Offensive Crayons Presents: The 12 Days of Shitmas

Offensive Crayons Offers A Holiday Promotion

Offensive Crayons Presents The 12 Days of Shitmas

Alice Vaughn is the creator of Offensive Crayons

A Naughty and Nice Promotional Contest Just in Time for the Holidays

We're feeling generous this holiday season. Since we're known for our Offensive Crayons, we're giving away matching gifts equally as disappointing and distasteful.”

— Alice Vaughn, Creator of Offensive Crayons

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, December 15, 2019 / — Beat those holiday blues with humor and nasty cheer as Offensive Crayons presents: The 12 Days of Shitmas! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus here’s a fun contest that will warm those bitter bones faster than an a cup of overpriced Starbucks hot chocolate!

“We're feeling generous this holiday season,” says Offensive Crayons creator and founder Alice Vaughn. “Since we're known for our Offensive Crayons, we're giving away matching gifts equally as disappointing and distasteful.”

The 12 Days of Shitmas starts on December 14th and ends December 25th, and to enter go to and each day a winner will be selected randomly and will receive a hilarious, but crappy, present. There is no purchase necessary to enter.

Some of the gifts include:

-A bottle of flint water
-A trip to North Korea
-a car off Craigslist
-The bed sheet Epstein didn't kill himself with
-First night of Hanukah will be a call from a Jewish Mother
and many more shitty gifts!

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You may follow Alice Vaughn on Twitter at on Instagram at and on Facebook at

About Offensive Crayons:
Aren't you tired of coloring with "blue" or "brown" or "burnt sienna?" Us, too.
So, we decided to create Offensive Crayons to liven things up. Gone are the safe colors like "goldenrod" or "red." Now we have "Travel Ban Brown" and "Privilege" (exclusively for our Caucasian backers).
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About Alice Vaughn:
Vaughn is the (in)famous creator of Offensive Crayons, an adults-only box of crayons for the wildly artistic with a healthy sense of humor – with names like Boner Bill Blue, Miscarriage Maroon, and Privilege (White), the inappropriately- named crayons have been banned from Amazon for “insulting children and Caucasians”.
When she’s not gleefully exploiting the general public’s constant stream of PC outrage, Vaughn often finds herself accidentally going viral – for better or worse – like she did here, here, and here.

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TEALEAVES, Luxury Tea Purveyor, Reveals Bespoke Tea Blend For Pantone's Color Of The Year 2020

For the release of their 21st “Color of the Year” Pantone enlisted TEALEAVES and five other companies to expand the Color of the Year program beyond the visual.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2019 / — Today, luxury tea blender, TEALEAVES and Pantone Color Institute proudly introduce the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Tea Blend in PANTONE® 19-4052 Classic Blue, in celebration of the rich symbolism associated with the color. In a new approach to the program, this collaboration introduces a multi-sensory and immersive connection to the color experience, bringing TEALEAVES’ experience in the art of blending to express Classic Blue through aroma and taste.

“Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE® 19-4052, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.”

The exclusive custom blend, created by the TEALEAVES Master Blenders, is an elegant and expansive melange of the highest grade botanicals featuring deep berry and subtle citrus notes. With its alluring blue liqueur, the tea evokes a strong sense of wellness and self-care, like foods rich in anthocyanins, acting as a form of protection for good health.

“We have had the pleasure of being long-time partners of Pantone,” says Lana Sutherland, TEALEAVES Co-Founder and CEO. “Inspired by the elegant simplicity of this blue hue, we created a tranquil herbal blend which speaks to well-being and connection. The tea blend that we have created is the epitome of a palate expression of the Classic Blue; a boundless, dependable and optimistic blend. After countless hours spent blending, we are tremendously pleased with the result.”

"The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer," says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

As we cross the threshold into a new era, Pantone’s sophisticated color forecasting suggests that we will be connecting to color in new, less conventional ways. In the midst of calls for greater transparency, openness and altruism, and as technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, we are gravitating to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. These ideals converge at the intersection of inclusivity and wellness. Through the year we will see more brands following in the footsteps of Pantone and TEALEAVES, seeking to inspire emotionality in their products, leveraging the Classic Blue.

“The Pantone Color of the Year program is about connecting the power of color with the human experience, which TEALEAVES embodies in their approach to the art of blending,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice-President of Pantone Color Institute. "Through this partnership, we are pleased to create a multisensory palate experience to bring the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 to life, allowing everyone the opportunity to engage in their own unique way.”

