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  • Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey
    ... bad rep.... ... Why do they sound like pretty nasty people ? Because they were facilitating consenting adults placing voluntary wagers on games with
    Message 1 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
      --- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "Harry S. Pariser"
      <mailinglists@...> wrote:

      > Anybody know anything about this? A shame. This gives Costa Rica a
      bad rep....
      >
      > http://www.gatewaynewspapers.com/signalitem/58621/
      >
      > Sounds like pretty nasty people....


      Why do they sound like "pretty nasty people"? Because they were
      facilitating consenting adults placing voluntary wagers on games
      with other consenting adults?

      Gambling is legal in Costa Rica. Many many many internet
      sportsbooks, casinos, and poker rooms are located here, and provide
      some of the highest-paying employment in the country. Why does the
      US government prosecuting people for doing something that is illegal
      in the US but legal here give Costa Rica a bad rep?





      Jacqueline Passey
      Check out my blog! http://jacquelinepassey.blogs.com/
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    • Joe Nienaber
      Harry S. Pariser wrote: Anybody know anything about this? A shame. This gives Costa Rica a bad
      Message 2 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
        "Harry S. Pariser" <mailinglists@...> wrote: Anybody know anything about this? A shame. This gives Costa Rica a bad rep....http://www.gatewaynewspapers.com/signalitem/58621/

        Sounds like pretty nasty people....

        Wow,
        Thank god for the US Attorney’s office and the Start police of Penn. Right!!! This kind of thing not only gives Costa Rica a bad name, but all of central America, parts of South America, and Mexico, (they are all land connected). Can you imagine people were actually betting money on a sporting event, And PLAYING POKER!!!! What is the world coming too???
        I hope next they go for, Lets see, every country that has a lottery, that would be, let see, just about all of them, and lets get the ones that have casinos, lets see, that would just about all of them. And lets go after the states in the U.S.A. that have gambling in one form or another, lets see, that would be, yep, that just about all of them, except maybe Utah, and Hawaii. But even in those two states we could nail those illegal office pools, especial with March madness right around the corner. Cheers Joe






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      • Jay
        ... hmmmm.. dunno,, could it be the convicted felons/cache of weapons issue? gambling may be legal here, but firearms are frowned upon. Personally don t
        Message 3 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
          > Why do they sound like "pretty nasty people"? >

          > Jacqueline Passey
          > .
          hmmmm.. dunno,, could it be the convicted felons/cache of weapons
          issue?

          gambling may be legal here, but firearms are frowned upon.

          Personally don't gamble, but support all rights for consenting adults,
          including firearms but not for those who have compromised their own
          eligibility to be deemed 'responsible'.

          Pura Adultos.

          Jay
        • olamoree
          Not to worry about irresponsible gun toters, Jay, you have to BUY a certificate that a psychologist has signed that says your sane in order to get the permit.
          Message 4 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
            Not to worry about irresponsible gun toters, Jay, you have to BUY a
            certificate that a psychologist has signed that says your sane in
            order to get the permit.

            Now, who are the "pretty nasty people"? Those who BUY the certificate
            or those who SELL the certificate? Or those that just don't bother
            with any kind of certificate.....

            ...especially in Costa Rica....

            Ali
          • steve_g1966
            Definitely go after the lottery the rake(commission) the states takes is rediculous. When I was a kid u picked 3 numbers and they paid off at 500-1 on a 1000-1
            Message 5 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
              Definitely go after the lottery the rake(commission) the states takes
              is rediculous. When I was a kid u picked 3 numbers and they paid off
              at 500-1 on a 1000-1 wager good money for the bookies. The state pays
              1/2 or less than that to the winners. That should be a crime.
              >
            • Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey
              ... But if their felonies are for victimless crimes -- gambling, drugs, possession of weapons, etc. -- then why does that make them nasty people ? Sounds
              Message 6 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
                --- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "Jay" <CanAmJay@...> wrote:

                > hmmmm.. dunno,, could it be the convicted felons/cache of weapons
                > issue?

                But if their felonies are for victimless "crimes" -- gambling,
                drugs, possession of weapons, etc. -- then why does that make
                them "nasty people"? Sounds more like "nasty government"
                imprisoning people who haven't hurt anyone.


                > gambling may be legal here, but firearms are frowned upon.

                Firearms are legal in Costa Rica too.




                Jacqueline Passey
                Check out my blog! http://jacquelinepassey.blogs.com/
                Topics: Blogs & Blogging - Books - Food & Drink - Gambling -
                Geekiness - Love, Sex, & Attraction - Politics, Economics, &
                Society - Travel - ... and my life.
              • Jay
                ... sane in ... Convicted felons (regardless victim/not/) do not qualify for Certificates or permits in civilized venues. A felony is a major offence and
                Message 7 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
                  > Not to worry about irresponsible gun toters, Jay, you have to BUY a
                  > certificate that a psychologist has signed that says your (sic)
                  sane in
                  > order to get the permit.
                  >
                  Convicted felons (regardless victim/not/) do not qualify
                  for "Certificates" or permits in civilized venues. A felony is a
                  major offence and carries with it many restrictions upon the
                  personal freedoms enjoyed by non-felonious folk.

                  The kind of 'business' one might be in, or how dangerous one's
                  neighbors might be are of no consequence.

                  Some folks just need to learn to deal with the world the way it is,
                  rather than lamenting it is not the way it should be. Neither
                  ignorance nor naivete are excuses.BUT, I confess, I find naivete
                  much more amusing; thus, I spend time here reading many of these
                  posts..


