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    my immediate reaction is that (at least as...

    my immediate reaction is that (at least as presented) everybody in chain-smoking Pripyat was doomed to die of lung cancer anyway!

    (not to make light of a horridly grim situation)
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    WOW! Just waded through Chernobyl in short order....

    WOW! Just waded through Chernobyl in short order. I can see why it has an over-the-top 9.5 from IMDB.
  3. Thread: 2019 Tour de France

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    if I want a travelogue I'll go to the Travel...

    if I want a travelogue I'll go to the Travel Channel :-)
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    any leeway what? Can it be considered a record...

    any leeway what? Can it be considered a record (of whatever sort)?

    absolutely
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    actually, the IAAF rule reads +2.0 "based on the...

    actually, the IAAF rule reads +2.0 "based on the algebraic sum..."
  6. see Ayana story now posted to home page, where...

    see Ayana story now posted to home page, where she says she's "30%" fit.
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    technology and sports attendance

    worth the read/watch (not sure I thought I'd ever say that about a college football coach)
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    wow! With season 5 of Luther now available,...

    wow! With season 5 of Luther now available, binged through all 5 seasons. Incredible stuff.
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    here's a (very successful) lawyer who seems to...

    here's a (very successful) lawyer who seems to think the big target is distributors not manufacturers. (from 60 Minutes)
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    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/showthrea...

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/showthread.php?110406-1958-The-Year-U-S-Track-Died&highlight=Colts
  11. Thread: Earthquake Rocks LA

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    "why Californians secretly love earthquakes" ...

    "why Californians secretly love earthquakes"

    https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2019/07/16/why-californians-secretly-love-earthquakes/ideas/connecting-california/
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    or the Championship Relays of America (Penn) or...

    or the Championship Relays of America (Penn)
    or the National Relay Championships (Arkansas)
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    let's steer clear of this kind of innuendo,...

    let's steer clear of this kind of innuendo, please.
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    of course the author is writing for a libertarian...

    of course the author is writing for a libertarian think tank whose motto is "free minds and free markets"
  15. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    Choosing the third member was pro forma and had...

    Choosing the third member was pro forma and had nothing to do with any other races. The winner of the SFOT in all events (in the 1500, Burleson) were named to the team in July. The 2 highest placers...
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    frame-rate is irrelevant if the camera isn't...

    frame-rate is irrelevant if the camera isn't mounted right on the finish line
  17. Thread: Olympic Trials

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    if they're still even interested in talking to...

    if they're still even interested in talking to Indy
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    those add up to 2:58.6, so there's another 0.7 to...

    those add up to 2:58.6, so there's another 0.7 to be added somewhere along the line.
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    you can't get 100th-second splits off a TV screen

    you can't get 100th-second splits off a TV screen
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    The rule only applies to the conduct of running a...

    The rule only applies to the conduct of running a vertical jump. The OT 100 was an administrative issue outside the scope of the rules, which don't involve themselves with any given meet's qualifyign...
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    on the Giants telecast today they had this gem...

    on the Giants telecast today they had this gem (I'm taking it at face value). In '64, Giant manager Alvin Dark said, "a man will walk on the moon before Gaylord Perry hits a home run." Fast forward...
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    I hasten to say I have zero inside knowledge on...

    I hasten to say I have zero inside knowledge on this, but I'd be shocked if a contingency plan hasn't been discussed at the highest levels. And I'd be equally shocked if it didn't move to London...
  23. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    I wouldn't advise any appearances on Jeopardy. ...

    I wouldn't advise any appearances on Jeopardy.

    There was an SFOT and OT in both '64 and '68. The latter version was already in the works before the Mexico boycott talk.

    There was no racial...
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    stadium is 1122m

    stadium is 1122m
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    Jethro's is legendary, but the stadium is...

    Jethro's is legendary, but the stadium is basically in a residential neighborhood and for a collection of restaurants I think you need to head downtown.

    ps--Des Moines is a very good restaurant...
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