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    Government wastes $6 Million on Bonds Trial






    Government wastes $6 Million on Bonds Trial

    Well now that the whole Barry Bonds fiasco is finally over, we get to see the damage that the federal government did to taxpayers’ wallets. Ready for this? Your government spent over $6 million chasing after a guy who may or may not have used steroids to enhance his baseball skills (probably did use them, but who cares).

    In any case, is hunting down a pro baseball steroid user really worth the same amount of money that could feed thousands of homeless people for weeks? I don’t think so, and I doubt that anybody would either. Oh, and the best part of the deal is that courts only convicted Bonds of one measly charge, obstruction of justice.

    All I can say is that it’s great that the last remnant of the BALCO deal is finally gone. And for that, maybe it is worth $6 million.





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    Even the obstruction charge seems like a bit of a reach to me. Giant waste of money and resources. Balco may be over, finally, but the trials continue. I think Clemens is up next. The whole thing is like a bad joke that just won't die.

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    what a effing joke...

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    Yeah it is what it is . I mean I a big sports fan. And I really could care less about bonds lying to to the feds. If he used or didnt no matter baseball is way better to have bonds playing than not ,and nobody can argue that no matter if you like the guy or not. Hell baseball was on point and a must watched during the so called steroids ear . No matter now cuz its back to good pitchers and defence. Yeaaaa. The feds are like that bully in school that jus can't be out did. And no matter what our national budget looks like they can spend all that money on a personal vendetta. What a joke ..

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    After years of legal wrangling and a multi-million dollar defense, Bonds was found guilty on a federal obstruction of justice charge. You can't expect the government to put some attorney straight out of law school with a minimal staff on a case with a multi-million dollar defense.

    I don't care if this case was about steroids, illegal parking or loitering. You can't give cops, investigators or prosecutors false statements or hinder with their gathering of evidence. Even a $75/hr attorney would have told Bonds this.

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    Yeah the country is in a shithole of debt, we have no idea what we're doing in the middle east anymore, and we came dangerously close to a government shutdown...but at least steroids are out of baseball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel618 View Post
    Yeah the country is in a shithole of debt, we have no idea what we're doing in the middle east anymore, and we came dangerously close to a government shutdown...but at least steroids are out of baseball.
    Just think how many lives they saved!


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    All I know is we must get these very dangerous hormones (testosterone) out of the hands of adults, before you know it everyone will start lifting weights, gaining muscle mass and strength, eating healthy, living longer, oh shit then what?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    All I know is we must get these very dangerous hormones (testosterone) out of the hands of adults, before you know it everyone will start lifting weights, gaining muscle mass and strength, eating healthy, living longer, oh shit then what?
    You're too weak on crime. Since the substance is so dangerous, if they detect any trace of it in your system, you should be thrown in jail.


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    It's not a big joke.

    The government needs to make sure they keep the Major Distraction league in business.

    If the country's sports were to lose the glammer, then people would focus on real issues in life. And then they'd be harder to control.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/sp...ines&emc=tha27

    Baseball Strides Forth on H.G.H., but Carefully
    By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

    When testing for human growth hormone begins in Major League Baseball next spring, the sport will be moving cautiously into uncharted territory.
    Each player will have a blood test for the substance in spring training. But during the season, the testing will be stopped. After the season, it will resume.
    The owners and the players will then decide whether to do in-season testing in 2013, something the owners are clearly hoping will happen.
    This on-again, off-again schedule for testing in the first year underscores just how daunting it is for the players union to agree to blood testing for the first time, particularly when other professional sports leagues in North America do not do such tests.
    Over the past decade, dozens of baseball players, including Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, have been tied to H.G.H., which antidoping experts claim can help players recover quickly and build muscle mass but which cannot legally be used without a prescription.
    It is a substance that has proved extremely difficult to detect, but baseball will now try, moving ahead of other leagues like the N.F.L. There, the players have backed away from the H.G.H. test, raising various reservations. That did not keep baseball’s union from saying yes, but it is a cautious affirmation, one modest step at a time.
    “None of us have experience with blood testing as we do with urine,” Michael Weiner, the head of the players union, said in a telephone interview Tuesday evening, hours after he and Commissioner Bud Selig ushered in a new five-year labor deal for baseball that is highlighted by the H.G.H. issue.
    Indeed, baseball players have been giving urine samples for steroid testing for much of the last decade. But blood testing was forbidden territory, with players giving blood only as part of their physicals during spring training. Now players will have to get used to the idea of phlebotomists’ entering clubhouses before or after games.
    But not any regular-season games in 2012. Weiner said players were different from other athletes because they played every day for nearly seven months. Thus, he said, the union wants to be sure the testing is not interfering with players’ health and safety. So for now, the testing will be limited — February and March and then post-October.
    Rob Manfred, the baseball official who negotiated the collective bargaining agreement with Weiner, acknowledged that the union wanted to proceed cautiously.
    “It is a question of starting where we are with the things we agreed upon and engaging in a process moving forward that we and the union are comfortable with,” he said.
    Actually, by taking blood samples from more than 1,200 baseball players next spring, baseball will be doing more comprehensive H.G.H. testing than the World Anti-Doping Agency, which oversees Olympic athletes. In 2010, only 3,425 H.G.H. tests were conducted on the tens of thousands of athletes subject to WADA testing.
    For years, WADA was one of baseball’s biggest critics, accusing it of looking the other way on doping. But on Tuesday, its director general acknowledged that baseball had in some ways jumped ahead of his organization.
    “This is very significant,” the director general, David Howman, said of baseball’s commitment to test everyone for H.G.H. “At last we are in a position where we can say that Major League Baseball is taking a leading role. This is something we are concerned about regarding our own testing.”
    The H.G.H. regimen for 2012 is similar to how baseball introduced steroid testing. In the first year, 2003, players were subject to anonymous survey testing. Penalty testing did not begin until a year later, and it was only in 2005 that players faced a suspension if they tested positive for the first time.
    Under the deal, players who test positive for H.G.H. in spring training or in the off-season will be suspended for 50 games.
    Howman said the union’s approach to the issue of doping had changed significantly since Weiner took over in 2009. Under the tenure of Donald Fehr, who led the union from 1983 to 2009, he said, union officials never responded to WADA overtures.
    “Now,” he added, “we are exchanging information.”

