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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    As long as the gay athletes do not kiss each other outside the Olympic village then they do not have to worry about that.
    That is not what Russia is saying publicly.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Lets ask the other posters

    who appears more emotionally agitated?

    me-a guy who says athletes should not be punished so some hand wringing gay activists can feel better or

    someone who wants to ruin the lives of our athletes so he can make a silly impotent statement about a policy he doesn't like?
    Ruin the lives? Good god, the drama from this one.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Ruin the lives? Good god, the drama from this one.
    Obviously you don't understand how much an Olympiad puts into their preparation for the games. Most of these people have been training since they were children for this.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Earlier I mentioned the two Black athletes at Mexico city and how they were kicked out of the Country, with their medals. Leave the politics, religion and sexual preference at home.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    your chief silliness on this topic is assuming gay athletes are being threatened.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    It doesn't matter if it has an affect, it matters that we stand up for what we believe in. That's true in all adult life.
    GOD, haven't you heard the expression " You have to choose your battles?" This boycotting for protesting the law against gay affection is not a battle worthy of attention. And while one must make some stand it must be effective toward accievieng a goal.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Obviously you don't understand how much an Olympiad puts into their preparation for the games. Most of these people have been training since they were children for this.
    I'm sorry, especially for them, but it doesn't factor into the decision. It truly doesn't matter.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    I'm sorry, especially for them, but it doesn't factor into the decision. It truly doesn't matter.
    It most certainly matters a lot more than if gay people can express affection in public in Russia or not.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    GOD, haven't you heard the expression " You have to choose your battles?" This boycotting for protesting the law against gay affection is not a battle worthy of attention. And while one must make some stand it must be effective toward accievieng a goal.
    Many battles are fought that actually lose ground. It's the war that matters and in this case it really doesn't matter who wins this battle for the lines have to be drawn. Russia has drawn a line, now it's our turn.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It most certainly matters a lot more than if gay people can express affection in public in Russia or not.
    No, it doesn't.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Frankly, their opinion doesn't matter. We hope that they can do what they've worked to do but it isn't their call. If it was they would be playing their national anthem not ours.
    WRONG, their opinion is of principal concern. Before any President does anything like this he should have to listen to those who have the most to lose. If Carter would have done that he might have changed his mind (but I doubt it.)
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