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First-ever SANS Women in Cybersecurity survey reveals significant mentorship gaps

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Joe Biden: "Believe All Women" (Except The One Accusing Me Of Sexual Assault)

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Joe Biden: "Believe All Women" (Except The One Accusing Me Of Sexual Assault)

In September, 2018 - former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on allegations of sexual assault against Justice Brett Kavanaugh by insisting that any woman's public claims of sexual assault should be presumed to be true.





Except for Biden's former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, who says Biden penetrated her with

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his fingers in 1993 when she was in her mid-20s, making her life "hell."



Biden's deputy campaign manager magically transformed "believe all women" into "all women have a right to tell their story" on Friday, saying in a statement to Fox News: "Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false."





As we noted last week, Reade said in an interview with Rolling Stone's Katie Halper that Biden sexually assaulted her after she was asked to run a gym bag over to him.



Biden's "hands were on me and underneath my clothes," she said, after he "had me up against the wall."



"I remember him saying first, like as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else,'" she said, adding "And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing, and I kind of just pulled back and he said, ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.’ And that phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might’ve said and I can’t remember exactly if he said ‘i thought’ or ‘I heard’ but he implied that I had done this."




Reade then went on to say that “everything shattered in that moment” because she knew that there were no witnesses and she looked up to him. “He was like my father’s age,” she said. “He was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal.”



Reade then said Biden grabbed her by the shoulders and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine” and proceeded to walk away.



Reade said that Biden also told her something after the alleged assault that she initially didn’t want to share because “it’s the thing that stays in my head over and over.” But after some pressing from Halper, Reade decided to share:



He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.”



Halper said she spoke with Reade’s brother and close friend, and both of them recall Reade telling them about the alleged assault at the time. -NewsOne




Reade says that after she revealed some of Biden's inappropriate behavior, she was accused of doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, according to The Intercept.  



Listen to Reade's interview here:







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Believe All Women, Right? Biden Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Believe All Women, Right? Biden Accused Of Sexual Assault

Joe Biden has been 'credibly' accused of sexual assault - and in a world where Democrats set the rules for these types of claims, she must be believed.


Biden with visibly uncomfortable girl (not accuser)

The woman, Tara Reade, accused Biden last year of inappropriate behavior when she worked in his Senate office in 1993. Now (well actually, last Ap

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ril), Reade says Biden touched her inappropriately when she was in her mid-20s.



"My life was hell," said Reade. "This was about power and control. I couldn’t get a job on the Hill."



Now, She's given a graphic podcast interview with Rolling Stone's Katie Halper where she tells her full story.



Reade describes a graphic incident from 1993 in which as superior asked her to run a gym bag to Biden "down towards the capital." When Biden greeted her (not allegedly of course, since we're believing all women), he forced her up against a wall and shoved his hands up her skirt.



Biden's "hands were on me and underneath my clothes," she said, after he "had me up against the wall."



"I remember him saying first, like as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else,'" she said, adding "And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing, and I kind of just pulled back and he said, ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.’ And that phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might’ve said and I can’t remember exactly if he said ‘i thought’ or ‘I heard’ but he implied that I had done this."




Reade then went on to say that “everything shattered in that moment” because she knew that there were no witnesses and she looked up to him. “He was like my father’s age,” she said. “He was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal.”



Reade then said Biden grabbed her by the shoulders and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine” and proceeded to walk away.



Reade said that Biden also told her something after the alleged assault that she initially didn’t want to share because “it’s the thing that stays in my head over and over.” But after some pressing from Halper, Reade decided to share:



He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.”



Halper said she spoke with Reade’s brother and close friend, and both of them recall Reade telling them about the alleged assault at the time. -NewsOne






Reade says that after she revealed some of Biden's inappropriate behavior, she was accused of doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, according to The Intercept.  



Probably nothing, right?






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Fat Women Are Not A National Priority

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Fat Women Are Not A National Priority

Authored by Eric Margolis via The Unz Review,



Good work, Democrats! In the Las Vegas debate, you blasted every target but Donald Trump. Instead of quivering in his Gucci loafers, the man who would be king was left dancing on air.



