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Old 1st November 2012   #3252
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South Park wow.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3253
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anyone got a link to Southpark ?
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Old 1st November 2012   #3254
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You can download a VPN called TunnelBear that give 500mb per month free and watch direct on Comedy Central
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Old 1st November 2012   #3255
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Spoiler follows

















Episode opens with people having their yellow wristbands cut off outside a Wallgreens pharmacy whilst exclaiming "I can't believe he fooled us all, we all were duped".

The wristbands turn out to be "WWJD" wristbands and Jesus has been disgraced after the Turin shroud was tested and showed evidence of HGH and painkiller usage during the resurrection. "He didn't suffer at all, and all those miracles he performed were under the influence of PEDs"

Stan however doen't cut off his wristband and become famous as the only person in USA who still believes in Jesus, and inspired by his stand farmers in Belarus start wearing brown wristbands as a symbol of support for him and rise up against their goverment.

Then he does a Nike commercial :D

Stan starts the "StanDSTRONG Foundation" to raise awareness of the farmer's plight but is accused of having cut off his yellow band and actually glued it back together by one of his classmates. He accuses them of being an alcoholic prostitute and refuses to subject his wristband to further tests.

He accuses the authorities of conducting a witchhunt against him and that whether he did or did not glue his wristband back together is not important anymore, StanDSTRONG is more important.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3257
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great storyline.. Would have loved to be in on that script meeting.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3259
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You can download a VPN called TunnelBear that give 500mb per month free and watch direct on Comedy Central
Thanks matey I already have a VPN for the F1 on BBC iplayer - going to go watch Southpark now
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Old 1st November 2012   #3260
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He doesn't look that much of a cunt.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3261
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Thanks matey I already have a VPN for the F1 on BBC iplayer - going to go watch Southpark now
I have found with some region restricted streams from US that once they have started successfully you can turn off TB and stream continues too, saving your allowance.

Pretty sure Daily Show works so other Comedy Central progs might work too.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3262
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He doesn't look that much of a cunt.
Christian Bale would probably find it easier to achieve the correct physique and is also enough of a cunt to method act it.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3263
I am Hingisdonor
Todd Bridges to play Lance!
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Old 1st November 2012   #3264
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Old 1st November 2012   #3265
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Paul Kimmage tweets:

"My lawyer, Cedric Aguet, works for Bonnard Lawson in Geneva. I call him Maximus. He has just unleashed hell."

Fighting-fund appropriately named by the sounds of it. Wish I'd donated now.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3266
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^ you still can it's open till Dec
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Old 1st November 2012   #3267
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kimm...ruggen-mcquaid

is the hell.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3268
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The criminal complaint was filed in Vevey, Switzerland today by Kimmage's attorneys on behalf of both Kimmage and his fellow "whistle-blowers Stephen Swart, Frankie Andreu, Floyd Landis, Christophe Bassons, Nicolas Aubier, Gilles Delion, Graham Obree and the many others - who were brave enough to speak but were dismissed as 'liars', 'cowards', or 'scumbags' by Hein Verbruggen and/or Pat McQuaid."
Good jobs Kimmage.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3269
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he ought to be careful - $85,000 is not going to go that far if he loses and has to pay their costs as well as his.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3270
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He has filed a criminal complaint, the Swiss public prosecutor will fund the prosecution if they take the case, and Hein et al will have to fund their own defence whether they win or lose.
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Old 1st November 2012   #3271
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im still laughing at this
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Old 1st November 2012   #3272
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He has filed a criminal complaint, the Swiss public prosecutor will fund the prosecution if they take the case, and Hein et al will have to fund their own defence whether they win or lose.
doesnt it work that way everywhere ???
thought you only had to pay costs/ both costs in civil matters
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Old 1st November 2012   #3273
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doesnt it work that way everywhere ?
Yes, I was just pointing that out to Carson who seemed to think that Kimmage had exposed himself to the risk of paying Hein et al's costs
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Old 2nd November 2012   #3274
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Go, Paul. I'm inclined to add in German: "Kimme und Korn."
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Old 2nd November 2012   #3275
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holy shit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7525072.stm
interesting to know that getting your fav event in the olympics isnt that expensive. 3 million dorras

Last edited by erikjonsson; 2nd November 2012 at 17:18.
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Old 2nd November 2012   #3276
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News dated 2008, was that resolved?
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Old 2nd November 2012   #3277
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Looks like Private Eye read Emma O'Reilly's evidence
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Old 4th November 2012   #3278
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SKINS are suing McQuaid, Verbruggen and UCI for $2m

http://s4.skins.net/docs/SKINS-vs-UC...0121102-EN.pdf
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Old 4th November 2012   #3279
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Wow, but did they really believe cycling was a clean sport?
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Old 4th November 2012   #3280
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That doesn't really matter. Its whether the average person watching cycling believed it or not.
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Old 4th November 2012   #3281
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don't think they expect settlement-more likely they are just pressuring the management committee of the UCI to force Hein and Pat to walk the plank...
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Old 4th November 2012   #3282
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SKINS are suing McQuaid, Verbruggen and UCI for $2m

http://s4.skins.net/docs/SKINS-vs-UC...0121102-EN.pdf
They've more chance of Max Crowe giving them $2m than winning this case.

