Black Friday – Deals, Deaths and Horror

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Haunting Black Friday Tales

As we head into this holiday season, as many of you know, this is the time of year where I take a little extra time off from publishing to spend more time with those that I hold near and dear. The people who give me the time and space that I need to write almost non-stop while still holding down a full-time job. 

I just couldn’t take the week off here without a look back at some of the worst Black Friday’s in the history of the U.S.

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I worked retail in my youth and the holiday’s were a dreaded time of year for us, customers are horrible, the Christmas Music is non-stop which leads many retail workers despising any and all Holiday music.

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The one thing however that I thankfully did not experience was the the worst Black Friday ever in the retail industry.

Back in 2008, when the recession was in full swing, people were hurt, angry and stores offered drastic discounts, because many experts predicted that due to the recession the holiday season would be met with lackluster consumer spending. The buying frenzy ensued in a dark way, which converged in a single moment that resulted in the death of a retail employee.

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A temporary Wal-Mart employee was trampled by shoppers who were so desperate for Black Friday bargains that they didn’t notice they were stomping on a human being under their feet. I can’t quite say for sure just which part of that story terrifies me more, the fact that shoppers trampled a human being or the fact that they didn’t bother to notice stomping over him.

If that isn’t bad enough, here are a few more Black Friday dark moments:

At the very same Wal-Mart a woman who was eight-months-pregnant miscarried her unborn child inside the store, more than likely due to the sheer chaos that was going on at the time inside the store.

At a West Virginia Target, Walter Vance was hitting some Black Friday deals when he collapsed and died inside the store. What makes this so terribly sad is that holiday shoppers decided in the spirit of the holidays to do absolutely nothing and stepped over and around his lifeless body in an effort to get the best deals.

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At a Toy-R-US in Palm Desert, CA, two women got into some sort of altercation. While no one knew why these two women got into it, witnesses reported that it was a bloody brawl. It also didn’t stop at just that, the altercation happened to incite their male companions to pull out their hand-guns and shoot each other.

An off duty Kinston police officer was so hell bent on obtaining his Black Friday goods that he pepper sprayed several people in a crowd.

A New Boston Walmart became a nightmare for one little 11 year old girl who was trampled at the store by insane shoppers.

This one is one of the most terrible Black Friday stories I ever saw hit the news.

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In Jackson, Tennessee, the day after Thanksgiving back in 2012 Akasha Adonis a transgender woman and her mom were assaulted by other shoppers as soon as store personnel unlocked the doors to a Kohl’s Department Store.
Akasha was hit by an assailant who pull out her hair and then proceeded to put his hand in her mouth and tore three teeth out of her socket, breaking her jaw.

If that doesn’t inspire many of you to just hit Amazon.com’s Black Friday deals I am not sure what will but you can find many haunting tales of Black Friday shoppers going completely insane over getting the best deals.

Personally, my plan is to lazily wake up on Black Friday next to the most amazing man that I know, sip coffee together, and ease into the day and check out my bestie, Amazon.com for some sweet Black Friday deals.

Don’t get me wrong, I like to gamble some but never with my life and the thought of being trampled by a mob of Black Friday shoppers for some odd reason just does not do it for me.

For those brave souls that do head out, I wish you the best of luck finding those deals, just do everyone a favor, don’t let frustration and anger get the best of you.

Be kind to one another this Black Friday.

Cristal M Clark

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Russia Donates to the 2016 Election?

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Donald Trump Win’s With Russia’s Help – Some Love Stories Never Die.

 

In the latest news to break the wire it would appear that the FBI is now seeking to learn more about just why Russia wired close to $400K to its embassies around the world in August and September of last year with a memo subtly titled “to finance election campaign of 2016.”

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Did they really go that far in an attempt to get Trump elected? I mean if you’re going to call a spade a spade you might as well do it so let’s be completely honest here.

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The way Russia meddled in the election was by far more superior than just wiring money not to mention that anyone can just toss money at an election and walk away with it. I almost want to ask how stupid anyone could be for thinking they’d make a fatal error such as wiring money anywhere in an attempt to get Trump elected.

And to be fair, Russia also had an election back in September of 2016 so I am honestly a little shocked that the FBI would even want to touch this.

I supposed their is something to be said for leaving no stone unturned however.

My guess is that this will turn up very little if not just nothing.

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Not to mention that Russia was already winning the US election by August of last year so really they would have had no need to add funding to it.

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I give Putin a lot of credit for how ingenious Russia was in it’s meddling with the US election last year, I doubt very much he and the Kremlin found any need to send money to it, not to mention that the transfer of any funds is actually pretty traceable when one is wiring them.

I almost want to laugh at the FBI for wanting to look into these transfers but I also want to laugh at the mainstream media who ran with the headlines that seemed to sell the story as if Russia funded the entire Trump campaign.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks on during a news conference announcing the takedown of the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, at the Justice Department in Washington

Then on the other side of the table we have Jeff Sessions wanting to open up an investigation into Clinton and the uranium deal, where some cash sort of flowed from the Clinton foundation towards the deal.

