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    What binds people together (?)

    I haven’t read books spesifically about what you’re asking, but back when I was studying I was interested in questions about nationality. If that’s somewhat interesting to you, books like these are worth reading. Looking those books up, I really wanted to buy this one, if I can find the time to read it..
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    Football - To Russia with Löw

    Kahn was also quite a bit older at the time, and considered amongst the best keepers in the world. Karius does not have that luxury.
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    U.S. Politics; Who Watches the Watchers?

    I stand nitpicked and corrected.
  4. Depends. Went to a boarding school, so I was sort of moving out at 16. Definetely at 19. I did live at home for two months at one point since then, when healing from a broken leg, and getting ready to travel to Ethiopia for field work.
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    Football - To Russia with Löw

    I guess I could be flippant, and say that Rooney is more an improvement than a negative, but that sort of [email protected] is what slowly eats away my interest in football. I know that pining for the fjords .. sorry, the good old days ... isn’t accurate in most respects, as the world slowly improves. But I really feel that football is being ruined by the commercial aspect. Granted, the quality on the pitch, and the coverage, have all improved with commercialism. I just happen to think that - on balance - it used to be better.
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    U.S. Politics; Who Watches the Watchers?

    Minor nitpick: James McClean isn’t Irish, he’s from Northern Ireland. ETA: realized this probably needed some extra info, as he represents Ireland when playing international football. Thing there is, as long as at least one of your grandparents (I think that’s the cutoff) is from another country, you can choose to play for that country. Ireland has been very active in that regard.
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    Football - To Russia with Löw

    Word on the street is still that Silva’s the favourite to take over at Everton. However, in what I choose to look at as positive news, our incoming DOF - who hasn’t started his job yet - wants to be involved, talking to/interviewing Silva himself. If this DOF is as good as his reputation from Holland suggests (*cough* Alfonso Alves *cough*), that’s good. Would be great if someone could take charge from the get-go. Also being reported that Rooney is on his way to MC. Which, of course, MC will take stoically on the chin.
  8. I have not suffered a royal wedding. However, I neither were there any dolphins present. The data so far are thus inconclusive.
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    Doomsday Warrior: The Return of Ted Rockson

    Theory in chess simply means «played before at a high level». Mostly, it’s also restricted to «played before more than a few times». Those known lines (played before) can at worst run up to around 20 moves. Those are not the most interesting games to watch
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    Not to reply for Notone, as he’s more able than me to analyze it, but I think what he would advise Roeder to do when entering the Queen’s gambit declined, is to play the semi-Tarrasch with 6 ...c5. The following line, as he mentions, exchanges material, and makes the position more easily playable. Less pieces to misplace The computer doesn’t give 6 ...g6 as a big blunder, but it gives you some long term weaknesses, which you rarely need in general and certainly does not need when playing the World Champion. And it is comfortably a worse move than 6...c5.
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    Football: CLeaning up

    I was rooting for Marseille when the game started, and I got my hopes up after the start. Now.. nah, Atleti has this in the bag. Shame, really, but there’s no way this defense lets Marseille through twice with Payet off.
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    Doomsday Warrior: The Return of Ted Rockson

    Oh, my. I hadn’t noticed that these threads were alive again. I pray for your sanity. Fun fact: of the chess game, every move up to Nf5 is theory - and could be played by a grandmaster, at least in theory. However, I think that theory leads to rather a lot of exchanges and a quite bloodless endgame. Still, until move 5 it could be taken from a chess book. And then Stacy shows his ... well, he shows something. Wonder if this Chessmaster will show similar skills?
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    Football: CLeaning up

    I may have jumped the shark a bit on that one. However, if we get a somewhat half-decent manager, he’ll send Rooney packing. He doesn’t have the legs for the PL any longer - at least for a team wanting to challenge for the top 6.
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    Football: CLeaning up

    We’re really restructuring atm. Along Allardici, CEO Elstone is leaving. Seems to be some sort of splitting up the responsiblity for that position - that is, we’re getting a new CEO, but also some people from the board step up to take charge of spesific tasks previously under the CEO (e.g the commercial side, the new stadium etc). Also, Steve Walsh is either out or moving sideways, with Marcel Brands joining from PSV to become our new DOF. And a new manager will hopefully be incoming very shortly. And Rooney leaving, which is - unfortunaltely - overdue. We don’t need three slow number 10s - so the oldest needs to go. How the squad will look after the summer will be exciting to see. However, I reckon next season will see at best minimal movement in the table.
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    You’re a better player than me, but I agree - I see absolutely no appeal in that line. I never enter into the Queen’s gambit anyway, as I dislike the structure. 1. ..Nf6 is my standard response to 1.d4
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