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  • Delusional Confirmation Bias 101: “This is why he takes a knee…”

    09/06/2018 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-06-18 | Wordsmith
    This is the story that came up on my newsfeed.  See the headline?  Almost every comment on the thread mentions something along the lines of, "This is why Kaepernick takes a knee".   Did these people click beyond the headline, have reading comprehension issues, or thinking comprehension issues?  Here is the story: Police stopped, drew guns and handcuffed a black teenager on suspicion that he was robbing two white women he was in a car with, before it emerged that one of them was his grandmother and the other was giving them both a ride home from church. The incident took place...
  • Levi Strauss goes gun control: Have corporations gone mad?

    09/06/2018 3:35:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/6/18 | Cheryl Chumley
    Levi Strauss, the famous jeans maker and clothing manufacturer, has jumped into the gun control bed with none other than the king of anti-Second Amendment himself, Michael Bloomberg. Do corporations these days have a death wish? Seriously, are they even in business to make money any more? Or are they simply existing to serve as political arms of politicians’ political designs?
  • Nike Suddenly Cares About Human Rights and Racial Justice — Except For Its Asian Sweatshop Workers

    09/05/2018 9:14:04 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies ^ | September 5, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Nike went full ‘social justice warrior’ this week when they signed cop-hating, America-hating Kaepernick to be the face of its newest campaign. On Monday, Nike revealed they selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be the face of its 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ campaign.
  • James Woods Calls on Shareholders with Incredible Plan To Shutdown Nike

    09/06/2018 1:46:44 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 40 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 09/04/18 | Cillian Zeal
    It’s pretty unusual when a Nike campaign involves a sports figure who hasn’t played for years. Usually, that player was a legend — but in this case, he was an above-average player who turned into a bust and then got mired in personal controversy. That’s what made Nike’s decision to put Colin Kaepernick on its latest advertisements such a bizarre decision. After all, there were plenty of reasons he could have been chased from the league that weren’t just related to his decision to protest the national anthem. There was his play. There was that tweet his girlfriend sent which...
  • Nike's Favorability Drops Double Digits Following New ‘Just Do It’ Campaign with Colin Kaepernick

    09/06/2018 7:02:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    A new report from Morning Consult reveals consumer opinions of Nike have shifted rapidly since announcing their new campaign with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Across nearly every demographic, perceptions of Nike’s brand have fallen, including among key consumer groups. The report features over 8,000 interviews conducted among American adults, including 1,694 interviews pre-campaign launch (8/26/18 – 9/3/18) and 5,481 interviews post-campaign launch (9/4/18 – 9/5/18). Additionally, Morning Consult conducted a study among 1,168 adults in the U.S. about Nike’s ad and the decision to choose Kaepernick as the face of the campaign. Key Findings Nike’s Favorability Drops by Double...
  • Nike Loses $3.75 Billion Market Cap After Kaepernick Announcement

    09/04/2018 4:05:43 PM PDT · by gattaca · 122 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | September 4, 2018 | Jim E
    It just went from bad to worse for Nike. The iconic sports equipment brand took a big risk by employing Colin Kaepernick for its new ad campaign. And it’s not just because Kaepernick – who hasn’t seen any professional action in over a year – insulted the American flag with his protest against police brutality. It’s also because the tagline of the campaign (“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”) is a direct insult to those who have served their country, and have given everything for it. (RELATED: After Nike Kaepernick Ad Outrage, Social Media Focuses on Pat...
  • Colin Kaepernick’s Controversial Nike Campaign

    09/04/2018 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    NRO ^ | 4 Sep 2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Nike Was the Name of the Greek Goddess Who Personified Sports-Marketing VictoryIf you ever wondered what it would take to get the woke Social Justice Warrior crowd to loudly support a multinational corporation with nearly $35 billion in revenue in 2017; that pays its assembly line workers about 2.5 percent of production costs; that faces accusations that its factories bar independent inspections of working conditions; whose workers frequently faint from heat and exhaustion, and suffer wage theft, forced overtime, restrictions on their use of toilets, exposure to toxic solvents, and padlocked exit doors . . . well, apparently Colin Kaepernick...
  • The Reactions To Brock Osweiler Getting Signed Before Kaepernick Are Gold

