I do appreciate your kind words, honest and thoughtful. Thanks.
Mostly it was directed to some people in the other gambling boards, some I have met and some I have not. They seem to be bored and thrive on their degradation and humiliation when they have the urge for confrontation. For whatever reasons. Some might claim that it bothers me, however, it really does not. You have to understand my background, my upbringing, the huge confrontation business I was in in New York City for many years and my family, etc. If I could survive all that and take most of it with a grain of salt, I certainly can get laughter and a comical kick or two from the message boards, LOL!
Yes, there was a few here and still are around, let's just say they really contribute 'next to nothing or nothing at all'. With that said, all types of people, productive and contributing, neutral and on the side lines and those that are counter productive-negative and dismal type of people. They are here and on all other boards of course.
A couple of people come to mind, for the reason I wrote the OP here. I will not say whom or where they frequent, however, they do read this board. For myself, I have always been (at least most of the time) of the mind frame, if you don't enjoy or like or side with someone--just skip it, leave it alone. The exact same as a book in the library or bookstore. If you don't like the author, are you going to purchase or check out and read it??? Same-same, no different with the message boards, IMO.
I don't have to approve of you or anyone else to be a member here or any where else on other boards. I have always said, a busy and interactive classroom sure beats the dull, boring class with the students falling asleep and the teacher reading his lesson from some textbook with his head never looking up. But, with some boards they have to rule them and keep them in check, members with extreme knoweldge, background and experience are not generally accepted or conversed with because they somehow threaten the agenda and the 'known members' of the board, etc.
The other thing is how a member that supposedly knows everything about baccarat that claims he forgot much of what people such as myself write about, associated with and looked up to (with praise, plans and constructive daily agenda) another person in the gambling/message board field that literally lost hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars and then drew over a half millions dollars on Las Vegas credit lines and lost all that as well. Then that person drops out of the scene of course and the other person I am referring to is still 'hog-wild' and respected, all fine--no problem, he didn't mess up. However, he did because of his previous endorsements, written agenda and denouncements of those that challenged the person that self destructed. What I am saying is, why can some flip-flop on their endorsement, their so called gambling friends and idols, their buddies, their side-kicks??? Then that person remains like he never knew the imploded person that most looked up to and most wanted to be, while I stood back and only mentioned what was going to happen while it was all in the end phase, the implosion phase for sake of explanation. Now the person runs around that did not implode and acts like he never associated with or had anything to do with the person that was a Doctor Jeckel-Mr Hyde sort of person.
Here let me spell it out. Oh, I am so great and I found this special holy-grail and I live the high life in Las Vegas and elsewhere for a period of time. I know everything and everyone follow me and here is why. All of my comrades and wanna-bees will protect me and we are allowed to talk down to you and since I am the boss, no one can challenge me. FAST FORWARD a bit now.
That person losses everything and I mean everything and faces prison. Okay. the other person that was one of numerous side-kicks that endorsed and sided with the imploded 'professor', suddenly moves on. Wouldn't be so bad if he just moved on. But he finds another home within the industry and still comes off with his speeches, dialogs, rants and degrading posts with total absence of what he stood for just a short bit ago. I guess what I am saying is you said there was only one baseball team that is a real baseball team and then they lose and implode. I told you all along that they were no good and the reasons why and all you saw was the girls in their crotch length skirts with their thong outlines hanging outside the locker room waiting to get a glimpse of those players leaving. And you had a buddy on that team that allowed you in the locker room to pick up the dirty jock straps when the players took showers. Your reward for doing just that was, you were allowed to walk out of the locker room with your so-called friend. But now the team is totally disbanded and you deny picking up jock straps.
Myself, i never really changed, IMO. I am what I am and I know what I have experienced and done. My only mistake here on this board as well as others, is I used humor, comical skits such as Saturday Night Live satire, etc., etc., that many did not understand or was twisted and turned against myself. I explained this before, when the long post I had going on this board about 'Systems', etc., went haywire with confusion. Maybe it is like 'The Magician' says, those that oppose with great gusto might have Oppositional Defiant Disorder??
The other thing, that I do believe goes along with this--is each of our positions and daily agendas. I have a career-business outside of the casino, kids and some other interests. I do not sit, waiting to gamble, write a bit on this board and sleep. Sorry, and nothing wrong with any of our lifestyles, but some have mentioned and while some actually live it and other might or might not, gambling and writing on the internet is not the only thing in my life. I do write and write quite a bit at times, usually it is while I have everything else completed and finished and I am in front of a computer because I have to be for other commercial reasons. However, numerous people have mentioned how I only gamble part time and write full time. Well that is the furthest thing from the truth, they have no factual knoweldge and they do not know me personally and have never been around myself, they just talk to hear themselves talk. IMO, those claiming that, are just the types I mentioned, nothing else in their lives except the casino when they have the funds and their internet message board.