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    Are you glad or not?

    Are you glad that the Olympics is not going to be held in Chicago? Or not?

    Personally I'm glad. I really don't want one of the worst crime ridden cities representing our country. I would have preferred some place like Oklahoma City as it is considered the heart of our country.

    Doh forgot to add the poll. And can't figure out how to edit it to where there is one. :P Could a mod add one please? Just a Yes, No, Other for the options would be good. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Are you glad that the Olympics is not going to be held in Chicago? Or not? Personally I'm glad. I really don't want one of the worst crime ridden cities representing our country.
    Chicago is not one of the worst crime ridden cities in America. It's nowhere near the top of the list. The most dangerous big cities are Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, Oakland, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Minneapolis, Miami, and Philadelphia.

    Chicago's crime rate is about average, compared to other big US cities. And it's certainly much safer than Rio (which is not to say that Rio was a bad selection).

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang
    I would have preferred some place like Oklahoma City as it is considered the heart of our country.
    Meh...probably too inaccessible. There aren't many other big cities nearby. Besides, does a place like Oklahoma City and its surrounding locales really have the capacity for the huge influx in tourists that having the Olympics would bring?
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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Are you glad that the Olympics is not going to be held in Chicago? Or not?

    Personally I'm glad. I really don't want one of the worst crime ridden cities representing our country. I would have preferred some place like Oklahoma City as it is considered the heart of our country.

    Doh forgot to add the poll. And can't figure out how to edit it to where there is one. :P Could a mod add one please? Just a Yes, No, Other for the options would be good. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    where's the poll?

    As for me, I don't care. I've been to Chicago once, it's nothing to write home about. NYC is a million times cooler and more fun.

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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    I'm glad mainly because it shows that America doesn't always need to get what it wants, its about time it was in South America, that too Rio.

    Chicago is my favorite town in the U.S. but its no f*cking Olympic city.


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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    Speaking as someone who is living in the city of the 2010 Olympics, the people of Chicago should be glad that they dodged a financial bullet like this. The Olympics are a banquet for the rich, usually at the expense of tax payers under the guise of 'infrastructure' projects, and it's the tax payers who shoulder the burden of the debt for years to come.

    If you lookup the past 5-6 Olympic cities - and especially those for the summer olympics - they took decades to pay off their debt from the Olympics.

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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    I'm glad since I was rooting for Rio from the beginning, and they indeed won.
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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Are you glad that the Olympics is not going to be held in Chicago? Or not?

    Personally I'm glad. I really don't want one of the worst crime ridden cities representing our country. I would have preferred some place like Oklahoma City as it is considered the heart of our country.

    Doh forgot to add the poll. And can't figure out how to edit it to where there is one. :P Could a mod add one please? Just a Yes, No, Other for the options would be good. Thanks in advance.
    It seems to me that in a year where people are struggling economically, Chicago has better things to spend their money on that this.

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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Chicago is not one of the worst crime ridden cities in America. It's nowhere near the top of the list. The most dangerous big cities are Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, Oakland, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Minneapolis, Miami, and Philadelphia.
    You forgot Camden.

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    Re: Are you glad or not?

    I'm glad. The Olympics should be held in countries that have not had them or had them only once. It should help to improve relations with politically "smaller" countries.
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