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  • Grey No Matter What

    10/14/2019 3:44:07 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 2 replies
    Post & Courier ^ | 4/20/2019 | Mary Wildeman
    South Carolina hospitals are using a loophole in state law to scoop millions of dollars a year from the pockets of the poorest of patients. It mostly takes place outside the courts and the public eye. A law originally written to help state and local governments collect debts is being used to seize tax refunds from people with past-due medical bills. The S.C. Department of Revenue does the legwork, and the cash flows straight into the coffers of some of the region’s largest health care companies. The payoff is huge. Together, health organizations took at least $92.9 million in more...
  • It's the anniversary of the 1814 battle of Baltimore, inspiration for the Star-Spangled Banner

    09/14/2019 5:31:51 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 31 replies
    Va Viper ^ | 09/12/2019 | harpygoddess
    September 13th and 14th mark the anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, remembered primarily for the unsuccessful British bombardment of Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key's penning the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner" while interned on a British warship. President James Madison had declared war on Great Britain in June 1812 in response to interference with American shipping and the impressment of U.S. merchant seamen during the Napoleonic wars, as well as the British stirring up the Indians of the Ohio Valley to resist American settlement. Following an abortive American invasion of southern Canada, the...
  • Jay-Z Throws Kaepernick Under the Bus

    08/15/2019 12:56:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | August 15, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Jay-Z being hired by the NFL. We were going to get into this yesterday and of course time expired before I had a chance to get into it. And here’s what happened: Jay-Z’s real name is Shawn Carter. He’s the husband of Beyonce. And they’ve put together a massive musical empire. His net worth reportedly is a billion dollars. You should know that’s not enough to own an NFL team. You need more than that to be approved for ownership. It’s not enough anymore. So the NFL has hired Jay-Z essentially as music director for the Super Bowl halftime...
  • Hong Kong Protesters Sing The American National Anthem

    08/14/2019 8:11:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 14, 2019 | Davis
    While America faces some turmoil at home, the nation is still being represented as a symbol of freedom across the globe. Protesters in Hong Kong are singing the U.S. national anthem and flying American flags as they protest oppression under China’s Communist Party. Specifically, protesters are outraged about China’s new extradition laws, which weaken Hong Kong’s sovereignty and gives the communist party more power over the people.
  • Protesters In China Sing The U.S. National Anthem & Wave Our Flag

    08/14/2019 6:59:48 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 13, 2019 | NA
    I heard this on Glenn Beck's show from yesterday & came to FR to see if I could find an article about it. Video at link. It brought a tear to my eye...
  • Men Literally Died for That Flag, You Idiots

    07/18/2019 6:19:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    They risked everything for it, not for some idea or abstraction but for the piece of fabric itself. The American flag’s place in our culture is beginning to look less unassailable. The symbol itself is under attack, as we’ve seen with Nike dumping a shoe design featuring an early American flag, Megan Rapinoe defending her national-anthem protests (she says she will never sing the song again), and protesters storming an ICE facility in Aurora, Colo., and replacing the U.S. flag with a Mexican flag. U.S. soccer had a pretty good statement a while back setting out, in response to Rapinoe,...
  • Black Pastors Call on Nike to Sever Relationship with Colin Kaepernick

    07/14/2019 10:37:31 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/13/2019 | Dr, Susan Berry
    The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) called on Nike Thursday to end its relationship with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a prominent endorsement deal with the athletic company. Rev. William Owens, president of CAAP, said his organization is responding to Nike’s decision to pull an athletic shoe celebrating the Betsy Ross flag after Kaepernick expressed objections to it. “It has been clear for a long time that Colin Kaepernick’s views represent hard Left anti-American politics,” said Owens, a civil rights movement activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “They don’t represent most Americans, and they...
  • 'Frankly, Megan, I don't give a damn': Not everyone is happy with the U.S. women's soccer team

    07/10/2019 9:15:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2019 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The ladies won, and let's salute them.  The TV ratings were great, and everyone's happy. How does this translate to more people watching women play soccer in the U.S.?  I hope it does, but women's pro soccer has not been good at selling tickets. Actually, not everyone is happy.  I am not happy, and lots of people I've heard from are not happy. First, the tournament showed that international women's soccer is a total mismatch.  In other words, there aren't enough good women's soccer teams in the world.  The U.S. is obviously "the queen" of soccer and will only get better because our young women have...
  • “We’re Not Women’s Soccer, We’re Not the NFL!” Hockey Coach Tells Players If They Disrespect...

    07/09/2019 8:38:15 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 9, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    <p>“We’re not women’s soccer. We’re not the NFL! If there’s anybody here who is going to be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian national anthem, grab your gear and get the fuck out now because you’ll never see the ice in this arena. We don’t have that problem in hockey, we’re better than that but there was no sense in wasting anybody’s time if that shit was going to happen.”</p>
  • Just Don't Do It

    07/08/2019 7:58:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 8, 2019 | Ian Haworth
    Nike and Colin Kaepernick became the center of attention yet again last week after Nike withdrew an Independence Day-themed shoe called the “Air Max 1 USA," which featured the “Betsy Ross Flag” on its heel. The Nike pulled the shoe after the former NFL quarterback argued that Nike shouldn’t release a product which contained an “offensive” symbol with connections to an “era of slavery."Like clockwork, calls to boycott Nike erupted online. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter to encourage others to join him and #WalkAwayFromNike, with his call retweeted over 26,000 times in 5 days.“I love America. I stand...
  • U.S. Women’s Soccer Wins World Cup; Co-captain Megan Rapinoe Protests Anthem Again