Revel in PANTONE® 19-4052 Classic Blue

The Pantone Color of the Year 2020 tea blend is available for purchase at

Enter the world of the Pantone Color of the Year 2020. To learn more about the colorful collaboration, visit and delight in the inspired Pantone Color of the Year 2020 teaser film

About Pantone Color of the Year
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

Established in 1994, TEALEAVES is one of the very few tea blenders in the world, known for crafting the highest quality teas in small batches by hand. TEALEAVES strives for perfection, driven by the never-ending quest to make the perfect cup of tea. With the philosophy of inspiring creativity and connections through the art of blending, TEALEAVES has gripped the hearts and minds of five-star hotels and Michelin Star chefs, worldwide, as their tea brand of choice for over two decades. Sourcing ingredients from over 90 countries and keeping only 1% of the tea leaves presented to them from the world's highest grade gardens, TEALEAVES hopes to stay people’s “cup of tea” for generations to come, whether in a five-star environment or in the luxury of one’s home. More information is available at

About Pantone
Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, enables color-critical decisions, from inspiration to realization, for brands and manufacturers. Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone Products and Services to communicate through color, and control consistency across various materials and finishes. Pantone offers designers, brands and consumers, products and services through three unique business divisions: Pantone Standards, which includes digital and physical workflow tools and the quintessential Pantone Color Language; the Pantone Color Institute™, which provides trend, brand identity, and color assurance consulting services; and Pantone Lifestyle, the consumer products division that brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. More information is available at

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Andrew Jones Auctions' January 11th sale in Los Angeles will feature the fine art collection of Gerard Leon Cafesjian

Pastel on paper by Jyothi Basu (Indian, b. 19600, titled The Chosen One, 2004, 20 ½ inches by 15 ¾ inches, artist signed lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Oil on canvas by Slava Groshev (Russian, b. 1968), titled Chamomile and Clover, 2004, 39 ¾ inches by 27 ¾ inches, signed and dated twice, titled in English and Cyrillic (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Oil on canvas by Igor Gusev (Ukrainian, b. 1970), titled Elvis Returns, unframed, 76 ¾ inches by 57 inches, artist signed in Ukrainian lower right (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Two paintings by Vesna Kittelson (Croatian/American, b. 1947), from the artist’s War Painting Series, both shown, painted in 1990 and being offered as one lot (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Oil on canvas by Yang Qian (Chinese, b. 1959), titled Girl with red hair #4, 2005, unframed, 39 ½ inches by 59 inches, titled in Pinyin, signed and dated on reverse (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Mr. Cafesjian (N.Y., 1925-2013) was a legal publishing legend, art connoisseur and philanthropist who collected with a discerning eye and adventurous spirit.

In six decades of collecting, Gerard Cafesjian broadened his vision to bring together international avant-garde works that make statements, reveal beauty, display whimsy and challenge the viewer.”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2019 / — Andrew Jones Auctions will kick off the new year and the new decade on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 with a very special sale dedicated to fine art from the collection of Gerard Leon Cafesjian (N.Y., 1925-2013), the legal publishing legend, art connoisseur and philanthropist who collected with a discerning eye and an adventurous spirit.

The auction will be held online and in the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles, starting promptly at 10:30 am Pacific time. Internet bidding will be facilitated by and In all, 140 lots will come up for bid, to include contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints and mixed media works.

“In six decades of collecting, Gerard Cafesjian broadened his vision and honed his eye to bring together international avant-garde works that make statements, reveal beauty, display whimsy and challenge the viewer,” said company president and CEO Andrew Jones. We’re honored to offer this segment of his collection, which features international artists in a variety of media.”
Two works by Vesna Kittelson (Croatian/American, b. 1947), from the artist’s War Painting Series (est. $2,000-$3,000) reveal Cafesjian’s concern with crimes against humanity and social injustice. His eye for color and playfulness are evident in pieces like Yvonne Canu‘s (French, 1921-2008) Fleur sous les fleurs (est. $2,000-$3,000) and Roberto Sebastian Matta’s (Chilean, 1911–2002) Untitled, 1970 (est. $2,000-$3,000) as well as irreverent works like Igor Gusev’s (Ukrainian, born 1970) large scale oil on canvas titled Elvis Returns, 2010 (est. $6,000-$8,000).
An admiration for the intimacies that can be found in world localities is revealed in Margaret Leahy’s (American, 20th century) acrylic Brooklyn Backyard, 1981, which depicts a window’s view of his childhood neighborhood (est. $600-$800). Further afield locations are seen in the Virgilio Raposo (Portuguese, born 1955) painting titled Lisbon, 2003 (est. $800-$1,200) and Jyothi Basu’s (Indian, born 1960) pastel work titled The Chosen One, 2004 (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Gerard Cafesjian was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to Armenian refugees fleeing genocide in 1915. Raised in New York City, Cafesjian immersed himself in the art culture that surrounded him, spending time at museums and art galleries. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, he returned to New York to pursue studies in economics and law at St. John’s University Law School, Cornell University and earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Columbia Law School.

