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> 3.    Riyazi A, Hensel A, Bauer K, Geissler N, Schaaf S, Verspohl EJ. The
> effect of the volatile oil from ginger rhizomes (Zingiber officinale),
> its fractions and isolated compounds on the 5-HT3 receptor complex and
> the serotoninergic system of the rat ileum. Planta Med. 2007 Apr;73(4):
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> 13.    Lee, S.K., Hong, C.H., Huh, S.K., Kim, S.S., Oh, O.J., Min, H.Y.,
> Park, K.K., Chung, W.Y., Hwang, J.K. Suppressive effect of natural
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[socialactionfoundationforequity:13973 Un-Commonwealth

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http://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/un-commonwealth-1.1082714

June 13 2011 at 12:29pm
By Peter Fabricius

AP

POINTLESS: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister
Morgan Tsvangirai after a swearing in ceremony of deputy ministers in
2009. After being suspended from the Commonwealth for rigged
elections, Mugabe said the organisation had nothing to offer the
country. Picture: AP

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe mocked the Commonwealth as a
useless and intrusive organisation when he walked out of it in
December 2003. "The Commonwealth is a mere club, but it has become
like an 'Animal Farm', where some members are more equal than others,"
he scoffed after the organisation refused, at its summit in Abuja, to
lift its suspension of Zimbabwe the year before because it said he had
rigged his re-election.

"If the choice was made for us to lose our sovereignty and become a
member of the Commonwealth or to remain with our sovereignty and lose
membership of the Commonwealth, then I would say… let the Commonwealth
go. What is it to us? Our people are overjoyed, the land is ours. We
are now the rulers and owners of Zimbabwe," Mugabe declared,
suggesting that the organisation had nothing to offer the country but
meddling.

Iden Wetherell, then editor of the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper,
remarked at the time: "Despite all the rhetoric, few doubt that Mugabe
wants to be readmitted. He wants to strut upon the world stage. The
suspension has been a huge humiliation for him.''

Even so, was Mugabe right to suggest that leaving the Commonwealth
would cost his Zimbabwean compatriots nothing worthwhile, except the
dubious pleasure of watching their president strut his stuff at
summits?

Champions of the Commonwealth do not make huge claims for the benefits
of membership of the organisation. Yet they do insist it is
worthwhile. The Commonwealth is unusual in that it brings together a
few rich developed countries with many poor, undeveloped ones.

That provides a potential for the rich members to give a helping hand
to the poorer members. And they do provide help.

It is not large amounts of aid that the Commonwealth offers. The
Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC) is the
organisation's development arm.

Compared with those of many member states, its annual budget of about
R300 million is small.

But that aid is leveraged through other resources, such as bilateral
aid from richer member states, and about 40 percent of it is focused
on Africa.

The CFTC is also a typical Commonwealth organisation in that its
"assistance is targeted towards helping member countries acquire
knowledge and institutional capacity to address their own development
priorities".

This stress on training and knowledge is common to much of the
Commonwealth's work. It offers people-to-people contact across its 54
member states and in a wide variety of fields, including training to
government officials, business skills and scientific research.

The Commonwealth Africa Investment Fund also channels long-term
investments to the continent.

Patrick Wintour, formerly of the Commonwealth Foundation, the umbrella
body for Commonwealth civil society organisations, and now associate
director at the Royal Commonwealth Society, says being out of the
Commonwealth has deprived Zimbabwe of participation in Commonwealth
Heads of Governments meetings every two years and the more frequent
meetings of Commonwealth ministers in fields such as education,
finance and foreign affairs.

This is where leaders deliberate the organisation's key values and
aims: building democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of
law, resolving conflicts and promoting social and economic
development. That is also a fundamental mission of the London-based
Commonwealth Secretariat, the official heart of the organisation.

These values, ironically, are comprehensively enshrined in the Harare
Declaration of 1991.

Likewise, Wintour believes that Zimbabwe is the poorer for its stance
because over the past nine years, ''high-flying military officers"
from that country have not participated with Commonwealth peers from
Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Kenya and so on in training at Britain's
Sandhurst military academy.

He suggests that the main benefit of this training would be to instil
the values of democracy and civilian rule, which are key to the future
of Zimbabwe, since the question of whether Mugabe's military officers
would accept real political change is crucial.

Again, these are precisely the sorts of values Mugabe would not want
his top brass to uphold.

But if all these important functions of the Commonwealth hold no
appeal for Mugabe, Mugabe is of course not Zimbabwe, even if he often
acts as if he were.

Many other Zimbabweans, likely a majority, appreciate the Commonwealth
precisely because it kicked Mugabe out and believe that in doing so,
it added yet another bit of pressure for political change.

But, apart from losing out on these official activities, Zimbabwe has
also lost the "opportunity to take part in fullest sense of
Commonwealth organisations – for instance, Commonwealth Parliamentary
Association, Commonwealth scholarships, Commonwealth Local Government
Forum, and so on," Wintour says.

Some tentative efforts have been made to restore Zimbabwe's links to
these Commonwealth civil society forums – of which there are about 60
– since the unity government was formed in 2009.

Wintour notes that four Commonwealth Professional Fellows, nominated
by Zimbabwean civil society, visited Britain on a study tour in
March.

