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Security At The London 2012 Olympics Solved
Tuesday, July 17, 2012



After having been married in 1968 and experiencing a summer Olympics (both in Mexico) I do not regret the first act but even after all these passing years my affection for the second has not been renewed. I actively dislike them and I will avoid watching the events, in particular the opening and closing ceremonies.


If it were up to me I would ban the games for half a decade and then make it a rule that all athletes must compete in the nude thereafter.

In particular I object to the seriousness of the event and the view of stinger type missiles on London rooftops is anathema to the idea of fair play. On the other hand it is difficult to forget the shooting rampage of the Munich Olympics. Security is therefore a necessity.

The recent scandal of private companies being paid very good money to cover the security of the London Olympics and to then find out that man power was lacking is unbelievable.

I offer here a solution. Manpower would not be lacking if more women were hired. And if these women were members of the London Metropolitan Police, all the better. Here are some that surely would bring humor and some order into an event that came into being in its present format at the end of the 19th century and should have not survived into the 21st.













The above pictures used to grace the now gone Cecil Hotel Bar. The group photograph was a very large framed picture that hung over the billiard table. The group photograph marked the first and last time I ever used a 4x5 camera. I have never wanted to view the world upside down.



     

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