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4 minutes ago, Scolopax said:

 

I just saw that.

 

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On the other hand, now there is no reason for the Russians to prevent BEST KOREA from unleashing a nuclear holocaust against South Korea since the 2018 Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

 

 

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Heard this on the Radio today:
"The a armed police response has been sent to Stavanger Hospital university after a man with a carrying a "knife-like object" was spotted in the university. The police are currently searching for the man"

 

I guess the police don't have much to do here in Norway. 

 

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2 hours ago, ShamefurDispray said:

The olympic games are pretty overrated tbh. There is no real reason to watch it over the world championships of the sports you watch anyway. Especially when they cut out some events to try to fit everything into their schedules.

For me, the only sport I truly follow is mountain biking. And the one interesting thing about the Olympics is that each country only has a few people they can send depending on standings. So you see countries represented that otherwise would never see a world cup race. And you see sometimes counties sending people from other cycling disciplines to race. Like this previous Olympic race when a famous road cyclist came out to battle for gold.

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54 minutes ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

For me, the only sport I truly follow is mountain biking. And the one interesting thing about the Olympics is that each country only has a few people they can send depending on standings. So you see countries represented that otherwise would never see a world cup race. And you see sometimes counties sending people from other cycling disciplines to race. Like this previous Olympic race when a famous road cyclist came out to battle for gold.

I only really watch track cycling and in the olympics they cut out quite a few events to fit everything in the schedule. I would kill to watch a standalone points race.

And doesn't Peter Sagan come from an MTB background then go into road?

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24 minutes ago, ShamefurDispray said:

I only really watch track cycling and in the olympics they cut out quite a few events to fit everything in the schedule. I would kill to watch a standalone points race.

And doesn't Peter Sagan come from an MTB background then go into road?

Yeah, Sagan raced MTB for a bit an then went to road. Can't blame him. The money is in Road. Sad to see him get a flat in Rio. It would have been interesting to see him fight for position with the others. 

 

I believe Fontana used to be Sagan's team mate, actually. 

 

Trying to watch the olympics for the interesting sports here in the states is atrociously difficult. Usually all you get to see is tennis, swimming, and gymnastics. And that's IF you have a subscription to NBC. 

 

The mountain bike commentary SUCKED ASS too. I eventually muted it (after pirating the race) and did my own commentary. I was more knowledge AND witty.

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29 minutes ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

Yeah, Sagan raced MTB for a bit an then went to road. Can't blame him. The money is in Road. Sad to see him get a flat in Rio. It would have been interesting to see him fight for position with the others. 

 

I believe Fontana used to be Sagan's team mate, actually. 

 

Trying to watch the olympics for the interesting sports here in the states is atrociously difficult. Usually all you get to see is tennis, swimming, and gymnastics. And that's IF you have a subscription to NBC. 

 

The mountain bike commentary SUCKED ASS too. I eventually muted it (after pirating the race) and did my own commentary. I was more knowledge AND witty.

Well, road is pretty poor itself for a pro sport :lol: 

Part of the reason why it's so hard to watch cycling in NA is the poor commentary. I only watched the Giro one year because it had good commentators from Eurosport that involved them being savage toward the riders half the time.

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Philadelphia is considering banning the use of bulletproof glass by shopkeepers in the hood.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/12/04/philadelphia-is-considering-whether-to-ban-barrier-windows-inside-shops/?utm_term=.420ed5daab11

 

“It’s an indignity” to make purchases through such a window, said City Councilwoman Cindy Bass in this Philadelphia Inquirer article. Bass and others believe the windows represent race and class differences and a “symbol of distrust.”

 

A symbol of distrust? Ya, you think?

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1 hour ago, Donward said:

Philadelphia is considering banning the use of bulletproof glass by shopkeepers in the hood.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/12/04/philadelphia-is-considering-whether-to-ban-barrier-windows-inside-shops/?utm_term=.420ed5daab11

 

“It’s an indignity” to make purchases through such a window, said City Councilwoman Cindy Bass in this Philadelphia Inquirer article. Bass and others believe the windows represent race and class differences and a “symbol of distrust.”

 

A symbol of distrust? Ya, you think?

Getting shot is also pretty distrustful.

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