Terminations, Charging Users $20 Per Month for Verifications & a Vine Comeback?
Cristal M Clark
You have to love Elon Musk, who has officially completed his $44 billon dollar takeover of Twitter. Since then, he has been quite the busy little bee. He reportedly marched into Twitter headquarters, ax in hand and fired top executives for cause which, might allow for him to opt out of having to payout contractually agreed upon severance packages, it has also been rumoured that he must layoff employees by Nov 1 so as to avoid the stock option employees receive as of November 1.
Some reports have indicated that he did send a message to management asking for a list of employees to be terminated. But that is only a rumour.
Other Twitter staffers are on the edge of their seats waiting for the ax to be swung again. Musk Tweeted a conspiracy theory about the attack on Paul Pelosi over the weekend, but thought better of it and has since deleted it, leading by example in all honesty. Musk is also considering charging users $20 per month for verifications and now rumours are flying about a Vine comeback.
Vine was acquired by Twitter in 2012, launched in early 2013 did well but then fell to giants like TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat. Vine took a rather hard stumble and fall from grace back in 2016 before being officially put into a grave in 2019.
This past weekend Elon ran a poll on Twitter asking users if they thought he should raise Vine from the dead and surprisingly 70% out of more than three million users were in favour of the idea.
It sounds like Musk is ready to take on rival platforms and raise Vine from the dead, ahh but first he is doing a bit of housecleaning over at Twitter, most of which was needed for a long time sadly.
You really do have to hand to Elon Musk for doing exactly what he said he would do.
Here in Colorado a hot debate took centre stage a couple of weeks ago with a local media station preparing to do a newscast about kids in grade and middle schools who go to school dressed as animals and only meow, hiss or bark during school, the claim is that kids are now identifying as animals.
Most of us, we know and understand the subculture of furries yes, many of which actually do not believe that they are animals they believe that they are human beings who like to dress as animals when the occasion calls for it, but kids dressing and acting as animals?
Republican Lauren Boebert, from Colorado warned that educators “are putting litter boxes in schools for people who identify as cats.”
GOP Nominee Heidi Ganahl insisted in several recent interviews that students were dressing and identifying as cats, whilst disrupting class, and the state’s schools were tolerating it. Some children, she alleged, would only communicate in barks and hisses. Her campaign oddly declined to answer questions about Ganahl’s claims, but in one interview with a local Fox affiliate, she suggested “there’s a lot of this going on” in Jefferson County.
Another GOP nominee Scott Jensen asked during a campaign stop, “Why do we have litter boxes in some of the school districts so kids can pee in them, because they identify as a furry?”
During a legislative hearing last month in Tennessee, two Republican state lawmakers discussed the “growing crisis” of public schools providing litter boxes for children who identify as cats, and claimed it is happening across the state.
Whatsmore is that high ranking GOP officials are hopping on this train and asserting the idea that small children and teens are attending schools dressed as furries. It is bizarre for sure.
At least 20 conservative candidates and elected officials have claimed this year that K-12 schools are placing litter boxes on campus or making other accommodations for students who identify as cats, in fact every school district that has been named by those 20 politicians said in public statements that these claims are untrue.
There is no evidence that any school has deployed litter boxes for students to use because they identify as cats. Which is precicley what happened here in Colorado.
Locally, our local media here in Colorado quickly killed the story about kids attending school dressed as animals after learning the claim was actually baseless, that is according to Governor Jared Polis and multiple JeffCo School board members as well as officials.
The Jefferson County school district disputed Ganahl’s claims and said its dress code prohibits costumes at school. The district where Columbine High School is located has been stocking classrooms with small amounts of cat litter since 2017, but as part of “go buckets” that contain emergency supplies in case students are locked in a classroom during a shooting.
The buckets also contain candy for diabetic students, a map of the school, flashlights, wet wipes and first aid items.
What is even more bizarre is now this story is popping up everywhere here in the United States, the accusation is flying at alarming speed.
Is this another push to get religion back into schools? Is it a push to get Trump back into the White House?
Oddly, the hoax starts with the stories about a friend of a friend said or saw or heard type of tale and it focuses on educational accommodations and gender nonconformity, which as many of you know tends to upset some Republican’s to the very bitter fucking core.
Some Republican’s hate that we allow for some to identify as something other than the sex they were born as. The wave of misinformation reflects discontent among many conservatives around how the concepts and politics of gender identity are rapidly shifting. And to those that hate accommodations at any level and who are looking down your noses at gender conformity, get fucked, what bloody year is it mates? Get on board or better yet bail ship and drown.
But alas the rise of the litter box rumour shows the power of false claims that start on social media to shape political discourse. It is absolutely disgusting to use our nations youth in such a twisted political plot and ploy.
If you do not have enough common sense to see through this bullshite you should not be voting on the very principal that you lack a proper number of brain cells in between those ears.
Since around 11AM today Denver International Airport has been under cyber attack. It has also been reported that several airports throughout the country have been under the same cyber attack all day today.
Surprisingly, DIA is doing a really good job of fighting off those attacks so far. The attackers have been attempting to overwhelm the DIA website so that it becomes unavailable to the public. Which is what happened last week to the state of Colorado Website.
According to reports the attack is being led by pro-Russia hackers who have rendered the websites of some major U.S. airports unreachable early Monday, though officials have said that flights were not affected.
The denial-of-service attacks are where the participants flood targets with junk data and they were orchestrated by a group that calls itself Killnet. Whatsmore is that last night, the group in fact published a target list on its Telegram channel.
