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  • Personal Narrative: When To Trust Your Gut Instinct

    chair and a very small smile appears on his face. He acknowledges a friend who’s watching. I feel sick. Poker commentators refer to sort of situation as a “throw up” spot. I think about the decision for a while, and eventually decide that, since my opponent is a good player, it’s more likely that he’s trying to induce a call rather than a fold. I have competing instincts in this hand: I want to fold to stay alive in the tournament, but I realise there’s a good chance he’s bluffing. Further, I have a slight premonition of him showing his cards if it’s a bluff. (If I fold he does not have to show his cards). Finally, I fold, and he turns over the bluff - 72 of diamonds - and everyone gasps. I leave to get a cup of coffee feeling like quite the donkey. People tell me not to worry about is as I pass. Soon after, I read a very interesting book on poker tells, and discovered that the “little smile” is indeed a common tell for a big bluff. This has proven useful in a number of occasions, as a checklist of things to look for when I suspect a…

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  • Yellow Bluff Fort Critique

    Field Trip Critique of Yellow Bluff Fort The historical site that I decided to visit was Yellow Bluff Fort, Historic State Park. I chose to visit this site after I read the content in Module eight. Module Eight spoke about the battle between the Union Confederate navies at St. Johns Bluff which opened up the St. Johns River for use by the Union. Yellow Bluff Fort is actually located near the St. Johns River. The most amazing part about Yellow Bluff Fort is that it was an imperative position…

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  • Bluff Bodies Research Paper

    causes obstruction. The force of the wind exerts pressure on any object it comes across. The variation of this pressure has varying effects on types of objects. According to aero-dynamics, the objects which come across the wind are classified as bluff bodies and stream-lined bodies. Bluff bodies are the ones with sharp edges and regular geometrical features. Stream-lined bodies are the ones which have a definite stream-line shape. Wind being a fluid, behaves differently when it strikes either…

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  • Lefleur's Bluff Research Paper

    The city of Jackson was once known as LeFleur’s Bluff. Jackson was founded in 1821 at the site of a trading post situated on a Bluff on the west bank of the Pearl River. The trading post was operated by a French-Canadian named Louis LeFleur. The Mississippi state legislature wanted the seat of government out of the Natchez area into a more central location. Thomas Hinds, James Patton, and William Lattimore were commissioned to locate a town that could become the state of capital. They reached…

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  • Poplar Bluff Police Report

    On 01-29-2017 at 1515 hours I was dispatched to the Poplar Bluff Police Department in reference to assist the Division of Family Services with a hotline investigation. Upon my arrival I made contact with Crystal Purl, who informed me of the following: - They had received a hotline report concerning Emily Vaughn being abounded by her parents. - Emily Vaughn was left at Eric Starnes Residence on 01-27-2017 by her mother Trude Vaughn. - Starnes is calming to be Emily Vaughn’s legal guardian. - It…

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  • Time To Call The Bluff Analysis

    Laura Augustin’s ‘Sex at the Margins’ (2007), and Jerker Edstrom’s 2010 article ‘Time to Call the Bluff’ highlight similar barriers to effective development programs. Augustin challenges imperialism in international aid, particularly concerning prostitution. Her work discusses Western aid workers’ desire to impose their own morals and control those that they help, for example, determining what aid is received (Augustin, 2007). Edstrom notes similar issues within HIV/AIDS interventions:…

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  • River Bluff High School Case Study

    At Brookland-Cayce High School in Columbia, South Carolina, a 10th grade student contacted the principal of River Bluff High School. This student had a special interest in the legal field, and although he was not zoned for River Bluff or a part of Lexington School District 1, he wondered if there was a way he would be able to attend the Center for Law and Global Policy Development at the school. Unfortunately, this student was not able to attend the specialized center for learning, which…

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  • History Of The Council Bluffs (IA) Fire Department

    Background and Significance The Council Bluffs (IA) Fire Department has a long, rich history of providing quality emergency response services to its citizens. The department was formed on January 5, 1883, by resolution of the city council to establish a full-time, paid department (Petersen, 1992). This resolution came after numerous devastating fires exceeded the capabilities of the several volunteer fire companies that had protected the city during the previous 29 years. In 1918, the…

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  • Colonel Robert C. Marmaduke's Action At Pine Bluff

    The Action at Pine Bluff was fought on October 25, 1863, when Brigadier General John Sappington Marmaduke’s Confederate cavalry division attacked the small Union garrison under Colonel Powell Clayton that had occupied Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) following the capture of Little Rock (Pulaski County) on September 10, 1863. The purpose was to return the strategic initiative to the Confederacy. Marmaduke led a force of some 2,000 Rebels out of Princeton (Dallas County) on October 24 to assault…

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  • Southern University's Descriptive Essay: As I Stand On The Bluff

    As I step out onto the bluff, the cool southern breeze kisses my face. It is about 6:45 am, and I can see the sun playing peak-a-boo in the east. I often come out here to clear my mind. The bluff on Southern University’s campus is truly a magical place to be. It frequently offers guidance and a place to go when times get hard for students on campus. From the tree surrounding the river to the silent movement of the Mississippi River provides silent answers. Different shades of brown, blue, and…

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