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  1. Jeff Jones

    Jeff Jones Guest

    It's official: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/sep03/sep04news2

    Now y'all can start arguing about how it will affect the 2004 Tour.

    My opinion, which is worth far less than €0.02: I think it could actually help Lance by taking
    some of the stress off him.

    cheers, Jeff
     
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  2. Robert Chung

    Robert Chung Guest

    Jeff Jones wrote:
    > It's official: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/sep03/sep04news2

    Armstrong: "The craziest thing is, we're closer now and better friends than ever before." I believe
    OJ said something similar about Nicole when they divorced.

    > Now y'all can start arguing about how it will affect the 2004 Tour.

    I'd rather speculate about how will this affect the dark-haired podium girl.
     
  3. Time Cop

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    Lance should have waited until after his last race of the year (San Francisco) to announce this. Obviously, Kristin is still calling the shots...
     
  4. Curt

    Curt Guest

    No big deal. Most everyone in the US gets divorced. It is over 50% and rising fast. Soon no one will
    get married in the US, because it doesn't seem to be working in a country were instant gratification
    rules. I already know of a couple people that I know that are having kids and not getting together
    at all. They just want to have children and they know they can't be tied down to one mate. This may
    be the way of the future here.

    Curt

    "Jeff Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > It's official: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/sep03/sep04news2
    >
    > Now y'all can start arguing about how it will affect the 2004 Tour.
    >
    > My opinion, which is worth far less than &euro;0.02: I think it could actually help Lance by
    > taking some of the stress off him.
    >
    > cheers, Jeff
     
  5. Jeff Potter

    Jeff Potter Guest

    Columbines'R'Us!

    I like how divorces proliferate houses and free up teens for Columbining.

    1 house w/ fam --> 3 houses: 1 for teens, 1 for mom and boyfriend, 1 for dad and girlfriend.

    There's yer boomin economy thanks to the housing sector right thar!

    What's more:

    Modern moms can't stand kids, need to build superficial ego --> Moms go to work --> Nearly double
    yer economy yet again! --> Kids have yet more free time to perfect their Columbining --> Since
    economy isn't quite doubled, the dads who are squeezed out have no work and get to perfect their
    Postaling! --> Moms feel guilty, freak out, take meds --> There's yer booming drug economy right
    thar! --> Moms forget to take meds, or still can't stand life because meds just mask don't cure, and
    get to perfect their kid-drowning!

    What a culture! What an economy!

    curt wrote:

    > No big deal. Most everyone in the US gets divorced. It is over 50% and rising fast. Soon no one
    > will get married in the US, because it doesn't seem to be working in a country were instant
    > gratification rules. I already know of a couple people that I know that are having kids and not
    > getting together at all. They just want to have children and they know they can't be tied down to
    > one mate. This may be the way of the future here.

    --

    Jeff Potter
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  6. "Jeff Potter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > Columbines'R'Us!
    >
    > I like how divorces proliferate houses and free up teens for Columbining.
    >
    > 1 house w/ fam --> 3 houses: 1 for teens, 1 for mom and boyfriend, 1 for dad and girlfriend.
    >
    > There's yer boomin economy thanks to the housing sector right thar!
    >
    > What's more:
    >
    > Modern moms can't stand kids, need to build superficial ego --> Moms go to work --> Nearly double
    > yer economy yet again! --> Kids have yet more free time to perfect their Columbining --> Since
    > economy isn't quite doubled, the dads who are squeezed out have no work and get to perfect their
    > Postaling! --> Moms feel guilty, freak out, take meds --> There's yer booming drug economy right
    > thar! --> Moms forget to take meds, or still can't stand life because meds just mask don't cure,
    > and get to perfect their kid-drowning!
    >
    > What a culture! What an economy!
    >

    Between this and Potter's post about the Cycle Event Director, I wondering if he wrote the stuff on
    the label of Dr. Bronner's soap bottles.

