Geraldo Sticks To Controversial Take On Fatherlessness In The Black Community

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During a recent Fox News appearance, correspondent Geraldo Rivera made waves for his suggestion that NBA star LeBron James could have made a more impactful statement on race relations than he did by wearing a T-shirt bearing the phrase ‘I Can’t Breathe’ during warm-up before a game.

The statement, a reference to Eric Garner’s death from a heart attack following an encounter with New York police, has become a rallying cry for protesters in the Empire State and beyond. Rivera, however, brought up a factor he believes has played a destructive role in black American families (yet is rarely discussed by black leaders.)

“I wondered to myself, what if LeBron James instead had a shirt [that read] ‘Be a better father … to your son,’” he said, insisting that the prevalence of fatherlessness in black communities is a conversation largely ignored.

His remarks were largely panned on social media, with criticism ranging from calling his view ill-advised to outright racist.

Undeterred by the backlash, Rivera posted the following defense of his rhetoric, along with his acknowledgment that addressing the issue of absentee fathers is only one step toward repairing the racial divide in America.

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Watch What Happens On CNN When NFL’s Benjamin Watson Mentions Jesus Christ

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New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson recently wrote a post on Facebook about Ferguson, and it went viral.

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CNN brought him on to talk about his post and Ferguson, when something very curious happened.

Just when Watson began to talk about the Gospel and mentioned Jesus Christ as savior for all because He died for our sins, his feed cut out.

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This isn’t the first time that an NFL player has been censored by a news outlet for proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord. A few months ago on ESPN, Robert Griffin III was about to give his customary press conference when something happened. He was wearing his shirt correctly before the interview, but then someone made him turn it inside out.

His shirt read “kNOw Jesus kNOw Peace” before he turned it inside out.

From the Book of Matthew: [Jesus speaking]

“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” Matt 10: 32-33.

H/T Young Conservatives

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Study: 57 Percent Of NHL Free Agents Signed With Teams With Lower Tax Rate

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A new study conducted by American and Canadian taxpayer advocacy organizations finds that more than half of the players who were unrestricted free agents in the National Hockey League (NHL) in 2014 signed with teams that paid lower taxes.

The study, entitled Home Ice Tax Disadvantage was conducted by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and found that, of 123 unrestricted free agents who signed with another team in the NHL, 57 percent chose teams that paid fewer taxes to their state or province.

Two Canadian teams, the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, paid the lowest true roster tax rate, accounting for federal and local taxes in the 2013-14 season, at 38.1 percent and 38.3 percent respectively. The Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, and Phoenix Coyotes (now identify as the “Arizona Coyotes”) come close behind.

The Montreal Canadiens, one of the league’s most storied franchises having won the most Stanley Cups in the NHL’s history, has the worst true roster tax rate with 53.9 percent, with all three of the California teams, the current Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and San Jose Sharks not far behind with 53 percent, 52.9 percent, and 52.3 percent each. The New York Rangers, who play in the heart of Manhattan, do not fare much better at 52.1 percent.

Photo: ATR/CTF

Photo: ATR/CTF

Some jurisdictions are strapped, especially if they have to pay an additional city tax on top of federal and state/provincial taxes. “Injuries can damage your favorite sports team. So can high taxes in your state or province,” ATR President Grover Norquist said of the findings.

The study notes how some players move. Jason Spezza, who had been with Ottawa Senators for his entire career and was their captain, went to the Dallas Stars in a trade over the summer and will save $394,732 in taxes. And Benoit Pouliot, who went to the Stanley Cup Finals with the Rangers in 2014 and signed with the recently mediocre Edmonton Oilers, would have to pay $575,752 if he stayed on Broadway.

 

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Photo: ATR and CTF

Photo: ATR and CTF

Photo: ATR and CTF

H/T MRC TV

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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Study: 57 Percent Of NHL Free Agents Signed With Teams With Lower Tax Rate

Photo credit:  Jai Agnish / Shutterstock.com

A new study conducted by American and Canadian taxpayer advocacy organizations finds that more than half of the players who were unrestricted free agents in the National Hockey League (NHL) in 2014 signed with teams that paid lower taxes.

The study, entitled Home Ice Tax Disadvantage was conducted by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and found that, of 123 unrestricted free agents who signed with another team in the NHL, 57 percent chose teams that paid fewer taxes to their state or province.

Two Canadian teams, the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, paid the lowest true roster tax rate, accounting for federal and local taxes in the 2013-14 season, at 38.1 percent and 38.3 percent respectively. The Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, and Phoenix Coyotes (now identify as the “Arizona Coyotes”) come close behind.

The Montreal Canadiens, one of the league’s most storied franchises having won the most Stanley Cups in the NHL’s history, has the worst true roster tax rate with 53.9 percent, with all three of the California teams, the current Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and San Jose Sharks not far behind with 53 percent, 52.9 percent, and 52.3 percent each. The New York Rangers, who play in the heart of Manhattan, do not fare much better at 52.1 percent.

Photo: ATR/CTF

Photo: ATR/CTF

Some jurisdictions are strapped, especially if they have to pay an additional city tax on top of federal and state/provincial taxes. “Injuries can damage your favorite sports team. So can high taxes in your state or province,” ATR President Grover Norquist said of the findings.

The study notes how some players move. Jason Spezza, who had been with Ottawa Senators for his entire career and was their captain, went to the Dallas Stars in a trade over the summer and will save $394,732 in taxes. And Benoit Pouliot, who went to the Stanley Cup Finals with the Rangers in 2014 and signed with the recently mediocre Edmonton Oilers, would have to pay $575,752 if he stayed on Broadway.

 

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Photo: ATR and CTF

Photo: ATR and CTF

Photo: ATR and CTF

H/T MRC TV

Photo credit: Jai Agnish / Shutterstock.com

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High School Player Prays After Touchdown–And Gets Penalized

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Editor’s note: The picture above is for representational purposes only.

High School Senior Sam Turner scored the first touchdown of his career and then prayed. He and his team were then penalized for fifteen yards.

Turner, from Fort Myers High School in Florida, caught a 27 yard touchdown pass and then bowed and pointed his finger to heaven after the touchdown. He said, “Thank you, God, for this talent you’ve blessed me with.”

He also gave honor to JoJo Brunson, a teammate murdered in June 2013.

Turner said the following:

There’s been tons of support from my family and friends. They are proud of me that I stood firm in my faith. It’s very cool to see how everyone is taking it. I use my faith as a platform for my talents. My teammates are giving my tons of support. They all know I’m strong believer, even though it cost us 15 yards.

His coach, Sam Srianni, Jr., commented: “We talked to Sam. What he did wasn’t selfish. He didn’t understand it at first. He said it shouldn’t have been a penalty. He would never do anything disrespectful or do anything that would hurt the team. You don’t punish or get mad at a kid for his intent.”

Turner hopes to play football in college.

What do you think? Should Sam Turner have been penalized for praying to God after the touchdown and then giving honor to a murdered teammate?

 

h/t: Breitbart

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