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  1. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Cuba si!...

    Cuba si!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/opinion/cubas-impressive-role-on-ebola.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0
  2. Thread: RIP: Vic Holchak 74

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    if you liked his voice, that's one of the reasons...

    if you liked his voice, that's one of the reasons he was a longtime soap opera fixture (even though none of you will admit to having ever seen him on Days Of Our Lives :-)
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    why the Supreme Court should be televised

    great sendup by the crew at John Oliver's show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9prhPV2PI
  4. Thread: RIP: Vic Holchak 74

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    RIP: Vic Holchak 74

    you may remember him as the radio voice of the sport for a new years there.

    haven't found any detailed obituary, just this
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    I first heard poles-cut-in-half stories in the...

    I first heard poles-cut-in-half stories in the mid-60s. And heard them countless times thereafter. And in the true sense of the classic urban myth, I never actually met anybody who had had theirs cut...
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    Kimball, Rupp, Verzbicas and Centrowitz are...

    Kimball, Rupp, Verzbicas and Centrowitz are correct; Hunt, Trautman and Fernandez are wrong.
  7. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    I'm wondering if this is going to place a huge...

    I'm wondering if this is going to place a huge burden on ERs across the country, in the sense that x number of people (a large number, whatever it is) who might normally just sit home and suffer for...
  8. Thread: Rana Reider

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    this forum doesn't trade in salacioius rumors…....

    this forum doesn't trade in salacioius rumors…. I've removed 3 posts already, all by people who should know much better. Next one gets a ban.
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    LOVE to see something new in the stodgy NFL!

    http://fansided.com/2014/10/19/st-louis-rams-return-punt-trick-play-video/
  10. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    In addition to the formula that JMR provided is...

    In addition to the formula that JMR provided is the fact that, at least as I've read, in books like Spillover, that Ebola is "less contagious" in the sense that it has such a high kill rate that the...
  11. Thread: Jenner

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    I'm no shrink, but for me, having had 2 kids with...

    I'm no shrink, but for me, having had 2 kids with each of 3 different wives over the course of 19 years shrieks of somebody who was having no trouble understanding which sex he was. (Yes, I know...
  12. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    explaining Ebola spread with chocolate sauce...

    explaining Ebola spread with chocolate sauce (serious post)

    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-health-workers-catch-ebola-2014-10
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    and in the life-can-be-cruel department, a tweet...

    and in the life-can-be-cruel department, a tweet by Harting this morning:

    Robert Harting ‏@DerHarting
    Birthday Gift from IAAF - Doping Control 6:20 :(( buuuuu
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    by definition, any indoor 100 is gimmicky.

    by definition, any indoor 100 is gimmicky.
  15. forget chip timing; unless I'm mistaken, in that...

    forget chip timing; unless I'm mistaken, in that era, it was very rare for the halves to be taken in any marathon. Typically only miles were measured in U.S. races then.
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    HS distance stud trivia

    Grant Fisher has a decent chance of rating No. 1 All-America in both the mile and 2M this year. That would put him in rather select company.

    Our A-A teams started with 74. Since then, there have...
  17. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Well given that the current poisonous political...

    Well given that the current poisonous political climate is such that the nation has been without a Surgeon General since July of 2013 (!), it could be quite the argument.

    Nothing against the...
  18. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Local paper had a piece on that aspect of things...

    Local paper had a piece on that aspect of things just this morning. Since it takes both sides of the aisle to task, I'll post it as a "non-political political piece" (nothing partisan involved in...
  19. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Yes, that has worked so well with vaccination...

    Yes, that has worked so well with vaccination programs in this country.
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    that point is too narrow a one to make sense… not...

    that point is too narrow a one to make sense… not much better than saying Barshim was better because he had the single highest meet.

    All of which goes to illustrate why the T&FN ranking system has...
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    even more striking, Bondarenko has 13 meets,...

    even more striking, Bondarenko has 13 meets, Barshim 15.

    Bondarenko wins 10, is 2nd twice.

    Barshim wins 10, is 2nd twice, 3rd once and 4th twice.

    which had the more dominant season? Slam...
  22. This probably IS a real coach. She was hired to...

    This probably IS a real coach. She was hired to turn around a failing program and you don't do that without maximizing every bit of your scarce scholarship dollars. The cruel business that is NCAA...
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    Barshim's not even No. 1 in his event! (imho)

    Barshim's not even No. 1 in his event! (imho)
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    IAAF touches all the bases

    color me cynical, but is Monaco running a true AOY honor or one that's "politically correct." And this has nothing to do with Gatlin (well, virtually nothing).

    So you have 6 nominees for AOY:...
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    bump this thread!

    bump this thread!
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