Taxes and the stripped cyclist

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Re: Taxes and the stripped cyclist

Postby Number Six » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:51 pm

If that and other in depth stories of Armstrong's doping doesnt't shock and surprise the average American, there is something wrong, Captain.

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Re: Taxes and the stripped cyclist

Postby Lambkin » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Well it certainly is disturbing, but for it to be shocking would imply that it was a surprise, which for me it was not. The signs were there for more than a decade. It was clear to me since at least 2001 that Armstrong was a narcissistic tool and a bully (every time he opened his mouth), the sporting performances were not believable, and large numbers of his former teammates were busted for doping after they left the Armstrong/Bruyneel teams. Reports of doping (absent a positive test) can always be derided as rumours but they are more accurately described as the tip of the iceberg: it's always worse than you know.

As for Lance's cancer story, I wouldn't be surprised if the aggressive growth of his tumors was hastened by chronic EPO abuse, which has been described as "Miracle-Gro for cancer".

The shocking thing to me is that despite the loss of endorsements and the possibility that he will have to return some of his winnings, he's still able to brush it off and laugh all the way to the bank - sitting on over $100m.


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