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Sat Nov 9, 2013, 09:43 PM

Watch the moment the Olympic Torch was handed over IN SPACE during relay for Sochi Winter Games

Source: Mirror

Russian astronauts performed the handover during a live broadcast as part of the build up to the Russian Games



This was the incredible moment Russian astronauts handed over the Olympic Torch - 260 miles above Earth.

Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy performed the handover during a five-hour spacewalk on the International Space Station as part of the relay for the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in 2014.

The space flight was the latest leg in what will be the longest torch relay before a Winter Olympics, which President Vladimir Putin hopes will boost Russia’s image and show what it can achieve more than two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed.

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Reply Watch the moment the Olympic Torch was handed over IN SPACE during relay for Sochi Winter Games (Original post)
bananas Nov 2013 OP
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #1
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #2
Fearless Nov 2013 #17
William769 Nov 2013 #21
Fearless Nov 2013 #35
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #72
jberryhill Nov 2013 #20
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #22
Le Taz Hot Nov 2013 #68
mahannah Nov 2013 #3
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #8
mahannah Nov 2013 #11
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #12
Uncle Joe Nov 2013 #19
Gore1FL Nov 2013 #64
Gore1FL Nov 2013 #63
William769 Nov 2013 #4
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #5
William769 Nov 2013 #6
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #7
William769 Nov 2013 #9
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #10
uppityperson Nov 2013 #15
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #23
steve2470 Nov 2013 #24
winter is coming Nov 2013 #25
steve2470 Nov 2013 #28
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #29
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #71
idwiyo Nov 2013 #58
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #70
cyberswede Nov 2013 #30
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #32
cyberswede Nov 2013 #33
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #36
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #38
winter is coming Nov 2013 #39
Post removed Nov 2013 #42
cyberswede Nov 2013 #41
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #44
cyberswede Nov 2013 #46
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #48
cyberswede Nov 2013 #50
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #53
cyberswede Nov 2013 #54
Tien1985 Nov 2013 #65
winter is coming Nov 2013 #49
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #55
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #31
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #34
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #37
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #40
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #43
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #45
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #47
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #51
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #52
idwiyo Nov 2013 #57
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #59
idwiyo Nov 2013 #62
Bluenorthwest Nov 2013 #66
idwiyo Nov 2013 #73
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #13
William769 Nov 2013 #14
uppityperson Nov 2013 #16
steve2470 Nov 2013 #18
Post removed Nov 2013 #26
steve2470 Nov 2013 #27
idwiyo Nov 2013 #60
Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 #61
idwiyo Nov 2013 #56
Bluenorthwest Nov 2013 #67
winter is coming Nov 2013 #69

Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 09:54 PM

1. Awesome, This was the first time it was taken out of the space station....

 

I love the Olympics, the last of some what commercialized sports. Trials for the USA start on NBC SN Nov. 15 th. and run through Jan. 2014. I think Russia has tempered its bias against the GLBT community, lets hope!


PS. Love the new smileys!

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 09:57 PM

2. Did I get I that right "GLBT" , no I didn't.....

 

LGBT I think, hey I love my friends, no matter how I say it.

RR

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:11 AM

17. Generally interchangeable

Although LGBT has been more prevalent as time goes on in my experience.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:38 AM

21. Keep reading down thread.

It should come apparent whats going on here.

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Response to William769 (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:29 AM

35. That escalated quickly.

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Response to William769 (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:23 PM

72. And what is painfully apparent...

 

First asking it Johnny was a he or she, then referring to him as "it". Both juries voted to keep the posts. Unreal.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:35 AM

20. In what way has Russia "tempered its bias"

 

Why do you think it has? I mean, what facts lead you to believe such a thing?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:46 AM

22. In the way that the MSM has focused on them.

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:10 AM

68. NBC again?

Arrrgghhh! The last ones WERE THE WORST! I would like to think they'd respond to the OVERWHELMING criticism from the last time they (didn't really) cover the Olympics. Plus, no livesteam? Seriously?

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. What a colossal waste of money, time and resources.

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Response to mahannah (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:41 PM

8. Why?

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:22 PM

11. What does this photo-op accomplish?

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Response to mahannah (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:50 PM

12. You tell me? Since you have answered a question with a question.

 

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Response to mahannah (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:31 AM

19. Perhaps in some small implicit manner it helps to restate this point to a world

that needs to remember.

On a thread by Playinghardball.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024007324

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us.....





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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:36 AM

64. I am a huge Sagan fan

This strikes me more like Apollo-Soyuz than Voyager 1, however. It's a huge expenditure of time and resource for a feel-good exercise instead of doing real science and exploration. To me, this sabotages the space program by making it a PR unit (at least in perception) rather than the cutting edge efforts to understand the universe around us.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:30 AM

63. $10,000 per pound to put something into space.

There is also the cost of capacity of the supply ship. Something else might have come instead.

All of this to pass an unlit torch in a vacuum. I have to agree with mahannah.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:13 PM

4. BOYCOTT SOCHI WINTER GAMES!

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:32 PM

5. why?

 

I don't know, I am not gay, how about an accomplished gay man.....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023441765

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:36 PM

6. Does he speak for all of us?

Maybe it's because he has a pretty sweet gig and is going to make a profit from it. I'll stand with the down trodden over the profiteers any day.

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Response to William769 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:40 PM

7. Was that a he or a she?

 

I am with you my friend. I stand with you!

