Friday, July 9, 2010

[socialactionfoundationforequity:3314 Obama’s inhumanity to India

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Obama's inhumanity to India


Barack Obama isn't the one that hundreds of millions of poor Indians have been waiting for. Many unemployed in Milwaukee won't be too happy either.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank just denied a $250 million loan guarantee for the construction of a 3,690-megawatt coal-fired power plant and nearby mine in Madhya Pradesh, India.

According to a report in Climatewire, Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg said:

President Obama made clear his administration's commitment to transition away from high carbon investments and toward a cleaner-energy future. After careful deliberation, the Export-Import board voted [2-1] not to proceed with the project because of the projected adverse environmental impact.

The plant would have provided electricity to 300 million homes in seven Indian states.

According to President Obama's Department of Energy:

India suffers from a severe shortage of electric capacity… 40 percent of residences in India are without electricity… blackouts are a common occurrence throughout the country's main cities… one-third of Indian businesses believe that unreliable electricity is one of their primary impediments to doing business…  compounding the situation is that total demand for electricity in the country continues to rise and is outpacing increases in capacity. Adequate additional capacity has failed to materialize in India in light of market regulations, insufficient investment in the sector, and difficulty in obtaining environmental approval and funding for hydropower projects. In addition, coal shortages are further straining power generation capabilities.

How important is electricity to India? The United Nations Habitat for a Better Urban Future says that increased access to electricity would:

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and ensure environmental sustainability.

But the benefits of the loan guarantee aren't limited to India. It would have made possible $600 million worth of sales from, and almost 1,000 jobs with Bucyrus International, a Milwaukee-based mining equipment company. National Mining Association spokesman Luke Popovch told Climatewire that Obama's denial of the loan was "incomprehensible" given that more than 15 million Americans are out of work.

Even for an alleged believer in carbon dioxide-caused global warming, what is maximum climatic benefit that could be achieved by not building the power plant? The plant would emit about 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year – about 0.12 percent of the world's annual emissions as of 2007. Over a period of 100 years, the plant would add about 0.02 parts per million (ppm) to atmospheric CO2 — the current level of atmospheric CO2 is 390 ppm. How does this translate into temperature change? Over the last 15 years, humans have added about 35 ppm to atmospheric CO2 and there has been no atmospheric warming.

So while it's unlikely that the Indian plant would have had any climatic impact, it could have provided incalculable benefits to India and some very calculable ones to Milwaukee.

The good news is that Reliance Power, the Indian company that owns the plant, plans to proceed anyway – but without the many U.S. workers that would have been employed had President Obama decided to make mere loan guarantees.

So while the impact of President's Obama's denial apparently will be limited to denying productive Americans jobs amid a terrible economy, his bid to deny poor Indians the energy they need to escape crushing poverty and its accompanying miseries boggles the mind.

The only thing we should be waiting for is January 20, 2013.



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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3314 Writers welcome SC judgment on Shivaji book

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MUMBAI: Friday's Supreme Court judgment lifting the ban on James Laine's controversial book Shivaji - Hindu King in Islamic India has received mixed reactions. While most have welcomed the lifting of the ban, some feel that the author should have shown restraint in publishing controversial material that was not backed by documentary evidence. 

Sharada Dwivedi, a Mumbai-based historian and researcher, said she was delighted that the ban on the book had been lifted. "Shivaji was undoubtedly a great man who was highly revered, but we live in a democracy and people should have the freedom of speech," she said. Dwivedi referred to the despicable attack on Pune's Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in 2004 by a politically motivated group, the Sambhaji Brigade, who vandalised the premises merely because the author had conducted his research for the book there. "It was unforgivable," she said. "They were protecting the reputation of someone who has been gone for centuries, but in the process destroyed something that could have been a treasure trove for future generations." 

Writer Chetan Bhagat said he was against the very of idea books being banned. "To ban or not to ban a book becomes a very subjective choice. If a book has hurt sentiments or is offensive, people can condemn it, ignore it or ask for an apology, but banning a book shows high-handedness. We should not turn into a society that doesn't allow voices of dissent," said Bhagat, adding, "If the book hurt sentiments, the author should apologise. Like in the case of a recently published article in Time magazine by Joel Stein that offended Indian sensibilities. Ultimately, they published an apology." 

Shyam Pakhre, history lecturer at KC College, said that when foreigners write books based on Indian history, they are often unable to understand the moral code of conduct of our society. "Writing sensational things without supporting them with evidence is bound to hurt sentiments. I support freedom of speech and expression only when due respect is given to people's sentiments," he said. 

