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Donald Trump likes to think that he’s the first person to come up with the shocking revelation that too many businesses are sending jobs overseas instead of in the United States, which, of course, is nothing that plenty of other people have already been pointing out for years now. So now that Ford is allegedly opening a new factory in Mexico, he’s surely going to be congratulating himself on his superior wisdom and foresight for trumpeting something that everyone already knows.

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One of the cornerstones of Donald Trump’s campaign has been the fact that millions of jobs have been lost to overseas industries because it is often too expensive to do business in America anymore.

Many liberals have criticized Trump for these statements, but the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Ford’s latest production move showed that Trump was exactly right.

Ford planned to build a new assembly plant in Mexico in order to produce 500,000 more vehicles in Mexico than it currently does. Last year Ford’s Mexican output was 433,000 vehicles, which translates to about 14 percent of its total production in North America.

This deal had not been publicly confirmed and a Ford spokesperson simply stated, “We do not comment on speculation,” when asked about the company’s plans for Mexico.

… Mexico has become a serious competitor in the car-making market with “low wages, improved logistics and an arsenal of free-trade deals,” the Wall Street Journal explained.

If the report proves true, Ford will join a long line of auto dealers making the pivot to Mexico, including BMW, General Motors, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda and Kia.

This shift is only expected to grow because the United Auto Workers labor union recently struck a deal to increase wages for U.S. factory workers, making domestic production just that much more cost-prohibitive.

… Trump has long advocated making deals with foreign countries that aren’t as one-sided as those currently in place. If foreign market places weren’t so attractive, companies would remain in America and employ Americans, helping to reduce the unemployment rate, boost the economy and reduce welfare and other expenditures.

Making deals is all Trump knows how to do. Maybe if he actually wants to keep jobs here in America, he could come up with some other ideas, like maybe not continuing on with such a punishing corporate climate that practically pushes businesses into other countries. But that’s a lot harder than blustery talk about making deals, isn’t it?

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Bronco, beware — this player for the Denver Broncos has just had his feelings on faith and religion found out. Virgil Green prays before every game, and also writes a message on his wrist.

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The Denver Broncos — the team considered the “underdogs” going into Super Bowl 50 — pulled off an impressive victory Sunday, but what’s even more awesome is what one player — tight end Virgil Green — had written on his wrist.

Check, check, check it out.

From Charisma News:

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Magazine highlighted Green in the “6 Questions” feature for the January/February 2015 issue, which gives fans an inside look at some of their favorite faithful athletes. After the win against the Patriots that secured the Broncos’ spot in the big game, Green tweeted: “All Glory to God!!!! Once again I Love My Squad!!!! #SB50.”

“Being a Christ follower means: Believing that Christ died on the cross for my sins and putting my full trust and faith in Christ through the good and bad times.

I intentionally bring Jesus into my game by: Praying before every game and writing on my right wrist tape ‘Faith’ and ‘Psalm 91.’

… Here’s a little of what Psalm 91 actually says:

“If you say, ‘The LORD is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you…For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;”

Remember what happened to the last Broncos player to be open about his Christianity? Being an open Christian in the NFL can be dangerous to your career.

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Beyonce may have thought she was pulling a fast one on the American public by performing a song that no one had heard before, but it didn’t work — the meaning of the song still came through. And because of that, the country’s police officers turned their backs on her performance.

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There was the Black Panther tribute which didn’t sit well with a lot of people and police officers across the country were upset the NFL let her perfom her song “Formation” which is essentially a criticism of police.

From Washington Examiner:

Members of the National Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Washington turned their backs on Beyonce during a Super Bowl halftime party, angered the NFL allowed her to sing a song they consider anti-police.

The Association told Secrets that when Beyonce performed a snippet of her hit “Formation,” the sheriffs holding their annual legislative meeting at the J.W. Marriott turned off the volume and video.

The group’s president, Laramie County, Wyo., Sheriff Danny Glick, was happy that his fave team, the Denver Broncos and Peyton “The Sheriff” Manning won, but the group called on the NFL to choose less controversial half time entertainment in the future.

Formation is being adopted as a rallying cry for some in the “Black Lives Matter” movement and hit features scenes of flooded New Orleans and graffiti that reads: “stop shooting us.”

