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Five bucksEdit

That Tenzin Dorjee is now in a re-education camp or dead. --TUFKAAP - (talk) 02:37, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I would boycottEdit

the Olympics but i would rather have the US or EU kick there ass in ping pong (table tennis). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:38, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Hosting the Olympics is a crap shoot. You give the OOC a boat load of cash and they pocket it for themselves. You pay to build their Olympic village, i.e. you have an excuse to tear down poor people's homes. Then the OOC holds the games and again pockets the cash for themselves. But, if you tore down poor people's homes wisely & are otherwise lucky, then you become more powerful city afterwards, ala Barcelona. So you might make back all the money the OOC stole over the next decade. It follows that the point of a boycott is to malign the city, and prevent it from recouping it's "investment". So yes, it does help if you boycott Beijing over Tibet, not just now, but after the Olympics too. Nyarlathotep - (talk) 08:06, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Sure, but that's if all the funding is from the city. Aren't a lot of Olympics funded by private investments/donations and such? The one in China would be public though... -someone else —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:07, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Torch in TibetEdit

The Chinese gov't is way out of line in their actions taken against Tibet. A boycott should certainly be considered, but alas, its ends may not justify its means. Now, before we send Machivelli rolling in his grave, let's take a full look at the scope of everything occuring in the East, and make a good decision. I think they oughta run the torch through Tibet. It would be a definition statement of justice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:16, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

It's alright to do millions upon millions of dollar of business with China each year but they can't hold the world olimpic games? Get real people! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Respect for the Olympic games has diminished greatly as they represent supression of human freedom in a country that is a "the largest prison in the world". Consider the slave labor they use to produce our computers, clothes, dishes, towels, sneakers... etc etc. They own us, and we're too stupid to stand up for the rights of the downtrodden. No religious freedom, no freedom of speech, people are being displaced from their homes. The homeless and mental handicapped have been removed from the city. Its sickening. They should never have been allowed in China in the first place. I hope all the athletes bring along books for freedom. Books about the 1776 revolution in America. Let the people learn.

We are supporting this evil and it is wrong. At least boycott buying Chinese products. How they ever got the bid for this is suspicious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Boycotting is unrealisticEdit

The only thing boycotting would do is waste the time of the hardworking athletes. Spending days training to try earn a medal. Governments may not want to do that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:42, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, some of you people go sober for Tibet, and talk about how they don't have any religious freedom - when most of the sobering, so-called pitying people turn their noses up at Jewish people and Muslims. Real sad how some people can become hypocrites. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:05, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Really? Oh, and not just days. Months, years. -- 10:14, 9 June 2008 (UTC)