And Colin Kaepernick is just a piece of shit.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes that the flag of the United States is nothing more than simply a piece of cloth.“At the end of the day the flag is just a piece of cloth and I am not going to value a piece of cloth over people’s lives. That’s just not something I can do, it’s not something I feel morally right doing and my character won’t allow me to do that,” Kaepernick told reporters in response to criticism from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to The Star.He also added, “It is disappointing to hear a Supreme Court justice call a protest against injustices and oppression ‘stupid, dumb’ in reference to players doing thatVia Daily Mail:Donald Trump would be ‘dangerous from an international point of view’ if elected, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday, defiantly doubling down on his recent expression of concerns about ‘populist demagogues’ that prompted a rebuke from Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations.In a broad-ranging news conference touching on issues including violence in Yemen, Syria and sub-Saharan Africa, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said some remarks by Trump are ‘deeply unsettling and disturbing to me,’ particularly on torture and about ‘vulnerable communities.’‘If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said already and unless that changes, I think it’s without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view,’ Zeid told reporters in Geneva.The comments from Zeid, a Jordanian prince, are likely to fan a debate in U.N. circles about whether he has been overstepping his mandate as the High Commissioner for Human Rights with comments on the U.S. presidential nominee and on nationalist, xenophobic leaders in parts of Europe.It doesn’t help that his home country has its own problems.In Jordan, according to the U.S. State Department, Muslim women are not permitted to marry non-Muslim men and the man must convert for their marriage to be considered legal under sharia law, which guides the Middle Eastern country.If a Christian woman converts to Islam, her Christian husband must also convert for the marriage to be legal. And if a Muslim husband and his non-Muslim wife divorce, she loses custody of the children after they reach seven years of age.And earlier this year, the Committee to Protect Journalists detailed Jordan’s crackdown on the media with a report saying the arrests ‘tarnish[ed] Jordan’s image as a reformerNo ‘Real ID’, no fly.The Department of Homeland Security this week rejected requests to extend the amount of time five states have to develop identification cards compliant with the Real ID Act, upping the incentive for states to fall in line with the federal proof-of-identity law.The move means that, come 2018, residents of Oklahoma, Kentucky, Maine, Pennsylvania and South Carolina might not be allowed to board commercial flights with only state driver’s licenses and would instead be required to use an alternative form of identification such as a passport, according to Homeland Security.Rollout of the Real ID Act, which Congress adopted in 2005 to tighten license requirements in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has spanned more than a decade as some states have made slow progress in meeting compliance standards and others have balked at the issuance of compliant IDs over privacy concerns.Homeland Security issued near-identical letters to state officials this week denying their requests for extensions and listing the requirements that each individual state had or had not met.In a letter to Kentucky authorities that was provided to The Washington Times, DHS officials said the state “has not committed to meeting all remaining requirements and has not provided adequate justification for continued noncompliance.”Kentucky officials were floored by the insinuation.“It’s disappointing that the federal government is basically turning a blind eye to recent progress we’ve made in improving our systems,” said John-Mark Hack, commissioner of the state’s Department of Vehicle Regulation.Mr. Hack said the state will continue to modernize its system to meet the requirements, but also sought to allay concerns of Kentucky residents, noting that state ID cards still can be used to visit Social Security offices, Veterans Affairs facilities and federal court houses.He pointed out that Kentucky is compliant with most provisions or the Real ID Act, but that one outstanding issue is related to how the state issues driver’s licenses. The state allows residents to obtain ID cards over the counter at 144 circuit court clerks’ offices, where officials have had difficulties meeting the security standards required for facilities where IDs are issued, Mr. Hack said.While Homeland Security indicates that ID requirements for flights will not be enforced until 2018, there will be more immediate effects.“Starting January 30, 2017, federal agencies and nuclear power plants may not accept for official purposes driver’s licenses and state IDs from a noncompliant state/territory without an extension,” said DHS spokesman Aaron Rodriguez in a statement.Homeland Security reports that 23 states and Washington, D.C., have met enough of the Real ID standards to be deemed in compliance with the law. Others remain under review or have been granted limited extensions.The five states alerted this week that they did not receive extensions will join Minnesota, Missouri and Washington, which were previously notified by Homeland Security that they are not in compliance with the law.
Well, we all knew this was in Hillary Clinton’s goodie bag: executive orders on gun control. Last October, Clinton said she would consider executive actions on background checks. Around that same time, it appears the Clinton campaign was also specifying areas in which these executive orders would apply to, in particular the so-called gun show loophole. The emails from the recent Wikileask document dump point to this, with John Anzalone of Anzalone Liszt Grove Research—a Democratic polling firm—forwarding transcript from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes over the Second Amendment at the time. The email chain includes key Clinton campaign aides and advisers, with spokesperson Brian Fallon chiming in saying [emphasis mine]: CLICK FOR MORE