Posted: March 5th, 2014, by ray zee
the big confrontation with russia over ukraine looks like it isnt going to escalate more than it has. that could change easily.
russia is getting blamed pretty hard here and they are in the wrong for sure but from their perspective they are protecting their own interests in the face of uncertainty. i think our country would do something similar if it happened on our border.
i guess we will see how this turns out. overall it doesnt bode well for the long term relations with russia.
Posted: February 25th, 2014, by ray zee
i think nowadays the poker players are a lot less degenerate than years past.
they dont go off in the pit as much, and most not at all. and sports betting isnt a way of life for them. and the ones that do, dont bet it all every week.
there are a few of course and they make the high profile news. but the average player pays more attention now to his finances and results, instead of just being in action 24/7/.
i believe it is because players came from gambling, sports betting,and book making, race tracks, pool rooms etc. in the past. now they come as poker players being their first introduction to gambling. many out of college and professional jobs.
just a different breed the new folks.
Posted: February 19th, 2014, by ray zee
it seems most players play ace king all the same way. they almost always raise with it going in and a proportionate number of them bet it after the flop whether it hits or not.
this makes it pretty easy to play against them when you can narrow down their hand. but what they dont realize it also makes their other hands easy to play against.
so learn some different ways to play your ace king and profit from others mistakes.
Posted: February 16th, 2014, by ray zee
the hockey game with the russians was nothing short of incredible tonight.
it brought back memories of the game we won way back when while being great underdogs.
what made the game was the overtime play.
i hope we get to play them for the gold later on. that will be the event of the year.
Posted: February 12th, 2014, by ray zee
watching the olympics is amazing. every new one and the players get so much better. this year what i noticed is the skating. they are almost flawless. skating is way over the top with how good they are now.
there also seems to be so many more commercials than in years past. maybe its just me but how many can we take. at least they are interesting ones not like those on normal shows.
Posted: February 11th, 2014, by ray zee
this last weekend around portland oregon they got a bunch of snow and ice. the whole town and surrounding counties virtually shut down with hardly any cars getting anywhere.
mostly because the people there rarely get much snow and ice. just a few inches on the road or even a little slick sends cars into the ditches like flies on sugar.
basically on slick roads you have to go much slower. duh.. but it is easy to say but few realize how much slower you have to go. stopping on a downhill can be almost impossible even at very slow speeds unless you start way way back.
the good thing about there as opposed to colder areas in a few days all the snow is gone and its back to normal.
Posted: February 8th, 2014, by ray zee
hope everyone out there is making good money with the cold and bad weather around. that is when the poker is best and the time to put in your major hours.
only in places where the roads are terrible do the games get hurt from bad weather. plan your playing time of the day when the good action people are coming in and then get there before them. dont think for one minute you are getting ahead from playing with the tight regulars. sure you can beat them but the rake takes what little of that you make away.
Posted: February 5th, 2014, by ray zee
this is the time of the year that the boat shows and sportsman shows are in many cities and big towns. i love to go to them and see all the new stuff and figure out what i am getting next. or the things that i cant live without now that ive seen them.
mostly fishing stuff finds its way into my car and never leaves as i use it regularly. every year the innovations are unbelievable and hard to resist. but there is only so much you can accumulate in life and i am at that limit. so from now on i will only get what i need. bullshit.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014, by ray zee
cold coming in real soon. with the warm weather the pacific northwest has been getting and plenty of sunshine it has been wonderful. that is coming to an end. the good weather has brought on severe drought in oregon and california. so much that even big rains wont be enough to keep the states from having major difficulties.
only time will tell what water wars will erupt. one that is prime to develop is Nevada and California over the lake mead water. farmers are wasting it on crops that never should be grown in dry places. and the people waste it on pretty green lawns and no thought to conservation. soon it will have to end with bad consequences.
Posted: January 26th, 2014, by ray zee
montana has a great motor vehicle registration system. if your car is ten years old you can get a lifetime plate for it so you dont have to register it every year. all motorcycles, trailers and boats automatically get a lifetime plate.. makes life so much easier and saves them so much money as well.
it makes sense to register a vehicle once when you buy it and let the next owner do the same. to put so much bull on all the people every year isnt fair just so they can get a few more bucks. just charge more when you register originally