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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Random Thoughts:

    1) The Olympics were supposed to be a venue for countries to put their politics aside, not force them onto others;

    2) The Olympics are so corporate that they should be ended;

    3) This is a stupid issue;

    4) Winter Olympics suck anyway. But for curling that makes me think "You know, you could maybe still be an Olympic athlete one day", I would not watch


    5) I am sure MSNBC will still gay them up just fine all on their own; and

    6) Only athletes from the states that have gay marriage should boycott. Athletes from the majority of states that have banned gay marriage should be allowed to still compete.
    Hey now... I am a huge fan of the Danish Women's Curling Team.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Hey now... I am a huge fan of the Danish Women's Curling Team.
    What blasphemy! Go Scotland! The country that invented it and gave meaning to the expression 'The Beautiful Sweeping'.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is stupid and not a correct analogy. Gays are not banned from competing. They apparently will be cited if they engage in certain behavior. IT would be akin to Christian athletes being told they could not engage in a Christian celebration while in Russia.
    so you would be O.K. with that then ... O.K. ...

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    so you would be O.K. with that then ... O.K. ...
    wouldn't bother me a bit.



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    With all the controversy around a new Russian law against homosexual "propaganda", some are calling for the US to boycott the 2014 winter Olympics in Russia. I don't think we should because it just punishes the athletes that have been training and preparing their whole lives.

    What do you think?
    No Olympics should ever be boycotted, regardless of where they are being held!

    In the first place you are depriving athletes who have worked their asses off to get a chance to represent their country and earn a medal for themselves and the USA. When you boycott they may lose their chance to some new, young up and comer four years down the road and never get the opportunity they worked for.

    In the second place, it's our chance to show up the country we are having a dispute with. Historical example? The Berlin Olympics in Nazi Germany.

    Finally, participation in the Olympics is an honor not to be tossed aside lightly, as in used as a political coin to embarass a country. Only ends up making us look like idiots to the rest of the world.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    In the second place, it's our chance to show up the country we are having a dispute with. Historical example? The Berlin Olympics in Nazi Germany.
    I see this occurrence as a complete disgrace. How did a stadium full of germans doing the hitler salute contribute anything positive to anything? Sometimes principals are more important than a goddamn track and field contest, but even by that measure, Germany won the most medals that year. The olympics did not take place in 1940 or 1944 because, oh yeah, some asshole who gave the opening speech in Berlin started a world war. Jews in particular were already being treated abhorrently, and taking part in the olympics made the world complicit.

    I do want to update this though so some may reconsider their earlier opinions. Mine continues to be that they should move the olympics or ban team russia. I see this as no different from the gestapo. In fact, many of the thugs are 'neo nazis' and murders, with no legal repercussions, continue to take place.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Should we boycott? Hell no. Where is the respect for other culture's values?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wouldn't bother me a bit.
    some folks just don't understand what it is to be part of a team ... oh well ...

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Should we boycott? Hell no. Where is the respect for other culture's values?
    There's no reason to respect the disrespectful. If they burned witches, we'd probably have to pass on that as well.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    some folks just don't understand what it is to be part of a team ... oh well ...
    educate me on how many teams you have been on

    I have represented this nation on 5 teams in three different sports.



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