Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Derf-63 Wins for the 3rd Time in 2015

Lo-Lo Jones lost it all to Derf-63!

Derf-63 took control early and held on as he defeats a field of sixteen.
With three tournaments left in the 2nd quarter race, it is still anybody’s to step up and take.
Mikeniks-Faldo takes over the lead with his 2nd place finish this week, but the field behind him is as talented as it is bunched together.
Be here for the excitement!
We also want to wish our own TooBigAKQ good luck as he heads to Las Vegas and the World Series of Poker!
On to the action:
5 min: Douge2 (16th)
20 min: Absea98 (15th)
23 min: Wingsfancurt (14th)
26 min: LittleRedElf (13th)
35 min: Rjmech (12th)
42 min: Suetman123 (11th)
45 min: Tim481 (10th)
48 min: Tigercub8189 (9th)
50 min: Tomservo2 (8th)
56 min: T3chlady (7th)
57 min: Theedouble*d (6th)
77 min: TooBIGAKQ (5th)
80 min: K9isadog (4th)
90 min: Rachael0388 (3rd)
Heads up:      Derf-63     18,800     -      Mikeniks-Faldo         5,200
95 min:          Derf-63     20,000     -      Mikeniks-Faldo         4,000
98 min:  Mikeniks-Faldo (2nd) sees his pair of Kings run into Derf-63’s (AA).
Congratulations to Derf-63 on his 19th NPP win!
The 2nd Quarter Standings and Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Douge2 Wins for the 1st Time in 2015

Clio Pajczer waits for Douge2 in the NPP sauna.

Douge2 had computer issues at the start of the final table. When he got re-connected, he rolled thru the “itchy for action” rest of the field.

Rjmech still has the 2nd quarter lead, but his lead is shrinking and the group right behind him is growing.

We are in for another exciting finish. Be here.

On to the action:
12 min: Wingsfancurt (17th)
25 min: Tomservo2 (16th)
26 min: T3chlady (15th)
27 min: Tigercub8189 (14th)
35 min: TooBIGAQK (13th)
42 min: Tim481 (12th)
47 min: Derf-63 (11th)
48 min: Rachael0388 (10th)
50 min: Absea98 (9th)
60 min: Wwsatandoo (8th)
70 min: Theedouble*d (7th)
72 min: TattedEagle (6th)
80 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (5th)
82 min: Suetman123 (4th)
87 min: Sanster89 (3rd)
95 min: K9isadog (2nd)
1st place: Douge2

Congratulations to Douge2 on his 17th NPP win.

2nd Quarter and Total Point standings are on the right side of the blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

T3chlady Wins for the 1st Time in 2015

Natalia Nikitina has nothing on T3chlady!

What a great way to celebrate a recent birthday than to win an NPP Event. T3chlady takes care of a 17 player field and – in a long battle - defeats one of the best heads up players in the NPP line up, to win for the first time this year.

T3chady wins at NPP and at the casinos around the country, so this is no fluke. Way to go ‘Techlady”, as she moves into 4th in the 2nd quarter race!

On to the action:
15 min: Wingsfancurt (17th)
25 min: LittleRedElf (16th)
30 min: Sirgash (15th)
31 min: Rachael0388 (14th)
33 min: Tomservo2 (13th)
38 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (12th)
50 min: Suetman123 (11th)
55 min: TooBIGAQK (10th)
60 min: Theedouble*d (9th)
72 min: Derf-63 (8th)
75 min: Sanster89 (7th)
85 min: Tigercub8189 (6th)
96 min: TattedEagle (5th)
116 min: ThePunk75 (4th)
117 min: Absea98 (3rd)
Heads up:        Douge2      14800      -     T3chlady     10700
120 min:          Douge2      13500      -     T3chlady     12000
125 min:          Douge2      20000      -     T3chlady       5500
130 min:          Douge2        7500      -     T3chlady     18000
135 min:         Douge2       11900      -     T3chlady     13600
136 min: Douge2 (2nd) sees his pair of Eights get out-kicked by T3chlady’s pair of Eights.
Congratulations to T3chlady on her 10th NPP win.
Total Point standings are on the right side of the blog.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Our Current American Democracy

The US Government takes advantage of the taxpayer every chance they get.

