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(Guardian)   Just a thought, FIFA? When the poor are literally rioting in the streets protesting the lavish spending that's occuring to host your event? That might not be the best time to unveil the "official champagne" of the World Cup 2014   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 24
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2013-06-28 06:38:47 PM  
Don't they pay for that partnership? So Tatty champagne is actually deferring some of the cost to the Brazilian citizens.
 
2013-06-28 07:04:21 PM  
Qatar's underclass of Indians in indentured servitude point and laugh nervously.
 
2013-06-28 07:08:01 PM  

Lunchlady: Qatar's underclass of Indians in indentured servitude point and laugh nervously.


Thats the one after Brazil.  They have plenty of time to increase oppression and trigger a revolution.
 
2013-06-28 07:13:34 PM  

Daedalus27: Lunchlady: Qatar's underclass of Indians in indentured servitude point and laugh nervously.

Thats the one after Brazil.  They have plenty of time to increase oppression and trigger a revolution.


After Russia, you mean. So 9 years off.
 
2013-06-28 07:16:17 PM  
Just wait until the Olympics. They are really going to show their asses then.
 
2013-06-28 07:39:26 PM  
I guess you could say

*puts on sunglasses*

the unveiling flopped.

/YEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
2013-06-28 07:45:33 PM  
Since when does FIFA give a fark about what anyone thinks?
 
2013-06-28 08:06:55 PM  
Brazilian citizens are protesting?  Wow, that's a lot!
 
2013-06-28 08:37:07 PM  

PowerSlacker: Since when does FIFA give a fark about what anyone thinks?


Ding Ding. FIFA may just be the corrupt organization in the world. Top five, at least.
 
2013-06-28 10:46:26 PM  
Maybe they could award the World Cup to a country that will not have to build a single new stadium (and host each game in a different stadium as well). But then again, why not award it to a country that will have to build 7 new stadiums that will start to decay 12 seconds after the final whistle.
 
2013-06-28 11:58:22 PM  

zipdog: Maybe they could award the World Cup to a country that will not have to build a single new stadium (and host each game in a different stadium as well). But then again, why not award it to a country that will have to build 7 new stadiums that will start to decay 12 seconds after the final whistle.


The reason you don't host in a place that's already ready to go is that you can't graft off the corrupt contractors who are milking the public for funds. It's why you never move a sports team to a place that already has a stadium ready to go; no opportunity to get your beak wet.
 
2013-06-29 02:07:53 AM  
"I can understand that poor people are not happy, but they should not use football to make their demands heard," the body's president, Sepp Blatter, said last week. "Brazil's richest folks asked to host the World Cup. We didn't force it on them."

FTFY, you asshole. I'm surprised you didn't roll out FIFA's official cake, while you were at it.
 
2013-06-29 02:36:09 AM  

zipdog: Maybe they could award the World Cup to a country that will not have to build a single new stadium (and host each game in a different stadium as well). But then again, why not award it to a country that will have to build 7 new stadiums that will start to decay 12 seconds after the final whistle.


Fun fact, one of the gripes the Brazilian people have is that the refurbishments to the existing stadiums are actually making them WORSE. And we're not talking the 'put a Jumbotron in Wrigley' kind of thing where it's semantics. We're talking 'who peed in here all of a sudden?'
 
2013-06-29 03:18:29 AM  

Billy Crystal Meth Lab: PowerSlacker: Since when does FIFA give a fark about what anyone thinks?

Ding Ding. FIFA may just be the corrupt organization in the world. Top five, at least.


1. IOC
2. FIFA
3. NCAA
4. Boxing
5. up for grabs
 
2013-06-29 03:21:17 AM  

Trocadero: zipdog: Maybe they could award the World Cup to a country that will not have to build a single new stadium (and host each game in a different stadium as well). But then again, why not award it to a country that will have to build 7 new stadiums that will start to decay 12 seconds after the final whistle.

The reason you don't host in a place that's already ready to go is that you can't graft off the corrupt contractors who are milking the public for funds. It's why you never move a sports team to a place that already has a stadium ready to go; no opportunity to get your beak wet.


Bears repeating for just about every Olympics or any kind of world cup.
Then again, I am not a huge soccer fan. I know the folks of Brazil are . I just dont understand why they still have folks living in cardboard shacks yet can justify spending a huge assload ( its a Scottish measurement of funds ) of cash to build new places but not take care ( like having jobs ) for those living in cardboard shanties. Not to get to political, but I did feel the same about South Africa, and China. Sports generates vast amounbts of money for about 4 score banks and families. Yet we all still pay them. Why ?
 
2013-06-29 04:01:39 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Billy Crystal Meth Lab: PowerSlacker: Since when does FIFA give a fark about what anyone thinks?

Ding Ding. FIFA may just be the corrupt organization in the world. Top five, at least.

1. IOC
2. FIFA
3. NCAA
4. Boxing
5. up for grabs


I'd say it's:

1- FIFA
2- Boxing
3- NCAA
4- FIA (specifically in Formula 1)
5- IOC

You can convince me that the IOC should be higher, but not above boxing or FIFA
 
2013-06-29 04:11:09 AM  
I have to think the NCAA only goes down to 5th on those lists for the fact that the others are international organizations. In international organizations, there's fewer corruption checks from any one nation that can stop you (you can skip over borders anytime you damn well please), and there's a pressure to include all parts of the world in your governing body. That includes many, many representatives from nations where you have to bribe the mailman so he'll give you your mail. And those bodies are only as ethically strong as their most corrupt member.
 
2013-06-29 04:27:42 AM  
Let those biatches eat cake

/or something
//history is right 100% of the time, 50% of the time
 
2013-06-29 06:36:35 AM  

desertgeek: ElwoodCuse: Billy Crystal Meth Lab: PowerSlacker: Since when does FIFA give a fark about what anyone thinks?

Ding Ding. FIFA may just be the corrupt organization in the world. Top five, at least.

1. IOC
2. FIFA
3. NCAA
4. Boxing
5. up for grabs

I'd say it's:

1- FIFA
2- Boxing
3- NCAA
4- FIA (specifically in Formula 1)
5- IOC

You can convince me that the IOC should be higher, but not above boxing or FIFA



I'd move the IOC up and remove boxing on the theory that boxing would have to be organized before it could make a list of most corrupt organizations.
 
2013-06-29 08:09:50 AM  

SphericalTime: Don't they pay for that partnership? So Tatty champagne is actually deferring some of the cost to the Brazilian citizens.


A big part of the complaint isn't the cost, it's that the profits will be funneled to a few wealthy businesspeople and their government connections. They want the money to benefit all of Brazil, not just a few wealthy interests.
 
2013-06-29 08:35:15 AM  

skozlaw: SphericalTime: Don't they pay for that partnership? So Tatty champagne is actually deferring some of the cost to the Brazilian citizens.

A big part of the complaint isn't the cost, it's that the profits will be funneled to a few wealthy businesspeople and their government connections. They want the money to benefit all of Brazil, not just a few wealthy interests.


I'd argue in favor of that but I live in America. If I figure out how to fix it in my own country I'll let Brazil know. Of course, I would hope they do the same in reverse.
 
2013-06-29 09:25:52 AM  
If playing Max Payne 3 has ever taught me anything, it's never to fark with the favelas.

/Baghdad with G-strings
 
2013-06-29 10:56:00 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Billy Crystal Meth Lab: PowerSlacker: Since when does FIFA give a fark about what anyone thinks?

Ding Ding. FIFA may just be the corrupt organization in the world. Top five, at least.

1. IOC
2. FIFA
3. NCAA
4. Boxing
5. up for grabs


I didn't mean just in regards to sports, either!

If Sepp Blatter died tomorrow, it'd be a day too farking late.
 
2013-06-30 04:04:04 AM  

alienated: Trocadero: zipdog: Maybe they could award the World Cup to a country that will not have to build a single new stadium (and host each game in a different stadium as well). But then again, why not award it to a country that will have to build 7 new stadiums that will start to decay 12 seconds after the final whistle.

The reason you don't host in a place that's already ready to go is that you can't graft off the corrupt contractors who are milking the public for funds. It's why you never move a sports team to a place that already has a stadium ready to go; no opportunity to get your beak wet.

Bears repeating for just about every Olympics or any kind of world cup.
Then again, I am not a huge soccer fan. I know the folks of Brazil are . I just dont understand why they still have folks living in cardboard shacks yet can justify spending a huge assload ( its a Scottish measurement of funds ) of cash to build new places but not take care ( like having jobs ) for those living in cardboard shanties. Not to get to political, but I did feel the same about South Africa, and China. Sports generates vast amounbts of money for about 4 score banks and families. Yet we all still pay them. Why ?



I am sure the Olympics did China a lot of good. Sure, large parts of the country still live in poverty, and that would make it seems strange to spend so much money on the olympics, but look at the PR it generated for China.

Everybody now is more or less aware of how fast China is growing and that they are able do amazing things, and it makes people ready for the thought that China might possibly be able to produce more than cheap crap, paving the road for all the Chinese brands that will go international in the coming years.

Japan accomplished the same thing with the Tokyo Olympics in the 60's, when the image of Japan people had was one of memories of the war and cheap made in Japan copied crap. The olympics showed the world what modern Japan is capable of and made the people ready to adopt all the Japanese brands that started producing quality products in the 70's.

So, for China I am sure it was a good investment that created awareness and goodwill and will pay itself back. People's view of China all over the world moved from an image of cheap crap and remnants of communism to a sense of admiration and wonder.

Brazil I am less confident about what they'll gain from it, I think they should have waited a couple of more years before hosting the Olympics, and the winter Olympics in Russia will be probably be a disaster with everybody being mugged by Russian mobsters.
 
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