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2021-12-06 10:05:19 AM  
Oh no. Not the dreaded diplomatic boycott. No wonder they're pissed.
 
2021-12-06 11:20:37 AM  
China is all, "How dare you do the bare minimum to suggest that putting millions in a concentration camp because of their race and religion is wrong!"
 
2021-12-06 11:28:44 AM  
China is threatening to take "firm countermeasures" against the U.S. if the Biden administration decides to go ahead with a possible diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February next year.

This is like when you refuse to play a stupid board game with an asshole and then the asshole flips the table like it's even going to piss you off.

/fark the IOC, incidentally. Flip that biatch for all I care.
 
2021-12-06 11:33:20 AM  
"Without being invited, American politicians keep hyping the so-called diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic, which is purely wishful thinking and grandstanding," Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing, according to the AP.


The government of 1.5 billion people is going with the "Oh you aren't coming to my birthday party, well fine, you aren't invited" routine.

Seriously.
 
2021-12-06 1:23:42 PM  
Countermeasures, eh? If you thought the Russian troll farms were bad...

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2021-12-06 1:24:44 PM  
China: the perfect distraction from murcas troubles.
.
The masses fall for it every time.

Tisk tisk
 
2021-12-06 1:24:51 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: China is all, "How dare you do the bare minimum to suggest that putting millions in a concentration camp because of their race and religion is wrong!"


Sorry, we have to ignore it because America has racism.

*three social credits have been added to your account*
 
2021-12-06 1:24:51 PM  
I hate that damned website. When I go to read the news I like to actually read the story and not chase farking auto play videos all over the place that follow you around. The shiat gets in the farking way and makes it hard to read.
 
2021-12-06 1:25:24 PM  
Didn't Beijing already have an Olympics? Why do they need another one?

How about you give it to Hoboken, NJ or East Bumblefark, MS? Both are far better options.
 
2021-12-06 1:25:33 PM  
The only people whose skin might be thinner than Trumpers' is the CCP.
 
2021-12-06 1:26:12 PM  
Murca #1
China: devil

Back to kindergarden we go folks......
 
2021-12-06 1:26:28 PM  
Is that some kinda threat?
 
2021-12-06 1:27:51 PM  
Why won't Biden do something?

*Biden does something*

Whaaaaaa... why did he do that?

Or

Whaaaaa... that's all he did, how ineffectual!

Or

Whaaaaaaa... why's he so mean

Or

Ad infinitum
 
2021-12-06 1:28:21 PM  

baronbloodbath: Didn't Beijing already have an Olympics? Why do they need another one?

How about you give it to Hoboken, NJ or East Bumblefark, MS? Both are far better options.


I wouldn't wish New Jersey on our most entrenched enemies.
 
2021-12-06 1:28:37 PM  

Linux_Yes: Murca #1
China: devil

Back to kindergarden we go folks......


Deep thoughts...
 
2021-12-06 1:28:56 PM  
'Oh yeah, well you weren't invited, and there will be appropriate countermeasures if you don't come!'

If they weren't invited, the appropriate countermeasure would be what, nothing?
 
2021-12-06 1:28:57 PM  
The only proper diplomatic response to such an inflammatory statement:

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2021-12-06 1:29:00 PM  
The Modern Olympics was a good idea in The 20th Century, it was sort of an opposite of the World Wars we were having, we could meet the enemy and not shoot them, for a change

But once we started in the 80s with the Cold War and pro athletes, and the doping, and the boycotts, and the counter-boycotts....  enough.
 
2021-12-06 1:29:52 PM  

BigNumber12: "Without being invited, American politicians keep hyping the so-called diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic, which is purely wishful thinking and grandstanding," Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing, according to the AP.


The government of 1.5 billion people is going with the "Oh you aren't coming to my birthday party, well fine, you aren't invited" routine.

Seriously.


Xenophobia and an inferiority complex are not a good combination.
 
2021-12-06 1:29:55 PM  
F*ck you, Winnie the Pooh.
 
2021-12-06 1:30:22 PM  
Only in this stupid timeline would "countermeasures" be used over a sporting event. Nothing like the Olympics to bring us all together as a civilization, eh?
 
2021-12-06 1:31:08 PM  
Also good.  Its taking a stand without punishing our athletes who have spent their lives training for this brief moment.

/I don't care about the Olympics in the first place
//the IOC should be razed though
///and the ground salted.
 
