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onifre
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Message 14 of 181 (669321)
07-29-2012 5:56 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by jar
07-28-2012 9:54 AM


Re: Depends....
Well, I hope folk enjoyed the Olympics even if I missed them.
They are on right now, all day every day. You just missed the opening ceremony, which was no Beijing!
- Oni
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onifre
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Message 16 of 181 (669323)
07-29-2012 6:08 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by Tangle
07-28-2012 11:36 AM


Sometimes you think that the very best thing that the rest of the world could do for poor old USA is issue them all with passports and visas and make them travel outside their borders at least once in their lives
Well since almost a million people immigrate to the United States yearly I'd say most of us have seen other places. Most of our families and ancestors came from other countries.
Don't forget, the US is made up of immigrants, no one is native to this land. Shit, our president's dad was from Kenya and Obama himself studied outside the US for his youth.
Unless you mean the native American's should grab a passport and go see other places? Because the US is other places.
- Oni
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onifre
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Message 17 of 181 (669324)
07-29-2012 6:11 AM
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07-29-2012 6:08 AM


Re: Depends....
Damn right - London was 100x more entertaining
I don't know dude, the Beijing ceremony was to the London ceremony what Transformers was to Robocop
- Oni
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onifre
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Message 19 of 181 (669332)
07-29-2012 6:49 AM
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07-29-2012 6:19 AM


Re: Depends....
Robocop: a work by that sometimes genius, Paul Verhoeven - gritty, thrilling, shocking, and moving.
I don't think I'd call the Queen and James Bond (two fictional characters) jumping out of a plane "genius".
Of course made no better by our humble, Mormon moron shitting the bed over there. Sorry about that. He's like our own Borat.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 29 of 181 (669386)
07-29-2012 5:44 PM
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07-29-2012 10:51 AM


So two thirds of you guys don't see a need to travel much outside the US of A
Being that, like I said, many of us are from other countries, many of us have passports from other countries. Also, poor people don't travel much.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 94 of 181 (670341)
08-13-2012 1:53 AM


USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
USA wins the Olympics!
China? Pfft...stick to making Lo Mein guys.
Hey frako how Slovenia do?
Great Britain? More like Meh Britain.
Russia, third place never gets remembered.
Lets not even mention the French...did they even know there was an Olympics?
Oh man, I really had a blast these Olympics. To sit back and watch America beat the world at dumb sports we don't even enjoy doing was really fun. I mean, I get we are the best at real sports like basketball, volleyball, wrestling and swimming but, who knew we'd win medals in gymnastics? That's not even a real thing!
46 GOLD
29 SILVER
29 BRONZE
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104 TOTAL
Suck it!
I'm really proud of what we (I) and the rest of America did over there in London, and I'm looking forward to Rio!
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 96 of 181 (670343)
08-13-2012 2:42 AM
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08-13-2012 2:33 AM


Re: USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
Thought GB came in 4th after Russia?
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 101 of 181 (670360)
08-13-2012 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 99 by Dr Jack
08-13-2012 9:23 AM


Re: America's odd ordering
Hey, we do it for you guys and the third world countries so they can feel good about themselves.
We are in a league of our own when it comes to the Olympics.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 104 of 181 (670375)
08-13-2012 4:03 PM
Reply to: Message 102 by Dr Jack
08-13-2012 11:08 AM


Re: America's odd ordering
Haters gonna hate...
We still won Beijing too. More medals than anyone. That's a win in my book.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 107 of 181 (670378)
08-13-2012 5:00 PM
Reply to: Message 105 by Dr Jack
08-13-2012 4:25 PM


Re: America's odd ordering
They give out silver and bronze too, if they were irrelevant why have them at all? I'm just counting up the sum total of all the medals won. That spells victory to me.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 117 of 181 (670503)
08-15-2012 9:35 PM
Reply to: Message 111 by bluegenes
08-15-2012 9:39 AM


Fuzzy math!
This is a lot of hating just to say, hey you didn't do as great as you think. Sure, wow, thanks for pointing that out. It makes a lot of sense that the country with the most medals, the most golds and the most silvers didn't do all that well.
I'm convinced. Next time lets do better guys. It's not enought to be in first place overall and in gold and silver, somehow we need to do better than that? Maybe kill off a few million fat, non-athletic Americans, and maybe a few million Mexicans that way the numbers average us out above standards of awesomeness.
- Oni
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onifre
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Message 120 of 181 (670518)
08-16-2012 1:47 AM
Reply to: Message 115 by Straggler
08-15-2012 12:15 PM


Re: Is the U.S.A. a top sporting culture?
You seem to be missing Bluegenes point that for your size the amount of 'winning' you are doing isn't all that great.
Well we keep asking them to lets us send two or three more gymnastic teams and about another 30 swimmers and wrestlers but they have these dumb rules preventing us from doing that.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 132 of 181 (670571)
08-16-2012 11:36 AM
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08-16-2012 8:44 AM


Re: Is the U.S.A. a top sporting culture?
Unless you are suggesting that the US had a load of athletes sitting at home who could have beaten the rest of the world if only they had been at the London Olympics I’m not sure how having a bigger team would have helped you.
Suggest just that. There are plenty of wrestlers, a sport I follow very closely at the NCAA level, who could medal with no problem. But we aren't allowed to send that many. There are limits to the amount of athletes that can compete in a single event from a country.
For example, we could have sent two more basketball teams and gotten silver and bronze too.
- Oni

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onifre
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Message 137 of 181 (670592)
08-16-2012 12:22 PM
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08-16-2012 11:56 AM


Re: Is the U.S.A. a top sporting culture?
The US came 5th in Olympic wrestling.
Individually I mean, in their weight catagory. Jake Varner and Jordan Burroughs both took gold in their respective weight class, but there are many guys in the NCAA bracket that have out wrestled both those guys before, just not during the qualifying for the Olympics. But we could have loaded both of those weight classes with many more wrestlers and taken more medals.
You can surely recognize our ability to do that in basketball - but also in track and field, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball, etc.
My point being that, for many countries it's all they have to send. For us, it's only as SMALL percentage of the very capable athletes that quite frankly, yeah, just sit at home watching because of the numbers rule.
- Oni
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