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Diabolical: Read The ‘Options’ Civil Rights Lawyer Lisa Bloom Offered To New Client Harvey Weinstein When The Scandal Broke

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A new book is out today, entitled “She Said,” by the New York Times reporters, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose investigation of Harvey Weinstein was instrumental in his downfall.

The book is said to reveal previously unknown details about the case including the many ways Weinstein and “his representatives tried to kill” the story.

Huffington Post writer Yashar Ali posted a copy of lawyer Lisa Bloom’s opening memo to her new client, Harvey Weinstein, about the best way to deal with actress Rose McGowan. It was written in December 2016.

(This memo is included in the book and can be viewed in Ali’s tweet below.)

McGowan alleges that Weinstein raped her in 1997 at a Sundance film festival. She was one of the first women to publicly accuse the notorious producer of rape.

Bloom proves she is high-profile feminist attorney Gloria Allred’s daughter. She’s on this. Here are your options Harvey.

Bloom tells Weinstein, “I feel equipped to help you against the Roses of the world, because I have represented so many of them. We can place an article re her becoming increasingly unglued, so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she’s discredited.”

Here is one of Bloom’s options:

Counterops online campaign to push back and call her out as a pathological liar. A few well placed articles now will go a long way if things blow up for us down the line. We can place an article re her becoming increasingly unglued so that when someone Googles her, this is what pops up and she is discredited. We have all the facts based on publicly available information.

Bloom also writes, “A reminder: would you please connect me with David Boies so that I can get retained?” This is interesting because Boies represents Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims. Bloom herself had gained a reputation as a victim’s advocate. However, in the Weinstein case, both unleash their knowledge of the law against Weinstein’s victims. Variety writes that both Bloom and Boies “emerge as ruthless advocates on behalf of Weinstein.”

“She Said” evidently portrays Bloom in a very negative light. A New York Times review of the book says “Maybe the most appalling figure in this constellation of collaborators and enablers is Lisa Bloom, Allred’s daughter.”

McGowan spoke to Variety and said, “What these people have done to my standing in the world has been systematic — it’s been evil. It’s one of the worst cases of gaslighting I’ve ever heard, and it’s starring me.”

(How does she think Trump must feel?)

McGowan continued:

Her [Bloom] email [memo] is staggering. Staggering! This woman should never work again. Lisa Bloom should be disbarred. So should David Boies…I hope this book will go a long way to exonerating me and the other victims who’ve dealt with slander and mental assault for years now. But in my own life, I’m incredibly happy now and feeling very balanced. And that’s something they can’t take from me.

To her credit, Bloom left Weinstein’s legal team in October 2017, amid mounting criticism. And she reiterated an apology she had made in at that time on twitter over the weekend.

And today, David Boies issued a statement (not an apology) through a spokesperson which said:

David Boies is focused among many things on reforming the country’s electoral college voting system — big argument tomorrow in Boston — and deeply committed to his work representing the leading voices of victims of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s horrific international sex trafficking operation. Ms. McGowan is unquestionably entitled to her deeply held beliefs and opinions but her suggestion regarding David’s bar status is a bridge too far for any reasonable conversation.

Read the memo.

 

 

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Fifty State and Territorial Attorney’s General Unleash Anti-Trust Investigation On Google

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This is nothing but good.

Attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories on Monday officially announced an antitrust investigation of Google, embarking on a wide-ranging review of a tech giant that Democrats and Republicans said may threaten competition, consumers and the continued growth of the web.

Appearing on the steps of the Supreme Court, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton charged that Google “dominates all aspects of advertising on the Internet and searching on the Internet,” though he cautioned that despite his criticism the states had launched an investigation for now and not a lawsuit.

Paxton said the probe’s initial focus is online advertising. Google is expected to rake in more than $48 billion in U.S. digital ad revenue this year, far rivaling its peers, while capturing 75 percent of all spending on U.S. search ads, according to eMarketer.

“They dominate the buyer side, the seller side, the auction side and the video side with YouTube,” he said during a news conference alongside officials from 11 states and the District of Columbia.

If you are a libertarian or in the thrall of a pure form of free market capitalism, you can just skip the rest of this. I’m not. I trust large business even less than I trust large government because it is rarely constrained by fear of exposure (when was the last time the Department of Interior sent surreptitious recordings of you rogering the old lady off to an independent contractor for them to use do develop better Artificial Intelligence? Didn’t think so, but if you use Apple’s Siri you have aided in their research) and are much more likely to do illegal stuff because the currency in business is pleasing the boss and getting promotions while in the bureaucracy it is hitting the door at 4:30 and getting a pension.