The man who should have been king, newcomer Mike Bloomberg, was left looking like a beaten-up cigar store Indian. He had not prep

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ped for the debate and failed to dodge the obvious incoming missile attacks on him launched by a hissing Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg.



Many veteran Republicans fear that TV promoter Trump will steamroll Warren, Buttigieg, Biden and Amy Klobuchar. They may be right. Trump had to be delighted by the no-prisoners Democratic debate that bloodied his opponents before he could even get to them. Bloomberg was totally unprepared for the savage attacks launched against him. He looked like a neophyte suffering from camera fright.



I got a good read on Bloomberg when I had an intimate dinner with him some years ago. Rather than the stiff, unsmiling man we saw on TV in Las Vegas, in real life Bloomberg is clearly brilliant yet understated, charming, and endowed with a sharp sense of humor and quick wit.





Bernie Sanders, who has three homes, blasted Bloomberg for being ‘rich.’ This is a big sin to the Democrats who, like Hillary Clinton, pocketed millions in political support from big banks, unions and businesses under the cover of night or via bogus speaking fees and her fake foundation – a scam emulated by Trump.



The deeply corrupt Democratic National Committee, controlled by Hillary Clinton, rigged the vote that blocked Bernie Sanders during the last election. When news of this scandal emerged, Hillary kicked off the anti-Russian hysteria to divert attention from her chicanery.



Yes, Bloomberg may be the 9th or 10th richest man in the world. But his net worth comes from ownership of one of our most successful and reliable financial news organizations that he built up from nothing, and that employs important numbers of men and women. The use of Bloomberg terminals saves forests of trees.



Ignore Elizabeth Warren’s cheap shots about women being called names like ‘horse-faced lesbians’ or ‘fat’ at his firm. Many men speak this way to one-another in casual talk. Women often do the same regarding men. The answer to this is to totally segregate the sexes, as in Saudi Arabia. Trying to whip up a war of the sexes is not going to make angry Elizabeth Warren president. She should stick to her commendable work with banking and voting rights.



It’s pretty clear after the shootout in Vegas that Joe Biden has used up his last chance. Black voters and unions won’t save him. He looked old and very tired. But not as tired or off the mark as Mike Bloomberg. By contrast Bernie looked old, to be sure, but was full of beans.



As a foreign affairs specialist, what really dismayed me was that there was only one significant mention of international policy. That’s when the abrasive, loud-mouthed Sen. Amy Klobuchar could not remember the name of the president of Mexico. For God’s sake, she on a senate committee that deals with Mexico.



While our presidential debate focuses on overweight women and health care, the US and Russia have come terrifyingly close to open war in the Mideast.



But barely any mention of this in the debates. Trump and his big money men from New York and Las Vegas are trying to push Iran into an air war. The US is seeking to overthrow the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, and Iran. Clashes between China and the US are a major danger. Former defense chief Sam Nunn warns the US and Russia are closer to a nuclear conflict than any time since the 1960’s Cuban missile crisis. No matter.



Americans want entertainers for their made-for-TV politicians. Poor, dignified Mr. Bloomberg didn’t know he would face professional actors, not legislators.




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Bloomberg To Release Three Women From NDAs In Response To Warren Torching

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Bloomberg To Release Three Women From NDAs In Response To Warren Torching

After getting crucified by Liz Warren during the Nevada debate over the question of how many NDAs he has given (and why) to various women over the years, Mike Bloomberg - who apparently is far less witty and impressive when he doesn't have an army of consultants whispering the right answer in his ear - has decided that the best way to respond to the scathing attack which he clearly still ha

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s not gotten over, is by conceding.



In a report published late on Friday by Bloomberg LP/News (the news organization),  "Mini" Michael Bloomberg said that he is now willing to release women from three non-disclosure agreements related to offensive comments they say he made - after refusing to do so at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate.



"Bloomberg LP has identified 3 NDAs signed over the past 30+ years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made. If any of them want to be released from their NDAs, they should contact the company and they’ll be given a release."




