Make sure you don't miss a moment of the Olympic Torch Relay

Dorset Echo: Olympic Torch Live South West presenters Natalie Cornah and Sharron Davies Olympic Torch Live South West presenters Natalie Cornah and Sharron Davies

OLYMPIAN Sharron Davies will be among the stars descending on Weymouth and Portland this Thursday in honour of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

The former Olympic swimmer will be co-presenting a live programme for the South West called Olympic Torch Live.

The programme will be presented from the official evening celebration site on Weymouth Beach and the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy at Osprey Quay as the Olympic flame arrives at the home of the London 2012 Sailing events.

In May, Davies was among the inspirational torchbearers who carried the flame through Leominster, Hereford-shire.

The Olympian was just 13 years old when she competed for Britain at the 1976 Games in Montreal and four years later won silver in Moscow in the 400m medley.

She is looking forward to visiting the borough for a rehearsal and then the big event itself which will have some ‘really good secrets’.

Davies said: “I don’t want to give too many things away but as a bit of a tease we’ve got young torchbearer Andrew McNulty involved and torchbearer Di Ludlow, whose husband played a big part in getting sailing down here.

“It’s generally about local people, not about big sporting names or the will.i.ams of this world – it’s nice if they want to take part but this is about the 7,300 ordinary extraordinary people involved in the torch relay.

“This is the first time the torch has been run in this fashion and I’m sure other countries will follow.”

Davies, who was nominated by Cheltenham Racecourse to be a torchbearer, said: “It was great to meet the other torchbearers – people with amazing stories. The feel from the crowd was extraordinary and I’ve since been to half a dozen schools with the torch and all the children want to hold it.”

Davies, who now lives in Bath, grew up in Plymouth and while her swimming training did not give her the time to go sailing, the sport ‘interests’ her.

During the Olympics, Davies will be presenting ‘poolside’ at London’s Aquatics Centre and will also be doing four days’ work for the BOA.

She said: “People say the London 2012 Games have come around fast but I was involved in the bid seven years ago and on and off all the way through so it seems like it’s been quite a long time.

“There’s nothing as amazing as a home Olympics, it’s such a special opportunity.

“I think any athlete would give their right arm to compete in front of a home crowd. It will only happen once in our lifetime.

“London put in a very good bid, all about the youngsters and the future, which is what won it over Paris.”

Sharron's life after competing

IN ADDITION to her Olympic feats, Davies won six Commonwealth Games medals, including two golds at Edmonton in 1978, and was later awarded an MBE for her services to swimming.

The Olympian, who also starred as Amazon in ITV’s Gladiators game show, is now a TV commentator, has written a number of books and is patron of Disabled Sport England and The Sports Aid Foundation.

She also oversees her own annual event, Swim for Life, which involves more than 2,000 pools nationwide and helps raise money for many causes.

Roads to close for convoy

A SYSTEM of rolling road closures will be in place as the Torch Relay Convoy moves through the area.

On Thursday July 12, the Esplanade, from the Kings Statue to the Pavilion Theatre, will be closed from 12pm until 10pm.

On Friday July 13, some roads in Weymouth and Preston will be closed one hour before the Torch Relay arrives and up to a half-hour after and diversions will be in operation. On-street parking restrictions will also apply in several places up to four hours before the torch arrives.

Some town centres roads will be fully closed an hour before the torch passes through and for up to half an hour afterwards.

The following locations will be affected – timings are approximate:

Dorchester, London Rd, High East St, High West St, Bridport Rd - Williams Ave to Damers Rd - and Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, closed 12.45pm-2.30pm July 12

• Bridport, East St - from East Rd roundabout, West St - to Tannery Rd roundabout, South St - to Gundry Lane, closed 1.45pm-3.15pm July 12

• Lyme Regis, A3052 - from Anning Lane through Church St, Bridge St, Broad St and Pound St, Cobb Rd, closed 2.30pm- 4pm July 12

• Weymouth town centre, Cross Road - between Buxton Rd and Connaught Rd, closed 7.30am-9am July 13

• Preston, Littlemoor Rd - between Coombe Valley Rd and Chalbury Corner roundabout, closed 9am-10.30am July 13

• Swanage, Institute Rd, closed 11.30am-1pm July 13

• Wareham, South St and North St, closed 1.30pm-3pm July 13

• There will be parking restrictions at all these locations four hours before the torch arrives as well as at Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, Chickerell and Lanehouse, Southwell

• The borough council is also asking residents to make sure their waste can be collected from 6am on July 12 and 13.

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5:52pm Tue 10 Jul 12

Ashers 5 says...

Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !! Ashers 5
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5:56pm Tue 10 Jul 12

BaileyCat says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad! BaileyCat
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6:06pm Tue 10 Jul 12

Ashers 5 says...

BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
[quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ! Ashers 5
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6:17pm Tue 10 Jul 12

BaileyCat says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
You're lucky, get out and party!
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ![/p][/quote]You're lucky, get out and party! BaileyCat
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6:17pm Tue 10 Jul 12

BaileyCat says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
You're lucky, get out and party!
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ![/p][/quote]You're lucky, get out and party! BaileyCat
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6:17pm Tue 10 Jul 12

BaileyCat says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
You're lucky, get out and party!
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ![/p][/quote]You're lucky, get out and party! BaileyCat
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6:33pm Tue 10 Jul 12

satisfecho says...

