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What the Indobet88 sites are seeing in the language of the law that leads them to believe they will be ok doing business in the US?

I mean, I appreciate the stand they are taking. Don’t get me wrong.

My kneejerk reaction is they are counting on Baxter vs. the US as a way to challenge the law. The appellate courts (not the Supreme Court – the government dropped the case before it made its way to the Supreme Court) held that poker is a skill game so any income derived from it should be classified as earned income – a landmark case for poker players, to be sure. Because the law is written using the word “gambling” in much of the text, is the plan to argue that precedent holds that poker isn’t gambling?

Of course, I haven’t been able to find any of the opinion documents, so if you know where to get them please shoot me an e-mail. I’d love to take my simplistic layman’s view of the law out for a spin.

To Full Tilt and ‘Stars: Good on ya’ mates! Hope you never have to test it, but if you do, I hope it holds.


Played some last night (Whaaaaaaa??????).

Yep. Felt good, too. Exercising my freedoms and all that.

A few days ago, I wondered which BSN would show up when I finally got around to playing again. The good one, it turns out. Played 4 NLHE Turboes, cashed in two, bubbled from bad beats (a 2-outer and a 3-outer) in the other two. Just good, solid single-tabling.

I also took a spin at a $3 Turbo HOSE SNG. Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

I SUCKED! And I don’t mean a little!

I suck so bad at split games already. I’m decent at Stud Hi cash games (but still only on level 2 thinking), but playing turbo stud didn’t make much sense to me. I learned to play conservatively, so tossing money in on 4th street with no pairs and no draws made no sense and I was horribly shortstacked.

But, it was a lot of fun. Even if I was just pissing away good money.

For some reason, I can’t stop giggling…

Troops battle 10-foot marijuana plants

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy — almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet-high marijuana plants.

General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense staff, said on Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.

“The challenge is that marijuana plants absorb energy, heat very readily. It’s very difficult to penetrate with thermal devices … and as a result you really have to be careful that the Taliban don’t dodge in and out of those marijuana forests,” he said in a speech in Ottawa.

“We tried burning them with white phosphorous — it didn’t work. We tried burning them with diesel — it didn’t work. The plants are so full of water right now … that we simply couldn’t burn them,” he said.

Even successful incineration had its drawbacks.

“A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action,” Hillier said dryly.

One soldier told him later: “Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I’d say ‘That damn marijuana’.”

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