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option #1: yes, a 15 second power play for whatever team they face next in international play.
ok, maybe 30. how about 60? how about a full 2-minute minor powerplay.
option #2: after months of extensive litigation, and various committees and sub-committees being formed to determine the correct discipline... i think they should be evicted from the Olympic village.
oh wait, too late, they're already gone.
seriously, do you really think that ANY action is going to teach them a lesson? it's done. leave it be.
name the law that says that smoking and drinking "on the ice" is illegal. and if you want to deal w/ the underage issue, then be prepared to triple the size of the police force (and the taxes that go w/ it), if you want to enforce ALL underage drinking.
or just leave it alone.
by the way, they weren't "caught". they were intentionally doing it, and didn't care who saw it, cuz they really didn't think it should be a big deal. now, if they'd gone into a hotel, and closed the door, that would imply that they felt that someone might think that it was wrong.
everyday, hundreds of jaywalkers are ignored by law enforcement officials, and purposely not brought to justice, because there are more pressing matters. there are a lot of similarities between these two instances. so apparently, you CAN break the law. not only can you break it, but you can be left unpunished... on purpose. welcome to REALITY!
scott, you prove your OWN logic incorrect. going into the locker room doesn't make "illegal" drinking... suddenly "legal", anymore. the point is that, sooner or later, underage people are going to have a choice if alcohol (non-medicinal) will pass over their lips, tongue, and into their digestive tracts. you are focusing on the "WHERE". at what point, does the "Where" make it illegal? hotel? lockerroom? (what if reporters had gone in there?) the comforts of their own home, several weeks after the Olympics ended? bottom line: you're too black and white about this. the team made a choice; they gave a reasonable amount of time so that it wasn't blatant and "in your face". the enforcement authorities now have a choice to make. is it worth it?
what you're hearing from the MAJORITY of people who recognize "grey" when they see it, and understand that it's part of REALITY, is that... the enforcement community has to weigh and adjudge "what is worth enforcing"? do we go after smokers who are 1 foot within the 50 foot required distance from a federal building? do we prosecute jaywalkers? what about pirated communications signals. people who ride their bike on the sidewalk? or road. the possibilities are endless.
the harder you hold onto your position, the more credibility you lose (if there is any left). this has been a public service announcement for those who deal in circular logic.
scott, if you're so adamant about all the world's "injustice", then why don't you do something about it? well, by sitting here, pontificating about what OTHER people should do, you simply prove, that you're mostly talk, and hardly any action. if it was that important for you, you'd be lobbying, picketing, or out catching all the evil jaywalkers. =)
Why is international Womens Day celebrated?
International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on 8 March. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
The idea of having an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union in the same month two years later.
More protests followed on 8 March in subsequent years, most notably in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. In 1910 the first international women's conference was held in Copenhagen (in the labour-movement building located at Jagtvej 69, which until recently housed Ungdomshuset) by the Socialist International and an 'International Women's Day' was established, which was submitted by the important German Socialist Clara Zetkin. The following year, IWD was marked by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. However, soon thereafter, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killed over 140 garment workers. A lack of safety measures was blamed for the high death toll. Furthermore, on the eve of World War I, women across Europe held peace rallies on 8 March 1913. In the West, International Women's Day was commemorated during the 1910s and 1920s, but dwindled. It was revived by the rise of feminism in the 1960s.
Demonstrations marking International Women's Day in Russia proved to be the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Following the October Revolution, the Bolshevik feminist Alexandra Kollontai persuaded Lenin to make it an official holiday, and it was established, but was a working day until 1965. On May 8, 1965 by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet International Women's Day was declared as a non working day in the USSR.
Is it justified to celebrate one's biological traits - for example International Women's Day?
You've got it wrong. International Women's Day isn't about celebrating women just so women feel special for something they were born as. It's a day to remember all of the courageous women throughout history that have fought to get women equal rights, as well as to bring awareness to the oppression that many women still endure today. Also used to celebrate women's achievements and contributions that were so often swept under the rug or taken credit for by men.
Many groups of people that have had to fight for equality have days/celebrations for reasons similar to this: Black History Month for black people, Gay Pride for LGBT people, heck there's even an International Men's Day on November 19th like you said. I haven't seen anyone doing anything to celebrate International Women's Day though. No cards, no gift-giving, no parades or ceremonies, and I don't think anyone I have on facebook mentioned it either. Just a quiet day of remembrance and appreciation.