > The ISA, the Isolated States of America.
    >
    > It can only get worse.
    >
    > You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > AND money and don't gamble!!!
    >
    > Imho,
    >
    > Andy


    This from you posted a couple days ago about being happy that PA was
    going to have tables? People like to go to Atlantic City just like
    folks go to Vegas. It's about more than just tossing money on the
    tables.

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > AND money and don't gamble!!!


    I agree with this statement.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    lil abner Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    sf wrote:
    > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    >> AND money and don't gamble!!!

    >
    > I agree with this statement.
    >

    I've been wondering: did Los Vegas get its example from Wall Street or
    did Wall Street get it's plan from Vegas?

  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 21:14:13 -0500, lil abner <@daisey.mae> wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    > > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > >> AND money and don't gamble!!!

    > >
    > > I agree with this statement.
    > >

    > I've been wondering: did Los Vegas get its example from Wall Street or
    > did Wall Street get it's plan from Vegas?


    The way I understand it, Las Vegas (the way we know it) got it's start
    with the mafia... so your guess is as good as mine.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Stan Horwitz Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    In article <R3qan.71614$[email protected]>,
    lil abner <@daisey.mae> wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    > > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > >> AND money and don't gamble!!!

    > >
    > > I agree with this statement.
    > >

    > I've been wondering: did Los Vegas get its example from Wall Street or
    > did Wall Street get it's plan from Vegas?


    Well Street has been around a lot longer than Las Vegas ... than again,
    man kind has been wagering since the dawn of time. There's nothing wrong
    with some fun gambling. There is a big problem with gambling away one's
    paycheck. Still, there are lots of reasons to visit NJ, PA, and DE
    besides gambling.

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    Stan Horwitz Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    In article
    <fcf96710-62fe-45b5-9657-b3d6547a53f6@s36g2000prf.googlegroup[email protected]>,
    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > This from you posted a couple days ago about being happy that PA was
    > going to have tables? People like to go to Atlantic City just like
    > folks go to Vegas. It's about more than just tossing money on the
    > tables.


    I live about 45 minutes from AC. If the weather's nice and I am in the
    mood for some walking, I sometimes drive to AC and just walk the
    boardwalk. I might gamble a bit along my walk, but for me, the best
    feature in Atlantic City is the boardwalk.

  8. #8
    I am Tosk Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > In article <R3qan.71614$[email protected]>,
    > lil abner <@daisey.mae> wrote:
    >
    > > sf wrote:
    > > > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > > >> AND money and don't gamble!!!
    > > >
    > > > I agree with this statement.
    > > >

    > > I've been wondering: did Los Vegas get its example from Wall Street or
    > > did Wall Street get it's plan from Vegas?

    >
    > Well Street has been around a lot longer than Las Vegas ... than again,
    > man kind has been wagering since the dawn of time. There's nothing wrong
    > with some fun gambling. There is a big problem with gambling away one's
    > paycheck. Still, there are lots of reasons to visit NJ, PA, and DE
    > besides gambling.


    Seriously, New Jersey? Have you ever been there? LOL

    Just kidding, inside joke, I am from CT

    Scotty

  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    Stan Horwitz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I live about 45 minutes from AC. If the weather's nice and I am in the
    > mood for some walking, I sometimes drive to AC and just walk the
    > boardwalk. I might gamble a bit along my walk, but for me, the best
    > feature in Atlantic City is the boardwalk.



    Stan,

    Walking the boardwalk and breathing in the fresh ocean air is very
    enjoyable. With salt water taffy in hand, even more so. There is a
    serenity about it, except during wintertime.

    It's a shame that one block off the boardwalk it turns into slums.

    Best,

    Andy

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    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: The Isolated States of America.


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: The Isolated States of America.
    >
    > In the past few years, Pennsylvania has allowed slot machines. Delaware
    > preceded us by about 15 years.
    >
    > Now we have had slot gaming for the past (?) five years.
    >
    > And now PA and DE have legalized table games!
    >
    > Who wants to go to Atlantic City, NJ anymore?
    >
    > Who in PA in their right mind wants to travel to table game in NJ or DE?
    >
    > Who wants to go to PA from NJ or DE to casino gamble?
    >
    > Even the Powerball and Megamillions lotto tickets have been made
    > available in each state!
    >
    > The ISA, the Isolated States of America.
    >
    > It can only get worse.
    >
    > You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > AND money and don't gamble!!!
    >
    > Imho,
    >
    > Andy

    Slot machines at Yonkers Raceway in NY now, with Aqueduct to follow shortly.



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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: The Isolated States of America.

    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Slot machines at Yonkers Raceway in NY now, with Aqueduct to follow
    > shortly.



