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Olympics-2016 Games could be the last, says Tokyo governor
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Posted on 10/01/2009 9:07:41 AM PDT by fujimoh

COPENHAGEN, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind.

Tokyo is bidding to host the 2016 summer Olympics with Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid also in the running. The International Olympic Committee will elect the winning candidate during its session on Oct. 2 in the Danish capital.

"It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in the history of mankind," Ishihara told reporters at a Tokyo 2016 press event ahead of the vote.

"Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with measures without which Olympic Games could not last long.

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


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KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; agenda; agw; globalwarming; olympics
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I'm not a sports fan so the attempt to scare me into submission IS JUST NOT WORKING.
1 posted on 10/01/2009 9:07:42 AM PDT by fujimoh
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To: fujimoh

IO hope it is. The Intl Olympic Committee is totally corrupt.


2 posted on 10/01/2009 9:08:45 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: fujimoh

Think of all the money and corruption that will end in 2016.


3 posted on 10/01/2009 9:09:00 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: fujimoh

If they have them in Chicago, he might be right, but for different reasons. GO RIO !!!!!!


4 posted on 10/01/2009 9:09:21 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is a trojan horse designed to infiltrate and bring down Western civilization.)
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To: fujimoh

Stuff like this makes me want to knock myself out by plowing my head through brick.


5 posted on 10/01/2009 9:09:51 AM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: fujimoh

The hysterics on display with that comment cannot even be properly parodied.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 9:10:58 AM PDT by NYS_Eric
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To: fujimoh
Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind.

What complete dopes, and these guys say that "Glenn Beck" is spreading fear, meanwhile, our kids are being taught they have many 10 good years left before the planet dies by the school systems, watch for suicide rates to skyrocket.
7 posted on 10/01/2009 9:11:06 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: fujimoh

I’d be perfectly happy if the USA never ever again wasted tax money on hosting another Olympics. Let someone else pick up the tab for once.


8 posted on 10/01/2009 9:11:07 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Frantzie

Who cares if it’s the last one for any reason?

All these games create are millionaire athletes.


9 posted on 10/01/2009 9:11:37 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: fujimoh

What is supposed to be the connection between the Olympics and glowbull warming?


10 posted on 10/01/2009 9:12:26 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: fujimoh

Wish the international community felt the same about the UN


11 posted on 10/01/2009 9:12:58 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: fujimoh

First of all, global warming is a hoax, so the governor of Tokyo is full of sh**. Second, it’s silly to keep choosing locations and having countries shell out tons of cash and incur debt to build Olympic venues (and fatten the bank accounts of corrupt IOC members in the process). The Olympics should be held in the same place every 4 years (Greece?), and all of this bidding nonsense can come to an end. There’s no need to move this party all over the world every 4 years. Same goes for the Winter Olympics.


12 posted on 10/01/2009 9:13:29 AM PDT by joejm65
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To: fujimoh

Just how well did China do financially, after all the stadia were built and all the workers had to stop going to work for the smog and not as many people as expected (I think) showed up?


13 posted on 10/01/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: fujimoh

So there ARE positives to Global Warming!! I had no idea.

On the serious side, I was kinda pulling for Japan until emperor nutjob said that.


14 posted on 10/01/2009 9:14:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Scythian
Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind. Ha! Raw Fish Eating Boy, Godzilla is a bigger threat!
15 posted on 10/01/2009 9:15:37 AM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: fujimoh

Is this sarcasm?

I am not surprised by things very much, but I am stunned anybody would actually suggest we have to stop the games due to global warming or that somehow we might all be dead by 2016. That’s just nuts.


16 posted on 10/01/2009 9:16:14 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: RexBeach
All these games create are millionaire athletes.

That is actually pretty rare.

17 posted on 10/01/2009 9:16:26 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: fujimoh; All
Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind.

Calling Captain Hyperbole.....Captain Hyperbole to the White Courtesy Phone, please.

18 posted on 10/01/2009 9:16:35 AM PDT by wbill
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To: AbeKrieger

I think there will be a repeat of how we got the Atlanta games, I have a gut feeling. In other words, Athens was told YOU ARE NOT READY. Expect Rio to get the same words.

Overall, I have so many mix feelings about Chicago bidding for the games.


19 posted on 10/01/2009 9:17:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (Called To Be Patriots!:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: fujimoh
I'm just so scared of global warming.

I'm shaking in my boots.

Yeah.

20 posted on 10/01/2009 9:18:20 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: fujimoh

Goodbye Olympics, don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.

I’d like to see the UN on that list also.


21 posted on 10/01/2009 9:18:23 AM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: joejm65

Amen, bring the Olympics HOME to Greece and the winter games to Switzerland.


22 posted on 10/01/2009 9:19:39 AM PDT by Biggirl (Called To Be Patriots!:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

I’d hate to think of all those union shills getting a perceived payoff from Obama.


23 posted on 10/01/2009 9:19:58 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is a trojan horse designed to infiltrate and bring down Western civilization.)
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To: fujimoh

“global warming” Sure, whatever you say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5jfCb6-2RA


24 posted on 10/01/2009 9:20:27 AM PDT by tumblindice (Kaneechiwah!)
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To: rwfromkansas

We may all be dead by 2016, but it will because of a different kind of global warming in the form of muzzie controlled nukes.


25 posted on 10/01/2009 9:21:15 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: alicewonders

“I’d like to see the UN on that list also.”

Oh, man! What I would give for this!


26 posted on 10/01/2009 9:21:36 AM PDT by fujimoh
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To: joejm65
The Olympics should be held in the same place every 4 years (Greece?),

I stated that very same thought on another thread.

27 posted on 10/01/2009 9:21:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AbeKrieger

If Obama thinks Chicago was not going to get the games, he would not have gone to Denmark.


28 posted on 10/01/2009 9:22:11 AM PDT by Biggirl (Called To Be Patriots!:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: rwfromkansas

It’s totally nuts. Everyone knows the world is going to end in 2012. I don’t know why they’re even bothering to pick a city for the 2016 Olympics.


29 posted on 10/01/2009 9:23:05 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: fujimoh

(Snork!) Anyone unfamiliar with Shintaro Ishihara should really google him up if you’d like a bit of a hoot.


30 posted on 10/01/2009 9:23:59 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Past Your Eyes
What is supposed to be the connection between the Olympics and glowbull warming?

Lots of athletes breathing hard = CO2 = Globaloney Warming.

31 posted on 10/01/2009 9:24:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: fujimoh
Never-the-less, the IPCC has based its apocalyptic "hockey stick" chart of rising global temperatures that, it now turns out, is based on the historic concentric rings on exactly 12 trees. Count 'em, twelve sets of rings.

Billions of dollars ripped from the coffers of the rich countries and showered on the developing nations, industries crippled, carbon sacrificing, electricity plants shut down, etc., etc., etc. .....based on 12 trees somewhere in Russia?

It's almost laughable, if it weren't so sickening. Is it just me....or have we been had?

32 posted on 10/01/2009 9:25:37 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: fujimoh

If Japan really believes this, they need to try a little harder to get them! How hard could it be to steal them away from Chicago?


33 posted on 10/01/2009 9:26:31 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: fujimoh; All

so if the governor of Tokoyo is so concerned about this topic and feel the Olympics contribute to global warming, why is his city this far into the bidding process to host the games????

another liberal hypocrite....


34 posted on 10/01/2009 9:27:59 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: fujimoh
Olympics for Chicago 2016 - The Cost to the People of the United States:

A - The First Lady:

1. Unhidden cost of her US aircraft to and from Copenhagen? 2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for First Lady's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for First Lady's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Amount Opra is reimbursing the USA for her envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

6. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the First Lady's envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

B - POTUS

1. True and total unhidden cost of Air Force One for the trip to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for the POTUS's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for POTUS's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Cost US picking for accompanying Press Corps, including travel, accomodations, food, refreshments, etc.?

