Wooaah Nellie. Got some interesting reactions to my emails on Chinese cheaters. Tis amazing how people can read the same words – yet see something else. My unabridged comments to follow:
You send out an email praising Communist China and slamming the free country that you live in and make your living in – – I reply with a contrasting thought – – then you remove me from your email list.
Maybe physically you are a tough guy but wow – what a lack of mental toughness. No one is allowed to disagree with Matt Furey and his opinions.
Sounds like you have been in China for too long. As a business man, you didn’t even give a personal response to a CUSTOMER from my email.
My gut feeling is you will delete this email and pretend to take the “higher ground.” However, I will look forward with anticipation to your email or phone call with a mature professional response.
MJF: Les, your gut feelings are spot on. I have deleted your email unread – and I’m not responding to it. For crying out in the morning, WHERE did I praise “Communist” China. And where did I bash the “free” country I live in. Not only that, but I don’t delete names from my list – tis not my function. My point WAS and IS – why make age a restriction. If you can compete when older than 30 or 40, why not when you’re 13 or 14. As we saw last night, the young girls from China did NOT win in the overall against 19 and 16-year olds. So the age argument from Bela Karolyi is now muted, in my opinion. If you’re good enough at 13 to win Olympic gold – you’re good enough. At the same time, I do NOT in any way, shape or form condone lying or cheating about age – if it becomes a rule. I simply don’t like the rule.
I’m a chinese who subscribe your mail.
The olympic rules of who can or can’t patiipant the game by age is a pile of shit, which was work out by a group gangster who did nothing but want to control the game. NO ONE can set who can or not compete the champoin only by age, but you american have always speak of it sinec your women’s gymnastics team lose.
Everyone on the earth know what he did in order to win the gold medel. Thrope is a example. He quit when the drug he took is baned. Phelpse falls down the ground as he walks. I prefer he is a bio-engien product. Leis and Joena and another women runer took drugs and one of them is deid. you set your rule but we not take it.
MJF: K, okay. I like you style and your expletives. Please let me know more about the gangsters involved in the age limit change. In the case of Phelps – he won six golds in 2004 – and has won six so far this year with two more on the line.
He apparently passed the drug tests in Athens. To my knowledge, this is the first accusation I’ve heard of him using banned substances. If you are right, it would be a shame. As for Marion Jones, you are right. Tragic and true.
I wish the Chinese well – and I stand by my prediction in 2001, that your country will win the most golds in this Olympics.
Are you angry with me. Or do you agree. Either way, send your comments to my office. I do NOT reply personally to each and every email – or to most. But if your email gets a chuckle or a cackle out of me – I’ll reply in this very email for ALL to read.
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