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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    I fully support the equality of gays, but I feel that a boycott would be silly and ineffective.

    The publicity that is happening right now is plenty to bring attention to the issue and put pressure on the Russian government.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    It's another case a boycott and another case if single athletes personally refuse to go.
    Assume you are an athlete. Why should your govern remove your right to perform for reasons that has nothing to do with you. It is a sport, but it is totally personal. You present a state but you fight for your own name at 1st.

    However, the athletes goes to Russia with the status of the athlete. There is nothing to worry about.
    I always thought they were part of a team ... then there's the matter of standing up for something ...

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I am not saying South Africa does not have nukes, I don't know much about South Africa, but I do know that the United States and Russia have the largest nuclear arsanals.
    are you saying that if we boycott the Russians will nuke us?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    are you saying that if we boycott the Russians will nuke us?
    No, but if the Cold War has taught us anything it is that we must be very shrewd and rational when it comes to diplomacy with Russia.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    I always thought they were part of a team ... then there's the matter of standing up for something ...
    IF the athletes all choose to boycott in order to make a few male figure skaters feel better, than that is one thing. Telling the skiers, bobsledders, biathlon athletes and speed skaters they cannot go because the government wants to pander to gay voters-now that is wrong



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    I always thought they were part of a team ... then there's the matter of standing up for something ...
    Let me make it simpler.

    For example:
    You are an US athlete. You made a couple of years of hard training. You are 20 people who present USA. You have 2 american gay athlete.
    Now, why should 18 others or you personally be banned from this competition for which you fight so much to be part of.
    Will you personally burn those 2 years of hard training for something you just believe and it has nothing to do with you.

    Of course everyone is part of a team. But you sweat there for yourself at 1st.

    Even on soccer/basketball teams which are totally a work in group, everyone fight for their name to be in top.
    Are the individuals skills and will which are gathered to create the work in group.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    IF the athletes all choose to boycott in order to make a few male figure skaters feel better, than that is one thing. Telling the skiers, bobsledders, biathlon athletes and speed skaters they cannot go because the government wants to pander to gay voters-now that is wrong
    you're a real homophobe, aren't you? A "few" figure skaters, but not skiers, bobsledders? What if they said no Christians? Ya still O.K. with Muslims, Jews, and agnostics and atheists going?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    The Olympics is a sporting competition. Politics should not be involved. It was hosted fine in China wasn't it?
    No, it really wasn't. There were massive demonstrations against the Chinese olympics. All of which were suppressed by the so called "liberal" MSM.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    Let me make it simpler.

    For example:
    You are an US athlete. You made a couple of years of hard training. You are 20 people who present USA. You have 2 american gay athlete.
    Now, why should 18 others or you personally be banned from this competition for which you fight so much to be part of.
    Will you personally burn those 2 years of hard training for something you just believe and it has nothing to do with you.

    Of course everyone is part of a team. But you sweat there for yourself at 1st.

    Even on soccer/basketball teams which are totally a work in group, everyone fight for their name to be in top.
    Are the individuals skills and will which are gathered to create the work in group.
    sorry coin, we don't see this (and the world I suspect) the same way ... as the old saying goes, there's no "i" in team ...

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    gotta board a plane ... take care ... I don't think the boycott will happen ... it'll get worked out ...

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