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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:20 am
 


Title: No Calgary Olympics celebrate victory, point to positives in engagement
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Posted By: llama66
Date: 2018-11-14 06:16:35
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Its official, 56% of Calgarians are retards. God forbid they realize an olympics would have generated jobs and paid for some infrastructure. But we're cool with being a backwater hick city that pins its hopes on a resurgent O&G industry and has a 10% unemployment rate because of it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:25 am
 


It may have been good for Calgary, but it's impossible to estimated costs with the bribes to the IOC officials constantly larger and larger. Who knows where it will end?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 am
 


The Olympics itself are a joke, it's corrupt etc. However this would have been an opportunity to showcase the city, province and the benefits of the Alberta Oil Sands.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 am
 


Jerbs and Infrastructure, is what we also lose. But what you're saying about the IOC is not lost on me. I just wish Calgarians would stop thinking so Provincially.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:40 am
 


Let's be honest, if Jason Kenney was Premier 95% of Calgarians probably would have been for it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:43 am
 


BRAH wrote:
Let's be honest, if Jason Kenny was Premier most Calgarians probably would have been even worse off with all the spending cuts he would make, furthering our infrastructure debt and passing it along to the next generation.


FTFY.

llama66 wrote:
I just wish Calgarians would stop thinking so Provincially.


Nice double entendre!


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I'm good for one a week. Maybe.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:16 am
 


llama66 wrote:
Jerbs and Infrastructure, is what we also lose.


The jobs are funded by long term debt that the province will have to pay off to the detriment of other projects (like schools, hospitals, transit...you know; frivolous shit like that) and then the infrastructure will likely be abandoned after being used for a month or two and then eventually demolished before it's even paid for.

Screw that.


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BartSimpson wrote:
llama66 wrote:
Jerbs and Infrastructure, is what we also lose.


The jobs are funded by long term debt that the province will have to pay off to the detriment of other projects (like schools, hospitals, transit...you know; frivolous shit like that) and then the infrastructure will likely be abandoned after being used for a month or two and then eventually demolished before it's even paid for.

Screw that.


To be fair, the 1984 Olympic infrastructure still exists, and is widely used by all our Winter Olympic teams to train. That's one of the reasons we kick ass, is we have all those great facilities left over from the previous Olympics.

It would also reduce costs to fix them up, rather than building new.

But, yes. there are many other priorities now.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:36 am
 


You mean 1988, right? 1984 was in Sarajevo. :wink:


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BartSimpson wrote:
llama66 wrote:
Jerbs and Infrastructure, is what we also lose.


The jobs are funded by long term debt that the province will have to pay off to the detriment of other projects (like schools, hospitals, transit...you know; frivolous shit like that) and then the infrastructure will likely be abandoned after being used for a month or two and then eventually demolished before it's even paid for.

Screw that.

The problem is we're growing by leaps and bounds, that means we'll need Schools to indoctrinate the masses and Hospitals to practice socialised medicare and roads for mass transit, now. If we choose not to fund these things the province will stagnate as the school, hospital and road system fails. Gotta spend money to make money as you hip capitalists say.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:51 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
You mean 1988, right? 1984 was in Sarajevo. :wink:

'84's Infrastructure still technically exists. Its a little shot up, but I say that just adds character.


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llama66 wrote:
Its official, 56% of Calgarians are retards. God forbid they realize an olympics would have generated jobs and paid for some infrastructure. But we're cool with being a backwater hick city that pins its hopes on a resurgent O&G industry and has a 10% unemployment rate because of it.


Hey! :evil:

I voted No. I don't trust the IOC at all and I trust our own city council about the same. They have no respect for the taxpayers in this city. That $5 billion projected would have turned into $7 or $8 billion in the blink of an eye thanks to the inevitable graft and fuck-ups that would soon follow an IOC approval. More importantly the Flames, the real generator of consistent sporting revenue in this city, would have been left out almost entirely with just a few fix-ups to the Saddledome instead of the new arena that is needed. And, yeah, I trust the Flames a hell of a lot more than I do Naheed Nenshi.

This bid was unjustifiable, to drop those kinds of tax hikes on a town that's still reeling from the oil price collapse. We already have a ten-day yearly party in this city called the Stampede, and it doesn't cost $500 million per day the way the Olympics would have. I voted No and am damn proud of it, and I'm also bloody happy the voters finally saw through the gimmick that was being pulled on us by the downtown elite.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 am
 


Taxes are still coming, but because you're an OK guy, I've exempted you from the Retard comment! [B-o]


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