Will be a proud day when the torch comes to the town I live in.

Can't wait!
Will be a proud day when the torch comes to the town I live in. Can't wait! satisfecho
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6:39pm Tue 10 Jul 12

Ashers 5 says...

BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
You're lucky, get out and party!
Trouble is with party's you end up with a hangover,to which this Olympic one will be the BILL !!!
My children's children with be paying for this one.
Sorry but just can't get excited about folks jogging with a flame.
There even having a practice flag waving at local schools...???
[quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ![/p][/quote]You're lucky, get out and party![/p][/quote]Trouble is with party's you end up with a hangover,to which this Olympic one will be the BILL !!! My children's children with be paying for this one. Sorry but just can't get excited about folks jogging with a flame. There even having a practice flag waving at local schools...??? Ashers 5
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8:11pm Tue 10 Jul 12

ksmain says...

Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy. ksmain
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8:27pm Tue 10 Jul 12

satisfecho says...

ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]Yes, very bored of the constant negativity. satisfecho
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8:32pm Tue 10 Jul 12

ksmain says...

BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
Have you seen the forecast. wet from 11am to 8pm. Hope you brought your mac, and a sleeping bag for the traffic jam later.
[quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]Have you seen the forecast. wet from 11am to 8pm. Hope you brought your mac, and a sleeping bag for the traffic jam later. ksmain
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8:38pm Tue 10 Jul 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

No need for Traffic Jams, use Public transport : )
No need for Traffic Jams, use Public transport : ) TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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8:51pm Tue 10 Jul 12

BaileyCat says...

ksmain wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
Have you seen the forecast. wet from 11am to 8pm. Hope you brought your mac, and a sleeping bag for the traffic jam later.
I think we're used to the wet now! Planning to use the park and ride! See you all there. If you can't beat them come and join them!!!
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]Have you seen the forecast. wet from 11am to 8pm. Hope you brought your mac, and a sleeping bag for the traffic jam later.[/p][/quote]I think we're used to the wet now! Planning to use the park and ride! See you all there. If you can't beat them come and join them!!! BaileyCat
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8:58pm Tue 10 Jul 12

ksmain says...

BaileyCat wrote:
ksmain wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
Have you seen the forecast. wet from 11am to 8pm. Hope you brought your mac, and a sleeping bag for the traffic jam later.
I think we're used to the wet now! Planning to use the park and ride! See you all there. If you can't beat them come and join them!!!
Sorry - some of us have to work. I will enjoy my holiday, (abroad for 2 weeks) in 3 weeks time.
[quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]Have you seen the forecast. wet from 11am to 8pm. Hope you brought your mac, and a sleeping bag for the traffic jam later.[/p][/quote]I think we're used to the wet now! Planning to use the park and ride! See you all there. If you can't beat them come and join them!!![/p][/quote]Sorry - some of us have to work. I will enjoy my holiday, (abroad for 2 weeks) in 3 weeks time. ksmain
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9:11pm Tue 10 Jul 12

Ashers 5 says...

satisfecho wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.
Maybe Satisfecho...People aren't bothered by it..... Extremely cheesed off that i'm forced to pay for it !!
[quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.[/p][/quote]Maybe Satisfecho...People aren't bothered by it..... Extremely cheesed off that i'm forced to pay for it !! Ashers 5
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9:29pm Tue 10 Jul 12

satisfecho says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
satisfecho wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.
Maybe Satisfecho...People aren't bothered by it..... Extremely cheesed off that i'm forced to pay for it !!
There are many things in life we are have to pay for. Many of those things I don't agree with.

But I have to!
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.[/p][/quote]Maybe Satisfecho...People aren't bothered by it..... Extremely cheesed off that i'm forced to pay for it !![/p][/quote]There are many things in life we are have to pay for. Many of those things I don't agree with. But I have to! satisfecho
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10:40pm Tue 10 Jul 12

Desk24 says...

Im hoping they will stop and let me light up a roll-up of it.
Im hoping they will stop and let me light up a roll-up of it. Desk24
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6:44am Wed 11 Jul 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

Elswhere on this website Dorset Police have issued safety advice for those attending the Torch Relay.
May I add my advice; "Avoid the 'Olympcrits', their negativity could cause serious depression."
Elswhere on this website Dorset Police have issued safety advice for those attending the Torch Relay. May I add my advice; "Avoid the 'Olympcrits', their negativity could cause serious depression." TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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7:38am Wed 11 Jul 12

ksmain says...

My further advice is - Dont use your car to travel to work, it could cause disruption to the most important event in the History Of The Universe!!
My further advice is - Dont use your car to travel to work, it could cause disruption to the most important event in the History Of The Universe!! ksmain
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11:54am Wed 11 Jul 12

mr commonsense says...

Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena. mr commonsense
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1:02pm Wed 11 Jul 12

old hack says...

