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    #IsolateRussia

    I've been gone for a while. But I'd just like to say the PRC MFA's official statements seem to support allowing Russia to beat up Ukraine until its logical conclusion - calling sanctions a US/UK/NATO escalation.  It has been a rough 2 years - and I'm not sure I'll be back, but if this is...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    The right combination of talent personality attention to detail and coaching? cremer never did a season of figaro. 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    You’d just build a foam core carbon boat with no nomex core. Built it heavier than otherwise have to be in the 8-9 ton range. Maybe do more design studies re reducing peak loads and invest in a scow design. 
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    Now scheduling May Vaccinations for 65+

    Depends on the state.  My step-nephew in Illinois is 35 and in good health and got vaccinated because he's in aviation. Part of the vaccine distribution is also predicated on state infrastructure's ability to rapidly deploy the inventory. If the inventory turnaround time is weeks - they don't...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I said a few years ago that doping was a unspoken issue specifically re the high number of folks with ritalin scripts - it has been around for a decade plus but because no one is dying in their sleep with resting heart rates below 30... there's really no incentive to address it. 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Why not 4. Or 5. Or 6. 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    My guy was on the signals side of the Canadian mil and his beef with it was outside of the United States government- no one knows how the satellites encrypt traffic between each other & the ground. It is a trust issue for them even as allies. 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    And draws about 100 watts when in use. It  is good option for Montana or Wyoming - the dish itself I don’t see working on a deck but I suppose if some addicts need connectivity it could be viable with some gimbal gyro.  From iridium or Inmarsat and ORBCOMM, they don’t seem particularly worried...
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    hugo boss already for sale?

    If he does the delivery that’s one less person he has to pay 
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    hugo boss already for sale?

    LOccitane is just getting out of storefront leases. The bankruptcy is just strategic restructuring- their online business is thru the roof as white middle upper class women realize the mall was never part of the exp. 
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    hugo boss already for sale?

    I don't think ATR is going to continue. The posture of the entire campaign is/was very different from the get go and was going for one last hurrah. Which is why the douchebaggery surrounding his misfortune was so absurdly nationalistic and tragic - the imoca is probably losing one of the biggest...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Let's not get carried away as if solosailors are the only ones colliding with fishing boats - contrary to popular misconceptions about colreg, it is fundamentally designed to facilitate underwriting of insurance and assignment of risk of loss and seeks to turn uninsurable risk to apportioned...
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    Prada Cup

    I like generational fights as much as the next old guy but the oldest millennial is now 40 and Jimmy Spithill, Sir Ben & Dean Barker are all older than that now...  
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    Will Any Team Ever Fly A Code Zero?

    We will see in March - personally I expect all the teams to have a contingency for flying them in the extreme light expected conditions but aren't doing it yet. 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    It is also ironic because the same folks who have an issue apparently with skippers who choose to produce content for their sponsors also are the same folks who say they'd love it if programs or VG required 24/7 data being offloaded by the boats. And the only two skippers who committed to that...
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