Boycott Olympics?

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  1. PBC
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    PBC What!? I can change this??

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    I know its ironic for an american to judge anyone for human rights...but I'm going to exercise my need to feel superior. Discuss.
     


  2. The Teej

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    No one gave a shit about the human rights in China before, why is everyone so worried now?
     
  3. King Zargo

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    No, its a sports event.

    Screw Politics.
     
  4. Mucuna

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    Well, I think it's because China want to play Monopoly with the others countries too and it has all the ways to (even more than a lot of the "big ones").

    When you have the above explained fact, plus the Olympics, the country will surely call the attention of the world and it is a good time to remind people of other old problems and, most of all, make a lot of pressure.

    So, the morale of the story: If you wanna play, you have to pretend that you follow some rules (money, aka "measurable power" can make people blind to rule breakers, don't forget).
     
  5. Bob Loblaw

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    haha who do you hang out with that no one around you gave a shit about human rights in China? [​IMG] Have you never seen all those Tibet documentaries? Or that movie they made 7 years in Tibet or whatever?

    Here in the U.S. a lot of people drive around with free tibet bumper stickers (as if that's going to make a difference) which is also ironic because we are occupying Iraq but the majority of the U.S. doesn't want to be/thinks we should have never gone to Iraq....blah blah..blah blah blah...
     
  6. coolbho3000

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    Hunan Beef > Human Rights
     
  7. moozxy

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    Because of Tibet?
     
  8. Cyan

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    I was already worried before the olympic game are announced, nothing has or will change now.

    And countries are the same, they were already worried for Tibet a long time ago, but they didn't do a thing to help them, why help them now ? it's just a way to advertise things, but they are still not doing anything to help them for good this time. "boycott the game and think it will help saving lifes"
     
  9. Artheido

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    I agree. Just because of political issues the Olympics shouldn't be boycotted. Forget politics and think sport.

    It's like saying 'Lets boycott food because of battery farming'. (not a good example >.>)
     
  10. The Teej

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    Ok, I was a bit too snappy there. All I'm saying is, that media coverage never really played up the importance of human rights to a degree it is now, which rather coincidentally happens to be the year of the Beijing Olympics.
     
  11. Renegade_R

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    Ooooo....we're Boycotting something....what does that mean anyways? Means that you won't watch it on TV? Meh go ahead, it'll free up the HD signal bandwidth. Instead of dealing with another country's problems how bout deal with your own first. Everyone whines about free Tibet...what about Iraq? What about our health care system? What about etc etc etc...

    I challenge anyone to visit Iraq and then Tibet and compare the conditions.
    The media consumes the world too much these days.
     
  12. coolbho3000

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    What is boycotting the Olympics going to do? Is it going to make China respect Tibet more next time it hosts an Olympic game?

    Oh wait. There ISN'T going to be a next time. So I really don't see the point.
     
  13. Bob Evil

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    Boycott the U.S. ... Free the planet [​IMG]
     
  14. Renegade_R

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    I think you hit the nail right on the head.
     
  15. Bob Loblaw

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    eh, if you boycotted the U.S. nazis would run Europe.


    The point is to not let China have anything good because they don't let their people have anything good.
     
  16. Bob Evil

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    *YAWNS at the 63 year old retort ... that almost all Americans use, on the 'net.*

    As an American myself, I have to say how pitiful it is that that is the only comeback Americans ever use.

    On behalf of the rest of the World, I must say to you this ... "What have you done for us lately?"

    As for China not having anything good, the U.S. is in massive debt to the Chinese, and only getting in deeper. 20 years from now, you'll be living in a part of a city in the U.S. called AmericaTown [​IMG]
     
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    That's why I moved to Antarctica. [​IMG]
     
  18. Bob Loblaw

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    haha maybe about the AmericaTown thing.

    As for the 63 year old retort it still holds up because had it not been for my grandparents 63 years ago, there is a good chance your grandparents would have been put in an oven.
    Then you wouldn't be around to ask "what have you done for us lately?" And instead should maybe ask now what you should have asked then "What can we do for ourselves?"
    Because quite honestly I wouldn't hold my breath for America to help anyone anymore.
     
  19. Bob Evil

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    I spent some time at a place near Mt. Erebus, when I was in the USAF.
     
  20. Bob Evil

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    And again, speaking as an American myself, I wouldn't want the U.S. to do anything for me ... their help costs too much [​IMG]

    Every member of my family, for 9 generations, has fought for the U.S., up to, and including myself, and I am making sure that tradition ends with me.