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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    Just to add to this—Vanessa was announced for BOTB in May, but at that time, they said they still hoped to do IdF and a later GP. It wasn’t until sometime in late summer that they got crossed out of their GPs. And it was Sept 13 when FFSG announced they would compete only at French Natls and Worlds.
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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    My first concern is the victim and that justice be done if the allegations are true (as seems likely, sadly enough). However, I also can't help but be concerned how this will affect the other skaters who train there and who have major competitions coming up (Aymoz, Denney/Frazier, Meite).
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    Cipres accused of sexual misconduct

    Wow. These are shocking allegations. Really stunned by this, and the implications are significant .... :eek: :eek:
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    Russia banned from hosting/competing at major international events for 4 years

    ^^ In regard to the above, Russia currently has 3 representatives in the ISU leadership (including holding the top spot for figure skating). Will be interesting to see how (if at all) this affects them. -- Alexander Lakernik, First Vice President of Figure Skating (directly under Jan Dijkema...
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    Really? I've never thought about Abrams's looks. Except that I like her haircut. The idea of her needing to lose weight while we have plump Trump in the White House is pretty :lol:.
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    Why do you think a Dem candidate would lose if he/she picks Abrams as VP?
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    Prince Andrew

    People can educate themselves about this issue. There are a lot of articles and materials out there about sex trafficking, sexual abuse of teens/children, etc. How U.S. citizens become human trafficking victims...
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    Kirsten said this in an IceTalk interview with Jackie Wong. A year or so ago, maybe after Pyeongchang?
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    Ugghh, this tweet: https://twitter.com/djrothkopf/status/1201852342351671297 :cautious:
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    Quite shocking news about Harris, considering she started the race as one of the frontrunners. :eek:
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    Bullock has finally dropped out of the race: https://mobile.twitter.com/bradmwarren/status/1201465484756963328
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    ISU Skating Awards To Debut At 2020 Worlds

    I don't know WTH they could have been thinking with that choice. Lots of complaints on Twitter. Another PR win for the ISU!
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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    I don't know about off the ice, but skaters certainly wear a ton of makeup on the ice, especially the ice dancers. And when you see their competition makeup looks up close--like in the mixed zone--it is quite amazing what they can do with their makeup. I do feel like cosmetics companies + figure...
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    This analysis from the Post sums up the race so far: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-democratic-presidential-campaign-has-produced-confusion-rather-than-clarity/2019/11/30/d8ce889e-1378-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html
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    The US Thanksgiving thread!

    Coming from the Northeast U.S. and an Irish/French Canadian family, I never saw sweet potatoes when I was growing up except at Thanksgiving. My mom only made them for Thanksgiving, and I don’t recall seeing them on restaurant menus much if at all back then. Now sweet potatoes have become much...
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