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I've just spent £240 at Amazon to ensure that my TV is an Olympics-free zone.

That's about the saddest statement I've ever read... And I mean "sad" in the traditional sense, that depresses me somewhat.

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[That doesn't make sense, if everyone else is travelling to work on public transport why will it be an ordeal for them if somebody else is being driven around? I mean surely nobody is dumb enough to try to drive to work in London? So who's going to lose their wages?

Some people at my workplace (I am not one of them) have been forced to take 3 weeks off as they have to use their cars for work because they carry equipment needed for the job.

Some casual workers such as bank nurses  who work nights have taken time off as the only option for travelling to work is car or bus.

So go ahead and enjoy.

I shall enjoy watching the games on TV, just wish it was anywhere else but London.

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Came over Blackheath yesterday evening, anti aircraft missiles installed.

When it is necessary to go to such extremes is it worth having a major sporting event?

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The Olympic cyclists will be coming scarily close to my village. All the main roads in the area are due to close for two days. They've even erected 'No Parking' signs in my little high street.  Angry

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I'm returning to Ripley, Surrey next weekend to see the race.  I remember Unilet too, pp, though haven't been for a while.

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Have to admit wasn't feeling the Olympics...... don't feel it's totally appropriate for us to be holding them (i won't go into it silenced )

 

BUT since watching team SKY (the only good thing about SKY) + Bradley Wiggins amazing Tour de France victory along with watching MUSE SURVIVAL official Olympics song i feel inspired to watch some good competitive sport so now i'm feeling BRING IT ON.

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chudleighpaul wrote:

Came over Blackheath yesterday evening, anti aircraft missiles installed.

When it is necessary to go to such extremes is it worth having a major sporting event?

You're quite right, let's just cave into the terrorists and let them stop us from doing anything at all!

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chudleighpaul wrote:
Came over Blackheath yesterday evening, anti aircraft missiles installed.

When it is necessary to go to such extremes is it worth having a major sporting event?

I live about a mile (as the missile flies) from a Royal Naval dockyard. There is - usually - enough firepower on board the moored vessels to take out most of Southern England. Neither accident nor incident are beyond the bounds of reasonable probability (just look at what's happened to HMS Astute during it's short life so far) but I am not bothered by it.

If (using your phrase) "such extremes", or similar ones, help even a little bit to prevent something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972, then I'm sure they'd be well worth upsetting the sensibilities of the locals for a few weeks.

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If (using your phrase) "such extremes", or similar ones, help even a little bit to prevent something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972, then I'm sure they'd be well worth upsetting the sensibilities of the locals for a few weeks.

Hypothetically if something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972 transpires would we have been right to stage the Olympics ?

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chebby wrote:

If (using your phrase) "such extremes", or similar ones, help even a little bit to prevent something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972, then I'm sure they'd be well worth upsetting the sensibilities of the locals for a few weeks.

Hypothetically if something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972 transpires would we have been right to stage the Olympics ?

Of course not. Nor should the twin towers have been built or the London undergound or the roads where London buses run. The Norwegians should stop having summer camps for young people too and there should not be any more film premieres.

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chebby wrote:

If (using your phrase) "such extremes", or similar ones, help even a little bit to prevent something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972, then I'm sure they'd be well worth upsetting the sensibilities of the locals for a few weeks.

Hypothetically if something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972 transpires would we have been right to stage the Olympics ?

Of course not. Nor should the twin towers have been built or the London undergound or the roads where London buses run. The Norwegians should stop having summer camps for young people too and there should not be any more film premieres.

I see your point but we didn't have to hold the Olympics at the time we bid we were at war and i would say we are at the top end of the terrorists list of targets.

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v1c wrote:

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If (using your phrase) "such extremes", or similar ones, help even a little bit to prevent something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972, then I'm sure they'd be well worth upsetting the sensibilities of the locals for a few weeks.

Hypothetically if something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972 transpires would we have been right to stage the Olympics ?

Of course not. Nor should the twin towers have been built or the London undergound or the roads where London buses run. The Norwegians should stop having summer camps for young people too and there should not be any more film premieres.

I see your point but we didn't have to hold the Olympics at the time we bid we were at war and i would say we are at the top end of the terrorists list of targets.

Terrorists thrive on disruption to normal everyday life and we should never give in to that.

See also The_Lhc's post  four above yours.

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I'm returning to Ripley, Surrey next weekend to see the race.  I remember Unilet too, pp, though haven't been for a while.

Crikey, that's 10 mins ride away from me. Come in and say hello.

Without giving too much away, Unilet have some really good ex-dem and s/hand gear at the mo.

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Terrorists thrive on disruption to normal everyday life and we should never give in to that.

See also The_Lhc's post  four above yours.

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I like that answer and i assure you i agree.

Just to ramp up the hypothetical scenario would you stand by your statement if say a WMD was involved ?

Do you class the Olympics as normal everyday life ?

 

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      A great event to enjoy. ALL  those lovely clear lanes to look at while your sat in the jams, All the tubes bursting at the seams, Security coming out of every corner. Missiles every where. London your welcome to it. IT is a once in a life time event.  Smile