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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Aug 7, 2012.
Their gold medal counts is inching up . Congrats to the fighting spirit of the British isles.
ah.....no it's not
Based on the population of the UK...about 60 million, they have a higher medal count, per capita, than the US and China.
That's hilarious when the Brits are trying to claim they have the higher medal count based on population count.
They are kicking ***** IMO, being third on the medal table is pretty impressive indeed.
When they won the bid to host these games the government, via a program called UK Sport, committed 300,000,000 pounds toward the effort. That's nearly half a billion in US dollars. Most of the money comes from the national lottery IIRC.
They spent about the same for the Beijing games in a run-up to 2012.
There's no question that they wanted to do well at their own games. I think their stated goal was to be in the top four in medals. It looks like their plan has worked.
Yeah... but going by that standard...they're getting their bums handed to them by their former penal colony.
Lets wait for all the subtle hype in how they ramp up the end result of this games.
Britain still sucks...
After the olympics they can go back to being a 3rd rate country...
...so does Ohio.
Woowoo, BFD +1
Great Britain has not been great since they threw out Churchill after WWII. Downward spiral since then with the exception of Thatchers term.
I do love that they are so proud of their opening of the coin purse for the Olympics. The USA, yea, we just put a freaking one ton nuclear powered rover on MARS...
Eat it Brits
Is that a butter knife in your pocket?
Yea...and we have another first...100 million people on some form of welfare.
Last time I checked, Ohio's taxes are substantially lower, and you still have the freedom in Ohio to defend yourself/house with a firearm.
Try defending yourself with ANYTHING in "Great" Britain.
Socialized healthcare? Everyone in Britain is on some form of welfare. They even bragged about it in the opening night of the Olympics.
Pot, meet kettle.
I do not understand all the love for the Brits on here. I like Top Gear and all but outside of that I just don't get it.
They aren't a bad bunch (I have no dislike for them per se) but I have seen several threads on here about how great the Brits are.
America ("The Colonies") have run them out twice and saved their ###es from the Germans twice. Not to mention they are basically a socialist country (or headed that way very fast).
Ask the Irish (Northern Ireland) what they think of England. Or the Indians. Or most of Africa. I don't think Australia likes them much either. There's a reason we ran them out in the 1700s.
The Brits have a fine military tradition and tend to be very brave soldiers but I don't think they are better than the US in either regard.
They're also 4th now.
And what happened to Rolls-Royce (now owned by BMW) and Bentley (now owned by Volkswagon I think).
No argument from me on that. Two points. First some of the haters of all things British have in all likelihood never been to Britain or even spoken to a Brit. They make their slack jawed statements out of ignorance.
Second, Britain is not great and has not been for decades. The Brits i know do not regard Britain as great, they just get up and go to work like normal human beings. Right now they are doing well in the Olympics and are rightly proud of it. Pi$$ing on the Brits for having a rare moment of pride is dumb.
I didn't see him trash any specific people of Britain. He just clowned on Britain itself. As the old saying goes "People get the government they deserve".