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  • Vanity: Once in a lifetime Double Deck Pinochle Hand.

    03/12/2017 8:01:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Vanity, | Sunday, March 11, 2017 | Swordmaker
    My girlfriend, ex-wife, and younger daughter and I were playing cards this afternoon. We were playing double-deck contract pinochle. My daughter shuffled and my ex-wife cut the cards and dealt the first hand. My girlfriend bid and won the contract for the first hand. This is that hand she got, a once in a lifetime pinochle hand: Meld scoring in this game was handed down from both sets of double grandparents on my side and my ex-wife's side from the two different parts of the mid-west. It does not comport with the Las Vegas meld rules but I have seen...
  • Beautifully ornate VICTORIAN Valentine's Day cards reveal how people wooed their [tr]

    02/13/2017 8:14:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jo Tewwdy
    For many, February 14th has evolved to be the antithesis of romance, a day where a 50 per cent mark-up on a bunch of wilting red roses has become par for the course. Roll back the centuries though and wooing was an altogether more authentic affair. A set of Victorian Valentine's Day cards - including beautifully ornate designs in paper and cloth - show just how our 19th century counterparts won the hearts of their paramours.
  • Iranian Military Removed SIM Cards from American Sailors' Phones

    01/19/2016 2:24:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    Iranian military personnel likely removed two SIM cards from phones belonging to the 10 American sailors who were detained by Iran overnight last week, the Pentagon said. The latest revelations in the circumstances surrounding the U.S. sailors' detention last Tuesday came in the first public account of the events released by the U.S. Central Command Monday. "A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones," Central Command said in the release.
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    05/19/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Has to be watched..BTW have a tissue ready
  • How 'House of Cards' Writer Beau Willimon Got the Inside Dirt on D.C. [Worked for 3 Dems]

    03/28/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/26/13 | Jordan Zakarin
    ...[Writer Beau] Willimon, then in his 20s, became one of many young people to devote themselves to Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s Beltway-assaulting run for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president... He was a student at Columbia in 1998, wilting in the New York heat while studying Greek classics at the uptown Ivy, when Carson -- coming off an internship with George Stephanopoulos -- tempted him with tales of his work on a Senate campaign. Congressman Chuck Schumer, a gregarious Democrat from Brooklyn, was a longshot in the party’s primary, but Stephanopolous assured Carson that he would win. Carson started out...
  • ‘House of Cards’ president more popular than Obama

    03/23/2015 7:51:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Americans prefer the fictional commanders-in-chief found on television — even the corrupt or conniving ones such as “House of Cards’” Frank Underwood and “Scandal’s” Fitzgerald Grant — to President Obama, according to a new poll. A Reuters-Ipsos survey conducted this month finds while only 46 percent of those polled around the country have a favorable opinion of President Obama, a whopping 82 percent gave a positive rating to “The West Wing’s” President Josiah Barlet, played on the NBC show by Martin Sheen, and 89 percent approved of the job President David Palmer, played by Dennis Haysbert, did on Fox’s “24.”
  • WHERE'S THE EO? IT'S ALL IN THE CARDS! (Hostage)

    11/21/2014 1:16:15 PM PST · by Hostage · 54 replies
    vanity | November 21, 2014 | Hostage
    So far there's been no sighting of the Executive Order that was expected to follow from Obama's speech last regarding Executive Amnesty. Why is this important? Here's the sequence list to commit to memory: 1. State Governors and State Attorney Generals have legal standing to sue in federal court. 2. A Temporary Federal Restraining Order (TFRO) or a Motion for Federal Preliminary Injunction (FPI) can be filed today and obtained in about a week as part of a larger case filing. 3. Either a TFRO or FPI stops Obama's plan to legalize tens of millions of illegals; how? Stop and...
  • Say Yes to Drivers' Cards—Because the Anti-Immigrant Reactionaries Among Us Are Wrong

    10/22/2014 2:48:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Portland Mercury ^ | Denis C. Theriault
    PLEASE DON’T LET the fear-mongers among us—the nativists, the bigots, the racists, the speak-English-first types, etc.—have their way. If you vote no on Measure 88, which would allow Oregon to assign driver’s cards to people who can’t (or just won’t) produce documents proving their legal residency in the United States, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. You’ll be just as horrible as groups like Protect Oregon Drivers Licenses and Oregonians for Immigration Reform, who have been spreading manure piles of misinformation about what’s actually at stake—including some unconscionable references to September 11. (SNIP) How do we know the sky won’t...
  • Get Ready for Regulators to Peer Into Your Portfolio

