Olympic Torch Relay in Winchester - live updates

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Key Points

• Torch reaches Kings Worthy at 13.14
• Will leave five minutes later
Winchester leg begins at 13.23
• Send us your photos - find out more
• Reporters Andrew Napier, Melanie Adams, Joe Curtis and Rachel Masker are along the route.
• Check out our photo gallery of the torch relay.

12.56
Welcome to the live blog as the Olympic Torch arrives in Hampshire. Earlier today the torch was shown off to the people of Basingstoke and will later visit Andover.

12.58
If you would like to see the route the torch relay will be taking through Winchester, you can check out the map of the route in our special Olympic section.

13.59
If you have taken any photos or video, send them in to us and we'll try and include them in the live blog or later photo galleries. To find out how to send them to us, see our Olympics homepage.

13.01
Reporter Melanie Adams is in Kings Worthy, where the crowds have been growing for over two hours. At the moment, they are enjoying blue skies, which is a bit of luck considering how the weather has been.

Melanie has sent in this photo of the crowds as they wait:
Daily Echo: Crowds in Kings Worthy for the Olympic Torch Relay

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13.06
In Winchester, Joe Curtis reports: "Eager crowds are massing on Worthy Road, waving Union Flags and getting excited at the impending arrival of the torch."

13.07
Time for a vote:

13.11
Large crowds in Winchester High Street and flag vendors are doing a roaring trade, according to reporter Andrew Napier.

13.13
The Kings Worthy leg is due to start any second now.

13.13
In total, 12 people will be torch bearers in Kings Worthy and Winchester, eight of which are from Hampshire.

13.16
Another photo from Melanie Adams reporting in Winchester:

Daily Echo: Kings Worthy Torch Relay

13:20
The torch is running ten minutes late, the crowds in Winchester have just been told, according to reporter Joe Curtis, who is waiting at Worthy Road.

13:21
A short video clip of the crowds waiting for the torch.

13:23
Despite the delay, crowds in central Winchester are up to four deep along the route.

13:30
During the Winchester leg, the relay will stop by Osborne School for an hour before continuing on its way.

13:33
The torch has completed its very short leg through Kings Worthy and is now en route to Winchester itself.

13:34
Winchester Cathedral's bells peeling ahead of the arrival of the torch relay and some punters have even taken to the parapet of the roof of the William Walker pub on Market Street to try and get the best view.

13:36
The Olympic Torch in Kings Worthy on video:

13:38
Five deep crowd roared in delight as the torch set off down Worthy Road to begin the relay through Winchester city centre.

13:42
It may have passed through Kings Worthy but the occasion has been enjoyed by families and people of all ages:
Daily Echo: Crowds in Kings Worthy

13:45
Torch enters Hyde Street is greeted by its own song, performed by a local choir. A huge crowd is cheering the torch, with the throngs as many as six people deep along the route.

13:47
With excitement reaching feverish levels, over-enthusiastic teenagers have been ordered off a seven-foot wall in Market Street by a police officer. “It’s too dangerous,” he said.

13:48
Gerry Brown from Atlanta Georgia is the torch bearer running along Hyde Street. He's an employee of Coca-Cola and was chosen for his voluntary work.

13:50
Daily Echo: Torch handover

13:51
Torch is now in the city centre, with much whooping and cheering from the thousands assembled. Currently, 16 -year-old Romsey girl Charlotte Towell is running with the torch.

13:58
The torch has been passed on again - this time to 18-year-old Kirstie Nash, who has the privilege of running through her home city.

14:01
This is the Maisie Rafferty, one of the torch bearers in Winchester. The 17-year-old comes from Portsmouth.
Daily Echo: This is the Maisie Rafferty, one of the torch bearers in Winchester. The 17-year-old comes from Portsmouth.

14:05
Torch reaches cathedral amid huge applause then moves onto the high street where welcomed by crowds five-deep and a cacophony of noise, music and cheering.

14:09
The roads are swamped by hundreds of people as the final leg through Winchester begins towards Andover Road. The relay is still running around 10 minutes behind schedule.

14:11
Andrew Bennett, 54, is the latest torch bearer. He hails from Winchester.

14:18
Shortly, the torch will stop at Osborne School where it will remain for just under an hour. It will then resume the route through Winchester for a further three minutes before heading in convoy to Andover.

14:45

15:15
Selina Shawney finishes the torch relay in Winchester, Andover Road. Crowds cheer to end an emotional occasion.

15:20

15:25
Thank you for following the live updates as the torch visited Winchester. At the peak, over 1,300 unique users were following the blog eager to find out what was going on.

Later on this afternoon you'll be able to follow updates from Andover as the relay continues there - see dailyecho.co.uk/olympics for more, including photo galleries.

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1:31pm Wed 11 Jul 12

intheshaddows says...

I feel sorry for anyone who cares about this.
I feel sorry for anyone who cares about this. intheshaddows

1:46pm Wed 11 Jul 12

lambo83 says...

