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Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-08-2008 16:33 Edit Quote

Cheers!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_8

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-08-2008 17:08 Edit Quote

I just watched the opening ceremony for the Olympics, I have to say for a boring sports event that nobody really cares about , the opening ceremony was absolutely fantastic , well done China.

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-08-2008 17:26 Edit Quote

Me and my family are boycotting the China Olympics.

Free Tibet.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles


(Edited by WebShaman on 08-08-2008 17:59)

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-08-2008 18:02 Edit Quote

Yeah never mind what's been going on in Afghanistan, Iraq, and all that

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 08-09-2008 06:41 Edit Quote

WS: so... how does that work, exactly? Do you just not watch it on television?


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WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-11-2008 09:28 Edit Quote

Exactly, Master Suho.

And Blaise, you are correct about that (although Afghanistan is a different matter).

Of course, the Olympics are not being held in the USA right now, are they?

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-11-2008 16:44 Edit Quote

What confuses me is -

1a) what does not watching the Olympics accomplish?
1b) how does boycotting the Olympics themselves have any bearing on Tibet? And what about all of the other egregious human rights issues in China not related to Tibet?

2) what about all of the other ways to boycott China? Do you make sure the products you buy are not made in China, for example?

I don't know, I've just been very confused by the hoards of people up in arms about boycotting the Olympics - what the ultimate goal is, and what effectiveness this approach can possibly have.

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-11-2008 18:22 Edit Quote

^ what he said

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-11-2008 20:33 Edit Quote

Being that I am just one person in the world (and my family just one among a huge sea of faces), there are little things that I can do to express my feelings against the invasion of Tibet by the Chinese.

Boycotting the Olympics is one of them.

Now, I am under no illusions that it makes a big difference - but then, that is not the point.

It makes a difference to me.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-11-2008 22:58 Edit Quote

Does that mean I can boycott the U.S just by not watching them on Google Earth?

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-12-2008 00:06 Edit Quote

Well, whatever tickles your fancy.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Moon Dancer
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Lost Grove
Insane since: Apr 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-12-2008 05:09 Edit Quote

Just a little 08/08/08 that made me smile...

Girl born on 08/08/08 at 8:08 am... and that's not where it ends...

personally - i might have been inclined to name her Octavia

Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-12-2008 09:52 Edit Quote

wow ... well good thing she doesn't have 8 fingers, 8 toes and 8 eyes or smth

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 08-12-2008 12:00 Edit Quote
quote:

Moon Dancer said:

Just a little 08/08/08 that made me smile...

Girl born on 08/08/08 at 8:08 am... and that's not where it ends...

personally - i might have been inclined to name her Octavia



Just inclined? I would have taken that as a sign that Providence was declaring the child's name to be Octavia!

Although there aren't really any good nicknames for "Octavia." Unless she goes into the medical practice, and then you can just call her "Doc Oc"...



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