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Eminem Takes Aim At Donald Trump In Fiery Freestyle From The BET Hip Hop Awards [Video/Lyrics]

first_imgLyrics To Eminem’s “The Storm”It’s the calm before the storm right here.Wait, how was I gonna start this off?I forgot… oh, yeahThat’s an awfully hot coffee potShould I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably notBut that’s all I got ’til I come up with a solid plotGot a plan and now I gotta hatch itLike a damn Apache with a tomahawkImma walk inside a mosque on RamadanAnd say a prayer that every time Melania talksShe gets a mou… Ahh, Imma stopBut we better give Obama props‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikazeThat’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaustAnd while the drama popsAnd he waits for s**t to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around ’til the bombing stopsIntensities heightened, tensions are risin’Trump, when it comes to giving a s**t, you’re stingy as I amExcept when it comes to having the b***s to go against me, you hide ’em‘Cause you don’t got the f**king n**s like an empty asylumRacism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for‘Cause that’s how he gets his f**king rocks off and he’s orangeYeah, sick tanThat’s why he wants us to disband‘Cause he cannot withstandThe fact we’re not afraid of TrumpF**k walkin’ on egg shells, I came to stompThat’s why he keeps screamin’ ‘Drain the swamp’‘Cause he’s in quicksandIt’s like we take a step forwards, then backwardsBut this is his form of distractionPlus, he gets an enormous reactionWhen he attacks the NFL so we focus on thatInstead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for NevadaAll these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would ratherCause a Twitter storm with the PackersThen says he wants to lower our taxesThen who’s gonna pay for his extravagant tripsBack and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?Same s**t that he tormented Hillary for and he slanderedThen does it moreFrom his endorsement of BannonSupport for the KlansmenTiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s blackAnd comes home from IraqAnd is still told to go back to AfricaFork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpaWho keeps ignoring our past historical, deplorable factorsNow if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat forTryina use your platform or your statureTo try to give those a voice who don’t have oneHe says, ‘You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!’Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered‘Cause to him you’re zeros‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes capturedThat’s not disrespecting the militaryF**k that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist!And keep that s**t balled like Donald the b**ch!‘He’s gonna get rid of all immigrants!’‘He’s gonna build that thang up taller than this!’Well, if he does build it, I hope it’s rock solid with bricks‘Cause like him in politics, I’m using all of his tricks‘Cause I’m throwin’ that piece of s**t against the wall ’til it sticksAnd any fan of mine who’s a supporter of hisI’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or againstAnd if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re splitOn who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:F**k you!The rest of America stand upWe love our military, and we love our countryBut we f**king hate Trump” In the time since the BET Hip Hop Awards last night on Tuesday, Eminem’s controversial rap cypher has gone viral. The video is currently making its rounds on social media and the news, racking up over 5 million views on YouTube in just a few short hours and eliciting responses from a whole slew of celebrities ranging from LeBron James, Ellen Degeneres, T-Pain, and many more. In the four-minute freestyle rap, the Detroit rapper addresses the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, with the freestyle rap running down a list of criticisms ranging from immigration, corruption, hypocrisy, white supremacy, the NFL, gun control, environmental disasters, and much more.Trump’s Crazy Campaign Made MSNBC’s Katy Tur Start Listening To Phish AgainThe title of Eminem’s video, “The Storm,” and its opening line, “It’s the calm before the storm right here,” is a direct reference to President Trump’s cryptic and widely questioned comments earlier in the week, when he announced to the press corp during a dinner for military commanders and their spouses, “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” Following this opening line, Eminem holds nothing back, laying out a litany of harsh criticisms against the president and his supporters at every chance.Watch Donald Trump Frown Through This French Marching Band’s Tribute To Daft PunkDuring the video’s four-and-a-half-minute span, Eminem namedrops references to Colin Kaepernick (“This is for Colin/ball up a fist”), Barack Obama (“we better give Obama props”), Hillary Clinton (“Same s**t that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered/Then does it more”), and Stephen K. Bannon (“From his endorsement of Bannon/Support for the Klansmen”) as well as indirectly alluding to Trump’s beef with Vietnam war hero, Senator John McCain (“[Trump] says, ‘You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!’/Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered/cause to him you’re zeroes/cause he don’t like his war heroes captured”).While the cypher itself is packed full of direct jabs against the president, Eminem is no stranger to controversy nor is he a stranger to openly criticizing the president—in recent months, the rapper has led “Fuck Trump” chants at shows and gone on the record that he “can’t stand” the president. Despite this clear stance now, there was a point in time that Trump and Eminem were on more positive terms. In 2004, Trump appeared at Eminem’s Shady Convention, where he endorsed the rapper, citing, “I know a winner when I see one, and Donald Trump is telling you right now: Slim Shady is a winner! He’s got brains, he’s got guts, and he’s got Donald Trump’s vote!”Since the inauguration earlier this year, many mainstream artists have spoken out against President Trump, albeit in more sanitized terms. One of the reasons Eminem’s cypher has gained so much attention is his concise articulation that he is not afraid of losing fans by firing back at Trump. “The Storm” closes with a clear ultimatum that Eminem directs toward his own fanbase: “And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his/ I’m drawing in the sand a line/ You’re either for or against/ And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split/ On who you should stand beside/ I’ll do it for you with this,” before giving the middle finger to the camera. This comes ahead of the final closing lines of his freestyle where he clarifies that he loves both the military and the country, but that he “f**king hate Trump.”You can watch Eminem’s harsh criticisms of Donald Trump from the BET Hip Hop Awards, plus you can read the lyrics of “The Storm” below.last_img read more

