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TheFocus
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   TheFocus has kibitzed 12781 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs E Schrader, 1902
 
TheFocus: <jnpope> Whyld's book says 8, but I agree that your article is accurate. Thank you again.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs Allies, 1902
 
TheFocus: A consultation game played in Glasgow, Scotland on October 3, 1902. Lasker was partnered with Muirhead, Finlayson and McGrouther against Longwill, Neilson, Murray and Crum.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs N J Manson, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at the Mechanics Chess Club in San Francisco, California on December 27, 1902. Lasker scored +8=1-2.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs H Howe, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at the Chicago Chess Club in Chicago, Illinois on December 12, 1902. Lasker scored +21=1-1.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs C R McBride, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at the Chicago chess club in Chicago, Illinois on December 12, 1902. Lasker's score was +21=1-1.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker / G Fitch / J Yates Downman vs M Judd / W A Haller / K A Wilden, 1902
 
TheFocus: Consultation game played in St. Louis, Missouri on November 24, 1902.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs H Bruening, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at the Deutsches Club in milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 18, 1902. Lasker scored +20=3-0.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs A O Wuensche, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1902. Lasker scored +17=4-2 and two draws at draughts.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs H K Walker, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1902. Lasker scored +17=4-2 and two draws at draughts.
 
   Nov-25-14 Lasker vs G A L'Hommede, 1902
 
TheFocus: From a simul at Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1902. Lasker scored +17=4-2 and two draws at draughts.
 

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Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <Coyote is always out there waiting, and Coyote is always hungry> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <I grew up knowing it's wrong to have more than you need. It means you're not taking care of your people> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <I have been to the end of the earth, I have been to the end of the waters, I have been to the end of the sky, I have been to the end of the mountains, I have found none that are not my friends> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <If you want to see what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnake's tail> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <Those who tell the stories, rule the people> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children> - Navaho.
Nov-20-14
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  optimal play: <You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep>

<We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children>

I like those two quotes!

They apply especially to climate-change deniers.

While the all the world's best scientists try to inform the climate-change deniers of the urgency of the situation, these deniers pretend to be asleep and won't even listen to the facts, let alone act on them.

If only they would remember they didn't inherit the land from their ancestors but are only borrowing it from their children, they might actually stop pretending to be asleep and finally begin working to avert the coming environmental disaster.

I just hope action on human-induced climate-change won't come too late to prevent your continent of Antarctica from melting away!

Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <optimal play> I agree.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: I told my girl I was wearing Indian underwear today.

"Indian underwear?", she asked.

"Yes" I replied. "They creep up on you."

Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world will cry and you rejoice> - Cherokee.
Nov-20-14
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  chancho: <You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars.

The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.

The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator>

http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/quot...

Nov-20-14
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  Deus Ex Alekhina: <TF> Thanx for the Navaho quotes! BTW, how is it that you luxuriate in the land of the wahine yet poor AJ has been exiled to Alaska? (Allegedly).
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <Deus> it's all about who you know.
Nov-20-14
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  TheFocus: <chancho> thank you for that quote. I may put that in my bio.

I received a quest feather from a Blackfoot elder. He also have me my adult name, so I feel very close to the Blackfoot Nation.

I also once got my arse kicked by several Blackfoot men after a pow wow.

They still rib me about it. "Hey Focus, remember when we were all drunk and kicked your arse?"

Yeah. I was young and dumb at the time.

Nov-21-14
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  TheFocus: Have you ever just sat around and debated with yourself whether you were going to have candy or Twinkies?

But instead, you just lay back, burn one, and take a nap.

I guess I won't have to go to the gym today.

Nov-21-14
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  TheFocus: This weekend, I have to take some visitors on a hike up Diamond Head. then mai tais for lunch. Luau in the evening.

I hope someone is able to drag me up to the top. I'll walk down on my own.

The embassy is footing the bill, of course.

Nov-21-14  SugarDom: This ambassador of Antartica is all imaginary, right?
Nov-22-14
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  TheFocus: I am not the fig newton of someone's imagination.
Nov-22-14
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  TheFocus: I think the only reason I got the job was because I could speak English fluently.

Of course, I also drew the short straw.

Nov-22-14
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  TheFocus: For some reason, diplomatic immunity never keeps me from getting suspended at CG.
Nov-22-14
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  TheFocus: Made it up Diamond Head, and slid all the way back down.

I was able to get out of escorting the visitors to the luau. You been to one luau, you been to them all.

Better to let a junior officer do that chore.

So instead, it is karaoke time with the Danish ambassador.

Nov-23-14
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  TheFocus: After karaoke, I played chess against the Danish Ambassador. He won.

Two Danes beat two Indians on the same day.

Congratulations to Carlsen!

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