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Old 05-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up MONDAY & TUESDAY POKER ACTION PLAN: Tell 5 NY lawmakers to support poker

**** Monday & Tuesday #Fight4Poker ****

• Let's send prefilled, editable poker tweets to New York state lawmakers:
► Asm. Maritza Davila: https://clicktotweet.com/dq6h_
► Asm. Carmen N. De La Rosa: https://clicktotweet.com/Te41e
► Asm. Michael G. DenDekker: https://clicktotweet.com/2Wd8a
► DAP: https://clicktotweet.com/0KxZ7
► Asm. Inez E. Dickens: https://clicktotweet.com/7bt98
► Asm. Erik M. Dilan : https://clicktotweet.com/gy2BQ

• Let's keep making & liking pro-poker tweets in reply to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder:
https://twitter.com/onetoughnerd/sta...92804565471233

• Please share & like today's action plan, and please reply here with "done", "tweeted," "posted," etc. to encourage others:
www.facebook.com/theppa/posts/10154959756382327

Thanks for participating!

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Old 05-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

May 28, 2011

I recorded a video with an update on the poker rights fight, plus some Q&A. It's at www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGZ0ZqBMJGA.

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Old 05-29-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evA-R9OS-Vo
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

How about your board members get us back our FTP money?

Until that happens, it shows how weak and flaccid the PPA is.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:15 PM   #5
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

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How about your board members get us back our FTP money?

Until that happens, it shows how weak and flaccid the PPA is.
First of all, this isn't a PPA action. It's one I'm putting together personally, based on what I'm hearing from the 2+2 posting community. Secondly, PPA has publicly called for FTP, AB and UB repay us our money. I'm glad we did.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Ferguson and Lederer are no longer on the board. I hope everyone helps, poker players are doing a great job with the facebook walls.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:40 PM   #7
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Legalized online poker in the USA is good for every poker player, everywhere.

Canadian here
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #8
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

I just posted this:

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I don't need big government to seek to ban online poker and I definitely don't need the watchful eye of the government on my activities inside my own home.

I met with my Congressman's staff earlier this week to ask for his support the upcoming bill by Rep. Barton licensing online poker. I ask that the entire committee support this important legislation.

Many other poker players are ensuring that they are being heard as well. We care, and we vote.
I hope we'll all post on these Facebook walls to let our lawmakers know where we stand. If you like the post I made, please "like" it at http://www.facebook.com/energyandcom...50261688056311. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:17 PM   #9
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

http://www.facebook.com/energyandcommerce
http://www.facebook.com/GOPFinancialServices
http://www.facebook.com/DOJ?sk=wall&filter=1
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:44 AM   #10
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Tomorrow's action plan will be to start contacting mainstream media to ask them to cover this issue in more depth.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #11
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Congrats on being part of an impotent organization. Nice cash grab from the poker sites that supported this movement.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:57 PM   #12
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

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Congrats on being part of an impotent organization. Nice cash grab from the poker sites that supported this movement.
First of all, PPA isn't a "they"...it's a "we". It's our shared fight, and we have a very tough fight on our hands.

Consider where we started. UIGEA passed the House in 2006 by a vote of 317-93, and it was a free standing bill at that time (it was HR 4411). Politicians openly and proudly opposed us, and they only do that when they think there is ZERO downside to doing so. Anti-online poker folks did a good job of building a coalition against us. The GOP even put a plank in its platform advocating a ban on online gaming.

With this starting point, it was not reasonable to think poker players could turn this around overnight. Rather, we started a process by which we could build support for our position, and that was better than doing nothing (in other words, initiating the fight was the maximum EV option of the choices available to us).

So, what's happened over the past three years. Well, Congress had heard from us loud and clear. We poker players are on offense in Congress, which is our best defense. No bills have been proposed against us since 2006, after years of anti-poker bills (see https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/15...ker-rights-ppa). To the contrary -- all the bills now proposed are pro-poker.

On the media front, coverage used to be completely against us. We now get our opinion mentioned in pretty much every article now. I write a regular column for BigGovernment.com myself, at http://biggovernment.com/author/rmuny.

So, if you think PPA could use a hand, wouldn't it make sense to step up and help fight back?

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #13
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Mighty Maron, if it is impotent then we poker players are the ones to blame. I have followed the PPA closely since the Bolcarek era and they have made tremendous strides. The fraction of poker players who do care enough to call our Congressmen do a pretty good job, but if we werent so lazy as a group, we would be a huge force on the hill.

