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Oct 20

How stupid can they get?

( I know, I shouldn’t even dare to ask such a question.)


- What Happens When 30,000 People Run The Beijing “Airpocalypse” Marathon In “Hazardous” Smog (ZeroHedge, Oct 19, 2014):

Some 30,000 participants were wondering if the organizers of today’s 34th Beijing International Marathon would cancel the event after “a toxic fog enveloped the Chinese capital and smog levels soared to “hazardous” levels.” Adding to the confusion, and concerns, even the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece newspaper, cautioned athletes against taking part in the 26.2-mile race, reporting that Beijing’s air was “not suitable for outdoor activities”.  As the Telegraph reports, “Beijing authorities admitted their city’s air was “severely polluted” on Sunday while the US embassy, which also monitors smog levels, described the situation as “hazardous”. The Marathon organizers’ answer, however, was that the Marathon would proceed as scheduled. Continue reading »

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Oct 11

- Are Artificial Sports Turfs Linked to Cancer? (Truthstream Media, Oct 9, 2014):

Are petrochemicals in artificial sports turfs causing cancer?

Millions of kids and professional athletes all over the world play on this stuff for years of their lives, but now there’s a deadly new revelation that synthetic, petrochemical-laden turf may actually cause cancer. Something is very wrong when you have 18-year-old girls coming down with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in clusters who all just so happen to have spent years and years playing soccer, for example…

These people — these kids — deserve better than this. Continue reading »

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Aug 30

- Can a National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke? (Washington’s Blog, Aug 29, 2014):

Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option.

Please understand I’m not suggesting professional sports isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread: I’m simply asking if attending pro sports games has become unaffordable to the average American.

Who cares as long as we can watch the games for free on television, right? That raises another issue: in the next recession, will advertisers still pay billions of dollars for broadcast TV ads on sports channels when ads on mobile devices distributed via Big Data analysis can directly target the (shrinking) populace who still has disposable income to spend?

Before we look at the money side of pro sports, let’s note the glorious shared experience of “our team” winning and hated rivals losing.Sports is one of the few experiences that unites a remarkably diverse populace, and one of the few spheres of life that isn’t politicized to ruination. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

- Two hours of sitting effectively negates 20 minutes of exercise (Natural News, July 26, 2014):

Sitting down for two straight hours and doing nothing might negate the benefits of a daily 20-minute exercise routine. Idle behavior throughout the day could make an exercise routine worthless in the end. A study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center shows how sedentary behaviors lower cardio respiratory fitness levels.

This might be a concern for those who sit most of the day doing their job or for those who sit routinely in front of the television in the evening. The cardiologists spearheading this study showed that sitting for long periods causes fitness levels to plummet, but they did not investigate ways to offset idle behavior by strengthening the circulatory system through dietary measures. Continue reading »

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Jun 11


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Jun 11

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May 15

- Facility on edge of 20-km nuclear exclusion zone to become Olympic training center (Asahi Shimbun, May 13, 2014):

The government intends to turn a national soccer training center located just 20 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into a practice facility for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sports minister Hakubun Shimomura said May 12.

The center, named “J-Village,” spans the municipalities of Hirono and Naraha in Fukushima Prefecture and is currently used by Tokyo Electric Power Co. as a base to deal with the nuclear accident triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
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May 12

- Vladimir Putin Plays Epic Hockey Game, Has 6 Goals And 5 Assists (Huffington Post, May 12, 2014):

One of Russia’s leading newscasts was interrupted Saturday night with reports on President Vladimir Putin’s latest attempt to subdue his enemies and assert his dominance.

But this time, it was on a hockey rink in Sochi.

Wearing a red (of course) jersey bearing the number 11, the Russian president led a team of hockey stars — including several former NHL players — to a 21-4 victory, with Putin himself getting 6 goals, according to reports.
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Apr 06

How stupid can they get?


General view of Mario Filho Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
General view of Mario Filho “Maracana” stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

- Own goal: US senators fail to kick Russia out of 2014 World Cup (RT, April 3, 2014):

Football’s world governing body FIFA, has refused to kick Russia out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after two American senators said the country should be barred due to its actions in Ukraine.

