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On 2011-12-12 21:16, Faulkner wrote:
I went to a political forum and they started talking about a card trick...


What a novel idea Faulker...
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On 2011-12-14 12:22, ringmaster wrote:
What has all these political opinions by expatiate Brit busker who don't pay tax anyway, got to do with performing near Occupy Wall Street demonstrations ?
No wonder Danny left.
Moderator please.


It puzzles me why people get upset about the direction certain threads take and feel the need to call in a moderator because they don't approve. The issues being debated here are far more important than whether or not you are going to make a fat hat busking for protesters. If you don't like it then don't come back to this thread. You did not begin it so you have no grounds to protest the direction it has taken.

And if you are talking about Danny Hustle, the last I knew, he was still posting here regularly.
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Well, I stand corrected. It appears that Danny has left the building.

Well, he has his own forum so he doesn't need to deal with lowly riff-raff like us anyhow.

And, once again, straying off the OP's topic. USPCC cards are indeed crap compared to what they once were. It is only a matter of time before the Chinese fill the void and put yet another U.S. company out of business.

See Leo Behnke's book, "Professional Close-Up" for a thorough examination of the decline and fall of USPCC playing cards quality.
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It appears that the original poster has also abandoned this discussion.
Not to draw your ire Epoptika, but this particular forum is afterall,
about magic though and not politics.

Have a fine day gentlemen!
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On 2011-12-14 12:18, Devious wrote:
Fair enough Mr. Mercedes Man,
I just wanted to know of your personal experiences with them.
Do the British have a playing card company mate?

Signed,
Lamborghini Man


Mr. Lambo Man,

Yep, we do have a playing card company in England - it's called Waddington's. I use the Number 1 brand most of the time as I prefer bridge sized packs. Their quality knocks the USPCC into a cocked hat.

Regarding USPCC cards. My 'personal experiences with them' (since you ask) is that about two years ago, I moved over to trialing their cards; and bought a large number of bricks of Riders, Aviator, Hoyle Shellback & Tally Ho's (Circle & Fan) from MagicBox here in the UK - who were offering significant discounts for bulk buys. The cut quality of the cards; coupled with the offset printing across all brands, was an absolute disgrace. I subsequently sold them on (at a significant loss) to a UK second-hand magic supplier. Since then, I've noticed a number of guys on here experiencing similar problems; despite the company moving to a new factory.

So there's the two answers that you required.

And your next question is MATE?
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When busking,
Do you prefer to work with a table or without?
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On 2011-12-14 15:32, Devious wrote:
When busking,
Do you prefer to work with a table or without?


It depends.......on who I have sitting on my lap. Smile
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Didn't see that one coming.
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On 2011-12-14 09:55, Merc Man wrote:
Can't agree Mario.


Fair enough,
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On 2011-12-14 15:32, Devious wrote:
When busking,
Do you prefer to work with a table or without?


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It depends.......on who I have sitting on my lap.

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On 2011-12-14 12:22, ringmaster wrote:
What has all these political opinions by expatiate Brit busker who don't pay tax anyway, got to do with performing near Occupy Wall Street demonstrations ?
No wonder Danny left.
Moderator please.


It puzzles me why people get upset about the direction certain threads take and feel the need to call in a moderator because they don't approve. The issues being debated here are far more important than whether or not you are going to make a fat hat busking for protesters. If you don't like it then don't come back to this thread. You did not begin it so you have no grounds to protest the direction it has taken.

And if you are talking about Danny Hustle, the last I knew, he was still posting here regularly.


I also get kinda annoyed when someone seems to believe if you don't live here, you don't have a right to an opinion on the matter.
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Did anyone ever hear the one about why the fish crossed the ocean?
He wanted to get to the other tide!

I'll keep the corny jokes coming until you beg me to stop.
If You like beating a dead horse, I accuse you of being dull.

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Devious, the Callahan people wouldn't even bother to throw a peanut at you for that one!
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
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On 2011-12-15 05:41, Devious wrote:
Did anyone ever hear the one about why the fish crossed the ocean?
He wanted to get to the other tide!


:stircoffee:
Now that's funny !!!!!!!!
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On 2011-12-08 14:37, JoeJoe wrote:
That's a great opinion piece, but what you don't want to open your eyes and see is that corporations are simply collections of people organized together ... I have considered incorporating myself (JoeJoe, Inc) ... how to you justify taking away my Constitutional rights for doing so?

David Copperfield is incorporated, how do you justify taking away his rights for being successful? David Copperfield's corporation pays taxes, and then when he gets his salary from it he has to pay personal taxes. So these "rich" actually pay more than their fair share already, they get double taxed.



When colonists first came to America, we established communal farms ... where everyone pitched in to do the work, and the harvest was shared equally. People started to slack, they'd just let the next guy do the work because there was no incentive for them to work hard. And when it came time to harvest, they picked it over as quickly as they could because they wanted their "fair share" before someone else got to it. So they picked the corn before it was ripe, and we lost half our colonists to starvation that winter.

The Governor of the Virginia Colony saw the problem ... he decided that the farm would be divided up into plots, and every colonist would get their own plot of land, and whatever they grew on their land they got to keep for themselves. Thus capitalism was born. The result was a celebration of the Thanksgiving Harvest - more than enough food to feed everybody. You don't pick your own corn before it is ripe, you wait till it is as big as it will get.



In a socialist society, the non-productive people drag down the productive people. It eventually hits critical mass where there are not enough resources harvested to support the population. Starvation is common in all socialist societies. The fix is to weed out the "unproductive" portions of the population, which is what the guy in the video was talking about - mass starvation, cannibalism, and state sanctioned mass murder. That's coming from a guy that lived under socialism for 29 years.

The problem with a "social democracy" as proposed by the OWS "movement" is that they are simply replacing the dictator with a vote from the general assembly. So the people become their own dictator. The end result would ultimately be the same here ... the general assembly voting what social groups were an unproductive drain on society - voting on who to eradicate. Without the "carrot" to reward productive people (the corporations), the only tool left is a "stick" to punish the unproductive people (the protesters).



And I don't see why the thread should be deleted ... we are having an adult conversation about something that is affecting our workplace. If the Unions were on strike in Vegas and none of the magicians could do their shows, I'm sure nobody would delete threads discussing the situation. The only reason this thread would be deleted is because once again the established magic elite looks down upon us sidewalk performers and doesn't take our venue seriously.

These protesters are living in our "theater" and I submit that warrants our attentions.

-JoeJoe


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Oh man did I ever wander into the wrong place. I'm going back to my nice home in the Not Very Magical forum, where we get to insult each other daily over politics, but at least we don't have to argue about whose playing cards are better.

Solidarity forever folks,
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