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Old 07-12-2010, 02:49 PM   #211
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The entire European section of Brussels is closed off with an impressive presence of the police force at the ready, incl. a great number of water canons and such.

That can mean only one thing: I bet that the farmers are going to stage a protest.
My sympathies, Hilde. What were they protesting this time?

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My niece, 14 years old since February, was talking non-stop about this boy she's seeing. Wondering what happened to her former boyfriend, she said that he's history. She said something about him threatening other boys with a knife.
Apparently - so her mother told me later - the former boyfriend got really jealous over another boy who was trying to get her attention. She told boy n°2 that she likes him but she already has a boyfriend so they can only be friends.
Boy n°1 got insecure and threatened the other boy up to the point of taking a knife to school to emphasize his threat.

Her mother told me that she's not yet exactly aware of how dangerous it can be to send mixed reactions (she's aware that she's a good looking girl who has men fighting over her...but now, she needs to learn how to not get into dangerous situations without realising it).

I think she's in luck that she has a 15-year old cousin who is somewhat acting as her big brother at times.
I see something similar in my 14-year-old niece as well but not to this extreme. She wants to be grown up but she's still a little girl in some ways.

As for the kid with the knife, here that's grounds for expulsion from school.
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The entire European section of Brussels is closed off with an impressive presence of the police force at the ready, incl. a great number of water canons and such.

That can mean only one thing: I bet that the farmers are going to stage a protest.
I wonder why they stage a protest in the middle of the summer. We had a general strike in Greece last Thursday. If I were, say, minister of the interior, I would wish such well timed strikes as instruments to vent popular frustration. Just saying.

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My niece, 14 years old since February, was talking non-stop about this boy she's seeing. Wondering what happened to her former boyfriend, she said that he's history. She said something about him threatening other boys with a knife.
Apparently - so her mother told me later - the former boyfriend got really jealous over another boy who was trying to get her attention. She told boy n°2 that she likes him but she already has a boyfriend so they can only be friends.
Boy n°1 got insecure and threatened the other boy up to the point of taking a knife to school to emphasize his threat.

Her mother told me that she's not yet exactly aware of how dangerous it can be to send mixed reactions (she's aware that she's a good looking girl who has men fighting over her...but now, she needs to learn how to not get into dangerous situations without realising it).

I think she's in luck that she has a 15-year old cousin who is somewhat acting as her big brother at times.
In all likelihood the knife was shown only to "make a point" but still it is scary. Kids hate losing face at this age.

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will u teach her ?
Nah, self-learning usually works fine Besides it is unlikely she will pay attention to family anyway
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I wonder why they stage a protest in the middle of the summer. We had a general strike in Greece last Thursday. If I were, say, minister of the interior, I would wish such well timed strikes as instruments to vent popular frustration. Just saying.
The humble strike.

Have to say the more of the Fog I see, the more I dislike.
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The humble strike.

Have to say the more of the Fog I see, the more I dislike.
Haven't seen enough but he seems too artificial and labouring to overreact for my taste.
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Haven't seen enough but he seems too artificial and labouring to overreact for my taste.
Vinciguerra he is going to retire soon and disappointing how his career went. Though the Koellerer incident where he was so pissed off was funny, but the DC heartbreak he had as well.

Summer clay events, big parties, plenty of suspect matches to say the least. Umag have the right idea starting their matches at 5pm. Too hot during the day and they are all on the beach anyway.
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At last, at last! A great economist puts his considerable talents at work to deal with the strategic use of contraceptives in limited supply.

The great Avinash Dixit, applies some cool tools to a Seinfeld episode:

http://www.princeton.edu/~dixitak/home/Elaine.pdf
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That was my favorite Seinfeld episode
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I quote from the introduction:

"In an episode of the sitcom Seinfeld, Elaine Benes uses a contraceptive sponge that gets taken off the market. She scours pharmacies in the neighborhood to stock a large supply, but it is fi nite. So she must "re-evaluate her whole screening process." Every time she dates a new man, which happens very frequently, she has to consider a new issue: Is he "spongeworthy"? "

"When Elaine uses up a sponge, she is giving up the option to have it available when an even better man comes along. Therefore using the sponge amounts to exercising a real option to wait"

Finally, the Man gives a fair warning to the faint-hearted not to proceed reading beyond the introduction:

"Stochastic dynamic programming methods must be used."
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The take-away is that, depending on the amount of sponges available, there is a threshold value below which men are rejected.

I like the simplicity of the model but I am not sure about the implications: How to signal a high value?
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Vinciguerra he is going to retire soon and disappointing how his career went. Though the Koellerer incident where he was so pissed off was funny, but the DC heartbreak he had as well.

Summer clay events, big parties, plenty of suspect matches to say the least. Umag have the right idea starting their matches at 5pm. Too hot during the day and they are all on the beach anyway.
Too bad Andreas didn't have a proper career due to injuries. Summer clay events are great, they are more relaxed and there are some excellent matches. There is something lost with the end of best-of-five finals.
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My sympathies, Hilde. What were they protesting this time?
Something to do with the EU wanting the dairy farmers to work with fixed contracts (to be able to regulate the milk prices and thus, better protect the farmers) and the farmers don't agree.

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He's going to another school next year but apparently, her school works with a point system: 3 strikes and you're out.
Carying a knife = 2 points.
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Too bad Andreas didn't have a proper career due to injuries. Summer clay events are great, they are more relaxed and there are some excellent matches. There is something lost with the end of best-of-five finals.
Agreed, Kitz 95 when Albert Costa beat Muster in 5. They have a challenger there this year and I told you the whole story with Tiriac and that event.

Is Kederis still alive or faking accidents again?

Andreea, did you see this and here are some anti-Rudisha commentators.

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