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Call that contrition? 'I didn't feel
bad, I didn't think it was wrong
and I didn't feel like I was cheating':*

Daily Mail (UK), by Meghan Keneally

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/17/2013 9:42:02 PM

Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping in his first lengthy public interview since the governing committees accused him of running the ´sophisticated´ doping ring to secure his world record titles. ‘I view this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times,’ he said in an televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. He admitted that he doped in some form for each of his seven Tour de France victories, though he maintained that the last time that he ´crossed that line´ was in 2005. He described the elaborate doping ring

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*Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: j9zig2009, 1/17/2013 9:47:50 PM     (No. 9123305)

I hope he gets sued to kingdom come and ends up broke. My guess tho is he will keep the megabucks that he deceived and threatened others to get.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: On fire, 1/17/2013 9:49:33 PM     (No. 9123307)

Mean man who destroyed others´ lives, reputations & careers. Your 15 minutes were over years ago, Lance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: j9zig2009, 1/17/2013 10:10:45 PM     (No. 9123339)

Ya think maybe his filling his veins with testosterone, HGH and godonlyknowswhatelse caused his cancer to begin with?? Only makes sense.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2013 10:13:31 PM     (No. 9123344)

How much did the big O pay him for this interview ? In cash ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/17/2013 10:17:09 PM     (No. 9123349)

Armstrong´s "Doctor" and doping coach Michele Ferrari thought it was possible that his early doping caused the cancer.

Read up on Greg Strock and Erich Kaiter, two teammates of Armstrong when they were Juniors.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/17/2013 10:26:14 PM     (No. 9123365)

I could care less about his drug use but I am completely outraged that he purposefully destroyed other people to advance his lies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/17/2013 10:34:17 PM     (No. 9123376)

On the outside looking in, this admission seems to me to be financial suicide.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 1/17/2013 10:51:17 PM     (No. 9123395)

Oh that makes it okay to lie, everyone else was doing it. What a standup guy. Our society has fallen to the lowest being lauded and those with integrity ignored. We do have a sick society and sadly country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 1/17/2013 10:51:43 PM     (No. 9123398)

The "Rosie Ruiz " of cycling

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 1/17/2013 10:57:05 PM     (No. 9123411)

Oprah? Really? That´s worse than the doping.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MaMe2, 1/17/2013 11:15:12 PM     (No. 9123427)

He appears to be very bitter. He rides a bicycle for a living and the ride is over.
I guess his next career move is poltics.Lying is always forgiven , as long as he´s not a conservative.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 1/18/2013 1:40:43 AM     (No. 9123500)

...just go away Lance, confessing to Mother Oprah is not going to help. She can not absolve you of your sins...

...if his drug use caused the cancer, how ironic. I guess you call it payback...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/18/2013 1:43:05 AM     (No. 9123501)

Once a great role model for young people for his cycling but also for his fight against cancer.

Now here he is trying to set himself up to profit from his ´confession´. Sir, I hope you end up broke and have to count on Obamacare for your medical needs.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/18/2013 3:24:43 AM     (No. 9123521)

If only this would lead to a ban on bike helmets and spandex shorts,I´d be happy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/18/2013 7:02:14 AM     (No. 9123635)

Please, get the hook.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/18/2013 7:02:53 AM     (No. 9123636)

I´m with #14...Spidey, you are absolutely right!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 1/18/2013 7:40:13 AM     (No. 9123698)

Ditto #14.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jloophole, 1/18/2013 7:45:03 AM     (No. 9123706)

Maybe he can make some money selling LIVESWRONG bracelets. Yellow could still be the color.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/18/2013 7:46:54 AM     (No. 9123710)

Mr. Armstrong is a poster boy for what ails this country and that is situational ethics. Honor and integrity have lost their meaning for so many people who attempt to justify anything they do as a means to an end. This is what happens when right and wrong have no meaning. You have no moral compass. I applaud him for finally telling the truth but I hope he isn´t hailed as a hero for it.





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Reply 20 - Posted by: Judith, 1/18/2013 7:56:07 AM     (No. 9123723)

There you go. There´s the difference between a normal person,i.e., one who knows the difference between evil and good, and a sociopath who knows the difference between getting caught and not getting caught.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hermoine, 1/18/2013 8:02:43 AM     (No. 9123735)

While I´m NOT A FAN of Cheryl Crow, I remember thinking he was a jerk back when they were dating and he basically dumped her in the middle of her fight with breast cancer. He´s a complete meglomaniac...after he hit it big, he dumped his wife and daughters and began sleeping with anyone in Hollywood that would have him...if memory serves, he even dated one of those creepy looking Olsen twins.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BorninOKC, 1/18/2013 8:09:44 AM     (No. 9123751)

There are a few who say "everyone was doing it" as though that made doping okay. I wonder what they thought of the GDR Olympic winners whose doping was assumed, even if never confessed.

