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Saturday, July 1, 2017

stephenJ <sjaros3@cox.net>: Jul 01 04:57AM -0500

On 6/28/2017 12:21 PM, Gracchus wrote:
 
>>> "Thanks, bob".
 
>> Could, might, perhaps, maybe - classic lib words!
 
> There's a word for working class people who buy into "conservative" policies that end up royally screwing them > >over: retards.
 
So what do we call the rich who vote for "liberal" policies that end up
costing them millions in higher taxes?
 
 
 
 
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stephenJ <sjaros3@cox.net>: Jul 01 03:32AM -0500

On 6/30/2017 4:06 PM, Gracchus wrote:
> On Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:58:44 PM UTC-7, calim...@gmx.de wrote:
 
>> Evert was very mechanical. Nothing graceful there.
 
> She's an example of what Laver called a "regimented player." Her father taught her a style with very simplified, >reliable strokes and focused on building her mental strength. Her footwork and balance were good as a result, but >IMO that's not the same thing as being graceful in the way that her contemporary Goolagong was for example.
 
Yep. And Graf was herky-jerky, while Henin was too muscular/intense, as
are the W sistas.
 
Really, there haven't been many "graceful" players in the open era, I
hate to say it but maybe the last was Hingis? Before her Goolagong?
 
 
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stephenJ <sjaros3@cox.net>: Jul 01 03:36AM -0500

On 6/30/2017 2:22 PM, Gracchus wrote:
 
>>> I was never a Henin fan.
 
>> Two nights ago on Colbert, McEnroe said Serena was perhaps the greatest athlete of all time, man or woman.
 
> It's a really stupid thing to say. Especially since the qualities that make Serena a great champion don't even > >involve athleticism. But that's McEnroe. With him, everything has to be a superlative.
 
Yes, but maybe that's because Mac was so, and thus too, familiar with
it? I mean, consider his 1980 US semis match with Connors and then the
final vs Borg. Those may be the two most exciting, superlative, back to
back matches anyone has ever played, and they never even get talked about.
 
Mac was immersed in the concept so maybe tends to see it everywhere.
 
 
 
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ahonkan <ahonkan@gmail.com>: Jul 01 01:40AM -0700

On Saturday, 1 July 2017 14:02:25 UTC+5:30, StephenJ wrote:
 
 
> Really, there haven't been many "graceful" players in the open era, I
> hate to say it but maybe the last was Hingis? Before her Goolagong?
 
I thought Novotna played elegantly.
Bharath Purohit <acebharath@gmail.com>: Jul 01 01:41AM -0700

Check this out https://youtu.be/Th44HW0PMFo
ahonkan <ahonkan@gmail.com>: Jul 01 01:42AM -0700

On Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:52:46 UTC+5:30, Gracchus wrote:

> It's a really stupid thing to say. Especially since the qualities that make Serena a great champion don't even involve athleticism. But that's McEnroe. With him, everything has to be a superlative. Even if we were just talking about women's tennis--and not EVERY human athlete since the dawn of time--there are others that jump out right away as better athletes. Navratilova and Graf for starters. Serena may have passed their slam marks, but they still were better athletes.
 
Yes, Mac is the Donald Trump of commentators. Nothing but superlatives.
Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:32PM +1000

On 1/07/2017 4:14 AM, Court_1 wrote:
 
> Not to me. I find it very elegant. It's a personal thing. Remember I'm a Borg and Evert fan(they were both extremely graceful players.)
 
> I even find Pipe Cleaner's bh to be a lovely looking shot. :)
 
I think 2 hands on the racket should be outlawed.
 
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calimero377@gmx.de: Jul 01 02:34AM -0700

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:32:25 AM UTC+2, StephenJ wrote:
> are the W sistas.
 
> Really, there haven't been many "graceful" players in the open era, I
> hate to say it but maybe the last was Hingis? Before her Goolagong?
 
Graf "herky-jerky"? What is that supposed to mean?
Steffi was - by far - the most elegant player. Of course her perfect body helped. Her footwork was just stunning, her feet barely touching the ground. Like a Swan Lake dancer!
 
 
Max
Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:35PM +1000

On 1/07/2017 4:24 AM, Gracchus wrote:
 
I find it as graceful as this;
 
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+jackhammer&qpvt=youtube+jackhammer&view=detail&mid=FA5EDF6C9AC4B6070FF7FA5EDF6C9AC4B6070FF7&FORM=VRDGAR
 
 
 
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stephenJ <sjaros3@cox.net>: Jul 01 04:52AM -0500


>> Really, there haven't been many "graceful" players in the open era, I
>> hate to say it but maybe the last was Hingis? Before her Goolagong?
 
> Graf "herky-jerky"? What is that supposed to mean?
 
Exactly what i said. There was a stop-start jerkiness to most of her
movements - serve, ground strokes, even foot movement. She lacked fluidity.
 
Not that this was a problem for her, all of those were very effective.
It just wasn't graceful as the term is understood.
 
 
 
 
 
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Pelle Svanslos <pelle@svans.los>: Jul 01 12:49PM +0300

On 30/06/2017 22.01, grif wrote:
> And I must face that deadly killer
> Or lie a coward, a craven coward
> Or lie a coward in my grave.
 
And beneath the shadow of the old oaktree, hushed, agitated voices can
be heard:
 
Court_1: I don't understand you. No matter what you say. If Rafa was my
man, I'd never leave him like this. I'd get a gun. I'd fight.
TT: Why don't you?
Court_1: He is not my man. He's yours.
The Iceberg <iceberg.rules@gmail.com>: Jul 01 02:01AM -0700

On Friday, 30 June 2017 20:41:01 UTC+1, Brian W Lawrence wrote:
 
> And the above facts have little bearing on whether she plays at
> Wimbledon or not. If or when she loses it may be a convenient
> explanation.
 
agree, but when the investigating officer says this it's different :
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/29/venus-williams-fault-car-crash-florid-police
"The driver of [Williams' car] is at fault for violating the right of way", the investigating officer concluded.
The Iceberg <iceberg.rules@gmail.com>: Jul 01 02:03AM -0700

On Saturday, 1 July 2017 01:44:49 UTC+1, PeteWasLucky wrote:
> > Now at least you are making fun of those conspiracy nutters. And I thought you were one of them, like TennisGay and Carry
 
> You mean you believe three towers collapsed do re mi?
 
oh no there were tons of explosives planted there and hologram projected missiles! LOL
Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:24PM +1000

On 1/07/2017 3:13 AM, ahonkan wrote:
 
> Correct. I'd be surprised if she plays & even more surprised if she
> wins a match. Even if she's not at fault, being involved in an accident
> that caused loss of a life is traumatic.
 
She'll need the money for the lawsuit so will probably win Wimbledon.
 
 
 
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calimero377@gmx.de: Jul 01 02:29AM -0700

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:44:49 AM UTC+2, PeteWasLucky wrote:
> > Now at least you are making fun of those conspiracy nutters. And I thought you were one of them, like TennisGay and Carry
 
> You mean you believe three towers collapsed do re mi?
 
No, Cheney blew WTC 1 and 7 up several weeks earlier. Used holograms to make people believe they were still stabding. And paid several thousand people so they wouldn't talk about this.
 
 
Max
Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:31PM +1000

On 1/07/2017 4:06 AM, Brian W Lawrence wrote:
 
>> Because she was involved in an accident that caused loss of lives.
>> It's not about offence, she is probably very shaky and emotional.
 
> Well she's in London and has confirmed that she will be playing.
 
She's from the ghetto & has already lost a sister to homicide, so is
made of tough stuff. She's not a soft, young girl who could be derailed
by something like this. The guy was pretty old anyway & should have
been more alert, even if technically he had a green light. I always
assume there are idiots on the road, & am proven right often.
 
 
 
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Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:39PM +1000

On 1/07/2017 5:57 AM, PeteWasLucky wrote:
>> Well she's in London and has confirmed that she will be playing.
 
> Good for her if she can play...
 
She'll play free & easy. Watch.
 
