Jerry’s Thoughts on Celebrity bursa303.city

Jerry sent me these observations in an e-mail: “I did see Celebrity bursa303.city Showdown last night and both Paul Rudd and Ron Livingstone knew how to play the game – but Paul just kept getting the best cards – I have never seen such a strong string of cards – his bad hands were K-10o. But it was fun to watch – I think they all knew how to play and Coolio just wanted to BE THE MAN – which you can’t just do in poker. I think Shannon Elizabeth is a dud – besides the hottest body… she is a lame-O. I like the other girl Sara Silverman – she was funny – although she dumped the top hand that one time that would have really brought her back into the game – whatever.”

Thanks Jerry for sharing. That might have been one of the only episodes of Celebrity Poker Showdown that I could watch and not go crazy without hurling outrageous insults and/or small objects at the TV. I caught the last episode, the one with Princess Leia, Mimi Rogers (Ahem… the former Mrs. Tom Cruise #1), and everyone’s favorite whacked out Canadian… Tom Green. That was awful to watch. I would have gone insane if I had to play at that table.

The Taos on Hiatus?!?

Jerry suggested: “You should put up on your Taos that you are on hiatus becasue I’m sure it would make them feel better than you were just too lazy to blog. I would have been pissed these days if I did not know your intentions of a break (well deserved mind you) and kept seeing no new posts – but hey, thats just me – a person who loves to read about others lives and live through that – I …

Why Pension Plans Are Underfunded

 

There’s been plenty of fear and loathing of corporate pension plans in the last few years, and with good reason: most of them have gone from overfunded to underfunded in the space of two years. That meant more cash hovered out of the corporate till, away from shareholders or projects that benefit shareholders, and increased possibilities that plans might actually fail.

Why did the plans go underfunded so quickly? Obvious reasons: a large portion of pension plan assets are invested in equities, which tanked from 2000 to 2002, and at the same time, interest rates declined, inflating the present value of pension plan obligations. The financial community blathered endlessly about that “perfect storm”, wrung its hands, wept and prayed. When the markets turned up again in 2003 and 2004, the Etch-A-Sketch was turned over, and the memory of the perfect storm’s punishment was erased.

The not-so-obvious – and more permanent – reason for underfunding: the ERISA and Internal Revenue Code rules requiring contributions to defined benefit plans have all the snarl and bite of Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua. That’s finding of the Government Accountability Office in its study entitled “Private Pensions: Recent Experiences of Large Defined Benefit Plans Illustrate Weaknesses in Funding Rules” (GAO-05-294).” It’s a study of the 100 largest plans in the United States, and I highly recommend that you read it if you want to understand why the system is pretty much rigged for funding failure when it comes to requiring adequate contributions to pension plans.

Most investors and analysts are familiar – or should be familiar – with the crazy exceptions built into the GAAP reporting of pension cost. For example, losses on assets and plan obligations can be deferred and amortized into cost after the accumulated amount of the losses reaches a 10% threshold, based …

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ESPN Coverage of the World Series of QQWIN99

 

Does anyone else wish the ESPN would cover Poker! from the World Series of QQWIN99 and not the stupid crap they tend to focus on. It’s like covering the World Cup by doing features on the drunk hooligans with their chests painted during the play of the match.

Prime example: the hour on Hevad Khan this week. You think these players don’t know if they act whacko they will get air time? Did you notice in his private interview he was calm, relaxed and articulate. So why did ESPN choose to feature him? Do they think they will get more viewers for the “entertainment” value of this nonsense? They know they have the true poker fans trapped, we have no other way to see the minimal poker they actually cover. But I ask again: At the World Series of Poker, Why not cover poker!

And while I am on the subject of ESPN and the World Series, when are they going to dump Norman Chad? Do we need more lame jokes about his ex-wifes? Do we need to hear: “A queen and a queen only” again? How about someone who knows a thing or two about poker and will actually offer that to the viewers instead of some lame ass line about himself.

It’s about poker. Why doesn’t ESPN get that? They don’t bastardize the coverage of other sports like this. I watch the coverage to see poker. Let me repeat–it’s about the poker!

Political Poker Quotes

With all of the governmentally debate about regulating both online and live poker around the world. I have been collecting some notable and infamous quotes from elected officials.

“I spend a lot of time protecting the people from the perpetrators of fraud, polluters of the air, and other types of ant-social behavior. …

Tiffany Michelle and hk prize News End Dispute

 

Undoubtedly the biggest scandal to emerge from this year’s World Series was the saga of Tiffany Michelle. The former hk prize News employee became embroiled in a dispute with the site after seemingly backing out of a deal that involved Poker News staking her for the main event. After sporting the Poker News logo for the majority of the tournament, in the latter stages she also donned more prominent Ultimate Bet attire – a decision met with anger by Tony G, the owner of Poker News.

