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PostSandy
PostSandy  
2/12/2014 5:05:44 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Animal rights
I completely hear you there. It sometimes become depressing when we visit shelters or humane society for animals. :-(

Hazel
Hazel  
2/12/2014 3:32:19 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: rights?
I'm optimistic that this will somehow encourage people to have more open minds as well. Nobody needs to embrace it but to be open means to be accepting of others. It's all about respect and the need for more of it in the world.

Hazel
Hazel  
2/12/2014 3:31:22 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Animal rights
Such a glaring contrast, isn't it? Animals aren't human, but they are living beings all the same. I live in a third world country where we don't have a good animal control system in place, so you would be able to spot so many strays in the streets as well. It's heart breaking but seeing all the homeless children and people in the streets is disheartening as well. I don't know where to start.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
2/8/2014 8:14:20 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: rights
Nicole, Mary,

 

We have to remember that Germany was selected as the Summer Olympics location right before WWII broke out. Hitler was in Power and one of our Very own Jesse Owens (A Black Man) won gold right in Front of Hitlers and his White Power elites. So the USA and Canada and other Nations can now do the same against Putin and Russia anti-Gay and Anti-Stray dog establishment.

 

The Olympic commette chooses the sites for what reason? Do they make a lot of money off of the location? I know the host nation and cities do. I'm just wondering about the selection process.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
2/8/2014 8:09:03 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: rights?
@Nicole,

The good thing about the Olympics being here in Sochi is that we The United States has sent Openly gay Atheletes to the games. We are strong enough of a people to be accepting. We are showing the world that it is acceptable to be LGBT and to compete for our Nation. Maybe this will mark the beginning of change in Russia

PostSandy
PostSandy  
2/7/2014 4:56:13 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Animal rights
Why are there so many stray dogs in the first place? That's what I'd like to know. Through the Olympics Games, we celebrate the practice of sport, a human right. How really sad it is that animal rights is disrespected in contrast. 

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/7/2014 3:23:29 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Issues with the Olympics
Ha! I saw that one, too, Mary, and I liked that the commenter then followed up to say he/she didn't even mean it as a joke. :)

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/7/2014 3:22:34 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: rights
Ugh, couldn't agree more. It's nonsense. Of course sport can be reconciled with human rights... the fact that anyone is even pretending that it's too complicated to do (or, worse, just impossible) just demonstrates global cowardice and laziness.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
2/7/2014 12:58:21 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: rights
What a terrific column by Neelie Kroes, Pablo. Thank you for the link! I particularly like this statement:

I sometimes hear that 'sport and politics cannot be reconciled'. What nonsense. If sport can be reconciled with commerce, it can be reconciled with human rights.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
2/7/2014 12:54:25 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Issues with the Olympics
Yes, here's to all the Olympians, and hoping Canada and the USA take as much gold as possible!

One funny comment from a poster below the photos Kim shared:

Makes me wonder if this was done on purpose...
"How can we guarantee Russia will win The Olympics??"
"I've got it!! Make it so the athletes from other countries can't sleep, bathe, or use the washroom!"
"BRILLIANT!!"

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