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Old 02-19-2006, 10:07 AM   #39
LilBambi
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OLD Scumware doesn't just go away or die ... much as we would like it to.

If this can be linked to him to the satisfaction of a court, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law (my understanding is that this is true in Canada and Australia too) ...

Using his 'earnings' from his errr, 'business' to live high and pay for all that it takes to get where he is today (winning the Gold), as he stated in interviews, would not keep him from being responsible for how he got that money ... at the expense of other people's money and property.

The Olympics is not just some normal, every day sporting event, it is 'the WORLD's Olympic sporting event of the year .. purporting that it's competitors use true values of exceptional human ability/skill as well as good moral ethics in their life ... and which, by extension, places competitors in general and winners specifically, in the place of being a Role Model for kids!

Some sports figures may not want this to be the case these days, but it's a fact of life.

Besides, the statute of limitations would not be any where near run out on such a crime in Canada or Australia ... would it?

Also, EVEN IF, he were no longer in it himself (or his brother) - he (they) could cut a deal ... help bring to justice others in the 'business' - who continue to do these dastardly things.

No, if these things are true, I don't think anyone would think he is home free on any score ... just because he won the gold.

If this is the path he chose ... it was the quick and dirty, unethical, and amoral way to riches in order to get what he wanted.

The Golden Rule is NOT "Them that has the gold makes the rules (although many politicians and corporations would like us to think so).

The Golden Rule IS 'Do unto others as you would HAVE them do unto you.'

Even if someone doesn't live by the Golden Rule ... Do no harm.
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