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Vanity - Was Sochi chosen for the Winter Olympics in order to push "global warming"?

Posted on 02/13/2014 8:38:40 AM PST by Perdogg

I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but was Sochi, Russia chosen to push global warming because of the naturally mild climate?

Sochi is a resort on the Black Sea where many Russian use to flee the harsh winters Moscow and St Petersburg.

When the temperature is 0 degrees in Moscow - a winter temperature of 60 feels like summer.

Had it not been for the cold winter in the US, the warmist cult would try to point at Sochi "as another example with global warming".


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; olympics

1 posted on 02/13/2014 8:38:40 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Interesting theory.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 8:41:01 AM PST by dangus
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To: Perdogg
No.

Sochi was chosen because of massive corruption in the IOC. Nothing more, nothing less.

3 posted on 02/13/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by 14erClimb
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To: Perdogg

I am thinking it had more to do with the fact that Putin and his cronies had large real estate and business holdings in the area and he wanted to use taxpayer and international money to fix up his resort.

Same thing Harry Reid does.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 8:42:16 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t think so. Climate might be milder on the Black Sea but the nearby mountains are high enough for the temperature to be lower and for snow not to melt most of the time.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 8:45:47 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Good point.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 8:47:04 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Perdogg
Should have picked Volgograd.

I heard they have had some pretty cold winters.

7 posted on 02/13/2014 8:47:24 AM PST by mware
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To: Perdogg

I bet some of it had to do with Russia’s oil and gas contracts basically owning Europe’s energy needs.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 8:47:39 AM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Perdogg

From the few pics I’ve seen, there’s not much snow there. The Black Sea for a winter venue?


9 posted on 02/13/2014 8:50:52 AM PST by lurk
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To: Perdogg

That great and renowned climate scientist Rachel Maddow has said, hotter, colder, it’s all climate change. And it’s all, ehem...man made.

Her too. Tough break.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 8:53:10 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Perdogg

Nope.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:43 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Perdogg
I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but...

But you do. You sound like a nutcase, in fact.

12 posted on 02/13/2014 8:56:44 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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To: Perdogg

I forget who I heard on TV, while I was doing dishes, maybe Dennis Miller. He said the only place where it wasn’t freezing cold this week was at The Winter Olympics!


13 posted on 02/13/2014 8:57:46 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: smokingfrog
Picking somewhere with a mild climate and nearby mountains seems reasonable.

This would also be the exact situation in Vancouver.

14 posted on 02/13/2014 9:08:34 AM PST by j. earl carter
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To: 14erClimb
Pretty much sums it up. The offered the IOC committee more "stuff". The runner-up to Sochi was Pyeongchang, South Korea, who also got jilted in 2010 vote for Vancouver by three votes. Sochi beat it by four votes. Guess who is going to host the 2018 Winter Olympics?

The Olympics before that (2006) was still reeling from the corruption which had been publicized so it was informally decided that it was Europe's turn. Turin, Italy beat the only other bidder (Sion, Switzerland) that year.

The low-key 2006 affair was in response to the 2002 award to Salt Lake City when it was reveled that bribery and free stuff went into the 1998 award to Nagano, Japan which had beat Salt Lake City by 4 votes in the final round. The IOC has hoped to keep their way of doing business off the radar screen by awarding Salt Lake City the 2002 edition by an overwhelming 54-14 vote over its nearest competitor in the first round.

The sheer margin of that vote aroused suspicions. The Nagano bid team and the Salt Lake City bid team compared notes and both decided to go public. But that was then and this is now, so the IOC has gone back to business as usual.

15 posted on 02/13/2014 9:11:28 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Perdogg

“Global warming” AND sexual deviancy. I haven’t watch one minute of this propaganda garbage.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 9:13:42 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Perdogg

At this point, it looks like Atlanta would have been a better choice.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 9:21:03 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Perdogg

The jet stream that used to push cold air down over that part of Russia has shifted around the globe and is now affecting the North American continent. It will continue to shift. Forever.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 9:24:52 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: mware

Why not Murmansk?


19 posted on 02/13/2014 9:40:50 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: jttpwalsh

it is snowing in Lillehammer today.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 9:41:37 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Not sure but Murmansk is north of the arctic circle isn’t it?


21 posted on 02/13/2014 9:44:16 AM PST by mware
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To: Perdogg
No just typical stupidity.

This is not the first time they have picked someplace that is not usually cold for the winter Olympics.

22 posted on 02/13/2014 9:47:26 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: mware

I think Helsinki FI would be better. Scenic, cold, and full of resorts (probably hot Finnish women too!).


23 posted on 02/13/2014 9:48:08 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I have a snow day today so wanted to take in some of the Olympics. Johnny Weir came on with a necklace and bracelets. When a skater with ginger hair came on, I thought he was going swoon.

Why the hell does NBC allow it is beyond me.

24 posted on 02/13/2014 9:48:22 AM PST by mware
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I thought Vancouver was more suited for the Summer games than the Winter games.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 9:48:54 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Kind of reinforces your point !


26 posted on 02/13/2014 9:51:52 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: mware

I think it is. It would definitely be cold enough that they wouldn’t have to worry about the half-pipe course melting...


27 posted on 02/13/2014 9:54:05 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Perdogg

Russia, with an economy dependent on the extraction and export of oil and gas, is not a supporter of global warming theory. Indeed, Russia prefers global warming because it would ease the burden of winter and open up large sections of Russia’s Arctic region to exploration and exploitation. Sochi was likely settled on by Putin and his cronies because it offered an easy opportunity for graft on a monumental scale.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 10:00:42 AM PST by Rockingham
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The only way a crappy location like that could have been chosen is corruption. It didn’t have any facilities, did not have any infrastructure and was used by commie party leaders as a place to bring their girlfriends.

I predict that it will revert back to a borderline 3rd world city after the local loot everything they can.


29 posted on 02/13/2014 10:05:40 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: 14erClimb
No.
Sochi was chosen because of massive corruption in the IOC. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Correct, Russia spread $ around. The IOC makes a Haitian election look democratic.

30 posted on 02/13/2014 10:16:05 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Perdogg

Agree with the corruption comments. Also, there is no alpine skiing in Russia except for the Caucasus, unless you include Siberia. I hear Magnitogorsk is lovely this time of year.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 10:35:21 AM PST by colorado tanker
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