When the dominator energy came to town: the real IOC

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Timing is everything. By the time mainstream news media reported the information that local businesses needed in order to effectively leverage Olympic momentum, it was too late for them to benefit. The parade passed them by and all they could do was watch in disappointment.” 

Tourist attractions have been closed in Vancouver and arts funding has been slashed. No other Canadian province has had their arts funding cut. 

One of the hidden costs was the money spent through the school system with the Olympic’s Sharing the Dream program so teachers could work on Olympic projects during class time to brainwash children about the Olympics. This educational cost is not reflected in VANOC’s bill. Taxpayers will pay for it directly.   

As a result of the Olympics, the city is no longer a place where our children can afford to live. This is true only in the Canadian city of Vancouver. It is tragic that families that have grown up here for decades must now witness their children leaving the city, separating from their families to find affordable housing.  

VANOC neglected to disclose that taxpayers would be paying for the Olympics for the next two decades. It took Montreal three decades to pay off their Olympic debt.  

Good for the city? Good for business? How?  

The intimidation and bullying of Vancouver businesses and its citizens cast an oppressive pall over the City during the first week of the event, dampening enthusiasm and actively preventing the community from benefiting economically. This greedy, miserly VANOC exclusivity was certainly part of the darkness of the dominator energy that came to town for the Olympics. If everyone had been welcomed with open arms to collaboratively share in the experience, if the whole community could have benefitted economically and in other ways, what a different story it would have been. And why not? Why were the doors to the money gates not opened wide so that everyone could Share the Gold?  

Even though mainstream media tries to pretend it is reporting the real costs of the Olympics, Maurice said it takes two to five years to determine these costs. Past Olympic events have left the host cities with a huge debt load as part of the true legacy of the Olympics. This article reports on “Ten Debt Sentences” as a result of the Olympic games held around the world from 1976 to 2010. In 2003, the Auditor General of BC estimated that the total cost of hosting the 2010 Olympics would be $2.89 billion. That figure is now set at a conservative $7 billion. The host cities and their citizens are certainly not the ones making huge sums of money from these events.

The next article will be on some of the lies and manipulation of the people. It will focus on the patriotism lies and the disrespectful treatment of the Inuit and the Four Host First Nations peoples. 

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