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Finally! Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to his NFL players: Disrespect the flag and you’re benched!

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Joneshas been slapped awake by free-market forces.

Jones vowed he will bench any player who disrespects the American flag by not standing during the national anthem. He made the comments following the Cowboys’ 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

“If there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play,” Jones told reporters (via NY Post). “If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period. We’re going to respect the flag.”

Jones, a friend of President Donald Trump, is the first NFL owner to take a public stand against players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

He continued: “We cannot in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag. … There is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. Just so we’re clear. Under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period.”

Two weeks ago, Jones enraged NFL fans by kneeling during the anthem with his team as thunderous boos rained down around them (see video below).

What finally made Jerry Jones decide to bench anti-American football players was probably fan reaction to the unpatriotic protests.

A new poll shows the NFL has plummeted from its position as America’s favorite sport to become its least favorite in the aftermath of the protests. New data also showed that viewership for NFL games has plunged as fans boycotted the league in droves.

Jones — a businessman whose net worth tops $5 billion — knows that in the end, consumers will dictate what football players do. After all, if fans stop buying tickets to games, who’s going to pay the spoiled players’ lavish salaries?

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick — a Black Lives Matter supporter who was lovingly raised by his two adoptive white parents —  hijacked NFL games when he refused to stand for the anthem. He claimed he did it to protest police brutality against black men.

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soldier with no legs stands for national anthem

A legless military veteran stands for the national anthem as spoiled NFL players protest. (Image: Twitter)

But Colin did nothing when blacks were killed by cops (both black and white) during Barack Obama‘s 8-year presidency.

Meanwhile, Kaepernick does not even bother to vote, and says nothing about the countless black-on-black murders that occur every day across the United States.

Every weekend, there are numerous shootings/murders in Chicago, the hometown of Obama — the nation’s first African-American president. Almost all are black-on-black crimes.

Why does Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter not protest these senseless murders? Do black lives (not) matter when other blacks take them?

-4 dead, 22 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings; city passes 500th fatal shooting (Oct. 9)

-4 killed, 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Oct. 2)

-3 killed, 36 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 25)

-10 killed, at least 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 18)

-5 killed, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 11)

-8 dead, at least 35 wounded in Chicago Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3)

-7 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Aug. 28)

-65 people shot, 9 killed in Chicago over the weekend (Aug. 21)

-9 killed, at least 33 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago (Aug. 14)

-3 Killed, at least 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Aug. 7)

DOJ Sues Company For Allegedly Hiring Foreign Workers Over Qualified Americans

by Will Racke

The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against an agricultural services company for allegedly rejecting American citizen applicants in favor of foreign guest workers.

Colorado-based Crop Production Services Inc. discriminated against at least three U.S. citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in Texas, instead hiring temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program, according to a complaint filed by DOJ’s civil rights division.

Crop Production allegedly set up burdensome application requirements for U.S. citizens that were not enforced for guest workers. American applicants had to complete a background check and a drug test, while H-2A workers were allowed to begin working without completing a similar screening process, according to the complaint.

Despite the availability of qualified U.S. citizen applicants, all of Crop Production’s 15 available seasonal technician jobs in 2016 went to H-2A workers, DOJ officials said

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the lawsuit reflects the civil rights division’s renewed focus on targeting employers who favor immigrant labor over native workers.

“The Justice Department will enforce the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to protect U.S. workers as they are the very backbone of our communities and our economy,” Sessions said in a statement. “Where there is a job available, U.S. workers should have a chance at it before we bring in workers from abroad.”

The H-2A visa program allows agricultural businesses to bring in seasonal guest workers if they cannot find enough qualified U.S. citizens. Immigration law requires employers to recruit and hire available, qualified U.S. workers before resorting to the H-2A program. A similar program for non-agricultural seasonal labor, the H-2B visa, carries the same protections for U.S citizen workers.

Under Sessions, who is the Trump administration’s most enthusiastic proponent of tough immigration enforcement, the DOJ has made a priority of targeting companies that use the guest worker programs to avoid hiring American applicants. The Civil Rights Division in March established the Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative to investigate employment discrimination on the basis of U.S. citizenship.

Thursday’s lawsuit is the first brought against a U.S. business under the initiative. A DOJ official said the Civil Rights Division has opened 29 investigations of “potential discrimination against U.S. workers based on a hiring preference for foreign visa workers,” according to Fox News.

In a settlement reached with DOJ last month, a Louisiana company agreed to pay $100,000 to 12 American it passed over in favor of H-2B guest workers.

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Major Clothing Line Hurls Insult at Trump Supporters

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Apparently, taking on Trump is not enough and now the company feels compelled to insult Trump’s supporters, some of whom are no doubt Patagonia consumers.

Managing Director at FTI Consulting Steve Everley called out Chouinard for his remarks, and the company’s hypocrisy, on Twitter

Alienating a significant portion of their customers doesn’t appear to be a big concern to the company, but maybe it should be. Insulting Trump and his supporters didn’t work out so well for Macy’s, GrubHub or Nordsrom.

One thing is certain — if these liberal and progressive companies hate Trump, he must be doing something right.

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Trump's Brilliant Idea for the Border Wall

Trump’s Brilliant Idea for the Border US President Donald Trump has told supporters that his proposed wall along the border with Mexico could have solar panels fixed to it.