Is this really necessary? What next a live blog on paint drying?

GET A GRIP
Is this really necessary? What next a live blog on paint drying? GET A GRIP lambo83

1:54pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Georgem says...

intheshaddows wrote:
I feel sorry for anyone who cares about this.
Yep, by continually posting on the stories about it, you're clearly demonstrating how little you care...
[quote][p][bold]intheshaddows[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for anyone who cares about this.[/p][/quote]Yep, by continually posting on the stories about it, you're clearly demonstrating how little you care... Georgem

2:00pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Willy47 says...

Georgem do you have a life outside the daily echo website?

There is so much out there to see and do you should really try getting away from this website sometime.
Georgem do you have a life outside the daily echo website? There is so much out there to see and do you should really try getting away from this website sometime. Willy47

2:00pm Wed 11 Jul 12

IssacJacobs says...

Does anyone really want to know? I dislike seeing my Daily Echo page being bombarded with these pointless stories.
Does anyone really want to know? I dislike seeing my Daily Echo page being bombarded with these pointless stories. IssacJacobs

2:04pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Willy47 says...

Oh sorry IsaacJacobs i'll tell you what as YOU don't like it along with the other 6 people on this website who keep complaining we shall stop the whole event right now and cancel the olympics forever.

If you don't like it then ignore it you do not need to complain about it, and stop logging on to the daily echo for the rest of the day if you have such a huge problem with it.
Oh sorry IsaacJacobs i'll tell you what as YOU don't like it along with the other 6 people on this website who keep complaining we shall stop the whole event right now and cancel the olympics forever. If you don't like it then ignore it you do not need to complain about it, and stop logging on to the daily echo for the rest of the day if you have such a huge problem with it. Willy47

2:05pm Wed 11 Jul 12

SimplyAwesome says...

it is likely to be a once in a lifetime event for most people and they want to be involved in the event and specticle. If you don't care about the Olympics, don't read the stories and don't comment on them.
Im sure if you write to the Olympic commitee they will cancel the event on your say so and apologise for the inconvenience caused to you.....
it is likely to be a once in a lifetime event for most people and they want to be involved in the event and specticle. If you don't care about the Olympics, don't read the stories and don't comment on them. Im sure if you write to the Olympic commitee they will cancel the event on your say so and apologise for the inconvenience caused to you..... SimplyAwesome

2:06pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Saints+Wigan fan says...

Willy47...

i swear you always on here making ridiculous comments.

It must be the only website you can get on or something?
Willy47... i swear you always on here making ridiculous comments. It must be the only website you can get on or something? Saints+Wigan fan

2:06pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Willy47 says...

Alright ben chill out, you know it is
Alright ben chill out, you know it is Willy47

2:16pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Georgem says...

Willy47 wrote:
Georgem do you have a life outside the daily echo website?

There is so much out there to see and do you should really try getting away from this website sometime.
Sorry, can't respond right now, I'm too busy reading all your other comments you continually post, about how other people continually post.
[quote][p][bold]Willy47[/bold] wrote: Georgem do you have a life outside the daily echo website? There is so much out there to see and do you should really try getting away from this website sometime.[/p][/quote]Sorry, can't respond right now, I'm too busy reading all your other comments you continually post, about how other people continually post. Georgem

2:20pm Wed 11 Jul 12

IssacJacobs says...

I feel like people aren't using this website for it's proper purpose which is to distribute important news that has a real meaning to people's lives. This does not.
I feel like people aren't using this website for it's proper purpose which is to distribute important news that has a real meaning to people's lives. This does not. IssacJacobs

2:23pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Willy47 says...

HAHA Georgem i am so amused by your constant attemps at trying to wittingly undermine everybody on this website.

It must have taken you at least 30 seconds to read all my posts as there was only about 5 maximum where as it would take me the rest of the day to read through all your mindless drivel.

sort it out.
HAHA Georgem i am so amused by your constant attemps at trying to wittingly undermine everybody on this website. It must have taken you at least 30 seconds to read all my posts as there was only about 5 maximum where as it would take me the rest of the day to read through all your mindless drivel. sort it out. Willy47

2:25pm Wed 11 Jul 12

SimplyAwesome says...

There do appear to be serial commenters on this website, usually complaining about every little thing!

Also, this is the Daily Echo, important news is rarely a feature....
There do appear to be serial commenters on this website, usually complaining about every little thing! Also, this is the Daily Echo, important news is rarely a feature.... SimplyAwesome

2:27pm Wed 11 Jul 12

IssacJacobs says...

Well there is news going on and if it's not featuring on this website then that's due to the Daily Echo's ineptitude.
Well there is news going on and if it's not featuring on this website then that's due to the Daily Echo's ineptitude. IssacJacobs

2:29pm Wed 11 Jul 12

intheshaddows says...

Important update!!

