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    It's obviously not a spring, but it may be the...

    It's obviously not a spring, but it may be the functional equivalent of a spring.

    The IAAF has limits on the elastic energy return of tracks.
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    Wheels without a motor also don't add any energy...

    Wheels without a motor also don't add any energy to the wearer, so should we let the athletes wear rollerblades in marathons? Or let high jumpers use springs, since the spring isn't going to add any...
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    One significant benefit for spectators in Oregon...

    One significant benefit for spectators in Oregon who are US residents is the ability to stream race replays and close-ups of field events on a phone or tablet with a data plan, without paying...
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    He'll go pro after 2 years in juco.

    He'll go pro after 2 years in juco.
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    Why is Seyni even in this discussion? The reason...

    Why is Seyni even in this discussion? The reason for Seyni's rapid improvement has already been publicly confirmed, and doesn't have any relevance to the performance improvements of biological women.
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    I think the father's goal is to have his 9 year...

    I think the father's goal is to have his 9 year old break the world record for the youngest university graduate -- which was set by a 10 year old.
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    However, the vaccine-derived infections only hit...

    However, the vaccine-derived infections only hit unvaccinated children, so discouraging vaccination is not a solution. From the article:
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    That rule is there probably because of the lower...

    That rule is there probably because of the lower tax rate for capital gains. Allowing capital which is taxed on the gains at 15% to offset regular income taxed at 24% (or whatever your bracket is)...
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    Did I say it should be taxed? No. But it's still...

    Did I say it should be taxed? No. But it's still an increase in wealth that doesn't get captured on personal tax returns, so income statistics of the top 0.1% based on tax returns will tend to...
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    No. You and tandfman are diving into pedantic...

    No. You and tandfman are diving into pedantic points and distracting the argument astray.

    My point is when investment income is realized and taxed, it should be taxed at the same rate as labor...
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    I know. That's why I said "income from the...

    I know. That's why I said "income from the movements", not just "movements".
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    It's not unfair. Inflation implicitly taxes...

    It's not unfair. Inflation implicitly taxes everybody.

    If you have money sitting in the bank at near-zero interest, it loses real value due to inflation. If you have an asset that goes up in...
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    Investment growth is also income, which should be...

    Investment growth is also income, which should be taxed at the same rate as labor income.

    People who work for their money earned it, and the income from their labor shouldn't be taxed at higher...
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    It wasn't your intention, but you just proved why...

    It wasn't your intention, but you just proved why she needed to say what she said when she said it.
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    She grew up in Kenya and just completed her last...

    She grew up in Kenya and just completed her last year of NCAA eligibility this past spring (running for Kansas), so she's probably at an earlier stage on the path to US citizenship than Cheserek is,...
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    Tax them just as much as the current workers who...

    Tax them just as much as the current workers who are making the retirees' investments grow by putting in 60-hour weeks.

    It's long overdue to stop having different tax rates based on the type of...
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    Bolt in 2009?

    Bolt in 2009?
  18. Why did they join WADA? Is doping a thing in car...

    Why did they join WADA? Is doping a thing in car racing?
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    $80M to host an entire world championships in...

    $80M to host an entire world championships in Oregon, but it's going to cost $100M just for the Olympic marathon in Japan?
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    Very apropos, the slogan on the finish line tape.

    Very apropos, the slogan on the finish line tape.
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    Photo from the front page story: ...

    Photo from the front page story:

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/tuohy-12-19.jpg
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    The race is on WA's official YouTube channel. She...

    The race is on WA's official YouTube channel. She didn't celebrate or ease up before the line. Slowing down at the end was due to fatigue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsZtOrE4YI
  23. To celebrate his return, Vin Lananna had a banana...

    To celebrate his return, Vin Lananna had a banana from the savanna of Havana.
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    So am I. When I was in college in the early...

    So am I. When I was in college in the early 1990s, at a state school but paying the out-of-state rate (I was on a student visa), the total annual cost of tuition, room and board was under $10K if you...
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    The US also leads developed countries in having...

    The US also leads developed countries in having the highest poverty rate. The US economic and political environment is such that charity is needed more than in other developed countries.

    There's...
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