Death at the Olympics
wow, so yarg, ktown et al get off with nothing....
frankly I am registering my disapproval of that, given the use of "asshole" etc too. Especially given a couple of those posters piling on etamaran have a history of making racist commentary prior here. In fact, I am still waiting months later for one of them to provide proof of their assertations, which are most definitely racist without proof.
So what I am saying here is; if they are getting away with using "asshole" (i have been recently chastized for using "asshat" FFS) and other such terms om Etamaran, be prepared for such to be used all the time, if you are going to let those right wing participants, who are here to do nothing more than agitate, use them.
remind, forgive me, but it's been a trying few days here on babble. I think I've used up my moderation hours into March at this point.
I figured this covered it:
The rest of youse, and if you've behaved immoderately you know who you are, on both sides of the arguments, dial it back and don't add fuel to the fire. Please.
Going in and calling out each particular babbler seemed, in my estimation, to prolong the fighting, as this very post may do, rather than getting back on track. The gajillion threads I've started about anti-Olympics protests should indicate where I stand on the issue in general, but that's not what this thread is about.
By the time I got here this morning the swearing and bad language had kinda snowballed out of control, including things said by posters who I may not particularly like either. I'm giving everyone the benefit of the doubt here.
Thanks N for getting us back on track.
SFU Criminology professor Neil Boyd, who's not much of a fan of this sort of spectacle, expressed the view that he just hopes "that both the protesters and police win public support for their handling of issues, and that we in the Lower Mainland are able to look back at this extravaganza, if not with pride and pleasure, at least with a sense that we did not do anything that was too horribly embarrassing."
Creative forms of protest. That's what I read into this remark of his. It's a good idea. See The Two Sides of The Games (The Mark)
Last night I was in my local pub here on the Island and there was the usual big screen that hogged the attention of the patrons. They even turned up the volume. I saw, out of the corner of my eye, that they replayed the luge sequence in which the Georgian athlete was killed.
Anyway, they finally shut off the idiot box and we got down to listening to some quality folk music.