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All of that said, the aim on that is to kill two birds with one stone, take down Hillary Clinton and then to discredit any findindings that Robert S Mueller III and his team find that might actually tie Trump to any Russian Collusion.

Basically, Trump and his dream team are shitting themselves as Mueller’s investigations winds its way so much closer to each one of them.

All in all it’s a lot like a Novella the only difference is that in this Novella, it’s a the expense of taxpayers.

Cristal M Clark

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Putin the Master Manipulator

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Trump Being Played?

 

Well it is one of the oldest tricks in the book and truthfully it does appear that Trump is allowing Putin to manipulate and control him.

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But you don’t have to take just my word for it, former CIA director John Brennan and former National Intelligence director James Clapper seem to agree with that assumption. It’s an assumption that many of us have asserted for the better part of this last year on multiple occasions.

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Both men seemed to agree that “President Trump is likely being manipulated by Russian president Vladimir Putin and other foreign governments.”

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I cannot disagree with that, what I am not so sure of however, is whether or not Trump is blindly being manipulated or if he actually realizes what is going on and is allowing it to happen?

It is much easier to save face in the end through all of the lies, deceit and made up stories if you were the innocent victim of a ruthless game where it could be perceived that you may have been played by others.

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The reality here is that even though we all make fun of Trump’s ineptitude one really has to sit down at the end of the day and question whether or not the man is really that inept or if he himself is playing the game just as much as Putin is?

We may never know the truth about that.

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Trump’s name calling, for instance he called John Brennan, James Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey, “political hacks” over the weekend, and while most of us knock him for behaving like a child, call him a moron, inept, the fact that he continues to call people names, tweet insults at anyone that he can shows a more telling tale of his mental frame of mind.

You can literally see exactly who and what he is every time he tweets or speaks off the cusp.

For all of his bragging while on his Asia trip, he may want to chill that roll back just a step or two and listen to what others are actually seeing, because he is not as well liked or respected as he’d care to believe or have any of us believe.

Just because he was treated with kindness does not mean he is in anyway respected at all. It’s politics folks, that is the black and white of it.

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Trump is however known as the President of the United States that Russia got elected, and he is known as the President of the United States that is a willing partner when it comes to being played and manipulated by foreign countries.

That is precisely what Trump is known for worldwide and that does not equal respect.

Cristal M Clark

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Jeff Sessions Sued by 12-Year Old Colorado Girl

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Marijuana the Schedule I drug – That shouldn’t be a Schedule I Drug

I would love to be sitting here telling you that Jeff Sessions is being sued simply because he is a complete idiot but that’s not why he is being sued.

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As it turns out a 12-year old girl here in Colorado is suing him over the drug policy here in America.

The drug in particular that Alexis Bortell is upset about just so happens to be cannabis.

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So, Alexis Bortell has filed a lawsuit claiming that the federal prohibition on marijuana is unconstitutional.

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Alexis just so happens to use a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope which helps with seizures. Alexis was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was younger and this should come as no shock to anyone, traditional medicine was not helping so she and her family moved to Colorado from Texas so that they could legally obtain cannabis oils to treat her.

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The very sad truth is, the government is completely blind to the medical benefits from cannabis and that blindness just so happens to be on purpose.

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Big Pharma is sleeping with quite a few folks in the political arena so…we have that and they do line quite a few pockets along the way.

Additionally, big pharma actually throws more money at trying to trick voters into not legalizing cannabis than most people know about. That’s because they would rather poison us all with that shit they make and try to shove down our throats, that does very little to resolve health problems, in fact more often than not they tend to create other, more debilitating health problems.

Cannabis helps resolve a plethora of health issues with more positive results and it’s not destroying internal organs along the way.

It’s a plant that’s been around since the beginning of time, with more medical benefits than any pill big pharma could ever dream of making. They are just pissed that the cannabis industry as a whole keeps shutting big pharma out of the industry.

Which is the smartest move anyone could make.  

Some of the health problems it’s known to help with are and certainly not limited to:

Nausea

Pain

PTSD

Sleep

Nightmares (for those of us who suffer from severe nightmares)

Anxiety

Some forms of Depression

Some forms of Bipolar Disorder

Lupus

Alzheimer and dementia patients, marijuana can reduce feelings of confusion and agitation

It was found that THC, blocks inflammation in the brain and “stimulates the removal of toxic plaque”.