Dan Coats and Mark Kirk wrote a letter to the organization based in Zurich in March asking for Russia’s membership to be suspended, and for the country to be barred from competing in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as well as losing the right to host the event in four years’ time.

In a letter to the two senators, FIFA said participation in the World Cup is based on sporting merit and only a violation of FIFA statutes and regulations could lead to a suspension from a competition.

Coats, a Republican senator from Indiana, was deeply disappointed by the ruling, saying, “FIFA suggests that outrageous misbehavior by member states does not matter because such decisions are irrelevant to soccer.”

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Jan 31

- Spanish Soccer Players Refuse To Play Ball After Going Unpaid For Months (ZeroHedge, Jan 31, 2014)

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Nov 26

- Believe It Or Not: Japan To Reopen Soccer Facility In Fukushima For 2020 Olympics (ZeroHedge, Nov 26, 2013):

Below we present a twitter exchange we had with a Japanese media outlet overnight on Twitter. It needs no commentary.

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Sep 14


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Sep 07

Related info:

- Japan Government To Spend Almost $500 MILLION In Attempt To Contain Fukushima Leaks:

The decision is widely seen as a safety appeal just days before the International Olympic Committee chooses between Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid on which city will host the 2020 Olympics.


- Tokyo To Host 2020 Summer Olympics (ZeroHedge, Sep 7, 2013):

Despite Mariano Rajoy’s solemn promises that awarding the 2020 Olympics to Madrid would boost the Spanish GDP by 1.8% and lead to the creation of anywhere between 168,000 and a few hundred million new jobs (the latter number is a joke but since it comes from Rajoy, both are equally credible), the Olympic committee cut the Spanish contender before the final, which pitted Tokyo vs Istanbul. And when the final votes were tallied it was not even a contest: with 60 to 36 votes, the 2020 Olympics Games will be held in Tokyo: the city that was supposed to host the event in 1940 but due to the break out of World War II the event was delayed until 1964 (when it was almost cancelled again, permanently, following a modest escalation in nuclear deterrence between the US and USSR surrounding Cuba). Let’s hope history does not rhyme.

While congratulations are certainly in order to the country which already has JPY1 quadrillion in debt so what is a few extra trillion here and there: it’s not like any of it will ever be paid back, we do have some questions: Continue reading »

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Jul 31

But where does Timothy Bradley get his protein?

Captain Obvious: “From food!

And where do ‘weak’ animals like gorillas, elephants and horses get their protein?

He doesn’t look too protein deficient, doesn’t he?



THE ONLY fighter to beat Pacquiao in 7 years literally has no bone to pick with his vegan diet. AFP

- Bradley’s vegan diet not new among athletes (Inquirer Business, June 15, 2012):

As surprising as Timothy Bradley’s split-decision win over Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is, the former’s vegan diet (devoid of any animal protein—pork, beef, chicken and dairy) during training isn’t really new in the athletic world.

Nine-time Olympic gold medal winner and vegan Carl Lewis, who was voted “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and named “Olympian of the Century” by the American Sports magazine Sports Illustrated, was quoted in chef Jannequin Bennett’s book “Very Vegetarian” that his best year of track competition was the first year he was on a vegan diet. “Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look,” he said in the book’s introduction.

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Jan 18

- Lance Armstrong outs himself as a sociopathic liar in a staged Oprah ‘confession’ that smacks of yet more public image manipulation (Natural News, Jan 18, 2013):

Lance Armstrong has now gone public with his admission of using illegal, banned substances to win his cycling races. In a confession to Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong admitted to doping with EPO, testosterone and blood transfusions during ALL his Tour de France races.

This is the guy who has berated, threatened, intimidated and screamed at anyone over the past decade who dared to suggest that he doped. His highly-aggressive lawyers sued people and organizations who suggested the man doped.

“Lance Armstrong hasn’t just denied ever using performance enhancing drugs, he has done so in an indignant, even threatening way,” reports ABC News.

And now, after a decade of deceptive denial about his own doping, Lance seems ready to rat on his fellow cyclists about their doping habits. “He is also talking to authorities about confessing and naming names, giving up others involved in illegal doping,” says ABC News.

