Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

SUPER SAD



Super Bowl Ticket Information: The least expensive seats as of Wednesday were $2,100, and the cheapest tickets on the NFL's ticket exchange were $2,300. The individual ticket prices go up to $15,000.

Field-level luxury suite seating costs $650,000

Fans are expected to spend $11 billion on Super Bowl-related purchases, including the consumption of 1.25 billion chicken wings.

$3.5 million dollars will be paid for each 30-second commercial of which there are 70.

The military flyover of four jets just before the start of the game will cost approximately $450,000 for 23 seconds of "entertainment" - which is really military recruiting and war-mongering.

"What is done to the poor in wartime by bombs is done to the poor in peacetime by indifference. It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him or her suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance. When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder."

—Simone Weil

1 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

I say a heartfelt YES! to this post. However, at an event this weekend with all my wonderful peace loving friends, much of what I heard at the end was plans for "Superbowl Parties" and talk of who was going to win the Superbowl. Is there a disconnect here????

2/5/12, 8:15 AM  

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