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  • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Meanwhile....what an idiot....if the Olympics get canceled it will because of nonsense like this.

    Indy runner Cole Hocker heading to Tokyo unvaccinated as Olympics grapples with COVID-19



    https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...us/8020273002/

    Gold medalist calls out swimmer Michael Andrew's decision not to vaccinate (yahoo.com)

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado said in a Twitter thread that she is “disappointed” in Michael Andrew’s decision to swim in the Summer Games without being vaccinated against COVID-19.

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    • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
      The new Olympic motto: Should this even be happening?

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...okyo-olympics/
      Bwach Bwach chicken chicken (boy please whatever)

      T.Bwach, chicken chicken
      Whose boots u bin lickin'?
      T.Bwach, chicken chicken
      Co-vid in Toky-oken?
      Zero frickin chance frickin
      (Boy please you make me sicken)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf_g4pyvc5A


      chiecken-olympics.jpg
      Last edited by 1.609; 07-22-2021, 10:59 PM.

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      • First Lady Dr Jill Biden has arrived!!

        https://www.facebook.com/FLOTUS/posts/202017568536362
        There are no strings on me

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        • Originally posted by 1.609 View Post

          Bwach Bwach chicken chicken (boy please whatever)

          T.Bwach, chicken chicken
          Whose boots u bin lickin'?
          T.Bwach, chicken chicken
          Co-vid in Toky-oken?
          Zero frickin chance frickin
          (Boy please you make me sicken)

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf_g4pyvc5A


          chiecken-olympics.jpg
          That's pretty stupid..
          Last edited by Conor Dary; 07-22-2021, 11:19 PM.

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            • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

              That's pretty stupid..
              Why, because you think all rap is stupid? Probably.

              Mr. Bwach reminds me of some of the animals from Animal Farm. Saying there's zero chance of covid being brought in to the Games is pigheaded and arrogant, and demonstrates a belief that, like other pigs, one is entitled to special privileges (regardless of the impact on others). Not having the courage to listen to the wishes of millions of Japanese is definitely chicken. An ass is an entity one should never try to reason with.

              I don't find your cartoon choice funny. Is that a visual metaphor for someone trying to get a joke off the ground?

              Meantime, who raised the question of whether the Games should even be happening?

              If I think you say something stupid, I will refrain from saying it reminds me of everything else you post.
              Last edited by 1.609; 07-22-2021, 11:52 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                Meanwhile....in Tokyo it is 2:52 am and the temperature is 80F and the dew point is 73F. That is very warm and muggy.
                Normal for here.

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                • Been in Tokyo now for 3 days. Its warm but doesn't seem anything close to the scorching temps the media is promulgating. But you must remember I have lived since 1980 in Durham, NC and Hilton Head, SC, so I'm pretty used to warm summer days.

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                  • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                    The Onion weighs in on this:

                    Headline - Tokyo Olympics To Prevent Covid Spread By Restricting Events To Short Outdoor Walks


                    https://www.theonion.com/tokyo-olymp...g-e-1847252745
                    More from The Onion on he Tokyo Olympics:

                    Headline -
                    How Organizers Plan To Keep The Tokyo Olympics Safe

                    https://www.theonion.com/how-organiz...afe-1847331360

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                    • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                      Meanwhile....what an idiot....if the Olympics get canceled it will because of nonsense like this.

                      Indy runner Cole Hocker heading to Tokyo unvaccinated as Olympics grapples with COVID-19



                      https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...us/8020273002/
                      He had COVID and therefore acquired natural immunity. I don't know how gh lets you get away with calling people idiots so often.

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                      • Originally posted by Steele View Post
                        He had COVID and therefore acquired natural immunity.
                        He's very unlikely to get sick from it, but given that a positive test could throw him out of the Olympics, it would have been wise for him to boost his antibodies with at least one shot of a 2-shot vaccine.

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                        • Originally posted by Steele View Post
                          I don't know how gh lets you get away with calling people idiots so often.

                          ad hominem attacks are normally verboten around here but for some reason he gets a pass...

                          There are no strings on me

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                          • In Tokyo, the Olympic show goes on amid the pandemic. Can fans feel good about cheering?

                            https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...bout-cheering/

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                            • Meanwhile....Financial Times....

                              Tokyo’s troubled Games are taste of problems to come

                              Organisers must learn to factor in extreme weather and Covid-19, says Leo Lewis

                              Even before the deluge of July 2021, the Tokyo Olympics had become a powerful symbol of how human plans — even those as big, expensive and grandiose as the Olympic Games — are vulnerable to nature.

                              In November 2019, despite claiming in its bid documents that Tokyo in July was “mild”, Olympic organisers reluctantly moved the showcase marathon from Tokyo to the cooler city of Sapporo in the far north.

                              The much-debated decision followed the temperature in central Tokyo hitting its highest ever recorded level in the previous July and doctors warning about the consequences for runners.

                              That was a significant compromise, but it was eclipsed by the decision in March 2020 to postpone the Games as the world confronted a pandemic for which, at the time, it saw no end.

                              The Japanese government’s decision this year to press ahead with the Games is not popular. More than 50,000 athletes, coaches, officials and support staff will descend on Japan at a time when it has double-vaccinated only a small percentage of its population against Covid-19 and infections in Tokyo continue to rise.

                              Further compromises have also been necessary to keep the Games viable. These include decisions to bar spectators from almost all events, to hold the final stages of the torch relay off public roads, and to make athletes and teams submit to tight restrictions and constant infection testing.

                              Medical experts say that planners of the Olympics and other mass sporting events need to view the hosting of the Tokyo games in the correct perspective: not as a one-off triumph of determination, but simply the first of many organisational challenges in a Covid era that could last for years.

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                              • Originally posted by guru View Post


                                ad hominem attacks are normally verboten around here but for some reason he gets a pass...
                                ad hominen attacks on other Board people is verboten: in this case it was somebody who is in the public eye, which by so doing makes one eligible for criticism

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