Fair Trade USA names Green Mountain Coffee Roasters world’s largest purchaser of fair trade certified coffee

first_imgFair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in the United States has named Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certifiedâ ¢ coffee in the world for 2010. In calendar year 2010, GMCR purchased over 26 million pounds of Fair Trade Certifiedâ ¢ coffee.GMCR has actively supported fair trade since 2000, when it first partnered with Fair Trade USA and committed to bring fair trade coffee to mainstream coffee drinkers. Through its family of specialty coffee brands, GMCR makes fair trade coffee available through specialty and mass retailers, grocery, club and convenience stores, offices, quick-serve restaurants, and online. The Green Mountain Coffee® brand offers the largest selection of Fair Trade Certified coffees in the United States.Fair trade is a global movement to alleviate poverty. It provides a fair price to coffee farmers for their beans, resulting in high-quality coffee and a higher quality of life in coffee-farming communities. By choosing fair trade products, consumers help to protect the environment and improve the lives of farmers around the world. Since the start of GMCR’s relationship with Fair Trade USA, GMCR’s Fair Trade Certified coffee purchases have delivered more than $9.8 million in community development funds to coffee farmers.”At GMCR, fair trade coffee is part of our company heritage. As the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee in the world, we are dedicated to producing high-quality, sustainably-sourced coffee for our consumers while helping provide a higher quality of life to farmers across our supply chain,” saidLindsey Bolger, Senior Director of Coffee for the Specialty Coffee business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. “With this leadership role comes a responsibility to share the story of fair trade with coffee drinkers and help them realize the impact they can have by looking for and choosing coffee and other products with the Fair Trade Certified logo.”To help drive awareness for fair trade coffee, GMCR’s Green Mountain Coffee brand has launched a new “Better Quality for All” campaign to educate and engage consumers on the importance of fair trade coffee and the impact they can make by purchasing Fair Trade Certified coffee. By going to the campaign’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/GreenMountainCoffee(link is external)), consumers can learn more about Fair Trade and taste the quality of Green Mountain Coffee’s Fair Trade Certified coffee with special offers. The campaign will run through the national Fair Trade Month awareness campaign this October.GMCR recently made a $300,000 grant to Fair Trade USA to support the Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade University programs. These programs unite volunteers in local communities and colleges to encourage fair trade purchases, and increase consumer awareness and understanding of the role fair trade products play in fighting poverty and protecting the environment.”GMCR has long been a strong advocate and ally for the fair trade movement,” saidPaul Rice, President and CEO of Fair Trade USA. “By providing its consumers the opportunity to help improve the lives of communities worldwide with every purchase, the company helps provide sustainable solutions to global problems.”About Fair Trade USAFair Trade USA (previously TransFair USA), a nonprofit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farming communities with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople. Visit www.FairTradeUSA.org(link is external) for more information.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig® Single-Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100 percent of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives. WATERBURY, Vt. & OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Inflationary Pressure Predicted to Ease