Surely the more general public reaction is similar to the response here, and not what Armstrong hoped for. Maybe he will just shut up and go away.

And I can´t see how Oprah enhanced her brand by being part of this.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LZK, 1/18/2013 8:12:52 AM     (No. 9123759)

I think the "story" here is the pathetic low that oprah has gone to to promote her failing television station...

Perhaps al/jerra (sp?) will want to buy it oprah....make a call to shraka/gore.

What´s the matter -- honey -- your black roots showing???

LZK

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/18/2013 8:33:11 AM     (No. 9123822)

Now I can´t even enjoy his one cameo scene in Dodgeball...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/18/2013 8:34:05 AM     (No. 9123824)

Worst thing Armstrong has done?
Putting Oprah back in the spotlight.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/18/2013 8:37:31 AM     (No. 9123834)

Yikes. He must be a Democrat.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/18/2013 8:38:31 AM     (No. 9123840)

I am gut full of both Oprah and Lance. I don´t care. Go away.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/18/2013 8:41:30 AM     (No. 9123847)

Lance sounds like a world-class arsehat. Maybe he should consider running for office on the D-ticket.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: olcap, 1/18/2013 8:48:43 AM     (No. 9123866)

Putting Oprah back in the spotlight is the WORST Armstrong has done? My, someone needs an ethics lesson, I think.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/18/2013 8:57:47 AM     (No. 9123898)

Actually I think the motivation was "I had cancer, I needed a boost, an edge to make up for it, so I was justified in doping up."

Lance, give it a rest, stop digging the hole you are in...just go away...and please move OUT of Texas to another state where losers live, like Californication or New Jerk!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 1/18/2013 9:06:47 AM     (No. 9123931)

Lance was doping LONG before he had cancer.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 9:49:18 AM     (No. 9124059)

He´s still lying.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/18/2013 9:52:32 AM     (No. 9124066)

Yep, everyone was doing it. And so is everyone in professional sports. As Rush says, the people demand from these athletes things they can´t do without drugs.

Armstrong has been stripped of his victories. I demand to know that #2, who will now be #1, wasn´t drugging as well. And then when it´s shown he was, I demand to know that #3 wasn´t and so on and so on and so on.

It´s time to get real about performance enhancing drug use and realize that sports fans are pushers whether they realize it or not.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/18/2013 9:58:23 AM     (No. 9124092)

Remember when the "everybody does it" defense became acceptable to the media/left? 1998 - everybody lies about sex. Thanks once again, Bubba.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/18/2013 10:14:55 AM     (No. 9124122)

Oprah has invested him with clintonism--he ain´t never going away. When he´s 95, he´ll still be yammering on about how right he was.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: sixtiesdude, 1/18/2013 10:36:51 AM     (No. 9124167)

OK. Yeah. Thanks, Lance. Now go away. Far, far away. And take your stinkin´ Spandex shorts with you.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/18/2013 10:37:38 AM     (No. 9124170)

One Quick Note -

The USADA - US Anti-Doping Administration is not a US agency of the lawful government of the United States.

It is an NGO - a non-governmental agency.

For those of you in Rio Linda, an NGO is a child of the UNITED NATIONS.

As States in America are the Grantors of the right to create a corporation, it´s the United Nations which grants the right to create an NGO.

Now, if you believe a United Nation´s chartered NGO is unbiased, plays fair and is not anti-American to its very roots, step up, I have land to sell you ....

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Reply 38 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/18/2013 11:01:30 AM     (No. 9124236)

Well I for one am glad to see that my gut feeling that Armstrong was an arrogant creep from the get-go has been validated.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/18/2013 11:21:06 AM     (No. 9124295)

Those other people who Armstrong destroyed could have said NO a long time ago. As despicable as Armstrong is he should realize that no matter what he says or does FOREVER, no apology will ever be accepted.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 11:44:45 AM     (No. 9124400)

#40 - Don´t you understand that the people who said "No" were the ones destroyed?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 1/18/2013 11:59:37 AM     (No. 9124442)

Lance is preparing himself to run for political office. In particular as a dem. For he is a poster boy for lying, cheating. This will greatly enhance his resume´ to run for, say, Senator, Representative and maybe even Mayor of NYC. Or maybe...President of the USA.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/18/2013 12:16:49 PM     (No. 9124505)

Thanks for your concern, #29.

http://tinyurl.com/a3bbgp7

Oprah´s history of damage outstrips Armstrong´s, IMO.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/18/2013 1:14:02 PM     (No. 9124669)

Maybe Armstrong and Bill Clinton can get together for "A Liar and Liar Bolder & Fresher Tour" to rival O´Reilly´s & Miller´s road shows?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/18/2013 2:43:32 PM     (No. 9124863)