Writer Shanta Gokhale said this was a small issue blown out of proportion. "It was not as if James Laine was saying anything new, but there has always been someone to claim championship of the Marathas. Today, it is impossible for anyone to say or write anything about Shivaji. It's almost like 10 people or so have a monopoly over the man. I'm happy for Laine and the rest of us," she said. 

Aroon Tikekar, a journalist and historian, felt that the Maharashtra government was hasty in banning the book. "There is nothing controversial in the book. It is the theory that the Portuguese had come up with that Shivaji was born in the fort of Bafir and was the son of a man named Menezes. This theory was even mentioned in Gerson da Cunha's book, 'The Origin of Bombay'. However, this theory has been exploded, which is also mentioned in the book."




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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Woman, 5-yr-old son murdered at home - Delhi

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Madani\'s anticipatory bail plea rejected

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Apollo to hire 23,000 people in next 3-4 years: Reddy

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Each HC visitor put under scrutiny - Bangalore

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Visit this organic farm - Bangalore

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Indian fishermen stripped, tortured by SL Navy, 1 killed

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Woman who lost son to PM security writes to Sonia

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 HC seeks report on CRZ violations - Goa

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Several killed in Pakistan suicide blast

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 School prog seeks to inculcate love for animals in kids - Chennai

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School prog seeks to inculcate love for animals in kids - Chennai

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 \'Private industry can help control TB\' - Pune

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 'We believe in Gandhian way to fight terror\' - Varanasi

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Public meet to fight terrorism - Varanasi

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Public meet to fight terrorism - Varanasi


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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Naxalites may take to urban terrorism, says US think tank

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 After flood, disease & hunger plague North India

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Is the resignation of Lokayukta a big blow to the fight against corruption?

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http://o3.indiatimes.com/mytimes/archive/2010/06/24/5029878.aspx

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 What should the HDMC do to check further spreading of the epidemics?

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 If they have the capability to beat males, is it fair to call women weaker sex?

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Is it justified that Goan students compete with students from other union territories for the reserved Goa NIT seats?

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Husband rescues wife with police help

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Draft defence production policy stresses R&D - India

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Fw: \'Lokayukta cannot punish CM, ministers\'

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Govt dragging its feet on caste count: Sharad Yadav

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:3300 Children may not follow freed parents to Russia

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Abyei Killings "Intended to Upset Sudan Referendum" (July 7, 2010)
Abyei is a region in southern Sudan with a mixed population and a history of conflict. On July 6th, five ethnic Dinka villagers were killed. Local officials suspect that the attacks were perpetrated by members of an Arabic-speaking ethnic group, the Misseriya. They claim that the murders were motivated by a desire to rid the area of its ethnic Dinka residents in preparation for the January referendum for Southern Sudanese independence. These accusations support the widely-accepted belief that ethnicity will play an important role in determining the status of the oil-rich southern region. (BBC News)

Toronto Exporter Guilty of Breaking Anti-Nuclear Law (July 6, 2010)
A provincial court in Canada has found Mahmoud Yadegari guilty of violating UN sanctions against Iran under the so-called "United Nations Act." Yadegari ran an import-export business in Toronto, through which he is said to have illegally exported to Iran devices that could theoretically be used in the development of nuclear weapons. Yadegari is the first person ever convicted under the non-proliferation provisions in customs laws statutes under Canada's Criminal Code. (Toronto Star)

Toronto Exporter Guilty of Breaking Anti-Nuclear Law (July 6, 2010)
A provincial court in Canada has found Mahmoud Yadegari guilty of violating UN sanctions against Iran under the so-called "United Nations Act." Yadegari ran an import-export business in Toronto, through which he is said to have illegally exported to Iran devices that could theoretically be used in the development of nuclear weapons. Yadegari is the first person ever convicted under the non-proliferation provisions in customs laws statutes under Canada's Criminal Code. (Toronto Star)

China Objects to US Unilateral Sanctions on Iran (July 6, 2010)
China has criticized the United States for imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran. Last week, U.S. President Obama signed off on legislation that enacts tougher restrictions on commercial activities with ties to Iran in addition to the new UN sanctions imposed by Security Council Resolution 1929. A spokesman from the Chinese Foreign Ministry implied that China sees the new U.S. sanctions as undermining Resolution 1929. The spokesman's remarks illustrate a division within the Permanent 5 over the appropriate extent of sanctions against Iran. (AFP)

