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RIP John Hughes

john hughes

This man has had an enormous impact on my life, I’m a little speechless so won’t even try. We’re playing 16 Candles tomorrow at MITP, just so you know. Wanna come down and celebrate that life/grieve a little with us?

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zra

about 10 years ago

Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.

Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

gea

about 10 years ago

In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics

Todd Gremmels

about 10 years ago

The IRS has guidelines that were set up in 2001 (one of the first things that the Republican controled House and Senate did-a return to Reganomics;remember trickle down theory?) to collect taxes at a 33.33% from incomes ranging from lets say $12,000.00 a year gross income to $80,000 a year gross income. Now this is were it gets tricky so try and follow along; after $80,000.00 (if you make that much) your Social Security payment remains the same and your IRS payment (just for simplicity) starts to move backward. Ok now here is the kicker; if you make over $105,000 you pay less than 5% in tax's. Now lets just say for arguement that this wealth is per-say pushed off shore into Belize or maybe China after a while the $105,000.00 person has been spending less and less in this country  Ergo economic collapse.

Now lets just say again that your company owns townhomes and you have a cheap house somewere else that have your mail sent to that is the house that you do not live at but pay taxes on. Lets also say that your company owns a house in Aspen or Aruba that you live at ( when ever the season strikes you). Then you take all that money that is being depreciated as well as amerterized through your taxes and you have a supercharger for economic collapse (almost forgot there is little or no tax base from company owned townhomes that comes into the federal coffers IE no state funds thanks BUSH and MR Palenty).


I say you raise the taxes of the people that make over $105,000.00 reduce the taxes of the $12,000.00 to $80,000.00 a year person(the people that accually spend money in the USA) and eliminate the cap on Social Security.

According to Congressman Oberstar not only would you have money for Medicare but you would be able to pay for a large majority of the Health Care in the USA.

The revised trickle down economics (remember Reagunomics?) bill runs out in a few months!!! Thank God!!!

Why cant we remember history?

Thats for you Wildgoose!!

Peace
Todd Gremmels

PS I do not have a Major in Economics but I can do the math!!!!

purple

about 10 years ago

I felt extremely bad for my friend when Jim Henson died on her birthday. We were all about Muppet politics at the time. Well, John Hughes was are teen influence. And yes I am mid-thirties so TRULY he is was my teen influence. And he died on my birthday. RIP.

purple

about 10 years ago

http://wellknowwhenwegetthere.blogspot.com/2009/08/sincerely-john-hughes.html

Liz

about 10 years ago

Duckie:  Andi, Andi, I just heard what happened - are you okay? - I cut out of Home Ec and everything.

Andi:  Yes, Duckie, I'm okay.

Duckie:  Was it bad. (About Andi getting detention in "Pretty In Pink")

Andi:  No.

Duckie:  I want to take you away this weekend.  Do you fish?


John Hughes, thank you for making these movies for us all in the 80's.  
Myself as a teenager then really enjoyed and appreciated them.  They were well-needed.

Mr. Hughes, you were a volcanic ensemble : )

zra

about 10 years ago

Dong!
(clap clap)
Dong!
(clap clap)
Do-ong! Where is my automobile?

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