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I am excited about this product, but it felt like Microsoft was pulling punches with this announcement," Epps said.
Over the years he's had a few run-ins with the show's hierarchy and, at the age of 65 ("66 at the end of August"), he's not about the start pulling punches now.
According to a report called "Too Fat to Fight," - no one ever accused Army generals of pulling punches - the biggest cause of military ineligibility is weight.
I e-mailed back what may have been a sobering response, but I don't believe in pulling punches with aspiring entrepreneurs or anyone striving to succeed.
ADELAIDE, Australia, October 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten weeks into the uncontrolled and continuing oil and gas spill from the Montara wellhead, with anywhere from 10 to 20 million litres of oil spilled into the ocean, conservationists have stopped pulling punches.
After years of pulling punches, Democrats in the Senate are throwing them at Cheney, following the revelation that the man who operated as something akin to a co-president during George Bush's first term ordered the CIA to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress.