Agreed its the biggest waste of british taxpayers money!!!
We are in a recession? better spent elsewhere imo....
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GOF wrote (see)
I think the London Olympics are the biggest waste of tax payers money and probably the clearest con that has been inflicted on this country for many a year.
Amen to that, GOF - couldn't agree more!
... the Olympic Torch is going to the top of Snowdon on the 26th May...
On the train?
Yeh lets solve the problem of the riots by building an Olympic sized swimming pool?!!!
Billions better spent else where imo...
Explorer wrote (see)
I for one find it exciting that the Olympics have come to the UK.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
the Olympic Torch is going to the top of Snowdon on the 26th May.
What about Scafell Pike and The Ben ??
Yes to waste if money, yes to waste airtime etc etc
I could rant on about politicians/egos etc. Happy for referendums on Mayors in major Cities, but not on a spend that could probably keep the Armed Services in quality kit and food, or spend on free prescriptions for those of us in England, or keep student fees at a lower level -
Someone told me that the organisers need to find beds for 350 a night with the Torch Relay. I think that is unlikely but the cost £4000000 for stupid torches before paying for all the freeloaders
RANT RANT RANT . back to work tomorrow after a week off GRRRRRR
OH, and dont get me started on the Diamond Jubilee
call me Victor
...its flashing past inside a car ...
How reassuring to see the UK upholding the Olympic ideal so authentically
Chewie wrote (see)
What about Scafell Pike ...
To truly reflect the Three Peaks Challenge tradition, an Olympic torch-bearer would have to leap out of a minibus parked to cause maximum obstruction, stumble up the hill in pitch darkness with as much shouting as possible, discard a symbolic lager can and sandwich wrapper at the summit, go for a shit behind a rock and ceremoniously scatter the soiled toilet paper to the wind, then twist an ankle coming down and be helicoptered off after unnecessary attendance by an MRT.
Olympics? Bah, humbug.
That bastard Skip wrote (see)
... the Olympic Torch is going to the top of Snowdon on the 26th May...On the train?
I assumed - as one would - that because the Olympics is about, er, sporting prowess that the torch would be going up Snowdon in the hands of a fellrunner or track athlete. I only wrote the comment above to have a facetious dig.
But it turns out that the bloody thing actually is going up on the Snowdon Mountain Railway! Oh, how very athletic and Olympian. More proof - were any needed - that the whole circus is a risible con.
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