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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2016, 04:11:55 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36971906

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The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro by boat after a three-month tour of Brazilian cities.

The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, carried the torch on its first few laps through the city centre.

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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2016, 04:17:30 pm »
Sano,

Any confirmation on today's mass protests that are being reported? Is the unrest being portrayed actually accurate?

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article92947932.html

There have been mass protests basically monthly in every major brazillian city since 2013. This is a bit difficult to explain, but I'll try.

So now, and specially with the recent political scandals, there's always mass protests, but at the media's whim and with a lot of manipulation by it and the right.

tl;dr It's utter chaos down here.

Found an article full of pics from Tuesday's protest: http://www.voaafrique.com/a/rio-olympics-protest/3447177.html

Edit: Voir Plus? on that site expands for the rest of them.
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2016, 10:22:03 pm »
In general olympics news today (as I'm religiously reading this stuff the next 3 weeks), skateboarding is an official sport for 2020 Tokyo, which is fucking AWESOME. As a devout snowboarder, I say it should've been all along.
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2016, 03:17:07 am »
I wish they would make the Olympics go back to once every four years. With the summer and winter split up, it just feels like it's Olympics all the damn time. I don't even know anyone who cares about them anymore.
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2016, 11:54:30 am »
I wish they would make the Olympics go back to once every four years. With the summer and winter split up, it just feels like it's Olympics all the damn time. I don't even know anyone who cares about them anymore.

The only thing I care about in these games is that for the first time there's a refugee team, nationless and representing the global refugee crisis.

It's gutwrenching.
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2016, 04:25:09 pm »
This morning we have a child prostitution ring near the village being broken up, flooding in a village hotel, media being robbed INSIDE their rooms in media village, GB's swim team having all their kits stolen & now being without olympic swimwear. All just a few hours before the opening ceremony.

Oh, and everyone is also prohibited from making gif's of the olympics  :lulz:
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2016, 04:49:31 pm »
This morning we have a child prostitution ring near the village being broken up, flooding in a village hotel, media being robbed INSIDE their rooms in media village, GB's swim team having all their kits stolen & now being without olympic swimwear. All just a few hours before the opening ceremony.

Oh, and everyone is also prohibited from making gif's of the olympics  :lulz:

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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2016, 05:23:37 pm »
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Way to guarantee a metric fuckton of gifs get made!!

I'm looking forward to it.

Seriously though, what were they thinking?  Everyone is just going to do what they want just because?
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2016, 09:35:12 pm »
We have a shitload of spies running defense, apparently.

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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2016, 01:21:24 am »
This morning we have a child prostitution ring near the village being broken up, flooding in a village hotel, media being robbed INSIDE their rooms in media village, GB's swim team having all their kits stolen & now being without olympic swimwear. All just a few hours before the opening ceremony.

Oh, and everyone is also prohibited from making gif's of the olympics  :lulz:

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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2016, 01:22:39 am »
...wow.

http://shanghaiist.com/2016/08/05/rio_roadside_shoot_out.php

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The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin today, but for some it has already began with a bang.

Upon their arrival in Rio, a bus full of Chinese basketball reporters was caught in a roadside gunfight. Six locals were killed in the exchange, but no Chinese casualties have been reported.

It's too late to cancel the games, right? Fucking hell. Might as well have sent our athletes and reporters to Syria.
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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2016, 01:39:23 am »
Alright, it starts. Commence the next 2 weeks of cesspool swimming and boating coverage with a side of a global Zika Pandemic because why not.

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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2016, 01:55:08 am »
We have a shitload of spies running defense, apparently.

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We are the worst police state ever.  All the other oligarchies laugh at us.   :sad:

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Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2016, 02:25:08 am »
This post is going to be edited & is just going to be my running live commentary of the opening ceremony.

Those ocean/bay swimming aerial shots are a fucking lie. As was the clean beach sand with no garbage or needles or open sewage drains.
That tinfoil blanket segment gave some poor japanese kid a seizure.
Some cool effects in the rainforest. I liked the tree going. Natives dancing with hanging ropes had potential but they didn't live up to it. China's drums were way better.
Take off those stupid ass hats.
Parkour buildings were cool.
Claiming the wright brothers were liars and some brazillian no-name was first in flight pissed me off when my nationalist pride is high. Not cool.
More stupid ass hats.
How sad is it when your country's major international figure to recognize for your ceremony is a vapid model? FFS. I get Aesthetics are a moral imperative but COME ON. Sports or GTFO.
Take off those stupid ass string shirts.
Soapbox derby is something to celebrate? Yeah, ok.
This is a terrible opening ceremony. Like, worst I can ever remember. And I remember stupid salt lake city and their mormon dinosaur.
Yes our stupid monkey species is fucking the planet, we know.
Rio I'ma let you finish, but Spaceship Earth in EPCOT had the best Judi Dench voiceover narration of all time.

Carnevale segment with the samba for closing was cool. Should've led with it. Shots over the shoulder of Cristo showing fireworks in the background were awesome. Cauldron left much to be desired.

Totally lackluster opener. That was 5 hours of my life I won't be getting back. But hey, that's the only 5 hours we as a stupid species come together in peaceful unity every 2 years.
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We appear to be doomed by our DNA to repeat the same destructive behaviors our forebears have repeated for millenia. If anything our problem solving skills have actually diminished with the advent of technology & our ubiquitous modern conveniences. & yet despite our predisposition towards fear-driven hostility; towards what we anachronistically term primitive behavior another instinct is just as firmly encoded in our make-up. We are capable as our ancestors were of incredible breathtaking acts of kindness. Every hour of every day a man risks his life at a moments notice to save another. Forget for a moment the belligerent benevolent billionaires who grant the unfortunate a crumb of costfree cake. I speak of pure acts of selflessness. A Mother who rushes into the street to save a child from a speeding vehicle. A person who runs into a burning building to reach a family trapped on the upper story. Such actions,such moments,such unconscious selfless decisions,define what it is to be human