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#53 Nov 02 2012 at 8:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say Disney announced the deal exactly when their lawyers said it was okay to announce it. No sooner, no later.


I'm proud of you. At least someones beginning to use their head. Specifically I'd say tax attorneys. If they were to do this deal next year they would be subject to the increases that are looming. Don't listen to what these moguls like lucas say watch what they do and when they do it to see how they really feel. And after all isn't lucas a jew?
The announcement has nothing to do with taxes. It has everything to do with intents to purchase (LOI) having expiry dates and once you officially move forward, you have to announce it as a publicly traded company. If Disney does not move forward before the LOI expires, other companies can come in and purchase Lucas out from under them.


Edit: I suppose it could be different in the Magical Kingdom of America, but that's how publicly traded companies have to behave in Canada.


Edited, Nov 2nd 2012 11:16am by Uglysasquatch
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here is hoping they tap into the immense catalouge of stories written by authors who are not George Lucas. If they were to make a movie about the Champions of the Force Trilogy and Darksaber id be very cool with it. Other wise I am indifferent, Lucas lost me as a fan with his new **** trilogy. I am more shocked that Indiana Jones was included in this.
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Trying too hard.
Well, all his other attempts certainly aren't working.


Are you kidding, I'm now a firm believer that Obama bombed Libya and killed our terrorist ambassador, or something... I may not have been paying as much attention as I thought. Smiley: blush

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I am more shocked that Indiana Jones was included in this.


Disneyland has an Indiana Jones ride already, it was the start of the slippery slope.

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Except that whoever wins next week doesn't start their term until Jan of next year *after* the tax changes go through.

In which case there's still no reason to rush a sale before Nov 6th.


Correct. Good thing no one claimed that was the case. The claim was to rush to get the sale in before January 1st 2013 (you know, when the tax changes would take place).

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And after all isn't lucas a jew?

No.
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You know, just because this was posted in the Asylum doesn't mean it has to be dirtied up with politics.
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gbaji wrote:
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Except that whoever wins next week doesn't start their term until Jan of next year *after* the tax changes go through.

In which case there's still no reason to rush a sale before Nov 6th.


Correct. Good thing no one claimed that was the case. The claim was to rush to get the sale in before January 1st 2013 (you know, when the tax changes would take place).

Um, that's exactly what crazy said.

Oh, wait, you probably don't bother to expand his sub-d efforts. Here, I'll show ya:
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What predictable little automaton's you all are. Here you have a major business transaction taking place less than a week away from the election and without reading one post on this thread there's not a doubt in my mind that you haven't even thought to to ask why now? I'll tell you why now....it's because every business big and small are terrified of the obama tax increases set to go into effect next year.


Assuming that the brokers in this deal get spooked about tax increases once the election is over, I guess? Still doesn't make much sense...
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I am more shocked that Indiana Jones was included in this.


Disneyland has an Indiana Jones ride already, it was the start of the slippery slope.


They also have a star wars ride iirc.
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Only a radical brainwashed idiot liberal could think that the millions saved from businesses choosing to sell now instead of waiting on the impending obama tax increases doesn't affect their decision when to sell.
The only thing taxes do is affect the sale price. it has nothing to do with when or when not to sell.
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Oh wait you're a fat selfish lazy piece of sh*t who doesn't do anything he's not told to.
Aww, did being called a radical brainwashed idiot hit a nerve? Poor you. Smiley: smile
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What predictable little automaton's you all are. Here you have a major business transaction taking place less than a week away from the election and without reading one post on this thread there's not a doubt in my mind that you haven't even thought to to ask why now? I'll tell you why now....it's because every business big and small are terrified of the obama tax increases set to go into effect next year.


Assuming that the brokers in this deal get spooked about tax increases once the election is over, I guessill doesn't make much sense...

Only a radical brainwashed idiot liberal could think that the millions saved from businesses choosing to sell now instead of waiting on the impending obama tax increases doesn't affect their decision when to sell.

