NFL vs Donald Trump

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Colin Kaepernick’s Message to the United States

When Colin Kaepernick initially started kneeling during the national anthem it was because he simply wanted a conversation here in the United States.

His goal was clear, a national conversation with regards to race and justice in this country.

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Little did he know what would end up happening would become so much more.

Not that this is a bad thing, quite the contrary, it has blossomed into one of the most intriguing and beautiful idea’s that has begun to sweep this nation and the world.

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Trump’s bigotry, his racist words, his womanizing ways, his hatred for others, all of that is now coming back to bite him in the arse.

As well as those that are like minded.

As I scroll through all of my social media accounts I see a mixture of comments, some that are in support of the many NFL teams and players that opted to kneel during the anthem this weekend and some that do not support them.

I support the police and military, I do not however support anything that President Trump stands for, nor do I support the very nature of both our judicial and prison systems.

I worked in them once and I see them for exactly what they are.

Both lost their way, long, long ago.

And the anthem no longer represents this country or it’s society that is made up of unique individuals who have come from many different cultures, that carry different ideals and beliefs.

Our ancestors came to America in part, to escape an oppressive society, this is the land of the free and as such we should be evolved enough to have grown past the need to believe that only those who are truly patriotic will rise for a simple song, one that no longer represents the people of this nation as a whole.

Because America is the land of the free, anyone is free to stand, kneel or ignore the anthem, they are no less american than those who rise for the anthem.

One of the best parts of being a human being is being able to evolve past things that no longer fit, and the anthem certainly no longer fits this nation.

 

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Trumps suggestion that any player who doesn’t stand for the anthem should be fired shows clearly his level of intelligence.

The last time I checked, the United States Government does not actually own any of the NFL teams, therefore they are not in charge of hiring and firing any of the players.

Trumps bitter remarks serve as a sad reminder that he and his team only want to hold us back rather than move us forward.

This country is better served by being open to the ideals and beliefs of others, learning from one another rather than spreading hate and hanging onto things from our past that simply no longer serves us.

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I commend the NFL, its players and every other athlete and individual who took knee this weekend instead of stand for something that no longer has any meaning to what this country and it’s people are today.

Cristal M Clark

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North Korea Threat – Not Donald Trump’s Fault

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Donald Trump and the Threat of North Korea

After scrolling through all of my social media accounts this past week, I elected to do something that you might find pretty rare for me.

We all know that I don’t really care for Donald Trump however, I keep reading a lot of comments from the mainstream media and individuals on social media, that indicate people feel that Trump is going to get the United States and all her glory into world war III.

These comments and suggestions are in response to Trump’s latest tangent about destroying North Korea, calling Kim-Jong-Un “Rocket Man.”

My favorite comment was just yesterday as I was up for a pre-work, workout at 4am, Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on air at FoxNews and responded to a question about how she felt about Trump referring to Kim-Jong-Un as “Rocket Man.”

She made some comment about Trump being a “Branding Genius.”

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Now if you must know, I drink coffee a little dolled up during those early morning workouts (I wash the coffee down with a can of GoFast in the place of water), so I was forced to make the decision to choke the coffee down and risk coughing for a good 10 minutes because it’s hard to swallow and laugh, or spit the coffee out.

I elected to choke it down.

Trump is not a branding genius here, he stole someone else’s branding and repackaged it for his own purpose that particular day.

In any case, all this blaming Trump is nonsense, the reality is it would not matter one bit who was sitting in office right now, Kim-Jong-Un has been building weapons with the clear intent on destroying other parts of the world.

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You can knock Trump all you want, it simply and point blank does not alter or change the fact that North Korea isn’t even his fault. It isn’t.

He isn’t even making it worse, it was already going to get worse regardless.

The fault goes all the way back to the Bush administration and even further back if you want to really dig up those old skeletons.

It is also the fault of other nations, in all reality all Trump is doing is simply attempting to manage the situation before it really gets out of hand.

Anyone sitting in office right now would be faced with the threat of North Korea, no matter what they did, said or how they responded to the threat.

