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What I’m Thanful slot hoki For…

Thanksgiving is the time of year to take a look back at what you’re thankful for. slot hoki So in looking back at my time at the tables, I’ve decided that I’m thankful for…
…the bad beat jackpot. There’s nothing like losing a hand and walking away with $1600.
…playing poker with Dad. Last time I was home, my Dad ran a little tourney at his favorite watering hole (he’s like Norm there… really!). I finished up for the night and so did he. I think I impressed him. This also gives me a chance to remind you of the best post ever on Up For Poker where Otis talks about his Dad.
…playing poker with my brother. I think most people grow up to realize that their siblings are some of their closest friends, even if they fought every day growing up. Anyone who is a twin knows that bond can be even tighter. My brother and I sling chips any chance we get. This also gives me a chance to point out some of the funniest posts ever written for Up For Poker.
…playing poker with my sister and brother-in-law. My parents apparently did a good job of raising a bunch of gambling degenerates. And my sister has even gotten my brother-in-law in on the action. In just a few months I’ll be an uncle and I’ll work on turning my nephew J.P. into the next great poker champ!
…playing poker with Mom. See, everyone in the family is ready to throw down. Of course, with Mom involved, we’re only supposed to play for pride. The money games wait until she’s in bed!
…my Greenville poker buddies. Everytime I return to G-Vegas, I can count on some good poker. First there was Bradoween then there was the Garage …

The Facts About Genital Herpes

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Millions of Canadian men and women have genital herpes – an infectious, sexually transmitted virus.

FACT: GENITAL HERPES IS A COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus; there are two types of this virus and genital herpes is usually caused by type 2 (known as HSV-2).
In 1994, 22% of all people over 12 years of age in the USA were infected with HSV-2.
The disease is usually transmitted by sexual intercourse, with the virus passing from the infected partner via the skin, vagina, penis, or anus.
FACT: MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT THEY HAVE GENITAL HERPES
The majority of people who are infected with HSV-2 have no symptoms of disease or they do not recognize their symptoms.
Only about one third of people who first become infected with HSV-2 have symptoms. These symptoms often include fever, headache, genital pain, genital discharge, and blisters.
Even if you have no symptoms, genital herpes can be diagnosed by testing your blood for an antibody to HSV-2.
FACT: GENITAL HERPES IS FOR LIFE
Once the virus infects you, it moves from the skin or membranes around the genitals to the central nervous system, where it remains for life. Learn more about facial rejuvenation center nashville

The virus can “wake up” or reactivate to cause a recurrence of the disease. When reactivation occurs, the virus travels down the nerves to the skin. It may cause blisters, genital itching, tenderness, burning, tingling, or redness, but it usually just makes copies of itself with no symptoms.
FACT: GENITAL HERPES CAN BE PASSED ONTO YOUR PARTNER EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE BLISTERS
Even when there are no symptoms of genital herpes, the virus can still be active on many different areas of the genitals, including the …

Barney togel wants gambling ban undone

As reported yesterday by Reuters, U.S. Rep. Barney togel will present a bill to end a ban imposed last year on online gambling in the United States, within two weeks, but it will likely need time to garner support, he said.

Internet gambling in the United States was effectively banned last October when President George W. Bush signed legislation outlawing gaming financial transactions.

“I want to get it undone,” Frank told reporters.

Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, is chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

The ban has irked some in the European Union which is home to online gambling firms that were forced to withdraw from the United States.

The bloc’s internal market chief Charlie McCreevy has hinted he may challenge the ban at the World Trade Organisation.

Last month the WTO said the ban violated international trade law as it still allowed online bets for horse racing.

Frank, who held talks with McCreevy during his visit to Europe, said the bill will be introduced or registered within a couple of weeks to test the level of support.

“I think reconsideration among my colleagues is beginning but it’s not far enough along yet,” Frank said. “If the storm of public unhappiness is great enough then I will try to substantially revise that ban.”

Poker players were lobbying for an exemption from the ban just for their game but Frank was ‘unpersuaded’.

“I am not going to draw a distinction between poker and blackjack,” Frank said.

He said no major progress on the bill was likely soon, and he may not be able to tackle the whole online gambling issue.

“My committee only has jurisdiction over credit cards. I can’t do more than repeal the ban on the use of credit cards. We don’t have jurisdiction generally over the Internet or …

A Word on Practicing togel hongkong hari ini

Today I want to talk about something that should be common sense but doesn’t seem to be: Practice is important for blackjack. There are some games where all you have to do is learn the rules and then you can go play without practicing. Slots come to mind, as do bingo and keno. togel hongkong hari ini is not that way. If you want to have success at blackjack, you must study blackjack basic strategy, memorize it, and practice it enough that it becomes second nature.

