Monthly Archives: December 2013

Legalization will Bring in Hundreds of Millions in Savings and New Revenue for California

Legalization will Bring in Hundreds of Millions in Savings and New Revenue for California

Reduced costs in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually to state and local governments related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Potential net additional tax revenues in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually related to the production and sale of marijuana, a portion of which is required to be spent on education, health care, public safety, drug abuse education and treatment, and the regulation of commercial marijuana activities.

ESPN Excessively Profitable Yet Subsidized by Tax Dollars

ESPN Excessively Profitable Yet Subsidized by Tax Dollars

“ESPN is hardly needy. With nearly 100 million households paying about $5.54 a month for ESPN, regardless of whether they watch it, the network takes in more than $6 billion a year in subscriber fees alone. Still, ESPN has received about $260 million in state tax breaks and credits over the past 12 years, according to a New York Times analysis of public records. That includes $84.7 million in development tax credits because of a film and digital media program, as well as savings of about $15 million a year since the network successfully lobbied the state for a tax code change in 2000.”

Utah’s Homeless Initiative Raises Bar for the Rest of US

Utah’s Homeless Initiative Raises Bar for the Rest of US

“Utah started a pilot program that took 17 people in Salt Lake City who had spent an average of 25 years on the street and put them in apartments. Caseworkers were assigned to help them become self-sufficient, but there were no strings attached – if they failed, the participants still had a place to live.

The “Housing First” program’s goal was to end chronic homelessness in Utah within 10 years. Through 2012, it had helped reduce the 2,000 people in that category when it began by 74 percent. Lloyd Pendleton, director of Utah’s Homeless Task Force, said the state is on track to meet its goal by 2015, and become the first state in the nation to do so.”

The Gates Foundation Backs Poor Nutrition, Slave Wages and the Military Industrial Complex Despite Promises to Invest in Human Needs

The Gates Foundation Backs Poor Nutrition, Slave Wages and the Military Industrial Complex Despite Promises to Invest in Human Needs

Bill Gates is an open proponent of population control; perhaps that is why his “Non-profit” endorses chemical-laden foods that cause infertility in multi-generational lab studies, military contractor Dynocorp International, and just about every energy company you can name to the tune of tens of billions of dollars every year. 

Science Demonstrates that Cells Communicate with Light in the form of “Biophotons”

Science Demonstrates that Cells Communicate with Light in the form of “Biophotons”

“In the classic models of chemistry and physics, light is emitted when an electron is “excited” to a higher energy state and then falls back down to a lower energy state, which occurs any time a chemical reaction takes place. Traditionally, biology and medicine have focused on the biochemical reactions between proteins, DNA, and other molecules within cells. However, a biophoton is always emitted before every biochemical reaction.”