Business is terrified of another obama term.

So, why did it *have* to be done a week before the *election*?
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I spent all day yesterday in NYC. it's not all that messed up. Actually it's quite remarkable how well the city is doing after the damage it sustained. But I guess it's to be expected after all, God trying to wipe out such a bastion of liberal socialists.

Oh, wait, it's also the financial and commercial center of the world. Why do you hate capitalism so much?
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Wouldn't it be great if they still made games like that? (As opposed to 3rd person railway Star Wars themed Gummi Ship/Star Fox clones...)

I've been trying to find an old copy or remake of the X-wing/Tie Fighter series and have had no luck anywhere. You'd think with all the wonderful technology we possess today there'd be some way to either play the classic games, or make new ones using the same formula and modern graphics.

Bittorrent? Abandonware?


Tried that. Spent hours doing that actually. All I could find were non-functioning or virus-filled downloads that were also non-functioning after viruses were removed. Some downloads appeared to have all the necessary files, but the problem with those was trying to find a way to get an old game to work on a modern computer, which I failed horribly at, even then, something seemed amiss.
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Even the old Space Quest titles? Smiley: eek

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Debalic wrote:
So, why did it *have* to be done a week before the *election*?


Maybe I failed to read enough into the post, but I didn't get that the key date was the election, except to the point that the election happens to be occurring within the quarter before the tax changes may start. He could just as easily have talked about why some big sale occurred 1 month before the election or 2 weeks after the election, and the point being made would have been equally valid.

So to answer you question, it didn't *have* to be done a week before the election specifically. This sale just happened to be at that time.

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gbaji wrote:
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So, why did it *have* to be done a week before the *election*?


Maybe I failed to read enough into the post, but I didn't get that the key date was the election, except to the point that the election happens to be occurring within the quarter before the tax changes may start. He could just as easily have talked about why some big sale occurred 1 month before the election or 2 weeks after the election, and the point being made would have been equally valid.

So to answer you question, it didn't *have* to be done a week before the election specifically. This sale just happened to be at that time.

Exactly. Crazy's post is full of irrational bluster.
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Exactly. Crazy's post is full of irrational bluster.


That may be true, but then you didn't need to intentionally read additional irrationality into it, much less make that the primary focus of your response.
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Exactly. Crazy's post is full of irrational bluster.


That may be true, but then you didn't need to intentionally read additional irrationality into it, much less make that the primary focus of your response.

You didn't read the original post then, did you. *He* made the focus of the sale "the week before the election". Besides, why are you so intent on defending a raving lunatic? Just because he's on your side? You really need to pick your battles, especially when you're wrong.
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You didn't read the original post then, did you. *He* made the focus of the sale "the week before the election".


Because I didn't see the focus as being on "the week before the election". That just happened to be when it happened. Like I said already, if it had happened a month before the election, he could have asked the same rhetorical question (with the date changed) with no effect on the point being made. I think you are grossly over emphasizing the wrong part of the post is all.

His point was about someone wanting to make the sale before the 1st of next year, not about wanting to make it before the election. You ignored that point and zeroed in on the whole "week before the election" part. I point this out only because I think it's bizarre to intentionally interpret something someone says in a way that makes no sense, and then attack that persons statement because it makes no sense. You're intentionally ignoring the part where he explains why the date is relevant (it falls before the first of next year), and pretend that it's relevant for some other reason. Then you declare that since there is no other reason why it's relevant, he must be wrong or something. That makes no **** sense at all.

There is no other significance to the date other than that it falls before the first of next year. He never claimed there was any other significance to that date. Yet your entire response assumes that there must be, apparently solely so that you can refute that very claim. You can then declare yourself "right" (and him wrong) because you are correct that there's no other significance. Um... That's the argumental equivalent of a circle jerk. Was that really the best you could do?

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No, I'm declaring *you* wrong, and him a moron. There's a difference.

