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    Today, 12:58 PM
    18.99s replied to a thread tax rates [split] in Things Not T&F
    So am I. When I was in college in the early 1990s, at a state school but paying the out-of-state rate (I was on a student visa), the total annual...
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    18.99s replied to a thread tax rates [split] in Things Not T&F
    The US also leads developed countries in having the highest poverty rate. The US economic and political environment is such that charity is needed...
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    18.99s replied to a thread Dual Sport Athletes in Things Not T&F
    Maybe not, given how little WNBA are paid. She might have been better off financially on the pro beach volleyball circuit.
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    18.99s replied to a thread tax rates [split] in Things Not T&F
    Me and you paying higher tax rates than the ultra-wealthy is for the greater good? LOL. Good ol' trickle down economics! Or are you one of the...
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    12-04-2019, 03:45 PM
    18.99s replied to a thread Dual Sport Athletes in Things Not T&F
    Basketball-volleyball is a common combination, with the skills and builds for both sports having much in common. What you don't see nearly as...
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    12-02-2019, 06:46 PM
    In men's tennis, when it's not a final, 6-0, 6-0 should be the end of the match.
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    12-02-2019, 06:42 PM
    The team or individual with a dominant lead should never be told to ease up and let the opponent score. If there is a mercy rule, it should only be...
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    12-01-2019, 09:17 PM
    More like a disadvantage in that the top 1000 performances would be held by a much smaller set of performers if ancillary marks are added in, making...
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    12-01-2019, 03:02 PM
    A blowout shouldn't be surprising, but 15-0 is a big surprise, as it broke the previous NCAA tournament record by 5 goals.
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    12-01-2019, 02:11 PM
    So that raises the question, how did Prairie View make it into the NCAA tournament in the first place? They qualified for the NCAA tournament by...
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    12-01-2019, 08:12 AM
    Perhaps more importantly, a high school T&F athlete who is dominating the race often has higher goals which depend on running their best, such as...
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    11-30-2019, 08:58 PM
    I don't agree with penalties for excessive celebration, but that's not excessive celebration ... it's not even a celebration. That's just plain ol'...
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    11-30-2019, 07:36 AM
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/06/once-again-physicists-debunk-faster-light-neutrinos Indeed, 0.002% faster than light should have been...
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    11-30-2019, 12:09 AM
    Having your world record recognized means only one thing: you still have the record until somebody betters it. It doesn't mean you're entitled to...
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    11-29-2019, 04:05 PM
    The awards ceremony is for world record holders who aren't serving a ban. Nothing hypocritical about that, unless they've had another awards ceremony...
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    11-29-2019, 03:14 PM
    They recognize him as the world record holder on paper, but that doesn't mean they have to give him any honors while he's still banned. Maybe he...
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    11-29-2019, 10:21 AM
    Barnes also has a lifetime drug ban, which would make it odd to feature him in an officially sponsored ceremony while he's still alive.
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    11-27-2019, 01:04 AM
    In the 1500m, the IAAF list stops at 3:38:00 with 3 tied for the #962 performer.
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    11-27-2019, 12:54 AM
    The IAAF all-time top lists have the top 1000+ performers for several events (but some events stop before 1000). ...
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    11-24-2019, 03:34 PM
    Unless they do like what the Patriots did with Tom Brady a few years ago, when they restructured his contract into $1M salary + $15M bonus so his...
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    11-24-2019, 01:29 PM
    List of fines and suspensions published: https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1198346331707842565 Rudolph $50,000 (no game suspension),...
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    11-23-2019, 11:22 AM
    They'll have to improve from "may have found" to "confirmed" to get a Nobel Prize. That could take years or decades.
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    11-22-2019, 09:22 PM
    It was in place for almost the entire decade, beginning with when Semenya was cleared to run again in 2010. Without those lawyers intervening,...
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    11-22-2019, 08:31 PM
    18.99s replied to a thread Were You Alive Then? in Things Not T&F
    I was an ovum in one of my mother's ovaries. My parents were dating at the time, and now they're still both alive and married to each other.
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    11-22-2019, 07:22 PM
    If the delay in implementation of the later rule was from legalistic strongarming, and not the sporting body's own intention of what and when they...
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    11-22-2019, 08:54 AM
    I agree. Personally I would retroactively strip Semenya of all international medals, records, awards, and entries on the women's annual and all-time...
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    11-22-2019, 12:12 AM
    In his appeal hearing, Garrett told the NFL that Rudolph used a racial slur during the incident. He didn't bring that up on game night or the few...
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    11-21-2019, 01:13 PM
    18.99s replied to a thread tax rates [split] in Things Not T&F
    And lots of income that doesn't show up on personal tax returns (especially for the top 0.1%), like unrealized investment gains and C-corp business...
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    11-21-2019, 04:01 AM
    18.99s replied to a thread Mary Cain and Nike in Current Events
    Hasay has a lot more to lose, still in her prime and expecting another 5-10 years at the elite level, whereas Bartoletta is inches away from...
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    11-21-2019, 02:52 AM
    18.99s replied to a thread Mary Cain and Nike in Current Events
    Is she still sponsored by Nike? If yes, it shouldn't be hard to understand why she's trying to play "both sides" and tiptoe around being very...
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