It wasn't clear if the only NDAs Bloomberg was willing to void involved "harsh language", and if there were any other NDAs regarding other aspects of his behavior (one would guess that the answer across decades of encounters with women, is yes).



Bloomberg was torched by Elizabeth Warren and other rivals at Wednesday's debate for his refusal to release former employees from non-disclosure agreements that would allow them to publicly discuss their allegations against him.




Of course, conceding to Warren's demand will only embolden her to ask for all NDAs, not just the cheery-picked three; it will also prompt questions what is in the other NDAs that BLoomberg does not want unsealed.



Furthermore, in implicitly conceding that NDAs are something inherently wrong (they are an arms length negotiation in which both parties emerge satisfied with the outcome), the former NY mayor also said he has changed his company’s policy about non-disclosure agreements, suggesting they are indeed wrong.



"I’ve done a lot of reflecting on this issue over the past few days and I’ve decided that for as long as I’m running the company, we won’t offer confidentiality agreements to resolve claims of sexual harassment or misconduct going forward,” Bloomberg said in a statement posted on his campaign website.



"I recognize that NDAs, particularly when they are used in the context of sexual harassment and sexual assault, promote a culture of silence in the workplace and contribute to a culture of women not feeling safe or supported."



So just like with 'stop and frisk', Bloomberg now admits that the use of NDAs wes also wrong, years and years after the fact?  One almost has to question the billionaire's judgment.



Warren repeatedly asked Bloomberg to release the women from the agreements. He refused, as he had in other campaign settings, saying parties to a legal agreement can’t walk away from it and "they signed these agreements and that’s what we’re going to live with."



But after the humiliating torching he received earlier this week, one which sparked a nationwide debate how it is possible that the billionaire is such a poor debater and sent his approval rating sharply lower, it appears the women won't have to live with the NDAs after all, and now that the 2020 election is set for its own "grab them by the pussy" moment, expect all hell to break loose as one woman after another seeks the media spotlight with harrowing tales of what a terrible person Mike Bloomberg was, as Donald Trump can't help but giggle.



Warren called on Bloomberg to release women from non-disclosure agreements they signed with his company if they want to speak publicly about allegations of crude remarks in the 1990s and a hostile work environment.




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Half Of Amsterdam Women Are Intimidated On The Street, Says Mayor

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Half Of Amsterdam Women Are Intimidated On The Street, Says Mayor

Via FreeWestMedia.com,



The Amsterdam city leadership is greatly concerned about the safety of girls and women in Amsterdam. But the mayor does not want the real perpetrators to be blamed.





According to Mayor Femke Halsema, girls and young women are being confronted with sexual intimidation or violence i

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n increasing numbers. Therefore, she is announcing measures, Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported.



Research shows that 51 percent of women in Amsterdam have been confronted with street intimidation. For the ages 15 to 34, the percentage is 81 percent. Many reports come especially from the region around the Central Station, by the red-light district, around the Leidseplein, Bijlmer, Jan Evertsenstraat and the Mercatorplein. Also online there has been a large increase in sexual harassment and violence. These areas happen to be populated by immigrants.



Halsema claims that for a smaller group of girls and women the situation in Amsterdam is “really alarming and almost hopeless due to a negative spiral of abuse and violence, sometimes extended over several generations”. The most unsafe place for women is at home; many perpetrators are ex-partners or family members. In Amsterdam, for example, the number of registered violent incidents went up by 7 percent: from 6 183 in 2017 to 6 608 in 2018.



The figures have been a reason for Halsema to launch a campaign, the focus of which is victims of sexual intimidation and violence, on the street or online. One of the aims is to create a greater readiness to report such incidents, so that the police and the Public Prosecution Service can conduct investigations. A personal approach is also being launched for girls who have repeatedly been victims of sexual violence.



Halsema is also entering into talks with the hotel-restaurant and night club industry because personnel are likely to see the practices of pinching, intimidation and abuse. “Most do not count this as one of their responsibilities.”



For victims, safe places to live have become the most sought after, even outside the city. Social workers are also encouraged to work differently.




