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Nike Was Warned And Didn’t Listen, Now They’re Paying Punishing Price For Using Kaepernick

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Since the announcement that Nike’s new advertising campaign would be led by Colin Kaepernick and its subsequent unveiling, virtue-signaling has dominated social media. Perhaps that was what they hoped for?

Now as images of Nike apparel and footwear being burned in effigy and real sacrifice is being discussed it appears that investors are growing as disillusioned as NFL fans. Meanwhile, Nike shares continue their downward plunge and are down 3% in the pre-market. That is a loss of more than $4 billion (yes, that is BILLION with a B) in market capitalization just since the market closed on Friday.

How is that new advertising campaign working out for you Nike? Just Done it…but was it worth it? It sure doesn’t look like it from where this end.

#BoycottNike is now the number 1 trending topic on Twitter in the US...if that is any indication of the American public’s general sentiment regarding Nike’s decision.

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If past history is any indicator regarding the public backlash other corporate brand names have faced when choosing to take a vocal political stance is any indicator, Nike is in for a rough road. Companies like Dick’s Sporting Goods saw a significant decline in sales after they chose to stop selling guns in the wake of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida. ESPN, Chick-fil-A, Papa Johns, Starbucks, and more recently In-N-Out Burger have all seen their share of angry customer backlash from both left and right. Once these corporations enter the political arena the resulting hit to the bottom line and ultimately to the shareholders’ pockets can be a big one, as Nike is finding out.

The Associated Press reports Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an “All American Icon.”

Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multiyear deal to make him one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract.

The NFL and Nike extended their partnership in March to run through 2028. Nike provides all NFL teams with game-day uniforms and sideline apparel that bears the swoosh logo.

Many on the left refer to Kaepernick as some sort of warrior for racial injustice and inequality, yet Nike has been accused of using sweatshops and child labor since the 1970s when it produced goods in South Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, and Cambodia. Workers complain wage theft and of being forced to labor long hours in temperatures well over 90 degrees to the point that they would collapse at their sewing machines.

Before this year’s World Cup, Nike was urged by civic groups to ensure factory workers were paid fair wages in countries where they do business. In Indonesia where many of Nike’s products are made, some workers don’t even make the legal minimum wage according to the Clean Clothes Campaign.

Laws put in place to protect workers are often ignored in favor of cutting costs and lowering health standards. This is made possible because government officials and political leaders are often paid off by factory supervisors in order to limit government involvement or interference. Military and police will then overlook factory conditions so illegal environments persist and the factory remains open and functioning.

Kneeling for Injustice? Yeah…that’s what I thought.

#PipeDown #Hypocrisy

 

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Avenatti Shares Statements From His Ex-Wives To Prove He’s A Good Guy – Backfires BIG Time!

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Michael Avenatti was arrested on charges of domestic violence last night. He’s out on bail and held a brief press conference, in which he promised that he would be “fully exonerated.”

According to TMZ:

We’re told Wednesday afternoon the woman was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, sobbing and screaming on the phone, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”

We’re told security brought her inside the building, took her upstairs and Michael showed up 5 minutes later and ran into the building. He screamed repeatedly, “She hit me first.” We’re told he angrily added, “This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***.” We’re told he tried getting into the elevator but security denied him access.

Cops showed up and escorted Avenatti into a corner of the apartment lobby and spoke with him for 5 to 10 minutes and then took him into custody.

But LISTEN. He is innocent! NOTHING HAPPENED PLZ DISPERSE!

He’s a decent man. Please ignore the fact that his mere existence proves otherwise.

In order to prove that he’s a decent man, he shared statements from his ex-wives.

That’s fine and dandy and all, but neither of his ex-wives are the alleged victims here, so their statements are virtually irrelevant to me.

Sorry, but I think we should treat Avenatti the same way he treated Kavanaugh. Guilty until proven innocent!

Also, you don’t just randomly get arrested on a domestic violence charge. He posted $50,000 bail. SOMETHING happened.

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California Just Hit With A NEW Wave Of Deadly Attack – Not Fires

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A norovirus outbreak is sweeping through a shelter for wildfire victims in Northern California, potentially causing diarrhea, fever and body aches in anyone who is infected, The Associated Press reports.

The norovirus is highly contagious and has prompted shelter workers to quarantine infected residents separate from others in the shelter. Staff cleaned the shelter with bleach Wednesday, according to the AP.

The victims of the virus are likely people displaced by the Camp Fire, the most deadly fire in state history after killing at least 56 people. The Camp Fire has wiped out more than 9,000 houses and commercial buildings. It had burned 140,000 acres and was 40 percent contained by Thursday morning, according to the state fire agency Cal Fire.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long met with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and emergency officials in California Wednesday. The Trump administration officials surveyed the wreckage of the Camp Fire, especially around Paradise, a town of about 27,000 that was 95 percent destroyed by the Camp Fire.

“Every time I come to California I say this is the worst fire I’ve seen. Once again this is the absolute worst,” Zinke said in Wednesday tweet. “Worse than any war zone I saw in Iraq. The heroism of firefighters is amazing.”

“We’ll be here for several years working this disaster,” Long said at a press conference after surveying Paradise, according to NBC News.

Trucks destroyed by the Camp Fire are seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Trucks destroyed by the Camp Fire are seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

“The infrastructure is basically a total rebuild at this point,” Long said. “You’re not going to be able to rebuild Paradise the way it was.”

The Woolsey Fire, a major fire burning in Southern California, has consumed another 98,000 acres and was 57 percent contained by Thursday morning. It has killed at least two people and razed 600 structures, according to Cal Fire.

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