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I was talking to a buddy of mine from the summer, and he brought up one of our poker games which got interrupted, and I just curious as to what, as a floorperson, you'd do in this situation. Treeplanting out west of Thunder Bay, living in a bush camp on the Black Bay Peninsula, we had a game of cards going in the mess tent we set up one night after work, when the following situation arose.Starting with $30 in chips each in a six person tournament (buy-in was 100 trees) and the blinds at .25/.50, in the fourth hand of the tournament I picked up AQ of hearts in the small blind where two others had limped in. I raise to $2, BB calls and one other person calls.Flop comes A :D 10 :club: 10 :D . I raise to $5, BB reraises to $10, and MP thinks for a second. Then we hear a noise outside the tent, and see the familiar shape of a bear trying to get in (presumably for food, not to join the game). We stand up and move to the very back of the tent (it's a 30 foot tent), and sure enough, the flap door's open and the bear starts to come in. We pick up some rocks and start throwing at it and yelling, but it doesn't seem to notice. It ambles over to the table (near the front of the tent), and proceeds to eat the food that we had while we were playing (my friggin pringles that came in on the last helicopter food drop damnit!). It also tears apart some of our cards and knocks all our chips around. The rest of the people awake in camp then come over and we scare it away, and return to our game only to find the deck on the ground and the pot/chips unsalvagable.The question was, what should happen to the original pot? Everyone agreed that we should just start over, except for the BB who was livid because it was $15 pot and and he had the 10 for trips (he brought his cards with him when we ran from the table so he showed us J10). We ended up just restarting and me and the other guy in the pot gave him the initial $2 raise each to shut him up, but he was still mad. What would you have done?

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Ummm... You guys were in a tent with a huge ass bear, and he's worried about a $2 raise? I guess I'm not an outdoorsman, but I think I'd have bigger concerns being 20 feet from a grizzly bear. It had to be a grizzly bear too. If it were a polar bear, I'd just want to give it a hug.

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Ummm... You guys were in a tent with a huge ass bear, and he's worried about a $2 raise? I guess I'm not an outdoorsman, but I think I'd have bigger concerns being 20 feet from a grizzly bear. It had to be a grizzly bear too. If it were a polar bear, I'd just want to give it a hug.
no, lol, not a grizzly bear. Just a black bear, once you set up camp for over two weeks they get comfortable enough to start coming around the camp and scraveging for good. They're not a threat unless you do something really dumb like pet their cubs.
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Ummm... You guys were in a tent with a huge ass bear, and he's worried about a $2 raise? I guess I'm not an outdoorsman, but I think I'd have bigger concerns being 20 feet from a grizzly bear. It had to be a grizzly bear too. If it were a polar bear, I'd just want to give it a hug.
no, lol, not a grizzly bear. Just a black bear, once you set up camp for over two weeks they get comfortable enough to start coming around the camp and scraveging for good. They're not a threat unless you do something really dumb like pet their cubs.
they don't play PLO?
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Didn't you post this before?
Yeah I think I posted it right after it happened (I had a laptop out there and we had satellite internet). I tried searching for it but couldn't find it, thought it was worth reposting. Made me laugh when my buddy was talking about it. So random.
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Didn't you post this before?
Yeah I think I posted it right after it happened (I had a laptop out there and we had satellite internet). I tried searching for it but couldn't find it, thought it was worth reposting. Made me laugh when my buddy was talking about it. So random.
Yep,good timesnh
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The aligators break into our tents here in Florida and eat our AK suited because it looks good but as you know, looks aren't everything. Sharks come onto the beaches and chomp up our trips we flopped and (SW) flush it out into the ocean like someone holding 83 suited at Hard Rock. Ask Ron Mexico.

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I immediately thought of that ski game on...Windows 95 was it? Your skiing along, having a grand old time juking around slopes, gaining points, but the ****ing game never ends because a bear-like monster comes out and eats you! so frustrating.

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OMG!The answer is SO obvious. You'd better be glad that ALF13 hasn't seen this. the berating that he would give you! Everyone knows that bears only play PLO.
WHO are you?and no...Bears play Omaha 8/o.....Alligators play PLO.
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I immediately thought of that ski game on...Windows 95 was it?  Your skiing along, having a grand old time juking around slopes, gaining points, but the censored game never ends because a bear-like monster comes out and eats you!  so frustrating.
loooland lool at the story too..good read.
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Tree planter eh.I know a lot of people who have done that, and i'm never sure positive on wether people do this for the environment, or the money.and dont say both!!.Honestly i know a few idiots, who were "sick of the man" and went and planted trees.but then i know a couple who do it yearly cuz they are whole hearted like that.Myself, pffff.. ya right, i'll sit in a casino thank you very much. They pump more oxygen than acres of trees do