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    What a waste of tax payers money. Feed the poor, educate the uneducated. List goes on. There never going to stop anytype of drugs in americia.

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    Only in the US. the gov wastes time on this crap but can't even get healthy lunches into US schools. one of the reasons why I haven't watched pro sports in decades.
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    Only in the USA. I say juice them all and let'em play ball. It makes sports more interesting. Without gears, we'd have to wait 60 years each time before another world's record was broken.

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    what do ya mean LAM they are researching n adding more pizza to school lunches, didnt ya read prince's post.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearsMcGilf View Post
    Only in the USA. I say juice them all and let'em play ball. It makes sports more interesting. Without gears, we'd have to wait 60 years each time before another world's record was broken.
    Exactly, I want AAS in all pro sports, imagine how fucking lame NFL football would be if they were all natural, it would be like going to the Mr. Olympia and all of the pro bb's being natural, LAME.





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    I've always laughed at the hypocrisy of the whole Steroid crackdown.

    Ok, I get it... Performance Enhancing Drugs are "unfair"... whatever.

    They sure as hell down apply those same rules to Viagra! TELL ME that's not a "performance enhancing drug"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witmaster View Post
    I've always laughed at the hypocrisy of the whole Steroid crackdown.

    Ok, I get it... Performance Enhancing Drugs are "unfair"... whatever.

    They sure as hell down apply those same rules to Viagra! TELL ME that's not a "performance enhancing drug"!!
    there is no rationale for it, it's completely illogical and hypocritical, and a huge waste of time, money and resources. http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/an...scription.html





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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    Exactly, I want AAS in all pro sports, imagine how fucking lame NFL football would be if they were all natural, it would be like going to the Mr. Olympia and all of the pro bb's being natural, LAME.
    Wait a fuckin second. You're telling me there's aas use in the NFL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD4life View Post
    Wait a fuckin second. You're telling me there's aas use in the NFL?
    I know you're being sarcastic, but the majority of people (the general public) that watch pro sports actually believe they are natural. Even Lance Armstrong is now admitting to his AAS use, he rides a fucking bicycle! And who the fuck cares? AAS use does not produce an athlete, there is so much more to it, and that goes for every sport INCLUDING pro bodybuilding. I could not be a successful pro bodybuilder no matter how much gear I use, I do not possess the genetics that are necessary to be at that level.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    I know you're being sarcastic, but the majority of people (the general public) that watch pro sports actually believe they are natural. Even Lance Armstrong is now admitting to his AAS use, he rides a fucking bicycle! And who the fuck cares? AAS use does not produce an athlete, there is so much more to it, and that goes for every sport INCLUDING pro bodybuilding. I could not be a successful pro bodybuilder no matter how much gear I use, I do not possess the genetics that are necessary to be at that level.
    This my take on it, if only a small amount of pro athelets were able to acquire aas, then I could see how ppl would consider that unfair or cheating. Aas are readily available to any pro, to anyone who wants the really, as we all know. So you said, who cares is they are being used. We have such monstrous problems in this country that this should be a non-issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearsMcGilf View Post
    Only in the USA. I say juice them all and let'em play ball. It makes sports more interesting. Without gears, we'd have to wait 60 years each time before another world's record was broken.
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