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215 Million Christians Persecuted in 50 Countries. Will Media Report?

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:26
<p>The broadcast networks regularly shy away from the word “genocide” when reporting on Christian persecution around the world. But that doesn’t mean one isn’t happening. Roughly 215 million Christians “experience high levels of persecution” in 50 countries for their beliefs, according to the 2018 World Watch List recently released by the non-profit Open Doors USA.</p>

Natalie Portman, ‘Kickass Feminist,’ Signed A Petition to Pardon Child Rapist

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:19
<p>The Golden Globes were hailed by the media as a “night of solidarity and kickass acceptance speeches,” according to <em>Glamour</em>. However, the media failed to see the hypocrisy of it all.</p> <p> </p>

Private Data, Not Private Firms: The Real Issues in Chinese Investment - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:18

Key Points

  • The main development in 2017 for China’s investment around the world was the curbing of private Chinese investment in the US and the expansion of state-owned enterprises’ investment in Europe. There were signs late in the year that Beijing could allow more private spending in 2018.
  • The United States, at least, may not be interested. American skepticism grew first due to a wave of attempted Chinese technology acquisitions and most recently with the possibility of Americans’ personal data being held by Chinese companies. Formal US restrictions are pending.
  • The Belt and Road Initiative consists primarily of Chinese construction projects rather than investment. These continue to be substantial, but there was no sign of intensified activity in 2017, and the extreme dollar figures some associate with Belt and Road are currently unreasonable.

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China’s investment around the world in 2017 was dominated by talk of restrictions applied by the central government and host governments, such as the United States. The obvious implication, supported by misleading official statistics, was that China’s global spending had plunged. This is wrong. The best available evidence indicates Chinese investment overseas climbed modestly in 2017, after a path-breaking 2016.

The China Global Investment Tracker (CGIT) from the American Enterprise Institute is the only fully public record of China’s outbound investment and construction.1 Rather than merely asserting totals, the CGIT lists all 2,700 transactions. The CGIT shows investment rising almost 9 percent in 2017. This heavily depended on the $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agro-tech giant Syngenta, without which investment would have dropped more than 16 percent. For perspective, the 2017 total without Syngenta would still be the second-highest on record.

It is true that the top line is more bullish than what is below it. The number of transactions fell, as did investment volume in many countries and sectors. But the numbers make clear that the over‑arching story is not decline but change to very large transactions by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and new sectors of emphasis, such as logistics. Such purchases lead to a banner 2017 for Britain and Singapore, as examples.

Chinese investment is often conflated with its overseas construction of rail lines, ports, and so forth. While construction activity is valuable, it does not bring ownership as investment does. Construction contracts are smaller on average, but there have been more $100 million construction contracts since 2005 than $100 million investments. Last year alone, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) signed construction deals worth $100 million or more with almost 60 countries. This is the core of the much-discussed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).2 By sector, the most activity occurred in transportation.

Construction under the BRI should be similar in 2018. The main questions for this year are whether Beijing will allow private firms to invest more aggressively and how far Washington will go in blocking Chinese acquisitions. By the end of 2017, private Chinese investment began to pick up again. It will not be allowed to return to the 2016 frenzy but will probably grow this year, helping offset any decline in state spending.

The downside risk for Chinese spending is in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS has refused to approve a number of Chinese transactions in a timely manner. Along with PRC restrictions, this undermined 2017 Chinese spending in the US, which fell by half to below $25 billion. A bipartisan bill to extend CFIUS’ authority is being watched globally. Just as important, CFIUS has stalled Chinese acquisitions involving customer data. This embodies a difficult trade-off: the evident benefits of foreign investment versus the lack of rule of law in the PRC. Chinese spending here is positive for our economy. But Chinese firms cannot be trusted to obey American laws.

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  1. American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation, “China Global Investment Tracker,”
  2. Jessica Meyers, “China’s Belt and Road Forum Lays Groundwork for a New Global Order,” Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2017,

Don’t Celebrate Kids in Drag

The Stream - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:18

I’d like to think that any adult worth their salt would want to throttle the adults who allowed a 10-year-old boy to dress in full drag queen garb. They would fear for that child’s life and soul. I’d like to believe that. But I can’t anymore.

I can't because it seems to be the next demand of the "LGBTQIxyz" agenda: celebrate and encouraging the queering of our children.

Don’t try to tell me this isn’t being done on purpose. This is just the next piece in the puzzle, the next envelope to be pushed, the next frontier to be blazed. The next frontier after that? Decriminalize and then normalize pedophilia as just another “orientation” that is common to human beings and thus, normal.

Sexualizing Children

The “m.o.” is to sexualize the children from toddlerhood. Bonus points if you queer them. Sever their healthy ties to biological reality. Tell them their physical bodies mean nothing and send them adrift on the sea of their feelings. Break down their natural and healthy sense of modesty and privacy. Teach them to act on every feeling, especially every sexual feeling.

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After all, they are “sexual” beings. Planned Parenthood declares: “Young people are sexual beings. They have sexual needs, desires, fantasies and dreams. It is important for all young people around the world to be able to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, positive, pleasurable and safe ways. This can only happen when young people's sexual rights are guaranteed.”

Apparently it’s not enough that America slaughters babies in cold blood in the womb by the millions. Now adults feel free to feed them to a perverted sexual idol that modern America has crafted out of its craving for “autonomy” and “personal truth.” We molded this monster with our lust, selfishness and arrogance.

They can't just be boys and girls anymore. They have no right to latency anymore. They must learn to satisfy the demands of the sexual Moloch that is now devouring them while their parents gush and take pictures.

Blame the Adults

I don’t want to write about 10-year-old Desmond. He’s a child in desperate need of sound guidance. He has no way to comprehend the real consequences of his behavior. It’s not a game he’s playing, but he can’t possibly understand that. It’s not his job to understand that. He’s a kid.

That’s the job of the grown-ups. Are there any grown-ups left around him? Are any adults in charge of him who have the spine to call this madness what it is?

Biology and physical reality are antiquated ideas. All that matters is “my truth” and “your truth.”

I don’t blame Desmond. I fear for him, and I weep for him, and I pray that God will intervene to rescue this poor boy and set him on a new road to wholeness and purity.

I blame the adults who worship their carnal desires. In the modern world, men are little gods. Modern man worships our power to reconstruct ourselves according to whatever we feel like today. Biology and physical reality are antiquated ideas. All that matters is “my truth” and “your truth.” 

Moms and Dads can sit the kids down and say, “Dad is becoming a woman! Isn’t that wonderful? Be happy for him because he’s going to be so much happier now. And guess what? Mom is becoming a man! Oh, Johnny wants to ‘transition,’ too? Gee, won’t we just be the happiest, most enlightened modern family!”

A New Hole into Hell

Parents see a little boy gravitate toward pink, or put on a dress while playing one day, and suddenly they think he needs to be encouraged to decide for himself whether he’s really a boy. He might be transgendered. We don’t want to impose society’s outdated gender norms on him.

They must tell him his body means nothing, tells him nothing worth knowing. Five year-olds in kindergarten who probably still think they could fly if they jumped off a high roof are now burdened with the task of defining their “identity” based only on their feelings.

Pre-pubescent kids are chemically mutilated for a few years before they’re surgically mutilated as older teens. Teenagers who can’t buy beer are now fully empowered to make permanent, life and body-altering decisions. Their brains aren’t fully mature until they’re 25 or so, but they know enough to decide to cut off their healthy breasts or penis. 

This isn’t progress. This is a regression to a dark and inhuman place where people despise everything pure, right, and truly human. As a nation we're already drenched in the blood of our babies, and now we're piling up the bodies of our young children on the hill of "Identity."


Judge Sites Tweets Rather Than Constitution in Ordering Trump to Maintain DACA

The Stream - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:09

A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program late Tuesday, an Obama-era amnesty policy that extends legal status to 800,000 illegal aliens who arrived in the U.S. as children.

The ruling could ensures DACA's security as President Donald Trump attempts to reach an immigration deal with Democratic lawmakers. The program was scheduled to phase out in March.

Judge William Alsup, a Bill Clinton appointee, issued the ruling.

"Tonight's order doesn't change the Department of Justice's position on the facts: DACA was implemented unilaterally after Congress declined to extend these benefits to this same group of illegal aliens," said Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley. "As such, it was an unlawful circumvention of Congress, and was susceptible to the same legal challenges that effectively ended DACA."

"The Justice Department will continue to vigorously defend this position, and looks forward to vindicating its position in further litigation," he added.

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The administration justified DACA's termination on separation of powers grounds, arguing only Congress could authorize such a program.

Alsup strongly rejected this view, pointing to a 2014 Justice Department memo purporting to show that DACA's features are rooted in Supreme Court case law or related powers granted by Congress.

