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GUEST,Tunesmith 09 Mar 12 - 05:21 AM
Nigel Parsons 09 Mar 12 - 05:44 AM
Les in Chorlton 09 Mar 12 - 05:50 AM
Richard Bridge 09 Mar 12 - 08:57 AM
Nigel Parsons 09 Mar 12 - 09:56 AM
Keith A of Hertford 09 Mar 12 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,999 09 Mar 12 - 10:12 AM
banjoman 09 Mar 12 - 10:28 AM
Nigel Parsons 09 Mar 12 - 11:10 AM
Ebbie 09 Mar 12 - 11:25 AM
Bert 09 Mar 12 - 12:18 PM
Les in Chorlton 09 Mar 12 - 12:55 PM
Joe_F 09 Mar 12 - 06:18 PM
gnu 09 Mar 12 - 06:25 PM
Nigel Parsons 09 Mar 12 - 08:27 PM
EBarnacle 10 Mar 12 - 12:09 AM
Richard Bridge 10 Mar 12 - 06:31 AM
Les in Chorlton 10 Mar 12 - 07:10 AM
Dave MacKenzie 11 Mar 12 - 06:41 AM
Les in Chorlton 11 Mar 12 - 07:27 AM
Nigel Parsons 12 Mar 12 - 07:58 AM
Backwoodsman 12 Mar 12 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 12 Mar 12 - 08:41 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Mar 12 - 10:13 AM
Backwoodsman 12 Mar 12 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 12 Mar 12 - 10:46 AM
Musket 12 Mar 12 - 11:49 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Mar 12 - 12:10 PM
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McGrath of Harlow 12 Mar 12 - 05:46 PM

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Subject: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:21 AM

I've just heard that Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has asked UK competitors to boycott this year's Olympic Games.
This is in protest at UK's presence in Afghanistan.
Cameron is quoted as saying, "Our illustrious predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, advised British athletes not to attend the 1980 Olympics in Moscow because of the Russian presence in Afghanistsan and we, the UK Government, feel that we must follow that moral precedent".

That's a bit of a shocker!
What do we think?


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:44 AM

Fortunately I don't believe everything I hear (or read) !!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:50 AM

No, Nigel neither do most, us but the inspired deep political logic of the post means ot clealry must be true.

I think this kind of reflection on history could lead to a whole host of government, and for that matter opposition, changes in policy

Encore, encore

L in C#


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 08:57 AM

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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 09:56 AM

Guest: Tunesmith

Can you point us to any source for this rumour?
Or is it totally unsubstantiated hearsay?
Or are you just looking to promote an argument?


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 09:58 AM

It is a joke!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 10:12 AM

Google

UK to boycott the Olympics


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: banjoman
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 10:28 AM

Everybody should boycott the olympics 2012. Its the greates non event and non folk event of all time.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 11:10 AM

Identical (word for word) post found Here

Clearly a wind-up


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 11:25 AM

The Prime Minister is an active part of the government, nicht wahr\?


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Bert
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 12:18 PM

banjoman, it is not a non event, it is a one event. That one event being "Who can take the most steroids, without getting caught"


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 12:55 PM

Well, I was so stunned by the political logic that I thought it must be true and not a joke at all

L in C#


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 06:18 PM

Surely, if the precedent is to be followed, it should be the *Russian* athletes who boycott it this time?


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: gnu
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 06:25 PM

Heheheheee. Good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 08:27 PM

Surely, if the precedent is to be followed, it should be the *Russian* athletes who boycott it this time?

Sorry, we are a Monarchical Democracy. We don't deal with 'precedents'!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 12:09 AM

Of course, if everyone boycotted the Olympics, then a lot of people could move into their subsidized housing even sooner.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 06:31 AM

Possibly Camermoron has been taking lessons in misunderestimation from the Shrub.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 07:10 AM

Richard come out and say what you really think - don't hide your feelings so deeply,

cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 06:41 AM

I won't actually be boycotting the Olympics, but I won't be going to London while they're on, and I've got an awful lot of DVDs to catch up on.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 07:27 AM

What a brilliant phrase Dave:

"I won't actually be boycotting the Olympics"

Me neither:

I have to watch some paint dry.
And I have to tydy my sock draw.