Fears over Lebanon Confrontations (July 4, 2010)
The United Nations is concerned about recent confrontations between the UNa peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and locals. Observers say that Hezbollah may have motivated the local population to confront UNIFIL because Hezbollah said to be displeased with recent UNIFIL military exercises. Observers say more generally that Hezbollah feels that UNIFIL, which is mandated by Security Council Resolution 1701 to halt weapons flow into Southern Lebanon, is an "unwelcome guest." The UN may need to allay fears that the peacekeeping force disproportionately serves Israeli goals, or else many Lebanese may continue to view UNIFIL operations with suspicion. (Al Jazeera)

The Blood Diamond is Making a Comeback (June 30, 2010)
Activists have shed light on the dark side of natural resources with a timely and creative message. Playing off of an advertising campaign of the Apple corporation, the Enough Project has effectively used YouTube and Facebook to raise awareness over the use of conflict minerals in common gadgets like iPhones, PC computers, and Blackberrys. The activists believe that tech corporations need to display more transparency when it comes to minerals like tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold. One organizer describes the campaign's goals succinctly: "There's no magic-bullet solution to peace in Congo, but this is one of the drivers of the conflict." For more analysis on this issue and for a link to Enough's YouTube video, see GPF's blog. (IRIN)

Death by Gadget (June 26, 2010)
Activists have shed light on the dark side of natural resources with a timely and creative message. Playing off of an advertising campaign of the Apple corporation, the Enough Project has effectively used YouTube and Facebook to raise awareness over the use of conflict minerals in common gadgets like iPhones, PC computers, and Blackberrys. The activists believe that tech corporations need to display more transparency when it comes to minerals like tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold. One organizer describes the campaign's goals succinctly: "There's no magic-bullet solution to peace in Congo, but this is one of the drivers of the conflict." For more analysis on this issue and for a link to Enough's YouTube video, see GPF's blog. (New York Times)



Social and Economic Policy


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Climate Email Inquiry: Bringing Democracy to Science (July 7, 2010)
The University of East Anglia has had its official report-card on the "Climategate" emails published in an independent review. Whilst the review rejects all claims of serious scientific misconduct, the university is criticized for failing to display sufficient openness in research of great public significance. The review advocates a new culture of democracy in science to include greater transparency and accountability. It also calls upon scientists, climate and otherwise, to embrace uncertainty in their research as an inevitable feature of extrapolative science. For an issue surrounded by sensationalism and political agenda, implementation of such measures could be fundamental to a more constructive global conversation about climate change. (Guardian)

Haitian Farmers Leery of Monsanto's Largesse (July 6, 2010)
In a bid to defend traditional agriculture, Haitian farmers are resisting western aid which fails to respect local cultural values of environmental protection. Industrial hybrid corn seed donated by US agro-technology giant Monsanto conflicts with the Haitian peasant-agriculture ideology that runs at the heart of group cultural and spiritual identity. At best the seed from Monsanto reflects donor error and at worst an attempt to exercise economic control. Yet Haitian farmers stand firm, campaigning for international aid to be channeled into culturally sensitive programmes of effectual sustainable development. (IPS)

Demand for Palm Oil Fuels Land-Grabbing (July 6, 2010)
Palm oil is in 50% of the world's supermarket goods. Since Indonesia's climate is conducive to palm oil production, large corporations want to take-over an increasing amount of land in the country to set-up operations. Under the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), to which Indonesia is a signatory, corporations must obtain free, informed consent from indigenous groups prior to operating on their land and must compensate them for any resources they extract from it. Corporations are manipulating indigenous people and breaking the conditions of their land-use agreements with them. Not surprisingly, the conditions of UNDRIP are not being enforced by the Indonesian government as the country has a $15 billion stake in palm oil industry. (IRIN)

The G-20 Toronto Summit Declaration (June 27, 2010)
The G-20 emphasizes "strong, sustainable and balanced global growth" as its highest priority in the wordy and uninspiring 2010 Toronto Summit Declaration. The US stance on financial stimulus was overruled by others such as Germany and the UK, so the declaration codifies a commitment to budget balancing that will cause pain to millions of ordinary citizens. The G-20 promised to be accountable for its commitments, but in light of the many unfulfilled promises from previous summits, it seems likely that agreements will be neglected and performance shrouded by political rhetoric. (IRIN)



International Justice


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Srebrenica Victims File Complaint Against Dutch Peacekeepers (July 6, 2010)
Fifteen years after the horrific "Srebrenica massacre," relatives of two murdered men filed a complaint with the Dutch prosecutor's office charging three Dutch peacekeeping commanders with complicity in genocide and war crimes. After hundreds of civilians were killed in the Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) enclave, the UN declared the region a "safe area." A small unit operating under the mandate of UNPROFOR was responsible for guarding this area, but in July 1995 Serbian forces captured the region and massacred over eight thousand Bosniaks. If deemed guilty by the Public Prosecutor, these peacekeepers could be sentenced with life imprisonment. (Jurist)




