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Review: 'The Armstrong Lie'

Original post made on Nov 15, 2013

The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many had assumed to be true: Banned substances had fueled Armstrong's endurance and speed.

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Posted by student
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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Posted by Outside Observer
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on Nov 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

It angers me that the US Post Office donated a lot of money to the bike races. That is taxpayer money and the post office is complaining of budget issues. We should now be scrutinizing where tax payer money goes to a government organization that has nothing to do with the government organizations overall mission.


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Posted by Fact Check
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 16, 2013 at 8:38 am

"It angers me that the US Post Office donated a lot of money to the bike races. That is taxpayer money and the post office is complaining of budget issues."

The USPS does not receive any taxpayer money.


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Nov 17, 2013 at 5:06 am

That must explain why usps-dot-gov redirects to usps-dot-com


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Posted by wondering
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm

If the US Postal Service goes over budget and has huge pension payments pending, do you not think the US taxpayer will be on the hook for those payments...even if USPS is "supposed" to be self-supporting, haven't they received subsidies or some such from Congress? - just wondering.
Back when it was the US Postal Service team (Armstrong's bicycle team), I DID wonder why they were sponsoring...was an analysis done that the expenditure of funds did indeed pay off for USPS, regardless of how we quibble whether it is public or private.


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Posted by Too big to fail
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm

"If the US Postal Service goes over budget and has huge pension payments pending, do you not think the US taxpayer will be on the hook for those payments...even if USPS is "supposed" to be self-supporting, haven't they received subsidies or some such from Congress?"

And how is that any different than GM? Or the banks?


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