Cafesjian also made ti0—14-0-0-0-0-0me to study painting and sculpture at the Art Student’s League. After graduation, Cafesjian became an editor with the innovative Minnesota-based legal publishing firm of West Publishing and ascended the ranks to executive vice president. He developed the West Legal Directory and the groundbreaking exhibition program titled Art and the Law in 1975.
Cafesjian retired in 1996 and focused his resources and time on philanthropic pursuits, mostly in his ancestral home of Armenia. He founded the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in 1999 and in 2001 he created the Cafesjian Family Foundation, which developed infrastructure for cultural enrichment, financial services, media and renewable energy in Armenia.
One of his proudest achievements was the establishment of the Cafesjian Museum Foundation and the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, which opened in Yervan in 2009. The museum holdings boast over 5,000 works derived primarily from his own vast and varied collection. Cafesjian wanted the center to promote and support historic and contemporary Armenian artists such as John Altoon, Sonia Balassanian, Armen Eloyan, Archille Gorky and Martiros Sarian. He also strived to bring the best of international contemporary art to Armenia.
Gallery previews will be held Thursday and Friday, January 9th and 10th, from 10 am to 5 pm Pacific time both days. Andrew Jones Auctions has two more sales planned for January: an UnReserved on Main Street Auction on Saturday, January 26th; and a DTLA Collections & Estates Auction on Sunday, January 26th; both to be held online and in the Los Angeles gallery.

Andrew Jones Auctions is downtown Los Angeles’ only full-service fine art and antiques auction house with an understanding of market trends and foresight for the 21st century. The staff has a wealth of knowledge with international experience and has worked at major international auction houses in both America and Europe, successfully sourcing property from across North America.

The sales are diverse, eclectic and fun, featuring items from the antiquity to the 21st century including fine art, decorations, design, furnishings, jewelry, unique accessories and more. For more information on the January 2020 auctions, please visit
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The Political Animal Podcast: Episode 3: Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect in U.S. Territories

The Political Animal

The Political Animal

Wayne Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Joseph Grove

Joseph Grove

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 13, 2019 / — Listen Up! The Political Animal Podcast: Episode 3: Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect in U.S. Territories

The people of Guam and Puerto Rico are increasingly speaking up against cockfighting in their territories, as the new federal law banning animal fighting everywhere in the U.S. takes effect on December 20th. In today's podcast episode of The Political Animal, host Joseph Grove talks again with Wayne Pacelle and Marty Irby about recent events, but then they move the discussion toward the drama playing out in the territories and whether the rule of law will be enforced. Joe also invited attorney and animal advocate Ana Maria Hernandez, from San Juan, to lay out her case against cockfighting and why Puerto Rico should obey the law.

At the same time, the debate has reached a fever pitch in Guam, where AWA and the Animal Wellness Foundation released a survey this week revealing that 62 percent of Guamanians support the federal law against cockfighting — a number that has startled the political class on Guam. Surveys in both Guam and Puerto Rico show opposition to cockfighting, despite near unanimous support for the cockfighters among political leaders on the island. That is a familiar disconnect that played out in Oklahoma and Louisiana, before a concerted campaign finally overcame the stubborn opposition of political leaders there.

On Guam, the Cockfight License Board disbanded earlier this year, and the Governor has instructed village mayors not to seek cockfighting permit at their festivals. On today's Podcast, we get these issues and more, and hear a powerful local voice who is calling out cockfighting cruelty.

We hope you’ll also listen to Episode 2: 2019 Shark finning, horseracing, and the PACT Act, which also includes a layered discussion of how the committee process works and why it's so difficult to even get a common sense measure into law. And if you missed our first episode, you can listen to Episode 1: 2019 Victories for Animals, by clicking here.

Wayne Pacelle is the founder of Animal Wellness Action, president of the Center for a Humane Economy, and former president of the Humane Society of the U.S. who conceived the idea of the PACT Act. He founded the Humane Society Legislative Fund and prior to that, he was executive director of The Fund for Animals. The Non-Profit Times named him seven times as one of the nation’s top 50 non-profit executives, and in 2005, he was named executive of the year. Pacelle is a two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Bond, and Humane Economy.

Marty Irby is the executive director at Animal Wellness Action. Irby worked in the United States House of Representatives for Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) serving as Communications Director and Agriculture Policy Advisor. He was named by The Hill as one of the Top Lobbyists of 2019, is a former president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, a Heritage Foundation Congressional Fellow, former director of equine protection and rural affairs at the Humane Society of the U.S., and native of South Alabama who grew up on a horse and cattle farm. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Communications, and attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Joseph Grove is a freelance writer and six-time recipient of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. His background also includes hosting a radio show called Jargon on WQMF FM in Louisville, Ky., and podcasts for Bisig Impact Group and Southern Gaming and Destinations. He began dedicating his volunteer time to animal issues in 2014 and currently works as a court-appointed special advocate for children in family court in Shelby and Spencer Counties in Kentucky.

