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Modern Card Counting: Blackjack
Modern Card Counting: Blackjack
by Patrick Linsenmeyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many discrepancies., 15 Sept. 2016
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Quite a few contradictory issues makes me wonder what other details that I have no way of validating are wrong or misleading.
There is a Quick Key chart with the most important variations by number of decks,2,4,6..
Following this are complete charts for standing,doubling,splitting according to the count in 2 deck games.
In the Quick Key chart 15 v 10 tells you to stand at -2 and above.
In the full chart it is Zero and above. However,on page 45 he gives the Quick Key example.
16 v 10,Quick key states -2 and above.
In the full chart it is -8 and above.
There are many others including doubling down discrepancies.
So I have to view other charts as suspect?
I will run it through the computer?
He gives zero to all black twos and sevens and zero to eights and nines.
In a four deck shoe there are 48 unaccounted for cards and 32 are high value eights and nines that will bust when the count is telling you there are more lows than highs.
Doesn`t compute but then maybe it is too complex for me?

Fear No Man! Ju-Jitsu Self Defense
Fear No Man! Ju-Jitsu Self Defense
Dvd ~ George Alexander
Offered by kampf_kunst_videos_germany
Price: £17.98

1.0 out of 5 stars 98% utter self defence nonsense, 15 Sept. 2016
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Fear No man...be very,very afraid.
A lot of excessive,theatrical,dojo shouting that gets on your nerves and is totally an unnecessary act of wasting air and energy.
No wonder he is puffing after a couple of moves,as opposed to the boxer`s grunt for power.

Why on earth he keeps going to ground,in a street altercation that is the last place to put yourself by choice.
There are plenty of wrist,arm locks/breaks to apply from an upright position with both feet on the ground without deliberately
putting yourself in unknown danger...a passing kick to your head by his/her unseen friends.

If you are not familiar with arm/wrist locks etc e.g `figure 4 wrist lock` you will not find detailed instruction of
these techniques,instead a distant view and a lot are obscured by his body with the advice,"you can use this or that lock,"very good
if you know them already.
No excuse to say,"that is demonstrated on another dvd,"information should be fully explained for anything it is demonstrating.
That is why people want to buy for the full picture the dvd presents.

The punch and kick defences are performed from a karate stance with the attacker some five feet away,I have never seen a haymaker attacker
start to throw his punch from five feet away,they get in close for the element of surprise. Even muggers are that street wise.
The knife attack is even more ridiculous,starts some ten feet away with a stab thrust,same with the other overhead stab,apparently
these are the only two knife attacks encountered, the common slash is no longer used?
A lot of knife attacks are initiated with the attacker hiding the weapon up a sleeve or behind the forearm,not advertised ten feet to go.

There are six main chapters,wrist grabs,lapel grabs,chokes,rear holds,punch & kicks and weapon defences.
1/ Wrist grabs;
this is the 2%,some useful moves but also some wishful throws.There are some strong grippers out there.
Certainly not worth buying for this.

2/Lapel grabs;
more vague interpretations of a pressure point and lock.

very good if your arms are longer and stronger.For small and or weak persons forget it.
Goes to ground,why!!

4/Rear holds;
the attacker waits for your response and to be countered.
He goes to ground,why!!
His tackle defence very good against his lighter opponent,try that with a rugby player.
Goes to ground,why!!

5/Punch & kicks;
apparently there are only two punches used in a fight,the haymaker and the roundhouse.
A joke as explained above.

The kicks are the front kick which wouldn`t even reach its target,the roundhouse and spinning back kick,that`s it.
Again as explained above.

again knife attacks,the thrust from ten feet away and the overhead stab from six feet away,that`s it.
Two attackers each grab a wrist,kick one in the knee and block and strike the other and `all fall down.`

I have never seen a person walking around in a karate stance keeping people five feet away at my local shops.
People can get in close at the shops,walking down the street,public transport,airports,theatre,clubs,even at your car door
and public gatherings to name a few.
All in all this dvd promises a lot but actually delivers very little help for the real world.

If you want some of the best self defence instruction dvd`s then look up UrbanKravMaga with Stewart McGill.
He runs through realistic no nonsense defences against realistic attacks each in full speed,slow speed and detailed close up
instruction where and how you should be placing your limbs etc for maximum effect,especially detailed explanation and advice for locks etc
so there will be no confusion.
Excellent professional instruction on screen.

An Audience with Ken Dodd [DVD]
An Audience with Ken Dodd [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ken Dodd
Price: £4.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comic Genius, 2 Sept. 2014
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I can say nothing about this comic genius that has not been expressed for years.
Look at his audience,seasoned comedians and comedy actors with tears in their eyes laughing.