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:41 PM

9. He.

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Response to William769 (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:50 PM

10. Glad you could tell, I am an old man!

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:55 AM

23. Well IT spoke!

 

I could compare photos of, god forbid females that look more like men than men do, and I could post photos of men that look more like women than females do. Should I use it, will that make everyone happy, before you flame me, you may want to do a little research first. Sorry I got your dander up, or anything else for that matter.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:06 AM

24. You are really offending the LGBT community here, whether you intend to or not

Clue, meet RR.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:08 AM

25. It's not just the LGBT community who find that shit offensive.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:11 AM

28. yes, correct, I do also as a straight male nt

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:13 AM

29. Do a little research on DU folks, my name is Rebellious Republican, its real easy.

 

Or are you guys just reactionary?

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:16 PM

71. You asked if a well known gay man...

 

was a man or a woman. Us guys don't have a problem- you do.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:34 AM

58. I am sraight and I am offended too. Fuck that shit.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:14 PM

70. RR is offending us straight folks, too. nt

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:16 AM

30. What's the matter with you?

"It?" Really?!?

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:23 AM

32. My apologies, I have been accused of not knowing the differance...

 

between he or she. Figured "It" was the choice many were looking for. Before you flame you want to do a little research on RR. However, that would require a little work. Most can not read beyond a few simple sentences.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:27 AM

33. What do you mean?

Do a little research on you? What exactly should I look for? And what on earth could justify calling a human being "it?"

The "choice" people are looking for is for you to refer to this person as "he." Get it?

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:30 AM

36. Try looking up Rebellious republican in the the search engine on DU?

 

to much to grasp?

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:31 AM

38. Why don't you just tell us.

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:31 AM

39. The article you linked to above repeatedly referred to Weir as "he". Too much to grasp? n/t

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:32 AM

41. What am I looking for?

I don't think I want to wade through your 5000 posts...

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #41)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:40 AM

44. Truth!

 

You do not have to wade through my 5000 posts. You answered your own question. I have been around since the beginning, never been tomb stoned. I make some occasional statements that seem to get some people up in flames. However I have been around for a very long time. Maybe I make some think about what they say?

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #44)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:43 AM

46. Your being a long-time member makes it ok to refer to a human being as "it?"

I don't understand what your goal is here.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:45 AM

48. No, it makes people think before they attack!

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #48)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:50 AM

50. You're wrong to refer to a human being as "it," and it doesn't matter how long you've been here.

The duration of your membership here is irrelevant.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #50)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:53 AM

53. Here is what I would recomend....

 

put me on your ignore list. God forbid you hear a dissenting point of view.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:02 AM

54. What point of view is that?

Do you think it's acceptable to call a human being "it?"

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #50)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:45 AM

65. +100

I don't know what's so hard to understand about "don't call a person an it, even if your are unsure of their gender".

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #44)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:49 AM

49. So, you've been here over a decade, but have remained curiously ignorant of DU mores

with respect to gender identity issues. I'm suitably impressed.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:03 AM

55. Yep, another one that lacks the initiative to do anything beyond a ....

 

oh well, I give up......

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:21 AM

31. IT! Are you kidding me? How would you like to be called an it?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:27 AM

34. I am an it! do some research on me, my name is Rebellious Republican!

 

Or do you not know how to research someone on dU?

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:30 AM

37. I am well aware how to do it.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:31 AM

40. Great than do it before you go off!

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:35 AM

43. You mean advanced search? I am not going through all your posts forget it.

 

Will your secret come up in a google search?

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:41 AM

45. Your call!

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:44 AM

47. I think I will judge you by these posts. Why did you call him an it?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:51 AM

51. Simply because I was being questioned, and was getting frustrated by these attacks without ....

 

anyone doing any research on me. Kinda like sharks circling for the attack. Feed away, been around awhile, wil be for a lot longer. Enjoy the feeding frenzy without any meat.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:52 AM

52. Why did you call him an it?

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:31 AM

57. WTF? This post should be deleted and your arse kicked off here.

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Response to idwiyo (Reply #57)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:36 AM

59. Have you heard of the the Alert button?

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #59)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:47 AM

62. You are a homophobic bigot, pure and simple. Hopefully admin will kick your arse out of DU.

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Response to idwiyo (Reply #62)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:06 AM

66. DU allows regular posters to call gay people 'he/she' no matter how many times

 

the poster is corrected. There is a BOG regular who calls me he/she on purpose, even in response to posts that say 'As a gay man...' He/she. Constantly. That poster's cohort says noting to correct him.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #66)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:40 PM

73. Can you please PM me their username. I am ashamed to admit I missed that bullshit.

Please accept my apology for their bigotry. If I see them doing it I will call them out on their bigotry.




PS I alerted admin on jury decision to let the crap I was responding to stand. I will also post in ATA why outright bigotry allowed to stand here.

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:31 AM

13. He or she, can someone enlighten us?

 

Johnny Weir
"I risk jail time just going there, but the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement,” he told The New York Times' Juliet Macur. “I’m not a politician and I don’t really talk about politics. You don’t have to agree with the politics, but you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/25/johnny-weir-russia-gay-law_n_4164571.html

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:44 AM

14. What part of "he" do you not understand?

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:09 AM

16. You have already been told it is "he", why do you persist in calling a gay man "he or she"?

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:18 AM

18. Why are you saying he or she ?

I don't get your confusion, at all.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:11 AM

27. There's nothing about this man that indicates confusion

I still don't understand your confusion. Ok, I'm done with this before I say something hide-worthy. Good night.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:42 AM

60. You are a homophobic bigot and you disgust me. Your arse should be booted from DU.



PS jurors, this bigot repeatedly called a gay man "it", repeatedly asked the same bigoted question, and ignored answers.

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:46 AM

61. How do you need to be enlightened? The pronoun is right there in your clip.

So why the nasty remarks?

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:28 AM

56. I stand with you.



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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:10 AM

67. Pigs In Space!!!!!

 

Boycott the Putin Winter Follies!!!!!!!

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:13 AM

69. Just wanted to thank you for the video. Sorry your thread got highjacked. n/t

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