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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    There's no reason to respect the disrespectful. If they burned witches, we'd probably have to pass on that as well.
    Killing someone vs. some non lethal civil penalty are not comparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Killing someone vs. some non lethal civil penalty are not comparable.
    In this case they are. I could have said if they jailed blacks and that would have been closer but the point is the same, we don't approve of it, strongly.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    If individuals or groups want to boycott, then fine. When you cross the line to attempting to get the USA to boycott the Olympics, that is so hypocritical, I don't know what to say.

    Think about it. The boycott is a statement that you don't like what Russia has done. Fine. You base it on taking away other people's civil liberties/right. So, isn't it hypocritical to attempt taking our athletes rights away who want to compete?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    If individuals or groups want to boycott, then fine. When you cross the line to attempting to get the USA to boycott the Olympics, that is so hypocritical, I don't know what to say.

    Think about it. The boycott is a statement that you don't like what Russia has done. Fine. You base it on taking away other people's civil liberties/right. So, isn't it hypocritical to attempt taking our athletes rights away who want to compete?
    Where is this Right to compete in the Olympics? That must be a new one.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Where is this Right to compete in the Olympics? That must be a new one.
    The Olympic charter has rules against political expression. Try Mexico City where two Black USA athletes were kicked out of the country. What goes on behind closed doors... We don't need a repeat of 1980 and 1984. Obama once again shows his conservatism. Don't vote in 2014 as in 2010.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Where is this Right to compete in the Olympics? That must be a new one.
    Maybe a poor choice in words, but why should authoritarian action be taken, as a nation, when it doesn't matter to all of us. Why can't people accept other cultures?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The Olympic charter has rules against political expression.

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    As it should.

    One tradition of the Olympics is to bring people together. Not separate us with wedge issues.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Maybe a poor choice in words, but why should authoritarian action be taken, as a nation, when it doesn't matter to all of us. Why can't people accept other cultures?
    Some aspects of some cultures are unacceptable, at least under these conditions. Were our people not in harm's way, this would likely not be an issue but they made it one.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    As it should.

    One tradition of the Olympics is to bring people together. Not separate us with wedge issues.
    Tell Russia that.

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