The Olympics is supposed to be about good sportsmanship, an impressive level of achievement, and people coming together from all backgrounds and from around the world to compete against each other. Athletes who have made it to this point did so through their own hard work and dedication to the sport – they weren’t selected to be there by affirmative action. The only thing that got one competitor or team of competitors in the door, was having worked harder than those they were up against. Sheer determination and skill level, not race, has put the best of the best athletes up against each other, just how it should be.
However, that’s about to all change as the US Hockey team has just found out just hours before they’re set to compete in a game they’ve worked years to get to. For the US Olympic Committee (USOC), it’s not about ability and hard work, they’re more concerned with making sure everyone gets a ribbon even if it means America goes home without a medal in any sport and regardless of who they have to cut from the competition to ensure “fair and equal treatment.”
The committee previously expressed their displeasure with the team they sent to the Winter Games this year, which also happened to be the largest ever. Yet among those competitors, they noticed a massive problem. They had selected participants based on skill and accomplishment, just as they were supposed to, but the diversity didn’t shake out the way they had hoped. Not that it even should manner since race is not factor in qualifying for the Olympics.
However, the committee couldn’t let it go and waited until the last second to deliver some really disgusting news to the US hockey team which happens to be all-white by total coincidence.
The USOC has previously stated that it’s of top priority that they eliminate the overwhelming proportion of white participants and replace it with more diversified athletes. They boasted that this year, a mix of all races and sexual orientations had been achieved more than before in who they sent to the 2018 winter Olympics. However, there’s one exception to that which is an apparent thorn in their side as the hockey team is all white, which evidently, makes the USOC look bad.
Independent Journal-Review reports:
Of the 243 athletes set to compete in this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 10 are African-American and 10 are Asian-American —- more than the number in previous years. There are also two openly gay men, one of whom has made news for his comments about Vice President Mike Pence.
Still, there are concerns among officials that improvements could be made, perhaps in light of how, for instance, USA Hockey had 131 team members in 2016, none of whom were minorities. Maese writes:
“The lack of diversity on the winter teams is certainly not a new issue, and it’s not unique to the United States. But the USOC has identified it as an area for targeted growth. Thompson was hired to his post in 2012, shortly after the job was created, because the USOC saw room for improvement at every level: from athletes and coaches to the officials who run the national governing bodies for each sport and executives who work for the USOC.”
“[W]e’ve just been trying to find ways to make sure our team looks like America,” Thompson said.
For their part, the committee is not so concerned about this because of their own ideas, they are receiving some substantial outside pressure by lawmakers to ensure a “fair” level of diversity. This is pretty disgusting.
“The USOC and the governing bodies for each sport are required by law to submit a report to lawmakers every four years detailing the participation of minorities, as well as women and disabled individuals,” IJReview reported. “Additionally, the USOC requires the governing bodies to fill out an annual ‘diversity scorecard,’ as Maese describes it.”
“We wanted to see what that diversity looks like, how we could measure it, track it,” Thompson said. “That has had an incredible impact. I think it means we’re being transparent with our fans, so people can see, No. 1, it’s a priority, and, No. 2, we’re being honest about it. In some areas, we got some work to do.”
Whatever happened to diversity being among people’s skill level and picking from that? How incredibly dull would the Olympics become if they best of the best aren’t competing against each other – races are of vastly different ability levels. There’s no competition there. The one person actually qualified to be there would blow the others there on affirmative action alone, out of the water. It’s not even a competition at that point, it’s just a ribbon ceremony where everyone gets a participation prize.
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BREAKING From Florida: Gun Owners Being FORCED Against Their Will – NOT Going Well!
In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, the immediate call for gun control emerged before the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were even removed from the building. The pushed increased as the media machine went into overdrive to promote it, despite not every victim supporting the idea as a solution for stopping shootings. The coverage has been constant, exclusively showing advocates of abolishing the Second Amendment, which seems to have been effective.
The fight against Americans’ right to self-protection is on across the nation but has just entered dangerous and exceptionally unconstitutional territory in the state of Florida. Reacting to people’s often exaggerated emotions about the issue, Florida Governor Rick Scott has decided to go against all gun owners in his typically pro-gun state and force them against their will in a sickening way that more than appeases anti-gun activists.
Despite Governor Scott admitting within hours of the shooting that the FBI had failed at preventing this tragedy by not responding to multiple reports regarding Nikolas Cruz and didn’t follow protocol, he’s since changed his tune and decided guns are to blame for this atrocity. As such, he just announced what he’s doing to take action against people’s rights to protection, rather than making the FBI pay for their overwhelming failure that could have prevented the massacre.
The Daily Beast reports:
In response to last week’s Parkland school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a plan to require “all individuals purchasing firearms” in the state to be 21 or older, ban the “purchase or sale” of bump-stock devices, and prohibit sales to “violent or mentally ill” buyers.
In a break with the White House, Scott also said he would not support President Trump’s initiative to arm teachers with concealed-carry weapons, saying that “My focus is law enforcement… Let teachers focus on teaching.” He also proposed “a half a billion dollars for school safety and mental-health initiatives.” The state of Florida “can’t trust the federal process,” he said, and had to take matters into its own hands. Scott declined to ban the AR-15—the weapon used in the Parkland attack—noting “banning specific weapons is not going to fix this.”
This comes as President Trump doubled down on his support of concealed-carry in classrooms during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech Friday morning.
The age restriction being suggested is absolutely assinine since soldiers are trained and trusted with all manner of guns at the age of 18 to fight for our rights in war, but are denied one of those rights if they want to buy their own gun for self-protection at home. How or why should a soldier have to wait three years after entering the military to buy a gun they are given in service? Scott’s intentions to impose the age limit is forcing responsible people against their will and their God-given right, to wait years before being able to legally protect themselves. Meanwhile, anyone with violent intentions will still arm themselves through illegal means, because they don’t care about laws.
Gun control can’t collect all the firearms already out in America, which is to the tune of one gun for every man, woman, and child. Nikolas Cruz was on a mission and would have gotten a gun to execute his plan regardless of age or ability to buy one legally. Chicago, with the strictest gun laws in the nation, proves this to be the case for criminals as the number one city in America with the most gun-related deaths.
Nikolas Cruz didn’t use a bump stock to commit mass murder so to ban that now has nothing to do with this massacre and everything to do with giving into liberals who know nothing about bump stocks but have been complaining about them since the Las Vegas massacre in October. Gun enthusiast with no ill intention may be forced against their will to accept this rule if they wanted one but won’t be able to get one.
This was a surprising move for Scott who seems to be caving to the constant noise from the left who are insistent on blaming an object and not solving the real problem causing these atrocities. However, while the governor is giving in a little to the left, he did offer some consolation to conservatives. He didn’t ban AR-15’s, which liberals have commonly and incorrectly claim are automatic/machine guns. His proposal to fund school safety and mental health initiatives is a start to keeping our schools safer since it addresses the true cause of these killings. Every school needs armed guards since the mental health in would-be shooters is difficult to address effectively by means of prevention. As such, schools and individuals should be allowed to protect themselves against any threat to life they’re faced with.
Florida School Security Guard Who Let Shooter Kill Kids Just Caught Hiding HUGE Secret
Just over a week after one of the largest mass school shootings since Sandy Hook took place, the country has finally learned that there was an armed campus cop present at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the deadly attack. The was a fact that was seemingly withheld as all of the media coverage was focused on politicizing the tragedy and pushing for gun control. Now we’re learning more about why the one man empowered to stop the attacker from killing more people, who didn’t run into the school like the hero first responders and intentionally hid outside instead.
One student witness, frustrated by complete inaccuracies he was seeing on television, finally got his first-hand account out to the media when he mentioned something strange about the campus security guard. “The only armed person in the school, the SRO, was reportedly nowhere to be found during the time of the attack and it shows in the fact that Cruz managed to vacate the school unscathed,” Stoneman Senior Brandon Minoff said. Since that admission, authorities have confirmed that to be true along with a sick secret about the guard.
Daily Mail reports:
A police officer who was on duty at a Florida high school and did nothing to stop gunman Nikolas Cruz when he started his massacre has been suspended.
Deputy Scot Peterson, who was armed with a handgun, didn’t follow police procedure and immediately confront Cruz when he started his rampage killing 17 people with an AR-15 assault rifle, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s department.
