Three Things You Need to Know on August 10th

August 10, 2018

The NFL preseason is officially underway. A number of NFL players are continuing their protest during the national anthem. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the anthem, while teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist last night before the Dolphins' game against Tampa Bay. Players with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants also knelt or raised their fists to protest police brutality and mistreatment of minorities. The Broncos play their first preseason game at home on Saturday, August 11th.

Most government projects take many years to create and establish. Not Space Force! It looks like it's all systems go on planning the creation of a U.S. Space Force.  At the Pentagon yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. must dominate space.  Pence called President Trump's plan for a Space Force essential to the nation's security and said he hopes to see it become a reality by 2020.  

The favorite footwear company for the comfortably, and NOT fashionably dressed is making changes.Crocs (which is based here in CO) is closing the last of its manufacturing plants, but insists it's not going out of business.  In a statement, the company said they are closing in an effort to simplify the business and improve profits.  The company closed a manufacturing facility in Mexico during the second quarter and is moving ahead on plans to close a facility in Italy, as well.  The company did not explain how it plans to continue making shoes.