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Olympics
#11
RE: Olympics
Is that super-commercialized horseshit finally over?
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#12
RE: Olympics
Olympic games..? Hmm, sounds somewhat familiar..

(I'm not a great fan of watching sports Tongue)
When I was young, there was a god with infinite power protecting me. Is there anyone else who felt that way? And was sure about it? but the first time I fell in love, I was thrown down - or maybe I broke free - and I bade farewell to God and became human. Now I don't have God's protection, and I walk on the ground without wings, but I don't regret this hardship. I want to live as a person. -Arina Tanemura

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#13
RE: Olympics
I liked the opening and closing bits... the stuff in between I ignored.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will fly to the stars.

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud ..... after a while you realise that the pig likes it!

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#14
RE: Olympics
(August 13, 2012 at 11:28 am)jonb Wrote: Do you know about the people working as stewards in venues that have had their jobs taken away for the duration?
Evidence please.
Quote:What about all the unemployed that would have had their benefits removed if they did not 'volunteer'?
Evidence please.
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#15
RE: Olympics
Meh, I was hoping for Iron Maiden to make a show in the ending. Gess I was hoping too much! Big Grin
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#16
RE: Olympics
Oh but the Spice Girls! The entirety of that event was worth it just for those 4 minutes and 45 seconds of girl power.
You really believe in a man who has helped to save the world twice, with the power to change his physical appearance? An alien who travels though time and space--in a police box?!? [Image: TARDIS.gif]
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#17
RE: Olympics
(August 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm)LastPoet Wrote: Meh, I was hoping for Iron Maiden to make a show in the ending. Gess I was hoping too much! Big Grin

Up the Irons!

Big Grin
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#18
RE: Olympics
I'm just glad that the American media can finally get back to reporting all of the other useless shit going on in the world.
Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own - Bertrand Russell
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#19
RE: Olympics
(August 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm)Tiberius Wrote:
(August 13, 2012 at 11:28 am)jonb Wrote: Do you know about the people working as stewards in venues that have had their jobs taken away for the duration?
Evidence please.
Quote:What about all the unemployed that would have had their benefits removed if they did not 'volunteer'?
Evidence please.

1. Lords cricket ground is one of the venues where staff have been affected.
2. A cousin of mine was given exactly that proposition.
This will not qualify as evidence because there is no published data that I know of, on the other hand they are in my personal experience. As with most things, those that liked the Olympics will think it is not true those that don't like it will be inclined to take my word for it. Who is going to investigate? Nobody that likes the british Olympic propaganda. It's like the story of how britain got the thing in the first place. We beat the French, it was not at all that the French decided to pull out was it?

I am not that interested in most sports, but that is not what I am against, and I think people who complain about a little disruption so what. But the the Olympics is just another church, who owns it and who benefits and who pays, is the first question to ask, however pretty it might look.
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#20
RE: Olympics
I heard the olympics is where a dumb ass with a really bad mop of hair making an idiot of himself on a zip line for all to see.
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