    07/08/2019 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/08/2019 | Brian Min
    The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday. In a match against the Netherlands, the USWNT defeated the Netherlands with a 2-0 victory. The first goal, as a penalty goal, was scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe and the second by Rose Lavelle. This is the fourth time that the USWNT won the Women’s World Cup, solidifying the U.S.’s position as the country with the most Women’s World Cup victories. The USWNT also became defending champions as it has won in 1991, 1999, 2015, and now 2019. Before the match started, Rapinoe...
  • America Awash in Lies and Disloyalty

    07/07/2019 7:05:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | July 7, 2019 | Jack Wisdom
    The lyrics of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Julia Ward Howe include the words "With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me ..." The enemies of our Republic need to be transfigured. Rep. Ilhan Omar, tweeting her thoughts about July 4 stated, "Today gives us all a chance to reflect on how far we have come as a country and how much further we have to go to achieve full equality for all people. We are at a tipping point for progress." This rebuke of our socio-political system contrasted with her joyful dancing at the...
  • Kaepernick Was Protesting Police Brutality, Not The Flag? Now The Truth Finally Comes Out.

    07/02/2019 4:19:27 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    dailywire ^ | OG July 2, 2019 | MATT WALSH
    There is almost nothing to say about the fact that Nike recalled a patriotic American flag shoe after Colin Kaepernick complained. It is so self-evidently absurd and disgraceful — such a cowardly surrender to political correctness — that analysis is rendered moot. Kaepernick reportedly felt that the flag — a Betsy Ross flag from the American Revolution — somehow represents slavery. Of course, if the American flag represents slavery, then every flag of every country 200 years old or over also represents slavery. Slavery was a universally accepted institution all across the world for thousands of years. The one notable,...
  • U.S. defender Ali Krieger defends Megan Rapinoe, says Donald Trump is angered by...

    06/28/2019 12:19:14 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 79 replies ^ | 6/27/19 | Jamie Goldberg
    U.S. Women’s National Team defender Ali Krieger strongly defended her teammate, Megan Rapinoe, Wednesday after President Donald Trump criticized Rapinoe on Twitter for saying that she would not go “to the f------ White House” if the United States won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe’s comments, which were posted by Eight by Eight in a viral video released Tuesday, prompted Trump to criticize Rapinoe in a series of Tweets Wednesday. He wrote in part: “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet........ invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM,...
  • President Trump mentions US Women's Soccer Team on Twitter. (Vanity)

    06/26/2019 9:16:28 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/26/19 | President Trump
    I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet.... invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose.
  • Trump says US soccer star wrong to protest during anthem

    06/24/2019 10:25:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 147 replies ^ | June 25, 2019 | AP
    President Donald Trump says he does not think it’s appropriate for a co-captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team to protest during the national anthem. ... Trump told The Hill in an interview Monday that he disagrees with her actions, but loves watching women’s soccer and thinks the players are very talented.
  • Why USWNT star Megan Rapinoe doesn't sing the national anthem

    06/13/2019 10:13:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 74 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 13 Jun, 2019 | Henry Bushnell
    More Megan Rapinoe doesn’t sing the national anthem. This, to followers of soccer, is not news. Rapinoe hasn’t belted out the “Star Spangled Banner” since 2016. She no longer puts her hand over her heart. As she told Yahoo Sports last month, she probably never will again. But with the U.S. women’s national team kicking off its 2019 World Cup campaign on Tuesday, and Rapinoe captaining the squad, her unflinching face and pursed lips became a story. Naturally, it also became a subject of misinformation and misunderstanding among casual fans who weren’t familiar with Rapinoe’s activism. She has been very...
  • U.S. Women’s Soccer Captain Megan Rapinoe Refuses to Sing National Anthem During World Cup

    06/13/2019 7:56:03 AM PDT · by MMaschin · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 June 2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    U.S. Women’s National Soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe refused to sing the national anthem during Tuesday’s World Cup game in France, only six days after the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Rapinioe stood silent with her arms behind her back as the rest of the U.S. team placed their hands over their hearts and sang the Star-Spangled Banner ahead of Tuesday’s game in Reims, France.
  • 'Great white heroes' should kneel with Colin Kaepernick, former Pro Bowler says

    05/31/2019 12:59:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies ^ | May 31, 2019 | Ryan Gaydos | Fox News
    A former Super Bowl champion said Thursday top white NFL quarterbacks should pick up where Colin Kaepernick was forced to leave off and begin kneeling for the national anthem to bring awareness to perceived racial and social injustice. Martellus Bennett, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2016 and made the Pro Bowl with the Chicago Bears in 2014, appeared at an Athletes + Activism forum hosted by The Atlantic columnist Jemele Hill. He said if Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees joined the movement, it could cause some change, according to Yahoo Sports.“If Peyton Manning joined the...
  • MEMORIAL DAY 2019: American Anthem

    05/27/2019 7:06:04 AM PDT · by · 9 replies
    PBS series "THE WAR" ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | Ken Burns
    From the PBS series "THE WAR", a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns... [Norah Jones sings "AMERICAN ANTHEM"]