    09/04/2017 9:05:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 9/4/2017 | David Hookstead
    Brock Osweiler is headed back to the Denver Broncos, and people are not happy he got picked up before Colin Kaepernick. Osweiler, who played for the Broncos two seasons ago, was resigned by Denver almost immediately following getting cut by the Cleveland Browns. As you can imagine, people were not happy Osweiler has a job and Kaepernick doesn’t. Brock Osweiler has a job and Colin Kaepernick does not. Just let that sink in. #Kaepernick #BrockOsweiler — Ashley Galpin (@AGalpin1) September 3, 2017 I think Kaepernick + Broncos D would give them 11 wins. But no, go ahead, sign Osweiler.
  • Colin Kaepernick Invited By NFL Players To Next Meeting With Owners

    10/25/2017 6:26:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/25/17 | Chris Chavez
    Colin Kaepernick was invited by NFL players to attend the next meeting with owners, according to multiple reports including Andrew Brandt of the MMQB. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said he was unsure whether the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback would attend. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports! reports that Kaepernick will attend and players are happy to have him join. Kaepernick's lawyer said that no one from the NFL reached out with an invitation to last week's meeting in New York City where owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell discussed the ongoing protests during the national anthem before football games.
  • Report: Kaepernick to opt out of contract, become free agent

    12/04/2016 3:31:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 101 replies ^ | 12/4/16 | Larry Brown Sports
    Colin Kaepernick is reportedly planning to opt out of his contract after the 2016 season and become a free agent. Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a restructured contract earlier in the year, and the new deal includes a player option for 2017 and a guarantee that the Niners cannot use the franchise tag on him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kaepernick will void the deal, though he could end up returning to San Francisco.
  • Adidas wants Kaepernick endorsement deal, with one caveat

    04/17/2018 7:08:58 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 21 replies
    Touchdown Wire ^ | 4/17/18 | Michael Colangelo
    Adidas would love to add Colin Kaepernick to its list of endorsers . . . but only if Kaepernick lands on an NFL team. So now NFL teams are stopping Kaepernick from collecting a paycheck playing football and stopping him from landing endorsement deals. That's not totally true. Adidas could sign Kaepernick to a deal regardless of whether he lands on a team or not. They have a deep roster of endorsement partners who don't play sports. Of course, those influencers and partners still have a ton of exposure due to being musicians, actors/actresses, and social media followings. In short,...
  • Marco Rubio Defends Colin Kaepernick, Belongs In the NFL

    05/22/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Pelham · 78 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 21, 2018 | tmz staff
    Sen. Marco Rubio is once again breaking from Donald Trump ... defending Colin Kaepernick's right to protest and telling TMZ Sports why he absolutely SHOULD be on an NFL roster. "Look, I support his right to stand for what he does," the republican senator tells us ... "I don't agree with what he did but I support his right to do it." "But if we're just talking football ... there aren't 63 better quarterbacks in the world." FYI, Rubio is assuming there are 64 quarterbacks currently on NFL rosters. Rubio said he's not sure if the NFL owners actually colluded...
  • Amnesty International [SOROS] Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

    04/22/2018 11:01:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    npr ^ | April 22, 2018 | DOREEN MCCALLISTER
    Amnesty International has given Colin Kaepernick its top human rights award for his public opposition to racial injustice. The former San Franciso 49ers quarterback is Amnesty's 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Accepting the award in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, Kaepernick said he shares it "with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers." "Kaepernick launched a massive controversy in 2016 for kneeling while the national anthem was played to protest police brutality. When other players joined him, President Trump called on team owners to fire them. "San Francisco released Kaepernick and...
  • Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries ...

