Conditions in LA is not something we need to be proud of
Thanks for sharing the clue, yup, We are talking about wearing a mask inside the
airport. Glad to know you enjoy LAX better than a lot of people.
Fran, you are clueless, LAX is less than a quarter mile from the Pacific ocean,
there is no pollution at LAX, the air flow of the ocean prevents pollution from
hanging in the air. The wind currents either push air out to sea or inland.
on many occasions. The pollution there is not life threatening and not nearly as
bad as people make it out to be. I have seen many days there that are much
better than Salt Lake Valley. It is these athletes that are ignorant and naive,
Friedman has been named as the ringleader, likely because in 2006 he was
diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, which severely damaged his right lung. We wonder if he was in China before
The new Beijing airport terminal is ten times better than LAX and JFK and way
out of the downtowns pollution, wearing a mask is ignorant and snobblish
China is the only country in the world that would take offense to something like
this, they're not stupid, they know that Beijing is home to some of the world's
most polluted air. This is the Olympics not a celebration of China's greatness;
endurance athletes especially are going to take precautions to protect their
lungs and enhance their chances to preform at the highest level. Who is really
being offended here? The people of Beijing, who often wear air quality masks
themselves? Not likely. The Chinese propaganda machine is not going to miss a
beat and it looks like our friend Joe here just bit hook line and sinker. Joe
you know nothing about the affects of air pollutants and athletic performance,
and you know nothing about propaganda and international politics. Your broad,
all encompassing comment is as ignorant as they come. The Olympics should be
about athletic competition not politics. It's too bad that seems the other way
here's may post? free media?
to be frank, US people's image in the world is not as good as it used to be...
getting more arrogant and mean, that's not a good sign.
As a Chinese, I think their act is extremely arrogant and insulting, however,
considering all the negative news brought to the US public by the CNN and its
alikes, this overly exaggeration is understandable to some extent. It's
apparent that some kids need more family decipline and learn to repect others
especially when they are being guests in other people's home. Otherwise they
bring shame to their parents.
joe,sorry to not meet your high standards in your sophistication and mature
sperior adult views. We are just simple people and just don't know no better.
These atheletes shouldn't have to appologize. They're trained to hard and
prepared most of their lives to compete at the highest level. If they walked
around in a full body suit that's their choice. I guess "choice" in China is
frowned upon. Weirdos!
I find the Americans really naive and childish
The Chinese want all the glory but none of the criticism that comes with
presenting the Olympics.They are offended by anything.Boycott the Beijing Olympics.
They should have held their noses as well.
Apologies no doubt forced by a country that is the cradle of oppression and
human rights violations. I've been to Beijing several times, and I think they
were smart for wearing the masks. That place will take years off of your life.
its ok for all the chinese to wear masks but if some one else does thats an
insult give me a break