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Paris will get it!

by Tibbs / July 5, 2005 9:12 PM PDT

I think. What do you think about the OG's? Paris?Madrid? London? New York? Moscow? Seems as if NY has taken the victory for granted already which may be a huge mistake! But it could also result in a good strategy. Dan Doctoroff, responsible for the campaign for NYC walked around telling people that NYC had won already and the games were to be held in NYC. All according a Radio Station which I can't recall now.

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London or Paris!
by Tibbs / July 5, 2005 9:17 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Since bribes are needed, it will be Paris
by duckman / July 5, 2005 9:26 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) I wonder how much London paid?
by JP Bill / July 5, 2005 9:50 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Enough
by duckman / July 5, 2005 10:07 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) More than Paris?
by JP Bill / July 5, 2005 10:08 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Duh
by duckman / July 6, 2005 9:30 AM PDT
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Explanation and 2 questions
by JP Bill / July 6, 2005 1:33 PM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Duh

''Since bribes are needed, it will be Paris''

Implies that you believe a bribe is needed to win the opportunity to host the Olympics. And the bigger the bribe the better the chance of hosting. You post also led me to believe that you thought Paris was the ''better briber'' and had the best chance of hosting. And being a better briber was some sort of unsavoury national character flaw of the French.

Using your logic

Bribery is needed to host the Olympics, London is hosting the Olympics, London must have bribed Olympic officials, since they won, they must have paid more than Paris.

Do you think the British have the same unsavoury national character flaw as the French?

Or are you saying every country has an unsavoury national character flaw and tried to bribe the officials and the British outbribed everybody?

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no the brits dont have the white flag
by Mark5019 / July 6, 2005 1:53 PM PDT

as a natinal flag

the brits are honerable country

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Response
by JP Bill / July 6, 2005 2:17 PM PDT
the brits are honerable country


And don't forget they have a ''queen'' as a leader.
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and she rules u with a steel glove
by Mark5019 / July 6, 2005 9:48 PM PDT
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remember bow to your monarch.

maybe some day you can allso aceive freedom:D

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Mark
by Tibbs / July 7, 2005 8:59 PM PDT

Is it your opinion that U.K. lacks basic freedoms?

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never said that
by Mark5019 / July 7, 2005 11:46 PM PDT
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but then your on a fishing expidition.

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Not at all, just reading what you have to say.
by Tibbs / July 8, 2005 12:06 AM PDT
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"remember bow to your monarch.

maybe some day you can allso aceive freedom"

"maybe some day you can allso aceive freedom"

"Some day" -> Future. Does not exist yet. "Maybe" -> Perhaps but not sure.

"you can allso aceive freedom" -> You too (England in this case) can also achieve freedom -> It does not exist yet.

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but NOT understanding
by jonah jones / July 8, 2005 12:52 AM PDT
and she rules u with a steel glove
remember bow to your monarch.
maybe some day you can allso aceive freedom:D
Posted by: Mark5019 (see profile) - 07/07/2005 4:48 AM
In reply to: Response by JP Bill


jonah "English 101 A.Y.S." jones


just a hint:JP is a canuck

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It's a draw.
by James Denison / July 6, 2005 2:53 PM PDT

It's a draw between French bribes or French insults as to which carried the day when it came time to decide. I will admit however that it was probably the French who had the most influence over the decision. Wink

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I think every city in the last 40 years bribed
by duckman / July 7, 2005 11:13 AM PDT

the olympic oficials to get to be the host city.

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(NT) (NT) It's London
by EdH / July 5, 2005 10:03 PM PDT
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glad london got it
by Mark5019 / July 5, 2005 10:07 PM PDT
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much nicer place and nicer people

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(NT) (NT) Bad food though. And no wine!
by Tibbs / July 5, 2005 11:07 PM PDT
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Chirac's open-mike comments to that effect
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / July 5, 2005 11:13 PM PDT

may very well have cost Paris the Olympics, Tibbs. And he then went on to complain about Finnish food ("the only food worst than English..."), and there are a couple of influential Finns on the IOC.

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If that's the case ...
by Evie / July 5, 2005 11:22 PM PDT

... it's a long deserved comeuppance for Chirac.

I didn't know there was no wine in London.

Evie Happy

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French beer.
by James Denison / July 6, 2005 2:45 PM PDT
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I didn't know there was no wine in London.


That's OK, the only real beer in France is German or English, depending on whether you want a pilsner, lager, or a good dark brew.
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The analysis I heard
by Dan McC / July 6, 2005 12:42 AM PDT

postulated that the Paris and London bids were equally compelling but that London was selected because of the British PM's strong role in both the Olympic bid and his leading role in support for Africa.

Dan

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I have to say, conservative or not, I like Tony Blair.
by Ziks511 / July 6, 2005 1:00 AM PDT
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I just hate his education policies which have seriously eroded grammar school education there (the best kind of public high-school education there and for centuries the way the lower classes climbed the ladder of economic success, people like the entire current British Cabinet.)

He's the smoothest, most unruffled politician I've seen since Clinton and doesn't have Clinton's extraneous peccadilloes.

Rob

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(NT) (NT) and he and Bush use the same -brand- toothpaste :-)
by jonah jones / July 6, 2005 1:03 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Blair conservative?????
by Evie / July 6, 2005 1:51 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Yes, Blair conservative.
by Tibbs / July 6, 2005 1:00 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Blair is a Liberal, Rob.
by EdH / July 6, 2005 10:11 PM PDT
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There is good food to be had in London
by Ziks511 / July 6, 2005 12:54 AM PDT
at a price. I shudder to think what prices will be like there during the Olympics. If I win the lottery and have an extra million or two I might consider going. I'll stay with friends and take them to the Olympics too, and pay for the meals until the million or two runs out in a week.

Rob
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One of our best meals....
by Angeline Booher / July 6, 2005 1:49 AM PDT

.... was at a modest restaurant in the Gatwick Airport area, within walking distance of the Crest Hotel. Another was at a small hotel in the Lake Country (I forget where). We ate at a table by the shore.

A Cornish pastry makes for a fine lunch!

We found prices to be reasonable, even at the height of the tourist season. But we usually select eateries where the locals go.

My guess is that some venues will be scattered all over the island. We found that it is easy to get around with the public transit system, though. And the opportunities to be in smaller towns will be a plus.

What we found too high were admission prices to attractions, like Shakespeare's home. We rarely go in places that charge admission, preferring to enjoy the environs. Yet the admission price for British Museum was quite reasonable.

Tourism is important, and price gouging would not be a good way to ask visitors to come back.

Angeline
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