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by migalley
July 6th, 2005, 1:27 pm
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Topic: London Olympics
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London Olympics

Quote"It's terrible," said 50-year-old Maria Luz Beltran. "This was already thought out and voted on beforehand. I am angry. Madrid had a chance of winning but it's all politics."Ahh, the old anti-Spanish Olympic conspiracy strikes again!
by migalley
July 6th, 2005, 1:22 pm
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Topic: London Olympics
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London Olympics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteParis Hushed As Olympic Bid Falls Short A hush fell over a crowd of thousands of Parisians gathered expectantly outside City Hall on Wednesday as rival London defeated the French capital in a hotly contested battle to host the 2012 Olympics.Raindrops began f...
by migalley
July 6th, 2005, 1:17 pm
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Topic: London Olympics
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London Olympics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: htmlballsup the real question is can Brits product manage it succesfullyThe real question is why doesn't the IOC pay for it instead of the cities?Most people couldn't give a flying f*ck for beach volleyball or synchronised swimming, and yet we will have to pay a fortune...
by migalley
July 6th, 2005, 11:29 am
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Topic: London Olympics
Replies: 82
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London Olympics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: fars1d3sFor a city like NYC, taxpayers would have paid for virtually all the costs, but the Mayor and the leadership elites would have received all the credits and accolades. And I am not sure about the eventual economic benefits: just look at Montreal, Athens ...I wond...
by migalley
July 5th, 2005, 2:13 pm
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Topic: the three amigos
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the three amigos

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperJacques Chirac stirred the pot at a meeting in Russia on Sunday when he joked to Vladimir Putin and Gerhard Schröder that the British could not be trusted and worse food was only found in Finland.I wonder what the Finns did to piss Chirac off...
by migalley
July 5th, 2005, 2:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?
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GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CBhey, sounds you guys did a good job in GMAT.why do not you try Ph.D. in Finance program?Thanks! Although I felt I could have done better as my verbal score was terrible At the time I didn't try a PhD in Finance (or anything else) because I had no desire to do one. At ...
by migalley
July 4th, 2005, 7:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?
Replies: 14
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GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: nyabinghiThe site migalley posted for the scores is good. However it has a major flaw you should be aware of. The tables for the quant and verbal are mislabelled; they are inversed. If you look closely, it makes sense -- for example raw section scores of Q-51, V-44 shou...
by migalley
July 4th, 2005, 1:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?
Replies: 14
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GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?

QuoteOriginally posted by: CBdid you guys get GMAT score over 650? Is 650 the 85 percentile?Yes, I got 720.650 is 85th percentile.Check this for percentiles and scores
by migalley
July 4th, 2005, 1:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?
Replies: 14
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GRE or GMAT-- which one is relatively easier?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: nyabinghiHowever... the point in favor of the GRE is that at the end of the day... the GMAT score is ONE score -- so a bad verbal gets mixed in with a stellar quant -- while the GRE scores each section. Not true. The GMAT gives you scores (percentiles) for the maths sec...
by migalley
June 27th, 2005, 1:11 pm
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Topic: Fjordman: Is Swedish Democracy Collapsing?
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Fjordman: Is Swedish Democracy Collapsing?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainn> a long time for people in general in most nations to realise that ...In particular, Mr. Chamberlain.Why in particular Mr Chamberlain?There were many politicians and people with power, both inside and outside the UK, who did not realise this, long after Chamb...
by migalley
June 27th, 2005, 10:59 am
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Topic: Diff between US and EU hedge funds aka how not to apply for a job
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Diff between US and EU hedge funds aka how not to apply for a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFCBritain has passed the Human Rights Act, but it's real status is quite ambiguous.I guess the HRA give us all the right to shag the King's wife now without fear of being strung up, but I wonder if it would stop the police beating the shit out of you.Regarding Camilla...
by migalley
June 27th, 2005, 9:16 am
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Topic: Fjordman: Is Swedish Democracy Collapsing?
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Fjordman: Is Swedish Democracy Collapsing?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnA 9 hour working day is enough. After that it's just goofing around. I might be wrong of course.Out of curiosity, any brave Wilnotters like to tell me their work schedule? My schedule is 9 to 5 with an hour for lunch. So 35 hours per week in total. About 95% o...
by migalley
June 27th, 2005, 7:56 am
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Topic: Blair, the guy I'd like to understand.
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Blair, the guy I'd like to understand.

So is this the payoff for Britain's (Blair's) support of Bush over in Iraq? His son gets an internship!!! You would have thought he would at least become a permanent staffer!
by migalley
June 27th, 2005, 7:35 am
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Topic: Diff between US and EU hedge funds aka how not to apply for a job
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Diff between US and EU hedge funds aka how not to apply for a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFCWell technically Will Carling was guilty of high treason, and thus could be hung by the neck until dead. He of course, never talks about this, a silence that bellowed up and down England.Is hanging still a punishment for high treason in UK? I thought that EU (wishy-...
by migalley
June 24th, 2005, 8:42 am
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Topic: CNOCC's Purcahse of UnoCal - Will It Happen And......
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CNOCC's Purcahse of UnoCal - Will It Happen And......

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: KTEWith their dollar reserves, it would seem that they can buy a "lot" of other things just t-bills.Is this technically accurate, economically accurate, or just color?Meaning, if I go exchange a dollar for a renminbi, along what path wil...
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