“Social workers and parents often have little control, and there also seems to be a professional inability whereby the problems are not recognized or cases where people do not communicate properly,” says the mayor.




In addition, the existing area ban that the mayor proposed on notorious nuisance offenders will also be put in place for people who annoyingly hang around near a shelter for vulnerable girls, or who are demonstrably sexually intrusive on the street.



The causes of sexual intimidation and violence, just like the situations in which the victims find themselves, are diverse, writes Halsema. Along with classical patterns of power inequality, based on tradition or physical strength, in Amsterdam, “reactionary ideas about the equality of men and women have reappeared”.



She refers to a study in which it is alleged that rising religious fundamentalists as well as “secular extreme-right movements” encourage and justify hate toward women.




“Under the mask of a restoration of traditional role patterns, whereby women are subordinate to the demands and wishes of men, a woman’s ‘no’ is openly doubted or ignored. With the presence of religious fundamentalism in our local society, there is even talk of the re-entry of age-old and forbidden phenomena such as forced marriages and female circumcision.




Femke Halsema represents the party GroenLinks, which has never questioned immigration as the only possible reason for the surge of crimes targeting women and girls. Instead, she is trying to blame men in general and in particular conservative men. The irony was not lost on Geert Wilders, who tweeted in response: “How did that happen?” with a picture of Muslim men verbally harassing a Dutch girl.




Halsema writes that almost all woman in Amsterdam have felt unsafe, either in public spaces or in the private domain.




“The same goes for LGBHQ people. Walking hand in hand can be risky. Being alone can put your safety and physical integrity at risk. Not only on the street, but also behind closed doors, in houses, hotels and schools, the security and freedom of a portion of Amsterdamers cannot always be guaranteed. This is not only sad, it is also unacceptable.”




Amsterdam earlier introduced a ban on street intimidation, but it is not enforced in the capital city because the court in the Hague earlier ruled that the similar Rotterdam provision is not legally valid. According to the judges, such a ban can only be introduced by the Second and First Chambers of Parliament.




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Stockholm: 51% Of Women Feel Unsafe Going Out At Night

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Stockholm: 51% Of Women Feel Unsafe Going Out At Night

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,



A new survey shows that 51 per cent of women in Stockholm, Sweden feel unsafe going out at night, while the number who feel insecure in the daytime has doubled.





According to the County Administrative Board’s new citizen survey, more than half of women feel insecure in the ev

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enings while the overall figure who feel unsafe rose from 33 per cent to 44 per cent.



Since 2011, the proportion of citizens who feel unsafe in their own residential area during the daytime almost doubled from 11 per cent to 20 per cent.




“The growing insecurity in Stockholm is also underscored by the fact that more and more county residents are refraining from activities due to concern about being exposed to crime, such as walking, cinema or visiting acquaintances,” the report stated.




34 per cent of county residents now say they have ceased almost all outdoor activity due to fear of crime, compared to 20 per cent who gave the corresponding answer in 2011.



Sweden continues to experience huge problems with violent crime, shootings, explosions and grenade attacks, mostly as a result of turf warfare between rival migrant gangs. The country has accepted hundreds of thousands of new migrants, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, since 2015.



A recent opinion poll found that the anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats are now the most popular party in Sweden. The Sweden Democrats would get 24.2% of the votes if an election was held today, beating the ruling Social Democrats.



Back in October, Leif Östling, former CEO of trucking company Scania, warned that Sweden is heading towards civil war due to uncontrolled mass immigration.




We’ve taken in far too many people from outside. And we have. Those who come from the Middle East and Africa live in a society that we left almost a hundred years ago,” he said.




Meanwhile, new figures show that more Swedes than ever before are on anti-depressants, with a million of them taking the pharmaceutical drugs.



That’s one tenth of the population – double the amount who took anti-depressants in the early 2000s.



What could possibly explain the reason as to why people living in Sweden’s progressive utopia feel so unsafe and unhappy?





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Violence Against Women Continues To Rise In Germany

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Violence Against Women Continues To Rise In Germany

Murder, manslaughter and physical injury, rape, stalking, deprivation of liberty and forced prostitution are all examples of domestic violence, of which women are particularly affected, and, as Statista's Martin Armstrong points out, in the past year, cases of domestic violence against women have increased in Germany again.