#44, why not add several hundred politicians and bureaucRATS in washington, d. c., to the lance and slick willy gang?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: biggun, 1/18/2013 2:53:05 PM     (No. 9124884)

Lest we forget, Lance Armstrong once displayed the finest act of sportsmanship I have ever witnessed when he stopped in the 2001 Tour for Jan Ullrich who had crashed in to a ditch, and waited until Ullrich got back on the course before resuming racing. Ullrich and all the other top competitors were doping, just as was Armstrong. Unless you have competed at the very top of an elite international sport, you have no damn idea what you´re talking about regarding doping. ALL top rated elite cyclists dope, which means that Lance was competing on an EQUAL footing with his competitors in each of his 7 Tours de France. He still kicked their asses 7 times in a row. Lance Armstrong is a once-in-a-lifetime superior athlete who is the greatest cyclist of all time - period. All you naysayers can go pound sand.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/18/2013 3:11:19 PM     (No. 9124921)

#24 - Funny and agreed, but still not as bad as surfing across one of the ´Naked Gun´ collection and then orenthal appearing on the screen.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 3:46:24 PM     (No. 9124989)

#46 - Armstrong´s gesture was not his own, it is common in cycling. Look at the furor over Contador not stopping for Andy Schleck in 2010. This type of sportsmanship happens not only in European races, but at local US races, too.

It is not about the doping; and you´re wrong about everybody doing it. It is about the destruction of people who dared question the myth, the destruction of a sport for his own gain, and the cynical use of a disease, and those afflicted with the disease, to enrich himself.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 1/18/2013 3:47:50 PM     (No. 9124991)

#46: Who cares if he was a great athlete if as a human being he is all things despicble: liar, cheat, hypocrite, bully, narcissist, selfish, arrogant, delusional ...?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: biggun, 1/18/2013 3:59:46 PM     (No. 9125011)

The "everyone does it defense doesn´t wash" mantra is for those who ignore the realities of certain elite level sports. I don´t condone the use of performance enhancers, but I am realistic enough to understand that so long as they exist, the top athletes will use them. As such, they are truly competing on equal footing, and only the very exceptional athletes will rise consistently to the top. It may not appeal to one´s sense of sportsmanship, but it is the way it is and all the top guys know it. All the athletes who use performance enhancers to the max but still complain are hypocrites and losers. The only sure way to stop the use of performance enhancers in sports is to eliminate the sports in which they are commonly used.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/18/2013 4:31:12 PM     (No. 9125063)

#51 - PEDs affect riders differently. It does not make them all equal and it most certainly does not create an equal playing field.

Additionally, all riders cannot afford the same doping programs. Armstrong personally spent over $1 Million with Ferrari. Armstrong had access to private jets to get past Customs, more money, and the governing body, UCI, in his back pocket.

It is a tired canard and flat-out wrong that it makes a level playing field.



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Reply 51 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/18/2013 4:45:51 PM     (No. 9125092)

The whole thing is a huge, evil, sick joke on the competitive sporting world. Lance Armstrong was a fantastic hero. The French were extra-sensitive nationalistic cry babies. How in thw world could this level of "doping" have gone on, under the intense scrutiny of every French detective , spy and racing official for all those years and never get noticed- it took an insider snitch to expose it? Then it turns out every one was doing it and hundreds of people were involved in it? My smell-o-meter is off the charts on the whole thing.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: texas_gop, 1/18/2013 4:46:55 PM     (No. 9125096)

I am guessing that at least 50% of the riders cheat(ed) anyway. But, then again, I don´t really care. What athletes do and people who live and breathe what they do are the least of my concerns.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: cake crumb, 1/18/2013 9:26:03 PM     (No. 9125547)

Hmmmm....is he trying for a juicy cabinet position?

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 1/18/2013 10:03:07 PM     (No. 9125584)

When I saw the so-called ´dope´ he was taking, the blood transfusions and EPO shots, I was surprised. That is the same thing my 77 year old husband was taking for his bone marrow failure cancer. Didn´t Armstrong have cancer? Perhaps there is more to this than we know. My husband wouldn´t have thought his treatment would have been considered "doping".
Lots of us here know little about this whole bussiness, but, bash away in ignorance,like always!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/18/2013 10:14:10 PM     (No. 9125592)

#56 you are comparing Armstrong´s story to your Husband´s and accusing posters of ´bashing´. Obama tactics. Armstrong did his ceremonial appearance on the Oprah couch and admitted to being a doper, a liar and a cheat. If he had health issues driving his doping he has had every chance to say so. There is a right and wrong and sometimes, if rarely, wrong loses.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/18/2013 11:52:28 PM     (No. 9125694)

One liar speaking to another liar.

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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss


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