Originally Posted By: jgw
I also understand that there would be problems with influx, housing, etc. but that had been addressed.
I think, my friend, that is exactly the opposite of what the local organizers were saying. They think those issues were not addressed. And, I really don't think that they "won" at all, nor were they responsible for Amazon's action. Honey Badger don't care. Amazon is using that kerfuffle as an excuse to take an action they took for bottom line reasons. They realized they didn't need a NY headquarters (e.g., buyer's remorse), so they unilaterally nixed the deal and used the protesters as scapegoats. The press (and others) merely fell for the head(quarters) fake.