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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    The games should either be moved, the best choice, or we should stay home, which is unfair and will suck for the athletes but countries have to take a stand at times and this is one of them.

    Although the games have been held in counties we have deep conflicts with, they didn't threaten our athletes like Russia has. If the games aren't moved, we hold our own and let the world come here.
    So you would punish the athletes for a political statement made to make you feel better?

    Most of those athletes would never have a chance to compete in another olympics so you would take away their only chance in their lives to compete and what over a law in another country about gays?

    Are you really that heartless?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Winter Olympics, male figure skaters, we might be opening a can of worms here...
    It should be up to the individuals but we're sending people into a situation where they could be arrested, convicted and jailed. It was bad enough at Nagano when Ross Rebagliatti was interrogated for 8 hours after testing positive for pot but this could be much worse.
    Even Russia wouldn't be that stupid.

    That would créate the biggest international incident that has ever happened.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    For the anti-homosexual law, no. Combined with asylum for Snowden, I would at least have to consider it.
    Was it the fault of the athletes that Snoden was given asylum? Why punish them?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So you would punish the athletes for a political statement made to make you feel better?

    Most of those athletes would never have a chance to compete in another olympics so you would take away their only chance in their lives to compete and what over a law in another country about gays?

    Are you really that heartless?
    There are more important things than going to the Olympics. It would suck for them but that happens sometimes when you are being patriotic and standing up for what your country stands for.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    There are more important things than going to the Olympics. It would suck for them but that happens sometimes when you are being patriotic and standing up for what your country stands for.
    Well this isn't one of them.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Well this isn't one of them.

    Miguel
    I believe that you are mistaken, but you have a lot of fans in the peanut gallery who think Russia threatening our athletes is no big deal. We'll see.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    I believe that you are mistaken, but you have a lot of fans in the peanut gallery who think Russia threatening our athletes is no big deal. We'll see.
    Russia is not threatening our athletes.

    They would be crazy to do something like this.

    You do not let a matter that affects an extremely small part of the opopulation dictate what the other part does.

    This is not an important matter.

    Do you think this is important because it involves gays or is it something else?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Russia is not threatening our athletes.

    They would be crazy to do something like this.

    You do not let a matter that affects an extremely small part of the opopulation dictate what the other part does.

    This is not an important matter.

    Do you think this is important because it involves gays or is it something else?
    Crazy is what they are at the moment, unfortunately.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Even Russia wouldn't be that stupid.

    That would créate the biggest international incident that has ever happened.
    Japanese cops took a Canadian snowboarder into custody because he'd won the gold but tested positive for marijuana (a well-known performance-enhancing drug). Russia would definitely express it's sovereignty any way it felt needful.
    But I've heard they're saying they'll give a pass to the Olympic athletes so long as order is maintained.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Japanese cops took a Canadian snowboarder into custody because he'd won the gold but tested positive for marijuana (a well-known performance-enhancing drug). Russia would definitely express it's sovereignty any way it felt needful.
    But I've heard they're saying they'll give a pass to the Olympic athletes so long as order is maintained.
    Drugs are a very serious charge. That was a positive act onthe part of the Canadian snowboarder. Being a certain is not a positive act, and again I will say, it would be crazy and cause an international incident of they arrested people for being gay.

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