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Massive Outrage Should Have Shut Nike Up But New Announcement Is Beyond Belief!

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As football season begins in earnest, Miami Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Watson kept the controversy alive, choosing again to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL’s opening Sunday.  Social justice warrior and NFL pariah Colin Kaepernick made sure to extend his offer of thanks to them via social media, referring to the due as “brothers” tweeting – “My Brothers (Stills) and (Watson) continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed. They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.”

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This directly follows the controversial rollout of Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Kaepernick himself featuring the caption – “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” Many have remarked on the complete hypocrisy of the Kaepernick claiming to be taking a knee for injustice and oppression for a company with a well-documented history of issues of using child labor and sweatshops in third world nations dating back to the 1970s while Kaepernick himself collects a multi-million dollar check, far more than he ever would have made in the mid-level NFL franchise.

Nike stocks tanked the weekend directly following the announcement, yet now curiously despite the rash of memes flooding Facebook and other social media platforms calling for various Nike apparel and shoes to be burned or otherwise destroyed, and hatred spewed on those who dare suggest something as innocuous as actually donating used Nike items to such causes as homeless veterans, Nike sales have actually soared 31%. It is an incredible increase considering the hatred being spewed across the web.

Lifezette reports – “Digital commerce and research firm Edison Trends, which tracks sales growth for large e-commerce companies like Nike, indicated that Nike sales are dramatically higher now than during the same quarterback in 2017.

As Kaepernick appears to gain popularity for his stance against oppression by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games, the internet has exploded with counteroffensives against the billion-dollar footwear and sportswear giant — ever since the multimillion-dollar deal was struck with the alum of the University of Nevada in Reno and currently unemployed quarterback.

Detractors of the athlete have shunned his purported disrespect for the U.S. military, the anthem, and the American flag during his time in a 49ers uniform.

And with Nike’s hitting an already contentious subject below the belt in its newest ad, fans are calling for an exodus of apparel, shoes and other goods produced by Nike.”

President Donald Trump himself weighed in again regarding the Kaepernick controversy and the continued NFL protests, tweeting – “Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!”

However, President Trump also acknowledged that in a free country, Nike has the right to choose to feature whomever they like in their ad campaign, tweeting in a consecutive tweet –

“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way — I mean, I wouldn’t have done it. In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”

President Trump also revealed in an interview that Nike is actually a tenant of his. Nike’s five-floor Niketown store is located in Trump’s property on 57th Street in New York City.

Lifezette reports “former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar defended Kaepernick, calling on more players to debate whether it’s OK to discuss racial injustices and systematic hatred in professional sports.

Social media users have exploded with commentary since the ad aired, with many people banding behind Kaepernick, while others have taken videos of themselves burning Nike merchandise to protest the money being paid to the former quarterback.

Many believe Nike is shelling out cash to promote anti-oppression while oppressing their own overseas staff through unethical workplace conditions and ridiculously low pay.

A small Missouri college has already removed Nike goods from use by their sports teams as Nike shares tumbled 3 percent late last week.

Jerry C. Davis, president of College of the Ozarks, said in a statement this past Wednesday that Nike’s selection of the controversial Kaepernick was “promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America.”

Davis also said, “If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them.”

Investors fear the move will further degrade the stock in an already competitive sportswear and shoe space.

As an unsigned free agent, Kaepernick still has no offers to play for any NFL franchise to date.”

 

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Major Staff Upheaval Underway NOW At White House – Trump’s Had It!

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Another round of upheaval engulfed President Donald Trump’s White House on Tuesday, with the future of several senior aides in doubt just a week after U.S. congressional elections.

Three Trump cabinet members – Chief of Staff John Kelly, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – could soon be gone, said sources familiar with internal discussions in the Republican administration.

Turnover among White House personnel paused during the run-up to last week’s elections after senior Republicans asked Trump to refrain from firing staff, hoping to minimize perceptions of disorder.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out by Trump last week just hours after the results came in from the Nov. 6 elections, which handed majority control of the House of Representatives to Democrats.

