You know that my post is funny, artrogue.
Personally and emotionally speaking, I found your post disappointing in terms of syntax.
One could also build a gun out of stuff you can buy at Royall hardware. And it would be safer, more effective and cheaper than this 3D printer goofiness..
But making self-contained metallic cartridges to fire out of your homemade gun...now that's the hard part.
I'm not familiar with the CofC. Their mission statement sounds fine (not non-controversial, this is America) except the "we oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind" part. If they mean they oppose any policy efforts of governments to achieve that, then so do I, along with opposing any policy effort to prevent races rom mixing, since that's a matter of personal choice.
What I do know for sure is that the SPLC is a total joke. So I'm not inclined to care too much about this.
@artrogue - I agree. I hate crony capitalism nearly as much as communism & socialism. There should be NO gubment bailouts or "too big to fail". I'm against ALL subsidies of ANY kind. Farm, corporate, or social. I'm in favor of term limits and a low flat tax with zero deductions or a small national sales tax. Both can easily be created in ways to not hurt people in the lowest 1/3 or 1/4 but EVERYONE needs to have a bit of skin in the game.
I don't know either, never assume or pretend I do, but it sure is odd how one god is hated by the left while all others are championed. And the one god they hate happens to be the god their political enemies worship. Coincidence? I think not. Thus, once again proving the left is not the rational, intelligent, educated elite they hold themselves to be!!
This is one time i have to agree with Mat. sort of..in a round about way..
ON a Federal level..: Crony capitalists, among whom are Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Countrywide, Bear Stearns, JPMorgan Chase, General Motors and Chrysler. These and many other companies, through the thousands of Washington lobbyists they hire, are able to get Congress to shortcut market forces.
Free market capitalism is unforgiving. In order to earn a profit and stay in business, producers must please customers and wisely use resources to do so. If they fail to do this, they face losses or go bankrupt.
It’s this market discipline of profits and losses that many businesses seek to avoid. That’s why they descend upon Washington calling for government bailouts, subsidies and special privileges. Many businessmen wish not to be held strictly accountable to consumers and stockholders, who hold little sympathy for economic blunders and will give them the ax on a moment’s notice.
With a campaign contribution here and a gift there, they get Congress and the White House to act against the best interests of consumers and investors.
On the state level...when it comes to the film industry, i just don't see the numbers being worth the investment of our tax dollars or tax breaks.
At least since 1981, I've seen people push for film industries to come to South Carolina. The starting of the film program at Trident Tech to fill the many openings that were supposedly coming here and yet ...very few jobs.
Its just a pipe dream.
I hope i'm wrong, but for whatever reason the film industry just doesn't see us the way we see ourselves and there are just so many options for locations.
Another "rise" from the dead, this time the scumbag is a liberal..
Anthony Weiner announced late Tuesday that he would run for mayor of New York.
I'm one conservative who was adamant in my opposition to Mark Sanford, and I
will do no less for the sleazebag Mr. Weiner.
There is zero Tuna at a brewery...48oz....who cares? Their stuff is so strong that should about do it...And I am a Pro...
Well Ned, I just don't know for sure about God and neither does anyone else. They may suppose, reason, believe,... but no one really knows.
Regular posters here, seem to have NO issue with Allah.
I guess hes the real God.
Hopefully your dirty bomb is a 3-D Neutron dirty bomb.
One that doesn't destroy the website, but erases all unfunny posts by horned mammals.
This place closed it's doors over a year ago...but it was a great Venue to hear great musicians.......
Her cartoon of Obama dressed in SM gear eating fried chicken is not exactly high -minded political criticism. Also saying that she had no idea it might be considered racist is a bit hard to swallow. I mean I kind of understand her point about Obama trying appeal to gays, but the fired chicken?? If she lost her gig because of it I can understand why. Would love to see the cartoon though. Is she a good artist?
@Pepper - You're missing Tony's point. The guy is NOT a white supremacist and what you talked about is basic prejudices every ethnic group has! Prejudice & racism are as natural as the birds and the bees. Blacks in Africa ran the slave trade. Blacks in America owned black slaves. Some right here in Charleston. Slavery had nothing to do with racism.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is one of the most extreme, prejudiced, and hate based organizations out there. As are Media Matters, the SEIU, the NAACP, and pretty much every group funded by George Soros.
For the $8-$10 million the subsidy for a network drama like Reckless will run, SC could spend that same amount (if not less) for much more effective and targeted marketing. A show about a sultry law firm in Charleston on CBS isn't going to get anywhere close to 10 million viewers each week. Getting even half of that will be a challenge.
Army Wives collected $13.7 million for its final three seasons and its most viewed episode had less than 4.5 million viewers (many in SC, I suspect).
Further, Reckless happens to take place in SC, but it's not a requirement. Most projects filmed in the incentive states are not set in them. (Dear Jon shot in SC but is set in NC; Nailed takes place in DC etc). Moreover, neither Hawaii or Miami saw the boosts you mention because of those shows. That said, some shows and films have caused film tourism. Cheers for Boston and The Office for Scranton are notable examples.....and both filmed in Hollywood, not those locations. Hence, film tourism does not require the project to shoot in the location, but more that it's set there.
The big picture is more complicated that your "it's great PR" reaction.
Banjo players aren't allowed to use Botox™.
@IPY - You know mat and the other libtards are always in favor of any and all subsidies that redistribute wealth by taking it from the haves who through hard work earned it, then giving it to the lazy folks they want to enslave and whose votes they wish to buy. All in the name of pandering and labeling them "victims".
Yet god forbid some greedy corporation or family business get a subsidy that is repaid to the community several times over as an economic stimulus.
They fail to recognize that the subsidies given to Boeing & BMW are repaid many fold via income, property, and sales taxes. Not to mention creating jobs and boosting the image of state & community. Additionally, those subsidies get repaid by all the ancillary and support jobs created by all the contract workers and supply companies moving to be near BMW & Boeing and the jobs they create, which are not based on subsidies and often out number the jobs created by Boeing or BMW.
It's called Botox
When he was already 68.
Adrian H. McDonald,
I have a "big picture" question for you:
How much would it cost the state of South Carolina to film (in HD) some of Charleston's most picturesque locations and then have those "video postcards" aired during prime time viewing hours on network television? How much would it cost the state to show a nationwide television audience of potentially ten million viewers 8 to 10 minutes worth of Charleston scenery on a weekly basis?
I'm guessing more than whatever the state will pay out in subsidies.
Yes, the state is paying taxpayers money (via subsidy) directly to the production, but we taxpayers are getting something very valuable in return - the sort of long term exposure that we could never achieve via traditional tourism marketing strategies.
Location themed television shows generally have a positive impact with regard to tourism revenues for the locations depicted. Hawaii and Miami both saw significant boosts in tourism revenues due to the increased exposure provided by the episodic television shows Hawaii Five-O and Miami Vice.
Reckless has the potential to provide a big boost to tourism in Charleston, if you look at the big picture. I'm glad someone in Columbia figured that out.
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