It could be your grandmother, your mom, dad, sister, brother, uncle, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Bernie, the bum in the alley…

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Name calling or diplomacy, either way Kim’s only way to respond is to attempt to goad us into starting a war.

You can try to sell it anyway that you’d like, it would not matter one single small or big, bit!

Kim-Jong-Un wants a war, and that man will do everything in his power to get that war.

North Korea is not Trump’s fault, the threat from North Korea was always inevitable.

The only suggestions that I would have for Trump would be, never trust your allies and stop dragging your feet here.

No more name calling, tweets, etc, it’s like watching my kids when they were little “Mom, she looked at me,’ ‘Mom he said I had a tail when I was born…”

If it were me, since Kim-Jong-Un is behaving like a child, I would treat him as such. I would let him know in no uncertain terms would I bother myself to respond to anything he does until he actually fires a missile at a country the could make land, let’s remember they can’t seem to do that quite yet.

In the meantime I would not respond to anything the man says, keep ordering sanctions and wait and watch.

You give a spoiled two-year old attention, they keep behaving badly because you give into the bad behaviors.

That is Trump’s only wrong doing here, he is responding to everything and he calls Kim names.

That other piece of advice, well in the world of politics never trust anyone, especially your allies. Even if you could, you can always find one or two within that allies court that are going to undermine them if for no other reason than, because some people just want to watch the world burn.

Case in point, it is widely believed that some of the technology used to create some of North Korea’s long range missiles came right out of Russia. However, in full disclosure, it’s 2017, the technology for building a a nuclear bomb is no longer considered leading edge, let alone rocket science. 

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Another more recent case in point, those long range missiles? They are being powered by a rare yet potent rocket fuel that American intelligence agencies believe initially came from China and Russia.

Even the best of allies have issues from within, you can never truly trust them.

At the end of the day, all of this blaming Trump for North Korea, it does actually strike me as a funny notion.

If anyone had paid attention many, many years ago, this writing was on the wall so very clearly, the threat from North Korea, was always going to happen eventually.

Cristal M Clark

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ADP, LLC – Hiring Undocumented Immigrants?

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IRS – Not Reporting Employee Earnings Correctly to IRS Either?

ADP the largest employer of record in the United States is not actually verifying those I-9’s the employee’s fill out.

 

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I have to ask because this is an open door that I simply cannot resist, I wonder how Trump feels about that?

First let’s break this down to the basics, ADP is simply an employer of record, and as such they are responsible for:

Payroll processing

Tax Deposits and filings

Employment contracts and paperwork

Maintaining a certificate of insurance

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Unemployment Insurance

Workers Comp

Background checks and drug screens

Contract employee benefit package administration

Employee terminations

Employee issues

And more or less depending on the employer.

The employer of record carries many responsibilities as you can see. The employee often times actually works for an entirely different company, still  the same by all legal rights they are the employee of ADP or any agency like ADP.

In this particular case the paperwork the employee originally signed clearly stated that ADP was in fact the employer of record and not the actual company she reported to work for each day.

 

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ADP’s failure to verify that I-9 was brought to light in 2015, when the employee was informed that ADP had her social security number in wrong. They even failed to initially EVerify her because they did not have her social security number down correctly. Turns out they couldn’t read her tiny handwriting too well so someone just made up a number or guessed rather than double check with her.

Which is a problem wouldn’t you say? I mean legally they are supposed to EVerify every new employee however, if you don’t have that employee’s correct social security number down then how could you possibly do the I-9 verification?

This particular employee even questioned how ADP was able to actually get through the EVerify using the wrong social security number with her US issued driver’s license.

What is clear here is that no one is actually managing I-9/EVerify.

Not the Government, not the employers, no one is managing it, so it’s a waste. It’s a complete waste of time, effort and if no one is managing it, why are we even required to do it?

It’s just a piece of paper employers are told new employees must fill out but it’s not always actually checked, by anyone.

This particular employees tale actually goes from bad to worse. When ADP realized the error in social security numbers the employee was locked out of the old account, in the state she worked they do not require employers hand out a pay-check stub, so ADP never did, the employee’s log in on-line and print them if they need them.