There is zero doubt that Google is a bad actor. There is no doubt that it is a monopoly and any competitor that exists is allowed to stay in business simply to provide the window-dressing of an open market.

My personal hope is that this coalition of state attorneys general crushes Google as it is currently configured and breaks it up into smaller business units that are forbidden from using the massive amount of consumer data compiled by Google to dominate markets. Then I hope they go after Facebook and Twitter.

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City of San Antonio Hit With Lawsuit From Texas Chick-fil-A Supporters Over Airport Banning

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FILE – This Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

The city of San Antonio landed itself in hot water earlier this year over its March decision to effectively ban Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at the city’s airport for the next seven years. The stated reason why was a report on the company’s 2017 charitable contributions to organizations characterized by the actvist left as “anti-gay.”

As outrage ensued, the FAA launched an investigation in May into the actions of the San Antonio city council. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against them in June over documents the state had requested but not received over the issue.

Now some Texas fans of the America’s favorite fast food chicken chain are filing a lawsuit of their own.

Fox News reports:

Five Texas fans of Chick-fil-A have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio for its decision to ban the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the local airport. In March, city council officials rejected the restaurant’s bid to open a new location in San Antonio International Airport due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Sept. 5, plaintiffs Patrick Von Dohlen, Brian Greco, Kevin Jason Khattar, Michael Knuffke and Daniel Petri filed suit against the city under S.B. 1978, otherwise known as the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.”

Supporters of the bill argue that the provision, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms, while opponents say it discriminates against the LGBTQ community.

What does the lawsuit call for? To allow for Chick-fil-A to resume plans for a restaurant at the airport, and to take away the ability of the city council to do this to any other business on the same grounds in the future:

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs pushed for the court to declare that the city of San Antonio “violated and continues to violate” the law by banning Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport and issue an injunction to block the city and airport shop operator Paradies Lagardère from banning the chain at the air hub in the future.

Furthermore, the plaintiffs also hope to issue another injunction to have a Chick-fil-A open at the airport and issue an order to stop the city from “taking any adverse action against Chick-fil-A or any other person or entity, which is based wholly or partly on that person or entity’s support for religious organizations that oppose homosexual behavior” and receive attorney’s fees and other relief.

Do the plaintiffs have a case? Stay tuned.

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    Is the CIA Up To Something Because That Rescued Russian Spy Is Living In This $1MM Virginia Home Under His Own Name

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    The big story CNN tried to float yesterday was that a highly placed spy in the entourage of Vladimir Putin was forced to be exfiltrated because senior CIA officials were deathly afraid that the source would be blown by President Trump while engaging in some unguarded moment (you know how he is, amirite?) or at the height of hyperbole (amirite?). The story made no sense in any way shape or form (see CNN Russian Spy Exfiltration Story Trips All the Bull**** Alarms On Two Continents) and today the New York Times effectively refuted the entire thesis of Sciutto’s NeverTrump fantasy (New York Times Says CNN’s Jim Sciutto’s Report Blaming Trump For The US Losing An Intel Source Is Pure Bunk).

    Today, Fusion GPS’s mouthpiece who also works as an NBC correspondent, Ken Delanian, reports that this fearsome spy is living quite openly under his own name.

    A former senior Russian official is living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection, current and former government officials tell NBC News.

    NBC News is withholding the man’s name and other key details at the request of U.S. officials, who say reporting the information could endanger his life.

    Yet the former Russian government official, who had a job with access to secrets, was living openly under his true name.

    An NBC News correspondent went to the man’s house in the Washington area and rang the doorbell. Five minutes later, two young men in an SUV came racing up the street and parked immediately adjacent to the correspondent’s car.

    The men, who identified themselves only as friends of the Russian, asked the correspondent what he was doing there.

    A former senior national security official said the men were likely U.S. government agents monitoring the Russian’s house.

    In took me about five minutes to find the name of the Russian.

    The Russians are downplaying his importance and saying they don’t care where he is

    And they may be right. A couple with the same name as the alleged spy bought a house in Stafford County, Virginia, last year for $925,000.

    Given the extent to which Putin has shown himself willing to go to kill defectors and even critics abroad, keep in mind the use of nerve agent to kill Sergei Skripal, a GRU agent who had been recruited by British Intelligence, imprisoned, and swapped as part of an exchange of spies, one sort of has the right to ask why an agent who was as important as he’s portrayed by CNN and The New York Times and various other outlets was allowed to continue to use his own name. It sort of makes you think that there might be more to the story, no?

