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Sledge Hockey The Paralympics Way - It Isn't An Easy Game
Answer a series of forehead-slapping anecdotal factoids. It's up to you to weigh each fact in each anecdotal factoid. They're tricky. One might seem like total B.S. until it's revealed to be strangely and disturbingly "True." Another anecdotal factoid might seem to contain all solid and verifiable facts until it's revealed to be yet one more big fat garden variety "Bald-Faced Lie." And here's the trickiest part: an anecdotal factoid might even be "Half-True"; in other words, a mishmosh of truths and bald-faced lies, where you don't know where one ends and the other begins, much like the usual slop served by Madison Avenue, Washington D.C., and the Internet in its entirety.

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I have to tell you, I am sick of the lies that we tell ourselves. Last night I was at the Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 council worker coronation street. Being a volunteer, I had the opportunity to get down onto the floor and meet some of these amazing athletes. I met athletes and coaches from Argentina, Japan, Korea, USA, the Czech Republic...and of course, Canada. As I met and talked to these great men and women, I noticed one thing with every one of them. They were smiling. Every single one of them. Now, these are people who were missing limbs, sight, and mobility and they were happy.

I don't remember who said it but I remember a quotation It is better to aim for the stars and drag your feet through the treetops than it paraplegic man walks again is to aim for the treetops and drag your feet through the mud".

The last time I saw a movie seriously incorporate wrestling moves into a film, it was rowdy roddy piper dead spending way too much time pile driving the bad guy in They Live. It was ridiculous, but we expected nothing less from Roddy, 'cause, ya know, he's a wrestler.

In the relay races, each team skier skies one leg of the circuit. The teams are made up from different categories that are balanced out so that each team is even starting out. This eliminates time calculations. The first team across the finish line is the winner.

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