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TheFocus
Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen Feb-21-18
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for - <TheFocus>.

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   TheFocus has kibitzed 26646 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-21-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Tabanus: He may have changed name, say to Francis Lee. Just my 2 cents.> Leye died in 1922; Francis Lee in 1909. Not the same person.
 
   Feb-21-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Domenikos Theotocopoulus> = El Greco
 
   Feb-21-18 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Of course, I dream of getting my little girl all the way to GM, but she just started> The journey begins!! Good luck, and congratulations on your future GM.
 
   Feb-21-18 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
 
TheFocus: <Big Pawn> Wonderful video!!
 
   Feb-21-18 TheFocus chessforum
 
TheFocus: Gonna have to put <nizjizz> on Ignore so he won't post his and <Big pawn>'s OMV argument here again. I am not at all interested in the OMV debate. I just pass those posts on by.
 
   Feb-20-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum
 
TheFocus: Today in the facebook group <Chess Book Collectors>, someone linked to your documentary on Nezhmetidinov. Good work!
 
   Feb-20-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
TheFocus: <HeMateMe: Blackwater was over-billing, cheating the American taxpayer and had a bunch of stupid cowboys who were killing civilians. Blackwater was kicked out of Iraq and went out of business.> How does one overbill on security contracts from the C.I.A.? It is a contract. ...
 
   Feb-20-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
TheFocus: <harry> <Hey <Focy> ! Good to see you on ere ! Am I still BANNED from your forum ?> No, you are not. Come on in!
 
   Feb-20-18 Lasker vs H Moore, 1898 (replies)
 
TheFocus: Is it possible that this game was played in the simul of the 25th, where Lasker had two losses? Whyld cites this game as from <Bristol Mercury>, Dec. 10, 1898.
 
   Feb-20-18 Lasker vs NN, 1898 (replies)
 
TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <Yes, I neglected to address this because a game published in the <Westminster Budget> on November 18th was unlikely to have been played in Bristol on the 25th or 26th of the same month.> Thank you. I know you leave no stone overturned.
 
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Jan-13-18
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  Big Pawn: <JFQ: I'm trying to figure out a way to make money "online" that won't result in me being thrown in jail.>

If you can write you can make money online. There's a huge demand for writers of all kinds. Marketing companies that specialize in search engine optimization always need original content. Native English speakers get paid much more than ESL even if ESL has a masters in English.

You would have to write about whatever they need you to write about. They will have clients in all kinds of field and you'll need to produce content for them.

Content that ends up on a company blog will pay good money. A 2000 word article can go for $200 to $350. If you have a profile at various freelancer sites (fiver, seo clerks, upwork, people per hour) and get lots of good reviews from doing lots of good work, you can charge more.

Other kinds of content are less important. The marketers use this content strictly for search engine optimization. They put this content (often 500 word articles) on blogs that no one will see, but they link back to the company site and that increase the company website search engine rankings and visibility. These can be $15 or so, but prices do vary a bit. This content can be whipped out quickly. The main thing that buyers will want is that it's 100% original (passes copyscape) and comes across as truly native English.

If you establish over time about 5 or 6 steady clients, you can earn a cool $200 a day, but you'll be writing.

Jan-13-18
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  diceman: <jessicafischerqueen:

I'm trying to figure out a way to make money "online" that won't result in me being thrown in jail.>

Id suggest something related to Hillary Clinton. Copious quantities of money, little jail time.

Jan-13-18
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  diceman: <TheFocus: Dang.

If it ain't one snot-nosed libtard acting stupid, it's another one.>

The intelligent liberal is as easy to find as Bigfoot/Yeti/LochNess Monster.

I hear there's one in Area 57.

Jan-13-18
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  thegoodanarchist: <jessicafischerqueen:

...

I've often thought you had a good situation as a Hawaiiaiin. If I'm not mistaken, isn't Hawaaii the best state in the union?>

Stop saying Hawaii in there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uv...

Jan-13-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:
<TheFocus> Are you back in Hawaaakki now?

Also have you heard the analysis of <Mark Steyn>? He is also excellent but probably not as smart as <Ben Shapiro>.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KF...

