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The problem isn't that he doped and now confessed, but destroyed people in the process while claiming he was clean. This is a man who not only peddled a lie, but fought ferociously to protect that lie, even if it meant harming others, including well meaning sponsors who put their faith in him. When it came time to be held accountable, he not only lied, but sued everyone he could (and won; many are now suing him.) Even coming clean was timed to be after the statute of limitation.
Plus, I don't think he had as much talent as is claimed. Until he started doping, he was a better than average rider, but by no means brilliant. (There is a strong possibility that his cancer was caused by doping.)
I'm also curious why Floyd Landis is scum. He called out Armstrong AND WAS RIGHT. Yet, Landis has been demonized.
He had to compete against core riders in other teams that were on drugs. He had to compete on level terms against those that could have challenged him. The vast majority of the domestiques and specialist sprinters would still be less if they took drugs and he did not.
I really hope he identifies everyone involved in the back-office teams who played a part. His answers on Oprah's interviews were carefully measured as if he knew the questions in advance. Perhaps he cheated on that as well?
Maybe we'll see the real inside of it all later.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
Tim decided to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend.
One evening, after the honeymoon, he was assembling some loads for an upcoming hunt. His wife was standing there at the bench watching him.
After a long period of silence she finally speaks.
"Honey, I've been thinking, now that we are married I think it's time you quit hunting, shooting, hand loading and fishing. Maybe you should sell your guns and boat...?"
Tim gets this horrified look on his face.
She says "Darling, what's wrong?"
"For a minute there you were sounding like my ex-wife".
"Ex-wife!" she screams "I didn't know you were married before!"
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
Hi Colin, that's an intriguing signature.
I keep wondering if a variation on that might "hold bananas:"
"A room full of Hamlets, given intelligent monkeys, probably could crank out a copy of a programmer: unfortunately the one program she, or he, would write would attempt to calculate whether "to be, or not to be" was a question, and go into endless recursion, which might not matter, since the monkeys could be infinite.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
To my surprise, my boss sent me an email this morning. His email said - your rating in the yearly review is downgraded from what I had given you in the review meeting last week. I have to do this because after reviewing the project budget again, I 've found there were many delays.
I am wondering what kind of company is this? I would have felt it that bad if he had given me this rating in the proper review meeting instead of going back and bouncing this email after one week.
I would have thought you both signed the review form at the original meeting and that the signatures had some binding agreement. You could probably push him on that aspect but it depends on how secure you feel as to how hard you would want to push him.
My review rating is linked to both my bonus and my pay rise so I would probably not stand for it.
Time to look for a new job. This is a sign. Start looking now.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
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