And this here is why the Dallas Cowboys are often referred to America’s Team!
In the midst of all that ungrateful anti-American former Forty Niner 3rd string quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others have done politicizing the national anthem into a protest against the police. Jerry Jones, who is the current Owner of the Dallas Cowboys Football Franchise has always been known for taking a hands on approach when it comes to setting the requirements for the team he owns and those he employs.
During this particular year’s training camp he made it very clear he expects commitment and loyalty from his each and every players and staff he employs. He happily and forcefully went on to remind everyone present that since he’s paying their salaries he can impose whatever code of conduct he wishes and if anyone has a problem with it, then they don’t want to be a Dallas Cowboy and they should consider leaving the team and joining another team where they let you disrespect the American flag all you want.
Jones is certainly not the only owner in the league who feels this way. But there has been a recent asinine trend of players, coaches, and executives to show some measure of support for players’ decisions to express themselves during the anthem in whatever way they see fit. Even if those people lending support wouldn’t necessarily choose to express themselves in that way. Keep in mind these players are all multi-millionaires and make more money in one year than most of us will see in our entire lifetimes.
The National Football League has denied a request by the Dallas Cowboys for players to wear a sticker on their helmets to show support for the Dallas Police Department that lost five officers in one terrible attack last month.
The “Arm In Arm” decal was to have been worn when the team opens its preseason schedule during the upcoming bout with the Los Angeles Rams.
But Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the media that NFL officials said every team “must be uniform” and the stickers were nixed. Jones said the team will “respect their decision” and drop the plans to show support for the Dallas PD.
The idea for the sticker was spearheaded by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. The team had hoped the decals would help them stand side-by-side with the police after a gunman murdered five officers during an ambush and shootout. On July 7, shooter Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed Dallas police as a Black Lives Matter protest march wound down, killing five and injuring nine others.
The attack was the deadliest single incident for law enforcement in history excluding the disastrous terror attacks on September 11, 2001 when 72 officers died.
While disappointed, the Dallas Police Department thanked the team for the sentiment.
“We appreciate the support of the Cowboys organization and its players,” a statement from the DPD said. “Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that support will continue for the immediate and long-term future.”
But a representative of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation was much less forgiving of the NFL’s decision.
“The NFL is in a very influential position and has the ability to evoke change, raise awareness and show its support for law enforcement by making the decals available to all NFL teams,” Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation President and Dallas PD Sergeant Demetrick Pennie told Breitbart Texas. The officer added that the professional football league missed an opportunity to facilitate positive change as well.
Dallas Morning News Sports Columnist Tim Cowlishaw applauded the decision, however, noting that the NFL was wise not to open a “political door” when honoring fallen officers.
The Dallas paper columnist added in a live chat regarding the decision, “If you allow that, do you allow decals saying Black Lives Matter? Pro Life? Pro Choice? Repeal Obamacare? John 3:16? Where does it end? I think there’s a place for protest and there’s a place to honor victims in different ways.”
Sergeant Pennie strongly disagreed, noting that honoring police should be held above the political fray.
“[That statement is] unbelievable. We’re talking about the loss of five police officers. We’re not talking about Obamacare or Hillary 2016 — we’re talking about police officers that lost their lives protecting individuals that were protesting against them. There’s no greater honor than what the [Dallas Cowboys] did for us. This is above politics. This was the greatest loss of law enforcement life since 9/11. The individual teams should have been left to decide.”
The DFOF President also shared support for similar League treatment like seen with military veterans and breast cancer.
In the end, Dallas VP Jones said he understood the decision to deny the use of the stickers.
“There are tons of things out there that need to be recognized. Once you open that Pandora’s box, how do you ever stop?” he said.
I have boycotted everything NFL during last year’s season. When a business won’t let a team wear a sticker honoring fallen police officers but lets a player wear socks depicting police officers as pigs and not stand during the national anthem, then you know that isn’t the right thing to watch and spend your hard earned money on.
If Facebook can suspend us conservatives on a daily basis for stating our points of view on their platform and no one can say anything because they are a private company, then the NFL can dictate what their employees can and can’t do.
