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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Raq Music




















www.raqmusic.com

"RAQ
is a rising, electrifying quartet outof Burlington, VT.
Described as aggressiveimprovisational rock their music steadily raises the stakes to the music fan while
maintaining listening accessability. their performances capture the listeners taking them for a joyride of the senses.
RAQ is a musical storm, sometimes devestating,
sometimes calm and clear but always
unpredictable and relentness.
It is a sound that is both retro and futuristic to
a new generation of growing music fans."

Georgia_live.mp3

These all stream
Audio FilesFlac Ogg Vorbis64Kbps MP3VBR MP3

Donkey Show > Verde Burro > Donkey Show (19:22) 111.8M15.8M9.3M24.8M
Havah Negila (6:41)35.5M5.4M3.2M9.3M
Dirty Sanchez > Guilty Pleasures (22:25) 129.4M18.3M10.8M29.5M
donkey show Shorter Version
79.0M11.8M5.6M17.7M
carbohydrates are the enemy68.7M10.9M5.3M16.5M

This streams a excellent show

Entire Archive

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Check em out Raqmusic.com

Raq Music

Check em out. Georgia

Draft Day, Rumors and Naked Coeds

NFL.com - Draft Tracker



If you are a Fan of the NFL, Then today is the 2nd best day of the year. It's right after opening day, it is the first day of the Draft that can either get you really excited or make you really mad how your team fucked up the draft yet again.



Unless your Easycure, He doesn't care much since his team doesn't have a first round pick.



Will the Raiders do what they should do in taking a QB with the #1 pick or will

they take the Best  player in the draft. Looks like the Raiders are trying to trade Randy Moss which would mean they would be taking Calvin Johnson.  The Only Problem with Taking the WR is they Have No QB to throw them the Ball.



It is being reported in Numerous Places that one of the Teams trying to trade for Randy Moss is the Patriots, which if they did aquire him would give them one of the best receiving Duo's in the league with Moss and Stallworth. Probably Not going to happen But it is nice to dream.



But lets say the Raiders do what they should in taking a QB then Would the Lions take another WR in the first Round????  Matt Millen must have naked photo's of William Clay Ford who is the owner of the Lions.





I am wondering who the Patriots will Pick at 24 + 28 courtesy of Seattle.

We do not have a 2nd rounder. which we traded for wes welker who will be the new Troy Brown on the Patriots.



Peter King is reporting that the Pats will trade the 24th pick to the Redskins for next years #1. If they could do this then they would be getting a steal.



I would think that the patriots will take 1 of these 3 positions in the First round.

  1. Linebacker
  2. Corner Back
  3. Saftey.
Hopefully it will be a good day for the Patriots. enjoy the day.

only 2 1/2 months till Training camp starts.



Redsox-Yankees at 4pm.



Peace

Billyb









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Friday, April 27, 2007

Yankee's on Sinking Ship

Yankee's on a Sinking Ship


Stick a fork in them they are DONE.
It's early u say??? Take a Good Look at em, What do you see???

I See

Their Bullpen is S H O T.

I am sure they will hang around because they will score alot of runs.
But Rivera is cooked. Proctor is also been way overused.
Mike Mussina is old and what do they really expect to get from Carl Pavano?

Maybe Steinbrenner had a stroke after watching this $180 million dollar team play like total shit. It has been amazing how quite The Old Man has been.

They Look Old Don't they??
Could Joe Torre Be the first manager fired this year?
I actually Like Joe Torre he has always acted with class. It would be a shame too see him
Fired Mid Season.

enjoy it Yankee fans it's been along time coming and I as a redsox fan
will enjoy your misery all season. Please try to come up with a better
comeback than 26 world series, You haven't won 1 in what 7 years and it doesn't
Look like this is going to be your Year.

Arod is Having Maybe his best season ever and it won't make much difference.
He will Look Real Good at shortstop for the Redsox Next year.


