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Socialized costs, Privatized Profits

It’s the largest stadium subsidy in American sports history.

The Nevada state Assembly on Friday approved legislation that will devote $750 million in public tax money to the construction of a new NFL stadium.

The subsidy is the largest ever for an American sports stadium.

The legislation will now hit the desk of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), who called a special session to get the vote done. He’s expected to sign the bill on Monday.

Sandoval has said the stadium ― which is meant to entice the NFL’s Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas ― will usher in a “new era for tourism” for the city.

There is no economic evidence, however, that NFL stadiums have such effects on local tourism, according to economists who have studied the issue. The claims Sandoval and others made about tourism “have no basis in reality,” Stanford economist Roger Noll told The Huffington Post this week.

Noll testified in the Nevada state Senate that the Las Vegas stadium deal was “the worst I’ve ever seen.”

The new stadium is backed by billionaire casino mogul and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged $650 million for the project ― but only on the condition that the state approve the subsidy. Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. would operate the stadium.

Progressive and libertarian grassroots groups pushed back against the stadium, arguing that Nevada could soon face a $400 million budget shortfall and that education and mental health programs’ needs should be addressed instead.

Raiders owner Mark Davis will also contribute $500 million toward the new stadium, which has a total projected price tag of $1.9 billion.

The NFL has not yet approved the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas. NFL owners are set to discuss the issue at upcoming league-wide meetings.

Domestic Christian Terrorist ‘Crusaders’ Militia Group Arrested

Plotted Terror Attack On Muslim Immigrants, FBI Charges

The terrorist group reportedly had “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs.”

WASHINGTON ― Three Kansas men who were allegedly part of a domestic terrorist group called “the Crusaders” were arrested by the FBI on Friday, charged with plotting to carry out an attack on Muslims living in the state.

The men are identified as Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen, and are all in their late 40s. They belonged to a group that espoused “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs,” according to an FBI agent’s affidavit, and allegedly plotted to attack Muslim immigrants, focusing on an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas.

According to the Department of Justice, the trio allegedly stockpiled firearms, ammunition and explosive materials, and discussed parking four vehicles filled with explosives at the four corners of the apartment complex in order to set off a massive explosion.


Could Trump Be Criminally Prosecuted For Sexual Assault

Now That More Women Came Forward?

We’re now up to six women who have formally accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, Mindy McGillvray, Cassandra Searles, Jill Harth, and “Jane Doe” have all come forward with accusations ranging from inappropriate touching to violent rape. Whatever the truth of these women’s allegations are (and for the record, Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor for the Trump campaign, has categorically denied these allegations on his candidate’s behalf), this isn’t a story that’s likely to simply fade away. Let’s talk about what’s legally significant about these allegations:


Just in Time for Halloween...Jesus


Fighting Terrorists Since 1492

Court ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada

Native Americans in Nevada will have greater voting access next month than ever before, boosting the chances that Democrats retain a key Senate seat and capture the state’s six electoral votes in the presidential election.

A federal court last week ruled in favor of tribes after they challenged the state of Nevada under the Voting Rights Act. Chairman Vinton Hawley of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Chairman Bobby D. Sanchez of the Walker River Paiute Tribe spearheaded the legal challenge, claiming they did not have equal access to vote after requests for additional polling stations had been denied.

“We chose Nevada about a year ago,” said lobbyist Tom Rodgers, founder and president of Carlyle Consulting, who has worked on the case on a pro bono basis.

“We chose it because of the presidential race implications, control of the Senate implications,” he said, also noting that Nevada residents had some of the most intense fallout from the 2008 financial crisis.

He worked with the tribal leaders and three military veterans from their communities — Ralph Burns, Robert James and Johnny Williams Jr. — and OJ Semans and Bret Healy of a voting rights consultancy called Four Directions.

In general, Native Americans vote for the Democratic Party; turnout in Nevada is expected to be the deciding factor in multiple races up and down the ballot.

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Duggar's excited apocalypse coming ‘quicker than any of us may realize'



We stand with you Mr. Trump

Some Donald Trump Supporters Are Defending His Lewd Comments Because He’s a Sinner Who’s Now Saved

When the Republican presidential nominee boasts about grabbing women “by the pussy” and thrusting himself upon them without invitation, what do you do when you’re a conservative Christian who has a lot riding on his victory?

The right answer is to admit your candidate is awful, tell the world that you could never vote for him, and reflect on how people like you may have contributed to his rise.

The wrong answer is to pretend like Donald Trump wasn’t a real Christian when all of this happened in 2005… or to toss out some other faith-based platitude excusing his disgusting behavior.

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Black robes at the Red Mass

the undesirable religiosity of Supreme Court justices

“Red Mass” sounds like an unfortunate medical condition. Sadly, it’s worse. Red mass is a condition that plagues our body politic (or judicial).

Every year on the Sunday before the start of the Supreme Court term, some of the highest judges in our land attend a Catholic mass. The purpose of the mass is to ask for God’s guidance for the Supreme Court justices and others who work in the law.

Read all about it:


Trump Is Tearing the NFL Apart

Fights. Friendships ended. Racial divides. Requirements not to talk about a combustible candidate on team property. B/R Mag’s examination of the football locker room electorate reveals that America’s most popular sport is just as politically divided as the nation itself


Christian hypocracy laid bare

Giuliani: 'Everybody' has history of infidelity"

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Giuliani, an adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, stood by his earlier statement that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is too stupid to be president if she didn't know former President Bill Clinton was cheating on her.

"Are you the right person to level this charge?" host Chuck Todd asked Giuliani, who has been married three times.


I guess Christians are able to do anything they want because they are "forgiven"

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