2021-12-06 1:31:54 PM  

Farkenhostile: I hate that damned website. When I go to read the news I like to actually read the story and not chase farking auto play videos all over the place that follow you around. The shiat gets in the farking way and makes it hard to read.


https://outline.com/YcmJeM

Outline isn't able to parse every site, but it does damned fine on the sHill.corn
 
2021-12-06 1:32:27 PM  
"Without being invited, American politicians keep hyping the so-called diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic, which is purely wishful thinking and grandstanding," Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing, according to the AP.

Something didn't translate well.
 
2021-12-06 1:33:36 PM  

baronbloodbath: Didn't Beijing already have an Olympics? Why do they need another one?


Cuz they wanted it.

Literally, the only other country that even bid for it in the final vote was Kazakhstan.  China barely won, 44-40.  (Norway was interested but got sick of the IOC's stupid demands and dropped out.)
 
2021-12-06 1:34:21 PM  
2008 they hosted in Beijing. Has everyone else just had enough of dealing with the IOC?
 
2021-12-06 1:36:08 PM  

Geotpf: baronbloodbath: Didn't Beijing already have an Olympics? Why do they need another one?

Cuz they wanted it.

Literally, the only other country that even bid for it in the final vote was Kazakhstan.  China barely won, 44-40.  (Norway was interested but got sick of the IOC's stupid demands and dropped out.)


For 2024 and 2028, that the IOC just skipped bids and coordinated one for LA and one for Paris because not enough cities were bidding.
 
2021-12-06 1:36:39 PM  
You know who else is sitting out the '22 Winter Olympics? Chad, the African country (not that douche bro you know). Does China raise a stink about that?
 
2021-12-06 1:36:55 PM  
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2021-12-06 1:37:21 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: The Modern Olympics was a good idea in The 20th Century, it was sort of an opposite of the World Wars we were having, we could meet the enemy and not shoot them, for a change


The modern Olympics started in 1896. Not sure they accomplished much in terms of avoiding world wars if that was the goal.

In the modern sense they seem to serve as little more than an opportunity for more western-style cultural domination. Smaller, less developed countries are convinced that in order to have standing on the global stage they should abandon their traditional sports and games and instead take up those sports approved by the world superpowers. Brought you by McDonalds and Pepsi-Cola, of course.
 
2021-12-06 1:37:26 PM  
"Firm Countermeasures" is the name of my nu metal Barry White cover band. We were "Tumescent Defence" but Devon broke up the band, and no I don't want to talk about it.
 
2021-12-06 1:40:33 PM  
Boycott it. US athletes should as well. All the world should. Let China have it's games competing against Russia and Iran. But having trained so long for theses games I guess slavery, re-education camps and the genocide of a group through sterilization could be overlooked.
 
2021-12-06 1:40:38 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Why won't Biden do something?


*Biden does something*
Whaaaaaa... why did he do that?
Or And
Whaaaaa... that's all he did, how ineffectual!
Or And
Whaaaaaaa... why's he so mean
Or And
Ad infinitum
 
2021-12-06 1:41:26 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: baronbloodbath: Didn't Beijing already have an Olympics? Why do they need another one?

How about you give it to Hoboken, NJ or East Bumblefark, MS? Both are far better options.

I wouldn't wish New Jersey on our most entrenched enemies.


Could be worse.....


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2021-12-06 1:41:38 PM  
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2021-12-06 1:42:26 PM  
I really need some of our Olympians to get visible Winnie the Poo tattoos before the games. Just for lulz
 
2021-12-06 1:43:03 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: The Modern Olympics was a good idea in The 20th Century, it was sort of an opposite of the World Wars we were having, we could meet the enemy and not shoot them, for a change

But once we started in the 80s with the Cold War and pro athletes, and the doping, and the boycotts, and the counter-boycotts....  enough.


The money....the piles and piles of money
 
2021-12-06 1:44:16 PM  

berylman: You know who else is sitting out the '22 Winter Olympics? Chad, the African country (not that douche bro you know). Does China raise a stink about that?


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Photo proof of Chad sitting out these Olympics.
 
2021-12-06 1:44:23 PM  

Target Builder: Peter von Nostrand: Why won't Biden do something?

