2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by John Heena » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


The NSW state budget was revealed today Tuesday 5 May 1997.  The budget
revealed taxes are increasing and capital expenditure is down on everything
except Olympic construction.  

I guess as citizens we are powerless to stop the Olympics parasitising our
state.

John Heenan    
--

Web     http://www.ozemail.com.au/~ohn/philosophy

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by rod spee » Thu, 08 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> The NSW state budget was revealed today Tuesday 5 May 1997.  
>  The budget revealed taxes are increasing

So much for their promises of no increases in taxes. Have
they actually got a  single promise they havent broken now ?

Quote:
> and capital expenditure is down on everything except Olympic construction.  

Thats a bit misleading because there have been significant hikes and some
of the stuff related to the olympics does give us a real benefit after its over.

Quote:
> I guess as citizens we are powerless to stop the Olympics parasitising our state.

Yep, way to late now, no government is ever gunna be game to stuff it up at this stage.

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Mike Tenne » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>The NSW state budget was revealed today Tuesday 5 May 1997.  The budget
>revealed taxes are increasing and capital expenditure is down on everything
>except Olympic construction.  

>I guess as citizens we are powerless to stop the Olympics parasitising our
>state.

>John Heenan    
>--

And this has exactly WHAT to do with running?

As usual, this is your own little personal beef with your government,
cross-posted inappropriately to several non-olympic related groups.

Who cares if you have a beef about Australian taxes and expenditures?
This is rec.running.

Mike "TriBop" Tennent
WebRunner Running Page
http://www.webrunner.com/webrun/running/running.html
My Model Railroad Page
http://www.webrunner.com/webrun/srr/

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Abhay Thatt » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> >The NSW state budget was revealed today Tuesday 5 May 1997.  The budget
> >revealed taxes are increasing and capital expenditure is down on everything
> >except Olympic construction.  

> >I guess as citizens we are powerless to stop the Olympics parasitising our
> >state.

> >John Heenan    
> >--

> And this has exactly WHAT to do with running?

> As usual, this is your own little personal beef with your government,
> cross-posted inappropriately to several non-olympic related groups.

> Who cares if you have a beef about Australian taxes and expenditures?
> This is rec.running.

it is quite okay to post this, since running is a major activity at the
games.  cmon mike, the aussies have a right to protest govt bondoggles all
in the name of health and fitness.  unlike la/atlanta the citizens are
being made to pay for this excess.  
 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Frank Alvar » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> it is quite okay to post this, since running is a major activity at the
> games.  cmon mike, the aussies have a right to protest govt bondoggles all
> in the name of health and fitness.  unlike la/atlanta the citizens are
> being made to pay for this excess.

Not all Aussies (or at leasy Sydneysiders) object to us hosting the 2000
Games. Sydney will be left with some great sporting facilities (long
overdue), and I personally am looking forward to 2 weeks of great sport
(can't wait for "Monners" to get that gold in the men's marathon), as
well as
showing off the best city on earth !
(OK, I know *everyone* thinks their home is best!)

Frank.

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Jim » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> > >The NSW state budget was revealed today Tuesday 5 May 1997.  The budget
> > >revealed taxes are increasing and capital expenditure is down on everything
> > >except Olympic construction.

> > >I guess as citizens we are powerless to stop the Olympics parasitising our
> > >state.

> > >John Heenan
> > >--

> > And this has exactly WHAT to do with running?

> > As usual, this is your own little personal beef with your government,
> > cross-posted inappropriately to several non-olympic related groups.

> > Who cares if you have a beef about Australian taxes and expenditures?
> > This is rec.running.

> it is quite okay to post this, since running is a major activity at the
> games.  cmon mike, the aussies have a right to protest govt bondoggles all
> in the name of health and fitness.  unlike la/atlanta the citizens are
> being made to pay for this excess.

