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    Here is the exit poll. ...

    Here is the exit poll.

    https://lordashcroftpolls.com/2019/12/how-britain-voted-and-why-my-2019-general-election-post-vote-poll/

    And some interesting analysis.
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    "America After Climate Change, Mapped" ...

    "America After Climate Change, Mapped"
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    Judging from the outcome, there were not many...

    Judging from the outcome, there were not many people who belong to the former.
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    "The quarantine problem with horses, that...

    "The quarantine problem with horses, that necessitated moving Olympic Equestrian to Stockholm, did not affect the modern pentathlon, as the modern pentathletes used local horses assigned by the...
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    Given how both Johnson and Corbyn are hated by so...

    Given how both Johnson and Corbyn are hated by so many people, it's remarkable that Lib Dem could not capitalize on that at all.
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    It depends on what kind of spike Nike could come...

    It depends on what kind of spike Nike could come up with in the next few years.
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    Aside from Gates and Buffett, superrich people...

    Aside from Gates and Buffett, superrich people are not particularly charitable.

    https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/11/25/20981946/charity-billionaire-jeff-bezos-bill-gates-wealth-tax
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    Here is a relevant article regarding capital gain...

    Here is a relevant article regarding capital gain tax.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-the-tax-break-americas-1-will-cling-to-even-after-death-2019-12-11
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    And Stanford head coach is from England. So...

    And Stanford head coach is from England. So apparently he has not been infected by this silly idea of not running up the score
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  10. Should "Olympic Athletes from Russia" be able to...

    Should "Olympic Athletes from Russia" be able to compete as a team? We haven't had ANA relay teams in track. But there were OAR "teams" in the last Winter Games. Is that up to the discretion of each...
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    UNC records by the decades. 1982-89. 8 Finals...

    UNC records by the decades.
    1982-89. 8 Finals Fours. 7 titles. (*)
    1990-99. 10 Final Fours. 8 titles.
    2000-09. 7 Final Fours. 5 titles.
    2010-19. 4 Final Fours. 1 title.

    (* 10 Final Fours and 8...
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    Only three countries among the 36 countries in...

    Only three countries among the 36 countries in OECD.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-cuts-us-taxes-fourth-233815750.html
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    She definitely chose the right sport. And given...

    She definitely chose the right sport. And given her post collegiate success, it's hard to question the choice Williams made (although she could have been an even better volleyball player.) But I have...
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    There are many people who think it could be bad....

    There are many people who think it could be bad. Here is one example.

    https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/17/18141181/foundation-charity-deduction-democracy-rob-reich
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    This athlete chose volleyball after college....

    This athlete chose volleyball after college. National Player of the Year in volleyball and all conference in basketball.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danielle_Scott-Arruda
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    All American in both basketball and volleyball in...

    All American in both basketball and volleyball in the same year. (And the national player of the year in volleyball.)

    Two NCAA championships in volleyball and an Olympic gold medal in basketball....
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    Mercy rule in baseball and softball exists so...

    Mercy rule in baseball and softball exists so that a lopsided game does not go on for too long. Tennis does not have that problem, because the more lopsided the match is, the sooner it ends. Even in...
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    UNC, back in the 1990s, might have scored more...

    UNC, back in the 1990s, might have scored more than 10 goals if Anson Dorrance did not have a self-imposed "9-goal" rule. (He tells his players to stop scoring once his team is up 9-0.) I think...
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    Just found out aboutthis game between Stanford...

    Just found out aboutthis game between Stanford and Prairie View A&M. No mercy at all.
    The question is, did they celebrate after the 15th goal?
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    That article also should be read with some grains...

    That article also should be read with some grains of salt, given the authors' agenda.

    In any case, my point was that P5 schools and the rest of D1 operate on different models. There are many...
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    A story on Girma Bekele Gebre and West Side...

    A story on Girma Bekele Gebre and West Side Runners’ Club.

    https://news.yahoo.com/ny-team-helping-immigrant-runners-032626192.html
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    Okay. So I found the answer to my own question....

    Okay. So I found the answer to my own question. (Data are from 2016.)

    P5 schools. 64/65 make profit on football. 54/65 make profit on men's basketball.
    The rest of FBS. 6/64 make profit on...
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    I don't have any proficiency with Excel, but how...

    I don't have any proficiency with Excel, but how hard is it to understand that 977 performers have produced 8634 performances? In fact, it is hard for me to understand why any one can be confused...
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    How many D1 schools actually make net profit from...

    How many D1 schools actually make net profit from football?
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    it is kind of sad to think the deaths of Sadat...

    it is kind of sad to think the deaths of Sadat and Rabin made bigger impressions on me than Camp David or Oslo Accord. So I will post about a positive surprise here.

    In February 1986, I was...
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