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  1. It was online so you don't get to know the other players and work was very slow and needed the money as well as I enjoy the play.
  2. Back in the early 90s when I was playing live full time in the small clubs, you coundn't help but know who the problem gamblers were and it did bother me to see then self destruct. It was one of the factors why I left the game until the boom.
  3. Turkey is a loss as any G-20 country would be, don't think they will miss Syria, Iraq too much, but it's sad to see rich gulf nations on the list.
  4. On the first one he was probably shocked to get rivered by a straight flush after filling the boat on the turn. On the second when I pot bet the flop I was hoping to get called by an over pair, din't like the board pairing much either.
  5. Couple of fun hands http://www.boomplayer.com/poker-hands/Boom/10828276_F4B3982432 http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/10835070_595E6E4084
  6. Hi Bob, including all the outer rain bands in that map is a bit disingenuous as many tropical storm systems have this kind of extent but with no storm intensity in the outer extensions, having said that this was a major storm. Example, I was in Honduras in 1998 for hurricane Mitch with massive damage and 18,000 dead, witnessed a lot of things I never want to see again. The rain bands on that storm extended all the way to Florida but there was zero impact in these outer areas.
  7. Every winter is like this due to heating with coal, regularly opening new coal fired power stations isn't helping the situation either. Power plants need scrubbers on them like the ones that became common in the states in the 70s and natural gas has to replace coal in the home. Could this be worse than Industrial Revolution London?
  8. American schools still lose, but home schooling picks up the slack.
  9. American schools are falling behind yet again.
  10. Not much of a shutdown if 80% of the government is still working. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/10/01/jessie-kline-what-happens-if-they-shut-down-the-government-and-no-one-cares/ What happens if they shut down the government and no one cares? Most Americans awoke Tuesday morning and went about their day as usual: Factory workers in Detroit continued to make cars, programmers in Silicon Valley developed software and farmers in Iowa worked their fields. Despite fears over the government shutdown, the only town that truly felt the effects of the high-stakes poker game b
  11. Ariel Castro http://us.cnn.com/2013/09/04/justice/ariel-castro-cleveland-kidnapper-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
  12. Toe Jam http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/27/mysterious-american-worker-pays-500-to-swallow-toe-at-yukon-bar/
  13. Saudis and Russia are active in funding environmental groups against petrocarb development in the west. Taking a page out of CCCP history that did the something similar.
  14. Sounds like a gem of a human, needs to grow up more before letting him drive the car.
  15. Yes real bad inflation in regards to machinery, parts, materials and so on has been ridiculous over the last couple of years with a few projects breaking their budgets by billions dollars. There is the hope of prices coming down with decreased demand but a lot of damage has been done.
  16. At $1200 gold about half of the worlds mines are losing money, this is quite amazing considering that when the POG passed this point on the way up 3 years ago no one could imagine that it would be a crisis level in such a short time. Real inflation, lower grade and increased taxes are the reasons. Some mines have been shut down and put on "care and maintenance" but they were smaller high cost operations, none of the big boys have shut down yet but the first ones to go will be those with additional problems like ABX getting screwed over by a couple of latin governments is in the worst shape, as
  17. Definitely down, may be a while before this boat floats again and it would be no surprise if the down trend stays intact. Prepared for 24 more months of down market, hope it doesn't last that long.
  18. Phil Hellmuth Eugene Katchalov Vanessa Rousso Vanessa Selbst Daniel Cates Shawn Buchanen James Dempsey Justin Bonomo Tom Marchese Chris Bjorin John Monnette Allen Kessler Noah Schwartz Jeff Madsen Matt Marafioti
  19. The Cali market is big enough to stand on it's own for cash games but for big tourneys more would help. I don't see why the states that share Powerball wouldn't one day pool poker players.
  20. The Friendly Giant couldn't bust a move either.
  21. Wonder what kind of volume they get, hooking up with a big market state like California would give them access to a big enough player pool to have a shot at making it work.
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