Monday, June 27, 2016

Breit goes faster lauch

This golf cart could work for disabled people

The American way - consumers pay more for health care

once again I am working on a novel which cannot be solved

 It is set in Lýthia,  a world created by N. Robin Crossby.   in essence,  unless I want to fight things,  there is no point to selling the work.  I should just stop,  but there are characters that need creation,  so I will write a short book and then go on to something more substantial.

it may be corruption but it is not corrupt says TSC

Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of former Va. Robert F. McDonnell in corruption case - The Washington Post

Yes that is really what it says.  The Supreme Court has no opinion on whether the corruption was corrupt,  that is for lower courts to decide.  It was unanimous,  meaning it is for the jury to decide.

Texas anti abortion law struck down by the supreme court

The Silent Sphere - 14

Interlogue

Every carte player knows that there are three natures of games. There are those games of court, which revel in their complexity and difficulty, so that only those who have endless leisure and presence among the nobility may master all their many intricacies. These games are played for great stakes with myriad variations. There are those games of table, whose rules are simpler, but whose diverse manners of winning are an invitation to scheming. Then there are those games of hand, whose rules are rude and simple, upon which stakes change hands rapidly...

Show is a game of the table, and as such it places a premium on quick throws of cards. The rules of Show are simple, and it is played in a deck with court cards, though sometimes it is played without court cards and is called the game of Fields, or the game of Peasants.
Players cut for the deal. The player sitting to the right of the dealer plays first, and is the caller for that hand.

A single card, call the trump, is placed on the table, and then each player is dealt three cards. The players will form their hands out of the three cards they have, plus the card on the table. A variation calledFerryis to have two upturned cards, which each player may use one of. In this variation there is no-trump suit unless both cards be of the same suit. In some places both players are allowed to discard one card and draw before the call, but this has little impact on the play.
Then the player whose turn it is to call, sayspush,” “win,” “stop,orshow.
    • If the player sayspush, then each player discards one card, and a new card is dealt to each, then it is the next player to the right in a circle's turn to call. Any points from previous calls are added to their score.
    • If the player sayswinthe other players callbowto concede, at which point all may discard one card, and draw one card, and the caller calls again. Usually in play when a player callsbowthe card is dealt before them, which they may pick up once they have discarded. If they do not discard, then that card is out of play until a new deal. The caller may continue to call win as many times as they like in a row. However, if the caller discards, his discard becomes the new trump card.
    • If the caller saysstop,then they credit their score all of the wins they have called, and a new deal is made. In most places, to call stop having no won hands, is counted one against the caller. It is occasionally seen that the next caller may decide whether a new deal is made, but usually it is required. Gamblers favor going round the table as this is called.
    • If the caller saysshowthen players must show their cards, and the winner wins one point, while the losers lose one point. The winner keeps points won from previous calls ofwin,but does not keep any in the event of their loss. A new deal is made and there is a new caller.
    • If one of the other players says show to a win, then each player has two points at risk, winning or losing two as their placement allows. If the caller wins, they may continue to call, but if they lose, then a new deal is made and there is a new caller.
    • In games for stakes for each point, a player other than the caller maysleep,and put all their cards face down on the table until the next new deal. They need not pay any more until the new deal, but may lose the whole game if the caller goes to 7. Whether it is permissible tosleepafter ashowvaries from place to place.
    • In many places the second player may saydouble,which places the onus of decision back on the caller, only with the stakes doubled, that is four won or lost, plus doubling of the points from the call. A call of double will often end a game forthwith.
    • Because it is a game of the table, it is common that all players may only look at their cards in three slow counts, which is often emphasized by all players knocking on the table in rhythm. At which point the player must put their cards face down on the table, and a slow count of three is made again, and if the player has not played, they are assumed tostopif the caller, or conceded if any other player.

A player whose score is below zero must pay one additional point each time they are the caller, which they will get back if they win the hand in addition to their other winnings, but will lose if theypush.This is the calledthe usury.

The play is won by reaching 7 points, or lost by reaching a debt of seven points.

To determine who has won, first the player must have a hand. A hand is either a set, that is cards of the same rank, or a blaze, that is cards of the same suit, or a run, that is cards that are in order.

The score is the point value of the cards that are part of the hand, minus the cards that are not part of the hand. The trump is not counted, if not part of the hand.
    • The value of a card is 1 for a card that is odd,
    • 2 for a card that is even,
    • 3 for a card that is of the court.

If the score is tied, then a blaze of trump wins over other blazes,
    • a run with more trump in it wins over other runs,
    • but a set with trump in it loses to other sets. This is calleda catastrophe,” “a comet,oran assassin.

A royale is when a run is also a blaze, in which case it beats any hand of equal or fewer cards, even if the points of the other hand are greater. Between royales, the highest top card wins, with trump winning over not trump. Thus a royale court, is all court cards of the same suit, and so must also be in trumps.

Of course, a hand is counted as its highest score, though in many variations, if the upturned card is a black queen, the hand iscalamity,and the lowest complete hand is scored. So, to place pictures to words, imagine a player has a queen, and a 6 and a 7. If playing calamity, then instead of scoring this as 6 less 3, or 3, for the pair of queens, then it is scored as 3 less 3, or 0, for the run.

In most lands, a player who is dealt or obtains a royale court, lays the cards on the table and sayscrown,for they have won the crown.

In many lands, a player with a hand of four may lay the cards on the table, and sayclaim.The other players must then draw and discard for a royale in three tries, regardless of score. This is done in the coffee and smoking houses, but seldom elsewhere. It is often calledchaos,oranarchy.

In most places where it is played, it is also played for stakes, and either there is a stake placed at the beginning, or there is a cost for each point between the player's final total, and the winner's 7.

Another variation is for the caller to be able to callcarnage.In this all players discard one card until a hand is formed on the table, and draw one card if they discarded. If this hand loses against the caller's hand then the caller's debt is erased, then the player with the highest score is set to 0. If it wins or is tied, that player has lost and must place all remaining stake on the table.

A another variation is that the first win called counts for 1, the second for 2, and the third will be a for four, the last for 8, which will be a show for the game. In this variation the caller may not draw or discard.

If they are still tied after this, all players lose one point, but the caller keeps all previous points from calls.


The games of cartes on the seven spheres describedHans Fruhling