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" Dude do you really want to be an American traveling abroad right now?"


Yeah I don't even leave my bomb shelter tbh

[Edited on July 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM. Reason : Shits cray]

7/18/2016 9:13:56 PM

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You could just not speak in public and nobody would know what country you were from. But you'd still probably get mugged and catch that Zika though.

7/18/2016 9:20:27 PM

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its not as bad as cnn makes it out to be. nothing is. americans aren't targeted. Highrollers and overall jackasses are. If you are smart about what you do, where you go, and keep a low profile, brazil is as safe as chicago. deet prevents zika and zika is not even bad unless you are pregnant. diseases like dengue and malaria are much worse.

7/19/2016 1:00:43 AM

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"brazil is as safe as chicago"


so, it's not safe

[Edited on July 19, 2016 at 1:12 AM. Reason : i love chicago btw. but i stay close to michigan ave, not the slums]

7/19/2016 1:11:26 AM

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You got Earled

7/19/2016 1:15:15 AM

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I would've suspended him 3 years ago if Ken didn't hire yet another TKE to "moderate"

[Edited on July 19, 2016 at 1:24 AM. Reason : we enumerate rules to encourage trolls]

7/19/2016 1:24:11 AM

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americans travel to chicago, st louis, and new orleans all the time despite all of the gun violence then act like going abroad is an automatic death sentence. the shit is old and semi-xenophobic. thanks media.

7/19/2016 1:53:01 AM

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The difference is in most other countries you naturally stand out as someone that can be taken advantage of as a mark. If you're an American in New Orleans, well, it's full of Americans. You can't hide being an American in a Rio de Janiero favela. Americans are hardly alone in this. A lot of people from a lot of different cultures deal with it. Was reading about Syrians dealing with it in Istanbul in a New York Times Magazine article today.

7/20/2016 10:53:40 PM

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They are pretty used to americans going there quite often. I don't know why you would be in a favela but you are more accurate on that. Thats just part of being smart and keeping a low profile. A white tourist walking into a housing projects in raleigh would be odd as well. Going to the olympics does not require going into a favela. You don't end up in a favela. You have to intentionally "hike" to one.

[Edited on July 20, 2016 at 11:02 PM. Reason : there are white brazilians too its like 40% of the country that is white. pretty similar to the us]

[Edited on July 20, 2016 at 11:03 PM. Reason : yes wrapping yourself in the american flag would not be wise. just say you're canadian if anyone aks]

7/20/2016 11:01:33 PM

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"If you're an American in New Orleans, well, it's full of Americans."


I'm not black, if that's what you mean.

7/20/2016 11:55:45 PM

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Not sure why being a Canadian vs. an American would make any difference unless you're saying Brazilians are racists (or the nationalism equivalent) toward Americans. You still stand out as a potential mark.

Yes though, ultimately you have to be smart and not put yourself in the position to be taken advantage of, regardless of where you go.

(Remember on BigSoccer a guy related to the World Cup being there telling a Brazilian friend "I want to go." The friend thought for a few seconds and calmly said "I can get us a couple people that will protect us." )

[Edited on July 21, 2016 at 6:11 AM. Reason : /]

7/21/2016 6:06:26 AM

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OLY_RIO_FILTHY_WATER

8/2/2016 2:33:47 PM

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^ link automatically redirects to AP main page with US map forcing me to pick a state upon which a dropdown menu pops up with papers in the particular state which carry AP stories

8/4/2016 8:50:06 AM

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Went to a friend's house last night and completely forgot about the Women's soccer match. They won 2-0. USA!

[Edited on August 4, 2016 at 10:10 AM. Reason : .]

8/4/2016 10:10:18 AM

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^^

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a098d8884ff74c53988b8932ce2f0d44/ap-investigation-dirty-rio-water-threat-2016-olympics
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c8fc83db91614b4eaff15763b7d1c468/expert-rio-athletes-dont-put-your-head-under-water

8/4/2016 10:52:59 AM

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^ cool

ok, so how can i watch the few events i want to watch?

no tv
no cable subscription
yes laptop
yes high speed internet

thanks.

8/4/2016 11:50:07 AM

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http://www.nbcsports.com/live

8/4/2016 1:37:54 PM

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Soccer has been really fun to watch so far!

8/5/2016 8:46:04 AM

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U.S. plays China in men's basketball at 6 on NBC Sports.

8/6/2016 2:03:49 PM

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the attendance at every event I've watched so far has been abysmal.

8/6/2016 2:51:07 PM

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^^I wonder who shoot is cheering for

8/6/2016 4:33:53 PM

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French gymnast snapped his leg on the vault.

8/6/2016 4:37:33 PM

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Ah. One good thing about the Olympics: the NBC brings their "NBA on NBC" music out of mothballs.

Starting lineup:

Durant, Carmelo, Cousins, Klay Thompson, and Kyrie.

Only Chinese starter you'll recognize is Yi Jianlian.

8/6/2016 6:01:02 PM

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and of course Zhai Xiaochuan from the Beijing Ducks

8/6/2016 6:02:35 PM

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watching all these tiny ladies snatch 180 lbs

[Edited on August 6, 2016 at 6:40 PM. Reason : a]

[Edited on August 6, 2016 at 6:48 PM. Reason : 105 lb lady, 185 lb weight]

8/6/2016 6:39:56 PM

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"180lb tiny lady snatch"

8/6/2016 7:00:11 PM

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close game

8/6/2016 7:57:38 PM

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Holy shit that lady swimmer has to be doping.

8/6/2016 10:08:26 PM

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LOL the way they were talking her husband must beat the shit out of her.

8/6/2016 10:13:55 PM

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the review officials are just awful

8/6/2016 11:19:59 PM

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Why?

8/6/2016 11:49:47 PM

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almost looked like she kind of realized how insane it was and let her foot off the pedal towards the end, I mean she was like five seconds ahead of the record for most of the race

8/7/2016 1:40:21 AM

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Ryan Held (Wolpfack) just swam great in the 100m free relay semifinal.

8/7/2016 2:08:52 PM

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That Real Sports with Greg Gumballs on the IOC was very good.

8/7/2016 2:13:17 PM

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That Russian swimmer just got called the fuck out by Lily King.

8/7/2016 9:43:58 PM

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Ledecky is a beast

8/7/2016 10:13:06 PM

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She is amazing.

8/7/2016 10:25:13 PM

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Lets go Held!

8/7/2016 10:51:52 PM

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8/7/2016 10:58:44 PM

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Woot! Just watched. Go Pack, Go Murica!

8/8/2016 12:02:03 AM

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Held's podium tears during the anthem is going viral, no doubt.

8/8/2016 12:14:26 AM

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So gymnastics just has metals for team and all around? Not for individual events?

8/8/2016 12:25:31 AM

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^ no they do team, all-around and each event. You can do well enough to qualify for all-around and/or individual events.

8/8/2016 12:30:52 AM

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Our women's gymnastics team is off the chains! Simone is a beast. And Aly

8/8/2016 12:56:33 AM

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^
Dat cake.

8/8/2016 1:29:08 AM

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i really wish basketball would go to U23 or something. This is just pointless.

8/8/2016 4:14:21 AM

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Air rifle is at 8 this morning. Lucas Kozeniesky is a sr at NC State

8/8/2016 6:55:08 AM

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Ryan Held is cute and open-hearted.

8/8/2016 8:27:23 AM

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Anyone see the womens cycling yesterday? US chick lost a heartbreaker, but there was also one of the worst crashes I've ever seen.

8/8/2016 10:42:39 AM

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Saw it on the morning news today.

8/8/2016 10:43:38 AM

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