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Animal Wellness Action is helping animals by promoting legal standards preventing cruelty. You can help animals by making a donation today.

Animal Wellness Action is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Mohawk Arms' Militaria Auction #82, December 28th, is packed with 1,225 lots spanning multiple conflicts and generations

World War I-era personal automobile standard of Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II, plus three other official fender flags, from the Kaiser’s meeting with his Austrian counterpart (MB: $10,000).

Prussian Civil Class of the Pour Le Merite award, a gorgeous 18kt gold award reserved for the most accomplished citizens in the fields of academics and arts, with gold lettering (MB: $7,500).

German Luftwaffe “Ehrenpokol” – a hammered silver Honor Goblet bearing a relief panel of two eagles in combat, a 1939 Iron Cross on the reverse, engraved to a Nazi fighter pilot (MB: $5,800)

Waffen-SS black leather Panzer uniform, stamped to the “501 Schw. Pz. Abteilung” (501st Heavy Panzer Battalion), with photos of Panzer officers in similar uniforms (MB: $8,250).

Bavarian M1848 “Burgerwehrhelm” helmet having a solid black leather body with extended visors, an age toned silver crowned coat-of-arms and Augsburg maker’s paper label (MB: $850).

Offered will be swords, political and military buttons, belt buckles, uniforms, medals, Third Reich items, headgear, peaked caps, posters, bayonets and more.

BOUCKVILLE, NY, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2019 / — Mohawk Arms, Inc.’s upcoming Militaria Auction #82 on Saturday, December 28th, is packed with 1,225 lots of items spanning multiple conflicts and generations, online and live in the gallery on Route 20 in Bouckville, in upstate New York. The full catalog is online now, at, along with and

Swords will be plentiful and will feature a 15th century jousting lance, a 16th century German executioner’s sword, a medieval falchion, a 17th century French small sword, a Napoleonic 1st Empire Court sword with full “bee”, a U.S. Barbary Wars cutlass with patriotic motto, an eagle head sword and an M1850 officer’s sword.

Also offered will be a wide array of political and military buttons, belt buckles, uniforms, medals and orders, Third Reich items to include a collection of flags, a collection of shooting badges, headgear to include peaked caps, posters, a cloth insignia, miscellaneous bayonets, antique flint pistols, books, anti-Semitic posters and ephemera (for scholars and research) and much more.

A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is the World War I-era personal automobile standard of Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II, plus three other official fender flags, from the Kaiser’s meeting with his Austrian counterpart (minimum bid: $10,000). Also, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s peaked cap from when he was Chief of the Baden, 110th Grenadier Regiment, medium blue doeskin with a red piped black band and crown, in a period black travel box, carries a minimum bid of $2,250.

A Prussian Civil Class of the Pour Le Merite award, a gorgeous 18kt gold award reserved for the most accomplished citizens in the fields of academics and arts, with gold lettering, in a velvet lined presentation case, has a minimum bid of $7,500. Also, a German 16th century executioner’s sword signed by Johannes Wundes (1560-1620), whose works can be found in many museums throughout Europe, having an octagon sided tapered round pommel, has a starting bid of $4,500.

Third Reich items will feature a German Luftwaffe “Ehrenpokol” – a hammered silver Honor Goblet bearing a relief panel of two eagles in combat, the reverse bearing a 1939 Iron Cross, engraved to a Nazi fighter pilot who was killed in action (MB: $5,800); and a Waffen-SS black leather Panzer uniform, extremely rare, stamped to the “501 Schw. Pz. Abteilung” (501st Heavy Panzer Battalion), with copies of photos of Panzer officers in similar uniforms (MB: $8,250).

An Army officer’s peaked cap with the traditional “Totenkopf” (skull and crossbones) badge, worn by German Nazi Regimental Staff 1, 2, 4, 5 and all 11 squadrons of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, made of fine quality wool, has a minimum bid of $1,500. Also, a beautifully painted original wrought iron Napoleonic “Kaserne” (military post) eagle with gold leaf paint and separate crown, brought to the U.S. by a returning Marine in 1919, has a minimum bid of $3,800.

Turning to America, an early cutlass (short, curved-blade sword) with a wire wrapped black leather grip, having a 28 ½ inch curved blade, probably carried by a U.S. Navy or Marine officer during the Barbary engagements, circa 1805-1810, has a minimum of $1,750. Also, an American officer’s “eagle head” saber from around the same time (circa 1805), with a 1 ½ inch wide, 29 inch curved blade, scarce and unusual, with a black leather scabbard, has a minimum of $1,200.