Depending on progress in the unity government, these links could
increase, he suggests.

An Australian official with considerable experience of the
Commonwealth believes that even if he can't say it publicly, even
Mugabe has recently privately expressed regret that Zimbabwe remains
outside the Commonwealth.

And, with a multiparty unity government (ostensibly) in charge, the
range of opinions about the Commonwealth, even in the Zimbabwe
government, is quite broad.

For instance, the Speaker of Parliament. Lovemore Moyo, a member of
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change
(MDC), is known to feel regret that MPs cannot join the Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association and so can't visit other parliaments
throughout the member states, to learn how they operate and to build
solidarity among democrats.

David Coltart, a member of the smaller MDC and the education minister
in the unity government, expressed the hope that Zimbabwe could return
to the Commonwealth nearly two years ago when the subject was briefly
raised at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Trinidad.

Despite this widespread yearning to return to the Commonwealth,
experts do not expect the country to apply for readmission at this
year's heads of government meeting in Perth, Australia.

That is likely to happen only after new elections, and depending upon
who wins, they say.

That's how it happened with other members that were suspended or
walked out and then were readmitted, such as South Africa, Pakistan
and Nigeria.

But they note that even after elections, Zimbabwe might not get back
in quickly, because the Commonwealth requires a country which applies
for admission or readmission to demonstrate broad public support for
the move.

If Tsvangirai, prime minister in the unity government, wins the next
election, he will probably have to include some Zanu-PF members in his
government, to discourage the military or the other security forces
from interfering in politics.

If so, such a new government would find it hard to reach consensus on
readmission to the Commonwealth because the Zanu-PF members might be
against it.

If and when Zimbabwe does rejoin the Commonwealth, it could be a more
useful organisation for its members, though, again in ways that might
not always appeal to Zanu-PF.

An Eminent Persons Group (EPG) is studying ways of making the
Commonwealth more relevant and increasing its effectiveness. Its
recommendations will be considered by the Perth summit.

That the Commonwealth felt the need to improve itself in this way was
an implicit acknowledgement that its benefits to members (including,
potentially, Zimbabwe) were in some ways deficient.

Canadian Senator Hugh Segal, a member of the EPG, explained on a
recent visit to South Africa that among the key recommendations are
ways to strengthen the Commonwealth's ability to ensure that its
members uphold the organisation's fundamental values of democracy,
human rights, the rule of law and good governance.

The EPG's draft report recommends that all the Commonwealth's basic
values and principles, which are scattered across various
declarations, should be consolidated into a single charter.

The Commonwealth secretary-general would be explicitly mandated to
ensure all member states uphold these values.

That would address the existing problem where secretaries-general
sometimes feel they have to consult all the member states before
criticising a member government for violating the Commonwealth's
values.

The problem has come into focus sharply with the current secretary-
general, Kamalesh Sharma of India, who has been exceptionally
reluctant to voice any public criticism of member governments.

Last year, he faced an interval revolt in the Secretariat, the British
press revealed, because he failed to say anything about major
transgressions, such as the Sri Lankan government's slaughter of
unarmed Tamil civilians in the last days of its defeat of the Tamil
Tigers in 2009.

Sharma responded to the internal criticism by instructing his staff
that his and their mandates did not include such criticisms.

If the EPG's recommendations are accepted in Perth, that would change
and he would be obliged to criticise such violations – "within a
normal news cycle", Segal said.

To help him engage transgressors, he would be given a special
commissioner dedicated to protecting the Commonwealth's political
values.

The EPG has also recommended improvements in the Commonwealth's
development and training functions, sometimes in innovative ways.

Segal noted, for instance, that although the Commonwealth Games are
probably the most visible activities of the organisation, they and the
official Commonwealth have practically no links.

The EPG proposes to change that by recommending programmes for
Commonwealth Games athletes to provide sports training for athletes
from less-developed member states.

The EPG also wants the Commonwealth to beef up its efforts to fight
HIV/Aids, for example.

And again it proposes tackling the problem via the organisation's
value system.

Segal noted that several member states still have anti-sodomy laws
inherited from the colonial era.

These laws obviously discourage many men from signing up for Aids
treatment so that the Commonwealth should engage those governments
"robustly" to repeal the laws, the EPG proposes. – Independent Foreign
Service

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On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assunção <murilloassuncao@gmail.com> wrote:
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Em 13/06/2011, às 20:10, Roxana M. Brandt escreveu:

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Leaky vessels: how the brain deals with pregnancy under pressure J Appl Physiol February 2011 110:305-306;

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Re: Medarticles Please, I need an article!

