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  2. It would have wiped out the whole podium in the women's 800m at the last Olympics.
  3. prizna

    Port 2018 - Who’s racing?

    😕 Why didn't you just qualify in one of the other 11?
  4. What a load of shit. Serena v Sharapova..... Serena v anyone but Venus You gonna say Serena shouldn't be there?
  5. It's a complex issue. While athletics (and other sport) is neatly delineated into male and female, the biology of sex determination isn't nearly as clearly defined. There was a lively and interesting thread on Cool Running quite a few years back, early on in Caster's international career. A non-runner joined the discussion, who IIRC was an intersex individual, which made for some well-informed and thought-provoking insights. World record holders are always going to be genetic outliers whose genes enable them extraordinarily well adapted for a particular event. When those genes express in ways that blur society's convenient descriptors of what it means to be male and female, it does become controversial and, to some, unsettling.
  6. Ex-Hasbeen

    Flu shot

    So does that mean if we have 50% effectiveness, and 20% of the un-vaccinated population get the flu, you would expect 10% of the vaccinated population to get it?
  7. Cottoneyes

    USA shootings and gun laws

    I finally figured out who Iron Jimbo is
  8. Ex-Hasbeen

    USA shootings and gun laws

    The teacher that accidentally shot & injured 3 students was giving them a gun safety class. He serves as a reserve police officer with the local force. Let's hope in future they use "proficiency" as one of their conditions when they select people to teach gun safety, or enforce the law?
  9. So who does she race against? The men? There is a 13 second different time between men and women over 800 mtrs. She has female bits, so for me, she races the females.
  10. Peter

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I'd expect you to get free entries for life.
  11. roxii

    USA shootings and gun laws

    They have gone beyond a simple quick fix, but adding more guns to the mix is just heading in the wrong direction. The old saying is "where there is a will there is a way" and thats what it needs, the will of the people, which I dont think is possible under the current political climate as the people are too divided about too many things.
  12. Paul Every

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Just entered. Is it too late to start training?
  13. Paul Every

    Port 2018 - Who’s racing?

    Full  Race no.  Trannie name Name AG  19106 IronmanFoz Andrew Foster M50 - 54 558 The New Guy Nick Hall  M35 - 39   245 Blobby Stephen White M50 - 54  14266 Dave T David Thornton M55 -59 1048 Rory-dognz Richard Houghton M50 - 54 286 Badger77 Staff Hurlston M50-54 694 Trickle Sean Dench M40-44 296 Tall Paul Paul Marshall M45 - 49 12332 noknees Chris Ernst M50 - 54 30-009 Paul Every M50 - 54 231 K3vski Kevin Siah M35-39 70.3 Race no. Trannie name Name AG 2929 Flanman Michael Flanagan 55.59 (Bronze Wanker 😎) 2533 Wombattri Andrew Ritter M40-44 (Silver wanker) 2983 Goodcatch Kevin Dixon M60-64  Rooting on the Sideline (i.e. watching) Roxii  iFoz (I'll be out there chalking up the run course)  RunBrettRun (will be in T1 change tent till 10am. Presumably men's tent, conceivably women's)
  14. Prince

    MOVIE REVIEWS

    I haven't seen it, but i am guessing there will be some dude who wants to destroy earth again and then some other dudes with superpowers that form a group to stop him.
  15. IronJimbo

    USA shootings and gun laws

    Of course in an ideal world countermeasures like this wouldn't be necessary. I'm still yet to hear a realistic alternative suggestion though
  16. roxii

    USA shootings and gun laws

    I don t know mate, just 2 seconds on google. About the same amount of time it takes to unload a semi automatic into a bunch of kids.
  17. Yeah the difference in build and stature between Caster and her competitors was stark. She shouldn't be racing against women, she has an unfair advantage.
  18. Today
  19. Ironnerd

    Flu shot

    They measure effectiveness by comparing flu rates between a group of people who have been vaccinated and a group who have not been vaccinated. Two things affect effectiveness. The flu vac protects against only 3-4 strains of flu. Effectiveness depends on how well they predict which strains will occur this year. The effectiveness of the flu vac varies with different strains. Against some strains it is 90% effective, against others only 30% For an individual a 40% reduction in the chance of getting the flu is still good odds. A $20 investment to avoid spending days in bed and potential loss of income. For society a 40% reduction is a huge saving in doctor visits, hospital admissions, deaths, etc. The more people who are immunized the less germ spreaders there are. So even people who are not immunized benefit (herd immunization).
  20. IronJimbo

    USA shootings and gun laws

    I did note proficiency as a condition Roxii How many of those 1.5% of gun deaths happened in schools? Just the two?
  21. Peter

    MOVIE REVIEWS

    On the official Lunchie (Lunchbox) movie review he said
  22. Peter

    What's Perth or WA like to Live in general?

    1975 Do they allow Coles and Woolies to open of a sunday yet? Do the suburbs north of Perth have running water yet?
  23. Peter

    USA shootings and gun laws

    No he isn't. He has a mental illness. I'm not joking. I honestly think he needs professional help.
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  25. RunBrettRun

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Yeah rode to the San Francisco park then back through town to the bridge and across to Sausalito. We did it last time we were here but thought we would do an extended version this time. There is a paddock with some bison in it at the park which was cool to see. Was a long ride though and the beer at the Mexican place went down very easily...
  26. roxii

    USA shootings and gun laws

    Yes lets play pretendies 2 accidental shootings at US schools, one by armed teacher, the other by resource officer http://abcnews.go.com/US/accidental-shootings-us-schools-armed-teacher-resource-officer/story?id=53737703 and From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States These deaths consisted of 11,208 homicides, 21,175 suicides, 505 deaths due to accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms use with "undetermined intent". Of the 2,596,993 total deaths in the US in 2013, 1.3% were related to firearms.
  27. Cottoneyes

    The Politics Thread

    My experience in the real world is the businesses like BHP are paying well above award wages to their employees and any government legislation is not going to reduce any wage growth, good try but pretty poor example. I do follow your logic though and can see that, but ultimately those that are on award wages should not be forced to pay $1K+ in union fees a year for a possible change in government that may give them an additional 10c an hour (and keep Kathy Jackson and Craig Thompson living in a life of luxury and hookers). If they don't like working for Spotless due to their political donations, they do have a choice to go to any other company paying minimum wages which they would be receiving at Spotless. The part I'm looking forward to this coming year is who the Melbourne Firefighters union is going to back this Victorian state election now that Dan the man is on the nose with them
  28. Prince

    The Politics Thread

    That is why we have freedom to vote in who we want, irrespective of any political donations.
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