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Germans laugh at 'Olympic disaster' as top magazine brands 2012 Games 'one big, soggy mess'
UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2012 | Allan Hall

Posted on 07/18/2012 7:03:41 AM PDT by C19fan

They have a reputation for faultless efficiency and planning events with meticulous detail. So perhaps we should be worried that Germans already believe London 2012 will be an 'Olympic-sized disaster'. Germany's leading news magazine has launched an attack on Britain’s preparations for the Olympics, poking fun at facilities and warning that the Games are destined to go down in history as a gigantic 'soggy mess'.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; Israel; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: germany; israel; london; olympics; unitedkingdom
Once again Jerry underestimating Tommy's pluckiness.
1 posted on 07/18/2012 7:03:51 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The hosts of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games should not be claiming any other host country’s games are a disaster.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: C19fan

Giant “political correctness” mess I can believe.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 7:16:05 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: C19fan

“Once again Jerry underestimating Tommy’s pluckiness.”

The WW-II Tommy was lead by a person with integrity, fortitude and intelligence.

The contemporary Tommy is led by a bunch of limp-wristed, lilly livered liberals who couldn’t run the neighborhood food store and think Muslims are the future.

Britain is doomed.

Of course, then again, the above situation pretty much parallels our dork president and his West Wing Clown show of Felon/Cretins.

So, we’re doomed too.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 7:19:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: C19fan

The Germans lost 11 Olympic athletes on their watch in 1972, so they don’t have any room to talk.


5 posted on 07/18/2012 7:20:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

The Brits are making every effort to prevent a repeat...


6 posted on 07/18/2012 7:23:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: C19fan

7 posted on 07/18/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: C19fan

From everything I’ve seen and read over the past few days, it appears that Jerry is right.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: C19fan

“a gigantic ‘soggy mess’”

actually it’s gonna be a gigantic ‘BLOODY’ mess.
as I will be amazed if there isn’t a huge terrorist attack during the games.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 7:37:13 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman
actually it’s gonna be a gigantic ‘BLOODY’ mess. as I will be amazed if there isn’t a huge terrorist attack during the games.

I worry about that too. Immensely. It seems that they have allowed hundreds of outright terrorists to immigrate there - which they TRY to keep an eye on, and probably thousands of terrorist wannabes just waiting for an opportunity to present itself. Muslims make up 8.5% of the population in England (upwards of 600,000), and 40% live in London.I also believe that the majority of all muslim immigrants and their offspring are quietly rooting for successful terrorist attacks.
10 posted on 07/18/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: C19fan
They have a reputation for faultless efficiency and planning events with meticulous detail.

All except for that incident in 1972...

But really, I'm looking forward to this weekend's British Open, not so much the Olympics. Hope the weather is tolerable at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

11 posted on 07/18/2012 7:59:22 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ZX12R
I worry about that too. Immensely. It seems that they have allowed hundreds of outright terrorists to immigrate there...

Isn't Hook-Hands still in the UK ... because they can't extradite him to Jordan as the EU Human Rights Commission or Panel is concerned that he may be tortured?

12 posted on 07/18/2012 8:02:37 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: C19fan
Summer Olympics in rainy, foggy, cold London...

Almost as smart as having Winter Olympics in rainy, foggy, warm Vancouver.

I think the Olympic Committee needs to hire themselves a meteorologist as consultant to head off these PR disasters - I nominate Joe Bastardi!

13 posted on 07/18/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Rummyfan
Isn't Hook-Hands still in the UK ... because they can't extradite him to Jordan as the EU Human Rights Commission or Panel is concerned that he may be tortured?

Yes, he is in prison there somewhere, and I think the latest is that the U.S. is trying to have him extradited here, but they probably have the same worry that he might have panties put on his head. So, they will probably coddle him a lot longer.
14 posted on 07/18/2012 8:14:59 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: C19fan

Yeah, the 1936 games were much better. /s


15 posted on 07/18/2012 8:29:55 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: ZX12R

“Muslims make up 8.5% of the population in England (upwards of 600,000), and 40% live in London”

I’d love to know where you get your figures from!