How pathetic does this get? The guy who swore he never doped — and lied to the world year after year, race after race — is now going to point the finger at other cyclists and say “THEY doped!?”

And let me just say, on the record, that anyone who falls for this guy’s grand final manipulation — the staged Oprah apology — you are suckers and fools who have no clue how much you’re being deceived by a truly evil, devious manipulator named Lance Armstrong. Continue reading »

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Oct 24


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In this exclusive wide-ranging May 15, 2012 interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, independent scientist Leuren Moret, MA, PhD (ABD), updates the viewing audiences on the status of the ongoing Fukushima radiation-depopulation rollout, stating that “Fukushima radiation has taken over our planet.” Leuren Moret also exposes inaccuracies in a recent Fukushima “Estimate of the Situation” video by former Gen. Albert S. Stubblebine (U.S. Army, Ret.). Stubblebine has publicly denied his involvement in a secret 1968 – 73 DARPA time travel and teleportation program despite direct eye witness whistleblower testimony to the contrary by Washington State attorney Andrew D. Basiago. Leuren Moret also offers solutions on how humanity can adapt positively to the challenges of this Fukushima radiation false flag depopulation plan, instigated by an international war crimes racketeering organization led by the Dutch and British Monarchs and City of London bloodline families including the Rothschilds.

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Aug 08

Mark Worsfold, 54, says he was handcuffed by Surrey police officers ‘for not smiling’ while watching men’s cycling road race


The London 2012 men’s cycling road race was watched by thousands of spectators who lined the route from central London to Box Hill in Surrey. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

- Olympics spectator with Parkinson’s wants ‘exoneration’ after arrest (Guardian, Aug 8, 2012):

A man with Parkinson’s disease who was arrested during the Olympic men’s cycling road race while sitting beside the route has said he wants a “letter of exoneration” from Surrey police, claiming their treatment of him was disproportionate.

Mark Worsfold, 54, a former soldier and martial arts instructor, was arrested on 28 July for a breach of the peace shortly before the cyclists arrived in Redhouse Park, Leatherhead, where he had sat down on a wall to watch the race. Officers from Surrey police restrained and handcuffed him and took him to Reigate police station, saying his behaviour had “caused concern”.

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Jul 30

- Austerity At The Olympics: Each “Gold” Medal Contains 1.34% Gold (ZeroHedge, July 30, 2012):

As every Olympic athlete knows, size matters. The London 2012 medals are the largest ever in terms of both weight and diameter – almost double the medals from Beijing. However, just as equally well-known is that quality beats quantity and that is where the current global austerity, coin-clipping, devaluation-fest begins. The 2012 gold is 92.5 percent silver, 6.16 copper and… 1.34 percent gold, with IOC rules specifying that it must contain 550 grams of high-quality silver and a whopping 6 grams of gold. The resulting medallion is worth about $500. For the silver medal, the gold is replaced with more copper, for a $260 bill of materials. The bronze medal is 97 percent copper, 2.5 percent zinc and 0.5 percent tin. Valued at about $3, you might be able to trade one for a bag of chips in Olympic park if you skip the fish.

Size Matters…(via BBC)

Though Olympic gold is no longer 100 percent gold, a medal can still fetch big money. In 2010, a gold medal worn by Mark Wells, a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. men’s hockey team, was auctioned off for $310,700. Several years before that, Wells had sold his medal to cover medical expenses. Just before the auction, the medal was valued at $100,000 but it earned three times that amount. Heritage Auctions of Dallas identified the 2010 buyer as a rancher from the western U.S.

The question remains – with the minimum 103 medals expected to be won by US athletes, will Bernanke be forced to reduce the size of NEW QE as ‘all that precious metal is horded and repatriated back to the USA’?

Source: Dillon Gage

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Jul 29

- Weren’t they meant to be sold out? Day one of the Games sees banks of empty seats at key venues… as Lord Coe promises to ‘name and shame’ sponsors who waste tickets (Daily Mail, July 28, 2012):

Olympic bosses have promised to investigate major sponsors after banks of empty seats were spotted at several sold-out Games venues today.

Several high-profile venues, including the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park and the gymnastics arena in North Greenwich, had rows of empty seats during morning sessions on the first day of the Games.

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