Since Alsup concluded the program's rescission was based on a flawed legal premise, he said the action was "arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, [and] otherwise not in accordance with law."

Alsup further noted that Trump himself has determined DACA serves the public interest, citing two September 2017 tweets in which the president expressed support for so-called "Dreamers."

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017

Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017

"We seem to be in the unusual position wherein the ultimate authority over the agency, the chief executive, publicly favors the very program the agency has ended," the judge wrote.

The order does not require the administration to process new DACA applications, and allows law enforcement to remove any DACA recipient believed to pose a threat to national security or public safety.

The Trump administration can ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review Alsup's decision.

The Supreme Court recently lifted a sweeping discovery order Alsup issued in the DACA litigation. The judge ordered the Trump administration to release all internal documents relating to the program's cancellation, despite the government's insistence that many such records were privileged. The justices concluded that Alsup's order was overly broad, and ordered him to reconsider the administration's arguments.

The University of California system brought the suit challenging DACA's termination. The system is led by Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of Homeland Security who presided over DACA's original promulgation during the Obama administration.

The ruling can be viewed here.


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Sam Bee Announces Her ‘Apologizing for America’ Tour

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:04
<p>TBS’s <em>Full Frontal</em> host Samantha Bee teased Tuesday the theme of her show for 2018: apologizing for America. The anti-Trump comedian revealed on her Youtube channel that on January 24, her show would premiere what she’s calling “The Apology Race.”</p>

Univision Ridicules President’s Son for Celebrating Birthday in Mexican Restaurant

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:01
<p>With so much important news going on, the principal national evening newscast of Univision incredibly decided to devote more than two minutes of time to ridiculing President Trump’s son, Eric, for celebrating his 34<sup>th</sup> birthday in a Mexican restaurant in New York.</p>

'Morning Joe' Portrays Trump as Doddering Old Schizophrenic Who Listens to 'Voices in His Head'

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:00
<p>After his frank admission on Tuesday that he had no “objective evidence” of President Trump’s mental instability, <em>Morning Joe</em> co-host Joe Scarborough made up for this mistake of honesty by once again going after Trump’s mental health on Wednesday’s show. Reacting to Trump’s comments during an open door meeting with top members of Congress about DACA and immigration reform, Scarborough argued that Trump’s performance was indicative of his supposedly deteriorating mental state and even stooped to mocking Trump as a doddering, forgetful, and schizophrenic old man who listens to “voices in his head” for political advice.</p>

Arthur Vandenberg: Man in the middle of the American century - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:51

Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (1884–1951), a Republican from Michigan, played a key role in rallying congressional support for the institutional underpinnings of the American-led post–World War II liberal order. As Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, he embraced a role for American leadership that far exceeded what he had envisioned as an ardent opponent of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease support to the United Kingdom. Vandenberg’s evolution from isolationist to post-partisan internationalist is newly relevant today, against the backdrop of resuscitated “America First” thinking.

In “Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century” (University of Chicago Press, 2017), fellow Grand Rapids native and Dutch-American Hendrik Meijer presents the first comprehensive account of Vandenberg’s life and career. Join AEI and the Netherland-America Foundation for a discussion of the book and its lessons about today’s conflicts and debates.

Join the conversation on social media by following @AEI and @AEIecon on Twitter and Facebook.

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot: Feminism Is About ‘Freedom of Choice’

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:37
<p>Women shouldn’t hesitate to call themselves feminists, according to one popular actress.On Tuesday, the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> republished an interview with Israeli actress Gal Gadot conducted by WWD. While the piece centered on the <em>Wonder Woman</em> star serving as the new global ambassador for Revlon cosmetics, it also touched on Gadot’s take on feminism.</p>

Time's Up for 'Temporary' Alien Protection

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:30
<p>Se acabo el tiempo. Seventeen years after granting "temporary protected status" to nearly 200,000 Salvadoran citizens who had fled earthquakes in 2001 or who were already here illegally and claimed they were unable to return to their homeland because of civil strife, America is setting a deadline: Get right with the law or go home. </p>

Dirty College Secrets

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:06
<p>A frequent point I have made in past columns has been about the educational travesty happening on many college campuses. Some people have labeled my observations and concerns as trivial, unimportant and cherry-picking. While the spring semester awaits us, let's ask ourselves whether we'd like to see repeats of last year's antics.</p>

