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Old 06-18-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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the IOC should declare an emergency and move the games back to London where they were hosted in 2012.

Rio is a cesspool
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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Remember when Brazil was given lots of smoochies for its growth and smart economy? What on earth happened to that nation? The water for Olympics events is unhealthy, Zika is uncontrolled, the economy is in major meltdown, and the political leadership is at war. This looks like a trainwreck, sort of what America would look like if Trump stumbled into office.
Actually, Brazil was the poster child for Progressive economics. Was.

But, in truth, I don't really feel sorry for Brazilians. Or Venezuelans, for that matter. Countries get the government they deserve.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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the IOC should declare an emergency and move the games back to London where they were hosted in 2012.

Rio is a cesspool
Rio is not a cesspool. I was there as recently as 2014 (well before the World Cup). Beautiful city. Lots of strangers went out of there way to help me. Yes, it has issues as any developing country will have but the place is far from a cesspool. City-data on the other hand.....
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Actually, Brazil was the poster child for Progressive economics. Was.

But, in truth, I don't really feel sorry for Brazilians. Or Venezuelans, for that matter. Countries get the government they deserve.
Such a neat and tidy argument. The problem is that itís not true.

It puts absolutely no responsibility in the hands of the leaders themselves. The leaders have nothing to do with it. For this reason alone we should suspect its validity.

The Gini Coefficient is through the roof in Brazil and has been for decades. Yes, they hold elections in Brazil but it is a country run by the elites for the elites....
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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Brazil is second world, not third world.
No, Brazil was a third world country.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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the IOC should declare an emergency and move the games back to London where they were hosted in 2012.

Rio is a cesspool
Is London ready for that?

Thought the 2012 Games were pretty good.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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No, Brazil was a third world country.
Brazil is an "emerging nation." It has the 8th largest economy in the world.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:13 AM
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The Rio Olympics could make the Sochi Olympics in Russia look good, and that's really saying something!

32 Images That Sum Up Why The Sochi Olympics Are Already A Disaster | Sochi Olympics | Someecards
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:45 PM
 
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I don't understand all of these knocks against the country of Brazil, unless of course people are just ignorant about how foreign countries are organized. The OP is correct in that Rio, specifically the Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, has declared a financial emergency in advance of the Olympic Games. What most of the respondents don't seem to understand is that this is no different than say the Governor of Florida or Louisiana or Texas declaring a state of emergency in order to receive federal assistance or money to assist with an extraordinary event. The Governor of Rio declared the state emergency as a device in order to free up (the equivalent of) $850 million in emergency government money.
They don't read the actual articles and just go by the sensationalist title.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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Brazil is an "emerging nation." It has the 8th largest economy in the world.
Doesn't change the fact that they were 3rd world.
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