    http://www.drbronner.com/labels/pepmt.pdf
     
  7. Jeff Potter <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Columbines'R'Us!
    >
    > I like how divorces proliferate houses and free up teens for Columbining.
    >
    > 1 house w/ fam --> 3 houses: 1 for teens, 1 for mom and boyfriend, 1 for dad and girlfriend.
    >
    > There's yer boomin economy thanks to the housing sector right thar!
    >
    > What's more:
    >
    > Modern moms can't stand kids, need to build superficial ego --> Moms go to work --> Nearly double
    > yer economy yet again! --> Kids have yet more free time to perfect their Columbining --> Since
    > economy isn't quite doubled, the dads who are squeezed out have no work and get to perfect their
    > Postaling! --> Moms feel guilty, freak out, take meds --> There's yer booming drug economy right
    > thar! --> Moms forget to take meds, or still can't stand life because meds just mask don't cure,
    > and get to perfect their kid-drowning!
    >
    > What a culture! What an economy!

    Nice logic there Jeff:

    X's parents get divorced -> X goes on a killing spree.

    Think about it also for one second. How many school shootings are there each year? Now, how many
    children have divorced parents? You do the math.

    - Boyd S knows plenty of former latch key kids with divorced parents who are now pefectly adjusted,
    normal adults.
     
  8. Oyvey1948

    Oyvey1948 Guest

    "Jeff Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > It's official: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/sep03/sep04news2
    >
    > Now y'all can start arguing about how it will affect the 2004 Tour.
    >
    > My opinion, which is worth far less than &euro;0.02: I think it could actually help Lance by
    > taking some of the stress off him.
    >
    > cheers, Jeff

    Being that he didn't have much of a positive paternal influence, one wonders how it may affect his
    future relationship with his kids. Since Armstrong has a reputation for being less than tolerant to
    riders he doesn't like, his comment that "Neither of us wants to get in the situation where when we
    drop off the kids, we can't look at each other." is an interesting one.

    "We're truly committed to maintaining a good relationship, but not a marriage."? Why should he take
    that commitment any more seriously than his wedding vows?
     
  9. Trg

    Trg Guest

    "Jeff Potter" <[email protected]> a √©crit dans le message news:
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    > Columbines'R'Us!
    >
    > I like how divorces proliferate houses and free up teens for Columbining.
    >
    > 1 house w/ fam --> 3 houses: 1 for teens, 1 for mom and boyfriend, 1 for
    dad
    > and girlfriend.
    >
    > There's yer boomin economy thanks to the housing sector right thar!
    >
    > What's more:
    >
    > Modern moms can't stand kids, need to build superficial ego --> Moms go
    to
    > work --> Nearly double yer economy yet again! --> Kids have yet more
    free
    > time to perfect their Columbining --> Since economy isn't quite doubled,
    the
    > dads who are squeezed out have no work and get to perfect their Postaling! --> Moms feel guilty,
    > freak out, take meds --> There's yer booming
    drug
    > economy right thar! --> Moms forget to take meds, or still can't stand
    life
    > because meds just mask don't cure, and get to perfect their kid-drowning!
    >
    > What a culture! What an economy!

    Nah, must be something in the water in the good ol' US of A. Other industrialized countries have
    even more never married and divorced families and their kids don't go "Columbining".
     
  10. Doug

    Doug Guest

    >"We're truly committed to maintaining a good relationship, but not a marriage."? Why should he take
    >that commitment any more seriously than his wedding vows?

    It's a bit easier to maintain a friendship. Talking once a month or less will do that. No need to
    alter your core to fit another person, which is what a marriage takes. You really can't see the
    difference?

    Doug
     
  11. Jeff Potter <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > Columbines'R'Us!
    >
    > I like how divorces proliferate houses and free up teens for Columbining.
    >
    > 1 house w/ fam --> 3 houses: 1 for teens, 1 for mom and boyfriend, 1 for dad and girlfriend.
    >
    > There's yer boomin economy thanks to the housing sector right thar!
    >
    > What's more:
    >
    > Modern moms can't stand kids, need to build superficial ego --> Moms go to work --> Nearly double
    > yer economy yet again! --> Kids have yet more free time to perfect their Columbining --> Since
    > economy isn't quite doubled, the dads who are squeezed out have no work and get to perfect their
    > Postaling! --> Moms feel guilty, freak out, take meds --> There's yer booming drug economy right
    > thar! --> Moms forget to take meds, or still can't stand life because meds just mask don't cure,
    > and get to perfect their kid-drowning!
    >
    > What a culture! What an economy!
    >

    Speaking of meds - get some.

