MinnPost: Vikings Stadium: It’s a question of priorities
“In the case of building a new Vikings stadium, it was always understood to be roughly 50-50 with the Vikings owners and taxpayers sharing the financial load. Currently, it appears to be closer to a ratio of 90 percent taxpayer and 10 percent owner.”
I suppose it will be nice to have a giant fucking monstrosity of a privately owned stadium as a money collector, to be paid for with tax dollars, as opposed to tuition assistance for college students. I mean, concussions and NFL tickets are high priority in Viking’s Territory; not to mention we have the Superbowl coming 2018- major money maker.
The Vikings constantly win the Superbowl, and other titles, so I can see why they need a new facility. Forget my college debt and the high price of textbooks. This is a must have for Minnesotans. The community doesn’t need more educated book reading people, it needs more football fans, bar none.
It could be worse though, I mean, I am more okay with this than funding wars oversea: (see: Wars vs. Local Education; Al Franken, as the Senate Votes) , I must say… I personally enjoy making the rich richer, and the poor poorer, I know where I stand as a priority; disadvantaged.
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NPR: Why Your ‘Small-Batch’ Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others
Wow, this is not surprising; Americans duped by language. Thank god for Post-Structuralism, and Modern Literary Theory and Criticism, without these concepts I would be worse for the wear. See those fancy words on that fancy bottle in your fancy hand? They mean shit. Essentially, if you see words described as:
“”Ury says that one of the tell-tale signs on the bottle is the wording. “Does it say it is ‘distilled’ by that company, or does it say it’s ‘bottled by’ or ‘produced by’ that company? That sounds like a small difference, but it has a big legal meaning.””
As readers and consumers, we love our words, like “natural”, “antioxidants”, and “organic”. They make us feel better… But what do they mean? Words like these have ambivalent, and sometimes misleading, meanings.
It’s about time the liquor industry caught on and started taking advantage of booze hounds. It takes about three seconds to make up a slogan for a brand that is marketable to the demographic they are trying to sell to; here: Rare Single-Batch Kentucky Whisky, made right here in America. Slap that slogan under the name, and give it a hefty price- because it’s worth that, and let it sell. No one will be the wiser, and you will profit!
Anyway, remember the next time you are sippin’ that exclusive (and expensive) whisky, just keep telling yourself it’s the real thing, and worth every penny… Because the Placebo Effect is powerful. And that’s no lie.
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