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  •  No, that's what the bankers and corporations (3+ / 0-)
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    are asking for -- what Williams is asking for is a chance to use the talents he's developed through training and education, and if he happens to make a few bucks on the side that's gravy.

    Voice-over talent isn't really that high a paying job unless you get lucky and hook on with one of the big ad agencies; according to one website average is $73K a year, and for every GEICO radio voice you've probably got folks making maybe $20-30K doing ads for Sam's Kwik-E-Mart or the big deals down at Village Ford Motors. And most of those deals are pay by job; you run into a spot of laryngitis and you're making $0.

    Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 11:30:32 AM PST

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    •  He could get into video games and anime dubs (2+ / 0-)
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      and become not just a hero, but a cult hero!

      In all seriousness, it speaks to our better angels that someone can still go from homeless to back on track (we all hope). It speaks to our better angels that the reporter with whom his story resonated answered his better angel to move forward with doing something to help. And it speaks, in some small way, to all of our better angels that we can be moved positively by a story like this, because it wasn't a large corporation being bailed out by a large government entity, it started with a dude helping another dude and snowballed from there.

      It shows that we can still effect positive change, and we still do have a voice, even if it's not in the halls of power, it's within the hearing range of our fellow humans. Not all our stories will end on Good Morning America, but they just might end up somewhere more warmer than under a bridge, and with the hope of full bellies in the future. That's the message I take from this. Not that America's Next Homeless Idol is the newest reality moneymaker.

      I 'ship Obama/America. OTP

      by athenap on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 11:47:21 AM PST

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