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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:00 AM

View PostCaneBrain, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 8:39 AM, said:

Because private industry (including the Donald!) has not been able to......how much worse could it get? On paper, AC should work and yet it has not forever. Why do you think state bureaucrats can't? They run the lottery well. The government is great at taking people's money. Not sure you thought this through.
Run Lottery: 1.Hire company to print tickets2.Then send to private businesses to sell, giving them small percentage.3.Have computer pick winner, pay winner 1/2 now or 30 payments, pocketing 30% for yourself4.Profit!Run AC:1. Pay off employee unions2. Pay off government inspectors3. Deal with massive paperwork due to government bureaucracy and employee unions4. Market your property with no control of surrounding environment5. Adjust with ebbs and flows of economy in your hiring6. profit?
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:05 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 12:00 PM, said:

Run Lottery: 1.Hire company to print tickets2.Then send to private businesses to sell, giving them small percentage.3.Have computer pick winner, pay winner 1/2 now or 30 payments, pocketing 30% for yourself4.Profit!Run AC:1. Pay off employee unions2. Pay off government inspectors3. Deal with massive paperwork due to government bureaucracy and employee unions4. Market your property with no control of surrounding environment5. Adjust with ebbs and flows of economy in your hiring6. profit?
Look, I am just saying......if you were looking for a group of people to slowly bleed the populace dry of money, wouldn't the government make sense?
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:08 AM

View PostCaneBrain, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 9:05 AM, said:

Look, I am just saying......if you were looking for a group of people to slowly bleed the populace dry of money, wouldn't the government make sense?
That makes much more sense.But do you really want a cocktail waitress that can't be fired without 10 official warnings, can't be hired/fired based on her looks, and who's pay will no longer be based on her performance?
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:09 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 12:08 PM, said:

That makes much more sense.But do you really want a cocktail waitress that can't be fired without 10 official warnings, can't be hired/fired based on her looks, and who's pay will no longer be based on her performance?
Hmmmm. That's a pretty good point.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:16 AM

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:11 AM

View Posthblask, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 10:33 AM, said:

This is such a bad idea, and it makes no sense in the context of everything else he's done. Why does he think state bureaucrats would be able to run a casino?
I think the plan is pretty simple. He should take some of the government's money and buy New York Avenue, St. James' Place and Tennessee Avenue. He should build a few houses on each one, spacing them out evenly. Then he should buy some utilities, like the waterworks, and a few railroads. Once he starts raking in the money, he can put up a few hotels, and maybe try to buy Park Place and the boardwalk.(Seriously, though, someone needs to photoshop Christie's face over the Monopoly guy. This joke has legs, dammit!)Seriously, though, I'm not sure they should be running the casinos directly. Instead, they really should be cleaning that place up. They should get Rudy Giuliani to go around murdering all the homeless people in AC like he did in Times Square. They should renovate the boardwalk and the beaches, keep them clean, repaint things, eliminate graffiti. In general, they should make it less of a cesspool, and people from NYC would be more willing to go there over Foxwoods.Foxwoods has the advantage that it's not in the middle of a city, so it doesn't have drunks and vagrants wondering around the Casino. It's pine trees for miles and an oasis Casino, making it essentially a resort island in the middle of CT.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:21 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 9:39 AM, said:

Because private industry (including the Donald!) has not been able to......how much worse could it get? On paper, AC should work and yet it has not forever. Why do you think state bureaucrats can't? They run the lottery well. The government is great at taking people's money. Not sure you thought this through.
The reason Atlantic City is a dump is because property rights are not secure. Basically, your ownership of anything in the entire city is about as secure as the next election. The casinos are beautiful, it's the surrounding area that is a dump. The problem is that anybody who makes their land desirable is punished to the full extent of the law through whatever means the latest round of politicians feels like using to take your stuff.The lottery is a bit easier to run than a casino, and their payout rate is a tiny fraction of what a typical casino offers. I think only about 50% of Powerball and Megamillions goes back to players. In casinos it's over 90%. Also, casinos have competitors; the state does not allow competing lotteries.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:25 PM

View Posthblask, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 4:21 PM, said:

The reason Atlantic City is a dump is because property rights are not secure. Basically, your ownership of anything in the entire city is about as secure as the next election. The casinos are beautiful, it's the surrounding area that is a dump. The problem is that anybody who makes their land desirable is punished to the full extent of the law through whatever means the latest round of politicians feels like using to take your stuff.The lottery is a bit easier to run than a casino, and their payout rate is a tiny fraction of what a typical casino offers. I think only about 50% of Powerball and Megamillions goes back to players. In casinos it's over 90%. Also, casinos have competitors; the state does not allow competing lotteries.
All true except the 'casinos are beautiful' part. Ballys and Caesars are decent, Borgata is wonderful, everything else is really dumpy (although I hear Harrahs is not bad at all these days).
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:58 AM

Without objection, I will submit this article on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the official record here in Daniel's Poker Bloghttp://article.natio...l-foster?page=8
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:14 AM

