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Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends right to protest after NASCAR owners threaten to fire anyone who sits for anthem

Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends right to protest after NASCAR owners threaten to fire anyone who sits for anthem

The sport’s most popular driver responded to comments made by team owners and President Trump.

While some NASCAR team owners say they would fire anyone under their employment who didn’t stand for the national anthem, Dale Earnhardt Jr. offered a different perspective in a tweet posted Monday morning.
In expressing his viewpoint on those who choose to kneel for the playing of the national anthem, Earnhardt, NASCAR’s 14-time most popular driver, shared a quote attributed to John F. Kennedy:
Earnhardt’s tweet comes in the wake of team owners and NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Richard Childress both saying Sunday they expected their employees to stand for the national anthem and failure to do so would result in their termination. Petty and Childress made their respective comments prior to Sunday’s Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period,” Petty said, via USA Today. “If they don’t appreciate where they’re at … what got them where they’re at? The United States.”

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NASCAR team owners threaten to fire anyone who doesn’t stand for national anthem

Petty and Childress made their remarks on the same day many NFL players and owners staged silent protests before games across the country. Several owners locked arms with players during the national anthem and released statements supporting a player’s right to speak out on social issues.

“Get you a ride on a Greyhound bus when the national anthem is over,’’ Childress said on how he would deal with an employee not standing. “Anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”

That NASCAR team owners reacted differently than their counterparts in the NFL wasn’t lost on President Donald Trump, who tweeted Monday morning he was proud of NASCAR and its fans for its stance on the national anthem:

On Friday, Trump said at a rally that NFL owners who have a player protest should say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired.” Those divisive comments elicited backlash from NFL owners and players, setting the stage for widespread protests before Sunday’s games.

NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as the head coach of the Washington NFL franchise, didn’t go as far as Petty and Childress in saying he would fire someone who didn’t stand. But Gibbs did praise the patriotism within NASCAR, which has not seen any protests of the national anthem.

“So much has been sacrificed for our country and that flag,” Gibbs said after his driver, Kyle Busch, won at New Hampshire. “I think we really feel that heart to heart, most people kind of feel like that are with us. It’s just a big deal for us and to honor America.

“I’m proud of the way we’ve represented ourselves, and I’m proud of this sport, too. I think this sport has a certain way they look at things. I really appreciate that.”
NASCAR issued a statement Monday afternoon in response to Petty’s and Childress’ comments.

“Sports are a unifying influence in our society, bringing people of differing backgrounds and beliefs together. Our respect for the national anthem has always been a hallmark of our pre-race events. Thanks to the sacrifices of many, we live in a country of unparalleled freedoms and countless liberties, including the right to peacefully express one’s opinion.”

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Man ends standoff by pushing suspect off his roof

Willard Burgess, 83, of California was at his La Puenta house when a suspect police were chasing stood on his roof, refusing their orders to come down for hours, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim Murakami. The suspect was jumping on several rooftops in the neighborhood evading police.

Burgess, finally fed up with the ordeal, eventually grabbed his neighbor’s ladder and told officers he was climbing onto the roof, KABC reported.

“That sucker’s coming off,” he promised police.

The grandfather then shoved the man off his roof, ending the hours-long standoff. It’s unclear whether the unidentified man, was seriously injured. Police said he was taken to the hospital for a mental health and physical health evaluation.

“You come to my house, you don’t have to worry about him because I’ll be all over it ’cause I’m going to load up,” Burgess told KABC.

Burgess’ granddaughter, Ashley Wrenn, recorded cell phone video of the moment Burgess tossed the man off his roof. “It was a crazy morning,” she said.

“I tell everybody: ‘Just because you’re old, that don’t mean you got to sit down. As long as you’re able to move, move,” Burgess later told the news station.

U.K. Officials ask that mountain climbers start wearing pants

Nathan French, 19, took to the highest peak in England and Wales in his Superman underwear to raise money for charity. Unfortunately, French climbed the peak wearing only undergarments and required medical assistance on the way back down. Paramedics were called to meet the Liverpool student after his descent.

French, of Halewood, Merseyside, decided to take on the challenge to raise money for a dementia charity after his grandmother developed the condition.

He said he became unwell at the summit after completing the 3,559ft climb on 9 September and returned to the bottom on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

“I keep fit and I am healthy but I was taken by surprise by how cold I got,” he said. “I was shaking uncontrollably and they covered me in tin foil. On the train down I started to feel really sick and I started going deaf and my eyesight started going funny. I started getting really emotional so my dad, who was with me, decided to call an ambulance. The paramedic who met me checked me over and said I was showing early signs of hypothermia.” he added.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed it responded to the call. “We sent a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a first responder and a man was checked over at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment,” a spokesman added.