According to a recent study by the Fe

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deral Criminal Police Office (BKA), presented today by German family minister Franziska Giffey, 81 per cent of victims of domestic partnership violence in Germany in 2018 were women. Giffey said the figures were shocking:




"They show that far too many women continue to suffer violence from their partner or ex-partner. More than once per hour in 2018, a woman in a relationship was dangerously injured."






You will find more infographics at Statista



According to the BKA, 122 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners in 2018, slightly less than in the previous year. Overall, however, the number of acts of violence committed by a partner has increased - from 113,965 in 2017 to 114,393 female victims in 2018. In addition, there were 26,000 men who were threatened, coerced or injured by their partner or ex-partner.



 




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Company Stock Prices Fall When Women Are Added To Boards Of Directors

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Company Stock Prices Fall When Women Are Added To Boards Of Directors

Turns out that many companies who seek to embrace equality by any means could actually be doing their shareholders a disservice. But hey, we thought equality of outcome was a guaranteed fast track to utopia! What happened?



In fact, many companies experience stock price declines when women are added to the board of directors, Bloomberg points out.



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analysis of 14 years of market returns across almost 1,900 companies recently revealed that when companies appoint female directors, they experienced two years of stock declines. Companies saw their stock fall by an average of 2.3% just from adding one additional woman to their board.



Kaisa Snellman, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD business school and a co-author of the study said: "Shareholders penalize these companies, despite the fact that increased gender diversity doesn’t have a material effect on a company’s return on assets. Nothing happens to the actual value of the companies. It’s just the perceptions that change.” 



The study suggests that investor biases are to blame. The study asked senior managers with MBAs to read fictional press releases announcing new board members. The statements were identical, but for the gender of the incoming director. Participants said that men were more likely to care about profits and less about social values, while women were deemed to be "softer". 



Snellman continued:  “If anyone is biased, it is the market. Investors should consider organizations that add women and other under-represented groups to their boards because there's a good chance that company is being undervalued.”





Despite this study's findings, other non-academic reports over the years have suggested that diverse leadership results in corporate success. A McKinsey analysis concluded that board diversity correlates with positive financial performance and a 2019 Credit Suisse report noted a "performance premium for board diversity". 



These findings have prompted investors like BlackRock to push for diversity on boards. Women now account for more than 25% of board members on the S&P 500 and 20% of boards globally.



“It has become kind of a myth. Add a woman on your board, and a company starts doing better,” Snellman continued.   



Results remain mixed when looking into diversity, however. An analysis from September showed share prices rose after companies showed better than average levels of gender diversity. Another study from October found that investors punished companies without female directors after California passed a law mandating that all boards in the state must have one woman by the end of this year. The researchers suspected that the market was reacting to the lack of compliance with the new rules for many companies. 



Snellman counted 140 research papers that showed no clear relationship between adding diversity and improving performance metrics. 



Snellman concluded: “Just to be very clear, I'm not saying that we should not promote female leaders into senior leader positions. But is there a business case for gender diversity on boards? If you ask an academic, the answer is no.”





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    Ignoring Women Costs Financial Industry $700 Billion a Year? Mish Calls "Bull$hit"

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    Ignoring Women Costs Financial Industry $700 Billion a Year? Mish Calls "Bull$hit"

    Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,



    A study says Ignoring women costs $700 billion dollars a year in lost profits. I say bullshit...





    Obvious Bullshit

    Please consider an article by Emily Cadman, on Bloomberg, Ignoring Women Costs the Financial Indu

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    stry $700 Billion a Year.




    The male-dominated finance industry is missing out on more than $700 billion a year in revenue by failing to listen to or tailor products for women, according to management consultancy Oliver Wyman.



    “Women are arguably the single largest under-served group of customers in financial services,” Jessica Clempner, the report’s lead author, said in a statement Tuesday. “Firms are leaving money on the table by not listening to and understanding their women customers.”