    Here’s some food for thought

    Not airtight by any stretch of the imagination but it certainly doesn’t make any less sense than the stream of CIA leaks to the media on this guy that would have put the FSB at his doorstep in a matter of days if not hours, he resists exfiltration, and then when he’s exfiltrated he doesn’t go undercover and live in fear of a hit squad dispatched by Putin to make an example of what happens to traitors.

    There is a helluva lot more to this than we’ve been told because refugees from Putin’s inner circle just don’t behave like this.

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    Watch: Trump Shreds Obama then Burns the Remains During North Carolina Speech

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    President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    President Donald Trump smacked former President Barack Obama over his lack of concern for the United States in favor of his concern for the rest of the world.

    As highlighted by the Daily Wire, Trump’s speech in Fayetteville, North Carolina, turned to his standing among his NATO allies and noted that Obama is more popular overseas than he is. Trump made it clear that the reason is simple, and it’s that he’s making them pay their bills.

    “Obama is more popular in Germany than Trump. He’s got to be. I’m making people pay their bills. The day I’m more popular than him, I’m not doing my job. They like him more in Europe than they like Trump. I think they should,” he said.

    Trump told the crowd that he made his NATO allies pay more after America footed the bill for years, making sure other countries were protected on our taxpayer dime. Trump rocked the proverbial boat when he pointed out how unfair this deal was, especially given the fact that these same countries were hurting us on trade.

    “You finally have a president who understands that I’m not supposed to be president of the world; I’m supposed to be president of the United States of America,” said Trump.

    While this may seem like another Trump swipe, what he’s saying is actually important here.

    We’ve spent a very long time being the world’s babysitter, and footing bills for longer than we should ever have been. Trump noted that when it came time for these countries to stand on their own their only comeback and excuse was that American had never asked them to do that before. While that’s true, it doesn’t make it a good excuse.

    In fact, I’d say that this is a black mark on our own leaders than anything else.

    Americans should absolutely be looking after themselves first, and then helping other countries with charity second. Interference in other countries in any way should only come if it’s direly required. Looking back at how many of our leaders threw away our money for no other reason than because that’s just the way we’ve always done it makes one wonder how much more we can do away with.

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    It’s Not a Right, Democrats

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    Americans have God-given rights that are outlined conveniently in a document appropriately called the “Bill of Rights.” It’s a list that essentially tells the government that it cannot deprive an American citizen of certain things or oblige certain things unless a strict set of requirements are met that allows a government body to deprive or take away said right.

    It’s a pretty simple document to follow and is pretty clear about what is and isn’t a right. According to the left, however, everything that their voting base wants, no matter how picayune, is a right.

    Abortion? That’s a right. Education, even into college? That’s a right too. Migrating here illegally? Also a right. Sen. Bernie Sanders alone seems to come up with a new right every day and throws them around like Oprah giving out free cars.

    Then we have failed Texas Senate candidate and failing 2020 Presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke who is telling everyone that it’s a right to be able to live close to your work.

    Just real fast, let’s take a look at what rights we have in the Bill of Rights.

    I’m seeing the right to free speech and to practice whatever religion I please. I’m seeing the right to own a firearm and protection from being unreasonably searched, as well as due process.

    What I’m not seeing is the right to an abortion or higher education. I’m definitely not seeing the right to live in or around a rich neighborhood when I’m not rich myself.

    What rights we have are outlined clearly. Some things may be legal, but that does not make them rights. For instance, you can legally get an abortion, but you have no right to it. If a state wants to ban abortions, they can do that. However, a state cannot tell its residents that it can’t have a gun. They can complicate and restrict it, but they can’t ban ownership.

    This is the important thing to remember about rights. They’re a boundry for the government. It says the government cannot interfere or hamper the listed right and if and when a citizen needs to practice any given right, the government will oblige whether it likes it or not.

    In short, you cannot force the government to provide you with a place next to Rich Uncle Pennybags. It can legally provide you with one under various circumstances, but that doesn’t make it a right.

    So why are they saying these things are rights when they’re not? It’s multiple reasons.

    The first is that they believe they can get away with it because they’re pretty sure you haven’t read the bill of rights yourself, or they’re relying on the fact that you think they know how the Constitution works better than you do. In other words, they’re banking on ignorance they hope you have.

    I advise going through the Constitution. It’s an easy read.

    The second reason is that they’re hoping you’ll buy their “it’s a right” talk in order to convince you that they’re going to provide things that are being denied to you by those people, and “those people” can be whichever boogie man they need at the time. In O’Rourke’s video, you can see the role of the villain is played by “the rich.”