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Because I didn't see the focus as being on "the week before the election".

Of course you didn't.

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His point was about someone wanting to make the sale before the 1st of next year, not about wanting to make it before the election.
No, his point was pretty much word for word wanting to make the sale before the election. Unless you want to play your classic "he may have wrote/said that, but what he really meant was ..." card.
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His point was about someone wanting to make the sale before the 1st of next year, not about wanting to make it before the election.
No, his point was pretty much word for word wanting to make the sale before the election.


No, it wasn't. He said this:

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Here you have a major business transaction taking place less than a week away from the election and without reading one post on this thread there's not a doubt in my mind that you haven't even thought to to ask why now? I'll tell you why now....it's because every business big and small are terrified of the obama tax increases set to go into effect next year.


He never once said that the time of the sale had anything to do with the election itself. Replace "less than a week away from the election" with "in the last week of October" and the statement has the exact same meaning. He's just stating the time that it happened. The relevance of that time is that it's before the 1st of next year. He even says "why now" (not just "why a week before the election"). Funny that no one assumes that "now" has some special relevance.

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Unless you want to play your classic "he may have wrote/said that, but what he really meant was ..." card.


No. He literally wrote what I said he wrote. You're trying to play guessing games about what he might have meant that he didn't actually write.
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It's all in the context. You chose to bold a few segments, I'll do the same:
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Here you have a major business transaction taking place less than a week away from the election and without reading one post on this thread there's not a doubt in my mind that you haven't even thought to to ask why now? I'll tell you why now....it's because every business big and small are terrified of the obama tax increases set to go into effect next year.


It really depends on whether or not you consider crazy...well, crazy.
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Are you kidding, I'm now a firm believer that Obama bombed Libya and killed our terrorist ambassador, or something... I may not have been paying as much attention as I thought. Smiley: blush

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I am more shocked that Indiana Jones was included in this.


Disneyland has an Indiana Jones ride already, it was the start of the slippery slope.

Smiley: tinfoilhat


Edited, Nov 2nd 2012 7:51am by someproteinguy


So does Disney World. The Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, to be precise. Both Disneyland and Disney World have Star Tours, the Star Wars-themed attraction (which just went through a major overhaul at both parks to bring in material from the prequels and bring the attraction up to 3D).

All of which took years of negotiating and at least one personal visit that I'm aware of by Lucas to Disney World, which I happened to be working there the day he visited.

Didn't get to personally see him, though. Disney has a very strict policy concerning visits by celebrities. That and I was (supposedly) working on the opposite end of Star Tours from where he happened to be. But it was the major talk of that day.


Edited, Nov 7th 2012 2:01am by Magicalsquirrel
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Are you kidding, I'm now a firm believer that Obama bombed Libya and killed our terrorist ambassador, or something... I may not have been paying as much attention as I thought. Smiley: blush

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I am more shocked that Indiana Jones was included in this.


Disneyland has an Indiana Jones ride already, it was the start of the slippery slope.

Smiley: tinfoilhat


Edited, Nov 2nd 2012 7:51am by someproteinguy


So does Disney World. The Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, to be precise. Both Disneyland and Disney World have Star Tours, the Star Wars-themed attraction (which just went through a major overhaul at both parks to bring in material from the prequels and bring the attraction up to 3D).

All of which took years of negotiating and at least one personal visit that I'm aware of by Lucas to Disney World, which I happened to be working there the day he visited.

Didn't get to personally see him, though. Disney has a very strict policy concerning visits by celebrities. That and I was (supposedly) working on the opposite end of Star Tours from where he happened to be. But it was the major talk of that day.


Edited, Nov 7th 2012 2:01am by Magicalsquirrel


They must have swapped Lucas' brain for Walt Disney's during that visit, it explains so much.
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He never once said that the time of the sale had anything to do with the election itself.
"Remark not intended to be a factual statement" again, huh. Smiley: laugh
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