At 14:18 the torch reached Crofton School.
Important update!! At 14:18 the torch reached Crofton School. intheshaddows

2:41pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Dan Kerins says...

I just feel it may be worth pointing out that a number of the users posting comments berating the decision to run a live blog are all coming from the same user.

As sock puppeting is against the T&Cs all users agree to, these accounts have been suspended.

If you wish to criticise (or praise!) anything please feel free to do so - but please don't try and pretend that you are lots of different people.

For what it's worth, this particular article has been very popular in terms of number of people who have viewed it. If you don't like it, you are under no obligation to click on and read it in the first place.
I just feel it may be worth pointing out that a number of the users posting comments berating the decision to run a live blog are all coming from the same user. As sock puppeting is against the T&Cs all users agree to, these accounts have been suspended. If you wish to criticise (or praise!) anything please feel free to do so - but please don't try and pretend that you are lots of different people. For what it's worth, this particular article has been very popular in terms of number of people who have viewed it. If you don't like it, you are under no obligation to click on and read it in the first place. Dan Kerins

2:41pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Willy47 wrote:
Georgem do you have a life outside the daily echo website?

There is so much out there to see and do you should really try getting away from this website sometime.
That's sounds like Censorship to me, why on earth are you on here if you don't like other peoples point of view?
[quote][p][bold]Willy47[/bold] wrote: Georgem do you have a life outside the daily echo website? There is so much out there to see and do you should really try getting away from this website sometime.[/p][/quote]That's sounds like Censorship to me, why on earth are you on here if you don't like other peoples point of view? OSPREYSAINT

2:42pm Wed 11 Jul 12

The Phantomerer says...

Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?
Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet? The Phantomerer

2:43pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

IssacJacobs wrote:
Does anyone really want to know? I dislike seeing my Daily Echo page being bombarded with these pointless stories.
Your Daily Echo?
[quote][p][bold]IssacJacobs[/bold] wrote: Does anyone really want to know? I dislike seeing my Daily Echo page being bombarded with these pointless stories.[/p][/quote]Your Daily Echo? OSPREYSAINT

2:45pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?
Why don't you pop along, you could se it for real, or with a bit of luck be a victim?
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?[/p][/quote]Why don't you pop along, you could se it for real, or with a bit of luck be a victim? OSPREYSAINT

2:47pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Dan Kerins wrote:
I just feel it may be worth pointing out that a number of the users posting comments berating the decision to run a live blog are all coming from the same user.

As sock puppeting is against the T&Cs all users agree to, these accounts have been suspended.

If you wish to criticise (or praise!) anything please feel free to do so - but please don't try and pretend that you are lots of different people.

For what it's worth, this particular article has been very popular in terms of number of people who have viewed it. If you don't like it, you are under no obligation to click on and read it in the first place.
I am only one people! Thanks Dan but this may spoil their only source of entertainment!
[quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: I just feel it may be worth pointing out that a number of the users posting comments berating the decision to run a live blog are all coming from the same user. As sock puppeting is against the T&Cs all users agree to, these accounts have been suspended. If you wish to criticise (or praise!) anything please feel free to do so - but please don't try and pretend that you are lots of different people. For what it's worth, this particular article has been very popular in terms of number of people who have viewed it. If you don't like it, you are under no obligation to click on and read it in the first place.[/p][/quote]I am only one people! Thanks Dan but this may spoil their only source of entertainment! OSPREYSAINT

2:53pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you? OSPREYSAINT

3:06pm Wed 11 Jul 12

The Phantomerer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?
Why don't you pop along, you could se it for real, or with a bit of luck be a victim?
Nope. Too busy working, or... surfing the webs anyway. Plus I don't have the money to sue for damages when they give me the beatdown. I don't think any of the no win, no fee legal people would take on the mighty olympic leviathan - shooting down naysayers with its mighty rockets (launched from the roof of some poor soul's flat in Tower Hamlets).
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?[/p][/quote]Why don't you pop along, you could se it for real, or with a bit of luck be a victim?[/p][/quote]Nope. Too busy working, or... surfing the webs anyway. Plus I don't have the money to sue for damages when they give me the beatdown. I don't think any of the no win, no fee legal people would take on the mighty olympic leviathan - shooting down naysayers with its mighty rockets (launched from the roof of some poor soul's flat in Tower Hamlets). The Phantomerer

3:17pm Wed 11 Jul 12

lambo83 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
I mind.

Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]I mind. Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy. lambo83

3:23pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

lambo83 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
I mind.

Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.
as I said if a "nobody" minds.....
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]I mind. Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.[/p][/quote]as I said if a "nobody" minds..... OSPREYSAINT

3:24pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?
Why don't you pop along, you could se it for real, or with a bit of luck be a victim?
Nope. Too busy working, or... surfing the webs anyway. Plus I don't have the money to sue for damages when they give me the beatdown. I don't think any of the no win, no fee legal people would take on the mighty olympic leviathan - shooting down naysayers with its mighty rockets (launched from the roof of some poor soul's flat in Tower Hamlets).
No harm in trying though?
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: Have the olympic thugs punched any children off their bicycles yet?[/p][/quote]Why don't you pop along, you could se it for real, or with a bit of luck be a victim?[/p][/quote]Nope. Too busy working, or... surfing the webs anyway. Plus I don't have the money to sue for damages when they give me the beatdown. I don't think any of the no win, no fee legal people would take on the mighty olympic leviathan - shooting down naysayers with its mighty rockets (launched from the roof of some poor soul's flat in Tower Hamlets).[/p][/quote]No harm in trying though? OSPREYSAINT

3:26pm Wed 11 Jul 12

lambo83 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
lambo83 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
I mind. Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.
as I said if a "nobody" minds.....
As I said, I mind.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]I mind. Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.[/p][/quote]as I said if a "nobody" minds.....[/p][/quote]As I said, I mind. lambo83

3:28pm Wed 11 Jul 12

The Phantomerer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah! The Phantomerer

3:59pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

lambo83 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
lambo83 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
I mind. Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.
as I said if a "nobody" minds.....
As I said, I mind.
Good for you, most people don't give a toss these days. Have a nice week-end whatever you are doing, I know I will.
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]I mind. Can you confirm when and where the Iron Lady will be shaking her booty? This would be newsworthy.[/p][/quote]as I said if a "nobody" minds.....[/p][/quote]As I said, I mind.[/p][/quote]Good for you, most people don't give a toss these days. Have a nice week-end whatever you are doing, I know I will. OSPREYSAINT

4:05pm Wed 11 Jul 12

ottostrasser says...

Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London.
A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames.
RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt.
Various helicopters belonging to the army around London.
A massive 17km fence with night vision cameras and 5,000 volts going through it.
Random stop and search powers if the Protection of Freedoms bill goes through in time.
Armed Troops on the streets.
Massive queues at Heathrow as Olympic dignitories have a fast track customs check in.
Military and Navy Police on patrol in Central London.
Unmanned surveillance drones.
Numberplate reading cameras, facial recognition, retina and fingerprint scanners for "security".
A no fly zone over central London
Closure of the greenway path / cycle track
Closure of the Lea towpath running near the site (even though there's an £80m 8 foot fence)
Closure of various bits of canal and forbidden entry to some locks on the canals, causing huge headache for people living on boats
Olympic ZIL lanes
A ban on protests.
More British Troops being used to protect Olympics than there are stationed in Afghanistan.
And finally the only reason for the Torch procession is to publicise the sponsors.
Anywhere along the the route there is no population they bung it in a van and drive.
Clearly the New Forest ponies will have little interest in hot pant clad bimbos handing out balloons for certain Banks and Soft Drink manufacturers.
Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. A massive 17km fence with night vision cameras and 5,000 volts going through it. Random stop and search powers if the Protection of Freedoms bill goes through in time. Armed Troops on the streets. Massive queues at Heathrow as Olympic dignitories have a fast track customs check in. Military and Navy Police on patrol in Central London. Unmanned surveillance drones. Numberplate reading cameras, facial recognition, retina and fingerprint scanners for "security". A no fly zone over central London Closure of the greenway path / cycle track Closure of the Lea towpath running near the site (even though there's an £80m 8 foot fence) Closure of various bits of canal and forbidden entry to some locks on the canals, causing huge headache for people living on boats Olympic ZIL lanes A ban on protests. More British Troops being used to protect Olympics than there are stationed in Afghanistan. And finally the only reason for the Torch procession is to publicise the sponsors. Anywhere along the the route there is no population they bung it in a van and drive. Clearly the New Forest ponies will have little interest in hot pant clad bimbos handing out balloons for certain Banks and Soft Drink manufacturers. ottostrasser

4:12pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah!
Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah![/p][/quote]Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good. OSPREYSAINT

4:19pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah!
Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.
Zil Lanes! Had to look that one up, interesting historically.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah![/p][/quote]Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.[/p][/quote]Zil Lanes! Had to look that one up, interesting historically. OSPREYSAINT

