Another link here..With a little more information, but, from the sounds of thing the rental of Whistler/blackcomb for 3 weeks is $90 million before the games from the Federal government and more money after the games from Vanoc and the B. C. Taxpayer http://sports.sympatico.cbc.ca/News/ContentPosting?newsitemid=nypost-report-fortress-intrwest&feedname=CBC-SPORTS-V3&show=True&number=3&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc&date=True&paginationenabled=false
As I say,Vancoc left a blanc cheque to Intrawest for hosting the games....This is going to get real expensive before the games, I suspect, to the tune of 1/2 $billion dollars! What a Scam from the get-go!
But what does make sense is Fortress is literally Blackmailing the government on threat of cancelling the winter Games at Whistler......
Now I reported that SOMEONE/SOMEBODY/SOME GOVERNMENT would have to bail out Fortress to save the games, a few people were skeptics, (Read "Grdon Campbell Ponzi Scheme Olympics here) http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2010/01/gordon-campbells-ponzi-scheme-olympics.html
There were some people laughing at me on some other sites(Tyee) about a bail-out from the government,and, I said,"Fortress will never have anymore leverage than they have PRE-OLYMPICS".....Well folks,how would the Federal government owe Intrawest money? We as B.C. taxpayers are beholden to Vanoc TO RENT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB for staging the Olympics but that figure we owe/Vanoc owes, won`t be told to us until after the Olympics...
The Below link was an argument between Luke and Salty Dog...Luke went after this site and Grant G..Salty dog fought back and got Luke banned from the Tyee...But,the bottom line is..I suspected a big hit coming to the taxpayer via Fortress.http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Olympics2010/2010/01/20/Whistler-VANOC-miniscule-Games/
So how on earth does the Federal Government owe BEFORE the OLYMPICS...$90 million dollars?(read the CBC news release here) http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/02/01/nypost-report-fortress-intrwest.html?ref=rss
Something is up folks, Fortress is cashing in for $90 million dollars...I suspect the number is $ 570 million dollars, The above CBC story talks about Fotress/ Intrawest is sueing the Federal government or threatening to sue the Federal gorventment unless "Their Made Whole" SNIP
What does made whole mean? Being paid 1/2 billion dollars to have the Taxpayer build venues and have the taxpayer pay for advertising Whistler /Blackcomb to the world for years and now we have to make "Them Whole" Snip?...
How much is the rental bill after the Olympics...Isn`t that special,this scam...Because,I warned about this rental scam last year,actually I wrote about extensively, I finally blog-posted in August,that was before these latest developments...I have no doubt the rental is going to exceed $300 million dollars, Fortress is attempting to force Federal and Provincial governments "To Buy Whistler/Blackcomb for them"....Hey,what the hell,what`s a $Billion dollars to Fortress after the Olympic village and Mountain bail-out....WoW...We bail-out and get nothing,not even any equity shares,nothing...Nice Job Gordon Campbell/Jack Poole/Ken Dobell/NPA/Larry Campbell/Sam Sullivan/Paul Barbeau/John Furlong/IOC....(Read my story from August predicting this outcome here) http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2009/08/ioc-adds-insult-to-injury-and-is.html
This story is a work in progress,stay tuned!
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