Pretty ridiculous that out of all of Beyonce’s popular songs they chose this one which clearly promotes the narrative that the cops are indiscriminately killing people.

It is easy to understand why this group of police officers would be upset with the NFL and good for them for taking a stand and symbolically rejecting it.

But of course, no one in the media will criticize Beyonce. After all, they’re right there with her trying to fuel anti-police hatred.

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Wow! What an amazing story! A couple had given birth to their son unexpectedly two months early at Pan’an People’s Hospital in China. What they experienced next was nothing short of a miracle!

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Little An An, spent 23 days in an incubator, after which his excited parents were thrilled to finally be able to bring him home.

Sadly, An An’s condition only deteriorated when he arrived home. Two days after leaving the hospital, Mr. Lu noticed that the boy was extremely pale and immediately rushed his son to the hospital.

Unfortunately, doctors determined that the infant had suffered a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead later that day.

After being issued a death certificate, the father transported his deceased son to the morgue at Pan’an Funeral Home.

Approximately 15 hours later as the staff prepared for the infants cremation, they heard an unusual noise – a baby’s cry.

“As soon as I pulled him out of the morgue, I thought I heard noises. When I pushed him to the crematory, the noises became louder,” a funeral home staff member explained, according to Daily Mail. “I opened the container and saw him moving, so I told the father the baby was still alive.”

An An was immediately rushed back to the hospital, where he is currently under observation in an incubator and is in intensive care, according to Mirror. “I have been a pediatrician for over 20 years,” explained Doctor Chen, Head of Pediatrics. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

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This emotional story is proof that doctors are human and that there is a higher power who is ultimately in control. Yes, miracles do happen, especially when you least expect them. All it takes is a little faith. One little boy has a destiny to prove it!

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This girl needs some new friends! A teenager had to lock herself in a bathroom to avoid being attacked by her boyfriend. She tried texting her friends that she needed help but they thought it was a joke. Some joke!

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“I don’t want to hurt you, but I’m going to hurt you,” Joshua Knight, 19, told his girlfriend before telling her to lock herself in bathroom for her own protection. He had invited her to spend the night while his parents were out of town last August.

Amy Wilson, 18, tried texting her friends to let them know the seriousness of the event, but was treated as if she were joking about the whole thing, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.

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Lucky for her, she eventually convinced her friends that the events she was describing were real by sending images of her tear-stained face through Facebook Messenger.

“I was absolutely terrified, I thought he was going to kill me,” Wilson said later. “When he was banging on the door it was so scary. I even thought about trying to get out of the window, but it was too high.”

A baseball bat and kitchen knife were among the various weapons that her boyfriend, Joshua Knight, had assembled outside the bathroom where Amy was hiding.Police eventually came onto the scene and took custody of Knight, who was later given a suspended sentence by a judge due to the lack of a criminal record.

Okay, there are so many things that are screwed up about this story! First her friends don’t believe her and she is trapped with this guy….THEN the courts pretty much just let him go. He was going to kill her, and they let him go. Sweetheart, get rid of all these people and move far away!

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Unfortunately not all people are honest and good. Crystal, who says she likes to give people the benefit of the doubt, had to learn this the hard way.

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According to 3 on your Side, Crystal, who does not wish to disclose her real name, wanted to earn some extra cash, so she decided to put her resume on Indeed, a popular job searching website.

Several days later, a woman — who was allegedly moving with her family from Chicago to Arizona — offered her a nannying job. Along with a description of what she was looking for, she sent a family photo.

The woman instructed Crystal to purchase a wheelchair for her handicapped child, and overnighted her a check to cover the costs. Crystal found the amount on the check — $3,897.26 — a bit strange, but she proceeded with the woman’s instructions.

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She promptly deposited the check into her account. Per her new employer’s instructions, and against her mother’s warnings.

It didn’t take long for Crystal to realize she’d made a terrible mistake. The woman’s check had been fake. But because Crystal had already wired the money to her, Crystal had to bear the loss.

“My bank account is overdrawn and has all types of fees on it because of this bounced check,” Crystal admits.”

Scams like these are not uncommon, particularly when it comes to nannying and caregiving jobs.

