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Oh look, Graham wants an Olympic boycott because of Snowden getting asylum in Russia. Doesn't he know that this will degrade DEFCON by 1 and give Putin 4 Ops?
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Yep, the USA boycott of the 1980 caused the Russians to pull out of Afghanistan within 9 years, and that had 65 other nations on board. This is a solely US issue.

"make it real" for them, by not having your athlete miss out on a sporting event? I really wonder who needs to have the real world explained to them here.
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I just remember it letting the Russians sweep the gold medals-- no idea if they really did though. I was a kid and didn't follow sports but got that idea from the news.
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Who really take that seriously? he is appealing to his base that wants a return of the cold war, and the GOP hey-day.

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Euroncrowseye wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
make it real" for them, by not having your athlete miss out on a sporting event? I really wonder who needs to have the real world explained to them here.


The Afrikaaners didn't like it much.
Did they hold the Olympics?
 
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It's the winter Olympics. Will anybody even notice?
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utoption2 wrote:
piemasteruk wrote:
It's the winter Olympics. Will anybody even notice?


Those that like Female Figure Skating and Curling would. (From a straight man's perspective, can't really say from anyone else's perspective)


"I love the Olympics, but I hate what the Russian government is doing throughout the world,"

coming from an american politician thats pretty harsh.. pot kettle black
 
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