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Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 245

Funny. :-)

I live in NY so part of me thinks it would be cool to have the Olympics here. Part of of me doesn't want the extra crowds and BS. But I see all the stadiums around here; all the sporting events. We have World Series, the US Open, NHL and NBA playoffs and the crowds are barely noticeable. Barely a blip on the radar.

Of course the Olympics are on a different scale but I think this place can easily handle the strain.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 245

Yeah. Governments try that all the time. It's the argument many city planners use to convince residents to support bonds for building sports stadium. "Think of all the revenue!!!"

Sometimes its works. But most of the time it fails miserably.

Now amplify the expense 10x for hosting the Olympics. The gamble better be based on reality.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 245

No. NY stadiums are not all running idle. But MLB could schedule away games for the Mets and Yankees, and I'm sure MSG and other venues would be more than willing to block out some time for the Olympics. There would be more than enough time to schedule events.

And why shouldn't the Olympics also be held in NJ? Why only in NY when there are so many great places a few minutes away? There is public transportation to Newark. And NJ Transit has been running buses to the Meadowlands for decades. Would there be extra traffic and congestion that would inconvenience people? Of course.

I really don't think NJ would be upset if some of the NY olympics took place in NJ stadiums. Conversely I think they would be pissed if NYers tried to prevent usage of any NJ stadiums.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 1) 245

But wouldn't the same media companies make the same money if it was held in NYC this year as opposed to Rio? My objection isn't to the Olympics as a sporting event; it's with nations spending money that they don't have, for something they don't need long term, in order to get some temporary prestige. (Granted some people may believe it's in the best interest of their nation ... but I think that's rarely the case.)

I think that NYC is eminently suited for the summer olympics but I wouldn't be surprised if many other cities around the world would be as well. But these are all cities in first world nations.

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 1) 692

He's been pro-choice all his life. Now, when he's running for president and tries to placate (or it con) the social conservatives with bullshit. As far as I can tell most social conservatives aren't buying his bullshit.

If Hillary came out for transparency in government would you buy that? I certainly wouldn't.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 2) 245

There are three large Outdoor Stadiums seating 40,000+ people:

Meadowlands,
Yankee Stadium
Citi Field (Mets)

There are at least four smaller stadiums - Red Bull Arena (soccer) and minor league baseball (brooklyn, staten island, long island)

There is the Arthur Ashe stadium (US Open Tennis), and tons of other, smaller venues not including horse racing tracks Belmont, Aqueduct and others.

For indoors there are
MSG, the Barclay Center, Nassau Coliseum, Prudential Stadium and a whole slew of smaller ones: the Felt Forum, Roseland Ballroom, etc...

All the buildings aside from those for swimming (which would ideally be placed at / by Chelsea Piers on the hudson river ) exist and are in use.

There is good public transportation. Very little would have to be built. Would I, living here, want to put up with extra crowds? No. Not really. But would it truly be worse than when a President comes to the UN? Yeah, the subways would be more crowded. Outside of that ... it would be life as usual.

Comment Re:Rhetorical... (Score 3) 245

They could also be held in place like NYC which has all the stadiums already built, the personnel in those stadiums have experience running major sporting events: the World Series,Superbowls, NBA and NHL playoffs, US Open (Tennis); there is good, existing mass transit, etc..., tons of hotels. About the only thing that would need to be built would be the swimming and kayaking venues.

But no. It's unfair to developing nations to have all the prestige remain in the hands of colonial / first-world nations / pick your SJW bullsh!t.

So we need to "fairly" allocate the games around the world.

Comment Re:Logic (Score 1) 692

My objections to Benghazi was not covered in the hearings. My objection was throwing free speech under the bus to placate religious nuts. The placement of the carrier group and what could have been done, and everything discussed in the committees, is very, very low down in my list of concerns.

A film maker should not be prosecuted for his work. Free speech is to be protected.

Comment Re:Logic (Score 3, Insightful) 692

So, Hillary is GUILTY of what? Killing Vince Foster? Parachuting into Benghazi and slaughtering dozens of Americans?

Hillary's involvement is Benghazi is what disqualifies her for me.

We first learn that there was an attack on the embassy and people, including the Ambassador, were killed.

The we learn that this was a spontaneous riot due to anti-Islam movie made in the US.

What does Hillary do? Does she defend free speech? No.

Is this considered to be a teachable moment? Where we explain to the Muslim world that Freedom of Speech (which is the expression of Freedom of Thought) is to be respected and honored even if the opinions are disagreeable. (Yes the Muslim world would have brought forth hadiths and other religious commentary showing how insulting Islam is punishable by death and yadda, yadda yadda. This would have be the so-called teachable moment that so many people as so fond of having.

But no. What happens? The film maker is prosecuted. An American citizen who made a horrible movie (I saw it. It a laughable movie, horrible acting, horrible writing.)

Even if that was the end of the story Hillary would be the villain for kowtowing to religious nuts and for throwing free-speech under the bus.

But it turns out the facts we learned from the administration was false.

The spontaneous riot was a planned, well-executed attack. We had a carrier group within reach. We had hours to respond to the attack. The ambassador (it is relayed by French and other European news outlets - and believed by many, especially in the Muslim world) was gang raped before being tortured and killed.

And still - the state department (read Hillary) blames the event on a pathetically bad movie.

Why this charade? Because it was 8 weeks before the 2012 Presidential election. And, as we all knew. Al Quaeda was defeated; ISIS was the junior varsity team, and doofus Romney was channeling the 1980s for his "Russians" quote.

No. Hillary is not acceptable. I actually think that Trump will be put in his place by Congress and the Media and we may have the fortunate outcome of rolling back the Imperial Presidency.

#NeverTrump #NeverHillary - Vote 3rd Party in 2016 and beyond

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 3, Insightful) 692

Except Trump will have less of a chance of getting stupidity done (compared to Hillary)

Congress will be united against Trump stupidities. Republican establishment hates him. SoCons (Social Conservatives) hate and don't trust him (He's for Planned Parenthood, pro-choice). Small Government types are against him (he's for Eminent Domain seizures, pro-gun control) so he's not going to have a pass in Congress for anything.

The media will do it's duty in vetting and exposing things.

Now with Hillary - there will be no push-back from either the media or the Dem congress. Any objections, no matter how valid, will be described as the rantings of right-wing lunatics.

I am a #NeverTrump and a #NeverHillary. Vote 3rd Party in 2016 and beyond.

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 353

While Celsius is excellent for cooking but poor for weather. I happen to think that Fahrenheit is better for environmental temperatures. Anything above 100 is very very hot. Anything below 0 is very very cold.

Now, if by environmental temperatures, you mean a space faring people then Kelvin would be the way to go. 273K equals 0C and anything in the 290s is comfortable (60-80F), (16-27C)

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