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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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Who would provide the directors, and more importantly, who would handle appeals?
Aug. 23, 2016
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Better late than never?
Aug. 14, 2016
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I knew it from the great sixties TV show, “Get Smart.” Maxwell Smart always wanted to use the “Cone of Silence” to discuss things he thought should be classified. The problem was that the “Cone of Silence” NEVER worked properly, and just wasted everyone's time and energy.
Aug. 11, 2016
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"There's more to it than just the CoC, Greg. You have to look at why Lebanon did not play against Israel.'

Because players from Lebanon and some other countries are given free passes for their Nations' political hatred
Aug. 4, 2016
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You may have meant well, but the first part of your sentence was insulting. I've played in a couple of Regionals and several Sectionals, although this was my first National. I have made many speeches in hotels and know that they usually keep the temperature cold. But last Sunday in a different room, the temperature was pretty steady. I usually carry a sweater and wore long sleeves yesterday. And I guarantee you that people with sweaters yesterday were complaining about the cold.
Aug. 1, 2016
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I played today in the Thurgood Marshall room. It was so cold that myself and others took tablecloths from a room in the hallway to cover ourselves up! The director was helpful in trying to get ot warmer, but the hotel did not do anything, even when they were told by the director about how cold many of the players were.
July 31, 2016
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I know that some of you were sorry that Ian Grant is leaving Bridge Winners. I am one of those who is not sorry.
July 25, 2016
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I just made it 2,350
July 23, 2016
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Thank you, Joe. Sunday morning may be less of a problem, then.
July 21, 2016
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I'm planning to drive down Sunday, Does the hotel offer a solution if the parking lot is filled? Thanks
July 20, 2016
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“ The origins of the modern game are social. Men's. Women's, and Mixed events reflected that. It was never meant to be wrong. We were just keeping up with the Vanderbilts and the Culbertsons.


And maybe those were good times. Or maybe once bridge went beyond being ”social," those events should have been changed.
July 20, 2016
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Has anyone played 52-pickup more than once?
July 13, 2016
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I play non-sanctioned duplicate games 2-3 times per week at senior centers. One is free and the others cost $2.00 but we get food. I sometimes play in a sanctioned game at a different senior center for $5.00 which includes snacks. While I do play at an ACBL club game for $9-10, which includes snacks, I probably would not if there were a non-sanctioned game in the area that day. I can afford the extra cost, and want to get masterpoints, but my main intention is to play competitive bridge with nice people
July 13, 2016
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