Ethics? You talking about ethics?

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by Chino52405, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

  2. Phanuel

    Phanuel Well-Known Member

    Citation needed.
     
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  3. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    I just wanted to share this image and this thread was near.

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  4. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    If only it said

    Exit SJW
     
  5. R1Racer99

    R1Racer99 Well-Known Member

    Why would any president publicly lobby for the World Cup? FIFA is so corrupt you think you'd want to stay out of it completely, not to mention Americans don't give a shit about the sport. Idiot.
     
  6. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    Immigrant votes matter. Have you seen the sports on the big screens in most Mexican Restaurants?
     
  7. bj

    bj Well-Known Member

    It all about manipulating the ignorant. That's his MO and he's very, very good at it.
     
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  8. condon66

    condon66 Member well known

    The deplorables?
     
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Money. Visitors come watch it and spend cash.
     
  10. R1Racer99

    R1Racer99 Well-Known Member

    Except it's predicted to lose money. It's just like the Olympics, the corrupt organizations make bank and the stupid host countries lose their ass. Russia, China, and Qatar don't mind losing their ass to look important on the world stage, apparently we're part of that now too.
     
  11. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    How is the host country losing money? ATL is going to make cash. Unlike the Olympics no one is building huge venues that will never be used again.
     
  12. Booger

    Booger Well-Known Member

    This. Just like Obama, Bush, Clinton, Reagan, and all of the ones that came before.
     
  13. R1Racer99

    R1Racer99 Well-Known Member

    https://economics.umbc.edu/files/2014/09/wp_10_121.pdf

    Kind of a long read but he explains it better than I can. Whether it costs money or loses money, what's the point of having it in the big picture? For Trump I'm guessing it's just something else he can brag about and take credit for, most of us wouldn't give a shit.
     
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    It absolutely is a bragging point on the world stage. Not sure why it bothers people. I don't care either but I get why it's good overall for the country.
     
  15. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    And I did read the guys summary, it may have been true in 2010 but lots has changed in 8 years included most of the venues already hosting soccer so no added expense for the WC. His reasonings are really odd too, worrying about security and trash collection and so on? Well duh, those are normal for large events. People staying away because the event is too crowded? Huh? If the city is full of people then it's full of people.

    Sure seems like his main goal in that is to bitch about FIFA and the like which I totally get but not sure his guesses about a net loss are going to be remotely true here and now 8 years later...
     

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