Jan-13-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<The Good Anteater> heh... a well chosen Simpsons!

Jan-13-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Big Pawn> Thank you very much for such detailed information. I hadn't been aware of those online writing opportunities. I have saved your post and I will be investigating your promising ideas.

Here is one of the funniest short speeches I ever heard in my life. I suspect you may enjoy it too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALE...

Jan-13-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Diceman> I won't be investigating any "opportunities" related to <Bubba> and <Hill Dawg>.

I think a snake oil salesman would be a better bet.

Jan-13-18
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  technical draw: Grammar police here, <Focus>. It's a $20 fine for ending a sentence with a preposition. You know where it is.
Jan-14-18
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  diceman: <technical draw: Grammar police here, <Focus>. It's a $20 fine for ending a sentence with a preposition. You know where it is.>

Don't remind me.
I had a friend who had a <prostitution incident> with the <regular> police.

Received a $200 fine for ending a sentence with a proposition!

Jan-14-18
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  technical draw: <Received a $200 fine for ending a sentence with a proposition!>

Oh, that's painful!

Jan-16-18
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  TheFocus: Well, in <Chess Life> this month, January 2018, there is an article on William Lombardy in which they repeat the ridiculous claim of Lombardy's that <I was Bobby's only teacher from [age eleven] and right through Reykjavik.> (Of course, speaking of Fischer.)

Perhaps Lombardy forgot that Fischer was taught by Carmine Nigro, to whom Bobby even dedicated his first book to <To my chess teacher, Carmine Nigro>. No mention of Lombardy in that dedication. Bobby studied with Nigro unto 1956, when Nigro moved to Florida. And then Bobby began training with the masters that showed up at John Collins's Hawthorne CC that he ran from his house. Lombardy was one of those regular masters.

Many articles since then have touted Nigro as Bobby's teacher; Bobby repeating it several times in articles himself.

So, Father Lombardy, I hate to tell you, sir, that your claim is a lie. You never made that ridiculous claim while Bobby was alive to correct you.

You were not his teacher. You were just someone he played chess with and studied with. One of many.

It is what it is.

Jan-18-18
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  technical draw: <You never made that ridiculous claim while Bobby was alive to correct you.>

Dead men tell no tales.

Jan-30-18
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  morfishine: <TheFocus> Have you read Gordon Rhea? His Overland Campaign Series is fantastic! I re-read them all the time

*****

Jan-30-18
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  TheFocus: <morfishine> Yessir. I used to read a lot about the Civil War. We have some Civil War battle reenactments near where I lived in Georgia.
Jan-30-18
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  WannaBe: Was it Chinese Civil War? Or English War of the Roses? Or French Revolution?
Jan-31-18
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  TheFocus: It was the War of Northern Aggression. There was nothing civil about it.

Or its causes.

Jan-31-18
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  morfishine: <TheFocus> Great! I've read all four books of his Overland series (Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna & Cold Harbor) and am anxiously awaiting his work on the Petersburg siege.

I think the release of his Petersburg work has been delayed, probably due to the mammoth amount of material required and the length of the siege (9 months compared to the previous 4 books which covers ~6 weeks total).

Jan-31-18
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  TheFocus: I think I have all the Overland series, but won't know until I get everything out of storage.
Jan-31-18
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  TheFocus: It looks like my work sabbatical will end in April. Back to work.

It was a fun year off.

Feb-01-18
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  morfishine: <TheFocus> Thanks for the response, if I here or see of Rhea's release of his Petersburg siege book, I will let you know

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Feb-01-18
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  TheFocus: <morfishine> I would very much appreciate that!
Feb-16-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

It's good to see you active in the <Biographer's Bistro> again.

I thought of you today because I just finished packing up and mailing off the last of my chess history books. All told, eight boxes and it cost over 300 dollars to mail them all.

Once I get those books safe again in Canada I'm never moving them again.

Feb-17-18
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  TheFocus: That is a lot. I always hate traveling and then not have my library at hand.
Feb-21-18
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  TheFocus: Gonna have to put <nizjizz> on Ignore so he won't post his and <Big pawn>'s OMV argument here again.

I am not at all interested in the OMV debate. I just pass those posts on by.

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