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The infamous FBI confidential informant who went undercover to look into Crooked Hillary Clinton’s role the now widely known Obama administration-era uranium deal has now been identified.
William Campbell, who is a Russian lobbyist is, in fact, the informant, according to the Reuters news organization. Campbell will be testifying before a congressional committee about the 2010 sale of Uranium One. The deal where a Russian supported company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S. and is responsible for 20% off all the Uranium we have in the United States. Campbell gave information to the FBI about what he saw while undercover as an informant.
All clues point to the fact that Campbell, who was undercover for roughly five years, worked to get information on Russia’s efforts to grow its atomic energy business in the U.S.
Exclusive: Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans say their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s role in approving a deal to sell U.S. uranium mines to a Russian company hinges in part on the testimony of a secret informant in a bribery and extortion scheme inside the same company.
The Senate committee searching for Clinton’s alleged wrongdoing is keeping their witness’s name cloaked. However, William D. Campbell, a lobbyist, confirmed to Reuters he is the informant who will testify and provide documents to Congress about the Obama Administration’s 2010 approval of the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with uranium mines in the United States, to Russia’s Rosatom.
At the time of the sale, Campbell was a confidential source for the FBI in a Maryland bribery and kickback investigation of the head of a U.S. unit of Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear power company. Campbell was identified as an FBI informant by prosecutors in open court and by himself in a publicly available lawsuit he filed last year.
In a telephone interview, Campbell said he wanted to testify because of his concerns about Russia’s activities in the United States, but declined to comment further.
Campbell’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, who has not previously identified her client, said despite Campbell telling the government ”how corrupt the company was,” Rosatom still got permission to buy Uranium One. She did not say what Campbell would reveal regarding any alleged wrongdoing by Clinton.
Clinton has said the Senate probe is an attempt to shift attention away from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged role in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. As the heat from Mueller’s investigation has intensified, Trump has repeatedly called for an inquiry into Clinton and the Russian uranium deal.
“This latest iteration is simply more of the Right doing Trump’s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems,” said Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman.
Some people who know Campbell are skeptical that he can shed much light on Uranium One. Two law enforcement officials with direct involvement in the Rosatom bribery case in which Campbell was an informant said they had no recollection or record of him mentioning the deal during their repeated interviews with him.
Also, although both Uranium One and the bribery cases involved Rosatom, the two cases involved different business units, executives and allegations, with little other apparent overlap, Reuters found in a review of the court records of the bribery case.
Campbell countered those who dismiss his knowledge of the Uranium One deal. “I have worked with the Justice Department undercover for several years, and documentation relating to Uranium One and political influence does exist and I have it,” Campbell said. He declined to give details of those documents.
Reuters was unable to learn when the closed-door testimony has been scheduled.
Trump asked that a Justice Department gag order on Campbell stemming from the bribery case be lifted so that he can testify to congressional investigators, White House officials said.
The Justice Department has partially lifted that gag order.
CAMPBELL TESTIMONY ‘CRITICAL’
Campbell potentially now has a larger starring role in the Washington drama after the Justice Department said in a letter to Congress on Monday that it was considering appointing a special prosecutor to launch an investigation into Republican allegations of wrongdoing by Clinton, Trump’s former political rival, in the deal.
Under Clinton, the State Department was part of a nine-agency government Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States that approved the purchase of Uranium One. Her critics, including Trump, allege large donations by people connected to the Uranium One deal made to her family’s foundation influenced the State Department’s decision to approve it.
Reuters has no evidence that Clinton orchestrated the approval of Uranium One.
In an email, Rosatom said the company had made no donations to the Clinton Foundation and had not asked others to do so. The foundation stressed the State Department was only one member of the committee that approved the deal and said Clinton had no personal involvement in the decision.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said in a letter to Toensing, Campbell’s lawyer, that her client appears to have information “critical to the Committee’s oversight of the Justice Department and its ongoing inquiry into the manner in which” the Uranium One sale was approved.
Campbell worked as an informant for federal authorities investigating Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official in charge of U.S. operations for Tenex, a unit of Rosatom. Authorities later accused Mikerin of taking bribes from a shipping company in exchange for contracts to transport Russian uranium into the United States. He pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland and was sentenced to prison for four years.
The Justice Department had also initially charged Mikerin with extorting kickbacks from Campbell after hiring him as a $50,000-a-month lobbyist.
Prosecutors alleged Mikerin had demanded Campbell pay between one-third and half of that money back to him each month under threat of losing the contract and veiled warnings of violence from the Russians. The demand prompted Campbell to turn to the FBI in 2010, which gave its blessing for him to remain part of the scheme.
Federal prosecutors were ready to use Campbell as a star witness against Mikerin, but they backed away after defense attorneys raised questions about Campbell’s credibility and whether he was a victim or had “entered into a business arrangement with eyes wide open,” according to court records.
Before it was taken down last year, the website of Campbell’s company, Sigma Transnational, did not suggest his firm was a lobbying powerhouse. The website listed four other employees and advisers, although one had died years earlier. A second employee listed said in a court document that she never worked for the company but had agreed in 2014 to pay Campbell to list her as an employee and allow her to use the Sigma name in a business deal. Campbell declined to comment on the staffing or his lobbying contract with Tenex.
Prosecutors dropped the extortion charges against Mikerin and never mentioned Campbell again in any charging documents. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on the case. Campbell also declined to comment on the issue.
Reuters has been unable to learn why Tenex chose Campbell as its lobbyist. He acknowledged in lawsuit he filed in 2016 that he was hired despite the fact he “had no experience with nuclear fuel sales.”
In a telephone interview this past week Campbell confirmed he was eager to testify because he has deep concerns about the Kremlin’s activities in the United States. Campbell’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing also confirmed that despite Campbell telling the government ”how corrupt the company was.” Interestingly enough, Rosatom still managed to get permission to buy Uranium One. She did not say what Campbell would reveal regarding any allegations of wrongdoing by the Obama Administration or then-Secretary of State, Crooked Hillary Clinton.
In typical Democrat Party playbook fashion, Crooked Killary Clinton of course deflected by saying that the Senate probe is a weak attempt to shift attention away from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged role in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and election. As the heat from Mueller’s investigation has intensified, Trump has repeatedly called for an inquiry into Clinton and the Russian uranium deal. Wonder how long it will be until washed up Killary Clinton starts calling out “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” again?
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Another day and another dead body with a connection that cannot be ignored as Hillary Clinton’s body count seems to be on the rise once again, after a brief reprieve of no sudden, mysterious casualties. The latest is possibly the most shocking yet in the truly startling trail of dead bodies that keep accumulating around this crooked woman with major secrets she’s desperate to keep hidden no matter who has she has to kill off to ensure it. Hillary begged for forgiveness and didn’t get it and now someone whom she owed “penance” is suspected of being caught in her wrath.
In what’s being reported as a freak, unfortunate private plane and helicopter accident, where the two aircrafts collided mid-air, leaving four dead, is far more mysterious than is being said, based on who was on board and is now dead. Air traffic control “staff shortages” have been blamed for this collision which is a convenient excuse to cover up a connection one of the victims has to Hillary who always seems to come up in random tragic events like this.
The Telegraph reported on the mid-air collision, with a not-so-ironic landing spot:
“Four people have been killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and light aircraft flying from an airfield where air traffic control had been shut due to ‘staff shortages.’ Wreckage from the aircraft tumbled from the sky and landed just over a mile from the former home of the Rothschild banking family at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, yesterday lunchtime.”
“Members of the Rothschild reported hearing a ‘loud bang’ and a plume of smoke could be seen above trees.”
“The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the collision involved a helicopter and a two-seat Cessna 152 aircraft, each carrying two people, both of the craft had taken off from Wycombe Air Park, 23 miles away near High Wycombe.”
