i thought rennie dear was just being sarcastic....
Lol, me too.
This issue is quickly losing it's fun value. Very excited for the individual all around though!
This is pure absurdity. News report should report the truth and not empty accusations that do nothing but stir the situation. Until they have proof, they should quit the whinning and move on.
All I know right now is, "she looks effing young." Other than that, it is all a blur. She can be 26 and I wouldn't know ... not likely but hey - if birth certificate is a justifiable evidence, then that should shut all traps!
KChill, please don't open a brand new thread for a measely little article as such. There's another thread regarding this, so just continue there.
And there is NO sarcasm there whatsoever.
But this is a forum, and I don't see anything wrong with expressing our personal views. We're all entitled to whatever we believe, as long as we don't jam it down each other's throats. If you believe that they're over 16, great. I don't, and there is enough evidence pointing to them being underage.This is pure absurdity. News report should report the truth and not empty accusations that do nothing but stir the situation. Until they have proof, they should quit the whinning and move on.
I don't think the accusations are empty.
Last edited by Ren Wo Xing; 08-14-08 at 08:14 PM.
As of right now, it is surely empty!
In addition, I totally misinterpret your response. For the most part, I assumed you were shocked that they are still accusing their eligibility, apparently you are one of the believers. I was mislead when you said those Chinese girls worked hard for their medals and wish for this mess not to unravel. In my opinion, if the Chinese girls are actually underage, I'm ready for the medals to be awarded to the rightful owners. Every competitor works hard hence they represent the country to join such a prestigious event. Thus, all rules should be abide to regardless of who the party involved are. I whole heartedly feel there's a conclusion to this crap. I do not blindly worship the Chinese (evident in my hatred towards the lip sync thread) nor will I find excuses to justify their stupidity in commiting ANY and ALL crimes.
To KChill: I do not understand why there's a whole new thread when this topic was already addressed in another thread. If you are just posting this to grant attention and continual stir-up, my dear - you got it!
Last edited by pandamao; 08-14-08 at 09:01 PM.
To me, the best form of evidence is the process to resolution ... ie, "China disqualified from all gymnastic competitions." There's enough media attention to start some sort of research on this ... and so far, I haven't read squat on the progress of the investigation!
Last edited by Darkness.; 08-14-08 at 09:23 PM.
I think there have been more than enough evidence to raise suspicions. I wouldn't say I'm sure, but if I was to bet all my marbles, I'd bet that they're underage. All these types of 'evidence' can't all be a variation of accidents, misinterpretations, etc. The more simpler explanation is that they do lead to the one point of that they're underage. Again, chances are nothing will be done, so we'll never truly know. But that won't stop us raising suspicions based on quite a work of evidence.
Ken Ken Ken...where are you? Can you merge this topic with the Women's Gymnastics one? Same debate going on.
I believe in giving people the benefit of a doubt. Apparently you have vented your frustration on me because I do not view things the same way as you. No matter how lazy an organization is, with this kind of media attention - they will have to do something. Right now, I'm waiting for them to step up and comment. They probably haven't done so because they are still analyzing all forms of "evidence." Again, it's my benefit of doubt that I warrant others. You definitely don't have to feel the same way. I've witness numerous trials where the whole world was convinced he was guilty but to turn out innocent. I don't see why this situation is not applicable.
Yes, I do have a problem when someone conveys me as an ignorant fool because I believe the evidence is not persuasive enough. We all know how manipulative the media is. Just because more people and jumping on the band wagon, doesn't mean I should be negatively influenced and erase all forms of logic.
Last edited by Darkness.; 08-14-08 at 09:47 PM.