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Old 02-02-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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At the risk of sounding like a communist, I don't think anyone deserves a million dollar salary. No one works that damn hard!
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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At the risk of sounding like a communist, I don't think anyone deserves a million dollar salary. No one works that damn hard!
Not trying to be funny but, how about Professional Athletes? Or, Actors?
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Not trying to be funny but, how about Professional Athletes? Or, Actors?
Least of all actors, if it's not already ovbious that the greatest actors are often not even cast in big HOllywood productions, just take a look at the garbage that is offered for entertainment year after year. Taylor Swift and Beyonce are filthy rich for what they do...blame that on the masses who support mediocrity. I understand that their salary is dictated by supply and demand, the public wants it, so the public pays for it. If you don't mind paying $100 or more to go to a ballgame (just for yourself), and paying a little extra for items which are advertised during sports events...who do you think is really paying for that Pepsi commercial during the game which ultimately pays the salaries? Don't mind paying hundreds of dollars for a front row seat to your favorite band, ok, I guess they earned then.

Obviously salaries aren't determined by what an individual deserves in respect to the importance of what they do (nurses, teachers, sanitation workers etc), or else they would be earning the 8 digit salaries instead of LeBron James who gets paid to do something as important as basketball, because where would the world be without the NBA, NFL, NHL etc?
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Least of all actors, if it's not already ovbious that the greatest actors are often not even cast in big HOllywood productions, just take a look at the garbage that is offered for entertainment year after year. Taylor Swift and Beyonce are filthy rich for what they do...blame that on the masses who support mediocrity. I understand that their salary is dictated by supply and demand, the public wants it, so the public pays for it. If you don't mind paying $100 or more to go to a ballgame (just for yourself), and paying a little extra for items which are advertised during sports events...who do you think is really paying for that Pepsi commercial during the game which ultimately pays the salaries? Don't mind paying hundreds of dollars for a front row seat to your favorite band, ok, I guess they earned then.
Or, perhaps many enjoy Taylor Swifts and Beyonce's music - millions do. I for one don't criticize the money they make - more power to them.

As for the mention of the Ball Game: I don't know what kind of ball game you are talking about but, here, if I want to see our Baseball team (Diamondbacks), I can get in for as little as $5.00. Sit behind home plate - for $60.00. Or, Basketball (Suns) for as little as $35.00. To sit court-side can get up to a couple of "C" notes - and I have paid that to sit on the floor.

The actors in a movie will draw people - I have my favorites that when they are in a movie I go see the movie. Same with certain celebrities - I'm there and so on.

Frankly, whatever they can "pull" (earn), more power too them IMO.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Or, perhaps many enjoy Taylor Swifts and Beyonce's music - millions do. I for one don't criticize the money they make - more power to them.

As for the mention of the Ball Game: I don't know what kind of ball game you are talking about but, here, if I want to see our Baseball team (Diamondbacks), I can get in for as little as $5.00. Sit behind home plate - for $60.00. Or, Basketball (Suns) for as little as $35.00. To sit court-side can get up to a couple of "C" notes - and I have paid that to sit on the floor.

The actors in a movie will draw people - I have my favorites that when they are in a movie I go see the movie. Same with certain celebrities - I'm there and so on.

Frankly, whatever they can "pull" (earn), more power too them IMO.
The merits of capitalism. I'm happy we live in a country where one can get rich on talent or the illusion of talent. But I just think our society is too celebrity obsessed and places too much emphasis on entertainers. Just my own humble opinion. I don't want to come off like a hypocrite here, because if anyone was to offer me millions of dollars to play baseball (and sit out half the season with alleged injuries), lip sync a song, or act like a buffoon in a sophmoric hollywood movie/sitcom, I'd take it in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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He is not a preacher. He is a mercenary.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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He is not a preacher. He is a mercenary.
To whom are you referring? Joel Osteen? Pat Robertson?
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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To whom are you referring? Joel Osteen? Pat Robertson?
All of them.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:11 AM
 
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I would give Joel Osteen a million dollars if he'd cut that semi mullet of his.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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All of them.
Oh, okay.

It's nice that you have arbitrarily decided that.
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