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Re: “The Power of Prejudice

Cool your jets there Box Car Willie, in this day and age people have every right to feel nervous when there car is approached by someone they don't know.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by smile&wave on 04/17/2015 at 8:35 AM

Re: “The Power of Prejudice

how much do dreads cost anyway?

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bullet on 04/17/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “The Power of Prejudice

If this was written by a panhandler then he is obviously an educated middle-class kid who thinks it cool to slum it and pretend to be pathetic. If it is fake, it was written by a condescending dork who thinks that the panhandlers need someone to speak up for them. Either way, this is a fail.

20 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Eggy Pop on 04/17/2015 at 8:09 AM

Re: “WTF Has the Government Done????

I get the feeling that Hay Zues hates local films, pray and cringe non believers!!!! Hay Zues will set you on film fire!!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TrollFaceMcStupid on 04/17/2015 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Not so much a bitch as a kindly reminder

No hay zues, that's the next bitch

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by TrollFaceMcStupid on 04/17/2015 at 7:51 AM

Re: “The Power of Prejudice

Wait... are you some well off hobo that has a computer, did you steal a smart phone so you could steal wifi from a coffee shop? Now instead of concentrating on survival and improving your situation you got on the internet to bitch about old people not trusting a hobo with dreadlocks? No wonder you're a fuckin' hobo... ooooorrrrrrrr.. I call a fake bitch!! Hobos don't go on the interwebz to bitch about this pointless shit, they're trying to get food. You're a horrible representative of hobos everywhere.

24 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TrollFaceMcStupid on 04/17/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “The Power of Prejudice

Boo fucking hoo for you.

15 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bro Tim on 04/17/2015 at 7:30 AM

Re: “The Power of Prejudice

Formerly employed by the film industry?

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Jesus Sonovabitch on 04/17/2015 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Not so much a bitch as a kindly reminder

I thought we were complaining about the film industry abusing public funds...?!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jesus Sonovabitch on 04/17/2015 at 6:11 AM

Re: “WTF Has the Government Done????

I've let them know they're on the right track. Please follow suit.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Jesus Sonovabitch on 04/17/2015 at 6:08 AM

Re: “The Seaport Market and the problem of “authentic Maritime culture”

This is typical human behavior and something that you should have anticipated. When one social group starts to rise above an established group, there's conflict. Note the L.A. riots when Asians began to have more wealth and African-Americans were threatened. It's the same thing here. The ethnic venders work harder, sell a better product and sell at a lower cost. They're getting all of the business. So the established people run them out of town. This is universal behavior and you should have anticipated this. You should also predict that if the "ethnics" get together and try to open a competing place, the locals will convince the government to stop it for "health concerns." Either that, or they'll do what happened to the fellow who tried to open a restaurant in a business zone: they just never processed his permit application. He was waiting for two years and hadn't gotten it the last time I checked. The only way that the CFAs are going to survive is by forming their own groups and helping each other out separately from the established population. They can call it "Ethnicville." (just kidding about the name). I'm not kidding about the practice. That's the way that foreign immigrants succeed in a new land. They build their ethnic businesses to serve their own ethnicity. Then they accrue wealth and get their children educated. Then the children come back and improve the lives of their expats. Then the next generation is integrated. That's the way it's always worked. you're trying to jump the ethnic pecking order process by a few generations. And I know how unfair that process is as well. I'm CFA and I know what it's like to be discriminated against here in the Maritimes. You can't change human nature, but you can anticipate it and thwart it. You can't fight it (unless you want to lose). Work with it.

Posted by Andy Antigonish on 04/17/2015 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Liberals take aim at Efficiency Nova Scotia funding

they get 9 10 percent pay back to them no matter what that was part of the promised deal they would receive that each year on their profit margin each and every year then decided to tax us again with the efficiency letter we pay to get mailed to us it is and was a fiixed buy from the beginning

Posted by pissed off on 04/16/2015 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Political calculus and the film tax credit cut

This baby boomer is 100% on your side, Ryan.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Esme Malanchuk on 04/16/2015 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Don't forget to pack your negativity.



So well put I wish I could say that you're taking the words right out of my mouth had I not just said that right now.

Posted by Daniel Abraham on 04/16/2015 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Who eggs a kitten?

WTF is wrong with people?

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Posted by geekchick on 04/16/2015 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Tax Credits

Here's a thing- the industry is calling for an independent audit of the numbers involved in all this. The province has (so far) refused. I came across this interview with Jerry West on Information Morning, in which he said:

"there's some real disagreement over the finance department's numbers. I went over the fact sheet that the department produced with the accountants, and they say some of the figures are improbable, and others are mathematically impossible. For example, if you work out the average subsidy for last year, according to the fact sheet, it works out to 67% of labour costs. If you remember, the labour subsidy is supposed to be a maximum of 65%, so the average, it's hard to make it 67%. Also, the department says it only gets $6 million in taxes back in terms of corporate consumption and personal income tax, or, $1 back for every $4 it pays out. That also doesn't add up. even just using the numbers on the department's own fact sheet. I asked the finance department for two days to walk me through how they got their numbers- so far, they have not done that."…

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by geekchick on 04/16/2015 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Tax Credits

STEPHENHITFD: Interesting point about the wages, not something I had thought of, and not something I know a ton about, but I guess I can say that there has certainly not been an unusual rise in unionized wages since the tax credit was put into place- like all unions, wages are negotiated and regulated in accordance with inflation and all that. At least with my union. I'll look into it.

I agree that the sudden changes are a huge part of the problem- and in fact since the FTC as it stands (or stood, I suppose) was already written into this year's budget. Why would they not see the year through (and therefore our main shooting season) with the budget as planned, rather than the insane and seemingly arbitrary July 1st date? Very odd and unnecessarily damaging- especially for something that is only about 0.1% of their budget.

As for Jesus Sonovabitch... I'm not quite sure what to do with you. You accuse me of spreading misinformation? How odd, when it seems clear to me that you have no idea what you are talking about. You keep saying something about film industry collecting money to which it was "technically not entitled", and other things of this nature. Nowhere have I seen any kind of information regarding any kind of shady dealings within the industry, except from you, a random (troll? I'm not sure yet) dude on the internet. I would suggest you follow your own advice, and become informed.

Also, "other issues"? I guess you're right, I should probably stop with all the relevant facts and information. How silly of me. "Who cares" about those? Oh wait. Thousands of people.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by geekchick on 04/16/2015 at 10:17 PM

Re: “How do you buy weed in Halifax?

i will take your weed lol

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Posted by tattoodarling on 04/16/2015 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Stop for just one second

The internet is a big place where it's almost impossible to read everything on it.

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Posted by ohhappyday on 04/16/2015 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Tax Credits

Continue with your delusions and misinformation geekchick. Who cares about the other issues you bring up? You're only trying to cloud the fact the film industry was collecting money to which it was technically not entitled; that is what is at issue. The credit still exists and will be administered as such, and not as an open bar.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jesus Sonovabitch on 04/16/2015 at 9:12 PM

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