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UH-OH! Looks Like Beyoncé’s Empowerment-Wear Line Is Manufactured In Sweat Shops

Apparently for the workers who make the clothes, that means toiling 60 hours a week in sweatshop-like conditions.

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When mega-star Beyoncé debuted her line of athleisurewear Ivy Park, it came with a lofty manifesto that included “Promote women in every sense academically, emotionally and physically.” Apparently for the workers who make the clothes, that means toiling 60 hours a week in sweatshop-like conditions.

According to a report by The Sun, Ivy Park is manufactured in a Sri Lankan factory owned by MAS Holdings where workers — most of them women — work 60-hour weeks and make just $6.20 a day, much of which goes to paying their rent in crowded boarding houses where they live several to a room and have to share the shower block with men. (And which is just 31% of what campaigners consider a “living wage” in Sri Lanka.) Most travel from far away to work there, and they are not allowed to take time off to visit their families. As The Sun points out, one of those women would need to work for over a month to be able to afford a single pair of leggings from the line, which retails for anywhere from $24 to $235. Divas getting money!

“When they talk about women and empowerment this is just for the foreigners,” one machinist told the tabloid. “They want the foreigners to think everything is OK.” “All we do is work, sleep, work, sleep,” said another. “We had to come and work here because our father could not afford to feed us and there are no jobs there,” said yet another. “We have no choice. I have worked here for three years now, and it was very difficult at the beginning but I am used to it now.” But how do they feel about oppressive standards of beauty? Do they minimize their “professional accomplishments” so that men who make $5/day will like them?

Human rights advocates the paper spoke to agree the conditions are no bueno. Via The Sun:

Jakub Sobik, from the charity Anti-Slavery International, said: “This is a form of sweat shop slavery.“There are a number of elements here that tick the boxes in terms of slavery, the low pay, restriction of women’s movement at night and locking them in.”

Companies like Topshop have a duty to find out if these things are happening, and it has long been shown that ethical inspections by these companies are failing. They should be replaced by independent inspections.”

In response, the brand released a statement emphasizing things like “ethics”:

“Ivy Park has a rigorous ethical trading program. We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams worldwide work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance. We expect our suppliers to meet our code of conduct and we support them in achieving these requirements.”

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BREAKING: 3 Massacred In FL By Madman, More Deaths Coming – Cops Issue URGENT Warning

This is bad!

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How do you find a killer who is untraceable, undetectable, without knowing the motive?

3 people have been murdered by a madman and police are baffled.

Via Daily Mail:

“A neighborhood in Tampa, Florida has been terrorized by a string of seemingly random shootings that have left three dead in little more than a week.

The shooter struck the Seminole Heights neighborhood once again on Thursday night, when police patrols saturating the area heard the gunshots but were unable to catch the murderer.

Instead, they found dead Anthony Naiboa, 20, a man with autism who had gotten off the bus at the wrong stop on his way home from work and was walking to a different bus stop.

‘Enough is enough,’ Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said in a frustrated plea to the killer at a televised press conference on Thursday.

‘I don’t know what your motive is. I don’t know what your problem is. There’s been enough carnage. You have severely affected some families.

Although cops won’t say outright they suspect a serial killer, they believe the three murders are linked.

A video of a potential person of interest in the first shooting is among the few clues for investigators, who have called in FBI profilers to assist.

The first victim, 22-year-old Benjamin Edward Mitchell, was shot on October 9 near a bus stop a block away from the most recent shooting, and died from his injuries at a hospital. Cops said he had no criminal record.

Days later, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was found dead on October 13, although police believe she was killed two days earlier. Her body was found in a vacant lot by a city worker.

The three shootings took place within a few thousand feet of each other in the residential neighborhood.

All three victims were bus riders and all three were shot at or near bus stops. Mitchell and Naiboa both attended Middleton High School.

Authorities have said repeatedly that the three victims were not criminals and that there is no personal connection between them.

Cops blanketed the area after the initial slayings, but it was not enough to prevent the sidewalk murder of the third victim, Naiboa.

‘You can imagine the frustration of these officers to hear gunshots and not be able to find this person,’ Dugan said at the conference.

‘He was in the prime of his life and was taken instantly.’

Dugan pleaded with the public for information about the individual in the surveillance video, warning not to assume the suspect’s race or gender, which cops could not determine from the footage.

