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Ira Hessel
Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Former president D16

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Board Member D16

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Coeditor D16 Newletter

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PH. D organic chemistry

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Retired UTSA

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Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

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Consultant toxicology labs

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4 Daughters-Love em

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BTW the blue color in walter White's product is copper ion, a heavy metal neurotoxin.

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"My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
31 top 10s at nationals-16 top 5s-Four Seconds -zero wins :(
Regular Bridge Partners
Dan Morse Ellen Hessel Joe Quinn Steve Shirey Boris from Canada
Favorite Tournaments
All NABC and Houston, Dallas Hot Springs Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Raptor, Penalty doubles
BBO Username
LeSInge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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ACBL Governance - Proposal
Hmmmm Nobody got flagged?
Zonal Governance Proposals
“. . . but the Universe is an awfully big place. There is room enough for an awful lot of people to be right about things and still not agree.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
Rant, Shawn? "But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!" Howard Beale
Ripped Off
There were several instances where a larger amount of cash was removed from a NABC
Save Bundy's Sanity
Unfortunately as Friedrich Nietzsche noted "You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."
Save Bundy's Sanity
I can't resist. Michael made a "Big Brother" reference. I will always remember what O'Brien told Winston Smith when asked why certain things were done, O'Brian replied "Because we can" I made sure my children read that part. We all have similar stories and have to ignore ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
Phil Are you talking about bridge here???
Your preferred defenses vs. 1NT
There are so many favorite convetions all my partners have and really anyone can work best on a given hand. I have found that you do best when you both play the same convention.
Question about incorrect claims.
There is the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. At the recent world championships I was down 2 but it was noisy and my pard and opponents entered down 3. A few minutes later we got our scores . The opponents left and so I went to ...
Electing a Member of the ACBL Board of Directors
Bobby says "Taking the opportunity provided by this discussion to resurrect bridge history" Yes that is so important. We need to actually reveiw some things. The current boards of Units and districts, mostly earnest and well meaning, have been misdirected by the ministry of truth. Time to refocus Start with ...
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