Does their compression clothing restrict bloodflow to the brain?
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Old 4th November 2012   #3283
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They've more chance of Max Crowe giving them $2m than winning this case.

Does their compression clothing restrict bloodflow to the brain?
Or do they think that this lawsuit will -

(1) Gain them publicity
(2) Ensure that the public (or at least those with a brain) knows that they are a very ethical firm.
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Old 4th November 2012   #3284
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Not all publicity is good publicity and, given the responses I've seen so far, they aren't getting any good publicity out of this.

They've actually achieved something I thought was impossible at the moment, and united cycling fans behind the UCI. We know they (the UCI) are generally wankers, but they are our wankers so fuck off you opportunistic, greedy cunts.
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Old 4th November 2012   #3285
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I think the point may have been missed.

I'm pretty sure I read weeks ago that the SKINS ceo is passionate about ousting McQuaid and Verbruggen. He may just be a frustrated cycling fan (and publicity lover). This is probably just what he can do to add pressure.

They'll not get money from the UCI but they can add to it's embarrassment.
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Old 4th November 2012   #3286
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Not all publicity is good publicity
Too true. SKINS was the clothing choice of Anders Brevik!
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Old 4th November 2012   #3287
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Never Go in Without a Skin
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Old 4th November 2012   #3288
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Ferrari: remember, Lance, to take care when injecting yourself. Dirty needles are dangerous.

Armstrong: It's ok doctor, I always wear a Skins condom.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3289
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They've actually achieved something I thought was impossible at the moment, and united cycling fans behind the UCI.
Are you serious? Evidence?

Are cycling fans that stupid that they'd don't want business to help clean up the sport, or am I missing something?
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Old 5th November 2012   #3290
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Not all publicity is good publicity and, given the responses I've seen so far, they aren't getting any good publicity out of this.

They've actually achieved something I thought was impossible at the moment, and united cycling fans behind the UCI. We know they (the UCI) are generally wankers, but they are our wankers so fuck off you opportunistic, greedy cunts.
We all want the UCI to change, and perhaps them being sued as a result of their incompetence/corruption may help. After all, there is nothing like a major hit to the financials to make an entity such as the UCI seriously consider itself.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3291
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I don't have the time to discuss this now, but as an opening question - how is the UCI funded?
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Old 5th November 2012   #3292
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I'll be back in 3 hours.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3293
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I don't have the time to discuss this now, but as an opening question - how is the UCI funded?
From numerous sources I think.

Memberships funding from national governing bodies, commercial sales from their own events and increasing amounts of private funding.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3294
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The UCI have three main income streams;

1. Affiliation and licensing fees from national federations
2. TV rights to UCI operated events (mainly the World Championships)
3. Sponsorship from commercial companies, mainly to get exposure at 2.

As I understand it, the bulk of the money comes from the TV rights. As usual, inrng has an informative post on this;

http://inrng.com/2012/09/uci-financial-accounts-2011/

But my point in this discussion, is that they are not a wealthy organisation so supporting greedy, ignorant wankers like Skins is going to affect what they spend their limited budget on.

I'm all for more transparency and accountability at the UCI, but no-one seems to be able to come up with credible candidates to replace McQuaid so I'm unsure what regime change will achieve.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3295
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Doesn't the UCI also occasionally accept private donations from successful Tour riders as well? #zing
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Old 5th November 2012   #3296
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They did, but under the previous president's administration, not on McQuaid's watch. The key question the independent commission need to answer is when was that money paid and, more importantly, what was it spent on.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3297
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Smacks of Skins jumping on the bandwagon for some PR - though if it brings about some change I won't complain
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Old 5th November 2012   #3298
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They did, but under the previous president's administration, not on McQuaid's watch.
But Fat Pat explicitly said that they would accept future donations, just in a less obviously corrupt more transparent way
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Old 5th November 2012   #3299
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I'm all for more transparency and accountability at the UCI, but no-one seems to be able to come up with credible candidates to replace McQuaid so I'm unsure what regime change will achieve.
What about Clive? Even his arse is transparent.
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Old 5th November 2012   #3300
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There is a clear conflict of interest and the current cronies are fucking mad if they think that's an ok way to do things in 2012.

Andy as I read it funding source '1' in your list includes pro teams (according to your link). The size of this funding isn't a problem, it just needs to be clear that a team (or rider) can't buy 'credit' at the blood bank.
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