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to be honest, I think part of the reason it's not getting the interest it deserves is because everyone kinda assumed that there was some shitty abuse going on in gymnastics anyways, and we already knew that much of the culture around gymnastics was highly abusive and exploitative of these kids, even if we didn't know there was sexual abuse involved as well.

Okay, but everyone assumes there's shitty abuse in college football with kids being chewed up and spit out and getting traumatic brain injuries with permanent damage for the chance to either pay for school or maybe get drafted and earn a lot of money in the NFL. The culture around youth football is also exploitative.

I mean, one sport is overwhelmingly more popular and widespread, and I think that explains most of it, but I guess I'm still shocked at how horrible this whole story is. Like, this motherfucker has abused just about everyone, from the local teenagers who trained in Michigan to college students to national and world champions to the most recognizable faces of the sport who were on fucking cereal boxes with their Olympic gold medals. It's incredible.

It's definitely fucking horrible. What I mean to say though is that it's pretty widespread knowledge that girls' gymnastics, particularly at the highest levels, involves dragging young teenagers away from their families and away from a normal life and putting them through physical hell to give them a shot at maybe competing on a national level. And we know that gymnastics as a sport is so age sensitive that no one sticks around at a competitive level for more than one olympic cycle, so it's a total meat grinder. We have also all known at least one creep who constantly talks about these girls in sexual terms, despite the fact that many of the girls competing in these events are under 18. So I think everyone has kind of suspected that there was some level of sexual violence against these athletes. That one single trainer committed violence at that scale is surprising, but no one really thought the US gymnastics system was clean (or any similar national athletic team that draws on child talent, really).

With the Sandusky situation, I think that was received differently because no one was hanging around middle-school football practice saying "man I wanna bang little Timmy" so the idea that little Timmy might be a victim of sexual violence came out of left field. If it was physical abuse alone, I think that most people would have received it exactly how they're receiving the Nasser revelations, because they'd have heard people voice the opinion that little Timmy needed to harden the fuck up and learn to shake off a hit.

Realistically, I'm sure that every sport that heavily recruits young kids and sends them off to travel with a coaching staff for long periods of time has a similar scandal waiting to be uncovered. The way we do athletic development really empowers shitheads like this guy and allows them to hurt a lot of vulnerable kids.
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If I remember correctly Ty is Italian-American, which means he's practically North African by Lega Nord standards
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shit guys, I swore I logged out of my recusant account. guys, I'm super sorry. This must be really confusing.
If its funny once its always funny right?

That's just science :colbert:
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That sounds a little like we've had a military coup
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to be honest, I think part of the reason it's not getting the interest it deserves is because everyone kinda assumed that there was some shitty abuse going on in gymnastics anyways, and we already knew that much of the culture around gymnastics was highly abusive and exploitative of these kids, even if we didn't know there was sexual abuse involved as well.
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god that was not an easy gif to find
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shit guys, I swore I logged out of my recusant account. guys, I'm super sorry. This must be really confusing.
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Also guys, sorry, i didnt realize I was logged into my recusant account before having a meltdown itt
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Sounds like recusant is lactose intolerant
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
pretty sure Ty couldn't even get the trains to run on time
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I for one was worried whether Trump would be able to afford a trip down to Mar a Lago this weekend, but I guess I can rest easy now.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
bless your heart bilirubin
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
to be clear, I don't think Ty is a degenerate for posting on TR
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
furthermore, oversight of domestic law enforcement agencies is hugely important. Allowing ICE to operate freely without oversight is an actual presidential policy choice that has major negative effects on domestic freedoms.
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though we'd probably have to let peter theil onto the council of vampires....dammit.
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it could be based on the TR constitutional process
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what if we let them shut down the government then start up our own government in the meantime
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
hey, hey, i'm not policing anyone! ty is perfectly free to continue talking like a stooge for nazis if he wants as far as i'm concerned. i am just trying to help.

could we tone ICE Ty?
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guy pictured in the OP looks like he maybe breastfed until the age of 17.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
We're not living in a dictatorship, he is not the Emperor from Star Wars and Antifa are not the Jedi.

I don't want to distract from the tone policing in this thread, but have you even seen the new star wars