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    I don't have any problem with it. I never imagined that we got the entire unedited opening and closing ceremonies anyway, not with commercials and interviews. The editing in this case seems appropriate to the audience. If this were a global broadcast instead of an American network broadcasting to an American audience, then my opinion would be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I wouldn't care if other countries edited out 9/11 tributes during American sporting events.
    I wouldn't care if WE edited it out. I'm an American and a relatively patriotic one, but I had my fill of 9/11 crocodile tears long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I wouldn't care if WE edited it out. I'm an American and a relatively patriotic one, but I had my fill of 9/11 crocodile tears long ago.
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Are you constantly reminded of 7/7 in the UK like we're constantly reminded of 9/11 in the US?

    Nawh, I suspect its because the UK are a bunch of hardasses, years of IRA bombings didnt cause the country to grind to a halt, and the monday morning after the bus bombings people were there ready to get cramed into an over crowded carriage for work, not a "oh, I might not bus it" the way there was the "oh, I might not fly anymore" in the US.

    In the US I think there's people who want to be terrorised, or want some part of the population to be terrorised, by "them" the bogey men, who were commies, who were fascists, who were nazis, who were socialists, who were liberals, who were abolitionists, who were british, who were french. Always got to be a threat.

    Not so in the UK, which sort of aggrivates me even more when I hear over privileged millionaires complaining about how people need to just want a job enough in order to get one.

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    We also had a WWII tribute for the Blitz in London and the whole sh*t that happened there, aswell as the 7/7 thing, in that opening ceremony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    52 people were randomly killed 7 years ago. Their family must have suffered a lot, but that's not very relevant on a global perspective. Still, the integrity of the spectacle was compromised by stingy reasons.
    7/7 happened less than 24 hours after we got the Olympics, in fact, me and my elephant like memory remember that day very well; I was at a party in North London, passed through King's Cross to get to that party my friend and his girl friend who invited me, I went with them and after in the early hours of 7/7 we took a night bus back, I went home, went to sleep, woke up, around 10am and saw London on the news...

    That's why it's got something to do with the Olympics.... *sigh* - for us.

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