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    Best intro to a movie or character

    The opening sequence of "Up". :wuzrobbed
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    Bids for ISU Championships 2022 & 2023 and known provisional allotments

    Lake Placid is a lovely place, but 4CC in January would be difficult, given the difficulties of getting there.
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    Foods/Drinks You Have Tried and NEVER AGAIN!

    Caviar. Yuk. Salty fishy nasty stuff!
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    Jerry Fallwell, Jr.

    Well if you look at ancient history sex freakiness has been a round a lot longer than Christianity. ;)
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    Politics of Why We Are All at Home Right Now

    Yes, his mother was one of the top journalists in Canada in the 1970s and 80s. She died too young. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Frum
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    ISU to evaluate feasibility of 2020-21 skating season

    Sweden had 426 new cases yesterday, and 335 the day before (their reporting is a bit half-assed- it takes a couple of days for cases to show up). While certainly down from their highs- that's a lot for a nation of 10,000,000 people, Canada had fewer than that, (395) with nearly 4 times the...
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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    I have enjoyed the very spirited discussion on the annual Canada Reads competition on CBC radio. 5 books are defended by 5 "celebrities" (whom I have rarely ever heard of, but who are always engaging) and every day one is voted off. The winner this year looks really interesting- "We Have...
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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    Like Canada?? (Neither small nor homogeneous, and with strong provincial governments each setting their own policies). Not exactly isolated either. Today we had (so far) 171 new cases in the whole country and 15 deaths.
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    ISU to evaluate feasibility of 2020-21 skating season

    Sweden is middle of the pack in Europe in testing rates with 51,399 per million. Eliminating the tiny countries which skew the results (such as Malta, Monaco, and the Isle of Man), that puts it about 20th of 37 countries. (top testing rates are in Luxembourg, Iceland and Denmark. Denmark...
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    ISU to evaluate feasibility of 2020-21 skating season

    Is it though? Sweden's infection rate of 6994/million is the second highest in Europe (behind Luxembourg, which skews because of its small population), and its death rate of 536/million is the 5th highest in Europe (behind Belgium, the UK, Spain and Italy).
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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    The point is- she doesn't want them back. You don't have to read it so don't! Find something creative YOU enjoy doing with those 42 hours and 30 minutes, but leave others to read what they will. Maybe I will take out W&P for the 3rd time- I haven't read it in over 30 years. ;)
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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    That's about 1/2 an hour a day that she really enjoyed over 85 days of enforced isolation, which left her with a sense of accomplishment and pride. Who would want to give that back?:)
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