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  1. http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/aug/17/julian-castro/julian-castro-says-california-besting-texas-creati/
  2. You linked a highly conservative/right-wing source, and the guy considers himself to be a Libertarian. Many conservatives like to say that people and businesses are leaving California, when the truth of the matter is, California is still the largest economy in the US by far, and its population continues to grow, though not at the pace it used to. What conservatives fail to point out is that for every business that leaves California, another takes its place. Headquarters may leave California, but many of their ancillary offices remain in California. For example, Toyota's American headqu
  3. The Metro Blue Line has been running for almost 27 years. It opened in July of *1990*.
  4. Most of the country doesn't really get Los Angeles, which is fine, since we don't get most of the country.
  5. I didn't realize that Paris' Olympic Village was gonna be built anyway, Olympics or not. Apart from the time sensitive issue, then there is no risk in building it, if it's going to be used for housing, whether Paris gets the Olympics or not. So, in my opinion, this shouldn't have been included in the budget. You brought up the Roland Garros renovation, the Paris Arena... if those were gonna be done regardless whether Paris gets the Olympics or not, my question is, then why were these included in the budget? Aren't some other entities gonna pay for them anyway, and not Paris2024? Why *
  6. That's why this is a non-issue. Who *cares* how many likes a facebook page got? It really only boosts the ego/egos of the person/people who created the page.
  7. I don't know what sites the evaluation team will be visiting in LA next month, but here's a look at how USC Village is progressing, which would be the Media Village if LA is chosen to host.
  8. Being that this thread, and the 2024 Olympic bidding "excitement" in general, has become moribund (in my opinion anyway), here's a little blurb from LAist: Dr. Dre Is Now An Olympic Board Member Because This Is Los Angeles Dre. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) As Los Angeles continues its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the latest members to join the Board of Directors were announced today—this group includes rap icon and vocal California lover, Dr. Dre. The Compton-born rapper is one of 117 board members in total, which also includes real estate devel
  9. Actually, I read somewhere that the sailing federation and the IOC were thankful and impressed that for the 1984 Summer Olympics, sailing was held relatively close to the center of things, in Long Beach. Prior to 1984, you have to go way back to Tokyo 1964 to say somewhat of the same thing, where the sailing events were held at Sagami Bay. Looking it up, for the summer Games held between 1964 and 1984, the sailing events were FAR; granted, those cities were inland, but still, I thought it was interesting to see where they were held: 1968 Mexico City, sailing at Acapulco 1972 Munich
  10. Oh interesting, is this the area? https://www.google.com/maps/@48.9220215,2.3390042,3a,75y,267.24h,89.22t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sl8mdzsLFo-auZHOot6pfnQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en
  11. UCLA is already planning on building more dorms: http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/12/ucla-to-propose-new-dorms-apartments-to-match-enrollment-increase/ And I thought I read somewhere that for the Perris rowing site, the dorms at UC Riverside could be utilized if need be to house the rowing/canoeing athletes. UC Riverside is only a little less than 16 miles away per Google Maps.
  12. Whaaat? You somehow think that there's no corruption in the private sector? Or that somehow just because it's in the private sector, the corruption will be less?? HUHt? Have you not heard of banks and savings and loan scandals? Enron??
  13. This is a direct quote from Tony Estanguet: "This is the fourth bid by Paris and we believe it is now or never. This is the last chance to see Paris bidding for the Games. Afterwards, I think Paris and France will do different things." LA2024 has made no such statement, only that they are "focused on 2024." They said nothing about outright rejecting 2028.
  14. But it's never been *the* headline. The Paris organizers have now finally officially said that if they don't get 2024, they don't want 2028, they will outright reject it because of the land deal, and probably won't bid for another Olympics for quite a long time, if ever. Los Angeles, on the other hand, has no real compelling reason to host 2024 over 2028. Though Mayor Garcetti "ranted," he still gave no real reason why LA couldn't wait until 2028.
  15. Maybe you didn't read the article, but it gives the main reason why 2028 won't work for Paris (land deal for the OV). They are claiming that it has to be 2024, because they couldn't possibly host in 2028. Apart from possibly having to renegotiate leases and timeframes and availability of already existing facilities, it's not the same situation for LA; I don't see why LA couldn't possibly host in 2028,
  16. Paris says it's 2024 or nothing... Nothing... NOTHING!!! Dooon't, maaake me cloooose, one more door! I don't wanna hurt, anymore! From Reuters: Olympics: 2028 Games not an option for Paris, says bid chief http://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2024-paris-idUSKBN16S1PZ
  17. Hahaha that literally made me LOL! I assume you were being sarcastic? I walk through whole neighborhoods or shopping districts in Los Angeles and its suburbs where I don't hear any English being spoken. And I love it!
  18. Actually, that's a quote attributed to author Truman Capote, and the quote is: "It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year." Funny, because Truman Capote died in LA. His cremated remains are interred at Westwood Memorial Park in LA, where many other celebrities are buried, including Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Ray Bradbury... Link to notable people buried at Westwood Memorial Park: https://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=8440 That's another cool thing about LA; who cares where "celebrities" live
  19. As soon as the candidate cities started dropping out, I did start feeling disappointed. At least when Budapest was still in the race, we could have seen which cities got how many votes. Even when it became 2 candidate cities for 2024, I think Paris would have won, but it still would have been interesting to me to see by how many votes. And now that it seems like they're gonna award '24 and '28, the "competition" excitement is completely absent. I'm wondering if there'll even be a vote.
  20. So if LA does get '28, does this mean no American winter bid for '26? Was there even a winter bid by the USOC in the making?
  21. If that's the case, so anti-climactic! It's like a disappointing handjob. I'm so over this bid.
  22. I'm sure I can wait until the complete news is available, but for now I'm confused; so if it's a done deal for both cities, Paris getting '24 and LA getting '28, will there even be a vote? Evaluation visits? So it's possible that, say, the IOC comes to LA and says "Wow this bid BITES!" and then gives LA '28 anyway? ¿Mande?
  23. Hehe nah. I still saved hundreds of dollars though, and I didn't even switch to Geico.
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