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rec.bicycles.racing - 25 new messages in 8 topics - digest

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Today's topics:

* Fabiani discusses the facts4lance debacle - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/4fc9fb2bb20cef12?hl=en
* Outliers - The Story of Success - My Rant - 4 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/74a8e44dc830a79f?hl=en
* Tour de Suisse, stage 2 summary - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/6b53afbfff046cd5?hl=en
* Tyler--Lance Run In Post-60 Minutes - 12 messages, 7 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/9abe5e1a6e312465?hl=en
* Criterium du Dauphine, stage 7 summary - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/b0f7427b6a81ab0c?hl=en
* Andy in Chains - 3 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/c3b3bb82605c3cf2?hl=en
* Tour de Suisse, stage 3 summary - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/07ffda569e9ecab9?hl=en
* Doping and game theory - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/21cd5ff36be29132?hl=en

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TOPIC: Fabiani discusses the facts4lance debacle
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/4fc9fb2bb20cef12?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, Jun 12 2011 7:01 pm
From: Anne Onime


What a mess. Hope Lance is paying him well.
Sounds like he's worth every penny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPVsWDtXXmk

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:41 am
From: BL


On 6/12/2011 10:01 PM, Anne Onime wrote:
> What a mess. Hope Lance is paying him well.
> Sounds like he's worth every penny:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPVsWDtXXmk
>
LOL! Team time trial. Is that what you guys call it?

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TOPIC: Outliers - The Story of Success - My Rant
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== 1 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 1:39 am
From: DC


Fred Flintstein said the following on 11/06/2011 12:36 PM:
> As I've said before, first they have to find a law that
> he's violated. I think Novitsky will need some luck with
> that.

Have him testify before a grand jury. He might well break the law then.


== 2 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 6:18 am
From: Fred Flintstein


On 6/13/2011 3:39 AM, DC wrote:
> Fred Flintstein said the following on 11/06/2011 12:36 PM:
>> As I've said before, first they have to find a law that
>> he's violated. I think Novitsky will need some luck with
>> that.
>
> Have him testify before a grand jury. He might well break the law then.
>
>

Dumbass,

I don't recall.

F


== 3 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:03 pm
From: Phil H


On Jun 13, 6:18 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcremoveglobal.net>
wrote:
> On 6/13/2011 3:39 AM, DC wrote:
>
> > Fred Flintstein said the following on 11/06/2011 12:36 PM:
> >> As I've said before, first they have to find a law that
> >> he's violated. I think Novitsky will need some luck with
> >> that.
>
> > Have him testify before a grand jury. He might well break the law then.
>
> Dumbass,
>
> I don't recall.
>
> F

Ask Marion Jones and Tammy Thomas about what law they broke. If Lance
did take drugs and he lies about it to the GJ then he risks the same
fate.
Phil H


== 4 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:28 pm
From: Fred Flintstein


On 6/13/2011 2:03 PM, Phil H wrote:
> On Jun 13, 6:18 am, Fred Flintstein<bob.schwa...@sbcremoveglobal.net>
> wrote:
>> On 6/13/2011 3:39 AM, DC wrote:
>>
>>> Fred Flintstein said the following on 11/06/2011 12:36 PM:
>>>> As I've said before, first they have to find a law that
>>>> he's violated. I think Novitsky will need some luck with
>>>> that.
>>
>>> Have him testify before a grand jury. He might well break the law then.
>>
>> Dumbass,
>>
>> I don't recall.
>>
>> F
>
> Ask Marion Jones and Tammy Thomas about what law they broke. If Lance
> did take drugs and he lies about it to the GJ then he risks the same
> fate.
> Phil H

Dumbass,

I'm not familiar with Marion Jones case. But TT did not get convicted
for lying about taking dope. She was convicted for lying about where
she got it. Since she got it from a source that was manufacturing it
illegally, she paid the price. Because, and please pay attention, it
was relevant to a criminal prosecution.

As I have been telling dumbasses like yourself for a long time now,
doping for a bike race is not a criminal act. If he doped and doped and
doped and doped and doped and doped and doped and doped and doped and
doped and doped and doped and doped and doped and doped and doped, and
then said he didn't take any dope, the odds of a perjury conviction
are very remote in all jurisdictions except the crazy ass one between
Lafferty's ears.

And if they ask a difficult question about something 10 years ago or
more, "I don't recall" has no chance of hanging him on perjury.

Establishing that a law was violated is not going to be a trivial task.
The odds of LANCE facing a perjury conviction are laughable.

F

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TOPIC: Tour de Suisse, stage 2 summary
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/6b53afbfff046cd5?hl=en
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 1:39 am
From: Bob Martin



Stage 2 : Jun 12, Airolo - Crans-Montana, 149 km

1 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Movistar Team 4.23.20
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0.12
3 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
4 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 0.16
5 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0.18
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0.34
7 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0.36
8 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0.39
9 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0.47
10 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team


Changes in GC, stage 2 compared to stage 1 :

Biggest gainers by position :
+122 Ruslan Podgornyy
+121 Andy Schleck
+109 Cristiano Salerno
+101 Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente
+100 Bartosz Huzarski
+99 Angel Madrazo Ruiz
+98 Giampaolo Caruso
+83 Sergey Lagutin
+77 Dmitriy Muravyev
+66 Valery Kobzarenko

Biggest losers by position :
-101 Fabian Cancellara
-98 Gregory Henderson
-82 Manuele Boaro
-78 Thor Hushovd
-75 Rinaldo Nocentini
-74 Stuart O'Grady
-73 Andrew Talansky
-73 Heinrich Haussler
-73 Maciej Bodnar
-72 Martin Velits
-70 Luke Roberts

Biggest gainers by time :
+0:28 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez
+0:12 Damiano Cunego
+0:10 Frank Schleck
+0:02 Danilo Di Luca

Biggest losers by time :
-23:41 Allan Davis
-22:14 Gregory Henderson
-22:14 Mirco Lorenzetto
-19:51 Bert Grabsch
-18:00 Laszlo Bodrogi
-17:26 Alessandro Ballan
-17:26 Alexander Gottfried
-17:26 Alfredo Balloni
-17:26 Aliaksandr Kuchynski
-17:26 Andrew Talansky
-17:26 Baden Cooke

Favourites by position :
+121 Andy Schleck
+57 Frank Schleck
+54 Danilo Di Luca
+30 Ryder Hesjedal
+15 Damiano Cunego
+12 Sylvain Chavanel
+3 Levi Leipheimer
-6 Linus Gerdemann
-12 Allan Davis
-32 Jens Voigt
-32 Christian Vande Velde
-50 Alessandro Ballan
-66 Andreas Kloden
-74 Stuart O'Grady
-101 Fabian Cancellara

Favourites by time :
+0:12 Damiano Cunego
+0:10 Frank Schleck
+0:02 Danilo Di Luca
-0:16 Levi Leipheimer
-1:21 Andy Schleck
-1:29 Linus Gerdemann
-5:09 Sylvain Chavanel
-5:35 Ryder Hesjedal
-10:28 Jens Voigt
-10:28 Andreas Kloden
-12:32 Christian Vande Velde
-17:26 Stuart O'Grady
-17:26 Fabian Cancellara
-17:26 Alessandro Ballan
-23:41 Allan Davis

Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
1 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez 4:33:19 (was 18th at 0:28)
2 Damiano Cunego 0:16 (was 17th at 0:28)
3 Bauke Mollema 0:22 (was 8th at 0:22)
4 Tejay Van Garderen 0:27 (was 2nd at 0:09)
5 Frank Schleck 0:31 (was 62nd at 0:41)
6 Levi Leipheimer 0:38 (was 9th at 0:22)
7 Danilo Di Luca 0:39 (was 61st at 0:41)
8 Mathias Frank 0:52 (was 24th at 0:31)
9 Christopher Froome 1:02 (was 11th at 0:24)
10 Eros Capecchi 1:05 (was 42nd at 0:36)
.....
16 Linus Gerdemann 1:51 (was 10th at 0:22)
.....
26 Andy Schleck 2:39 (was 147th at 1:18)
.....
40 Sylvain Chavanel 5:47 (was 52nd at 0:38)
.....
46 Ryder Hesjedal 6:23 (was 76th at 0:48)
.....
71 Andreas Kloden 10:46 (was 5th at 0:18)
.....
76 Jens Voigt 11:04 (was 44th at 0:36)
.....
86 Christian Vande Velde 13:11 (was 54th at 0:39)
.....
102 Fabian Cancellara 17:26 (was 1st at 0:00)
.....
105 Stuart O'Grady 17:59 (was 31st at 0:33)
.....
113 Alessandro Ballan 18:08 (was 63rd at 0:42)
.....
160 Allan Davis 24:59 (was 148th at 1:18)

Top 10 on Points table
1 Lloyd Mondory 12
2 Jose Gutierrez Palacios 6
3 Andre Greipel 1
4 Alessandro Bazzana 1

Top 10 on Mountains table
1 Matti Breschel 20
2 Heinrich Haussler 15
3 Mathias Frank 12
4 Damiano Caruso 10
5 Laurens Ten Dam 8
6 Levi Leipheimer 6
7 Lloyd Mondory 6
8 Damiano Cunego 4
9 Enrico Magazzini 4
10 Bauke Mollema 2

Retirements to date : Stage
Total retirements : 0


(This report can also be seen at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rvmartin2)

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TOPIC: Tyler--Lance Run In Post-60 Minutes
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== 1 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 1:54 am
From: Simply Fred


Marco wrote:
> What I don't really get is why you think it's necessary to parrot back
> to rbr things you learn from lurking twiiter accounts or in the cn
> clinic. It's particularly lame when you are "reporting" things that
> have been known by many/most for a long time. And even if not widely
> known, do you really think people here care? What is your point? Did
> you see yourself clearly in Papp's comment in the PZ thread about the
> strange people who get so emotionally invested in this scenario when
> it has practically zero impact on their lives? Serious question... how
> many hours do you think you have spent on the internet reading or
> writing about Lance's doping? (I guess I don't really expect you will
> answer that.)

The CIA optimized him for monitoring twitter accounts.


== 2 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 7:26 am
From: BL


On 6/12/2011 11:28 PM, Marco wrote:
> On Jun 12, 1:11 pm, BL<b...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> Tyler was in town to host a ride for the Outside in Aspen. It was
>> organized by Outside magazine. There was a bunch of people from Outside
>> magazine in the bar watching it unfold. Tyler actually tried to give
>> Lance the bro-hug and lance brushed him off. Tyler didn't take it that
>> well, was shook up by it.http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12137&page=265
>>
>> http://twitter.com/#!/GraysonSchaffer
>>
>> Also, it seems that Haven's new boyfriend is also Levi's new lawyer.
>> Small world.
>
> What I don't really get is why you think it's necessary to parrot back
> to rbr things you learn from lurking twiiter accounts or in the cn
> clinic. It's particularly lame when you are "reporting" things that
> have been known by many/most for a long time. And even if not widely
> known, do you really think people here care? What is your point? Did
> you see yourself clearly in Papp's comment in the PZ thread about the
> strange people who get so emotionally invested in this scenario when
> it has practically zero impact on their lives? Serious question... how
> many hours do you think you have spent on the internet reading or
> writing about Lance's doping? (I guess I don't really expect you will
> answer that.)
Marco, the idea is to factually educate the Lance fanboys here on rbr.
Cheers.