Phil Benbow, of North Wales Mountain Rescue Association, said they were seeing more unprepared visitors. Benbow, who also volunteers with Llanberis Mountain Rescue – the team that covers Snowdon – said while it was “laudable” to undertake charity treks up Snowdon, it was essential that people dressed appropriately for the conditions, planned their trip and checked the weather forecast.

“We have a significant number of calls every year about people on Snowdon who are not equipped properly,” he said.

“They make an assumption that because there’s a cafe at the top and a train, that it’s a walk in the park. It’s not – it is the highest mountain in England and Wales and people need to respect that.

“Our team has been called to 173 rescues so far this year and that will be over 200 by the end of the year – the third year in a row we will have topped 200.

“That’s way too many for our volunteers who have to give up time with their family or at work. People just need to think ahead.”

Man mails pictures of Hannibal Lecter to judge

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he threatened a judge by sending her a letter including a picture of movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter.
Gregg Tchirkow, of Monessen, claimed at Thursday’s preliminary hearing that the picture was a “cry for help” and a way to tell the court he needed psychiatric help when transitioning from prison to freedom. Lecter is the criminally insane psychiatrist who helps an FBI agent track a serial killer in the film “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Westmoreland County Judge Meagan Bilik-Defazio sent Tchirkow to prison for 18 to 36 months in 2015 for growing marijuana in his home. Prosecutors contend the letter was sent in retaliation and to terrorize the judge.
Tchirkow, acting as his own attorney during a contentious two-hour hearing, called charges of retaliation, stalking and terroristic threats “ridiculously frivolous” but couldn’t persuade the district judge who heard that case that he meant no harm with the letter he sent to Bilik-Defazio from state prison in July.
He even invoked the name of the actor who played Lecter and offered a play on words on one of the movie’s most memorable lines, “Put the lotion in the basket,” in arguing his case Thursday.
“First of all, I’d like to subpoena Sir Anthony Hopkins,” Tchirkow told the court. “Did you put the motion in the basket?”
In the movie, a vicious serial killer named Buffalo Bill makes one of his victims rub lotion on her skin to keep is soft so he can, eventually, kill her and use the skin to create a female body suit for himself.
Tchirkow promised to fight the charges at trial, saying he knew he was “doomed from the beginning” because a judge is the alleged victim.

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PewDiePie Literally Cuts Down On N-Wording

There is no peace for Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie. After the allegations of anti-Semitic ‘jokes’ that led to the end of his collaboration with Disney, the world’s most famous YouTuber (more than 57 million subscribers) has been heavily criticized for using racist insultsduring a livestream of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

There is no doubt that the racist offense exclaimed by PewDiePie has been very puzzling. In the aftermath of the incident, the famous YouTuber later produced a video in which he publicly apologized for the language he used.

Just a few days later after the apology, during a new livestream of PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds, PewDiePie risked again spluttering some N-word, succeeding in his fortune to stop in time, this time.

Check the video in this tweet.

Campo Santo Productions has already contacted YouTube to block any content of Firewatch contained within the PewDiePie channel but, given the situation, it is not excluded that other companies may soon decide to act in the same way.

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This is something that could seriously affect the image of the very popular YouTuber who has already found himself in such similar and unpleasant situations in the past.

A controversial situation indeed, especially given the delicate theme. As usual, let us know about your opinion in the comments below.

Racist White Hispanic Assaults Black Woman In The Name ManSpreading

A racist manspreader assaulted a woman on the subway because she asked him to give her a bit more room to sit down, police said Saturday.

The 34-year-old victim was seated inside a northbound E train on Tuesday at around 5: 10 pm when the man sat down, partially on top of her, police said.

When she asked him to move for a moment so she could readjust herself, he shouted: “Just because you’re African American, you think you can go on your Kanye West rant, you black b***h,” according to cops, who have released an image of the suspect.

Later, as the woman was preparing to exit the train, she bumped his bag, prompting him to spit on the back of her head, said police.

The matter escalated even further when both passengers left at the 7th Avenue stop in Manhattan. When she grabbed the man’s backpack to confront him, he punched her in the shoulder and spit in her face again, and then fled back onto the train, police said.

Police describe the man as white-Hispanic, in his 30s, and approximately 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds.