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    Im going to argue that Hitler was not at all...

    Im going to argue that Hitler was not at all great in even the conventional measures of greatness. It is not just his reduction of the problems that Germany faced to the most simplistic and false...
  2. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Id say in the birth rate lottery that is a clear...

    Id say in the birth rate lottery that is a clear win-win for China and India.
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    I dont think the flight hours is a fair...

    I dont think the flight hours is a fair comparison. Airplanes carry far more people per flight and they do so at far greater speeds.

    The more fair measure might be deaths per mile-person. By that...
  4. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Wow, let's just say that China and India are the...

    Wow, let's just say that China and India are the left atrium and ventricle of the global human population system!
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    Devastating loss of life, it just seems like the...

    Devastating loss of life, it just seems like the mortality rate for helicopters is very high.
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    I'm convinced, my mind is changed. I now think...

    I'm convinced, my mind is changed. I now think that a tumbler could easily break the HJ wr. I base this on the fact that modern tack apron surfaces are fairly elastic, not lossy. I'm going to guess...
  7. Thread: Ron Delany

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    Funny, I just watched a few of Delany's races and...

    Funny, I just watched a few of Delany's races and that stride of his was tailor made for close-quarter, elbow-to-elbow, toe-to-heel racing. For a big guy he really fit comfortably in the mix.
  8. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Have to wonder if the horrors of WW1 and WW2...

    Have to wonder if the horrors of WW1 and WW2 didnt scare the nations into these celebrations.
  9. Thread: One And Done

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    I was thinking the very same thing!

    I was thinking the very same thing!
  10. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Great point, and it was the urbane cosmopolitan...

    Great point, and it was the urbane cosmopolitan culture of Paris, 30 years prior that spawned the idea of a modern Olympics!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Coubertin
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    Very interesting Sid took gold in 1928 with a...

    Very interesting Sid took gold in 1928 with a time of 14.8 but his compatriot George Weightman-Smith won his semi in 14.6 and then fell short in the final to 5th with a 15.0.
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    I actually met Al Joyner in a hotel parking lot...

    I actually met Al Joyner in a hotel parking lot in San Diego, I was a young guy and it must have been about 1987-89 time frame. What a great guy, a genuine caring, considerate and thoughtful...
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    It absolutely must be, but did Dan Kinsey earn a...

    It absolutely must be, but did Dan Kinsey earn a PhD ? and if so where and in what field ?


    For those of us that think that a 15.0 110H is a slow time, we need to keep in mind that if you knocked...
  14. Thread: British Politics

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    Like many political idealists, they dont need new...

    Like many political idealists, they dont need new ideas, they need new voters.
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    A great KC QB and a 49ers defense that is the...

    A great KC QB and a 49ers defense that is the best in the league... Its going to be a barn burner!!
  16. Thread: Prohibition

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    I think you are just about right regarding...

    I think you are just about right regarding federal taxes but the Whiskey tax came in 1791..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_taxation_in_the_United_States

    "During the presidency of...
  17. Thread: Prohibition

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    wow, I just read the wiki page, apparently...

    wow, I just read the wiki page, apparently Accardo has more than a few family football connections:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Accardo
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    Atticus delivers!.. My own sense; there are more...

    Atticus delivers!.. My own sense; there are more than few T&F events for which the coach should be very careful to make sure that the athlete is not simply adding general body strength/power. The HJ...
  19. Thread: Tim Tebow

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    Does that make him Mr. Universe?

    Does that make him Mr. Universe?
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    In 1984 the BC Eagles went 10-2 , losing 2 nail...

    In 1984 the BC Eagles went 10-2 , losing 2 nail biters to Penn State and West Virginia. They ended up ranked 5th. As a young New Englander they were a big deal.
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    Indeed, I'm rethinking my previous assessment...

    Indeed, I'm rethinking my previous assessment that OL holding was a huge factor in LSUs win, truth is that Burrow simply was head and shoulders above Lawrence interms of accuracy and poise. And those...
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    Brings back great memories of going to see the...

    Brings back great memories of going to see the Harlem Globetrotters as a kid. They were great entertainers and very kind people.
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    Based on what I saw of Burrow he was anything but...

    Based on what I saw of Burrow he was anything but lucky. His accuracy and consistency under pressure are very rare. He is a once a decade QB talent.
  24. Thread: Richard Pryor

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    Wait, he died ?... A true giant of comedy.

    Wait, he died ?... A true giant of comedy.
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    Most recent additions to my "greatest college...

    Most recent additions to my "greatest college football player ever" list.. and yes there are many deserving candidates, but Im certain that my list includes Johnny Football Manziel and Vince Young.
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