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BUSTED! Reebok Throwing Tons Of Money To Back Dr. Ford As Kavanaugh Undergoes FBI Investigation

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What the hell is going on here? First Nike decides to make that anti-American multi-millionaire the face of their company and now Reebok has decided to do something stupid too and throw in with an organization which has referred to Judge Kavanaugh as a rapist.

Today once again a celebrity who I have never personally heard of has come out with a statement on Instagram about what the company Reebok will be doing with their profits. “I worked with Reebok to design my own T-shirt and with every purchase, @REEBOK WILL DONATE 100% of the proceeds to two awesome foundations: @movemeant & @womensstrengthcoalition!”

Now celebrities being political these days I can understand since most seem to be suffering from Trump Derangement syndrome after suffering from years of sexual abuse under their liberal bosses, but why all of a sudden are sneaker companies who have been known for utilizing slave labor and have done so for decades feel the need to alienate more than half of their paying public by taking sides? No one with business experience can say getting political as you try to sell overpriced sports garments is a good idea.

Many people who have bought Nike shoes for most of their lives have now vowed to stop. And the best part is when both Nike announced, on the following weekend, sales skyrocketed as liberals were proud of them for so-called “Taking a stand for social justice.” But two weeks later Nike was singing a different tune when the numbers for the quarter were released. Sales are in the toilet, and they will remain there since it’s doubtful they can do anything to make it right with Patriotic Americans who used to buy their products. Reebok will suffer the same fate, just watch.

But as WWeek reports it seems Nike is all talk but no action:

“Few American companies have touted their commitment to civil rights and inclusion more proudly than Nike.

Its current ad campaign featuring quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ostracized from the NFL for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, is merely the latest example.

But to Jazz Lyles, a transgender software engineer who worked at the company’s Beaverton headquarters until earlier this month, Nike’s reputation is a cruel joke.

Over the past six months, Nike has been rocked by complaints and lawsuits from female employees who say a white male-dominated culture created a hostile workplace and widespread inequity.

CEO Mark Parker responded by firing a half-dozen senior executives and pledging in a May email to all employees that he was “personally committed to making Nike a place where everyone can thrive in an environment of respect, empathy and equal opportunity.”

But this week, Lyles filed a workplace discrimination complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries against Nike and its IT contractor, Mainz Brady Group. The complaint, if true, paints a damning picture of a toxic workplace—and of discriminatory behavior toward a transgender person that continued even as Parker pledged reforms.

In early 2017, Mainz Brady recruited Lyles to work at Nike Digital’s engineering group. Lyles is black and transmasculine/nonbinary (meaning Lyles was assigned the female gender at birth but identifies with masculinity and as a nonbinary person.) Lyles lived in the San Francisco Bay Area but was familiar with the culture Nike claimed to promote.

But the culture Lyles actually experienced left Lyles humiliated, depressed—and unemployed.

“They talked a great game on LGBTQ issues,” Lyles says, “but when you ask them to actually stand up for these issues, it gets communicated to you that you are the problem.”

Nike declined to comment.

Track made from recycled shoes on the Nike campus in Beaverton. (Jodie Wilson / Flickr) Track made from recycled shoes on the Nike campus in Beaverton. (Jodie Wilson / Flickr)
Lyles, 36, grew up in Houston and studied art and art history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A photographer and tinkerer, they worked in database management for a while and then learned software skills. A stint in the video game industry led to a 2017 offer to come to Beaverton.

Before accepting the offer to work at Nike, Lyles told the recruiter from Mainz Brady that they were transgender and stressed the importance of being identified by the pronouns “they,” “them” and “their.”

Mikki Gillette, who conducts workplace training for Basic Rights Oregon and identifies as transgender, says some people may find such a request puzzling, but the correct pronouns are far more than just words.

“It reinforces a stigma and an injustice for people to look at someone and say, ‘I know who you are and I’m going to refer to you that way,'” Gillette says.

Gillette adds it’s understandable that people might get confused about pronouns when they first come into contact with people who identify as transgender.

“Everybody makes mistakes,” Gillette says. “Transgender people know that. But if somebody is willfully using the wrong pronoun or the wrong name, it’s reinforcing this idea that transgender people aren’t who they say they are.”

