Kelownans Opposed to the Olympics

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westsidebud wrote:
Nebula wrote:
westsidebud wrote:here nab and all you olympic bashers , if your against the games your also against this to.

What an entirely ridiculous statement.

you cant have your cake and eat it to, sorry . your either against the olympics or your for them.

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im for and always have been for the games because i understand what its realy about. you and your partners in crime equate it to money, well boohoo lol its not about you



So YOU understand what the Olympics is REALLY about????? Oh, please, enlighten us. Include, if you will, your logic about how to pay for them, why they have to cost so much, the lack of Canadian suppliers of merchandise and uniforms, what is not being funded while we're being gouged for the party fun, how they have hidden and manipulated the costs, how they have broken promises made in their application to host the games, the farce of the homeless housing, the lunacy of holding winter games in a climate such as theirs, the benefit to the average taxpayer, the hugely inflated hotel costs, and anything else you can think of that even remotely supports your stance ...

Sorry, WSB, it's not about YOU either. It IS about power, greed and money for the elite. Sports just happen to be their vehicle to gain it. You have been brainwashed and hoodwinked. Boohoo to you, too.
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Does anyone really know what the Olympics are all about? Does anyone have a monopoly on the definition? I think the true meaning of the Olympics will depend upon who you ask. It is funny though the lengths some people will go to in insisting that they and they alone are the sole person entitled to define the meaning of the Olympics.
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Al Czervic wrote:Does anyone really know what the Olympics are all about? Does anyone have a monopoly on the definition? I think the true meaning of the Olympics will depend upon who you ask. It is funny though the lengths some people will go to in insisting that they and they alone are the sole person entitled to define the meaning of the Olympics.


I cannot say I could clearly enunciate what the Olympics are really about Al because so much of that has been lost in the pursuit of commercialization and an excuse to spend money on extravagant facilities and infrastructure that might otherwise not be supported.

But most should not have any problem clarifying what they ARE NOT ABOUT. Similar talking points I suppose to the annual debate about the meaning of Christmas and whether Santa is real or not ;-).

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Al Czervic wrote:Does anyone really know what the Olympics are all about? Does anyone have a monopoly on the definition? I think the true meaning of the Olympics will depend upon who you ask. It is funny though the lengths some people will go to in insisting that they and they alone are the sole person entitled to define the meaning of the Olympics.

That's simple,what it boils down to is to see who can come down the hill the fastest or go around the circle the fastest.Billions spent to find out:>
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dogman wrote:
Al Czervic wrote:Does anyone really know what the Olympics are all about? Does anyone have a monopoly on the definition? I think the true meaning of the Olympics will depend upon who you ask. It is funny though the lengths some people will go to in insisting that they and they alone are the sole person entitled to define the meaning of the Olympics.

That's simple,what it boils down to is to see who can come down the hill the fastest or go around the circle the fastest.Billions spent to find out:>


Ten billion dollars (Who knows? No one is saying.) to see who can go the fastest, or see who can throw the most elaborate, costly, wasteful, and exclusive ten day party possible. The modern day Olympics are about arrogant idiocy (appropriate to this government). Fifty years or more of drowning debt for the people of BC to pay to clean up after it (will still be paying long after everyone forgot what even happenned here these next two weeks - unless, God forbid, there is some terrorist act).
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steven lloyd wrote:
dogman wrote:
Al Czervic wrote:Does anyone really know what the Olympics are all about? Does anyone have a monopoly on the definition? I think the true meaning of the Olympics will depend upon who you ask. It is funny though the lengths some people will go to in insisting that they and they alone are the sole person entitled to define the meaning of the Olympics.

That's simple,what it boils down to is to see who can come down the hill the fastest or go around the circle the fastest.Billions spent to find out:>


Ten billion dollars (Who knows? No one is saying.) to see who can go the fastest, or see who can throw the most elaborate, costly, wasteful, and exclusive ten day party possible. The modern day Olympics are about arrogant idiocy (appropriate to this government). Fifty years or more of drowning debt for the people of BC to pay to clean up after it (will still be paying long after everyone forgot what even happenned here these next two weeks - unless, God forbid, there is some terrorist act).

I have my doubts we ever will find out how much this thing costs.My view,one million is insane,one billion is criminal,0ne billion + has no words to explain that or justify it.
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dogman wrote: I have my doubts we ever will find out how much this thing costs.My view,one million is insane,one billion is criminal,0ne billion + has no words to explain that or justify it.


Agreed. A billion here, a billion there - pretty soon we're talking real money ( I love that saying ).
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It is planning to set up its own medical clinic in the Downtown Eastside. And protesters have been advised to wear goggles and bandanas soaked in apple cider to counteract the effects of pepper spray and tear gas.


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I hope few of them get run over by a truck! At least then the money spent on security will be well spent!
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Captain Awesome wrote:
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca ... lumbiaHome

I hope few of them get run over by a truck! At least then the money spent on security will be well spent!

How about this one!

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This is so awesome. If it wasn't for PETA logo, I'd buy one.
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I'd buy one if it was a PETA member being clubbed.
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Glacier wrote:
Captain Awesome wrote:
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca ... lumbiaHome

I hope few of them get run over by a truck! At least then the money spent on security will be well spent!

How about this one!

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that's how our provincial and federal gov treats us if we protest
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I am incredibly filled with sadness when I see posts like the one that was posted to begin this forum.
People in Kelowna and especially around BC and Canada, most are extremely happy about the Olympics. You can complain and argue all you want, until your blue in the face, this is a life changing, and extremely awarding event. These athletes pay their way to the Olympics, the government does not pay for them as most other countries governments do. There are so many shows on TV about dancing, and singing and talents like those, that people support and I can guarantee you watch. However, you oppose something that shows off the talents of these amazing athletes?
Do you not think they deserve to be able to show off their excellent skills and abilities?
If the money did not go to the olympics, you have no idea where it would be spent. Guaranteed you would still be complaining because it would not have gone to the area which you believe most deserves it.
I think the best thing for you to do, is to shut your mouth, and to enjoy this unbelievable show that Canada and BC especially has had the benefit to put on.
Instead of bashing it, welcome it.
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fit4u5 wrote:
Glacier wrote:Image

that's how our provincial and federal gov treats us if we protest


May be in your own little fantasy world.
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Captain Awesome wrote:
fit4u5 wrote:
Glacier wrote:Image

that's how our provincial and federal gov treats us if we protest


May be in your own little fantasy world.


only a total *bleep* would wear a pin like that.

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