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Trump Won’t Join Nike Boycott ‘Cause He’s Scared: Company is A Tennant That ‘Pays A Lot of Rent’

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*Welp, if you’re one of those tRumpers that expected the orange a-hole in the White House to go in on Nike and join the boycott against the company for putting Colin Kaepernick at the center of it’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaing, guess what, it ain’t happening.

Why is that you ask?  Well, like everything else with Trump, it’s all about the money.  Read on for the full story via Newsweek.

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Nike unveiled Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its 30th anniversary ?Just Do It? campaign, prompting harsh criticism from a number of political commentators and Nike customers, who have accused the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback of showing disrespect to the flag when he chose to kneel during the national anthem in 2016.

While Trump criticized the campaign, he also said the company was one of his main tenants. “I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent,” he told The Daily Caller when asked about the campaign. “There’s no reason for it.” But, the president explained, Nike was a tenant of his, and “they pay a lot of rent.” 

Nike?s flagship store was located on a site owned by Trump next to Trump Tower in New York City. But the location has since closed, and in 2017 Nike, which is based in Oregon, announced it would open a new shop on Fifth Avenue by the end of this year.

The advertising campaign?which features a picture of Kaepernick with a message reading “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”?sparked a furious backlash, which even saw people burning their Nike sneakers in protest.

Calls for a boycott of the company quickly spread on social media, but Trump defended Nike, suggesting the company was perfectly within its rights to choose Kaepernick?who has been a Nike athlete since 2011?to promote its campaign.

“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way?I mean, I wouldn’t have done it. In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”

This artice continues at Newsweek.

Target Apologizes and Ceases Selling ‘Baby Daddy’ Father’s Day Card (VIDEO)

*We have no clue as to what the hell they were thinking in the first place, but Target officials have apologized for offering greeting cards with the phrase ?baby daddy? ahead of Father?s Day and are working to pull them from store shelves.

Yes, it’s what you’re most likely thinking, unfortunately: the cards show an African-American man and woman kissing under the words ?Baby Daddy.?

?You’re a wonderful husband and father and I’m so grateful to have you as my partner, my friend, and my baby daddy! Happy Father’s Day,? is what the card says on its inside.

Not that it matters, but the American Greetings card is not exclusive to Target, according to The Kansas City Star.

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Want $10K Without Working for It? The State of Vermont Will Pay You to Move There!

*Go ahead. Read the headline again. We’ll wait. See? It still reads the same. In plainer talk, if you up and leave wherever you live right now, and move to the northeastern state of Vermont, you will be given $10,000.

With this timely news, I might be doing all of the folks complaining about the outrageous cost-of-living in southern Cali, and threatening to leave as a result, a favor.

You’re welcome.

But there’s a catch: You will need to have a job OUTSIDE of Vermont, in a whole ‘nother state and work remotely.

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Want to Learn How to Get Into the Construction Field??(Meet in L. A. Tonight!)

 

*Do you, your son or daughter want to get into the lucrative construction business? If your answer is yes, then you should consider attending a meeting tonight at Manuel Arts High School in Los Angeles.
 
Council District 9 is the “New Frontier for Economic Investment!” Come learn how you can be part of catalytic projects such as the $1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and $300 million Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum makeover.
 
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Northern California 7-11 Finds Ingenious Way to Get Rid of Loiterers: Opera Music! (Watch)

*As someone who once worked for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, I wonder if I should be offended. But I’m not. I actually think its quite funny that a 7-11 franchise in Modesto California got so sick and tired of panhandlers and bored teens loitering outside their doors but still on their property, they came up with the idea to blast opera music…24-7.

Turns out I’m not the only one who finds this idea intriguing. A reporter at the Modesto Bee was so intrigued he dug deeper. He learned that it wasn’t because Franchise owner Sukhi Sandhu, who operates the store located at store at McHenry and Morris avenues near downtown, has love for opera music — quite the opposite. He knows he is not alone, and knows people won’t be hanging out listening to it. They will keep it moving.

?Our classical and opera music, the one that we’re hearing in the background, it gets played 24-seven,? Sandhu told the reporter, speaking loudly enough to project over some very boisterous singing. ?The whole idea behind this was to discourage people from loitering and panhandling, and most importantly to provide a better, positive environment for our customers to shop at our stores and obviously for them to feel safe.?

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Income Opportunity: Be a ‘Professional Monitor’ for Court Ordered Visitations

*Do you know an adult, parent or otherwise, who got in trouble and now can only see their children under monitored supervision? You may have a relative in this situation, or you may want to be a professional monitor.

People train to be in this line of work. Now training is available if you are interested.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, listen up.

Sample Monitoring Case (but can be multiple hours per week or per day):

1 client, 8 hours per week @ $50/hr. = $1600/mo. revenue.

Visits take place at parks, libraries, malls, restaurants, etc. 

*Eligibility requirements do apply. See website for more details. 

*Training in compliance with Family Code 3200.5

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Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Prove You Can Use Any Platform to Turn a Negative into a Positive

*By now everyone has heard the story about the two brothers led out of a Philadelphia Starbucks in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in handcuffs after the white female manager called the police on them. The men were waiting for a business associate. They were going to speak on real estate. The manager got frustrated because she said the men would not buy anything and refused to leave.

A furor over the incident quickly ensued. People in the restaurant, white, Black and other, were seen recording the incident with cellphones and asking police, “But what did they do?”

Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson, even issued an apology and the manager was let go.

These two men who spent several hours in a jail cell were eventually released with no charges filed.  Johnson dropped everything and came to Philly to personally apologize to the men. But by now  the momentum for a greater movement had started; and if Starbucks and the police thought this would be the end of it…

…They thought wrong.

Rashon Nelson, being led out of Starbucks in handcuffs,  said he considers this a case of being at “the wrong place at the right time because of the outcome that can come out of it.”

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Watch: Black Man’s Coupon Denied By Restaurant, Yet Same Coupon By White Roommate is Accepted

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*Link Alexander walked into a Rocky Mount North Carolina restaurant with a coupon that guaranteed him a free meal. But he was met with a suspicious eye from an employee.

After he explained, Alexander was told the coupon offering “one free buffet” was no good because it didn’t have signatures from the restaurant managers.

?He looks at the card. He looks at me. He was like, ?So where did you get the card from?’? Alexander said. ?It has to be signed by my manager, or my [district manager], and this is neither one of their signatures,? Alexander said the assistant manager told him.

Dejected, he left empty-handed. But that wasn’t the end of it.

When he got home, he relayed the experience to his roommate, a white dude named Rex Sterling; who immediately went into action.

?I took his coupon, the same one they rejected 2 hours earlier, and went to the same Pizza Inn myself to see if my experience would be any different and also to confront the manager and ask for answers,? Sterling said in his Facebook post.

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