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  • Former Olympian Decries "Olympic Sweatshops"

    Some may remember Canadian Bruce Kidd as the distance wunderkind who predated Lindgren

    http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/Art ... TopStories

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    And just how much do the CEO's of these greedy companies take home while women work for "pennies an hour in poorly ventilated warehouses"? Pretty sad indeed.

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    • #3
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      Notwithstanding the point he is making in that article, there is just a tad bit of revisionism in that article. The IOC wasn't exactly leading the way against anti-semitism. And let's not even get into the junkets, etc.

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      • #4
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        MJD's ire is just aroused cuz somebody scooped him on an article from his hometown paper :-)

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          April 29th. I'm an accountant. I'll get to it later. Although, just for the record, not everybody up here lives in Toronto where, when a couple inches of snow falls, they have to call in the army.

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            What are your hunting grounds?
            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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            • #7
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              >What are your hunting grounds?

              Kevin Sullivan's hometown and, oh yeah, others would probably mention that Wayne Gretzky is from here too.

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                "Although, just for the record, not everybody up here lives in Toronto where, when a couple inches of snow falls, they have to call in the army."

                Have you ever lived in Vancouver? A couple of SNOWFLAKES and the schools are all closed. And if I remember correctly, at the time (90-95) the city had 3 or 4 snowplows. Nobody knew how to drive at the best of times, and it was utter hilarity watching them contend with a centimetre of snow. Then I moved back east and watched everyone run for cover like the Luftwaffe had arrived, all over a few raindrops which wouldn't soak a cap in 30 minutes.

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                • #9
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                  Have
                  >you ever lived in Vancouver? A couple of SNOWFLAKES and the schools are all
                  >closed. And if I remember correctly, at the time (90-95) the city had 3 or 4
                  >snowplows. Nobody knew how to drive at the best of times, and it was utter
                  >hilarity watching them contend with a centimetre of snow. Then I moved back
                  >east and watched everyone run for cover like the Luftwaffe had arrived, all
                  >over a few raindrops which wouldn't soak a cap in 30 minutes.

                  I don't know whether it is like this everywhere in the Caribbean but in the Caymans, they close the schools when it rains hard. Hate to be cynical but I sometimes think that...nah too many teachers on here.

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                  • #10
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                    >>What are your hunting grounds?

                    Kevin Sullivan's hometown and, oh yeah,
                    >others would probably mention that Wayne Gretzky is from here too.

                    For you historian types , Brantford is one on the dirtiest high crime areas in Southern Ontario. Wayne got out of there when he turned 15.

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                    • #11
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                      For you historian types , Brantford is one on the dirtiest high crime
                      >areas in Southern Ontario. Wayne got out of there when he turned 15.

                      Don't know why crime statistics are something historians usually track and I'm not sure what you mean by a "dirty" high crime area as opposed to a "clean" high crime area(I guess) but I am certainly not touting my hometown-just answering a question although, for reasons that would likely be beyond you, I certainly like it here-12 minute commute for the 8.5 miles from the countryside to work and it takes 2 minutes and 30 seconds of running to get from the Y to a beautiful trail along the Grand River watershed(look it up) for my daily 10 mile mid day run. And, just for the record, Wayne's leaving had nothing to do with fleeing a "dirty" high crime area but, rather, the next step in his hockey career. Don't think he was reading the police blotters. His dad is still here in the same house where Wayne learned to play hockey in the back yard. He mustn't read the police blotters either. Based on what I read in the funny papers, by the way, Toronto doesn't exactly look like a crime free environment either starting with their police force. Just what is your point exactly?

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