durrrr Poses Question to Obama in Facebook Town Hall

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20 April 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
durrrr Poses Question to Obama in Facebook Town Hall

US President Barack Obama will be fielding questions posed by Americans this evening in a live event streamed via the internet from Facebook HQ.

Facebook users are able to submit questions using the event's wall, and Tom "durrrr" Dwan has posted one that might just get picked.

I recently was on a uso tour to two countries in the middle east. It was a very rewarding experience, and i was surprised by the insane amount of interest our troops have in poker. I expected most of the troops to have barely played before and maybe seen poker on tv once, while having no idea who most of us were, but I was way off. At... each event we had 100 people who signed up in time, and more who wanted to play but were unhappy that they couldn't get in. All the bases were randomly chosen, and for 3 of the 4 tournaments, less than 1200 people were eligible to signup. So this means far over 8% of servicemembers really enjoy poker from our sample size. Why then, 2 days after this tour, did the department of justice go after online poker, while at the last base, multiple soldiers are still playing online and trying to bring freedom to the world- yet when they come home they'll be unable to play. Did you know about the doj's action on friday? Is there anything you plan to do about it?  

In about an hour the post had received 1,800 likes and 120 comments.

Click here to watch the live stream to see if they talk about poker.

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