In truth I think your confusing your numbers:

Muslims actually make up 2.97% of the English population (scroll down to the Religion heading)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_England

The 8.5% figure actually refers to the percentage of the London population that is muslim, not the proportion of England: (scroll to religion again)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_London

70% of the London population are white British and 87.5% of the English population are white British.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 8:43:16 AM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: C19fan

Here is a rant of my own:

Whoever comes up with the Olympic Mascot designs every four years needs to be either put in jail or shot. They are not “artists”, they are sadists.

It is pathetically fugly.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 8:49:40 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: C19fan

I still cannot believe that a London bus driver got lost with a busfull of athletes & a 45 min trip became 4 hours.

Wa the driver a new recruit from Somalia???

I know London is fair sized, but 4 HOURS??? LOST???


18 posted on 07/18/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: C19fan

Britan + Christianity = World Power

Britan - Christianity = ????


19 posted on 07/18/2012 8:53:18 AM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: C19fan

One of the local TV channels stated that the private security company hired for the London Games is being paid $45 BILLION for the job.

IS THIS CORRECT??? BILLION? Not MILLION?

Local station has a history of blunders, especially where math is concerned——also their spelling on their graphics!!


20 posted on 07/18/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Caulkhead
I’d love to know where you get your figures from!

Sorry, I guess I did mix things up.

"According to the 2001 census, 1.54 million Muslims live in England and Wales, where they form 3.3% of the population. According to research by The Times, there were 2.4 million Muslims in the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2010, a study by the Pew Research Center argued that there were 2.869 million Muslims in Britain as a whole.[2]"
21 posted on 07/18/2012 8:57:08 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Caulkhead
While you're arguing percentages, it only takes one or two bad guys to avoid detection and commit an act of terrorism. The size of the population simply makes it harder to sift the intel to identify potential threats.
22 posted on 07/18/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: C19fan
Once again underestimating Tommy's pluckiness.

Nice to have our old and sometimes unappreciated friends sticking up for us. I take no pleasure in any way at what could be a bit of a mess. One could hand out the kudos for the Berlin Olympics prior to WW2. The peak of efficiency and recorded by "Triumph of the Will" documentary by a German woman.

Trouble was that old Adolf could not keep his nose out of Poland. The fool could have basked in all the glory he wanted. Ah well.....

I was a young man starting work in post war England in 1948. I did not have the money to go to nearby Wembley for a looksee. I remember the losing efforts track and field for a gold medal. Poor the English people were, by today's standards. So bloomin' optimistic though. Everyone had a job- if they wanted one. Few bore the actual civilian population of Germany any real ill will- 'cept the British communists, who were detested by George Orwell.

23 posted on 07/18/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: C19fan

If I had my way, I would just have the Olympics in one permanent place, Athens would have made the most sense, if Greece wasn’t so messed up.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Peter Libra
Trouble was that old Adolf could not keep his nose out of Poland.

Or Czechoslovakia, or Austria, or France, or Holland, or Belgium, or Denmark, or Norway.......

25 posted on 07/18/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Peter Libra
Nice to have our old and sometimes unappreciated friends sticking up for us

Mr. Libra I noticed lots of Anglophiles here including me. So thank you for the compliment and appreciation from across the pond in Old Virginia.

26 posted on 07/18/2012 9:41:29 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan; Peter Libra
Whoops! I did some fast checking after the post (a usual slapdash habit to post first, then check. ).

Leni Riefenstahl a brilliant exponent of the film as propaganda,eulogized the rise of the Nazi Party in 1935. However she was commissioned to film the 1936 Olympics and produced the much acclaimed film. This showed human Greek gods.....er blonde Nordic type atheletes resplendent. It was called Olympia.

27 posted on 07/18/2012 11:58:07 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Your post number 2.

On the 1972 Olympic Games and the massacre of the Israeli athletes, I could not believe it had skipped my mind. Yes, perhaps a fault of the German critics, though at least they are free to run down their former adversaries.

