The NFL would find it easier to tell politicians to mind their own business if they weren’t taking cash from them
"......There’s no separation of sport and state
But one factor complicates this separation of sport and state where the NFL is concerned. Cash. Namely, your cash.
Since 2000, 36 professional sports stadiums have been constructed or revamped under financing provided by federal tax-exempt municipal bonds, costing taxpayers over $3.2 billion. Watchdog.org puts the figure at $7 billion. The Indianapolis Colts got $619 million of taxpayer’s money. The Pittsburgh Steelers got $171.6 million. The The New England Patriots got $72 million. They were short changed.
When the Raiders (whose lowest paid player earns a base salary of $465,000) move to Las Vegas, they will leave Oakland’s taxpayers (who have an average per capita income of $33,505) with $83 million of debt on two-decade-old renovations to the Alameda County Coliseum that they are abandoning. The US Bank Stadium, home of our own Vikings, was part paid for by $348 million of state (taxpayers) money and $150 million to be raised by a hospitality tax in Minneapolis. Over the 30-year life of the deal, the city of Minneapolis must pay a total of $678 million, including interest, operations, and construction costs.
What economic benefits? ......"
Step right up guaranteed to offend if sensitive or have some good laughs if you don't take life too seriously. Steven Hayward seems to outdo himself every week!
The Week in Pictures: No Kneeling Edition
Entire post explains it well so please read if you have time. Text highlighting mine.
Justice Scalia was to have ruled on this had he lived.
SUPREME COURT GRANTS CERT IN HISTORIC EMPLOYEE FREEDOM CASE
"While rich leftists are often assumed to be the main supporters of the Democratic Party, it is public sector unions that provide the lion’s share of the Democrats’ funding. They take money involuntarily from their members, a large majority of whom have never even voted on whether to be represented by a union, and many of whom disapprove of the union’s agenda, and recycle that money into left-wing causes, Democratic Party candidates, and inflated salaries for countless union officials. The entire system is the number one form of corruption in American public life.
If, as expected, Justice Gorsuch casts the decisive fifth vote in favor of Mark Janus, that cycle of corruption will come to a screeching halt. All public employees in the U.S. will, in effect, be treated as though they were in a right to work state. Those who don’t want to be represented by the union, or support it, won’t have to. The effect on the public sector unions, and the Democratic Party, will be devastating, as we have seen in Wisconsin. When teachers and other public employees aren’t required by law to support Democratic Party unions, they desert them in droves....."
Sometimes a picture is worth its weight in gold.
I've watched several talks by him. You learn a whole lot about current society and how it came about. And oh yes, he's highly criticized by leftists.
Highly recommended if you have time. Link to his credentials below.
Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism | Jordan B Peterson
AMBUSHED: U.N. Heads Turn in Stunned Disbelief as PLO Lies Exposed by Palestinian Hero
"PIC MOMENT: U.N. stunned, Palestinian delegates in shock, as UN Watch brings surprise guest speaker—Palestinian Mosab Hassan Yousef—to expose PLO lies. Watch heads turn & eyes bulge!
Mosab Hassan Yousef
This is posted for information only. Comments locked.
Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran and prayer mats or face 'harsh punishment'
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Clinton’s ‘Best Friend’s’ Defense Company Got $11 Mil In Contracts But Doesn’t Have Federal Security Clearance
A little perspective 09-26-17 (Ramirez)
Don't these young people know the potential consequences they could be facing for participating in these protests? These sentences are real and will follow them to the grave.
Antifa Rioter In Oregon Gets Five Years In Jail For Torching Police Car (Video)
Slight language warning.
Scott Adams tells you how President Trump will come out ahead on the Anthem protests
This says it all imho.
In praise of the southern 'redneck' after the hurricane.
STEVE PIECZENIK ST CMD Sep 23 17 OPUS 23
A good discussion by attorneys on the pros & cons of national anthem protests.
My take is that sports are supported by fans so let fans decide what action they feel they should take as to whether to support or ghost professional sports.
Plenty of high school and college sports which could benefit from any fallout.
Should NFL Teams Fire Players Who Won’t Stand For the Anthem? [with comment by Paul]
NASCAR Team Owners Say They Won't Tolerate National Anthem Protests
A very worth your time video.
Climate Change Just Changed
How many sides of her mouth does she have to talk out of??? Language warning.
Hydrogen Hillary Clinton Blames Voter ID Laws For Her Loss Now Too
Some really good ones with usual warning if easily triggered don't click the link.
THE WEEK IN PICTURES: END TIMES EDITION
I wonder if they were told this could happen when they were organizing?
There's a link to motions and judges order.
A Judge Just Delivered Very Bad News to Hundreds Arrested for Violently Protesting Trump's Inauguration
"This Is Embarrassing": 2 People Show Up For iPhone 8 Launch in China
Lotsa tweets quoted. Someone please buy her a mirror so she can self-reflect.
Hillary Clinton Gets Roasted After Posting Propaganda Video of Children Dancing While Holding Her Books
The Voice of REAL America. A Final Thought for Sean Hannity
Really good read if you have time.
Explaining the Narcissistic Rage of the Left
These are the people who have taken power over our financial lives, and they get paid for the information.
Equifax Accidentally Directs 200,000 Customers To Fake Phishing Website
If easily triggered don't click the link.
The Week in Pictures: Hurricane Hillary Edition
Great reasoning about how President Trump makes deals.
No, Trump Did Not Cave on the Border Wall in His DACA Deal
Seems this goes back to the Bush years and maybe farther back than that. About time.
State Department Slaps Visa Restrictions On Countries That Won’t Take Back Deportees
"The Trump administration hit four countries with visa sanctions Wednesday as punishment for refusing to take back their citizens that U.S. is trying to deport.
In a series of diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined new visa restrictions on Eritrea, Cambodia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The countries are among a dozen that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously deemed “recalcitrant” in the repatriation of criminal aliens.
The four countries are “denying or unreasonably delaying” the return of their citizens from the U.S., and visa restrictions will only be lifted if they begin normal acceptance of deportees, according to Tillerson’s orders.
Eritrea faces the toughest sanctions of the four countries. Going forward, all Eritreans who apply in their own country for most U.S. business or tourist visas will be rejected, according to one of the cables. ...."
Over 20,000 evacuated across Moscow over various bomb threats – reports
Source of info: Clark Howard's site.
Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft
"Below you’ll find directions and links to assist you in obtaining your credit freeze or thaw from each major bureau: ...."
[scroll down to bottom of page]
Source of info: Clark Howard's site.
Don’t sign up for Equifax’s free credit monitoring! Here’s what to do instead
A Brief History Of Equifax Security Fails
"The leak of data on as many as 143 million Americans, announced by Equifax yesterday, was not the first rodeo for the credit monitoring and (irony alert) breach recovery firm. It's had problems protecting its customers' information dating back years.
In one case, it had to change its ways following a class action lawsuit over an alleged lapse in security. That suit related to a May 2016 incident in which Equifax's W-2 Express website had suffered an attack that resulted in the leak of 430,000 names, addresses, social security numbers and other personal information of retail firm Kroger. Lawyers for the class action plaintiffs argued Equifax had "wilfully ignored known weaknesses in its data security, including prior hacks into its information systems."
Equifax's Data Breach: Here's What You Should Be Doing Right Now
Forget 9/11: The Students are Triggered
My strongest condemnation for both Obama and Hillary for Bengazi.
Army Ranger and Benghazi Hero Calls Hillary Clinton a ‘Sociopath’ on 5 Year Anniversary of Benghazi Attack
WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Orders LGBT group to clap for Obama, laments ‘bulleting’ of youth
12D chess at its finest. Language warning.
Pelosi Claims Trump Will Sign Dream Act if Passed by Congress: Trump Sets Up the Neoliberals
If easily offended don't click the link. Otherwise some really funny ones this week. I especially like the first one.
The Week in Pictures: Epic Hurricane Edition
Tim Kaine Doesn't 'Know Enough' About Antifa — But His Son Certainly Does
Mr. Sandman 09-07-17 (Ramirez)
Short read, worth the time.
Amazon to Seattle: Drop Dead
Equifax Says Cyber Attack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers
Why are they seeking to block repeal of an un-lawful un-constitutional executive order when immigration was the an issue which only congress could act on?
Blue States Sue To Block DACA Repeal
Emphasis mine. Quick read.
The executive order given by Obama was not a legal one so has been handed to the body who should have decided it in the first place.
President Trump and the rule of law
".....The legal status of “dreamers” is a matter for Congress, not the executive, to decide. Even President Obama said so before he elected to decide the matter anyway. ...."
Sincere condolences to his family.