‘This is, you know, very frustrating,’ Dugan said. ‘I go from frustration to anger on these unsolved homicides. And now, we have someone who is terrorizing the neighborhood. It’s just difficult to see this happen.’

The chief also urged the community not to retreat into their homes, and continue to maintain a public presence on the streets – though the department warns against walking alone at night.

‘Do cookouts, walk your dog,’ he said. ‘We’re not going to be held hostage by whoever’s doing this.’

Anyone with information about the murders is urged to contact the Tampa Bay Police Department at 813-231-6130.”

This is why crimes really should never be politicized. I.E. forcing gun control, gun free zones etc. We as a society need to find out why people kill in the first place. If you look at the victims, there are no connections between them. Are there any ideas that the community of Tampa has that could help find the murderer? We need to come together as humanity and put politics, race religion aside and to find out who is murdering these people. When we use labels to find out why that only seems to make things worse and it will divide us more. Without racial profiling, I personally think the best thing to do, is for the community to start organizing town hall meetings with the city’s leadership and police and come together to work on ideas how they can catch this crook. This is unacceptable and the people do not need to live in fear in their own home.

I can’t imagine right now what the people and the police of Tampa are going through at the moment. I really do hope they do catch this murderer before more lives are lost. I will pray for the safety of the community and that they continue to live and love life without any fear. I have faith that the police will be successful. I also will pray for the families who lost loved ones during this ordeal. No one should ever have to go with losing a loved through the acts of murder. I personally believe God does see all and karma will bite this murderer in the butt, it’s not a matter of if but a matter of when.

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Ex-FBI Director Comey Just Lost EVERYTHING After His SICKEST Secret Yet Gets Out About What He Hid In NY

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Back in the good old days, traitors to this country were hanged for treason. Fast forward to today and not only are treasonous politicians still in office, but they’re leading illegal acts of sabotage against our President and lying under oath. After recently learning that FBI director James Comey predetermined the outcome of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email by not even investigating her, the time for this slimy weasel to continue his illegal antics against this country is unfortunately for him now coming to an abrupt end.

Comey’s illegal escapades began during the Senate Judiciary Committee last year where he lied under oath about Hillary Clinton not being guilty of using her private email server to store classified and above-top-secret documents.  He’s popped his head out several times this year making various appearances before congressional committees to discus issues where he’s constantly made contradictory or false statements while under oath, defiantly disregarding his position to uphold the law. Now there’s an active movement to get this crooked man disbarred from being able to practice law for the rest of his life,  according to a breaking report from the The Washington Times.

“As such, an attorney named Ty Clevenger has filed a grievance with the New York Bar Association against Comey, where he used to serve as a U.S. attorney and still retains a license to practice law,” Conservative Tribune reported. They went on:

The heart of the issue outlined in Clevenger’s grievance is the fact that Comey testified during a Sept. 2016 hearing that he had not predetermined the outcome of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server prior to his announcement that there’d be no criminal charges in July 2016.

That assertion has since been proven false by the revelation that Comey had prepared draft statements exonerating Clinton of wrong-doing several months prior to interviewing her or more than a dozen others associated with the scandal.

This rather important discrepancy was discovered by the Senate Judiciary Committee as they looked into Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation and subsequent termination by President Donald Trump, and was noted in an August 2017 letter sent by committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley to FBI Director Christopher Wray seeking confirmation, which while heavily redacted, was nevertheless recently produced.

“Insofar as Mr. Comey gave materially false testimony to Congress, it appears that he violated Rules 1.0(w), 3.3(a)(1), and 8.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct,” wrote Clevenger in his grievance letter to the bar’s Departmental Disciplinary Committee.

Clevenger’s letter also sought to renew prior grievances he had filed against former Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the potential pressure and interference she exerted on Comey over the investigation and alleged destruction of evidence in the case, such as laptops possessed by Clinton associates.

Clevenger has also filed a separate grievance with the Maryland state bar and got a Circuit Court judge to order the association to open an investigation into three of those Clinton associates — David Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — who are alleged to have deleted emails and destroyed their laptops which contained pertinent information regarding Clinton’s email scandal, according to Zero Hedge.

Comey isn’t the only crooked politician in hot water right now.  His master and puppeteer Hillary Clinton is at the center of her own little scandal this week after the FBI finally confirmed that she worked a scheme with the Russians to transfer 20% of our country’s uranium to Vladimir Putin’s companies in the United States in exchange for a hefty donation to her Clinton Foundation to the tune of $145 million.

