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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby MWB on Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:11 pm

Human rights are human rights, no matter what country you're in. If someone feels a cause is important enough to protest or fight for, good for them.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:36 pm

CBear3 wrote:I honor those at Tienanmen Square for standing up for their rights in their country.
If those were Americans doing it I'd think they were stupid and feel bad for their families, but not necessarily them.

Does that make sense?

Yes, it does.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:26 pm

When they're ready for a change it will happen from within.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:10 pm

Pretty scathing column in the WaPo from last week.

Sochi 2014: IOC jeopardized safety of athletes and fans in awarding Games to Putin’s Russia
The choice is an ugly one: Removing the Games at this late date would devastate Russians who have invested national self-worth in them, and the athletes who have trained for them. Therefore the only option is to watch Sochi become a contest for prestige between two warring parties: a corrupt strongman who wants to flex his political authority, and the murderous jihadists who have vowed to strike in Sochi.

Why should the Olympics lend its prestige to either? But that’s exactly what’s happening.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:26 pm

Bribery is the logical explanation.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:28 pm

This really shatters the view I had of the IOC as a noble, proud organization striving to bring peace to the nations of the world. Really disappointed :(
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:32 pm

I'm probably more worried than I should be but I'm pretty skeptical that there will be no major acts of terrorism during the games.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:37 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I'm probably more worried than I should be but I'm pretty skeptical that there will be no major acts of terrorism during the games.


The scary thing is that some people that probably qualify as experts seem to agree with you.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:38 pm

Gaucho wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I'm probably more worried than I should be but I'm pretty skeptical that there will be no major acts of terrorism during the games.


The scary thing is that some people that probably qualify as experts seem to agree with you.


I'm even worse because I am most worried about the pens that are going over...
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:42 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Gaucho wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I'm probably more worried than I should be but I'm pretty skeptical that there will be no major acts of terrorism during the games.


The scary thing is that some people that probably qualify as experts seem to agree with you.


I'm even worse because I am most worried about the pens that are going over...


So am I, tbh. We're terrible humans.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:42 pm

columbia wrote:Bribery is the logical explanation.


Now that I've thought of it some more, it's probably extortion.

Capturing enough "deciders" from the IOC on tape, in a compromising position with a 14 year old girl (or boy) would be much cheaper.

#cynical
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:49 am

Not sure if anyone remembers the bid scandal when the IOC awarded the Salt Lake City games.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Win ... id_scandal

The IOC has a history of impropriety as there were also allegations related to the 1996 and 1998 games.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:43 pm

So apparently there is a bar called Pittsburgh in Sochi.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298536-d6012966-Reviews-Pittsburgh-Sochi_Greater_Sochi_Krasnodar_Krai_Southern_District.html

I'll post a pic when I get home. I can't get to Twitter from work, or I'd post it now.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby npv708 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:13 pm

llipgh2 wrote:So apparently there is a bar called Pittsburgh in Sochi.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298536-d6012966-Reviews-Pittsburgh-Sochi_Greater_Sochi_Krasnodar_Krai_Southern_District.html

I'll post a pic when I get home. I can't get to Twitter from work, or I'd post it now.


https://www.google.com/maps/preview/@43 ... e0!6m1!1e1

WTF?
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Looks like its in an apartment building.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:20 pm

DK will be so proud.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:03 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:Looks like its in an apartment building.


I thought that as well.

The banner on the light pole notes it is indeed a bar.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby JS© on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:05 pm

Image

No terrible towels hanging from the window? No visible speakers piping that "Here We Go" song?

I thought this was a Pittsburgh bar.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:15 pm

Here is the first pic I saw of it.

Image
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:44 pm

who is the mope wearing the 412 hoodie
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Lt. Dish on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:47 pm

This is pretty cool, especially because it's named for Geno's statement on his feelings about his home country: "Russia Best." (Wasn't he talking about the ladies there? I don't remember. )

http://blogs.post-gazette.com:8080/spor ... gnitogorsk
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Lt. Dish on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:47 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:who is the mope wearing the 412 hoodie


Maybe a member of the Russian Penguins Fan Club, which I think would make him anything but a mope. :D
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Lt. Dish on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:49 pm

Gaucho wrote:DK will be so proud.


DK's Pittsburgh observations and cheerleading really make me miss home.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:52 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:who is the mope wearing the 412 hoodie


Getty Images photographer who is from Pittsburgh
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:04 pm

He posted another pic on Twitter of the interior. Other than a really nice skyline shot of the burgh hanging in the background, not much Pittsburgh-ness to it.

I will add the interior is nice.
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