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Olympic sponsors - You must remove non-sponsored clothing when attending.

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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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Lord Coe has defended 2012 Olympics branding rules, which he admitted could see spectators banned from wearing Pepsi T-shirts and other items.


Is this corporate fascism? Since when should coca cola decide what we should wear? If we want to wear a pepsi t-shirt then why shouldn't I?


Spectators would "probably" not be asked to remove non-Adidas trainers


Well that's jolly nice of them eh?

Eurgh. Discuss.




posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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wow this is sick, how dare they tell people what they can and can't wear.


this is unconstitutional and INFRINGES ON EVERYONE'S FREEDOM!



peace.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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dood that's a great term

"Corporate Fascism"

had never heard it before.
but had also never heard
of this Olympic sponsors
to dictate dress code for
the patrons ....


"oh your wearing nikes
soo sorry if you wanna watch
phelps swim your gonna have to
take them off and go in your socks,
Oh your socks say nike on them too,
well I guess you gotta go barefoot or go home."



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Not only what you can and can't wear but what you can and can't eat, drink and what bank card you can and can't use ( Visa, anyone ? )
Welcome to the Corporate Olympics which has nothing to do with the British people and everything to do with our glorious sponsors.
I feel sorry for the atheletes as I feel that these will be the most shamefully organised games of all time.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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"When you have big British businesses that are prepared to really invest in the Games, you have the responsibility to protect them," he said.


Oh wow, Ayn Rand is definitely rolling over in her grave.


You could insert just about anything for the word "Games" in that statement and get the same sentiment from governments nowadays. For example, "When you have big ____ businesses that are prepared to really invest in the _____, you have the responsibility to protect them,"

This is a truly scary indicator of what we've become.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Every time I hear people talking about how America is becoming "socialist", I just roll my eyes at the ignorance.


Americans do not live in a socialist country. We all, the entire world, live on a Corporate Fascist planet!

And don't begin to blame our corporate overlords. We have sold ourselves into slavery in the name of materialism, convenience and the next "bargain" to come along.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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Are they kidding? What kind of police state nightmare from 'V for Vendetta' are you people running in England?!?

First... am I missing something here?? Are they REALLY saying members of the PUBLIC cannot attend an event they have paid to attend while wearing clothing that has a symbol or brand contrary to something among the sponsors of the games?!?!

I have to be misunderstanding. This has to be about the Athletes...Staff....employees of the venues. Right? This can't possibly mean John Q. walking up to the gate to take their paid seat........can it? This goes beyond police state. It really does.... I've never heard such a thing!
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edit on 20-7-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: cleaned up a bit..still waking up



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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The sad thing is that the majority if not all of the people attending the olympics will actually obey that rule.

So, whether they like it or not, they already paid for tickets and therefore have to change "shirts" otherwise say goodbye to the amount you paid for it.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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Wow, whats next, a company sponsored public holiday, where you can only wear clothing of the sponsor?

This is just disgusting, wonder, if this actually gets implemented, if they will ask people to strip down, or just turn them away.

Namaste



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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Looks like they want riots.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Good call. Next it will be "corporate sponsors that invest in the nation" and you won't be allowed to wear other brands on the street!



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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No - no kidding.
Spectators (those that can afford tickets) will not be allowed to eat anything other than the official Olympic sponsored food ( Macdonalds ), Olympic sponsored drinks ( Coke - I forget who is sponsoring the water, but someone is ) and to cap it all, Visa have had permission to close 50 odd ATMs around the stadium and replace them with only 27 of their own. Anyone unable to withdraw cash can only use a Visa card.

Also, certain phases and words have been 'protected' - "London", "2012", "Summer" (?) to name a few.

Good eh?



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Back to the good old days when if you didn't bring the right kit, you had to go out on the field in your underpants!

I honestly don't know what to think when they pull stuff this blatant. Do they really trust in the programming they've put us under so much that they feel they can be blatant, or are they baiting us to do something about it?

Or, more importantly, what's really going through the minds of the people who don't outwardly question or debate things like this? It's the same mentality as the security at airports, people don't like it, but they accept it because otherwise they're not allowed to fly.

The love of money is the root of ALL evil.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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This branding thing have gone too far.

I remember the days when company's gave out clothing with their brand on them for free. It was their way of advertising.

Now, the company's have been smart enough to turn the tides and people are shelling out great sums of money to advertise the company's brands.

I really hope this isn't put into play for the Olympics. Just another way to see how far we haven't come in this world.




posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by 3n19m470
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Good call. Next it will be "corporate sponsors that invest in the nation" and you won't be allowed to wear other brands on the street!


Here I already thought we went through this with the Arab Spring astroturf program ......

I would bet this is part of the EU trade treaty too..... I imagine it has been written into the TPP Treaty........

wait no professional athletes went out the window and now only approved spectator clothing will be allowed... HA HA HA an olympic size sellout!



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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This is how corporations wish the whole world could be. Everyone eating McDonalds, Drinking Coke and wearing sports brands. The Olympic village is a Corporatocracy in microcosm. No room for any competition or individuality.

Some of these sponsors are also some of the worst corporations in the world responsible for environmental and industrial disasters.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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If I were part of the Olympics ( of which I'm not thank God) I'd have to say to him " Ok if you want me to not wear non sanctioned clothing in case of Branding issues I will".
I'd also leave the conversation at that and leave the room, when it was time to appear where I was supposed to I'd have ( for example ) my Olympic Brand emblazoned item on ONLY and be totally in the buff , so if it was a T-shirt thats all I'd wear and be naked from the waist down ( a horrifying thought) and explain " He told me NOT to wear any other branded clothing and seeing as most if not ALL clothing has a brand of some description even if its on the inside are you still breaking the branding rules?".
See how he copes then?
It is going too far these days, too many wanna be leaders of men without an inkling of common sense between them.
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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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Thank you for clarifying and this is just so far off the deep end I'm stunned. The disturbing thing is that England adopts the worst the United States invents and we adopt the worst that England finds to work. No doubt, being told my picture shirt can't be worn will be coming to a ball park or other venue near me before I know it. I guess a lowes hat wouldn't be permitted in a stadium where Home Depot might have a little square of ad space somewhere.

I can see the drinks and food...well..I'm used to it anyway. years and years of that crap in movie theaters so we buy their $50 bucket of popcorn it takes 2 to carry to a seat kinda conditioned everyone for that part.

I can even see dictating for athletes. They're paid well to be walking advertising space. Employees get a paycheck.. deal with it on that.

but....the public?! That's where I say the ultimate line is...and wow.... that's going over it with main battle tanks. I'm just incredibly offended....I'm not sure what 'Ism' we are seeing build around us. Maybe a whole NEW "ism" just bastardized from the many others and warped into a nightmare.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by ironorchid
 

Thank you for clarifying and this is just so far off the deep end I'm stunned. The disturbing thing is that England adopts the worst the United States invents and we adopt the worst that England finds to work. No doubt, being told my picture shirt can't be worn will be coming to a ball park or other venue near me before I know it. I guess a lowes hat wouldn't be permitted in a stadium where Home Depot might have a little square of ad space somewhere.

I can see the drinks and food...well..I'm used to it anyway. years and years of that crap in movie theaters so we buy their $50 bucket of popcorn it takes 2 to carry to a seat kinda conditioned everyone for that part.

I can even see dictating for athletes. They're paid well to be walking advertising space. Employees get a paycheck.. deal with it on that.

but....the public?! That's where I say the ultimate line is...and wow.... that's going over it with main battle tanks. I'm just incredibly offended....I'm not sure what 'Ism' we are seeing build around us. Maybe a whole NEW "ism" just bastardized from the many others and warped into a nightmare.



Wait one minute ... England didn't adopt this corporate fascism from the US.... it was the US that broke away from the corporate monarchy system with events like the Boston Tea Party by dumping private property into Boston Harbor. The English have always been under the dominion of the banksters... The US was brought back in the fold in 1913.....

the world is just making a full circle back toward feudalism.....



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