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Jesse Saenz

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  1. Yeah, this was going to happen, Olympics or not. By 2024, however, electric cars I assume will be the norm with German automakers surely making sexier cars than Tesla that are also fully electric. Elon's end game was never to sell cars, it was push carmakers to move to all electric...and he in turn...would supply the batteries and infrastructure to sustain them Smart motherfucker.
  2. The SF model is very similar and was designed by the same architecht. I actually like the design and feel it would complement the Expo area well. A new stadium AND a new museum? That would be nice. It sure beats having those parking lots.
  3. I agree. The Piggyback yards would have pushed LA's bid well into the red very early on. UCLA and the new USC Village is a MUCH better location.
  4. I think what makes LA intresting is that its still not an entirely defined city. That in itself is both a weakness and a stenght. A wild card.
  5. If nothing else, at least LA bagged the SuperBowl for 2021.
  6. OK Pierre, take a chill pill or two, lol. In all seriousness I like that we all disagree and that we are forced to see things through a seperate set of lenses. It expands our understanding and makes for a more interesting forum. How boring if we all just agreed and said nothing.
  7. California alone has 40 Million people. Its not wise to underestimate the potential. USA's 319 Million vs France's 64 Million, I wouldn't knock em just yet.
  8. Simply put, LA IS AMERICA. Its a friendlier, more laid back America, but America nonetheless, a side of America that is harder to hate.
  9. It will certainly be difficult as LA is never synonimous with America both at home and abroad, but not impossible. This is where LA's creativity can come in to good use. Time so shake up that image that La La Land is this far off place lost in its own little world.
  10. I felt both LA and Paris presented very strong bids!!! LA's however seems to be trying to steer the Olympic Games in a new direction, I agree. A revamping or rebranding indeed. Paris highlighted the unity and backing of the French people, which I felt was very important and noticeably missing from LA's. LA highlighted the 88% support from LA area citizens, but did not really expand beyond that. I feel it needs to engage the American public as a whole, LA reisdents are already in the bag....move on to the rest of California and the other 49 states. Get all of America behind it, and there will be no stopping it.
  11. Thongs in America mean something completely different as thonga in Australia. Lol.
  12. I was also reading on Twitter that some Parisians are convinced the whole Kardashian debacle is an obvious attempt to sabbotage Paris' chances at a bid. Lol. Riiiiigghhhht.
  13. The sports federations are the ones pushing LA 2024 leaders to scout out alternate locations outside of the original more compact games plan. Not sure if its actually helping or hurting LA's bid to be honest.
  14. Well, its the truth. Sucks it had to come out now and the end of his term and with LA 2024 on the line, but oh well. Truth hurts.
  15. Los Angeles is technically Spanish and is therefore "Lows- An-Hell-us"
  16. Word of the rumor mill is that LA Bases Tesla Motor Company would be the official vehicle of the 2024 Games in LA.
  17. Seriously guys??? I hate when this goes off topic.
  18. As they should. Parisian leaders should also be doing the same, making sure taxpayers are at least somewhat protected. The state of California is ready to cover up to $250 Million in overruns if it needz to.
  19. SF Bay area is just not prepared to host an Olympics anytime soon. LA has been Olympics ready for decades now. Paris is still the favorite and many of the polls so far show it as the likely winner, but since LA's bid is shaping up to be a real serious contender, it is going to go down to the wire. My guess is that LA, California, and the US will do their best to pull a London 2012 on the IOC at the last possible minute.
  20. All things considered, it is becoming hard to deny that LA will carry with it the least fiscally risky games. The temporary venues (pool/vollyball) are a fraction of the cost of permanent arenas or stadiums. The worlds most advanced stadium will be built without a cent of IOC's and taxpayers money but will be fully available to the IOC as will the new Banc of California Stadium. No other city can come even close to what LA is prepared to deliver on. But again. IOC....
  21. LA's bid has a bit of a non conventional approach to venues and post games usage. Usually, venues and villages are built for the Olympics first, then with some plan, however ambigious or uncertain, for after the games. In LA, all venues are already being used and the two under construction are being built for non-olympic events first with the plan that they can be used for the Olympics. They are being finanaced and paid for independent of the games which is why they shouldn't even be considered part of the budget. I know I am being accused of not lumping costs together like other cities, but thats because in this case, they shouldn't. Even the Metro system expansion. That was voter approved back in 2008. It too should not be considered when tallying up the overall cost of the games.
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