Friday, February 15, 2008

Olympic "Volunteers"

THE PRICE OF THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS HAS GONE UP…AGAIN…
GET THIS…
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT…USING YOUR TAX DOLLARS…HAS OFFERED TO PAY CIVIL SERVANTS HALF THEIR WAGES IF THEY VOLUNTEER FOR THE GAMES…
THIS OFFER WAS E-MAILED OUT YESTERDAY TO 30 THOUSAND GOVERNMENT WORKERS…AND IS GOOD FOR 15 DAYS DURING THE GAMES…
EARLIER THIS WEEK OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO ATTRACT 25 THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS…
YESTERDAY WE WERE TOLD THAT 10 THOUSAND HAD ALREADY SIGNED UP…
SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM???
AT NO TIME HAS ANYONE SUGGESTED ATTRACTING VOLUNTEERS IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM…
ALREADY THE CANADIAN TAXPAYER FEDERATION HAS LABLED THE OFFER…”RIDICULOUS”…
WE SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED…
IN 2002 THE BID COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JACK POOLE LABLED A MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE SEA TO SKY HIWAY AS A…QUOTE…”DEAL BREAKER”…
ANYBODY WHO WAS AT LILLEHAMMER…NAGANO…OR TORINO KNOWS THAT SIMPLY WAS NOT TRUE…
NEVERTHELESS…TAXPAYERS WERE SUDDENLY ON THE HOOK FOR $600 MILLION DOLLARS…
THE PRICE FOR THE SUPER HIWAY TO WHISTLER HAS NOW CLIMBED TO NEARLY $800 MILLION…AND IT COULD HIT ONE BILLION BEFORE IT’S OVER…
THE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM WAS SUPPOSED TO COST ONE BILLION…IT’S NOW AT 2 BILLION…
THE ORIGINAL BUDGET FOR THE CONVENTION CENTER WAS $500 MILLION…IT’S NOW AT $900 MILLION AND CLIMBING…
THE SECURITY BUDGET IS STILL SET AT $175 MILLION…
NOBODY…INCLUDING THE RCMP BELIEVES THAT NUMBER IS EVEN CLOSE…
HOWEVER THIS LATEST STUNT BY VICTORIA TO PAY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO VOLUNTEER IS SIMPY TOO MUCH…
IT SMACKS OF ARROGANCE…AND ELITISM…
FAR TOO OFTEN THE OLYMPICS ARE TREATED BY POLITICIANS AS A FREE PASS TO FURTHER AN ENDLESS LIST OF HIDDEN AGENDAS…
IF THE ORGANIZERS CAN NOT ATTRACT 25 THOUSAND REAL VOLUNTEERS…
THEN WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DOING HOSTING THE GAMES???
KEEP IN MIND…IT TOOK QUEBEC TAX PAYERS 30 YEARS TO PAY OFF OLYMPIC STADIUM…
MORE AND MORE IT LOOKS LIKE WE’RE IN STORE FOR OUR OWN OLYMPIC HANGOVER…

2 comments:

Malcolm said...

hey pratt,
can you link:
www.canuckplaceadventurechallenge.blogspot.com
Thanks,
Malcolm Chrystal

David said...

Even knowing it's a silly thing, Pratt's 10/40 Questions I heard the other day truly confirmed what an immature idiot he is! Whoo-hoo! Just because he's from the hinterlands of Vancouver Island doesn't mean he can't educate himself beyond his hick roots! Grow up, already!!!