A few more of the auction’s expected top lots are a Bavarian M1848 “Burgerwehrhelm” helmet having a solid black leather body with extended visors, an age toned silver crowned coat-of-arms, lion head bosses and Augsburg maker’s paper label (MB: $850); and an archive of items pertaining to World War II U.S. PFC Walter T. Savage, who served in the first Ranger Battalion (Darby’s Rangers), including tunic, wool shirt and thick binder with documentation (MB: $200).

Also offered will be Massachusetts “Minute Men” medals, Adolf Hitler glasses, Eva Braun silver and porcelain, Himmler silverware, Goring personal items, a Donitz autographed wartime photo in a silver frame, an autographed Charles Lindbergh photo, Samurai swords, a Civil War armor chest plate, a German shako circa 1820-1840, a Prussian ersatz “pickelhaube” and other items.

Mohawk Arms’ next big Internet and catalog auction after this one is planned for the spring of 2020, probably sometime in April. The company typically conducts two large sales annually.

Mohawk Arms, Inc., is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item or an entire collection, you may call (315) 893-7888; or, you can e-mail them at To learn more about Mohawk Arms, Inc., and the Internet and catalog auction planned for Saturday, Dec. 28th at 9:45 am EDT, visit

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GPB Capital Investors Receive More Negative News – December 2019 Update

GPB Capital

GPB Capital

investment fraud lawyers

investment fraud lawyers

After investigations from state agencies, the FBI, FINRA, and SEC, GPB Capital investors found out about the arrest of the compliance officer for GPB Capital.

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 13, 2019 / — In the indictment, the United States Department of Justice charges Michael S. Cohn, the Managing Director and a Chief Compliance Officer of GPB Capital, with obstruction of justice. This is more negative news for GPB investors, many of whom have now decided file claims to recover their investment losses related to GPB Capital Funds.

In the indictment, the GPB Capital executive is accused of accessing case information on the ongoing investigation by the SEC into GPB Capital. The GPB Chief Compliance Officer (prior to taking that position was employed as a compliance examiner with the SEC) and while in that capacity he accessed and was allegedly sharing this information with senior GPB management. Four days later, GPB Capital hired him to a $400,000 per year job according to a CNBC news report on the subject.

According to Matthew Thibaut, Esq. of Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A., a law firm representing investors nationwide, “… none of this reflects positively on GPB, not the auditor withdrawal, not the pending litigation, not the ongoing state and federal investigations, and certainly not when a recently hired Chief Compliance Officer is charged with alleged wrongdoing including obstruction of justice.”

What Should GPB Capital Investor Do?
GPB Investors may choose to continue sitting on the sidelines, but keep in mind that there are time limits applicable to potential claims that any GPB investor might be able to bring. GPB investors should consult with an experienced investment attorney regarding their potential claims. Advice or recommendations to GPB investors to “wait” and not take any action may not be in the best interest of the investor and might be coming from a self-serving source.

Investors seeking options to recover their losses from GPB Capital can call Haselkorn & Thibaut ( at +1 888-628-5590 for a free and confidential case evaulation.

GPB Capital Investigations Continue
Mr. Thibaut also noted that “… many financial advisors and broker-dealer firms have been telling their clients to ‘hold on’ and ‘hang in there’ for several months now when their investor clients are asking about GPB investments and those promises over most of the past year have hinged upon GPB being able to point to some kind of positive news or positive financial performance. A bog pin was stuck in that balloon back in June 2019, when investors found out there were declines of as much as 70% in their GPB investments…

Many financial advisors and broker-dealer firms promised GPB investors that if they just ‘hang in there’ until September 2019, there will be updated financials filed by GPB with the SEC. Unfortunately, that deadline passed with no new filings and more delays by GPB.

Now, GPB investors are once again being told by financial advisors and broker-dealer firms advising them to just ignore those deadlines and just continue to “hold on’ or ‘hang in there,’ only to now find out that deadline in September 2019 passed with no new information, and now the new Chief Compliance Officer recently hired by GPB Capital last year has been charged with alleged criminal wrongdoing including obstruction of justice.

Matthew Thibaut, Esq. added that “… it’s not just that it seems the news could not be much worse, it’s also that investor patience has been wearing thin… through late 2018 and into 2019 it is just one negative news story or event after another for GPB investors…” Mr. Thibaut goes on to note that: “… for those investors who continued to hear financial advisors and broker-dealer firms who sold them these investments to just keep promising the clients if they continue to ‘stay the course’ things will get better, that refrain was sounding very hollow to most investors earlier in the year, but the events unfolding since June 2019, the negative results of the financials that were filed, the lack of September updated financials, and now adding this recent news, it’s not just that the financial advisors and firms that sold GPB investments to their clients are sounding hollow or even straining their credibility anymore, with this latest news coming out, let’s just say they have some ‘egg on their face’ and investors that we are speaking to simply no longer trust the financial advisors and broker-dealer firms that sold them the GPB investments for large commissions.”