Michelle was the last remaining woman in the main event, and after starting with a promising chip count on Day 7 looked a good bet to make the final table. Having worked for Poker News as both a reporter and presenter she was familiar with the furor of the poker media and was ideally placed to move into the spotlight. Her undoubted aesthetic appeal as well as an intelligent and approachable demeanor made her the most marketable and media friendly face left in the tournament.

The decision to sponsor Tiffany into the main event was made at a Poker News party held at the Bellagio. Jeff Lisandro, a well known cash game pro, convinced Tony G that they should both buy her into the event, splitting the costs $4k/$6k. In return for his larger cut Tony asked that Tiffany wear clothes to promote Poker News and that he should retain full endorsement rights. An agreement was reached and a contract drawn up, a generally unremarkable event.

Tony G, however, is an astute businessman and the fruits of his investment seemed to have come good as Michelle progressed deeper and deeper into the main event, slowly creeping into the spotlight. As agents began to swarm, Tony G took the opportunity to arrange a deal …

The Blockchain Race: Turkish Digital Lira to Finish Testing in 2020

 

The Turkish administration aims to complete testing their national digital currency (CBDC) in 2020 after directions given by the countries president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential program published on 3 November according to a document published yesterday by Resmi Gazete.

Turkey’s objective by launching a digital currency is to create a better infrastructure as the document notes:

“The main objective is to establish a financial sector with a strong institutional structure that can respond to the financing needs of the real bitcoin dice  sector at a low cost, offer different financial instruments to a wide investor base through reliable institutions and support Istanbul’s goal of becoming an attractive global financial center.”

Turkey is a country where cryptocurrencies are very popular and it is clearly visible on localbitcoins chart volume. In part, this interest comes because of the instability of the local currency which has gone down by more than 70% only in the last few years.

After China interest in Blockchain and discussions in the U.S. Congress about Libra, other countries are in a race to compete in the blockchain innovation.

It is strange how things change so fast. Only in a decade, governments went from laughing at the idea of bitcoin into trying to copy it for their central bank currency.

The question now is, what will happen in the next 10 years?

Feel free to post your opinion in the comments below.

LibraCoin returns as a topic in the main media. All thanks to the actions of regulatory authorities for counteracting monopolistic practices in the European Commission, which sent a special questionnaire, thanks to which they want to determine whether LibraCoin is an anti-competitive project.

The information was provided to the public by Bloomberg. According to a portal article, the Commission sent the questionnaire in August …

Schildy1984 wins keluar sgp WCOOP Event 28

 

This year’s World Championship of Online Poker is in full swing at keluar sgp , with players from around the globe competing for awesome prize pools in exciting tournaments. We’re fast-approaching the halfway mark of the series, so a huge amount of cash has already been won but, more importantly, there’s also a lot of it up for grabs. Event 28 wrapped up earlier this week, and the lucky winner to walk away with the number one spot was Schildy1984 of Austria, who received $206,280 for a job well done.

The World Championship of Online Poker is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. It can be seen as the internet’s answer to the World Series of Poker, and the PokerStars hosted series is by far and away the largest such online series around. This 2011 series boasts a massive combined guaranteed prize pool of $30,000,000, which is much larger than many were expecting given the withdrawal of PokerStars from the US market. The combined prize pool is spread over 62 events this year, which offer a great variety so players of any game should be able to find a tournament they’ll love.

 

Event 28 was one of the more standard formats, a simple No Limit Holdem tournament with no surprises. The buy-in was respectable at $1,000, and 1146 players decided to register and take their shot at the money. This many contestants lead to an almost doubling of the prizepool from its guaranteed $600,000 to the final figure of $1,146,000, to be divided among the top 135 players, with the winner allocated over $200,000. The event dragged on over two days before finally finishing less than an hour into September 15th.

 

After nearly two days of grueling button clicking and close decisions, the tournament got down …

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In a past life, I was the editor of a consumer publication that covered Internet gambling and I was consequently faced with the task of fielding complaints from disgruntled Net bettors. Nearly every complainer believed he was being ripped off, and most of those who believed they were getting ripped off thought so because they requested payment and did not receive it. The good news for the consumer is that most of the complaints were resolved.

But, what gives? Why so many mistaken victims?

When you walk into a sportsbook or a betting shop with a betting receipt and request payment on a winning bet, you receive it promptly. When you come up big playing blackjack or craps, you can expect to walk out of the casino with cash in your wallet. Even when you request payment for a winning telephone wager, you know that your account will be credited immediately and that you’ll have relatively quick access to your winnings.

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