The United States is only slightly freer than many countries now. As our nation becomes more of a democracy (where two people vote the money out of one person’s pocket) and ruled by executive orders and judicial edicts, our freedom becomes rapidly less. Indeed we seem to be specialists in maintaining the appearance of a free society without having the substance. Such as:
(1) Free speech does not exist in America. We all know what we can’t say and about whom we can’t say it.
(2) A republic run by two barely distinguishable parties is in fact… a democracy. And a democracy quickly collapses into a dictatorship.
(3) The elections allow the public a sense of participation while having the political importance of faded bumper sticker, while the two political parties use them to party like a Super Bowl.
(4) Large jurisdictions discourage autonomy. If, say, educational policy were set in small jurisdictions, such as towns or counties, you could buttonhole the mayor and have a reasonable prospect of influencing your children’s schools. If policy is set at the level of the state, then to change it you have to quit your job, marshal a vast campaign costing a fortune, and organize committees in dozens of towns. It isn’t practical. In America, local jurisdictions set taxes on real estate and determine parking policy. Everything of importance is decided remotely.
(5) Huge unresponsive bureaucracies somewhere else serve as political flywheels, insulating elected officials from the whims of the populace. Try calling the Department of Education. Its employees are anonymous, salaried, unaccountable, can’t be fired, and don’t care about you. Many more of them than you might believe are affirmative-action hires and probably can’t spell. You cannot influence them in the slightest. Yet they influence you.
(6) For our increasingly centralized and arbitrary government, the elimination of potentially competitive centers of power has been, and is, crucial. This is one reason for the aforementioned defanging of the churches: The faithful recognize a power above that of the state, which they might choose to obey instead of Washington.
Similarly the elimination of states’ rights, now practically complete, put paid to another potential source of opposition. Industry, in the days of J. P. Morgan politically potent, has been tamed by regulation and federal contracts. The government becomes the only game available.
(7) Paradoxically, increasing the power of groups who cannot threaten the government strengthens the government: They serve as counterbalances to those who might challenge the central authority. For example, the white and male-dominated culture of the United States, while not embodied in an identifiable organization, for some time remained strong. The encouragement of dissension by empowerment of blacks, feminists, and homosexuals, and the importing of inassimilable minorities, weakens what was once the cultural mainstream.
(8) The apparent government isn’t the real government. The real power in America resides in what George Will once called the “permanent political class,” of which the formal government is a subset. It consists of the professoriate, journalists, politicians, revolving appointees, high-level bureaucrats and so on who slosh in and out of formal power. Most are unelected, believe the same things, and share a lack of respect for views other than their own.
It is they, to continue the example of education, who write the textbooks your children use, determine how history will be rewritten, and set academic standards—all without the least regard for you. You can do nothing about it.
(9) The US government consists of five branches which are, in rough order of importance, the Supreme Court, the media, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and Congress.
The function of the Supreme Court, which is both unanswerable and unaccountable, is to impose things that the congress fears to touch. That is, it establishes programs desired by the ruling political class which could not possibly be democratically enacted. While formally a judicial organ, the Court is in reality our Ministry of Culture and Morals. It determines policy regarding racial integration, abortion, pornography, immigration, the practice of religion, which groups receive special privilege, and what forms of speech shall be punished.
(10) The media have two governmental purposes. The first is to prevent discussion and, to the extent possible, knowledge of taboo subjects. The second is to inculcate by endless indirection the values and beliefs of the permanent political class. Thus for example racial atrocities committed by whites against blacks are widely reported, while those committed by blacks against whites are concealed. Most people know this at least dimly. Few know the degree of management of information.
(11) Control of television conveys control of the society. It is magic. This is such a truism that we do not always see how true it is. The box is ubiquitous and inescapable. It babbles at us in bars and restaurants, in living rooms and on long flights. It is the national babysitter. For hours a day most Americans watch it.
Television doesn’t tell people what to do. It shows them. People can resist admonition. But if they see something happening over and over, month after month, if they see the same values approvingly portrayed, they will adopt both behavior and values. It takes years, but it works. To be sure it works we put our children in front of the screen from infancy.
(12) Finally, people do not want freedom. They want comfort, two hundred channels on the cable, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, an easy job and an SUV. No country with really elaborate home-theater has ever risen in revolt. There are an awful lot of people secretly like being told what to do
The current American public wants a king.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Absea98 Wins for the 1st Time in 2015

Everyone at NPP has that expression as we can't seem to beat Absea98!

Absea98 already has a seat in the NPP Finals with solid play all the 1st quarter, but he didn't win any tournament in the 1st quarter. But Absea98 decides he needs a seat in the Tournament of Champions also! Nice job Absea98!
LittleRedElf moves into 2nd place in the 2nd quarter race.
Well, Faldo asked for players to step up and get their first win of 2015 and they have.
There is still time to join the best poker league on the internet. Be here.
On to the NPP action:
10 min: Wwsatando (21st)
17 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (20th)
20 min: Dirtmonkey06 (19th)
21 min: tomservo2 (18th)
25 min: NixiPixie (17th)
34 min: K9isadog (16th)
38 min: Sanster89 (15th)
42 min: Suetman123 (14th)
49 min: rachael0388 (13th)
55 min: Theedouble*d (12th)
63 min: TattedEagle (11th)
69 min: Derf-63 (10th)
71 min: rjmech (9th)
81 min: t3chlady (8th)
87 min: Douge2 (7th)
100 min: Tigercub8189 (6th)
103 min: 95corolla (5th)
110 min: Wingfancurt (4th)
115 min: TooBigAKQ (3rd)
Heads up:        Absea98     15750     -      LittleRedElf      15750
120 min:          Absea98     15750     -      LittleRedElf      15750
130 min:          Absea98     21400     -      LittleRedElf      10100
135 min:          Absea98     23200     -      LittleRedElf        8300
139 min:  LittleRedElf (2nd) has a pair of Jacks but Absea98 has a pair of Aces.
Congratulations to Absea98 on his 12th NPP win!
The point standings are on the right side of the blog.