Monday, March 9, 2009

Dug’s Village get’s $5,000 grant from the United States of America for Wind Power

** Some of what you are about to read is true and some of it is not **
On my arrival back to the village elders had great news our village had qualified for a grant to install a wind generator in our village. The United States Government is going to match our funds 100% for this project.
Only the United States would pay for a project in Botswana, during a time when thousands of their citizens are loosing their houses. Boy do we love that stimulus package. We do have some work to do to get this grant. The Wind Generator we want to install is $10,000 the reason for the high price is the generator we are going to install can also power a mechanical pump to pump water from our local stream to the village. (See Picture)

We will need to raise $5,000 in matching funds to receive the cash from the United States. This will be no easy task as currently our village treasury is very low after the money we had spent on our compost toilets.

I am going to work with the village elders on some fund raising activities more on that later. I got an invite from Dwayne to go to Las Vegas this week I wish I would have gotten the invite last week while I was in the United States. So it looks like on Thursday I will be heading back, more on that trip in my next post.

I had a great week of poker played 12.6 hours and won $608.00 for an hourly of $48.19 setting another record week. Both from a total stand point and an hourly standpoint. Below are my best and worst hands of the month.


POKERSTARS GAME #25519417390: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/03/02 10:13:54 ET
Table 'Crater' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 2: Malerkarsten ($112.60 in chips)
Seat 3: DUG ($239.55 in chips)
Seat 5: Swtwtr25 ($259.40 in chips)
Seat 6: scorpionfish ($200 in chips)
Seat 7: Imperceptus ($220.25 in chips)
Seat 8: imthesky ($208 in chips)
Seat 9: bennyboy_k ($528.10 in chips)
imthesky: posts small blind $1
bennyboy_k: posts big blind $2
elorap: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [8c 9c]
Malerkarsten: folds
DUG: calls $2
Swtwtr25: raises $7.50 to $9.50
scorpionfish: folds
Imperceptus: folds
imthesky: folds
bennyboy_k: folds
DUG: calls $7.50 With the Implied Odds this is an ok call.
*** FLOP *** [Ad Th 7d] I have an open ended Straight Draw, a J or 6 should give me the best hand.
DUG: checks
Swtwtr25: bets $12 He must have AK, AQ and hit his Ace
DUG: calls $12 Not getting the best odds, but with the implied odds it is a good call.
*** TURN *** [Ad Th 7d] [2s]
DUG: bets $25 I take over the betting to keep the pot low and also so I can bluff if the right card hits.
Swtwtr25: calls $25
*** RIVER *** [Ad Th 7d 2s] [Jd] Bongo I hit the straight and I really doubt he hit the flush since he has to have an ACE.
DUG: bets $25 Value bet as he might think I hit the flush.
Swtwtr25: raises $55 to $80 Wow he must have AJ and hit 2 pair.
DUG: calls $55 I did not raise in case the off chance he has KQ of diamonds and just hit a flush.
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Swtwtr25: shows [9d 8d] (a flush, Ace high)
DUG: mucks hand
Swtwtr25 collected $253 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $256 | Rake $3
Board [Ad Th 7d 2s Jd]
Seat 2: Malerkarsten folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: DUG mucked [8c 9c]
Seat 5: Swtwtr25 showed [9d 8d] and won ($253) with a flush, Ace high Wow he played this well NEVER would have put him on 89 of diamonds.
Seat 6: scorpionfish folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Imperceptus (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: imthesky (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: bennyboy_k (big blind) folded before Flop


POKERSTARS GAME #25609874141: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/03/04 19:47:48 ET
Table 'Villigera III' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: ldk255 ($184.90 in chips)
Seat 3: hccharger ($200 in chips)
Seat 4: bostonhitman ($200 in chips)
Seat 5: toimy12 ($191 in chips)
Seat 6: Pappi ($225.65 in chips)
Seat 7: zrlevin ($294.85 in chips)
Seat 8: DUG ($199 in chips)
Seat 9: Berge20 ($200 in chips)
ldk255: posts small blind $1
hccharger: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [Jc Js]
bostonhitman: folds
toimy12: calls $2
Pappi: folds
zrlevin: folds
DUG: calls $2 So why did I limp with JJ, I rarly do, but you have to maybe 5% of the time to mix up your play. At this table I think I will get a raise before the flop so I will be safe, can either re-raise of call.
Berge20: raises $10 to $12 Perfect might have JJ – AA or AK or AQ. I doubt JJ since I have 2 of them.
ldk255: folds
hccharger: folds
toimy12: folds
DUG: calls $10 Have to call hope for a set.
*** FLOP *** [2s Jd 9c] Perfect, since I limped in he might put me on 22 or 99 but not JJ.
DUG: checks Let him keep the betting.
Berge20: bets $20
DUG: raises $45 to $65 I want this to look like a steal. If I hit my set I would not raise as there are no real scare cards that could come. I want him to think I am stealing. And I want to build the pot.
Berge20: calls $45 Perfect
*** TURN *** [2s Jd 9c] [7c] This is fine.
DUG: bets $75 Weak bet less then half the pot.
Berge20: raises $48 to $123 and is all-in Perfect.
DUG: calls $47 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($1) returned to Berge20
*** RIVER *** [2s Jd 9c 7c] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DUG: shows [Jc Js] (three of a kind, Jacks)
Berge20: mucks hand
DUG collected $400 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $403 | Rake $3
Board [2s Jd 9c 7c 4c]
Seat 1: ldk255 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: hccharger (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: bostonhitman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: toimy12 folded before Flop
Seat 6: Pappi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: zrlevin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: DUG showed [Jc Js] and won ($400) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 9: Berge20 (button) mucked [Jh Ad]


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