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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Tulsa, forever condemned to search the perfect Winter Olympic host city -- only if got the glitches in his GPS fixed!!

He should have taken that left turn in Albuguergue

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48 minutes ago, Quaker2001 said:

No, not at all.. he posted that in the LA thread.  I copied it here so it could be discussed in the proper location (less anyone wonders why the LA thread is the hot thread.. that's the reason why).

Damn. Sorry for the confusion.

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3 minutes ago, Roger87 said:

Damn. Sorry for the confusion.

Did you really think that (s)he was going to post here? If it's not the "la la land" thread, Truff doesn't post in it.

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8 hours ago, Tulsa said:

Everywhere in Europe nobody wants SoG or WoG, excepted in Paris ? I think not, people don't want SoG because is too expensive and people don't want pay for that. 
Why does Paris mayor refuse referendum if french are for ? 

Maybe people has forgotten to sign the online petition? Because that allegedly refusal isn't making waves as some were hoping.

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4 hours ago, FYI said:

Did you really think that (s)he was going to post here? If it's not the "la la land" thread, Truff doesn't post in it.

Yep, maybe that was too hopeful to expect that. 

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18 hours ago, Rob. said:

What are the positions of the political parties and Presidential candidates with regard to Paris' bid? @Pure facts @neige @JO2024 @DamC ??

I seem to remember their previous bid enjoying cross party support. I certainly haven't heard of any serious political opposition being reported but sometimes things don't get picked up in English speaking media.

Found the answer myself:

Paris 2024 underlines that the bid has the full, cross-party support from all three levels of government with no organised opposition to staging the Games. Locally, an assembly of 209 councillors also gave its unanimous support to Paris 2024 – the first unanimous vote in the assembly’s history. Furthermore, on a national level, all major party candidates for the Presidential election in May 2017 support the bid.

I assume "all major party candidates" isn't including the FN, however? I've tried Googling and I can't find their or Le Pen's stance on the Olympic bid, other than they're annoyed the slogan is in English.

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1 hour ago, RuFF said:

I predicted it first.

http://gamesbids.com/eng/robs-bidblog/bidweek-no-boston-olympics-movement-touches-paris-2024-calgary-2026-will-the-ioc-be-next/

It will not at all be surprising if LA is the only bid to make it to September. In being a publicly financed bid the Parisian bid shares the very core problem that exists in all fleeting bids, taxpayer money. I predict a failed bid. 

Once again, does anyone have any thoughts on this Paris story about Paris (which he tried to spin as being about LA so he posted it in the LA thread)?  Don't think this is a cause for concern for Paris.  Good to see though that GB's most notable troll can read and regurgitate talking points he's seen elsewhere.  Maybe he wants to check the number of signatures that Paris received in comparison to what other failed bidders got.

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Jesus it's bad enough that you continually feed the troll in the LA thread, do you have to spread his crap here? If you've got something to say about Paris, let's hear it.

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40 minutes ago, zekekelso said:

Jesus it's bad enough that you continually feed the troll in the LA thread, do you have to spread his crap here? If you've got something to say about Paris, let's hear it.

I did say something about Paris.  Responding to a story posted on this website about Paris.  Do you have anything to say about Paris or do you just want to offer commentary on how/where/when I post?

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On 07/03/2017 at 6:07 PM, Rob. said:

What are the positions of the political parties and Presidential candidates with regard to Paris' bid? @Pure facts @neige @JO2024 @DamC ??

I seem to remember their previous bid enjoying cross party support. I certainly haven't heard of any serious political opposition being reported but sometimes things don't get picked up in English speaking media.

7 hours ago, Rob. said:

Found the answer myself:

Paris 2024 underlines that the bid has the full, cross-party support from all three levels of government with no organised opposition to staging the Games. Locally, an assembly of 209 councillors also gave its unanimous support to Paris 2024 – the first unanimous vote in the assembly’s history. Furthermore, on a national level, all major party candidates for the Presidential election in May 2017 support the bid.

I assume "all major party candidates" isn't including the FN, however? I've tried Googling and I can't find their or Le Pen's stance on the Olympic bid, other than they're annoyed the slogan is in English.

Basically, 4 of the main presidential candidates  support the bid (their party also): Le Pen, Fillon, Macron, Hamon, and one doesn't: Melenchon.

