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Oh cool my house is in range of three of them. I FEEL SO SAFE.
is it really better to shoot it down and have it nail a big residential area?
rather than the rich and privilaged inside the stadium? (who would after all be the true target?)
Imagine if a plane got shot down and landed in hackney and someone had their kids killed.
As a parent I would be rather cross that there wouldnt have been a plane crashing if it werent for the olympics, and why should I? as a taxpayer, pay my taxes for military missiles to redirect the death from its intended target to my children?
You are aware tickets were available for as little as £20 for the Olympics or £10 for the paralympics, aren't you? Even when they went on general sale.
I get that even that's potentially out of reach for a minority of people, but it's hardly an event for the 1%.
not saying there's anything wrong with that, but it's hardly as if every ticket was a tenner or something.
There'll be people from all walks of life watching pretty much every event at the games, including the most popular - as it should be.
I get that it's the done thing to have a downer on the Olympics at the moment (and some of it isn't without good reason) but banding remarks like Creaky's there around does nothing to validate the more valid complaints about them.
but I think his wider point is that it's largely, if not entirely, poorer areas which have suffered from having missiles put on their roofs without prior permission/forced rehousing/unwelcome splintering of communities etc etc. I'd be surprised if very many people from the Olympic Village area itself can afford to go to the Games, in which sense it IS elitist.
...I get your point completely though.
terrorysts, resulting in the london skies
Drinking non-sanctioned beer in my garden, watching planes get shot down
because if the missiles on Blackheath fire at me, the HMS Ocean - shortly about to be moored by Greenwich - can fire shells in my direction to try and intercept said missiles.
Unlucky the rest of you unsafe SUCKERS.