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    Re: Google's new geography trivia game

    Got 13 in Sports and Games. Tanked on #14 by confusing the 2013 NBA Champs with the 2014 Champs.
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    Re: Ami 110H Doldrums

    That's what they said about the PV, just before Munich 1972, and you know what happened to Ami (yes, short for Murkan :twisted: ) dominance there! :shock:
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    I commend you for mustering such a strong sentiment for an inanimate object.[/quote]
    Which identifies you as a "guns don't kill people; people do" guy, huh?
    We can't get into that here, but...
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    Ami 110H Doldrums

    We know events cycle in and out. We've bemoaned the depth in the m400, mLJ, mPV. Time to add the 110 Hurdles, which has been outstanding in the last few years with Oliver, Merritt, Richardson,...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    My mother HATED any kind of gun, so I never even touched one till I was in the Navy. Turns out I was an excellent .45 pistol shooter, so I competed for several years. Ironically, I have always hated...
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    Re: Trivia question: Jul 11, 2014

    I'm officially impressed, Powell![/quote]
    With me or with Mike P? :D[/quote]
    Powell boggled me. But that was a damn fine answer too!
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Some parts - 19 :D
    Others - 92 :(

    On a good day, I do feel young. I still HJ, PV and hurdle with my athletes.
    On the next day, I want a cane . . . or walker!
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    Re: Only in Berkeley

    I'm not sure that's totally true although I never had to deal with it to any degree in orthopaedics. Pego, Dr Jay - what's your opinion? I have heard it works well for some people with seizure...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Ha! The 'back in my day' rant!
    I remember 'gas wars' where the price was 19.9 cents. McDonalds in mid-60s was under a buck for 2 hamburgers, fries, coke AND a milk shake. The food was bad but who...
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    Re: Trivia question: Jul 11, 2014

    I'm officially impressed, Powell!
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Wait a minute here. I've been the one defending our parents for doing things the old-fashioned way, you're the one that's been throwing them under the bus.[/quote]
    There's no bus to throw them...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Sorry, Marlow, but those things were definitely out of line for MY life back then. I'm sure I did not own or use a pocket knife when I was 8, nor did I play with firecrackers or cigarette lighters...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Are you really that interested in my upbringing or is this supposed to be some major point about (ir)responsibility? I was allowed to play with small firecrackers (called ladyfingers) - they were...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    That makes no sense.
    Times change. Attitudes change.
    I was 'allowed' to do dangerous things, so I'm supposed to let my kids do dangerous things?
    My pre-pubescent pyromania started two...
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    Re: Rio Thoughts

    With this ignominious exit by Brazil, the protests against all the money spent on the World Cup can only increase, to the great detriment of the Olympic organizers!
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    Re: Official World Cup Brazil 2014 Thread

    did . . . not . . . see . . . THAT . . . coming . . .

    If Brazil were a person, s/he would be on suicide watch now.
    Devastating, humiliating, embarrassing, disgraceful, catastrophic,...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    My sister roamed as far and free as I did. She'd ride her bike 4 miles to a friend's house or they'd go 5 miles in aother direction to the shopping center. She did NOT let her daughter do that.
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    though some of us get a little testy from time to time . . .
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    Re: Oordegem, July 5

    Rowe's mark is significant on the AUS a-t list: he is now 3rd, behind

    1:44.40A Ralph Doubell (Mexico City 1968)
    1:44.48 Jeff Riseley (Lignano 2012)[/quote:17f79402]

    You can get rid of that A....
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    The old-fashioned way was much more dangerous than today's parenting allows. I find that to be a good thing, despite the loss of 'daring'. And yes, he let his kids do things he would not let his...
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    Re: 400m: Isaac Makwala 44.01s

    So most men's HJers and all the Pole Vaulters are altitude-aided. As they reach 2m off the ground, they are sucked up into the air by the Corialtitolus Effect. :wink:
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    ALL the safety precautions in the world are there because of the 'worst that can happen scenarios', from car airbags to safety belts to literally thousands of things in our daily lives. The question...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Our parents let us roam free for the same reason that my mom drank wine when she was pregnant with me (splains alot doan it?) - no one gave it a second thought; it was 'normal'.

    Would you let...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    And why would you NOT let your grandson do that? Because there are real dangers out there.
    I too roamed free all day Saturday and loved it, But no, my grandson may not do that.
    I submit this as...
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    Re: Oordegem, July 5

    Nice - it wasn't that long ago that a 3:35 was a superb PR for an American!
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