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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Well, it's your only hope (barring voting him out next year) to get Drumpf out of office. So it goes both ways.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    And yet, it was Truman on whom it fell to end the world war (albeit the worst was over with Germany's loss) because FDR died in office. I understand your argument, that circumstances made it necessary for FDR to stay on, but you ideally want to trust the institutional capacity of a nation more...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    The Resh half volley from outer space will live on long after TT runs out of digits to record his poast count.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Yeah, just mentioned him because the parallel was striking. Hitchcock too had a disdainful view of actors. And just as Raja wrote his scores single fair copy never to be second guessed and without ever playing the notes on an instrument to check if it was OK, Hitchcock apparently didn't look...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    But some people DID have power and chose to use it for a cause. Whether good or bad depends on each one's viewpoint. But not everyone in politics is a career politician. Gandhi had the most important skill required of a politician and that is the support of the electorate. Similarly...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Feared and revered. Sounds like Ilayaraja. Looks like a lot of creative geniuses develop a short temper from their frustration in having to communicate their ideas to those who are not on their wavelength.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    I think people are missing suresh's point here. Buddha and Jesus have been thoroughly whitewashed and mythologised; whatever their flaws were, we will never know them because it's too far back in time and no reliable records exist. That is not the case for Gandhi or Mother Teresa. Their...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Do agree there. We have a reliable record of these recent figures, which we don't have of Buddha or Jesus or the Prophet.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Yeah, Buddha lived. Whether that real Buddha had anything to do with the legend of Buddha is a different story. It seems plausible that Jesus may have existed and that his legend overshadowed the man himself. Krishna/Rama belong in mythology though staunch Hindus will insist otherwise.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    I don't know about religion in the sense of chasing a God because the other religion of our times, that being strident progressivism, is similarly cultist and judgmental.
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    You are defining what makes a great human being. Great MIND is a more amoral category. I will repeat what I said in another thread to do with cinema; to mix morality with a discussion on scientific or literary achievements robs us of the ability to discern the latter in the first place. So...
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    Thanks Azure.

    Thanks Azure.
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    Thanks mate!

    Thanks mate!
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Please, let's keep politics out of a good thread, k?
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    Owen Jones, Rave Doobin and Ben Shapiro. OK, serious. Just some names that weren't already mentioned (unless I missed): George Orwell, John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman.
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    US Open 2019 Court Speed Indication Thread

    I never said he wouldn't win. I never count out Nadal or any of the Big Three anywhere. I said these conditions suit Djokovic and I stand by it.
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    US Open 2019 Court Speed Indication Thread

    Again, I was simply talking about how the court was playing THIS time. It was playing more like AO, so I am not wrong about that. I am not Djokovic's doctor or something to vouch for his fitness. You must be terribly insecure to have to feed off scraps for brownie points. What a pity you...
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    US Open 2019 Court Speed Indication Thread

    I was clearly talking about the way USO was playing this time in a discussion with @Hitman. DRII simply quoted me out of context because he has nothing better to do.
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    US Open 2019 Court Speed Indication Thread

    Really? A shoulder injury doesn't count? OK whatever.
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    i dont believe Rafa is capaple of winning slams after 35

    I think it's the pundits who got themselves a rocking chair instead.
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    i dont believe Rafa is capaple of winning slams after 35

    Move, move, move the goalposts. Slam diversity is becoming a little difficult when his non clay slam tally matches Mac or Wilander's overall tally! So it will be this now. Fed fans gonna have an epic meltdown when Nadal gets to no. 20.
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    Can Medvedev win? Only unbiased objectivity

    Neither finalist fared well on first serve in the semis. Medvedev was at just 47%, which is a shocker for someone who serves as well as he does. Both need to raise their level on serve in the final. Nadal has much more experience, obviously, of doing that.
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    Can Medvedev win? Only unbiased objectivity

    There are two factors that work in Medvedev's favour. One, his serve. If he serves well, he can frustrate Rafa on this surface. Two, his double hander. Rafa's forehand will naturally go to his backhand and he CAN go both DTL and crosscourt with ease on the BH wing and we know Rafa dislikes...
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    Bianca Andreescu!

    Even if you didn't watch, how can anybody fluke winning seven matches in a row, beating in form players like Townsend and Bencic before dispatching Serena herself. Nobody knows how many, if any, more slams she will win, but this one wasn't a fluke. Winning a slam is almost never a fluke.
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    Bianca Andreescu, first player born in the 2000's to win a slam! Congratulations to Canada.

    Well, hope you are finally convinced about her potential. :)
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    Bianca Andreescu, first player born in the 2000's to win a slam! Congratulations to Canada.

    No, it's you who is. You don't have the grace to accept a champion not named Serena or Maria, period.
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    Bianca Andreescu, first player born in the 2000's to win a slam! Congratulations to Canada.

    This one ain't no one hit wonder. Don't be jealous that black supremacy lost. It isn't even the first time this year, so get used to it.
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    Why is Serena still a favorite to win U.S. Open?

    With the draw simply caving in, Serena's got to be the favourite. Players who could have hurt her here like Halep, Osaka, Pliskova are all gone. I give Svitolina or Andreescu a chance if they got to her but the favourite's got to be Mom.
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    Coco Gauff will get crushed at USO

    again, I didn't know this is what her dad is up to. I told you, we don't get so much coverage about her here. I agree with you that it smells bad. But again, I think you are still confused whether you want to oppose her dad's greed or herself as a tennis player. Her volleys are incredible...
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    Coco Gauff will get crushed at USO

    If you didn't read, I said above that I didn't know she is being told she let people down by losing. That changes everything. I see nothing wrong with a player of her age playing as long as it is without any pressure to perform. But if she is being asked to live up to expectations and all that...
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