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Old Jul 16th 2012, 8:29 pm
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7 Years to prepare and first day, only 17 of the 56 security staff turned up at a hotel in Salford to guard Olympics folk.......... I'm not laughing

http://news.sky.com/story/960789/cop...f-fail-to-show

Oh and confusion on the roads 2 hours to get 25miles, sorry 4 hours,

http://news.sky.com/story/960640/ath...ause-confusion

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Old Jul 16th 2012, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by anonimouse View Post
7 Years to prepare and first day, only 17 of the 56 security staff turned up at a hotel in Salford to guard Olympics folk.......... I'm not laughing

http://news.sky.com/story/960789/cop...f-fail-to-show

Oh and confusion on the roads 2 hours to get 25miles, sorry 4 hours,

http://news.sky.com/story/960640/ath...ause-confusion
I just completed a post in a similar vein on the Olympic thread.
Maybe you should have put your two penneth on there instead ?
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Old Jul 16th 2012, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
I just completed a post in a similar vein on the Olympic thread.
Maybe you should have put your two penneth on there instead ?
Sorry, didn't see it, any way perhaps it's for the best.....

It would have only spoiled your post, always turns in to a slanging match when I post, as you well know
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Old Jul 16th 2012, 10:18 pm
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Come to think, there's also a security thread which you started yourself.
Never mind, the more the merrier.

I don,t think we,ve heard the last of the security issue yet by a long chalk.
No doubt some smart arsed media guys will be running around showing how easy it is to penetrate and no doubt they'll probably be right considering the type of staff these security firms attract.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
I don,t think we,ve heard the last of the security issue yet by a long chalk.
No doubt some smart arsed media guys will be running around showing how easy it is to penetrate and no doubt they'll probably be right considering the type of staff these security firms attract.
Don't worry the media will find all sorts of angles to knock the Olympics and Britain at the same time.
After all we Brits and the media thrive on bad news.
God forbid if someone should say something positive it will probably cause a riot.
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isnt that why companies employ PR/Media companies - to put a positive spin on things, counter every negative with 2, 3 or more positive.

regrettably the voice is too muted to get over the clamour of those who have found negativities - such as police and cleaners living in shipping containers in conditions that should have the fluffy bunnies from Human Rights hopping around in circles (but even they are keeping quiet as there is no real kudos for them in this)
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I thought it was good to see the volunteers helping to welcome athletes at Heathrow yesterday, apparently they could communicate in over 20 different languages between them and all were recruited from in and around London. Just shows how diversity can bring benefits.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate View Post
Don't worry the media will find all sorts of angles to knock the Olympics and Britain at the same time.
After all we Brits and the media thrive on bad news.
God forbid if someone should say something positive it will probably cause a riot.
Well, what is that saying in the news business? "good news has no life" or something like that.

Anyway, I reckon people have become a bit skeptical of "positive thinking" lately. Look what it's done for Europe.
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Sorry, didn't see it, any way perhaps it's for the best.....

It would have only spoiled your post, always turns in to a slanging match when I post, as you well know
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I thought it was good to see the volunteers helping to welcome athletes at Heathrow yesterday, apparently they could communicate in over 20 different languages between them and all were recruited from in and around London. Just shows how diversity can bring benefits.
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Old Jul 17th 2012, 12:15 pm
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Bet they thought they'd landed in the wrong country.

On an even lighter note BBC just reported problems with water logging at the rowing venue.
Makes leaves on the line seem quite feasible.
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a simple question: if athletics is near to excercise why do it?

if you are fit you don't need excerise, if not, you shouldn't do it
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