The news was full of rain. Full of economic doom.  Full of American Politicians behaving like kids in the playground, not to mention our own..    Unions were trying to hold the Olympics to ransom in exchange for bonuses, big companies were failing to deliver on their promises.

Suddenly an amazing thing happened.   For once we forgot to self-depricate, and just enjoyed.
  We celebrated:
* The spirit of the armed forces and volunteers
* The hard work ethic and modesty of our exceptional athletes

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