They instead informed the employee to file her taxes using the last pay stub from the wrong social they input wrong, plus her W2 with the corrected social. What’s worse is that ADP at one point told the employee they deleted the old record and could not get her those earnings.

They just deleted the information? How is that even legal? 

So they inadvertently locked her out of the old account before she could the pay stub and they never reopened it for her. Despite her many requests.

They created the new one however, the employee could never log into that, so she asked for her stub’s to be emailed to her. ADP refused and this went on for about a year, come 2016 the employee never received a W2, despite the fact that she kept requesting one.

Eventually around June she was able to get one from ADP which she sent back because it did not include all of her earnings for the tax year 2015, ADP again refused to simply move the earnings from the bad account into the new one…

 

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They instead informed the employee to file her taxes using the last pay stub from the wrong social they input wrong, plus her W2 with the corrected social.

Now I am not tax expert but I’d to think at least the IRS would question an individual attempting to file a return using multiple social security numbers.

The issue was never resolved.

When the employee quit her position and moved in January of 2017 she called ADP to update her address so she would at least get her W2 for 2016.

She never received one and has called, emailed and responded to emails from ADP just about every month this year, to date they have refused to send her W2. So her plan is to just file her federal return with a made up number and let the IRS sort it out.

I commend that plan because she has also tried to phone the IRS, seems they are so busy the hold times have been over 30 minutes and she works during the day so it is not feasible to try to call them.

So not only is ADP refusing to send a W2, they are not verifying whether or not someone has a legal right to work in the US. Which makes all of you employers who use ADP, liable.

Not to mention you open yourselves up to ICE raids, and what of the IRS?

How is the IRS sure ADP is even reporting employee earnings correctly when they are not even able to input one employee’s social security number correctly.

How many other employee’s has this happened to?

That is the problem, no one could ever really truly say or know.

Cristal M Clark

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Wiretapping Trump’s Campaign Chairman

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As each day passes it become more and more evident that Trump, his team and Russia all got together and made a plan so as to sway the 2016 US Presidential Election.

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Of course each side had it’s own goal.

Russia wanted a president that it could better control while Trump, he just wanted to be king for a day and to turn the US Presidency into something that it was not, which he is learning is a much more difficult task than he thought it to be.

In the latest news, the US Government ordered that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort be wiretapped under secret court orders both, before and after the election.

In fact, the US continued listening in this year, which included a period when dear old Paul was known to converse with Trump.

The US Government doesn’t just wake up one day and decide to wiretap someone without cause so it’s pretty clear that some had already suspected Russia, Trump and his team were at the ball dancing long before anyone cast a US vote.

It is rather interesting however as to what actually prompted the wiretapping in the first place.

A secret order authorized by the court that handles FISA began shortly after Paul became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in, 2014.

That investigation centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine’s former ruling party.

Trump really should have done his homework a little better when selecting some of his team…that is just simply my take on it.

At any rate, the original surveillance was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence, then the FBI  restarted the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year.

And that second warrant was part of the FBI’s efforts to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives.

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So as many of us had suspected and stated, James Comey at some point realized what was actually going on and so did his people.

At least 3 individuals close to the investigation have given the impression that Paul “encouraged” Russia assist with the Trump campaign. This has not been entirely confirmed yet however, I am sure it will eventually be confirmed as factual.

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Robert Mueller’s team, which is leading the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications.

Sources are also saying and forgive me but this is rather odd considering they had a wiretap, that The FBI wasn’t actually listening back in June of 2016, when Donald Trump Jr. led a meeting that included Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner, with a Russian lawyer who had promised negative information on Hillary Clinton.

So, it was selective listening? Really? 

I find that highly doubtful…

The second surveillance was stopped when lawyers for Trump and Paul insisted that they stop.

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Trump seems to have created a rather nice buffer between himself and his goons who actually did the bidding and worked with Russia.

Not the smartest of moves, because when you deal with human beings eventually, you run across one or two that are wise to the game and refuse to go down alone.