first_imgHowever, Khan pointed out that the CBN also demonstrated that it was not immune to the criticism that money supply was running well above target, and to try to reassure on this front, the CBN pledged to redouble efforts to bring narrow money growth back within its preferred benchmark range.“The proof is likely to lie in what actually ends up happening to money supply growth. All of the data, including CBN financing of the government, will be carefully scrutinised going forward. For now, the only clear takeaway is that there are no imminent plans for further FX liberalisation. FX will continue to be rationed, with key sectors being prioritised. There are no immediate plans for a real policy tightening as such.“Could the CBN cut rates later this year? While this remains our core view, much will also depend on the level of debate at the MPC. What is clear from the publication of the personal statements of MPC members from the previous November meeting is that achieving a consensus around future policy decisions may be difficult.“The MPC gets to decide – broadly – on the policy rates that are voted on (the MPR, the corridor around the MPR, the CRR, the liquidity ratio etc). But the ‘real action’ in terms of monetary policy may well have been the extent of money supply creation by the CBN, independent of these variables. Therein lies the policy dilemma,” she said.Also, in his note on the outcome of the MPC meeting, FXTM Research Analyst, Mr. Lukman Otunuga, said the accelerating inflation levels remained a major cause for concern and stumbling block to Nigeria’s economic recovery. This, according to him was however not enough to prompt the central bank to raise interest rates from the record 14 per cent level.“The fact that the nation is currently entangled in a fierce battle with cost-push inflation has created unease with concerns already heightened over the CBN running low on ammunition. It must be understood that the cause behind the incessant rise in consumer prices is the disparity between the official and black market exchange.“Many producers in Nigeria do not have the ability to purchase the naira on the official exchange and are forced to use the black market which inevitably will make the products more expensive. The additional costs are reflected in prices which punish consumers and spark higher inflation levels.“While most have suggested that the black market should not exist, it is the simple fundamentals of supply and demand that fuels this exchange. There is a possibility of the Central Bank of Nigeria accepting that the black market represents the true value of the naira which should encourage further devaluations on the official exchange this year in a bid to reclaim stability,” Otunuga stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Chief Economist, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank, Razia Khan has predicted that inflation in Nigeria would decelerate this year, on a pronounced base effect and better agriculture growth.Khan, while commenting on the outcome of Tuesday’s monetary policy committee meeting, in which the monetary policy rate and other policy instruments were retained, added that at the meeting, the committee signalled future policy easing was yet to come.She noted that while the MPC decision was largely expected, the key takeaway from the meeting was what was being signalled regarding future policy.“Some element of mixed messaging appears to be creeping in. On the one hand, we had a repeat of much of what we had heard last year: that the economy – although expected to recover – remains in a vulnerable position. Nonetheless, inflation is expected to decelerate on a pronounced base effect and better agriculture growth, and the CBN may even – at this meeting – have been signalling future policy easing yet to come,” the economist added.last_img read more

Future Eagles: Eko Football Reach South West Finals Of NFF/Zenith Youth Development Competition

first_imgEko Football under-13 and under-15 sides have reached the South West zonal finals of the 2017 NFF/Zenith Youth Football Development Recruitment and Competition (YDRC).The competition, which kicked off simultaneously in all 6 geopolitical zones of the nation, is tagged “The Future Super Eagles Tournament” as it is aimed at producing talents that will represent Nigeria in the future.The ancient city of Kano will host the national final of the Under-13’s and the semi-finals of the under-15’s, while Lagos will host the under-15 national final.Dates for the national finals is yet to be determined as reverence is been given to sponsors convenience and school calendar.After the national finals, an invited panel of judges will carry out screening of all teams to pick players that will play in a friendly match against an international under-15 academy and the current “Future Eagles” under-15 team.Last month, the “Future Eagles” team traveled to Rabat to face their Moroccan counterpart in a two-legged friendly. Relatedlast_img read more