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September 10, 2016

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September 10, 2016

Bob, I have watched the performances of the paralympics from the start, and I am absolutely amazed at how these competitors are all so positive in their approach to their games  in Rio. I am amazed at their abilities despite their handicaps, and their amazing attitude to it all. They make a statement which is far in excess of the norm, and must all, winners, runners up and "the rest" are so positive in their approach to these games. Despite their physical problems, they never seem to complain, and are so happy to be part of the overall games themselves. It serves as a lesson to the rest of the fully fit people who do no sport at all, and therfore these young athletes deserve all the praise they receive. I do not know if I could handle their problems, but I admire them all... Beyond belief with their approach to their problems..... I salute them one and all. And they NEVER stop smiling....They are stars, every one of them.

September 11, 2016

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September 11, 2016

My thoughts tooo Tom ,they are pushing the envelope with a SMILE

September 12, 2016

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September 12, 2016

Update on the Team GB ,a kid called Bayley GOLD table tennis ,and Davies GOLD shot put,had me stuck shouting at the TV in support . Brilliant on a rainy day

September 15, 2016

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September 15, 2016

Now 47 Gold total medals 101 ,the stories of some of these athletes is mind boggling real heroes doing GB proud not a winging Pom out there.

September 15, 2016

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September 15, 2016

They all deserve a welcome home to beat ALL previous homecomings, they, at their tender ages, are giving not only us in UK, but ALL the free world a magnificent example of the true worth of the human spirit. I salute them one and all, they have been magnificent and magnanimous in their quests for victory. They are ALL magnificent , and their smiles, win lose or fail have been the greatest advert for the sporting youth of this world. A fabulous Games, driven by fabulous young people taking part. Long may it continue in this vein....

September 16, 2016

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September 16, 2016

I fully agree with both Bob & Tom on their posts re. The Paralympics. I just wonder when some P C person will want to hold a Transgender Olympics, as they seem to get in on every other bandwagon going, or am I just being unkind.

September 16, 2016

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September 16, 2016

Ted, the only reason I think it would be wrong to allow transgender Olympics is that with all the will in the world, having males and females competing against one another in any Olympic sport would not be true competition, since there is a different level of ability between the 2 sexes, dependent on the type of activity involved, and then there could be " Why is he/she allowed to enter this sport? (whatever it may be), but not another sport? It all comes down to the point that the organisers must still set rules, and  how the officials would draw up the rules. I remember when I was with IBM, our local branch used to play soccer against our (mainly) major company type customers, and we played a mixed sex soccer game in Chester against a LLoyds bank team, and I absolutely clattered a young lady player, who fell and had to leave the pitch and not return, and I felt dreadful for what I did. I never played that type of match again... The young lady recovered quite quickly, a couple of alcoholic drinks and my abject apologies and we even had a chat afterwards, but I did grovel a lot for my action. Men clattering men is OK, but not male v female.....Let us keep it as it is, and enjoy the competition. I know that some people would accept mixed teams, but it would restrict the competitors, surely? Now this could start a big yey and nay conversation eh?

September 17, 2016

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September 17, 2016

Hey ho the Guards are going have the first trans-gender soldier ,seems he's ( her) has been in the Guards for 4 years and now the law on females ( which I disagree with ) on/in the front line has changed .....I hope He/She doesn't break a nail .........

September 17, 2016

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September 17, 2016

It  is when the MOD decide that make-up and perfume are NOT allowed to be used by military personnel of any sex when in uniform, either in war or peacetime. Cat amongst the pigeons then I presume. And will this transgender have to shave and shower with the boys, or will this person be given preferential treatment by having their own private bathroom?? And dressing room, bedroom, dining room and "excused Boots DMS" or whatever they are called nowadays?? High heels are a no-no I presume also. It would be comical if it was not so serious.... Is nothing sacred any more ??? I dread to think what would happen if one of the men demanded to be treated as a female?? They can not have one sex's demands satisfied, but the other sex  not....OMG we have the loons in charge of the military. God help the UK now...(mind you, some of our serving soldiers were a bit the other way when I was serving.... no names no packdrill, and NONE were in our lot!!!) Then there is the problem of military drill, I do not fancy an RSM ordering one of these people 3 times in ten minutes to "report to Barber, short back and sides" as Roy Mills did to me on a practice for our battle honour parade when in Germany.... The lunatics have DEFINITELY taken over......

September 17, 2016

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September 17, 2016

PS: How the hell has this topic got into the Paralympics string that this is, (was) until this little matter was mentioned????

September 17, 2016

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September 17, 2016

When I joined the Army a "trannie" was a small radio that had transistors instead of valves & played Radio Luxembourg  - it's an altogether different meaning these days ! The mind boggles at the implications caused by allowing trans gender persons to serve on the front line. I might be thought of as a "dinosaur", but I just cannot accept these "politically correct" decisions are for the benefit of the Army. I'm so glad my Service days are over, I couldn't cope with a "trannie" in the ranks, & I bet most of the Scots Guards are blushing with embarrassment ! John (JKW)

September 18, 2016

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September 18, 2016

John, Grapevine says that the Scots Guards will be wearing kilts from next week, to make the new recruit feel at home...., but with a purse instead of the sexist sporran......

September 20, 2016

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September 20, 2016

All done and dusted ,magic results ,just unbelievable the disabled of the U.K. doing the country proud . Now all these benefit cheats who can't get off their arse and earn a living expecting the rest to give them a living . The disabilities on show in some cases were mind boggling ,proves that sport is important part of  life and has rewards to those who partake ,also stops pointing fingers of ignorance . These athletes wether they won a medal or broke records or just did their best  have done what I would give my eye teeth for ,Representing our Country ,now let's get the team ready for Tokyio !!!!!

September 20, 2016

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September 20, 2016

Agreed Bob!!! These athletes in Rio were from all sorts of countries throughout the world, and they ALL showed the rest of us how to "play the game", whatever their disability may have been. Each and every one of them is head and shoulders above the rest of us in determination, friendship, honesty and delight in their achievements, whether they win, lose or did not finish. And they are great ambassadors for their countries, they have ALL been a revelation to me of how we should all act, in any circumstance we may encounter. I admire each and every one of them, and thank them for their activities throughout the Rio Paralympics, they are magnificent.... Here's to Tokyo 2020...

September 20, 2016

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September 20, 2016

Agree with you both, & it certainly puts certain Premier League footballers to shame (not belonging to LFC of course !). John (JKW)


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