No New York Times Story About FBI Agents Targeting Its Reporter

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:00
<p>Imagine if it was discovered that a couple of FBI officials had targeted a newspaper reporter to the extent that they not only searched out the reporter's home address and spouse's name but also, most creepily, the names of his children. Would that not be a major story in that reporter's newspaper since it involved an obvious attempt at government intimidation?</p> <p>Well, it would normally be a blockbuster story in almost any newspaper with the very notable exception of the <em>New York Times</em> when such a report would prove incompatible with its political motivations. Such an example happened this week after a January 8 report in <em>The Hill</em> revealing that FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, bureau lawyer Lisa Page exchanged disparaging messages about the reporter they were targeting, Matt Apuzzo of the <em>New York Times</em>. The reaction from the <em>Times</em>? Nothing. No report. Zilch. Nada.</p>

China Global Investment Tracker - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:55

Editor’s note: The value of China’s overseas investment and construction combined is approaching $1.8 trillion. In 2017, investment shifted back toward state-owned enterprises making very large acquisitions while construction on the Belt and Road was stable. The US and other countries have expressed increasing concern about Chinese attempts to acquire technology.

The China Global Investment Tracker is the only comprehensive data set covering China’s global investment and construction activity. Inaugurated in 2005, the CGIT now includes approximately 2700 large transactions across energy, technology, transportation, and other industries, as well as over 200 troubled transactions. The full list, with the amount, Chinese parent company, host country, and sector, is available for public use with the proper citation. The tracker is published by the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation.

Leading a worthy life: Finding meaning in modern times - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:46

Most Americans harbor desires for a worthy life. But we are increasingly confused about what such a life looks like. Young people are especially at sea — regarding work, family, religion, and civic identity. The true, the good, and the beautiful have few defenders; the higher cynicism mocks any innocent love of wisdom or country. Yet if liberated from the prevailing cynicism, young Americans will readily embrace weighty questions and undertake serious quests for a flourishing life. All they need is encouragement.

“Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times” (Encounter, 2017) by Leon Kass provides that necessary encouragement. It illuminates and defends crucial — and still available — aspects of a worthy life. Join AEI as we welcome Leon Kass for a discussion of the book and its lessons for modern Americans.

Join the conversation on social media with @AEI on Twitter and Facebook.

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Google Treats Six Conservative Media Sites as Fake News, But Zero Liberal Ones

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:38
<p>In a search in the browser Google Chrome, 6 of the top 20 conservative sites had “reviewed claims” showcased in the summary. By contrast, none of the top 20 liberal sites had “reviewed claims.” Instead, three of them -- <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>The Washington Post</em>, and <em>The New Yorker</em> -- had “awards” displayed where “reviewed claims” would have been.</p> <p> </p>

Trump Open to US-NKorea Talks ‘Under Right Circumstances’

The Stream - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:22

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea’s leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un’s government under the right circumstances.

A White House statement said Trump and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in still underscored the importance of continuing the “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea over its development of nuclear weapons -- the U.S.-led barrage of international sanctions that is starting to bite the North’s meager economy.

But South Korea’s presidential office also said Trump told Moon to let North Korea understand that there will be no military action of any kind while the two Koreas continue to hold dialogue, the Yonhap news agency reported. On Tuesday, the two Koreas held their first talks in two years and agreed on the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics being held in the South next month.

The prospects of resolving decades-old tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula remain deeply uncertain. North Korea has shown no willingness to discuss its nuclear weapons which pose an emerging threat to the American mainland, and it has stuck to its tough stance toward Washington while it tries to woo the South. The newspaper of the ruling party on Tuesday called Trump a “lunatic” and said the U.S. needs to accept North Korea is now a nuclear power.

But the thaw between North and South, which have also restored a military hotline, provides a diplomatic opening after months of escalating tensions that have fueled fears of war.

“President Trump expressed his openness to holding talks between the United States and North Korea at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances,” the White House statement said.

Trump also told Moon that Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics, scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang. Pence will stop in Alaska to review intercontinental ballistic missile defense systems and in Japan, stressing the U.S. commitment to stability in the region.

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Speaking at Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump claimed his administration’s pressure campaign had prompted the North Koreans to negotiate with the South, and he voiced cautious hopes for diplomatic success.

“Without our attitude that would have never happened,” Trump said of the inter-Korean dialogue. “Who knows where it leads. Hopefully it will lead to success for the world -- not just for our country but for the world, and we’ll be seeing over the next number of weeks and months what happens.”

