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Originally posted by drock905
echoing an earlier post, john titor did say the olympics wouldnt happen "officially" after 04.........
Originally posted by wwssii
reply to post by realmatrix
i have said China is open coutry in biggest gerneral. some specific web blocked doesnt mean the whole courtry is close. thanks internet, let the whole world live in a parrallel way.
i also said your western media are liars in biggest gerneral. see the video i have posted in last post. so what you know is false. some rioters has been released for slightly crime.
dont talk about what kind of free tibet with me. i am tired of arguing this issue. it is of no sense since 99%+ tibetans never have such idea except Dalai and his followers.
go on to boycott olympics. that is your right and freedom.
[edit on 23-3-2008 by wwssii]
Originally posted by FredT
..I for one would like to see a boycott....
Originally posted by NewWorldOver
We shouldn't boycott. We shouldn't provoke China.
If China decides to dump Americas debt we are screwed. Big time. If China went on an embargo with America our economy would be crushed.
We should not provoke China. Not over the olympics, not over Tibet... seriously... this is stupid.
The olympics going smoothly is something that makes the whole world feel at ease. If any conflicts arise concerning China and the Olympics I'm just gonna throw in the towel : it's all over.
Instead of aiming our political outrage at our own leaders we have people talking about provoking the red dragon. Seriously - think it through people.
Originally posted by West Coast
Originally posted by xxpigxx
I would like to see a boycott. If our economy goes sour (worse then it is) because of it, so be it. China will go down with us.
Maybe then, the American way will come back. Maybe then we will start manufacturing to take care of our own needs. We have become to dependent on others, when we were perfectly fine being self sufficient. If it takes another depression, bring it on.
Manufacturing economy's are usually lower based economy's, the US has simply outgrown or matured past that point.
Final preparations have been taking place in Greece for the lighting of the Olympic flame for the Beijing games.
Cloudy skies meant the flame could not be lit in the traditional way - using the Sun's rays - at the final dress rehearsal on Sunday.
If the weather fails to play its part in the ceremony on Monday, a back-up flame will be used to light the torch that will be carried to China.
Activists say the ceremony will trigger protests over Tibet and other issues.
International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge believes the games could be a changing factor in China.
"We believe that China will change by opening the country to the scrutiny of the world through the 25,000 media who will attend the games," he said in a statement.
"Awarding the Olympic Games to the most populous country in the world will open up one fifth of mankind to Olympism."
"respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
"Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
The Beijing Olympic torch was due to be lit in Greece on Monday but celebrations were at risk of being overshadowed by China's controversial efforts to quell two weeks of deadly Tibetan unrest.
The Chinese military was maintaining a lockdown on Monday of Tibet and nearby provinces where protests have taken place over China's 57-year rule of the remote Himalayan region.
Tibetan authorities have promised to take security measures for the Tibetan portion of the Olympic torch relay to protect it from disturbances after this month's deadly riots, the Tibet Daily reported Monday.
The report, quoting unidentified sports officials in Tibet, came ahead of the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony to be held in Greece on the same day.
Relevant authorities in Tibet will "cooperate to take security and safety-related work, in order to firmly prevent sabotage by the Dalai clique," said the report, carried on a website linked to the paper.
1. Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
2. The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.
3. The Olympic Movement is the concerted, organised, universal and permanent action, carried out under the supreme authority of the IOC, of all individuals and entities who are inspired by the values of Olympism. It covers the five continents. It reaches its peak with the bringing together of the world’s athletes at the great sports festival, the Olympic Games. Its symbol is five interlaced rings.
4. The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. The organisation, administration
and management of sport must be controlled by independent sports organisations.
5. Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.
6. Belonging to the Olympic Movement requires compliance with the Olympic Charter and recognition by the IOC.
The president of the European Parliament has said that European countries should consider a boycott of the Olympics in Beijing if the Chinese government continues to take a hardline attitude to unrest in Tibet.
Hans-Gert Poettering joined a growing list of western politicians calling on China to open talks with the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, whom Chinese officials blame for inciting a wave of protests and riots over the last two weeks.
“If there continue to be no signals of compromise, I see boycott measures as justified,” Mr Poettering told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper ahead of a debate this week about Tibet at the European parliament.
John Titor also said that America would be in a civil war by now...hmmm has that happened?
John Titor is a hoax.