And in any contest of politics, media, or PR you care to name, Money is the deciding factor wherever it is even slightly up for grabs (some one seen live on national TV committing murder probably wouldnt be able to get away with it no matter how much money is spent to sway public opinion. Any thing less? Hmmm- how much money do you have to throw at it again????)
Which is why the voices of the Banks/Wall street/ the corporations is drowning out and hijacking the voices of the man in the street.
The (original) Occupy wall street and TEA party movements should have been best buds but both got pigeon holed by the media on opposite sides of the political spectrum and the media (corporate and bank owned) did their best to hijack them both. Thus both have mostly died or transformed into something else entirely.
Tourism to the Olympics themselves has been declining for decades now, and tourism to the cities afterward hardly makes up for the investment cost that goes into hosting the Olympics. Combined with the cost of getting on the short list of consideration (corruption charges appear to be well based) many cities are getting more hesitant about even trying to host them. And it only takes one publicized 'blunder' to become a city or nations PR nightmare - Such as Rios infectious fecal filled waters, or the terrorist attacks of the 1980s.
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