    So he wants you to believe that he’ll force the rich to back down from blocking your right to having a house near them. The truth is that the rich can’t stop you from practicing your right to have a house next to them because you don’t have a right to have a house next to them in the first place.

    It sure does sound heroic of him, though, doesn’t it? Almost as if he’s willing to fight for the little guy.

    And that brings me to reason three of why he’s telling you it’s a right. He wants you to believe he’s a man of good character who will stand up for the underprivileged. In fact, it’s a common thing among Democrats be it Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. They pretend to be champions of the downtrodden.

    They’re not. Sanders is a rich man who owns multiple homes despite his supposed love of socialism. Warren is an elitist whose lifestyle is far removed from the people she claims to be one with. O’Rourke actually has a history of screwing over the poor and taking their property away via eminent domain.

    For a guy who says living somewhere is a right, he sure seems willing to take it away from you if it’s beneficial to him.

    Look into what Democrats are promising you and you may be surprised with how much they’re lying to you. If you’re a little insulted, you have the right to be angry and give voice to that anger. I encourage it.

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    Watch: Trump Shreds Obama then Burns the Remains During North Carolina Speech

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    President Donald Trump smacked former President Barack Obama over his lack of concern for the United States in favor of his concern for the rest of the world.

    As highlighted by the Daily Wire, Trump’s speech in Fayetteville, North Carolina, turned to his standing among his NATO allies and noted that Obama is more popular overseas than he is. Trump made it clear that the reason is simple, and it’s that he’s making them pay their bills.

    “Obama is more popular in Germany than Trump. He’s got to be. I’m making people pay their bills. The day I’m more popular than him, I’m not doing my job. They like him more in Europe than they like Trump. I think they should,” he said.

    Trump told the crowd that he made his NATO allies pay more after America footed the bill for years, making sure other countries were protected on our taxpayer dime. Trump rocked the proverbial boat when he pointed out how unfair this deal was, especially given the fact that these same countries were hurting us on trade.

    “You finally have a president who understands that I’m not supposed to be president of the world; I’m supposed to be president of the United States of America,” said Trump.

    While this may seem like another Trump swipe, what he’s saying is actually important here.

    We’ve spent a very long time being the world’s babysitter, and footing bills for longer than we should ever have been. Trump noted that when it came time for these countries to stand on their own their only comeback and excuse was that American had never asked them to do that before. While that’s true, it doesn’t make it a good excuse.

    In fact, I’d say that this is a black mark on our own leaders than anything else.

    Americans should absolutely be looking after themselves first, and then helping other countries with charity second. Interference in other countries in any way should only come if it’s direly required. Looking back at how many of our leaders threw away our money for no other reason than because that’s just the way we’ve always done it makes one wonder how much more we can do away with.

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    That Democratic Party Favorability Advantage Just Went Poof

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    Some more moderate Democrats (well, moderate by today’s standards) have been sounding the alarm on this for a while. Their presidential candidates haven’t been listening.

    During the 2018 election, the Democrats enjoyed a sizable advantage in favorability among the electorate. We would eventually see that play out as the votes were cast, with a somewhat sizable blue wave sweeping over the country. Democrats retook the House with over 40 seat pickups and Republicans, while gaining seats in the Senate, didn’t get up to the 55 that looked possible earlier in the summer.

    Now, that favorability advantage is gone.

    As Ed Morrisey over at HotAir writes, this can be almost completely laid at the feet of the leftward lurch the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have taken.

    What happened? Leonhardt reaches back to a July NPR/Marist poll to argue that the party’s progressives are pushing away from populism into straight-out socialism — and that voters won’t buy it. Decriminalizing the border and slavery reparations are now practically de rigueur for presidential hopefuls, but it runs right into a brick wall with the electorate:

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    The simple answer is that the crazy things the left are pushing, the majority of Americans simply don’t support. Even something like “free public college” can only garner 51%, and that’s before it’s articulated that taxes will have to go up to pay for it.

    The support for the “Green New Deal” continues to baffle, but again, when polls ask about it in relation to the government control and cost, public support plummets for it.

    It’s still really, really early. Nothing we are seeing now is dispositive of what will happen in 2020. That includes polls that are both good and bad for Republicans. But, what this does show is that the strategy of preaching radical socialism isn’t working for Democrats. Their only real hope is that Biden somehow coasts to the nomination without his eye completely exploding next time.

