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Ah this article of course is written by the ones who wanted the games. The party is halfway over folks. Soon we gotta pay the bill. Too bad praise and a pat on the back doesnt pay the bills.

but anyhow...Go Canada!! we need more golds!! And the hockey this olympics is awesome!!
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Well, I must admit, Canadian's sure know how to throw a party.

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Type_O wrote:Well, I must admit, Canadian's sure know how to throw a party.

I never remembered us needing an excuse to do that :130:
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It just never cost us billions of dollars and school closures and cutbacks in healthcare and... before.
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just like a hangover after a party ......WE are really going to be paying for it......for YEARS........
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I'm not paying for it. I've said it before. I'm leaving the bills to my children and grandchildren.
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Awesome achievement!
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6billion + buys one heck of a 2 week party. Make no mistake, the hangover is coming. Increased HST and/or property taxes. Increased provincial income tax. It's coming.....you hear it.....I sure do.

But hey, I am enjoying it while it lasts. Really enjoyed watching skeleton redneck dude from Manisnowba chugging that pitcher and the spontaneous Canadian anthem from the crowds. Very cool. Very Canadian in every way. Great crowds. Even curling is like a UFC event. C U R L I N G....!!!! The most boring non Olympic like Olympic event possible. Requires ZERO athletic skill. Like throwing darts in a bar. Even T H A T is interesting because of the crowds. It's infectious and I readily admit I got the bug!

But that hangover is a comin. Like doing drugs. Feels great but you gotta pay the price afterwards......here it comes......like a freight train.
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Cateyes wrote:6billion + buys one heck of a 2 week party. Make no mistake, the hangover is coming. Increased HST and/or property taxes. Increased provincial income tax. It's coming.....you hear it.....I sure do.

But hey, I am enjoying it while it lasts. Really enjoyed watching skeleton redneck dude from Manisnowba chugging that pitcher and the spontaneous Canadian anthem from the crowds. Very cool. Very Canadian in every way. Great crowds. Even curling is like a UFC event. C U R L I N G....!!!! The most boring Olympic event possible. Requires ZERO athletic skill. Like throwing darts in a bar. Even T H A T is interesting because of the crowds. It's infectious and I readily admit I got the bug!

But that hangover is a comin. Like doing drugs. Feels great but you gotta pay the price afterwards......here it comes......like a freight train.


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whatisupcastanet wrote:
Cateyes wrote:6billion + buys one heck of a 2 week party. Make no mistake, the hangover is coming. Increased HST and/or property taxes. Increased provincial income tax. It's coming.....you hear it.....I sure do.

But hey, I am enjoying it while it lasts. Really enjoyed watching skeleton redneck dude from Manisnowba chugging that pitcher and the spontaneous Canadian anthem from the crowds. Very cool. Very Canadian in every way. Great crowds. Even curling is like a UFC event. C U R L I N G....!!!! The most boring Olympic event possible. Requires ZERO athletic skill. Like throwing darts in a bar. Even T H A T is interesting because of the crowds. It's infectious and I readily admit I got the bug!

But that hangover is a comin. Like doing drugs. Feels great but you gotta pay the price afterwards......here it comes......like a freight train.


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Type_O wrote: Well, I must admit, Canadian's sure know how to throw a party.


Never a doubt:

Downtown liquor stores forced to close early
By: ctvbc.ca
Date: Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 9:09 PM PT

Liquor stores in downtown Vancouver were forced to close their doors at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Vancouver Police Department asked the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to order the early closings in an effort to curb the open consumption of liquor and public intoxication.

"The Olympic fans aren't a problem for us, it's those who are coming into the city exclusively to get drunk." said Const. Jana McGuinness in a statement.

"The strategy behind this is to stop the supply of alcohol to the streets. We are seeing people replenishing their stock at nearby liquor stores and then openly consuming the liquor in the streets."

It remains to be seen whether early store closures will continue for the duration of the Games.
"This is a temporary measure and must be reassessed on a day by day basis," McGuinness told ctvbc.ca.

Premier Gordon Campbell told CTV News Saturday night that early closings were necessary.
"There's a huge number of people downtown and we have to make sure everything goes well for everyone," he said.

"I think an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

One liquor store owner told CTV News that the bulk of his business is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
"I think it's going to be devastating to my business," said Mike Jahnke, owner of Jimmy's Cold Beer and Wine on Homer Street.

Jahnke said it's unfair that the order only applies to licensed retail stores like his and not to other liquor businesses.

"We are definitely being singled out," he said.

Downtown liquor store managers said they received notices from the province in writing and were visited by Vancouver police, as well.

About 150,000 people were out on downtown streets Friday night following Jon Montgomery's win in the men's skeleton event, police have said.

Many of the revellers were drunk, and some of them continued to openly drink liquor outdoors – a ticketable offence that carries a $230 fine.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca ... lumbiaHome
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Cateyes wrote:
whatisupcastanet wrote:
Cateyes wrote:6 billion + buys one heck of a 2 week party. Make no mistake, the hangover is coming. Increased HST and/or property taxes. Increased provincial income tax. It's coming.....You hear it.....I sure do.

But hey, I am enjoying it while it lasts. Really enjoyed watching skeleton redneck dude from Manisnowba chugging that pitcher and the spontaneous Canadian anthem from the crowds. Very cool. Very Canadian in every way. Great crowds. Even curling is like a UFC event. C U R L I N G....!!!! The most boring Olympic event possible. Requires ZERO athletic skill. Like throwing darts in a bar. Even T H A T is interesting because of the crowds. It's infectious and I readily admit I got the bug!

But that hangover is a comin. Like doing drugs. Feels great but you gotta pay the price afterwards......here it comes......like a freight train.


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So the circled white were going to be done with or without the Olympics. So red are the ones Olympic costs according to pie chart. So thank-you
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Well thank goodness Mr. Campbell showed resolve in closing things down.
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