Olympics Torch Relay - Best Place to Watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    'THIS IS PATHETIC.

    How can we protest against this idiocy and prevention of free speech, free movement or even free fun - which is happening HERE'
    My point exactly- however , not many here are too worried really
    and history has proved that ignoring and tolerating what happens in these' remote countries'means it will one day happen closer to home....
    Having been involved in many demonstrations in my youth and arrested seven times I really can not see the difference between here and the UK. You try marching in support of the Irish Nationalists in the UK and the treatment you receive is just a tiny bit more aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    Actually a lot better read I suspect and educated that you will ever be ,with respect -esp if you were educated here...
    Ironic quote of the day

    Oh come on, if you are going to claim a higher standard of education than PDLM, then you could at least try to show this in the quality of your writing.

    I learned my books good at school, I did...
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    [Any idea why the boys in blue are sporting black gloves? It's too muggy out there to even have a baseball cap on.[/QUOTE]
    All part of the show...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    Sorry I honestly don't recognise the acronym (cancer on the English language )CAN what?
    It refers to this place. Somewhere which I am sure you will regard as giving a far inferior education to the University of Canberra.

    I note though that the THES rankings of the top 400 universities in the world include 20 in Australia (as well as my Alma Mater at 2nd equal). Surprisingly I seem unable to locate the University of Canberra on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    'and the Science graduate likewise -no accreditation/listing of quals is not compulsory - how hilariously HK! -its like the bumpf on the websites for local school =% of teachers with PHDs solemnly and touchingly produced as evidence of 'good teaching practises'
    I assume I am the Science graduate? Someone with a B ed should know that MSc does not necessarily mean a Science subject. Why do you seem to assume that both PDLM and me are locally educated, after all this is an expat website. Oh and its good teaching practiCes. Dear me, education standards are slipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    Yes Football verily ....glad I have a passport for a more enlightened home country- I like HK ,really , but things here are not shaping up for energetic democratic moves any time soon....
    I didn't mean my comment to denigrate the run or make a political comment on HK and China. I understand the fear of organizers as the kind of idiots protesting around the world have actually attacked the torch carriers.

    In Vancouver for its 2010 countdown clock unveiling they had masked thugs take over the stage and push the speaker aside. All these things plus the constant threat of terrorists are causing events like this to separate the participants from the crowds. This is a sad commentary on our times - not knocking the organizers.

    You think people get close to the President of the United States? No. I used to be in Washington DC a fair amount during Clinton's second term and one day while walking by George Washington University I came upon the President there . Above me on the roof tops were armed guards. Street shut down, crowd way back. A canopy was in place from the door of the building to his car so people couldn't get a glimpse of him. You can only see him up close on TV. You can get close to the PM of Canada but even now it is heavily controlled due to the times we live in.

    In Canada, and BC in particular, one of the highest honours given to any group is either the Vancouver Police motorcycle team or the less famous RCMP motorcycle group. The crowds love them. When England played Canada at Swanguard Stadium the RCMP motorcycle team escorted that team from hotel to the Stadium. The fans there early and the folks on the street loved it.

    I wouldn't read too much into the gloves.
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    anyone here still interested in the TORCH RELAY

    and indeed in viewing spots????? C'mon guys, time out.


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    [Oh come on, if you are going to claim a higher standard of education than PDLM, then you could at least try to show this in the quality of your writing.

    I learned my books good at school, I did...[/QUOTE]

    Read carefully did I claim higher educational quals or was it the liberal qualities of said educational experiences I was alluding to -how very HK to nitpick about an off the cuff comment on a forum in terms of I daresay, syntax and construction so as to obfuscate the theme of the discussion...
    can we get back to the torch relay please?

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    When you see how things turn in a forum, not very difficult to imagine that diplomatie is a very difficult art, that few can actually grasp...

    Anyway, the torch is here, fine, live with it.

    You can be for / against Tibet, Beijing....does not really matter...

    If you really want to do something for Tibet (or for all that matter a lot of other countries/regions with similar fate..) then do something about it, waving a flag in front of a TV screen won't do much....

    You want to improve the life of tibetans...that is very noble I think...so quit your job ...go there and make a difference...

    The torch is here, kids are happy to see it for the rest is a lot of rubbish politics...


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    [. You can only see him up close on TV. You can get close to the PM of Canada but even now it is heavily controlled due to the times we live in.

    true but that is alas a security issue -based on tragic precedent -who's going to assassinate an Olympic torchbearer for gods sake ?( Oh sorry I said that come to think of it-) but you get my drift.


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