Nations & States

Locked Out: The 12 Million People Without a Country, and Their Need to Become a Citizen (July 5, 2010)
Twelve million "stateless" individuals around the world do not qualify for the benefits of citizenship. These individuals and groups are extremely diverse, and each home country treats its stateless populations differently. However, advocates emphasize that most people who lack citizenship rights and benefits are impoverished and lack access to education and health care services. UNHCR and other UN bodies have tried to raise awareness about the issue and generate support for stateless populations, but will these efforts lead to real change in the lives of individuals who lack citizenship? (Christian Science Monitor)



UN Reform


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After 65 Years, A UN Agency for Women (July 6, 2010)
A General Assembly resolution passed on July 2 has led to the creation of a new agency dedicated to women. The agency, called UN Women, is part of a greater UN reform agenda of system wide coherence and will replace the work of four existing programs and funds. A separate agency for women suggests a distancing from the gender mainstreaming approach at the UN which has still left women and girls lagging behind in development target areas and sidelined from important initiatives. However, the field operations of UN Women are to be funding by voluntary contributions rather than from regular budgets which makes its impact completely dependent on voluntary funding from member states. (The Nation)



Iraq


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U.S. Fails to Complete or Cuts Back, Iraqi Projects (July 3, 2010)
US officials have decided to scale back a project for developing a citywide sewage treatment system in Fallujah, Iraq which began in 2004, and has so far delivered no results and caused four Iraqi worker deaths. The Fallujah case is just the tip of the iceberg; abandoned and sub-par reconstruction work is the norm and not the exception. As US troops withdraw, the projects already underway in Iraq are being rushed to ensure completion, quality of work notwithstanding, while construction flaws are becoming apparent in already completed structures. Local Iraqi officials who bring up quality and safety standards are threatened with funding cuts from the projects in their province. (New York Times)



Empire?



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Political Theatre Masks US-Israel Tensions (July 7, 2010)
Will talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama lead to significant policy changes? Many suspect that the meetings in D.C. will be more "window dressing" for an enduring and unshakable alliance between the two countries. For decades, the US has given Israel preferential treatment in the Middle East-providing unparalleled military and economic assistance and supporting its policies, often at the expense of human rights. Some argue that this "special relationship" shields Israel's actions from the stringent application of international legal standards. But is the Obama Administration's support of Israel waning? And if so, what does this show about the role of the US as the global hegemon? (BBC)




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rec.bicycles.racing - 26 new messages in 10 topics - digest

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http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing?hl=en

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Today's topics:

* Rudy P»venage Quotes - 3 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/642b1409e0625936?hl=en
* Versus is killing cycling - 5 messages, 5 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/50dfea6a6b1d3516?hl=en
* TdF tracking - 3 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/cf09f77b2d4bca8b?hl=en
* Nash Equilibrium, Omerta & Doping - 4 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/108ffdb7c581b5a4?hl=en
* time to shut down rbr? - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/931e1762bba0d9bf?hl=en
* Mark Renshaw - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/79728fc3469f3ff8?hl=en
* There's Nothing More Pathetic... - 4 messages, 4 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/dd5fe2e2449a4e37?hl=en
* Some scenic roads not in the Tour - 2 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d66899894b8fd970?hl=en
* Who was the best sprinter on a golden-age-of-LANCE team? - 2 messages, 2
authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/8abd26604e5a4819?hl=en
* Tour is a little boring without some scandal - announcing the Floyd
Flightness Program - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/8d7135bafa51246b?hl=en

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TOPIC: Rudy P»venage Quotes
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/642b1409e0625936?hl=en
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== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 11:22 am
From: Frederick the Great


In article <i16gsr$jdq$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
"Fred Gringioni" <soulinthemachine@gmail.com> wrote:

> "Keith" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:b4ic36hvli1is92ikvn6nbd3rfd4u6jgi1@4ax.com...
>
>
> <bullshit snipped>
>
>
>
> Dumbass -
>
> Don't kid yourself. Ullrich was doping before he ever turned professional.

Suppose he _wants_ to kid himself? It is free country.

--
Old Fritz


== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 11:29 am
From: "K. Fred Gauss"


On 07/09/2010 07:53 AM, Fred Flintstein wrote:
> On 7/9/2010 9:44 AM, raamman wrote:
>> On Jul 9, 8:56 am, Fred Flintstein<bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
>> wrote:
>>> raamman wrote:
>>>> On Jul 8, 9:55 pm, Anton Berlin<truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>> FF is right, east germans doped at every possible turn from
>>>>> childhood.
>>>
>>>>> Blame Honecker if you want to be correct
>>>
>>>> prize money and salary paid in foriegn currency to be heavily taxed by
>>>> the state, or simply garnished and the athelete rewarded with a parade
>>>> yep- except he was a little young to be a pro while the DDR existed.
>>>> there is no reason they would've wasted dope on someone without seeing
>>>> real talent first and an imminent reward
>>>
>>> Dumbass,
>>>
>>> Fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ullrich"
>>>
>>> "Ullrich won his first bicycle race at 11. He was educated in the
>>> sports training system of the German Democratic Republic attending
>>> the KJS sports school in Berlin in 1986. In 1988, he was champion
>>> of the German Democratic Republic. The school closed two years
>>> after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989."
>>>
>>> I'm just curious, how many decades have you been watching the Tour?
>>> I just want to be sure you are accorded the same respect as veteran
>>> Tour watchers like Keith.
>>>
>>> Fred Flintstein
>>
>> that's as a national AMATUER- why the fuck would the state bother
>> doping a kid for a local bike race ? jeeze, you guys sure are dumb-
>> must be alllll that medical weed. and your educational system. why
>> would you get up from your twinkies and procycling manager game to
>> post here ?
>
> That was classic, thanks. It isn't as good as having the rbr
> universal salutation tattooed on your forehead but it's still
> pretty good.

This is why RBR continues to provide a valuable service. Nowhere else
has preserved the history of professional athletics in communist
countries during the cold war. It's an education, it is.


== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 12:51 pm
From: Betty


K. Fred Gauss wrote:
> This is why RBR continues to provide a valuable service. Nowhere else
> has preserved the history of professional athletics in communist
> countries during the cold war. It's an education, it is.

Perhaps LANCE is a sleeper Russian agent.

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TOPIC: Versus is killing cycling
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/50dfea6a6b1d3516?hl=en
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== 1 of 5 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 12:06 pm
From: Anton Berlin


1. The idiot announcers - this morning "It's going to be a hot day in
France with temps approaching 100 celcius"

(global warming has gotten extreme in Europe? )

2. The "all sponsors - all Lance" commercials - Isn't there anyone
else qualified to sell beer, electric cars and cell phones? Is Road
ID the only bonafide product outside of these? If you don't cultivate
some 'stars' for next year and beyond you won't have a sponsor.

3. The painfully long sequeways featuring the same graphics and music
for 4+ years now.... god damn it you cunts get a clue - do like
eurosport does and slam right in and out of the racing without taking
another 30 seconds on each side.

4. The 'good old boys' show... after their inability to spot Lance's
flat tire the other day (RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR FUCKING EYES) I have
no faith that these ball lickers even give a shit about cycling.
They're just happy to get a free t-shirt and stay at the hotel
Formule1. There has got to be a better option than these fucknuts.
Frankie is still asking questions like the local high school football
tv coverage despite being there the last 15 years +. C'mon versus if
you're going to have someone ask stupid air head noob questions make
sure she's gots some tits or a nice ass and not a god damn unibrow.

5. Lame graphics - they showed a sprint graphic the other day and it
had all the sophistication of a DeVry freshman class project from
1998. WTF? Did you spend your budget on? Use an xtranormal movie
for fucks sake, they're free and better quality than that communism
era cartoon you're currently using.

I hate you mother fuckers, the only reason I watch is to see if the
set somehow catches fire and you all suffer massive and painful
burns.


== 2 of 5 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 1:15 pm
From: Geraard Spergen


On Jul 9, 12:06 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 1.  The idiot announcers - this morning "It's going to be a hot day in
> France with temps approaching 100 celcius"
>
> (global warming has gotten extreme in Europe? )
>
> 2.  The "all sponsors - all Lance" commercials - Isn't there anyone
> else qualified to sell beer, electric cars and cell phones?    Is Road
> ID the only bonafide product outside of these?  If you don't cultivate
> some 'stars' for next year and beyond you won't have a sponsor.

They must have really hurt you, bro.
I kind of like the Lance commercials with that fat guy and the
insurance company.

> 4.  The 'good old boys' show...
> you're going to have someone ask stupid air head noob questions make
> sure she's gots some tits or a nice ass and not a god damn unibrow.

OK, this is a excellent idea.


