Discussion in 'Current Events' started by washamericom, Jan 18, 2013.
i'm curious. it's either a slow news week or our values are slipping ??
I care, and will never forgive, what Lance Armstrong has done. He was such a decent-acting guy that weekend I talked with him and he parked his bike in our hotel for the Tour de France race. One would not have suspected him of being a fraud.
I care about Te'o out of curiosity, because I really don't know what to make of it all, yet. I mean, is he delusional?
From Dr. Keith Ablow:
"Now, America knows that Notre Dame football star Manti Teo never had a girlfriend named Lennay Kekua.
Despite the fact that Notre Dameand the national college football community as a wholeswooned over tidbits of Teos tragic three-year romance, including Kekua having surviving a car accident only to, later, succumb to leukemia, his girlfriend was a fake. She never even existed. All she ever was were contrived messages on Twitter and elsewhere. Her pretty photograph had been stolen off the Facebook account of another woman.
Teo insists he was duped by someone who wanted him to fall in love with an imposter, with a ghost created by todays technologya phenomenon known as catfishing. Yet, many inconsistencies in Teos own story of the couples supposed romance raise the question of whether he was part of the scheme. If so, some theorize his motivation may have been to create a mythical, magical story to help propel him to the Heisman trophy.
Either way, Teo needs psychological help. One version of the story paints him--------
Read more: Does Manti Te'o suffer from the 'delusional disease'? | Fox News
Contrast the media coverage to Benghazi.
Who does he play for?
do you care about lance armstrong or manti te'o ?
Desperately! Can't get enough!
Armstrong deceived and disappointed a lot of good people who stood up for him against severe criticism.
It is very important to the detriment of the US in the world.
It was bad enough to have one bad Texan, 'W', but this second one, while a piker compared to that former governor in terms of the damage done, is totally unneeded.
Forgot to add, and perhaps admit, that I don't know who the other person is.
You stated the whole thing perfectly.
Lance Armstrong is a DISGRACE, and Manti Te'o is either an atypical punk-ass college athlete or he is very mentally ill.
Either way, they are both a product of what our country has become: no personal responsibility, no accountability, no integrity, and a pathological entitlement mentality that is frightening.
Lance has deep regrets and is sorry enough to lose everything for what he did. I have to forgive him and thank him for telling the truth at last. He will be paying a terrible price for the rest of his life, not to mention the lie ate away at himself all these years, damaging those who trusted him. Now the issue is where it belongs--between him and God so he can be reconciled by paying the price his fellow men require of him.
Many times people who drive themselves very, very hard fail to grow up inside. Immaturity causes bad decisions. We can only hope that those who err stop it and begin a life of doing the right thing thereafter.
My gavel rests.
Never heard of this Manti Te fella, but with regards to Lance Armstrong, no. But the Sunday Times of London has taken an interest, and is counter-suing him for £1,000,000 after Armstrong dishonestly had them over a barrel in court after they blew the whistle on his doping. He could face extradition.
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