Um... is the torch not going through Osmington? There's no mention of it in the road closures article, which indicates participation ends in Preston. A lot of people will be disappointed. Mind you, a fair few won't be bothered either way.
Um... is the torch not going through Osmington? There's no mention of it in the road closures article, which indicates participation ends in Preston. A lot of people will be disappointed. Mind you, a fair few won't be bothered either way. old hack
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1:38pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Trackerman says...

Leaving the County that day
Hooray !!!!
Leaving the County that day Hooray !!!! Trackerman
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2:23pm Wed 11 Jul 12

BaileyCat says...

mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Here! Here!
[quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Here! Here! BaileyCat
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3:53pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

TenBobDylanThomasHar
dy
wrote:
Elswhere on this website Dorset Police have issued safety advice for those attending the Torch Relay.
May I add my advice; "Avoid the 'Olympcrits', their negativity could cause serious depression."
not everybody has swallowed all the propaganda and smokescreens, when this expensive disruptive debacle is over, the bill for it will be there and the country will still be in the cakky ruled over by millionaire career politicians who have never had a real job, who are totally out of touch with the majority of the country - chucking a load of money at sport and letting petty quangos like LOCOG have absolute power does nothing to change that - make some glib comment about "negativity" there, as said earlier, some of us can make our own minds up, not blinded by circuses wi no bread and endless propaganda on all media
[quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: Elswhere on this website Dorset Police have issued safety advice for those attending the Torch Relay. May I add my advice; "Avoid the 'Olympcrits', their negativity could cause serious depression."[/p][/quote]not everybody has swallowed all the propaganda and smokescreens, when this expensive disruptive debacle is over, the bill for it will be there and the country will still be in the cakky ruled over by millionaire career politicians who have never had a real job, who are totally out of touch with the majority of the country - chucking a load of money at sport and letting petty quangos like LOCOG have absolute power does nothing to change that - make some glib comment about "negativity" there, as said earlier, some of us can make our own minds up, not blinded by circuses wi no bread and endless propaganda on all media oldbrock
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4:01pm Wed 11 Jul 12

weywey says...

mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name)

One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones.

I am proud of our town's historic
involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down.

Three cheers for Weymouth!
[quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth! weywey
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6:20pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Laadeeda says...

It's very difficult to be 'positive' about something one has no interest in.

Athletics - Nah!
Sailing - Nah!

Not negative simply not interested.

Now F1!!! Noisy annoying cars racing round with Gin Palaces littering Portland harbour.

That would get me in a positive mood!

Horses for courses folks!
It's very difficult to be 'positive' about something one has no interest in. Athletics - Nah! Sailing - Nah! Not negative simply not interested. Now F1!!! Noisy annoying cars racing round with Gin Palaces littering Portland harbour. That would get me in a positive mood! Horses for courses folks! Laadeeda
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7:36pm Wed 11 Jul 12

ksmain says...

weywey wrote:
mr commonsense wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth!
Maybe his own brand of common sense.

Sadly, back in the real world - some of us have no choice but to go to work. To some of us also, this event has little significance to the main Olympic Event. My daughter is going to the torch event on Weymouth Beach tomorrow, to see the performers and is unlikely to care whether there is a torch there or not.

For those of us who are going to work we face yet more, in my opinion, unnecessary disruption to add to the disruption we have already faced this week because of the weather. And, if the forecast is correct, we could face chaos if we get the resultant flooding again without being able to use the smaller roads. From what I see on these pages here the A35 could already prove to be a challenge.

