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  1. Thread: Ford v Ferrari

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    Wanna see the fastest lap ever . . . ...

    Wanna see the fastest lap ever . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ohHhgEfUM
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    Wow - that video is too 'precious'! His...

    Wow - that video is too 'precious'!
    His demeanor bespeaks someone who MUST know what he's talking about, but as soon as he begins his 'explanation', it's obvious he is a buffoon. There's definitely...
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    Literally. A Schizotypal Personality Disorder...

    Literally. A Schizotypal Personality Disorder makes people paranoid and not trusting authority. Most conspiracy theorists suffer from it.

    From the above article:



    All that would be...
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    Those are the only ones over 15.90.

    Those are the only ones over 15.90.
  5. Thread: Ford v Ferrari

    by Atticus
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    Ford v Ferrari

    One of my favorite movies of the year! A great true story with two of Hollywood's best at the top of their game - Matt Damon as car-designer, Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale as racer, Ken Miles....
  6. Yes, I knew that, but my point remains - why...

    Yes, I knew that, but my point remains - why can't club athletes (of which there are plenty before college) continue on while eschewing the college route? In Europe the athlete starts off paying for...
  7. Every country EXCEPT the USA. The club system...

    Every country EXCEPT the USA. The club system works elsewhere, why not here?
  8. Then her parents are nicer than me! I'd give her...

    Then her parents are nicer than me! I'd give her a year of PV-only; if she improves dramatically, then another year - otherwise, start massage school and keep training if she wishes.
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    I'd put her 4th in the GOAT rankings 1. James...

    I'd put her 4th in the GOAT rankings

    1. James
    2. Brad Rutter
    3. Ken Jennings
    4. Emma
  10. Middle-income+ Parents of prodigies typically...

    Middle-income+ Parents of prodigies typically provide great support systems for their children to succeed. I'll guess she'll be given every opportunity to become national-class (or better).

    Top 10...
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    So true. But you'll still know by the way the...

    So true. But you'll still know by the way the athlete says it, like an actor trying to give a good line-reading.
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    I was told (there) it was Loo-a-vul And...

    I was told (there) it was
    Loo-a-vul

    And nobody seems to agree on New Orleans. What I heard there was

    NAWl'ns (1 syllable!)
    NOR-lins
    New-OR-lens
    New-OR-lians
  13. Her dad's her coach, so I suspect she'll be fine....

    Her dad's her coach, so I suspect she'll be fine. She'll go to massage school and make decent money at that.
    Even though I love being a teacher and know that education is vital, I'm quite all right...
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    Similarly, we were lunching in Towcester (Eng)...

    Similarly, we were lunching in Towcester (Eng) and told the waitress we thought TOW-CESTER was very pretty, only to find out it's pronounced 'toaster'!
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    Their 'right' rates are similar 96.7% for JH and...

    Their 'right' rates are similar 96.7% for JH and 95.3% for EB, but where JH gets the job done is his ability to time the buzzer:
    57% first to her 35%.
  16. Going pro now - article on HP. Best quote:

    Going pro now - article on HP.

    Best quote:
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    Oh, the prescience of Sports Illustrated. This...

    Oh, the prescience of Sports Illustrated. This week's issue has a cover tease of

    Helmet Wars :o
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    The obvious irony here is that defensive players...

    The obvious irony here is that defensive players are always told to rip the head off the QB. He just tried to take it a little too literally.
  19. Thread: US Debt

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    And there was real good reason for that, which is...

    And there was real good reason for that, which is why Ike's policies got us back in balance.

    I'm not overly concerned with the current number (23 trillion), as I am with the slope of the line in...
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    There's a bad judgement call waiting to happen. ...

    There's a bad judgement call waiting to happen.
    ANY time you step out of your lane on a straightaway, you did it for 'a reason', e.g.,
    you're so focused on mechanics, you don't even realize...
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    NO! As in the straightaway sprint races, you can...

    NO!
    As in the straightaway sprint races, you can step out of your lane, and as long as you do not affect anyone else, it's OK.

    Hurdlers often land a little off, and have to step into another lane...
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    Oh dear; it ain't funny if ya gotta splain it . ....

    Oh dear; it ain't funny if ya gotta splain it . . .

    They have reporters assigned to cover Giants and Jets.
  23. Thread: US Debt

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    I agree with both the points above, but yes, it...

    I agree with both the points above, but yes, it is a 'thing', and like those who pooh-pooh Global Warming, it can indeed bite us in the butt in 20-30 years if the current slope of the line stays the...
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    Speaking of pronunciation

    With Ukraine in the news so much, I heard the proper pronunciation of its capital and was shocked how badly Murkans butcher it.

    I thought it was

    Key-ev

    but give a listen here; it's much...
  25. Thread: US Debt

    by Atticus
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    Because of this (which won't affect me, but will...

    Because of this (which won't affect me, but will my kids, who are currently paying in):


    https://www.thebalance.com/the-u-s-debt-and-how-it-got-so-big-3305778
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