                  Jay
                • olamoree
                  Here in balmy CR, we do not discriminate between felons , miscreants and the unconvicted ... they are all treated equally. The disqualifications for a
                  Message 8 of 16 , Mar 2, 2006
                    Here in balmy CR, we do not discriminate between "felons", miscreants
                    and the "unconvicted"... they are all treated equally. The
                    disqualifications for a permit would be more like failure to get 7 out
                    of 10 shots in a letter sized paper at 10 feet, less than 70 on the
                    multiple guess written test (in Spanish!, however, the cuidacarros at
                    the testing site sells the answers for ¢500 or less) or insufficient
                    funds for the certificates and exams.... The gun control office pulls
                    your local police record and decides whether you qualify. You only
                    need declare that your motive is "personal protection".

                    Canadian tourists do not qualify for the permit, thus their government
                    has issued a "dangerous crime-ridden country" warning about CR... why,
                    I haven't been mugged here in more than 15 years!

                    Ali, Permit #10,443


                    >
                  • Harry S. Pariser
                    ... I would disagree that people involved in gambling are adults. I guess they need somewhere to donate their money.... Unfortunately, many people who
                    Message 9 of 16 , Mar 3, 2006
                      >--- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "Harry S. Pariser"
                      ><mailinglists@...> wrote:
                      >
                      >> Anybody know anything about this? A shame. This gives Costa Rica a
                      >bad rep....
                      >>
                      > > http://www.gatewaynewspapers.com/signalitem/58621/
                      >>
                      >> Sounds like pretty nasty people....
                      >
                      >
                      >Why do they sound like "pretty nasty people"? Because they were
                      >facilitating consenting adults placing voluntary wagers on games
                      >with other consenting adults?

                      I would disagree that people involved in "gambling" are "adults." I
                      guess they need somewhere to donate their money.... Unfortunately,
                      many people who "gamble" do not have the money to do so, but the
                      Mafia preys on their weaknesses. (Listen to Mere Haggard:
                      http://www.letssingit.com/?/merle-haggard-kentucky-gambler-5x1l5hj.html )

                      Otherwise, you should read the article as to "why." If I have to
                      explain it to you, then you'll never understand.

                      >
                      >Gambling is legal in Costa Rica.

                      Yes, and that is a sad reflection on the nation IMO....

                      However, it does not appear that it is legal for Costa Ricans to
                      gamble on the internet:
                      http://www.costarica.com/Home/Business/On-line_Gambling_Business/Legal_Concerns:_Are_On-line_Casinos_doing_something_illegal_in_Costa_Rica%7B

                      Seems hypocritical to me....

                      > Many many many internet
                      >sportsbooks, casinos, and poker rooms are located here, and provide
                      >some of the highest-paying employment in the country.


                      What do they pay? Not much I'll bet!


                      >"Why does the
                      >US government prosecuting people?"




                      > You mean why "is"? Read the article.....
                      >
                    • panamabob
                      _Well Joe and Esther have now locked the doors on their sea-container and the shipper has it now in transit. (a 40 ft , high cube sea container .... 2,700
                      Message 10 of 16 , Jun 13 6:47 AM
                        _Well Joe and Esther have now locked the doors on their sea-container and the
                        shipper has it now in transit. (a 40 ft , high cube sea container .... 2,700 cubic feet of books!!! )

                        That's 75,000 (Seventy-Five THOUSAND) volumes folks.....
                        IF YOU READ A BOOK A DAY THAT'S 205 AND A HALF YEARS OF READING!!!

                        Soon thecontainer will be in Panama and books organized and cataloged and satellite racks set-up throughout Panama and selected locations in Costa Rica ....

                        My understanding is that 65-cubic feet of
                        contemporary and new release books will arrive each month after that to add to collection.

                        I'm sure Joe and Esther and their two sons will be happy to hear
                        comments from potential readers and potential Costa Rican location satellite-rack administrators.


                        EstherBranch@
                        yahoo.com

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                      • bob
                        Well... The much awaited 1st Book Container has arrived and was cracked open and unloaded... There are ** 75,000 ** additional books in English now in
                        Message 11 of 16 , Jul 24, 2007
                          Well...

                          The much awaited 1st Book Container has arrived and was cracked open
                          and unloaded...

                          There are ** 75,000 ** additional books in English now in Panama...
                          from the Panama base location books will be distributed as far as
                          Guatemala, which of course includes Costa Rica...

                          :-))

                          One witness at the unloading said "Carajo! Son MUCHOS libros!"

                          Curiously, even though unloading workers are local Spanish speakers,
                          they pointed out dozens of authors and titles they recognized... how
                          about that?

                          The container arrived from Colon Port to our initial sorting and
                          cataloging location at 5:30 am ,,,a bit earlier than expected.

                          At first light from the Sun rising over the Pacific, the crew of 8-
                          Kunas and Pana's did the honor of opening the container doors and
                          began the unloading of 1,000 crates of books.

                          Luckily, it was a beautiful sunny day...no rain at all like we've
                          had in the past few days.

                          Wow 75,000 books.
                        • Barry Biesanz
                          fr those who want to read hard copies, Lexicon Library, near UCIMED by the Sabana has quite a few books, well organized. open twice a week for two hours.
                          Message 12 of 16 , Jan 21, 2014
                            fr those who want to  read hard copies, Lexicon Library, near UCIMED by the Sabana has quite a few books, well organized.  open twice a week for two hours.  google for times and directions.  

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