    05/03/2014 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | jason Zweig
    In December, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which oversees how investments are sold, proposed what it calls Cards, an electronic system that would regularly collect data on balances and transactions in brokerage accounts. But some critics think it could endanger the privacy and security of investors’ confidential data. Under Cards (which stands for Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System), Finra would collect—probably weekly—a record of activity at all of the more than 4,100 brokerage firms nationwide.
  • BTC-e Enables Fund Withdrawals Using MasterCard and Visa Cards

    03/21/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 11 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 21 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    Notoriously tight-lipped bitcoin exchange and CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index member BTC-e is now allowing customers to withdraw funds to Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, with some exceptions. The company blog post, issued on 21st March, indicated that the new program is now available to customers in any country, using any currency. All customers will pay a 5% fee for the service. The new functionality is noteworthy as it will allow customers to send money to debit and credit cards issued by two of the largest and most commonly used international card issuers. At present, the transfer of funds...
  • Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware

    01/27/2014 8:47:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | January 27, 2014 | Kathy Kristof
    Wondering if your credit card number could be in the hands of a crook? Look for a charge for $9.84. The Better Business Bureau issued a fraud alert last week about a raft of consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge. The business levying this fee may purport to provide “customer support,” or it may simply identify itself as any one of a number of different websites.
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • VA hospital refuses to accept 'Merry Christmas' cards

    12/24/2013 8:10:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/13 | Todd Starnes
    Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would “make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told MyFoxDFW.com. Gracie’s card read, “Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service.” It also included an American flag. But the bedridden veterans at the...
  • Symptoms of a perishing society

    10/17/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 22 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 15, 2013 | Andree Seu Peterson
    In a speech at Harvard in 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn said: “There are telltale symptoms by which history gives warning to a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, a decline of the arts or a lack of great statesmen. Indeed, sometimes the warnings are quite explicit and concrete. The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc. The smooth surface film must be very thin, then, the social system quite unstable and unhealthy. …” Yet...
  • For sale: ‘Iraq’s Most Wanted’ card signed by Saddam

    09/22/2013 4:23:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2013 | Gary Buiso
    He’s no longer keeping his cards close to his vest. A soldier who guarded Saddam Hussein is ready to sell a rare collection of autographed “Iraq’s Most Wanted” playing cards — including one signed by the madman himself, The Post has learned. “Maybe someone else would like them and they can do something with them,” said Mark Heinbaugh, 51, a sergeant who said he was assigned to Camp Cropper in Iraq while serving with the Pennsylvania National Guard.
  • Love: Obama Played Cards During Osama Raid; ´I Can’t Watch This Entire Thing,´ Obama Said

    08/14/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, "I can´t watch this entire thing." (Snip for video)"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades,” said Love at a public event. Love was Obama´s "body man," and spent much time with his boss while he worked for Obama at the White House.
  • UK casino accuses US poker star Ivey of cheating

    05/16/2013 6:58:55 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON – A major casino operator is accusing Phil Ivey, an American who is one of the world's top professional poker players, of amassing millions of dollars in winnings by cheating at baccarat. Court papers filed in Britain's High Court by the Malaysia-based Genting Group say that Ivey and an accomplice successfully used a scam to rack up winnings of roughly 7.8 million pounds ($11.9 million) last summer. The case has rocked the world of professional poker by pitting one of its most charismatic young stars against a major resort and casino operator. The game in question took place on...
  • Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers

    02/22/2013 6:47:59 AM PST · by haffast · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2013, 7:47 p.m. ET | DANNY YADRON
    Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. snip But at least five of the eight senators writing the bill have backed biometric ID cards in the past. At least three of them—Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.)—have said they support requiring the cards under the new law but are open to other options, aides say. snip Mr. Graham, in an interview, said that...
  • Golden Nugget suing card manufacturer after unshuffled cards lead to big winnings for gamblers

    08/21/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 21, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row. But when the players at an April game of mini-baccarat at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City kept seeing the same sequence of cards dealt, over and over and over again, their eyes grew wide and their bets grew bigger, zooming from $10 a hand to $5,000. Forty-one consecutive winning hands later, the 14 players had racked up more than $1.5 million in winnings...
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    03/12/2012 7:34:37 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 7, 2012 | Justin Flom
    A Veterans tribute with just a pack of cards and a beautiful ending. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGPKpIuX3cY