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The press must be having a field day with that MOD chap.

"Is there a risk of say..... clowns with ebola virus filled custard pies attacking athletes in the Olympic Village?"

"Yes. It's a very real risk and we can do little to prevent it."

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I'm fucking sick of the Olympics, before it's even started. So I had to pay extra council tax, despite having a Kent postcode, to pay for it and then get no priority for tickets. Now they're putting missiles all over the fucking place, the roads will be fucked up, public transport can't cope already - it's going to be a big, big royal tits up.

Here's what you can see when you take your dog for a walk in Oxleas Wood at the moment:

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Ground based air defence, Rapier System. by Tim Walton Photography, on Flickr

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Which signs?

This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. What he means is Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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Oh, I have a secret source with information about the Opening Ceremony. They are sworn to secrecy, but you won't tell anyone will you? It all sounds a bit embarrassing, although this person discusses it terms like "they're doing the best they can with the budget". Anyway, one section is a celebration of the NHS, in dance! Can't wait!

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Anish Kapoor's sculpture tower of junk will cost only £15 to go up! But you'll get your quids worth, as they've got wacky mirrors up there.

£15!

It look like a collapsed roller coaster & perfectly represents the UK's olympics as a train wreck shower of shit & waste of money.

Oh wow I didn't even know this was being made, what a fucking monstrosity. :blink:

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Two weeks notice? Isn't that illegal?

Very. Even if they gave you the 2 months (which pretty much takes you to the olympics) if you REALLY want to fuck with them just don't leave, they won't get you out until well after the olympics finish anyway.

For double lulz, find who they've short term rented the flat to for that time and offer to share with them for half what they were going to pay the landlord.

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More new weapons tech at the Olympics

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/may/12/british-military-sonic-weapon-olympics

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a device that can be used as a "sonic weapon" will be deployed in London during the Olympics.

The American-built long-range acoustic device (LRAD), which has been used by the US army to control crowds in Iraq, can emit an ear-piercing beam of sound.

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Oh wow I didn't even know this was being made, what a fucking monstrosity. :blink:

Cost £20 million to build it too. Seriously, can the country that gave the world Newton, Shakespeare and Darwin really not do better than that? Tragic. Utterly tragic.

Everything about these games reeks of mediocrity. Even the rampant paranoia is laughable. The unadulterated commercialism emanating from the event is beyond vile. McDonalds as a sponser to the olympics?

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They let Kapoor put mirrors in that thing? He designed a mirror in Nottingham that caused the theatre that owns it to put the following disclaimer on their website:

Contrary to media speculation, Sky Mirror does not pose any danger to the public or pigeons in the form of a barbecue ray.

Here's hoping he got it working this time around.

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Everything about these games reeks of mediocrity. Even the rampant paranoia is laughable. The unadulterated commercialism emanating from the event is beyond vile. McDonalds as a sponser to the olympics?

C'mon, now you're just being negative for the sake of it. This will be the best Olympics since the Beijing Olympics, so chin up and take pride!

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Yeah well this morning was an extension of the annoying experience that I had before.

To be fair the problem is that for anything other than the football I think there are mainly single tickets left. Especially for the bigger events that remain.

I had tickets in my basket for the Hockey Final, Hockey preliminaries, various athletics even at extorionate prices, all of which were listed as 'available' but none of which were available in my ticket configuration which was 3 seats.

I finally ended up with Beach Volleyball on the opening weekend (Mens and Womens 4 Matches) which seems like it could be fun. 4 tickets in altogether for £66 each.

That will do and along with tickets we already have to the Wheelchair Tennis at the Paralympics (which I believe is in the olympic park) should cover my olympic experience.

There were still tickets for the Olympic Football GBR game at Wembley against the UAE along with final tickets. I still think they are going to have trouble shifting all the football ones. All that seems to be left now is Football, Hockey, Beach Volleyball, Greco Roman Wrestling, Wrestling and Athletics.

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Cost £20 million to build it too. Seriously, can the country that gave the world Newton, Shakespeare and Darwin really not do better than that? Tragic. Utterly tragic.

Everything about these games reeks of mediocrity. Even the rampant paranoia is laughable. The unadulterated commercialism emanating from the event is beyond vile. McDonalds as a sponser to the olympics?

McDonald's sponsor most sports events and I'm not sure what people expect?

It doesnt mean anyone has to eat that shit!

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I mean you would rather there were sponsors than we have to pay even more right?

Of course I agree that shouldn't be what it's all about but it's an unavoidable side effect these days for ANY Major sporting event.

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