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Re: French Presidential Elections 2012

Originally Posted by Rrrainer View Post
weren't countries like spain or portugal catching up big time in the 90s - without the euro? i don't know how greece or italy were doing but i guess the picture wasn't any different. the south used to come to terms with their structural currency woes over centuries, why not keep it that way?
Spain had 24% unemployment in 1995 (even higher than now!). There might have been some comparative progress, but the gap was always there. And the gap is conspicuous and significant, too significant to be ignored or to accept it as the satisfying status quo.

Originally Posted by philosophicalarf View Post
Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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