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Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics
The U.S. Olympic Committee is counting on Boston to do what New York and Chicago could not.

Boston was chosen over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., on Thursday to represent the U.S. in a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. The U.S. hasn't hosted an Olympics since the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002, and it has been almost 19 years since the Summer Games were here.
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fuck. fuckity fuck fuck fuck.
I don't think even Mitt Romney could make it work. The last thing the city needs.
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did anyone on the selection committee even come and look that this place?
we can barely host a marathon.
the biggest lie is that all the local powers say it will be 100% privately funded.
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whitefork wrote:did anyone on the selection committee even come and look that this place?
we can barely host a marathon.
the biggest lie is that all the local powers say it will be 100% privately funded.
If you don't count billions for transportation, security, and infrastructure it's all privately funded! Now, about those new totally unrelated taxes you will be getting...
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lets see, 2024 - 2015 = 9 years to get the fork out of Massachusetts and into some place with no prospects for any bloodsucking sports delusions.
I can only hope that some other deluded country outbids us.
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whitefork wrote:lets see, 2024 - 2015 = 9 years to get the fork out of Massachusetts and into some place with no prospects for any bloodsucking sports delusions.
I can only hope that some other deluded country outbids us.
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ed wrote:
whitefork wrote:lets see, 2024 - 2015 = 9 years to get the fork out of Massachusetts and into some place with no prospects for any bloodsucking sports delusions.
I can only hope that some other deluded country outbids us.
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I came across this Op-Ed (by a native Bostonian apparently):

9 reasons Boston is a terrible choice to host the 2024 Summer Olympics
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For those who don't live near Boston, let me give you an idea of the traffic situation.

Boston has three rings of "by-passes". During rush hour, which is actually about 9 hours long, the first two rings are at an almost dead stand-still, as are the 9 major highways leading directly into Boston. I travel on the third outer ring to get to work, which is approximately 50 miles away from the heart of Boston, and traffic slows to a crawl at every exit ramp for the highways that lead into Boston.

Not long ago, I had a business meeting in a town about 20 miles north of Boston and foolishly took the second outer by-pass to get home. My GPS said I was 50 minutes away from home. Four hours later, I vowed never to take that by-pass again.

I had a meeting at a company near MIT once. I left 2 hours early, thinking that would be plenty of time to get there and find a parking spot. I ended up being 45 minutes late due to traffic and every fucking massive parking garage being completely full except for one person that happened to be leaving on the top floor, and I just happened to be the first in line of 20 or so cars that were circling around.

And they want to hold the Olympics in this hell hole of a city.

Guess they will need to build a fourth by-pass. :roll:
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what Bruce says. I don't drive during the day unless there's really no alternative.
Take the train or the bus. even if you get stuck somewhere at least you're not in a car.
(Providence commuter rail to South Station, Red Line to Kendall, Bruce - it's the only way).

Anax - fuck yeah. That elevated eyesore of a highway is long gone but the traffic is not better. (the Big Dig - Thank you everybody for funding it for us!)

Gram - I like California. You probably just want me to stay off the highways. Suits me.
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whitefork wrote:what Bruce says. I don't drive during the day unless there's really no alternative.
Take the train or the bus. even if you get stuck somewhere at least you're not in a car.
(Providence commuter rail to South Station, Red Line to Kendall, Bruce - it's the only way).

Anax - fuck yeah. That elevated eyesore of a highway is long gone but the traffic is not better. (the Big Dig - Thank you everybody for funding it for us!)

Gram - I like California. You probably just want me to stay off the highways. Suits me.
Of course, everyone likes California. Unless you are ed.
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Doctor X wrote:Or hate plastic and strip malls. . . .

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Worse are the drivers. If it starts to rain they either think it is the apocalypse or the Earth Mother is angry. Either way, panic.






And smog.

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Doctor X wrote:Worse are the drivers. If it starts to rain they either think it is the apocalypse or the Earth Mother is angry. Either way, panic.






And smog.

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Well, I recently flew in from San Diego.







Man are my arms tired.

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A bit of nostalgia from the old folks,
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It be official. Boston has been pulled.

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Hey Grammatron! LA is next in line. Enjoy your boondoggle.
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whitefork wrote:Hey Grammatron! LA is next in line. Enjoy your boondoggle.
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There's been a lot of acrimony here over the proposed new stadium for the 2020 Olympics.

The original design was selected but it came under a lot of criticism when the actual costs ballooned to over twice the original estimates.

I think proponents tend to lowball these things to get taxpayers to commit to them and then when the commitment has been made you find out what the real cost is going to be. "Oops, this thing is going to cost three times what we told you it would cost. Who could have known?"

Anyway, they recently decided to scrap that plan and start over.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/japan-axes ... c-stadium/
Zaha Hadid’s controversial design for Japan’s 2020 Olympics is history. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pointed to the swelling cost—over $2 billion—as the reason his government would “start over from zero.”

Hadid has been under fire for her sprawling, bike-helmet-shaped stadium since 2013, when a group of Japanese architects and designers protested the proposal, saying that, at 3 million square feet, the 80,000-seater was “too big” for its surroundings. Acclaimed architect Toyo Ito and Pritzker Prize-winning Fumihiko Maki launched an online petition, imploring the government to stop construction. They have now fished their wish.

Hadid’s responses to all this criticism have been varied. In 2014, in a rare show of acquiescence, the architect modified the plans to include lighter and more cost-effective materials but not necessarily to downsize the structure. At the time, the Japan Sports Council had already sliced the budget for the stadium in half, from 300 billion yen (about $2.4 billion) to 169 billion yen (about $1.3 billion). Later in the year, Hadid slammed the Japanese architects protesting the stadium, suggesting that they were both sore losers and xenophobic in their stance against an Iraqi-British architect building in Japan.

The final nail in the coffin is unclear, but in a statement, Hadid’s firm denied that rising costs were to blame.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/internationa ... es/405673/
Los Angeles, Hamburg, Paris, Rome, and Budapest
And it looks like once again the boosters are making rosy projections based on made-up numbers:

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/c ... nsense.php
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So long as the IOC members get their goodies, they do not care.

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Please tell me this is no longer true.

Boston roadways become gridlocked on an average day, especially if the weather is nice.
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Bruce wrote: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:48 am Please tell me this is no longer true.

Boston roadways become gridlocked on an average day, especially if the weather is nice.
2024 will be Paris and 2028 will be Los Angeles.

2020 will be Tokyo. The 2022 winter olympics will be Beijing. All others are TBD.
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Bruce wrote: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:48 am Please tell me this is no longer true.

Boston roadways become gridlocked on an average day, especially if the weather is nice.
#1 in being the worst!

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That Boston rush hour traffic extends for miles, even to the road that runs through my little town, and I live an hour away from Boston.
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You can still work for Town Fair Tire!



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