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  • Rhode makes Olympic history with gold medal

    07/29/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT · by reefdiver · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Jul 29, 9:45a ET
    <p>LONDON (AP) — Kim Rhode won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.</p>
  • The NHS did not deserve to be so disgracefully glorified in this bonanza of left-wing propagand

    07/28/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/12 | Rick Dewsbury
    The letters ‘NHS’ dazzled in bright red, like some triumphant advert. All around pranced self-indulgent nurses who had volunteered to take a few days off to be part of the ceremony. And how long did this shameful propaganda last for? A whole 15 minutes at the top of proceedings before viewers dozed off to the procession of banana republics and far-flung destinations nobody has ever heard of or even cares for. That such a politically divisive subject was included at all is utterly shocking. Not least because it glossed over the cracks in a system that is creaking at its...
  • London Olympics Has All Except Respect For Jewish Blood

    07/28/2012 11:47:21 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 28, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    London Olympics Has All Except Respect For Jewish BloodBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 28, 2012 ... The London Olympics Opening Ceremonies had it all. The Queen, James Bond, spectacular fireworks, inspirational music, creative dancers, David Beckham, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Sir Paul McCartney, sky divers, Mary Poppins, and one very funny Mr. Bean. The IOC and the London Olympics had everything - except simple respect for those Olympians who were murdered at the Munich Games in 1972. We are not speaking Israelis. We are not even talking about Jews, but rather members of the Olympic family...
  • Romney Told the Truth in London

    07/27/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go to this Romney business. Romney went to the UK. He's over there for the obligatory foreign trip for presidential candidates. And here is supposedly Romney's big gaffe. This was Wednesday night on the NBC Nightly News with the anchor Brian Williams who said, "In the short time you've been here in London, do they look ready for the Olympics to your experienced eye?" ROMNEY: You know, it's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not...
  • Choreographer angry that NBC cut segment (Christian hymn was cut out)

    07/28/2012 7:30:59 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 23 replies
    The choreographer of a somber segment in the London Olympics opening ceremony said Saturday he's disappointed that NBC decided not to show it to an American audience. Spectators were asked to display photos of loved ones who could not be there during the segment. The music, a hymn called "Abide With Me," was described in the ceremony's program as an "honest expression of the fear of approaching death." NBC producers did not air it, instead showing American viewers Ryan Seacrest's interview with swimmer Michael Phelps. "I am disappointed," said Londoner Akram Khan, who choreographed and danced in the segment. "I...
  • Gay dating app crashes as Olympic athletes arrive

    07/28/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 22, 2012 | News
    AN ONLINE gay dating service CRASHED seconds after the first Olympic athletes touched down last week due to massive increase in demand. The mobile phone app - Grindr - lets gay men zero in on potential partners nearby using GPRS in their phones. Experts on the site believe the arrival of the Olympic teams on Monday sparked a flood of new customers - and crashed the service in East London. One frustrated Londoner said: "It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to...
  • Olympics 2012: NBC defends blackout of opening ceremony

    07/28/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 51 replies
    NBC wants viewers to know: The kickoff of the London Olympics was just too complicated to watch live. The network is fighting back against intense criticism of its decision to black out the opening ceremony on Friday, instead offering a taped version hours later in prime time. Viewers reacted with disgust when they tried to watch live coverage of the event on TV or online but could only find a few bootlegging sites carrying the feed in the U.S. "We are live streaming every sporting event, all 32 sports and 302 medals," an NBC spokesman wrote in an email to...
  • Man seems to use Nazi salute to greet German Olympic athletes at opening ceremony

    07/28/2012 10:34:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/28/12 | BRIAN BROWDIE /
    The Summer Olympics may be in England, but a gesture by at least one onlooker at Friday's opening extravaganza evoked images of Hitler's Germany. An elderly man from the German delegation appeared to perform a wrong-handed Nazi salute as athletes from his nation paraded by a dignitaries box at Olympic Stadium.
  • It's No 'Gaffe'—Mitt Knows<br>How To Fix A Ruined Olympics

    07/28/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 27 July 2012 | Editorial
    Olympics: Mitt Romney has gotten blasted on all sides for questioning London's Olympic preparation. The overlooked fact is that Romney actually knows how to run an Olympics. You would have thought Great Britain and the U.S. were in a crisis and recalling each others' ambassadors, given the overblown, overwrought windbaggery directed at Romney, who is making his first trip abroad as a Republican presidential candidate, with London as his first stop. Someone asked him what he thought of London's Olympic preparations and he replied there could be reason for concern, citing reports of labor and security problems. See, the London...
  • Here’s The Opening Ceremony Tribute To Terrorism Victims NBC Doesn’t Want You To See (wow!)

    07/28/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    The major transitional element of today's London Olympics opening ceremony was a downtempo performance of adoptive sporting anthem "Abide With Me" by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. The song and accompanying dance were a tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London that claimed 52 victims days after the 2012 Summer Olympic hosts were named. (It's also been suggested the performance was a memorial to the war dead.)
  • The name's Majesty, Her Majesty: Queen 'drops in' to Olympic Stadium..

    07/28/2012 6:13:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Julu 28, 2012 | Katherine Faulkner and Louise Eccles
    It was the night when the Queen appeared in her first movie acting role – and proved herself an instant comedy hit. Her Majesty was seen in a film alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig before apparently ‘parachuting’ into the stadium for the opening ceremony. The recorded sequence opened at Buckingham Palace, where a tuxedo-wearing Craig as 007 was presented to the Queen by her personal footman as she was writing a letter and training her corgis Monty, Willow and Holly to roll over.
  • Opening Ceremony London 2012: Did director take shot at US on health care? (Celebrates death panels)

    07/28/2012 5:25:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/28/12 | Mark Sappenfield
    Of all the things to laud in Britain's long history, the director of the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics chose for his second act ... universal health care. Yes, that "NHS" spelled out by hospital beds in Friday's opening ceremonies stands for Britain's National Health Service – the government-run universal health-care system that director Danny Boyle called an "amazing thing to celebrate."
  • opening ceremonies bbc coverage

    07/27/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Jean2 · 24 replies
    07/27/12 | Jean2
    Hello everyone, I was wondering about something. I wanted to watch the opening ceremonies of the olympics on the BBC. Does anyone know the link? I went on the BBC website but couldn't manage it. Thank you so much.
  • Wisdom Cries Out; The Olympic Opening

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:(Proverbs 1:20)What a privilege and opportunity for any nation to be able to host an Olympics. The opening ceremony is a unique opportunity to display the glories of the host country. But that would presuppose that the presenters actually believe in the validity of their own national story. IÂ’ve been told that an unprecedented one billion people around the world witnessed this yearÂ’s London opening ceremony. I also was eager to see how the narrative of the nation of Shakespeare, Donne, Churchill, the Puritans, Wilberforce and countless other of the remarkable...
  • Olympics: Opening ceremony grapples with weighty issues

    07/27/2012 6:45:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 101 replies
    AFP ^ | July 27, 2012
    A celebration of free healthcare, the trade union struggle, the battle for women's rights and a fleeting lesbian kiss: the Olympics opening ceremony Friday did not shy away from weighty social issues. Unsurprisingly, the show devised by Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle drew accusations from the British political right that it had strayed into "leftie" issues. Aidan Burley, a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservative party, tweeted: "The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen -- more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?" He followed that with: "Thank God the athletes have...
  • OMG So Far I Think This Olympic Opening Ceremony Sucks! (vanity)

    07/27/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 41 replies
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    The best part, which I think wasn't intended, was when they praised the NHS and then showed the little kids in their hospital beds and all the evil characters of British literature showed up! Says a lot about NHS! Mary Poppins had to save them-- a fantasy!
  • Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January

    07/27/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/26/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January9:02 AM, Jul 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER According to President Barack Obama's official schedule, "Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting." By CBS reporter Mark Knoller's account, this cabinet meeting is the first one President Obama has held since January 31: Today at the WH, Pres Obama convenes a Cabinet meeting - 18th of his presidency, first one since Jan 31st. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 26, 2012 **SNIP** So it appears,...
  • Should American flag be dipped at London Olympics opening ceremony?

    07/27/2012 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Sopater · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 27, 2012
    Thank you for voting! Never. Americans have fought and died defending the flag, for which it stands. 95.89% (15,161 votes) Yes. It's time for America to get in line with the rest of the world. 2.19% (346 votes) Undecided. Is it really that important an issue? 1.92% (304 votes) Total Votes: 15,811
  • Olympics: Torch bearer kisses his boyfriend as spectators cheer

    07/27/2012 10:52:35 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 180 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | July 27 2012 | Ken Williams
    LONDON – A gay man carrying the Olympic torch today on the streets of London was cheered by spectators when he kissed his boyfriend during his stretch of carrying the device that will light the giant Olympic Flame tonight during the opening ceremony that will be telecast by NBC in the U.S. on a tape-delay basis. Chris Basiurski, who chairs Gay Football Supporters Network in Great Britain, was one of thousands of Britons who were chosen to carry the Olympic torch over the past 70 days as part of the Olympic Torch relay that leads up to the lighting ceremony....
  • Obama: 'I love the Olympics'

    07/27/2012 12:00:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    politico44 ^ | 7/27/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama loves the Olympics, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday, and will watch the Romneys' horse compete if he has the time. Carney said he heard Obama saying "I love the Olympics, I can't wait for the Olympics to start" and discussing his excitement for the games, which officially begin with Friday night's Opening Ceremony. Obama "looks forward to catching as much of the games as he can" and cheering on American athletes, Carney said, though he didn't have specifics on which events the president was particularly enthusiastic to see.