About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Solutions - Card Trick Using Cybernetics & Concentration Powers

Thanks to everyone who responded to the original card trick message – five people solved the puzzle.  Four of these responses are below – the fifth (& first one received within minutes) makes up the body of this message including the card images directly below.
When I explained the trick to Carol she said "of course, of course" & then in what seemed like total disbelief asked "but how did you figure it out?"

The trick is that none of the original cards are in the final set, so no matter which one you first choose, it's guaranteed to be gone at the end. People are only focused on the one they chose, so normally don't notice anything about the other cards they aren't focused on. Like most tricks, it's about directing the audience's focus away from what they don't want you to see.  Exactly like the Alinsky method that BO is using to pretend to be working on creating (value producing) jobs when he wants anything but.
---Solution #2---
One card was removed and the suits on all the remaining cards were changed. All the cards were different in other words.  I was trying to pick between two cards and happened to remember them both; just noticed the second one was missing too.
---Solution $3---
All of the original cards that were shown were removed so of course the card I chose was removed. The cards shown at the end of the trick were all new cards.  The original cards were King of Hearts, King of Clubs, Queen of Diamonds, Queen of Clubs, Jack of Clubs, and Jack of Diamonds. The cards at the end of the trick were different.
---Solution #4---
Doug - I got it.  The results cards displayed after one picks a card are different from those initially displayed so, no matter what card you choose, it is not going to be displayed.
---Solution #5---
ALL of the cards changed - this was obvious – will try it on Jerry.....................I win the prize of having you and Carol for dinner!!

1 comment:

  1. Can't tell you how many times I have received this card trick, and wondered how in the heck they did it!!!!!!! You guys are very smart! A+ for all!