"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
I have gotten into a few words with Rich Muny of the PPA and my criticism of their organization and the current situation US online poker players now face.
There are two kinds of thinkers in this world. One type is a positive mindset that there is an abundance and plenty for all as long as we live by certain set of conservative minded principles guided by right and wrong. The other is mindset that humans are fools and there is not enough and that the really intelligent elite people need to think for everyone else and make decisions that are in "everyones" best interest.
-Victory means success that brings mutually beneficial results to all involved.
-Recognizes unlimited opportunities for positive growth and development.
-Realizes that there are three ways to do things, my way, your way and a better way.
-Appreciates the uniqueness of others.
-Victory means success at the expense of someone else.
-Difficulty showing happiness for the success of others including family, friends and business associates.
-Difficulty sharing credit, recognition, power and profit.
-Difficulty being a team player because differences in opinion are perceived as disloyalty.
At one time businessmen were in fear if a competitor would set up shop near them for a belief that the market could not sustain them both. But time told the truth that competition and more available choices actually created a larger more flourishing market. More businesses and more competition was better for everyone. Owners even started community organizations to help each other and thus the greatest market in human history unfolded, The United states of America.
We were founded and flourished by Abundance Mentality thinkers. Now most of our politicians and leaders are the opposite. They are Scarcity Mentality thinkers who feel the need to control, govern and ration everything because they tell us that they know what is best for everyone when that is not entirely the truth. They dont want what is best for everyone, they want control which is essentially wanting what is best for themselves.
Our Govt and the PPA will tell you that we need Federal Poker Legislation for our own good when in fact their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
As far as a solution, I agree that this is and should be a states issue. We need to form groups within our own states to lobby for what is truly right, Free open markets that are merely held to the same standards every other business is held to in terms of taxation and criminal liability.
I am from Ohio born and raised, if you have any ideas you would like to share PM me. I am seriously thinking of joining this fight at more than a level of making threads and sending emails.
Let us fight for what made this country great, which is taking the fight directly to our leaders in our local communities at the state level. Let's keep the Federal out out of this. The Kyle/Reid bill should be enough to scare any red blooded American to death who values any type of Republic and/or liberties our forefathers gave us for those of us who bothered to read it closely.
It looked like something straight out of the Communist Manifesto and the PPA endorsed it ? I am so glad it will be done away with ! And we were supposed to accept this just so we could play again compromising everything Americans stand for.
If the PPA will take the fight to the States individually and agree NOT to settle for unfair and overbearing legislation I will again endorse them but until then I am and have been through with them. They are part of the problem and not the solution in my opinion.