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Old 02-10-2002, 03:56 AM   #41
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Well said Lemonite,
These people that are attacking the USA for showing patriotism at the games and honoring those lost on 9/11, a question for you. What do you think of U2s support for US patriotism at the Superbowl halftime show and their tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11?
Well I think it is as distasteful of U2 to scroll the names of dead people on their screens.
And Bonos USA-jacket is just beyond pathetic ass-kissing!

So now you know what I think!!



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Old 02-10-2002, 05:12 AM   #42
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OK and thatīs whatīs great with the civilized western world!!

Everyone is entitled to have an own oppinion!!

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Old 02-10-2002, 07:02 AM   #43
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Exploitation is wrong when there is something to gain. I guess the US is wrong as they are gaining national solidarity by exploiting it. They are regaining their sense of worth by exploiting it. U2 gained a nice big thankyou for their tribute.

oops, I just realised, this all cant be right. Something was gained.

Boo to the US and to U2 then.
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Originally posted by Lemonite:
Ya'll don't have like a SNN.. (Swedish News Network)... Or television stations that focus on Swedish Athletes et al.. rather than our stations which appropriately focus on American Athletes and the top competitors.

Do you just rely on the Feeds from NBC?

I'm just curious?


Ofcourse we have the Swedish Television(SVT) there, but they are showing things that happen around the Olympics aswell. Interviewing organizers, American and foreign spectators and pretty much show whatīs going on around the Olympics aswell.

Doesnīt the American TV-stations do that when there are Olympic games in other countries, or are they just focusing on the American athletes?

And about Bonoīs jacket, itīs getting to be a little to much, I think weīve got the message.

And please no reminders of how the Swedish skiers performed in the 30 km last night=)

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Old 02-10-2002, 05:27 PM   #45
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TylerDurden:

I agree completely, but I must infrom you...

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Just keep Celine Dion away. Please.
She's Canadian! (Although I thik I saw Canadian Robbie Robertson performing in the Opening Ceremonies, as did British product Sting).


And Lemonboy:

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I think that if it had been done in the purpose of honoring the people who has been murdered I support it but this was clearly done to be used as a political statement.
I saw one of the organizers commenting on this and they mentioned that it WAS done "with the purpose of honoring the people who has [sic] been murdered..." so by that measure, you support it, right?

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P.S. I am suprised though that none of you were offended by us having the 1980 U.S. Hockey team light the torch.


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Originally posted by U2Bama:
P.S. I am suprised though that none of you were offended by us having the 1980 U.S. Hockey team light the torch.

Understand that I have nothing against showing patriotism. And having a national hero lighting the fire is an Olympic tradition. Itīs just when it becomes tasteless and too much "in your face"(read: Atlanta 96) I donīt like it.

So far I have to say Iīve been completely wrong with my prediction about the Olympics, and itīs been two great days.

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Old 02-12-2002, 04:20 AM   #47
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I don't really care, since I only watch the Summer Olympics. But it's sad to see how so many people seem to forget what the Olympics symbolize.
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Old 02-21-2002, 07:25 AM   #48
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Thank god Americans usually don't win that many medals at the Winter Games

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Old 02-21-2002, 11:13 AM   #49
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Thank god Americans usually don't win that many medals at the Winter Games

looks like that's changing

seriously though, what's wrong with pride in sports? unless of course you hate sports

I didnt think cheering on your team was wrong, and quite honestly I'm rooting for a lot of individuals, regardless of their nationality. but of course I want the US to win, just like I want the Flyers to win all the time; I live here, therefore it's my team.. and I hate when politics are dragged into sports..

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Old 02-21-2002, 11:32 AM   #50
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looks like that's changing

seriously though, what's wrong with pride in sports? unless of course you hate sports

I didnt think cheering on your team was wrong, and quite honestly I'm rooting for a lot of individuals, regardless of their nationality. but of course I want the US to win, just like I want the Flyers to win all the time; I live here, therefore it's my team.. and I hate when politics are dragged into sports..

Some people say you shouldn't mix sport and politics or music and politics or whatever...

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seriously though, what's wrong with pride in sports? unless of course you hate sports


there's a differnce between pride, and immature mocking, everytime that "My House" ad bursts out. the intentions might be good, but the way they are expressed, leaves a lot to be desired. it's called good sportsmanship.
i think right now, the US 2nd in the medal count and tied for 2nd with germany in the gold medal count.



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Just remember how Salt Lake City got these games!
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Just remember how Salt Lake City got these games!

And every other city that gets any Olympics..

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yes, I'm sure bullet will join in the debate on the legitimacy of China winning the 2008 games
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Look people - if we go by pr capita model than Croatia is the biggest winter olympics power. There are only 4 milion of us, and we allready have 3 gold medals and 1 silver.

So we are the best - US is nothing compared to the power of croatia - or better to say 1 croat beats few doesens of americans, germans, etc...

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Look people - if we go by pr capita model than Croatia is the biggest winter olympics power. There are only 4 milion of us, and we allready have 3 gold medals and 1 silver.

So we are the best - US is nothing compared to the power of croatia - or better to say 1 croat beats few doesens of americans, germans, etc...

I hope that now you will respect me more, me and my greatness

I'm afraid Croatia isn't best even if you count like that. Norway is.
Their population is 4.5 million and has so far taken 22 medals, 11 golds, 7 silver and 4 bronze. They are crazy and nothing comes close to that. LOL
When interviewed, our king was asked if he considered to create a union again with Norway. LOL

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Old 02-23-2002, 01:24 PM   #57
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Oh...let Croatia have their moment!

I like it when smaller countries win...I was rooting for Belarus in the hockey games ...they did very well....that an I am finally getting a chance to learn to identify all the flags of the so called newer countries and their national anthems...

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that an I am finally getting a chance to learn to identify all the flags of the so called newer countries and their national anthems...

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Hahaha.. I love how Homer Simpson and his logic have influenced how we Modern Day Humans Think. Damn Beautiful.

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yes, I'm sure bullet will join in the debate on the legitimacy of China winning the 2008 games
well, after the uproar over the americans getting it, they had to appease the chinese somehow
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Except I don't watch the Simpsons and have no idea what you are referring to...let me in on the joke!!

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