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An Intellectual Lion: Gore Vidal (1925-2012)

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Blog, Book Reviews | 0 comments


Gore Vidal Photo


Like his more recent now deceased contemporaries Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and William F. Buckley and in the mold of great thinkers of yesteryear such as H.L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, and even Mark Twain, he was a fixture on the intellectual circuit.  He basked in the spotlight in a time when writers were afforded the same celebrity as rock stars.  One colleague pined, “he was the man who knew everyone.”

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Bucharest 1989

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Blog, Personal, Travel | 1 comment


Nolan Dalla prior to the Romanian Revolution


This photo was taken in December 1989, just after the Romanian Revolution.  I’m standing In front of the unfinished Casa Republicii (House of the Republic) in Central Bucharest a short time after the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu. Casa Republicii, then under construction, was to be the new government center for the Romanian Communist Party. Ceausescu oversaw its construction personally, which essentially bankrupted the nation. It still stands as the world’s largest office building. But he never saw it completed. He was shot by a firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989.

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A Statement by Nolan Dalla on the Settlement Agreement on Pokerstars’ Acquisition of Full Tilt Poker

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog, General Poker | 2 comments



“Full Tilt Poker’s actions during both the pre- and post-Black Friday period, represented an unprecedented level of irresponsibility and a grotesque violation of trust.  The damage these industry outcasts have done to players, public confidence, and the game overall lingers and will not be forgotten nor forgiven until the principals have provided explanation, apology, and restitution.”

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