I do like the Olympics (although I am ambivalent as regards the sailing), but just remember to have some thought for those who dont like it, who may be facing unwellcome disruption over the next couple of days or maybe live down here because they like it the way it is now (without the media and mass market attention).
[quote][p][bold]weywey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth![/p][/quote]Maybe his own brand of common sense. Sadly, back in the real world - some of us have no choice but to go to work. To some of us also, this event has little significance to the main Olympic Event. My daughter is going to the torch event on Weymouth Beach tomorrow, to see the performers and is unlikely to care whether there is a torch there or not. For those of us who are going to work we face yet more, in my opinion, unnecessary disruption to add to the disruption we have already faced this week because of the weather. And, if the forecast is correct, we could face chaos if we get the resultant flooding again without being able to use the smaller roads. From what I see on these pages here the A35 could already prove to be a challenge. I do like the Olympics (although I am ambivalent as regards the sailing), but just remember to have some thought for those who dont like it, who may be facing unwellcome disruption over the next couple of days or maybe live down here because they like it the way it is now (without the media and mass market attention). ksmain
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8:00pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
totally agree! what a load of propaganda to push on this circus wi no bread
this'll bring the moaners who moan about the moaners out!!
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]totally agree! what a load of propaganda to push on this circus wi no bread this'll bring the moaners who moan about the moaners out!! oldbrock
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8:11pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
You're lucky, get out and party!
Trouble is with party's you end up with a hangover,to which this Olympic one will be the BILL !!!
My children's children with be paying for this one.
Sorry but just can't get excited about folks jogging with a flame.
There even having a practice flag waving at local schools...???
DONT MISS A MOMENT etc "ve haf vays off makingk you obey" "keep off der private beach", "pay to go on der public land zat der LOCOG haff appropriated", "you vill smile in public at all times", "you vill accept der increased tax burden to pay for zis or years to come "
now watch the moaners who moan about the moaners come out, spluttering with rage that dissenters abound - good job when its all over and normality returns and the smokescreen drops from the state this country is really in, billions wasted that could have helped to bail us out, nice one Ashers 5, a voice of commonsense in a sea of brain washed ones, Weymouth sacrificed by LOCOG on the yottie altar, " ve vill be expectingk der medals - ve haff spent enouff to buy zem!"
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ![/p][/quote]You're lucky, get out and party![/p][/quote]Trouble is with party's you end up with a hangover,to which this Olympic one will be the BILL !!! My children's children with be paying for this one. Sorry but just can't get excited about folks jogging with a flame. There even having a practice flag waving at local schools...???[/p][/quote]DONT MISS A MOMENT etc "ve haf vays off makingk you obey" "keep off der private beach", "pay to go on der public land zat der LOCOG haff appropriated", "you vill smile in public at all times", "you vill accept der increased tax burden to pay for zis or years to come " now watch the moaners who moan about the moaners come out, spluttering with rage that dissenters abound - good job when its all over and normality returns and the smokescreen drops from the state this country is really in, billions wasted that could have helped to bail us out, nice one Ashers 5, a voice of commonsense in a sea of brain washed ones, Weymouth sacrificed by LOCOG on the yottie altar, " ve vill be expectingk der medals - ve haff spent enouff to buy zem!" oldbrock
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8:20pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
no, you are not on your own, despite the moaners about the moaners ridiculing dissent, I'll be glad when the whole debacle is expensive history, sick of MacDonalds ads, since when have MacDonalds and RESTUARANT ever been justifiable in the same sentence?? sick of the patronising Lloyds advert with the smug obviously middle class peg nosed people and the dreadful "we're offering you the chance to carry the flame!", big deal, more sense paying out proper interest to savers, then, the announcement that "we" expect to win the prescribed number of medals! what is this communist russia, china?
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]no, you are not on your own, despite the moaners about the moaners ridiculing dissent, I'll be glad when the whole debacle is expensive history, sick of MacDonalds ads, since when have MacDonalds and RESTUARANT ever been justifiable in the same sentence?? sick of the patronising Lloyds advert with the smug obviously middle class peg nosed people and the dreadful "we're offering you the chance to carry the flame!", big deal, more sense paying out proper interest to savers, then, the announcement that "we" expect to win the prescribed number of medals! what is this communist russia, china? oldbrock
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8:24pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
BaileyCat wrote:
Ashers 5 wrote:
Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it.
Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest.
Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !!
How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad!
I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do !
You're lucky, get out and party!
get a REAL life, the country is going down and all you can think about is watching a flame in a cheesegrater go by, while "sponsors" laugh up their sleeves paying no tax for "sponsoring" smokescreen events
[quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaileyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: Indeed ! I intend to miss every single minute of it. Not one person I've spoken to is interested in it in the slightest. Shall be glad when the whole thing is over !![/p][/quote]How miserable, we're going, can't wait! hope the weather's not too bad![/p][/quote]I assume by you comment "we're going" is that you don't live on the route ? Well I do,and it's nothing but a farcical inconvenience to us that do ![/p][/quote]You're lucky, get out and party![/p][/quote]get a REAL life, the country is going down and all you can think about is watching a flame in a cheesegrater go by, while "sponsors" laugh up their sleeves paying no tax for "sponsoring" smokescreen events oldbrock
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8:27pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

satisfecho wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.
how sad for you, another who cannot stand anybody elses opinion than your own, the propaganda has obviously worked there!!
[quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.[/p][/quote]how sad for you, another who cannot stand anybody elses opinion than your own, the propaganda has obviously worked there!! oldbrock
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8:32pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

TenBobDylanThomasHar
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wrote:
Elswhere on this website Dorset Police have issued safety advice for those attending the Torch Relay.
May I add my advice; "Avoid the 'Olympcrits', their negativity could cause serious depression."
at least they are not LOCOG sheep and have valid opinions of their own, not swallowing propaganda and blindly ridiculing all dissenters
[quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: Elswhere on this website Dorset Police have issued safety advice for those attending the Torch Relay. May I add my advice; "Avoid the 'Olympcrits', their negativity could cause serious depression."[/p][/quote]at least they are not LOCOG sheep and have valid opinions of their own, not swallowing propaganda and blindly ridiculing all dissenters oldbrock
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8:36pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

weywey wrote:
mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name)

One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones.

I am proud of our town's historic
involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down.

Three cheers for Weymouth!
best line on your post, indeed ,THREE Cheers for WEYMOUTH, as for the rest, a moaner moaning about the moaners?
[quote][p][bold]weywey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth![/p][/quote]best line on your post, indeed ,THREE Cheers for WEYMOUTH, as for the rest, a moaner moaning about the moaners? oldbrock
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8:42pm Wed 11 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

ksmain wrote:
weywey wrote:
mr commonsense wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth!
Maybe his own brand of common sense.

Sadly, back in the real world - some of us have no choice but to go to work. To some of us also, this event has little significance to the main Olympic Event. My daughter is going to the torch event on Weymouth Beach tomorrow, to see the performers and is unlikely to care whether there is a torch there or not.