Poker has been up and down I feel like I have been playing better Lately, I think that I pay
People off with 2nd best too much and this is a habit I am trying to break.

Bad Beat of the Night so stop reading now.


Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Tournament
Blinds: t100/t200
9 players
Converter


Stack sizes:
UTG: t1595
UTG+1: t5978
MP1: t3587
MP2: t5115
MP3: t3015
CO: t1565
Button: t1945
SB: t2305
Hero: t1895


Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is BB with :qh :as
3 folds, MP2 raises to t600, 4 folds, Hero raises all-in t1895, MP2 calls t1295 (pot was t2595).


Flop: :kd :9d :4c (t3890, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t3890)
Turn: :2c (t3890, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t3890)
River: :js (t3890, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t3890)
Results:
Final pot: t3890
Hero showed Qh As
MP2 showed Jh Ac




Peace
Billyb

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY.

Hope everyone is going to play. ! lucky blogger will hopefully win a seat this weekend.

see you there
billyb

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Frank Introduces Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007

Press Release


For Immediate Release: April 26, 2007
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http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/financialsvcs_dem/press042607.shtml






Frank Introduces Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007




Washington, DC - Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) today introduced H.R. 2046, the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007 that would create an exemption to the ban on online gambling for properly licensed operators, allowing Americans to lawfully bet online.

The Act establishes a federal regulatory and enforcement framework to license companies to accept bets and wagers online from individuals in the U.S., to the extent permitted by individual states, Indian tribes and sport leagues. All such licenses would include protections against underage gambling, compulsive gambling, money laundering and fraud.

“The existing legislation is an inappropriate interference on the personal freedom of Americans and this interference should be undone,” said. Rep. Frank.

In 2006, the House passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, restricting the handling of payments by U.S. financial institutions for unlawful forms of Internet gambling. That law prohibits the use of payment instruments by such institutions to handle the processing of any form of Internet gambling that is illegal under U.S. federal or state law.

Traditional forms of legalized gambling already exist in nearly every state. By continuing to prohibit Internet gambling in the U.S., the U.S. has left Americans who choose to gamble online without meaningful consumer protections. The proposed legislation would institute practical and enforceable standards to bring transparency to Internet gambling and provide consumers the protections they expect and deserve.

The Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Can Internet gambling be regulated to protect consumers and the payments system?” at a date to be determined in June, 2007.

Q&A About the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007:

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

How will the government ensure that the proper consumer protections are put in place?

No applicant would receive a license unless the following requirements with respect to any Internet bet or wager, at a minimum, are met:

• Safeguards to ensure the individual placing the bet or wager is 18 years of age or older

• Safeguards to combat fraud and money laundering and compulsive gambling

• Mechanisms to ensure all appropriate taxes and fees are collected from individuals and the licensees

• Safeguards to ensure that the individual placing the bet or wager is physically located in a jurisdiction that permits that form of Internet gambling

What safeguards would be implemented to ensure that licenses are granted only to qualified Internet gambling operators?

Applicants for a license would be required to provide comprehensive financial statements and corporate structure documents, and to agree to be subject to U.S. jurisdiction and all applicable laws related to Internet gambling. No license would be granted to any applicant convicted of a criminal violation of any law relating to gambling, money laundering, fraud or other financial laws. Licensing would be handled by the U.S. Treasury through its anti-money laundering agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

CONSUMER SAFETY

How does the bill protect consumers?

The framework set forth in the bill would for the first time effectively regulate Internet gambling, thus making it possible to address underage and compulsive gambling, neither of which are prevented under prohibition regimes. Regulation combined with proven technology would establish a system of effective controls to block children and compulsive gamblers from gambling.

How can restrictions against underage Internet gambling be enforced?

