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8th February 2014, 14:45 at 2:45 pm #248537
I’m Polish, I’ve met a few Russian people in my life. None of them are homophobes, at least I think so.
I’m not sure what your point is. Are you arguing that homophobia is an inherent part of Russian culture? That’s preposterous. Russia is more conservative, yes, doesn’t mean that it’s right for a certain group of people to be legally discriminated. It’s a matter of institutionalised homophobia that’s being criticised here. At the risk of pulling a red herring, you’re argument is analogous to claiming that South Africa’s racist laws were acceptable due to their Dutch ‘cultural heritage’.8th February 2014, 12:36 at 12:36 pm #248535
This is not a matter of minority rights being an inconvenience for the majority, it’s a matter of someone’s likes and dislikes. My dislike of blonde people is not a legitimate reason to discriminate them by law – never mind the fact that it propagates a culture of bigotry and violence. Simple harm principle applies here.
Also, ‘on the street/podium that discussion is inappropriate’ – I guess freedom of speech doesn’t rank too highly either? To the contrary to what you said before you are arguing purely from Russia’s cultural values. I say screw that, everyone is permitted to express their opinion and behave in a manner one sees fit, whether that’s in Antarctica or Western Europe. If people don’t like your behaviour they’ll point it out, deal with it. There’s no reason to show reverence for Russia and their culture if the culture stands for nothing I believe in.8th February 2014, 2:01 at 2:01 am #248528
While people who are gay should be free to walk around without fear of prejudice, it should not come at the cost if embarrassing an entire nation in front of the world.
That’s what I tell my slaves everyday, my freeing them could ruin my PR significantly :/
I really don’t have the time to discuss cultural relativism right now (that’s the thing where there are no objective moral values, you people that know nothing about the world and need an explanation for everything), but if you want to go down that route the very notion of moral relativism allows me to criticise someone’s else’s values however much I like, otherwise it collapses back to objectivism…3rd January 2014, 17:14 at 5:14 pm #247868
If anything, sportsmen are the most superstitious kind of humanbeings you’ll ever come across.
I disagree. They’ll usually not ‘supserstitious’ outside competition, so I think the reason why they repeat a certain kind behaviour is to have a routine and avoid unnecessary noise if you will. Once their rhythm gets interrupted they start to feel uncomfortable/lose their concentration.
Say drivers always want their helmet – they don’t believe that this particular helmet brings them luck, but having a different helmet is another new element which can sway your concentration. You keep thinking to yourself ‘I have a new helmet’, opposed to it being a non-issue. Many tennis players avoid touching the lines while going on and off the court, just because it is another routine that permits them to keep their concentration levels up. I, for example, always have to take 3-4 steps backwards before coming back forwards to return. You do/avoid things to catch a rhythm and to focus.
Also, if I were to choose my number it’d be 7, 9, 13 :)9th December 2013, 17:34 at 5:34 pm #242254
Now please remove the DRS voting thing.25th November 2013, 14:26 at 2:26 pm #245796
1. General technical regulations
- Reduce wings, allow for ground effect
- Increase the power output of the engines by quite a bit
- Open up other avenues for development.
- Get rid of DRS…
Make tyres fatter, scrap the arbitrary rules and allow teams to run all tyre compounds on Friday, before having to select two for Saturday and Sunday.
3. Practice sessions
Reduce Friday practice sessions to 1h.
4. Less tarmac run-off.
Use a stripe of astro before tarmac in quick corners and gravel for slow-medium ones.
- Only be permitted to test with reserve drivers.
- Tyre testing has to take place during one of the days of post-race testing with all teams.14th November 2013, 20:45 at 8:45 pm #245238
It’s been a really weird week for motorsport…7th October 2013, 8:31 at 8:31 am #242799
I also like the Chinese GP trophy, although the Hungarian one is by far the best.4th July 2013, 16:50 at 4:50 pm #191582
Wasn’t a great episode26th June 2013, 21:39 at 9:39 pm #238271
Are you Paul di Resta? :)
Awesome stuff!25th June 2013, 12:10 at 12:10 pm #238203
I like it a lot.
2) Tyres could end up invincible.23rd June 2013, 13:23 at 1:23 pm #238129
Vandoorne is phenomenal. Where is da Costa this year? Sure, he’s had two retirements, but he’s not as frightening as last year.12th June 2013, 18:30 at 6:30 pm #237621
This is pathetic…8th May 2013, 17:08 at 5:08 pm #236394
I guess this isn’t a race?8th May 2013, 14:46 at 2:46 pm #236407
That doesn’t make any sense at all.