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Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Redsox Streak ends at 1, Bodonkey fun

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Did anyone wake up at 5:30 to watch the redsox play the Oakland A's in Tokyo?
I Meant to But I think my Oldest wonkette shut off the alarm clock on me. From what I can tell I didn't miss much with the sox losing 5-1.


I Know a lot of people Seem to think the Structure of Bodog's tourneys are weak.

I think they are amazing at least early. I missed the first 65 minutes last night and I sat down to a stack that was down to T2530 from a T3000 start. I think that is amazingg. Try that at Full tilt and see what your stack looks like. Yes the Mid/ end game is no better than most other sites but the early structure leaves a lot of play.

I wish I could say I played well after missing the first hour. I chipped back up to 3k then 3500 or so when I got AK in mid position and there was a Raise to 550 and a call in front so I figured I would try to squeeze and steal.  too bad the Original Raiser had AA, What surprised me was the Call from the person in the Middle they called 2 All ins with JJ???

Nice Call, What do you think we had? I am fine with my push but I am certainly not calling a shove and a call with JJ.


It seems I pissed off BWOP with my post yesterday and I was certainly not trying to accuse anyone of anything and would like to make that clear.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

KajaGugu stirs it Up.

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Kajagugu Wrote
"BBT3? Chop-suey?

Wow, I am so disappointed. You know what I mean. That last BBT3 game on Thursday. I didn't even play or anything. Just watched from the rail. We've talked about this before. The chops. But this one takes the cake.
When I first read that Swimmom95 not only gave up her 2:1 lead for half the money, but then also gave away the TOC seat to ScottMc, I was sure she was his backer. I mean, what other reason would she have for doing that? But then I read that Scott had a different backer, so that theory is out the window. And I have nothing against either of these players. But this was beyond silly."

Kaja Does Raise some interesting points in his post. I find some of the comments after his post interesting since some people seem to have taken great offense to his Raising a couple of questions in regards to what happened last week. We all Know that the 1 person to a hand rule has gone out the window with online play. with IM or IRC people can get a opinion on a hand they are in. BWOP even admits to the Following.

"1. I have been in private girlie chat with fellow bloggers during blogger tournaments.

2. I have been on the telephone with F-Train while playing blogger tournaments.
3. I have been on IRC with a group of bloggers while playing blogger tournaments.

4. I am probably a member of one or more of the blogger "cliques" of which you speak."

Now I am not saying BWOP did anything wrong but she seems to take great offense that kaja has questioned the deal that was made and his pondering's

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of Swimmom95 making such a Poor Deal with all that is involved with the BBT3. You would think that instead of giving someone a toc seat that swimmom95 would have been much better off trying to take his/her second seat there by giving herself a better shot at the Final Prize.

Do I think that everyone cheats in these things? NO I wouldn't play if I did. Do I think that maybe its not exactly 1 person to a hand? yes I am guessing that happens, We all know it does since there is always some Donkey who seems to forget that it is bad form to talk about a hand when your not in it.

I have also been on IRC and asked an opinion of a hand in play during a tourney say the 20k on bodog or the 28k on ftp usually when you get reasonably deep. I sometimes find it very valuable to have a 2nd opinion in key spots. So would it surprise me if others were doing the same, not really especially when you have husband and wives and roommates playing together.

Everyone needs to relax take a deep breath and thank Al Can't Hang again for setting this whole thing up.


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Monday, March 24, 2008

A story about an Elephant and their Memory

I'm not going soft, but sometimes I like these heartwarming stories, and this one truly is amazing.

In 1986, Dan Harrison ( see picture above ) was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Dan worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.

Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son.

As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground, and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

Dan summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rep. Frank says he'll file bill to legalize marijuana

By Associated Press
Sunday, March 23, 2008 -
Rep. Barney Frank is defending a bill he plans to file this week decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, saying the federal law unfairly targets those using medical marijuana in California.

Frank, who filed a bill to decriminalize marijuana as a member of the Massachusetts Legislature in the 1970s, said the decision whether to make possession of the drug illegal should be left up to the states.

He also said the federal government shouldn’t have a law on the books that is rarely enforced and which doesn’t make sense to large portions of the public.

"Do you really think people should be prosecuted for smoking marijuana? I don’t think most people agree with that. It’s one area where the public is ahead of the elected officials," Frank said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It does not appear to me to be a law that society is serious about."

Frank said he was particularly troubled by federal law enforcement agencies targeting those using marijuana as a legal medical treatment under California law.

"I don’t think smoking marijuana should be a federal case," he said. "There’s no federal law against mugging."

Marijuana use is illegal under U.S. law, which does not recognize the medical marijuana laws in California and 11 other states.

The Drug Enforcement Agency and other U.S. agencies have been shutting down major medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California in the last two years and charging their operators with felony distribution charges.

Frank first announced the bill on the HBO show "Real Time," hosted by Bill Maher.

Frank’s comments come as pro-marijuana activists are pushing a ballot question that would decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana in Massachusetts.

Instead of facing a criminal record, those caught with a small amount of marijuana for personal use would instead pay a civil fine of $100 — much like a traffic ticket.

Supporters say the measure would save the state millions of dollars in law enforcement costs and spare thousands of state residents from the burden of a criminal record.

Critics, including the head of the anti-drug education group DARE-Massachusetts, say they oppose decriminalizing any amount of marijuana because it could send a signal to children that smoking pot is no big deal.

They say they while not everyone who smokes pot will end up shooting heroin, almost no heroin addicts begin with the more dangerous drug.

Activists pushing the initiative point to more than two dozen nonbinding referendum questions placed on local ballots in Massachusetts in the past six years. In each, a majority of voters supported the idea of decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

About a dozen states have already adopted similar laws.

Asked about the marijuana ballot initiative last December, Gov. Deval Patrick said he had to consult with his Public Safety Secretary Kevin Burke and Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby before staking out a position.

"I think they are both skeptical," he said at the time.

The ballot question isn’t the only effort under way to ease the state’s drug laws.

A bill working its way through the Statehouse would also decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of the drug, but set a higher fine of $250.

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