== 3 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 7:48 am
From: BL


On 6/12/2011 10:12 PM, Anton Berlin wrote:
> On Jun 12, 3:11 pm, BL<b...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> Tyler was in town to host a ride for the Outside in Aspen. It was
>> organized by Outside magazine. There was a bunch of people from Outside
>> magazine in the bar watching it unfold. Tyler actually tried to give
>> Lance the bro-hug and lance brushed him off. Tyler didn't take it that
>> well, was shook up by it.http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12137&page=265
>>
>> http://twitter.com/#!/GraysonSchaffer
>>
>> Also, it seems that Haven's new boyfriend is also Levi's new lawyer.
>> Small world.
>
> This is dated 2009 - drug dealer joe papp also in the thread

http://outside-blog.away.com/blog/2011/06/lance-armstrong-and-tyler-hamilton-walk-into-a-bar.html

== 4 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 7:50 am
From: BL


http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/8736/Hamilton-barred-from-Aspen-restaurant-after-Armstrong-argument.aspx


== 5 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:14 am
From: Brad Anders


On Jun 13, 7:26 am, BL <b...@verizon.net> wrote:

> Marco, the idea is to factually educate the Lance fanboys here on rbr.
> Cheers.

BL, of the regular posters here, who do you think qualifies as a LA
"fanboy"? Even Mike J. makes it clear that he thinks LA is a doper. I
think LA's a doper, everyone I know here thinks he's a doper, too. I
don't see much support for him here. Only thing I see are a lot of
people who think that LA isn't the anti-Christ, aren't obsessed with
his prosecution, and think that even if he's tossed into a supermax
that a large number of pro cyclists will continue to dope unabated.

Who are you trying to "educate" with this stuff that we all have read
and know?


== 6 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:14 am
From: Scott


On Jun 13, 8:26 am, BL <b...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 6/12/2011 11:28 PM, Marco wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Jun 12, 1:11 pm, BL<b...@verizon.net>  wrote:
> >> Tyler was in town to host a ride for the Outside in Aspen. It was
> >> organized by Outside magazine. There was a bunch of people from Outside
> >> magazine in the bar watching it unfold. Tyler actually tried to give
> >> Lance the bro-hug and lance brushed him off. Tyler didn't take it that
> >> well, was shook up by it.http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12137&page=265
>
> >>http://twitter.com/#!/GraysonSchaffer
>
> >> Also, it seems that Haven's new boyfriend is also Levi's new lawyer.
> >> Small world.
>
> > What I don't really get is why you think it's necessary to parrot back
> > to rbr things you learn from lurking twiiter accounts or in the cn
> > clinic. It's particularly lame when you are "reporting" things that
> > have been known by many/most for a long time. And even if not widely
> > known, do you really think people here care? What is your point? Did
> > you see yourself clearly in Papp's comment in the PZ thread about the
> > strange people who get so emotionally invested in this scenario when
> > it has practically zero impact on their lives? Serious question... how
> > many hours do you think you have spent on the internet reading or
> > writing about Lance's doping? (I guess I don't really expect you will
> > answer that.)
>
> Marco, the idea is to factually educate the Lance fanboys here on rbr.
> Cheers.

Yeah, 'cause we'd never see those factual articles if you didn't post
the links. Thank you, you are a godsend.


== 7 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:27 am
From: BL


On 6/13/2011 11:14 AM, Brad Anders wrote:
> On Jun 13, 7:26 am, BL<b...@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> Marco, the idea is to factually educate the Lance fanboys here on rbr.
>> Cheers.
>
> BL, of the regular posters here, who do you think qualifies as a LA
> "fanboy"? Even Mike J. makes it clear that he thinks LA is a doper. I
> think LA's a doper, everyone I know here thinks he's a doper, too. I
> don't see much support for him here. Only thing I see are a lot of
> people who think that LA isn't the anti-Christ, aren't obsessed with
> his prosecution, and think that even if he's tossed into a supermax
> that a large number of pro cyclists will continue to dope unabated.
>
> Who are you trying to "educate" with this stuff that we all have read
> and know?
You can accept that Armstrong is a doper and still be a fanboy. There
are very few posters here at rbr anymore who aren't fanboys, Brad. ;-)


