Mason Dixon unveils renderings

Mason Dixon unveils renderings

There are 290 comments on the Evening Sun story from Apr 5, 2010, titled Mason Dixon unveils renderings. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The architect for the proposed Mason Dixon Resort and Casino released renderings for the buildings there on Monday, calling them "bucolic," "pastoral" and "rustic." Donald Dissinger, of the architectural-design firm EwingCole, released his designs for the gaming resort that's proposed to be located on the 100-acre property of the current Eisenhower ...

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Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#105 Apr 10, 2010
Gburg Baseball Mom wrote:
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Disclaimer before I even start this reply to Bill. I do not usually stoop to personal attacks,but in the case of Bill and Libby, I do make exceptions. Frankly, because of the belittling tone of thier posts and all the personal attacks they contain.
I personally do not have credit cards at this point in time. I had them when I was younger and they were trouble to me. Time and years of digging out CASH for something I do not need it. I would approach gambling for entertainment the same way.The majority of casino patrons are not in their gambling away the farm. Just because you two have (along with a minute minority of others) does not mean that everyone else will too. Hate to hand it to you, Bill, but apparently your "superior intellect" has led you astray once again. No, a statement from the casino of what I have won and lost would not change my behavior because I am responsible enough to know when to quit on my own. Same as with my financial situation. I knew to get rid of the cards when they became a problem, dealt with my financial habits, improved them and am now about 3000 dollars from being completely debt free.
Thank you CASINO DOPE for proving my point on the importance of why ĎCASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTSí are necessary, it could not have been done any better. And I hope and prey that your loved ones donít make those same mistakes that you did when you were young, immature, naÔve, irresponsible, and couldnít handle what was not a problem for the majority of Americans those nasty credit cards. And that God that those nasty credit card companies had to send you a monthly statement because if they didnít can you imagine how much more you would have buried yourself with your compulsive credit card spending. Now donít forget if this hideous addiction Ďcasino gamblingí comes knocking at your door just contact me and I will do what ever I can to help you and your loved ones.

Oh, by the way, I will be using your post as an example in my campaign on getting my ĎCASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTSí legislation passed on every blogging-site that I post on.
Gburg Baseball Mom

Newburg, PA

#106 Apr 10, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you CASINO DOPE for proving my point on the importance of why ĎCASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTSí are necessary, it could not have been done any better. And I hope and prey that your loved ones donít make those same mistakes that you did when you were young, immature, naÔve, irresponsible, and couldnít handle what was not a problem for the majority of Americans those nasty credit cards. And that God that those nasty credit card companies had to send you a monthly statement because if they didnít can you imagine how much more you would have buried yourself with your compulsive credit card spending. Now donít forget if this hideous addiction Ďcasino gamblingí comes knocking at your door just contact me and I will do what ever I can to help you and your loved ones.
Oh, by the way, I will be using your post as an example in my campaign on getting my ĎCASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTSí legislation passed on every blogging-site that I post on.
Apparently, your self described supposed "superior intellect" does not include reading comprhension. Read my reply again, slowly and look up the words that are too hard for your pea sized brain.

Nobody will look at your stupid statements until they are ready to deal with their gambling addiction, which again is a small minority of gamblers.

Stop hijacking our local issue in a vain attempt to advance your far fetched lame proposal to help problem gamblers before they even develop. Call your sponsor or hit a meeting.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#107 Apr 10, 2010
Gburg Baseball Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently, your self described supposed "superior intellect" does not include reading comprhension. Read my reply again, slowly and look up the words that are too hard for your pea sized brain.
Nobody will look at your stupid statements until they are ready to deal with their gambling addiction, which again is a small minority of gamblers.
Stop hijacking our local issue in a vain attempt to advance your far fetched lame proposal to help problem gamblers before they even develop. Call your sponsor or hit a meeting.
Part - 1

