Saturday, May 30, 2015

PENIS', VAGINAS, ANUS' and a little news.

PENIS', VAGINAS, ANUS' and a little news.

In the 50's and 60's families gathered around the TV set at dinner time and were joined with journalistic icons  like Walter Cronkite as he and others of his era reported on the days news. Informative, matter-of-factly, little or no hype, and most important, just a smattering of commercials.

Fast forward to the 21st century and tune in to any network nightly news show (with the exception of PBS) and I dare any one to sit down in front of a TV with their kids  without having their trigger fingers on the remote off button.

What you'll find is a string of rowdy, sometimes stomach churning, drug commercials portraying sexy 20 somethings talking to you (yes you) about your limp penis, or a concerned looking middle-aged woman droning on about dry vaginas and painful intercourse. An then there's the even more concerned 30 something Millennial lamenting about feeling like he's "passing bricks" every time he needs to take a dump. Not to forget the guy who pees a lot.  OMG! WTF!

The message is always the same; "ask your doctor" about drug X-Y-Z, blah, blah, blah.

Then, there's the news?  Please! A prime-time family oriented event? Please!

Where's the FCC when you need them? Aren't there rules and regs about content during prime time when kids are watching?  Or is Big Pharma one of those "too big to whatever" untouchables?

As many Americans enter rehabilitation centers for prescription drug abuse as for ecstasy, cocaine/crack, methamphetamine, and heroin addictions, according to a recent study from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Too many people have dangerously casual attitudes toward legal medications.

For the general public, TV advertising makes use of these drugs seem like an everyday convenience rather than an important decision worthy of serious consideration. Except for New Zealand, no other country in the world allows manufacturers to market prescription drugs directly to consumers.

And in addition to the serious health-related issues these ads evoke, many viewers find them annoying, distasteful, or just plain depressing. The manufacturers jam-pack prescription drug commercials into certain TV programs, most notably the national network evening news broadcasts.

How lovely it would be to sit back and allow the anchorperson to deliver the latest stories—unpunctuated by reminders that osteoporosis, bladder control problems, and erectile dysfunction lurk in the future. TV-watchers who already take the medications for those conditions might not particularly appreciate being forced to think about them every night at 6:30 either.

Friday, May 29, 2015


Both institutions are corrupted by money; and the corruption is endemic to those at the top which contaminates these institutions as a whole.

FIFA's huge corruption and bribery scandal, explained

The biggest surprise here isn't that FIFA officials allegedly engaged in this sort of corruption — it's that after years of widespread accusations, the US and Swiss governments are finally cracking down.

The allegations largely began during the tenure of previous FIFA president João Havelange, who enlisted the World Cup's first corporate sponsors, expanded the number of teams, and dramatically increased FIFA revenues from it after taking over in 1974. During the same period, Havelange took millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for World Cup marketing and broadcast rights. Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter allegedly knew about these bribes and attempted to cover them up upon taking office.

More recently, the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar led to widespread accusations of vote buying. Two members of the executive committee were actually suspended before the vote due to the allegations, and afterward, the leader of England's bid reported that he'd been asked for millions of dollars and other bribes in exchange for votes.

Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

Hastert was indicted Thursday in connection with charges that he tried to hide cash withdrawal requirements and lied to the FBI about it. As NPR's Brian Naylor reported:

"According to the U.S. attorney's office, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person identified only as Individual A 'in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A.' The indictment charges that Hastert began withdrawing money from various bank accounts, and that beginning in approximately July 2012 he started structuring those withdrawals in increments of less than $10,000 to evade currency transaction requirements that withdrawals of $10,000 or more be reported."


The ICD code for “accidental discharge of firearms” clearly does not cover all forms of death caused by a gun, but it also does not cover all accidental deaths caused by gunfire. Several other categories, including “other and unspecified nontransport accidents,” “discharge of firearms, undetermined intent,” include these types of accidents. 

Despite this drawback in this sort of determination, Alabama’s age-adjusted mortality rate from accidental discharge of firearms is 3.5 times higher than the national rate. Ten other states (Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming) have rates at least twice the national average, with the largest difference represented by Louisiana’s 3.9.

The leading causes of death tend to be the same across the country. A majority of deaths are due to heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease. However, some causes of death affect some state residents far more than others.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report, “The Most Distinctive Causes of Death by State, 2001-2010,” detailing causes of death most out of proportion to national rates. In some states, the results are intuitive. In others, unusually common causes of death are much more surprising.


No matter how hard they try to convince you that this country is the home of the brave and the land of the free with "equality" for all the numbers don't lie and tell a different story;

The United States, which prides itself as a land of opportunity, has the fourth-most uneven income distribution among developed nations, according to recently-released data. Only Turkey, Mexico, and Chile had worse income inequality, with Chile ranking as the most unequal overall.

The Gini coefficient measures how much an economy deviates from perfect equality — where everyone has the same income. A score of zero indicates perfect equality, and a score of one indicates extreme inequality. Based on index figures for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, these are the least equitable countries in the developed world.

4. United States
> Gini index – post tax & transfer: 0.389
> Social spending, pct. of GDP: 19.2% (10th lowest)
> Chg. in Gini after tax & transfer: 0.118 (6th smallest)
> Poverty rate: 17.4% (5th highest)
The United States once again ranks as one of the least equal developed nation in the world. It is also very unusual as a less equal nation. The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world with a GDP per capita of close to $55,000, fourth highest in the OECD. In fact, of the 16 nations with the highest per capita income in the OECD, the United States is the only one among the worst nations for income inequality. The United states had the fourth largest proportion of adults with a college degree. Having more college graduates might have helped reduce inequality in the country.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


The answer is; CORRUPTION!

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Chicago. The Illinois Republican, 73, is charged with trying to evade cash withdrawal requirements, and with lying to the FBI about it.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person identified only as Individual A, "in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A." The indictment charges that Hastert began withdrawing money from various bank accounts, and that beginning in approximately July 2012 he started structuring those withdrawals in increments of less than $10,000 to evade currency transaction requirements that withdrawals of $10,000 or more be reported.

The indictment says that, when questioned in December 2014 about the withdrawals, Hastert falsely stated he was keeping the cash.

If convicted, Hastert could face five-year prison terms for each of the two counts, and fines of up to $500,000.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The answer is; CORRUPTION.

Two criminal investigations into corruption at football's world governing body Fifa are under way, with seven top officials arrested in Zurich.

The seven are among 14 indicted on corruption charges in a US inquiry, the US Department of Justice said.

The second criminal case was launched by Swiss prosecutors into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, to be held in Russia and Qatar respectively.

The U.S. is examining banks’ conduct as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe of international soccer that has led to charges against 14 people, including officials with the sport’s organizing body.

Money involved in the two-decade-old bribery scheme passed through U.S. banks including Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to the U.S. Justice Department’s indictment. That helps give the U.S. the right to pursue prosecutions against the foreign nationals involved, and also to examine the role of the banks, acting U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie in Brooklyn, N.Y., said at a news conference Wednesday.

Read the full FIFA indictment here.

“Our investigation is going to look at a broad area of conduct,” Currie said. “A lot of the banking institutions and the ways these moneys were funneled passed through the U.S.”


TLC wasn’t always a bastion of controversy. Once upon a time there was a nice, boring network called “The Learning Channel” which focused mainly on science, history, nature and adult educational content. After rebranding as TLC in 1998, we saw an incremental shift towards reality shows with more popular appeal, which is when everyone became very obsessed with renovating and we started to see shows like “Trading Spaces,” “Junkyard Wars,” and “A Wedding Story.” The biggest change came in 2008, when TLC rebranded itself with a new slogan “Life surprises” and a renewed focus on eclectic human stories instead of decorating and home improvement shows that had dominated the network a decade prior. Thus came the family-focused, individual-centric shows like “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” “Little People, Big World” and “17 Kids and Counting,” from which the slow crawl into absurdity began. Here’s a look at some of the most controversial moments TLC has weathered over the past few years:

From the Duggars to Honey Boo Boo: How TLC became the most controversial channel on television

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Horny teens gone wild? It happens in the best of families. Hiding it from the public to protect commercial interests in a "christian" TV show? Not christian like and something Jesus would probably not approve of.

As the old saying goes; "it's not the crime, it's the coverup." 

The Duggars, the reality TV family famous for its progeny (19 Kids and Counting) and its conservatism, is reeling now that oldest son, Josh, has been forced to acknowledge he was investigated for molesting underage girls when he was a teenager in Arkansas.

His acknowledgement came after InTouch magazine published a story Thursday about police records it obtained from Springdale, Ark., hidden since 2006, that show Josh Duggar confessed to his father, Jim Bob Duggar, who then waited more than a year before contacting police about what his then 15-year-old son admitting doing to five girls.

Duggars reeling from Josh's sex-abuse scandal

Thursday, May 21, 2015


DEFINITION of 'Robber Barons' disparaging term dating back to the 12th century which refers to: 1. Unscrupulous feudal lords who amassed personal fortunes by using illegal and immoral business practices, such as illegally charging tolls to passing merchant ships.

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Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, The Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS AG have agreed to plead guilty to felony charges and pay billions in criminal fines,
the Department of Justice says. The offenses range from manipulating the market price of U.S. dollars and euros to rigging interest rates.

Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, The Royal Bank of Scotland will pay fines totaling $2.5 billion to the Justice Department. In addition, the Federal Reserve is imposing fines of more than $1.6 billion on the five banks.

In separate arrangements, Barclays will pay other U.S. and British agencies an additional $1.3 billion, and UBS will plead guilty to manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other benchmark interest rates, after the Justice Department found the bank's actions had breached a December 2012 non-prosecution agreement.

A breakdown of the fines paid to the Fed and Justice:
Citicorp: $1.26 billion
Barclays: $992 million
JPMorgan: $892 million
RBS: $669 million
UBS: $545 million
Bank of America: $205 million

The Federal Reserve says Bank of America, which isn't part of the Justice settlement, "failed to detect and address conduct by traders who discussed the possibility of entering into similar agreements to manipulate prices."

The schemes that were unraveled were in play since December of 2007; in some cases, they continued until January of 2013, the Justice Department says. The banks will also spend three years on corporate probation.

The Department of Justice says that conversations about fixing markets took place on a "near daily" basis, often in "an exclusive electronic chat room" that participants called "The Cartel" or "The Mafia."

Transcripts included in the plea deals shows forthright discussions of fixing rates, with brokers, traders and others coordinating rates for a range of contracts and positions.

Here's one exchange, involving "Trader-1," identified by the federal documents as "the most successful Yen derivatives trader at UBS":

"Trader-1: LOW 1m . . . LOW 3m . . . HIGH 6m . . . 6m is important today mate . . . pls spoof bids

"Broker-B: rite ok mate ill make a special effort"

In this context, 1m refers to one month, and so on.

The plea document adds, "Later in the same chat, Broker-B remarked to Trader-1: mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game ... think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco wont yu."

After Trader-1 left UBS in the autumn of 2009, the document says, their replacement "felt pressured to continue" manipulating the market, after having a discussion with the bank's manager of the Yen trading desk.

The Justice Department says, "The majority of UBS Yen LIBOR and Euroyen TIBOR submitters, Yen derivatives traders, and their supervisors — as well as the more senior managers at UBS who were aware of this conduct — knew that the manipulation of Yen LIBOR and TIBOR submissions was inappropriate, yet continued to encourage, allow, or participate in this conduct."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


We like to imagine that drug dealers are only found in ghettos, hanging out on street corners peddling to desperate people who live in cardboard boxes on sidewalks or abandoned houses.

So, it might come as a surprise to many that the "drug dealing" problem is more prevalent in those nicely trimmed neighborhoods where countless pill heads line up outside their doctors offices desperately looking for their next fix.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration is wrapping up a multistate crackdown on prescription drug abuse with raids at pain clinics, pharmacies and other locations in the South, The Associated Press has learned.

The early-morning raids in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are the final stage of an operation launched last summer by the DEA's drug diversion unit, a senior DEA official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe details of the ongoing investigation in advance of a public announcement.

Before Wednesday's raids 140 people had been arrested and agents expected to make another 170, the official said. Suspects in the DEA's "Operation Pillution" include doctors and pharmacists, the official said. The crackdown is focused on the illegal sale of painkillers, including the powerful opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Among the facilities targeted Wednesday is a Little Rock, Arkansas, pain clinic not far from the DEA's local field office.

The official said investigators found that the clinic is protected by a security guard and another employee is often stationed outside to direct traffic when patients start showing up around 6:45 each morning.

In Mobile, Alabama, agents are targeting two doctors accused of running multiple pain clinics, the official said.

The official said 24 doctors, pharmacies and others have surrendered their DEA registration numbers as part of the ongoing crackdown. A registration number is required to prescribe certain medications. The agency is moving to revoke prescribing permission in at least 24 other cases, the official said.

People arrested in the ongoing crackdown face a variety of state and federal criminal charges, including distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Prescription drug abuse and overdoses involving opioids have been a growing concern for the DEA and public health officials. According to the Centers for Disease Control about 44 overdose deaths a day involve prescription opioids.

DEA prescription data show that Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana were among the top 11 states for prescribing hydrocodone in 2014.

Law enforcement has also warned that people who become addicted to prescription painkillers often turn to heroin when it becomes too difficult to get a prescription.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


There's just way too much money to made made by keeping it around.

The medical profession(s), big pharma, and charities rake in millions (if not billions) from cancer and cancer related industries.

Let's not kid ourselves. As long as there is a profit to be made from diseases like cancer not finding a cure is a foregone conclusion.

Cancer charities accused of spending $187 million in donations on dating sites, trips to Disney

Federal regulators accused four cancer charities Tuesday of spending more than $187 million in donations not to help patients, but on cars, luxury cruises and trips, jet ski outings, sport and concert tickets, dating site memberships and college tuition for family and friends.

The four sham charities — Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc., Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc. and The Breast Cancer Society Inc. — “operated as personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest and excessive insider compensation,” according to a federal complaint filed in the District Court of Arizona.

The defendants collectively spent less than 3% of the donated funds on cancer patients, according to the complaint. All 50 states and D.C. joined the Federal Trade Commission in filing the charge — one of the largest charity fraud cases to date, according to the FTC.

“The defendants’ egregious scheme effectively deprived legitimate cancer charities and cancer patients of much-needed funds and support,” Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a release.


The state motto of Texas is “Friendship," which was derived from Tejas, a Spanish derivation of the name of a native Indian tribe — Caddo. Tejasliterally means "friends" and is also the source of the name “Texas.” The motto was officially adopted in February 1930 by the 41st Texas legislature. Unlike most states in the United States, the state motto of Texas is not featured on either the official seal or the flag.

The Bandidos are one of the few major biker gangs in the world. According to the Department of Justice, it has up to 2,500 members in 14 countries, with about 900 belonging to 93 chapters in the United States. Members of the Bandidos, whose motto is “we are the people our parents warned us about,” have been arrested in several states on drug, weapons and racketeering charges and have been involved in deadly feuds around the world.

One slogan displayed in the 1990s by Bandidos members caught up in a Nordic turf war with the Hells Angels seemed to sum up the group’s ethos: “God forgives. Bandidos don’t.”

For the most part, observers and law enforcement officials say, the crime associated with motorcycle groups is carried out in secret because of the awareness that high-profile episodes of violence invite renewed crackdowns by the authorities. But while violent clashes are fewer in number, they have in recent years played out in public and sensational ways, such as when a Hells Angels leader was killed in a Nevada casino in 2011.

“The violence is more intense and more public,” said Randy McBee, an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University and the author of a coming book about the culture and the history of the American motorcyclist since World War II. “These people don’t seem to have a concern about where or when it happens.”

Thursday, May 14, 2015


The United States was slammed over its rights record Monday at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with member nations criticizing the country for police violence and racial discrimination, the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility and the continued use of the death penalty.

The issue of racism and police brutality dominated the discussion on Monday during the country’s second universal periodic review (UPR). Country after country recommended that the U.S. strengthen legislation and expand training to eliminate racism and excessive use of force by law enforcement.

"I'm not surprised that the world's eyes are focused on police issues in the U.S.," said Alba Morales, who investigates the U.S. criminal justice system at Human Rights Watch.

"There is an international spotlight that's been shone [on the issues], in large part due to the events in Ferguson and the disproportionate police response to even peaceful protesters," she said.

US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights | Al Jazeera America

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cardinal Dolan residence converted to orphanage

In your dreams! The Cardinal is not about to give up the lifestyle most of the US Catholic hierarchy is accustomed to. These elitist are tone deaf when it comes to following the example set by Pope Francis.

Church mergers and closures throughout the country have prompted scrutiny of the residences where Cardinal Dolan and other prelates live.

Joseph Zwilling, communications director for the Archdiocese of New York, issued a strong defense of the cardinal's lifestlye.

"His 'mansion' is part of Saint Patrick's Cathedral – literally," Zwilling said. "It is not 'in the shadows.' It is a physical part of the Cathedral.

"You can't sell Saint Patrick's Cathedral. To claim it is worth $30 million is nonsense, since it cannot be sold. How can you sell off pieces of the Cathedral? Plus, that has been the residence of the Archbishop's of New York for over 125 years. It is not as if he bought or built it for himself."

Monday, May 11, 2015


The homeless population in just one metropolitan area is almost double that of the average "small town" USA.

In 2000, slightly more than one-half of the nation’s population lived in jurisdictions --- cities, towns, boroughs, villages and townships --- with fewer than 25,000 people or in rural areas. Planners and geographers might see regions as mega-units, but in fact, they are usually composed of many small towns and a far smaller number of larger cities. Indeed, among the metropolitan areas with more than one million residents in 2000, the average sized city, town, borough, village or township had a population of little more than 20,000.

The homeless population jumped 12% in the last two years in both the city and county of Los Angeles, according to figures released Monday, demonstrating the continuing difficulty of taming the problem amid soaring rents, low wages and stubbornly high unemployment.

Countywide, 44,359 homeless people were tallied in January, up from 39,461 in a 2013 survey, according to a biennial report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Well over half — 25,686 — were in the city of Los Angeles.

Veteran homelessness dropped 6% countywide, to 4,363, but the report did not break out a comparable number for the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti and federal officials have pledged to house every homeless veteran by the end of the year.

The number of tents, makeshift encampments and vehicles with people living in them soared 85%.

A man stands in a homeless encampment beneath the 1st Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles.

“It’s everywhere now; the encampments are in residential neighborhoods, they’re outside of schools,” said L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents Venice. “It’s jarring. … It shows we’ve got a hell of a lot of work ahead.”

Advocates for the homeless blamed public officials.

Many other big cities reported similar increases in homelessness, including New York City, where the homeless population topped 60,000 this year, a record, according to the New York City Coalition for the Homeless.

But though New York houses most of its homeless people in shelters, about two-thirds of L.A. County’s destitute sleep under freeway bridges, along off-ramps and in sidewalk shantytowns, the January survey found. The number of tents, makeshift shelters and vehicles with people living in them jumped to 9,535 in January, from 5,335 in 2013.

