Why would that be a person to meet ?
12/08/2017 8:44:45 AM
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Was just browsing the profiles of the girls from Florida heading to Footlocker Nationals and just wondering why Bailey H. would say the person she would like to meet the most is Vladimir Putin ? Was that a joke ? Hobbies:Video games, reading, hiking, drawing, listening to music Person would most like to meet: Putin Hero: My Dad Superstition: Having the Jersey #1 is bad luck Most influential person: My Dad
Was just browsing the profiles of the girls from Florida heading to Footlocker Nationals and just wondering why Bailey H. would say the person she would like to meet the most is Vladimir Putin ? Was that a joke ?

Hobbies:Video games, reading, hiking, drawing, listening to music
Person would most like to meet: Putin
Hero: My Dad
Superstition: Having the Jersey #1 is bad luck
Most influential person: My Dad
12/08/2017 11:15:58 AM
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Odd... where did you see that at?
Odd... where did you see that at?
12/08/2017 11:32:41 AM
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@TGrasley on her bio for Footlocker South as one of the finalist; just a super odd response; other finalist said things like Shalane Flanagan, etc., with the way the world is going not sure she'd want that as her response given the recent political fires: http://footlockercc.com/2017/2017_finalist_bio.php?ID=SG5 Bailey Hertenstein SORegional Regional Finish: 5 Time:17:30.0 Hometown:Brandon, FL High School:Joe E. Newsome High School 800m: 2:10 1500m:N/A 1600m:4:54" 1 mile:4:59 3200m: 10:30 2 mile:N/A 5K:17:26 Cross Country Highlights Track Highlights Cross Country Bests Hobbies:Video games, reading, hiking, drawing, listening to music Person would most like to meet: Putin Hero: My Dad Superstition: Having the Jersey #1 is bad luck Most influential person: My Dad
@TGrasley on her bio for Footlocker South as one of the finalist; just a super odd response; other finalist said things like Shalane Flanagan, etc., with the way the world is going not sure she'd want that as her response given the recent political fires:

http://footlockercc.com/2017/2017_finalist_bio.php?ID=SG5

Bailey Hertenstein

SORegional
Regional Finish: 5
Time:17:30.0
Hometown:Brandon, FL
High School:Joe E. Newsome High School
800m: 2:10
1500m:N/A
1600m:4:54"
1 mile:4:59
3200m: 10:30
2 mile:N/A
5K:17:26
Cross Country Highlights
Track Highlights
Cross Country Bests

Hobbies:Video games, reading, hiking, drawing, listening to music
Person would most like to meet: Putin
Hero: My Dad
Superstition: Having the Jersey #1 is bad luck
Most influential person: My Dad
12/08/2017 6:51:03 PM
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[quote=XCRabbitHole]TGrasley on her bio for Footlocker South as one of the finalist; just a super odd response; other finalist said things like Shalane Flanagan, etc., with the way the world is going not sure she'd want that as her response given the recent political fires:[/quote] @XCRabbitHole That fact that she said Putin shows she has some kind of knowledge about worldly events and leads me to believe that perhaps she's interested in world politics. Honestly, naming an elite US athlete is a dime a dozen answer, and I think a controversial world leader response is more intriguing. Heck, it's got us talking about it, right? And if you really think about it, I would prefer a "Putin" response over a "Kardashian" or "Bieber" response; which would probably and sadly be the answer for the majority of teenagers now-a-days.
XCRabbitHole wrote:
TGrasley on her bio for Footlocker South as one of the finalist; just a super odd response; other finalist said things like Shalane Flanagan, etc., with the way the world is going not sure she'd want that as her response given the recent political fires:

@XCRabbitHole That fact that she said Putin shows she has some kind of knowledge about worldly events and leads me to believe that perhaps she's interested in world politics. Honestly, naming an elite US athlete is a dime a dozen answer, and I think a controversial world leader response is more intriguing. Heck, it's got us talking about it, right? And if you really think about it, I would prefer a "Putin" response over a "Kardashian" or "Bieber" response; which would probably and sadly be the answer for the majority of teenagers now-a-days.
12/11/2017 9:37:31 AM
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@CoachRaposo I needed to respond to your comment because I find it quite humorous. Perhaps you're not aware of Putin's government in Russia? I suggest you educate yourself on conditions there especially the law he passed called "Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values". You may have also missed the allegations of election meddling and hacking of our government agencies. We could spend all day pondering why a young lady, who was signed by a big college, would admire a man so foul as this person, and be proud of that? When I mentioned it to my athletes the gasps in the room were pretty loud and the questions of "what the hell ?" If you take the time to look at all the bios no one of those athletes mentioned Kardashian or Bieber? That's pretty ignorant of you to think also. They mentioned worthy Americans who obviously don't discriminate, degrade women, and more importantly, idolize a man who likes communist and socialist ideas, punishes those who speak out against the government and oh, is homophobic. I wonder exactly what the topic of conversation would be when she sat down with him to talk? I don't admire her for wanting to meet Putin when there are so many more who aren't as vile as him that are worthy. It's not thought provoking, it's disturbing.
@CoachRaposo I needed to respond to your comment because I find it quite humorous. Perhaps you're not aware of Putin's government in Russia? I suggest you educate yourself on conditions there especially the law he passed called "Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values". You may have also missed the allegations of election meddling and hacking of our government agencies. We could spend all day pondering why a young lady, who was signed by a big college, would admire a man so foul as this person, and be proud of that? When I mentioned it to my athletes the gasps in the room were pretty loud and the questions of "what the hell ?" If you take the time to look at all the bios no one of those athletes mentioned Kardashian or Bieber? That's pretty ignorant of you to think also. They mentioned worthy Americans who obviously don't discriminate, degrade women, and more importantly, idolize a man who likes communist and socialist ideas, punishes those who speak out against the government and oh, is homophobic. I wonder exactly what the topic of conversation would be when she sat down with him to talk? I don't admire her for wanting to meet Putin when there are so many more who aren't as vile as him that are worthy. It's not thought provoking, it's disturbing.
12/11/2017 9:56:49 AM
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[quote=XCRabbitHole]would admire a man so foul as this person, and be proud of that? When I mentioned it to my athletes the gasps in the room were pretty loud and the questions of "what the hell ?"[/quote] @XCRabbitHole Here's the problem. "Like to meet" and "admire" are two different things. In fact, she said her "Hero" was her "Dad". Sounds like a completely proper and well adjusted kid to me with a great family relationship. Maybe you'd reevaluate your strange thought process and get less scoffs when you tell this erroneous story to people if you stopped confusing the terminology of "Like to meet" and "admire". You're greatly manipulating the lexicon based on incorrect memory, and unfortunately at the same time casting a nice young lady in a very poor shadow. Unfortunately, manipulated memories such as this are fairly common. See Elizabeth Loftus for more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Loftus And thinking that teenagers following the Kardashians and Bieber on social media is ignorant, you must not be aware who rules social media. It's celebrities, some with talent, some good role models, and some completely without. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-followed_Instagram_accounts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-followed_Twitter_accounts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-subscribed_YouTube_channels https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-liked_pages_on_Facebook
XCRabbitHole wrote:
would admire a man so foul as this person, and be proud of that? When I mentioned it to my athletes the gasps in the room were pretty loud and the questions of "what the hell ?"

@XCRabbitHole Here's the problem. "Like to meet" and "admire" are two different things. In fact, she said her "Hero" was her "Dad". Sounds like a completely proper and well adjusted kid to me with a great family relationship.

Maybe you'd reevaluate your strange thought process and get less scoffs when you tell this erroneous story to people if you stopped confusing the terminology of "Like to meet" and "admire". You're greatly manipulating the lexicon based on incorrect memory, and unfortunately at the same time casting a nice young lady in a very poor shadow. Unfortunately, manipulated memories such as this are fairly common.

See Elizabeth Loftus for more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Loftus

And thinking that teenagers following the Kardashians and Bieber on social media is ignorant, you must not be aware who rules social media. It's celebrities, some with talent, some good role models, and some completely without.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-followed_Instagram_accounts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-followed_Twitter_accounts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-subscribed_YouTube_channels
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-liked_pages_on_Facebook
12/11/2017 10:16:37 AM
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Careful Ryan before your told to apologize and grow up : )
Careful Ryan before your told to apologize and grow up : )

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