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26 Responses to An Alternate Look At The London 2012 Olympics

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    carroll3 Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:41 am
    Link: An Alternate Look At The London 2012 Olympics - VICE takes an in-depth look at the UK`s reaction to The London Games and the negative impact it`s having on their lives.
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    kittilia Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 1:08 am
    This is quickly becoming one of my favorite Youtube Channels.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 2:47 am
    Ignoring the porn and the conspiracy theorist, most of this isn`t news to the average Brit.

    Interesting though.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 3:42 am
    I feel like everyone local to me (near london, but not too near!) has bought into the wonderful ideals of "wow it`ll regenerate our country, bring jobs, beautify an area" etc....
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 5:24 am
    This is a pretty weird mish mash of things, I get the point of the protest, but the catfish in the thames bit was weird, that dude talking about how he didn`t like the design of the souvenirs was pointless and the porn was pretty stupid.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 5:32 am
    I watched this and found it interesting. The conspiracy theory guy is the worst though. not VICEs best moment really.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 5:55 am
    People will bitch about anything.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 6:05 am
    ignore those moaners

    Olympics is great
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Drat! I ran out of tin foil to make my conspiracy hat!
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 8:25 am
    I am usually quite open to hearing those who criticize things we all take for granted, and I am by no means a big Olympics apologist. But there really wasn`t a single convincing argument made against the Olympics in these videos. Vice lost a lot of credibility with the anti-semitic-Myan-2012-alien-NWO-world changing disaster crackpot.

    Gentrification in London wasn`t started when they got the Olympic bid. Cheap crappy souvenirs didn`t pop up over night. The sponsors have always been at odds with the Olympic message (although I wish they would find new sponsors). And are we just expected to believe some neighborhood watch about some story of nuclear waste? There are a few concerning things here and there, but nothing that any building and development wouldn`t normally see. Weaksauce Vice.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 8:29 am
    Being anti-olympics is one of the weirder causes to be involved in.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 5, 2012 at 8:33 am
    We had the same nonsense going on here in Vancouver for the last winter Olympics. Poor people thrown out of their homes! Billions of dollars debt! Traffic chaos! The city will grind to a halt! No Olympics on Native land! Elitist! The People will stop it! No fun before welfare checks are quadrupled!
    Before that it was Expo 86, with protestors claiming that -well, see above.
    In each case, what happened mostly was a great party, a lot of cooperation, people using transit, and a record-setting event. Perfect? Absolutely no fallout? No legitimate gripes? Of course not. But not within several miles of the disaster promised by the usual whiners and complainers, and our city was put on the world map.
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    Hellsh Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 9:44 am
    Aww, so cute. The 99% complaining again. Lol.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Awww, cute. A half-assed troll.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Male, 30-39, Europe
    69 Posts Sunday, August 5, 2012 9:44:36 AM
    Aww, so cute. The 99% complaining again. Lol.

    unless you are ultra rich, you are part of that % also.
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    birdz Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 11:13 am
    Video 4- 2:40 (approx.) "London Olympics = place to fake alien invasion in order to start a universal world government."

    Documentary makers, this is not the greatest way to lend credibility to any of what you`re saying.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Carmium, that`s nonsense. People were not thrown out of their homes (social housing was developed), traffic was smooth (extra transit and good planning), the city did NOT grind to a halt. The 2010 Games were awesome for Vancouver and for Canada.
    I`m glad you didn`t attend them, you sound like a bit of a buzzkill.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    People from all over the world coming together to compete at things that they love, there`s really nothing better for the world. Power mongering organizations are the problem. Governments curtsy and prostrate themselves to these sort of groups. If countries wanted to do something great they would have a games that was free and neutral. If only...
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    old fat man porn in vid 4 O_O. apart from that, good vid, you`re so f ucked london...
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    Hellsh Male 30-39
    86 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    @jamie76, neighter am I super rich nor part of the 99%. I am a citizen, do my civic duty and serve my country. In the end of the day, the most important thing, I live my life. I do not pass around blame or dwell in obscurities about conspiracies and back room deal making. There is no way I would ever victimize myself but rather forge my own destiny and peruse my happiness. Other people shall do what seems fine to them and I allow myself a smirk.
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    mikesex Male 60-69
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    August 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    You wouldn`t say that if you were here. BTW how`s the medal table looking from your end?
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    I may be bored, but I am not "watch 40 some odd min of the damn conspiracies about the Olympics" bored.
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2012 at 3:53 am
    emmettyville - nzer in australia? That`s a NZ flag. In which case - @mikesex - the medal table looks pretty good from emmettyvilles end. NZ has more medals per population than any other country. After watching this I feel sorry for Londoners.
    Course it`ll only get worse in the coming months when the actual Olympic debt sets in.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2012 at 4:19 am
    So I could watch these troll videos (which from the comments sound pretty weak).. or...

    Nah, I don`t think I`ll bother.
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    mikesex Male 60-69
    120 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

    reasonable point, except I didn`t suggest that NZ was in Australia. We could compare medal tables in a number of ways; NZ or UK vs USA for example.
    Re the legacy, I`ve lived in London on and off since 1961; I worked in Stratford for seven years; in fact I was up there this morning.Now if you want to believe carroll3`s version, that`s your right. I`ll go on personal experience and the evidence of my own eyes and beg to differ.
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Well , better switch to Socialism.

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