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Old 09-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #2049
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Default Re: Rafachat - vol. 79. we all want Rafa back, even the haters :angel:

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paragliding was awesome! And I'm still alive!!
Glad you enjoyed it. It looks like fun.

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Eva to the rescue with links. They worked well, Eva.
Thanks. JM seems to be have had a lot of fun.
I missed the links.

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To those interested in seeing my little city garden. It has won silver in the category "Groen kleurt".

You'll find pictures (+ text in Dutch) in the link underneath. You'll have to download (pdf) the first brochure "'De Vlaamse Tuinaannemer' 2012-2013" and my garden is on pages 24, 25 & 26 (title of the article "Niet van de minste")

http://www.tuinaannemer.be/brochures-downloads

The pictures don't show the front bit (the terrace where there's a little table and such) but as you can see, it's small.

(they even show one of my gnomes...the German one)
That's awesome, Hilde! The design of the article itself is great and your garden looks peaceful and comfortable. I'd spend time on that bench. I'm glad your email helped cheer the designer.

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This scientific "fact" seems to be making the rounds. I just finished a book on the fall of Berlin. The women there who killed themselves and begged for abortions would be thankful to know that their bodies could have prevented conception had they been actually "*****" and not just "having a bit of fun" as the Russian high command put it.

Actually, I believe the percentage of rapes resulting in pregnancy is relatively low, but in order to have a firm grasp on the facts of the matter, you would have to know whether the women were already on birth control, whether there was ejaculation, or whether the woman could conceive. Once the variables are taken out, the statistics might make more sense.
I've always heard what you said, about the percentage being low. However, we all know low =/= 0%. I heard on either Colbert Report or The Daily Show, I don't remember which, that over 30 000 women in the USA are impregnated through r a p e every year. I don't know how accurate those numbers are and I would assume but don't know for sure that it includes statutory r a p e. It's bad enough that the US Republican party as a whole would prefer to outlaw abortions, we don't need this other anti-woman (and I do see it as anti-women) thing floating about.

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It was the best decision the court could make given the laws that governed the case, not necessarily the best decision that could have been made if the court had complete discretion to devise a sentence.

The controversy is not over the decision the court made, but rather the laws. For me, the people of Norway and their elected representatives are the ones who get to decide what they want for their country.
I don't support capital punishment, but if I were Norwegian, I might want the laws changed to include longer time periods. But the law was followed, from what little I know, and that's the important thing. Hopefully he'll never get out. I expect he'd face a lot of problems from other prisoners as well.

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better having reduced sentences that can be "adjusted" upon case than having the death penalty, imo. You can't "adjust" that.
I agree.

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Also would like to point out that today marks EIGHT months of Mikey being ban free.
Keep it that way, Mike!

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Roddick retires. I didn't see that one coming.

Well, obviously, it was in the cards. The man can't keep on playing forever but I figured he'd still play a couple more years.

I wonder if he'd turn to being a tv commentator.
Yeah, I was surprised too. He had some good pressers.

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He should stay around and have the pressers instead of his colleagues. Just imagine speaking for rogieGOAT when he ( finally ) loses. Although Fed can be a rather juicy loser himself


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Rafa doesnt play , for sure, it is all over the Spanish media....

It seems like all that's left of the year is in doubt
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