    Kswck,

    It seems that NY would've taken the lead, long before!

    Wasn't NY the first state to instate OTB (off track betting), iirc?

    Best,

    Andy

  12. #12
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Feb 3, 5:09*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:

    > You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > AND money and don't gamble!!!


    Oh, well. I very occasionally buy a lottery ticket, just to make my
    fantasies more plausible.

    As for casino gambling: no thank you. I have a good grasp of probs
    & stats; I don't like being around other people very much; and I hate
    to be where there is cigarette smoke.

    Michigan just passed a law (effective May 1) outlawing smoking in all
    workplaces EXCEPT casinos. They were afraid that the Indian casinos
    that allow smoking would have too much of an advantage over the
    ones in Detroit.

    It'll be nice when all the bars and restaurants are smoke-free. The
    Prince of Asthma and I will expand our horizons. I'll probably go to
    a bar on May 1 just to celebrate.

    Well, now I've kicked off a big OT argument on the advisability of
    legislating against smoking. Here's my view in advance:

    Yes, it's a curtailment of smokers' behavior that they have enjoyed
    for several hundred years. However, we have other laws that
    limit behaviors found to be against the public good; this is no
    different.
    Frankly, I think that the requirement that restaurant patrons wear
    shoes
    is more ridiculous.

    Cindy Hamilton

  13. #13
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy wrote:

    > OT: The Isolated States of America.
    >
    > In the past few years, Pennsylvania has allowed slot machines. Delaware
    > preceded us by about 15 years.
    >
    > Now we have had slot gaming for the past (?) five years.
    >
    > And now PA and DE have legalized table games!
    >
    > Who wants to go to Atlantic City, NJ anymore?
    >
    > Who in PA in their right mind wants to travel to table game in NJ or DE?
    >
    > Who wants to go to PA from NJ or DE to casino gamble?
    >
    > Even the Powerball and Megamillions lotto tickets have been made
    > available in each state!
    >
    > The ISA, the Isolated States of America.
    >
    > It can only get worse.
    >
    > You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    > AND money and don't gamble!!!
    >
    > Imho,
    >
    > Andy


    just fritter it away a dollar at a time on lotto.

    blake

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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:42:21 -0600, Andy wrote:

    > Stan Horwitz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I live about 45 minutes from AC. If the weather's nice and I am in the
    >> mood for some walking, I sometimes drive to AC and just walk the
    >> boardwalk. I might gamble a bit along my walk, but for me, the best
    >> feature in Atlantic City is the boardwalk.

    >
    > Stan,
    >
    > Walking the boardwalk and breathing in the fresh ocean air is very
    > enjoyable. With salt water taffy in hand, even more so. There is a
    > serenity about it, except during wintertime.
    >
    > It's a shame that one block off the boardwalk it turns into slums.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    the nerve of those people, not having any money yet living close to the
    beach!

    blake

  15. #15
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    Cindy Hamilton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Feb 3, 5:09*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >
    >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    >> AND money and don't gamble!!!

    >
    > Oh, well. I very occasionally buy a lottery ticket, just to make my
    > fantasies more plausible.
    >
    > As for casino gambling: no thank you. I have a good grasp of probs
    > & stats; I don't like being around other people very much; and I hate
    > to be where there is cigarette smoke.
    >
    > Michigan just passed a law (effective May 1) outlawing smoking in all
    > workplaces EXCEPT casinos. They were afraid that the Indian casinos
    > that allow smoking would have too much of an advantage over the
    > ones in Detroit.
    >
    > It'll be nice when all the bars and restaurants are smoke-free. The
    > Prince of Asthma and I will expand our horizons. I'll probably go to
    > a bar on May 1 just to celebrate.
    >
    > Well, now I've kicked off a big OT argument on the advisability of
    > legislating against smoking. Here's my view in advance:
    >
    > Yes, it's a curtailment of smokers' behavior that they have enjoyed
    > for several hundred years. However, we have other laws that
    > limit behaviors found to be against the public good; this is no
    > different.
    > Frankly, I think that the requirement that restaurant patrons wear
    > shoes
    > is more ridiculous.
    >
    > Cindy Hamilton



    Cindy,

    I've got nothing against a $1.00 chance in a big lotto game either. I'll
    maybe lose $10.00 a year, loose change so to speak. I feel like you do.

    I haven't been to the slot casino/racetrack 15 minutes away because they
    allow smoking. Being an ex-smoker and not considering slots an
    entertaining form of entertainment, I leave it alone.