Hillary’s blatant treason against the United States through her bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering with Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business should have been a big enough scandal to send this crooked woman to prison, but thanks to crooked individuals like Comey constantly blocking justice, she’s been able to get away with her crimes for years.

How epic would it be for Comey to not only lose his position with the FBI, but be prevented from practicing law for the remainder of his life? It will be interesting to see if Comey does wind up being disbarred, or if Hillary Clinton will swoop in and kill someone or pull some strings to save his career.

 

 

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Obama Named As DEADLIEST President in U.S. History After FBI Releases His Horrific Secret

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Ever since Trump got into office, Obama has been doing everything in his power to sabotage Trump’s presidency with his little shadow government. Not satisfied with peacefully riding his golf cart into the sunset, Obama has been behind the scenes planning his “political comeback” where he’s been popping up all over D.C. to hold fundraisers and international events. But just as Obama was getting ready for his big power move on Trump, the FBI has just released their annual summary for 2016, and what they’ve discovered about Obama is a devastating blow to not only his legacy, but to any future political plans he might have had for this country.

Each year, the FBI releases their annual summary known as the “Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report.” On Monday, the report for 2016 was finalized with the findings being sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The report revealed that the Obama Administration was the deadliest in history as there was a 61% INCREASE in murders targeting  law enforcement, thanks to Barack Obama continually putting a target on the backs of our police with his race-baiting antics and vocal support for the terror group Black Lives Matter.

The Blacksphere reported:

Monday, the FBI finalized their annual summary known as the “Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report.”  As Sessions put it, the 61% increase in murders targeting law enforcement is both shocking and unacceptable. Of course, we knew Obama’s Administration painted police as the enemy. Now it’s indisputable.

Breitbart breaks down the numbers even further:

The feloniously killed category is a narrow one. Sixty-two of those 66 officers died of gunshot wounds, with the last four dying after being hit by motor vehicles. The 66 officers feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2016 is the highest single-year figure since 1997.

The single most common category of officer slaying and the largest increase recorded was the 17 “ambush” type premeditated killings in 2016, a 142 percent increase over the seven such attacks in 2015. Breitbart News has reported extensively on these attacks, the most egregious of which left five Dallas, Texas, policemen dead after a black nationalist opened fire at a July 2016 Black Lives Matter rally.

An additional 52 officers died in accidents while on duty, for a total of 118 line-of-duty deaths, a 37 percent increase over 2015.

The number of assaults on officers also increased significantly in 2016, with over 57,000 recorded nationwide. This figure represents a 14 percent increase over 2015 and a rate of more than 150 a day and nearly one assault for every ten police officers in the country.

These devastating deaths on our police officers are directly due to Obama who encouraged his thugs to go to war with all those who serve and protect. How many times did we witness Obama making incendiary remarks while sending his race-baiting minions to hotbeds like Ferguson to drum up the racial discontent and hatred even further? “Obama spent 8 years stoking the flames of a racial divide that for the most part had been relegated to the 60’s. Seeing the potential for Leftist profiteering, both politically and financially, Obama encouraged hatred, particularly against law enforcement,” The Blacksphere reported.

The bright side is that President Trump is turning things around for our nation’s police. Breitbart continued:

Attorney General Sessions was confident President Trump’s law-and-order agenda could bring the increase, which occurred under the previous administration, under control. “Our law enforcement deserves the support of the people they serve. Fortunately we have a President who understands this,” he said. “President Trump ran for office as a law-and-order candidate; now he is governing as a law-and-order President.”

Within days of taking office, President Trump made it clear that he stood on the side of America’s police with the first executive order that he put into motion. In his first order, he declared that his administration would serve to “enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, and thereby all Americans.”

Within just the first 10 months that Trump has been in office, he has delivered on the promise to support our law enforcement and enhance their ability to do their jobs. So far, police deaths have already decreased by 20%, but the official numbers won’t be released until sometime next year.

It’s wonderful to finally have a president in office who supports law and order and has the backs of our brave men and women who daily defend that “thin blue line” that keeps our society from falling into complete chaos. As for Obama, he has another feather to add to his “legacy” cap with the embarassing statistic from the FBI that his administration was the deadliest in U.S. history!

H/T [The Blacksphere]

 

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