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Bullying In One of Its Most Raw Forms

There comes a time when issues such as harassment of women in the workplace, sexual or otherwise cuts across all lines. This is one of those times. Bill O’Reilly keeps protesting his innocence. His fans still adore him. His numbers, despite losing almost all of his advertisers, didn’t move. And yet…Too many intelligent, eloquent women have stepped forward to tell their story. There is something very, very wrong in the heart of the Fox News company.

Unless one has stood in the shoes of those women, having endured whatever form of harassment was put upon them, for now, one should simply listen and watch what transpires as the story continues to unfold. There will be more heads that roll. There is no doubt that many people at the top knew exactly what was happening and turned a blind eye. They, too, will be ousted.

Where this story is not being shown also speaks volumes. Drudge, a conservative news sight, has dropped it. They ran it for a day and then it quietly slipped away. Not writing about it doesn’t make it disappear. There are just too many women who have come forward to make it not real. We have seen a few of these women interviewed. They tell their stories clinically and in great detail, as they have been trained to do.

As anyone with half a brain can attest to, this form of put up or you won’t move up goes on in corporations all over the world. Bullying in raw form. Perhaps, just perhaps, this story will give some of other women the courage to speak up without fear of losing their jobs.

In the last Blanche report, we wrote about the way women on the air dress. It’s just not appropriate for the type of work they do. It doesn’t fit with the words. Ah, but men like it. And therefore? This is part and parcel of the entire problem. Appealing to men’s base instincts to garner advertisers and make money, one day will end.

For the moment, O’Reilly seems to have gotten away – with tens of millions of dollars – making the lives of tens of women a misery. So far in the story, the word fair is missing in this equation.

Here’s something sobering: A new study, which it must be said does not show the full picture and more evidence is needed before any definite conclusions can be drawn – says that drinking diet sodas triples the risk of stroke and dementia.

Given the disclaimer above, read this part: A spokesperson from the Alzheimer’s Society said, “This research does not show that artificially sweetened drinks cause dementia. But it does highlight a worrying association that requires further investigation.” Drink water.

Looks like the sixth terror strike on Paris in three years. A policeman was shot dead while two others were seriously injured by a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on the Champs Elysees – just three days before the French presidential election. The gunman pulled up in a car and opened fire on a police bus after it had stopped at a red light.

French police said the attack was probably a ‘terrorist act’ and dramatic video footage captured the moment police shot dead the ISIS terrorist – who was known to security services – and had been flagged as an ‘extremist’.Police have now launched a desperate manhunt for a second suspect after heavily armed officers flooded the area in the heart of the French capital. The story is not over.

This Sunday is the first part of the election in France. Marie Le Pen is still expected to emerge on Sunday as one of the two finalists in the May 7 runoff. She’s about as extreme as they come.

Here’s some of her red-flag rhetoric: “Just watch the interlopers from all over the world come and install themselves in our home,” she said. “They want to transform France into a giant squat.”

“But it’s up to the owner to decide who can come in,” Ms. Le Pen continued. “So, our first act will be to restore France’s frontiers.”

Today’s shooting on the Champs Elysees fits perfectly into her line of thinking. Let them in and they will kill us and take over our country.

We will leave this story with her words, which are pretty scary: “Will we be able to live much longer as French people in France, while entire neighborhoods are being transformed?” It is right for us not to want our country transformed into a mere corridor, a giant railway station.”

Too little too late and too many ‘immigrants’ in France now to really change the culture of the country. If she wins, things could get very, very ugly there. Blanche, forget about April in Paris. C’est fini.

Did you know that one of the events for Montreal’s 375th birthday is a rodeo? Seriously. This fits perfectly in the what-were-they-thinking category.

It’s pretty obvious that Montreal has put aside millions and millions of dollars to spend on the this year-long party and they intend on spending every last cent of it. Even if it means building tree stumps, footprints to the old port and a rodeo. Get a grip. It’s only a birthday party.

Guess what’s happening in Washington this weekend? Another march. All of these marches start out the same way – with a theme. This march’s theme is the March for Science.

Activists and scientists are expected to descend on Washington to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day and March for Science rallies. The demonstration comes a week after the Tax March and a week before the People’s Climate March.

So what do all of these marches have in common? They all, every one of them, turn into an anti-Trump march. Snivelling, poor losers who can’t deal with the fact that their candidate lost because she was awful, flawed and there was no one else to run. Get. Over. It.

Good Shabbos We’ll talk…

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