Existing technology can enforce requirements that licensed Internet gambling operators restrict minors’ access to Internet gambling. For example, when registering at a gambling site, the customer would be required to provide a range of information including name, address, date of birth, telephone number and details of an identity document, such as a driver’s license or social security number. This information would then be passed on to the Payment Service Provider (PSP) and run through the Know Your Customer (KYC) system to confirm that the data being provided matches against several separate sources of information and is in fact accurate. The operators may also have KYC systems in place.

Operators could also request a physical copy of documentation, such as a utility bill and/or a copy of the customer’s identity document, for further verification.

Is it possible to identify and enforce restrictions on compulsive gambling?

There are a number of techniques that can be used, from systems that limit the total amount of funds that may be wagered based on credit limits, to the use of public databases that include details used to identify persons who have chosen to exclude themselves from online gambling. Customers could be added to this list at their own request.

Additionally, limits can be placed on the number of transactions a customer can put through on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, by the operator acting alone, by the credit card company, by the PSP, or by all three. In the event that an unusual spending pattern is noticed, these transactions could automatically be put on hold for further investigation.

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY OF INTERNET GAMBLING TRANSACTIONS

How will a license and regulation framework protect against money laundering and fraud?

Funds entering a gambling operator’s system are already resident in the banking network somewhere. That is, the funds have previously been deposited into a bank account at some stage, subjected to stringent KYC requirements, and which greatly increases the traceability of any funds entering the system. All transactions can also be checked at the time of authorization against a number of anti-fraud, money laundering and terrorism databases.

What additional security measures could be put in place to protect the consumer from merchant fraud?
Payment Service Providers could set-up escrow accounts for each licensee in which money is set aside for a period of time to ensure that when a financial transaction is successfully contested the operator immediately refunds the consumer. Therefore, any claim regarding the use of an unauthorized credit card could automatically result in a full repayment to the principal credit card holder.

STATES AND INDIAN TRIBES

Would individual states and Indian tribes have the option to opt-out of legalized Internet gambling?

To protect States’ and Indian tribes’ rights to control gambling activities within their respective geographic borders, the Act permits States and Indian tribes either to prohibit Internet gambling activities or impose limits on various types of Internet gambling activities.

Is it possible for restrictions to be enforced if individual states decide to “opt-out” from permitting persons in their states from Internet gambling?

Yes. In using the Internet, a customer’s IP address is broadcast to the operator, which can then be used to identify the state in which a customer resides with a 99 percent level of accuracy. This information is also made available and compared to the customer’s registration information. In the event the information differs, the transaction is not approved and the customer is prevented from engaging in Internet gambling.

SPORTS BETTING

If professional sports leagues and college associations decide to opt-out from allowing bets and wagers on their sporting activities, could that be enforced?

Yes. Under the proposed legislation, all licensed Internet gambling operators would be prohibited from accepting bets or wagers on sports leagues or associations that have opted-out. In the event of a violation, the operator’s license could be withdrawn and the operator may be prohibited from applying for a new license. As part of its contract with the Internet gambling operator, the PSP would be required to enforce these requirements throughout the collection and payment process.

is Yahoo Crazy??? I think not

UK Poker News: Yahoo Opens Real Money Poker Site - Poker News
UK Poker News: Yahoo Opens Real MoneyPoker Site.



Online Poker Landscape Poised for Massive Change
In a move that will surely change the online poker market, online giant Yahoo has launched a real money online poker site at www.yahoo.co.uk/poker. This is the first instance of an online company the size of Yahoo entering the poker world, but will likely not be the last.



The basis of Yahoo Poker is a partnership with St. Minver Ltd, and Sweden’s Boss Media AB. St. Minver offers fully managed “white label” gaming services for blue-chip media brands, as well as integrated solutions for European sportsbooks. Boss Media AB develops complete gaming software systems, and boasts the Swedish government’s own online poker room at Svenska Spel as a client. All of Boss Media's sites reside on the ever-expaning European facing International Poker Network.



With a massive database of online consumers and a long history of online marketing, Yahoo certainly has the muscle to take a large piece of the online poker pie. Yahoo's success will no doubt be carefully scrutinized by likes of Google, MSN and eBay.

