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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by MrBigglesWorth, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. MrBigglesWorth

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    Now this is cool. Forget overpaid athletes. This is making a statement to China albeit only a small portion of the viewers will know. But a great story and political statement.


    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/news/story?id=3521480

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    The only thing not cool about this is that it is an ESPN story..
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    We also have a ex Kenyan who could win a couple of gold medals in the 1,500 and 5,000M. If we do not many will have a problem with this as opposed to B Hammond who is being condemned for playing with the Russian W Basketball team.

    Good choice to carry the flag.
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    There is a double standard in which stories the media chooses to hype or which country to demonize. Right now it's Iran and China, but nobody ever thinks about how everything is tied due to politics.

    That other thread is about France's involvement in Rwanda's genocide, but American media has never broadcast this because France is an ally and because Americans now like Sarkozy and France.
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    true, I think most countries do bad things and exploit people. we trade with china despite condemning them for human rights. we buy oil from saudi arabia where they chop people's hands off. nike has factories in indonesia where it's essentially slave labor.

    i don't know where you draw the line. china is hosting the olympics and plays a central role in the current genocide. iran is on the way to nukes so that scares people. france has always tried to stay under the radar.

    the media is definitely selective in what they hilight.
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    Very cool. If I had a son, I would hope he could be like this tough SOB.

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