Abhay, are you familiar with all the ban-Heenan posts in
rec.sport.swimming?  He has even less friends than you.  :)

Jim

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Trione » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Mike:

I think that it is quite appropriate to post this information
here. Athletics and now Triathlon are part of the games and
both events involve a fair amount of running. Furthermore,
it gives a bit of insite into the fantasy world of the IOC and
the various world sports governing bodies. These folks simply
snap their fingers and say, "It must be so". Costs are irrellevent.
The people of Montreal and the province of Quebec are still
paying for some of the installations from the 1976 Olympics!!

Steve Fleck

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Mike Tenne » Wed, 14 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


>> And this has exactly WHAT to do with running?

>> As usual, this is your own little personal beef with your government,
>> cross-posted inappropriately to several non-olympic related groups.

>> Who cares if you have a beef about Australian taxes and expenditures?
>> This is rec.running.

>it is quite okay to post this, since running is a major activity at the
>games.  cmon mike, the aussies have a right to protest govt bondoggles all
>in the name of health and fitness.  unlike la/atlanta the citizens are
>being made to pay for this excess.  

Nope. It has absolutely noting to do with running, which is, what .05%
of Olympic activites?

I don't dispute anyone's right to argue with their government. But
don't do it on rec.running if it's off-topic.

It might almost be acceptable IF he posted anything other than his own
personal political agenda. But he doesn't. He's not a runner, as far
as anyone can tell. He never posts anything but anti-Australian gov't
posts.  Never posts about RUNNING.

There are several legitimate newsgroups where his stuff is
appropriate. He should use them.

That's all I'm saying.

Mike "TriBop" Tennent
WebRunner Running Page
http://www.webrunner.com/webrun/running/running.html
My Model Railroad Page
http://www.webrunner.com/webrun/srr/

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Abhay Thatt » Wed, 14 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Nope. It has absolutely noting to do with running, which is, what .05%
> of Olympic activites?

> I don't dispute anyone's right to argue with their government. But
> don't do it on rec.running if it's off-topic.

> It might almost be acceptable IF he posted anything other than his own
> personal political agenda. But he doesn't. He's not a runner, as far
> as anyone can tell. He never posts anything but anti-Australian gov't
> posts.  Never posts about RUNNING.

> There are several legitimate newsgroups where his stuff is
> appropriate. He should use them.

mike, running is far more than the above percentage you give.  track and
marathon are among the most popular events at the games.  running is also
involved in pentathlon.

i support heenan in his protests.  the aussie govt. is run amok with
spending.

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Campbell Maffet » Wed, 14 May 1997 04:00:00

I don't care that is does/does not have anything to do with running, I'm
just
jacked off that John Heenan has nothing better to do with this time that
have a go at SOCOG (Sydney Organising committee).
He picks up on any bit of info that can be twisted into something negative
about the Olympics, and posts it to just about every newsgroup there is.
Doen here,he would be called "un-Australian", but the worst part of it is
that he is relatively anonamous (visually), and will be the first one in
line
when tickets go on sale.
John Heenan sucks.

Campbell Maffett
Melbourne
Australia



Quote:


> > Nope. It has absolutely noting to do with running, which is, what .05%
> > of Olympic activites?

> > I don't dispute anyone's right to argue with their government. But
> > don't do it on rec.running if it's off-topic.

> > It might almost be acceptable IF he posted anything other than his own
> > personal political agenda. But he doesn't. He's not a runner, as far
> > as anyone can tell. He never posts anything but anti-Australian gov't
> > posts.  Never posts about RUNNING.

> > There are several legitimate newsgroups where his stuff is
> > appropriate. He should use them.

> mike, running is far more than the above percentage you give.  track and
> marathon are among the most popular events at the games.  running is also
> involved in pentathlon.

> i support heenan in his protests.  the aussie govt. is run amok with
> spending.

 
 
 

2000 Olympics: a financial parasite

Post by Eric Buckle » Wed, 14 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> i support heenan in his protests.  the aussie govt. is run amok with
> spending.

That's their problem. It's a democracy down there isn't it? Vote the
bums out. Let's get back to running.
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