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#Dorset Police have arrested a 17-yr-old child at a #Weymouth guest house this morning, linked to tweets to @TomDaley1994July 31, 2012
#Dorset Police have arrested a 17-yr-old child at a #Weymouth guest house this morning, linked to tweets to @TomDaley1994
A child sent a message to a swimmer saying that he had let down his father.
Is this a crime these days?
How is this abusive. The child even said sorry later.
At most the message was unpleasant.
We really do live in a scary age that people are now arrested for making comments.
Surly The Paralympics Is Wrong
The Paralympics surly is a negative, rather than a positive. It states that those with disabilities are separate, rather than exclusive.
Could one imagine having a separate Olympics for say for those who are while and black? Or male and female. So why have a separate one for those with disabilities.
I do not see the Paralympics as a portative. The message I get is that if your disabled your second best, and you have your own separate second rate Olympics.
Britain may call in more troops to police Olympic
Britain may have to call up yet more soldiers to police the Olympic Games, the government said on Wednesday, after a failed private sector recruitment drive left an embarrassing hole in security and dashed London’s dreams of a spotless showcase.
The security fiasco and doubts over the ability of London’s strained transport system to handle a swarm of visitors have overshadowed an event which the government still hopes will give recession-hit Britain something to celebrate.
So the Olympics has regenerated London?
- Shops boarded, buildings gutted and streets in a mess: The sorry side of Stratford that Olympic chiefs don’t want you to see [LINK].
From what I gather the Olympics has simply helped make a shopping center. That’s it. That’s this great re-vamp for London. Wow.
More Olympic problems:
- Team GB wins gold for gibberish [LINK].
- London 2012 Olympics: 500,000 football tickets removed to ensure full stadiums [LINK].
London bus workers accept Olympics bonus offer [LINK].
The Unite union said its members voted to accept £577 in return for working during the Games period. If I was a bus driver I would feel huge shame is taking the extra cash, when (by the sounds of it) British troops are having to work there holidays with no extra pay and living for several weeks in cold, damp tents. This also applies to the train and underground drivers that I believe are expecting a bonus too. If I was them I would ask that there bonus goes to the troops. I presume that Sebastian coe and all others on the Olympic payroll will decline to be paid and request there wage goes to the troops. No one surly should be now expected to make money from this disaster. At least do the decent thing and decline your wage and instead have it given to the British Troops.
Other recent Olympic problems:
- Olympics opening ceremony slashed by half an hour over fears G4S security shambles could cause chaos for spectators [LINK].
- Peeping Tom caught in a toilet cubicle spying on Chinese womens’ Olympic swimming team [LINK].
- Germans laugh at ‘Olympic disaster’ as top magazine brands 2012 Games ‘one big, soggy mess’ [LINK].
‘Starting this week, the world’s biggest financial centre will be gripped by a special condition usually only seen in wartime,’ it reads.
‘Its 7.8million inhabitants are about to be joined by an average of 1million additional visitors per day.
‘The already overloaded public-transportation system will be burdened with an additional 3 million fares per day.
‘A total of 109 miles of the city’s streets will be closed off to normal traffic.
‘Almost twice as many soldiers as Britain has in Afghanistan, a helicopter carrier and special forces units armed to the teeth will make the city look like it’s under siege.’
It reads: ‘And then there’s England’s classic bad weather, which has some wondering whether the Summer Games will turn into a fiasco.
‘The weather has been cold, wet and gloomy since the spring, with last month proving to be the wettest June on record.
‘The meteorologists’ Olympic forecasts are nothing short of dismal: rain, rain and, yes, more rain. And it won’t just be falling on the athletes, but also on the most highest-priced seats in the Olympic Stadium.
‘Optimistic planners decided not to cover those seats, unlike the rest of them.’
The long and rambling article takes aim at many features of British life, even making fun of child obesity.
‘And the children? They haven’t become athletes, either,’ it states.
‘On the contrary, the boys and girls of the British Isles are among the fattest in the European Union.
‘London’s poor East End now has an Olympic Park and the largest shopping centre in the EU — but it’s still poor.’
The article finishes: ‘Though London has many natural gifts, they aren’t of the kind that makes it ideal to host such a major event. ‘And because Great Britain is both a debt-ridden and democratic country, it wasn’t possible to radically reshape London for the event, as the Chinese did with Beijing in 2008.
‘The 2012 London Olympics will probably end up looking like the host city itself: a little chaotic, a little infuriating, never perfect, but with a lot of room for improvisation, charm and talent.
‘Those who live there will be delighted, of course, but only once it’s over.’
Today’s Olympics Mess
- Rush-hour chaos on the M4 as first Olympic lane opens and drivers find themselves caught in horrendous 32-mile tailback [LINK].
- Ten to a room and one shower for 75 people: Inside the ‘slum’ camp for Olympic cleaners [LINK].
- G4S shares hit by Olympics security problems [LINK].
David Starkey on ‘Any Questions’ saying that the Olympics is pointless [LINK].
On the BBC news they have stated that the missile launchers are now being put up. So glad I do not live in London.
Well the London Olympics 2012 disaster goes into hyper mode this week.
There has been so many disasters that its just easer to list them today:
- Food, water, clothes and umbrellas banned [LINK].
- M4 motorway shut [LINK].
- McDonald’s force Olympics bosses to ban all other restaurants from selling chips [LINK].
- G4S did not have enough trained staff, 3,500 extra troops would be needed, Home Secretary Theresa May has said [LINK].
- Fury as MPs are gifted free tickets by sponsor for biggest night of the Games [LINK].
To be honest I knew things would be a disaster, but I never expected it this bad.