This post is for info only since the body just found.
Another Dead Hillary Clinton Associate, Special Agent Kurt Smolek Found Dead in a River
"...... Personal generosity is a laudable quality, but giving to a large organized charity is just plain foolish. At best, three-quarters of your donation will be gobbled up by the administration of the charity. If you genuinely wish to be of value to others, your generosity would be more effective on a local level, where you give directly to those who will benefit from it, and you’re more certain of the outcome. The larger the charity organization, the greater the certainty that much, if not all, of your donation will fail to reach those you hoped would benefit......."
NSA Offered Hillary Clinton’s “Lost” Emails to FBI— Comey Turned Them Down
"As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election expands, one curious detail in Hillary Clinton’s email probe remains. The “lost” emails from Clinton’s private server aren’t lost — in fact — the NSA has them, but during the FBI’s investigation, Comey didn’t want to hear about it. ...."
Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Groups Spreading North Korean Propaganda
After Trumps Hand-Deliver Boxes of Food to Harvey Victims, Twitter Unearths Striking One of Obama
The Hermit Crab Nation (Ben Garrison)
Published in 2013 but relevant to DACA today.
Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests Following Obama’s DACA
Woman 'Astonished' by Alleged Behavior of Red Cross After She Brought 400 Burgers for Harvey Victims
"A woman in Texas says she was “astonished at the behavior of the Red Cross” when she tried to bring 400 hamburgers for Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Nederland, Texas.
The woman, who identified herself as Lindsey Scott, claims a husband-wife team with Red Cross “accosted” and “berated” her for bringing the food. Here’s what she’s claiming:
My sister says I can use her FB page to get something off my chest if I identify myself lol. This is Lindsey Scott, and I'm astonished at the behavior of the Red Cross husband/wife team at the mid-county Jack Brooks airport yesterday. Who together accosted me and took turns berating me because I was trying to bring 400 warm hamburgers to our hungry evacuees, who according to them did not need the food because they had “already had a sandwhich.” Yes, they had 1 sandwhich in 24 hours. They were desperate for a hot meal! The Red Cross proceeded to try and load the warm, ready to eat burgers into an ice chest. The pilot, who had donated his time, fuel, money, plane and arranged the delivery of the burgers was horrified at not being able to serve them (he actually came to volunteer as well). I confess I just stood there with my mouth gaping open, fighting back tears while they told me that I did not know what I was doing and they had not even seen me volunteering. This is not a normal reaction for me but either exhaustion or pregnancy hormones got the best of me because I simply couldn't find the words to fight back... "
North Korean Roulette 09-05-17 (Ramirez)
Dr Steve Pieczenik
OPUS 22B (vid)
This is an excellent video, very easy listen. Slight language warning.
Scott Adams tells you things are changing in the national mind. Goodly
Mug shots = public record of arrest.
Antifa Thugs Never Want You to See Their Faces. So Let's All Share Their Sad Mug Shots
Antifa Kettle 08-30-17 (Ramirez)
Department of Homeland Security Classifies Antifa as 'Domestic Terrorists'
The Ultimate Photo-Op for President Trump
"....... But that’s enough for now. The point is, the Left tries to portray President Trump as a hater. There is no basis for this smear. In fact, as we all know, hate resides mostly on the Left, and liberals’ hysterical antipathy toward our president is a good example. Hurricane Harvey has provided, with the Left’s urging, an excellent opportunity for President and Mrs. Trump to display their empathy for all Americans, of all races. Which, no doubt, is not what the disaster-loving Left had in mind."
Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group
Trigger warning, don't click the link if easily offended.
The Week in Picture: Hurricane Trump Edition
Federal Gov’t Jobs Down 11,000 in 2017; State Gov’t Jobs Down 2,000; Local Gov’t Jobs Up 12,000
CNN busted when sharp-eyed viewers notice something odd about this “rescue”
Lots of interesting info in this article if you have time.
Expecting Defeat In Supreme Court, Public Sector Unions Try to Slow Exodus of Members
" ..... Public sector unions are the main source of support for Democratic Party candidates and liberal policies. Campaign finance is much-debated, but in my opinion there is only one real campaign finance scandal: the fact that unions are able to use the force of law take money from people unwillingly, and spend it on politics, in ways of which many members disapprove. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Mark Janus, that corrupt practice will finally come to an end. It could be the most significant development in American politics in a very long time. ...."
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