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#4606 by mikejee , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:18 am

The ceremony was very well produced and spectacular. I did like the bicycle-butterflies. But I am not sure whether many non-british people would have known what on earth was going on for a large aprt of the time. I have thought of a new green way we might generate electricity, if the energy of waving arms whenever the camera view touches on a group of people could be harnessed in some way.

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#4607 by Voltman , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:32 am

I wouldn't normally watch olympic crap and all I remember from past events is a boring procession of billions of athletes slouching around a track.
I watched it last night and I thought it spectacular to say the least.


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#4608 by astwood , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:34 am

Morning All
Another fine day Do you think Paul McCartney should call it a day
his singing was awful at the opening of the games

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#4609 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:38 am

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I didn't watch because I object strongly to a waste of what is rumoured might reach an amount of £24 billion at a time when we are being asked to accept cuts and our pensioner and disabled are having to pay for these games for the enjoyment of the privileged few that can afford tickets.

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#4610 by Voltman , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:40 am

I think it's Paul McCartney's business whether or not he retires, I just don't understand why people invite him to such high profile events.
Being a legend is simply not enough.


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#4611 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:44 am

No problem with that Phil, but negative comments on something you don't watch isn't right either


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#4612 by astoness , Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:51 am

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I didn't watch because I object strongly to a waste of what is rumoured might reach an amount of £24 billion at a time when we are being asked to accept cuts and our pensioner and disabled are having to pay for these games for the enjoyment of the privileged few that can afford tickets.



i agree phil...the opening cermemony lasted a few hours and no doubt made those who watched it puff out their chests and feel proud to be british (something i would rather do on st georges day or when we remember our war dead) and when its all over will it really help those who are stuggling to find work when this countrys unemployement is at an all time low??? no chance...only those who have family trying to find work will understand how i feel about this and how demoralising they feel when they get kicked in the teeth time after time when applying for work so i know what im talking about..


 
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#4613 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:54 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #18892
No problem with that Phil, but negative comments on something you don't watch isn't right either


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You will note I haven't made a negative comment on something I haven't watched but I was commenting on the whole idea. There again once again we have the London factor entering the equation. How can something end up at a suspected 10 x the amount of the estimate of five years ago. Have we learnt nothing from examples such as the Millennium Dome and Wembley Stadium? Just a thought but do you think it would have run that much over budget if it had been built north of Watford where the work was needed?


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#4614 by astoness , Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:28 pm

afternoon all...just going out to cut the grass now..nice day so far but a bit cloudy now..


 
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#4615 by astoness , Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:00 pm

evening to all of you are about...lovely day again..got plenty of work done in the garden...rest of the day spent on family research which has been most interesting..[Big Smile]


 
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#4616 by astoness , Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:00 am

good morning all..nice day again..[Big Smile]


 
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#4617 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:51 am

Morning Lyn,
Just got in from my walk,and just missed a heavy shower,now stopped and sunny again,heavy clouds still about.


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#4618 by astoness , Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:56 am

[Big Smile]morning john..had no rain here for a week now so im not complaining..


 
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#4619 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:34 am

Good morning each, another fine start to the day.


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#4620 by astoness , Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:36 am

morning phil...well it was ok but there are now big black clouds hanging around now..


 
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