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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Conservatives concerned about communist China's human rights and economic oppression during the summer games a few years ago? "It's the Olympic games, the purpose is to put politics aside and compete in games as the world separate from politics and war."

    Russia passing an anti-gay law? "OMG hoist the flags! Condemn the Russians and turn the Olympics into a political battleground over gay rights!"

    Now, the law in Russia is stupid and I would support overturning it, but it's a load of hypocrisy for people to tell concerned conservatives to essentially shut up and respect the non-political nature of the games when they were in China while many more liberal areas are doing the opposite over a gay rights issue.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Conservatives concerned about communist China's human rights and economic oppression during the summer games a few years ago? "It's the Olympic games, the purpose is to put politics aside and compete in games as the world separate from politics and war."

    Russia passing an anti-gay law? "OMG hoist the flags! Condemn the Russians and turn the Olympics into a political battleground over gay rights!"

    Now, the law in Russia is stupid and I would support overturning it, but it's a load of hypocrisy for people to tell concerned conservatives to essentially shut up and respect the non-political nature of the games when they were in China while many more liberal areas are doing the opposite over a gay rights issue.
    I disagree entirely. Liberals were criticising the Olympics in China two years ago.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    I disagree entirely. Liberals were criticising the Olympics in China two years ago.
    Some were, but as a general statement it appeared more conservatives were concerned with many liberals essentially telling them to stop and respect the spirit of the Olympics. I'm not saying all conservatives opposed and all liberals supported. But generally there wasn't a stink raised over China to the degree we are seeing about Russia now with China having far more rights violations.

    I'm just saying the same people/groups that told others to shut up about objections to China but are now objecting to Russia are hypocrites. I also think the amount of outcry over Russia is far more than with China with pretty much the singular issue being the gay rights stuff.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Some were, but as a general statement it appeared more conservatives were concerned with many liberals essentially telling them to stop and respect the spirit of the Olympics. I'm not saying all conservatives opposed and all liberals supported. But generally there wasn't a stink raised over China to the degree we are seeing about Russia now with China having far more rights violations.
    Don't agree.


    Not that these issues were solely liberal concerns, but lots of people were raising a stink for a variety of reasons. The gay thing in Russia pales in comparison.
    Concerns and controversies at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Don't agree.


    Not that these issues were solely liberal concerns, but lots of people were raising a stink for a variety of reasons. The gay thing in Russia pales in comparison.
    Concerns and controversies at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I'm not saying there wasn't any concern, but it's not nearly to the amount as over Russia and the gay rights stuff and those who did tell others to hush about China but are now raving about Russia are hypocrites.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    1.)Excluding all the nations that have problems with gay rights would destroy the Olympics and turn it into something else.

    2.)But it could happen. The last time the US boycotted the Olympics, completely thereby missing the whole point, was under Jimmy Carter. And now we have Jimmy Carter to the 10th power. Carter's boycott was followed by a boycott of the Olympics in Los Angeles by Eastern Bloc nations in 1984. They set up their own separate games they called the "Friendship Games".

    3.)And Carter's reason for the boycott in 1980? ..... wait for it ..... the Russians had invaded Afghanistan.
    1.) and there you have it, this is where the lies come in

    who said exclude all the nations that have problems with gays right? not me. The US has a problem with gay rights lol that makes no sense

    what i said is any country that has bigoted laws like russia should be ineligible for the olympics as in hosting

    so there would be no destruction.

    2.) once again didnt ask for a boycott

    3.) meaningless to what i said

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    1.) and there you have it, this is where the lies come in

    who said exclude all the nations that have problems with gays right? not me. The US has a problem with gay rights lol that makes no sense

    what i said is any country that has bigoted laws like russia should be ineligible for the olympics as in hosting

    so there would be no destruction.

    2.) once again didnt ask for a boycott

    3.) meaningless to what i said

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    The US should be excluded for supporting the death penalty, and probably for its high citizen incarceration levels too. Also for starting wars with people that haven't attacked us. Actually if its based on merits. There would be no world Olympics. It's the one place/time for ALL politics to be OUT OF THE PICTURE!! And that's not intended as a support for Russia's position on this.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

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    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Those beliefs that wearing a rainbow pin should get you thrown in jail and subjected to neo-nazi brutality with no protection from law enforcement? No thanks, i don't tolerate that level of intolerance at all
    Wearing a swastika pin in Germany or Russia today will also get you thrown in jail.

    Homosexuality isn't against the law in Russia. Homosexuality activism promoting homosexuality is outlawed in Russia. Not to many years ago, advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government was also illegal.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The US should be excluded for supporting the death penalty, and probably for its high citizen incarceration levels too. Also for starting wars with people that haven't attacked us. Actually if its based on merits. There would be no world Olympics. It's the one place/time for ALL politics to be OUT OF THE PICTURE!! And that's not intended as a support for Russia's position on this.
    again never called for any country to be excluded from participation LOL try to keep up
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I think that's what the LGBT activist have a problem with.
    I don't know what this means.
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