    No Link to Study

    The article did not post a link to the study. Bloomberg seldom does. This makes it hard to see what the report really said or how.



    Only Two Costs Cited

    There are the only two cost examples mentioned in the article.




    • If insurers sold life policies to women at the same rate as to men, they could generate $500 million in new premiums, Oliver Wyman estimated.




    • Women also tend to hold more of their assets in cash rather than stocks and bonds, costing wealth and asset managers a potential $25 billion in fees.



    The Math

    Assuming those numbers are accurate, they total $25.5 billion a year.



    Where the hell is the other $674.5 billion?



    Please don't tell me that the $500 million was supposed to be $500 billion because I will not believe that either. Besides, if women are more cautious perhaps they a a bit smarter. Other than term-life, most insurance schemes are pure garbage.



    And as for the $25 billion, with trading fees down to zero, I am more than a bit suspicious of that number as well.



    OK. Let's lure women into new women-designed ETFs.



    Q: Did the author propose one?



    A. No



    Q: Did Jessica Clempner, the report’s lead author?



    A. Who the hell knows because there is no link to the report.



    But seriously, are ETF's and services designed for women going to bring in the other $674.5 billion?



    Nonetheless, this story is likely to go viral because of the preposterous claims. Few will realize what happened. The parrots at Yahoo! Finance already picked it up, without comment or additional links, but did leave out the link to the Oliver Wyman advertisement.



    Click-Bait Infomercial

    There is no study, wild numbers, and a missing $674.5 billion out of an amazing $700 billion claim.



    Instead there is a link to an Oliver Wyman advertisement.



    What is this all about?



    Cadman's article smacks of a paid-for infomercial, not so cleverly disguised with hype clickbait.




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    Women Are Having Plastic Surgery To Fix "Resting Bitch Face"

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    Women Are Having Plastic Surgery To Fix "Resting Bitch Face"

    More and more women are flocking to plastic surgery to correct a devastating condition known as "resting bitch face", according the New York Post.



    "Resting bitch face" is a condition wherein you look - well, bitchy - due to your normal, everyday facial expression. It's also sometimes just referred to as simply "being from New York City". 

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    Hope Davis, one woman who got surgery for the condition after her friends uploaded "a batch of unflattering photos to Facebook and Instagram", said: 




    “I was like, ‘Oh great, I look mad in the middle of the party’. I looked like a sourpuss.”




    Davis didn't comment on whether or not she actually was "mad in the middle of the party" - a road we hope she considered before having someone slice her face open. Perhaps she just wasn't having a good day at the time.





    But it's too late to look back now. She, like many other women, turned right to a plastic surgeon. 



    Dr. David Shafer, a double board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Midtown, said he's familiar with the request to deal with "RBF", as he called it, and said its a common request that he gets several times each week.



    Davis instructed Shafer that she didn't want a 'Joker' smile, but rather a "pleasant resting look". 



    Doctors use techniques like injecting fillers into the face and Botox to achieve the look. The procedure takes about 10 to 20 minutes and can cost between $500 to $5,000. It generally lasts "up to two years". 



    Shafer said:




     “The worse the ‘bitch face,’ the more effective the Botox. If you always look dumpy, or unfriendly … people are going to react to you differently.”






    Shafer said that requests to fix "RBF" have more than doubled over the last year. He claims it is due to a shift in focus to the lower face, “popularized by the Kardashians” and the prevalence of selfies, which force people to look downward at their phone, accentuating their resting bitch faces.



    Davis said: “Nobody can quite put their finger on it, but they notice something’s different. People have definitely complimented me saying, ‘Oh you look so pretty and cute today.’ ”



    Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft said: “People gravitate to women who they perceive as happy.”




    "It helps make patients look less sad," she continued. 




    But, as Davis will unfortunately find out, hacking your face apart isn't necessary going to make you happy on the inside. 



    She concluded:




     “I caught a glimpse of myself out of the corner of my eye, and it gave me a positive vibe because I looked happy. This whole time, [I was focused on] how I project to the world, but I wasn’t paying attention to how I project to myself.”




