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NFL BOYCOTT NOVEMBER 12th LET”S MAKE THIS GO VIRAL – BY THE WAY, YOU CAN START NOW IF YOU WANT I HAVE!!

An open letter to the NFL players,

 You graduated high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.   Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.  Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.  You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best.  They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s.  College was not an option for him.  On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter.  You went to summer workouts.  He went to basic training.

 You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans.  Tutors attended to your every academic need.  You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard.  You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.  Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.  He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did.  He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

 You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts.  You hired an agent and waited for draft day.  You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.  Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

 You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach.  He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers.  You will sleep at the Ritz.  He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep.  You will “make it rain” in the club.  He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

 On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name.  For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week.  There are no adoring fans.  There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest.  He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.  When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.  While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

 To the players of the NFL:  We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys.  We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you.  We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth.  We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right.  But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country.  I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.

 National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.

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The NFL this season has 32 league-wide category sponsors, including new brands in the auto and yogurt categories. Hyundai this season begins a four-year deal with the league. The automaker replaces GM, which had been the NFL’s official auto brand since ’01. Dannon, which began running Super Bowl spots in ’12, begins the first year of its league-wide deal after signing on in July ’14. NFL corporate partnership benefits vary from deal to deal, but they typically include category exclusivity, use of league marks for advertising and promotional purposes, event signage, media exposure through radio, print and TV ads, as well as various hospitality benefits. The group below does not include media or apparel partners, or any pending renewals that expired at the end of the ’14 season (THE DAILY).
SPONSOR CATEGORY
SINCE
Gatorade (PepsiCo) Isotonic beverage
’83
Visa Payment systems services
’95
Campbell’s Soup Soup
’98
FedEx Worldwide package delivery service
’00
Frito-Lay (PepsiCo) Salted snack/popcorn/peanuts/dips
’00
Mars Snackfood Chocolate/non-chocolate confectionery
’02
Pepsi (PepsiCo) Soft drinks
’02
Dairy Management Inc. Dairy/milk/yogurt/cheese
’03
Bridgestone Tire
’07
Gillette/Head & Shoulders/
Vicks/Old Spice (Procter & Gamble)
Health/beauty/household products brands
’09
Verizon Wireless telecommunication service
’10
Barclays Affinity card/rewards program (NFL Extra Points)
’10
Papa John’s Pizza
’10
Castrol Motor oil
’10
Anheuser-Busch Beer
’11
USAA Insurance/military appreciation
’11
Bose Home theater system
’11
Courtyard by Marriot Hotel
’11
Xbox (Microsoft) Video game console/interactive video entertainment console
’11
Quaker Oats (PepsiCo) Hot cereal
’12
Tide/Duracell (Procter & Gamble) Household cleaning/battery power
’12
Lenovo Computers (desktop, laptop and computer workstations)
’12
McDonald’s Restaurant
’12
SAP Cloud software solutions/business & business analytics software
’12
Surface/Windows (Microsoft) Sideline technology/tablet/PC operating system
’13
CoverGirl (Procter & Gamble) Beauty
’13
Zebra Technologies Player-tracking technology
’14
TD Ameritrade Personal investing/online brokerage/wealth management
’14
Extreme Networks WiFi analytics provider
’14
Nationwide Insurance Insurance
’14
Hyundai Auto
’15
Dannon Yogurt
’15

WE NOW KNOW WHO THE USURPERS OF OUR NATIONS SOLIDARITY ARE; TIME FOR THE FBI TO INVESTIGATE THESE SUBVERSIVE ORGANIZATIONS!

