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Tibetans slam Olympic 'flame of shame'

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dida, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Dida

    Dida YHWH

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    While I sympathize with the Tibetan cause, they are increasingly starting to seem like a nuisance. But of course, disrupting a lighting ceremony (which is stupid in its own right) is much better than burning down shops and beating up Han Chinese. BTW, there is nothing stupider than parading a torch around the world.

    Find this article at:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/03/24/torch.relay/index.html
     
  2. Sharwood

    Sharwood Rich, doctor nephew

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    I fully support these actions. The more attention Tibetans can call to their cause, the better off they will be. The Olympics gives them a rare opportunity, one that's not likely to be repeated any time soon.
     
  3. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    :lol: It's always the French.
     
  4. Evil Muppet

    Evil Muppet Chieftain

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    Good on those protesters. This shouldn't just be about Tibet. What about the treatment of North Korean refugees, and China's own "dissidents"?
     
  5. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    I like what they done with the rhyming of "flame of shame".
     
  6. kryszcztov

    kryszcztov Deity

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    Something tells me that, contrary to what IOC President Rogge said, these Olympic Games won't change anything in China.

    And I wonder what Chinese think when they suddenly see pre-recorded scenes out of the blue : are they so used to it that they don't even pay attention anymore, or do they get affected by what they know is censorship in action ? Of course I speak as someone living in a (rather) free country, but I'd be mad at my TV if it ever happened : "Gimme the live back, damnit, I wanna see what's happening !!" :mad:

    I echo this post, but not with this smiley. ;) Yeah, always the French who care about useless causes...
     
  7. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    I thought the Olympic games were about putting politics aside in the name of brotherly something and cooperation. Oh well at least they aren't blocking freeway on-ramps and busy intersections like the anti-war protesters before the 2003 war.
     
  8. kryszcztov

    kryszcztov Deity

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    The Chinese censoring part of the event today clearly tells you that politics isn't put aside, otherwise they wouldn't have censored the thing, like every other country did. You thought well, but the Chinese think differently.
     
  9. boarder

    boarder King

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    As we get closer and closer to the olympics this is going to get more and more of a headache for the chinese.
    Makes for interesting news though.
     
  10. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    Now that's peaceful protest.
     
  11. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    Isn't it about time that we recognize that, like most worldwide governing bodies of sporting competitions, the Olympics has little to do with the spirit of the sport(s) and is a insipid backpatting bureaucracy? Oh, did I mention how much I laughed at Turin and Athens failing?
     
  12. Bast

    Bast Protector of Cats

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    The Flame of Shame. The Shame Games. CCP is a disgrace.
     

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