FedEx cuts ties with NRA

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FedEx has cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), eight months after it first received calls to do so.

The shipping company confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday that it is ending its partnership, which offered discounts to members of the gun rights group.

In addition to the NRA, FedEx is moving more than 100 other organizations that receive discounts to different pricing programs, the company said, according to the Memphis Business Journal.

The move comes days after 11 people were killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. FedEx, however, told Reuters that its decision to end the discount program was unrelated to the shooting, citing business reasons for the move.

FedEx was one of several companies that faced pressure earlier this year to end partnerships with the NRA, following February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Several companies, including airlines, car rental companies and banks, ended their discount programs for NRA members, but FedEx said it would not “deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.”

The shipping giant at the time did state that its position on gun policy and safety “differ[s] from those” of the NRA and that it opposes civilian access to assault weapons.

Though FedEx says its decision is not related to any mass shooting incidents, Reuters’s analysis noted that the move shows the NRA “no longer has the economic clout to inspire fear in the corporate world.”

The NRA alleged in a recent lawsuit against the state of New York that it is facing significant financial difficulties, and a recent audit showed the group in the red for the second year in a row.

The Hill has reached out to the NRA for comment

Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday,

Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here’s What They’ll Be Doing

BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here's What They'll Be Doing

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by Katie Pavlich

 

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense announced Monday 5200 additional active duty U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border with Mexico by Friday. Eight-hundred soldiers are on their way to Texas now.

“They are in fact deploying with weapons,” U.S. Northern Command Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said during a press conference. “I think the President has made it clear that border security is national security.”

 

Troops are being sent to bolster border security in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as at least three caravans from Central America make their way through Mexico and toward the United States. The caravans pose a special threat due to their size, which range from 3,000 people to more than 10,000. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, at least one caravan near Guatamala, Mexico has used violent tactics to breach a number of international borders.

“Due to the large size of the potential caravans that may arrive at the border, the Department of Homeland Security has further requested the support of the Department of Defense,” McAleenan said. “We will not allow a large group to enter the U.S. unlawfully.”

Troops will be used to build fencing, provide medical units, harden points of entry and address key gaps in points of entry. Air and ground transportation will be provided to move agents and equipment. This support requires military planning teams and heavy equipment, including Black Hawk helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

One-thousand additional Customs and Border Protection officers and agents are also being deployed to handle operations.

Retiring members of Congress have $50 million in their campaign coffers. Where will it go?

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by Matthew Kelly

After entertaining a re-election campaign, Senator Bob Corker confirmed in February that he will retire at the end of his term. The Tennessee Republican will leave after 12 years in office and, if nothing changes, with $6.2 million in unspent campaign funds — the most of any outgoing member of Congress.

Corker’s office did not respond to inquiries after two weeks about what will happen to leftover money at the end of the senator’s term.

Neither did the offices of Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) or Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) — who have a combined $20.2 million in campaign funds and are not seeking re-election.

In all, the 42 members of Congress who plan to retire or have already resigned ahead of November’s midterm election, and their campaign committee war chests boast a combined $50 million.

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MS-13 INFLICTS “REIGN OF TERROR” IN CALIFORNIA

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Lloyd Billingsley

 

Democrats look the other way as sanctuary state allows criminal illegals to thrive.

“How brutal murders and fear kept a town silent. MS-13 is like no other gang.”

That may sound like President Trump at one of his rallies but it’s actually the headline of an October 19 Fresno Bee story by award-winning reporter Yesenia Amaro. “MS-13 carved out a reign of terror,” she writes, “resulting in at least 14 brutal murders in and around Mendota from 2015 to 2017.” Amaro charts how this reign of terror developed, and the bloodshed MS-13 has inflicted.

“MS-13 slipped into Mendota relatively unnoticed,” Amaro notes, and “few people outside the rural town in California’s Central Valley knew MS-13 had infiltrated the area at least a decade ago.” This was not only due to relative obscurity of Mendota, with a population of some 11,000. When the gang ramped up the violence, “there was little or no media coverage on some of the murders, some of which had been initially labeled as suspicious deaths.”

Along with the gang’s extortion, kidnapping and drug trafficking, the killings “kept nearly everyone quiet, including city leaders, who failed to sound the alarm.” Even after the 25 MS-13 arrests, Mendota Mayor Rolando Castro declined to comment for Amaro’s story “citing fears for himself and his family.” Other residents spoke only on condition of anonymity, “citing fear of gang reprisals” such as the one involving Joanna Soloria Maya.

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NICE JOB GETTING THE ‘CARAVAN’ OUT OF THE NEWS CYCLE, DEEP STATE! [PHONY BOMB SCARE]

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This phony bomb scare FALSE FLAG is aimed at DIVERTING the media’s attention AWAY FROM THE INVASION coming from Mexico and also to GENERATE SYMPATHY FOR THE DEMONRATS AHEAD OF THE MIDTERM ELECTION!

This PHONY BOMB scare seeks to paint conservatives as VIOLENT.. Watch CNN and the other Deep State puppets pound this story to DEATH. WHAT ABOUT THE INVASION FROM MEXICO? WILL THAT LOSING STORY FOR THE DEMONRAT PARTY NOW DISAPPEAR?

Will the sender of these alleged bombs turn out to be a George Soros operative or DNC HACK?

How can the media say the bomb maker “knew what he was doing” while knowing NONE of these supposed devices detonated?

Saul Alinsky is still at work, apparently. This PHONY BOMB SCARE is right out of his playbook!

 

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There Is No Electoral College Debate: The Twelfth Amendment Prevents It

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Comment by Jim Campbell

October 22, 2018

And the Democrats scheme to scrap it.

Why should a minority of leftist states be able to impose their will upon all of America and Americans?

But of course they would be a  major problem for them the U.S. Constitution is in their way.

Most educated voters know that Americans vote for the President every four years, but did you know that the Electoral College that actually elects the President?

The Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides the basis for the Electoral College.(Source)

The Electoral College is made up of representatives from each state and Washington DC and the biggest states will have more representatives, which we call “electors.”

These electors will give all of their votes to the Presidential candidate that wins the popular vote in each state.

The popular vote is to total number of people that vote for…

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