Yo Gburg Baseball Mom, showing some real emotions here. I didnít mean to make you and the rest of the CASINO DOPES feel guilty, but itís good to see all of you CASINO DOPES peeking out of your uncaring, self righteousness, all about me casino closet. So now that Iíve shown you the light, how about we work on the rest of that poor excuse of humans youíve all been. But first we have to put aside our differences, and believe me when I tell you our thoughts on this issue arenít that far apart. For instance, I happen to agree with you CASINO DOPES when saying, compulsive gambling not a disease, and thatís itís more a careless behavior done by those who bit the casino apple. Now you and the rest of the CASINO DOPES keep bring up GA so I give you my thoughts on that. Back in the 80ís, as part of what they called my denial rehabilitation, the Judge said I had to attend Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meetings. It wasnít that I didnít know that I had a compulsive casino gambling problem, but what keep me in that denial mind set was that like many others I had an abundance of compulsive attributes way before I became a casino junkie. For instance my compulsiveness helped me propel a small company into a thriving prosperous business. I always said that Iím the type of individual who if you gave me a shovel and I thought it was beneficial for me to keep digging, I would hit rice paddies.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#108 Apr 10, 2010
Part - 2

My time in (GA) was spent no different than the time on these and many other threads. I was constantly in confutations with other members. Now the reason for this wasnít because I didnítí understand the GA program, I just didnít like the idea of sitting ideal why guys like Wynn, Trump, and Adelson, sit at their marble desks, smoking Havanaís, drinking brandy, counting their money, and laughing their butts off because our pillar of society have given them carte-blanche to do whatever it takes to seduce their prey. And what I mean by that are those things Iím addressing like the 24/7gambling, serving Free booze, cashing Checks to $2,500 in a 24 hour period, Smoking areas inside, Interest Free Credit, enticing their patrons to spend more money by offering Free play and those so-called freebees known as Comps that make way too many of their patrons justify their losses until they bottom out. And what do these people do when itís all over? They adapt to that Vegas slogan, "What happens here stays here" and they sit in meeting rooms throughout the country with other poor souls, looking to relieve the pain, and hoping to find a cure to stop gambling. And what these BILLIONAIRE casino operators love most about the GA program is that their members are ANONYMOUS. Now if that's what it takes to stop someone from gambling, then I say go for it. But for me, sitting ideal and being anonymous while individuals and families go down the tubes is out of the equation. So my question to you Gburg Baseball Mom admitted compulsive credit card spender and the rest of you CASINO DOPES who support casinos opening in all our backyards, if youíre not going to help those who chose to gamble in our casinos from becoming what I once was, can you at lease do smoothing to protect their innocent Mom-Moms, Pop-Pops, spouses, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, and grandchildren who will also be affected by the compulsive casino gamblers ill-doings. So how about you all give a holler to your State Reps. and tell them you support HB-553 and SB-734. This legislation has been the only legislation since our Gaming Bill passed in 2004 that addresses the casino compulsive gambling problem BEFORE one has the problem. These statements would enable gamblers and their family members to spot a loved one's gambling problem BEFORE it gets out of hand. Who knows how many Pennsylvanians and their innocents families would be in a better domestic and financial situation today when being made aware of their casino wins and LOSSES month after month in black and white.

What say you CASINO DOPES?

Link to HB-553

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/...

Link to SB-734

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/...

This link will take you to the Pa. House and Senate website, there you can lookup your state representatives contact number.

