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    The initiative process in CA is one of those...

    The initiative process in CA is one of those things that looks and sounds good on paper but in practice has many problems. Don't have the time now to detail them all but a major reform is long...
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    Goucher was the 2008 OT; they let him run the 10k...

    Goucher was the 2008 OT; they let him run the 10k without a qualifying time.
  3. This is a large part of what was behind my unkind...

    This is a large part of what was behind my unkind comment about limited sympathy for the Swedes et. al. It wasn't about the Swedes at all but rather my frustration that this selection process often...
  4. Sweden WCs - 1; France WCs - 1; US WCs - 0. To...

    Sweden WCs - 1; France WCs - 1; US WCs - 0.

    To date Europe has had hosted 10 WCs and Asia 3 while the New World has hosted exactly 1.

    Really, my sympathy level for any complaints is minimal....
  5. Excellent timing - I was already moving to Eugene...

    Excellent timing - I was already moving to Eugene later this year.
  6. And I vote with those who say this is a quick and...

    And I vote with those who say this is a quick and relatively painless procedure that has huge upsides. Had mine done a decade ago in my 40s (early onset need due to an uncommon medical thing). Went...
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    Love it. I believe that wins the "Obscure Nerd...

    Love it. I believe that wins the "Obscure Nerd Fact of the Week" award . . .
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    And (part of) my point is that Alan Webb is not a...

    And (part of) my point is that Alan Webb is not a particularly well known athlete inside of US, so I guess we can agree that Alan Webb is not a particularly well known athlete.
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    Thanks - fixed. There was a (?) in there for a...

    Thanks - fixed. There was a (?) in there for a reason!
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    tandfman, not clear what I missed but undoubtedly...

    tandfman, not clear what I missed but undoubtedly something obvious. Its been a while since I've spewed that much around here and I'm out of practice . . .
  11. It should go without saying that the US was never...

    It should go without saying that the US was never a country where all folks were free to act according to their conscience at all times. The Founding Fathers were not anarchists by any means and no...
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    An excellent summation which, along with gh's...

    An excellent summation which, along with gh's post, does much to explain the admiration that Webb has here in the US. That said, we are still talking a very small part of the overall population here...
  13. Hi Garry, It's possible that there are a just...

    Hi Garry,

    It's possible that there are a just a few things more important than April T&F, and some of us would like to chat about these things with our friends. Many thanks for hosting me and all...
  14. And this one: Bigotry wrapped in a prayer is...

    And this one: Bigotry wrapped in a prayer is still bigotry.
  15. Looks like clueless bigotry can pay off. A...

    Looks like clueless bigotry can pay off. A GoFundMe drive started by a Glenn Beck associate has raised about $390,000 so far for the pizza joint.

    http://www.gofundme.com/memoriespizza
  16. The first IN business to go public with their...

    The first IN business to go public with their plans to deny gays access is having a bad day. I feel terrible for them . . . .
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  17. There are lots of things that you cannot legally...

    There are lots of things that you cannot legally do in America under the name of religion. Start with pretty much any crime on the books. Not a lot of murderers, rapists, bank robbers, extortionists...
  18. I'm no law dude, but as far as I'm concerned your...

    I'm no law dude, but as far as I'm concerned your right to practice your religion as you see fit ceases when it interferes with my right not to be discriminated against, or any of my other...
  19. Not bad for an advertisement, but this is real...

    Not bad for an advertisement, but this is real lawn mower racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbeBq_95HL0
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    Well, folks can do like they did in SF years ago....

    Well, folks can do like they did in SF years ago. Lots of ships came to SF during the gold rush (1849-50s) and were abandoned by owners and/or crew. A decent amount of high-priced SF...
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    In other words:...

    In other words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU
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    I knew she had it in her all along . . .

    I knew she had it in her all along . . .
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    US states by happiness/unhappiness of citizens (1...

    US states by happiness/unhappiness of citizens (1 being happiest): http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/the-10-most-miserable-states-in-america/ar-BBhPgFQ?fullscreen=true#image=3
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    Yeah, the last time I put in over 180 miles in a...

    Yeah, the last time I put in over 180 miles in a week was a while back - and when I did (uh, never actually, not even 90) it was tough, damn tough! And no travel to speak of either.
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    7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Continents

    Not sure how unique this is, but it sounds kinda tough:

    Marathons were at Union Glacier, Antarctica; Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami; Madrid; Marrakech; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Sydney.
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