The cold snap from Russia is clearing out the population as the elderly and the very young struggle to cope with the cold weather, which can reach -13 degrees with the wind factor taken into account. As we wait for the postponed Spring it seems that Russia’s Putin is not only the source of the […]
10 Years Of PokerKnave
It is coming up to the 10 year anniversary of The Pokerknave. A decade in which we have seen the rise of Obama, Trump, Brexit, China, Bitcoin and Putin. A decade in which online poker went from hero to zero as bots took over the websites and slowly raped the genuine poker player. A decade […]
Why Did The Magical Tipster Get It Right?
How was The Magical Tipster able to predict all these major world events from his mock Tudor mansion in Droylsden? Well it is very simple. Western democracy has run out of steam. The idea of following Western democracy is now seen as not only imperfect but down right silly. After Lehman’s Day where governments around […]
Régime De Vichy Could Come Back
This could be further dismantling of the post-World War Two human rights charter, welfare state and anti-fascist consensus, if the far-right heirs of the Vichy government get their way and get legitimacy from those who are too simple minded to read about their history and vote for Nazi sympathiser’s in France. Along with their lunatic jihadist allies […]
Trump Hates Flynn
It has only taken 3 weeks to see the wheels fall off the Trump clown show jalopy. Mike Flynn the nut job racist, who hated Muslims and anything not aligned to his neo-nazi philosophy has gone. He went because he lied about giving the Russians guaranteed relief from US sanctions for their help in the […]
Is Putin A Demigod?
Is Putin a demigod? Watching the unison of clapping that went on while he justified the reason for Russia’s to annexing of The Crimea, one phrase kept on coming into my mind. Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius or “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad” Certainly those rather demented members of the […]
Timing Is Everything
Poker as in life, timing is everything! Knowing when to make a move to get the desired outcome is such a finite quality that sometimes you cannot measure it and it therefore becomes an art. Some people like Machiavelli and Schumpeter tried to quantify this ability, but, in the end as Shakespeare said: All the […]