In 2018, GPB missed the SEC filing deadline for filing financials and has been playing catch-up since. The prior auditor resigned due to what was referred to as exceeding its risk parameters. GPB has suspended investor redemptions to focus on financial accounting and reporting issues, following the auditor resignation. In early 2019, the FBI raided the New York GPB Capital offices. According to media reports, several regulators and legal authorities launched investigations relating to GPB since 2018, including the FBI, SEC, the State of Massachusetts, and FINRA.

In June 2019, the still delayed financials filed with the SEC showed the reported values of the GPB capital funds had declined significantly, decreasing by a range of 25% to 73% depending on the individual fund.

About Haselkorn & Thibaut (
Haselkorn and Thibaut, P.A. is a nationwide law firm specializing in handling investment fraud and securities arbitration cases. The law firm has offices in Palm Beach, Florida, on Park Avenue in New York, as well as Phoenix, Arizona and Cary, North Carolina. The two founding partners have nearly 45 years of legal experience and over 100 years of firm legal experience. They have filed numerous (private arbitration) customer disputes with the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA) for customers who suffered investment losses relating to issues similar to those matters mentioned above. There are typically no depositions involved, and those cases are typically handled on contingency with no recovery, no fee terms.

Experienced attorneys at Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. are available for a free consultation as a public service. Call today for more information at +1 888-628-5590 or visit our website and email us from there at

The sole purpose of this press release is to investigate the manner in which GPB Capital funds were approved for sale by broker-dealers to investor clients, including new product reviews, due diligence, as well as the sales practice and supervision issues related to the recommendations and sales of GPB Capital funds and the transactions with investors related to same.

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The New World of Medical Tourism Series Features Amazing Germ Killing Breakthrough

This amazing molecule HOCL, a.k.a. hypochlorous acid, has gotten a new twist.

The Revolutionary company behind the latest advancements in HOCL

In a world with a myriad of complex diseases,infections and germs, the sheer simplicity of this solution is nearly miraculous.

This is a story that had to be told. And needs to CONTINUE to be told. Until the world stands up and takes notice.”

— Mark Allan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US , December 12, 2019 / — There is a molecule that your body produces to fight infection and to promote healing. It's the same molecule used by your cat or dog, by birds, fish, and even some insects. It's been around for hundreds of millions of years, 100 times more potent than bleach, but safe enough (when properly modified) to spray in your eye, to breath as a fog, or to drink.The molecule is HOCL, a.k.a. hypochlorous acid.

Hypochlorous has been used in the medical field for many years, across a wide range of treatments and therapies. In fact, it is the only antimicrobial where the exact same product is EPA approved to be a Hospital Grade Disinfectant and also FDA approved to treat wounds or burns. This same remarkable solution actually does both!
The problem has been that HOCL was unstable. It breaks down in your body seconds after it's created by your white blood cells. The same happens when it's synthesized bedside in hospitals to fight infection.Which has made it's use in the Healthcare and Consumer world extremely limited. Until now.Dan Terry, co-founder/CEO of Briotech and the entire Briotech team have developed a process for making HOCL stable. Stable when frozen or hot. Stable when misted. Stable in a bottle for years.And NOW, the top Medical Facilities and Research Organizations like those featured on The New World of Medical Tourism can use Briotech products safely and effectively because Briotech's formulations are HOCL in the purest form. Briotech's unique, scalable production methods yield consistent formulations that are simple, natural, effective, and available in limitless capacity to serve a variety of industries.

Which is why The New World of Medical Tourism Series (as seen on CNN Int'l in over 200M+ HH's, and over 100 countries across the globe) decided to showcase this breathtaking medical breakthrough as its Healthcare Product Spotlight of the Month. Executive Producer Mark Allan: "Because HOCL has, in the past, not adequately addressed the primary questions and concerns pertaining to it's stability in certain forms, it's often overlooked (quite justifiably) as a viable solution in many cases. But with the groundbreaking work done by BRIOTECH to overcome those issues, this was a subject that we simply felt compelled to present to the world. This is a story that had to be told. And needs to CONTINUE to be told. Until the world stands up and takes notice".

But even more inspiring is the fact that the BRIOTECH vision has always been focused on what HOCL can do for the good of mankind, in medicine and in healthcare.