http://www.house.state.pa.us/
Gburg Baseball Mom

Newburg, PA

#109 Apr 10, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
Part - 2
My time in (GA) was spent no different than the time on these and many other threads. I was constantly in confutations with other members. Now the reason for this wasnít because I didnítí understand the GA program, I just didnít like the idea of sitting ideal why guys like Wynn, Trump, and Adelson, sit at their marble desks, smoking Havanaís, drinking brandy, counting their money, and laughing their butts off because our pillar of society have given them carte-blanche to do whatever it takes to seduce their prey. And what I mean by that are those things Iím addressing like the 24/7gambling, serving Free booze, cashing Checks to $2,500 in a 24 hour period, Smoking areas inside, Interest Free Credit, enticing their patrons to spend more money by offering Free play and those so-called freebees known as Comps that make way too many of their patrons justify their losses until they bottom out. And what do these people do when itís all over? They adapt to that Vegas slogan, "What happens here stays here" and they sit in meeting rooms throughout the country with other poor souls, looking to relieve the pain, and hoping to find a cure to stop gambling. And what these BILLIONAIRE casino operators love most about the GA program is that their members are ANONYMOUS. Now if that's what it takes to stop someone from gambling, then I say go for it. But for me, sitting ideal and being anonymous while individuals and families go down the tubes is out of the equation. So my question to you Gburg Baseball Mom REMOVED THE CRAZY RAMBLINGS OF A MENTALLY ILL MAN...
If you go to the Gamblers Annoymous meeting Bill you can locate a meeting. Go find a sponsor.
Compulsive gambling is the obvious symptom of an emotional disorder. The emotional factors involved are: inability or unwillingness to accept reality, emotional insecurity, basic immaturity, and lack of self-esteem. The gambler finds that he or she is most comfortable when gambling. Many psychiatrists feel that the gambler has an underlying need for self-destruction.
Compulsive gambling brings despair and humiliation into the lives of countless thousands of men, women and children. The compulsive gambler is a person who is dominated by an irresistible urge to gamble. Coupled with this is the obsessive idea that a way will be found not only to control the gambling, but to "make it pay" and enjoy it besides. This disease causes deterioration in almost all areas of the person's life.
The compulsive gambler attempts to create an image as a philanthropist and an all around "good fellow". Much of the time the gambler lives in a dream world which satisfies his or her emotional needs. The gambler dreams of a life filled with friends, new cars, furs, penthouses, yachts, etc. Pathetically there seems never to be big enough winnings to make even the smallest dream come true; probably because whatever monies won are, to the gambler, sacred. He or she must always return to win more; no amount is sufficient. Ultimately the gambler gambles in reckless desperation and his or her dream world brings no relief. The gambler destroys himself or herself and everyone the gambler touches. When the compulsive gambler reaches the point where he or she is willing to admit to having a problem and has a desire to stop gambling, the gambler will find help through Gamblers Anonymous.
Native Family Adams Co

Mifflintown, PA

#110 Apr 11, 2010
Just so we get this straight from the get go my family settled here in Adams Co. way back when there was Indians here and lived with them and eventually married into them. I have more rights if you want to go by that then anyone on here to bitch and complain about what is being done to Adams Co. but from my view the only thing that I can see is a mentally disturbed man and a bunch of self rightous people afraid of change to an area that has nothing physically to do with the landscape. This building that the Casino is going to be in is so far off the beaten path that you will not be able to see it. As for the sign that will be out next to the road it isn't tring to make itself look like the Battlefield it is blending in with the landscape and not tring to be a bunch of neon lights that is so common with these places. This whole rendering is screaming contrast with the area and from my side of the street they hit a homerun with it. Mr. Levan you do not no me and will not see me in this place but I'm not going to bash, cry or spread (spin) anything bad about it cause this is the land of opportunity or I think it is still like that anyway. Good luck with your venture and don't let those against it spoil your thought of giving Adams Co. another chance to prosper.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#111 Apr 11, 2010
Native Family Adams Co wrote:
Just so we get this straight from the get go my family settled here in Adams Co. way back when there was Indians here and lived with them and eventually married into them. I have more rights if you want to go by that then anyone on here to **** and complain about what is being done to Adams Co. but from my view the only thing that I can see is a mentally disturbed man and a bunch of self rightous people afraid of change to an area that has nothing physically to do with the landscape. This building that the Casino is going to be in is so far off the beaten path that you will not be able to see it. As for the sign that will be out next to the road it isn't tring to make itself look like the Battlefield it is blending in with the landscape and not tring to be a bunch of neon lights that is so common with these places. This whole rendering is screaming contrast with the area and from my side of the street they hit a homerun with it. Mr. Levan you do not no me and will not see me in this place but I'm not going to bash, cry or spread (spin) anything bad about it cause this is the land of opportunity or I think it is still like that anyway. Good luck with your venture and don't let those against it spoil your thought of giving Adams Co. another chance to prosper.
Yo, Half Indian Chief Native Family Adams Co, so what youíre saying is that your ancestors go way back to the first settlers and lived with Indians and eventually married into them and this makes you a true Adams County citizen. By saying this I can understand why you donít see anything wrong with bringing the CASINO VICE thatís going to change many Adams County residents lives in a negative way and thatís because itís no different than what your ancestors did back in the day when they change the landscape and the way of life for those innocent Indians when they turned them on to ALOCHOL. And I think youíre a little out of line when calling Kurt Schmundt ĎAKAí LogicPrevails/CASINO DOPE #1 PGCB ex-employee a mentally disturbed man especially after he just got fired from the PGCB.