    Maybe they'll have plastic surgery for your soul at that point...




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    Google Maps Struggles To Fix Glitch That Sends Women Seeking Abortions To Pro-Life Clinics

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    Google Maps Struggles To Fix Glitch That Sends Women Seeking Abortions To Pro-Life Clinics

    Alphabet employees will be just thrilled to read this.



    Google Maps is scrambling to try and fix a glitch that sometimes directs people who are searching for an abortion clinic to pro-life family planning organizations, Vice reports.



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    e Maps will often unintentionally misdirect women. This is most likely if the nearest abortion clinic is hundreds of miles away.





    For example, there's only one abortion clinic left in the state of North Dakota. It's in the state's second-largest city, Fargo. But if you're using Google Maps to search for an abortion clinic in North Dakota's second-largest city, Bismarck, the clinic in Fargo oftentimes won't even show up.




    Instead, searching Google Maps for “Where can I get an abortion in Bismarck, North Dakota?” will bring up results not only for a facility that doesn’t offer abortion but also for North Dakota Right to Life — an organization that lobbies to end abortion.



    "That is very frustrating, and certainly I would love to be able to do something about that," said Tammi Kromenaker, director of the Red River Women’s Clinic, North Dakota’s only abortion provider. "And a small clinic like ours doesn’t have the capacity to do it."




    Nearly half of the states in the US - 21 in total - are considered "at risk" of banning abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned, something that's looking increasingly probable.



    One common ploy used by pro-life organizations to confuse Google's algorithm is buying an acknowledgment that it doesn't provide abortions in small type in a difficult-to-find section of its website.



    outright lies are another popular tactic.




    Businesses can choose from a list of pre-selected categories when describing themselves on Google Maps, such as "women's health clinic," "pregnancy care center," or "abortion clinic." After a business creates or claims its listing, Google sends a physical postcard to its address for authentication.




    Paul Pennington, a Google spokesman, told Vice that Google sometimes uses human analysts to ferret out organizations that game its system to misrepresent themselves. But it only has so much manpower, and providers' (or non-providers) tactics are constantly evolving.




    "There are situations in which it can be overt misrepresentation and the business knows what they’re doing. I mean, that’s the purpose of the business," Pennington said. "If you are picking the right business category, if you are - again - being very clear in your website and you say, 'We do not provide these services, etc.,' that’s on us."




    Alice Huling, a lawyer for the liberal government watchdog Campaign for Accountability, told the Guardian that many of these pro-family organizations that mislead women on Google Maps ultimately hope to draw the pregnant women in, then try to convince them to carry the pregnancy to term. If they still don't feel ready to care for the child, the mother can put their child up for adoption. 




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    Of note, the FBI found a "substantial collection of photographic trophies of his victims (p. 12) and other young females" at Epstein's Manhattan residence. 



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    "He was the most intense person I ever met," said Scully. 




    Epstein wanted phone or internet access nearly everywhere on the 72-acre island, Scully said, including in a secluded cove that the financier referred to as “the grotto.” Given his work in high-volume financial trading, Scully said, Epstein “never wanted a call to drop” because of weak digital coverage on the island.



    The island's primary compound was arranged in a “Danish style” layout -- with individual bedroom suites in individual buildings surrounding a courtyard, Scully recalled, including a pair of large cockatoo statues lording over the island's gardens. He said that at one point, he recalled Epstein wanting to change the name of the island from "Little St. James" to “Little Saint Jeff.”




    According to Scully, that the strange 'temple' structure was actually a gym, which contained a massive framed photo of a topless woman.





    On July 6, Epstein was arrested on charges of sex-trafficking of minors, and has been held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan where he awaits trial. On Thursday, Judge Richard M. Berman denied his request to be released under house arrest pending trial.



    Epstein, who maintained close ties with former President Bill Clinton and several other prominent individuals, has denied the charges. 



    For those interested in a closer look at Epstein's island, check out 'Rusty Shackleford's' YouTube channel full of HD drone footage. 



    For example, here's a peek inside one of the very buildings Scully was talking about. You can see an Apple computer monitor in the window.



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