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Old 06-23-2011, 04:46 AM   #126
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thursday, June 23rd (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Several media have responded to Facebook posts requesting coverage of Black Friday. Let's upvote and affirmatively reply by commenting to these posts (I recommend not posting to these sites' main walls...some here have been banned from some walls):
* Thanks LastLife for putting this list together
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.

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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. For this, let's try to keep it to a couple of posts visible on the wall at all times -- that post preferably made by a constituent who identifies himself/herself as one -- with the rest of us liking and commenting on that post. This will allow us to make our case without generating negative reactions from the owners of the pages.
  • We need 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!

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:45 AM   #127
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But I have a question: On John Boozers page I couldn't find a "Like" button to Like the page so I could Like some posts. This has happened to me before. Any guidance would be appreciated.
That's probably because Facebook does everything in its power to make things as confusing as possible.

Apparently, you can't "Like" a page if you go directly to a wall post or note post on that page. You have to go to the main page, hit "Like" and then return to the wall post or note.

Go here to "Like" Boozman: https://www.facebook.com/JohnBoozman?sk=wall

Then go here to see the poker post: https://www.facebook.com/notes/john-...61394110594649

Facebook makes things really friggin hard sometimes.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #128
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That's probably because Facebook does everything in its power to make things as confusing as possible.

Apparently, you can't "Like" a page if you go directly to a wall post or note post on that page. You have to go to the main page, hit "Like" and then return to the wall post or note.

Go here to "Like" Boozman: https://www.facebook.com/JohnBoozman?sk=wall

Then go here to see the poker post: https://www.facebook.com/notes/john-...61394110594649

Facebook makes things really friggin hard sometimes.
Thank you for your reply. I've got it figured out now and your advice was very helpful. Nice to know some people actually take the time to help an ignorant newbie like myself.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #129
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thursday, June 23rd (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Looks like SF deleted us.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #130
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thursday, June 23rd (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Bill comming tommorow:

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-va...er-bill-friday

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Old 06-24-2011, 01:44 AM   #131
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Thursday, June 23rd (see post #1 for today's plan) [O/T]

Just started a discussion thread on the Washinton Post Facebook website.

http://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost

Go to the link and click on the "Like" button and then click on Discussion on the left side of the page.

The name of the thread is "Black Friday", A dark day for online poker. Please go there and post your thoughts.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:29 AM   #132
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With the introduction of the Barton online poker bill, let's all make sure we are respectfully telling Congress that we demand our rights! As the bill drop is on a Friday, let's hit this on Facebook and follow up with emails next week.

Let's focus on members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (The ones with an x in front of their names means they don't have open posting. Just respond to a post already on the page.) As we have a new event with the introduction of this poker bill, let's go ahead and own these pages for the weekend.

For manageability, I subdivided them into daily groups:

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
* Thanks Sajeffe for putting this list together

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:17 AM   #133
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Only four posts on this cite that ran a big story on "Barton to offer online poker bill"


http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/...-bill-20110616
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:02 AM   #134
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Fri., June 24th - Sun., June 26th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O

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as a poker player, and someone who believes in the liberties of the individual, i hope you will give serious consideration to backing the Barton online poker bill, which would regulate/tax internet poker. also, i would hope you can see the injustice of the WA state law making online poker playing a class C felony. thanks for your attention.
posted to WA state jay inslee fb.

edit: seriously impressed by the number of poker-related posts on inslee's page! way to go guys.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #135
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I updated the plan to divide the actions by day...should be more manageable.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #136
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Very pro-poker article here:
“I wanna hold em’ like they do in Texas please.” Too bad. Government said no.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:22 PM   #137
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also, tell your congressmen to support barney frank and ron paul bill while you are at it!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:50 PM   #138
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I"ve been trying to join the PPA but keep getting message:

Error. paypal.

I have a CC act. Why do I need paypal? I don't have an ac**** there and would prefer not to have one.

