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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    I see...

    Your response if for a "nanny state style" protection, rather than freedom.

    Anyone traveling to any nation is a fool if they don't check with the State department, or other source, the laws of the nation they are traveling to. There is normally highlights of such laws that Americans need to be clearly aware of.

    Tell me. Will a boycott protect people traveling there who have nothing to do with the Olympics?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I see...

    Your response if for a "nanny state style" protection, rather than freedom.

    Anyone traveling to any nation is a fool if they don't check with the State department, or other source, the laws of the nation they are traveling to. There is normally highlights of such laws that Americans need to be clearly aware of.

    Tell me. Will a boycott protect people traveling there who have nothing to do with the Olympics?
    Only in the way that they will be well aware by then why "we" aren't going.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Only in the way that they will be well aware by then why "we" aren't going.
    So what do you say to the athletes who devoted so much for their training, just for the chance of being an Olympian?

    Why would you take that away from them like Carter did?

    Do you think they will care about someone elses agenda?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    TD, not only are all black men not pimps, the vast majority of them (well over 99%) are not. And in case you were wondering, the vast majority of black women (well over 99%) are not prostitutes.
    pimp has nothing to do with color. carter was a pimp in 1980 for example



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So what do you say to the athletes who devoted so much for their training, just for the chance of being an Olympian?

    Why would you take that away from them like Carter did?

    Do you think they will care about someone elses agenda?
    Carter was a typical left wing pimp

    he wanted to be seen as DOING something

    so he pissed all over a small group and made them pay for his impotent feel good attempt to look like he was doing something.

    That asshole should have been impeached for that and sued into the poorhouse by the athletes whose dreams he ruined.



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I see this occurrence as a complete disgrace. How did a stadium full of germans doing the hitler salute contribute anything positive to anything? Sometimes principals are more important than a goddamn track and field contest, but even by that measure, Germany won the most medals that year. The olympics did not take place in 1940 or 1944 because, oh yeah, some asshole who gave the opening speech in Berlin started a world war. Jews in particular were already being treated abhorrently, and taking part in the olympics made the world complicit.

    I do want to update this though so some may reconsider their earlier opinions. Mine continues to be that they should move the olympics or ban team russia. I see this as no different from the gestapo. In fact, many of the thugs are 'neo nazis' and murders, with no legal repercussions, continue to take place.
    Which is still remembered and talked about?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    To my understanding gay athletes may compete. They just can't smooch people of the same sex in public, participate in gay rights demostrations, etc. while in Russia.

    Even the NFL prohibits heterosexual encounters the weekends of games.
    That has to do with ability to preform. Engaging in sexual activity causes a lowering of testosterone meaning they will not play as aggressively or as strong.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So what do you say to the athletes who devoted so much for their training, just for the chance of being an Olympian?

    Why would you take that away from them like Carter did?

    Do you think they will care about someone elses agenda?
    What do you say? You say - I'm sorry, but sometimes in this life you have to take a stand, and this is one of those times.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    What do you say? You say - I'm sorry, but sometime in this life you have to take a stand, and this is one of those times.
    its so easy for liberals to sacrifice what others have worked so hard for



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its so easy for liberals to sacrifice what others have worked so hard for
    It's not easy. Doing what's right rarely is.

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