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Old 02-11-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Dakar Gets New Address

Looks like it will be Paris to Dakar no more.

ESPN - Dakar Rally heading to South America for 2009 after terrorism canceled '08 race - Racing
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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With any luck the loss of income will incense the indigenous population and they will express their displeasure to every jihadist they happen to come into contact with. Probably won't happen though. "Their" propaganda machine has probably, sorry I'm not searching for it this is based on previous incidents, already put a good spin on it while "ours" hasn't, in all likelyhood even recognized the potential.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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Yer not moonlighting are you? Now that the writer strike is over I would imagine that rates are up.
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This is about the only thing that could have saved the rally's prominence, so I'm certainly looking at it as good news. There are already several rallys run in the same area, so the liklihood of cancellation is much less. That might entice some manufacturer's to participate who otherwise may have taken the "fool me once..." position. Not much help for the privateers here, but there's really no way to make that up. Should make the event a bit cheaper for North Americans too, relative to Europeans.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:37 PM   #6
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Yer not moonlighting are you? Now that the writer strike is over I would imagine that rates are up.
Strike..............?
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:45 PM   #7
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Boy, you keep up with the news, huh.
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I'm here to serve you Sachi.
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Now instead of getting blown up, you can get kidnapped and held for ransom!

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Old 02-11-2008, 03:20 PM   #10
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Boy, you keep up with the news, huh.
One can hardly classify a "TV-Show Writer's Strike" as "News".

That would be like an Easy-listening Musician's Strike: "We ain't gonna release NO MORE ALBUMS 'til we get our demands met!"

Good Luck with that.

Really.

Or Kanye West striking because the Grammy's dissed his Momma by tryin' to hustle him offstage 'cuz he rambled on and on and on and on and on and on...........

('zat "Newsie" 'nuff fer ya's? )
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