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Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences
washington post ^ | Caitlin Dewey

Posted on 02/05/2014 10:31:12 AM PST by Morgana

Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics (here are 15 alarming signs that Russia might not be ready) reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Sports; Travel
KEYWORDS: olympics; oylmpics; russia; sochi

1 posted on 02/05/2014 10:31:12 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Does them IOC members will have to give back their bribe money?


2 posted on 02/05/2014 10:33:27 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Morgana

Did Russia outsource the preparations to Sebelius?


3 posted on 02/05/2014 10:33:30 AM PST by hometoroost
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To: Morgana

Hopefully the UN delegation won’t bring their bedbugs with them.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 10:35:03 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Morgana
I'm sure there are a few legit issues, but I see this as the MSM’s (and others) determined effort to rain on the “anti-homosexual” Olympics.

They are going to treat the Olympics in Russia about as fairly as they treated George Bush during his presidency. There will be the same screeching. This is how liberals act.

5 posted on 02/05/2014 10:36:56 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Morgana

I wonder how many billions were grafted out of the construction contracts?


6 posted on 02/05/2014 10:38:26 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Morgana

stray dogs and construction workers


7 posted on 02/05/2014 10:40:29 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Obadiah

I agree. There are no doubt some problems, but there has been negative coverage of every aspect of Sochi since the whole gay flap started up.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 10:41:41 AM PST by livius
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To: Morgana

They should pass out tents. That would be a truer reflection of their culture. Right?


9 posted on 02/05/2014 10:45:40 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Morgana

“...his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.”

If this were going on here, all somebody would have to do is call the police and SWAT teams would be dispatched to take out of the dogs and strange men wielding hammers.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 10:45:51 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Morgana

OH Vlady going be tick off with lack of completion


11 posted on 02/05/2014 10:47:51 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Morgana

Nothing changes in Mother Russia. Nothing.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:19 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Morgana

Mainstream Marxist Journalists don’t like their workers’ paradise? Isn’t this what they want here?

Pray America is Waking


13 posted on 02/05/2014 11:02:37 AM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: P.O.E.

“stray dogs and construction workers”

I used to have that album.

Uh, no... Wait, that was “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”.

Never mind.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 11:04:16 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Obadiah

Well if they had more homosexuals involved in the planning and design, I am sure it would all be just simply FAB-u-lous.

Or something...


15 posted on 02/05/2014 11:06:59 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Morgana

Wait ‘til they see the Potemkin ski jump.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 11:09:04 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Obadiah

“They are going to treat the Olympics in Russia about as fairly as they treated George Bush during his presidency.”

Exactly. They were pissed off before they even stepped off the plane. Every hotel issue will be treated as an expose into the real Russia. We will hear about safety endlessly, yet they will bitch incessantly about the security forces being overbearing. If anyone so much as scowls at a homo or a moslem, or dares ask for their ticket, it will be an international crisis.

But in Rio it will be nothing but happy exotic fun 24/7. And im sure all the food, accommodations, and infrastructure in China were just like the Holiday Inn.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 11:17:31 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Inwoodian
Wait ‘til they see the Potemkin ski jump.

They should issue jet packs to the ski jump contestants and let the Biathlon contestants compete to "pick them off" before landing. I'd watch that.

Are they still planning to use snow mobiles to get the ski jumpers back up the hill? (just spreading rumors and fueling the fire). LOL

18 posted on 02/05/2014 11:17:54 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Morgana

This just in:

American Media elites covering the Olympics in Sochi are requesting care packages be sent from America. They need food, water, shelter and electricity. But don’t send firewood, it’s illegal to import firewood because of the Ash Boring Beetle.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Morgana

They should have foreseen this and arranged for some cruise ships to be just offshore so the athletes and spectators could stay aboard them.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 11:29:20 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Morgana

My initial thought was that it’s a shame sports journalists aren’t being treated like the gods that they are, but after a look at the used toilet paper disposal bin I’m almost ready to work up a sympathetic grin. Scratch another prospective destination off the Drill Vacation List.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 11:31:44 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Morgana
all your reservation monies are belong to us!


22 posted on 02/05/2014 11:31:53 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Billthedrill; All

Do you remember this from the 1980’s?

Wendy’s Commercial - Soviet Fashion Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CaMUfxVJVQ

“Very Nice”


23 posted on 02/05/2014 11:37:00 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
So, does that sign mean that you would , ahem, "use" the toilet paper then put it in the black trash can next to the toilet?