(I confirm Le Pen's party really doesn't like the slogan is in english!)

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4 hours ago, RuFF said:

I predicted it first.

http://gamesbids.com/eng/robs-bidblog/bidweek-no-boston-olympics-movement-touches-paris-2024-calgary-2026-will-the-ioc-be-next/

It will not at all be surprising if LA is the only bid to make it to September. In being a publicly financed bid the Parisian bid shares the very core problem that exists in all fleeting bids, taxpayer money. I predict a failed bid. 

3 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

Once again, does anyone have any thoughts on this Paris story about Paris (which he tried to spin as being about LA so he posted it in the LA thread)?  Don't think this is a cause for concern for Paris.  Good to see though that GB's most notable troll can read and regurgitate talking points he's seen elsewhere.  Maybe he wants to check the number of signatures that Paris received in comparison to what other failed bidders got.

In my opinion, this petition stuff is not a hot topic at all with regards to the number of signatures: about 10 000 at the present.

Amazing to see it is discussed in 4 different threads: Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2024, and 2 in GB newswire!:huh:

It  can be find petitions for anything! 

This one was started on the same day and has more than 40 000 signatures to save kangourous....

http://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/extermination-1-million-kangourous-australie/28281

The real hot topic of the moment is the Penelopegate!

https://www.change.org/p/madame-fillon-rendez-nous-les-1-500-000-euros-penelopegate

 

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Thanks neige, so a change in government wouldn't really matter, despite RuFF's claims hopes. Le Pen winning would obviously have a Trump effect on Paris 2024, but even she and her party supports the bid.

I call that more or less a score-draw. Both LA and Paris have solid political support.

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46 minutes ago, neige said:

 

 

Basically, 4 of the main presidential candidates  support the bid (their party also): Le Pen, Fillon, Macron, Hamon, and one doesn't: Melenchon.

(I confirm Le Pen's party really doesn't like the slogan is in english!)

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Thank you. And good to know Harmon changed his mind. Even as tRuff delusions.

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34 minutes ago, neige said:

In my opinion, this petition stuff is not a hot topic at all with regards to the number of signatures: about 10 000 at the present.

Amazing to see it is discussed in 4 different threads: Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2024, and 2 in GB newswire!:huh:

It  can be find petitions for anything! 

This one was started on the same day and has more than 40 000 signatures to save kangourous....

http://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/extermination-1-million-kangourous-australie/28281

The real hot topic of the moment is the Penelopegate!

https://www.change.org/p/madame-fillon-rendez-nous-les-1-500-000-euros-penelopegate

 

Budapest's anti-Olympic movement got 266,000 signatures.  So yea, 10,000 is nothing.  Paris isn't going anywhere.

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It really depends if it gains any traction. Budapest's started slowly - when we first heard about it it sounded like a fringe effort to destabilise the bid yet in the end it killed it. Not saying this will be the same obviously. Hopefully your instincts are correct and it doesn't balloon into something bigger.

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We need to remind Budapest referendum has also political undertones as part of an opposition movement against Orban and his regime, which is gaining slots making Hungary more authoritarian. 

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8 hours ago, neige said:

 

This one was started on the same day and has more than 40 000 signatures to save kangourous....

http://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/extermination-1-million-kangourous-australie/28281

 

.....that only shows people care 4 times more about Kangaroos than Paris.

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6 hours ago, FYI said:

Dempsey needs to get a grassroots anti-Olympic movement going in L.A. :D

...goals.

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On 09/03/2017 at 1:44 PM, hektor said:

Melenchon is against the Games.

Hamon, Fillon and Macron are for the Games

Le Pen is noncommittal

 

Hamon: «Je soutiendrai avec toute mon énergie Paris 2024»

 

The National Front support is officially written in the bidbook 1 (p 64)

And also this article: https://sportetsociete.org/2015/10/29/jo-2024-anne-hidalgo-sinquiete-de-la-montee-du-front-national-et-de-marine-le-pen/

« Nous sommes favorables à cette candidature parisienne dès l’instant où les principales infrastructures sportives existent déjà et qu’elle n’engagera pas d’investissements majeurs.

La France est une grande nation sportive et cet événement d’importance, le plus populaire avec la Coupe du Monde de football, est une belle aventure nationale » a ainsi précisé le Cabinet de Marine Le Pen dans un message transmis à « Sport & Société ».

 

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