Not a foul word or gesture just pure comedy timing and skill.
As Doddy says,he doesn`t mind alternative comedy as long as they don`t start telling jokes.

Watch a Master at work while exercising those chuckle muscles..

One word of warning!! You must take the loyal oath at the beginning.

The Ultimate Cold Reading Manual: Dazzle your audience like a Pro, even if you're a complete Newbie!
The Ultimate Cold Reading Manual: Dazzle your audience like a Pro, even if you're a complete Newbie!
by Nicky J Westen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.70

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I doubt it!, 2 Sept. 2014
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Only actually has 29 pages of information,18 pages of the publisher`s marketing,the rest is irrelevant.
If you are a newbie-the publishers words-beginner or novice this will NOT make you adept at psychic coldreading.
Should you be more experienced then this is an insult and will be of no value at all.

Basically,breaks life into three intertwined categories and you use,`But` if you get a negative response and `Yes,and,` if it is positive. This is the so called `system.`

For the price of 4/5 of these pamphlets you can purchase the Bible,Ian Rowland`s,`Full Facts book of Coldreading` and get over 200 pages of the best information on this subject.

`Dazzle your audience like a pro,even if you`re a complete Newbie`! Not a chance.

The Dog Listener
The Dog Listener
by Jan Fennell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Robot or Family pet??, 29 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: The Dog Listener (Paperback)
I have had dogs and worked with horses for many years.
Since my childhood I always looked at any issue with kindness and compassion from the animals point of view long before Monty Roberts or J Fennell were heard about.

So I was initially pleased to read the author had the same outlook or so I thought.
She describes in a story style which is nice,not manual style.

Now the downside.

She keeps referring to the wolf pack and their behaviour,nice insight if you have a pack of wolves.
However, it began to grate and I felt she was starting to get an unhealthy attitude,
trying to clone a robot,teaching the dog its place.

When I come home it is nice to be greeted by my family member,wagging tail,licks and a show of affection,pleased to see me back,even if it is inconvenient with arms full of bags etc.That is family life.
If as she would have us believe,the dog is trying to show his/her dominance,then so be it,I know I AM the leader but if my good canine friend wants to think he is,that`s fine with me.
I certainly don`t want him sitting still,not showing he is pleased I`m back because I have trained him only give affection when I say so,selective companionship. What a load of nonsense.
If this is your idea then you would be better with a fluffy toy.

By page 100,she finally confirmed in my eyes she was not as tuned-in as she would have us believe, quote;
"any dog who walks away from its food during meal times must have its bowl removed immediately."
She explains about the pecking order in the wild with wolves.O`h please Fennell !!
Excuse me,but my loyal,canine friend is not out in the wild and does not have to worry about pack,pecking order with his meal etc,he is a loved member of this family.
Many people know that most animals who refuse or leave food should view it as a warning signal that the animal may not be well.
Having eliminated this,there are numerous other reasons.

Here is a simple one,he starts his food and hears what he perceives as a danger noise from outside,he goes to the window/door to check,ears pricked,nose taking in all information.On determining it was harmless,someone passing who was coughing,arguing he returns to find you have stolen the rest of his meal. That is the reward he gets for taking a protective stance on his/your home and his family.
This is actually teaching him not to take any interest when it is meal time.`Danger at the door,too bad,it`s my meal time.`

If the dog is only fed once a day (should be two minimum for an adult) then he has to wait 24hours before getting food again. This verges on spiteful,not in my vocabulary when dealing with animals let alone your best friend and much loved family member.

If you are new to dog ownership,then there are some useful tips as with most training books but don`t take it as a bible because it certainly is not.There are much better informative books here.

Above all, share and enjoy your mutual love and companionship with your new found family member warts and all,just as he/she will with you.
You will not find a more loyal,loving friend in any species so if he is not perfect,so what !! Neither am I.

One star for the story and one star for firelighter material only.
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John Bishop Live - Sunshine Tour (2011) [DVD]
John Bishop Live - Sunshine Tour (2011) [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Bishop
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.33

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing,`F` and `C` word., 12 Oct. 2013
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I was disappointed with him and the content. He starts off with an embarrassing cartoon then rants about the electrics and generators,this skit doesn`t actually work and is not funny.
Then comes the `F` word to try and make the afterthoughts funny..don`t get me wrong,while I can swear as good as the next man,when I buy a supposedly comedy dvd I don`t want to listen to the `F` word throughout because the writing is lacking. Even uses the `C` word in conjunction with Jesus Christ,I was not offended but some may and it was meaningless.
Some of the punchlines were funny and certainly didn`t need the added `F` word just a better delivery.
Makes you wonder if the audience are really that gullible if they laugh every time the `F` word is used or want to laugh to get something for their money,strange.
If you want to watch a MASTER Comedian at work then buy KEN DODD. A very funny man that doesn`t need to use bad language to get a laugh,and he will make you laugh for hours.A family comedian. You always go home in the daylight as Doddy says. Bishop,watch and learn son.
If your sense of humour is limited by swearing,fine,then you will laugh at anything..I Will not buy any more foul rubbish from this man. .


