Playing Omaha Hi-Lo split ‘8 or better.’

Omaha hold ’em split hi/lo ‘8 or better’ can prove to be immensely profitable (at least, ‘break even,’ with luck) given there is a ‘low’ hand (if there are at least 5 cards with values of 8 or less; i.e. ‘the wheel’ ☆ Ace,2,3,4,5 to 4,5,6,7,8☆) to correspond with the ‘high’ hand. ‘Wraps’ (open-ended straights including of the same-suit (5 ,,, or s, which may give you an Ace, King or Queen high flush)), and drawing to full-houses and 4 of a kinds (‘quads’ ) with ‘sets’ (3 of a kind when you have a pair and a card matching your pair on the board) and two-pairs (i.e. Aces and Kings).

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Wayne Dyer Dead at 75—Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Tony Robbins and friends remember shining-inspirational figure.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, a seminal influence on the New Age and Self improvement genres, is dead at 75. Wayne touched millions with his words of inspiration, encouragement and hope in a World rife with contradiction, confusion and tragedy… always emphasizing the hope that lies within the core of every being; ever supporting his legions of fans and admirers instilling the belief that one’s choices and actions can influence one’s view of life; past, present and future; and that determination, discipline and dedication towards becoming who and what we really are is always within your grasp; as unlikely as it may seem at any given moment. A friend to the friendless; a voice to the voiceless and a champion of many causes.

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John Juanda (44, •professional• poker player, Las Vegas, NV) Wins largest european poker tour main event ever; cashes €1M+.

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Inside the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, the ‘best little whorehouse’ in Nevada. *The home of real hookers*

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Why do people worship other famous people?

Celebrities are the popular kids. We watch them because it served a very real evolutionary advantage for our ancestors to collect as much information as they could about those at the top of the hierarchy. It was the people at the apex who took actions and made decisions that sent out ripples of consequence for everybody else. High status also ensured that you got to eat and choose the best mate(s). So the people who survived and passed their genetics down to us, knew to study the ‘celebrities’ of their pack or tribe — to learn how to emulate them in ways that could help their own rise — to predict their behavior and perhaps to manipulate it — to seek out vulnerabilities if they wanted to challenge the alpha — or slip in when they knew he was away and poach his mate. 

*Look at lions. The alpha remains an alpha so long as he can defeat every challenger who makes a play for that position. The moment he can’t, he is demoted + sent into exile. It may appear that people ‘worship’ famous people, but we seem to enjoy abusing them in equal measure — all the hate tweets directed at Justin Bieber — and we are quick to take them down as soon as it suits us.*

We stop seeing the human being and see, instead, an abstraction, an ideal, a kind of ‘god’ or ‘goddess’ working through that individual. They excite us, they light us up — or we hate and loathe them, depending. But we react to them in a way that seems out of proportion.

Hollywood has always understood this. Marilyn Monroe tried to present herself as the girl next door — Everywoman — but that slot was taken and the studio dismissed her. Marilyn saw the world’s growing fascination with European Sirens like Bardot or Loren, and realized America lacked an Aphrodite of its own. So she reinvented herself and, at least in terms of capturing the public’s attention, appears to have done rather well.

An interesting thing about Steve Jobs — if you lay out his life story, and subtract the details, you can retell it in a way that makes the listener think you are describing Moses. All the archetypal elements of the hero’s journey are there, including his years of “wandering in the wilderness” and his return with the treasure to save his people/Apple. So it is easy for us to turn Steve into a mythic Visionary come to lead us to a new land; there is a radiance to his story and to him that makes the idea of him larger than banal reality. Steve Jobs had a flair (whether it was conscious or instinctive) for reaching people on an emotional, imaginative level: he combined tech and business with the symbolic power of Art.

• Justine Musk on Quora •

Two theories about this.

Go to any high school and ask each kid to explain the social dynamics + cafeteria politics to you. What you will likely find is: the kids who know all the different parts and how they fit together will be the kids on the sidelines. The most popular kids are likely to be the most clueless: they can tell you about themselves and their friends, but when it comes to the world beyond their velvet rope they will draw a blank. They are not paying the same kind of attention.

Celebrities are the popular kids. We watch them because it served a very real evolutionary advantage for our ancestors to collect as much information as they could about those at the top of the hierarchy. It was the people at the apex who took actions and made decisions that sent out ripples of consequence for everybody else. High status also ensured that you got to eat and choose the best mate(s). So the people who survived and passed their genetics down to us, knew to study the “celebrities” of their pack or tribe — to learn how to emulate them in ways that could help their own rise — to predict their behavior and perhaps to manipulate it — to seek out vulnerabilities if they wanted to challenge the alpha — or slip in when they knew he was away and poach his mate.

Knowledge is power.

Look at lions. The alpha remains an alpha so long as he can defeat every challenger who makes a play for that position. The moment he can’t, he is demoted + sent into exile.  It may appear that people “worship” famous people, but we seem to enjoy abusing them in equal measure — all the hate tweets directed at Bieber — and we are quick to take them down as soon as it suits us.

The other theory has to do with archetypes: patterns of personality that we seem wired on some deep unconscious level to recognize and respond to in an elevated way.  Most people possess an inner life populated by a number of archetypes, and different archetypes will be prominent at different stages in your life. People who fascinate are people who strongly exude the image and energy of *one* archetype — the purer the archetype, the more compelling that person. It’s like we stop seeing the human being and see, instead, an abstraction, an ideal, a kind of ‘god’ or ‘goddess’ working through that individual. They excite us, they light us up — or we hate and loathe them, depending. But we react to them in a way that seems out of proportion.

Hollywood has always understood this.  Marilyn Monroe tried to present herself as the girl next door — Everywoman — but that slot was taken and the studio dismissed her. Marilyn saw the world’s growing fascination with European Sirens like Bardot or Loren, and realized America lacked an Aphrodite of its own. So she reinvented herself and, at least in terms of capturing the public’s attention, appears to have done rather well.

An interesting thing about Steve Jobs — if you lay out his life story, and subtract the details, you can retell it in a way that makes the listener think you are describing Moses. All the archetypal elements of the hero’s journey are there, including his years of “wandering in the wilderness” and his return with the treasure to save his people/Apple.  So it is easy for us to turn Jobs into a mythic Visionary come to lead us to a new land; there is a radiance to his story and to him that makes the idea of him larger than banal reality. Jobs had a flair (whether it was conscious or instinctive) for reaching people on an emotional, imaginative level: he combined tech and business with the symbolic power of art.

Further reading:

“Status Conscious Monkeys Shed Light on Celeb Obsession”  abcn.ws/1BTtwqc

THE HERO AND THE OUTLAW: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes
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FAME JUNKIES: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Favorite Addiction
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MARILYN: The Passion + The Paradox
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Americans sue Ashley Madison; allege leaked information may damage Reputation; assert right to Privacy.

The U.S. litigation follows a $578 million lawsuit filed in Canada

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Americans Sue Ashley Madison; allege leaked credit-card info, sexual-preferences and I.D. may negatively impact their career, social-ties, and reputation; assert statutory and constitutional right …

The U.S. litigation follows a $578 million lawsuit filed in Canada

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