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Two Black U.S. Navy sailors refuse to stand for National Anthem

The Colin Kaepernick contagion is spreading — to the U.S. Armed Services.

In late August, as reported by Military.com, a sailor attached to the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Pensacola, Florida, posted a video to Facebook of herself sitting down during the base’s morning “colors” ceremony, which quickly received viral attention on the social media platform.

Naval Education and Training Command officials confirmed the sailor, who has not been publicly named, had been subject to administrative action, but had been retained for service in the Navy.

Here is a screenshot of the unnamed sailor from her Facebook video:

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On September 19, another U.S. sailor, Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, also refused to stand for the national anthem.

As you can see from her pic below, both Ervin and the unnamed sailor are black.

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FoxNews reports, Sept. 26, 2016, that a U.S. Navy sailor, Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem.

A reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, Ervin declared in a post on Facebook why she’s following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality by not standing during the anthem:

“My fellow Americans,

I have been proudly serving in the US Navy Reserve Force since November 2008.

I have pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to spread freedom and democracy around the world.

I will never waver from that pledge.

On September 19, 2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans.

I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom.

The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my Naval job.

It was my pleasure serving my country, I love it dearly, that is why I must do this for you. I will keep you all posted on what happens next!

Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the Navy in response to her actions.

Troops who don’t stand for the national anthem could face prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for violating Article 92, which states that troops can be punished for failing to obey a lawful general order.

On September 23, 2016, the U.S. Navy published a “Guidance” to remind sailors about the rules governing the national anthem.

As reported by Hope Hodge Seck for Military.com:

In the wake of two sailors going public with their decision to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by refusing to stand when the Star Spangled Banner is played, Navy Reserve Forces Command today published guidance warning troops that they can be punished or prosecuted for such protests.

A message directed at active-duty sailors and reserve personnel on active duty cites Navy Regulation 1205, which mandates that personnel in uniform must stand at attention and face the flag when the national anthem is played. It also notes that a Navy administrative message published in 2009 requires Navy active-duty personnel in civilian clothes to face the flag, stand at attention, and place their right hand over their heart.

“Additionally, Sailors receive training on the appropriate usage of social media, and must not use it to discredit the Naval Service, and should be reminded it could potentially be used as evidence against them,” the guidance continues, a message apparently directed at the two sailors who published posts on Facebook about their protests.

Failure to comply with these regulations, the message said, is punishable under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and constitutes commission of a serious offense — grounds for administrative separation from the service.

“While military personnel are not excluded from the protections granted by the First Amendment, the US Supreme Court has stated that the different character of our community and of the military mission requires a different application of those protections,” the guidance states.

The military of any country, including that of the United States, is not a place for moral relativism, but runs on strict rules and discipline because soldiers must be depended on to obey orders from their command in the battlefield. Soldiers simply cannot pick and choose which rule or regulation to obey. So the spread of the Kaepernick contagion to the U.S. Armed Forces is a very serious matter.

Just one more “accomplishment” of the POS.

Obama-Peeing-on-US~Eowyn

Walmart employees refuse to make ‘racist’ Blue Lives Matter police cake for police retirement party

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From Daily Mail: A Walmart store has been accused of refusing to bake a cake decorated with the ‘police officer’s flag’ because workers said it was ‘racist’. The store in McDonough, Georgia, about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta, allegedly refused to make the Blue Lives Matter cake on Friday for a retirement party.

‘My buddy’s sister went to Walmart in McDonough, GA to have a cake made for their father’s retirement party,’ Taylor Wilkies, a police officer from Georgia, wrote on Facebook. ‘She asked Walmart to make a “thin blue line” cake to commemorate his extensive and honorable service as a dedicated police officer.  Walmart refused to honor her request due to it being “racist”. To me, this is appalling. People CHOOSE to make EVERYTHING about race. I’m so tired of it. It’s literally exhausting for me to think about now. “

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The claim was then picked up by conservative Fox News host Todd Starnes who wrote about the alleged incident. Starnes says he spoke to the daughter of the police officer on Saturday night, however he does not include any details of the family or the woman.

He wrote that the daughter said: ‘I was so shocked… One of the bakers told me the design could be perceived as racist and nobody feels comfortable decorating the cake.’

Starnes claims the woman told him she was ‘disappointed’.

‘I just wanted to make my dad a cake to show how much i appreciated him,’ the unidentified woman said, according to Starnes.

The Fox News host then goes on to say the workers were told to make the cake after complaints were made to the store’s manager, but they still allegedly refused.

