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(Boston Herald)   Are Boston taxpayers gullible enough to host the Olympics?   (bostonherald.com ) divider line
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2013-11-25 04:19:05 PM  

soopey: In New York, the pee-brained inhabitants


I thought you spelled "pea-brained" wrong for a second but then I remembered the time I was waiting for a train at Astor Place and suddenly realized what you did there.
 
2013-11-25 04:29:44 PM  

BunkoSquad: It's more of a question of whether the Legislature collectively has enough nephews who run contracting companies to get paid even after the IOC and its wheelbarrow are sated


It'll be over budget, behind schedule, and solid steel ceiling panels will detached and drop at random.
 
2013-11-25 04:47:25 PM  
You want to know why Boston shouldn't even consider it?  Two words:

BIG DIG
 
2013-11-25 05:02:24 PM  
As a resident now, how about no? Seriously, just keep having places in Maine or Vermont host the occasional winter games and I'll happily head up for a weekend, but actually in the city? fark that noise.
 
2013-11-25 05:10:51 PM  

deadsanta: As a resident now, how about no? Seriously, just keep having places in Maine or Vermont host the occasional winter games and I'll happily head up for a weekend, but actually in the city? fark that noise.


This. The city can barely handle a Red Sox and Celtics game getting out at the same time and they're on different sides of town
 
2013-11-25 07:57:51 PM  
It'll be a huge boom for the economy.....the New Hampshire economy.
 
2013-11-25 08:16:59 PM  

Aar1012: It'll be a huge boom for the economy.....the New Hampshire economy.


Don't say that, there's way too many pricks living in southern Rockingham & Hillsborough Counties that are farking up the state too much already.

As for the rest, we're talking about a state that won't allow casinos to be built because of how much they will destroy the character of the community.  They won't spend money on their own schools because people without kids don't want taxes on their property to go up.  There's no way in holy hell that would change for the Olympics.
 
2013-11-25 11:06:27 PM  

FriarReb98: Aar1012: It'll be a huge boom for the economy.....the New Hampshire economy.

Don't say that, there's way too many pricks living in southern Rockingham & Hillsborough Counties that are farking up the state too much already.

As for the rest, we're talking about a state that won't allow casinos to be built because of how much they will destroy the character of the community.  They won't spend money on their own schools because people without kids don't want taxes on their property to go up.  There's no way in holy hell that would change for the Olympics.


I'm not worrying about those living here. Just imagine all the tax dodgers driving north to save a nickle on an Olympics Tshirt. Hell, I bet the booze for the Olympic village will be purchased at a NH Liquor Store

/6.25% isn't that high of a sales tax
 
2013-11-26 12:03:47 AM  
Killer Cars: To be fair, you'd be hard pressed to find a city anywhere that has the existing infrastructure for locals to think "pfft, sure, we can handle it easily"

Los Angeles. All the venues are in place, it was done here before and bonus: people will take their vacations during the two weeks = no traffic jams.

/Thank you Peter Ueberroth
 
2013-11-26 02:43:07 AM  

Lost Thought 00: They should host the games in the same stadiums they already spent billions to build. Just cycle between 4 locations (1 on each major continent) and re-use the venues


This was originally suggested early on with Athens, and they wanted to be the permanent host, but Baron de Coubertin was adamant that the Olympics travel to a new city every time out. There hasn't really been much of a secondary candidate since; even those who want this kind of thing can't seem to agree on a candidate that isn't Athens and it's obvious that Athens simply isn't up to the task these days.
 
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