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Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:12 pm

http://world.time.com/2014/01/20/group- ... -bombings/

http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1585544

I wonder if this is real or if they are just trying to spook people, and maybe scare some tourists away.
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Bruce » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:55 pm

Read it as Olympics Terrorism Treat.

I'm sure that's how the news media reads it too. :roll:
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by RCC » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:10 am

The bizarre anti-gay laws were enough to end my giving a shit. I hope nobody dies, but this is why you don't hold major sporting events in fucked up countries. I'll miss curling and the Jamaican Bobsled team, but the rest just seems like stupid mostly white people tempting mortal fate in competitions either subjectively judged or timed within the margin of error.

I'd usually catch the curling, but the gay thing keeps me from feeling ok with at all condoning it.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:50 am

RCC wrote:The bizarre anti-gay laws were enough to end my giving a shit. I hope nobody dies, but this is why you don't hold major sporting events in fucked up countries. I'll miss curling and the Jamaican Bobsled team, but the rest just seems like stupid mostly white people tempting mortal fate in competitions either subjectively judged or timed within the margin of error.

I'd usually catch the curling, but the gay thing keeps me from feeling ok with at all condoning it.
It's interesting how you can sandwich concerns about anti-gay laws with some racism.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:32 am

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RCC wrote:The bizarre anti-gay laws were enough to end my giving a shit. I hope nobody dies, but this is why you don't hold major sporting events in fucked up countries. I'll miss curling and the Jamaican Bobsled team, but the rest just seems like stupid mostly white people tempting mortal fate in competitions either subjectively judged or timed within the margin of error.

I'd usually catch the curling, but the gay thing keeps me from feeling ok with at all condoning it.
It's interesting how you can sandwich concerns about anti-gay laws with some racism.
White people do seem to be overly represented in the Winter Olympics (not that there's anything wrong with white people! I is one!).

Polo and yachting too.

Although why anyone would be interested in curling is beyond me.

The Winter Olympics are the white people's Olympics, and the Summer Olympics are the brown people's Olympics. Mostly due to differences in climate, but also differences in wealth. Poor people and those from the tropics don't generally have a lot of chances to practice downhill skiing for example.

And no one is obligated to take an interest in every sport. Very few of these sports are ones that I follow much outside of the Olympics. I do like the snowboarding and hotdogging or whatever they call it.
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:47 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Although why anyone would be interested in curling is beyond me.
One of the few "Olympic Game" that fat people play.
The Winter Olympics are the white people's Olympics, and the Summer Olympics are the brown people's Olympics.
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:20 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Although why anyone would be interested in curling is beyond me.
Didn't we have a whole thread on this? Maybe a partial thread.

Curling is awesome.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by ed » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:23 pm

You bet, Rob!!!
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Bearguin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:22 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Although why anyone would be interested in curling is beyond me.
Didn't we have a whole thread on this? Maybe a partial thread.

Curling is awesome.
I will keep an eye on the curling. Probably PVR as much as I can. Really hope Jones gets the gold. Be a big celebration in my home town.

I will watch hockey. I have to.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:34 pm

The thing about curling that the uninitiated may not understand is that an expert team can pretty much put a stone within an inch or two of where they want it, or hit an opposing stone at just the right angle and speed to put it too within an inch or two of where they want it, and so on through the match. From that there it is strategy as intricate as chess. Well, more than nine-ball pool anyway.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Bearguin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:33 pm

Rob Lister wrote:The thing about curling that the uninitiated may not understand is that an expert team can pretty much put a stone within an inch or two of where they want it,
I'm lucky to get it in the rings.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Bruce » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:38 pm

Anaxagoras wrote: Although why anyone would be interested in curling is beyond me.
Canadians with brooms.



I don't know why you never seen any hispanic maids in curling. I'll bet they can kick any white person's ass. Have you seen how fast and efficiently they can broom?



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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:43 pm

Does Seven-Up still sponsor curling? :P

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:09 pm

Rob Lister wrote:The thing about curling that the uninitiated may not understand. . . .
We understand.

We just do not care.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:10 pm

And this is the 222222th Post of the Section!

Which is more significant than curling.

What attracts people to it, on television, is it is mind-numbingly hypnotic. Like tennis without Maria Sharapova shattering the mellow by having an orgasm with every return. As noted, it is a game fat people can play. This lends the viewer to adjust his own copious ass in the coach and thing, "I could do that! I could be . . . an . . . OLYMPIAN!!"

With 99.73% of actual sports in the Olympics, one does not experience this delusion. It is akin to televising poker. The viewer--seeing all of the hole cards of everyone with percentages given and eager analysis thinks "I can do THAT!" Fortunately, no one is betting their child's cancer treatments on curling.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by ed » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:45 pm

Rob Lister wrote:The thing about curling that the uninitiated may not understand is that an expert team can pretty much put a stone within an inch or two of where they want it, or hit an opposing stone at just the right angle and speed to put it too within an inch or two of where they want it, and so on through the match. From that there it is strategy as intricate as chess. Well, more than nine-ball pool anyway.
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Hockey, just curling with sticks.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
RCC wrote:The bizarre anti-gay laws were enough to end my giving a shit. I hope nobody dies, but this is why you don't hold major sporting events in fucked up countries. I'll miss curling and the Jamaican Bobsled team, but the rest just seems like stupid mostly white people tempting mortal fate in competitions either subjectively judged or timed within the margin of error.

I'd usually catch the curling, but the gay thing keeps me from feeling ok with at all condoning it.
It's interesting how you can sandwich concerns about anti-gay laws with some racism.
White people do seem to be overly represented in the Winter Olympics (not that there's anything wrong with white people! I is one!).
While true not at all relevant to the point.

RCC was listing reasons for why he is not interested in watching the winter Olympics, I don't see why one would mention race in such context at all.

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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by hammegk » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:37 pm

Rob Lister wrote:The thing about curling that the uninitiated may not understand is that an expert team can pretty much put a stone within an inch or two of where they want it, or hit an opposing stone at just the right angle and speed to put it too within an inch or two of where they want it, and so on through the match. From that there it is strategy as intricate as chess. Well, more than nine-ball pool anyway.
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Re: Olympics Terrorism Threat

Post by RCC » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:13 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
RCC wrote:The bizarre anti-gay laws were enough to end my giving a shit. I hope nobody dies, but this is why you don't hold major sporting events in fucked up countries. I'll miss curling and the Jamaican Bobsled team, but the rest just seems like stupid mostly white people tempting mortal fate in competitions either subjectively judged or timed within the margin of error.

I'd usually catch the curling, but the gay thing keeps me from feeling ok with at all condoning it.
It's interesting how you can sandwich concerns about anti-gay laws with some racism.
White people do seem to be overly represented in the Winter Olympics (not that there's anything wrong with white people! I is one!).
While true not at all relevant to the point.

RCC was listing reasons for why he is not interested in watching the winter Olympics, I don't see why one would mention race in such context at all.
just alluding to the fact that these "global" olympics are about as global as a country music festival. Referring to them as "olympics" is an insult to the ideas behind the movement. If real "winter" sports like basketball, boxing, or even indoor volleyball were added, then it looks more like a festival of sport played in winter rather than just goofy people sliding on ice.

Even said, conflating an observation regarding the racial makeup of a gathering meant clearly as a humorous aside with a condemnation of jailing those who support gays indicates a need to stop being a trollish asswipe.