Some people think that going over basic strategy a few times is good enough. Or they think that memorizing it is good enough. Well, that goes a long way toward becoming a good blackjack player, but there is a big difference in memorizing a chart and making the correct decisions when a dealer looks at you and asks you what to do. Being a good blackjack player takes practice.

You wouldn’t buy a violin, play it once to make sure you knew how to make certain sounds, and then get up onstage and play a concert, would you? If so, please never invite me to your performances. You wouldn’t take tennis lessons, learn to play, and then go take part in a tournament without practicing in between, would you? If so, remind me to challenge you to a high-stakes tennis tournament.

The point is, despite what some players believe, memorizing blackjack basic strategy isn’t good enough. When you sit at the table, you’re likely to freeze up. It’s happened to me countless times. I’ve forgotten to split. I’ve forgotten to double. At times I even forget to look and see what the dealer’s upcard is. As crazy as it sounds, it happens. The pressure of sitting at a blackjack table in a casino can …

Review of Zen and the Art of Poker

Since Robert Pirsig started the Zen and… craze in the mid-seventies, the public has been inundated with books relating eastern mysticism and everyday western life. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before someone wrote Zen and the Art of Poker, which applies the principles of this sect of Buddhism to the ultimate game of strategy and deception.

In this book there are five major sections, each of which contain from four to six essays on the application of Zen to the game of poker. There is also an introduction and two appendices, one on Zen and poker tournaments, and one that covers “Zen and Poker Computer Software” and a bibliography. The bibliography refers to a number of good poker books, but mostly contains references for the many Zen quotes that Phillips applies to poker throughout the book.

I’ll give Phillips a great deal of credit. Early in the book he explains some of the inherent contradictions between Zen and poker, including the facts that the poker requires a great measure of aggression, and that the way one measures long term success in poker is by winning tournaments and accumulating money, both very un-Zen-like ideas. In general, these contradictions haven’t stopped the rash of books that lead to even more ludicrous associations, such as, Zen and the Art of Street Fighting and Zenvesting: The Art of Abundance and Managing Money. In fact, Phillips sets these issues aside in an honest manner, and therefore I was willing to give him complete license on this matter throughout the rest of the book.

The author then goes on to explain where Zen is useful in poker, including notions of calmness, not associating result (winning or losing pots) with right action (playing well), and taking a long-term view of the game. These lessons …

Our solo endeavours

As we’re still sorting out bits for the new Ghosting Season record, we thought we’d let you all know about what we’re both up to in our different solo guises.

This Is It Forever.

This is our little label, which we use to put our solo records out on, amongst other things. The last two releases were an EP by myself and Russell.M.Harmon, and a remix package from Tom’s Winter Son project. Catch up with all the latest here: www.thisisitforever.co.uk

Winter Son.

This is Tom’s solo project, which focuses more on the dancefloor side of things, but doesn’t lose the cold, dark intensity that we both love. His latest release was on our label, which is a two track single ‘Here Is A Ghost’, backed with a remix package which came out this week. Head to http://www.iamwinterson.com for the latest news.

Gavin Miller.

I’m doing various bits and bobs of solo stuff. A split EP called ‘Islands’ with my friend Russell.M.Harmon was the latest thing I stuck out, but I’ll be back in April with a full length album called ‘Somn’. It’s very prog. I also do a bit of stuff for Drowned in Sound, with the latest being a behind the scenes thing at Elbow’s studio in Salford. Read here: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4147419-planet-gear–inside-elbows-studio – For all the latest on my music, keep an eye on the TIIF website and Facebook, as I don’t have a solo one.…

We’re still here…

I know we’ve been a bit quiet on the music front lately, but that’s just because we’ve been busy behind the scenes, working on the ‘biz’ side of things. We think we’ve just about sorted it all out now, and we hope to offer you up some brand new noises very soon. As with everything though, these things take time! So for now, you’ll just have to take your pick from our back catalogue and rinse it on repeat for a bit!

We’ll let you all know what’s happening when we do, and we’re really hoping to get back out on the road soon as well, so we can play this new music for you all!…

Birthday sale-brations

It’s my birthday tomorrow, so to celebrate that fact (and just because I’m a nice dude anyway) there’s 15% off in our label shop until Sunday night. Just use the code ‘bday’ at the checkout and you can make a nice little saving! We have a few records in the back catalogue, including our first few releases, and our most recent one, the ‘Shell Shocked’ OST. Go have a look round and pick up some stuff here:…

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