BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > The Sports Lounge
 
Race Precision Motorsport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-05-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
M_Six
Free Thinker
 
M_Six's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MB C300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

Posts: 4,938
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Olympics

Third world countries like Russia should not be allowed to host an Olympics. Nothing but bad reports coming out of Socchi. Poor facilities, dangerous event venues, mass stray dog exterminations, corruption, etc, etc. Russia spent more money on this Olympics than all other Olympics combined, and it's still a shithole. I hope they at least get the security right.
__________________
Mark
Flickr

"The $0.99 menu was put on this Earth for a good damn reason." -Weebl
M_Six is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
martini
Private
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Boston, MA

Posts: 64
iTrader: (0)

I agree with you 110%. I've heard many reports about how many private security teams have been hired by the US Olympics to protect our athletes and provide quick escapes out of Russia. Plus the US govt has brought in Navy ships close by in the event something comes up. Scary.
martini is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
Billup
Dr. Mantis Toboggan
 
Billup's Avatar
 
Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NC / MI

Posts: 681
iTrader: (0)

Pretty sad that is what it needed to resort to just to ensure the safety of athletes all going against each other for a similar cause.


Hopefully everyone gets through this with a good year and a good outcome so we can look forward to a less stressful environment in the future.
__________________
2012 Black Motorbike
2008 Red Car
Billup is offline   Azerbaijan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
Gangsta D
Lieutenant
 
Gangsta D's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 e88 128 vert/ '14 e84 X1 s
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Route 66 [So. Cal]

Posts: 599
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
sign of the times...
Gangsta D is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
M_Six
Free Thinker
 
M_Six's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MB C300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

Posts: 4,938
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Some Twitter pics and postings are painting a scene of crappy athlete rooms and shoddy hotel rooms despite the huge amount of money spent to build the facilities. Apparently most of the money went into someone's pocket.

Then there's stupidity such as this BS about yogurt.

Shaun White bailed out of a snowboarding event because it's too dangerous. If that kid thinks it's too dangerous, it must be bad.

More here. What a joke.

And leave your laptop at home.
__________________
Mark
Flickr

"The $0.99 menu was put on this Earth for a good damn reason." -Weebl
M_Six is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
Litos
Banned
 
Drives: 2012 Challenger RT Junk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston/Pearland

Posts: 2,900
iTrader: (1)

lol @ Russia

it's like the toilet of the eastern hemisphere....
Litos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 02:49 PM   #7
Nick the Greek
Major
 
Nick the Greek's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i MSport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 1,450
iTrader: (0)

Is paranoia widespread in the US?

__________________
Previously -

e90 330d, e90 330i, e90 325i, e46 330i, e46 330i, e46 328i, 3 x Golf GTI and some fun stuff - Suzuki GSXR1000 x 2, GSXR750 x 4, Honda Fireblade x 2, plus lots of two strokes when I were a lad
Nick the Greek is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
Billup
Dr. Mantis Toboggan
 
Billup's Avatar
 
Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NC / MI

Posts: 681
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick the Greek View Post
Is paranoia widespread in the US?

It's because we know every other country hates us and our superiority...
__________________
2012 Black Motorbike
2008 Red Car
Billup is offline   Azerbaijan
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 02:58 PM   #9
Delta0311
Brigadier General
 
Delta0311's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 335xi E92
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ

Posts: 3,613
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Billup View Post
It's because we know every other country hates us and our superiority...
We seem to be superior in sucking at pretty much everything these days. Last I checked we're not even in the top 20 when it comes to science, math, and reading. We are still number one in delusion though.
__________________
Space Gray 2011 335xi E92
Delta0311 is offline  
+1
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
Litos
Banned
 
Drives: 2012 Challenger RT Junk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston/Pearland

Posts: 2,900
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Delta0311 View Post
We seem to be superior in sucking at pretty much everything these days. Last I checked we're not even in the top 20 when it comes to science, math, and reading. We are still number one in delusion though.
you may just need to get out of New Jersey......

New Jersey is pretty much like Sochi, but with more dogs and people who wear sweatpants year round........
Litos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 03:10 PM   #11
Delta0311
Brigadier General
 
Delta0311's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 335xi E92
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ

Posts: 3,613
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Litos View Post
you may just need to get out of New Jersey......

