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Nuke trail traced to M’sia, Pakistan, Libya

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department has found that a 3-D measuring tool, which was illegally exported by Mitutoyo Corp and discovered in Libya, was first sold to a Malaysian firm with close ties to a Pakistani scientist suspected of establishing an international black market for nuclear materials. The Kawasaki-based precision toolmaker is being investigated on suspicion

Stop rewinding, it’s time to press forward

Japan’s ambassador to China, Mr Koreshige Anami, said last Wednesday that Beijing opposed Tokyo’s bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, and that even if Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stopped visiting the Yasukuni Shrine, China would still not reverse its stance and support Japan.   I posed this question to someone

Political flattery reaches dizzying new heights

Flattery, it seems, has become the order of the day within the highest corridors of power. When in doubt, praise, flatter, curry favour, back-scratch and/or ingratiate. You can’t go wrong. And your success is guaranteed as well, and instantly, too. If any proof is needed, just re-read this news item that appeared over the Songkran

Betting (new bitcoin casinos)

  Players in a poker game act in turn, in clockwise rotation (acting out of turn can negatively affect other players). When it is a player’s turn to act, the first verbal declaration or action he takes binds him to his choice of action; this rule prevents a player from changing his action after seeing how other players react to his initial action. A player may fold by surrendering his cards (some games may have specific rules regarding how to fold–for example, in stud poker one must turn one’s upcards face down). A player may check by tapping the table or making any similar motion. All other bets are made by placing chips in front of the player, but not directly into the pot (”splashing the pot” prevents other players from verifying the bet amount). Open The act of making the first voluntary bet in a betting round is called opening the round. On the first betting round, it is also called opening the pot. Some new bitcoin casinos variations have special rules about opening a round that may not apply to other bets. For example, a game may have a betting structure that specifies different allowable amounts for opening than for other bets, or may require a player to hold certain cards to open. Call To call is to match a

Halfway to situs online Christmas

  I’ve been rollicking in the glow of what Blood calls “a perfect storm,” the confluence of good cards, good reads, and my usual hyper-aggressive style. Actually, it’s just hyper. I can tilt a table in 90 seconds flat. That’s how I roll. I had 11 consecutive winning sessions live, and many of them were for very big wins, before losing a buyin (and a half) on Monday night. Still, even when I’m playing well, I’m never far removed from thinking I suck at poker. Probably, that’s because I do, in fact, suck at poker. But I digress… WORKING BACKWARDS So, I played last Friday and almost got stabbed. Actually, there’s a bit of embellishment there, but not a helluva lot. I was in the 1 seat, Otis in the 2, and the guy in the 3 seat, (his nickname was “slow”… as in retarded… which he didn’t seem to mind), and we came very close to a stabbing. The strangest part of the incident is that I did absolutely NOTHING to provoke it. God knows I piss people off. Sometimes it’s on purpose, sometimes it situs online  , but in this case, the witnesses will attest, I did NOTHING to this particular retard. But he wanted to stab me nonetheless. LATELY This happened at the ol’ Spring Hotel. I must

Waiting For The Raid slothoki

  In my head (a wild and untamed wasteland of fantasy and conspiracy), I see it going down a little like this: I’ve just limped in with JT unsuited in the small blind. I’m eying the Rotel cheese dip on the counter. The guy sitting across from me is trying to figure out if he just did a shot of tequila or absinthe. The dealer, a cocky fresh-faced guy with no more chips, has just flopped slothoki rainbow. Something in my nether regions twinges. I suspect my eyes might dart like they did when the pretty girl in English class adjusted her skirt and showed more than she planned. I plan to finger my chips and slowplay my way to Mr. Absinthe’s stack. It’s just about that time that the door to my house explodes into three pieces. Welcome, if you will, the Sabbath Police. Obviously, I wasn’t watching the clock. Saturday turned to Sunday and I just became a common criminal in the state of South Carolina. Of course, under South Carolina law, it appears it wouldn’t matter if I were playing poker or Chutes and Ladders. Playing games on the Sabbath is illegal. “Whoever shall…permit any game or games to be played in his house on the Sabbath day, on conviction thereof before any court having jurisdiction, shall be fined

A Sensible Approach to Controlling Tilt

  Being emotionally compromised while playing a precision game like poker is the same thing as taking your buy-in and dropping the chips by the handful into a wood chipper. In summary, it’s a bad idea. (Unless burning through money is a hobby of yours. In which case, I’d be happy to invite you to my home game.) Tilt happens. When it does, it can hit the fan harder and faster than you’re prepared to deal with. It should be the goal of every poker player who aspires to profit to know how to control tilt. I am not the world’s foremost expert on controlling tilt, but I have learned to control it in myself, and have coached players to control it in themselves. It’s not rocket science, but it is absolutely crucial to winning poker. Here’s the crash course: Understand tilt, deeply Identify what triggers YOUR tilt Outsmart yourself Know yourself Take action Understand tilt, deeply When you are not on tilt, tilt sounds like a silly concept, not worth much of your time. It is so painfully obvious looking from the outside in, that you probably don’t think about it very much. After all, who needs to? If you’re experiencing some strong emotion which has been caused by poker, you’re on tilt. Ta-da! It’s not that simple. When you

먹튀검증사이트SCOOP 2010 Event 3 Results

The PokerStars SCOOP 2010 Event #3 is in the books! Many dreams came true, and others got shattered, in what was an awesome display of tournament magnificence. As we know, each SCOOP event is broken down into 3 tourneys, with each one catering to a different audience in terms of buy-in. Today’s events had the following buy-ins: $5.50 for the Low Buy-in tournament, $55 for the Medium Buy-in tournament, and $530 for the Highest Buy-n tournament. The game in question today was 6-Max NL Hold’em R/A. Let us begin with the Low Buy-in tournament. At just $5.50, it was a lock to attract a huge tournament field. That is just what it did, when the tournament attracted 24,162 participants. And because of this (and the fact that it was a rebuy event), the prize pool ballooned to a staggering $403,885, which is probably a record setting amount for a $5.50+R tournament. This field was as wide and varied as possible, including poker players with all sorts of distinctions. Several PokerStars Pros were also in this tournament, including Anh Van Nguyen, Emad Tahtouh, Thierry van den Berg, Chad Brown, Sebastian Ruthenberg and the always intense Hevad Kahn. Because of the size of the field, the amount of players who cashed was equally amazing: a total of 4,200 players made the money in

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