In a mission as pure as their HOCL, BRIOTECH has set a goal to make a lasting and positive impact in health, healing, and sanitization, worldwide, by revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare and infection control measures.

The BRIOTECH segment will be seen in December/January in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and across the globe. Check your local listings.

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Silverthread Capital Corporation Expands Services With New Hires

Silverthread Capital Corporation

Small Independent Boutique Capital Advisory Firm Attracts Talent With Its Novel Business Model

Intermediaries are the stars and thus recognized with higher compensation and support than legacy mortgage-brokerage business models are able or willing to provide.”

— Adam Petriella

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2019 / — Silverthread Capital Corporation, formerly a portfolio company of a successful NYC based alternative asset management firm continues its growth as an independent Intermediary providing capital advisory to owners of commercial real estate.

Adam J Petriella, Managing Partner is pleased to announce the expansion of the Silverthread network. The most recent professionals to join the company are Richard Garfinkel, Jay Arana, and Dante Shackelford. Each of these professionals brings with them years of deal-making and finance intermediary experience and relationships.

"Silverthread is a unique platform with a simple premise, Intermediaries are the stars and thus recognized with higher compensation and support than legacy mortgage-brokerage business models are able or willing to provide," said Petriella.

Each of the new hires will be market leaders in New York, Connecticut, and Michigan, respectively.

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Zooterra launches #ForestsSince2000 series highlighting forest loss around the world

Looping image with the forest cover in 2000 and currently in 2019, showing the effects of deforestation since 2000.

#ForestsSince2000 content series starts by examining Guatemala and how conservation efforts are making a difference. (Click on image to see forest changes)

Content series connects conservation efforts by organizations on the ground to forest changes.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2019 / — Zooterra, a leading innovator in consumer engagement around wildlife and habitat conservation, today announced the launch of the “#ForestsSince2000” series. The series uses satellite imagery to analyze deforestation in several countries and its relation to forest and biodiversity protection efforts by organizations on the ground. Therefore, #ForestsSince2000 series provides a full feedback loop for people using the Zooterra platform to increase conservation transparency.

“Contributing money to protect the environment and knowing the impact of those contributions are typically disconnected experiences in the conservation world. Rarely are the two things connected for consumers at a more granular level to show cause and effect of their financial support. In a hyper-connected and transparency-driven world, if we want to engage more people to stop climate change and save nature, that needs to change,” says Zooterra Founder and CEO Julio Corredor.

Global tropical deforestation is a key contributor to climate change, causing 10% of yearly carbon dioxide emissions (1) and destroying natural habitats for many endangered species. We need global forests not only for their biodiversity, but also because they capture about a third of CO2 emitted by human activity every year (2).

The analysis is based on the Global Forest Change dataset (3) and the World Database on Protected Areas (4), and begins with Guatemala where 20% of the forest cover has been lost since 2000, an area roughly the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut or the country of Montenegro.

Two Zooterra Network members in Guatemala, Amigos del Lago Atitlan and ACOFOP, are making a significant difference to prevent or combat deforestation through programs on the ground. The #ForestsSince2000 analysis shows the positive impact of these efforts. For instance, since 2000, ACOFOP has kept deforestation to a minimum in the 70% of the Maya Biosphere Reserve that its communities manage in the northernmost part of the country.

“The joint efforts of Amigos del Lago and local communities have shown tremendous progress in reforesting the Atitlan basin. This success shows the power of community engagement and ownership and that it is possible to stop deforestation in Guatemala. People who support us through Zooterra can see the impact they are having on these forests and the people who depend on them,” says Jose Toriello, President of Amigos del Lago.

Future reports in Zooterra’s #ForestsSince2000 series will focus on other countries where Zooterra currently works and future locations, including Madagascar, Nigeria, the USA, and Cambodia. For the full report click here.

About Zooterra: Zooterra's mission is to democratize engagement and action around habitat and wildlife conservation. Zooterra is a new platform to engage in wildlife and habitat conservation in a direct, transparent and fun way using digital collectibles and satellite imaging technology. Zooterra personalizes the nature conservation experience by more directly connecting consumers to natural areas and wildlife. This breaks the degrees of separation between people and nature and creates the opportunity for more meaningful engagement, ultimately generating more funding for conservation. Learn more at

Sources & References
(1) Union of Concerned Scientists, “Measuring the Role of Deforestation in Global Warming”
(2) IPCC Special Report on Climate Change Report, 2019
(3) Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA Tree Cover Loss and Gain Area (2000-2019)

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Women in STEM Get a Boost from Social Media

Dr. Vered Gigi, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at CURE Pharmaceutical

Dr. Vered Gigi, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at CURE Pharmaceutical

Ashlee Ammons, Co-founder and President of Mixtroz

Ashlee Ammons, Co-founder and President of Mixtroz

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) benefits from more women in the fields

Don’t Let Your Emotions Get the Best of You — Entrepreneurs hate to show weakness to themselves or to others.”

