twitter api works with curl; but doesnt work with twitter-stream???

can anyone tell me why connecting to twitter using curl works and with twitter-stream it doesnt (i am using the example code from the gem website on github: https://github.com/voloko/twitter-stream/blob/master/examples/reader.rb

using curl:
echo ‘track=software,ruby,rails,grails,torquebox,spring,tomcat,jboss’ > track.in
curl -d @track.in https://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json -uUSERNAME:PASSWORD

everything works:

however when using twitter-stream; i get rejected (something with ssl; however, i dont know why the curl client works)

require ‘rubygems’

require ‘twitter/json_stream’

username=‘user’

password=‘password’

username=ARGV[0] if ARGV[0]

password=ARGV[1] if ARGV[1]
auth="#{username}:#{password}"

puts “running twitter with auth => #{auth}”

EventMachine::run {

stream = Twitter::JSONStream.connect(
:path => ‘/1/statuses/filter.json’,

:auth    => auth,
:method  => 'POST',
#:ssl     => true,

:content => 'track=software,ruby,rails,grails,torquebox,spring,tomcat,jboss'

)

stream.each_item do |item|
$stdout.print “item: #{item}\n”

$stdout.flush

end

stream.on_error do |message|
$stdout.print “error: #{message}\n”

$stdout.flush

end

stream.on_reconnect do |timeout, retries|
$stdout.print “reconnecting in: #{timeout} seconds\n”

$stdout.flush

end

stream.on_max_reconnects do |timeout, retries|
$stdout.print “Failed after #{retries} failed reconnects\n”

$stdout.flush

end

trap(‘TERM’) {
stream.stop
EventMachine.stop if EventMachine.reactor_running?

}
}
puts “The event loop has ended”