Any way around this?
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:17 PM   #139
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Sorry to hear of the difficulty. You can join the PPA at http://theppa.org/join. You can donate at http://theppa.org/donate, neither of which require going through PayPal (though it is an available option).
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #140
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Re: Fight for Poker Rights: Fri., June 24th - Sun., June 26th (see post #1 for today's plan) [O

List of Facebook pages that allow wall posting. From HERE. Full List of Congress HERE. Full list of Senate HERE.
For

Don Young – (AK) Facebook
Jeff Flake – (AZ) Facebook
Mike Thompson – (CA) Facebook
Doris Matsui – (CA) Facebook
Lynn Woolsey –( CA) Facebook
George Miller – (CA) Facebook
Barbara Lee – (CA) Facebook
Michael Honda – (CA) Facebook
Howard Berman –(CA) Facebook
Adam Schiff – (CA) Facebook
Maxine Waters – (CA) Facebook
Bob Filner – (CA) Facebook
Jared Polis – (CO) Facebook
Ted Deutch –( FL) Facebook
John Lewis – (GA) Facebook
Judy Biggert – (IL) Facebook
Andre Carson –( IN) Facebook
John Yarmuth – (KY) Facebook
John Dingell – (MI) Facebook
Bennie Thompson –( MS) Facebook
Jeanne Shaheen - (NH) Facebook
Frank LoBiondo – (NJ) Facebook
Leonard Lance – (NJ) Facebook
Steve Israel – (NY)* Facebook
Edolphus Towns – (NY) Facebook
Maurice Hinchey – (NY) Facebook
Charles Rangel – (NY) Facebook
Eliot Engel – (NY) Facebook
Bill Owens – (NY) Facebook
Tim Ryan – (OH) Facebook
Jim Gerlach – (PA) Facebook
Marsha Blackburn – (TN) Facebook
Steve Cohen – (TN) Facebook
Joe Barton – (TX) Facebook
Al Green – (TX) Facebook
Michael McCaul – (TX) Facebook
Ron Paul – (TX) Facebook
John Carter – (TX) Facebook
Bobby Scott – (VA) Facebook
Peter Welch – (VT) Facebook
Jim McDermott – (WA) Facebook
Tammy Baldwin – (WI) Facebook
Ron Kind – (WI) Facebook
Gwen Moore – (WI) Facebook

Against

Jo Bonner – (AL) Facebook
Robert Aderholt – (AL) Facebook
Mike Ross – (AR) Facebook
Trent Franks – (AZ) Facebook
Ken Calvert – (CA) Facebook
Joe Baca – (CA) Facebook
Ed Royce – (CA) Facebook
Dan Lungren – (CA) Facebook
Diana DeGette – (CO) Facebook
Jeff Miller – (FL) Facebook
Ander Crenshaw – (FL) Facebook
Cliff Stearns – (FL) Facebook
C.W. Bill Young – (FL) Facebook
Debbie Wasserman Schultz – (FL) Facebook
Mario Diaz-Balart – (FL) Facebook
Sanford Bishop – (GA) Facebook
David Scott – (GA) Facebook
Donald Manzullo – (IL) Facebook
Lynn Jenkins – (KS) Facebook
Rodney Alexander – (LA) Facebook
Roscoe Bartlett – (MD) Facebook
Michele Bachmann – (MN) Facebook
Walter Jones – (NC) Facebook
Sue Myrick – (NC) Facebook
Patrick McHenry – (NC) Facebook
Jeff Fortenberry – (NE) Facebook
Kelly Ayotte - (NH) Facebook
Scott Garrett – (NJ) Facebook
Michael Turner – (OH) Facebook
Jim Jordan – (OH) Facebook
John Sullivan – (OK) Facebook
Tom Cole – (OK) Facebook
Tim Murphy – (PA) Facebook
Charles Dent – (PA) Facebook
Robert Brady – (PA) Facebook
Joe Wilson – (SC) Facebook
Gene Green – (TX) Facebook
Michael Burgess – (TX) Facebook
Lloyd Doggett – (TX) Facebook
Lamar Smith – (TX) Facebook
Randy Neugebauer – (TX) Facebook
Kay Granger – (TX) Facebook
Kevin Brady – (TX) Facebook
John Cornyn – (TX) Facebook
Louie Gohmert – (TX) Facebook
Rob Bishop – (UT) Facebook
Eric Cantor – (VA) Facebook
Cathy McMorris Rodgers – (WA) Facebook
Dave Reichert – (WA) Facebook
F. James Sensenbrenner – (WI) Facebook
Shelley Capito – (WV) Facebook



