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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:46 pm
by PredsFan77
i got the app

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:56 pm
by chicpea
Locals Miffed Over Dog Slaughter Drivel


Anger growing against foreign media coverage of dog meat

By Lee Kyung-min

A growing number of people here are venting their anger at foreign media outlets' negative coverage of dog meat consumption, the once-common custom that is mostly shunned today by Koreans. Most people here consider the collective criticism by CNN and other media outlets of the rapidly-dying culinary practice as a smear campaign to undercut Korea's efforts to make a success of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

A CNN report entitled "In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat," the writer said, "While those athletes are skating and skiing and curling their way into Olympic history, not far away, something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for their meat at more than 17,000 dog meat farms around that country. In South Korea and elsewhere in Asia, farmers raise dogs to slaughter them for their meat. Until the day they are killed, in some cases brutally, dogs farmed for meat are left alone in metal cages similar to chicken coops. They are given water just once a day and fed food scraps. They have no human contact, which dogs both need and crave. No love. No medical attention. And it's all legal."

The report drew criticism from many Koreans as it failed to fully respect cultural differences and judged Korea with the standards of an outsider that has no understanding of how some Koreans do not necessarily think of the animal as a life companion. CNN is one among many western media outlets including CBS, The Independent, The Sun, Fox News, Newsweek, USA TODAY and The Australian that ran similar stories.

"It is nothing short of a tactic to instigate negative public sentiment towards the Koreans using broad sweeping terms as one comment that read ‘dog meat-eating inhumane group of people.' I don't understand how people from some western countries fail to see this is a sheer imposition of their opinion. Would they have claimed the same had many Koreans raised cattle or pigs as pets? It's the definition of narrow-mindedness."

Others said Americans as well as foreigners should think about how their beef-loving culture would be just as abhorrent to Indians where cows are endeared and respected. "Are they really asserting that eating only dog meat is unacceptable knowing how the Indians would view them eating beef? Not to mention how Muslims would feel about them eating pork? The fact that they are continuing to give this old news coverage and how they have a distorted sense of cultural superiority. Do they not know about the term relativism?"

A large number of the older generation of Koreans were limited in their protein consumption in the aftermath of the Korean war (1950-53) with livestock such as cattle or pigs being considered vital means of production in an agricultural society. Many foreign reports failed to cover the recent development in Korea where more of the younger generation are inclined to own pets and are reluctant to eat dog meat.

"I think this issue will slowly but surely phase out as not as many young people are choosing dog meat over other food. Critical foreign media coverage only seems as an attempt to taint Korea as the host of the Pyeongchang Olympics," said a man surnamed Kim, who has a pet dog.


http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/ ... 44075.html

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:55 pm
by PredsFan77
ive been to places in vietnam where they eat dog

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 pm
by clawfirst
We farm animals..they farm animals. Whatever

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:19 am
by Transplanted Caper
Lawes and Morris win Gold. To make it fair for these other countries, we should only be allowed to curl with one person.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:26 am
by PredsFan77
that was a massacre


homan hanging with 5 dudes that dont look like her husband, uh oh.

CHERYL BERNARD SIGHTING

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:08 am
by Ricard_Persson
John Morris is made for doubles curling. Speed, power and agility. Some great shots all tournament.


I can see doubles curling really saving the sport of curling in Canada.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:51 am
by MP
Ricard_Persson wrote:John Morris is made for doubles curling. Speed, power and agility. Some great shots all tournament.


I can see doubles curling really saving the sport of curling in Canada.

Great shots with eye candy?

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:54 am
by clawfirst
I think he means at a recreational lvl. Couples night tournaments and stuff

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:57 am
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Morris's meathead exuberance tripled the entertainment level through the round robin. One of the great entertainers of our time.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:59 am
by MP
clawfirst wrote:I think he means at a recreational lvl. Couples night tournaments and stuff

So couples arguing and yelling at each other in public?

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:13 am
by Ricard_Persson
Dong's correct. Morris should have ripped his shirt off at the end though.

