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(CBC)   Pistorius stumps for forgiveness   (cbc.ca) divider line 7
    More: Followup, Oscar Pistorius, murder trial, night terrors, trial by jury, Reeva Steenkamp, premeditated murder  
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1560 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Apr 2014 at 9:28 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-07 09:42:51 AM  
2 votes:

Kevin Lomax: Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!


He's an attractive Olympic athlete and she was incredibly hot white woman. The missing legs is just icing on the cake along with very difficult to believe circumstances.

By all means, please assume this is only because of his legs.
2014-04-07 09:38:01 AM  
2 votes:
Farking asshole.

Jealous little gunsel.  Lowlife hothead scumbag.  Can't even stand to look at this guy.  He's a terrible actor and a worse liar.

Wasting a cutie like Reva; guy outta hang.
2014-04-07 09:33:12 AM  
2 votes:
Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!
2014-04-07 10:10:37 AM  
1 votes:

decloaked lurker: He's an Olympian. He was the first Paralympian to compete versus able bodied Olympians and became a symbol of overcoming adversity to many. After becoming world renown for this, he killed his girlfriend. That doesn't happen daily.


Partial credit given. While he can be construed to have "overcome adversity", let me give you a slightly different take on the issue.

An Olympic sport is supposed to involve the personal physical triumph over a challenge; that challenge consisting of an event and the competitors. This is why motorized sports are not involved in the Olympics. Despite the physical prowess involved in balancing a race vehicle at the bare edge of control, and the physical challenges presented to the pit crew in maintaining that vehicle, too much of the event relies upon engineering, rather than the physical exertions of the competitors.

I specifically reference motorsports for a two-fold reason. Aside from the emphasis on engineering over exertion, there is the matter of "un-sprung weight". While this is also an engineering aspect, it bears great relevance on the physical exertion part of the competition. Running shoe companies seek to make their shoes as light as possible for this very reason. The less a competitor's feet and legs weigh, the less effort it takes to pump them up and down in the process of running. Quite simple, really.

Pistorus' "blades" actually bear multiple advantages over living limbs. Not only are they lighter than living legs, they are immune to lactic acid build-up, which results in fatigue, are engineered specifically for running, also bypassing normal physical limitations, and have their traction surfaces built in, avoiding the need for shoes entirely. Had he competed in "normal" prosthetic legs, (the kind that were designed primarily for walking, like all his competitors' natural legs were,) he'd probably have come in dead last.

No, Pistorus was a cheater. Sanctioned or not, he competed on a wildly tilted playing field, was given every advantage, and still came up short.
2014-04-07 10:05:20 AM  
1 votes:

ZzeusS: Farking asshole.

Jealous little gunsel.  Lowlife hothead scumbag.  Can't even stand to look at this guy.  He's a terrible actor and a worse liar.

Wasting a cutie like Reva; guy outta hang.


He's not completely acting, those tears are him genuinely feeling sorry for himself.
2014-04-07 10:03:00 AM  
1 votes:

ZzeusS: Farking asshole.

Jealous little gunsel.  Lowlife hothead scumbag.  Can't even stand to look at this guy.  He's a terrible actor and a worse liar.

Wasting a cutie like Reva; guy outta hang.


You know, that's one thing that strikes me; how pathetic and crappy his lie is.

Even IF he was telling the truth, he's still going to jail.  What kind of idiot just starts shooting through a closed bathroom door without even confirming if there's a burglar in there, much less a family member?  And not even checking 10' from him if his girlfriend was still in bed?
2014-04-07 09:45:08 AM  
1 votes:

Kevin Lomax: Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!


He's an Olympian. He was the first Paralympian to compete versus able bodied Olympians and became a symbol of overcoming adversity to many. After becoming world renown for this, he killed his girlfriend. That doesn't happen daily.
 
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