Erin Kirkwood, a Portland lawyer who trains other lawyers on transgender issues, says language around identity changes regularly. “In the ’70s, when people started using the term ‘Ms.,’ a lot of people struggled with it,” Kirkwood says. “Today, it’s completely normal and ‘Mrs.’ is more unusual.”

When Kirkwood represents trans clients, she lets the judge’s clerk and opposing counsel know the pronouns the client wants to be called. “If a white male were in court and a judge referred to them as ‘she,’ at a minimum the man would feel uncomfortable,” Kirkwood says.

Lyles started at Nike’s campus on May 1, 2017, working on IT teams that combined independent contractors with Nike employees and supervisors. Lyles was paid $62.50 an hour.

Lyles says from the beginning, colleagues insisted on referring to them as “she” and “her” and greeting them by saying such things as “Hey, girl, what’s up?”

Lyles’ colleagues and Nike supervisors ignored their requests to be referred to with correct pronouns. Lyles sent one colleague an article titled “What You’re Actually Saying When You Ignore Someone’s Gender Pronouns.” The colleague’s response: He stopped talking to Lyles.

A female colleague, according to Lyles’ complaint, refused to use the correct pronouns “because it would compromise [the co-worker’s] religious beliefs.”

Lyles enjoyed the technical challenges of working at Nike but increasingly came to dread interactions with colleagues. Every day brought a new slight.

“Nike’s response and solution was not to take corrective action,” Lyles writes in the BOLI complaint. “But instead [the response] was to treat me like I was the problem.”

Near the end of last year, Nike transferred Lyles to a different team. Nothing changed.

“From the moment I introduced myself to the new team on Dec. 13, 2017, I received pushback regarding the use of my proper gender pronouns,” Lyles’ complaint says.

Instead, the situation got worse. In January 2018, the BOLI complaint says, one female colleague said, “I’m really not sure what to call you. I know I’m not supposed to call you ‘shemale.'”

Nike provided employee training on gender issues Jan. 25, 2018, but only for a few people who worked directly with Lyles, not the entire department.

“It again singled me out, made me a problem, and exacerbated the issues with my team,” Lyles writes in the BOLI complaint. “It would be like holding a training on racial sensitivity with the only team with a black person on it.”

Lyles’ contract was extended twice, but the stress of continually being misgendered affected Lyles’ health, they claim.

“I felt invisible and unheard and silenced,” Lyles says. “Language has the ability to erase a person completely.”

In early August, Lyles filed formal HR complaints with Mainz Brady and Nike and began working from home. Nonetheless, Lyles says their Nike boss moved to hire Lyles as a full-time employee.

Lyles’ boss was overruled. Nike said it was entering a “hiring freeze.” Lyles did not believe that, because other contractors were shifting over to full-time Nike employment.

Lyles’ attorney, Shenoa Payne, filed their BOLI complaint Sept. 25, alleging discrimination and retaliation.Business should never”

 

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Perhaps Meghan McCain moving to The View from Fox was a better fit than anyone knew at the time. She’s carrying forward her late father’s criticism of President Trump. This time she’s slapping at Trump for not going after Russia and Putin harder.

McCain took advantage of the fact that she is traveling to Britain to accept the Magnitsky award on behalf of her father. Her charges against President Trump are unfounded. He has aggressively fought against both Russia and China while in office. The Daily Caller has more on McCain’s bitter vitriol:

Meghan McCain criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for failing to “fight against [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s global expansion and murderous regime.”

“I will be gone from @TheView tomorrow and Friday. I am going to London to speak @HouseofCommons and then to accept the Magnitsky award on behalf of my father and all who continue the fight against Putin’s tyrannous KGB dictatorship,” the co-host of the ABC talk show tweeted ahead of accepting the award for the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.

“While the Trump’s and their administration continue to be too ignorant or too unscrupulous to fight against Putin’s global expansion and murderous regime -I promise on behalf of my father to spend the rest of my life doing all that I can to help fight and speak out against it,” she added.

McCain’s father passed away in August following a year-long battle with brain cancer. During her father’s eulogy, she appeared to use the opportunity to call out Trump over his “Make America Great” slogan.