‘The manager offered to make and decorate a new cake. But there was just one problem — the cake decorators refused to comply,’ he claims. ‘I’ve attached photographs of Walmart’s handiwork — it’s absolutely embarrassing and unacceptable. Walmart needs to make this right and they can start by delivering a professionally decorated cake to the police officer’s family. The three cake decorators need to be told: either decorate the cake or be fired.’

Since Starnes tweeted the story, the Walmart alleged of refusing to make the cake has been flooded with criticism.

‘Why do you not hold your employees to the job requirements they agreed to, decorate cakes? Fire them or as a Patron I’d worry you would poison the cake or other food I might purchase there because your employees hate cops,’ Lisa Victoria angrily wrote.

‘Shame on you walmart!!!!! Hopefully you will take action upon your bakery department,’ Erik Fowler said.

However another person claims the store’s manager told them the allegations were false.  ‘She was very polite, was familiar with the story, and denied that any of this was true,’ David Sauls said. ‘I asked her if I wanted to have the bakery decorate a cake depicting the thin blue line would they do it, and she said that they would be more than glad to, that it’s ridiculous for anyone to make this claim, and that she doesn’t understand why someone would make it.

‘I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt at this point.’

DCG

Charlotte is a race riot, not a peaceful protest

InfoWars‘ Paul Joseph Watson nails it.

Brilliant!

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~Eowyn

Texas to withdraw from feds’ refugee program over terror threat

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From Fox News: The state of Texas on Wednesday announced that it is withdrawing from the Obama administration’s refugee resettlement program due to the administration’s inability to ensure that refugees resettled in the state do not pose terror threats, according to an announcement by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Texas informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement in a letter that it will be withdrawing from the program on Jan. 31, 2017. The letter comes on the heels of several weekend terror attacks across the United States

The administration has refused to approve a security plan by the state of Texas aimed at ensuring that refugees are only resettled following in-depth security checks. 

Texas officials drafted a plan that would require federal national security officials to provide assurances that none of the individuals being resettled pose a terror threat. The administration has declined to approve this plan.

Abbott said Texas would not accept a single refuge until proper security measures are put in place. 

Click for more from The Washington Free Beacon.

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Terror attacks are ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’, claims London mayor Sadiq Khan

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From Daily Mail: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that living with terror attacks – like the one that hit New York at the weekend – is ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’.

Mr. Khan told the Evening Standard: ‘It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things. That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice.’

The dopey mayor...

The dopey mayor…

Mr. Khan, who was elected as Mayor in May to replace Boris Johnson, who is ironically now Britain’s Foreign Secretary, was in the United States on a business trip.  He said he had a ‘sleepless’ night on Saturday after a bomb exploded on West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, injuring 31 people.

Another device on 27th Street in Manhattan failed to go off and Ahmad Rahami, an Afghan-born US citizen was later arrested in New Jersey.  Mr. Rahami has been charged in relation to the New York explosion and another device that exploded harmlessly hours earlier near a race in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

After taking advice from the New York authorities it was ‘business as usual’ for Mr. Khan, who visited the 9/11 memorial and attended a New York Mets baseball game. Mr. Khan reportedly hinted that the Mets could come to London next year to play a Major League Baseball game at West Ham’s Olympic Stadium.

The other dopey mayor...

The other dopey mayor…

Mr. Khan later met with the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, as well as with Muslim community leaders, and co-wrote an editorial in the New York Times.

Mr. Khan, who was the first Muslim Mayor of a major western city when he was elected in May, Mr. de Blasio and Paris’s Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wrote: ‘We call on world leaders to adopt a similar welcoming and collaborative spirit on behalf of the refugees all over the world. Our cities stand united in the call for inclusivity. It is part of who we are as citizens of diverse and thriving cities.’

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Surprise! (not): NFL is losing viewers in Kaepernick blowback

On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers black quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly knelt, instead of stand, during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

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Colin Kaepernick

He then followed his kneeling protest with wearing “pig” socks to a practice — socks with cartoon policemen done up as pigs.

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This, from a 28-year-old man who somehow managed to accumulate an estimated net worth of $16 million in our land of racial inequality and police brutality. (See “NFL player Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move“)

San Francisco 49ers defended Kaepernick. The coach told The Daily Beast: “We were talking about things that were happening, taking place in society, and it went from the young men talking about the social injustice that they face on a day to day basis from coaches sharing their stories… And through our conversation, the players decided to do this. To make this movement.”

Other NFL players later joined his “peaceful” protest. A high school team in Seattle also followed Kaepernick’s lead.

Well, actions have consequences.

Sports-lovers are tuning out the NFL.

