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.
it is crucial to believe and respect girls when they say a guy is giving them bad vibes even if they don’t give you a reason why
holy fuck hahahaha
sic semper tyrannis and thanks for all the fish or whatever meme is appropriate here
ironic that they get so mad about social justice then turn around and essentially cry about not having a Safe Space
rest in piss
tl;dr is moot put new mods in charge who won’t put up with dogshit sexist/racist/gross opinions and now /b/ is crying because apparently it’s more important to make sexist remarks than to be decent human beings
praise be unto satan
But why is Danny Elfman doing the music for 50 Shades of Grey?!
"He’s going to touch me… there!”
[Wacky haunted circus music surges in intensity]
Specifically her courtroom look:
Tuxedo Shirt: Dobel - Laydown Collar, Plain Front Tuxedo Shirt - $24.95
PANTS: Calvin Klein - Body Skinny White Cotton Stretch Suit Pants - $34.99
SHOES: Bella-Vita Wow in White - $89.95 (if you find something similar for less, lemme know!)
Find yourself a short flat gold chain and some small gold stud earrings to accessorize, and give yourself the smokiest of smoky eyes to go with a nude lip, and you are ready to set the world on fire!
>the looking glass so shiny and new
>how quickly the glamour fades
laura is SO FUCKED
what’s going to happen in wicdiv 5????????