NFL’s “Tax-Exemption” Status Brings Suspicion of Foul Play

NFL — The most lucrative sports brand in the world today. Reporting $9.5 billion dollars in revenue for 2012 (and climbing), the popular brand is somehow exempt as a “not-for-profit organization.” The last time the company payed taxes, it was 1966. Odd, especially when considering that the NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell receives a $30 million dollar salary per year.

The NFL has made some efforts to uphold their status legitimacy. According to The Center for Responsive Politics, since 1992 they have spent $2 million in charitable contributions. In contrast, they spent $12.7 million on lobbying efforts since 1997.

As the news spreads on the exemption status, there has been an uproar of questions, which has pushed senators to call to question the legitimacy of the status. Thanks to Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, new legislation has been introduced, offering to put a stop to the exemption. The suggested law basically caps the exemption (501(c)(6)) to companies with revenue over $10 million. If passed, it would put a stop to many top ‘organizations’ like the NFL, NHL and the PGA who save an estimated 30% of their revenue from taxation annually.

Coburn: “Americans are paying artificially high rates in order to subsidize special breaks for sports leagues. This is hardly fair. This bill would require major professional sports leagues to be prohibited from qualifying as non-profit organizations under the tax code.

This would help give all Americans, not just athletes and owners, a break and pave the way for the kind of tax reform and job creation our economy desperately needs.”

A perfect example of what the power of spread knowledge can do. Keep an eye on the pending bill. If the NFL and other large ‘organizations’ are going to have the power to lobby to not pay a large sum of taxes, then how can they expect the people to pick-up their slack? After all, your taxes also pay for those hefty stadiums which the organizations profit from.

You’re missing out on the Showtime Series “Gigolos”

When I’m asked what my favorite television shows are, one that usually bewilders is when I exclaim Showtime’s “Gigolos.”  As you’d imagine, the premise is based off five gigolos (yes, man whores) in the backdrop of Lust Vegas. Women pay an absorbent amount to have sex with these upscale male escorts, as they make a financial killing. If that alone is not enough to titillate your senses, let me further expand on why Gigolos will become your new favorite guilty pleasure.

Originality: The show is refreshing in the fact that the lifestyle of a Gigolo is truly unique. Constant upkeep of physical appearance with workouts in jiu-jitsu and high-fashion shopping in beautiful Vegas. Oh, and there’s also the shopping of sex costumes and toys for clients. Not many can say that is part of the description of the day-job. You also get a look from the female clients perspective. Usually the message conveyed is that the Gigolos are doing these women a service that truly improves their lives. The most used line in the show from women:

I’m too busy with my job to find a man and he makes me feel beautiful.”

 Production: Nothing special in the design and effects of the show, but the backdrop of Vegas is intriguing enough. The short story lines make it easy to jump in the show at any point, even as it enters the fifth season.

The Cast: Plenty of character to go around. Each Gigolo naturally has a specific desirable look for the clients. There’s of course the popular bad boy white rapper, the mature veteran, the light-skinned black dude,  the feminist hippie and the young and muscle-bound former Army man.

Entertainment Value: The show is not perfect, but it is entertaining majority of the time. Like most premium shows, there is full-frontal (weird idiom) nudity and sex to keep it interesting. The clients aren’t usually the most attractive women, giving an amateur porn feel. The clients also usually have some interesting sexual fantasies. From having sex in front of their husband, to pretending to sleep, to furry fandom sex. It’s hard to look away. Not for the prude.

 Availability: It’s not easy to catch Gigolos. Probably due to the sexual content. The show airs late on Thursday nights on Showtime. Yes, that means you need to have a subscription to Showtime, but with that subscription comes the possibility to watch the show anytime online via the Showtime App or on the website.

With all that considered, hopefully you at least give the show a try. Here’s the link to the official site, with more info. I am in no way associated with the show in case you conspiracy types ask. Honestly, I’ve been trying to watch as little television as possible. I’m proudly down to four shows for now (Kroll Show, The Walking Dead, Workaholics, Gigolos), until others start-up.

The Real 2013 Rap Album of the Year: Hopsin “Knock Madness”

When Macklemore took home the award for 2013 album of the year at the Grammy’s, many Rap fans were quick to call a robbery. After all, Kendrick Lamar came on the scene with ferocious lyrics, gaining a massive following. What people should know however is it comes down to sales. Macklemore took the award with his massive sales, thanks to his ability to transcend the rap genre. It’s no secret that like rapper Eminem his appearance appealed to a broader audience. And unlike Marshall, Macklemore hits more of the Pop audience as well. Regardless, I’m here to tell you why neither man would have been chosen if it was based on the heart of Hip-Hop — skills.

“If talent was measured, Hopsin would of been the 2013 hip-hop album Of The Year with his album Knock Madness. “

Following up from his 2010 album hit “RAW, ” the artist known as Hopsin makes his long awaited return with vengeance in “Knock Madness.” An accurate description of Hopsin’s rap style is dark, gritty, controversial, clever and introspective. If you’re a fan of artist such a Eminem, Tyler the Creator and The Game, then Hopsin is likely an artist you’ll enjoy.

If you’re not aware,  the formerly underground rapper has been around for some time. Sadly, the talent only holds four album releases, which is due to his feud with past label Ruthless Records. Hopsin repeatedly drops bars, airing out laundry on the label throughout both RAW and Knock Madness in hopes of warning off any other artists considering signing with the label. Ruthless, founded by the late Eazy-E today it is simply a long list of former artist that have since departed. Talks of a possible upcoming N.W.A. movie is expected to generate some income for the label, which is now owned by the widow of Eazy-E.

Perhaps a blessing in disguise. Hopsin’s long running struggles, as well as gained connections with fellow upcoming talent such as Tech N9ne seems to have created a masterpiece. Hopsin’s controversial trash talk of  top-selling hip-hop artist like Kanye West and Lil Wayne bleeds through the speakers with fury. There’s no doubt that there is true spite in his words. Reminiscent of the original Marshal Mathers LP, we also have a dark and very personal story unraveling in most tracks, followed by easy going tracks like “Lunchtime Cypher.”

The album is one that I find perfect for the gym and even other times. Good for adrenaline rushes, but not the best ‘chill track’ to listen to prior to going to bed. As I mentioned prior, if you’re a fan of hardcore rap, you’re a fan of Hopsin. Download the album on iTunes and let us know what you think below.

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One thing is for sure, Gina Carano Nude is hot. Former MMA champ turned Hollywood actress, Gina Carano is a knockout in more than one way. Known for her reign as the gorgeous Strikeforce women’s champ, Carano has left the sport in order to focus full time on her acting and modeling career. That decision has worked out beautifully. She has already been featured in her own full-length action film, as well as a follow-up in the latest Fast and the Furious series. Talks of a possible female version of The Expendables with Carano in a lead role have also been rumored.

Talks have recently started up that she may be returning to the UFC to possibly fight former champ Ronda Rousey. She has Carano has been very open in admitting that she has been in negotiations with UFC President Dana White. Should she return to mixed martial arts, she would likely need a tune-up fight to return to shake the rust off before fighting the reigning UFC female bantamweight champ.

Update on Gina Carano nude pics

Current Bellator CEO, Scott Coker has recently reached out to Gina Carano Nude in hopes of her returning to the cage. Unfortunately, Coker has stated that he does not see the former Strikeforce champ returning, despite the large sum offered. The reason he believes is that Hollywood is paying Carano quite well, which should come as no surprise, considering that Carano has not only already starred in large blockbusters, but there is an explosion in female leads in the recent years. A demand that some say is yet to be filled as seen in the latest remake of Ghostbusters. Carano has also already made appearances in two films in 2017 and expected to appear in even more as her long time agent has hinted.

As Carano’s career begins to ramp up once again, you can expect to see more of her on the silver screen. Carano’s long-time manager has been very vocal that his client may be shy at times, but she has no problem showing her ‘athletic figure’ on camera. That is something that MMA fans can surely look forward to in the coming years. We may not ever get to see the champ back in the cage (or octagon), but we will get to see her always improving, acting chops.

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