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    Posted January 15, 2013 by
    EWillies1961
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    Lance Armstrong speaks out

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    Lance Armstrong Was Wrong But Of No Consequence - Get Cheaters That Affect Us All

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     EWillies1961 told me, ' simply got tired of the righteous indignation of most as if Lance committed the most heinous act. Lance committed a bad act. He lied about taking “enhancement drugs” in order to compete with a field powered by “enhancement drugs”. Some would want to now question his prowess as a cyclist. The fact is that he is a superb athlete that accomplished with or without enhancement drugs a feat very few could.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    Our system is very interesting. We are ready to take down athletes that are steroids. We are ready to take down those that have so very little influence on our lives. Yet those that materially affect us like the political class and the titans of finance continue to get our reverence even as many times there path to success was via legal cheating.

    A few things to ponder, getting caught with marijuana can destroy one’s future going forward while being found drunk has no real consequences. Getting caught with crack vs cocaine (same substance) have vastly different penalties. While this may seem out of place for this post, these types of rules that materially affect lives are constant throughout our society including in athletics and that they are sometimes maliciously arbitrary should concern us more.


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