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    At the end of the day, to me, its about women being allowed to compete against those who are biologically and hormonally women. If that means creating guidelines for what that is, so be it.

    The reason there are women's sports in the first place we because of the understanding that men, biologically and hormonally were at a massive advantage over women and that in any best on best competition women would never be included. To have a woman who's body hormonally places her in the grey area between men and women compete against women is to go against the reason for women's sports in the first place. And it leads to one of two solutions. Either allow every other woman to dope to the level of testosterone semenya has in the name of fairness, or bring semenya down to the level of every other woman.

    Anything else, including the status quo semenya wants in order to dominate is to create two tiers of women's sports, the natural born women's tier which doesnt stand a chance of winning and the intersex/transfer tier which wins everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayward DP View Post
    and let's be real here. the rule that was introduced by the IAAF is explicitly tailored for Semenya. it was drafted in such a way as to omit the distances that the other woman who has a similar condition competes in (I think these were shorter races).
    Not exactly. Its starting point is semenya, but this ruling will apply to others as the data come in. If it is determined that elevated levels of testosterone gives those intersex women a advantage they will be limited too under this same umbrella.

    The reason it doesnt apply to longer distances like the 1500 is because they said they don't know if elevated testosterone plays a significant part in performance at that level. I can't see why it wouldn't and I forsee the limits expanding as more data comes in.

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    #FireJulien#FireMarcBergevin Burn Geoff Molson in effigy! #worstmanagementstaffever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    so gross.
    #FireBabcock

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    RIP Niki Lauda

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    Question, what do the posters here think of Conrad Black?

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    Question, what do the posters here think of Conrad Black?
    I think in a lot of ways, he's similar to Donald Trump.

    The main difference, of course, is that Black doesn't have the IQ of a turnip, and is capable of stringing together coherent thoughts.

    But like Trump, he was born into a wealthy, well-connected blue-blood family, and was left a pile of money and control of a large company when his father died. Like Trump, he never really had any success at building and growing functional businesses, he mostly just personally enriched himself by gradually strip-mining and dismantling any companies under his control.

    Despite this, Black fancies himself to be a business mogul. Basically, he was born on third base, but thinks he hit a triple. Like Trump, he's not guided by any sense of morality of personal code of ethics. He also desperately craves public attention, respect and a place in high society.

    And for the past 4-5 years, he's shamelessly sucked Trump's cock at every opportunity, whether it's by constantly publishing outlandishly pro-Trump editorials in the National Post, or publishing a fawning biography of Trump as President last year. And all those efforts finally bore fruit for him this past weekend, since Trump granted him a full pardon for all of his fraud convictions in the States. No doubt that's been Black's plan all along, knowing hyperbolic flattery is the way to Trump's heart.

    So, hopefully with that pardon in hand, he'll **** off back to the States or head back over to Britain to re-assume his seat in the House of Lords.
    #FireBabcock #Freddy Andersen=Patrick Lalime

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    Lol great points
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    Sad story being reported this week about how thousands upon thousands of song and album master recordings were lost in a fire on the Universal lot in 2008, by many of the most famous musicians of all time. And how UMG managed to downplay and cover up the extent of the damage until now.

    Some smaller record companies entire recorded output went up in smoke.

    This is a deep and brilliantly constructed article on this story. Worth a read if you're a music fan.

    The Day The Music Burned

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/m...?module=inline
    “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.”

    "We watch, and we are always here."

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