I see the North Carolina representatives are voting again. I would like to say what they do makes sense. Unfortunately I cannot. So what happened this week.
- A vote to continue sending Federal funds to companies that outsource to other countries.
- A vote to eliminate the current voluntary contribution of tax liability ($3-$6) for campaign expenses. I'm sure they did this to cut spending. Let's see if they feel this way when it comes to eliminating subsidies to the oil companies and other big doners.
- A vote to defeat a bill that would require campaign advertisement identify corporations, unions, foreigh governments, or other entity paying for the ad.
- Defeat of a rule in the Senate that would have required a Senator that was engaged in a Filibuster to actually be on the floor and talking. This would have increased function of Senate and killed a lot of nonsense.
- Defeated a rule change that would have required fewer votes to stop a filibuster.
- Supported a rule change eliminating secret holds on bills for two days. A move to allow faster bill movement.
- Supported a rule change to eliminated the requirements that a clerk read all amendments to a bill on the floor.
Open turns vs Flip turns - A Question
The standard approach for swim swimmers doing and freestyle swim is to always do flip turns. For kids, I think that is well understood and evidence supports working to improve the flip turns and making them as efficient and as strong as possible.
I know that as we age our flexibility and lung capacity changes. As swimmers we postpone this effect many years compared to non swimmers. We do age and we do slow down and we do lose lung capacity. So my question is do we reach an age where for long events it would be faster to gain the extra oxygen with an open turn? Is the flip turn an advantage, with the associated loss of oxygen but faster turn? All this assumes the open turn is well executed.
Can anyone think of a way this could be tested with a variety of people and ages? Anyone suggest an experimental design and I will post it.
Please contact me at Harry DeLong
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