— Ashlee Ammons, Co-founder and President of Mixtroz

GREENWICH, CT, USA, December 12, 2019 / — Fotis Georgiadis, owner of the blog by his namesake, is a branding and image consultant specialist with a robust background and is a visionary interviewer. With a knack for pulling out a well rounded interview, not only covering cutting edge technologies and corporate directions, but also bringing out the personal side of the interviewee.

As a social media branding expert, Fotis Georgiadis is helping the paradigm shift of women not being a good fit for STEM, that is it a ‘mans world’. Two of the many advantages of social media are the wide distribution, along with easy accessibility to all, without regard to gender. In the case of STEM, this allows for a much larger population of women to be made aware of these fields and their need for diversity.

Dr. Vered Gigi, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at CURE Pharmaceutical, was recently interviewed by Fotis Georgiadis about women in STEM. Some of the leadership lessons learned are excepted below:

What are your “5 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Experience as a Woman in STEM” and why learned (Please share a story or example for each.)

That’s a very big question, and I will try to touch on one aspect at least with each of the below lessons:

Present sound and logical ideas.
I found that this approach builds respect with your team and your managers. No-one can fault you for a good, structured idea even if they disagree.

2. Strive for objectivity in hard decision-making, yet leverage your empathy in delivering them.

Growing in the STEM world, objectivity is inert to our mode of operation. Being a woman, we have a greater innate capacity for empathy than men. Hence, we should combine the two as we manage. The majority of the time, it’s not the actual decision that aggravates people but rather the delivery. As a result, we should harness the ability to relate to the person and situation to get the message across in a constructive fashion.

3. Uphold your team members and colleagues to the same standards, irrespective of their gender.

The “working mom” status is a good example. Don’t task your “working mom” employee with easier, smaller tasks because you think she might not meet deadlines due to other commitments (such as her children and home obligations). This approach will create both resentments in the team for unfair assignments of responsibilities and will be demotivating for the “working mom” as it may send the message that she is not capable of performing her duties. It’s a lose-lose situation.

4. Be comfortable with the unknown.

Unfortunately, a lot of women in STEM think that knowing all the answers gives them credibility and proves their worth. During my training as a scientist I learned that the unknown is greater than the known and this equation actually breeds creativity and collaboration. Being able to admit to a certain amount of uncertainty and reach out for help are strengths that lead to better answers.

5. Manage each team member individually according to their style.

In academia, because students are coming from all over the world, you are exposed to such diversity in cultures and thoughts that it magnifies how humans are different. In the leadership/management world, I translated this into how two people, for example, cannot be managed the same. As a leader you will do better in mentoring and growing your team if you adapt your style to their style and not vice versa even if the latter seems easier. You need to find what makes them tick and what form of feedback is constructive. The complete interview is available here.

Another woman who is helping expand ‘women in STEM’ is Ashlee Ammons, Co-founder and President of Mixtroz. Fotis Georgiadis’ interview with Ashlee Ammons furthers the cause by assisting with the image change of the industries. An excerpt from the interview is below:

What are your “5 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Experience as a Woman in STEM” and why. (Please share a story or example for each.)

1. Always Be Respectful — It should go without saying but respect of others is key, especially in STEM where everyone has an opinion. I’ve learned to keep it simple — when I disagree with someone on something I defer to whoever has the greater expertise in the relevant area, keep calm and carry on.
2. Set Boundaries — I love to box and for me, boxing is non-negotiable me time. Unless I have a customer meeting I make sure I dress for the gym, so I never have an excuse for work to get in the way of my me time. Once I take the time to get the workout I need, I come home and get back to work.
3. Don’t Let Your Emotions Get the Best of You — Entrepreneurs hate to show weakness to themselves or to others. Being able to celebrate successes and overcome failures and have frank conversations without getting overly emotional is key. Every moment is an opportunity to focus and make the best of whatever situation comes your way. Read the rest of the interview here, including points 4 and 5.

Building a new ‘image’ for STEM that is inclusive of women is gaining momentum with the help of social media experts like Fotis Georgiadis. Benefits to companies and industries from social media work by Fotis Georgiadis are like ripples in a pond, far reaching, in all directions.

About Fotis Georgiadis
Fotis Georgiadis is the founder of DigitalDayLab. Fotis Georgiadis is a serial entrepreneur with offices in both Malibu and New York City. He has expertise in marketing, branding and mergers & acquisitions. Fotis Georgiadis is also an accomplished VC who has successfully concluded five exits. Fotis Georgiadis is also a contributor to Authority Magazine, Thrive Global & several others.

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