New Jersey is pretty much like Sochi, but with more dogs and people who wear sweatpants year round........
Sir!!! These are not sweat pants but designer Adidas work out gear. They are fashionable and practical, mostly because they slide off easy when we need to inject our steroids or get head from the hoe bag at the tanning salon.
__________________
Space Gray 2011 335xi E92
Delta0311 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 04:04 PM   #12
Nick the Greek
Major
 
Nick the Greek's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i MSport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 1,450
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
It's because we know every other country hates us and our superiority...
I don't hate you Billup, I love the US. Every time I travelled to the US everyone was very welcoming.
And after all, we managed to dump Piers Morgan on you......

__________________
Previously -

e90 330d, e90 330i, e90 325i, e46 330i, e46 330i, e46 328i, 3 x Golf GTI and some fun stuff - Suzuki GSXR1000 x 2, GSXR750 x 4, Honda Fireblade x 2, plus lots of two strokes when I were a lad
Nick the Greek is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 04:17 PM   #13
Litos
Banned
 
Drives: 2012 Challenger RT Junk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston/Pearland

Posts: 2,900
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Delta0311 View Post
Sir!!! These are not sweat pants but designer Adidas work out gear. They are fashionable and practical, mostly because they slide off easy when we need to inject our steroids or get head from the hoe bag at the tanning salon.


Litos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 04:18 PM   #14
Litos
Banned
 
Drives: 2012 Challenger RT Junk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston/Pearland

Posts: 2,900
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick the Greek View Post
And after all, we managed to dump Piers Morgan on you......
neverheardofhim........
Litos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 04:50 PM   #15
M_Six
Free Thinker
 
M_Six's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MB C300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

Posts: 4,938
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Litos View Post
neverheardofhim........
Thought Piers Morgan was some chain-store selling overpriced Chinese imports.
__________________
Mark
Flickr

"The $0.99 menu was put on this Earth for a good damn reason." -Weebl
M_Six is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 04:55 PM   #16
Litos
Banned
 
Drives: 2012 Challenger RT Junk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston/Pearland

Posts: 2,900
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
Thought Piers Morgan was some chain-store selling overpriced Chinese imports.
I dunno - i was thinking maybe he could be the guy working in accounting on the 4th floor in my building.....
Litos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 05:12 PM   #17
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 10|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 12,204
iTrader: (5)

Funny stuff guys. Don't look forward to winter olympics that much. Will just try to catch highlights mostly. Hopefully none of mayhem.
1MOREMOD is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 05:15 PM   #18
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,074
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
The root of these problems is the rampant curruption.

Stray dogs are a problem in much of eastern Europe but that's a problem that should have been dealt with months ago and much more humanely.
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #19
Nick the Greek
Major
 
Nick the Greek's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i MSport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 1,450
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Don't look forward to winter olympics that much. Will just try to catch highlights mostly. Hopefully none of mayhem
Given the number of terrorist attacks within the US over the last few years, the athletes are probably safer in Russia.

__________________
Previously -

e90 330d, e90 330i, e90 325i, e46 330i, e46 330i, e46 328i, 3 x Golf GTI and some fun stuff - Suzuki GSXR1000 x 2, GSXR750 x 4, Honda Fireblade x 2, plus lots of two strokes when I were a lad
Nick the Greek is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 05:25 PM   #20
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 10|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 12,204
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick the Greek View Post
Given the number of terrorist attacks within the US over the last few years, the athletes are probably safer in Russia.

Highly doubt that, they picked an area that isn't all that secure and relatively close to cheschnia.
1MOREMOD is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 05:41 PM   #21
Nick the Greek
Major
 
Nick the Greek's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i MSport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 1,450
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Highly doubt that, they picked an area that isn't all that secure and relatively close to cheschnia.
I hope that you're wrong and the Russian government is more successful than the US government in protecting from terrorism.
__________________
Previously -

e90 330d, e90 330i, e90 325i, e46 330i, e46 330i, e46 328i, 3 x Golf GTI and some fun stuff - Suzuki GSXR1000 x 2, GSXR750 x 4, Honda Fireblade x 2, plus lots of two strokes when I were a lad
Nick the Greek is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #22
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 10|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 12,204
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick the Greek View Post
I hope that you're wrong and the Russian government is more successful than the US government in protecting from terrorism.
i think they may be more effective at it because they arent bound by the same constraints as us. just go kick ass if they want.
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW exhaust|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
1MOREMOD is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST