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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
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    But seriously, don't we have nicer cities than Chicago?

    News brief by robert Gibbs just said they are both Michelle and Barrack will accompany Oprah and others will try to get the IOC to choose Chicago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Halstead View Post
    Where do you go in Chicago the loop?
    The lakefront near the Shed Aquarium?
    International Live Stock Exposition by the old stock yards?

    I agree there are nice areas, but theree are some areas that Iwouldn't want to live.
    I spent a lot of time Downtown and along the lakefront. I used to represent Siemens on NEMA and IEC standards committees. We had meetings every couple of months and I would spend a week on each trip. We used to fill a car with engineers from member companies and head out to do something on the town. Some of the best ethnic food I've ever eaten, and some of the best blues I've seen/heard anywhere. Sure there are terrible areas in Chicago where you wouldn't want to be during the day, let alone after dark. But any city of that size is going to have that. I used to travel as a service engineer back in my younger days. I've been to almost every state and most major cities in the US. I happen to like Chicago... If you can overlook the traffic that is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Halstead View Post
    News brief by robert Gibbs just said they are both Michelle and Barrack will accompany Oprah and others will try to get the IOC to choose Chicago.
    Not much of a stretch from Community Organizer to Olympic Organizer.
    I personally believe the Olympics are an extreme waste of money and potential green area. While in Atlanta this summer I was able to see some of the Olympic venues, what a tremdous waste of money. Million dollar tennis courts that have not see a racket since the games and the county is taking bids to demolish.
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    http://www.drudgereport.com/flashocc.htm

    HMMMMMM.......must be some cash in this for someone!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
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    But seriously, don't we have nicer cities than Chicago?
    BUMMA is going. It was anouced this morning. He needs to go because King Daily demands it.

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    It should be interesting to see how they will pull off the associated traffic.
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    Some guys in Ely Minnesota are also making an effort to become the site of the 2016 Olympics they have a logo of a torch with a stilised flame in the colors of the autumn follage. Another program to draw sight seerers to that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    http://www.drudgereport.com/flashocc.htm

    HMMMMMM.......must be some cash in this for someone!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    We used to fill a car with engineers from member companies and head out to do something on the town.
    Nothing says "fun" quite like a car full of zany and footloose mechanical engineers out for a night on the town. "Taxi driver, let's turn this mutha out...take us to the three highest buildings in Chi-town so we can sample their sweet conditioned air with our own noses. Wooohooo!!!
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