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5 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Haven't watched any of the 2021 Summer Olympic games so far.   Not interested this year.

 

Great accomplishments by the IU athletes, but I am right there w/ MMM.

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7 minutes ago, temptation said:

You mean you don't like watching entitled athletes who seemingly hate their country use the Olympics as their "platform?"

There is that, along with the covid restrictions of no spectators.  Make the competition seem kind of dead.

 

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19 minutes ago, temptation said:

You mean you don't like watching entitled athletes who seemingly hate their country use the Olympics as their "platform?"

Nope!

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3 hours ago, Irishman said:

Still love seeing young people on this stage in sports that RARELY gets any attention, if any. 

They just need to wear a sign stating whether they love our country or hate is so that we know who to cheer for. 

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2 hours ago, BTF said:

They just need to wear a sign stating whether they love our country or hate is so that we know who to cheer for. 

Sad, but true. 

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3 hours ago, BTF said:

They just need to wear a sign stating whether they love our country or hate is so that we know who to cheer for. 

 

1 hour ago, DE said:

Sad, but true. 

Or, there’s another way of looking at it. What makes America different - and great - is on display. The right of our citizens to love their country, but hate the injustices that occur in it. The right to show the very best of American democracy: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom from political oppression, the right to dissent. We should revel in it, even if we don’t agree.

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50 minutes ago, Bobref said:

 

 

Or, there’s another way of looking at it. What makes America different - and great - is on display. The right of our citizens to love their country, but hate the injustices that occur in it. The right to show the very best of American democracy: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom from political oppression, the right to dissent. We should revel in it, even if we don’t agree.

Just like the 1/6/21 "insurrection", right?

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1 hour ago, Bobref said:

 

 

Or, there’s another way of looking at it. What makes America different - and great - is on display. The right of our citizens to love their country, but hate the injustices that occur in it. The right to show the very best of American democracy: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom from political oppression, the right to dissent. We should revel in it, even if we don’t agree.

But even you have to admit, doing so while REPRESENTING the very country you are stating your hatred for with “USA” plastered across your chest is just a tad bit ironic/hypocritical no?

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1 hour ago, Bobref said:

 

 

Or, there’s another way of looking at it. What makes America different - and great - is on display. The right of our citizens to love their country, but hate the injustices that occur in it. The right to show the very best of American democracy: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom from political oppression, the right to dissent. We should revel in it, even if we don’t agree.

"With Liberty and Justice for all."

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1 hour ago, temptation said:

But even you have to admit, doing so while REPRESENTING the very country you are stating your hatred for with “USA” plastered across your chest is just a tad bit ironic/hypocritical no?

You start with a false premise: that athletes engaging in this kind of protest are “stating … hatred” for the USA. You totally miss the point. To be honest, I expected more than such a knee jerk reaction from you.

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3 minutes ago, Bobref said:

You start with a false premise: that athletes engaging in this kind of protest are “stating … hatred” for the USA. You totally miss the point. To be honest, I expected more than such a knee jerk reaction from you.

Enlighten me.

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1 hour ago, gonzoron said:

"With Liberty and Justice for all."

Just like the 1/6/21 "insurrection", right?

47 minutes ago, temptation said:

Enlighten me.

I agree.  

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Really did not want to see this devolve like this….pretty sad

Not in the least bit interested in knowing who was not watching or why….it was simply a post to highlight something cool about the Olympics. Also not interested in the childish jabs back and forth……but the fact is that anyone from this country who is competing for this country….does not hate this country. It’s a ridiculous and childish notion to say otherwise. 

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