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  1. You never fail to characterize Israel in the...

    You never fail to characterize Israel in the worst possible light. It only adds toward making your rhetoric unconvincing.
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    It is still largely shrouded in mystery, but I...

    It is still largely shrouded in mystery, but I remember a few pointers of his. If a couple of players before you bust their hands, then you can hit with confidence because the odds are prohibitive...
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    Of course you must spread sufficiently or you...

    Of course you must spread sufficiently or you will not win. But by the same token you do not need to spread optimally. I don't need the money, but I enjoy the play. If I stay above break even I am...
  4. I would not argue that Abraham Lincoln was more...

    I would not argue that Abraham Lincoln was more conscientious than Robert E. Lee. The relationship and the conflict between Israel and Palestine are not black and white. One can still be a...
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    No side counts, and ever since I posted my recent...

    No side counts, and ever since I posted my recent wins I have been losing-- two sessions down 60 units and 8 units respectively, with only one winning session up one unit after being down about 20...
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    This is not too much to ask. Who cares about...

    This is not too much to ask. Who cares about Mount Rushmore. Larger things are at stake, US credibility not being the least... and restoring a smidgen of American faith and trust.
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    Whatever Christian component there may be to his...

    Whatever Christian component there may be to his rhetoric, military invasion of an independent nation is not part of it. Nice that he speaks "old time" values, but is it just rhetoric taken out of...
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    He cannot really believe it. A conscientious man...

    He cannot really believe it. A conscientious man would take pause at so much educated opposition to what he is doing, especially since it poses a grave moral dilemma if his critics are correct. ...
  9. 13 million Jews. 251 dissenters.

    13 million Jews. 251 dissenters.
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    A man told me about a game complaining that they...

    A man told me about a game complaining that they would not let him spread to multiple hands once the game began. I advised him to use the grifter's gambit, whereby he was "forced" to bet three times...
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    He does stand tall. That is not to say he is in...

    He does stand tall. That is not to say he is in the right. The only time Obama stands tall is when making a layup.
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    A Christian man first of all relies on God's...

    A Christian man first of all relies on God's providence for the bread he eats. Card counting is nothing more than an occupation for earning money, like any other job.
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    You will be happy to know that I lost a session...

    You will be happy to know that I lost a session today, $175 to be exact. It was the shoe from hell so I colored up my remaining $25 in chips and left the table. Of course the day is young. I think...
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    Casino Advantage Play and Religion

    There is no prohibition against having a good time, whether it is dining out, playing golf, going to a movie or playing blackjack Gambling is not a sin per se. And even in the game of blackjack...
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    From the Catholic Catechism

    Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person—among...
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    It may be at a great cost to the world deprived...

    It may be at a great cost to the world deprived of its presence, and it does deprive the person the opportunity to serve God and mankind in this world as the Creator intended. Also, one's "place" in...
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    You might say so, but it is like saying that a...

    You might say so, but it is like saying that a family that is murdered in cold blood is lucky because they have no more suffering when they go to heaven. The fetus had no opportunity to grow and...
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    No one is denying that the West makes mistakes. ...

    No one is denying that the West makes mistakes. But at least it tries. Better to try to make the world a better place and botch it up than do nothing and watch it disintegrate before your very...
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    Dear Papahuck-ster, If zengrifter says it, you...

    Dear Papahuck-ster,

    If zengrifter says it, you can take it to the bank!

    Ivan Aslanski, DPhD
    Doctor of Philosophy in huckster Detection
    A good man is a truthful man; a truthful man is a...
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    . Hahaha--- you’re a funny old dog! Have some...

    . Hahaha--- you’re a funny old dog! Have some more yellow tail…

    My loss was $500. My largest wins were $320, $300, and $300. My lowest win was $94.

    My game is geared to maximize fun and...
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    Precisely! You, my friend, are an incurable...

    Precisely! You, my friend, are an incurable gambling addict! If you were sane, I'd cure you, but such as it is, there is nothing I can do. But this I promise you-- continue to bet your Gambler's...
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    The reason I did not say "12 successful sessions...

    The reason I did not say "12 successful sessions in 20" is because, unlike yourself, I am not trying to fashion a plausible story for people to buy into "hook, line and sinker," but instead I am...
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    Poll: I have played 19 sessions over the past two...

    I have played 19 sessions over the past two weeks, mostly short sessions from 2 to 3 hours and have won 18 of them. This was without spreading anywhere near recommended levels. This reduces win rate,...
  24. Just An Aside

    We use the word genocidal to demonize whichever side in a conflict we oppose. But in reality, it is hard to find a war in which either side was not genocidal. A war is considered just if entered...
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    Well, think again. When I see Israel in...

    Well, think again. When I see Israel in unprovoked naked aggression reach to steal all the Biblical lands, I will oppose it myself. But as far as I am concerned, Israel is not totally given over to...
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