On 15 May 2012 at 7:59pm bored wrote:
has anyone else had enough of the olympics even though they havent started ?
On 15 May 2012 at 8:04pm Sebastian Ovett wrote:
Had enough of the s0dding olympics for the last 3 months!!!.
On 15 May 2012 at 8:53pm septic wrote:
Rather have an egg and spoon race and a tax rebate myself. Just sayin.....
On 16 May 2012 at 6:00am The Twister wrote:
You bunch of miserable gits. Nobody is forcing you to watch it. Why don't you just lighten up and enjoy it instead of being snivelling cynics for a change.
On 16 May 2012 at 7:23am Clifford wrote:
No, Twister, but we're being forced to pay for it, aren't we?
On 16 May 2012 at 7:58am sad wrote:
The Olympics is one of the most corrupt and cynical of the global businesses created by our global masters. it has subverted what should be a delight in human ability and agility into a drug soaked brand: a cash cow.
Even our foremost London hospitals have plans in place to fast track rich Olympic cronies. And Greece is left with empty echoing infrastructure that the country should never have built.
London - like Iraq - will be ruled by private security forces it was been forced to expensively employ. More money to Halliburton/Blackwater....aren't they behind the funding for the new Phoenix development ?
On 16 May 2012 at 8:00am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've been sick of it for months. I'm dreading the games themselves.
I quite like the animation on the Beeb with the sparkly people though.
On 16 May 2012 at 8:06am Pete wrote:
What ? Olympics ? are they coming to Lewes ? no one told me...
On 16 May 2012 at 9:38am Cliffite wrote:
Olympics, Euro 2012, Wimbledon... hope the weather is nice enough to able to get outside and ignore all of it
On 16 May 2012 at 10:02am the old mayor wrote:
Yep - Lets cancel work for the rest of the year - nobody's doing it anyway., and just relax, chill and really enjoy all the festivities that are going on. After all, yes, we have paid (dearly) for them. Get your Union Jacks out and Togas on. Get with the spirit. Ours is Gin !! Looking forward to a nice quiet Christmas.
On 16 May 2012 at 12:20pm Howard wrote:
Agreed - terrible thing - almost anti-sport. And we pay for all the nonsense on the BBC covering it - another taxpayer funded organisation that should be vastly reduced (like the Olympics). Also - why are no proper sports in it like Darts, Pool and Toad?
On 16 May 2012 at 1:01pm Dr Trump wrote:
I'd like to see a Farting competition
On 16 May 2012 at 1:07pm THE TWISTER wrote:
The cost for the Games themselves is privately funded but the cost for all the buildings, venues and infrastructure is met by public money. THIS MEANS IT IS BUILT BY PEOPLE AND PROVIDES JOBS AND FEEDS FAMILIES.
A budget of £5.3 billion would be needed to cover building the venues for the Games, with a further wider ¬£1.7 billion needed to regenerate the Lower Lea Valley. Other costs included policing costs of ¬£600 million, Paralympic funding of ¬£400 million, VAT of ¬£800 million and an additional fund of ¬£2.7 billion. This tallies up to finally costing London around ¬£9.5 billion. The cost of the games is PRIVATELY funded, with the budget of it being funded by these different sectors:
64% from Central Government
23% from the National Lottery
13% from the Mayor of London and the London Development Agency
On 16 May 2012 at 2:19pm Confused wrote:
You say privately funded? So where do Central Government and The Mayor of London get the money from?
On 16 May 2012 at 3:59pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
So glad you said that, Confused.
National Lottery money is public too - it's the public that buy the tickets, after all. They could be funding useful projects if they weren't forking out for this rubbish.
It may have created a few jobs, but they will probably be almost all short-term and finish as soon as the games are over, if not before.
And as for all the people with greedy landlords who are getting chucked out in the hope that the GL can coin it in during the games, well, I bet they're not so impressed with that as a legacy. Especially the ones who've been shipped out to Stoke and places.
On 16 May 2012 at 5:56pm Clifford wrote:
So you're a Keynesian are you Twister?
Central Government - public money
National Lottery - public money
Mayor of London and the London Development Agency - public money.
On 16 May 2012 at 9:03pm septic wrote:
Twister,ever heard of the "broken window" fallacy?