Marijuana has also been used to help dementia patients

For stroke victims, marijuana can, quite literally, shrink the damage away

Marijuana can reduce tremors and slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease

A recent study in the journal Cerebral Cortex showed possibilities that marijuana can help heal the brain after a concussion, or other traumatic injury

Seizures

Glaucoma

Eating disorders

Crohn’s disease

Cancer, It was found in the study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, that Cannabidiol has the ability to stop cancer by turning off a gene called Id-1

Eczema, Psoriasis, Atopic and Contact Dermatitis

Pain management

Helps reverse the carcinogen effects of tobacco, and improve lung health according to a study back in January of 2012, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

That’s a pretty decent sized list, yes? It’s not even complete, that is a partial list folks. 

Alexis has a huge following on her side right now which includes me.

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Jeff Sessions might want to consider backing way off on his stance with regards to marijuana because he has an entire nation of people who do in fact believe in the medical benefits of cannabis because we’ve tried “traditional” medicine before and are fully and acutely aware of the dangers and damage traditional medicine causes to the human body and mind. 

Jeff Sessions is going to lose this battle eventually and it’s not going to be pretty for him at all.

Cristal M Clark

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Sexual Misconduct – Hollywood Walk of Shame

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After Weinstein

I was having lunch with a friend of mine yesterday and we were talking about the men who have fallen from grace in the wake of Harvey Weinstein.

Here is a partial list:

Louis C.K.

Benjamin Genocchio

David Guillod

Jeff Hoover

Brett Ratner

Kirt Webster

Andy Dick

Michael Oreskes

Hamilton Fish

Kevin Spacey

Ken Baker

Mark Halperin

Rick Najera

Knight Landesman

Leon Wieseltier

Terry Richardson

John Besh

Lockhart Steele

Robert Scoble

Chris Savino

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And the man who started it all

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Most of these men have been accused of sexual harassment and sex assault and to be fair asking if you can masturbate in front of a woman repetitively is sexual harassment.

My friend who is an investigator commented on the fact that she read my story a while back about my former boss who by legal standards sexually harassed me and while it was funny that I took matters into my own hands, what Troy did was illegal.

Of course in his mind it was okay and the reality is it was a man just being a man so it’s perfectly acceptable because he is rather well off so…

Sadly however that was not okay, It’s a prepubescent teen with a hard on attempting to impress someone because they have money which equates to power in their fragile little minds.

I just so happen to know a couple of individuals who have money and let me tell you, they are for sure under the complete misguided impression that, that offers them a free pass from bad behavior.

The problem however is not with Police. My friend was lecturing me about why taking matters into my own hands with regards to my former boss was not a good idea. Well, point taken, yes, I could have called the police I mean over 20 calls/texts in an hour is somewhat of a problem, however I worked in the legal system, not that I would play it mind you, I do know how things go however so taking matters into my own hands was at the time the only option.  

No one, cop or otherwise wants to do this delicate dance with me, please allow for me stop you long before it starts, because even down to the police, we can look at it case by case and lets count out just how it shakes out.

If someone has money they aren’t the problem, the person reporting them without money is. Point blank, those numbers simply do not lie whatsoever.

This is not a song and dance anyone wants to do with someone such as myself because I will without fail bury you under the mess of cases you elected not to take to trial because someone was more well known, or had money.

So while it’s funny to see all of these men of power fall from grace, aren’t they set? I mean let’s just call it like it is, how far from grace are they really falling here?

And for the women who are enduring this without money or who are not in Hollywood? They basically have no status in society, what about them?

Go ahead and keep reporting on the Hollywood/Political types but until I see someone like my former boss on TV explaining his way out of sexually harassing women, the main stream media still isn’t doing its job, neither are police or the judicial system.

All of this news empowers no one and still only serves to hype up hollywood.

The bottom line is this, we need to change our views about acceptable male behavior because let’s face it, being a man is not sexually harassing an individual, any individual.

Cristal M Clark

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CIA source code from a spy tool called Hive – Now Available to the Public

 

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WikiLeaks – US Central Intelligence Agency

In a rather lovely and not so surprising turn of events WikiLeaks has released a source code that the CIA seemed rather fond of once, called Hive.

 

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The release is part of Vault 8, which releases the code from the CIA hacking tools revealed as part of Vault 7.

This little gem is designed to to control the CIA’s or the US Government’s own malware once installed onto a network or device.

So Hive provides a covert communications platform for a whole range of CIA malware to send exfiltrated information to CIA servers and to receive new instructions from operators at the CIA.

Lovely, so here we have more intel that seemingly walked out of the doors of a yet another US Agency.

 

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The reality here is, that the United States Government at every level is one big leaking faucet of intel.

Yet, the US Government seems to be shocked, surprised and concerned over Russian Election interference?

Should they learn to keep their intel from oh I don’t know landing on the front page of every news publication world wide, least of all keep the source code from the hands of WikiLeaks?

What’s truly frightening is that we simply have no idea whatsoever who else might have the source code to Hive as well as other malware and tools that the US Government built and once utilized.

So, does the US Government want to hand out anything else to the general public, the world that may again come back to haunt them in the form of yet another major worldwide cyber attack?

Cristal M Clark

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