Anybody going to the winter Olympics...

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  1. Out of Order
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    Out of Order Cutting Cheese

    Yes, but at least we can flush our toilet paper..........
  2. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    I try not to go places where human rights violations are part of their mantra.
  3. HollyGolightly
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    @fushingfeef Interesting way to look at it, for certain.
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I heard a radio show on BBC2 here today. Homosexuality is treated as a heinous crime by some people "over there". Gay people are enticed to meet someone, then beaten up, assaulted and harmed. One guy was beaten by a group, urinated on and had his head shaved. Because they are homosexual. This happens everywhere I'm sure, but this was a radio show highlighting the plight of being homosexual in this country. I actually had the thought fly through my head that I wouldn't go to a country that did that to watch the games. But then, where on Earth is there a country where there is no prejudice? I bet we'd struggle.
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  6. AnnaMarie
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    OoO, is that somehow related to Sochi? Just not sure of the context.
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  7. Out of Order
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    An ABC reporter found the bee in his honey at Sochi.
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  8. AnnaMarie
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Eeewwww!
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  9. fljoe0
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    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Here is a disturbing quote from an article in The Wall Street Journal

    :icon_eek:
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    I've read several books on the Beslan tragedy Lina. I can't imagine what the parents must have went through during and after that ordeal. Stay safe. You still live in a fascinating country. Visiting Russia is on my bucket list.
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  11. ghost19
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    I love watching the ski jump competition. Those are some brave athletes.
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  12. HollyGolightly
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    Breathtaking!
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  13. ghost19
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    I also like the biathlon. The rifles they use are highly modified .22 cal with no scopes. Trying to shoot when your heart rate is up like that is challenging.
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    I love the downhill skiing too.
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  15. king family fan
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    I will be watching on TV.
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    I watched the figure skating today. Absolutely loved it. The Canadian pairs team.....Their skate brought out so much emotion.

    I also enjoyed watching that snow-boarding today, the new one. (The one Shaun dropped out of.)
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    Tell me if you decide to visit Yekaterinburg by any chance, you will get a good guide! ;)
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You make it sound like it's a bad thing......:lol:
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