This is similar to sentencing a 72 year old ex-nazi to 150 years in prison unless it includes the “next” life.
A $2.5 million dollar fine? Chump change. Sterling spent more than that on his now estranged girl friend;
Bottom line, racism is so embedded into this society that there’s very little that anyone is willing to do to address it in any meaningful way.
The actions taken by the NBA has nothing to do with racism in sports, but all to do with not hurting the bottom line. Sponsors leaving, players protesting, fans leaving. The other owners being called out for their racist and discriminatory practices.
That’s what the establishment is trying to head off.
Slapping an old man on the wrist is not even a good start to addressing racism in sports.
Ronald Reagan would be so proud. The American people, who bought his idea of “trickle down” wealth are now reaping what it sowed. Complete annihilation of the middle class.
I must admit, he did deliver on his promise that, if Americans would just sit back and let the rich get richer; not burden them with taxes or regulations, they would one day reap the rewards that the rich would allow to trickle down to them.
The “trickle” as it turned out was not even a dribble. You could get more from an 80 year old guy with a melon sized prostate.
Pope Francis called it for what it is when he said;
“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” Francis wrote in the papal statement.
“Meanwhile,” he added, “the excluded are still waiting.”
The wealthy are getting even wealthier – in part because they’re so wealthy to start with.
That’s the upshot of new research, which shows that the richest 1% of Americans derive huge profits from capital gains, stock dividends and other types of business- or investment-related gains.
In other words, rich people are making a lot of money on their money.
Anyone, of course, can benefit from stock-related gains. But the rich have benefited a lot more, in part because they have higher incomes that enable them to invest more.
The divergence is likely to exacerbate income inequality in coming years, according to the analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
The analysis found that the share of “income from wealth” going to the top 1% surged to 54% in 2010 from 33.5% in 1979. It was based on data from the Congressional Budget Office.
In 1979, the bottom 90% had 36.2%, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The 9% in between (the top 2% to 10%) claimed 30.3%.
By 2010, the share derived by the bottom 90% had fallen to 22.9%, while the middle group slid to 23.0%.
I am inundated with commercials on network news shows; the worse of which are for drugs that are used by middle-aged men and women in a desperate attempt to fool Mother Nature.
For example, middle aged women lubricate their vaginas using drugs manufactured partly from the urine of pregnant horses which are tortured in the process. This is disgusting to say the least and without a doubt immoral.
Are horses that indispensable? These beautiful and noble animals deserve much better from supposedly “civilized” society. Having to sacrifice them in order to artificially lubricate vaginas of women who want to fool Mother Nature is nothing more than folly by immature people and has no relationship to health related issues.
Harvested for their urine, the horses suffer terribly for the production of this drug. They are kept continually pregnant in stalls too small for them to even turn around in order for their urine to be collected by filthy, bulky tubing attached to their bodies. When they can no longer reproduce quickly they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Their meat is then sold for human consumption or dog food.
Pfizer reported over $1 billion in worldwide sales of the Premarin family of drugs in 2010.