EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Oly...

EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Olympics

There are 54 comments on the EDGE story from Dec 10, 2013, titled EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Olympics. In it, EDGE reports that:

European Union Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights Viviane Reding announced on Tuesday that she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February because of the country's anti-gay law, Reuters reports.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Dec 10, 2013
Russian straighties just ain't cutting it
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Russia needs to hire some gay PR people to help patch up their Olympic-sized public relations disaster
Pierre

France

#2 Dec 10, 2013
Who cares? The Olympics has NOTHING to do with gays.

Gays get over yourselves already!
Pierre

France

#3 Dec 10, 2013
Go Russia go!!!
david traversa

Catamarca, Argentina

#4 Dec 10, 2013
Ultimately , what's more important .. a person doing athletics or human rights ? I think it would be pretty obvious , even to the participants , what the answer should be ..
david traversa

Catamarca, Argentina

#5 Dec 10, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Who cares? The Olympics has NOTHING to do with gays.
Gays get over yourselves already!
You're obviously not french ,( judging from that phrase you sent a few days back " Je suis un peu mangeur .. " , etc. which seemed to come straight out of a linguist's nightmare .. You now regale us with another abomination: " Gays get over yourselves already " .. Go back to the jungle , where you belong , Lumumbah ..

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#6 Dec 10, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Who cares? The Olympics has NOTHING to do with gays.
Gays get over yourselves already!
Really?

http://www.sbnation.com/london-olympics-2012/...

And that was just for the last Olympiad.

There are a great many more.
Putin Tang

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Dec 10, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Go Russia go!!!
Are you training for Olympic Homophobia Gold at Sochi this February?
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I'll be rooting for you
Christsharian Law

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Dec 10, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Go Russia go!!!
It's Daniel from LI again. You can tell from the syntax and secondarily from the punctuation.

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#9 Dec 10, 2013
German president announced his boycott first now EU Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights. More politicians are going to follow. Putinko must be going mad. He doesn't want his games to be spoiled.

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#10 Dec 11, 2013
Wouldn't it be interesting if they gave a pogrom and nobody came?

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#11 Dec 11, 2013
Who cares what the dying EU thinks, it's what the developing word thinks that matters not the dying Imperialist world of the EU and USA. It would be so funny if the whole world attended, causing the EU and USA to alienate themselves.

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#12 Dec 12, 2013
Moscovy is struggling to keep its Olympics together. But they might be able to save it by having a lot of brothels nearby :)

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#13 Dec 12, 2013
WhyMe2014 wrote:
Moscovy is struggling to keep its Olympics together. But they might be able to save it by having a lot of brothels nearby :)
That would be deadly dangerous.

HIV prevention information is "gay propaganda" and so, outlawed.

The Russian Federation has the 3rd highest rate of new infections on the planet, mostly from prostitution and drugs. The spread is accelerated by the erroneous belief that it's a gay disease, and a woeful lack of government education to the contrary.

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#14 Dec 13, 2013
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That would be deadly dangerous.
HIV prevention information is "gay propaganda" and so, outlawed.
The Russian Federation has the 3rd highest rate of new infections on the planet, mostly from prostitution and drugs. The spread is accelerated by the erroneous belief that it's a gay disease, and a woeful lack of government education to the contrary.
HIV doesn't even exist. It is a made up virus to convince people to drink their own poison in the form of ARV's which they have to pay for of course, all comes down to money. That's why you have serial rapists have been raping HIV positive woman for years, haven't taken any medication at all, and nothing happens to them, they live and are as healthy as ever.

AIDS is caused by malnutrition and a lifetime of an unhealthy diet of American/Western junk food. It is not caused by some mythical virus called HIV which there is no proof of its existence.

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#15 Dec 13, 2013
Koraly wrote:
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HIV doesn't even exist. It is a made up virus to convince people to drink their own poison in the form of ARV's which they have to pay for of course, all comes down to money. That's why you have serial rapists have been raping HIV positive woman for years, haven't taken any medication at all, and nothing happens to them, they live and are as healthy as ever.
AIDS is caused by malnutrition and a lifetime of an unhealthy diet of American/Western junk food. It is not caused by some mythical virus called HIV which there is no proof of its existence.
That is simply INSANE.

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#17 Dec 13, 2013
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That is simply INSANE.
It's insane that the current president of South Africa (Jacob Zuma) has historic rape cases against him, the victims being HIV positive at the time of rape and he is still alive after merely "taking a shower after having sex", he was completely unaware about any medication. If this HIV virus did exist all the African countries would have negative population growth rates, but most of them have positive growth rates in excess of 2%, some even as high as 4%, countries where millions are supposed to be dying of HIV induced AIDS a year, complete BS.