This could be interesting especially with Barney Frank
Frank Introduces Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007

Peace
Billyb

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Commentary on Iraq

This article was sent to me by my Friend Rob who is serving in Iraq. I found it interesting so I am sharing it with all of my loyal readers (all 5 of you).

although this article was written Nov, 2004. I find that it still rings true today.



(A GERMAN EDITORIAL)Mathias Dapfner

If any of you still feel that this war on terror is a mistake, here is an opinion from an unexpected source. It's fascinating that this should come out of Europe. Mathias Dapfner, Chief Executive of the huge German publisher Axel Springer AG, has written a blistering attack in DIE WELT, Germany's largest daily paper, against the timid reaction of Europe in the face of the Islamic threat.

This is a must-read by all Americans. History may well certify its correctness.

EUROPE - THY NAME IS COWARDICE

(Commentary by Mathias Dapfner CEO, Axel Springer, AG)

A few days ago Henry Broder wrote in Welt am Sonntag, "Europe - your family name is appeasement." It's a phrase you can't get out of your head because it's so terribly true.

Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives, as England and France, allies at the time, negotiated and hesitated too long before they noticed that Hitler had to be fought, not bound to toothless agreements.

Appeasement legitimized and stabilized Communism in the Soviet Union, then East Germany, then all the rest of Eastern Europe, where for decades, inhuman suppressive, murderous governments were glorified as the ideologically correct alternative to all other possibilities.

Appeasement crippled Europe when genocide ran rampant in Kosovo, and even though we had absolute proof of ongoing mass-murder, we Europeans debated and debated and debated, and were still debating when finally the Americans had to come from halfway around the world, into Europe yet again, and do our work for us.

Rather than protecting democracy in the Middle East, European Appeasement,
camouflaged behind the fuzzy word "equidistance," now countenances suicide bombings in Israel by fundamentalist Palestinians.

Appeasement generates a mentality that allows Europe to ignore nearly 500,000 victims of Saddam's torture and murder machinery and, motivated by the self-righteousness of the peace movement, has the gall to issue bad grades to George Bush... Even as it is uncovered that the loudest critics of the American action in Iraq made illicit billions, no, TENS of billions, in the corrupt U.N. Oil-for-Food program.

And now we are faced with a particularly grotesque form of appeasement. How is Germany reacting to the escalating violence by Islamic Fundamentalists in Holland and elsewhere? By suggesting that we really should have a "Muslim Holiday" in Germany?

I wish I were joking, but I am not. A substantial fraction of our (German) Government, and if the polls are to be believed, the German people, actually believe that creating an Official State "Muslim Holiday" will somehow spare us from the wrath of the fanatical Islamists. One cannot help but recall Britain's Neville Chamberlain waving the laughable treaty signed by Adolph Hitler and declaring European "Peace in our time".

What else has to happen before the European public and its political leadership get it? There is a sort of crusade underway, an especially perfidious crusade consisting of systematic attacks by fanatic Muslims, focused on civilians, directed against our free, open Western societies, and intent upon Western Civilization's utter destruction.

It is a conflict that will most likely last longer than any of the great military conflicts of the last century - a conflict conducted by an enemy that cannot be tamed by "tolerance" and "accommodation" but is actually spurred on by such gestures, which have proven to be, and will always be taken by the Islamists for signs of weakness. Only two recent American Presidents had the courage needed for Anti-appeasement: Reagan and Bush.

His American critics may quibble over the details, but we Europeans know the truth. We saw it first hand: Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War, freeing half of the German people from nearly 50 years of terror and virtual slavery. And Bush, supported only by the Social Democrat Blair, acting on moral conviction, recognized the danger in the Islamic War against Democracy. His place in history will have to be evaluated after a number of years have passed.