AcuLife Ear Wax Removal Syringe
AcuLife Ear Wax Removal Syringe
Price: £3.89

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem, 13 July 2013
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I often suffered with acute deafness due to a build up of wax that I had to have syringed by a doctor.
My own words echoed like talking with a bucket on my head. Added was the continuous buzzing in the ears, headaches etc.
This often crept upon me, practically overnight, or if getting washing water in the ears it would often bring it on without warning. This happened to me as I saw this syringe and decided to give it a try.
It took me two or three goes to get the angle, pressure etc right. Well, it took some four or so days to remove the massive amount of wax and get my hearing crystal again, but the amount of wax I ejected was unbelievable, could not believe that amount of wax could fit into the ear. No wonder I was stone deaf.
It is a two handed job,I found putting some warm water in the bathroom sink,filling the syringe,and gently moving the syringe as you push the water in,a kind of little vibrating action. Done leaning over the bath you can see for your self the wax that has been extracted and no need to hold a jug as you will need both hands to operate the syringe properly,one holding and gently moving it and the other pushing the plunger.
All I can say is it definitely worked for me and is a real Gem, if it cleared mine,it will clear anybody`s.

Fresh Flowers Delivered - Free UK Delivery - Luxury Carnation Bouquet with Free Chocolates, Flower Food and Bonus Ebook Guide - Perfect For Birthdays, Anniversaries and Thank You Gifts
Fresh Flowers Delivered - Free UK Delivery - Luxury Carnation Bouquet with Free Chocolates, Flower Food and Bonus Ebook Guide - Perfect For Birthdays, Anniversaries and Thank You Gifts
Offered by SendaBunch
Price: £27.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continue to deliver quality flowers, 8 July 2013
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Once again,consistent first class service and quality flowers.
Was ordered as a gift so can only relay the delight these flowers brought.
Delivered in two days from order,beautiful,colourful,fresh flowers which gave the room a wonderful scent.
Absolutely delighted with them.
Have since placed three more orders for these flowers,total four,each order was promptly dispatched and the quality was
excellent,five star. No hesitation recommending this company.
March 2017 another prompt delivery of quality flowers for Mother`s Day

Christmas 2015,another excellent bunch of flowers,colour and fragrance.Included a nice free touch.

July 2016, relay the delight these flowers brought,beautiful mixture of colours,fresh fragrance fills the room,absolutely delighted.

Urban Krav Maga: Fighting a Bigger Guy and Female Self Defence
Urban Krav Maga: Fighting a Bigger Guy and Female Self Defence
Offered by stewartkrav
Price: £14.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great dvd from the Urban Krav Maga stable., 9 April 2013
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A very well demonstrated dvd,first section concentrates on female defences from a range of common attacks which are also applicable to any male who is attacked in a similar way by a larger aggressor. What I like about Stewart is his attention to meticulous detail,showing you close up where you should be attempting to place your limbs,hands etc to gain maximum effect,explaining the reasons behind the various strategies.He appears genuine in his enthusiasm about teaching. They are simple but very effective counter moves that will not take you months and months of intensive training to become proficient.When under duress the moto is,Keep It Simple.
While there are a few strikes involved the main principles are using leverage and balance to your advantage.
As the the dvd title explains,the second section is confined to fighting the bigger guy and is as detailed as the first section.
I purchased this as a gift as a follow up to the UKM ground fighting dvd and was once again most impressed.
Highly recommended.

Family Tree Maker 2012 World Edition (PC)
Family Tree Maker 2012 World Edition (PC)

5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars another sly con by this company, 22 July 2012
Purchase their product including supposedly free membership and they want to hold your credit card details,no doubt your card must remain valid with them or you will lose your access. How many people forget,ilness,holidays and a hundred other life issues,exactly what an unethical,company is hoping for. Lucky if you notice it on your next bank statement. People are perfectly capable of renewing a service if it is as good as the company says,but self praise is no praise.
I would not touch such a company because this action says far more about them than any review,a sly con.
You have been warned

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