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  •  Sorry about the hostility, but I'm upset about the (3+ / 0-)
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    venue of the Olympics. Will Putin wave at Billie Jean King? Will Putin wave at Caitlin Cahow? What difference does that make?
    Nothing.

    -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

    by pat bunny on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 09:21:04 AM PST

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    •  The point is (1+ / 0-)
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      that the Owens incident was a myth, in part to cover up the racism prevalent in the USA at the time which meant he did not get any recognition from his own President and was forced to comply with the Jim Crow rules.

      The Nazis had a fairly flexible approach to "untermensch" - they later recruited black and slavic fighting units when it was appropriate. Jews were particularly targeted because they were a large presence in Germany. The initial race laws, current at the time of the Berlin Olympics, were designed to make the country "Juden-frei", the "final solution" was to come later.

      I should also remind you that the eugenics laws were used to target gays, the disabled and other minority groups as well as Jews. In context it is appropriate to note that these were no the reason for the boycott proposed in the USA in 1936.

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 10:14:55 AM PST

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