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  1. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    Did they win it, or did someone else make that happen?
    Actually many helped make it happen. Phelps did not fill the pool. The gymnasts did not set the equipment. Need more examples? Try parents that worked their tails off to get them to practices. Worked to afford lessons, uniforms, tutors and every thing needed to support the talent these wonderful Olympians had.

    Dang, it gets tiring explaining the realities of the world. I raised talented kids, none made the olympics, but we worked hard to support them. My DGS in on the Olympic Development Team in Soccer for our state. I know what it takes. My DGS knows he does not do it by himself. it takes time, money, willingness to put everything else in the 2nd tier.

    Our President was correct.
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  2. Visit  Kornhonk profile page
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Actually many helped make it happen.
    I didn't ask if someone else helped make it happen. I asked if someone else made that happen. Big difference. Per the President's statement, no one can take credit for doing anything; it was someone else that made that happen.
  3. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    You you can tell my DS that his involvement did not make the success of his son happen. It does not diminish the accomplishment of the DGS. It acknowledges that without others nothing can happen. He made it a possiblity to happen. My DGS would be the first to give credit where it is due. He works hard to be a member of the National Honeor Society while captain of 3 sports. Did he do this? Yes. Did someone else make it happen. You betcha.

    Not one of those Olympic atheletes could afford to do what is necessary to become world class without money. None of them can earn that kind of money while working to become great. Short answer. Economics 101 - Somebody else made it happen.
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  4. Visit  mediajunkie650 profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    I didn't ask if someone else helped make it happen. I asked if someone else made that happen. Big difference. Per the President's statement, no one can take credit for doing anything; it was someone else that made that happen.
    This statement shows a total misunderstanding of Pres. Obama's remarks because you're taking two sentences out of context and applying an inaccurate interpretation of his speech. Anyone who takes the time to listen to his words in context will understand exactly what he meant. My post here debunks this falsehood and PolitiFact rates this deception as false.

    In speeches and videos, the Romney campaign has repeatedly distorted Obama's words. By plucking two sentences out of context, Romney twists the president's remarks and ignores their real meaning.

    The preceding sentences make clear that Obama was talking about the importance of government-provided infrastructure and education to the success of private businesses.

    Romney also conveniently ignores Obama's clear summary of his message, that "the point is ... that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."

    By leaving out the "individual initiative" reference, Romney and his supporters have misled viewers and given a false impression. For that, we rate the claim False.
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  5. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Thank you, Mediajunkie. I guess those who want to take out of context all the time must have personal needs to make themselves look foolish. Romney did that very thing by being on record about Olympians and the fact that they could not do it without others.Then flip-flop because faux news edited comments... Foolish.

    Those of us who have talented athletes, or musicians, or artists of any kind know clearly what it takes. Ask Michael Oher if others were necessary for him to succeed. He, like everyone else on this planet, can do nothing alone. Phelps is a great swimmer. The fact that he is able to interact with others and get help from others is part of what has made him a champion.

    The fact that people want to hold on to an incorrect statement as broadcast network that acts like a Republican PAC is outrageous. I know these people have the ability to think. They are nurses. What happens to critical thinking when it comes to such propaganda?
  6. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    Did they win it, or did someone else make that happen?
    Good grief...when will people let go of this tired misinterpretation of a speech? Especially when it has been so clearly demonstrated that this concept of community effort is not foreign to the republican candidate for office.

    sigh...pure political vitriol with no other redeeming quality or purpose
    Last edit by tewdles on Aug 2, '12
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    Quote from tewdles
    Good grief...when will people let go of this tired misinterpretation of a speech? Especially when it has been so clearly demonstrated that this concept of community effort is not foreign to the republican candidate for office.

    sigh...pure political vitriol with no other redeeming quality or purpose
    Agreed. This thread was started to discuss the Games-no more, no less. Someone always has to throw a stinkbomb in to ruin things.
    Last edit by BCgradnurse on Aug 2, '12 : Reason: spelling
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  8. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    My apologizes for feeding the troll.

    I am rather upset with NBC for putting all my favs late at night. It was mildly interesting to watch synchronized diving. It is good for a discussion of the beach to watch beach volleyball. When my points of interests come on after 11 pm I get too tired to survive the next day.
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    My apologizes for feeding the troll.

    I am rather upset with NBC for putting all my favs late at night. It was mildly interesting to watch synchronized diving. It is good for a discussion of the beach to watch beach volleyball. When my points of interests come on after 11 pm I get too tired to survive the next day.
    I also don't like visiting the homepage for the local NBC station and having the results that haven't even aired yet as the top story that I can't avoid seeing! I know it's not live when I watch it, but I'd like to watch it without knowing the ending. Spoilers are bad!
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  10. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    I knew the USA was going to win Women's Gymnastics and enjoyed their beautiful performance anyway. True team spirit!
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  11. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    They were so elegant. Great team.
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  12. Visit  Ted profile page
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    although i admire the talent and the achievements of all involved, i haven't been watching the olympics.

    well, that's not entirely true. i watched about 10 minutes of some kind of water soccer or water football sport. i didn't know that such a sport existed. it looked tiring. got to be an athlete to play that kind of sport, swimming back and forth from one end of the pool to another trying to get the ball in the net. it really looked tiring. (i hope no one drowned.)

    oh. . . and i watched a few minutes of regular soccer, too. that also looked tiring! lots and lots of running back and forth, trying to get the ball in the net. with the exception of the goalie, you can't even use your hands with that sport! soccer really is a cool sport! but it looks really tiring! i get winded just watching it.

    in past years, i've watched olympic gymnastics. i also used to watch olympic figure skating. got to be limber to do those kind of sports. i bet there're a lot of pulled muscles and fractured bones, especially if one falls on the ice while attempting to do a quadruple salchow. by the way, i had to google "salchow" to get the correct spelling. it's spelled correctly even though my computer's spell-check is telling me otherwise.

    is golf in the olympics?? i like watching golf. i usually watch it in bed as i try to sleep, getting my rest before going to work at night. i wonder of tiger woods would win any olympic metals?? probably not. he hasn't been doing well these past few years.

    [color=#a9a9a9](this has been random thoughts of a person who used to get picked last in all sporting events in gym while in high school.)
    Last edit by Ted on Aug 4, '12
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  13. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Water football? Water soccer? Water Polo!

    I get involved with watching. If I could not move and groan, catch my breath, hold my breath, make funny noises, etc. I could not watch. I figure for me watching it has to be a couple hundred calories. Of course I negate that by munching on crackers and cheese.

    I have missed way too much this year. One TV and others only tolerate my love of watching young people work so hard. I have better chances with women's beach volleyball than all other sports. They will tolerate a bit of women's gymnastics but have difficulty with much else.

    Personally I do not like golf. I don't enjoy watching it at all. I don't care for the Olympic basketball team because it is all pros. I remember when it was an amateur time. Now the ads on with the games feature participants shaving. I guess we are lucky. So far they have not seen the need to advertise the waxes used for the Brazilian waxes needed by so many of the competitors.

    I still enjoy the games and will continue to fight my way to watch as much as possible. Like I say: Good for a few hundred calories, plus and minus.
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