The PPA isnt the only organization out there, so if you do care for your rights I suggest finding one or creating your own.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Wow, if people actually do this it could be very effective. It's one of those things, like voting, where it starts with you, each and every one of us.

Glad this seems to be getting out in the forums now. I think I'll follow just for that.

Rich, I'm now subscribed to this by posting, is there a way I could now be "tied" into each new plan? I think it would be a great reminder for me. I check my email each day when I get up so this would be included.

What I'm looking for is a way to be reminded what each day's action call is. I suppose I could go to PL and look, but for me it's not the same as actually getting an email reminder.

I'll think about this a bit more and see if there's a way. You could make a "ghost" post to send out an email notification that the thread was bumped (but just delete the post) if the day's plan hadn't changed from the previous day. IDK, I'll think about it. Maybe a twitter account?
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:40 AM   #15
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

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Rich, I'm now subscribed to this by posting, is there a way I could now be "tied" into each new plan? I think it would be a great reminder for me. I check my email each day when I get up so this would be included.

What I'm looking for is a way to be reminded what each day's action call is. I suppose I could go to PL and look, but for me it's not the same as actually getting an email reminder.
You could change your subscription setting to include an email notification. I do post the day's action item within the thread, so it will come via email.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:18 AM   #16
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Hey Rich,

Yea, I do have that setting, it works well. I thought that this thread was a sticky in PL and 2+2 had added it floating in other forums. I found this one in internet poker.

Anyway I think I get it now and as always, thanks for your efforts.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:28 AM   #17
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

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Hey Rich,

Yea, I do have that setting, it works well. I thought that this thread was a sticky in PL and 2+2 had added it floating in other forums. I found this one in internet poker.

Anyway I think I get it now and as always, thanks for your efforts.
That would be easier, but they are actually three separate threads. As you have subscribed to one of the three (not the PL sticky, of course...there is regular thread in PL as well), you'll get the update.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:37 AM   #18
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Yea, so my suggestion being you could somehow display the sticky around the forums and people could subscribe to it and each day the OP changed we'd get an email update, or if it didn't you could "ghost" bump it by posting then deleting the post.

I don't know how this would work logistically or weather it's a good idea but if it could work it could be a morning ritual with a person's coffee.

Maybe you can make a thread that is saying "post in this to subscribe" that would put people on the "sticky" list and then add that thread to the sticky, hide the posts (or delete them" then you've got people subscribed to the sticky and will get notifications of the action for the day. IDK, just thinking out loud. Perhaps email notifications are not important to people.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:05 AM   #19
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

NOFX,

I posted a reply to the PL sticky and then deleted it. Hope you got the email.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:06 AM   #20
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, May 31st:

Let's start contacting mainstream media companies to tell them to increase their coverage of our important issue. Let's start with Fox News and go from there. Contact info:
Recurring actions we can take:
  • 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.
Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:55 AM   #21
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

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NOFX,

I posted a reply to the PL sticky and then deleted it. Hope you got the email.
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TheEngineer has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of May 28th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T] - in the Internet Poker forum of Two Plus Two Poker Forums.

This thread is located at:
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NOFX,

I posted a reply to the PL sticky and then deleted it. Hope you got the email.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:20 PM   #22
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, May 31st (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:54 AM   #23
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 1st (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 1st:

Let's continue contacting mainstream media companies to tell them to increase their coverage of our important issue. Let's go with CNN for today. Contact info:
Recurring actions we can take:
  • 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.
Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:18 AM   #24
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 1st (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

sent a comment to cnn general news comment section asking for more coverage of online poker and the doj actions. also "subscribe".

dont let the haters get to you. i know it must be hard, but you are in a position to expect it i suppose. let it roll off if you can. thanks for all your work.

edit: got a form response; also it may be better to post in the "story idea" section? im not sure. says that they read each comment and compile a report which goes up the chain; i actually like that response: it means that if a bunch of us send in comments it will at least be a blip on their radar.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #25
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Wednesday, June 1st (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Here's what I wrote to CNN to all sources linked. I didnt take a ton of time with it but any feedback would be cool.


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Id like to see more coverage of what happened on May 15 when the DOJ released indictments on the online poker sites Full Tilt poker, Pokerstars and the Cereus Network. Millions of US citizens lost their hobby and some even lost part or all of their income from these actions. Many poker players just like me are outraged by our government's actions and would love CNN to do a story this subject.
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