4:32pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ottostrasser wrote:
Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London.
A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames.
RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt.
Various helicopters belonging to the army around London.
A massive 17km fence with night vision cameras and 5,000 volts going through it.
Random stop and search powers if the Protection of Freedoms bill goes through in time.
Armed Troops on the streets.
Massive queues at Heathrow as Olympic dignitories have a fast track customs check in.
Military and Navy Police on patrol in Central London.
Unmanned surveillance drones.
Numberplate reading cameras, facial recognition, retina and fingerprint scanners for "security".
A no fly zone over central London
Closure of the greenway path / cycle track
Closure of the Lea towpath running near the site (even though there's an £80m 8 foot fence)
Closure of various bits of canal and forbidden entry to some locks on the canals, causing huge headache for people living on boats
Olympic ZIL lanes
A ban on protests.
More British Troops being used to protect Olympics than there are stationed in Afghanistan.
And finally the only reason for the Torch procession is to publicise the sponsors.
Anywhere along the the route there is no population they bung it in a van and drive.
Clearly the New Forest ponies will have little interest in hot pant clad bimbos handing out balloons for certain Banks and Soft Drink manufacturers.
Great stuff isn't it. Never mind it is only for a short while and won't happen again in our life time, we will survive I expect.
[quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. A massive 17km fence with night vision cameras and 5,000 volts going through it. Random stop and search powers if the Protection of Freedoms bill goes through in time. Armed Troops on the streets. Massive queues at Heathrow as Olympic dignitories have a fast track customs check in. Military and Navy Police on patrol in Central London. Unmanned surveillance drones. Numberplate reading cameras, facial recognition, retina and fingerprint scanners for "security". A no fly zone over central London Closure of the greenway path / cycle track Closure of the Lea towpath running near the site (even though there's an £80m 8 foot fence) Closure of various bits of canal and forbidden entry to some locks on the canals, causing huge headache for people living on boats Olympic ZIL lanes A ban on protests. More British Troops being used to protect Olympics than there are stationed in Afghanistan. And finally the only reason for the Torch procession is to publicise the sponsors. Anywhere along the the route there is no population they bung it in a van and drive. Clearly the New Forest ponies will have little interest in hot pant clad bimbos handing out balloons for certain Banks and Soft Drink manufacturers.[/p][/quote]Great stuff isn't it. Never mind it is only for a short while and won't happen again in our life time, we will survive I expect. OSPREYSAINT

4:41pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Quote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London.
A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames.
RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt.
Various helicopters belonging to the army around London.

The aircraft spotters are loving this, great for their hobby, an ill wind as they say. As for the Type 45 moored on the Thames, where else would it go, Hyde Park? Not so sure about the surface to air missiles though, that is a worry as mistakes can happen and the risk of shooting down a legal target always a possibility, just a sign of our troubled times I guess?
Quote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. The aircraft spotters are loving this, great for their hobby, an ill wind as they say. As for the Type 45 moored on the Thames, where else would it go, Hyde Park? Not so sure about the surface to air missiles though, that is a worry as mistakes can happen and the risk of shooting down a legal target always a possibility, just a sign of our troubled times I guess? OSPREYSAINT

4:57pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Georgem says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Quote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London.
A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames.
RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt.
Various helicopters belonging to the army around London.

The aircraft spotters are loving this, great for their hobby, an ill wind as they say. As for the Type 45 moored on the Thames, where else would it go, Hyde Park? Not so sure about the surface to air missiles though, that is a worry as mistakes can happen and the risk of shooting down a legal target always a possibility, just a sign of our troubled times I guess?
If I was in charge of the missiles, I'd be more worried about them getting nicked than anything else.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Quote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. The aircraft spotters are loving this, great for their hobby, an ill wind as they say. As for the Type 45 moored on the Thames, where else would it go, Hyde Park? Not so sure about the surface to air missiles though, that is a worry as mistakes can happen and the risk of shooting down a legal target always a possibility, just a sign of our troubled times I guess?[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the missiles, I'd be more worried about them getting nicked than anything else. Georgem

5:09pm Wed 11 Jul 12

ottostrasser says...

The latest news:
Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park. ottostrasser

6:23pm Wed 11 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

ottostrasser wrote:
The latest news:
Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up.

Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL.

MADNESS
[quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS IronLady2010

6:55pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Newsbringer says...

Dan Kerins,
Just so you know, I think you will find that earlier today, it wasn't the same person using multiple ID's. It was a number of DIFFERENT people using the same IP address as they were at the same location.....
Just so you know.. ;)
Dan Kerins, Just so you know, I think you will find that earlier today, it wasn't the same person using multiple ID's. It was a number of DIFFERENT people using the same IP address as they were at the same location..... Just so you know.. ;) Newsbringer

7:28pm Wed 11 Jul 12

The Phantomerer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah!
Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.
You ask some good questions. I would be tempted to answer them but you kind of ruined it calling people who disagree with your opinion 'thick' - do you really not understand my post? Do you not read anything other than the Daily Echo and, presumably, The Daily Mail? You must be one of the people that thought the Millenium Dome was a good idea, and had you lived in Poland during WW2 you would have gone to wave at the Nazi troops because they had nice tanks. Really I do envy your simplicity.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah![/p][/quote]Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.[/p][/quote]You ask some good questions. I would be tempted to answer them but you kind of ruined it calling people who disagree with your opinion 'thick' - do you really not understand my post? Do you not read anything other than the Daily Echo and, presumably, The Daily Mail? You must be one of the people that thought the Millenium Dome was a good idea, and had you lived in Poland during WW2 you would have gone to wave at the Nazi troops because they had nice tanks. Really I do envy your simplicity. The Phantomerer

7:33pm Wed 11 Jul 12

memush says...

