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    Whose schools are they anyway? What say do parents have in education?

    Colorado has state equalization of many public school costs, with added amounts for rural schools with exceptional transportation costs and extra support for districts (particularly smaller ones) with unusual special education & English language learner costs. (A tiny rural district with two...
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    WNBA's Brittney Griner arrested on drug charges in Russia UPDATE: sentenced to 9 years

    Do you realize what the penalty could be if she'd been found with the same stuff while entering Singapore? A "minor mistake" in the US isn't necessarily a "minor mistake" elsewhere. I'll save my sympathy for those unjustly locked up in Russia for expressing anti-war sentiments.
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    WNBA's Brittney Griner arrested on drug charges in Russia UPDATE: sentenced to 9 years

    OK, but this isn't twitter. (Thank God.) And, your narrative changed, from speculating it was planted to acknowledging that she did bring it in. Personally, I'd be every bit as disgusted if white, heterosexual Ryan Lochte had been as foolish. I wouldn't be hugely invested in trading a bad...
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    WNBA's Brittney Griner arrested on drug charges in Russia UPDATE: sentenced to 9 years

    Literally nowhere on this thread did any poster say she shouldn't have brought (in) lots of drugs. You suggested that it might have been planted evidence. Do you still think so?
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    2022 World Athletics Championships - Goodby sleep (Y)Oregon(er)

    Swimmers have the advantage of competing in relays from the time they are little. I wish the US would make relay camp a requirement for guys to be named to relay teams. They have blown it so many times.
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    Glamour Puss thread: Sephora, I wish I could quit you...

    Help! My daughter gets married next Saturday. My dress is a dark plum color heading more to the red zone than the blue. Especially with COVID, I just haven't worn makeup in two years, and I have dry eyes, so I quit eye makeup even before then. (Anything that melts into the eyes causes me...
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    2022-23 ISU Grand Prix Assignments are published

    I hope that means that skaters will see a nice full audience.
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    Save Women's Sport - the pearl clutching begins

    I got whacked much earlier in the thread for mentioning her because she is not transgender. Get with the plan, allezfred!
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    1/6 House Select Committee Hearings and Aftermath

    And folks should be fired for this.
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    Japanese figure skating 2022-23 season news & updates

    Red Violin music is by John Corigliano.
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    Shinzo Abe, former Japan prime minister, assassinated during speech (UPDATED)

    I'd be upset if Trump, DeSantis, or Clarence Thomas were assassinated, and I can't stand any of them. We've had all too much assassination in the US.
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    WNBA's Brittney Griner arrested on drug charges in Russia UPDATE: sentenced to 9 years

    It depends on what we'd have to give up to create a trade. An arms dealer? I'd be pretty unhappy with that. Not supplying Ukraine with advanced weapons? That's also a no. What is a reasonable trade? I'm not sure. I am sure that it is long past time for athletes and celebrities to get the...
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    ISU Statement on Russia's war against Ukraine - Participation in international competitions of Skaters and Officials from Russia and Belarus

    Don't coaches have to obtain visas unless there is an applicable visa-waiver program? I'd hope governments would disallow visas for Russians.
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    2022 Grand Prix Assignments - when do they come out?

    I think the math could work. At Worlds, practices begin at 7am. They get through 3 groups (of 6 singles skaters) in just under 2 hours with an ice make after the second group. 3 groups of 5 skaters should be a little less time. 5 skater groups are acceptable under ISU rules for singles, right...
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    2022 Grand Prix Assignments - when do they come out?

    Perhaps they could expand the field for 5 GP events (say, upping singles entries to 15) if a sixth GP can't be sited.
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