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Bill and Warren - The Gamblers

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"The Gambler"

Advice to a Younger Player, 1991

With thanks and apologies to Kenny Rogers – Melinda Pillsbury-Foster 

Bill and Warren meet for the first time.

 

On a warm summer's evening
On a plane bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin'
Out the window at the vastness
The boredom overtook us, he began to speak


He said, "Son, I've made a life
Out of readin' people's faces
Knowin' what the deals were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don't mind me sayin'
I can see you've lost your way here
For a taste of your whiskey
I'll give you some advice"


So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed my last cigar
And asked me for a light


 

And the air got deathly quiet
And his face lost all expression
He said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right



You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to own 'em
Know how to shut em'up

Know who to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the your deal is done

You've got to know how to buy 'em

To compromise them

When the temperatures' risen'

Call in your marks

You'll see fear on their faces

They'll know what they place is

You'll keep the profits

And they'll seal it down tight.

Little Logan needs a respirator because of information concealed from his grandma about the danger of fumes.

 

You stall all the losers

You send in some bruisers

You sell them on promises

You'll never keep

They'll wait while they're dying,

Complaining and crying

But no one will hear them

As they die in their sleep.


 

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to sell off
And knowin' what to keep
'Cause every deal's a winner
And every deal's a loser
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep

 

 

And when he finished speakin'

He turned back toward the window

Crushed out my last cigar

And faded off to sleep

And somewhere in the darkness

The gambler he broke even

And in his final words

I found the deal that I would keep 

 


You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to own 'em
Know how to shut em'up

Know who to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the your deal is done

Box Cars, Bill, buy the Box Cars



You've got to know how to hold 'em
(How to hold 'em)
Know when to own 'em
(When to own 'em)
Know when to buy them off
Know when to lie
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the deal is done

 

And when you do it right, there is no gamble.

The Giving Pledge: Billionaires Promise to Donate at Least Half Their Fortunes to Charity

 By BRADLEY BLACKBURN 

At the urging of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, forty of the world's richest families have promised to give at least half of their fortunes to philanthropy. 

By taking the "Giving Pledge," the forty families or individuals, most of whom are billionaires, are promising a collective sum of at least $125 billion to charitable causes, based on Forbes' current estimates of their net worth and other data sources. MORE?

How much more of this self-congratulatory outrage can we take?

Honorable people pay their debts and honorable businesspeople take responsibility for ALL the damage they do to others, even if they are ordinary people not pre-signed with legal counsel.  

It is part of the Greedville Business Plan to steal and then give to those who will then support the theft because they benefited.  
 

Instead, let's enforce accountability for everyone, starting with Charles and David Koch and then moving on to Bill and Warren. To make this work we need to watch every single member of Congress closer than their personal proctologists. 

 

END THE GREED
A Legislative Proposal for Congress

Minimize the Impact of Toxic Events

Healing the Hazards 
 Narrative

 

- See more at: http://kochtruths.blogspot.com/p/action.html#sthash.7up54pdf.dpuf

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