Where did they get all this sunshine from?? here in dibden purlieu its been hissing down with thunder all day--still is. Not fair. They will need souwesters when they reach this neck of the woods on Saturday.
Where did they get all this sunshine from?? here in dibden purlieu its been hissing down with thunder all day--still is. Not fair. They will need souwesters when they reach this neck of the woods on Saturday. memush

8:57pm Wed 11 Jul 12

S023 says...

ottostrasser wrote:
Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London.
A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames.
RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt.
Various helicopters belonging to the army around London.
A massive 17km fence with night vision cameras and 5,000 volts going through it.
Random stop and search powers if the Protection of Freedoms bill goes through in time.
Armed Troops on the streets.
Massive queues at Heathrow as Olympic dignitories have a fast track customs check in.
Military and Navy Police on patrol in Central London.
Unmanned surveillance drones.
Numberplate reading cameras, facial recognition, retina and fingerprint scanners for "security".
A no fly zone over central London
Closure of the greenway path / cycle track
Closure of the Lea towpath running near the site (even though there's an £80m 8 foot fence)
Closure of various bits of canal and forbidden entry to some locks on the canals, causing huge headache for people living on boats
Olympic ZIL lanes
A ban on protests.
More British Troops being used to protect Olympics than there are stationed in Afghanistan.
And finally the only reason for the Torch procession is to publicise the sponsors.
Anywhere along the the route there is no population they bung it in a van and drive.
Clearly the New Forest ponies will have little interest in hot pant clad bimbos handing out balloons for certain Banks and Soft Drink manufacturers.
Why don't you go and stick your head in a bucket of water till it's all over?

Miserable so and so!
[quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. A massive 17km fence with night vision cameras and 5,000 volts going through it. Random stop and search powers if the Protection of Freedoms bill goes through in time. Armed Troops on the streets. Massive queues at Heathrow as Olympic dignitories have a fast track customs check in. Military and Navy Police on patrol in Central London. Unmanned surveillance drones. Numberplate reading cameras, facial recognition, retina and fingerprint scanners for "security". A no fly zone over central London Closure of the greenway path / cycle track Closure of the Lea towpath running near the site (even though there's an £80m 8 foot fence) Closure of various bits of canal and forbidden entry to some locks on the canals, causing huge headache for people living on boats Olympic ZIL lanes A ban on protests. More British Troops being used to protect Olympics than there are stationed in Afghanistan. And finally the only reason for the Torch procession is to publicise the sponsors. Anywhere along the the route there is no population they bung it in a van and drive. Clearly the New Forest ponies will have little interest in hot pant clad bimbos handing out balloons for certain Banks and Soft Drink manufacturers.[/p][/quote]Why don't you go and stick your head in a bucket of water till it's all over? Miserable so and so! S023

9:24pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah!
Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.
You ask some good questions. I would be tempted to answer them but you kind of ruined it calling people who disagree with your opinion 'thick' - do you really not understand my post? Do you not read anything other than the Daily Echo and, presumably, The Daily Mail? You must be one of the people that thought the Millenium Dome was a good idea, and had you lived in Poland during WW2 you would have gone to wave at the Nazi troops because they had nice tanks. Really I do envy your simplicity.
Yes, I am sorry about the "thick" comment, it broke my own rules on posting and I withdraw that slur, disregard it, I was getting too exited.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah![/p][/quote]Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.[/p][/quote]You ask some good questions. I would be tempted to answer them but you kind of ruined it calling people who disagree with your opinion 'thick' - do you really not understand my post? Do you not read anything other than the Daily Echo and, presumably, The Daily Mail? You must be one of the people that thought the Millenium Dome was a good idea, and had you lived in Poland during WW2 you would have gone to wave at the Nazi troops because they had nice tanks. Really I do envy your simplicity.[/p][/quote]Yes, I am sorry about the "thick" comment, it broke my own rules on posting and I withdraw that slur, disregard it, I was getting too exited. OSPREYSAINT

