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Old 2011-10-04, 19:17   Link #17001
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Never said the situation was perfect (and certainly not holding up Coke as any kind of model...), but I think that if we do want to be serious about aiding poorer countries we have to open are markets to them.

That said, I have to disagree about most of the savings going to the board of directors. Since clothes started being outsourced to China, clothing has never been cheaper. You can get 10 T Shirts for 10$, and 5 dress shirts for 15$.

Now if you're going to go off and buy Adidas, you're still paying the same prices. But in that case you're really paying for the Adidas on your shoe, not the shoe itself...
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Old 2011-10-05, 03:44   Link #17002
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The plot thickens.

Afghanistan and India sign 'strategic partnership'

Might throw this here as well.

Self-immolation 'trend' at restive Tibetan monastery.

I found it curious that all those tried to burn themselves are particularly young, this one is 17, the previous ones are 17 and 19 if memory serves. I am not sure whether this is the case with Tibetans, but in most of parts of China (and Korea, Taiwan, etc.) , people count the ages differently. For example, you are 1 years old the moment you are born, etc. So in reality, those people could be even younger in western standard.
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Old 2011-10-05, 07:13   Link #17003
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Too bad than the influence of the pakistan/ISS will probably be still strong...
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Old 2011-10-05, 07:48   Link #17004
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You know things are bleak when even The Simpsons is having financial issues.
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Old 2011-10-05, 08:05   Link #17005
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You know things are bleak when even The Simpsons is having financial issues.
The fact that the VAs earn so much, and the animators are not is a bit absurd.

Even if their pay is cut in half they're still earning a lot.

How much are Japanese VAs payed in comparison? Not a lot I'd guess.

The simpsons is a gravy train for those VAs. I doubt many of them would be able to get work at those rates from any other TV program.
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Old 2011-10-05, 11:18   Link #17006
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For anyone interested in hearing from the coordinators of Occupy Wall Street, COALITION TO OCCUPY FREEDOM PLAZA, and The Zeitgeist Movement, there is going to be a radio broadcast today at 4:00pm EDT. It should be quite interesting.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/zmgloba...m-global-radio
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Old 2011-10-05, 11:37   Link #17007
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The fact that the VAs earn so much, and the animators are not is a bit absurd.

Even if their pay is cut in half they're still earning a lot.

How much are Japanese VAs payed in comparison? Not a lot I'd guess.

The simpsons is a gravy train for those VAs. I doubt many of them would be able to get work at those rates from any other TV program.
there is no comparison between the simpsons and regular japanese anime. The Simpsons are worth hundreds of millions in revenue. A single season simpson probably make more money then all the anime of any year put together.

As far as the simpsons losing, let see what the studio exes tune is if they are require to half their compensation.
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Old 2011-10-05, 12:14   Link #17008
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You know things are bleak when even The Simpsons is having financial issues.
What I was wondering while reading the article... the 8 million $ is it the combined wages of all voice actors or of each voice actor? (if it was for each voice actor it would be rather counter intuitive since the parts of voice acting are not equal - but reading all those comments below the article seems to strengthen the interpretation, that it is 8 million $ per voice actor...).
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Old 2011-10-05, 14:40   Link #17009
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but reading all those comments below the article seems to strengthen the interpretation, that it is 8 million $ per voice actor...).
That wouldn't surprise me for a show that earns as much money as The Simpsons has done. Still $8m/season is chump change in comparison to what the emcees and judges get paid for "reality" shows like American Idol and Dancing with The Stars:

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Simon Cowell, the snarky American Idol judge, reportedly raked in $36 million [in 2009-2010]. After salary negotiations it’s rumored that he might be somewhere around $45 million [in 2010-2011]. Paula Abdul was making $4 million per year but left after they refused to double her salary. But host Ryan Seacrest has them both beat. ABC News reported that Seacrest signed a $45 million, 3-year contract, making him the highest paid reality TV star.
I'd could see the five major VAs (Castellanata, Kavner, Smith, Cartwright and Shearer) earning $millions, but probably not anyone else.
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Old 2011-10-05, 15:54   Link #17010
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You know things are bleak when even The Simpsons is having financial issues.
Needs to die soon. I know it's a commonly accepted truth, but watch an episode of season 2-4 Simpsons, then watch any from the past 10 years. It has gotten ridiculously out of control how bad the show has become. Same with Family Guy.
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Old 2011-10-05, 16:03   Link #17011
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Needs to die soon. I know it's a commonly accepted truth, but watch an episode of season 2-4 Simpsons, then watch any from the past 10 years. It has gotten ridiculously out of control how bad the show has become. Same with Family Guy.
The question for the productor isn't if the show is still good but if it still do enough money. (For the record, I stopped to watch the Simson 7 or 8 years ago, so I don't know how the show is now.)
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Old 2011-10-05, 16:04   Link #17012
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Don't they have enough episodes to give reruns to every successive generation of kids?
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Old 2011-10-05, 16:10   Link #17013
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The question for the productor isn't if the show is still good but if it still do enough money. (For the record, I stopped to watch the Simson 7 or 8 years ago, so I don't know how the show is now.)
Oh, I understand that. Doesn't stop me from expressing my opinion. It's become a terrible show.

Also, like Anh_Minh says, I'd really prefer it if they just showed reruns of the old seasons anyways. Much better entertainment value, and still culturally relevant.
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Old 2011-10-05, 17:23   Link #17014
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I watched part of an episode of the The Simpsons while I was in Italy last summer. The Italian voice actors were quite well-chosen and do an excellent job of mimicking the voices of their American counterparts. It made me wonder whether this similarity held true in the rest of the world.
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Old 2011-10-05, 18:50   Link #17015
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...79472K20111005

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Old 2011-10-05, 18:50   Link #17016
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http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ste...ry?id=14383813

Steve Jobs passed away, confirmed a few minutes ago.
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Old 2011-10-05, 18:51   Link #17017
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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...79472K20111005

Europe's debilitating deja vu
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...79428V20111005
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Old 2011-10-05, 19:05   Link #17018
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Even though I was a disliker of the apply products still a intellengent man R.I.P Steve jobs
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Old 2011-10-05, 19:11   Link #17019
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Very sad.

Might seem innappropriate, but how far will Apple's shares tumble?

Still, I didn't think he was that ill. Got to hand it to him, worked till the end.
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Old 2011-10-05, 19:14   Link #17020
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The fact that he survived 6 years of Pancreatic cancer is a miracle in and of itself. The vast majority of patients die 6-8 months after diagnosis, a little longer with chemo.
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