And I thought I just heard on the news that the security firm handling the security at the games said they were short by like... 10,000 persons?
Yeah the papers are full of it. Luckily it would appear that there are enough squaddies at home on leave having a rest from
helping the Afghanis out, that they are going to fill in for the security firm (same one that runs the prisons here apparently) who have droppped the baton (see what I did thar?). Though it beats me as to how the military (who are
trained to kill and destroy after all) are going to adapt to providing happy/smiley security for a civilian sporting event.
Anyway, I really don't care that much. I'm flying out the day of the opening ceremony and assuming my departure goes well (the Border Control goons have also gone on strike!) I'll be loafing about in Business class with a glass of Pinot watching the new Batman movie when the highly anticipated terrorist attack happens....or not.
"If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're gonna get selfish, ignorant leaders". Carlin.