“A Notice to Airmen was previously issued to warn pilots the air field’s air traffic control services would be closed during three 30-minute periods on selected days between November 7-30 due to a ‘staff shortage.'”
“The crash occurred around half an hour after the latest closure was due to end.”
What makes this collision strange, outside of how it happened, is that it took place right outside the Rothschild estate and only three of the four victims have been named. It’s being speculated that Lord Jacob Rothschild is among the casualties and if true, this could be really bad for Hillary. So far, the only victims to be identified, perhaps on purpose, is the pilot of the helicopter, Captain Mike Green, and a student and flight instructor aboard the Cessna, 18-year-old Saavan Mundae, who was being instructed by Jaspal Barha, according to The Sun. So, was Jacob Rothschild, with a very big connection to the Clintons the fourth victim. Several sources seem to suggest that’s the case but the Rothschild estate has not confirmed nor denied Jacob’s well-being.
We must reiterate that it’s not confirmed who the fourth passenger is, but it’s suspicious that this victim has not been identified when the other three were. Sources suggesting that it was Jacob are only doing so as an assumption. What is fact, is that this collision took place near the Rothschild estate which is strange considering it could have gone down anywhere and perhaps there was a reason the aircrafts went down here.
Here’s Hillary Clinton’s connection with the Rothschild and why she had previously begged them for forgiveness, according to True Activist:
Hillary Clinton asked Lady de Rothschild “Let me know what penance I owe you” after requesting Tony Blair accompany her on official business, preventing him from attending a Rothschild event scheduled for that same weekend.
Several politicians, especially those who are the most willing to bend over backwards for wealthy interests, have made their careers by catering to the whims of the Rothschilds and other families like them. In US politics today, there is no better example of this archetype than Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In fact, less than two months ago, Clinton flew just 20 miles in a private jet to attend a private Rothschild fundraiser in her honor. Yet, this is just one of the latest examples of her intimate relationship to the banking dynasty.
In emails from her private server made available to the public by WikiLeaks, Clinton’s close relationship to Lady de Rothschild is evident due to their warm exchanges which include phrases such as “You are the best […] Sweet dreams,” “I remain your loyal adoring pal,” and “Much love.” This is significant as, judging by Clinton’s other emails, her communication style is almost always curt and concise, never approaching the outright declarations of affection found only in her exchanges with Lady de Rothschild. Lady de Rothschild, married into the Rothschild family in 2000 after being introduced to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, who alone is worth $20 billion, at the 1998 Bilderberg Conference. War criminal Henry Kissinger served as the couple’s “match-maker.”
Yet, the most bizarre interaction between Clinton and Lady de Rothschild took place in an email titled “Info for you” (ID#1606), which was sent while Clinton was serving as US Secretary of State. In the email, Clinton tells Lady de Rothschild that she had to ask Tony Blair (then-Prime Minister of England) to accompany her to Israel due to the Middle East peace negotiations taking place at the time. Blair had previously planned to spend the weekend in Aspen, Colorado with the Rothschilds at an unspecified conference, but accepted Clinton’s invitation. Clinton then says “I hope you all understand. […] Let me know what penance I owe you.” For those who are not familiar with the word, penance is defined as follows: “An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.” Does this sound like something Hillary Clinton would normally say?
Hillary Clinton never seems to be able to escape scandal and as long as she’s a free woman, rather than being locked up where she belongs, she will be continued to be questioned in everything that she has any kind of connection to.
Today President Donald J. Trump invited NCAA championship teams from around the country to The White House, including teams from Penn State, University of Maryland, The University of Utah, University of Florida, and The Ohio State University. Every team accepted, every team except of course one, The South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team.
And the sickest part of the whole “diss” by this team who represents a sport that no one watches or even cares about is the fact that they actually said the team will not “be able to attend” because they have to “practice,” in order to make sure they get their invitation to the “2018 NCAA Tournament.” That allows the Lady Gamecocks to say that their decision to not go to the White House has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with basketball practice. That strategy, in addition to being strongly disingenuous and which reeks of political biased, has the unfortunate result of making Staley’s team political hacks.
