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Posted on 20 May 2012 08:27:28 BDT
easytiger says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 08:28:20 BDT
Molly Brown says:
I gather the government is also making a big push to get more blood donors in time for the Olympics? Do you think they've got a lot more planned for us than just the sports? Dedicated to all the CT's who believe Cheney, Bush and Co. planned the 9/11 attrocities in order to get American's in the mood to invade Iraq, (sorry, should have been Iran), George got his countries mixed up, easy mistake George.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 08:30:25 BDT
Molly Brown says:
And your wife is Congalese? Really?

Posted on 20 May 2012 08:54:37 BDT
easytiger says:
Yep-she's african and very proud of it, and she's the boss. That's the difference.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 08:58:47 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Vive la différence!

Posted on 21 May 2012 14:38:26 BDT
Olympic torches available now on Ebay!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 15:19:01 BDT
I just bought some stylish picture lights in brushed steel off Amazon, so I'm OK.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 05:30:13 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Where? Saw this in the Guardian, but with no link to any actual sale.

"Several Olympic torches and official uniforms have been listed for sale on eBay, with one attracting bids of more than £150,000 - although it was unclear whether that had been artificially inflated by fake bids.
A second was listed at £70,000 and another at £9,100. London 2012 organisers have said they are powerless to stop torchbearers selling the items at a profit on internet auction sites."

If the torches were being sold for all proceeds to go to a reputable and genuine charity, I don't see a problem in that.

Posted on 22 May 2012 06:13:30 BDT
Spin says:
While the "Olympic ideal" concerns the concept of human competition and endevour, the "Olympics" today is no more than a business, not only are the torches being sold for material gain, but companies like Coke-cola and McDonalds are given licenses to advertise their junk on a platform that is supposed to support physical health. The London Olympics has nothing to do with sports or the promotion of friendly competition; it is a means by which an economically failing society can grab some cash.

Posted on 22 May 2012 06:18:38 BDT
easytiger says:
So you didn't get a ticket then?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 10:21:25 BDT
I believe since the press coverage, the torches are no longer available --- What a shame ey....

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 05:09:54 BDT
Spin says:
Popcorn: Yes. You must be devasted at not aquiring an eternal flame to light your joints.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 05:45:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 May 2012 05:46:16 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Olympic torch relay: £150K eBay bid 'a hoax'
The torch attracted a top bid of £150,400 in the auction An internet auction bid of more than £150,000 for an Olympic torch was a hoax, the seller has said. A Cornwall torchbearer put the torch on sale on eBay to raise funds for the Invictus Trust charity. It attracted a top bid of £150,400. "The bidding closed and then a few moments after we found out it was a hoax bidder."

BBC News

Posted on 24 May 2012 11:56:45 BDT
It has only been here a few days, but our local news coverage have devoted almost the entire half hour every night this week to the Torch Relay - plus an extra half hour last night. OK, it's good to parade it around the Country, but the coverage seems like overkill to me; I'm sick of it already. At a cost of £495 per torch and 8000 bearers, that's £396000. I know that carriers can buy them for £250, but this means there are some killings on Ebay...................

To me, it is a disgusting waste of public money in a near bankrupt country and I have no doubt that after the whole corrupt circus has moved on we will discover that the true cost is several billions more than we have been told to date. The "legacy" will be a mountain of public liabilities whilst the profits will have gone to the usual assorted spivs and parasites.

The UK is beset by inefficient infrastructure; an inefficient economy dominated by short-termism; and a constant need to hark back with misty eyed nostalgia to past times.

The Olympics represent a waste of an admitted £9Bn pounds (now nearly £14Bn) on a three week vanity-fest. It will almost certainly be revealed to have cost much more. The project was not voted for; the State funded broadcaster ( BBC) has been a constant propagandist for the project since the London bid was announced. Nobody, but nobody who will have to pay taxes into the future to pay the legacy costs has had the chance to vote for it.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 12:15:56 BDT
Mr D L, I dont agree with you much, but on this you are 100% correct. The olympics is actually at the point where I'm offended by it. I refuse to partake in any stupid event they are running at work through it (thanks Visa!!!) and I'm certianly not dressing up whilst its on. Someone told me the other day 'its all for a good cause' stupid stupid moronic person ---- who the hell benefits from it at all???? Apart from land lords in the area (the already rich).

Posted on 24 May 2012 15:01:31 BDT
easytiger says:
Look, it's quite simple. Something had to be done to stop 30,000 east europeans from signing on-a situation which definately needed voting on but again we were never asked.

Posted on 24 May 2012 15:08:40 BDT
easytiger says:
The already rich? You ever been to Hackney, Stratford or Leyton? That will be the failure of the olympic legacy if it happens. The olympics is mainly social engineering to upgrade the most 'deprived' areas in 'possibly the whole country' ie run down areas full of unwelcome foreign parasites who sign on because they can't speak enough english to get a job. The area will remain a dangerous sh4 t hole despite the park and Westfield.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 15:26:28 BDT
There you go easy, you pretty much said it yourself, no legacy, the area will not benefit in the long run. WTF is the point in the thing??

Posted on 24 May 2012 15:56:01 BDT
easytiger says:
Because it's going to be the new home for the endangered jamoonkis-when I find them.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 16:01:59 BDT
I've googled Jamoonkis, It thinks they are shoes???

Posted on 26 May 2012 12:49:46 BDT
easytiger says:
Look for jamoonkis in customer discussions-a new world awaits you.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 09:56:30 BDT
WOW! I want to find jamoonkis! Who funds your search?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 10:17:56 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Jamoonkis-the truth, the myths,you decide.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 10:25:18 BDT
Thanks Molly, I found it. I want to be part of the search!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 10:28:52 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Load of bullocks if you ask me, something to do with Star Wars and Avatar rubbish.
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