This was a breath of fresh air for curling. Having documented curling in Canada throughout the years (not really), a few things come to mind. The age of the players is up there. Usually guys from pick-up hockey end up curling once they feel a little un-easy on the ice playing hockey against younger faster guys. That was 20 years ago. Now those curlers are slowly leaving that game and getting ready for death. Sorry, it's kind of true. It's the harsh reality of Canadian Curling Clubs. Laced in small towns, the tiny community rinks are the backbone of the sport, however, rising energy costs, land costs, insurance fees, etc, coupled with fewer young players and a really aging core group mean the future looks bleak for these curling clubs all built 30-60 years ago, which now need a ton of maintenance and upgrades.

With the youngest generation currently interested in only things that come with screens, we then have the premium group of 30-45 year olds who are struggling more than these grey haired curlers were at the same age. It's harder to do everything now. Buy a house, have a vehicle, and more importantly find time and money to get out a couple nights a week to curl in a league. Unfortunately the days seem to be filled more than we'd like and free time is hard to find for families. I feel this age bracket is going to be short on time and resources to fill the gap left by the group of curling and pick-up hockey players that are 50 to 65 years of age today. That was the golden generation for being in recreational sports. Back when those guys were 20-35, rec sports were it. It was everything. No competition from screens or home comfort. They could sit and laugh and drink a case and drive home after the game, keep it between the ditches and it was all good.

We'll never get back to those good old days for recreational sport in Canada. For curling, this new format certainly looks like it may help. High scoring, high risk, power shooting with very little down time. You can now actually get a good work out curling. It played off very well on television, and I'll think you'll see a small spike in that important 30-45 generation signing up in the fall to their local curling clubs because of it. Lord knows they'll need all the help they can get to keep the doors open on the low-membered clubs.

John Morris saves Canada Curling shirtless.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 am
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Hockey Canada needs to move on from the black jerseys. It is time for a '72 rehash.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 am
by MP
edgar_dong wrote:Hockey Canada needs to move on from the black jerseys. It is time for a '72 rehash.


Curling sweaters from the 70's were terrible...

Image

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:27 am
by chicpea
clawfirst wrote:We farm animals..they farm animals. Whatever


I agree. But they tend to be highly defensive about it. I didn’t see any of the news reports cited in the article.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:48 pm
by Ricard_Persson
Just two questions.

Is this the new Shuster? And who ran that electrical conduit?


Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:22 pm
by MP
Ricard_Persson wrote:Dong's correct. Morris should have ripped his shirt off at the end though.

This was a breath of fresh air for curling. Having documented curling in Canada throughout the years (not really), a few things come to mind. The age of the players is up there. Usually guys from pick-up hockey end up curling once they feel a little un-easy on the ice playing hockey against younger faster guys. That was 20 years ago. Now those curlers are slowly leaving that game and getting ready for death. Sorry, it's kind of true. It's the harsh reality of Canadian Curling Clubs. Laced in small towns, the tiny community rinks are the backbone of the sport, however, rising energy costs, land costs, insurance fees, etc, coupled with fewer young players and a really aging core group mean the future looks bleak for these curling clubs all built 30-60 years ago, which now need a ton of maintenance and upgrades.

With the youngest generation currently interested in only things that come with screens, we then have the premium group of 30-45 year olds who are struggling more than these grey haired curlers were at the same age. It's harder to do everything now. Buy a house, have a vehicle, and more importantly find time and money to get out a couple nights a week to curl in a league. Unfortunately the days seem to be filled more than we'd like and free time is hard to find for families. I feel this age bracket is going to be short on time and resources to fill the gap left by the group of curling and pick-up hockey players that are 50 to 65 years of age today. That was the golden generation for being in recreational sports. Back when those guys were 20-35, rec sports were it. It was everything. No competition from screens or home comfort. They could sit and laugh and drink a case and drive home after the game, keep it between the ditches and it was all good.

We'll never get back to those good old days for recreational sport in Canada. For curling, this new format certainly looks like it may help. High scoring, high risk, power shooting with very little down time. You can now actually get a good work out curling. It played off very well on television, and I'll think you'll see a small spike in that important 30-45 generation signing up in the fall to their local curling clubs because of it. Lord knows they'll need all the help they can get to keep the doors open on the low-membered clubs.