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#18 Dec 13, 2013
Koraly wrote:
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It's insane that the current president of South Africa (Jacob Zuma) has historic rape cases against him, the victims being HIV positive at the time of rape and he is still alive after merely "taking a shower after having sex", he was completely unaware about any medication. If this HIV virus did exist all the African countries would have negative population growth rates, but most of them have positive growth rates in excess of 2%, some even as high as 4%, countries where millions are supposed to be dying of HIV induced AIDS a year, complete BS.
Female to male transmission is lower than the reverse.

HIV lies dormant, yet is still transmissible, for up to 15 years after initial infection. Reinfection with multiple strains shortens this.

At different stages of the infection, especially when the virus has destroyed the immune cells of the body, the virus "hide" in various tissues of the body and be undetectable in the blood, though the ineffective and worthless antibodies remain to indicate it's presence.

Very soon, though, HIV will be a lesser worry for humanity than this ...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunti...

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#19 Dec 13, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Female to male transmission is lower than the reverse.
HIV lies dormant, yet is still transmissible, for up to 15 years after initial infection. Reinfection with multiple strains shortens this.
At different stages of the infection, especially when the virus has destroyed the immune cells of the body, the virus "hide" in various tissues of the body and be undetectable in the blood, though the ineffective and worthless antibodies remain to indicate it's presence.
Very soon, though, HIV will be a lesser worry for humanity than this ...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunti...
There are also cases with females who never get sick. There are a few key phrases in your comment "lies dormant for up to 15 years", "hides in various tissues", "undetectable", that show that the virus has never actually been detected ever only some "indicators of its presence", the HIV test is not accurate, various other viruses even influenza can show a positive result, they do not know what the virus "looks like (as in structure and genetics) because there are so called "multiple strains".

MRSA will be a bigger threat, it is a sign that we humans have gone to far. If we don't change our disgusting ways the MRSA bug will be there to terminate us.

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#20 Dec 13, 2013
Koraly wrote:
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There are also cases with females who never get sick. There are a few key phrases in your comment "lies dormant for up to 15 years", "hides in various tissues", "undetectable", that show that the virus has never actually been detected ever only some "indicators of its presence", the HIV test is not accurate, various other viruses even influenza can show a positive result, they do not know what the virus "looks like (as in structure and genetics) because there are so called "multiple strains".
MRSA will be a bigger threat, it is a sign that we humans have gone to far. If we don't change our disgusting ways the MRSA bug will be there to terminate us.
EVERY virus causes a reaction in the immune system, which contains many parts. Some cells identify intruders, some attach to the intruder and produce chemicals that communicate to yet other cells what they can about the intruder. These cells then carry that information and alert other cells to gather around the intruder to isolate it. Yet another cell receives the information about the intruder and begins to make other cells to attack it. Some will be for breaking through the intruder's defensive wall. Others will be to block the means that the intruder gathers energy. Still others enter the cell through the holes made by earlier cells and attempt to destroy it from within. Yet other cells, the main immune cells will surround the intruder and literally try to "eat it" and destroy it inside themselves. It is these last, extremely important cells which are co-opted by the intruder. Their nucleus is invaded by HIV, and their own DNA is used to make them into HIV factories. HIV continues to replicate itself with the victim immune cell's DNA until it is eaten from within. The immune cell is now bulging with HIV and explodes, spreading all the new viruses throughout the body. All the other immune cells that were trying to defeat the invader are now useless. Most breakdown and are gone. But our immune systems have their own kind of memory. Some of these other immune cells remain in the bloodstream for a long time. It is THESE that are the markers that HIV has been there. Each kind of virus is different, so the markers are unique to each kind of virus.

HIV is a kind of virus called a retrovirus. This kind of virus does not replicate itself, but needs the DNA of it's victim to do so. It is not the only retrovirus in the world. There are lots of them. The "common cold" is such a virus, and is one that mutates itself very quickly. But it is also not a very smart virus. It also does not replicate very fast. Most importantly, it does not use immune cells to replicate itself. Usually by the time it has mutated a couple of times, our immune system is able to overwhelm it. This usually takes about two weeks.

Not so with HIV, which targets the main part of the system which is supposed to defeat it, destroying it in the process.

Obviously, the time of greatest risk of transmission is when the load of virus in the blood is very high. But what happens when the intruder fighting cells have all been destroyed? What does HIV do then? The load of virus drops. The virus that just floats in the blood becomes lodged in all the organs of the body that filter the blood, and most of it is excreted in the waste. Once outside the body it dies within a couple of days. Others lodge themselves in those tissues that create the immune system. Closest to their source of fresh food. It is at this lowest viral load that an HIV infected person is least likely to transmit it to others.

These memory cells which carry the identifying characteristics of HIV are not themselves the food of HIV. They survive and remain in our system. This is the mechanism by which vaccines work. Vaccines teach our immune systems about certain intruders, causing them to produce these memory cells, giving us an advantage over fast-replicating viruses.

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#21 Dec 15, 2013
French President Francois Hollande to shun Sochi games
Neither President Francois Hollande nor any top French official will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-253921...

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