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She also said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Oct. 22, 2015
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Fair enough…and “Uncle” on this topic (I know - mea culpa for commenting again about it)!

As I said…I do understand your view…I just beg to differ. :)
Oct. 21, 2015
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Alas Cornelia…I don't play chess. You're stuck with me here.
Oct. 21, 2015
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Howard, I think that's one of the most fascinating posts I've seen in a while. Anyone clever enough to write it can stay on my forum forever. Even…no, especially if he wrote it about me! I'm just saying…please understand I'm not being difficult here…by now I get the gist of the BW admin argument (I just don't happen to agree).

You gotta admit, it's pretty imaginative, no?
Oct. 21, 2015
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Nick, I would (and many experts here would too) teach my partner to bid the in the same tempo whether she had 21-22 or a weak two. The way I would teach her is that I would “screw” her with the worst bid each time she bid so that I knew which she had - until she could learn to make it so that I don't have a clue.

On the other side, I once had a good 15 count with 5-5 majors with a sponsor. I opened 1, she 1N, I 2, she 2N….here we played a gadget…3 is artificial. It shows either some good hand with 5-5 or 6-4 majors (or 3/4 s) to be determined after partner's 3 artificial ask. Well, I was ready with my 3 bid once partner gave a brief pause before 2N. I bid in a relatively quick tempo, but no noticeable break. Of course partner forgot the gadget and leapt to 5 over 3 with some 5 or 6 card suit, etc. Do you think she would have forgotten had I paused and “thought” about my 3 bid? She never forgot the lesson. Don't bid or play by partner's tempo…and bend over backwards with your actions to make sure they learn this lesson.

I think active ethics is part of the game…period.

As for Gabrielle (“e” at the end) thanks for the nice words. Not on suspension, I think she felt some of the discussions were a bit low - my word - and repetitive…but I shouldn't be speaking for her, other than to say as always…she's a heckuva lot smarter than I am. :)
Oct. 21, 2015
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Nick - I'm sure you're right…but in real life one sort of knows anyway. I'm guessing (since I was dummy and not paying much attention to tempo) that Justin “knew” as Richard said above. One more comment on this and I'm sure we'll be back to the discussion of electronic bridge. :)
Oct. 20, 2015
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I'm absolutely sure you're right Michael
Oct. 20, 2015
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ahh - I kept reading Michael's favorite quote! (he mentioned it above) Bad news Michael - that's the one not from Mark Twain :)
Oct. 20, 2015
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Oh boy Peg…you're right - lost my mind. Sorry Max, Michael, etc. (oh and Peg) :)
Oct. 20, 2015
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Peggy - you have to go towards the middle of the article…he mentions a few things
Oct. 20, 2015
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Max….this fellow begs to differ re the quote:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/12/nigel-rees-misquotes-opinions-rees.html
Oct. 20, 2015
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You didn't mess up David, I did. I failed to add the part about being bridge related till a moment after my original response. In answer to who decides, I don't know. I'm not suggesting I know all the ins and outs…just thought it was a good idea abstractly.
Oct. 20, 2015
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David…well, if up to me….but I suppose there should be some relation to bridge
Oct. 20, 2015
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Franck and David, I saw an article recently which suggests (I wasn't into it enough to try to judge evidence, but this came up in 2013 and there are many mentions when I search on Google) that man is a product of a cross between pigs and chimpanzees. Just FYI…I'm outta here for any commentary on the subject. :)
Oct. 20, 2015
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Ken, The side forum idea would let Dean (or others) post his articles, comments, etc., in that “special” area. You enter only at your own risk (so to speak) and with the knowledge that anything goes. If something is amiss in the regular section, site rules would need to be followed. I'm not suggesting it's feasible or even that the owners would want to bother - I just liked the concept.
Oct. 20, 2015
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David, I think what was intended was a portion of the bridge forum where folks could say anything . I would also think one would want to facilitate the whims of the members here. Of course, if there aren't enough members who want it…so be it.
Oct. 20, 2015
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I think “tireless” would have worked, no?
Oct. 20, 2015
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Mike - if it was Facebook, I don't blame you for moving on…after the billionth issue, I'd have moved on too. :)
Oct. 20, 2015
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Agreed Bob…around here Twain is much admired - and that quote is considered a strong one. :)
Oct. 20, 2015
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Might be worth mentioning JoAnna's idea for an “X-rated” area of the site. (basically a no-holds barred place that one enters knowing what the deal is) I don't know if it's possible or feasible, but thought it was an interesting concept that might appease everyone.
Oct. 20, 2015
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