Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cookies, World Cup and the Economy

Yesterday afternoon I watched the game in which Argentina passed to the next round of the World Cup while I was baking alfajores for a big order I have on Friday. During the half time I heard that the US is going to bid to be able to host the World Cup of 2018/2022 via this website GoUSABid.com.


If you are in the US you ask why you should care and if you are in the rest of the world you wonder why as well. The reason being is that World Cups help boost the economies of the different countries that host them. By helping the US economy, you are not just helping the country but you are also helping the thousands of people around the world who are in the tourism, retail, transportation, and many others industries involved in it. Additionally, most countries in the world see the benefits of receiving American tourists and investments done by American companies when the economy is in good shape... it just helps everyone.


Socially, the World Cup encourages friendship amongst nations and talks about saying no to racism. The various organizations tied to FIFA support education and drug free programs all over the world that have helped many live a better life through sports.

So, even if you don't like the sport you have very good reasons to support the US in hosting the World Cup in the future... also, you can help me one day in going to one, ha!

Have a great day and remember to sign the petition before Friday!

14 comments:

  1. Awesome photo! Go USA- and everyone else! You always have such a great message on this blog. So thoughtful and conscientious.

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  2. my husband would be totally thrilled! i'm going to vote now!

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  3. Yay!!! to right loving the world cup, I love it when teams play great, I have supported England even though thay cannot support themselves at the moment :( Soccaroos having a good go not as good a team as last world cup but still have the fighting spirit especially when they were 1 man down, New Zealand wow they have been very good USA having a good run & Portugal are amazing! Hope you continue to enjoy too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, & I am glad I stopped by yours :)

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  4. How awesome, I had no idea they were going to bid, I hope they get it!

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  5. Off to sign the petition right now! :)

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  6. I am going to vote too..I think you are so right...thanks for the info sweetie and have a great day:)

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  7. Great post! We are a big soccer (football) family!:)

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  8. You're absolutely right! I'm heading on over to sign the petition :)

    Oh and regarding panna cotta you must go to Scarpetta when you're here. It's delicious there! :)

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  9. never thought about that! thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. I would love the World Cup to return to North America again. I was kind of young when it was in the U.S. in '94 (and even younger when it was in Mexico in '86), but my dad went both times.

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  11. I honestly didn't know too much about the organization except that it was tied to soccer, but it's clear that it is a worthy cause to support. To all of that international energy contained in one place for one event (one sport) would be electrifying, I hope the US wins its bid. Have a beautiful Thursday. =)

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  12. Off to sign it! My hubby would be pumped.

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  13. it's been so much fun having the world cup here in south africa! there is such a sense of unity- it's been lovely. hope the U.S. gets it!

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