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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why are you so ready to screw over a bunch of athletes to make yourself feel better.
    What is it that makes you think this is about feelings, or that we are not aware of the great costs to the athletes? Hopes and dreams matter, but other things matter more unfortunately.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well a boycott isn't going to happen so you can quit whining about Russia. If we boycott them for their policy over homosexuals swapping spit in public, why shouldn't other nations boycott the USA for some of the stuff we have done.

    China wasn't boycotted, and neither was England. I tire of non athletes telling athletes what they ought to do

    when You have trained for 6-8 years minimum, given up lots of things to be an olympian, then maybe you would have some standing to tell others who have done the same that they ought to piss it all away to make an IMPOTENT AND WORTHLESS statement that will make the hand wringing "we have to do something" ninnies in the USA feel better

    Until then, you have no real argument
    China and England didn't threaten our athletes. You are blaming the wrong country.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    China and England didn't threaten our athletes. You are blaming the wrong country.
    sure they did-if you broke their laws you would have been arrested



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sure they did-if you broke their laws you would have been arrested
    We aren't talking murder or rape, we are talking homosexual PDA.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    We aren't talking murder or rape, we are talking homosexual PDA.
    so there is an easy solution-don't suck face when in Russia in public



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so there is an easy solution-don't suck face when in Russia in public
    That is no longer The American Way.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    the previous boycott was terrible and a betrayal of American athletes. That error should never ever be repeated.
    Correct, it accomplished diddly squat.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Correct, it accomplished diddly squat.
    And what did you expect it would have done, change the world?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    What is it that makes you think this is about feelings, or that we are not aware of the great costs to the athletes? Hopes and dreams matter, but other things matter more unfortunately.
    Ok, how about this. YOU agree to compensate one athlete the total cost in dollars invested to put him/her in a condition to be able to go to the Olympics if Obama decides to boycott it. This means you would have a stake in this and you opinion on how athletes should just give up the opportunity that they had sacrificed for a lifetime for it.

    If not, then say your piece about what policy we should take but don't mention that the athletes should be just be happy and willingly give up on their dream. It is not yours to sacrifice.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    That is no longer The American Way.
    we would be in Russia

    DUH

    the moronic Carter boycott didn't do squat but ruined the dreams of a few hundred elite athletes

    one of my friends-denied a chance to defend his gold medal from 76 noted that when carter dies every athlete from the 80 games will be a track athlete

    all will be running as fast as possible to be the first to piss on his grave!



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