== 8 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:27 am
From: BL


On 6/13/2011 11:14 AM, Scott wrote:
> On Jun 13, 8:26 am, BL<b...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> On 6/12/2011 11:28 PM, Marco wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Jun 12, 1:11 pm, BL<b...@verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> Tyler was in town to host a ride for the Outside in Aspen. It was
>>>> organized by Outside magazine. There was a bunch of people from Outside
>>>> magazine in the bar watching it unfold. Tyler actually tried to give
>>>> Lance the bro-hug and lance brushed him off. Tyler didn't take it that
>>>> well, was shook up by it.http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12137&page=265
>>
>>>> http://twitter.com/#!/GraysonSchaffer
>>
>>>> Also, it seems that Haven's new boyfriend is also Levi's new lawyer.
>>>> Small world.
>>
>>> What I don't really get is why you think it's necessary to parrot back
>>> to rbr things you learn from lurking twiiter accounts or in the cn
>>> clinic. It's particularly lame when you are "reporting" things that
>>> have been known by many/most for a long time. And even if not widely
>>> known, do you really think people here care? What is your point? Did
>>> you see yourself clearly in Papp's comment in the PZ thread about the
>>> strange people who get so emotionally invested in this scenario when
>>> it has practically zero impact on their lives? Serious question... how
>>> many hours do you think you have spent on the internet reading or
>>> writing about Lance's doping? (I guess I don't really expect you will
>>> answer that.)
>>
>> Marco, the idea is to factually educate the Lance fanboys here on rbr.
>> Cheers.
>
> Yeah, 'cause we'd never see those factual articles if you didn't post
> the links. Thank you, you are a godsend.

You're more than welcome.


== 9 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:52 am
From: Fred Flintstein


On 6/13/2011 10:27 AM, BL wrote:
> On 6/13/2011 11:14 AM, Brad Anders wrote:
>> On Jun 13, 7:26 am, BL<b...@verizon.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Marco, the idea is to factually educate the Lance fanboys here on rbr.
>>> Cheers.
>>
>> BL, of the regular posters here, who do you think qualifies as a LA
>> "fanboy"? Even Mike J. makes it clear that he thinks LA is a doper. I
>> think LA's a doper, everyone I know here thinks he's a doper, too. I
>> don't see much support for him here. Only thing I see are a lot of
>> people who think that LA isn't the anti-Christ, aren't obsessed with
>> his prosecution, and think that even if he's tossed into a supermax
>> that a large number of pro cyclists will continue to dope unabated.
>>
>> Who are you trying to "educate" with this stuff that we all have read
>> and know?
> You can accept that Armstrong is a doper and still be a fanboy. There
> are very few posters here at rbr anymore who aren't fanboys, Brad. ;-)

Blowing off appeals to rational behavior is one of the foundations of
the 'bot code. There is no clearer signature.

I never should have open sourced it.

F


== 10 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 9:10 am
From: Ben Trovato


On Jun 13, 7:50 am, BL <b...@verizon.net> wrote:
> http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/8736/Hamilton-barred-from-Aspen-res...

For the non-francophones, the restaurant's name "cache cache" means
"hide-and-seek".


== 11 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 9:50 am
From: "William R. Mattil"


On 6/13/2011 10:27 AM, BL wrote:

> You can accept that Armstrong is a doper and still be a fanboy. There
> are very few posters here at rbr anymore who aren't fanboys, Brad. ;-)


On a hunch I ran this through Babelfish in an attempt to get a
translation for it. Interesting ..............

What it means is that anyone not in favor of lynching LA and not
agreeing with Laff is a fanboi


Pretty broad brush there Brian.


Bill
--

William R. Mattil

http://www.celestial-images.com


== 12 of 12 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 10:10 am
From: BL


On 6/13/2011 12:50 PM, William R. Mattil wrote:
> On 6/13/2011 10:27 AM, BL wrote:
>
>> You can accept that Armstrong is a doper and still be a fanboy. There
>> are very few posters here at rbr anymore who aren't fanboys, Brad. ;-)
>
>
> On a hunch I ran this through Babelfish in an attempt to get a
> translation for it. Interesting ..............
>
> What it means is that anyone not in favor of lynching LA and not
> agreeing with Laff is a fanboi
>
>
> Pretty broad brush there Brian.
>
>
> Bill
Try again, Fanboy.

==============================================================================
TOPIC: Criterium du Dauphine, stage 7 summary
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/b0f7427b6a81ab0c?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 2:07 am
From: Simply Fred


Bob Martin wrote:
> Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
> 1 Bradley Wiggins 26:40:51 (unchanged)
I wonder if Bwadwee hasn't peaked a tad early if a TDF podium is his aim ?

> 2 Cadel Evans 1:26 (unchanged)
Whereas CFE might have come into the the DL at just the right level of form.

> 6 Christophe Kern 3:05 (was 5th at 2:52)

I wonder if you can still get good odds on him being the top French
rider at the TDF this year.

> 26 Ivan Basso 24:36 (was 33rd at 14:15)

Where's Birillo when you need him ? To be fair he did seem to be getting
his legs back on the last 2 stages.

> 37 Tony Martin 28:30 (was 72nd at 27:38)

I can't understand why he targets tours when he's got the same kind of
engine (and weight) as Cancellara for the classics.

==============================================================================
TOPIC: Andy in Chains
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/c3b3bb82605c3cf2?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 4:05 am
From: Victor Kan


On Jun 12, 9:23 pm, Scott <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
...
> I keep imagining a Python-esque skit:  SRAM, SRAM, SRAM, SRAM...