For those of us who are going to work we face yet more, in my opinion, unnecessary disruption to add to the disruption we have already faced this week because of the weather. And, if the forecast is correct, we could face chaos if we get the resultant flooding again without being able to use the smaller roads. From what I see on these pages here the A35 could already prove to be a challenge.

I do like the Olympics (although I am ambivalent as regards the sailing), but just remember to have some thought for those who dont like it, who may be facing unwellcome disruption over the next couple of days or maybe live down here because they like it the way it is now (without the media and mass market attention).
great post! sadly the last paragraph would never register with the selfish moaners who moan about the "perceived" moaners, they cant stand the opinions of those who havn't swallowed the propaganda
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]weywey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth![/p][/quote]Maybe his own brand of common sense. Sadly, back in the real world - some of us have no choice but to go to work. To some of us also, this event has little significance to the main Olympic Event. My daughter is going to the torch event on Weymouth Beach tomorrow, to see the performers and is unlikely to care whether there is a torch there or not. For those of us who are going to work we face yet more, in my opinion, unnecessary disruption to add to the disruption we have already faced this week because of the weather. And, if the forecast is correct, we could face chaos if we get the resultant flooding again without being able to use the smaller roads. From what I see on these pages here the A35 could already prove to be a challenge. I do like the Olympics (although I am ambivalent as regards the sailing), but just remember to have some thought for those who dont like it, who may be facing unwellcome disruption over the next couple of days or maybe live down here because they like it the way it is now (without the media and mass market attention).[/p][/quote]great post! sadly the last paragraph would never register with the selfish moaners who moan about the "perceived" moaners, they cant stand the opinions of those who havn't swallowed the propaganda oldbrock
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8:54pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Ashers 5 says...

oldbrock wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
no, you are not on your own, despite the moaners about the moaners ridiculing dissent, I'll be glad when the whole debacle is expensive history, sick of MacDonalds ads, since when have MacDonalds and RESTUARANT ever been justifiable in the same sentence?? sick of the patronising Lloyds advert with the smug obviously middle class peg nosed people and the dreadful "we're offering you the chance to carry the flame!", big deal, more sense paying out proper interest to savers, then, the announcement that "we" expect to win the prescribed number of medals! what is this communist russia, china?
I believe the term your looking for is "Sheeple". Those who "follow" the smokescreen and mirrors who actually think that this is good for the town.
Let us wait until it's all over and see what happens next year when no one will give a monkey's about Weymouth and Portland and the dreadful Olympic legacy that's been left behind.
We'll see where they all are then.
Looking forward to saying "I told you so".
[quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]no, you are not on your own, despite the moaners about the moaners ridiculing dissent, I'll be glad when the whole debacle is expensive history, sick of MacDonalds ads, since when have MacDonalds and RESTUARANT ever been justifiable in the same sentence?? sick of the patronising Lloyds advert with the smug obviously middle class peg nosed people and the dreadful "we're offering you the chance to carry the flame!", big deal, more sense paying out proper interest to savers, then, the announcement that "we" expect to win the prescribed number of medals! what is this communist russia, china?[/p][/quote]I believe the term your looking for is "Sheeple". Those who "follow" the smokescreen and mirrors who actually think that this is good for the town. Let us wait until it's all over and see what happens next year when no one will give a monkey's about Weymouth and Portland and the dreadful Olympic legacy that's been left behind. We'll see where they all are then. Looking forward to saying "I told you so". Ashers 5
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9:47pm Wed 11 Jul 12

RagDollies says...

Really quite shocked by some of these attitudes. I sincerely hope these aren't being passed on to children, who need to be excited and motivated to take part in sport, not told it's all too much of an inconvenience.
Really quite shocked by some of these attitudes. I sincerely hope these aren't being passed on to children, who need to be excited and motivated to take part in sport, not told it's all too much of an inconvenience. RagDollies
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10:04pm Wed 11 Jul 12

satisfecho says...

oldbrock wrote:
satisfecho wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.
how sad for you, another who cannot stand anybody elses opinion than your own, the propaganda has obviously worked there!!
Pot Kettle Black

You have spent the last few months spouting nothing but negative tosh on this forum.

You have nothing good to say, just picking fault all day long.

Go and look in a mirror, you have serious issues.
[quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]Yes, very bored of the constant negativity.[/p][/quote]how sad for you, another who cannot stand anybody elses opinion than your own, the propaganda has obviously worked there!![/p][/quote]Pot Kettle Black You have spent the last few months spouting nothing but negative tosh on this forum. You have nothing good to say, just picking fault all day long. Go and look in a mirror, you have serious issues. satisfecho
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10:23pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Ashers 5 says...

RagDollies wrote:
Really quite shocked by some of these attitudes. I sincerely hope these aren't being passed on to children, who need to be excited and motivated to take part in sport, not told it's all too much of an inconvenience.
Unbelievable....all of my children play sport on a weekly basis.
The point is the sport, not telling folk you can only eat McDonalds chips and then only allowed to pay for it with a visa card, and drink coca cola shall I go on....??
[quote][p][bold]RagDollies[/bold] wrote: Really quite shocked by some of these attitudes. I sincerely hope these aren't being passed on to children, who need to be excited and motivated to take part in sport, not told it's all too much of an inconvenience.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable....all of my children play sport on a weekly basis. The point is the sport, not telling folk you can only eat McDonalds chips and then only allowed to pay for it with a visa card, and drink coca cola shall I go on....?? Ashers 5
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9:52am Thu 12 Jul 12

maximan says...