With due respect to M Python "We were so poor ............ "

Anyone else?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 07:58 AM

With due respect to M Python "We were so poor ............ "
Anyone else?
L in C#


"We were so poor, a cash-strapped country,
Victims of New Labour's greed.
Our econ'my's up a gum-tree.
"Olympic Games"? That's all we need!"

It's the same the whole world over,
Bankers look for sheep to fleece
Once these bloody games are over
We'll be more in debt than Greece!

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 08:31 AM

I'm really looking forward to the Olympics - especially as it's my first year of retirement, it will be on telly at sensible times of the day and I'll be able to watch it from start to finish. Excellent!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 08:41 AM

Me too! I don't think Britain deserves the great athletes that we have.
Take this last weekend.
It was the World Indoor Athletics Championships and the UK did very well BUT the media hardly seem to notice.
An athlete like Jessica Ennis does the sort of training that most professional footballers would balk at the very thought of doing such hard work.
Bring on July!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 10:13 AM

Frankly, I hate the Olympics, I hate the waste of money, I hate the way it steals its local from the locals and I hate the brain-dead steroid-eaters who participate.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 10:42 AM

And I hate miserable, killjoy, sad-old-hippie types in silly clothes and hats, who never learned to sing in tune or play the guitar half-decently, nor learned the value of a decent haircut, but I wouldn't dream for one instant of denying them their "pleasures", such as they are.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 10:46 AM

Well, athletics is now the most drug-tested sport on the planet.
If you follow almost any other sport I shudder to think of the drug use going on - but not detected.
Take for example, the boxer Manny Pacquio who has refused to take an Olympic type drugs test. Very Dodgy!
And football players, I bet they've been doped up for decades!
Even participants in "sedate" sports like bowls and snooker can/do/have benefit from drugs.
We know, for example, darts players have been done for taking drugs.
Sport is great. If every kid in the country would take up a sport, the benefits to society would be enomous.
And, the "Olympic Effect" will certainly result in a huge take up of sports by children who otherwise wouldn't have been drawn into sports.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Musket
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 11:49 AM

Interesting that Th*tcher's comments in 1980 can come back to bite the Prime Minister on his arse. By that reckoning, Russia would of course boycott it.

Mind you, The Olympics are supposed to be, as well as a spectacle for the millions that enjoy them, a leveller, where political divides don't count. Sadly of course, politics are the main event, as we well know. One reason for British people to enjoy London 2012 is that the French so really badly wanted to host it.

For me, I will ignore the breaking down of barriers nonsense, keep it in the back of my mind that Saudi Arabia are allowed to compete without fielding a single female athlete, recall all the urban regeneration twaddle spouted years ago when Sheffield hosted the World Student Games, (still costs ratepayers millions each and every year,) and smile at the naivety of the union leader who tossed an opinion that buggering up The olympics would be great bargaining tool.

Yeah, I will enjoy watching those games I have an interest in. (Women's beach volleyball...) and laugh at those that shouldn't be there, such as dressage and synchronised drowning, (ok, most choreography based "sports.") In 1900, architecture was an event, so count our blessings that at least you have to be young, fit and wear Nike trainers to be a recognised sport these days...

On one level, that of public health and health promotion, anything to get kids interested in sport and competing. On another level, the same amount of money actually invested in providing more school based sporting and community sports facilities around the country would have even more benefit.

But at the cost of not being glued to the screen during the men's 100m final. And that would be a little sad.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 12:10 PM

Primitive Tribesman - those you vilify don't cost the country gazillions and dispossess most of East London.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 12:22 PM

Richard Cranium - the Olympics do, however, give pleasure to a very great many people all over the world. Which is a great deal more than can be said for the miserable-old-fucker-killjoy-sad-old-hippy-funny-hat-bad-hair-brigade.

Recognise anyone there?


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Subject: RE: BS: UK to boycott the Olympics?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 05:46 PM

...the miserable-old-fucker-killjoy-sad-old-hippy-funny-hat-bad-hair-brigade. That sounds rather like an unkind description of a real backwoodsman.

The pleasure some people all over the world evidently get from the Olympics would have been in no way diminished if this had been happening in Paris.

As it is the Olympic fortnight might be a great time to spend a few days in Paris. Every cloud has a silver lining...


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