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    Quote Originally Posted by TUTs_mama View Post
    That is a very good point! Government should not be sponsoring athletes, IMHO.
    Actually the USPS is a semi independent federal agency. See the link below.

    http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consum.../uspsabout.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Actually the USPS is a semi independent federal agency. See the link below.

    http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consum.../uspsabout.htm
    This part, "According to the laws under which it now operates, the U.S. Postal Service is a semi-independent federal agency, mandated to be revenue-neutral. That is, it is supposed to break even, not make a profit", is a little confusing. As a "revenue-neutral" organization, they sure seemed to have plenty of funds to spare for Lance and his cycling team. Maybe that is how they were able to stay netural, by giving all their profits away. Could have gone to a much better place....

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    As far as USPS and money woes go the cycling foray had nothing to do with it's current ailments. However, Congress forcing them to pre-fun the next 75 years of pensions under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act has essentially made them a black hole. No other public or private institution is forced to do this, they are paying for employees they have not even hired yet.

    But yea the 40/120 triple damages suit is just showmanship for 'getting even'. $120M would cover about 45 days of USPS fleet fuel costs....swatting at gnats and swallowing camels.

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    Seems like a BS lawsuit to me. Sure, USPS can prove breach of contract and fraud. But none of that matters if there are no damages. I don't see how USPS is damaged. Indeed, at the time, it was the chief beneficiary of his fraud. And no one holds them in any lower esteem as a result of Armstrong's lies. He fooled most.

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    $40 million on the cycling team?? As punishment the USPS should require that he deliver mail on his bicycle for whatever amount of time they deem appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver View Post
    $40 million on the cycling team?? As punishment the USPS should require that he deliver mail on his bicycle for whatever amount of time they deem appropriate.
    I get two papers. Can he deliver both? And when can he start?

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    Re: Still after Armstrong !!!

    Saw this link on the iBOB mailing list. A different perspective on Lance's drug use:

    http://faxo.com/high-way-biking-on-d...streated-23599

    :-)

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    Re: Still after Armstrong !!!

    It seems strange that his name is not even mentioned now in past winners.

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    If they are doing their job then why did they not do their job when the original competitions took place? If you have to have a drug test to get a job why not have one to compete?

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    Everyone's heard more than enough about Armstrong, but I thought this was a good article.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/sp...armstrong.html

    The description of the drug culture in cycling in the 90s (and still today? Who knows) was pretty chilling. "It was like eating team dinner."
    These opinions are mine mine mine and not USMS'.

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    Re: Still after Armstrong !!!

    And some were kicked out of the recent Olympics for banned use , even if it was in an approved cold medicine.

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    Re: Still after Armstrong !!!

    I have not heard anything about him . What is he doing now?

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