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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    I was firmly against it last time, but if the IOC is truly desperate and willing to throw money at us and the feds are sending some tax dollars our way... I could be convinced.

    On the other hand, dunking on Jyoti is also entertaining.
    Yea, the problem with the last proposal was the plan. It was ghetto Olympics. Put lipstick on a pig, example was reno to the fucking corral, run some events, then tear it down after. There was a lot of money spent, with very few tangible benefits to the city. Canmore got more facilities than we did.

    Throw some money our way, build the city some actual facilities, then we can talk.
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    Ghetto-lympics I can get on board with.
    Frank Gallagher style

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Yea, the problem with the last proposal was the plan. It was ghetto Olympics. Put lipstick on a pig, example was reno to the fucking corral, run some events, then tear it down after. There was a lot of money spent, with very few tangible benefits to the city. Canmore got more facilities than we did.

    Throw some money our way, build the city some actual facilities, then we can talk.
    Given this particular look into a bid is province driven and not city driven, I get the feeling it's to make some party donors happy who had a vested interest in a successful Olympic bid. Throw the idea out there, test the waters, if blowback is bad they can at least say they tried and keep the donors content.

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    The numbskull who keeps trying to make the Banff train station valuable will love this. Passenger trains are a near certainty as part of the package. Maybe he can get that town-to-Norquay gondola built too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Yea, the problem with the last proposal was the plan..
    Communism works, they just didn't do it right last time.
    -rage2, probably

    Rage strikes me as a pretty rational guy, but I've noticed when sportsball is involved (especially stadiums or olympics), he is strictly a feels man.

    It's just bad business, period.
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    WTF is wrong with this province. NO FUCKING OLYMPICS. I have a healthy household income and it doesn't even make financial sense to go to any event.
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    The Olympics are designed for countries with an inferiority complex - like China.

    (As a whitey, I don't really understand the concept of "face", but it sounds dumb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zechs View Post
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    Communism works, they just didn't do it right last time.
    -rage2, probably

    Rage strikes me as a pretty rational guy, but I've noticed when sportsball is involved (especially stadiums or olympics), he is strictly a feels man.

    It's just bad business, period.
    You’re 100% right. I put a lot of value into sports and entertainment as a pillar to quality of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    You’re 100% right. I put a lot of value into sports and entertainment as a pillar to quality of life.
    It's a reasonable stance to have, can't argue with that much in the feels department. I'm glad you're honest about it, most wouldn't be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Yea, the problem with the last proposal was the plan. It was ghetto Olympics. Put lipstick on a pig, example was reno to the fucking corral, run some events, then tear it down after. There was a lot of money spent, with very few tangible benefits to the city. Canmore got more facilities than we did.

    Throw some money our way, build the city some actual facilities, then we can talk.
    Terrible plans was presented terribly. Maybe they can do a better job this time around. If this gets us a new arena I dont care. Yolo! Get it fucking done, raise my taxes. Fuck it.

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    The nukes aimed here will eliminate this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zechs View Post
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    It's a reasonable stance to have, can't argue with that much in the feels department. I'm glad you're honest about it, most wouldn't be.
    I almost feel like people either don't realize or won't admit that sports/entertainment is a part of why they live here. Otherwise, what's stopping them from moving to red deer? haha
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    Co host with Vancouver or no?
    Conversations like this can be intense.

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    I'm moving to Red Deer tomorrow

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    The olympics are appallingly poor entertainment.

    I can’t be bothered to watch a single event, why would I want to blow up my tax bill bringing them here.

    Most sports are hilariously overrated.

    I live in Calgary to work, not because of the flames or the stamps.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    why would I want to blow up my tax bill bringing them here.
    So you can go to Flames games in our fancy new arena.

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    Now that Gaudreau is gone we might have a fighting chance at being a good team, I’d rather just pay a ticket tax though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Now that Gaudreau is gone we might have a fighting chance at being a good team, I’d rather just pay a ticket tax though.
    Well let's not suck each other's dicks just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    The olympics are appallingly poor entertainment.

    I can’t be bothered to watch a single event, why would I want to blow up my tax bill bringing them here.
    Agreed, although I enjoy figure skating. The point of hosting Olympics is to get infrastructure here with less tax contribution than building shit ourselves.
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    Maybe infrastructure is overrated.

    Not sure when building roads and buildings became something that mattered, but hey here we are.

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