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What the Conservatives call wasteful spending within the stimulus


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#25 engine9

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:40 PM

All of the money given to the arts and film industry will just eventually end up being used to purchase illegal drugs, thereby renewing the federal government's mandate to continue it's "wag the dog" war on drugs.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

All of the money given to the arts and film industry will just eventually end up being used to purchase illegal drugs, thereby renewing the federal government's mandate to continue it's "wag the dog" war on drugs.


ahem, I don't do drugs.

I just drink.

all the time

oh god i miss her

:cryin:

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:02 AM

ahem, I don't do drugs.

I just drink.

all the time

oh god i miss her

:cryin:


stimulating!!!

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:38 AM

No anger at all, just stating the facts. Pubs do not govern effectively.


youre an ignorant human being.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:20 AM

For example, when We Are Marshall was filmed in Atlanta, it injected around 45 million in liquidity into the city. The biggest recipients were day laborers for the non union work, restaurants and bars (film people drink a lot), actors, carpenters, and the lighting and rigging outfit out of lawrenceville.

No doubt that something like that can help a local economy. I guess my question would be...how long after the film is done being made do those jobs or the economic benefits last? In my book, a temporary input of $$ into an area< something that may be more long lasting.

#30 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:41 AM

No doubt that something like that can help a local economy. I guess my question would be...how long after the film is done being made do those jobs or the economic benefits last? In my book, a temporary input of $$ into an area< something that may be more long lasting.


Hollywood is 90 percent liberal.

#31 Zaximus

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:58 AM

Hollywood is 90 percent liberal.


Most people that think and come up with creative ideas are.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:15 PM

Hollywood is 90 percent liberal.


you are incredibly wrong

No doubt that something like that can help a local economy. I guess my question would be...how long after the film is done being made do those jobs or the economic benefits last? In my book, a temporary input of $$ into an area< something that may be more long lasting.

it's not just one movie, however. that was just one part.

Atlanta, for example, has 99 project filming here this year. those jobs last all year.

it's hard for people not in the industry to grasp. you don't have a single employer, you bounce around, and that's considered employed.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

Most people that think and come up with creative ideas are.


That's because they don't work. Therefore they have the time.

:D I kid.

#34 JoCoLoco

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:39 PM

Most people that think and come up with creative ideas are.


Exactly. And the ones who think and come up with practical ones are at the other end of the political spectrum.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:05 PM

Not true, as they also have to fund them efficiently in order for them to get made. Hippies invented special effects motion control and computer graphic interfaces.

#36 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

Most people that think and come up with creative ideas are.


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