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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's things like this that baffle me beyond belief. Why do taxpayer dollars go to bicycle teams, puppet shows, or painting a giant salmon on a 747? We're not sure, all we know is that we need more taxes.
    ....illegal wars that slaughter innocent defenseless civilians in nations that didnt attack the USA, for the purpose of setting up more imperial fascist military bases and continue the theft of energy resources.

    Youre right! Its absolutely disgraceful that 1.4 million Iraqi civilians were killed in an illegal immoral war

    I wonder who funded these crimes against humanity and why?

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The only reason the post office is running a deficit is because the Republicans basically sabotaged it by requiring them to pre-pay seventy-five years of pension funds. Something no other entity has ever been required to do.
    THIS!

    I truly believe the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act is intended to destroy the USPS. The government doesn't require such a thing from ANY other organization. It is requiring them to set aside enough money to fully fund the pensions of USPS employees who haven't even been born yet! And it restricts their ability to raise enough revenue to meet the ridiculous demand.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Hmmm...the original link in first post has changed. Phuckers. At any rate, why, or how can you be so sure the team got no taxpayer money?

    Are you part of the team? Part of the Feds?

    I'm sure the article could be wrong, but I've every reason to believe you could be too.

    I would assume those kinds of things might be researched just a bit before they're published.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    The Senate’s foolish USPS bailout—Editorial - NYPOST.com


    And the NASCAR team is no longer supported after this year. It was terminated by congress.
    I can't find anything saying such a proposed bailout bill has actually passed yet. It was being proposed against the USPS' wishes but not passed yet. I could be wrong.

    As for NASCAR I am fine with that being stopped. I realize it is a little different in that the Army is doing it for recruitment purposes rather than revenue purposes. But I still don't like the appearance of it.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Hmmm...the original link in first post has changed. Phuckers. At any rate, why, or how can you be so sure the team got no taxpayer money?

    Are you part of the team? Part of the Feds?

    I'm sure the article could be wrong, but I've every reason to believe you could be too.

    I would assume those kinds of things might be researched just a bit before they're published.
    Well, it wouldn't be the first time I have ever been wrong.

    I listened to a show about it awhile back that included an interview with the Post Master General. It also delved quite a bit into the ridiculous measures Congress has been taking against the USPS, such as funding 75 years of pensions. But a quick Google search brought this up:

    The U.S. Postal Service | Need to Know | PBS

    Read point# 2.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    USADA report "proves" Armstrong used drugs - Yahoo! News

    "a team that received tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars in funding"

    Why exactly are taxpayer dollars going to a bicycling team?
    I bet way more was spent harassing this man to provide entertainment for losers than was spent on any drug use.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    ....illegal wars that slaughter innocent defenseless civilians in nations that didnt attack the USA, for the purpose of setting up more imperial fascist military bases and continue the theft of energy resources.

    Youre right! Its absolutely disgraceful that 1.4 million Iraqi civilians were killed in an illegal immoral war

    I wonder who funded these crimes against humanity and why?
    Jesus christ, are you just following me around posting the exact same thing on all of my posts? Have you ever met me before? Read absolutely anything I've ever written?

    Please show me one place I've ever supported the wars. Otherwise just shut the hell up and stay on topic.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    The article clearly states that this witch hunt was financed by taxpayers. Any concerns over that?


    "(The) statement confirms the alleged 'reasoned decision' from USADA will be a one-sided hatchet job - a taxpayer-funded tabloid piece rehashing old, disproved, unreliable allegations based largely on axe-grinders, serial perjurers, coerced testimony, sweetheart deals and threat-induced stories," he said.

    Armstrong was banned for life by USADA in August after announcing he would not fight the agency's doping charges against him.

    Breen said the agency was "ignoring the 500-600 tests Lance Armstrong passed, ignoring all exculpatory evidence, and trying to justify the millions of dollars USADA has spent pursuing one, single athlete for years."

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by BayToBay View Post
    The article clearly states that this witch hunt was financed by taxpayers. Any concerns over that?


    "(The) statement confirms the alleged 'reasoned decision' from USADA will be a one-sided hatchet job - a taxpayer-funded tabloid piece rehashing old, disproved, unreliable allegations based largely on axe-grinders, serial perjurers, coerced testimony, sweetheart deals and threat-induced stories," he said.

    Armstrong was banned for life by USADA in August after announcing he would not fight the agency's doping charges against him.

    Breen said the agency was "ignoring the 500-600 tests Lance Armstrong passed, ignoring all exculpatory evidence, and trying to justify the millions of dollars USADA has spent pursuing one, single athlete for years."
    Yes, it annoys me. Organizations like this have to prove they are doing something so they pull stuff like this. That said, yeah, I think Armstrong doped. I think practically all the high performing racers dope. If they ALL stopped doping I think Armstrong would still have won all of those races. I don't really care. It is a freaking bicycle race. But I don't think our tax dollars should be in any way involved in sports regulation.

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    Re: Armstrong Used Drugs -Did Taxpayer Dollars Fund It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Yes, it annoys me. Organizations like this have to prove they are doing something so they pull stuff like this. That said, yeah, I think Armstrong doped. I think practically all the high performing racers dope. If they ALL stopped doping I think Armstrong would still have won all of those races. I don't really care. It is a freaking bicycle race. But I don't think our tax dollars should be in any way involved in sports regulation.
    I think the definition of "doping" is not clear and they have changed the rules after the fact. He passed their tests and it should be left at that.

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