    BTW, in San Diego, we could drink beer on the street in cans. In bottles
    you'd get a ticket. So folks didn't have to worry about walking over
    broken glass. Pretty forward thinking for a beach town. Restaurants don't
    have that liability luxury.

    Best,

    Andy

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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 06:18:48 -0800 (PST), Cindy Hamilton wrote:

    > On Feb 3, 5:09*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >
    >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    >> AND money and don't gamble!!!

    >
    > Oh, well. I very occasionally buy a lottery ticket, just to make my
    > fantasies more plausible.
    >
    > As for casino gambling: no thank you. I have a good grasp of probs
    > & stats; I don't like being around other people very much; and I hate
    > to be where there is cigarette smoke.
    >
    > Michigan just passed a law (effective May 1) outlawing smoking in all
    > workplaces EXCEPT casinos. They were afraid that the Indian casinos
    > that allow smoking would have too much of an advantage over the
    > ones in Detroit.


    something is wrong when you can't smoke in a den of iniquity. what's next,
    whorehouses?

    your pal,
    blake

  17. #17
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 22:47:17 -0500, Stan Horwitz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <R3qan.71614$[email protected]>,
    > lil abner <@daisey.mae> wrote:
    >
    >> sf wrote:
    >> > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:09:52 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> You're NOT better off gambling your paycheck in ANY state!!! Save time
    >> >> AND money and don't gamble!!!
    >> >
    >> > I agree with this statement.
    >> >

    >> I've been wondering: did Los Vegas get its example from Wall Street or
    >> did Wall Street get it's plan from Vegas?

    >
    >Well Street has been around a lot longer than Las Vegas ... than again,
    >man kind has been wagering since the dawn of time. There's nothing wrong
    >with some fun gambling. There is a big problem with gambling away one's
    >paycheck. Still, there are lots of reasons to visit NJ, PA, and DE
    >besides gambling.


    Las Vegas offers debatably the best food and entertainment on the
    planet... I've been dozens of times and enjoyed every minute without
    ever gambling more than a roll of quarters, many times I didn't gamble
    at all... just the people watching alone is worth the visit... and the
    rooms/accomodations are spectacular for very little money. And
    remember, Nevada is not just Las Vegas... the entire state of Nevada
    is one spectacular experience after another... it's very pinheaded to
    compare NJ, PA, and DE to the city of Las Vegas... although Nevada
    alone does have all three of those entire states beat all to heck in
    every respect... even land area. Well, not every respect, PA beats
    all 49 others together for deliverence hillybillys. And all of
    Atlantic City is a slum, including it's boardwalk.

    If Obomination was actually educated (he's not) he'd know that walking
    the streets of Las Vegas is a whole lot less of a gamble than walking
    the streets of Chicago. It's a lot better to lose your money to a one
    armed bandit than to a two armed mugger. Other large cities can learn
    valuable economic lessons from Las Vegas... before preaching trash
    about Las Vegas that lived-a-sheltered-life Erkel looking dumb
    m'fugger oughta first take a good hard look at DC


  18. #18
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    brooklyn1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's a lot better to lose your money to a one
    > armed bandit than to a two armed mugger.



    Unequivocally your most mindless statement!

    Ever!!!

    Andy

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 11:31:17 -0500, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:42:21 -0600, Andy wrote:
    >
    > > Stan Horwitz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I live about 45 minutes from AC. If the weather's nice and I am in the
    > >> mood for some walking, I sometimes drive to AC and just walk the
    > >> boardwalk. I might gamble a bit along my walk, but for me, the best
    > >> feature in Atlantic City is the boardwalk.

    > >
    > > Stan,
    > >
    > > Walking the boardwalk and breathing in the fresh ocean air is very
    > > enjoyable. With salt water taffy in hand, even more so. There is a
    > > serenity about it, except during wintertime.
    > >
    > > It's a shame that one block off the boardwalk it turns into slums.
    > >
    > > Best,
    > >
    > > Andy

    >
    > the nerve of those people, not having any money yet living close to the
    > beach!
    >

    It used to be that way in Chicago too. Beautiful buildings allowed to
    run down by greedy landlords. The area I'm thinking of is all
    Yuppified now, but it used to be that way.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  20. #20
    Guest

    Default Re: OT: The Isolated States of America.

    On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 11:31:17 -0500, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:42:21 -0600, Andy wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> It's a shame that one block off the boardwalk it turns into slums.
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >the nerve of those people, not having any money yet living close to the
    >beach!
    >
    >blake


    I'm sure that many of us grew up in towns "without any money".
    They weren't slums !
    The sidewalks weren't peopled with pimps, whores and thugs.
    Kids graduated from school and went on to college, or jobs.
    "Poor" don't make slums. Additude makes slums.


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