Cristal M Clark

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North Korea to The United States – “We will Destroy You Like Rabid Dogs”

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North Korea Fires a New Missile – Japan Takes Cover

The US has confirmed as have South Korea’s media service and Japan that North Korea has fired yet another missile early Friday morning from from Sunan, which is the site of Pyongyang’s international airport.

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The missile launched in an eastwardly direction which flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean.

Residents of Japan are being asked to avoid anything that could possibly be missile debris.

The White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the launch by Chief of Staff John Kelly.

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North Korea’s September 3rd nuclear test was so strong that it actually sunk an 85 acre area on the top of a mountain above the tunnels of where the test took place. That is according to new satellite images.

What’s worst is that North Korea has threatened to destroy, not just go to war with but, destroy The United States, South Korea and Japan.

Or at least a spokesperson for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which oversees North Korea’s foreign affairs and propaganda had this to say:

“Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness, the US should be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.”

And with regards to Japan:

“The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.”

And finally, about South Korea:

“The group of pro-American traitors should be severely punished and wiped out with fire attack so that they could no longer survive.”

This from a country that continues to fire ‘test’ missiles that cannot seem to hit any type of significant land mass.

They either overshoot or under-perform…

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True, Kim Jong-Un is waiting to see when would be the most opportune time to strike, however the clock is ticking the more he and his people run off at the mouth, the more enticing it is for the US to just blow up North Korea and turn it into ash rather than the other way around as North Korea has suggested recently.

Think about it, all the rabid dog threats or redneck jokes, accusations about Trump being crazy, that man, Donald Trump the one that encompasses all of those images, he is sitting in the oval office and with just a waive of the hand, North Korea could be done.

For a time, unless the entire country is wiped off of the face of the earth, we would only still be simply cutting the head off of the snake, the body will still go on.

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Simply put, Donald Trump and his team, they are pretty much the loosest of cannons we have here in America, and Donald Trump is our President, he and his team, they run this country, Kim Jong-Un might want to take note of that.

Cristal M Clark

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Kremlin Bomb Threats – Spread Across Russia

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Russia – Over 45,000 Evacuated

In sort of a rather odd twist of fate, news reports coming out of Russia seem to indicate that Russia has been experiencing a wave of bomb threats the past few days that have resulted in over 45,000 individuals being evacuated from over 200 buildings, in 29 Russian cities.

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Some suspect that it is either foreign interference or a domestic anti-terror drill.

Today, 15,000 were evacuated from various buildings across Moscow after bomb threat calls were made to 12 shopping centers, 3 train stations and at least 4 universities.

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The calls are being made over the internet, which makes them very difficult to trace. It’s been reported that the callers will call into emergency services, name multiple locations and tell emergency services those locations have explosive devices inside.

Of course Russian officials who have searched each location after the calls, have come up empty handed.

It has also been reported that an anonymous source in the law enforcement have told the media that mass evacuations were prompted by a spam attack “masterminded from abroad.”

While several regional news outlets have quoted unidentified military officials who seem to think that the evacuations are part of a Russian anti-terror exercise, performed in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

Frants Klintsevich, Deputy Head of the Defense Committee said in a phone interview that “There’s never been anything like this before, it’s 100% telephone terrorism. The only goal is to set off destructive processes to sow panic.”

That or, people get so used to them or tired of them that they begin to ignore them…which is not good.

At any rate, several cities in Russia are investigating the calls as “knowingly false reports of terrorist acts,” a criminal offense in Russia that is punishable by up to 3 years in prison.

This is pretty typical Russia for you, conduct these anti-terrorism drills, but do not tell local authorities or citizens so we can test our own systems.

Then again, it could also very well be some group conducting some tests for a future potential attack somewhere in mother Russia.

That also makes sense if you are part of a terrorist organization, do the legwork upfront and look for systematic breakdowns and weaknesses.

Then exploit those breakdowns and weaknesses through a terrorist attack while also having the benefit of having called in so many fake bomb threats, that the citizens wherever the attack might occur, are more likely to blow off and ignore an actual bomb threat.

We may never really know what is behind the mass bomb threats throughout Russia because officials in Russia can’t even seem to agree where the calls are stemming from or why.

Cristal M Clark

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