== 3 of 5 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 1:28 pm
From: Betty


Anton Berlin wrote:
>> 4. The 'good old boys' show...
>> you're going to have someone ask stupid air head noob questions make
>> sure she's gots some tits or a nice ass and not a god damn unibrow.

Geraard Spergen wrote:
> OK, this is a excellent idea.

They could learn from RAI.


== 4 of 5 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 1:36 pm
From: DA74


On Jul 9, 1:15 pm, Geraard Spergen <GeraardSper...@juno.com> wrote:
> On Jul 9, 12:06 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 4.  The 'good old boys' show...
> > you're going to have someone ask stupid air head noob questions make
> > sure she's gots some tits or a nice ass and not a god damn unibrow.
>
> OK, this is a excellent idea.

I don't know what broadcast you're watching but Bob seems to have a
decent set of tits...


== 5 of 5 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 5:14 pm
From: Revtom


On Jul 9, 3:36 pm, DA74 <davidasto...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 9, 1:15 pm, Geraard Spergen <GeraardSper...@juno.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jul 9, 12:06 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > 4.  The 'good old boys' show...
> > > you're going to have someone ask stupid air head noob questions make
> > > sure she's gots some tits or a nice ass and not a god damn unibrow.
>
> > OK, this is a excellent idea.
>
> I don't know what broadcast you're watching but Bob seems to have a
> decent set of tits...

Get ready for everything to get worse. Comcast owns Versus; Comcast is
trying to buy NBC/Universal. Once Net Neutrality is killed off, all TV
is going to get a whole lot dumber. The "market" is going to be
whittled down to maybe three major sources for communication and
"entertainment". Without net neutrality, getting access to another
network's programming will cost whatever they charge. Yum.

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TOPIC: TdF tracking
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/cf09f77b2d4bca8b?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 12:08 pm
From: Bob Martin

I haven't seen anyone else mention this but you can track and monitor HTC riders on
http://www.google.com/landing/mytrackstour/

I think it's excellent!

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 1:56 pm
From: drmofe


On Jul 10, 7:08 am, Bob Martin <bob.mar...@excite.com> wrote:
> I haven't seen anyone else mention this but you can track and monitor HTC riders onhttp://www.google.com/landing/mytrackstour/
>
> I think it's excellent!

I hear they have to carry these extra battery packs to keep the phone
charged, but they have a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the UCI that
gets them round the X-ray checks.


== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 6:11 pm
From: Ryan Cousineau


On Jul 9, 1:56 pm, drmofe <stew...@wic.co.nz> wrote:
> On Jul 10, 7:08 am, Bob Martin <bob.mar...@excite.com> wrote:
>
> > I haven't seen anyone else mention this but you can track and monitor HTC riders onhttp://www.google.com/landing/mytrackstour/
>
> > I think it's excellent!
>
> I hear they have to carry these extra battery packs to keep the phone
> charged, but they have a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the UCI that
> gets them round the X-ray checks.

Chort. Now me: WADA is using this as a pilot program. Next year the
pros will have to use these 24/7. They're calling it the Rasmussen
Device.

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TOPIC: Nash Equilibrium, Omerta & Doping
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/108ffdb7c581b5a4?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 12:31 pm
From: Mark


On Jul 8, 3:13 am, "Fred Gringioni" <soulinthemach...@gmail.com>
wrote:
> "DA74" <davidasto...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:38e6e8b0-c7d4-4ce4-87d7-a7201a7f7fe0@u36g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
> : My bro Michael Shermer drops gets down to brass tacks for you. Click
> : away from fleshbot.com and click this to learn something for a change:
> :
> :http://trueslant.com/michaelshermer/2010/07/07/nash-equilibrium-the-o...
>
> Dumbass -
>
> It's a good article until the end. At the end he proposes his solution to
> the "problem" of doping.
>
> Imagining that doping can be eradicated is a total fallacy. The larger
> society in which sport resides dopes to quite an extreme degree so it is
> only natural that doping occurs in sport. Doping will never go away. All
> they can do is try to contain it.
>
> Just like with all the other drugs. The use is contained, but it will never
> be eradicated.
>
> thanks,
>
> Sociology. presented by Gringioni.

The reality in sociology and anthropology textbooks is collecting dust
on library shelves. For better or for worse, most people are not
interested in it...


