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    Water front propery

    Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:19 PM [General]

    People love to live near the water and water front property is expensive  here and that is where people build the big expensive homes.Sometimes it's not a good idea.Today many people in New Brunswick have their homes flooded ,the power companies have shut off their power because of a fear of the water causing a fire or electrocution and people have evacuated their homes.
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    Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:06 AM [General]

    I don't belive in ghosts but my wife is very familiar with them.That reminds me of a line by Bob Dylan "Hell's my wife's hometown " ... ,.Anne worked for many years in intensive care units and they had regulars there,one was a little girl ,they weren't nasty.Sitting around a campfire my niece told us her experience sleeping at a friends house and seeing an old man who had died.I have had a couple experiences,one was at an old  house once owned by a sea captain and the owner was telling us that they used to have a family of 3 ghosts but that he had hired someone to get rid of them and then something passed thru me.
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    Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 8:07 PM [General]

    I do not have any use for tags.There are too many players .I read recently there are ten million players registered on Poker Stars and poker 888 is not too far behind.It is also not easy to figure out someone's play as it depends on the stage of tournament, their mood etc.A tag could be used as a warning for an obnoxious person but disconnect chat works well for that.

    I think fish are just the ordinary Joes,unpretentious,nothing fancy,players that play well with others.Fish can get together and have some drinks and munchies and lose no more than $20 for a four hour night.I am amazed when I watch the top players on the telly playing for big money and they are laughing and joking and having a ball.I have seen only a few confrontations on the tube and they were probably the sharks.I think the sharks are mean ,nasty bullies,I would tag Donald Trump as a shark.I would also tag Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari as big sharks as they can be very aggressive betting and bluffing.They get great enjoyment out of antagonizing poor Phil Helmouth who I would tag as a whiner. Of course a picture of Phil would be used as the whiner icon.I think the donkey icon is for the more advanced players ,they are unpredictable and can fool you by bluffing with poor hands,,they play the player ,not their hand,they play without fear and probably many are drunk and stoned.

    I do not use the chicken tag,I am not sure if that is a chicken or a rooster.A rooster tag would be good ,the Donald would be tagged a rooster as well and we could use him as the tag icon.Roosters crave attention and want people to know how great they

    I think roosters are dangerous psychotic people.

    Then there are rocks,I think they are the more patient sensible players who play to win and over all I think they at in the 10 % of players who win.I think rocks do well by taking advantage of 

    mistakes rather than from their brilliant play .Watching the pros play,I am encouraged in my own play as I see these very successful players making poor plays,of course it is very easy when you can see their hole cards.There are other player who do not win ,they play for the action.I would say Billy the Kid would be a good icon for the action lover.We could add an icon for players who like to instruct others at the table.We would need two icons ,one for the few players who genuinely want to help other players and those who offer useless advice.

    It is not easy to put one tag on a player as they are usually a combination of animals and it will depend on what pond they are playing in.Gus Hansen might be tagged as a shark as he had live tournament earnings up to 2014 of eleven million and won the Aussie Millions in 2007.He thought he was so smart he wrote a book about the tournament in detail how he played ,hand by hand.Maybe as a result in 2015 he lost 20.7 million on Full Tilt Poker.Has he slid down to be tagged a fish?

    We need a tag for bozos. I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus

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    Poker - Past. Present. Future

    Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:09 PM [General]