Addressing a rally in Iowa, he said the panels would provide cheap energy and help to pay for the controversial wall.

He suggested the plan was his own, saying: “Pretty good imagination, right? Good? My idea.”

During his campaign, Mr Trump pledged to build a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
Read more at http://trumptrainnews.com/articles/trumps-brilliant-idea-for-border-wall#gsT11Zc0py3u8Wfe.99

This Map Shows the Hourly Wage You Need to Afford an Apartment in Your State

by Tom Cahill

A new report shows that skyrocketing rent prices have put basic living arrangements out of reach in nearly every state for most low-income workers.

In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., workers on average need to earn at least $20.30 an hour, according to 2016 data from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). That’s roughly $13 more per hour than the federal minimum wage, and roughly $5 per hour more than the average national $15.42 hourly wage earned by renters last year.

Even a one-bedroom apartment is out of reach for minimum wage earners today at Fair Market Rent (FMR) levels. FMR is the metric that the Department of Housing and Urban Development uses to determine standard payments for housing choice vouchers, rent ceilings for the HOME rental assistance program, and rents at Section 8 housing developments when contracts are up for renewal.

The NLIHC estimates that a worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour needed to work an average of 90 hours per week to afford even just a one-bedroom apartment in 2016. The number of hours needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment jumps to 112 hours of minimum wage work.

Fair market rent varies by state. But after looking at the average cost of rents throughout the U.S., and comparing that side-by-side with the Area Median Income (AMI) of each state, the NLIHC estimated that the average rental wage needed to afford rent for a two-bedroom apartment hovered over a little over $20.30 an hour.

However, because the average renter’s wage is actually just $15.42 an hour, this means that rent needs to be, on average, $802 a month or less in order to qualify as affordable. This means each worker would need 1.3 minimum wage jobs in order to make rent for a modest two-bedroom unit.

The NLIHC’s 2016″Out of Reach” report estimated the wages needed for rent in each state by classifying “affordable” rent as being no more than 30 percent of a worker’s monthly take-home pay.

Puerto Rico, West Virginia, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Ohio ranked as the most affordable places to live, while Hawaii, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and New York ranked among the most expensive places for renters.

The two maps below show how many hours in each state a minimum wage earner needs to work in each state in order to pay for a one-bedroom apartment, and the hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment in each state.

Trump Is Finally Putting a Stop to it All, Will Revoke This Major Obama Rule

Lawyers with the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed to change the federal government’s position on environmental regulations, which the Obama administration had legally defended against challenges from the oil and natural gas industry and several state governments.

“Trump is clearing out the political shenanigans from the Obama administration,” Christopher Guith, a vice president for energy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Regulatory kudzo such as the EPA Methane Rule, the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of The United States, and the last minute monument designations are certainly being reviewed right now. The previous administration just threw everything they could at the wall to cater to their environmentalist base after Trump won the election.”

Trump’s Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reviewed the rules as part of a White House directive to cut back on burdensome regulations, the attorneys explained.

Environmentalists are already furious about the government’s reversal.

“Many environmental advocates felt that the 2015 rule was already too lenient, but the Trump administration’s latest action could be even more worrisome to fracking opponents,” states the environmentalist blog Ecowatch.

Green groups largely got their way under the Obama administration when they attempted to prevent drilling on public lands.

“Even if it meant an advantage for the economy, the trade deficit, or U.S. jobs the Obama administration took steps to keep-it-in-the-ground,” Guith noted. “Under Trump we at least have an energy policy that is conducive to job creation and ultimately American competitiveness.”

Studies find that the removal of drilling restrictions on federal lands and water could create 2.7 million energy jobs, while another 1.8 million could be created by encouraging fracking. Such a regulatory change would add $663 billion to the economy annually for the next 30 years.

“Trump is setting the stage and creating the pathway forward to start unwinding some of the most restrictive energy policies in the history,” Guith said. “The way the Dakota Access Pipeline and other energy projects were treated was a lot like the ways banana republics treat companies. The law didn’t matter, the politics did.”

Congress has been working with Trump to repeal several major last-minute Obama regulations. Trump ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider repealing Obama’s Clean Water Rule, Clean Power Plan, and several other major environmental regulations, for example.

“Keystone XL was the other poster-child for this,” Guith said. “It got drawn out for six or seven years and had to effectively go through the process twice. The Obama administration just waited for TransCanada to quit. This was a shovel ready project financed privately which would have created thousands of high paying organized labor jobs in several states and Obama sat on his hands because of environmentalists.”

Kroger & company to fill 10,000 positions after meeting with President Trump


American companies are very happy with President Donald Trump Kroger just accounted it would hire 10,000 people this year. President Trump met with a dozen American manufacturers at the White House on Monday, pledging to slash regulations and cut corporate taxes to stimulate growth and jobs in the United States.

From Reuters:

Supermarket operator Kroger Co said on Monday it would fill 10,000 positions this year, joining a list of companies that have publicized routine hiring plans as President Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to employ more U.S. workers.

The number of permanent jobs being filled this year, however, is lower than last year’s hiring and represents about 2 percent of Kroger’s total workforce.

Kroger had about 431,000 full- and part-time employees as of Jan. 30, 2016. The company hired more than 12,000 workers in 2016.

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