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Old 06-08-2011, 05:13 PM   #101
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, June 7th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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I've missed a couple of days but will be catching up tomorrow.

I emailed the author of the recent Fox News article http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/0...oker-shutdown/ and asked about the possibility of doing a story about how Black Friday has affected non-pros.

I also submitted a comment on an article by Butters / Chad Hills from Focus on the Family. This article is so tilting it might make your eyes bleed: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/05/1...kill%E2%80%9D/ I know that I won't change Hills' mind on anything, but if he publishes my comment and replies, it might well make readers of the article realize just how silly it is to try to argue with the authors of Freakonomics on whether or not poker is a skill game.
Would be nice if this article's comments were public.

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They are now..
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #102
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:20 PM   #103
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 8th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Made the Facebook rounds again.

Sent the PPA letters again.

Mailed the letter below to several newspapers in my area, including the Philadelphia Inquirer. Feel free to copy and paste this letter, as I consider it from all of us.

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On April 15th, the Department of Justice indicted three providers of online poker. Ten million Americans, including me, play this skill game as a hobby. In this time of economic trouble and government budget overruns, why is our government focused on busting up poker games? This action is wasteful, and it starts us down a dangerous path towards government interference in our daily lives.

Regulating and taxing this industry makes sense. The major players in the industry are practically begging to be regulated and taxed, yet our government has declined time and again to do so. Our government leaders should create a regulatory framework that allows responsible operators to provide Internet poker, defines rules for dealing with problem gamblers and minors, and establishes a tax structure. One recent Congressional study estimates that taxing Internet poker could generate $42 billion in taxes over ten years; this money could be used to fund Medicare, Social Security, and other programs that are running dry.

Furthermore, it is the job of the government to defend my right to life, liberty, and property. It is NOT the government’s job to protect me from myself. That is MY responsibility. Responsible adults who want to play poker, a game of skill, should be allowed to do so from the comfort of their own homes.

Please contact your Congressmen and request that they support the regulation and taxation of Internet poker. It makes good sense from both a personal freedom and a tax revenue point of view.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:17 AM   #104
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Thursday's plan:

Let's resume contacting mainstream media to ask them to increase coverage of our issue. Let's go with NBC/MSNBC/CNBC for this action (CNBC has covered us in the past).

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Friday's plan:
The weekend plan:

Recognizing that one day was not enough for everyone to finish a letter to the editor, let's all take the weekend to write short (no more than 250 words) letters to the editors of our local papers explaining that we demand our right to play. Even if they don't publish them, it will help show these media sources that some of their readers care about this issue.

Recurring actions:

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

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Old 06-09-2011, 08:43 PM   #105
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-10-2011, 08:01 PM   #106
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Weekend bumpage.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #107
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

My letter to the editor to my local paper. Anyone can feel free to use as your own (as is or modified as you see fit). My letter is modified from DrewOnTilt's letter, who started with a letter written by someone else. :-) What the hell. We're all family here, right? Anyway, this version is 214 words. My local paper doesn't want anything over 250 words.

Dear Editor,

On April 15th, the Department of Justice indicted three providers of online poker for processing player funds. They call it money laundering. Ten million Americans, myself included, play this skill game as a hobby. In this time of economic trouble and government budget overruns, why is our government focused on busting up poker games? This action is wasteful, and it starts us down a dangerous path towards government interference in our daily lives.

Our legislators should create a regulatory framework that allows responsible operators to provide Internet poker, defines rules for dealing with problem gamblers and minors, and establishes a tax structure. One recent study estimates that taxing Internet poker in the U.S. could generate $42 billion in revenue over ten years.

Furthermore, it is the job of the government to defend my right to life, liberty, and property. It is not the government’s job to protect me from myself. Responsible adults who want to compete against each other at poker, a game of skill, should be allowed to do so from the comfort of their own homes.

Please write and call your congresspersons and request that they support the regulation and taxation of Internet poker. To do so makes good sense from both a personal freedom and a tax revenue point of view.

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Old 06-11-2011, 07:16 PM   #108
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:13 AM   #109
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:45 AM   #110
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 9th - Sun., June 12th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Upvote this plan on DIGG: http://digg.com/news/politics/poker_...for_their_game
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:03 PM   #111
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:51 PM   #112
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Tue., June 14th - Wed., June 15th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Tuesday & Wednesday plan:

Let's continue contacting mainstream media to ask them to increase coverage of our issue. Let's contact Fox News again. As they ran the article last week on this issue, we now something to which we can point. In other words, we can write, "I applaud Fox News for running the article on June 4th on the online poker shutdown and for the John Stossel special on the broader online gaming issue. I encourage you to keep covering this important issue."

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Recurring actions:

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

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Upvote this plan on DIGG: http://digg.com/news/politics/poker_...for_their_game

Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:01 AM   #113
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Let's continue contacting mainstream media to ask them to increase coverage of our issue. Let's contact CBS News today. As they have been critical in the past, especially on 60 Minutes, let's mention specifically that we support the right to play.

Contact info:
Recurring actions:

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

I created a short URL for this thread that should help with sharing: http://******/takeaction

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Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

Thanks!

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:29 AM   #114
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thursday, June 16th (see post #1 for today's plan)

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #115
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

CBS News really needs to hear from us, so let's keep up that action and the great Facebook posts for today. Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:09 PM   #116
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thurs., June 16th & Fri., June 17th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Emails sent to:

evening@cbsnews.com
weekend@cbsnew.com
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Also sent to all contacts here:

All you have to do is fill it out once, and then just hit the back button and change the place you want to send it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #117
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Emails sent to:

evening@cbsnews.com
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All you have to do is fill it out once, and then just hit the back button and change the place you want to send it.
Well done!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #118
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 18th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.). Rep. Barton has cited our Facebook posts, so we know it works.

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Originally Posted by National Journal
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is readying a bill that would make it legal for Americans to bet money on online poker. Barton said he was urged to act via Facebook by many of his constituents who play poker online and were upset by a federal crackdown in April on some online poker sites.
Imagine if we all participated in the Facebook posts! With that, let's all focus on this this weekend (and beyond, of course):
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Recurring actions:

Let's all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

I created a short URL for this thread that should help with sharing: http://******/takeaction

Take Action Now and Contact your Lawmaker


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Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #119
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Also, can you all please like and share http://www.facebook.com/rich.muny/posts/223295381027982 on Facebook? Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #120
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sent. once you fill out one you can just double click on each field and your info should be there doesnt even take a minute. please get more people to do this it can only help and litterally doesnt take anything
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:05 PM   #121
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:41 AM   #122
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:57 AM   #123
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Monday, June 20th (see post #1 for today's plan)

Let's continue contacting mainstream media to ask them to increase coverage of our issue. Let's contact Politico today. As they are widely read on Capitol Hill, this is a great place for us to reach out to.

Contact info:
Recurring actions:

Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.). Rep. Barton has cited our Facebook posts, so we know it works.

Quote:
Originally Posted by National Journal
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is readying a bill that would make it legal for Americans to bet money on online poker. Barton said he was urged to act via Facebook by many of his constituents who play poker online and were upset by a federal crackdown in April on some online poker sites.
  • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
  • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
  • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
  • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
  • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
Let's also all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

I created a short URL for this thread that should help with sharing: http://******/takeaction

Take Action Now and Contact your Lawmaker


Click Buttons to Send Letters in less than 60 seconds:






Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #124
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Easy access list:

http://www.facebook.com/jeffsessions
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