Ashers 5 wrote:
oldbrock wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday.

Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days.

And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!!

I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out.

Deep joy.
no, you are not on your own, despite the moaners about the moaners ridiculing dissent, I'll be glad when the whole debacle is expensive history, sick of MacDonalds ads, since when have MacDonalds and RESTUARANT ever been justifiable in the same sentence?? sick of the patronising Lloyds advert with the smug obviously middle class peg nosed people and the dreadful "we're offering you the chance to carry the flame!", big deal, more sense paying out proper interest to savers, then, the announcement that "we" expect to win the prescribed number of medals! what is this communist russia, china?
I believe the term your looking for is "Sheeple". Those who "follow" the smokescreen and mirrors who actually think that this is good for the town.
Let us wait until it's all over and see what happens next year when no one will give a monkey's about Weymouth and Portland and the dreadful Olympic legacy that's been left behind.
We'll see where they all are then.
Looking forward to saying "I told you so".
the term is actually a Buzzie....named after Mr Lightyear...who believed that he was doing some good
[quote][p][bold]Ashers 5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: Sadly I wont be able to miss it. It is passing right by our offices in Dorchester on Thursday. Neither am I likely to miss the traffic chaos on my way and from work on both days. And the weather forecast looks bad as well. Given that there are roads still flooded and still not open, the whole charade will turn this area into the biggest car park this side of the M25!! I cant believe it is just me, but arent others bored of this nonsense day in and day out. Deep joy.[/p][/quote]no, you are not on your own, despite the moaners about the moaners ridiculing dissent, I'll be glad when the whole debacle is expensive history, sick of MacDonalds ads, since when have MacDonalds and RESTUARANT ever been justifiable in the same sentence?? sick of the patronising Lloyds advert with the smug obviously middle class peg nosed people and the dreadful "we're offering you the chance to carry the flame!", big deal, more sense paying out proper interest to savers, then, the announcement that "we" expect to win the prescribed number of medals! what is this communist russia, china?[/p][/quote]I believe the term your looking for is "Sheeple". Those who "follow" the smokescreen and mirrors who actually think that this is good for the town. Let us wait until it's all over and see what happens next year when no one will give a monkey's about Weymouth and Portland and the dreadful Olympic legacy that's been left behind. We'll see where they all are then. Looking forward to saying "I told you so".[/p][/quote]the term is actually a Buzzie....named after Mr Lightyear...who believed that he was doing some good maximan
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10:08am Thu 12 Jul 12

monkeydog says...

Thanks to LOCOG we have newly tarmacced paths in the Nothe Gardens. No more falling onto our backsides thanks to council incompetence! The upgraded toilets are just the cherry on top. Life doesn't get better than this.
Thanks to LOCOG we have newly tarmacced paths in the Nothe Gardens. No more falling onto our backsides thanks to council incompetence! The upgraded toilets are just the cherry on top. Life doesn't get better than this. monkeydog
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11:32am Thu 12 Jul 12

Hedgehogspring says...

mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
I wouldn't say we are privileged to be hosting part of a worldwide sporting phenomena actually.

I would say we have had part of a worldwide moneymaking circus thrust onto us. If you think we should feel privileged to suffer the expense in these hard times, the inconvenience and disruption to our daily lives and the dictatorial demands of the Olympic Committee, then think again. Yes, the kids will like all the shiny attractions, but the sporting events are just a vehicle which all and sundry have jumped on to make as much money as they can. The real original Olympic spirit was extinguished long ago by greed and the lure of £££££
[quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't say we are privileged to be hosting part of a worldwide sporting phenomena actually. I would say we have had part of a worldwide moneymaking circus thrust onto us. If you think we should feel privileged to suffer the expense in these hard times, the inconvenience and disruption to our daily lives and the dictatorial demands of the Olympic Committee, then think again. Yes, the kids will like all the shiny attractions, but the sporting events are just a vehicle which all and sundry have jumped on to make as much money as they can. The real original Olympic spirit was extinguished long ago by greed and the lure of £££££ Hedgehogspring
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11:54am Thu 12 Jul 12

noodle06 says...

Regarding the Olympic torch relay; I find it incredibly strange (I don't know why when you consider some of the 'local worthy' bearers and everything else our Lord, Lord C. has done) that the torch for the Beach Road section of the relay, which is absolutely perfect for the run, is being taken in a car, oh, chuckle!!
I wish to thank First, in advance, for non smelly buses and actually running the advertised timetable during the O.E. I will remember the experience fondly.
Regarding the Olympic torch relay; I find it incredibly strange (I don't know why when you consider some of the 'local worthy' bearers and everything else our Lord, Lord C. has done) that the torch for the Beach Road section of the relay, which is absolutely perfect for the run, is being taken in a car, oh, chuckle!! I wish to thank First, in advance, for non smelly buses and actually running the advertised timetable during the O.E. I will remember the experience fondly. noodle06
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1:27pm Thu 12 Jul 12

FooWoo says...

