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I don't know if this has been posted already. In summary the Georgetown basketball team was invited to play a series of exhibition games in China with local teams. It seems that it didn't take long before things got heated. I'm obviously not certain who started this, although I do get the impression that the Chinese team had a bigger part to play. There is a link in the article to video of the fight. Does it seem like the Chinese are increasingly belligerent in all...
In response to Pio's post above, it was the Wisconsin state fair, held in Milwaukee, and it almost dissuaded me from taking my kids to what is supposed to be a very family oriented event. In the end I took the kids, figuring that the police presence the next day would probably make it the safest part of the city. There were racial overtones to some of the violence that ensued after the initial brawl at the fair, but this aspect of it did not get much coverage. We have...
As predictable as this may have been, it is still very sad news. It is unfortunate that she couldn't have been forcibly removed from her environment and made to complete a more thorough program of rehab. She was so immersed in that lifestyle that it was almost impossible to expect that she could avoid this fate on her own...
I will celebrate this triumph of the human spirit with you; he is truly a giant among men. Strangely, I always think of that movie "Human Caterpillar" when I read about this guy.....he would have brought a certain gravity to that film.
Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria Social class in America as explicated in cloth tape and other bandage-ings: 1. Old Money: 2. Blue chip WASP: 3. Harvard dropout wonk: Etc... - B All these secret hand shakes......there's just no fooling anybody these days.
I went to a good prep school and it was a great experience that prepared me well for my subsequent years of study. It has taken some convincing to get my wife on board with eventually sending our children to private schools since she has (or had) a fixed belief that these schools are bastions for elitism and snobbery. She has several family members who are teachers at inner city public schools, so her opinion has been formed over the years from these influences. The...
If the daughter-in-law-to-be is a young diabetic, there is a reasonably high probability that she has type 1 diabetes and is taking insulin before meals. If you look at the mother-in-law's criticisms, they are mostly about the girl's table manners or about her announcing her diabetes. If she took insulin before a meal and there was a delay in everyone being served, I can sympathize with her starting the meal before the other to avoid getting hypoglycemic. I can also...
He went out with Mira Sorvino for quite some time. Boy, he's really slumming these days..... And +10000 to all of the above. This girl is simply odious.
Those are some impressive spending habits. I feel a little less guilty about my recent Ebay purchases...
I started with a medium ALICE pack that I picked up from the local Army surplus store. It is big enough for 1-3 day outings, is really durable, and is actually pretty comfortable. And it was under $30!!! If you want to start with a fairly inexpensive pack, give it a thought. You can purchase them with or without a frame; you could try without the frame, and pick up a frame later if you feel you need one (particularly if you are planning on carrying a lot of gear).
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