Sunday, May 10, 2015

NFL Teams Paid to Thank Troops at Games

Propaganda in the fascist state can be a profitable bushiness.

NJ.com is out with a detailed report that reveals the Department of Defense is paying millions of dollars to many NFL teams in what are essentially paid promotions to honor "America's heroes."

When the Jets paused to honor soldiers of the New Jersey Army National Guard at home games during the past four years, it was more than a heartfelt salute to the military — it was also worth a good stack of taxpayer money, records show. The Department of Defense and the Jersey Guard paid the Jets a total of $377,000 from 2011 to 2014 for the salutes and other advertising, according to federal contracts. Overall, the Defense Department has paid 14 NFL teams $5.4 million during that time, of which $5.3 million was paid by the National Guard to 11 teams under similar contracts.
The Department of Defense  breaksdown  payments since 2011. Teams that received taxpayer funds include the Baltimore Ravens ($799,000), Cincinnati Bengals ($138,960) Cleveland Browns ($22,500), the Green Bay Packers ($600,000), Pittsburg Steelers, ($36,000) Minnesota Vikings ($605,000), Atlanta Falcons ($1,049,500) Indianapolis Colts ($620,000), Buffalo Bills ($679,000), Dallas Cowboys ($62,500), Miami Dolphins ($20,000), Kansas City Chiefs ($250,000), St. Louis Rams ($60,000), and the aforementioned Jets.

-RW

(ht Keith Kelly)

5 comments:

  1. One of the reasons that I dont attend live sports like I used too is they've become to militarized. I used to go to 5 games per sport per season now I maybe attend one.

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  2. Deification of the military was inaugurated by Ronald Reagan, and greatly amplified by George W. Bush as the underlaying fascism that had been sullied by Vietnam was resurrected to emasculate all nonaggressive sentiment in the American populace. A blood sacrifice was necessary by 1981 to sustain the exhausted American dollar, and the attendant resource looting that was it's lifeblood. As the dollar grew more feeble from it's own opaque alchemy, greater infusions of blood and treasure were required to keep up it's bone marrow failure hidden from a wary international marketplace. By 2003 only propaganda imitating that of Joseph Goebbels would work as Carl Rove elevated the NFL to the fore in his effort to stir the blood of all true patriots into an unthinking frenzy. In 2015 the US military as the highest rated government appendage, and the Federal Reserve Dollar is in a serial killer frenzy as it seeks to stave off death by ravaging all who stand in the way of it's fetid nourishment. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like victory".

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  3. what about all the commercials on TV that are militarized ?

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  4. Many movies production budgets are subsidized by the DoD.

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