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Anybody going to the winter Olympics...

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by staropeace, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Out of Order

    Out of Order Happy Thanksgiving!

    Yes, but at least we can flush our toilet paper..........
  2. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    I try not to go places where human rights violations are part of their mantra.
  3. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    @fushingfeef Interesting way to look at it, for certain.
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  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I heard a radio show on BBC2 here today. Homosexuality is treated as a heinous crime by some people "over there". Gay people are enticed to meet someone, then beaten up, assaulted and harmed. One guy was beaten by a group, urinated on and had his head shaved. Because they are homosexual. This happens everywhere I'm sure, but this was a radio show highlighting the plight of being homosexual in this country. I actually had the thought fly through my head that I wouldn't go to a country that did that to watch the games. But then, where on Earth is there a country where there is no prejudice? I bet we'd struggle.
  5. Out of Order

    Out of Order Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    OoO, is that somehow related to Sochi? Just not sure of the context.
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  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order Happy Thanksgiving!

    An ABC reporter found the bee in his honey at Sochi.
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  8. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

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  9. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Here is a disturbing quote from an article in The Wall Street Journal

  10. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    I've read several books on the Beslan tragedy Lina. I can't imagine what the parents must have went through during and after that ordeal. Stay safe. You still live in a fascinating country. Visiting Russia is on my bucket list.
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  11. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    I love watching the ski jump competition. Those are some brave athletes.
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  12. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

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  13. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    I also like the biathlon. The rifles they use are highly modified .22 cal with no scopes. Trying to shoot when your heart rate is up like that is challenging.
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  14. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I love the downhill skiing too.
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  15. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I will be watching on TV.
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  16. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I watched the figure skating today. Absolutely loved it. The Canadian pairs team.....Their skate brought out so much emotion.

    I also enjoyed watching that snow-boarding today, the new one. (The one Shaun dropped out of.)
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  17. Lina

    Lina Committed member

    Tell me if you decide to visit Yekaterinburg by any chance, you will get a good guide! ;)
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  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You make it sound like it's a bad thing......:lol:
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