I guess I should have known my post would get a response of this nature. What I was trying to say is that the writer of the blog in question reeked of one of those "antiestablishment" people who I loath. If somebody is continuously loosing at poker instead of blaming the poker companies, maybe he should quit or get better. Maybe it is true that the majority of players loose, but to most us poker is a every enjoyable and exciting hobby or entertainment like going to the movies or a sporting event, and yes a few do make a living at it, but not many. Are the poker companies making a living off some peoples gambling habits, sure, but so is Las Vegas and every state or county or church that uses a lottery system or bingo to raise money. My winning are relatively flat, I win some I loose some, but it is still fun and when I loose it is my fault or just my bad luck.
Now for the fun part
As far as the dept Bush has supposedly run up, the US deficits has been running between 30 and 35% of the GDP (gross domestic product) since the late 70s. Bush has only been in office since 2001 so I don't see how he is responsible for running it up. In fact, the US ranks # 67 in counties of the world with the highest dept I think we are in good shape. If you are implying the war is running up the deficits, consider this; during WWII our deficit was over 100% of our GPD you heard that right over 100%! We spend more on wasteful programs like Social Security and Head Start then we ever have on military matters.
Bush doesn't go around "Blowing things up" and preventing these countries from helping themselves. Iraq and Afghanistan were never productive countries, what a ridiculous statement. I guarantee they are much more productive now then 5 yrs ago (yes they have a long ways to go). The leader(s) of both these countries had repressive iron fisted rulers who didn't give a rats @ss about their peoples or their productivitie unless it benefited them or their cronies.
Do a number of companies use illegal tactics to make money, sure, but I would be willing to bet the vast majority are not. Most of these 3rd World nations have crooked tyrannical rulers who don’t allow there nations to prosper. If big cooperation’s didn't move into countries like Thailand, or Taiwan where would they be right now? I will tell you where 3d world (although I will admit Thailand still has a ways to go, but they are modernizing take a trip to Bangkok if you don't believe me, I’ve been many times).
President Bush is a strong leader who is doing what he thinks is right for our Country (or at least mine I don’t know where you are from France
perhaps?) He is not going to make a decision that affects thousand and thousands of live based on how is decisions are going to change his poll numbers, like his predecessor did. Is he perfect? No is he bad for the world, H$ll no he’s not.
I know this is not the forum for this kind of debate, so if you would like to email me I would be glad to debate you on the Evils of George Bush until the cows come home (really).