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.”
My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
“Love is at the root of our resistance!”✊? pic.twitter.com/2kSsX4s7EU
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 9, 2018
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.
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— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 6, 2018
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!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
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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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
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— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 11, 2019
Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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