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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:17 am 
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I was reading the news and came across an article which says they're having the winter Olympics now, not later. I guess it started today, which was last night because they are over the date line.

It seems like a bad time for it. Don't they know that they have to compete with Trump for airtime? He's hogging the spotlight.


A figure skater flopped, but it sounded to me like he fell down.

Figure skating: Nathan Chen flops in Olympic debut with mistakes in team short program

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/w ... 322259002/


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:37 pm 
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There was video. He aborted one jump, getting zero credit for it. He fell on his butt in another one, but got some reduced number of points. The judges prefer going for it and planting body parts on the ice to chickening out.

The current curling is this weird mixed doubles version that's kind of like watching couples fight.

They showed some training runs for the men's downhill. That's one of those events where viewers have to wonder how anyone learning it survives long enough to make it to the big time.

The opening ceremonies already happened, but tonight NBC will try their best to make them look live.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:26 pm 
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There was video. He aborted one jump, getting zero credit for it. He fell on his butt in another one, but got some reduced number of points. The judges prefer going for it and planting body parts on the ice to chickening out.

The current curling is this weird mixed doubles version that's kind of like watching couples fight.

They showed some training runs for the men's downhill. That's one of those events where viewers have to wonder how anyone learning it survives long enough to make it to the big time.

The opening ceremonies already happened, but tonight NBC will try their best to make them look live.

Is it possible for me to care less?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:57 pm 
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Here is hoping the U.S. gets their teeth kicked in. A little humility is in order to quiet the arrogance.

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bird's theorem-"we the people" are stupid.

"No one is so foolish as to choose war over peace. In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fathers bury their sons." - Herodotus

The new motto of the USA: Unum de multis. Out of one, many.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:37 am 
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There was video. He aborted one jump, getting zero credit for it. He fell on his butt in another one, but got some reduced number of points. The judges prefer going for it and planting body parts on the ice to chickening out.

The current curling is this weird mixed doubles version that's kind of like watching couples fight.

They showed some training runs for the men's downhill. That's one of those events where viewers have to wonder how anyone learning it survives long enough to make it to the big time.

The opening ceremonies already happened, but tonight NBC will try their best to make them look live.


I was on the men's downhill team in college at CU in Boulder Colorado. I also competed in the giant slalom. I had, have, a very compact build, I sink in water, it gave me a downhill advantage. It also didn't hurt that I grew up about 20 miles away from Stoner Ski Area, and that was where I learned to ski.

You've probably never heard of that Colorado ski area. Most people haven't. It didn't have any easy or moderate runs, it was all 40 to 45 degree slope. Short runs but very fast. T-bar lifts to build up leg muscles.


There is a secret to it. If the slope is steep enough when you do fall down because of the angle of incidence is so small you don't hit the ground very hard. You just sort of glide along the surface until you slow down some and can get back up. That also applies to ski jumping.

At Telluride Ski Area in the olden days the Mammoth Slide Run began with 40 foot cliff we would jump off. The landing was on about a 60 to 70 degree slope which tapered off to about 45 degrees. If I fell down it didn't matter that much, I would slide down to where the slope flattened out to 45 degrees and then get back up. In years since the ski area has worked around that cliff and it's now out of bounds.


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Pence is busy being the Ugly American at the games.
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/09/m ... ics-fails/

Apparently, he won't stand for any delegation other than the U.S. And he seems upset that North Korea and South Korea are showing signs of reconciliation. I thought peace in the region was what we wanted?

BTW, "Trump" is also there. Along with "Kim Jong Un".

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Yeah, apparently these impersonators were thrown out. What's wrong with a little harmless fun? Sad.

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NBC apologizes to Korean people after correspondent's 'ignorant, 'insensitive' comment

NBC Sports has apologized for an incendiary comment made during Friday's Opening Ceremony led to widespread anger and tens of thousands of angry social media posts.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/winter ... ar-BBIXGgh


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Here's a more detailed article on Ramo he worked for Henry Kissinger

Ramo, who was also an on-air contributor for NBC during the Beijing Olympics, is co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, an advisory firm of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/0 ... /23358551/


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South Korea hit by magnitude 4.8 earthquake

Pyeongchang: A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has hit South Korea, according to the US Geological Survey.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/south-korea ... 4yzy1.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:58 am 
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Ban The United States From The Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee enabled systemic sexual abuse in order to win medals. By what moral logic is that not worse than Russia’s crimes?

At a press briefing last week with International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams, there was stern talk about a country of cheaters so shot through with a gold-at-all-costs mentality that they countenanced the systematic exploitation of Olympic athletes.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/la ... 0d3d6d5fbb


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:51 pm 
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The right move.

Adam Rippon pulls out of NBC deal, won’t be Olympic commentator

Update: Adam Rippon has pulled out of a deal that would have had him commentating on the Winter Olympics for NBC for the duration of the Games. Christine Brennan had the scoop:

https://www.outsports.com/2018/2/18/170 ... ommentator


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One day they had people skiing then they would pick up a rifle and shoot and then ski again.

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