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    What I find really ironic about this while things is how many people in the US have been put away for years because they had a very small amount of pot on them? I don’t feel bad for her at all especially since it happens here all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific5th View Post
    What I find really ironic about this while things is how many people in the US have been put away for years because they had a very small amount of pot on them? I don’t feel bad for her at all especially since it happens here all the time.
    Making it worse is her public denouncement of the U.S. while expecting "help". Not to mention she is an idiot (for a number of reasons), as I've read where she complained she wasn't read her rights before being questioned. Seriously? Are you that daft that you think U.S. rules apply in Russia, or any other country for that matter?

    Her "gender choice" or skin color is of no matter to me.....she should be shown no different treatment for those issues, positive or negative. She was somehow smoking/vaping weed? Whatever, bigger fish to fry. Now taking said substances into a foreign country, especially one about to go hot in a war that would be controversial, and expecting an NYPD-style arrest with no bail and off you go? Nah, not so much.
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    She did the crime, she can do the time.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Would the [fraudulent] Biden administration go out of their way for an American white male who was caught with a Glock in their baggage going into Russia? I think we all know the answer.
    Is he gay? The worst thing about all of this is I now know who Brittney Griner is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Is he gay? The worst thing about all of this is I now know who Brittney Griner is.
    This is sadly true. Who GAF?

    And to answer your question, if he was gay AND had monkey-pox he'd be flying first-class out of Moscow that night!
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    Hopefully there will not be a 'prisoner swap' for this pos wnba player. She despises the US, so I hope she serves the full sentence in a filthy Russian prison.

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    I don't anticipate this causing any disruption in my normal sleep pattern.
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    My understanding is that this sentence is far out of line from the typical sentence for charges like this in Russia. Typically, this would result in 3-5 years max if you have some history (which is in line with what you would get for Hash oil/THC cartridges in about 1/3 of US states, especially if you have some prior history). They have been handing out mega sentences to Americans to try and generate some leverage for a few prisoner swaps. I guess they want this arms dealer and some other Russian scumbag for her and some old spy they have.

    I really don't care that she is a commie turd (although it gives me some pleasure to think about how her perspective on how bad she had it in the USA is might be getting a review). Still, she is an American, and if they are treating her worse because she is an American then that bothers me because I am an American.


    I think this sucks, and I think we should find some way to punish Russia, but I am not big on prisoner swaps, especially when they are basically kidnapping folks to generate leverage like some 80s terrorists. I certainly think it is hight time we made it illegal to travel to Russia. At the minimum we should tell American citizens that if the go to Russia that we aren't going to bother saving you because you have to be a moron to travel there now.

    https://reason.com/2022/08/05/brittn...ian-standards/


    Don't get me wrong, if I was sending Chuck Norris to go rescue Americans over there, she would be dead last on the list.
    Reminder, we don't need to ruin every thread with social/political commentary and thread drift. Sometimes, it's okay to just talk about the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dumb Gun Collector View Post
    Still, she is an American, and if they are treating her worse because she is an American then that bothers me because I am an American.
    You and I normally agree on most things but:

    1. Jane Fonda is technically an American. It doesn't buy you anything extra. Thousands of Americans are pedophiles, serial killers and rapists. I care more for stray dogs in India than I do those "Americans", want me to care...act like a decent person.

    2. She didn't get abducted by Russia, she wasn't caught as an intelligence operative in service of the US or anything that even remotely makes this country responsible for her. She was in Russia to GET PAID because she wasn't talented enough at throwing basketballs in the US to achieve her desired level if wealth or notoriety. If you are gonna do that, learn the f'ing laws. I suspect if you are a complete F up who was born in Russia and gets busted in Russia you could probably get a similar sentence.

    3. And if we are gonna trade, then the trade should be "keep her" and send us one or maybe two decent ordinary people who by random chance happened to be born in Russia but would prefer to live almost anywhere else.

    4. If she wasn't a "preferred preference" person, who was in Russia as a designated representative of some mundane company and was 100% completely innocent and getting jammed up by an indifferent police state, nobody would even know her name and there wouldn't be a trade deal in the works.

    There was a time that people with basically NO CLUE, even athletes, understood that if you go to other countries as a representative of the US there are TWO THINGS you need to remember besides "throw ball" and "run fast" and those are: "They will be watching you so don't F up" and "Their rules aren't our rules so make sure you have a good handle on their rules."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dumb Gun Collector View Post
    At the minimum we should tell American citizens that if the go to Russia that we aren't going to bother saving you because you have to be a moron to travel there now.
    Wanted to take this by itself, it's shouldn't be the minimum. It should be the Standard Travel advisory. Same shit we tell to people who want to travel to Iran, Somalia or North Korea.
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