“'Winning isn't Everything. It's the Only Thing"

When winning at any cost is the "only thing" then what follows is the collapse of "fair play" and the corruption of those who play.

Brady (and his dad) should both be nominated to the "hall of shame" for not only promoting cheating but then lying about it.

Tom Brady suspended four games, Patriots lose draft picks for Deflategate

New England quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for four games and the Patriots will also lose a first-round pick in the 2016 draft and a fourth-rounder in 2017, NFL officials reported. The Patriots also will be fined $1 million.
The two Patriots staff members involved in the deflation footballs before last season's AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts have also been suspended indefinitely by the league.

Brady, 37, a two-time NFL most valuable player, is coming off his fourth Super Bowl victory.

In January, four days after the AFC championship game in question, Brady stood at a lectern and denied knowing about any footballs were being deflated.

Tom Brady offers little on 'deflategate' report in public appearance

“I didn’t alter the ball in any way,” he said. “I have no knowledge of any wrongdoing.”

Not only is Brady a face of the NFL, but his stardom transcends sports. He is married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen and has a net worth of $120 million, according to

The Patriots have been accused of cheating in the past, and in 2007 were caught breaking league rules by videotaping the sideline hand signals of New York Jets coaches. That incident, nicknamed Spygate, cost New England Coach Bill Belichick $500,000 — the maximum allowable fine — and the league docked the Patriots a first-round draft pick.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has imposed significant penalties on prominent players and coaches before. In 2007, the Atlanta Falcons’ Michael Vick was suspended indefinitely for his role in a dogfighting ring; that star quarterback didn’t return to the league until 2009, after a 17-month prison sentence.

New Orleans Coach Sean Payton, whose team won the Super Bowl in February 2010, was suspended for the entire 2012 season after the league determined that the Saints had a pay-for-injury bounty system in place.

Tom Brady's agent explains why records not provided to Wells

Of course, Brady’s alleged transgression doesn’t rise to the level of a dogfighting ring or paying for players to injure opponents (a practice the Saints still deny.) But the NFL takes seriously any suggestion a team is bending the rules to gain an advantage. At that January news conference, a reporter asked Brady if he was a cheater.

“I don’t believe so,” Brady said. “I’ve always played within the rules.”

Evidently, that’s not a universal sentiment in the NFL. The Wells report revealed that the league was advised a day before the AFC title game that at least some opponents believed the Patriots had deflated game balls before.

Ryan Grigson, general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, sent an email to senior members of the league’s football operations department the day before the AFC championship game and included a note from Colts equipment manager Sean Sullivan.

Wrote Sullivan: “As far as the gameballs are concerned it is well known around the league that after the Patriots gameballs are checked by the officials and brought out for game usage the ballboys for the patriots will let out some air with a ball needle because their quarterback likes a smaller football so he can grip it better, it would be great if someone would be able to check the air in the game balls as the game goes on so that they don’t get an illegal advantage.”

Prior to the Wells report, the public information was that the NFL didn’t learn about the deflated-football issue until a Colts defender intercepted a Brady pass in the first half.

Tom Brady's agent slams NFL, Wells report for Deflategate findings

According to the Wells report, Brady appeared for a requested interview but declined to provide any documents or electronic information – including texts and emails – that were requested. Wells said he limited those requests to texts and emails related only to the subject matter of the investigation.

But Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said the scope that Wells was seeking was “actually very, very wide.”

“I probably should have made the letter public that we received from the NFL’s lawyers,” Yee said in an interview with CNN’s "AC360" with Anderson Cooper. “But in any event, if we would have provided the phone or the text messages — you have to understand Tom is also a member of the union, the Commissioner’s office actually does not have any subpoena power. If a prominent player were to provide all of their private communications absent a subpoena, that sets a dangerous precedent for all players facing disciplinary measures.”