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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Mar-29-20
NJ--no rating. Favorites, Morphy, Marshall, Anderssen. Played a lot as a teen, then let it go for 40 years. Trying to reconstitute myself as a chess player.

Meanwhile, let this forum serve as a refuge from wild-eyed loony leftism. Here there will be no admiration for Hugo Chavez, Castro, or any of the other tin-pot dictators admired by chess players from the safety of freedom-loving Western democracies. Here will be found a premise that most of the nations of the world today are governed by Godless fools. Ours, too, unfortunately.

I was also going to say some uncomplimentary things about Queen Pawn games, the Sicilian and the French Defenses, Semi-Slav games, and a few other chess matters. But as those are purely questions of personal taste, I have chosen to leave them alone.

Since setting up this forum, I have also had several novels published: "Bell Mountain," "The Cellar Beneath the Cellar," and "The Thunder King." For more information about them (and me), visit my website, http://leeduigon.com/

Update, much delayed: my fourth book, "The Last Banquet," came out last year, and my fifth, "The Fugitive Prince," I expect to be published sometime this Spring. For book covers and free sample chapters, visit my blog.

Update again: "The Fugitive Prince" is out now and the next project is "The Palace." Editing is well advanced, but we're still waiting for a cover.

Update: "The Palace" is in print now along with No. 7, "The Glass Bridge," with No. 8, "The Temple," waiting in the wings. The first seven are all available via amazon.com.

Update: No. 8, "The Temple," and No.9, "The Throne," are now in print, with No. 10, "The Silver Trumpet,"due for release any day now.

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   Mar-29-20 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <optimal play> If nothing else, this experience should teach us not to trust Red China. We should have been appalled by their new "social credit" regime, aimed at controlling people's lives 24/7/365. And we should have remembered that this regime *never* tells the ...
 
   Mar-19-20 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: Here are the gumboots that you ordered, Madam.
 
   Jan-17-20 S Landau vs Bogoljubov, 1933 (replies)
 
playground player: "when I win with White, it's because I'm White. But when I win with Black, it's because I'm Bogoljubov."
 
   Dec-12-19 H Herraiz Hidalgo vs T Upton, 2001 (replies)
 
playground player: Where is everybody?
 
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Mar-17-20
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  diceman: <thegoodanarchist: <OhioChessFan: Reminds me of the Johnny Carson toilet paper scare.>

I have some vague recollection that I may have heard of this long ago.>

I don't remember it, but in 1973 I was
getting into chess study, and could see myself missing it.

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

Mar-17-20
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  diceman: <playground player:

The End O' The World In 8 Or 9 Years on account of Man-Made Climate Change.>

Remember when Justin Trudeau corrected someone for using "mankind" and suggested "peoplekind?" Notice <Man-Made> doesn't seem to bother them. I guess if they consider it evil, you can keep it male? If the liars were consistent, they'd call it "People-Made Climate Change."

Of course, when you lie in all directions, all the time, it's difficult to keep things straight.

Mar-18-20
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  playground player: Meanwhile, the corrupt plotters who tried to undo the 2016 election through lies, manufactured phony evidence, and intimidation are still on the loose, as free as birds.

If they're not punished, it'll happen again.

Mar-18-20
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  thegoodanarchist: <playground player:

Meanwhile... What is it about the Wuhan virus that requires unprecedented caution? We never had this sort of response to any other disease.>

It is a combination of 2 things. First is Ro, the number of other people infected by each contagious person.

That number is <double> the rate for seasonal flu.

And, the mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere around 10x to 20x times the mortality of seasonal flu.

So it is significantly more dangerous than our "non-novel" respiratory viruses.

And, for older people with underlying conditions (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer) the death rate skyrockets.

In short, if we don't contain the spread it is tantamount to murdering grandparents. I am not exaggerating. It literally decimates the >60 age group.

Mar-18-20
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  thegoodanarchist: <playground player:

If they're not punished, it'll happen again.>

Only if Trump wins again.

Mar-19-20
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  playground player: <thegoodanarchist> Food for thought, at least.

So much for international treaties banning biological warfare.

Mar-20-20
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  diceman: < Price gouging joke from Russ Roberts via Mike Munger, edited slightly and modified for the current situation:

A guy goes into a store, to buy some toilet paper and hand sanitizer. But the toilet paper and hand sanitizer are three times the normal prices. So the customer complains to the owner: “Those prices are way too high!” The owner replies, “So, buy them at the store across the street. That store is charging the normal prices.”

The buyer shakes his head, “I can’t, he’s out of both items.” The owner nods, “Right. And as soon as I’m out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, I’ll be able to charge the normal prices too!”

The point is obvious: it’s better to be able to buy toilet paper and hand sanitizers at market prices that are temporarily elevated than to have no availability and empty shelves at the pre-emergency prices. The low prices for goods that are NOT available are no prices at all.>

Mar-20-20
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  playground player: Today at the supermarket--no toilet paper, no paper towels, no hand sanitizer, and hardly any meat at all. We can't get these items at any price because they're just not there.
Mar-21-20
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  thegoodanarchist: Did you know that Italy has a large population of Han Chinese?