Moon has been supportive of the pressure campaign but has long advocated engagement with Pyongyang. He told reporters in Seoul Wednesday that he’s open to meeting with Kim to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff, although he said the success of such a summit must be guaranteed before the meeting can be realized.

Trump has previously scoffed at the futility of talking with the North, but when the inter-Korean dialogue was proposed last week he claimed credit and declared in a tweet, “talks are a good thing.” The White House said Moon had briefed Trump on the outcomes of the North-South talks on Tuesday, and “thanked President Trump for his influential leadership in making the talks possible.”

Yonhap cited Moon’s chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, as saying Trump dismissed a recent report that he may be considering military action against the North. The White House statement did not mention that, nor Trump’s assurance that military force would not happen while the two Koreas continue to talk.

The U.S. retains 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War that ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving the adversaries in a state of war for the past six decades.

The prospect of military confrontation has been magnified in the past year as Trump and Kim have traded bellicose rhetoric and crude insults, as the North has conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation and three tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles that now put the U.S. mainland in North Korea’s range.

Resorting to force is widely viewed as very risky. A pre-emptive U.S. attack could provoke a devastating retaliation by North Korea against the South, whose capital Seoul lies with the range of North Korean artillery and rockets.


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Keeping fossil fuels underground makes no sense - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:11

What would happen if climateers succeed in their campaign to keep fossil fuels in the ground?

The experience of Walt Disney World in Orlando more than 40 years ago provides some answers. In 1973, two years after it opened, plans to expand Disney World beyond the original theme park were jeopardized when war broke out in the Middle East. An oil embargo was placed on Western countries, and President Nixon introduced gasoline rationing and price controls that lasted for nearly a decade under three U.S. presidents: Nixon, Ford and Carter. For a resort that received the majority of its visitors by car, the price controls and rationing were nothing short of a disaster. Attendance at the Magic Kingdom crashed, and Disney’s share price fell by more than half.

Don Dowdell flips his token on the In and Out Board after his shift at the American Energy Corporation Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, U.S., November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

It wasn’t just Disney World and Florida tourism that suffered from the spike in gasoline prices. Areas from Chicago to Houston to Los Angeles to Phoenix experienced a similar crash, with motorists lining up for hours to fill their cars with gasoline. Businesses and construction projects suffered, factories closed and several million Americans lost their jobs during the 1973-1975 recession that was largely the result of the shock of higher energy prices.

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MSNBC Fact-Checks 'Fire and Fury' By Citing Rapper’s Trump Theories

NewsBusters - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:02
<p>Tuesday on <em>The Beat With Ari Melber</em>, the MSNBC host spent an entire segment building up the salacious claims made about the Trump White House in Michael Wolff’s book, <em>Fire and Fury</em>.</p> <div> </div>

Bengals QB Throws a Game Winning Touchdown and Bills Fans Flood His Foundation With Donations

The Stream - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:35

When Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass against the Ravens on New Year's Eve, he had no idea fans would begin donating to his foundation. But these weren't his fans -- they were the Buffalo Bills's.

The game-winning pass kicked the Baltimore Ravens out of the playoffs and put the Bills into the post-season -- for the first time in 17 years.  

And Bills fans have been more than appreciative of Dalton and the wide receiver, Tyler Boyd, who caught the pass. Within 30 minutes of the game's end, Bills fans began donating $17 to the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation and Boyd's Western PA Youth Athletic Association -- and it hasn't stopped.

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Bills' fans have flooded the Dalton's foundation with more than $350,000 so far.

Andy Dalton helped the Bills reach the postseason for the first time in 17 years.

Buffalo fans responded in kind, with more than 15,000 donors giving more than $350k to his charity to date.

— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 7, 2018

The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation states on its website that its focus "is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout Greater Cincinnati with daily support and life-changing experiences."  

"This is a huge blessing," said Dalton. "To think that we're going to be able to make an impact on so many families and so many kids it's going to be amazing."

Dalton explained, "It could be a wheelchair, it just depends on what the need is. …We'll come in [and] where insurance doesn't cover we'll be able to give them money to make that payment."

"We end the year strong in football, and then it's turned into so much more -- something so much bigger than football,” he added.

Because of the donations, the foundation will be able to double their expected giving for the year. Yes, the Bills went on to lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday’s AFC Wild-Card game. But their fans sure ended the season as winners. 


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