I dig our red plant floor.
A quick doodle-quaker. He says hello to all. :)
Short of the Ron Swanson Tattoo the guy at the gym has, this is my favorite!
My coworker is 103lbs of gorgeous brown hair and amazing cheek bones and huge brown eyes. And did I mention my coworker is a HE, my plant floor manager is a 5’1” wood sprite!
In the old days, NFL owners were rich men who accepted the risk of losing money as the cost of doing business. Thanks to the popularity of the game, the NFL and its owners—with the collusion of politicians—have created what amounts to a risk-free business environment. According to Long’s data, a dozen teams received more public money than they needed to build their facilities. Rather than going into debt, they turned a profit.
The perfect example: Seven of every ten dollars spent to build CenturyLink Field in Seattle came from the taxpayers of Washington State, $390 million total. The owner, Paul Allen, pays the state $1 million per year in “rent” and collects most of the $200 million generated. If you are wondering how to become, like Allen, one of the richest humans on earth, negotiating such a lease would be a good start.
In New Orleans, taxpayers have bankrolled roughly a billion dollars to build then renovate the Superdome, which we are now supposed to call the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Guess who gets nearly all the revenues generated by Saints games played in this building? If you guessed all those hard-working stiffs who paid a billion dollars, you would be wrong. If you guessed billionaire owner Tom Benson, you would be right. He also receives $6 million per annum from the state as an “inducement payment” to keep him from moving the team.
That’s the same amount Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would pay each year in property taxes to Arlington, Texas, where his fancy new stadium is located. Except that Jones doesn’t pay property taxes because, like many of his fellow plutocrats, he’s cut a sweetheart deal with the local authorities.
Why Being a Football Fan Is Indefensible (via kenyatta)
Public funding of stadiums and arenas makes me so goddamn angry.(via wilwheaton)
NO! It is defensible because last year I watched the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl and went to the parade. I saw millions of people come into a city, of ALL backgrounds and shape and color and celebrate together without an arrest. It was fucking beautiful. All the money generated, cars parked, jobs had, hot dog sold. There are these little girls who sell chocolate to send money home to Africa! Fucking A, they go to Costco and buy a ton of Tolbrone and sing and sell chocolate. Not their mamas they do it. It’s beautiful. So much hate is directed toward the NFL. Go to a game, see it, see what it means, see what it does for people then TOU FUCKING TELL ME ITS WRONG.
252/365 - SCIENCE!!! (or not)
Elwin that is not how you science
I feel this.
The coffee maker is down for repairs so I’m making Hub French press before my work out. It’s all tucked in waiting for him.