And that at least 1 Italian city has (or had) direct flights to Wuhan?

And many Italians expressed concern that a travel ban was "racist"?

And that one response from the SJW side was "hug a Chinese!"?

How many Italians will die from liberalism/CV?

Mar-21-20
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  thegoodanarchist: I must disagree with <PGP> - this isn't biological warfare.

Do not attribute to malice, that which is caused by ignorance.

Mar-21-20
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  playground player: <thegoodanarchist> The point is, there shouldn't be a biowarfare lab in the first place. But Red China doesn't much care for international law and treaties. I'm not saying they let the germ out on purpose--that would've been really stupid. But they did lie about it and pretend it hadn't happened, once the bug was loose--and that was, at best, criminally negligent.
Mar-22-20
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  diceman: <thegoodanarchist:

Do not attribute to malice, that which is caused by ignorance.>

They already engage in "malice" due to their tyranny/oppression.

They would need to embrace freedom for their people before they have any credibility.

Mar-23-20
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  playground player: Can we finally learn that Red China is a rogue state, and not to be trusted?
Mar-24-20
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  thegoodanarchist: <playground player: Can we finally learn that Red China is a rogue state, and not to be trusted?>

<We> can. Too bad W couldn't:

https://georgewbush-whitehouse.arch...

Mar-24-20
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  playground player: <thegoodanarchist> <"Welcoming China into a global rules-based trading system">

What kind of joy-juice was W drinking when he said that???

"Rules? What rules?" [Chinese leaders collapse into hysterical laughter]

Mar-25-20  optimal play: Hello <pgp>. Hope you and your family are well and avoiding the dreaded Chinese virus.

Like everyone else we're all quarantined at home, only venturing out from time to time in the forlorn hope of trying to scrounge up some toilet paper, soap, meat and a few other of the basic necessities of life.

At least Australia's not as bad as Italy, but then we didn't go around hugging Chinamen to show how woke we all are.

Anyway, keep safe and I'll try to pop into your forum more frequently.

Mar-26-20
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  playground player: <optimal play> Holy cow, where've you been! So glad to hear from you again.

One thing about being stuck at home--you get **all** the robo-calls. And our stores are in short supply of things we regularly buy; but other than that, our part of New Jersey hasn't been hit too hard by the Communist Wuhan Death Monster.

I'm very glad to hear you're well.

Mar-26-20  optimal play: <playground player> I just got busy with other stuff at the end of 2018 and had no time for chess.

Also my premium membership lapsed at that time and since I wasn't very happy with how the site had been managed since Daniel's untimely passing, I didn't renew it.

Anyway, I'm glad to see that you're well and still fighting the good fight.

Mar-27-20
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  playground player: <optimal play> I think I've had at least one more Bell Mountain book published since you were here last. <The Silver Trumpet> and <The Temptation> were the most recent titles--with <His Mercy Endureth Forever> due to the released any day now.
Mar-27-20  optimal play: <playground player> Congratulations.

May the Lord continue to bless your excellent work with success.

I've read your first four. I'm reading a couple of other books at the moment so I'll see if I can get back to your series a bit later.

I was just reading through your blogs and was directed to the Mark Rushdoony essay.

In the essay he says: "God brings disruptions into history when man least expects them, and we are wrong if we see such changes as in any way setting the advance of His Kingdom back (Is. 9:7; Lk. 1:33). Scripture uses an apt term for the periodic overturnings of the status quo — the “day of the Lord.” This term refers to those times when God caused a sudden correction to history, interrupting the plans of men in something of a divine reset. The Flood, the Exodus, the fall of Jerusalem, then Babylon were all major and unexpected corrections of God. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was obviously a day of the Lord as well. The plans of evil men were defeated and history proceeded in terms of God’s covenant salvation."

Is Rushdoony implying the Chinese virus may be a "divine reset"?

Mar-28-20
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  playground player: <optimal play> You'd have to ask him. Events on earth result from our free will, which often is the will to sin. But as Obst says, God's hand is always on the tiller of history. And sometimes He finds it necessary to make a course correction. If He didn't, we'd be through.
Mar-28-20  optimal play: <playground player> We know that this virus emanated from Wuhan in China under that evil communist atheist regime, so could it be God allowing Satan some free reign (cf Job & Revelations)?

Churches have been closed and masses cancelled all around the world so it is a testing time for the spirit as well as the body.

Mar-29-20
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  playground player: <optimal play> If nothing else, this experience should teach us not to trust Red China. We should have been appalled by their new "social credit" regime, aimed at controlling people's lives 24/7/365. And we should have remembered that this regime *never* tells the truth, never comes clean, and *always* cheats. The sooner it falls and is replaced, the better for the whole world.
Mar-29-20
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  diceman: <aimed at controlling people's lives 24/7/365. And we should have remembered that this regime *never* tells the truth, never comes clean, and *always* cheats. The sooner it falls and is replaced, the better for the whole world.>

Democrats?

Mar-29-20  optimal play: <playground player> The Red China regime has zero moral compass. As marxist atheists they can never be trusted. It's too bad Jorge Bergoglio didn't realise this before cutting a deal with the commies which has since resulted in churches throughout China being closed and destroyed.
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