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Old 12-05-2009, 01:25 AM   #2126
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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all those things sound nice, but hardly normal
I am in the US. I went to a public high school and three public colleges. All of my kids went to public high school. One child went to a public college, and two went to private colleges. But I do have some experience with home schooling.

I think you might be a little behind on what home schooling is. First, many home schoolers are very successful academically, most famously, a woman home-schooled all three of her sons, who all eventually studied engineering at Harvard. And though this is probably not typical, home-schoolers in general do as well or better in college, and go to college more often, than students who go to public or private schools.

Second, home schoolers in generally are not socially stunted. Their parents give them many socialization opportunites including sports, the arts, and other areas. I was involved in a parade in Grand Rapids, Michigan where the marching band judged best in the parade was made up entirely of home schoolers.

Such cooperative efforts are not unusual. For example, when home-schooling parents do not feel competent to teach certain advanced courses or concepts, a group of parents might enlist a neighbor who is an engineer or a chemist to teach their children in a particular discipline.

Third, many home-schooling parents don't limit school to a finite number of hours in the day. They consider daily activites a chance for education. Dad's building something in the garage? Little Bobby helps to measure the boards or learns how to pound a nail. Mom goes to the store? Bobby goes too, and learns how to find the best deal by figuring out unit pricing.

Fourth, home schooling is much more efficient. No assemblies, pep rallies, moving between classrooms, and other activites.

Home schooling is an option that we seriously considered for our children. In fact, since we adopted a special-needs sibling group who had only attended school sporadically, while we enrolled them all in public scholls, I also home-schooled them for three summers until they were comfortably doing work at or above grade level.

Our combination of public school and home schooling worked out rather well. My middle son was the only freshman in his large urban high school to win a the scholar-athelete award, which required a varisty letter and a 3.5 of 4 GPA.

Home school is a very serious option that is worth considering if the parents are willing and able.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:40 AM   #2127
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I am in the US. I went to a public high school and three public colleges. All of my kids went to public high school. One child went to a public college, and two went to private colleges. But I do have some experience with home schooling.

I think you might be a little behind on what home schooling is. First, many home schoolers are very successful academically, most famously, a woman home-schooled all three of her sons, who all eventually studied engineering at Harvard. And though this is probably not typical, home-schoolers in general do as well or better in college, and go to college more often, than students who go to public or private schools.

Second, home schoolers in generally are not socially stunted. Their parents give them many socialization opportunites including sports, the arts, and other areas. I was involved in a parade in Grand Rapids, Michigan where the marching band judged best in the parade was made up entirely of home schoolers.

Such cooperative efforts are not unusual. For example, when home-schooling parents do not feel competent to teach certain advanced courses or concepts, a group of parents might enlist a neighbor who is an engineer or a chemist to teach their children in a particular discipline.

Third, many home-schooling parents don't limit school to a finite number of hours in the day. They consider daily activites a chance for education. Dad's building something in the garage? Little Bobby helps to measure the boards or learns how to pound a nail. Mom goes to the store? Bobby goes too, and learns how to find the best deal by figuring out unit pricing.

Fourth, home schooling is much more efficient. No assemblies, pep rallies, moving between classrooms, and other activites.

Home schooling is an option that we seriously considered for our children. In fact, since we adopted a special-needs sibling group who had only attended school sporadically, while we enrolled them all in public scholls, I also home-schooled them for three summers until they were comfortably doing work at or above grade level.

Our combination of public school and home schooling worked out rather well. My middle son was the only freshman in his large urban high school to win a the scholar-athelete award, which required a varisty letter and a 3.5 of 4 GPA.

Home school is a very serious option that is worth considering if the parents are willing and able.
Tim Tebow was home schooled.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:48 AM   #2128
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:34 AM   #2129
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Can we end the thread derailment and get back to ignorant people?
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:36 AM   #2130
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normally when ppl know i am playing poker they always if i dont fear to lose everything and talk like if i was a idiot
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:46 AM   #2131
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normally when ppl know i am playing poker they always if i dont fear to lose everything and talk like if i was a idiot
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:17 AM   #2132
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You responded to a nearly 2 year old post.

**** public school though, "social interactions" LOL... public school turns out pricks.
Was probably searching for "home school" "child abuse".

Not that I'm saying anything.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:29 AM   #2133
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I actually had someone ask me an intelligent question after revealing that I play poker and make money on the side. There were some questions about reads, tells, and bluffing and I said something like "well, it's not like in the movies but I could tell whether my opponent is bluffing or legitimately has a hand by a combination of things like the way he put his chips in, the amount he bet, the time he took, stuff like that." Then...

"Does your insight into the human mind extend beyond poker?"

