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General Discussion / Re: Larry King gone
« Last post by MH on Today at 01:15:41 pm »
"Great interviewer" seems to really be a subjective thing.  I think that Marc Maron is a great interviewer but it might be because I identify with his persona and so his line of questioning seems really natural to me.

My dad used to love Larry King... maybe he could explain it... dunno.
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General Discussion / Re: Larry King gone
« Last post by wilber on Today at 11:53:31 am »
Dick Cavett was my favourite interviewer back then.
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Canadian Politics / Re: The Trudeau Brand
« Last post by wilber on Today at 11:36:56 am »
Canada is about the only country that hasn't given its airlines bailouts yet because of our size and small population we are more dependent on air travel than the great majority of countries. Last spring major US carriers, American, Delta, United etc got over 4 billion USD plus low interest loans. Southwest got 3.2 billion plus loans. Lufthansa got 9 billion Euros. Air France/KLM got 10 billion Euros. Other European carriers also got government assistance. Alitalia was re nationalized. Who knows how much some of them have received since last spring. Other countries are insuring they will still have their own carriers when this is over.
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Canadian Politics / Re: The Trudeau Brand
« Last post by JMT on Today at 10:13:26 am »
I wouldn't expect any different from Financial Post, but funny how they discuss CERB but conveniently leave out CEWS.

So many profitable companies were subsidized with shareholders taking home big dividends while businesses with little in terms of labour costs went under.  The criteria for qualifying was a joke. 

I can't stand to even look at JT any more because of it.

My favourite companies with this are the airlines. They complain that they weren't bailed out, yet they tap into hundreds of millions of CEWS support.

And to be fair to the prime minister - I doubt he was involved in setting the criteria. Early on, the civil services needed a simple on/off switch for all programs. They didn't have the ability to sift through minutia. As time went on, the service had more capability, and the criteria have changed to be more discerning.

I am confident that there are many profitable companies that will end up paying money back. On the other hand, many companies that were profitable but had reduced sales would have undoubtedly remained profitable but laid off many workers to do so without CEWS. It's complicated.

And Jack Mintz. lol.
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General Discussion / Re: Larry King gone
« Last post by MH on Today at 08:05:04 am »
I don't know, Seinfeld looked like the jerk in that interview.  Get over yourself.

Yeah, but I kind of agree with the question "What makes King a great interviewer ?"

The idea of "no preparation" SEEMS interesting but with the Prince interview he spent so much time talking about his name.... a waste of time.

As for Seinfeld... he created a genre-breaking blockbuster super-hit.  And King DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.   

Why watch an interview where you know more than the interviewer ?
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Canadian Politics / Re: The Trudeau Brand
« Last post by the_squid on Today at 02:09:31 am »
Canada now has the largest deficit on planet earth:  https://financialpost.com/opinion/jack-m-mintz-in-government-spending-and-deficits-were-now-no-1-in-the-world

Please explain to us how 57% GDP spending by all levels of govít is bad in Canada, but 53% by Germany is OK. 

What level would you think is the acceptable level?  Why?
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Canadian Politics / Re: The Trudeau Brand
« Last post by BC_cheque on Today at 01:25:07 am »
Canada now has the largest deficit on planet earth:  https://financialpost.com/opinion/jack-m-mintz-in-government-spending-and-deficits-were-now-no-1-in-the-world

I wouldn't expect any different from Financial Post, but funny how they discuss CERB but conveniently leave out CEWS.

So many profitable companies were subsidized with shareholders taking home big dividends while businesses with little in terms of labour costs went under.  The criteria for qualifying was a joke. 

I can't stand to even look at JT any more because of it.



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General Discussion / Re: Larry King gone
« Last post by BC_cheque on Today at 01:07:35 am »
I don't know, Seinfeld looked like the jerk in that interview.  Get over yourself.
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Canadian Politics / Re: The Trudeau Brand
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on Today at 12:05:51 am »
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General Discussion / Re: Larry King gone
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on January 23, 2021, 11:43:07 pm »
One of thr best interviewers ever. Apparently you missed that. To bad for you,

He never prepared for interviews so he asked terrible questions sometimes.  He wasn't a good interviewer.  Charlie Rose is another terrible interviewer.  Somehow these guys have shows where literally the entire show is interviews.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVTP8xZCGVw
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