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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    WRONG. He is a President he is NOT a King. When a President makes such a decision he must weigh such factors into consideration. He must weigh the cost to the outcome. and in this case the outcome does not even come close to the cost.
    He doesn't have to do anything. He likely will but he doesn't have to. If he decides to take no input, and that's not like him, that's his call. So is not going.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Our athletes are not threatened. If anything, only a fine would be imposed. The law is primarily aimed at any the media, and people using the media.
    It really doesn't matter, the threat is there and that's not how the games are played.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Are they holding the Olympic Games and have threatened out athletes?
    Please show us evidence that they have threatened our athletes.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Not so long ago is still too damn long ago to have our athletes threatened just for being openly gay.
    How young are you? If you are under 30 I could understand idealism is motivating you but still this is not that big of a deal. Russia will come around in time as the old people have to die off and younger people rise in their society.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    How young are you? If you are under 30 I could understand idealism is motivating you but still this is not that big of a deal. Russia will come around in time as the old people have to die off and younger people rise in their society.
    Under 30? God, I wish. 30 from here looks like 1910.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    The requirements are the same, come to the games but don't be who you are. That's not the American Way.
    So?

    If yu are unwilling to accept a different nations laws of public conduct, the don't go. Just that simple.

    Now here's a thought. Petition the Olympic committee to give Russia an ultimatum. Amnesty to foreign visitors with Olympic passes or athletes, or else the games will be done in a different country. I would go along with this.

    However, to try to force other athletes not to compete, for your cause...

    I'm sorry. That's seems outright evil to me.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    The flag has to be a country. For that they are on their own.
    Not if the Olympic committee would allow it.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So?

    If yu are unwilling to accept a different nations laws of public conduct, the don't go. Just that simple.

    Now here's a thought. Petition the Olympic committee to give Russia an ultimatum. Amnesty to foreign visitors with Olympic passes or athletes, or else the games will be done in a different country. I would go along with this.

    However, to try to force other athletes not to compete, for your cause...

    I'm sorry. That's seems outright evil to me.
    If you read back far enough you will discover that I said move the games, and if you can't, stay home.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    Not if the Olympic committee would allow it.
    Call them up but they are a bit busy at the moment.

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