Except that Schleck and Leopard-Trek are on Shimano this year.
There's gotta be a Python sketch that'll work with Shimano or Schleck
though.


== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 8:17 am
From: Scott


On Jun 13, 5:05 am, Victor Kan <victor....@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 12, 9:23 pm, Scott <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> ...
>
> > I keep imagining a Python-esque skit:  SRAM, SRAM, SRAM, SRAM...
>
> Except that Schleck and Leopard-Trek are on Shimano this year.
> There's gotta be a Python sketch that'll work with Shimano or Schleck
> though.

Hmmmm, maybe they should be on SRAM??? ;-)


== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 1:05 pm
From: Frederick the Great


In article
<3672dae2-e148-4462-925a-ab8890d1946f@t9g2000vbv.googlegroups.com>,
Victor Kan <victor.kan@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jun 12, 9:23 pm, Scott <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> > I keep imagining a Python-esque skit:  SRAM, SRAM, SRAM, SRAM...
>
> Except that Schleck and Leopard-Trek are on Shimano this year.
> There's gotta be a Python sketch that'll work with Shimano or Schleck
> though.

It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
_This_ is an ex-chain.

--
Old Fritz

==============================================================================
TOPIC: Tour de Suisse, stage 3 summary
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/07ffda569e9ecab9?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 10:27 am
From: Bob Martin



Stage 3 : Jun 13, Brig-Glis - Grindelwald, 107.6 km

1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 3.09.47
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0.21
4 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
5 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0.48
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 1.04
7 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
9 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Movistar Team
10 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto


Changes in GC, stage 3 compared to stage 2 :

Biggest gainers by position :
+90 Mickael Cherel
+44 Matthew Harley Goss
+44 Matteo Montaguti
+42 Peter Sagan
+40 Simon Clarke
+39 Mathew Hayman
+38 Mads Christensen
+35 Nelson Oliveira
+35 Christian Vande Velde
+34 Ruben Perez Moreno

Biggest losers by position :
-37 Bartosz Huzarski
-37 Kristof Vandewalle
-35 Artem Ovechkin
-35 Damiano Caruso
-34 Sylvain Chavanel
-31 Lloyd Mondory
-31 Tom Slagter
-30 Dominique Nerz
-29 Jack Bobridge
-27 Adam Hansen
-27 Nick Nuyens

Biggest gainers by time :
+0:20 Peter Sagan
+0:16 Damiano Cunego

Biggest losers by time :
-24:11 Oleksandr Kvachuk
-24:08 Kristof Vandewalle
-23:43 Robbie McEwen
-22:23 Jack Bobridge
-22:19 Alessandro Bazzana
-22:19 Baden Cooke
-22:19 Bernhard Eisel
-22:19 Bert Grabsch
-22:19 Daniele Calligarin
-22:19 Gregory Henderson
-22:19 Jaroslaw Marycz

Favourites by position :
+35 Christian Vande Velde
+29 Andreas Kloden
+21 Alessandro Ballan
+20 Ryder Hesjedal
+14 Fabian Cancellara
+6 Andy Schleck
+2 Linus Gerdemann
+1 Damiano Cunego
-1 Frank Schleck
-1 Danilo Di Luca
-3 Stuart O'Grady
-4 Levi Leipheimer
-10 Jens Voigt
-34 Sylvain Chavanel

Favourites by time :
+0:16 Damiano Cunego
-0:54 Frank Schleck
-1:14 Danilo Di Luca
-1:18 Linus Gerdemann
-1:32 Levi Leipheimer
-3:31 Andy Schleck
-3:35 Ryder Hesjedal
-7:29 Christian Vande Velde
-7:30 Andreas Kloden
-13:44 Alessandro Ballan
-14:05 Fabian Cancellara
-18:32 Jens Voigt
-18:35 Stuart O'Grady
-20:39 Sylvain Chavanel

Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
1 Damiano Cunego 7:43:16 (was 2nd at 0:16)
2 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez 0:54 (was 1st at 0:00)
3 Bauke Mollema 1:16 (was 3rd at 0:22)
4 Laurens ten Dam 1:19 (was 12th at 1:08)
5 Tejay Van Garderen 1:21 (was 4th at 0:27)
6 Frank Schleck 1:25 (was 5th at 0:31)
7 Jakob Fuglsang 1:32 (was 13th at 1:26)
8 Danilo Di Luca 1:53 (was 7th at 0:39)
9 Steven Kruijswijk 2:00 (was 11th at 1:06)
10 Levi Leipheimer 2:10 (was 6th at 0:38)
.....
14 Linus Gerdemann 3:09 (was 16th at 1:51)
.....
20 Andy Schleck 6:10 (was 26th at 2:39)
.....
26 Ryder Hesjedal 9:58 (was 46th at 6:23)
.....
42 Andreas Kloden 18:16 (was 71st at 10:46)
.....
51 Christian Vande Velde 20:40 (was 86th at 13:11)
.....
74 Sylvain Chavanel 26:26 (was 40th at 5:47)
.....
86 Jens Voigt 29:36 (was 76th at 11:04)
.....
88 Fabian Cancellara 31:31 (was 102nd at 17:26)
.....
92 Alessandro Ballan 31:52 (was 113rd at 18:08)
.....
108 Stuart O'Grady 36:34 (was 105th at 17:59)

Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
1 Lloyd Mondory 12 (unchanged)
2 Jan Bakelants 6 (was 0 points)
3 Jens Voigt 6 (was 0 points)
4 Jose Gutierrez Palacios 6 (was 2nd with 6 points)
5 Daryl Impey 3 (was 0 points)
6 Enrico Gasparotto 3 (was 0 points)
7 Jakob Fuglsang (was 0 points)
8 Christian Vandevelde (was 0 points)
9 Andre Greipel (was 3rd with 1 points)
10 Alessandro Bazzana (was 4th with 1 points)

Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
1 Laurens Ten Dam 31 (was 5th with 8 points)
2 Damiano Cunego 24 (was 8th with 4 points)
3 Matti Breschel 20 (was 1st with 20 points)
4 Ryder Hesjedal 15 (was 0 points)
5 Mathias Frank 12 (was 3rd with 12 points)
6 Wouter Poels 12 (was 0 points)
7 Jakob Fuglsang 10 (was 0 points)
8 Damiano Caruso 10 (was 4th with 10 points)
9 Levi Leipheimer 6 (was 6th with 6 points)
10 Andy Schleck 6 (was 0 points)

Retirements to date : Stage
Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3 <<<
Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana 3 <<<
Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3 <<<
Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3 <<<
Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3 <<<
Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3 <<<
Total retirements : 6


(This report can also be seen at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rvmartin2)

==============================================================================
TOPIC: Doping and game theory
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/21cd5ff36be29132?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Jun 13 2011 11:43 am
From: Frederick the Great


In article
<8edff82d-1d26-49d1-a2cc-1f386f7f3218@34g2000pru.googlegroups.com>,
steve <SJgerdemann@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Jun 12, 8:46 am, Robert Chung <rechungremovet...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 12, 7:46 am, Robert Chung <rechungremovet...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Jun 12, 1:22 am, "A. Dumas" <alexan...@dumas.fr.invalid> wrote:
> >
> > > > Robert Chung wrote:
> > > > > On Jun 9, 9:42 pm, Fredmaster of Brainerd wrote:
> > > > >> The problem we have is that a system designed to
> > > > >> eliminate doping doesn't do a particularly good
> > > > >> or fair job of reducing doping.
> >
> > > > > That's cuz we don't have a system designed to eliminate doping. We
> > > > > have a system designed to punish doping.
> >
> > > > And your ideas would be best described as: punish the facilitation or
> > > > acceptance of doping? Ideal would be to reward non-doping, I guess, but
> > > > it would get silly really quick: if you DON'T test positive you get,
> > > > what, a time bonus? An extra team mate next race? Use of radios? Wifi
> > > > access at the hotel?
> >
> > > Nope. My ideas are to reduce the incentive to dope, and to punish
> > > sporting violations with sporting penalties.
> >
> > But to add to my statement a couple of posts above, we don't have a
> > system designed to eliminate doping. We have a system that usually
> > rewards doping and occasionally punishes doping.
>
> Exactly!
>
> If you begin with the assumptions that
> 1 - Doping works. Is there any doubt?
> 2 – The advantage gained by doping is greater than the small
> differences between riders at the top level.
>
> Then no amount of training, equipment or whatever will allow the
> "clean" athlete to win.
>
> This inevitably leads to everyone doping. See my original post.
>
> I hope this isn't true but look at the list of past podiums at the
> Tour. Or the Giro and Veelta. How many do you think were clean?
>
> The sad part of this, to me, is that to be competitive you are forced
> to "cheat" and then lie about it. I personally don't this is good for
> either the physical or mental health of riders.

I think performance enhancing drugs taken as recommended
by a physician are not harmful.

The proper attitude for an athlete toward the hypocrisy
of cycling's anti-doping programs and witch hunting
civilians is disdain.

--
Old Fritz


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Welcome to TestFunda.com - The leader in online test prep. Given below is a list of services offered by TestFunda.com to all its registered users. We are here to help you in every aspect of your entrance exam preparation.


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MBA Preparation Courseware (Online-CD-Print)
TestFunda offers study material in Online and Offline (CD, Print) format. This allows students to prepare in the environment they are comfortable.
UPSC Preparation Courseware (Online-CD-Print)
TestFunda offers study material in Online and Offline (CD, Print) format. This allows students to prepare in the environment they are comfortable.
Free Online Content  
The Content is prepared by the experienced TestFunda faculty and IIM alumni.
MBA Exam Information and Updates
Here, you will find information on State Level and National Level exams. News updates, eligibility, test info, paper pattern, duration and important dates and much more details are available.
GD & PI Prep
Find and ask all you wanted to know about MBA preparation.
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About TestFunda.com
- TestFunda an initiative by Enabilon Learning Pvt Ltd., is backed by www.ZeusLearning.com. 5 IIT-IIM graduates form the Management Team.
- The 85+ member content and technology team has vast experience in Online Coaching and Computer-Based Training and Testing.
- For 9 years Zeus has created award-winning courseware for companies like Discovery Channel, Reader's Digest, Texas Instruments, Pearson Education.
- The TestFunda Advisory Board comprises CEOs and MDs of international educational companies.
     
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