>> for someone almost 37
>> years old, she turns 37 on December 24), which does
>> include a few women figure skaters.
> But as usual, Chuckie, you've got it wrong. Nicole turned 35 on the 23rd
>> A number of
>> female figure skaters have fall into
>> this kind of category over the years.
>> Elena Sokolova, Oksana Baiul,
>> Denise Beillmann amd Maria Butyrskaya
>> are among the skaters that have been
>> blocked under "***" categories.
> Who is running this list - the Taliban?
Probably a few of the more hardline
conservative types that have blocked Fox
News becuase they don't like the short skirts
a lot of the women reporters there wear.
>> And here is one thing I don't think that Terry
>> Hall, or is his minions at PDXISS will want to
>> hear. This company has the Portland Ice
>> Skating Society site blocked under a number
>> of categories.
>> A number of filtering providers have the
>> PDXISS site blocked.
> On the contrary, given how prudish and square these guys appear to be we'd
> disappointed if they weren't blocking us. It would indicate we're not
> our job of annoying the establishment with our pro-Tonya postings.
I know that in the past when PDXISS has been available
on our proxy, we have caught hell from some network
administrators who did not like the site. Back in 2006,
we got a rather *** E-mail from a high school in Austin,
Texas, when someone accessed PDXISS from school,
via our proxy. The administration in that school did NOT
approve of their students accessing the PDXISS web site.
PDXISS was VERBOTEN in that school.
The district was forced to changes it AUP to address
the use of proxies, since there was not specific rule against
using proxies. That fact they could do nothing to the student
over that really ticked them off.
In fact, I was given anonymous information that the people
who were to adminster the SOPA and PIPA laws in the USA,
had they passed, had planned to secretly add PDXISS to
the banned list, and ban anyone in the USA from visiting the
site. Apparently there are few bigshots in the American
government who do not like PDXISS, which also shows
how some in the government planned to use SOPA and PIPA
to silence their opponents.
And it rather surprises me that anyone in Texas would
know anything about skating. Texas is NOT a place
you would associate with skating. There have NEVER
been ANY champion skaters BORN in Texas, though
a few skaters who defected from Cuba have
trained there. Evora and Ladwig trained there after
they came to America from Cuba, and Cuban-American
skater Nina Garcia Jiang trains in the Houston area, but
that is about it, when it comes to figure skating in Texas.
Nina was born in Pinar Del Rio on 9th June 1996. What
is surprising is that she has not been entered in any Masters
or GP events now that she is old enough to compete
in them. She remained in America after the 2011 North
American championships in San Jose, Ca and has
since become an American citizen, and one of several
Chinese-Cuban skaters to become Americans. Beatriz
Liang become American in 2006. She was born in Cienfuegos,
Cuba in 1987. She will turn 25 on October 19th.