I might get by with another digression and I grin when I read of the Battle of Waterloo. The Germans saved the Duke of Wellington. Blucher, was the name.

28 posted on 07/18/2012 12:06:00 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: dfwgator

Or Czechoslovakia, or Austria, or France, or Holland, or Belgium, or Denmark, or Norway.......


He didn’t have much fun in Stalingrad, either, did he?

Not much fun in Stalingrad, no.


29 posted on 07/18/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Peter Libra
The Germans saved the Duke of Wellington. Blucher, was the name

*Neigh*

30 posted on 07/18/2012 12:06:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: freedomlover

31 posted on 07/18/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

LOL - nice catch


32 posted on 07/18/2012 12:44:09 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Myrddin

“While you’re arguing percentages, it only takes one or two bad guys to avoid detection and commit an act of terrorism. The size of the population simply makes it harder to sift the intel to identify potential threats.”

You seem to be implying that the fewer muslims in the population, the greater the threat. That’s certainly at odds with the general concensus on here. :)


33 posted on 07/18/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
The first games awarded to Germany was in 1916. That one got canceled. They did host the 1936 Winter and Summer games (the first one ever to have NOCs boycott). And you touched on 1972.

Letting the Germans host he games is a bad idea.

34 posted on 07/18/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by JAWs (Ne puero gladium)
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To: Caulkhead
You seem to be implying that the fewer muslims in the population, the greater the threat. That’s certainly at odds with the general concensus on here. :)

No. Any number is bad. The more you have, the more you have to track. It only takes a small number of determined bad guys to perform a heinous act.

35 posted on 07/19/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: C19fan

Pluckiness ain’t gonna help them on this one. The ticket fiasco really seems to have cooked this goose. Lots of empty hotel rooms, lots of empty seats.


36 posted on 07/19/2012 3:22:00 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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Marshall Ney.

"The bravest of the brave". Another military man sacrificed by the political system. May he rest in peace.

37 posted on 07/20/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: faucetman

Britain has hosted many major sports events in the last decade (European soccer finals, the Commonwealth Games etc), and not one had any trouble.

Given your debacle in 1996, I dont think Americans should be sitting in judgement.


38 posted on 07/25/2012 2:20:24 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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The Brits were making a big fuss about the Euro 2012 tournament claiming that blacks shouldn’t go to Poland and Ukraine, they might get killed, all Poles are racists, yadda yadda yadda...so turnabout is fair play.


39 posted on 07/25/2012 2:22:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ZX12R

1—See my reply to faucetman, which is relevant to your point also.

2—The Muslim pop of the UK is 4.6% overall.

3—No, the vast majority of British Muslims are normal, decent people who abide by the law and dont support terrorism. There IS a vile and dangerous minority, but they are just that, a minority.


40 posted on 07/25/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: SamAdams76

What pathetic ignorance. Are Americans so stupid as to think that Britain is wet all the time?. Bet you think London gets fog every day too.

How ironic, because as I post this reply, it is warm at 10.30pm, and today throughout much of Britain it was very warm.


41 posted on 07/25/2012 2:26:53 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: dfwgator

The British MEDIA.

The rest of us didnt quite swallow the scare stories, and as it turned out, it was a great tournament with little violence.

Eastern Europe DOES have a shocking problem re race and racism, but thats a bigger issue than Euro 2012.


42 posted on 07/25/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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Eastern Europe DOES have a shocking problem re race and racism

No different then anywhere else, every place in Europe has its' skinhead knuckleheads.

43 posted on 07/25/2012 2:42:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: the scotsman
You can't fool us Americans. We know that London is dank, dark, foggy and rainy most all of the time. It's in all the literature after all.

However, for visiting tourists, it's part of the charm of visiting Great Britain. All that gloomy weather puts one in the mood for visiting one of England's thousands of pubs where one can have a pint or two of ale along with a plate of England's staple meal of fish and chips.

44 posted on 07/27/2012 6:30:41 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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