Love the moaners - I wish I could put one in a cage and every time I wanted a laugh I could get it out and listen to it. Keep it up - you people are so funny.
Love the moaners - I wish I could put one in a cage and every time I wanted a laugh I could get it out and listen to it. Keep it up - you people are so funny. FooWoo
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2:35pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Saddler says...

I hope the olympic athletics inspires our young people. They can go to the Marsh and train on our fabulous track.
I hope the olympic athletics inspires our young people. They can go to the Marsh and train on our fabulous track. Saddler
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6:44pm Thu 12 Jul 12

JACKC says...

I can see both sides of the arguments above. I LOVE sport though and am going to London to watch some of it. It won't happen again in my lifetime, and for years I've had to watch it on TV. Don't care what ANYONE thinks about that. Having said that I DO object to the way the residents of Weymouth and Portland have been, and are going to be treated. We HAVE had to put up with alot of inconvenience, with no one with any b.lls to stick up for us, and to completely shut down the town for the convenience of the participants of the Olympics (i.e shutting the car parks, roads and expecting us to walk/bike/bus it) only serves to cause more misery and animosity. I think the saddest thing about it is though, any youngsters inspired by the Olympics will not have the facilities to meet their needs, if the existing appalling tracks etc are anything to go by. The lack of interest from those with 'influence' when we were awarded the Olympics is disgraceful!
I can see both sides of the arguments above. I LOVE sport though and am going to London to watch some of it. It won't happen again in my lifetime, and for years I've had to watch it on TV. Don't care what ANYONE thinks about that. Having said that I DO object to the way the residents of Weymouth and Portland have been, and are going to be treated. We HAVE had to put up with alot of inconvenience, with no one with any b.lls to stick up for us, and to completely shut down the town for the convenience of the participants of the Olympics (i.e shutting the car parks, roads and expecting us to walk/bike/bus it) only serves to cause more misery and animosity. I think the saddest thing about it is though, any youngsters inspired by the Olympics will not have the facilities to meet their needs, if the existing appalling tracks etc are anything to go by. The lack of interest from those with 'influence' when we were awarded the Olympics is disgraceful! JACKC
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11:05am Fri 13 Jul 12

Old Bill says...

Loved the procession of sponsors but cannot understand why they spoilt this by having some guy carrying a torch.
Loved the procession of sponsors but cannot understand why they spoilt this by having some guy carrying a torch. Old Bill
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11:48am Fri 13 Jul 12

noodle06 says...

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha............Oh how right you are.
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha............Oh how right you are. noodle06
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12:20pm Fri 13 Jul 12

daddysabear says...

Well after a damp night on the beach watching the goings on I was glad that on Friday Morning it was dry and I though it would be great to see the torch and maybe I could get closer and get a pictures like many others. Like many others I had to work Friday, so with my timetable down loaded from the internet site of times and places, the boss allowed us to open the office late so we would walk the short distance to the Jubilee clock on the sea front to watch the torch pass at the advertised time of just after 9.30am. Imagine out delight when we drew level with Rossi’s ice cream shop and the time on the Jubilee Clock said 9.15am in the distance we could see the torch coming round the corner of Kings Street and disappearing along the Esplanade. Thanks for that, someone’s great organisation meant we missed the once in a lifetime chance to see the torch, and then people are criticized for lack of interest in the Olympics’, well whatever interested I had went early, a bit like the torch.
Well after a damp night on the beach watching the goings on I was glad that on Friday Morning it was dry and I though it would be great to see the torch and maybe I could get closer and get a pictures like many others. Like many others I had to work Friday, so with my timetable down loaded from the internet site of times and places, the boss allowed us to open the office late so we would walk the short distance to the Jubilee clock on the sea front to watch the torch pass at the advertised time of just after 9.30am. Imagine out delight when we drew level with Rossi’s ice cream shop and the time on the Jubilee Clock said 9.15am in the distance we could see the torch coming round the corner of Kings Street and disappearing along the Esplanade. Thanks for that, someone’s great organisation meant we missed the once in a lifetime chance to see the torch, and then people are criticized for lack of interest in the Olympics’, well whatever interested I had went early, a bit like the torch. daddysabear
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5:51pm Fri 13 Jul 12

satisfecho says...

Where did you download the times?

BBC website says 'Estimated arrival times'

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/torchrelay
Where did you download the times? BBC website says 'Estimated arrival times' http://www.bbc.co.uk /torchrelay satisfecho
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6:09pm Fri 13 Jul 12

Nan 60 says...

TenBobDylanThomasHar
dy
wrote:
No need for Traffic Jams, use Public transport : )
yes i waited 50 minutes for a bus public transport might aswell be non existanced
[quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: No need for Traffic Jams, use Public transport : )[/p][/quote]yes i waited 50 minutes for a bus public transport might aswell be non existanced Nan 60
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7:39pm Fri 13 Jul 12

nobby43 says...

weywey wrote:
mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name)

One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones.

I am proud of our town's historic
involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down.

