Friday, August 24, 2012

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Not that he would be proud of it, but Greg LeMond has been vindicated. He was trashed by Armstrong fans for years, claiming he (and his wife Kathy) were simply jealous and on a vendetta. It never occurred to LeMond's critics that he actually cared about the "cleanness" of the sport.

Everybody knows by now Armstrong has decided not to go through the arbitration regarding the USADA's allegations of doping.
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There is a vast social polarization in America. The non-stop assault by the neolibs against the American people has paid off well:

In its survey of economic conditions since World War II, the Pew study comes up with some valuable, if not earthshaking findings.
“Based on income growth, the 1950s and the 1960s were the most beneficial decades for American families in post-WWII times,” the document points out. While incomes continued to rise in the 1970s, 1980s and even 1990s, the growth was increasingly skewed in favor of the wealthy.
The authors write, “income trends before and after 1980 had one significant difference: Unlike previous decades, income growth in the 1980s and 1990s favored the higher income brackets, and economic inequality in the U.S. rose as a consequence.” This was not the result of some act of God, or a natural disaster, but the consequence of the counteroffensive launched by the ruling elite and both its major parties in the late 1970s.
The Pew study identifies the “hollowing” of the American middle class as a process that has been “steady and virtually uninterrupted … over the past four decades. Starting from 1970, every decade has ended with a smaller share in the middle-income tier and higher shares in the lower- and upper-income tiers. No single decade stands out as having energized the movement of people out of the middle.”

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Lance Strongarm is right.

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