9:29pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?
Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah!
Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.
You ask some good questions. I would be tempted to answer them but you kind of ruined it calling people who disagree with your opinion 'thick' - do you really not understand my post? Do you not read anything other than the Daily Echo and, presumably, The Daily Mail? You must be one of the people that thought the Millenium Dome was a good idea, and had you lived in Poland during WW2 you would have gone to wave at the Nazi troops because they had nice tanks. Really I do envy your simplicity.
I don't read the Daily Fail. A Mirror man myself, I did think the Millenium Dome was a good idea, but sadly it was badly managed. As for Poland e.t.c. I cannot answer such a hypothetical question, but would have probably gone with the flow, to save my own neck, can't say for sure. Simplicity is my byword, can't abide complication.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: The only previous chance I had to see the Torch in the UK was in 1948, however I was approaching my 1st Birthday so cannot remember it, sadly I will never get another chance, so this is the one, I will be at St. Marys on Saturday and if nobody minds I am going to savour every second of the Torch run, my apologies to those that are so thick that they cannot understand what it is all about, perhaps the Iron Lady will dance naked in the street as an alternative entertainment for you?[/p][/quote]Corporate take-over, eviction of local people, no more right to protest, militarisation, surveillance, ZiL lanes, nationalism, gender apartheid, exclusion, massive financial outlay. Olympic spirit, hell yeah![/p][/quote]Where and when? I must try to avoid it. OK. What ticks your box, what cheers you up? What do you contribute to Society? How can I make your existence more justified. Who do you vote for in elections and why? Are you wealthy? Do we as a Society owe you anything? Have you ever had a win on the Lottery? What is your status? Have you ever broken the law and regretted it? Are you Patriotic? What makes you tick? I am only asking because without more information I cannot fathom out what your post was about, can you spell it out with some Loosehaed style diatribes so that I can form a better opinion about your point. P.S. I will probably not respond but don't make an issue about it. Silly post? Well you started it. The fun starts for real on July 27th with the Opening Ceremony of XXXTH Olympic Games, bring it on and lets hope the weather improves. Am I boring you? Good.[/p][/quote]You ask some good questions. I would be tempted to answer them but you kind of ruined it calling people who disagree with your opinion 'thick' - do you really not understand my post? Do you not read anything other than the Daily Echo and, presumably, The Daily Mail? You must be one of the people that thought the Millenium Dome was a good idea, and had you lived in Poland during WW2 you would have gone to wave at the Nazi troops because they had nice tanks. Really I do envy your simplicity.[/p][/quote]I don't read the Daily Fail. A Mirror man myself, I did think the Millenium Dome was a good idea, but sadly it was badly managed. As for Poland e.t.c. I cannot answer such a hypothetical question, but would have probably gone with the flow, to save my own neck, can't say for sure. Simplicity is my byword, can't abide complication. OSPREYSAINT

10:32pm Wed 11 Jul 12

cardinalfang says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote:
The latest news:
Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up.

Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL.

MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah! cardinalfang

11:03pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
[quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks. OSPREYSAINT

11:13pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Georgem wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote: Quote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. The aircraft spotters are loving this, great for their hobby, an ill wind as they say. As for the Type 45 moored on the Thames, where else would it go, Hyde Park? Not so sure about the surface to air missiles though, that is a worry as mistakes can happen and the risk of shooting down a legal target always a possibility, just a sign of our troubled times I guess?
If I was in charge of the missiles, I'd be more worried about them getting nicked than anything else.
You could always get a Professional Security firm to protect them...........
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Quote: Surface to Air missiles in a ring around London. A Type 45 destroyer to be moored on the Thames. RAF Typhoons to be based at Northolt. Various helicopters belonging to the army around London. The aircraft spotters are loving this, great for their hobby, an ill wind as they say. As for the Type 45 moored on the Thames, where else would it go, Hyde Park? Not so sure about the surface to air missiles though, that is a worry as mistakes can happen and the risk of shooting down a legal target always a possibility, just a sign of our troubled times I guess?[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the missiles, I'd be more worried about them getting nicked than anything else.[/p][/quote]You could always get a Professional Security firm to protect them........... OSPREYSAINT

11:16pm Wed 11 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs.

Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics.

Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it.

I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat.

Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.[/p][/quote]How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate. IronLady2010

11:39pm Wed 11 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.
There seems to be a lot more wrong with the arrangements than right at the moment, but the British are masters of improvisiation when things are not going right. This is a Global Affair and you cannot lay the blame squarely on our Government either, there has never been an event of this magnitude that hasn't had it's share of corruption, greed and crime, who is to blame for that? Just about everyone, in one way or another. My Prayers are for a safe event, free from Politics and fanatics, but there is no guarantee of that. You have a good time with whatever you are doing, you have a growing fan club wanting to see you dancing naked in the street but I guess that isn't going to happen? That was one remark that will live with you forever!
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.[/p][/quote]How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.[/p][/quote]There seems to be a lot more wrong with the arrangements than right at the moment, but the British are masters of improvisiation when things are not going right. This is a Global Affair and you cannot lay the blame squarely on our Government either, there has never been an event of this magnitude that hasn't had it's share of corruption, greed and crime, who is to blame for that? Just about everyone, in one way or another. My Prayers are for a safe event, free from Politics and fanatics, but there is no guarantee of that. You have a good time with whatever you are doing, you have a growing fan club wanting to see you dancing naked in the street but I guess that isn't going to happen? That was one remark that will live with you forever! OSPREYSAINT