6. Cost of flying the POTUS "big black car" and the accompanying Secret Service vehicles, drivers, fuel, staff accomodations, food and refreshments?

7. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the POUS's envolvement and that of his staff for #1 - #6, above?

C - Total net expense for "A" & "B" to the USA Tax Payers?

All I ask for a a true and honest (if that is not redundant!) of this "excercise" to the American Public. I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees should the Chicago Olympic Committee - 2016 be successful.

That's all I ask. Starting to think of the length of time a snow flake or many snow flakes can survive in Hell while I await the answer to the forgoing questions.

When will someone in the "main stream" news business address any of these questions and share the results with us.

35 posted on 10/01/2009 9:28:03 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: fujimoh
When I was 6, I was told there would be no pigs when I grew up because we were polluting the planet.

When I was 13, I was told there would be no 18-wheeler trucks when I grew up because they were ruining the planet and our economy.

When I was 17, I was told there would be no more oil available to pump out of the ground in less than a decade.

Now at 45, I’m told there may be no more Olympics because of global warming.

I can hardly wait for the next “there won’t be anymore” prediction.

36 posted on 10/01/2009 9:31:52 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: fujimoh

Just have one location in Ancient Olympia. Permanent facilities which would save on agrivation and corruption.


37 posted on 10/01/2009 9:32:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Recycle any of the former locations. Why tear down and rebuild?


38 posted on 10/01/2009 9:34:26 AM PDT by All Blue State
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To: Frantzie

That’s why Obama went to talk to them he is one of them show me the money.


39 posted on 10/01/2009 9:36:09 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: fujimoh

So there’s an upside to global warming.


40 posted on 10/01/2009 9:36:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Hoffer Rand
It’s totally nuts. Everyone knows the world is going to end in 2012.

Ya beat me to it!

sw

41 posted on 10/01/2009 9:37:47 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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That’s some bizarre posturing. “These will be the last games ever because of global warming, and since we’re so frickin’ smart about this, give them to us.”


42 posted on 10/01/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: fujimoh

If it’s the last it’ll be because cities finally realize how much money they lose on the Olympics, not the weather.


43 posted on 10/01/2009 9:43:17 AM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: wastedyears

I’m putting in my two week notice today and I’m going to Disney World before it is too late!


44 posted on 10/01/2009 9:45:04 AM PDT by kempster
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To: fujimoh

No track and field records in Chicago will be legitimate. They will all carry the dreaded “wind-assisted” label. So why bother?


45 posted on 10/01/2009 9:50:05 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: fujimoh

46 posted on 10/01/2009 9:50:37 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: Biggirl
Amen, bring the Olympics HOME to Greece and the winter games to Switzerland.

Gosh, what a Eurocentrist you are. Or should that be Eurocentric-ist?

You're right; they were created in Greece and should damn well be held there. If the Greek mountains don't lend themselves to the winter games, Switzerland is a reasonable alternative - if the Greeks themselves approve.

47 posted on 10/01/2009 9:50:39 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: fujimoh

Tokyo’s governor is wrong about this. The last summer games will be the 2012 games, because the world is ending in December of 2012. It’s pretty much a lock - I saw it on the History Channel. The Mayan calendar, Nostradamus, alignment of the stars and other factors confirm this.


48 posted on 10/01/2009 9:52:31 AM PDT by Gee Wally
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To: pnh102

> I’d be perfectly happy if the USA never ever again wasted tax money on hosting another Olympics. Let someone else pick up the tab for once.

The best part? Even if we don’t win the venue..we still go to a foreign country and win the medal count 95% of the time in it’s history. Check out the medal count history..USA dominance is simply amazing.


49 posted on 10/01/2009 9:55:31 AM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: max americana
The best part? Even if we don’t win the venue..we still go to a foreign country and win the medal count 95% of the time in it’s history. Check out the medal count history..USA dominance is simply amazing.

Even more when you consider how many of the medal winning athletes who compete for other countries, live and train here in the US.

50 posted on 10/01/2009 9:56:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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