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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-02-09 11:46 AM
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28. Everyone Seems To Miss This Question...
When I heard it asked I thought differently than the response I heard and have been reading here. The question isn't about getting in and around Chicago or security at the games, it was about all the hassles foreigner have in getting into the country. It seemed very appropriate for a delegate from an Islamic nation to raise the question considering all the tensions that have and still exist with people from that part of the world.

Dailey's games plan had the Olympic sites segregated and easy to cordon off...but going through customs and dealing with the TSA...well that's another story.
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  -Why I think Chicago didn't get the games. Are_grits_groceries  Oct-02-09 10:58 AM   #0 
  - The Olympic business is corrupt  jeffbr   Oct-02-09 11:00 AM   #1 
  - True!  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-02-09 11:07 AM   #14 
  - Whoa....that is something I never even thought about. It is a pain  Thickasabrick   Oct-02-09 11:01 AM   #2 
  - I just posted Wednesday night about my brother's laptop and iphone getting seized by customs  MelissaB   Oct-02-09 11:08 AM   #16 
     - I remember reading that - has he heard anything? Does he have  Thickasabrick   Oct-02-09 02:48 PM   #39 
        - He's been detained several times in Detroit. The only thing he can come up with  MelissaB   Oct-02-09 07:12 PM   #44 
  - Rio has a terrible crime problem as I understand it.  CTyankee   Oct-02-09 11:02 AM   #3 
  - I don't doubt it.  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-02-09 11:03 AM   #5 
  - They'll crack down hard on that. At least people will be able to get into Rio  Subdivisions   Oct-02-09 11:04 AM   #8 
  - What are you talking about? Brazil is a model neoliberal country.  anonymous171   Oct-02-09 12:28 PM   #37 
  - Your first paragraph hit me right between the eyes. BINGO. K&R. n/t  Subdivisions   Oct-02-09 11:02 AM   #4 
  - I was thinking the same thing - who in their right mind wants to fly here?  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-02-09 11:03 AM   #6 
  - Also Chicago is a corrupt place, corrupt former Governor and corrupt  SuperTrouper   Oct-02-09 11:13 AM   #19 
  - Nah..... it was simply that the Olympics have never been in S. America  scheming daemons   Oct-02-09 11:04 AM   #7 
  - LOL, seriously.  Sultana   Oct-02-09 12:28 PM   #38 
  - Obama shouldn't have gone, Blagojevich should have.  MercutioATC   Oct-02-09 11:04 AM   #9 
  - At least Chicago and the US will not be saddled with cost overruns  DinahMoeHum   Oct-02-09 11:06 AM   #10 
  - Other factors:  Drunken Irishman   Oct-02-09 11:06 AM   #11 
  - Correct - I think this too is carryover of the world view toward Bush rather than Obama.  cbdo2007   Oct-02-09 11:07 AM   #12 
  - Disagree...  rpannier   Oct-02-09 11:07 AM   #13 
  - Thanks to Bush and the Creation of the TSA Goon Squad....  lib2DaBone   Oct-02-09 11:08 AM   #15 
  - we have our local nutters, too.  mopinko   Oct-02-09 11:11 AM   #17 
  - I won't argue that there were other factors.  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-02-09 11:11 AM   #18 
  - On the BBC, I heard Madrid already has 85% of the venues constructed for the Olympics  Oregone   Oct-02-09 11:16 AM   #20 
  - If you build it, they will come.  City Lights   Oct-02-09 11:42 AM   #26 
     - Nope :)  Oregone   Oct-02-09 11:52 AM   #29 
  - The youth violence would be much less of a problem with the increase  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-02-09 11:17 AM   #21 
  - You get more for your U.S. dollar and a LOT more for your Euro in South America also.  CTyankee   Oct-02-09 11:18 AM   #22 
  - Are you suggesting that all those foreigners might arrive here...  Orsino   Oct-02-09 11:29 AM   #23 
  - I think you're onto something.  Warpy   Oct-02-09 11:40 AM   #24 
  - What is it about Chicago and inner cities that causes so much crime? n/t  newtothegame   Oct-02-09 11:42 AM   #25 
  - Desperation, hunger, hopelessness, freezing etc... n/t  nebenaube   Oct-02-09 12:10 PM   #32 
     - Right. But like in my Iowa town, lots of Chicago inner city residents have moved here.  newtothegame   Oct-02-09 12:18 PM   #33 
  - I personally believe that the difficulties for foreign competitors and their supporters to enter  BlueMTexpat   Oct-02-09 11:43 AM   #27 
  - Everyone Seems To Miss This Question...  KharmaTrain   Oct-02-09 11:46 AM   #28 
  - My impression is the violence in Rio is worse  WeDidIt   Oct-02-09 11:54 AM   #30 
  - It's time more developing countries get the games!......  Locut0s   Oct-02-09 12:00 PM   #31 
  - +1 It's about time for South America to take the world stage  TxRider   Oct-02-09 02:54 PM   #41 
  - I'm sure  Libertas1776   Oct-02-09 12:24 PM   #34 
  - Well, Chicago corruption (historical and current) is matched only by that of Rio  Malikshah   Oct-02-09 12:27 PM   #35 
  - trouble is all those foreigner look foreign.  dembotoz   Oct-02-09 12:28 PM   #36 
  - My take too. The rest of the world is tired of all of our "drama." n/t  Dr Fate   Oct-02-09 02:50 PM   #40 
  - you aren't kidding!  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-02-09 03:21 PM   #42 
  - Very good point.  Vidar   Oct-02-09 03:45 PM   #43 

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