*Biden does something*
Whaaaaaa... why did he do that?
Or And
Whaaaaa... that's all he did, how ineffectual!
Or And
Whaaaaaaa... why's he so mean
Or And
Ad infinitum


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2021-12-06 1:45:21 PM  

Shaggy_C: brainlordmesomorph: The Modern Olympics was a good idea in The 20th Century, it was sort of an opposite of the World Wars we were having, we could meet the enemy and not shoot them, for a change

The modern Olympics started in 1896. Not sure they accomplished much in terms of avoiding world wars if that was the goal.

In the modern sense they seem to serve as little more than an opportunity for more western-style cultural domination. Smaller, less developed countries are convinced that in order to have standing on the global stage they should abandon their traditional sports and games and instead take up those sports approved by the world superpowers. Brought you by McDonalds and Pepsi-Cola, of course.


What?
 
2021-12-06 1:46:23 PM  

farkitallletitend: Boycott it. US athletes should as well. All the world should. Let China have it's games competing against Russia and Iran. But having trained so long for theses games I guess slavery, re-education camps and the genocide of a group through sterilization could be overlooked.


I find it hard to believe anyone besides those countries is willing to host the Olympics anymore. The cost both direct from investment you will never recoup and from disruption in your city should make it unattractive to any well run city. That's without taking into account their terrible track record on women and transgender rights.
 
2021-12-06 1:46:24 PM  
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your mom had some firm measures on the counter
 
2021-12-06 1:50:00 PM  

Palined Parenthood: [Fark user image 425x318]your mom had some firm measures on the counter


If the firm countermeasures last longer than 4 hours, be sure to consult a doctor.
 
2021-12-06 1:50:09 PM  

hugadarn: farkitallletitend: Boycott it. US athletes should as well. All the world should. Let China have it's games competing against Russia and Iran. But having trained so long for theses games I guess slavery, re-education camps and the genocide of a group through sterilization could be overlooked.

I find it hard to believe anyone besides those countries is willing to host the Olympics anymore. The cost both direct from investment you will never recoup and from disruption in your city should make it unattractive to any well run city. That's without taking into account their terrible track record on women and transgender rights.


Don't worry. SCOTUS will have us at China's level of rights for women and transgender before the end of Biden's term.
 
2021-12-06 1:50:37 PM  

Linux_Yes: Murca #1
China: devil

Back to kindergarden we go folks......


West Taiwan won't sleep with you.
 
2021-12-06 1:54:05 PM  

Subtonic: What?


Olympics are an invention of Western Europe, and thus almost all of the sports are traditional "western" sports, with a few token eastern additions. The games themselves are just another example of western culture domineering other parts of the world.

Think of the era when they were created - it wasn't so much about avoiding world wars (as the OP suggested) but about reinforcing Western Europe's position as the colonial masters over the rest of the world.
 
2021-12-06 1:55:15 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: The only people whose skin might be thinner than Trumpers' is the CCP.


Both still fall short of folks like Linux_Yes, who lash out with tear-streaked deflection and whataboutism any time someone has the audacity to criticize a government he doesn't even have to live under and is purely academic to him.
 
2021-12-06 1:56:26 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: hugadarn: farkitallletitend: Boycott it. US athletes should as well. All the world should. Let China have it's games competing against Russia and Iran. But having trained so long for theses games I guess slavery, re-education camps and the genocide of a group through sterilization could be overlooked.

I find it hard to believe anyone besides those countries is willing to host the Olympics anymore. The cost both direct from investment you will never recoup and from disruption in your city should make it unattractive to any well run city. That's without taking into account their terrible track record on women and transgender rights.

Don't worry. SCOTUS will have us at China's level of rights for women and transgender before the end of Biden's term.


God damn, reading that physically hurt for some reason. I read it, deflated from the truth of it, and heard a sad trombone noise. Thanks for that. No amount of Sotomayor verbally slapping fools can help when you know the maths is against you.
 
2021-12-06 1:57:00 PM  

RanHakubi: berylman: You know who else is sitting out the '22 Winter Olympics? Chad, the African country (not that douche bro you know). Does China raise a stink about that?

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Photo proof of Chad sitting out these Olympics.


/ That's like a real-life "Tom of Finland"
 
2021-12-06 1:58:18 PM  

invictus2: RanHakubi: berylman: You know who else is sitting out the '22 Winter Olympics? Chad, the African country (not that douche bro you know). Does China raise a stink about that?

[i.pinimg.com image 850x1047]

Photo proof of Chad sitting out these Olympics.

/ That's like a real-life "Tom of Finland"


I dont know, he's got some sharp knees.
 
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