    04/21/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018
    Complete Headline: Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries what he calls 'legal lynchings' Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers, received an award from Amnesty International on Saturday His former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented Kaepernick with the award during a ceremony in Amsterdam In his acceptance speech he talked about 'lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police' Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice. [Snip] In his acceptance speech, the award-winner described police killings...
  • Just Screw It

    09/04/2018 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-04-18 | Wordsmith
    Yesterday: On Monday, Nike unveiled an ad campaigncelebrating the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign, featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who began the practice of kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in 2016 and hasn’t played professionally since.The ads, which feature a close-up of Kaepernick’s eyes and the text “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” immediately reignited the debate over the propriety of the protest. One side, led by President Trump, says that refusing to stand during the anthem is an insult to the nation, flag, military and veterans, while...
  • Inside the Nike lawsuit: Allegations of groping, nude photos, ignored complaints

    09/04/2018 4:22:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Portland Biz Journal ^ | 8/10/18 | Matthew Kish
    A class action lawsuit filed against Nike Inc. late Thursday gives the fullest picture yet of the toxic workplace behavior... .... class action status, alleges "women's careers (at Nike) are blunted because they are marginalized and passed over for promotions.... ....Complaints about Nike's culture were first reported in March by the Wall Street Journal after a group of female executives complained to CEO Mark Parker. The New York Times and The Oregonian subsequently reported on complaints about Nike's culture... .... a male Nike executive sent inappropriate sexual messages and nude photographs of himself to one of the plaintiffs, Sara Johnston,...
  • Police organization calls for its 241,000 members to boycott Nike following the [tr]

    09/04/2018 1:26:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 4, 2018 | Jessica Finn
    A police officers' interest group is calling for their more than 241,000 members and families to boycott Nike products following the release of the company's Colin Kaerpernick ad. The National Association of Police Organizations sent a letter to Nike's CEO Mark Parker telling them 'We are calling on all our member officers, their families and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products.'
  • Fans Burn Nike Gear in Response to Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Just Do It’ Ad Campaign

    09/04/2018 12:37:12 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Sep 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Nike announced its “Just Do It” ad campaign on Monday, featuring former NFL player and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick. News of the campaign comes only days before the kickoff of the 2018 NFL regular season. Nike tweeted: View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Colin Kaepernick ✔ @Kaepernick7 Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt 3:20 PM - Sep 3, 2018 487K See NFL Influencers on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy However, this news was not welcome to all. Specifically, to fans who believe Colin Kaepernick has disrespected law enforcement, the military, the flag,...
  • Nike's stock clips about 15 points from Dow in early trade amid controversial Kaepernick campaign

    09/04/2018 2:56:59 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 09-04-2018 | Mark DeCamb re
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading solidly lower early Tuesday, with shares of Nike Inc. NKE, +0.25% producing the stiffest headwind for the blue-chip benchmark. Nike's shares were down 2.6%, or $2.19, shaving about 15 points from the price-weighted Dow DJIA, -0.05% of which it is a component, after the sports-apparel giant unveiled a new 30th anniversary ad campaign that features Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who led player protests against racial injustice and police brutality during the national anthem. The move by Nike is being viewed as highly political and at odds with President Donald Trump's views. Most...
  • Over $3 Billion Wiped From Market Value After Nike Names Colin Kaepernick Face of 30th Anniversary

    09/04/2018 2:42:46 PM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 4, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Nike went full ‘social justice warrior’ this week when they signed cop-hating, America-hating Kaepernick to be the face of its newest campaign. On Monday, Nike revealed they selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be the Nike didn’t learn its lesson after seeing NFL ratings plummet because of Kaepernick’s National Anthem boycott. Stadiums often have rows and rows of empty seats because Americans are fed up with the politicization of football.face of its 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ campaign.