Originally Posted by WateryBoil
Im pretty sure we just need some poker-radicals with bombs and guns, we can use fear and terror to get our wishes met!
violence is the only thing the corrupt politician will understand.
if that were true the entire jewish world population would be in concentration camps or dead and it would be a criminal offense to criticize Islam or for women to go outside not wearing a burka, It would also be a criminal offense for a women to be raped I don't mean to rape the women I mean she would be in trouble for been raped.
if someone was stupid enough to do this they would first forfitt there life by been killed or spend the rest it in confinment dont know of many maryters so that some other people can take money from other randoms who they do not know.
to succeed you need to say things in the right way, eg if you turned round to a potential employer and said you did not want to work over time etc forget the job you have shown the wrong attitude if you turned round and said you believe in a work life balance you might get away with it. (my best advice dont bring the topic up unless your asked or actively want to hint that youd do overtime happily.)
however its all about spin and saying it in the right way not one of my talents, but i recognize the art exists.
taxation isnt the worst enemy of poker the fact is the poker sites will only charge what they can get away with. It does not matter if the money goes straight to there back pocket or to tax etc, people are only willing to continue to play for a certain rate and once that rate is changed they may not continue.
obviously with taxes poker sites can make less then before but in most cases they are still doing very well for themselves. just not as well as before. they can hike the costs to put them at the same level but then they will lose business. taxes is irrelevant the poker sites do not exist to pay the players a wage they exist to make money. grinders are important to the poker sites and play the majority of hands lose the grinders and you lose the majority of your profit.
the real threat is technology, everyone knows bots will eventually become sophisticated enough to crush humans at all forms of poker and humans will never stand a chance until or unless the singularity occurs (mankind becoming cyborgs) at which point the games we play will be far far more complicated then poker.
I have already emailed pokerstars a realistic suggestion about surviving and keeping online poker going at this point and there is hints they may have listened or already thought of it.