    Here’s the reason this trend extremely important for Trump. The President is never going to garner 50+% favorability. He’s likely to never cross 50% approval outside of Rasmussen’s polling. The way Trump wins is how he won in 2016. He gets his opponent down in the mud and exposes them. If the Democratic party favorability is at parity with Republicans, that’s a huge advantage to Trump because it’s basically giving him a head start.

    If the nominee ends up being an Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, Trump will immediately have the foil he needs to propel himself to reelection. Neither of them are going to tack to the center, as has been shown necessary in essentially every presidential race in the modern era. Of course, the stakes become much higher if it’s Warren and not Biden though. At that point, we enter Flight 93 election territory.

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    BREAKING. John Bolton Dismissed As National Security Advisor

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    Whoa. The ‘Stache is no more.

    This had been rumored to be a possibility for about a week, but there isn’t anyone in the Trump administration who hasn’t been rumored to face imminent firing. This is the New York Times take and I can’t say I disagree a whole lot:

    To his admirers, Mr. Bolton was supposed to be a check on what they feared would be naïve diplomacy, a cleareyed realist who would keep a president without prior experience in foreign affairs from giving away the store to wily adversaries. But Mr. Trump has long complained privately that Mr. Bolton was too willing to get the United States into another war.

    The tension between the men was aggravated in recent months by the president’s decisions to call off a planned airstrike on Iran in retaliation for the downing of an American surveillance drone and to meet with Mr. Kim at the Demilitarized Zone and cross over into North Korea.

    Mr. Bolton favored the strike on Iran and publicly criticized recent North Korean missile tests that Mr. Trump brushed off. After the president arranged the DMZ meeting with Mr. Kim via a last-minute Twitter message, Mr. Bolton opted not to accompany him and instead proceeded on a previously scheduled trip to Mongolia.

    The rift between the president and his national security adviser owed as much to personality as to policy. The president never warmed to him, a dynamic that is often fatal in this White House. Mr. Bolton also clashed with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    At its core, the schism reflected a deep-seated philosophical difference that has characterized the Trump presidency. While given to bellicose language, Mr. Trump came to office deeply skeptical of overseas military adventures and promising negotiations to resolve volatile conflicts. Mr. Bolton, however, has been one of Washington’s most outspoken hawks and unapologetic advocates of American power to defend the country’s interests.

    I also think that Bolton is responsible for the schizophrenic policy we’ve adopted in dealing with Venezuela.

    One can’t help but feel that the downfall of Bolton was pretty much the same as that of McMaster. Both men, it seemed to me, approached their job as one of being the “adult in the room” who was going to show Trump how smart people did things rather than engaging in a partnership with Trump to help him craft and implement a foreign policy he was comfortable with.

    Who’s next? I have no idea but were I the replacement I might travel light and be slow to unpack my stuff.

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    There is a New Feminist Version of the Monopoly Game That Pays Female Players More Than the Males

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    Hasbro will address the Patriarchy by instilling female-privilege into its iconic game.

    In a move that supposedly will empower women and is not in any fashion whatsoever pandering, it has been announced that a new version of the generationally popular board game MONOPOLY is getting a makeover (unless, it is sexist to say so…) The new version is being dubbed “Ms. Monopoly’, and there will be new rules.

    One of America’s most recognizable board games is getting an upgrade. Hasbro is debuting a new game celebrating women’s empowerment — Ms. Monopoly, marking the first time in Monopoly history when a new mascot will be featured on the cover of the game. The twist? In Ms. Monopoly, female players will get more money.
    The most notable change is that when women pass GO they will receive a 20% increase over the male players, receiving $240.00 each time they pass, while men are paid at the standard $200 limit. In addition, other changes will be seen, such as instead of buying properties you will be buying inventions created by women.

    ‘It’s a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” the company said in a press release. It seems a rather wrong message to think you are empowering girls who play by delivering the message they can only succeed if the standards are tilted to favor them. Nothing is being repaired by this rule change, because in the original game there was no gender pay imbalance — everyone received the same income and all players had an equal opportunity to succeed.

    Now the message to young females is they need to have a built-in advantage in order to succeed, and then deal with the resentment when they end up winning. It would be deeply instructive if one of the businesses that players could invest in was the Handsome Her Bakery. This was the Australiaan eatery that made global headlines when it was going to charge male customers eighteen percent more than women — and promptly went out of business. There is your teachable roll of the dice.

    Of course if you are going to insert social engineering into the rules that means that the exact same tactic can be used to undermine those same rules. The fix to any player who feels slighted by the gender dynamics simply has to declare that they self-identify as a female — and just that easy you have found yourself on the receiving end of more income!

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