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Old 02-11-2010, 01:16 AM
Location: Ventura County, Ca
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Originally Posted by Finger Laker View Post
name one school in glendale that has been closed - putting out false information doesn't bolster your arguement

You can have a job as a data entry clerk making $10 and still hurt for cash - especially if they cut your hours .... doesn't mean that it isn't better than no job at all or a job that only pays minimum wage

yeah - the finances for the whole state are jacked up - as a state we are running deficits in the billions that must be closed

so even with an impact of $40M to the region on a one time event it's not going to be a cure all ..... no one is claiming it will be

but it will be a nice one time shot in the arm and provide some boost

$40M in impact is better than no impact - even if it doesn't cure all ills

hotels being sold out and requiring 5 day stays is a good thing - the hotel tax is very high and provides a good shot of revenue

at this point any revenue helps and this is definitely revenue in

i know you get off being the local curmudgeon, but feel free to open your eyes at any time

at first you state there is zero impact - then when it's shown how their is impact all you can state is that there are economic issues

well no kidding - these type of events do bring revenue, but they can't make up for decades of economic mismanagement, lack of diversified economy and revenue generators, etc

not even the superbowl could provide enough of a boost to offset diminished yearly tax receipts led by a decrease in property taxes, sales taxes, hotel taxes, rental car taxes and things like development fees which have dried up
Well said!
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:19 AM
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One can see wrestling being campy fun for some. An escapism. It's really just a form of theater, or similar to fictional TV/Film/books. People find niches that appeal to them: Comic geeks, Trekkers, those who love Lost/Soaps/Harry Potter, etc. I've got a highly educated gal pal who has a Wonder Woman fetish. Bring out the magic lasso! We humans love fictional drama.

The tricky thing with fandom is: what percentage of fans actually believe it to be real? That's always been a moving target with wrestling fans.
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