    -RJ
     
  12. Robert Chung

    Robert Chung Guest

  13. Art Harris

    Art Harris Guest

    "curt" wrote:
    > I already know of a couple people that I know that are having kids and not getting
    > together at all.

    Immaculate conception?

    Art Harris
     
  14. H Squared

    H Squared Guest

    Carl Sundquist wrote:
    >
    > Between this and Potter's post about the Cycle Event Director, I wondering if he wrote the stuff
    > on the label of Dr. Bronner's soap bottles.
    >
    > http://www.drbronner.com/labels/pepmt.pdf

    you know, every so often i decide to buy that soap, but then when i start reading the writing on the
    label, i always freak out, and instead i carefully replace it on the shelf and back away.

    (good comparison, c.s.)

    heather
     
  15. Nick Burns

    Nick Burns Guest

    "Doug" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >"We're truly committed to maintaining a good relationship, but not a marriage."? Why should he
    > >take that commitment any more seriously than his wedding vows?
    >
    > It's a bit easier to maintain a friendship. Talking once a month or less will do that. No need to
    > alter your core to fit another person, which is what a marriage takes. You really can't see the
    > difference?
    >
    > Doug

    I get his point. Commitment to a marriage is obviously a lot more important to keep, and they failed
    at that. Credibility is an issue here.
     
  16. Pedalchick

    Pedalchick Guest

    Oh stop being such a cynic. The divorce rate in the US isn't that much higher than the rest of
    the industrial nations http://www.divorcemag.com/statistics/statsWorld.shtml and I doubt that it
    has that much to do with Columbine. IIRC, the kids from the Columbine incident had parents who
    weren't divorced.
     
  17. Jeff Potter

    Jeff Potter Guest

    But are their economies booming like ours (was)?

    Maybe it's how our divorces are combined with lifestyles based on religion, multilevel marketing,
    SUVs, tv, videogames, pro-sports, huge commutes, overtime, and casinos that give us that special
    something extra.

    How often are killer-kids parents divorced? How often are valedictorian-kids parents married? ---No
    relation, I know.

    trg wrote:

    > Nah, must be something in the water in the good ol' US of A. Other industrialized countries have
    > even more never married and divorced families and their kids don't go "Columbining".

    --

    Jeff Potter
    ****
    *Out Your Backdoor * http://www.outyourbackdoor.com for modern folkways and culture revival...
    ...offering "small world" views on bikes, bows, books, movies... ...new books featuring: XC ski
    culture, a Gulf Coast thriller folding bicycles ... with radical novels coming up! ...original
    downloadable music ... and articles galore! plus national "Off the Beaten Path" travel forums!
    HOLY SMOKES!
     
  18. Robert Chung

    Robert Chung Guest

    Jeff Potter wrote:
    >
    > How often are killer-kids parents divorced? How often are valedictorian-kids parents married?

    What about the valedictorians who are killer-kids?
     
  19. Nev Shea

    Nev Shea Guest

    "Robert Chung" <[email protected]> wrote in news:3f579829$0$16184 [email protected]:

    > Jeff Potter wrote:
    >>
    >> How often are killer-kids parents divorced? How often are valedictorian-kids parents married?
    >
    > What about the valedictorians who are killer-kids?

    yeah. And what about the unmarried moms who have kids that grow up and win the Tour de France 5
    times and then get divorced . . . what about them, huh dumbass?

    NS
     
  20. "Jeff Potter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Columbines'R'Us!
    >
    > I like how divorces proliferate houses and free up teens for Columbining.

    Goddam, you're an idiot.
     
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