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Happy Monday and welcome to May. It's one of those mornings that might've blind-sided you if you went to bed early and missed the breaking news last night (and no, it had nothing to do with the Royal Wedding). Anyway, if you're already sick of the mainstream news and want an escape into poker, then I have a couple of poker-centric links for you. I also completed my dispatches from Peru including a visit to Machu Picchu, but if you're seeking out news from the fringe, then by all means, I encourage you to browse the links from Tao of Poker's sister site, Tao of Fear....
Poker Politics: The DonkeyBomber penned an op-ed Washington D.C. Needs More Gambling. The former WSOP Player of the Year called for some radical changes including El Presidente setting aside a $200 million gambling fund. (Pokerati)
Black Friday: Los hombres but in some work on this post: Black Friday... Separating Myths from Facts. (Wicked Chops Poker)
It's Your Birthday, It's Your Birthday: Belated happy 5th blog birthday to Short-stacked Shamus! Congrats on five years of outstanding writing. (Hard-Boiled Poker)
And now for something completely different, here's a few items that appeared on Tao of Fear over the last few days, including a brand new silver-centric link dump, a couple of op-eds that I wrote, and the insanely popular Monday Morning Red Pill (straight up fer mongering from yours truly) and Monday Morning Blue Pill (aka fodder for the sheeple whipped up by the lovely Change100)...
Silver Nugs: Buy Side Conspiracies, Swapping for Gold, Warehouse Shenanigans, APMEX Runs Out, and Silver Plunges
Monday Morning Blue Pill: Royal Wedding Aftermath, WHCD, and Beck Goes After Gays
Monday Morning Red Pill: Deadly Tornadoes, Bad Radiation, Arming Dictators and Screw the Royals
Op-Ed: Ding, Dong... Bin Laden's Dead
Op-Ed: Manipulation of Gas Prices in America
Op-Ed: You Want Fries With That?; McDonalds Fields 1 Million Applications for 40,000 Jobs
And lastly, before you go, take a peek at my trip reports from Tao of Pauly and Flickr photo galleries from Peru...
Lima to Cusco: Coca Tea, Alien Stonework, and SaqsayhuamanDon't forget, you can always follow @TaoFear on Twitter.
Cusco to Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Photo Gallery - Machu Picchu
Photo Gallery - Aguas Calientes
Photo Gallery - Cusco, Peru and Saqsayhuaman Ruins
Photo Gallery - Lima, Peru
OK, that's it for now. You know the drill.... NGTFOOMO!