Brandon Katz reports for Forbes, Sept. 12, 2016, that whereas “It’s common knowledge within the TV world that NFL football will always dominate whatever time slot it’s in . . . the smallest of cracks” has appeared “in the NFL’s armor”:

  • The NFL opener and Super Bowl rematch between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Sept. 8, 2016, drew in 25.2 million viewers — an 8% ratings decline compared to 2015 and a 6% drop from 2014. CBS scored a 10.2 overnight rating for its NFL offerings, a 13% drop from FOX’s numbers (11.7) last year and a 9% drop from 2014 on CBS (11.2). This also marked the lowest overnight season-opening rating in 7 years.
  • The Sunday Night Football (SNF) opener between the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 11 attracted 20.65 million total viewers — a steep 18% decline in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic compared to 2015, and 16% less than the 2014 SNF opener. In fact, 2016 was SNF‘s lowest-rated offering since 2009. 
  • The following Sunday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 18 did even worse. It drew in its lowest ratings in 7 years. According to Deadline, the primetime portion of the game scored a 13.7/22 in Nielsen’s metered market ratings — down 18% from last year’s ratings, and a 9% dip compared to the SNF opener just a week before.
  •  Monday Night Football didn’t fare any better.

A week ago Forbes‘ Brandon Katz wondered if the NFL’s lower-than-expected ratings are “just a blip on the radar or a growing trend.” After the successive SNF low ratings, he now concludes:

“[T]he NFL’s decline in the ratings is becoming more of a true pattern and less of a passing phase, especially as the National Anthem protest continues onward.”

Christy Strawser of CBS Detroit attributes the decline in NFL viewership to the Boycott NFL movement:

“The #boycottNFL hashtag on Twitter has hundreds of participants who are urging others to send a message to NFL owners and Roger Goodell by sitting out games, turning off the TV and refusing to buy merchandise.”

An example is James Olson of Birmingham, Michigan.

A Sports Illustrated subscriber since fourth grade, Olson watches NFL games on TV to escape from the endless political bickering. But with more and more “Kaepernick” national anthem protests, he feels like politics has taken over his favorite sport, too. So he’s tuning out.

Olson said: “I want to say to these guys ‘If you weren’t playing in the NFL, you would be working at McDonalds. I think people have had it. Sports used to not be a stage for this, and now it is, so I’m turning it off. I refused to watch the Chicago-Philadelphia game because they were going to protest …You start to figure out you can get along without football, there are other things out there I can do. We’re also pissed that the owners aren’t doing anything, that the coaches aren’t doing anything and the coaches aren’t doing anything. You can do this on our own time. Rent a stage somewhere and see if you can get a crowd of 70,000 people. The owners should force them not to use the NFL as a stage for their political beliefs. Once this whole thing starts, it was like ‘you know what, you’re a moron. What is wrong with you?’”

Olson spent his Sunday, instead, watching part of a soccer game, spending time outside, and then working out.

He’s not alone.

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~Eowyn

Hollyweird Actress Wants Schools To Educate Girls About Masturbation

Apparently this young Hollyweird womyn knows what’s best for others’ children.


From HuffPo: Shailene Woodley has always used her platform as a celebrity to speak about the issues she cares about. 

The “Snowden” actress has campaigned for Bernie Sanders, has spoken out against the Dakota Access pipeline and has been an ardent supporter for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In a new interview with Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, The Edit, the actress addresses another cause she’s passionate about: sex education for women. 

“As a young woman you don’t learn how to pleasure yourself, you don’t learn what an orgasm should be, you don’t learn that you should have feelings of satisfaction,” Woodley said. “I’ve always had a dream of making a book called There’s No Right Way to Masturbate.” 

Woodley, who played a pregnant teenager in her breakout role on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” also shared why it’s so important to educate young girls about their bodies. 

“If masturbation were taught in school, I wonder how [many] fewer people would get herpes aged 16, or pregnant at 14?” Woodley asked, before delving into her unique childhood and upbringing.

The 24-year-old actress said that her home had a “revolving-door policy,” which allowed anyone who needed a place to stay the chance to live (and even vacation) with her family. But it was her mom and dad’s parenting technique that stood out the most in the “Snowden” actress’ memory. For example, Woodley said that a fight with her brother would lead to a punishment of sorts ― hugging her sibling on the lawn (i.e., in public). 

“The whole time you’re just seething, you’re disliking this person with so much energy, but if you let go you have to stay there for an extra hour. That was the kind of reverse, manipulative psychology my parents were into!” Woodley said of her dad, who is a psychologist, and her mom, who is a counselor.  

My family is super fucked-up in many ways, but they are also my everything,” the actress said, adding that she was still “grateful for the shit that happened.” 

To read the rest of Woodley’s interview with The Edit, head here.

h/t Newsbusters

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