Three cheers for Weymouth!
And three cheers for Portland! Brilliant turn out this morning! Which I think shows that the majority of people are interested and the whinging moaners are the minority. Probably jealous that the rest of us know how to have a good time and chillax!
On another olympic related note, I got off the Jubilee line at Waterloo yesterday on my way back to Portland. There was a big sign saying "2012 trains to Weymouth and Portland" I thought 'Blimey, they've rebuilt the rail link to Portland while I've been away' :)
[quote][p][bold]weywey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth![/p][/quote]And three cheers for Portland! Brilliant turn out this morning! Which I think shows that the majority of people are interested and the whinging moaners are the minority. Probably jealous that the rest of us know how to have a good time and chillax! On another olympic related note, I got off the Jubilee line at Waterloo yesterday on my way back to Portland. There was a big sign saying "2012 trains to Weymouth and Portland" I thought 'Blimey, they've rebuilt the rail link to Portland while I've been away' :) nobby43
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8:01pm Fri 13 Jul 12

satisfecho says...

nobby43 wrote:
weywey wrote:
mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name)

One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones.

I am proud of our town's historic
involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down.

Three cheers for Weymouth!
And three cheers for Portland! Brilliant turn out this morning! Which I think shows that the majority of people are interested and the whinging moaners are the minority. Probably jealous that the rest of us know how to have a good time and chillax!
On another olympic related note, I got off the Jubilee line at Waterloo yesterday on my way back to Portland. There was a big sign saying "2012 trains to Weymouth and Portland" I thought 'Blimey, they've rebuilt the rail link to Portland while I've been away' :)
Careful what you say about the whingers and moaners.

It's called free speech and they whinge and moan because they care about the town so much!
[quote][p][bold]nobby43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]weywey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth![/p][/quote]And three cheers for Portland! Brilliant turn out this morning! Which I think shows that the majority of people are interested and the whinging moaners are the minority. Probably jealous that the rest of us know how to have a good time and chillax! On another olympic related note, I got off the Jubilee line at Waterloo yesterday on my way back to Portland. There was a big sign saying "2012 trains to Weymouth and Portland" I thought 'Blimey, they've rebuilt the rail link to Portland while I've been away' :)[/p][/quote]Careful what you say about the whingers and moaners. It's called free speech and they whinge and moan because they care about the town so much! satisfecho
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8:50pm Fri 13 Jul 12

nobby43 says...

satisfecho wrote:
nobby43 wrote:
weywey wrote:
mr commonsense wrote:
Interesting comments from readers.
What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME.
Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will.
All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit.
Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms.
We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.
Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name)

One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones.

I am proud of our town's historic
involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down.

Three cheers for Weymouth!
And three cheers for Portland! Brilliant turn out this morning! Which I think shows that the majority of people are interested and the whinging moaners are the minority. Probably jealous that the rest of us know how to have a good time and chillax!
On another olympic related note, I got off the Jubilee line at Waterloo yesterday on my way back to Portland. There was a big sign saying "2012 trains to Weymouth and Portland" I thought 'Blimey, they've rebuilt the rail link to Portland while I've been away' :)
Careful what you say about the whingers and moaners.

It's called free speech and they whinge and moan because they care about the town so much!
So free speech equals whinging and moaning? If they care so much why don't they positively and actively do something, instead of just freely speaking?
[quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobby43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]weywey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments from readers. What a society we live in where it is all about ME, ME,ME. Well let me explain 100,000's of children who witness this will remember it for the rest of there lives as I will. All over the World people will see images from Dorset and one day may well visit. Perhaps when this happens all the moaners will stay off the streets and those of us who love our County and are proud if it will welcome them with open arms. We are privileged to be hosting a part of a world wide sporting phenomena.[/p][/quote]Completely agree with Mr Commonsense (I like the name) One mention of "Olympics" and the moaning-minnies crawl out from beneath their stones. I am proud of our town's historic involvement in London 2012....I just hope the people of Weymouth rise to the challenge and don't let us all down. Three cheers for Weymouth![/p][/quote]And three cheers for Portland! Brilliant turn out this morning! Which I think shows that the majority of people are interested and the whinging moaners are the minority. Probably jealous that the rest of us know how to have a good time and chillax! On another olympic related note, I got off the Jubilee line at Waterloo yesterday on my way back to Portland. There was a big sign saying "2012 trains to Weymouth and Portland" I thought 'Blimey, they've rebuilt the rail link to Portland while I've been away' :)[/p][/quote]Careful what you say about the whingers and moaners. It's called free speech and they whinge and moan because they care about the town so much![/p][/quote]So free speech equals whinging and moaning? If they care so much why don't they positively and actively do something, instead of just freely speaking? nobby43
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2:30pm Sat 14 Jul 12

islelander says...

Dear o dear, what a lot of moaning old sods, if it's not the Olympics it's the new Tower and if it's not either of these, it's the new road system, which works perfectly ok.
I feel sorry for these people because they must lead a very sad life.
Dear o dear, what a lot of moaning old sods, if it's not the Olympics it's the new Tower and if it's not either of these, it's the new road system, which works perfectly ok. I feel sorry for these people because they must lead a very sad life. islelander
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