That one actually threw me off. Never got that before.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #2134
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normally when ppl know i am playing poker they always if i dont fear to lose everything and talk like if i was a idiot
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #2135
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lost quite a few friends due to poker/ people trying to mooch off me plenty of times its better to not brag about it
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:18 AM   #2136
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i just say im a private investor/part of a hedge fund that specializes in online companies and websites. often having to collaborate with people in america, and me being in europe means i have to stay up late to work often. problem solved.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #2137
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I actually had someone ask me an intelligent question after revealing that I play poker and make money on the side. There were some questions about reads, tells, and bluffing and I said something like "well, it's not like in the movies but I could tell whether my opponent is bluffing or legitimately has a hand by a combination of things like the way he put his chips in, the amount he bet, the time he took, stuff like that." Then...

"Does your insight into the human mind extend beyond poker?"

That one actually threw me off. Never got that before.
Your insight into the human mind must not extend beyond poker
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:31 AM   #2138
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I do tell people I play poker-sometimes. IF theres a conversation going on about it and I can make an attempt to clarify and make it look less like an act of degeneracy, I often will. While it is boring or annoying to talk about it with fish, it can be helpful to make poker look good if you have the opportunity. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #2139
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"What's your job?"
"Online poker"
"Hahaha, that can't be your job. You'd lose all the time"
*Short silence*
"Ok, so if poker is your job, what do actually do all day"
"...Play poker..."
"Is that it?"
"Well, inbetween: spending a few hours at the brothel, going to the drug's store, a few bars, borrowing money off friends, going to the drug's store again and spending my friend's money there, robbing a bank, taking a nap, and finally somehow ending back at the drug's store - yeah, I just play poker".

As you say the last part kick them in the shin and leg it imo
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:29 PM   #2140
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Just dont say it.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:50 PM   #2141
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So I was on a party and after beeing totally drunk, me and a friend and some girls left the party for eating something.
So while eating my friend says "Hey, you know what he makes some good money playing poker!"(God damn why did he say this?)
My Face at that moment was like "ohh noes".
Immediately one girl said:"My brother did also play much onlinepoker".
Now in my head I was thinking :"PLZ GOD LET HER BROTHER BE A SHARK PLZ ONE TIME GOD PLZ!!!!"
Ldo he was a fish and she told me I had to be careful.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #2142
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My Face at that moment was like "ohh noes".
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #2143
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I told the 6th form learning advisors i play poker. I was at risk of getting kicked out for bad attendance but now it seems i get special treatment for being 'addicted' i never even told them i was addicted.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #2144
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I told the 6th form learning advisors i play poker. I was at risk of getting kicked out for bad attendance but now it seems i get special treatment for being 'addicted' i never even told them i was addicted.
The first sign of addiction is denial bro. Let them check u.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #2145
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

interesting thread. i have had to hide my poker for a living thing from my mom's friends, as well as my wife's ex-co workers (yet they were talking about playing the slots all night). i tell everyone now, in an intelligent manner...i havent really had any bad experiences. i dont mind listening to people who "dont get it".
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:28 AM   #2146
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Although I dont mind talking to people who are completely ignorant... my mother is a different matter.

She thinks that all "card games" must be bad, and all who play them must be sick gambling addicts that will go broke eventually. And no mater what I say, that is what she thinks.

Today she came to my WORK PLACE and talked to my boss about my "GAMBLING PROBLEM"... blah... I guess I might have to start playing poker for a living afterall ))

(And I am 24 years of age, working as a Marketing Director of a Jewelry Retail Chain)
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:55 AM   #2147
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I don't know why but I just keep telling my mother about poker and how much I'm making and she still feels the same way. "It's all gambling. If it's played at a casino... blah blah". So I'm just gonna stop telling her now.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:37 AM   #2148
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You guys both need new mothers.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #2149
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6th Form teacher asked me why i lack enthusiasm to which i reply, i dont think im going to uni. He laughed and began patronising me ( understandably i guess ) He asked me what i would do for money to which i paused for a moment hoping if i remained still and silent, could avoid the question.

T : This is the real world now buddy, money doesnt grow on Trees
Me : Poker
T : Poker?
Me : Poker
T: ( Smiling in the most condescending way ) Well that would be fun buddy but this is the real world.
Me: Biting my tongue and thinking of this thread to help save me from flooring him.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #2150
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I was at a house party once....girl overheard I played poker for a living...I was like F ME another boring night of explaining how you can actually make money playing poker

BUT turns out she's from Las Vegas and her dad has been playing poker for a living for over 20 years ...we talk it up...get to know eachother..and that night I got a drunken bj ....best random hook up of my life
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