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” McCain shared. “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

Daniel Vajdich, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and others have shared their beliefs that Trump’s been tougher on Russia than his predecessors.

“When you actually look at the substance of what this administration has done, not the rhetoric but the substance, this administration has been much tougher on Russia than any in the post-Cold War era,” Vajdich explained.

Under Trump’s administration, “some of the toughest sanctions in years” have been brought against Russia’s elite, according to a CNBC report. The president also approved the sale of weapons to Ukraine, something former President Barack Obama declined to do. He has also openly targeted Russia’s allies and strategic operations by ordering missiles to be fired at Syrian military sites.

The London event titled, “The McCain Legacy and the Magnitsky Act” will involve discussions about McCain’s role in passing the 2012 human rights act named after Sergei Magnitsky, who exposed money laundering and corruption in Putin’s regime, according to Newsweek.

The legislation promises to impose sanctions against countries found to have committed human rights abuses.

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Melania Fired Them ALL! ‘That Is Not Acceptable Here – I Won’t Allow It!’

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First lady Melania Trump just sent them all packing! She released multiple people from their positions as she would not allow taxpayers to be ripped off for jobs that were simply not needed – quite contrary to the former first lady, Michelle Obama. While Melania Trump takes on bigger roles and a more active schedule, she has proven herself to spend a lot less than what Obama did. This news comes about as Melania Trump runs one of the lightest East Wings in recent history.

Michelle Obama was reported to have 16 people working under her, being paid a combined $1.24 million. Melania Trump’s staff is only four people who earn a combined $486,700, much less in comparison to Obama. Knowing that Melania Trump refuses to hire 12 extra people to do jobs that can be handled by herself and four others is a wonderful bit of information as it reduces wasteful spending of the taxpayer money.

Not carrying the extra staff for jobs that can be handled by fewer people is a step in the right direction towards reducing the amount of money spent by the administration and shows that Melania cares to be mindful in her position as the first lady. That’s an enjoyable quality for a first lady to have as it spreads a message about being responsible and not overspending.

Fox News reported more on Melania’s smaller staff: “The details are contained in an annual report the White House sends to Congress showing the names, positions and salaries of all its personnel. Both the Obama and Trump administrations acknowledged several additional staffers beyond those listed in the report with the term “first lady” in their titles. But even counting all those employees — 24 for Michelle Obama and nine for the current first lady — Melania Trump’s office is relatively small.

It’s an approach her spokeswoman says is intentional.

“As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity,” communications director Stephanie Grisham said in an email. “It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as first lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.”

While the 2009 annual report listed 16 staffers for Michelle Obama, her press secretary said at the time the staff actually included 24 people. A 2009 FactCheck.org story said Obama’s 24 aides might have broken records.

“That may indeed be the largest of any first lady, but Hillary Clinton, with 19 staffers, and Laura Bush with at least 18 and perhaps more, weren’t far behind,” FactCheck.org said.

Grisham told Fox News this week there are nine people working in the East Wing under Melania Trump, a few more than listed in the annual report.

According to those personnel reports, Melania Trump’s staffers include a chief of staff, a communications director, a deputy chief of staff and a deputy director of advance.

Michelle Obama’s staff included those same positions and a slew of others: additional press aides, a director of policy and projects, a personal aide, a traveling aide and a director of correspondence.

Michelle Obama’s office did not return a request for comment.”

Melania and Donald Trump will surely be criticized for this one way or another. The critics will say that Melania fired people instead of being resourceful and saving money for the White House and their Presidency. While every President and first lady face critics, there has surely been an insufferable and increased amount of criticism has been levied towards the Trump family, with even Barron facing his own fierce barrage of harsh commentary from spiteful people who dislike the Trump family living in the White House.

Donald and Melania work through the criticism, doing things to make many Americans in hopes that they’re constantly doing right by the citizens. They will always face criticism from those who oppose their leadership, even though Trump won the Presidency in a fair election well over one year ago.

What do you think of Melania having a smaller staff? Is she saving money for taxpayers? Is it a smart move for her to be more resourceful in her spending?

Will Michelle Obama respond to Fox News to talk about why she had so many people working under her?

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