Trump’s first 22 months in office have seen frequent shakeups. A study this year by the Brookings Institution, a think tank, found Trump’s White House has had the highest turnover of senior-level staff of the past five presidents.

In an unusual move, sources said, Trump was also ready to dismiss Mira Ricardel, deputy national security advisor, at the request of his wife, Melania Trump, after a clash between the two over the first lady’s recent trip to Africa.

Melania Trump’s office acknowledged the acrimony.

Trump was expected to remove Nielsen, a source close to the White House said. Nielsen took the job after Trump made Kelly his chief of staff. But now the president is considering getting rid of both them, the source said.

Zinke has been under investigation for several ethics controversies including travel and a business deal in his home state of Montana, casting doubt on how long he would remain at the helm of the agency.

A final decision on his future could be postponed beyond this week. He is scheduled to travel to California on Wednesday and Thursday to visit communities hit by deadly wildfires, the Interior Department said on Tuesday.

Trump last week said Zinke was doing an “excellent job” but left open the possibility of replacing him. “We’re looking at that, and I do want to study whatever is being said,” Trump told reporters last week.

Adding to the sense of upheaval at the White House, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was planning to file more indictments in his 18-month investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, sources said.

Reporting by Steve Holland and Mark Hosenball; Additional reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Cynthia Osterman

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Florida Dems Blindsided By Attorney General – She Demands Criminal Investigation

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In an effort that promises to go on at least until December to recount votes in Florida’s races for U.S. Senate, governor, and the state agriculture commissioner. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has now called for criminal investigations into ”irregularities” in the vote counting and the handling of ballots in two South Florida counties by Broward County’s Brenda Snipes who as is being reported now also was lucky enough to “find ballots” in 2012.

Here is more via Breitbart:

“Broward County, Florida election official Brenda Snipes — who is continuing to find new ballots in the recent statewide midterm elections for Governor and the U.S. Senate — was previously accused of finding ballots after an election in 2012.

Government Accountability Insititute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight‘s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour that Snipes allegedly “found ballots” following an election in 2012.

Eggers said:

She’s also been accused of illegally opening ballots. The Florida GOP sued her for this and when they brought her to court, they said ‘Hey, your office is opening ballots outside the presence of the canvassing board … what’s your explanation?’ And again, the woman in charge of elections in Florida’s second most populous county argued she thought it was okay because her office didn’t understand the meaning of the word ‘canvassing.’ [Emphasis added]

This is also not the first time that her office has just found ballots. There was actually a canvassing official back in 2012 that complained that heading into a weekend, they were told there were about 150 votes left to be counted and then Monday morning, well actually there are about 950 votes still to go. [Emphasis added]

Eggers said there is “clearly an organized effort to manipulate and alter outcomes,” noting that in Miami-Dade County, about 108 provisional ballots were eliminated in the midterm election because they were from individuals who had voted twice.

In a recent piece for Breitbart News, Eggers reviewed Snipes’ history of allowing illegal aliens and felons to vote in elections in Broward County, along with her destroying of ballots.”

And here is even more on Snipes via Breitbart:

“On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) stated that nothing will be ruled out as a potential consequence for Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes (D) for her handling of the 2018 elections.

Lopez-Cantera said, “I’ll tell you going forward, nothing is going to be ruled out, as far as consequences for these horrible, horrible elections that she’s done here in Broward this year. Leading into the election, there were no indications, for the 2018 general election that there were going to be any problems. But, you know, she has shown herself to be clearly incompetent, and like I said, nothing will be taken off the table going forward.”

As of Tuesday Bondi had sent two separate letters to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen and Secretary of State Ken Detzner where she expressed concern about FDLE’s comments Friday that it is working with Detzner’s office and will investigate reports of cases of voter fraud but had not received any reports as of Friday.

In a statement FDLE said an investigation had not been opened at this time.

“I am deeply troubled by your announcement that you will not pursue any investigation or inquiry into clearly documented irregularities of election officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties,” Bondi wrote Swearingen.

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