 

Donors of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Group Revealed

(Updated) Center for Community Change’s unredacted tax forms show stealth funders

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The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump “resistance” organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Center for Community Change Action, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive community organizing group that does not reveal its donors, has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections. The organization’s members sit on the boards of other prominent liberal activist groups.
The Free Beacon has obtained the group’s unredacted 2015 tax forms that shed light on its funders, who provide millions of dollars in assistance. The group appears to rely heavily on a few major liberal foundations, organizations, and unions.
  • The Center for Community Change’s largest contribution was $3,000,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which was initially created by Will Kellogg, the food manufacturer and founder of Kellogg Company.
  • The Ford Foundation, which was first created by the founders of the Ford Motor Company, added a $2,350,000 donation.
  • The Open Society Foundation, a foundation run by liberal billionaire mega-donor George Soros, gave $1,750,000 to the Center for Community Change.
Other donors to the organization include the
The Center for Community Change Action, the “social welfare” (c)(4) arm of the group, additionally relies on a handful of donors for almost all of its funding, according to its documents that do not include the privacy redactions.
  • Donors to its “social welfare” arm in 2015 included Every Citizen Counts ($1,750,000 contribution), a nonprofit that was created by allies of Hillary Clinton to mobilize Latino and African-American voters;
  • the Open Society Policy Center ($1,475,000), another Soros group;
  • the Sixteen Thirty Fund ($610,000), a progressive advocacy group;
  • Center for Community Change ($150,000);
  • Services Employees International Union (SEIU) ($150,000);
  • Atlantic Philanthropies ($75,000); 
  • Tides Foundation ($50,000), the largest liberal donor-advised network, among other funders.
The Center for Community Change Action has been involved with anti-Trump campaigns for some time now. The group’s members also sit on the advisory boards of other prominent liberal organizations.
Deepak Bhargava, the executive director of the Center for Community Change, sits on the advisory board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation.
The “Families Fight Back” voter campaign was launched during the 2016 presidential election by the Center for Community Change Action, the Latino Victory Project, an immigration group co-founded by actress Eva Longoria, and America’s Voice, a group that fights for a “direct, fair, and inclusive road to citizenship for immigrants in the United States without papers.”
Soros, who last year vowed to spend $15 million to court Hispanic voters, was for months the sole funder of the Immigrant Voters Win PAC, which was part of the “Families Fight Back” campaign.
Others involved with the Center for Community Change sit on boards of other resistance groups.
The Emergent Fund, a fund that consists of the Solidaire Network, the Threshold Foundation, and the Woman’s Donor Network, claims a goal of pushing back against “immediate threats” to “immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.”
The Emergent Fund’s advisory board, which decides what organizations receive money from the group, features individuals from a number of prominent liberal organizations.
Charlene Sinclair, the director of reinvestment at the Center for Community Change, sits on the board of directors of the Emergent Fund, which surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $500,000 following its inception and quickly approved $205,000 in rapid-response grants at the end of last year.
The Emergent Fund gives grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 and has provided financing to Black Lives Matter; the Center for Media Justice, which was created to “organize the most under-represented communities in a national movement for media rights”; the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative; and United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the United States.
The Center for Community Change later joined United We Dream for nationwide immigration protests leading up to Trump’s inauguration. United We Dream was additionally behind “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests across the country to protect undocumented students.
Christina Jimenez, the co-founder and managing director of the United We Dream Network, herself attended high school and college as an undocumented immigrant.
The Center for Community Change did not return a request for comment by press time.
UPDATE 10:30 AM: Following publication, a representative from Fidelity Charitable said that the donations under their name was recommended from individual donors who have donor-advised fund accounts with the group, and do not represent the views or endorsement of Fidelity Charitable or Fidelity Investments.
Ford additionally added that although the charity was started by Ford family members, it is no longer connected to the Ford Motor Company.

THE HILL – BREAKING NEWS

Tillerson: I’ve never considered resigning as secretary of State

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday denied he has ever considered resigning from his post.

Tillerson gave an impromptu statement after NBC News reported he was on the verge of quitting over the summer amid fierce policy disputes with the White House. Vice President Pence reportedly intervened.

Tillerson did not address a claim in the report that he called President Trump a “moron” following a tense meeting with national security officials over the summer.

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