DIS - GUSTING.

24 posted on 02/05/2014 11:42:25 AM PST by red-dawg (<<< click.)
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To: red-dawg

Perhaps it is a recycling bin....


25 posted on 02/05/2014 11:44:19 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Morgana

26 posted on 02/05/2014 11:45:01 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Obadiah

agreed, and those journOlists will never, ever acknowledge that this is the legacy of their beloved communism. They will continue to claim it just hasn’t been done right.


27 posted on 02/05/2014 11:53:24 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Rebelbase

I say an article that claimed half the $50 billion was outright stolen.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 12:10:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: Morgana

Russia figured the accommodations they would skimp on are the media ones. With Sports media so leftist...kinda nice idea...

Sports media are wusses compared to war correspondents


29 posted on 02/05/2014 12:19:54 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: MeshugeMikey

so let me see if I understand this correctly, it’s not called toilet paper in Russian? it’s called Bin Paper? Got it.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 12:59:58 PM PST by thebreeze756 (Live Free or Die. Death is not the worse of evils. Gen. John Stark)
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To: Inwoodian
Wait ‘til they see the Potemkin ski jump.

Is that similar to a mexican jumping bean?

31 posted on 02/05/2014 1:22:29 PM PST by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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To: thebreeze756

we dont need to know where they’ve bin


32 posted on 02/05/2014 3:04:55 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: red-dawg

It appears to be as foul as it is disgusting.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 3:05:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

link

Can't make out what bottom right means, No Drinking?

34 posted on 02/05/2014 5:29:57 PM PST by Ivan Mazepa
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To: Liberty Valance

That video is good. Is it from the Olympic trials?


35 posted on 02/05/2014 5:33:49 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Ivan Mazepa

please dont throw BOMBS in the toilets!


36 posted on 02/05/2014 5:45:56 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Could be

The whole panel is too funny, fishpole and all. It’s almost too good to be true


37 posted on 02/05/2014 6:15:54 PM PST by Ivan Mazepa
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To: Ivan Mazepa

No jamming a syringe into your arm?


38 posted on 02/05/2014 6:18:42 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Ivan Mazepa

when real life IS parody


39 posted on 02/05/2014 6:21:00 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

IMO, this picture doesn’t look like it is coming from a hotel room.
More likely an outdoor bar or something, equipped with a septic tank (that is why they ask to dispose paper apart).


40 posted on 02/05/2014 8:04:57 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

I dont know. the photos arent necessarily “authenticated” as described...


41 posted on 02/05/2014 8:10:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just look at the drywall on the left. It looks like there is another bucket behind, and probably another toilet.
Bus stop, outdoor bar, beach etc, a hotel room - very unlikely.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 8:24:48 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

You may have cleared this up.....

The water on the other hand...


43 posted on 02/05/2014 8:36:50 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

If I’m a journalist looking to bash a “gay-unfriendly” Olympics I can produce a glass of such water as easily as to take a pee.
I have no evidence to back my theory, it might really be a sand or rust in a water.
I still can’t see it as a problem of such a magnitude. They have to call manager to sort it out or book to another hotel.


44 posted on 02/05/2014 8:47:23 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

allegedly some communique was issued...precisely where and by whom i dont know that the article said...that not only was this water not to be drunk but it shouldnt come in contact with the face.

This could all be unsubstantiated propaganda.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 9:33:10 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: cunning_fish

the report on the water...came from one Chicago Tribune reporter over TWITTER

https://twitter.com/StacyStClair?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fblogs%2Fworldviews%2Fwp%2F2014%2F02%2F04%2Fjournalists-at-sochi-are-live-tweeting-their-hilarious-and-gross-hotel-experiences%2F&tw_i=430536725341798402&tw_p=tweetembed

the evidence of anyone from the hotel....remarking that it was unsafe is as far as I can determime...not available


46 posted on 02/05/2014 9:58:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It might be true but I don’t see a big deal anyway.


47 posted on 02/05/2014 10:02:50 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Tenacious 1
Presstitutes see their being inconvenienced as a tragedy but someone loses their healthcare and that's reported as a
“glitch”.

I hope they all get dysentery.

48 posted on 02/06/2014 10:51:42 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: PubliusMM

Speaking of Mad Dogs and Englishmen, there are some great youtube videos of that concert, e.g.,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDePzNSvOx4


49 posted on 02/06/2014 4:24:22 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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