Now it is important to mention here that denial-of-service attacks like these that are aimed at airports and state governments are generally pretty short lived and they do not really disrupt service or screw up flights or things such as that. This is not actual hacking, where someone has happily made off with everything on your server and are holding it hostage. Many experts tell me that they really do not lose sleep over these types of attacks.
Which I tend to find quite laughable, they will inform you that these attacks are superficial however, what they fail to tell you is that more often than not they are trial runs painting the brick road yellow for more sophisticated and painful attacks at some point in the future. So whilst many government and state officials are not bothered by the denial of service attacks today, they really should be taking them much more seriously because these are practice runs.
Look Out Your Partner May Be Quiet Quitting on You
Cristal M Clark
I am quite sure that you have all heard the term “quiet quitting” in reference to lazy employees who for better terms might just have one foot out the door.
Now the mainstream media is reporting that if you are in a relationship, you should probably be careful and look out for the partner who is quiet quitting your relationship.
The main stream media is offering two tell tale quiet quitting warning signs: They no longer advocate their own needs and they are unwilling to own their own anger.
That is true psychological science right? Right that is according to the main stream media, but that is not entirely accurate.
People in relationships stop advocating for their own personal needs for a plethora of reasons, quite quitting is not yet to have been proof of being one of those reasons.
Also, people do not own their anger for a number of reasons, again quiet quitting has yet to be proven to be one of those reasons.
I love how the mainstream media tosses a label onto something and everyone just runs with it. Quiet quitting is another word for a lazy work ethic or for individuals in the work place who work hard to get promotions, raises and the like and they see less qualified staff or staff who hardly tires rising through the ranks. It is nothing more or less than that.
I am not sure the media understands this, but relationships do not work in the same way as one’s career does.
Sadly, now people are freaking the fuck out. I heard a neighbour talking about how his wife sometimes shuts down and he is now convinced that she is quiet quitting because of the main stream media. Empaths are not rare, I happen to be one of them and I too have been known to shut down from time to time and I am happy to report that is not me quiet quitting, it’s me recharging.
Sometimes people shut down to do just that, recharge. I loathe how the mainstream media can take one simple term and twist it about here. Look, if you are worried that your partner is about to leave you, you should be, they probably are, and for reasons you already know. Quiet quitting has zero to do with it.
I am hoping that the media can try its hand at some actual news this week and fuck off with completely made up bullshite about relationships. We do not need another term for someone who has one foot out of the door.
The insanity on the political level here in the US is quite out of control and it’s getting worse. Now I will leave Florida alone due to the recent devastation they have faced from hurricane Ian, that does not however, excuse some of the political insanity that stems from that state.
To name but a few. We have Rep. Lauren Boebert a Republican from Colorado, who just so happens to be a conspiracy theorist nut bag who has been a whore and who had an abortion instead of utilising birth control oh and with a husband who is into young girls, not adult women, then we have those election deniers who could not even manage to find the truth if had they actually lived it themselves.
Kanye West who was recently sported wearing a T-Shirt that read “White Lives Matter,” he also said once that Slavery was a choice, someone should probably inform him that he is black?
Then we have Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has a mouth so wide she could probably fit three or four members into it at once, if you are the blow job seeking type, instead of running it with lies and conspiracy she should put it to some good use.
She’s recently been off running her mouth going on about Democrats are trying kill all of the republican’s, and trust me I always was a republican until Donald Trump fucked up and then this entire whack job lot showed up, several times.
Look mates, has anyone seen our current President? This man could fall off of the podium at any moment and just flatline and you think anyone is plotting to kill all of the republican party or their supporters? Are fucking kidding me?
Here’s what Marjorie had to say recently: “Under Democrats, Americans just like me and you face a future hiding and fleeing persecution by a tyrannical Department of Justice and FBI, led by a president who declared us all enemies of the state. We’re all targets now though, for daring to push back against the regime, and it doesn’t stop at a weaponized legal system, I’m not going to mince words with you all. Democrats want Republicans dead and they have already started the killings.”
What? Really? Also, her public speaking skills are absolutely atrocious, what fucking part of that makes any sense? Who got kilt?
Wait, oh for fucks sake you guys, clearly I got this wrong, I am so sorry, I didn’t realise that we were talking about the Republican ego that had been kilt in the last presidential election.
Now we also have Donald J Trump, the jackarse who started all of this mess, he’s suing CNN, two weeks ago he extended his hand to save the nose diving network, now he seeking $475 million for defamation. He’s got to pay his legal fee’s somehow I suppose.
His claim is that the cable news network has harmed his reputation with “false, defamatory, and inflammatory mischaracterizations of him” and that CNN’s conduct “is intended to interfere with Trump’s political career.”
That is a bloody fucking riot, he didn’t do that all on is own with his remarkable ability to take over the white house as if it were a white trash, trailer park, reality television show?
The political scene here in America is not only getting ridiculously out of control, it is becoming dangerous, deadly and it promotes violent behaviour. Do you think, do you believe that the DOJ or the FBI really wanted to raid Mar-A-Lago? They did not, they knew it would be politicised and it was, by Trump and his goons. The raid had nothing to do with politics, it was about a man, who broke the bloody fucking law.
If you see that another way, you are not thinking for yourself or in an educated manner, you have been conditioned. That is what they do in some war torn countries which is what some not all republicans are attempting to do here they are training you and conditioning you to hate this country rather that love it.