 
 
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stephenJ <sjaros3@cox.net>: Jul 01 04:43AM -0500

On 7/1/2017 4:01 AM, The Iceberg wrote:
 
> agree, but when the investigating officer says this it's different :
> https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/29/venus-williams-fault-car-crash-florid-police
> "The driver of [Williams' car] is at fault for violating the right of way", the investigating officer concluded.
 
The police report says Venus ran a red light. If that's true, then she's
obviously at fault, and badly so. Venus's lawyer is denying that, saying
she entered the intersection while the light was still green.
 
In my state, we have cameras at intersections which could show who is
correct. Not sure they have those in Florida.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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stephenJ <sjaros3@cox.net>: Jul 01 04:46AM -0500

On 7/1/2017 4:31 AM, Whisper wrote:
> by something like this. The guy was pretty old anyway & should have
> been more alert, even if technically he had a green light. I always
> assume there are idiots on the road, & am proven right often.
 
The 78 year old man who died was not driving, his wife, 68, was.
 
If Venus, as the police say, ran a red light to be in the intersection,
there's no defending her or blaming the victim at all, it's 100% on
her. If, as her lawyer claims, she entered the intersection while her
light was still green, that's a different story. Hopefully, there are
intersection cameras that can show what happened.
 
 
 
 
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Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:37PM +1000


> Max
 
Maybe just tell her you'll lose if she'll 'do the deed', & then beat her
anyway? She's not likely to publicly complain.
 
: )
 
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The Iceberg <iceberg.rules@gmail.com>: Jul 01 02:13AM -0700

On Thursday, 29 June 2017 21:38:22 UTC+1, PeteWasLucky wrote:
 
> My head won't hurt much if one collapsed the way it did, but to see the second just doing the same, this is when my head started to hurt badly, and then out of the blue the third one that was not hit or wasn't much in the news collapses like it was built from sand.
 
> You never asked yourself like why couldn't part of the structure survive, to see some steel frames still standing.
 
> Are you always okay when things are just explained to you?
 
this is all cos you guys know nothing about structural engineering, spoke to a guy the other week about this kind of stuff, turns out the building frame for one of the skyscrapers in London is on the outside of the building! amazing - means the whole load baring is based on that frame! common sense tells you that impossible, but it is!
The Iceberg <iceberg.rules@gmail.com>: Jul 01 02:18AM -0700

On Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:41:50 UTC+1, TennisGuy wrote:
> before it even happens!
 
> And how would they know?
 
> How many do you think have witnessed such an accident before in their lives?
 
I really want to know, WHAT was the purpose of blowing up the buildings then? What did the govt have to gain?
Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com>: Jul 01 07:24PM +1000

On 1/07/2017 2:45 AM, TennisGuy wrote:
 
> I've tried to explain various aspects of 9/11 already and they were futile.
 
> It's best at this point for you to do the research yourself.
 
There's nothing to research. It's like asking people to research the
moon landing or Elvis' death.
 
The people making extraordinary claims need to provide the evidence.
Extraordinary claims - eg there was no moon landing, Elvis is still
alive etc - require extraordinary evidence. People like you who don't
accept the 'official story' have to step up, not us normal folk.
 
 
 
 
 
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calimero377@gmx.de: Jul 01 02:26AM -0700

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:18:03 AM UTC+2, The Iceberg wrote:
 
> > And how would they know?
 
> > How many do you think have witnessed such an accident before in their lives?
 
> I really want to know, WHAT was the purpose of blowing up the buildings then? What did the govt have to gain?
 
 
Dubya wanted to attack Afghanistan and steal their oil, dummy! Or so ...
 
 
Max
The Iceberg <iceberg.rules@gmail.com>: Jul 01 02:08AM -0700

On Friday, 30 June 2017 11:36:54 UTC+1, DavidW wrote:
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~davidw/tennis/contest/rst_2017sp_WM.html
 
> Entries must be posted before the first ball is struck in London on Monday.
 
> Good luck.
 
 
Kerber d Vekic
Murray d Raonic (even though we all know Fed should absolutely walk this one)
 
getting my entry in, in case DavidW tries to cheat me in bias favour of the Fedfans again! :)
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