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PostSubject: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:27 pm

Courtesy of Macedonian State Television we can watch the Olympic Opening Ceremony live here through this video box on Machine Nation. It starts at 13:00 our time.

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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm

That gives us 25 minutes to make sangwiches and tea. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:55 pm

Commentary in German? Doesn't bother me but does anybody else find it annoying?
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:00 pm

The stadium has just exploded
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:25 pm

Fairly spectacular so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:09 pm

Indeed, I want to take up tai chi now.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:11 pm

Slim Buddha wrote:
Commentary in German? Doesn't bother me but does anybody else find it annoying?

Was the best I could do - RTE don't let you embed.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:12 pm

I have to say I thought the opening pageant was absolutely fantastic and the Chinese people should be very proud of themselves for putting it on. I think during a ceremony like this you must give the people the limelight and refrain from criticism of many other areas of their country.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:22 pm

I was watching Jon Sopel on BBC News 24 reporting from just outside the stadium and when he got them to swing the camera around to show the military police line that had just moved in, the picture just vanished.
"We seem to have lost...eh..... Jon... there"
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:52 pm

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I was watching Jon Sopel on BBC News 24 reporting from just outside the stadium and when he got them to swing the camera around to show the military police line that had just moved in, the picture just vanished.
"We seem to have lost...eh..... Jon... there"

The military police in China are absolutely fucking terrifying - and I can say this from (not personal but observational) experience.

I didn't watch the ceremony. I'm mortified that Brian Cowen got 9,000 postcards from Amnesty calling on him to make a public statement calling on China to end the death penalty, end 're-education through labour', lift the internet ban and release those in prison for using the Internet, allow independent observers into Tibet and allow peaceful human rights action in the country and still he couldn't bring himself to the level of George Bush.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:06 pm

Kate P wrote:
SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:
I was watching Jon Sopel on BBC News 24 reporting from just outside the stadium and when he got them to swing the camera around to show the military police line that had just moved in, the picture just vanished.
"We seem to have lost...eh..... Jon... there"

The military police in China are absolutely fucking terrifying - and I can say this from (not personal but observational) experience.

I didn't watch the ceremony. I'm mortified that Brian Cowen got 9,000 postcards from Amnesty calling on him to make a public statement calling on China to end the death penalty, end 're-education through labour', lift the internet ban and release those in prison for using the Internet, allow independent observers into Tibet and allow peaceful human rights action in the country and still he couldn't bring himself to the level of George Bush.

I imagine they wouldn't take too much lip.

Go raibh maith agat as ucht d'fháiltiú ar ais Kate P.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:08 pm

Damn I missed it Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:08 pm

I'd say they are pretty scary. Then again I find that the police in alot of countries can be fairly scary.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:42 pm

We have 51 athletes and the BBC wish us all the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:57 pm

johnfás wrote:
I'd say they are pretty scary. Then again I find that the police in alot of countries can be fairly scary.

I found the Chinese police very "purposeful" when I was in China 2 months ago. I got them impression that they could cut up pretty rough if they were pissed off at you for some reason. So I didn't do anything to piss them off.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:12 pm

That was a wise move, Slim Buddha.

I got the impression that it would be spectacularly easy to piss them off... certainly from watching the way they treated other people.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:52 pm

Was it worth $100,000,000 for the opening ceremony?

Or $40.000,000,000 on the games themselves? Source:BBc News
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:04 pm

Now there is a boy running around the top of the stadium on a wire with the torch.

I wonder what America thinks of this show. Outdisneyed by China
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:10 pm

There's no business like show business
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:13 pm

Could the Chinese censor Sue barker and Colin Jackson? please
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:57 pm

SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:


I wonder what America thinks of this show. Outdisneyed by China

Yeah, they really put on a spectacular, well-choreographed and dramatic show. London 2012 has some act to follow.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:15 am

I thought it was SEPCTACULAR!
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:22 pm

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I thought it was SEPCTACULAR!

Is that typo intentional, cookie? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:25 pm

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
I thought it was SEPCTACULAR!

Is that typo intentional, cookie? Smile

No, I may have been drinking. Mmmmm, wine.
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PostSubject: Re: Olympics Opening Ceremony   Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:48 pm

Beautiful ceremony, but nationalist and not universal at all.
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