It’s ok, The event was still a huge success. President Trump has enough teams who want to meet with him, and in fact, consider it an honor to do so.
The funny thing about this team’s actions is that the left can’t really embrace this team because although they refused Trump’s invitation they didn’t say they’re not going for political reasons. And the right can’t embrace them because they refused the invite, most likely for political reasons, but didn’t have the “gonads” to say so.
Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago
MAt least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump’s name through a licensing agreement.
Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season’s end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.
Seven other teams told ESPN.com on Tuesday that they are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.
As a matter of privacy, ESPN has chosen not to name those eight teams in total so as not to publicly identify where they will be staying on this season’s trips for games against the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or Chicago Bulls.
Trump does not currently hold an equity stake in the Trump SoHo hotel, but his company still owns and operates the Chicago property.
Sources say that the Bucks stayed at the Trump International Tower and Hotel in Chicago on a preseason trip to play the Bulls in early October, but met with complications when they tried to make an 11th-hour cancellation. Milwaukee, sources say, has already made other arrangements for its regular-season road games against the Bulls.
The Grizzlies and Mavericks, sources say, have stayed at the Trump SoHo in the past but opted during the offseason to book new New York hotels for this season.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban, speaking Wednesday, told the Associated Press that the decision was “made months ago. Not recently.”
Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, speaking after the team’s shootaround Wednesday in Los Angeles, insisted that where Memphis stays or doesn’t stay is not politically motivated.
“No truth to that,” Fizdale told the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Wednesday. “Our decisions as to what hotels we stay in are made long before any of this election stuff took place. It’s no story.”
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Cuban are both high-profile supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who last week lost the race to be the United States’ 45th president to Trump.
Since the election, three prominent NBA coaches — Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy, Golden State’s Steve Kerr and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich — have publicly addressed the unease that they and some of their players feel in the wake of Trump’s election, starting with the dismay Van Gundy voiced that the country’s new president, in his words, is “openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic and ethnocentric.
Van Gundy addressed the ESPN report Wednesday.
“I think every team’s got to take a look at that,” he said. “I think teams are getting tuned in a little but politically and everything else. And give the players a great deal of credit on that. I’ve been really proud of our own players and the players around the league, that they’re attuned to what’s going on and they’re going to stand up for their values. I think that’s impressive.”
Jabari Parker of the Bucks commended team ownership for its decision.
“I’m pretty proud for my owner, representing us and representing himself,” Parker told USA Today, “and not trying to represent our organization with controversy. You don’t want to endorse hate; you don’t want to endorse racism. You don’t want to support controversy.
“I’m really proud we won’t be staying there because I couldn’t be comfortable being around him and his businesses. I know he’s our president. But it’s just going to take some time. And he hasn’t publicly come out with an apology for anyone or for the things he said.
“And I’m connected to all the ideologies he disrespects. I was named after a Muslim. My mother is basically an immigrant because she came from Tonga. Her rights as a woman — she got less pay. I’m black and he’s said some controversial stuff about black people. When it comes to me not supporting Donald Trump, it’s pretty much correlated to the things he has said.”ESPN contacted all 30 teams this week to ask about their travel plans in New York and other NBA cities that feature Trump-branded hotels, which include Chicago, Miami, Toronto and Washington.
Several teams that have stayed at the Trump SoHo in particular in the past told ESPN that they are not staying there this season but did not specifically attribute the switch to any political reason. Several more said that they’ve never stayed at Trump-branded hotels.
NBA teams typically make their hotel arrangements for the coming season in August after the league releases the full 1,230-game schedule for the regular season. But formal data detailing where teams stay is not maintained on a leaguewide basis.
One travel expert familiar with NBA accounts told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Trump SoHo has emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular property throughout the league because more teams are coming to New York for two-game trips since the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn starting with the 2012-13 season.
Really? You refuse to take a day to go to the White House to meet the president because you have to practice? I wonder what would have happened if white baseball players would have refused to meet with former President Barack Hussein Obama because they had to “practice.”
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