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    Interesting that the sport was more successful (defined as : larger grass roots participation) back when the administration was much smaller.... Today we have more medals...(Success!!??) but fewer (and shrinking) participants at grass roots level....and.... we DO HAVE a world class bureaucracy!
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    Your mistaken dear, that sound is Sparrow giving Lonely Boy a "Chinese Burn". What's a "Chinese Burn" Your Majesty? What you do before giving someone a "Titty Twister" dear. What's a "Titty Twister" ma'am? William dear, where the fuck did you find this one? She is as sharp as bait. I found her using my AIS Gran. Well dear, next time check hers is fucking turned on OK. Sorry Gran.
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    Front Page Hate for some of the AC teams and names continues from the ED. Quote "Any team built on the dirty money of an anti-environmental business like this, deserves not even an iota of support, and certainly not from us. And don’t be fooled by Ainslie’s bullshit, he sold out to the devil, and for what? To line his pockets while not winning another AC?" If you are looking for a villain in this AC, look no further than these frackers… ED: Did you really expect Ainslie to say NO to the money for his campaign? Australia 11 took Bond's money and he went to jail not long after winning the cup. The America's Cup has been riddled with "DIRTY" since it's inception.
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    I have been in both the Canadian and US health care systems. The US system is really good: if you are wealthy or have lots of insurance. The Canadian system is almost as good but serves EVERYONE. And at cost not much different than you are already paying for insurance. The quality of the US system isn't of much concern to those that can't access it.
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    From the ad: i'm getting married Someone in this world has just subscribed to a great many surprises in their life. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer -- it shan't be dull.
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    I haven’t kept up with this thread, so apologies for jumping in the middle half cocked. We could explore problems with the scientific method and universities But as is usually the case with human nature, problems are usually a matter of power (my link), money or a desperate effort to maintain one’s beliefs and behaviors however irrational (religion opposing evolution). Climate change isn’t a power issue, the deniers have the power including the senate and White House. It isn’t a money issue, the safe money is always preserving harmful income streams, not exploring potential new ones. Some of the usual crowd here have called climate change a religion, The easy path is the one that allows me to fly on vacation next month, drag the boat around with a SUV and, and ramble around in my inefficiently large house. What is the motivation to fake or create a crises? Human nature is to avoid change, or absolve oneself of responsibility when things go wrong, We’ve all seen it in our bosses. Surely there were easier ways to publish paper in the first decade, before it became settled science? Now that it’s settled science, what’s the incentive to publish a new paper? It took a long time for tectonic drift to get past skeptical scientists . Once it became mainstream it became harder and harder to find new stuff to write about. Since it didn’t interfere with corporate profits or make us feel guilty about our lifestyle, it faced less scrutiny. This is still on the NASA website. Has reality changed?
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    I guess we have to see the movie to see how much sex occurred on the barge but beyond that, it didn't sink and the project leader found out he was a nut. The latter was probably not planned but the best experimental apparatus in science always leads to discoveries you were not expecting.
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    Obama will never have a 3rd term, thanks to the poodle.
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    Say what you want about Dog, but he has made a bigly compelling argument for not electing Obama.
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    ^^^^ that's the really sad bit. That divisive genie once out is near impossible to put back in the bottle.
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    Also known as "Aggressive Attrition" What this means is that anyone good enough to get another job will, and the deadwood stays. It's an effective filter to concentrate bad workers. This is standard GOP strategy, right? Break the government so you can claim 'Government doesn't work'.
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    Richo just got told this thread is still going. Thanks and apologies to LB......
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    I'll be in Anacortes Saturday for my talk. Maybe I'll swing by and see if I can get ant photos of FLIPPER.
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    Hello from France. https://www.spindrift-racing.com/news/new-attempt-jules-verne-trophy-imminent
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    I play , coach & have administered in two of Australias great Lympix medal generators...sailing & kayaking..(you probably know about sailing's contribution to the medal tally, but for reference check out our kayaking medal history..). Two sports that the general public don't give a toss about....but the govt...Oh yes! They are really keen on those shiny lympix medals...So suddenly the money flows, and the professionals see that money and get interested in the sport...and the administrators and coaches and physios and nutritionists and sports psychs....well they need some athletes to justify their being....so they start a junior program where kids as young as 10 are being "talent scouted"...and parents are told their little darlings have "the right stuff"...and now need a coach and need to go overseas to "world champs" in Europe...and the administrators create "pathways" and "programs" and they weed out the 12 year olds who's parents aren't or can't play by the administrators rules...and the chosen few become "Youth Squad" members and they have to go overseas in the squad and be "in the program" and then there's the "under 23" program for an even smaller select few....and then...they make the exalted Lympix squad! (now with the full finance of their peak body) Hurrah!!, But even then..unless they are ranked with a medal chance....they get flicked. Ah..But for those golden children, youths and real contenders...life is closeted and paid for and completely isolated .....from the grass roots. And the Govt gets their medal tally. And the administrators rejoice (before demanding more public funding to ensure we hold our place in future medal Tallys!) And the sports? Well they're fucked!
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    Beer: I'll see what my schedule allows. It should be no problem if I remember to take my camera.
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    I would never call him a loser. He's had more success than I've had hot dinners. But, I dont rate a person based on sporting glory, business acumen or the size of his house. You started a thread about hugging kids for a reason. And that reason puts sporting glory, business acumen and a big house into perspective. Fuck Richards. He's not a role model for my kid in any way, shape or form.
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    I won’t tar all ham radio enthusiasts with the same antenna but an anecdote about the pastime struck home with me. There’s a pair of very good sailors here who successfully sailed and landed on Jan Mayen, the very remote island between Iceland and Greenland. No harbour, no anchorage, pretty much no nothing except a volcano: it’s an almost mythical high latitudes destination. They were on a smallish yacht but had two ham radio enthusiasts as paying guests who were willing to pay lots of money and endure lots of discomfort just so they could land, broadcast and receive and get, as it were, a stamp in their passport. Nothing wrong with that, for all human activity is vanity, but what amazed my chum was that they took no interest in anything about the passage, the history of the island, Greenland, or anything else. Nothing was of any interest except completing this one abstract task. I always think of them as über-anoraks.
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    My approach to racing is that my equipment needs to be as perfect as I can make it before I leave the dock - and that includes a clean bottom. There are enough ways to screw up on the race course, the last thing I want to worry about is the equipment. It's fun just being out there - front, mid or back - but I guarantee that it's funner at the front, and you can't be at the front if you're dragging a zoo of critters through the water. I'd never consider going racing without having the bottom scrubbed the day before or morning of.
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    So that's what happened to the plywood table experiment?
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    Of course Technology is one of the major influences on society, politics and economics. They are all intertwined. Look at the Industrial Revolution itself. To me the issue is that Society is the longest lasting and most pervasive of the four. BTW, I really like the fact that you or Olsonist have not called me an asshole yet.
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    Jack, a handsome man, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 pm. He sat down next to this blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV as the 10:00 news came on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a large building preparing to jump. The blonde looked at Jack and said, "Do you think he'll jump?" Jack says, "You know what, I bet he will." The blonde replied, "Well, I bet he won't." Jack placed $30 on the bar and said, "You're on!" Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy did a swan dive off of the building, falling to his death. The blonde was very upset and handed her $30 to Jack, saying, "Fair's fair... Here's your money." Jack replied, "I can't take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and knew he would jump." The blonde replies, "I did too; but I didn't think he'd do it again." Jack took the money.