Does anybody follow the Olympics?

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Yeah, I agree. Something similar got me on vacation for a week... But the rules don't apply to some.

No offense meant but you probably got vacation for a week because you were one of the top offenders. Nobody gets vacation for making a few post.
 
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No offense meant but you probably got vacation for a week because you were one of the top offenders. Nobody gets vacation for making a few post.
👼 Some people just can't take their own medicine...
 
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If a guy with a perfectly clean record shows up in front of a judge, he is more likely to receive a suspended sentence. If a career criminal shows up for the same charge, he is more likely to receive the maximum penalty. An on-going pattern of behavior matters.
 
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If a guy with a perfectly clean record shows up in front of a judge, he is more likely to receive a suspended sentence. If a career criminal shows up for the same charge, he is more likely to receive the maximum penalty. An on-going pattern of behavior matters.
You've been around here long enough to know the lay of the land... it is somewhat ambiguous.
 
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If a guy with a perfectly clean record shows up in front of a judge, he is more likely to receive a suspended sentence. If a career criminal shows up for the same charge, he is more likely to receive the maximum penalty. An on-going pattern of behavior matters.

Unless you are a "peaceful protester"...then you do not even go to court. But "insurrectionists" go to jail to await trial.

I do not have a lot of confidence in our legal cesspool.
 
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Funny, they were showing equestrian Wednesday night at the restaurant we were in. I don't mind it as it's own thing, but it is another one that should not be in the Olympics. The horse is the athlete.

FWIW, equestrian sports have been part of the olympics since the olympics were created. It dates back to a time when horsemanship was a vital skill for war and every day life. It used to be common to see men competing in their military uniform, but I don't recall seeing that in 30 years.

I would agree that the horse is obviously the one providing the "horsepower." It is one of the few sports (or maybe the only sport?) in the olympics where men and women compete equally. So it's clearly not about which rider is stronger of faster. OTOH, the rider is not a potted plant. The world's top riders have developed their skill over a dedicated lifetime.
 
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