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London Olympics

07/13/2012 new

Michael Johnson, the US athlete who still holds the world record in the 400 metres and won four gold Olympic medals, has carried the Olympic torch around Stonehenge.

The early morning run was a media event but Johnson will also take part in the official relay when he will run with the Olympic flame through Salisbury.

The flame will travel from Salisbury across Dorset to the fossil mecca of the Jurassic Coast, on day 55 of the torch relay.


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07/13/2012 new

The Navy's largest ship, HMS Ocean, has arrived at Greenwich on the River Thames as part of a huge security presence for the London Olympics.

The helicopter carrier navigated its way through the Thames Barrier on its way up the river, and crew members formed the Olympic rings on the ship's deck.


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07/13/2012 new

(Quote) Mark-642218 said: The Navy's largest ship, HMS Ocean, has arrived at Greenwich on the River Thames as part of a ...
(Quote) Mark-642218 said:

The Navy's largest ship, HMS Ocean, has arrived at Greenwich on the River Thames as part of a huge security presence for the London Olympics.

The helicopter carrier navigated its way through the Thames Barrier on its way up the river, and crew members formed the Olympic rings on the ship's deck.


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Nice video! I hope and pray that God keeps London and all it's residents and tourists and athletes safe from harm during these Olympics.Praying

07/14/2012 new

Made-in-China U.S. Olympic uniforms spark political row...............

NEW YORK--Ralph Lauren's stylish uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked a political row because the red, white and blue outfits were made in China.

With U.S. unemployment hovering just above 8 percent, politicians have spoken out against the uniforms for the London Games, which start later this month, and six Democratic senators said they plan to introduce legislation requiring the ceremonial uniforms be produced in the United States.

"At a time when too many Americans are looking for work and our manufacturers are closing factories, we need to do everything we can to keep jobs in America and not give the work of producing our iconic American uniforms for our Olympians to China," Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said in a statement announcing the measure.

The senators said they will introduce the "Team USA Made In America Act of 2012" next week.


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07/14/2012 new

(Quote) Mark-642218 said: Made-in-China U.S. Olympic uniforms spark political row............... NEW YORK--Ralph Laur...
(Quote) Mark-642218 said:

Made-in-China U.S. Olympic uniforms spark political row...............

NEW YORK--Ralph Lauren's stylish uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked a political row because the red, white and blue outfits were made in China.

With U.S. unemployment hovering just above 8 percent, politicians have spoken out against the uniforms for the London Games, which start later this month, and six Democratic senators said they plan to introduce legislation requiring the ceremonial uniforms be produced in the United States.

"At a time when too many Americans are looking for work and our manufacturers are closing factories, we need to do everything we can to keep jobs in America and not give the work of producing our iconic American uniforms for our Olympians to China," Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said in a statement announcing the measure.

The senators said they will introduce the "Team USA Made In America Act of 2012" next week.


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I saw this article and all it did was make me heave a big sigh rolling eyes

07/14/2012 new

(Quote) Mark-642218 said: Made-in-China U.S. Olympic uniforms spark political row............... NEW YORK--Ralph Laur...
(Quote) Mark-642218 said:

Made-in-China U.S. Olympic uniforms spark political row...............

NEW YORK--Ralph Lauren's stylish uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked a political row because the red, white and blue outfits were made in China.

With U.S. unemployment hovering just above 8 percent, politicians have spoken out against the uniforms for the London Games, which start later this month, and six Democratic senators said they plan to introduce legislation requiring the ceremonial uniforms be produced in the United States.

"At a time when too many Americans are looking for work and our manufacturers are closing factories, we need to do everything we can to keep jobs in America and not give the work of producing our iconic American uniforms for our Olympians to China," Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said in a statement announcing the measure.

The senators said they will introduce the "Team USA Made In America Act of 2012" next week.


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Oh, big deal. Everyone knows just about everything is made in China now a days. If all the unemployed Americans
are not enough to get the politicians to rally and do something about this, then this Olympic "Made in China" fiasco is only
a phony political show. Just plain old politics.

US unemployment is probably close to 20 percent if you count in all those that can't find work and either:

(1) retired

(2) went out on disability

(3) had their unemployment checks stop so were not counted

(4) took jobs for minimum wage instead of in the area of their last job

(5) live off their working spouse

(6) were out of work so long, they just are not counted anymore

(7) gave up looking

07/14/2012 new

(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: Oh, big deal. Everyone knows just about everything is made in China now a days. If all the une...
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said:

Oh, big deal. Everyone knows just about everything is made in China now a days. If all the unemployed Americans
are not enough to get the politicians to rally and do something about this, then this Olympic "Made in China" fiasco is only
a phony political show. Just plain old politics.

US unemployment is probably close to 20 percent if you count in all those that can't find work and either:

(1) retired

(2) went out on disability

(3) had their unemployment checks stop so were not counted

(4) took jobs for minimum wage instead of in the area of their last job

(5) live off their working spouse

(6) were out of work so long, they just are not counted anymore

(7) gave up looking

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It might surprise you Marianne to learn that Ralph Lauren has apologised and promised to make the US 2014 Winter Olympic uniform in the US after bi-partisan disapproval.

07/14/2012 new

(Quote) Mark-642218 said: It might surprise you Marianne to learn that Ralph Lauren has apologised and promised to ...
(Quote) Mark-642218 said:

It might surprise you Marianne to learn that Ralph Lauren has apologised and promised to make the US 2014 Winter Olympic uniform in the US after bi-partisan disapproval.

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I do know that Mark. As I said before, it is a shame that with so many jobs going to China, and with
such high unemployment, the Olympic Uniforms became so important. What about the rest of the
manufacturing and the rest of the unemployed????

07/25/2012 new

Olympic Torch: William, Kate and Harry to greet flame at Buckingham Palace


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07/25/2012 new

London 2012: Day-by-day guide to the highlights


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