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American Olympic Atheletes Likely to be Booed

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posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man
No, only idiot leftwing jackasses hate America. Those who have haf a brain simply dislike our gov.


I'm missing the full continuum here. I'm not arguing, that's just funny.

No brain = hate America. Half a brain = dislike the government. What do full brained people do?




posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by RANT
No brain = hate America. Half a brain = dislike the government. What do full brained people do?


Full brained people probably just sit back and laugh at the hairless monkeys drawing lines in the sand and hating one another for cosmically insignificant reasons. But I guess the truth is there are no full brained people, nobody uses 100% of their brain, right? Actually nobody even uses 50%.


[edit on 13-8-2004 by 27jd]



posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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I guess the rousing welcome the USA got as they marched into the stadium in Athens makes this thread a moot point, eh?



posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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No booes.....At least none that I could tell....

Glad to see it went well.



posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 11:39 PM
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was almost as loud as the Greeks...but didnt go for as long....nbc were worried for nothing



posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by RANT


No brain = hate America. Half a brain = dislike the government. What do full brained people do?


full-brained people cringe every time they see that avatar *
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posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by sensfan
That American athletes should realize that if there is booing going on, it is not directed at them as individuals, or as a team...the booing will be for the US policy makers and bush in particular...still tough to hear boos coming at you, but it should be water off a ducks back.

Watch the IRAQ team get the loudest chear save for the host Greek team.


Yes. Very good point.

Which brings me to an idea. Remember the African American athletes who raised the Black Power fist at the olympics as a political statement on their struggle at home, for all the world to see?

I hope there will be athletes on our team who have the courage to make some sort of clear political statement against the invasion and occupatiuon of Iraq at these olympics. Not only would it be a shame to miss this opportunity to publicise to the world that some of us know how bad we f-ed up with this administration and its so-called war on terror, but it would probably give those activist US athletes the greatest cheering at the events


If any of you who read this know how to get in touch with an athlete that will represent us at the Olympics, please suggest this to them.

U.



posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 01:15 AM
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I find it interesting that some Americans just cannot understand that there is a whole big wide world out there, with a vast population of nearly seven BILLION, and America is only one tiny little corner.

Now all those people can do whatever they wish, boo or cheer the US athletes, but it is really US foreign policy they are applauding or condemning, not the athletes themselves.

Foreigners now mostly see the US as being an outlaw country that ignores international law, the UN, and the Geneva convention. A country that wages senseless war for phony reasons.

We all like to feel proud of our country, our flag, and our athletes. Nothing unusual there at all. But please try to understand the US is starting to look more like Nazi Germany in the 30's to the rest of the world these days.

It's all there, fierce national pride, manic flag waving (stars and stripes or the swastika), a lunatic leader, and the exercise of vast military power taking the place of foreign policy or reason.

Nazi germany had great technology, but with very poor leadership it over extended itself militarily, and was destroyed. Wake up America !!!



posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 01:27 AM
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WOW! What I find amazing is that you could miss the following:

South Korea
Vietnam
Cambodia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Afghanistan
Iraq
Germany
France
Austria
Poland

and probably a bunch that NBC decided to talk over and commercial over instead of letting me see what I wanted to see.

Point is, at some time in every one of these countries' histories, had it not been for the United States, they would not have been in attendance of one of the most awesome opening ceremonies for a summer Olympic games I've ever seen.

It was awesome to see Afghanistan represented, and with women not covered from head to toe as if they were some abhorrence to mankind.

It was motivating to see the Iraqi athletes knowing that they now can train without being defecated on, pissed on, or beaten by psychotic tyrants - or their sons.

Wake up for Pete's sake.

[edit on 8-14-2004 by Valhall]



posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by RANT
Athletes that have NOTHING to look forward to AFTER the Olympics but the hope of turning pro in America or getting some American based multinational corporation endorsement are going to make a political statement??? By turning their back on a paycheck?

I'd actually like to see that.


So would I.

True, these are different times. But if African American athletes had the courage to do it then, I like to think some amongst us might still have the courage to do it today.

Its not crazy talk at all


U.



posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 02:46 AM
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We'll see. I await the first American athlete who parades the flag around as a confrontational piece of apparel. Whether you want to believe it or not, America is in a precarious position in regards to world sentiment. I doubt any "showing off" will be tolerated. You may see such behaviour as a celebration but the rest of the world will see it differently.



posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by Valhall
WOW! What I find amazing is that you could miss the following:

South Korea
Vietnam
Cambodia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Afghanistan
Iraq
Germany
France
Austria
Poland

and probably a bunch that NBC decided to talk over and commercial over instead of letting me see what I wanted to see.

Point is, at some time in every one of these countries' histories, had it not been for the United States, they would not have been in attendance of one of the most awesome opening ceremonies for a summer Olympic games I've ever seen.
[edit on 8-14-2004 by Valhall]


I think you missed his point. The past good deeds of our nation (and not all of them on that list can be judged as good clean and dry) are not relevant to the present trends in American foreign policy, and do not detract from the point that was being made.

Would it have been constructive to focus only on the positive aspects of Germany as Hitler ascended to power, or was energy better spent worrying about the disquieting trends of that time period?

U.




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