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What goes around, comes around.

I very almost forgot about posting this today.

Regular readers will know the problems I have had in accepting a know paedophile in my favourite poker forum. I forget how long its been, a couple of months? Must be something like that.

I have had some pretty severe computer problems of late. The most recent one coming after downloading Internet Explorer 9. Its taken me ages to sort out. Next time, hit a restore point and save myself a lot of hassle. That’s why there have been no recent blogs. Hopefully, it’s all sorted now.

I only mention that about the old laptop I use as it is relevant.

Finally, last night I got to play some poker online again. First time in days. I was at the bubble [last place before the payouts] and it was folded to me in the SB and I shoved 78s and after some thought, the BB called it. He had AA, lol. Oh well, bad timing. I was getting short stacked, so had to go for it. The blind and ante would have killed me sooner or later.

However, during my session, up pops my good mate Dave on Yahoo and asks me if I wanted some good news. i am never one to turn down good news as it seems so rare these days. But this was not good news, it was GREAT news. The bastard paedophile had decided to move on. His account is suspended and it looks like he has no intentions of returning. Its cost me some friends and some worry and a two-week suspension, but its worth it to see that bastard leave us good folks alone. It was not a witch hunt as some people seem to think, or a lynch mob, it was of the mans own doing. He told me to google his name [for reasons beknown only to him] and I found he was a convicted paedophile. I don’t think he expected me to find that, but I did and then warned a lot of people about his presence. I posted a blog about it in the hope that the man would just turn right around and fuck off again. Sadly, that didn’t happen. In turned into a war of words between some members and between me and the sites admin. To allow a sick fucker like that to roam around a poker focused community is not something I wish to be part of. I have fallen out with the admin over it all when I never usually raise a voice in protest at very much. But I stood by my principles on this and thankfully is has payed off. The man might return, but as my good mate pointed out, we know his poker aliases now and if we see him at te tables during a game, we will know its him. So he will have to change all his poker accounts as well, too much trouble for most people and also frowned upon by the poker sites. It can lead to complete bans and loss of any monies on the site as well.

I think the admin took the easy way out of the situation. I fully understand that what this man has been convicted of is nothing related to poker or the Pokerspace community. To me, that is not the issue. It’s about the word getting out that dishonest people are not welcome at any cost. If anyone goes out of their way to encourage others to do searches on them, then they get exactly whats coming to them. It’s a situation that has never arisen in my life, its unique in that respect and that goes for the admin of the community. They could have just said that the mans background was not suitable for him to become a member of the community, which is fuckin true, then asked him to leave. All the BS about being sued was just a crappy smokescreen, spouted by someone who has no fuckin idea what he is talking about. The crap about him not having done anything wrong within the community is how to give these people the upper hand. They go by unnoticed and unhindered until they see their chance to act, then they pounce and everyone says, ” we didn’t know he was a danger to anyone” only in this instance, yes they did. They took the cowards way out instead of standing firm. Then because I posted one link and comment, that was not aimed at the person who thought it was meant for him, I get suspended for two weeks, lol. Fucking ridiculous. the problem did seem to die away for a short time, only for a blog written by the fuckin administrator of the site opened it up again. For that, me and another member got accused of not letting the issue drop, lol. Convoluted or what? My mate ave then gave me the written response from the admin to the fact that this pervert had left and that was just BS as well. Google my name anytime you like, nothing to hide, nothing at all. I aint no fuckin angel, shit, who is, but there’s no skeletons trying to get out of my closet.

But, that’s that, over and done with. I am glad this pervert had the balls to move on. The admin didn’t have the balls to get rid of him, so he walked himself. Good fuckin riddance to bad rubbish is what I say.

So now, I wait for my suspension to expire. I have lost all respect for the admin of the community, and I shall hang around. I will play the games I always enjoyed playing and talk to those members I do respect and like. There will be no more blogs there, no forum threads, very few comments to anyone elses blog. Those bastards have tried to screw me twice now, why should I give anything of myself now to that place? So they screw me again? I don’t think so.

So that’s the end of a beautiful friendship. It was good while it lasted, but like most things in my life, it came to an abrupt and untimely end, that’s the sad part. But today, my face aches from smiling, lol, I am sure I went to sleep last night smiling. I will probably go to bed tonight smiling. I feel somewhat vindicated in my actions now, whereas before I doubted myself. ‘ the bitch of this story, it bought me more doubt which is something I don’t need.