== 2 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 2:28 pm
From: Brad Anders


On Jul 8, 12:13 am, "Fred Gringioni" <soulinthemach...@gmail.com>
wrote:
> "DA74" <davidasto...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:38e6e8b0-c7d4-4ce4-87d7-a7201a7f7fe0@u36g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
> : My bro Michael Shermer drops gets down to brass tacks for you. Click
> : away from fleshbot.com and click this to learn something for a change:
> :
> :http://trueslant.com/michaelshermer/2010/07/07/nash-equilibrium-the-o...
>
> Dumbass -
>
> It's a good article until the end. At the end he proposes his solution to
> the "problem" of doping.
>
> Imagining that doping can be eradicated is a total fallacy. The larger
> society in which sport resides dopes to quite an extreme degree so it is
> only natural that doping occurs in sport. Doping will never go away. All
> they can do is try to contain it.
>
> Just like with all the other drugs. The use is contained, but it will never
> be eradicated.
>
> thanks,
>
> Sociology. presented by Gringioni.

This is a correct analysis.

Brad Anders


== 3 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 2:32 pm
From: Brad Anders


On Jul 8, 5:48 am, --D-y <dustoyev...@mac.com> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 11:59 pm, DA74 <davidasto...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > My bro Michael Shermer drops gets down to brass tacks for you. Click
> > away from fleshbot.com and click this to learn something for a change:
>
> >http://trueslant.com/michaelshermer/2010/07/07/nash-equilibrium-the-o...
>
> Nothing new there. Scorched earth, eternal test test testing. He did
> leave out quarantining of athletes, and only hinted at lifetime ban on
> hint of first offense (ooooo, scary! scary!)

Nothing new because there is nothing new on this topic. IMO, the ever-
escalating attempts to make cycling "clean" are destroying it more
effectively than dope could ever do.

Brad Anders


== 4 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 5:45 pm
From: DA74


On Jul 9, 2:28 pm, Brad Anders <pband...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 8, 12:13 am, "Fred Gringioni" <soulinthemach...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > "DA74" <davidasto...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:38e6e8b0-c7d4-4ce4-87d7-a7201a7f7fe0@u36g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
> > : My bro Michael Shermer drops gets down to brass tacks for you. Click
> > : away from fleshbot.com and click this to learn something for a change:
> > :
> > :http://trueslant.com/michaelshermer/2010/07/07/nash-equilibrium-the-o...
>
> > Dumbass -
>
> > It's a good article until the end. At the end he proposes his solution to
> > the "problem" of doping.
>
> > Imagining that doping can be eradicated is a total fallacy. The larger
> > society in which sport resides dopes to quite an extreme degree so it is
> > only natural that doping occurs in sport. Doping will never go away. All
> > they can do is try to contain it.
>
> > Just like with all the other drugs. The use is contained, but it will never
> > be eradicated.
>
> > thanks,
>
> > Sociology. presented by Gringioni.
>
> This is a correct analysis.
>
> Brad Anders- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

This is a correct analysis of a correct analysis.
DA74

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TOPIC: time to shut down rbr?
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/931e1762bba0d9bf?hl=en
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 12:31 pm
From: "Fred Gringioni"

"B. Lafferty" <bl@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:xsydneJTY7deJ6jRnZ2dnUVZ_sWdnZ2d@giganews.com...
: On 7/8/2010 7:34 AM, Cicero Venatio wrote:
: > When I saw the silhouette of Lance alone in the dust cloud on the dirt
: > stage, it kind of dawned on me that this is also the end of rbr. Without
: > Lance there is no rbr. We had a good run, but it's time for all of us to
: > move on, to bigger and better things. Kind of like when we moved on from
: > Radio Shack years ago.
:
: LOL. rbr will survive without Lance.

Dumbass -

When LANCE goes away, you go away.

Hopefully the two of you would go away again.

thanks,

Kurgan. presented by Gringioni.


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TOPIC: Mark Renshaw
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/79728fc3469f3ff8?hl=en
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 2:25 pm
From: Brad Anders


On Jul 9, 11:05 am, S Perryman <a...@a.net> wrote:
> Uncle Dave wrote:
> > Not a rider I know anything about because HTC don't exactly make the
> > proper races a priority, just these long, lazy, summer promenades
> > designs to fill otherwise empty media airtime ;-)
> > But, jeez, he is one of the best lead-out men I've seen and I've seen
> > a few...
>
> In days of yore, one of the good pilot fish in the late 1970s for the great
> Freddie Maertens, was a young team mate named ... Sean Kelly.
>
> Perhaps Renshaw should take note.
>
> Regards,
> Steven Perryman

All great, no doubt. Renshaw is impressive, not only does he have the
speed, he's sharp on his positioning, aggressive, and not easily
intimidated. Combined with similar traits from Cavendish it makes a
hard combo to beat.

Garmin looks to have some very fast guys (Dean, etc.), but they come
off as boobs in the last 500 m. If they can get it right, I'd really
like to see Ferrar and Cavendish go at it in the last 200 m on an
equal footing.

