Hold Fast

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    Tour de France - 2018

    Ya'll watched "Icarus" on Netflix? heads of drug labs, WADA, etc all say the same thing - they can't catch PED users. the doco focuses heavily on the Russians (with good reason), but basically the tech and know how is there to reliably cheat the system if you're so inclined. damn man look at Lance - not once in his career did he turn up a positive tests. he got busted because his teammates flipped.
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    Tour de France - 2018

    so who's on the best gear this year?
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    Irrational fears in a business context

    should HTFU or seek employment where flying isn't required.
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    World Cup

    I don't mean to come across overly cynical of a generous act - not trying bash or berate the kid when he's gone a donated more money in one act than most could (or would) in a lifetime. good on him indeed. was just putting the dollars in perspective from "the widows offering" point of view - it's easier to give thousands when you have millions.
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    World Cup

    it's a nice sentiment, but lets put it in perspective before losing our minds over his generosity. Mbappe currently earns approx $17.5m (Euro) annually. Following the massive exposure from the World Cup, superb team and individual performance, that figure stands to significantly, significantly increase in the near future. his per game fee for the 7 games was total approx $133k (Euro), + win bonus approx $300k (Euro). total $433k (Euro). As a percentage of his annual earnings, that's less that 2.5%. this latest gesture, only continues to ramp up his exposure and value. Really it's money he won't miss, spent on clever marketing.
  6. i didn't know they made them with windows in the hull
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    Is Ellon Muske attenssion hoarre?

    stay classy Elon.
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    World Cup

    the celebration dance from Griezmann after the penalty was pretty classless. apparently not the first time he's done it in a match.
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    World Cup

    Neymar needs to take diving classes from Griezmann - that was a 10/10 flop. You can't even say he exaggerated the contact because at the time he fell there was none. blatant cheat. imo that was ball to hand not hand to ball. should not have been a penalty. Croatia seriously unlucky for both calls to go against them like that. Could have been a very different result.
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    Sun Fast 3600

    assume like most, that you went for the twin tiller option? do they clutter up the cockpit as much as they appear to? Single tiller on the JPK 1080 has always looked more appealing to me.
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    World Cup

    3rd/4th playoff match - "the tie of tears" coming up for Belgium and England. pointless non-contest or chance for young squad/subbies to get a run in international colors? imo scrap it and save us the sight of gutted players kitting up and pretending to smile while they go through the motions. mind you it could impact the Golden Boot if Lukaku puts away a brace or better.
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    World Cup

    Don't disagree with you, but that year Italy had a couple close ones. v Australia they may have won anyway in extra time or in a shoot out, but really they should have closed that match out comfortably instead of the 'less than glorious' way it all played out in the 90th minute. v Germany in the semis it went to extra time. Germany we're looking so good to win that year with Ballack, Kahn, Klose, Podolski, Lahm etc. plus the home advantage, was all setup for a big win for the hosts. v France in the championship match it went to penalties and if Zidane hadn't had one of the all time great brain fades in extra time things might have turned out different. still, that's how it goes sometimes fkn love World Cup
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    World Cup

    you must be Italian...in '06 they were lucky to beat Australia!
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    World Cup

    ? Brazil WC Champions '94 & '02
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    World Cup

    I think they're just a victim of their own success really. Anyone else would kill for their results. Since 94' they've won twice, runners up once and otherwise never done worse than quarter finals. Who else has a better record in that time? Germany would come close - for my mind they're the team that's truly poised to join Brazil up at the top.
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    World Cup

    Huh? Brazil has won 5. France has won 1. even if they beat the Croats and make that 2, they're a long, long way off Brazil when it comes to World Cup.
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    World Cup

    Ahhh England....sorry lads, it's not "coming home" just yet. Bloody brilliant free kick though by Trippier. Pretty scrappy and frantic in the 10-15 mins after the first goal - Croats looks pissed! in danger of carding themselves out of it until things settled. Modric and Perisic both played brilliantly. Perisic a bit unlucky not to finish with 2. Match really came to life after the Perisic equaliser. Awesome game. C'mon Croatia - one more match to really make history!
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    World Cup

    Seems the Belgian players are a bit sour - a bit being said about the ugly style/tactics of the French. Not the classiest of moves there fellas. You got beaten, suck it up. C'mon Croatia!
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    Is Ellon Muske attenssion hoarre?

    seems like the lead rescue guys were grateful to have Musk working on his escape pod thingee. https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/elon-musks-offer-to-help-rescued-boys-trapped-in-thai-cave-rejected-as-not-practical/news-story/c6d1d4448ee4dd7853d43c59368cf250
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    World Cup

    Lukaku got what? 1 actual opportunity? Crazy considering all the crosses going on. Strong work by the French defense. Thought it was a bit stiff not awarding those couple fouls on Hazard just outside the are in the 2nd half. The way the French were carrying on late in the game was annoying. Not that it carries the same weight in a semi, but i was glad Mbappe got carded at the end.
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    Is Ellon Muske attenssion hoarre?

    oh i still think it's solution in search of a problem - if you're going to have 2 escorts dragging a kid filled tube, why not just skip the tube and drag the kid? you know, like they're currently doing to apparent success. cobbler, stick to thy last.
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    Is Ellon Muske attenssion hoarre?

    ok so submarines were perhaps a misleading thing to call them, but perhaps ill have to eat my words regardless. more like escape pods. think tube shaped kid sized airtight coffin that you and pull/carry with divers. https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/elon-musk-designs-escape-pod-for-soccer-team-trapped-in-thai-cave/news-story/e96efd03571dd69ed0b5c6875ac1c022
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    Is Ellon Muske attenssion hoarre?

    so kids that can barely swim are instead going to pilot magical kid sized submarines some 3km from where they are to the entrance. up and down inclines and through choke points too narrow for a diver to wear a scuba tank. right. that'll happen. would be more believable to suggest he was going to invent a teleporter and 'beam me up Scotty' the kids out of there.
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    World Cup

    Belgium playing beautifully. would love to see them go all the way. Between Lukaku, Hazard & De Bruyne their attack is in scary good form.
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    World Cup

    I'll be happy to see Uruguay get beat. Still haven't forgiven Suarez for that handball debacle in 2010 v Ghana.