    Poker - Past. Present. Future My new years resolution is to laugh more and I am determined to make a serious effort.Laughter lowers blood pressure ,reduces stress hormones ,releases endorphins and gives a sense of well being.On the other hand presciption drugs are a major cause of death “It takes a lot to laugh ,it takes a train to cry” a song title by Bob Dylan ,funny the random things that pop into my mind .Anyway I appreciate Bob's humour.As Bob says it does take a lot to laugh and I will be happy most of the time if I am pleasantly amused.So far I have been doing well in actually laughing.My younger brother cracks me up,I like being around positive people who see humour in everyday life and I stay away from cranks.My wife Pauline,used to work as a nurse in the intensive care unit and there was often conflict and drama.My wife has a strong personality but she prefers to do her own thing and avoid the hens bickering and ****ing.When someone comes to her ****ing and complaining she looks them in the eye and tells them in a deadly serious voice that her psychiatrist told her to avoid negative people and they shut up and go away.A lot of people did like working with Pauline because she was often laughing and laughing is contagious.Pauline is half crazy.I was watching a documentary on Scientology and an interviewer asked the founder L Ron Hubbard if he thought he was mad ,Ron said only a mad man thinks he is not mad,I googled that quote but could not find it ,but I did find one by Mark Twain,”Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination”.So anyway I am very confident in achieving my New Years resolution.Besides all the amateur comedians [everyone wants to be a comedian] I have access to a wealth of professional comedians that are very effective in cracking me up,there is HBO,Netflicks and youtube .George Clooney ,Zach Galifianakis,Jim Carrey and Will Ferell work well for me and stuff by the Coen brothers.I am hoping to get a laugh from the new Coen's movie “Hail Caeser”Another attempt I am making to laugh is by going to a local comedy club.They usually have several local comedians and a “headliner”.We are fortunate here to have a UK comedian James Mullinger settle in our community as he has been a great support for the club.One local rising star is Dr.Ansar Hassan,who is the chief cardiac surgeon in these parts by the by anyone interested in laughing might want to try the ANALOG CAFE AND THEATER Portland Oregon US of A One simple amazing trick in achieving a goal, is to write it down.I have tried this before and it does work like magic.An experiment by psychology professor Dr.Gail Matthews found you are 42 percent more likely achieve your goals simply by writing down. My888 ilie has written an excellent blog explaining the power of the power of suggestion .I have written my goal and made my plan,my work is done here.

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    My.888poker Holiday Special ‘Open Blog’ Competition.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 11:16 PM [General]

    Is this the right room for an argument?
    Or abuse?
    It is all hopeless.
    I was recently watching "Real Time with Bill Maher" and they were talking about Syria and Isis and US Republican politicians and John Cleese kept making his point that everything was absolutely hopeless.
    Cleese was a cofounder of Monty Python’s Flying circus,he was the guy that did the silly walk and helped make “Monty Python  and The Holy Grail "and "The life of Brian” The Meaning of Life” and “A Fish Called Wanda","Fawlty Towers"and "Now For Something Completely Different".Cleese says the ultra rich have a strangle hold on everyone and the world is in a nasty mess.He says it is not possible for the world to be run in a rational way as there are always psychopaths at the top,selfish power hungry people.In another interview Cleese says that recently in the last two or three years he has reached the conclusion our existence is absolutely hopeless.After seeing Cleese on Maher’s show I checked out some of his interviews and skits on You tube,very entertaining guy.Cleese was a patient of psychological therapy.His therapist was a psychiatrist Robin Skynner with who he co wrote two books “Families  and How to Survive Them” and "Life and How to Survive It” .Skynner had been a Royal Air Force pilot who flew  a fighter bomber in World War II.He was badly affected by the slaughter and destruction of the war and the experience drew him to psychiatry.He told Cleese  you cannot begin to enjoy life until you realize how hopeless everything is.In an interview in 2015 in der Spieler about his view on religion,Cleese says he can sum up all religions by saying you should  be nice to people.He said he had met the Dalai Lama and had a lot of respect for him.Cleese read the audio for  the "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying"
    by Sogyal Rinpoche.The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a contemporary  masterpiece  that interprets Tibetan Buddhism for the West.Cleese is a Buddhist,a vegetarian and an introvert.In an interview with Canada’s national paper  he compares Canada to the US .He says the US has an extroverted culture  and a belief in their exceptionalism. He says he has never met a Canadian who thought there was anything exceptional about Canada and that is why he says Canada is about the sanest country there is.
    I can relate to Cleese, as we were both drug up in the Church of England [as my father called it,although they call it Anglican in Canada] and we were both turned off by it.I was confirmed with quite a large group of students and most stopped going to church soon after we were confirmed as we reached the age of reason.Cleese is against stupidity and says people should think for themselves not like the people in “the Life of Brian” who blindly follow Brian.
        Python's Terry Gilliam has a new comedy out "The Zero Theorem", , it's about a misanthrope who trys to find meaning in a meaningless surrealistic world.
        Anyway,it's hopeless.
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