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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 3:12 AM
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One thing that keeps coming up: Homeless beign displaced by the olympics.

How? The olympic villages were built on old industrial parks or forests, and most the venues are already estalished structures, with most the new ones being built on old industrial lands or forests.

I doubt many bums lived in the fenced-off industrial wastelands, and those who did probably didn't last long with some of the shit that was probably lying around there. As for being displaced from the DTES, how hard is it to relocate to a different set of streets for a month? It's not like their asses are rooted to the ground... or are they?

Besides, a large portion of the homeless are in possesion of and using vast quantities of illegal substances they shoudl have been hauled off the streets 10 years ago for anyways.

And why the hell didn't/aren't the people fit enough to protest the olympics out getting real jobs? If you are fit enough to sneak up to throw paint on the olympics clock and smash olympic lights at 2am, then you can certainly do bitch-work at the construction site for 8.50 to 10 bucks an hour. Would make construction costs and conversely overall living costs in the area cheaper so then you can afford to buy or rent.

Fucking retards.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 3:30 AM
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Of particular interest:

Over the last three years, the anti-Olympic movement has forced Vanoc off the streets, to the point where it no longer holds large, public ceremonies (as it did in 2007). Anytime the organizing committee does have events, it requires a large policing operation to secure it. This is because we have successfully used direct action to disrupt Olympic events.

     
     
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 3:44 AM
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Wonder what would get the protesters off Vancouver's street easier.

1) Hold a WTO/World Bank/G7 Summit meeting in Kamloops during the same time as the Olympics and see if they take the bait.

2) Hold a Free Woodstock like event in Kelowna and watch most of them leave to go and see the concerts.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 3:57 AM
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Wonder what would get the protesters off Vancouver's street easier.

1) Hold a WTO/World Bank/G7 Summit meeting in Kamloops during the same time as the Olympics and see if they take the bait.

2) Hold a Free Woodstock like event in Kelowna and watch most of them leave to go and see the concerts.
Ha ha ha!

Lure them into the basement utility room with promises of free mountain bikes?
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I was going to say you get Cartman on the case, and lock them up in a basement (of course you throw a guitar and a few joints in with them to keep them occupied enough so they don't try to escape).
     
     
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One thing that keeps coming up: Homeless beign displaced by the olympics.

How? The olympic villages were built on old industrial parks or forests, and most the venues are already estalished structures, with most the new ones being built on old industrial lands or forests.

I doubt many bums lived in the fenced-off industrial wastelands, and those who did probably didn't last long with some of the shit that was probably lying around there. As for being displaced from the DTES, how hard is it to relocate to a different set of streets for a month? It's not like their asses are rooted to the ground... or are they?

Besides, a large portion of the homeless are in possesion of and using vast quantities of illegal substances they shoudl have been hauled off the streets 10 years ago for anyways.

And why the hell didn't/aren't the people fit enough to protest the olympics out getting real jobs? If you are fit enough to sneak up to throw paint on the olympics clock and smash olympic lights at 2am, then you can certainly do bitch-work at the construction site for 8.50 to 10 bucks an hour. Would make construction costs and conversely overall living costs in the area cheaper so then you can afford to buy or rent.

Fucking retards.
the homeless are being displaced by the olympics because we are spending billions of dollars on the olympics instead of spending those billions on the homeless

thats what they think anyway
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the homeless are being displaced by the olympics because we are spending billions of dollars on the olympics instead of spending those billions on the homeless

thats what they think anyway
I concur completely. Security officials are morons when it comes to actual security threats. They are total morons. Obviously looking out for social welfare issues like the one above takes total precedence, not to mention security officials running around the streets with machines or whatever probably just created a higher defense crisis not to mention disrupting the city's feral cat population. I'm sure Canada is quite conscious what a botched mess they've made of things. Not to mention every other country...as silver lining I think this means that whoever hosts the next olympics will have learned from the disaster and wise enough to simmer the hell down, leave security up to the surveillance cameras, and focus only making the games happy and safe.

(Even if it's taking them awhile.)
     
     
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