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Old 06-04-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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The FBI is starting an investigation and if/when they prove votes were bought, these events could be re-bid. So it's definately a possibility especially with Qatar which is also causing a massive adjustment for most domestic leagues. The possibility of relelatively pathetic income for the global corporations could be a factor too.

I'm kind of proud of the US government for stepping in and looking into the madness the whole world knows and complains but does nothing about. And I'm usually the last to be a flag waiver.
I wholeheartedly agree, and for the record, I'm extremely proud to be an American Flag waver.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:17 AM
 
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The USA is bullying FIFA. The USA did not win the right to host the next world cups so now it wants to destroy FIFA, the only major sports association that is not owned by any American.
With all of the admissions, resignations, ex and current officials left and right telling all.....don't you feel just a little appalled that it really wasn't some sort of witch hunt after all?

How do you feel now that you know FIFA has been lying to you all this time?
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Its not over yet....just saw an article that FIFA regular staffers were paid more than Wall Street Traders and such.

(Remember, FIFA is a non-profit)
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:12 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Its not over yet....just saw an article that FIFA regular staffers were paid more than Wall Street Traders and such.

(Remember, FIFA is a non-profit)
Yep. So-called "non-profits" (like FIFA) seem to stuff their wallets and overpay themselves first, last and always -- before they take care of what they claim to be non-profiting on!
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Rainy Ulster.
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Walter DeGregorio, the FIFA head of communications and chief spokesman has been sacked after telling a joke on a Swiss TV show. While being interviewed on the show he said, “The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, the director of communications and the general secretary are all sitting in a car – who is driving?.....The police.”

Sepp didnt think it was funny.


Though I'm not sure its such a good idea in the present climate to alienate someone who might know where bodies are buried, so to speak.......and with FIFA, would anyone be really surprised if they took that literally.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fifa-p...104407348.html

Here is the story I referenced.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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Adam: In World Cup soccer, no country looks good | Ottawa Citizen

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The German media now allege that days before the crucial vote in 2000 for the 2006 World Cup, the German government of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sent a shipload of weapons to Saudi Arabia in exchange for that country’s vote. Germany went on to beat South Africa 12-11 to win the right to host the games.

The German authorities have denied any impropriety, as have the South Africans, but as the world media continues to focus on the alleged $10 million payment, the question that needs asking is how much does a shipload of arms cost? Five million dollars? Ten or $20 million? And is such quid pro quo any less egregious than what the South Africans are alleged to have done?
Unusual for the loser in a bid to be defensive. It just goes to show that this sort of actitivity is widespread.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:23 AM
 
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Yep. So-called "non-profits" (like FIFA) seem to stuff their wallets and overpay themselves first, last and always -- before they take care of what they claim to be non-profiting on!
That's why they had to put rules around US non-profits. You'd have some guy start "Cancer Cure Charity" and then just do active fundraising, paid themselves and all their family members big big salaries and 10 cents on the dollar would make it's way to cancer research etc.

IRS has shut those scams down now.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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That's why they had to put rules around US non-profits. You'd have some guy start "Cancer Cure Charity" and then just do active fundraising, paid themselves and all their family members big big salaries and 10 cents on the dollar would make it's way to cancer research etc.

IRS has shut those scams down now.
Hopefully United Way was on that IRS list, because I believe they had been misrepresenting their non-profit status as well.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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Hopefully United Way was on that IRS list, because I believe they had been misrepresenting their non-profit status as well.
Actually, they have an extremely high efficiency measure if you look at charity watchdog groups etc.

They (and others) have been the target of some chain emails that are cleared up by snopes.

If you mean something else by this, then by all means provide a link, I'm always down to learn something new.
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