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re: Does Toyota Sponsor ISIS?
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 6:32 pm
Seriously, the building had me rolling. You did watch all three videos right Ace?...

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re: Does Toyota Sponsor ISIS?
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 4:53 pm
WOW...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 4:20 pm
[quote]Does anyone have a link for 2014 expenses/taxes or are we going off of 5 year old information? [/quote] Its only March. It'll probably be a little while before the info is tabulated. ...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 3:40 pm
IB, I'm on your side. I'm just saying you'd never win an election. ...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 3:35 pm
:lol:...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 3:27 pm
IB, you are the Ron Paul of the Poli Board. Your message is sound, but you're terrible at the delivery. :lol:...

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re: The Magnificent Seven Remake
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 3:21 pm
[quote]The Magnificent Seven Remake[/quote] [img]http://i.imgur.com/mB7LJNo.gif[/img] [quote]Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington [/quote] [img]http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2013/04/29/29-Don-Reaction.o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg[/img] [quote]Antoine Fuqua[/quote] [img]https://31.media.tumblr....

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 3:11 pm
[quote]NO has hosted how many Super Bowls and has anyone every seen any measureable improvement in their economy after a Super Bowl?[/quote] [link=(http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/UNO-Study-Calculates-480M-Economic-Impact-for-Super-Bowl-XLVII/cbca86b4-b23c-42c2-8672-dfd075...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 2:06 pm
[quote].but what if because of that contract he was able to hire another trucker, finance another truck, and double his business with other non-film related receivables? [/quote] But can't you argue that those opportunities would exist without the film industry? And if the income generated from...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 2:03 pm
[quote]Using some imagination , lets just say we dole out $600 million in Tax Credits, yet the film industry creates $2B in employment wages, payroll taxes, income taxes, rentals, etc. etc. etc. What am I missing here? Economics 4021 at LSU taught me that "you gotta spend a buck to make $5". [/q...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 1:52 pm
[quote].there is a ton of uncounted dollars that the film industry generates[/quote] See my post above. [i]$4 Billion Dollars just to break even.[/i] And those would have to be in addition to the allowable expenses for the tax credit. Otherwise, you're automatically losing roughly 15%. For examp...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 1:37 pm
[quote]You are missing a few things. [/quote] I know. I said rough math. [quote]3) I've yet to see a true economic study boiled down to a single number, but from what I've read, I think total state impact is in the neighborhood of 2 billion a year. [/quote] Thats got to be including the subs...

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re: Korean Females Eat Classic American snacks
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 11:18 am
Cant really argue with the poptarts. :lol:...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 10:41 am
[quote]Now... the big question is... is the revenue the state receives from tazing all this other new spending - does it make up for giving away 30 percent? It might... it might come close... and that's the big economic issue. [/quote] It doesn't. Not even close. Thats the issue. Think abo...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 10:32 am
[quote]The fact that Freeman doesn't believe this, shows exactly how much his understanding of economics goes[/quote] Bug seriously, read up on this. IB can be rough in his rants, but the message is legit. ...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 10:30 am
[quote]I've posted this before and showed you the bill. The tax credits do not qualify towards out of state expenses.[/quote] Correct. Thats the point. This industry generates meager local employement benefits. Meanwhile, they get 30% kickback on goods and services spend instate. So basically, t...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 10:17 am
[quote]southernelite[/quote] I get what you're saying and agree. But are the local businesses around the city worth a half a billion dollars? Cause thats about what were projected to spend on these film subsidies. If we just eliminated the option to sell the credits back to the state, it would ...

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re: The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 10:13 am
Pretty much yes to both. ...

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re: Finally the topic of privatizing universities is out there.
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 10:08 am
[quote]Unfortunately, a lot of employers use the degree as a free training program so they don't have to invest in their employees formative training. [/quote] FIFY. Tell a kid he has to get a degree to get a job. Hire kid. Expect kid to produce on day 1 without any training. Sink or Swim with no...

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re: Finally the topic of privatizing universities is out there.
Posted by elprez00 on 3/2 at 9:36 am
[quote]College and university system leaders are pushing for more autonomy — a less severe step toward a privatization, of sorts. [b]Across the country, schools have done this in exchange for less funding from the state, Hurley noted.[/b][/quote] I'm all for it. Once again, if LSU & co wants to con...

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