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February 21st, 2002, 1:29 pm

norway on top of list 10 golds :-)

Paul I can not see the british empire is on the medal list ?

Sweden 0 golds as well :-)
 
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February 21st, 2002, 8:16 pm

We perform much better in rain than in snow or ice.

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February 21st, 2002, 9:33 pm

there really ought to be separate english/welsh/scottish teams. the scots always get a bit uppity after winning rugby matches; that would probably put 'em in their place.
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 4:00 am

Canadian women rule hockey. Hopefully, Canadian men will as well. Where is the Norwegian hockey team?
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 8:46 am

Yes, very impressive, and there are only 4.4 millions of them!!
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 8:47 am

norway on top of list 10 golds :-)
Paul I can not see the british empire is on the medal list ?
Sweden 0 golds as well :-) >>

This depends how you look at it. If you take the historical view things become rather different. The british empire has included both the US (at least the eastern part) and Canada. If we add those to the gold that the UK actually won in curling last night then ...


Also, using similar logic we can add the medals of Norway, Finland, Estonia, Poland and (if we could somehow separate it) northern Germany to the Swedish total.

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February 22nd, 2002, 12:35 pm

In historical perspective the Vikings used to go over to great Britan and do whatever they wanted to do. So every century when a British do good in the winter olympics then you don't need much fantasy to understand who the grand grand, grand...grand father came from. :-) Don't ask me about details here.

But nationalism could be dangerous, I believe Einstein once told

"Nationalism is an infantile disease, it is the measles of mankind."

in historical perspective we are all from a adam and eva, the apes, a bacteria or whatever. We are a bounch of monkeys in my view. I like to be a monkey.

 
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February 22nd, 2002, 1:20 pm

yep, we're the dominant species did u guys know that if there's a nuclear war life wouldn't completely disappear? scorpions would survive... would there be time for them to evolve into something more sophisticated before the end of the sun?
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 1:24 pm

"I like to be a monkey."


Have a word with Pat. He should be able to help you.
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 3:33 pm

i thought it was cockroaches that would survive nuclear war?
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 3:45 pm

canceled
 
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February 22nd, 2002, 4:01 pm

jungle, i've just checked on the web and apparently we're both right! only scorpions and cokroaches would survive...
 
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February 25th, 2002, 5:39 am

Did Kafka have a premonition about nuclear holocausts and started having delusions about metamorphosizing into cockroaches instead of centipedes or something else
 
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February 25th, 2002, 10:35 am

Very great, we won gold medal man hockey game !
 
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February 25th, 2002, 2:28 pm

In response to recent events in Salt Lake City

What do you think is the probability of the following scenario?

Competitor A, who has never used a banned substance before in his life and has just won two olympic gold medals decides that in order to secure his third gold he injects himself with a banned substance a few days before the next event even though this substance in order to have any effect must be taken several times over an extended period of time.
Does anyone seriously think that Mühlegg won his first two gold medals in an honest way?


Regards,

Niclas


BTW

In case the Spanish skiing federation decides to separate ties with Mühlegg, he can always become an honorary finn.