The FTC provides the following warning in regards to these scams:
“If a potential client urges you to transfer money using a service like Western Union or MoneyGram, it’s probably a scam.

Don’t send money to someone you don’t know, either in cash or through a money transfer service. Likewise, don’t deposit a check from someone you don’t know and then transfer the money. No matter how convincing the story, it’s a lie.”

If you find yourself a victim of one of these scams, the FTC recommends reporting the incident to both the money wiring service and the FTC.

For Crystal, the experience has served as an important lesson: “I probably should have listened to my mother,” she says.

It’s too bad this young lady had to learn this the hard way…ALWAYS listen to your mother!

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America is a free country and everyone is entitled to spend their money as they wish. But that’s not to say it isn’t a little alarming when large amounts of money go into causes that only further divide the nation.

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From Breitbart:
Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal will donate $1.5 million raised at a charity concert last year to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations.

According to Mic, the money raised at last year’s Tidal X charity concert — which featured performances from the streaming service’s co-owners including Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé — will go to to the New World Foundation, which funds a number of local and national social justice advocacy groups.

Among the organizations that will receive donations are Hands Up United, the Opportunity Agenda, the Baltimore Justice Fund, New York’s Million Hoodies and NY Justice League, and Illinois’ Black Youth Project.

Donations will also reportedly be given to Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons and Daughters Foundation, and the Oscar Grant Foundation.
The artists who co-own Tidal along with Jay-Z reportedly played a role in determining which charities would receive the concert revenue.

“The process of acquiring recommendations [for nonprofits] was collaborative and inspired by the message that speaks to racial and social inequities and injustice in our society,” Roc Nation managing director of philanthropy Dania Diaz said in a statement to Mic. “Each year we will support a different initiative. Our ideology is to have a hifi level of consciousness in everything we do.”

It is unknown exactly how these organizations plan to spend their donations.

I am all for giving back to the community and social justice… but coming from a man who encourages racism, New World Order and exalts himself above God himself…I can’t help but be apprehensive that this “gift” may come with a heavy price.

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Seriously? Beyonce’s new video released just before the Super Bowl halftime show in honor of Black Lives Matter is the raunchiest, most racist piece of crap I have ever seen. But that’s no surprise. What surprises me is the fact that Michelle Obama loves it and adores Beyonce. But then again, I guess that shouldn’t.

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From BizPac Review:
Michelle Obama’s pre-game Super Bowl fluff interview revealed that she “cared deeply about the halftime show,” even coordinating her outfit for Beyonce’s approval.

President and Mrs. Obama sat down Sunday with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, a family friend, for what has become a tradition — a pre-Super Bowl interview.

Sunday’s performance was a far cry from the contentious exchange that occurred two years earlier with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. In fact, it was nothing short of a love fest that threatened to ruin the day for serious sports fans.

Joined by the first lady for the first time, it was a given that the Obamas complained — about such things like bad Wi-Fi service at the White House — before discussing first dates and post-presidency plans, among other hard-hitting topics.

The first lady said she cared “deeply about the halftime game show,” likely because pal Beyoncé, one of this year’s halftime performers, was planning to get political in support of Black Lives Matter.

“I got dressed for the halftime show,” Michelle said. “I hope Beyoncé likes what I’ve got on.”

You know, I try to like them…some of their stuff can actually be likeable. But what I can’t ignore is that what they say and what they do are polar opposites of one another. The fact that the First Lady can brag about being close to Beyonce and is okay with her daughters singing her lyrics all over the place tells me I am definitely ready for these two to finish their run as leaders of our country!

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This is actually kind of cute! Crazy video footage from the Thornhill Safari Lodge in Limpopo, South Africa shows an elephant doing something that no one expected him to do! And it taught them a lesson at the same time!

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According to AWM, the video shows the elephant pick up trash, which is pretty amazing in itself. However, he then disposes of the trash in the proper garbage container, something that even most humans have trouble doing!

It’s an incredible testimony to the divine design of nature. It’s crazy that animals sometimes act better than we do…simply because it’s in their nature. If an elephant can make an extra effort to take care of it’s surroundings how much more should we be able to!

Watch it here:

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by Art on February 9, 2016

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