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    Not sure where to put this, but Bowie is on the...

    Not sure where to put this, but Bowie is on the 100m start list for Sunday's Madrid meet.
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    The short answer is that now that I am a...

    The short answer is that now that I am a way-over-the-hill geezer, I only teach 3 classes, but they're scattered across the day, so I gots me plenty'o'free-time! I am also enormously ADD (tongue only...
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    This ain't bad. At the Swiss Nat'ls: w100 1...

    This ain't bad. At the Swiss Nat'ls:

    w100
    1 Mujinga Kambundji 11.00 (-0.2)
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    Interesting tidbit:

    Interesting tidbit:
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    It's big of you to admit that. ;-) edit -...

    It's big of you to admit that. ;-)

    edit - there's an invisible winky face there - you can see it if you try to quote it.
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    Ain't no big thang, but for those who do, it's...

    Ain't no big thang, but for those who do, it's very interesting, illuminating info.
  7. They'd have to get in line behind the other 40...

    They'd have to get in line behind the other 40 countries that could. And we have, as much as possible (with ONE GAZILLION kids playing soccer every fall), make soccer a priority. The really good...
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    Gee, no gender disparity there . . .

    Gee, no gender disparity there . . .
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    If you have the money and facilities to throw at...

    If you have the money and facilities to throw at it, cancer is much more beatable than it was just 5 years ago.
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    If you think pre-phone not-paying-attention is...

    If you think pre-phone not-paying-attention is not the identical thing to phone-NPA, you never taught a HS class.
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    Merci - I'll be all over town watching...

    Merci - I'll be all over town watching grandkiddie soccer games, but my phone will be dialed in to checking that. And when I get home (after dark!), I will cozy up in my stratolounger and watch Paris...
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    Law dudes at 20 paces. I would have to imagine...

    Law dudes at 20 paces. I would have to imagine that USATF will be rather strident in their defense of his starting position if he is vindicated, even if it's past some deadline.
    My argument would be...
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    I give it a B. Both things are ways to kill time...

    I give it a B. Both things are ways to kill time waiting for the bell to ring while not paying attention.
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    Thanks. Looks like mPV starts at noon (USA) ET...

    Thanks.
    Looks like mPV starts at noon (USA) ET Saturday.
    A link to live results?
  15. I feel so badly for China and India that they...

    I feel so badly for China and India that they can't field decent teams with their paltry population bases. Perhaps they need an intern from Jamaica to show them how it's done.
  16. Not to start another "kids today . . . !"...

    Not to start another "kids today . . . !" brouhaha, but this line bears mentioning.



    This has become pandemic. 40% of my (AP!) students have 'accomodations', all which include 50% longer to...
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    Indeed. This ain't my first Row-Day-OH. :) Youda...

    Indeed. This ain't my first Row-Day-OH. :)
    Youda made a good teacher!
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    Because they use it responsibly. We have...

    Because they use it responsibly. We have designated times and places where you CAN use your cell phone. I often ask my students to pull theirs out and answer a question thru some quick research (not...
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    Agreed. So you do what lonewolf said, not lock up...

    Agreed. So you do what lonewolf said, not lock up everyone's phone. That punishes the innocent too.
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    Ha! Youse guys are paying really good attention!...

    Ha! Youse guys are paying really good attention! My ADD (squirrel!) would never allow me to pull that one out.
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    You say it more succinctly. :)

    You say it more succinctly. :)
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    The tacit [if] in that statement brings the...

    The tacit [if] in that statement brings the presumption of innocence until the preponderance of evidence demonstrates otherwise. He may or may not be 'guilty', but why am I getting the impression...
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    Look at the bright side, when the XFL awards a...

    Look at the bright side, when the XFL awards a franchise to Tulsa, they can be the 'Oklahoma Earthquakes'!
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    As the home-page article says, you have to send...

    As the home-page article says, you have to send it in quarterly, so you have to know where you'll be in 85 days. Or amend it with a text, which again presumably means can can't react to real-world...
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    Well, that didn't happen! I see why that school...

    Well, that didn't happen!
    I see why that school has problems; the administration is incompetent.
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