Instead, he took cover at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for upwards of four minutes and “never went in,” according to Sheriff Scott Israel who said Peterson’s actions left him “Sick to my stomach. There are no words.”
Israel added that the school resources officer should have “gone in, addressed the killer and killed the killer.”
What’s even more shocking, is that in 2016, Peterson had been personally made aware of Cruz’s vile Instagram posts that detailed his plans to shoot up the school. He did nothing then, just like he did nothing once he actually attacked the school as he said he would.
A description of where Peterson hid and why explained by Coral Springs Officer Tim Burton in an interview with the New York Times, sheds more light into the grossly negligent deputy.
“Burton said Peterson ‘was seeking cover behind a concrete column leading to a stairwell,’ because he was worried Cruz could be lurking in the lot. He said Peterson couldn’t hear gunshots or screams to lead him to the precise location of the shooting,” the Daily Mail reported.
Peterson is now defending his sickening actions, saying he “believed he did a good job,” and fulfilled his duty by “calling in location and description of gunman.” Ironically, Peterson now has personal security standing guard outside his home, protecting him from news reporters and perhaps retaliation, since clearly, he’s unable to protect anyone, including himself.
Peterson should have been a person out issuing parking tickets, not responsible for protecting an entire school of children which he had not intentions of saving. As a 33-year veteran of the police force, he was paid pretty well for not doing his job, making a base annual salary of $75,673.72, according to Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association. “With longevity and first-responder bonuses, he was probably making closer to $80,000,” Bell added. It’s unfathomable why he would get first responder bonuses without actually being a first responder when he was supposed to.
This deputy had no right to wear a badge and uniform and present himself as someone who could be trusted to serve and protect when he didn’t feel confident inside to do that. Perhaps when he took the job at Stoneman Douglas High, he was hoping to be a glorified hall monitor. That’s essentially all he was in the end as he hid behind a concrete post and for four minutes, listening to 17 people scream for their lives as they were being gunned down and wondering when he would come save them. He never did, he escaped before they could, sacrificing their lives for his own safety.
This proves that the real solution isn’t just putting armed guards at schools. It ensuring that each person trusted to protect has the wherewithal to do their job and use their gun. It’s not just about having good guys with guns for protection, it’s about having good guys with guns who can and will use it if and when the time comes. The deputy coward could have and should have killed Cruz, sparing an unknown number of lives and hundreds of thousands in taxpayer money that will now be used to incarcerate this individual for years.
Brad Pitt May Have Just Destroyed Career With FEARLESS Announcement Made About School Shootings
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt may face the same wrath as President Trump
Less than a week ago, our country was rocked when we learned that a teenager senselessly murdered students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The tragedy comes after numerous shootings have occurred over the last several months and of course, the liberals across the country and those in Hollywood have wasted no time in pushing for more gun control citing that is the only way to stop potential shootings.
However, not all celebrities share that same belief system as Hollywood heavyweight Brad Pitt just announced, putting his career in jeopardy with the spiteful left.
For years, we have heard the left claim that they are the party of acceptance and tolerance, but that is hardly the truth. In fact, the left cannot stand anyone who does not share their same toxic ideology and will destroy them with no questions asked. That has been proven multiple times with plenty of Hollywood actors, but the most prominent example of their intolerance is President Donald Trump. It was not that long ago, Trump was welcomed in all circles of Hollywood royalty, but the moment he began to speak out against Barack Obama and run as a Republican candidate the left went into full attack mode.
Now, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt may face the same wrath as President Trump did after taking the stance against banning guns in the country.
In an interview not too long ago, Pitt spoke out against the removal of the Second Amendment from the constitution and punishing law-abiding gun owners in America. Pitt who was raised in Springfield, MO by a blue-collar family grew up his whole life around guns and as we can all see has not shot up any schools or churches, right?
Describing America as “a country founded on guns,” Brad Pitt told the Daily Mail that “It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”
“I got my first BB gun (a type of air gun) when I was in nursery school. I got my first shotgun by first grade (aged six), I had shot a handgun by third grade (aged eight) and I grew up in a pretty sane environment.
The actor and producer also predicted the anti-gun lobby will never win their fight against the Second Amendment.
The average American will never let them take away our right to defend ourselves. They are waging a war against the American psyche.
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