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?We’ve got to bear in mind it’s not just about spectators on the ground, but about television images and the television audience as well.
The decision to come here was made four years ago, there was a lot of discussion about it at the time and a very substantial fee was paid to the UCI, there’s no secret about it,” Cookson said. He was later asked to confirm the fee. “I think the figure was around 10 million Swiss Francs. I don’t think there’s a huge secret about that.”
And to boot, the streets are empty. Nobody there gives a **** about the racing.
And there's the recent headlines about them AGAIN stopping authorities and LeMond from checking bikes for motors the the Tour.....lol more like a giant wad of cash.
Well that's not racist, prejudicial, or ignorant at all is it??? I am hoping you sense my sarcasm as well.... Look, if you understand the facts in the least, you should be able to see that the whole world is contributing to the psychotic episode we are collectively going through right now. Further, to label and generalize about a complete section of the globe made up of a bunch of different cultures, religions, races, customs, and practices is both misguided and juvenile. If it makes you happy, do you though.... I am really disappointed that I am the only one that responded to this as well. People are happy to flag, report, and remove all kinds of other crazy stuff that gets said on here, but we gave a pass on this one huh? Nice....with all the middle eastern culture has given us as of late why wouldn't we want to see a race hosted there?
(the above is sarcasm).
I don't want to hijack the thread at all, but suffice it to say, you don't see very well then "bud," in my opinion. There are major problems all over the globe, so I suggest you get of of RBR for a bit and take a look at some of them: Take a look at the economic conditions in Greece (should we boycott them too?), the arrests, murders, and harrassment of unarmed motorists and black citizens right here in the good ol' U.S. of A (didn't mention that in your post huh?), human rights abuses that are happening from sea to shining sea, (does North Korea ring a bell??? oh they are probably the biggest nuclear threat and security risk in the entire world), how about Russia's insanity? Do you have any problem with that and/or with races be staged there? I didn't think so. I have included some links to create a little primer to get you started on becoming a more informed global citizen.Whole world.....psychotic episode?
No I'm sorry bud that's not what I see at all.
And until that part of the world gets its house in order (hint: never gonna happen) I see no reason to bring economic benefit to the wealthy of the region who have shaped it into what it is. The human rights violations that pass as religion and 'culture' there are shameful.
Actually, the retort is you have no idea what you are talking about. I just tried to provide you with a little info along the way. Other than being Muslims, what have the Qataris done to anyone in recent history or ever? What are the big bad things they are out there doing in the world that you so openly refer to in your first post? Is that specific enough for you? I bet you don't have an answer either? That's prejudice, that''s bias....So your retort is 'look, squirrel!'
Well done. Perhaps the bias is on your part.