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  1. villakram

    Running

    Gimmick. The best men are still over 90s away from 2hrs. They'll only break it with pharma-land assistance in an open race and ridiculous spring loaded trainers.
  2. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    Oh.... but Russia, Russia, Russia or whatever other distraction suits.
  3. They are in a real bind. Allegri is the stand out candidate who is available, but I can't see him putting this stink on his CV mid season. Phelan and Carrick to take over for the rest of the season. I love if they brought Keano in mind. Please don't stop stinking dearest Manure.
  4. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    Cold war thinking is one of the prime problems in US imperial thinking. This helps Moscow?!? So acquiescing to an important geo-strategically positioned NATO ally as opposed to telling them to do one and hasten their re-alignment with the SCO, helps Moscow... right. The US shafted the kurds in the 90s too least you forget. They are not some poor children or other, that we can use to make ourselves feel better by helping... an awful lot of orientalism is involved in this thought process (not a direct shot at you btw). The Kurds have had clear strategic choices available and must now bear the consequences of some of those. Others will now open up. But perhaps, this is for the Kurds to figure out.
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    Running

    That's awesome. They do a kids marathon at one of the local marathons here. In the ~20 ish weeks prior to the race the kids do 1ish mile a week (via schools etc) and then there is a 1mile race on the day after most of the full marathon has finished. Brilliant idea and really get kids involved in outside stuff.
  6. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    He is bringing troops home. The political class will talk allies and politics, the lower class decimated by 20 years of war will see this differently. Playing to his base and not removing the invading US forces from the Syrian oil fields... madness, errr ok.
  7. Claire Williams is driving that team into the wall. Nepotism yay!
  8. Now abandon the red lines and take the damn Norway option... jeez.
  9. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    She should have resigned when Obama was in office. Imagine if her hubris leads to the undoing of her life's work. It's a disgrace that such a position is a lifetime appointment.
  10. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    I just threw an offhand trope in... not sure why you are getting so hung up on it.
  11. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    Errr, ya... tis just an obvious stereo-typical trope, e.g., I am currently back over on this side of the pond for a few weeks and my work colleagues were wondering if I'd be ok for medical insurance etc. while here and I laughed and said "of course, I'm heading to commie Europe"... they all laughed and clearly understood my meaning as this trope is so ingrained in American culture. Just watch the upcoming election season where large scale efforts to re-enforce socialist == communist are underway. My basic point is that it has been an absolute cesspit in the US since Citizens United and record amounts of money have been spent in each election since then (Obama & Clinton both broke records). The data clearly show how the neo-lib dream has enriched the most wealthy with broader society in a borderline broken state. I'm not some pro-Russian clown. But I find it deeply annoying to see the focus on them as the problem. Sure they ain't nice, but we have done or allowed this to be done to ourselves. Of course, an external enemy is much more comforting than looking in the mirror. Hence, look at the nasty things the Russians are doing, look at what the Chinese are doing. Oh, those nasty GAIA destroying Brazilians etc. Yes, there are legitimate issues in each of those areas, but why are they being discussed as the primary issue of importance? Oh, right.
  12. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    I happen to live in the US, and the commie trope is simply that. Are you saying you do not believe in the existence of reds under your bed? Watch how the republican and neo-lib types will label or elude to any desire to change the current wealth distribution system as socialist == communist, hence Sanders/Warren etc. are Stalin re-incarnate.
  13. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    Zooooooom.... My point being that we've spent so, so much time discussing how the evil, nasty, sneaky, untrustworthy, commie, Russians are destroying our precious democracy. All the while, those with money can do what they please in the dark. But, yes. Look over there... Russians!
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