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  1. 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...
  2. Every country EXCEPT the USA. The club system...

    Every country EXCEPT the USA. The club system works elsewhere, why not here?
  3. 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
  5. 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
  8. 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%.
  11. 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.
  14. 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.
  18. 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...
  20. Thread: US Debt

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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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    US Debt

    This is a scary page!

    https://www.worldometers.info/us-debt-clock/#:~:targetText=The%20current%20U.S.%20debt%20is,as%20of%20Oct%2031%2C%202019.
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    We'd make a good tag team. My glaring weakness is...

    We'd make a good tag team. My glaring weakness is high-brow kulcha: classical music/symphony, ballet, opera - and most Broadway stuff.
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    That's what the WaPo is to Bezos, and may...

    That's what the WaPo is to Bezos, and may actually be the way print survives.
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    Made me look . . . and I am embarrassed to admit...

    Made me look . . . and I am embarrassed to admit that it took me a while to come up with the answer (I actually had to race through the books), and I probably would not have written it down in...
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    He's a physics teacher and the question was...

    He's a physics teacher and the question was definitely in his wheelhouse. I'd never even heard of the barometer guy!
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