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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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I don't imagine that anyone's position will be changed due to this dialogue. I do find it interesting, however.
July 5, 2016
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“I am not being sexist here. If I said that black men have a physical advantage over white men in athletics events would I be racist? If I said that young women are generally fitter and healthier than older women would I be ageist?
No, these are facts.”

I'd love to see your proof that black men have a physical advantage in athletics. Let's take track and field events. Black Americans do very well in sprints, broad jump, and shorter races. Black Africans do very well in marathons. Whites do better in distance races (outside of marathons), and most field events like pole vault and discus.

If you want to prove your point in other sports like basketball, swimming, soccer, golf or anything else, show us the data. I would predict that percentage wise your theory holds in basketball and American football, but probably few other sports.


On the issue of age of women, of course your example is not ageist. But if you were to say that in general younger women are more intelligent than older women, if you could not provide appropriate data to support it, I would consider it ageist
July 4, 2016
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Peg,

You made a small contradiction of yourself. In one post you said “we see more women today than men in fields like medicine.” In a later post you wrote: “Yu, did a little research online. In 1950, for instance, about 6% of physicians were women. Today, a third of physicians are women, with some areas (pediatricians, ob-gyn, dermatologists) having up to a 60% majority of women.”

I think the second sentence is more accurate, although the numbers of men and women in U.S. medical schools is about 50-50. (Other countries like Russia have had a much higher percentage of women physicians than men physicians.) I agree with Yu that the higher paying medical specialties, particularly surgery, are still overwhelmingly male. This could be due to many reasons, including length of residencies, lack of female role models, and discrimination
July 4, 2016
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“Club bridge is good for a particular demographic. I am not part of that demographic.”


Is the demographic age, gender, race, ethnicity, geography, lack of computer savy or something else?
June 28, 2016
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Thank you all for your ideas. We may well score it by hand. While we will not purchase the computer from the scorer who is leaving (she still needs it for herself), we may try to get a similar one for a nominal price. But first, I will try Alex's suggestion using ACBLscore.
June 27, 2016
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And a woman's place was in the home, and “Negroes” knew their place and Jews and Catholics could not live in certain parts of the country. The manners and morals at that time were quite overrated.
June 26, 2016
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Most of my partners at bridge are women. My wife, who doesn't play refers to them as my “harem.” She has become friendly with several of them. Also, most my are opponents are women. I'm too lazy to look up the ACBL metrics but would expect that with women generally outliving men, there are more women players.
June 26, 2016
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