Brad Anders

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TOPIC: There's Nothing More Pathetic...
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/dd5fe2e2449a4e37?hl=en
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== 1 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 2:37 pm
From: Brad Anders


... than watching skinny-ass bike racers try to beat on each other.
I've seen 6th graders do a better job of it. Looks more like a cheap
porn movie than a fight.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fight-breaks-out-after-tour-stage-6

Brad Anders


== 2 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 3:02 pm
From: "B. Lafferty"


On 7/9/2010 5:37 PM, Brad Anders wrote:
> ... than watching skinny-ass bike racers try to beat on each other.
> I've seen 6th graders do a better job of it. Looks more like a cheap
> porn movie than a fight.
>
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fight-breaks-out-after-tour-stage-6
>
> Brad Anders
Not quite ready for a Bruce Lee film--although the comedy would fit in
well.


== 3 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 4:06 pm
From: RicodJour


On Jul 9, 5:37 pm, Brad Anders <pband...@gmail.com> wrote:
> ... than watching skinny-ass bike racers try to beat on each other.
> I've seen 6th graders do a better job of it. Looks more like a cheap
> porn movie than a fight.
>
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fight-breaks-out-after-tour-stage-6

Oh, yes there is. I clicked on a link on that page and was taken to
this:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/greg-lemond/cobblestones-crashes-and-potential-winners-of-the-tour

Greg is a douchebag. I mean an honest to God douchebag. Even when
he's not trying to be a douchebag...whoops!...he's a douchebag.

He writes how he took out an old man of the sport, effectively ending
his career, because he's smiling for the camera, he thinks that
roadside nurses are such big cycling fans that they don't want to cut
off his jersey (must have really rocked the continent the way he
racked up that COORS CLASSIC win the year before - scared the shit out
of the pro peloton, I bet), and there's more douchebaggery heaped upon
douchebaggery.

Why isn't he running for office?

R


== 4 of 4 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 5:43 pm
From: DA74


On Jul 9, 2:37 pm, Brad Anders <pband...@gmail.com> wrote:
> ... than watching skinny-ass bike racers try to beat on each other.
> I've seen 6th graders do a better job of it. Looks more like a cheap
> porn movie than a fight.
>
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fight-breaks-out-after-tour-stage-6
>
> Brad Anders

Here's the video. Just the first few seconds where you can see the
limp fists fly (37 seconds long):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KveDxORwcw8

But here's a better one of the fight done with xtranormal (40 seconds
long):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rc88xTRjo8

DA74

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TOPIC: Some scenic roads not in the Tour
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d66899894b8fd970?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 2:56 pm
From: Anton Berlin


Worth a look

http://matadortrips.com/photo-essay-the-worlds-most-spectacular-roads-vol-2

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 2:59 pm
From: Anton Berlin


Some more

http://matadortrips.com/the-worlds-most-spectacular-roads

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TOPIC: Who was the best sprinter on a golden-age-of-LANCE team?
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/8abd26604e5a4819?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 3:40 pm
From: drmofe


On Jul 9, 5:29 am, RicodJour <ricodj...@worldemail.com> wrote:
> LA's squad has always focused on the overall win, so I'm curious who
> was considered the best sprinter on a what-me-sprint? team.

Raul Alcala


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 3:54 pm
From: RicodJour


On Jul 9, 6:40 pm, drmofe <stew...@wic.co.nz> wrote:
> On Jul 9, 5:29 am, RicodJour <ricodj...@worldemail.com> wrote:
>
> > LA's squad has always focused on the overall win, so I'm curious who
> > was considered the best sprinter on a what-me-sprint? team.
>
> Raul Alcala

Alcala was done, really, by the time he was on a team with LANCE, and
I am really asking about a LANCE team. Alcala was on a Lance team,
before Lance became LANCE. In the not too distant future, LANCE will
morph his name into an unpronounceable symbol like that other idiot
that used to be Prince.

Sorry to say, Bobbi Eden won't be giving you a BJ, but thanks for
participating.

R

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TOPIC: Tour is a little boring without some scandal - announcing the Floyd
Flightness Program
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/8d7135bafa51246b?hl=en
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Fri, Jul 9 2010 4:05 pm
From: Scott


On Jul 8, 8:03 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> If we all chip in a few bucks we can fly Floyd back to France where he
> can either raise a big stink in a face to face confrontation with
> CanceRmstrong and/or get arrested himself for that computer hacking.
>

who needs doping allegations when you can watch post-stage fights!

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