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Post by KnarkyBadger on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:07 pm

Is finally here!

Watching it with mixed emotions because as a Disabled person its great it 15mins up the road but tainted by the current increase in oppression of disabled people in Britain in the last few years.

Cant wait for the Murder ball competition! Plus got tickets for saturday nights athletics!


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Post by ROB on Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:45 pm

KnarkyBadger wrote:Is finally here!

Cant wait for the Murder ball competition! Plus got tickets for saturday nights athletics!

How’s your “forty-five flat” Olympic finalist doing?
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:38 pm

RockOnBrother wrote:
KnarkyBadger wrote:Is finally here!

Cant wait for the Murder ball competition! Plus got tickets for saturday nights athletics!

How’s your “forty-five flat” Olympic finalist doing?
If you mean Oscar Pistorius carrying the flag for South Africa in opening ceremony. Not a bad start for the games.
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Post by ROB on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:52 pm

KnarkyBadger wrote:
If you mean Oscar Pistorius carrying the flag for South Africa in opening ceremony. Not a bad start for the games.

That would be him!
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:32 am

A good opening ceremony with a great bit of Ian Dury and the Blockheads near the end with the classic Spasticus Autisticus!
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:27 am

KnarkyBadger wrote:A good opening ceremony with a great bit of Ian Dury and the Blockheads near the end with the classic Spasticus Autisticus!

Originally banned by the BBC apparently, for its "insensitive" lyrics.
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:37 am

Went tto the Paralympic Athletics tonight. Quite simply amazing! 2 Golds for Ireland!
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Post by bobby on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:59 am

Since when has Guinness drinking been an Olympic Event Very Happy

Was one for a Pint and the second for a half pint.
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:43 am

bobby wrote:Since when has Guinness drinking been an Olympic Event Very Happy

Was one for a Pint and the second for a half pint.

ha ha Razz Evil or Very Mad No Jason Symth won the T13 (visually impaired) 100m in 10.46secs and Michael McKillop won the T32 (Cerebal Palsy ambient) 800m in 1.57:22secs
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Post by bobby on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:05 pm

It was only a joke Knarky.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:17 pm

Good to see that various people seized the occasion to demonstrate outide the offices of ATOS who are busily telling the disabled to pull themselves together and get a job, whilst charging the Government far more money than they can expect to save on disability benefit as a result.
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Re: Paralympics 2012

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:45 pm

Be fair - it wouldn't be yer proper Tory goverrnment if they weren't picking on a few people who are unable to totally fend for themselves. After all, what else can they reasonably do to satisfy the usual blood-lust of their mouth-foaming followers...?
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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:27 pm

No disrespect, but who else has noticed the huge disparity between the quality of the Channel 4 coverage of the Paralympics and that of the BBC's for the Olympics.

It is not only the moronic and all-too-regular 'commercial breaks' of C4 which put it in a distant second place , but even those presenters which have been borrowed from the Beeb, just don't shine as brightly on their rival channel.

If the Tories had their way, we would all be assailed by advertisements 24 hours a day on our TVs and the BBC would be consigned to a memory, despite the fact that nobody can begin to compete with it when it comes to the televising of sporting events or any other major occasion ( and, not least, politics).

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Post by KnarkyBadger on Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:37 pm

Phil Hornby wrote:No disrespect, but who else has noticed the huge disparity between the quality of the Channel 4 coverage of the Paralympics and that of the BBC's for the Olympics.

It is not only the moronic and all-too-regular 'commercial breaks' of C4 which put it in a distant second place , but even those presenters which have been borrowed from the Beeb, just don't shine as brightly on their rival channel.

If the Tories had their way, we would all be assailed by advertisements 24 hours a day on our TVs and the BBC would be consigned to a memory, despite the fact that nobody can begin to compete with it when it comes to the televising of sporting events or any other major occasion ( and, not least, politics).

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Completely agree! Adverts are annoying as they were when 4 had test cricket! But oh well just getting ready for T44 200m final with Oscar Pistorius!
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:10 pm

Hmm that was a bit of controversy!
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:11 pm

Prehaps the moment of the games! Gideon getting a great british hello...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0nMtSJDrGc&feature=youtu.be&t=10s
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Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:22 pm

Even detesting them as I do, I feel that it is an exhibition of bad manners to do this in such circumstances. It makes those indulging in the practice as bad as those whom they are jeering. - and that is pretty bad.

A few custard pies at an election meeting would be a different matter, as would some booing at any attempt at making a political speech in a public place.

I promise this unaccustomed defence of any leading Tory will not become a habit... Very Happy
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:06 pm

Phil Hornby wrote:Even detesting them as I do, I feel that it is an exhibition of bad manners to do this in such circumstances. It makes those indulging in the practice as bad as those whom they are jeering. - and that is pretty bad.

A few custard pies at an election meeting would be a different matter, as would some booing at any attempt at making a political speech in a public place.

I promise this unaccustomed defence of any leading Tory will not become a habit... Very Happy

I disagree a large section of public it seems have had enough of the con-dem and general neo-liberal hypocrisy over the Paralympics. They cant in one breath accuse us of being frauds, fakes and liars (leading to a massive increase in hate crime) and in the next say that disabled people are super-human.
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:42 pm

KnarkyBadger wrote:
Phil Hornby wrote:....

I promise this unaccustomed defence of any leading Tory will not become a habit... Very Happy

I disagree a large section of public it seems have had enough of the con-dem and general neo-liberal hypocrisy over the Paralympics. They cant in one breath accuse us of being frauds, fakes and liars (leading to a massive increase in hate crime) and in the next say that disabled people are super-human.

So there goes yet another hallowed tradition of Politics.
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Post by astradt1 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:18 pm

Gordon Brown at the Paralympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnO1dLeQ_YA
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:14 pm

Murderball or wheelchair rugby starts today at 2pm on Channel 4. One of the highlight sports of the Paralympics! Britain v us 1st up
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Post by KnarkyBadger on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:17 am

Story in todays Independent on Sunday http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/backlash-of-the-paralympians-athletes-claim-double-standards-in-sport-honours-8433332.html about double standards in "honours" awarded to sports people. Its interesting but Pearson (as ever) comes across whiney and precious. My own view as a disabled person is, Surely the only "honourable" thing a Paralympian could, would or should do with one these "honours" is to refuse it pubicly and vocally in protest of this evil governments treatment of disabled people. Just a thought.
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