In the meantime, Europe sits back with charismatic self-confidence in the multicultural corner, instead of defending liberal society's values and being an attractive center of power on the same playing field as the true great powers, America and China.

On the contrary - we Europeans present ourselves, in contrast to those "arrogant Americans", as the World Champions of "tolerance", which even (Germany's Interior Minister) Otto Schily justifiably criticizes. Why? Because we're so moral? I fear it's more because we're so materialistic, so devoid of a moral compass.


For his policies, Bush risks the fall of the dollar, huge amounts of additional national debt, and a massive and persistent burden on the American economy - because unlike almost all of Europe, Bush realizes what is at stake - literally everything.

While we criticize the "capitalistic robber barons" of America because they seem too sure of their priorities, we timidly defend our Social Welfare systems. Stay out of it! It could get expensive! We'd rather discuss reducing our 35-hour workweek or our dental coverage, or our 4 weeks of paid vacation... Or listen to TV pastors preach about the need to "reach out to terrorists. To understand and forgive".

These days, Europe reminds me of an old woman who, with shaking hands, frantically hides her last pieces of jewelry when she notices a robber breaking into a neighbor's house.

Appeasement?
Europe, thy name is Cowardice.

---God Bless America---


Who Wants To get Tricky????

I guess it should Be COLD and tepid/warm. The Mookie didn't go too well as you can see here.

Full Tilt Poker
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $15/$30
9 players

Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is Button with ac kh
2 folds, MP1 raises to $120, 3 folds, Hero calls $120 (pot was $165), 2 folds.

Flop: ($285) ah qd ad (2 players) Here is where I got tricky
MP1 checks, Hero checks.

Turn: ($285) 9s (2 players) Here is where I get Fucked
MP1 bets $250, Hero calls $250 (pot was $535).

River: ($785) jc (2 players) Here is where I give him most of my stack.
MP1 bets $500, Hero calls $500 (pot was $1285).
Results:
Final pot: $1785
MP1 showed 9d 9h
Hero showed Ac Kh




Not too good. I have no one else to blame but myself. I tried to get tricky and It cost me.
Yes I know better But I feel sometimes with very tough opponents I want to get more than
just the blinds.

But since I Prematurely exited the Mookie I felt the need to play alittle more. I figured this would be a good way to not lose alot of money(for me).


As you can see It wentabout a good as I could hope for, The play in this tourney up too the final table was Pretty Bad in general. One Person who had built up a decent stack 8k proceded to keep pushing or calling with crappy cards . 3 hands in a row. we were down to the final table in under 100 hands. and lost 2 before I had even got my first hand at the FT. I was 4/7 which is always nice since I thought 6 were paid but it was actually 7.

It always Helps when you win your big races and thats all I got to say about that.
won 3 races and that pretty much propelled me to the win, That and Letting others donk around.

I wish it was always like this But I know that all too soon the Horrible Beats may return.
So I shall enjoy a win and I vow to not try to get tricky with players who are much better than I.

Peace
Billy

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mookie tonight

















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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Yes i Am a Donkey

YES I AM A DONKEY

Yes I do suck at poker but you know what Confucius says , "Even a blind squirell finds a nut every once in a while"


I thought I was done at this point but managed to double up and ended up chopping with BrianMC even though I was slightly ahead in chips. I also know that endgame is alot of luck and BrianMC is a solid player so why not just chop and Be happy.

I think I played pretty well I made 1 real bad read early and sucked out, I was probably alittle too Passive as Hoyazo was stealing my blinds all night. But I feel like i made the correct reads as much as you can in a blogger tourney since The hammer was dropped multiple time ( once by myself) Though I didnt do it at the FT like some others.

I always have fun playing the blogger tourneys even though my results have been mixed at best. But playing with people that for the most part have a solid grasp of the game is nice.

peace
Billyb


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Poker still hates me. But then again I still suck.

Just booked My flight to Dallas for the Oct 14th Patriots/Cowboys game.

my two favorite teams.

peace
billy

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