View PostZealous Donkey, on Thursday, August 5th, 2010, 10:58 AM, said:

Without objection, I will submit this article on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the official record here in Daniel's Poker Bloghttp://article.natio...l-foster?page=8
great read - thanks for posting

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:10 AM

Thumbs up to this: Republican Gov. Chris Christie made clear on Monday what he thinks of the political fight over an Islamic community center and mosque set to be established a few blocks from New York's Ground Zero."What offends me the most about all this is that it's being used by a political football by both parties," Christie told reporters. "[It] just further drives people apart, and creates divisions, and I think that's bad for our country.""We have to acknowledge, respect and give some measure of deference to the feelings of the family members who lost there loved ones there that day," the New Jersey governor said. "But it would be wrong to so overreact to that, that we paint Islam with a brush of radical Muslim extremists that just want to kill Americans because we are Americans. But beyond that...I am not going to get into it, because I would be guilty of candidly what I think some Republicans are guilty of, and the President is now the president is guilty of, of playing politics with this issue, and I simply am not going to do it."I have to agree that Obama should have never got involved.....though I don't know if he was playing politics or just adding his two cents. The general idea above though is great and his willingness to criticize both parties is admirable.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:53 AM

Cane - he is the full transcript - this guy gets it

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Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey. I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day. At the hands of radical Muslim extremist. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account. Just because it’s nearly nine years later, those sensitivities cannot and should not be ignored. On the other hand, we cannot paint all of Islam with that brush…We have to bring people together. And what offends me the most about all this, is that it’s being used as a political football by both parties. And what disturbs me about the president remarks is that he is now using it as a political football as well. I think the president of the United State should rise above that. And should not be using this as a political football, and I don’t believe that it would be responsible of me to get involved and comment on this any further because it just put me in the same political arena as all of them.“My principles on this are two-fold. One, that we have to acknowledge, respect and give some measure of deference to the feelings of the family members who lost there loved ones there that day. But it would be wrong to so overreact to that, that we paint Islam with a brush of radical Muslim extremists that just want to kill Americans because we are Americans. But beyond that…I am not going to get into it, because I would be guilty of candidly what I think some Republicans are guilty of, and the president is now the president is guilty of, of playing politics with this issue, and I simply am not going to do it.”Asked if he’d call upon both parties to stop, he said, “Well, that again will be playing politics with the issue. I said what I feel about it, and I don’t believe it is up to me to pontificate on other people about what they should do. I just observe what I observe. And I don’t believe that this issue should be a political football. I just don’t. And I think that both sides of this issue now are using this as a political football. And I don’t think it brings people together in America, I think it just further drives people apart, and creates divisions, and I think that’s bad for our country. And all people in our country suffer when those kind of things happen.”


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

more gold from Chris ChristieVideo: Chris Christie rips feds after clerical error costs New Jersey $400 million in school funding

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:52 PM

View Post85suited, on Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 7:50 PM, said:

more gold from Chris ChristieVideo: Chris Christie rips feds after clerical error costs New Jersey $400 million in school funding
NJ needs to be done with him so he can be president.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

View Posthblask, on Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 9:52 PM, said:

NJ needs to be done with him so he can be president.
amen to that...I dont see him running in 2012 - he will be 3 yrs or so into his term.....He "seems" like a guy that would want to finish the first job he was elected too...but you never know

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:35 AM

View Post85suited, on Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 8:17 PM, said:

amen to that...I dont see him running in 2012 - he will be 3 yrs or so into his term.....He "seems" like a guy that would want to finish the first job he was elected too...but you never know
that would be special, a fiscal conservative president from New Jersey...whats next Mass tilting to red? CA with a balanced budget and people having more rights then an animal? He is good man though.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:30 PM

More GOLDThis is well worth the 9 min watch

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:13 PM

View Post85suited, on Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 5:30 PM, said:

More GOLDThis is well worth the 9 min watch
That was awesome. I really hope someone convinces this guy to run, but I don't think it will happen until 2016.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:26 AM

View PostEl Guapo, on Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 10:13 PM, said:

That was awesome. I really hope someone convinces this guy to run, but I don't think it will happen until 2016.
This is what I want from an Elected official. Run the Government like a business. When there isn't money, you cut. Where there is extra, you save for a rainy day. You make decisions baed on facts, not emotion or electoral reasons.Term limits would do a lot to help politicians act like this....but sadly that will never happen.I think Chris Christies tone and frankness is exactly what the voters are looking for. They are tired of spin from Both Sides

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:14 AM

View Post85suited, on Friday, September 10th, 2010, 8:26 AM, said:

I think Chris Christies tone and frankness is exactly what the voters are looking for. They are tired of spin from Both Sides
Good video. As I've said before, I'm against how powerful the teacher's unions have become. They're a monopoly. I'm not against unions in general, I'm against unions that become to big and powerful that they can't be dealt with or can't respond in reasonable and timely ways. We need a Teddy Roosevelt to break up those trusts.




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