11:42pm Wed 11 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.
There seems to be a lot more wrong with the arrangements than right at the moment, but the British are masters of improvisiation when things are not going right. This is a Global Affair and you cannot lay the blame squarely on our Government either, there has never been an event of this magnitude that hasn't had it's share of corruption, greed and crime, who is to blame for that? Just about everyone, in one way or another. My Prayers are for a safe event, free from Politics and fanatics, but there is no guarantee of that. You have a good time with whatever you are doing, you have a growing fan club wanting to see you dancing naked in the street but I guess that isn't going to happen? That was one remark that will live with you forever!
At least we can share a giggle ;-) x
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.[/p][/quote]How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.[/p][/quote]There seems to be a lot more wrong with the arrangements than right at the moment, but the British are masters of improvisiation when things are not going right. This is a Global Affair and you cannot lay the blame squarely on our Government either, there has never been an event of this magnitude that hasn't had it's share of corruption, greed and crime, who is to blame for that? Just about everyone, in one way or another. My Prayers are for a safe event, free from Politics and fanatics, but there is no guarantee of that. You have a good time with whatever you are doing, you have a growing fan club wanting to see you dancing naked in the street but I guess that isn't going to happen? That was one remark that will live with you forever![/p][/quote]At least we can share a giggle ;-) x IronLady2010

11:46pm Wed 11 Jul 12

The Phantomerer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.
There seems to be a lot more wrong with the arrangements than right at the moment, but the British are masters of improvisiation when things are not going right. This is a Global Affair and you cannot lay the blame squarely on our Government either, there has never been an event of this magnitude that hasn't had it's share of corruption, greed and crime, who is to blame for that? Just about everyone, in one way or another. My Prayers are for a safe event, free from Politics and fanatics, but there is no guarantee of that. You have a good time with whatever you are doing, you have a growing fan club wanting to see you dancing naked in the street but I guess that isn't going to happen? That was one remark that will live with you forever!
Well said, sir.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.[/p][/quote]How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.[/p][/quote]There seems to be a lot more wrong with the arrangements than right at the moment, but the British are masters of improvisiation when things are not going right. This is a Global Affair and you cannot lay the blame squarely on our Government either, there has never been an event of this magnitude that hasn't had it's share of corruption, greed and crime, who is to blame for that? Just about everyone, in one way or another. My Prayers are for a safe event, free from Politics and fanatics, but there is no guarantee of that. You have a good time with whatever you are doing, you have a growing fan club wanting to see you dancing naked in the street but I guess that isn't going to happen? That was one remark that will live with you forever![/p][/quote]Well said, sir. The Phantomerer

1:26pm Thu 12 Jul 12

lowe esteem says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs.

Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics.

Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it.

I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat.

Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.
I know some people don't want to participate, that is choice, but please explain why do I have to remember them?
You nearly gave yourself away with your outdoor 'events'-pursuits even?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.[/p][/quote]How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.[/p][/quote]I know some people don't want to participate, that is choice, but please explain why do I have to remember them? You nearly gave yourself away with your outdoor 'events'-pursuits even? lowe esteem

9:12pm Thu 12 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

lowe esteem wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
cardinalfang wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.
When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS
Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah!
That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.
How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs.

Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics.

Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it.

I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat.

Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.
I know some people don't want to participate, that is choice, but please explain why do I have to remember them?
You nearly gave yourself away with your outdoor 'events'-pursuits even?
I think she meant respect rather than remember, just a wrong word selection.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cardinalfang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: The latest news: Thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal with M*******s, all other catering teams are forbidden from serving chips anywhere within the area of London categorized as Olympic Park.[/p][/quote]When I first read your comment a while ago, I thought you were winding us up. Turns out chips are indeed banned unless sold with a fish LOL. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Oh, it's even better than that, as with all corporate sponsors of the Olympics they get included in a massive tax avoidance scheme, so not only do they prevent any one else serving chips, they don't even pay UK taxes on it! So next time you hear Cameron telling us how great the Olympics are for business, don't forget to remember out the 20 billion wasted so far, the tax avoidance by corporate sponsors, forcing soldiers to be security guards at the same time as we are laying them off and the corruption of Olympic officials flogging ticket allocations on the black market. And when it's all done, we'll be left in debt and with stadiums that fall into disrepair because cash-strapped councils can't afford to maintain them. Huzzah![/p][/quote]That's a disgraceful state of affairs! It is a pity such a fine traditional event is being marred by this sort of thing, I guess money talks, corruption walks.[/p][/quote]How is it a fine event? Most of us can only watch via TV and even then if we were to change channel you'll find someone banned for taking drugs. Normally, I'm positive about outdoor events, but I'm genuinely struggling to find anything positive about the Olympics. Osprey, I hope you and many others enjoy the event as it's your choice, but me personally, cannot see anything good coming from it. I can only hope, it passes peacefully, all this heavy guarding with missiles on roofs etc, makes me wonder about a specific threat. Best wishes to those who'll enjoy it, but let's remember those who don't wish to participate.[/p][/quote]I know some people don't want to participate, that is choice, but please explain why do I have to remember them? You nearly gave yourself away with your outdoor 'events'-pursuits even?[/p][/quote]I think she meant respect rather than remember, just a wrong word selection. OSPREYSAINT

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