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A song I learned as a child.

The Hippopotamus
Is not afraid of us
If we don't ask him up for tea
He'll raise an awful fuss.
Nov. 23, 2016
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“Wouldn't you rather be playing with new cards while the ship is going down?”

So instead of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, you'd be rearranging the decks?
Nov. 16, 2016
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To me it's amazing that the Board of Governors do not have the email addresses of the OTHER BOG members
Nov. 9, 2016
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I might be wrong about what vos Savant wrote in Parade when I first read the question. But I don't think she said that the host knew which door the car was behind. If I am correct then her response is wrong–if she did give that informatioin, then she is right.
Nov. 1, 2016
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Marie–Very helpful guidance. Thank you.
Oct. 21, 2016
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My guess is that they will be playing party bridge or at the senior center. I will look on Amazon to see the availability of Sheinwold's book.
Oct. 17, 2016
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I was using it for some background to see what order the lessons are presented. I have not told the class about it.
Oct. 17, 2016
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If we're going to discuss non-bridge issues, now that we've disected Nobel Prizes and music, how about discussing Trump? At least the name is bridge-related
Oct. 15, 2016
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Stig, You make some interesting points. Toward the end of the 3rd class, I tried teaching Stayman and it caused a lot of confusion for the beginners. Also, one couple who has played before and is familiar with Stayman was not used to limit raises (not surprisingly). And while I wonder whether I should have taught limit raises, when I began preparing the lessons I used Complete Idiot's Guide to Bridge. It was helpful,although not put together exactly in the order that I felt beginners need. It does discuss limit raises, though.

Cost is not really an issue. I just got the latest Baron Barclay and will look through it. Thanks
Oct. 15, 2016
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In Columbia, Maryland between Baltimore and Washington.
Oct. 13, 2016
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Thank you both.
Oct. 12, 2016
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The Hall of Fame for Great Americans opened in the Bronx, NY in 1894. It probably was the first Hall of Fame anywhere (at least with that name). The first All-Star game in baseball was in 1933. Probably the first All Star Game of any kind, although the Negro Leagues in baseball had an All Star Game later that same year. So it's possible that the term may have been used in a different sport earlier.
Oct. 8, 2016
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“Further, the FDA in the USA is as hopeless as the WBF.”

I hope the 4 people who “liked” your comment, missed that sentence.
Oct. 6, 2016
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Probably if the greats of 50 years ago played under today's systems they would not do as well. But if the greats of today played under the systems of 50 years ago, many of them could not do as well either. In both cases, the greats would adapt to the environment.
Oct. 4, 2016
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Why does the monkey need a typewriter to lead a card? Of course it needs a typewriter for the Works of Shakespeare
Oct. 2, 2016
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“It matters not whether you win or lose, it's do you beat the point spread.”
Sept. 30, 2016
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“The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles. They all hate South Africans, South Africans hate the Dutch. And I don't like anybody very much!”
Sept. 27, 2016
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“Or reprisals by college students, or the KKK or the teachers union. It isn't just about government, and requires the government to allow equal treatment (not mashing everyone down).”

Not really true. At least the First Amendment has nothing to do with private censorship of speech.
Aug. 28, 2016
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Thought problem for those who may NOT be offended:

Would you feel the same way if it had been Clinton, Johnson or Stein?
Aug. 28, 2016
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Those 5 questions are quite innocuous. Maybe some better ones would be, Did you cheat for money, prestige or other reasons? What is your greatest regret about cheating, except that you were caught? Would you publicly apologize to the people you cheated and for those who you know, tell them personally that they were wronged by you?

Others here likely could find better questions than these.
Aug. 26, 2016
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