Click on link to learn more:
http://www.answers.com/topic/indians-and-alco...

Since: Mar 10

Newburg, PA

#112 Apr 11, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
<quoted text>
Yo, Half Indian Chief Native Family Adams Co, so what youíre saying is that your ancestors go way back to the first settlers and lived with Indians and eventually married into them and this makes you a true Adams County citizen. By saying this I can understand why you donít see anything wrong with bringing the CASINO VICE thatís going to change many Adams County residents lives in a negative way and thatís because itís no different than what your ancestors did back in the day when they change the landscape and the way of life for those innocent Indians when they turned them on to ALOCHOL. And I think youíre a little out of line when calling Kurt Schmundt ĎAKAí LogicPrevails/CASINO DOPE #1 PGCB ex-employee a mentally disturbed man especially after he just got fired from the PGCB.
Click on link to learn more:
http://www.answers.com/topic/indians-and-alco...
Racist much? Streotype much? And the only thing that got fired around here is your arse that needs to get to a meeting and call your sponsor. Come up with the numbers yet for the Bill K. program to quit gambling by belittling and harrassing people?

Compulsive gambling is the obvious symptom of an emotional disorder. The emotional factors involved are: inability or unwillingness to accept reality, emotional insecurity, basic immaturity, and lack of self-esteem. The gambler finds that he or she is most comfortable when gambling. Many psychiatrists feel that the gambler has an underlying need for self-destruction.
Compulsive gambling brings despair and humiliation into the lives of countless thousands of men, women and children. The compulsive gambler is a person who is dominated by an irresistible urge to gamble. Coupled with this is the obsessive idea that a way will be found not only to control the gambling, but to "make it pay" and enjoy it besides. This disease causes deterioration in almost all areas of the person's life.
The compulsive gambler attempts to create an image as a philanthropist and an all around "good fellow". Much of the time the gambler lives in a dream world which satisfies his or her emotional needs. The gambler dreams of a life filled with friends, new cars, furs, penthouses, yachts, etc. Pathetically there seems never to be big enough winnings to make even the smallest dream come true; probably because whatever monies won are, to the gambler, sacred. He or she must always return to win more; no amount is sufficient. Ultimately the gambler gambles in reckless desperation and his or her dream world brings no relief. The gambler destroys himself or herself and everyone the gambler touches. When the compulsive gambler reaches the point where he or she is willing to admit to having a problem and has a desire to stop gambling, the gambler will find help through Gamblers Anonymous.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#113 Apr 11, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
<quoted text>
Yo, Half Indian Chief Native Family Adams Co,
Keep flexing in the mirror Bill "BS" Kearney, keep inflating your ego with all of your own hot air, and keep making yourself look like a total a$$.

So now we know you are a gambling addict who changed his addiction from gambling to self-love, a liar, a sexist, a bigot, and a racist. And I'm betting you probably still can't figure out why NOBODY WANTS YOU.

You should change that crappy youtube vid from "AKA The Comeback Kid" to "AKA THE LOSER NOBODY WANTS WHO CALLED HIS WIFE A HOOKER".
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#114 Apr 11, 2010
Part -1

Check out Gburg Baseball Mom answer after I asked this question which is #70 in this thread,(Mason Dixon unveils renderings)

ďWhen you first started using credit cards did you ever curb your credit card usage after reviewing your monthly statement?Ē

The question had to do with our casinos mailing their ĎREWARD/COMP CARDí patrons a CASINO MONTHLY STATEMENT that will make them aware of their wins and LOSSES in black and white.

Hereís her response.