Hasn’t Chosen Side

Duncan Hunter – (CA) Facebook
Eleanor Holmes Norton – (DC) Facebook
Chris Coons – (DE) Facebook
Paul Broun – (GA) Facebook
Tom Graves – (GA) Facebook
Mike Quigley – (IL) Facebook
Janice Schakowsky – (IL) Facebook
Aaron Schock – (IL) Facebook
Joe Donnelly – (IN) Facebook
Harold Rogers – ( KY) Facebook
Steve Scalise – (LA) Facebook
John Fleming – (LA) Facebook
Donna Edwards – (MD) Facebook
Gregg Harper – (MS) Facebook
Denny Rehberg – (MT) Facebook
Martin Heinrich – (NM) Facebook
Louise McIntosh Slaughter – (NY) Facebook
Steve Austria – (OH) Facebook
Marcia Fudge – (OH) Facebook
Kurt Schrader – (OR) Facebook
Pedro Pierluisi – (PR) Facebook
Ted Poe – (TX) Facebook
Rick Larsen – (WA) Facebook
Paul Ryan – (WI) Facebook
Cynthia Lummis – (WY) Facebook
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:43 PM   #141
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #142
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Somebody posted this on a discussion thread at The Economist FB site started by Andrew Nerney:

First they came for online poker,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a poker player.

Then they came for Monopoly,
and I didn't speak out because I hated board games.

Then they came for the Grand Theft Auto V ,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a hood.

Then they came for Uno
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
on Thursday .

Link:
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?to...4059#post87142

I really like this post.

And its a good thread and wish people would make more posts at this thread so the general public could view intelligent comments from the poker community without a lot of pokerese catchwords.
A lot of people are wondering "who are all these poker people all of a sudden speaking out?".

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:17 AM   #143
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Somebody posted this on a discussion thread at The Economist FB site started by Andrew Nerney:

First they came for online poker,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a poker player.

Then they came for Monopoly,
and I didn't speak out because I hated board games.

Then they came for the Grand Theft Auto V ,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a hood.

Then they came for Uno
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
on Thursday .

Link:
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?to...4059#post87142

I really like this post.

And its a good thread and wish people would make more posts at this thread so the general public could view intelligent comments from the poker community without a lot of pokerese catchwords.
A lot of people are wondering "who are all these poker people all of a sudden speaking out?".
There was a guy in one of the rep's facebook page claiming we were all part of some lobbyist group and they were using fake names. Part of his proof was the posts were made all throughout the day.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:30 AM   #144
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I could't find the comments wriitten by this person. Can you post a link or tell me how to find it? Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:49 PM   #145
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I can't find it. It was when I was just rolling through and "liking" a bunch of posts.

I can't post or like anything on Donna M. Christensen. I have her "liked" too. Can you get banned from one person's wall?
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:06 PM   #146
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I know certain news FB walls have banned me and others so Im guessing they can too.
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I can't find it. It was when I was just rolling through and "liking" a bunch of posts.

I can't post or like anything on Donna M. Christensen. I have her "liked" too. Can you get banned from one person's wall?
Yes.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:28 PM   #148
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There was a guy in one of the rep's facebook page claiming we were all part of some lobbyist group and they were using fake names. Part of his proof was the posts were made all throughout the day.
The funniest part of that was that the guy typed up his accusation that we were all pasting text written by some lobbying group all over Facebook. He then copied and pasted his accusation into numerous comment threads. LOL.
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Somebody posted this on a discussion thread at The Economist FB site started by Andrew Nerney:

First they came for online poker,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a poker player.

Then they came for Monopoly,
and I didn't speak out because I hated board games.

Then they came for the Grand Theft Auto V ,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a hood.

Then they came for Uno
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
on Thursday .

Link:
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?to...4059#post87142

I really like this post.

And its a good thread and wish people would make more posts at this thread so the general public could view intelligent comments from the poker community without a lot of pokerese catchwords.
A lot of people are wondering "who are all these poker people all of a sudden speaking out?".
Whoo hoo I'm famous!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #150
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There was a guy in one of the rep's facebook page claiming we were all part of some lobbyist group and they were using fake names. Part of his proof was the posts were made all throughout the day.
I called him out. He deleted his post to get our posts (mine and other poker players') off the congressman's wall.
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