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Tree planter eh.I know a lot of people who have done that, and i'm never sure positive on wether people do this for the environment, or the money.and dont say both!!.Honestly i know a few idiots, who were "sick of the man" and went and planted trees.but then i know a couple who do it yearly cuz they are whole hearted like that.Myself, pffff.. ya right, i'll sit in a casino thank you very much. They pump more oxygen than acres of trees do
my friend went out to do the whole tree planting thing. quit after 2 days. on the drive back he hit a pheasant. now, apparently, pheasants are like rocks. they will mess up your car pretty bad.
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I immediately thought of that ski game on...Windows 95 was it?  Your skiing along, having a grand old time juking around slopes, gaining points, but the censored game never ends because a bear-like monster comes out and eats you!  so frustrating.
loooland lool at the story too..good read.
that was a fun game
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I immediately thought of that ski game on...Windows 95 was it?  Your skiing along, having a grand old time juking around slopes, gaining points, but the censored game never ends because a bear-like monster comes out and eats you!  so frustrating.
loooland lool at the story too..good read.
that was a fun game
no doubt. oh man, the others are coming back to me...fuji golf, anyone? oh wait, maybe that was in another game package. Pretty crappy game actually, but addicting for a golfer.My all time favorite computer game was jezzball. I hit that thing up one time for 24 levels i believe. I even sent a letter to microsoft stating that it would a great error to no longer make jezzball for newer software, but no dice.
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I was talking to a buddy of mine from the summer, and he brought up one of our poker games which got interrupted, and I just curious as to what, as a floorperson, you'd do in this situation. Treeplanting out west of Thunder Bay, living in a bush camp on the Black Bay Peninsula, we had a game of cards going in the mess tent we set up one night after work, when the following situation arose.Starting with $30 in chips each in a six person tournament (buy-in was 100 trees) and the blinds at .25/.50, in the fourth hand of the tournament I picked up AQ of hearts in the small blind where two others had limped in.  I raise to $2, BB calls and one other person calls.Flop comes A :D 10 :club: 10 :D .  I raise to $5, BB reraises to $10, and MP thinks for a second.  Then we hear a noise outside the tent, and see the familiar shape of a bear trying to get in (presumably for food, not to join the game).  We stand up and move to the very back of the tent (it's a 30 foot tent), and sure enough, the flap door's open and the bear starts to come in.  We pick up some rocks and start throwing at it and yelling, but it doesn't seem to notice.  It ambles over to the table (near the front of the tent), and proceeds to eat the food that we had while we were playing (my friggin pringles that came in on the last helicopter food drop damnit!).  It also tears apart some of our cards and knocks all our chips around.  The rest of the people awake in camp then come over and we scare it away, and return to our game only to find the deck on the ground and the pot/chips unsalvagable.The question was, what should happen to the original pot?  Everyone agreed that we should just start over, except for the BB who was livid because it was $15 pot and and he had the 10 for trips (he brought his cards with him when we ran from the table so he showed us J10).  We ended up just restarting and me and the other guy in the pot gave him the initial $2 raise each to shut him up, but he was still mad.   What would you have done?
That bear caught the scent of a fish, it explains everything.
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Tree planter eh.I know a lot of people who have done that, and i'm never sure positive on wether people do this for the environment, or the money.and dont say both!!.Honestly i know a few idiots, who were "sick of the man" and went and planted trees.but then i know a couple who do it yearly cuz they are whole hearted like that.Myself, pffff.. ya right, i'll sit in a casino thank you very much. They pump more oxygen than acres of trees do
NOBODY does it for the environment. You're an idiot if you do. I did for three years because I'm a student and it's $250 per day net, after living and food expenses.... the job's so physically and mentally exausting it's not even funny. ManPower (a Human Resources Information and Research firm) ranked it as the most difficult job in Canada.
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Tree planter eh.I know a lot of people who have done that, and i'm never sure positive on wether people do this for the environment, or the money.and dont say both!!.Honestly i know a few idiots, who were "sick of the man" and went and planted trees.but then i know a couple who do it yearly cuz they are whole hearted like that.Myself, pffff.. ya right, i'll sit in a casino thank you very much. They pump more oxygen than acres of trees do
NOBODY does it for the environment. You're an idiot if you do. I did for three years because I'm a student and it's $250 per day net, after living and food expenses.... the job's so physically and mentally exausting it's not even funny. ManPower (a Human Resources Information and Research firm) ranked it as the most difficult job in Canada.