I personally do not have credit cards at this point in time. I had them when I was younger and they were trouble to me. Time and years of digging out CASH for something I do not need it. I would approach gambling for entertainment the same way. The majority of casino patrons are not in their gambling away the farm. Just because you two have (along with a minute minority of others) does not mean that everyone else will too. Hate to hand it to you, Bill, but apparently your "superior intellect" has led you astray once again. No, a statement from the casino of what I have won and lost would not change my behavior because I am responsible enough to know when to quit on my own. Same as with my financial situation. I knew to get rid of the cards when they became a problem, dealt with my financial habits, improved them and am now about 3000 dollars from being completely debt free.

Hereís my response.

Thank you CASINO DOPE for proving my point on the importance of why ĎCASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTSí are necessary, it could not have been done any better. And I hope and prey that your loved ones donít make those same mistakes that you did when you were young, immature, naÔve, irresponsible, and couldnít handle what was not a problem for the majority of Americans those nasty credit cards. And that God that those nasty credit card companies had to send you a monthly statement because if they didnít can you imagine how much more you would have buried yourself with your compulsive credit card spending. Now donít forget if this hideous addiction Ďcasino gamblingí comes knocking at your door just contact me and I will do what ever I can to help you and your loved ones.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#115 Apr 11, 2010
Part - 2

Now check out the language and cruelty in these three personal attacks on me by this admitted, irresponsible, compulsive credit card spender, who couldnít handle what was not a problem for the majority of Americans, and because of that is still $3000 in the hole but yet sees no benefit in our casinos sending their patrons monthly statements.

Hereís what the proclaimed good Mom had to say.

1 - The only light you contribute to anything is the light shining out of your ears right thru that empty head of yours. Go tend to your own **** and leave us alone. If you cant handle that F&*k off and die. I am going to do my best to get your insane assed blithering idiot rambling ass banned from any message board I visit. IO bet if I contact GA (notice you where court ordered) they have a list with your name on it somewhere. And ya know what it says Bill...It says this man is an insane a$$hole.

2 - Other than that? Sit down and shut up. If you have a problem with the law go blather on Harrisburg websites and stay away from us. Aint no one from Gettysburg that I know of calling anyone but someone from the looney bin to come get you.
A little suggested reading for you. CALL YOUR SPONSOR OR FIND A MEETING. YOUR ASS IS ON FIRE...

3 - Bite me. What I have and have not taught my children is none of your concern in all actuality. And yes, I have taught my kids that when they are attacked like Bill has attacked everyone on this board that does not agree with him repeatedly, you bet your bippy I taught my kids to defend themselves by whatever means necessary. I did not attack Bill personally until he took it to that level. Not to mention he is on here to pimp out our local issue to further his own private agenda.
As for my screen name and what it encompasses for YOU, are you one of those old guys that think women (especially mothers) should be barefoot and in the kitchen?

And this CASINO DOPE says I took it to this level, when did I ever tell anyone to DIE. Well now we have something we all can agree on, Gburg Baseball Mom you're one hell of a MOTHER.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#116 Apr 11, 2010
Bill "BS" Kearney - why are you still here? NOBODY WANTS YOU.