John Morris saves Canada Curling shirtless.

This biggest factor for not curling is my time. I used to play at a fairly high level when I was single, but now with a wife and family, curling isn't something I do at all anymore. I know plenty of people that are the same.

The other factor is that if you want to compete, you basically have to sacrifice everything else, long gone are the days when your weekday curler can go on to the provincial and national championships. Basically, high level curling isn't so much a testimony to skill, but to a stupid level of dedication to a game that has so little payout.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:56 pm
by PredsFan77
gonna have to take away taylor lewans passport for fraternizing with the enemy.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:04 pm
by PredsFan77
BIG MATCH FOR TEAM SHUSTER GOING AGAINST THE HOME FIELD OPPONENT TO START!

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:30 pm
by PredsFan77

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:54 pm
by Transplanted Caper

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:05 am
by PredsFan77
biathlon delayed due to wind. what kind of weak shit is that

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:22 am
by PredsFan77
russians are going to kick the living shit out of everyone in hockey. 2-0, 4 minutes into the game

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 am
by Transplanted Caper
Broads should send a Double Luge team to Beijing in 2022.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:43 am
by PredsFan77
nevermind apparently the russians sent some dogshit scrub as their goalie

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:39 am
by PredsFan77
Bring back Poile

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 am
by MP
How about that Slovenia...

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 am
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Holy shit the Russians actually lost? :donger: :donger: :donger:

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:43 pm
by Dr_Chimera
edgar_dong wrote:Holy shit the Russians actually lost? :donger: :donger: :donger:


It's Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:45 pm
by clawfirst
Not so tough without the needle

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:41 pm
by Shawnathan Horcoff
The women disgracing our game, what else is new?

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:49 pm
by Ricard_Persson
Brilliant curling from the Korean ladies.

That’s my team.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:00 pm
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Ricard_Persson wrote:Brilliant curling from the Korean ladies.

That’s my team.


What a woman, that skip.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:33 pm
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Blayre Turnbull from PICTOU County, Nova Scotia. I know what you're thinking, fellas, and yes I was instrumental in her development into an Olympic ice hockey player. I also boinked her.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:08 am
by chicpea
Hayler Irwin with a distinct kicking motion in my opinion.

Steve Armitage.........DISAGREES.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:09 am
by chicpea
On-ice referee agrees with chicpea.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:12 am
by chicpea
Canada with OUTSTANDING forecheck pressure causes not two but three turnovers from USA top line and then draws a penalty on a beauty scoring chance.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:44 am
by PredsFan77
dont bother waking up for the sweden/norway game

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:51 am
by Honus Joglund
LOOK AT THOSE AMERICAN GALS WALKING IN LOOKIN LIKE A BUNCH OF SLOBS Image

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:06 am
by Transplanted Caper
Bringing in the Dutch ringer was a smart move by Canada's speed skating team.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:09 pm
by chicpea
Perhaps. But most Canadians are not yet aware that we traded young Penny Oleksiak to get him.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:21 pm
by PredsFan77
JFC shuster gives up 4 in the first end

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:43 pm
by PredsFan77
5-0. shitty shuster is back yall

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:15 pm
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Patrick Chanoker. :smuglanne:

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:16 pm
by Shawnathan Horcoff
Hoping to summon sufficient strength to stay up late enough to watch my good friend Rachel Chokman.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:27 am
by PredsFan77
She's been too busy gettin gangbanged to focus on the curling y'all

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:50 am
by MP
Blew it again...

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:19 am
by MP
So the only way OAR and USA both advance is if Slovenia beats Slovakia in OT? Or do they take the top 8?

So basically a do or die game tomorrow morning.

Finns and Swedes are through.

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:01 am
by Transplanted Caper
How about that Kevin Koe, fellas?

Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:04 am
by Shawnathan Horcoff
MP wrote:So the only way OAR and USA both advance is if Slovenia beats Slovakia in OT? Or do they take the top 8?

So basically a do or die game tomorrow morning.

Finns and Swedes are through.


Top four teams go to the quarters, and the remaining eight play for the other four spots.