Really?, can you send me the link.. no seriously, i'd love to see that, cuz two girls i know just got back from doing it, and they are both slightly over weight.and its funny, cuz i would think brain surgeon is a bit more difficult to master. But meh, what would i know, i've never tree planted
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Really?,  can you send me the link.. no seriously, i'd love to see that, cuz two girls i know just got back from doing it, and they are both slightly over weight.and its funny, cuz i would think brain surgeon is a bit more difficult to master. But meh, what would i know, i've never tree planted
I believe the survey said the most physically and mentally challenging, not level of difficulty... I'll look for it because I'd be interested to read it as well, but I've heard quite a few people make reference to it, so I don't doubt it exists. Apparantly Alaskan Crab fishing is up there with it. I don't know of any links to it... here's the closest thing I can find which gives an objective idea of how strenuous the job can be.http://outside.away.com/magazine/1197/9711tree.htmlAs for your overweight friends, anyone can come out, and make $90-115 a day no sweat. That's not tree-planting though, that's a rookie trash contract like Outland that gives a summer job to the city kids who think it's outdoorsy to live in a camp for a month and a half and walk around outside and get hammered on days off and plant some trees and make about the same amount of cash as they would have at home.Let me give you an idea of what a serious treeplanter's day is like:Imagine that you wake up at 5:30 a.m. to the sound of a generator being kickstarted and rain beating down on your tent, and the temperature hovering around freezing. You know breakfast (shitty cold sausages and green eggs with plain bread) is about to be served, but you hate your life and want to huddle in your warmth a few minutes longer. At 5:45 you crawl out of your tent after hurridly changing into the semi-dry clothes you have in your tent (the moisture in the air dampens EVERYTHING). You then bolt 200m in the rain to the mess tent and have your breakfast and make your crappy deli sandwich meat and PB+J lunch, and get your gear, and throw on your raingear. You then walk 3 kilometres in the pouring rain with 25 pounds of gear to the spot where you plant, and by that time you're soaked regardless of your rain gear, and kinda sweaty but still freezing cold because the borderline freezing rain is pounding your hands and face. You then strap 40 pounds worth of trees into your bag and set out into a clearcut to plant a tree, properly, every seven feet. This is not a farmfield, this is a forest that was burnt to the ground 5 years ago. The ground is covered in fallen logs, debris, poplars, and general debris that you have to deal with. You have 8 hours to plant, 3-45 minutes r of which is taken up reloading trees and taking quick 2 minute breaks for food/water. That leaves 71/4 - 7 1/2 hours of actual time planting to plant the 3500 at 9 cents per tree you need to gross $300 for the day ($25 of that is taken for food costs soa profit of $275). That's 500 trees per hour, or a tree roughly every 8 seconds. I challenge you to try planting one tree every 7 feet for 7 hours in a day with an average load on your back of 40 pounds.After you do this, exausted and hungry, you then have to walk that three kilometres back to camp, and by the time you get there it's around 6:00p.m. You eat, and have enough time before bed at 9:00 to get a poker game in, but a $#%^ing bear decides to interrupt it. Great. You'd go somewhere else, but guess what, you're on a peninsula that's only accessible by helicopter, and there's no helicopter coming to take you off that $%^&ing rock for another 3 weeks! You then go to bed at 9:00 freezing and stiff from an exausting day, knowing you have FOUR more ahead of you until a day off. And on your day off you're going to put a half day in because there's nothing to do in camp because you're in the middle of nowhere, and you might as well make $100 for 3 hours worth of work.Long post, but perhaps it paints a clearer picture :club:
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I've never heard of this "city kids camp"i was born and raised in timmins and now live in barrie.The people i know did it in BC, and some way up in northern ontario.pretty much exactly what you did.I'm not putting you down. Everyone does there own thing, i would personally chose getting a education for a good career and make 300 a day sitting on my ass.which oddly enough i do. :club:

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I've never heard of this "city kids camp"i was born and raised in timmins and now live in barrie.The people i know did it in BC, and some way up in northern ontario.pretty much exactly what you did.I'm not putting you down. Everyone does there own thing,  i would personally chose getting a education for a good career and make 300 a day sitting on my ass.which oddly enough i do.  :club:
lol, which is why the money's going to a law degree.
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I've never heard of this "city kids camp"i was born and raised in timmins and now live in barrie.The people i know did it in BC, and some way up in northern ontario.pretty much exactly what you did.I'm not putting you down. Everyone does there own thing,  i would personally chose getting a education for a good career and make 300 a day sitting on my ass.which oddly enough i do.  :club:
lol, which is why the money's going to a law degree.
what school do u attend? or plan to attend?
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