Toodle Pip


2012, This year and a host of other BS

I was just thinking, due to circumstances beyond my control, I wish I could change my tag on here. Pspacer11, a play on Tino11 is no longer my preferred tag and I wish I could revert to Tino11, my long time other self.

2012 is making a few headlines again [in deepest, darkest Northumberland] so I decided to read something about all the boo hah haah. I did find some very interesting reading matter on all kinds of prophecy and doomsdays et al. Its not a subject I know a great deal about. I have heard the date mentioned, seen the film [not that good] and now read a few articles on the subject and to be honest, it appears to me to be another case of interpretation. Like so many other things in life, its how we interpret writings, sayings, ancient texts etc etc and most can be twisted and turned and tipped out to mean basically what we want them too. Dec 21st 2012 is the end date of the Mayan calendar. Whoopee do I hear you say and I am inclined to agree. These Mayans were stargazers in the extreme and plotted a great many galactic events with planets and stars and exuinoxes and eclipses, comets and solar events. Very advanced for the time and very accurate by all accounts. But the way they plotted time was complicated, using three [yes 3] different calendars to map out the future. It appears to be the long count version that is best used to describe 2012. I dont know what the other two versions support, no one seems to make much ref to that. But the Mayan civilisation was very ancient and we have our Spanish cousins to thank for wiping them off the face of the earth. Without their intervention, there would be far more evidence that could be used to support or negate the forecast of 2012. There are others who believe that 2012 is the end of the fifth or sixth cycle of time. Lets face it, in year 2000BC, there is only so far anyone can count. I am sure then, 2012 seemed a long way off.

Dec 21st 2012 is a important date for one reason though. The sun in the winter equinnox sits at 0% to the galactic plane [google it, I cant explain it] and that is an event that doesn’t come around too often, or so we like to think or we are often told. But how does 150,000 times grab you? Yes, thats right, 150,000 times. If, as most experts predict, the universe is in the region of 4.5 billion years old/young, then this so called rare event has already occurred 150,000 times and the earth is still in one piece. So that kind of puts things into some form of perspective. Ok, Dec 21st 2012 is one of those dates that this alignment takes place and no doubt, in weeks/months/years to come we shall hear much more about it. But like most events [remember the millenium bug]? it will pass by with a whimper and life as we know it will continue. Thats my take on what little I have read about the Mayan calendar and 2012.

I am currently trying to find something to do with all my spare time in 2011. Though if the Mayans are to be believed, I am wasting my time, I am trying to find some volunteer work to do. Someone, somewhere must have use for a slightly demented forty something man who just likes to help, although some only see it as hindrance, but my heart is in the right place. But it is proving to be harder than I thought. I was hoping to have irons in the fire by now, as we enter March, with the possibility of a start date on the horizon. But alas, it is not to be. 2011 is slowly turning into a very frustrating year and I could do without that. I am trying to be more positive and optimistic, but, the more I stand still, the backwards I go. I know thats a contradiction in terms, but standing still for me this year is not an option, but circumstance seems determined to prevent that occurrance. I have, for the first time in a long time, some forward momemtum and I desperately need that to continue. I have focused for far too long on what cant be done instead of what can be done, that time has passed and its a time to change, hopefully for the better. But so far I have banged my head on the proverbial brick wall and have seen little by way of results. Although I was on a website today that was asking for volunteers for some neuroscience experiments, which I would imagine might be quite interesting. As I have some neurological problems, maybe we could kill two birds with one stone? I sent my details anyway and shall see what happens. I like to help [yes, I know, I already said that, I am just proving a point] and maybe, just maybe, with my history, they could find something of use. Its all research being done at the local university [closest i wam likely to get to a Uni] and if I can help someone graduate or further their career by offering something of interest and use, then all the better, something worthwhile will have come of it.

The rest of what I have read is not really of interest to me. I dont want to do fundraising even though its very worthwhile. I dont want to work in a charity shop, I know all charities need funds, but me in a shop? I just dont see it. I dont really want some boring admin job, that would be a backward step in my eyes. I dont want to walk dogs or buddy a person with learning difficulties. All very just causes and rewarding in their own way, just not me. So for now, the search continues. I am under no pressure from outside sources, I am doing this for me, i am challenging myself and I hope I can rise to that challenge.

So there ya go. 2012, 2011 and some other BS and just another blog really. It all helps get my head in the right place and keep it there. No doubt be adding more and very soon.

Thanks to anyone who does reads the ramblings of a slightly demented forty something. That aint negative, just my take on myself in a humourous way and if you fail to see that, you dont know me very well.