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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You must have missed my other post
    i must admit i have a personal bias againist the olympics.

    they have never considered robotic combat as a event.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    There's no party. They just tend to vote for the people who don't call them devils. Why some of them vote for the GOP is where I have issues. I tend not to vote for people who seem to hate me.
    Because they think they are still Lincoln Repubs, a group that no longer exists. Dems have been their party. Straight athletes with children in public do not "act out" to draw attention. DADT in public for an event like the Olympics is only common-sense. Gays continue to run the risk of driving away independents.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Because they think they are still Lincoln Repubs, a group that no longer exists. Dems have been their party. Straight athletes with children in public do not "act out" to draw attention. DADT in public for an event like the Olympics is only common-sense. Gays continue to run the risk of driving away independents.
    You seem to believe that Gay Pride day is Gay Every Day? I can't help you with that. If Spring Break was how we judged heterosexuals the women of America would be in overalls and winter coats, by law.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    There's a bit of buzz in the media about boycotting the next winter Olympics in Russia in protest of anti-gay legislation there. Would that be an appropriate response? Would we be expecting athletes who've trained for years for the tournament to make the sacrifice for our sensibilities? Should we pressure corporate sponsors to make a point instead or should we just butt out of the politics and social dynamics of the country and have the competition as-is? Can we send openly-gay athletes in a situation where they could be arrested and convicted and jailed?
    We have to let Russia know that if they politicize the games or have their petty little war on homosexuality during the games then we take the games away from them and give them to either the US/Canada or the EU (Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands for all the speed skating events) because the games have to remain pure and not be marred by anti-gay laws during the games in the cities the olypics take place in.
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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    I wouldn't feel good about it personally, I have sympathy for the athletes, but all societies have to take moral stands. We have ours, they have theirs, and ours is the more mature one. If they were prosecuting Christians and banning the Bible I suspect you would feel the same?
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ITs idiotic. if we boycott Russia for prosecuting BEHAVIOR then other countries can boycott us for the death penalty, war on drugs, etc
    It's easy enough to imagine that there could be other countries which might be inclined to boycott a U.S.-hosted Olympic event because of our tolerance for homosexuality and other related evils. They would certainly be more justified for taking such a stance than we would in boycotting a country for standing against these evils.


    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the purpose of the olympics is to avoid politics
    That's really the point.
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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I want to boycott the olympics more for dropping wrestling from the 2020 games.
    The only thing the U.S. and Iran agree on.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    You seem to believe that Gay Pride day is Gay Every Day? I can't help you with that. If Spring Break was how we judged heterosexuals the women of America would be in overalls and winter coats, by law.
    Russians are talking about "openly gay" behavior in their Country, not Gay Pride Day every day. Independents don't have a problem with Gay Pride day, neither do I, but then you extrapolated to Gay Every day. I talk of straight athletes with children at the Olympics. You have a diatribe about Spring Break and loose women. If you can't talk with me, you've lost your crusade. Choose your battles wisely.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Russians are talking about "openly gay" behavior in their Country, not Gay Pride Day every day. Independents don't have a problem with Gay Pride day, neither do I, but then you extrapolated to Gay Every day. I talk of straight athletes with children at the Olympics. You have a diatribe about Spring Break and loose women. If you can't talk with me, you've lost your crusade. Choose your battles wisely.
    I've no need to convince you of anything. Death will solve that for us both soon enough and the trends are clear, your side lost just as we told you it would. It will in Russia as well, just as it has in other places grasping at what's left of their dogmatic "morality".

    As for the battles, yours is against the tides. Good luck with that.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    I've no need to convince you of anything. Death will solve that for us both soon enough and the trends are clear, your side lost just as we told you it would. It will in Russia as well, just as it has in other places grasping at what's left of their dogmatic "morality".

    As for the battles, yours is against the tides. Good luck with that.
    You reject the very people and Democratic party like me who have been fighting your battle in PRIVATE my entire life. I grow weary of trying to convince each segment of our "big tent" to grow up. GLBT non-voting in 2010 heped give us the GOP House until at least 2022.

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    Re: Olympic boycott?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You reject the very people and Democratic party like me who have been fighting your battle in PRIVATE my entire life. I grow weary of trying to convince each segment of our "big tent" to grow up. GLBT non-voting in 2010 heped give us the GOP House until at least 2022.
    I reject? I'm not fighting for my rights, I already have them. If you support rights equality for others, for gays, then good for you, but as a society we sometimes have to take a stand. This may be one of those times.

    As for staying home in 2010, that's both unfortunate and typical. Lots of Dem voters are kids and they aren't that easy to motivate, they're kids.
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