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$100 billion seemed unusually high to me so I googled and found estimates over $200 billion. Absolute insanity.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sun Mar 9th, 2014 at 06:58:41 PM EST
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I just looked a bit closer at the Colorado 1972 case. The state promised it wouldn't spend more than $5 million. In today's dollars that'd be less than $30 million. That's a difference of two orders of magnitude between then and today's 'normal' winter olympics. Three if you take Sochi.

The Qataris are going all out for the world cup. Building a completely new city for the competition and 12 stadiums (with air conditioning !?) in a country with a population of 2 million. It's a bizarre latter day display of bread and circuses.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Mon Mar 10th, 2014 at 02:35:10 PM EST
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