Since: Mar 10

Newburg, PA

#117 Apr 11, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
Part - 2
Now check out the language and cruelty in these three personal attacks on me by this admitted, irresponsible, compulsive credit card spender, who couldnít handle what was not a problem for the majority of Americans, and because of that is still $3000 in the hole but yet sees no benefit in our casinos sending their patrons monthly statements.
- Bite me. What I have and have not taught my children is none of your concern in all actuality. And yes, I have taught my kids that when they are attacked like Bill has attacked everyone on this board that does not agree with him repeatedly, you bet your bippy I taught my kids to defend themselves by whatever means necessary. I did not attack Bill personally until he took it to that level. Not to mention he is on here to pimp out our local issue to further his own private agenda.
As for my screen name and what it encompasses for YOU, are you one of those old guys that think women (especially mothers) should be barefoot and in the kitchen?
And this CASINO DOPE says I took it to this level, when did I ever tell anyone to DIE. Well now we have something we all can agree on, Gburg Baseball Mom you're one hell of a MOTHER.
Gee, notice you omitted the GA stuff. You also have not given us any numbers on the Bill K Annoy the shit out of people until you make them want to change program successes. BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE. As for your insane blatherings about credit cards. I will enlighten you, not for you, but for others reading your insanity still on here. I have not had a credit card in over twenty years. The 3000 I have in debt is medical debt. Call your friend Susan and I will let her pull my credit report. Hell I will fax it to her. Cause you know us locals must bend over and provide you nutcases "proof" of whatever it is you take into your head to demand of us. You can call us locals to Gettysburg (you know my friends and families) dopes repeatedly and yet I cannot tell you to die figuratively? Just more of the same ole, same ole insane crap from you Bill. Oh, by the way, I know you probably can no longer contact Susan since she kicked you off her site and all. Maybe she will read it hear. Then who will be the liar Bill?
Oh, and another thing You Of Such Superior Intellect my addiction was not to credit cards. It was drugs.
OH AND CALL YOUR SPONSOR GET TO A MEETING YOUR ASS IS ON FIRE
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PERSON WHO IS A COMPULSIVE GAMBLER?
1) INABILITY AND UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT REALITY. Hence the escape into the dream world of gambling. 2) EMOTIONAL INSECURITY. A compulsive gambler finds he or she is emotionally comfortable only when "in action". It is not uncommon to hear a Gamblers Anonymous member say: "The only place I really felt like I belonged was sitting at the poker table. There I felt secure and comfortable. No great demands were made upon me. I knew I was destroying myself, yet at the same time, I had a certain sense of security". 3) IMMATURITY. A desire to have all the good things in life without any great effort on their part seems to be the common character pattern of problem gamblers. Many Gamblers Anonymous members accept the fact that they were unwilling to grow up. Subconsciously they felt they could avoid mature responsibility by wagering on the spin of a wheel or the turn of a card, and so the struggle to escape responsibility finally became a subconscious obsession. Also, a compulsive gambler seems to have a strong inner urge to be a Ďbig shotí and needs to have a feeling of being all powerful. The compulsive gambler is willing to do anything (often of an antisocial nature) to maintain the image he or she wants others to see. Then too, there is a theory that compulsive gamblers subconsciously want to lose to punish themselves. There is much evidence to support this theory.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#118 Apr 11, 2010
LogicPrevails wrote:
Bill "BS" Kearney - why are you still here? NOBODY WANTS YOU.
I'll be here until you man-up and come out of your casino closet. Now get back on craigslist and look for a real job.
I agree

Carlisle, PA

#119 Apr 11, 2010
Gburg Baseball Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I really need to quit hitting send too quickly
I agree with you there Mom. Maybe you should just quit hitting send at all!
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#120 Apr 11, 2010
Gburg Baseball Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, notice you omitted the GA stuff. You also have not given us any numbers on the Bill K Annoy the **** out of people until you make them want to change program successes. BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE. As for your insane blatherings about credit cards. I will enlighten you, not for you, but for others reading your insanity still on here. I have not had a credit card in over twenty years. The 3000 I have in debt is medical debt. Call your friend Susan and I will let her pull my credit report. Hell I will fax it to her. Cause you know us locals must bend over and provide you nutcases "proof" of whatever it is you take into your head to demand of us. You can call us locals to Gettysburg (you know my friends and families) dopes repeatedly and yet I cannot tell you to die figuratively? Just more of the same ole, same ole insane crap from you Bill. Oh, by the way, I know you probably can no longer contact Susan since she kicked you off her site and all. Maybe she will read it hear. Then who will be the liar Bill?
Oh, and another thing You Of Such Superior Intellect my addiction was not to credit cards. It was drugs.
OH AND CALL YOUR SPONSOR GET TO A MEETING YOUR ASS IS ON FIRE
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PERSON WHO IS A COMPULSIVE GAMBLER?
1) INABILITY AND UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT REALITY. Hence the escape into the dream world of gambling. 2) EMOTIONAL INSECURITY. A compulsive gambler finds he or she is emotionally comfortable only when "in action". It is not uncommon to hear a Gamblers Anonymous member say: "The only place I really felt like I belonged was sitting at the poker table. There I felt secure and comfortable. No great demands were made upon me. I knew I was destroying myself, yet at the same time, I had a certain sense of security". 3) IMMATURITY. A desire to have all the good things in life without any great effort on their part seems to be the common character pattern of problem gamblers. Many Gamblers Anonymous members accept the fact that they were unwilling to grow up. Subconsciously they felt they could avoid mature responsibility by wagering on the spin of a wheel or the turn of a card, and so the struggle to escape responsibility finally became a subconscious obsession. Also, a compulsive gambler seems to have a strong inner urge to be a Ďbig shotí and needs to have a feeling of being all powerful. The compulsive gambler is willing to do anything (often of an antisocial nature) to maintain the image he or she wants others to see. Then too, there is a theory that compulsive gamblers subconsciously want to lose to punish themselves. There is much evidence to support this theory.
There is no excuse for anyone to tell someone else to die so donít even try to wiggle your way out of that but how pathetic and sad is it when a former DRUG ADDICT who of all people you would think understands better than most the overwhelming power of an addiction would post such shallow comments. What do you think all those other CASINO DOPES who like you have shown no sympathy for those with a gambling addiction feel about people like you who had and still have a DRUG ADDICTION? Now they may come on and say their okay with it, but you know thatís not true. With that said I would like to thank you and the rest of the CASINO DOPES once more for showing others what type of people are supporting a casino in Adams County.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#121 Apr 11, 2010
Bill "BS" Kearney's test:

1. Inability and unwillingness to accept reality.
2. Emotional insecurity.
3. Immaturity.

Guess what Bill? You got 100%- great job! You finally found a test you could pass. We're so proud of you!

Since: Apr 08

PHILADELPHIA

#122 Apr 11, 2010
Gettysburgian wrote:
It does not matter how much you try to dress it up, it is still a casino and its purpose is to make the owners rich off the backs of Adams Countians who will spend their hard-earned dollars there, again and again. It will bring addiction and increased crime, not necessarily on the premises but in the community as people who were otherwise not addicted become pathological gamblers. More fundamentally, it is a dishonor to the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg.
So do bars and the last time we tried to outlaw that it was worse the the booze it's self .
Gburg Baseball Mom

Newburg, PA

#123 Apr 11, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no excuse for anyone to tell someone else to die so donít even try to wiggle your way out of that but how pathetic and sad is it when a former DRUG ADDICT who of all people you would think understands better than most the overwhelming power of an addiction would post such shallow comments. What do you think all those other CASINO DOPES who like you have shown no sympathy for those with a gambling addiction feel about people like you who had and still have a DRUG ADDICTION? Now they may come on and say their okay with it, but you know thatís not true. With that said I would like to thank you and the rest of the CASINO DOPES once more for showing others what type of people are supporting a casino in Adams County.
Yep, I have an addiction to crack. Gave it up over 20 years ago. Haven't touched it since. Went to meetings and worked a program. Worked my ass off and went to meetings and got a sponsor and treatment and everything I needed to do. I am not on street corners picketing the local pharmacy. I do have sympathy for you Bill, but you are so deep in denial of YOUR problems and YOUR part in the it is unreal.

Again, Get to a meeting, get a sponsor, work a program. Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Do Gamblers Anonymous members go into gambling places to help former members who are still gambling?

No. Families and friends of these people have asked us to intercede but we have never been able to be of any real help. Actually, sometimes we felt we retarded a member's eventual recovery by giving them this unsolicited attention. It all goes back to the basic principle that a gambler ought to want help before he or she is approached by us.

Does Gamblers Anonymous look upon compulsive gambling as a vice?
No.
Native Family Adams Co

Mifflintown, PA

#124 Apr 11, 2010
I thought I would take the high road on this but since you cannot figure out who the mentally disturbed person is it is you. From what I've been reading you should be watched. I would have to think you are about to have a brain blow out. I think you should seek professional help cause you've taken this to the extreme. My voice doesn't matter and neither does yours but you seem to think yours does more then others. The pipe dream your living in is nothing more then that get over it and try to remain civil.

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