New Year – New Internet Challenge

Tide Pods

Bird Box Internet Challenge – Netflix – To Defecating in Our National Parks

By: Cristal M Clark 

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Have you ever looked around you and wondered what in the hell happened to society? And, no I am not trying to hurt or insult anyone, I am simply wondering what happened to actual, real life, you know, common sense?

The button that stops most of us from doing some really stupid things? Are we simply just not born with that anymore or…

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Internet challenges sometimes just really seem to bring out the idiot in people.

Some of the more stupid challenges from our not so distant past:

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Who can forget the Tide Pod Challenge?

That is how we kicked of 2018. So it’s only fitting that we revisit some of the worst internet challenges of all time.

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The Hot Water Challenge

Yes, just dump hot water on yourself until you burn or dump it on a friend.

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The “In My Feelings”/Kiki Challenge

We witnessed some of the less brilliant amongst the human species jumping out of a moving car, regardless of speed.

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The Fire Challenge

Of all of the things, in this particular challenge the objective of the fire challenge is to apply flammable liquids to your body and then set yourself on fire.

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The Choking Game/The Pass-Out Challenge/Space Monkey Challenge

This little challenge goes a few different names,  the goal of this gem is to intentionally cut off oxygen to the brain long enough to obtain a brief moment of euphoria and sometimes loss of consciousness. Which of course could cause damage to ones brain, organs and in some cases death. The CDC reported that between 1995 and 2008, at least 82 youths, with the average age being 13, have died in the United States as a result of the game.

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The Cinnamon Challenge

The goal of this challenge? Swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. Seems fairly harmless right? Well, it’s not.

In 2012, the American Association of Poison Control Centers received roughly 222 calls related to the Cinnamon Challenge, which left kids with throat irritation, respiratory issues and even collapsed lungs.

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The Salt and Ice Challenge

Yet another burn yourself challenge. In this one you put salt on your skin, then place ice on top of it and try to see how long you can withstand the cold.

The problem:

You are basically burning your skin, yes you may stop feeling pain, Which a lot of kids thought made them tough until they realized it was causing more damage than good because the nerve endings have been destroyed. Which for some ended up being permanent, and also caused some pretty hideous scars if you ever wanted to google pictures of that challenge.

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Now we have the Bird Box Challenge.

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For those who have not seen the Netflix original movie, it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where people have to wear blindfolds to block the outside world and to also prevent themselves from being possessed by demons that prey on their worst fears which eventually lead the characters to commit murder and/or suicide. Malorie, played by Sandra Bullock, then takes two children on a blindfolded journey to reach a sanctuary.

And now, we have a new year and a new internet challenge which actually does promise to bring out the stupid in people.

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Then again, we also have quite a few folks relieving themselves all over our national parks yes, defecating everywhere and leaving trash everywhere…

I am guessing this is not to make some show of support to those furloughed and unpaid federal workers caught up in the US Government shutdown.

It really does tell a rather striking tale of the state of our current society doesn’t it?

Cristal M Clark

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Russia’s Most Brilliant Developers – Rotting in Jails.

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Hypersonic Nuclear Missiles – Russia

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It would seem that in Russia, the reward for being one of the most brilliant developers in the world, is jail.

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Last year, Vladimir Putin quite regularly bragged about his hypersonic nuclear weapons, his claim is that the intercontinental missiles are capable of flying 20 times faster than the speed of sound.

More importantly, Vladimir reminded us that no one in the entire world has the technology themselves to create the missiles and that no one can shoot them down, meaning that anti-missile systems would prove futile against Russia, should they decide to launch one hypersonic nuclear weapon.

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During meeting with top military officials recently, Vladimir spoke about a test launch of  what is called “Avangard,” which happens to be a mobile hypersonic missile system.

Vladimir described it as “a big success and victory,” and he then promising delivery of the new strategic missile system to the military in early 2019.

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Vladimir also very highly praised the developers of the missiles, then promptly jailed them.

Well at least some of them. A few of the most brilliant minds that were behind the Russian hypersonic research are behind bars, under investigation for treason and accused of leaking secrets to foreign colleagues and are now classified as enemies of the Motherland.

Where they remain just rotting away.

The reality is that, like it or not if we were to look at from a military or intelligence standpoint, this is just a very well thought out proactive, strategic move by the Russian Government.

Rather than risk a leak, one of the jailed researchers kidnapped or someone becoming what is commonly referred to as a double agent, and/or commit espionage this move is actually quite logical.

By default Russia just ensured that it’s technology is not going to fall into anyone else’s hands.

Ever.

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While some may see this as inhumane, in certain jobs for any government entity worldwide, it is well known that the employee may never actually get to go home.

For Russia, this news really should not come as a surprise to anyone.

Cristal M Clark

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Donald Trump Did Actually Bump Through The House.

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He has turned into a rather sloven robust pig since hitting office yes?

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Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature in the world stirred save for Donald Trumps Twitter finger.

The man who brings us at the very forefront of war.

Russia

China

North Korea

Iran

America

The Racists, the Intolerant, disgusting low life. pigs that we live amongst.  

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He is crying out because he is alone this Christmas Eve, “I’m Alone Because  of The Democrats

“They” Will not give me my way.

The cries of  a petulant 2 year old. 

The Racists, the Intolerant, disgusting low life. pigs that we live amongst.  

The Dems, Did not bow to my will, so know I will have a tantrum, and obtain my way by holding paychecks and people hostage.

You are alone Donald because, of you.

We see what you have done.

We Americans, do not care for the fact that hundreds that if you were to sit down and actually do the math 800,000, is a drop in bucket once you shut the border down.  

The American People actually do not care about Federal Workers out of work.

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As polls do show.  

Perhaps we have all spent too much time waiting on hold for an overstaffed, undereducated, federal worker, to answer the phone.

Federal workers out of work?

Put the feds and locals on furlow, no one cares regardless of what the media plays it out to be. The polls do not lie.  

Close a national park?

We can bust our way into them by hiking around the closed gates, not a soul needs a gate to be manned.

Yes, Dear Donald

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Build a wall around that.  

Not a big deal. At-All.

By the way as you fight for your wall, might you explain the man who the Saudis Got out of Oregon, and the United States, the man who was involved in a hit an run, the Saudi who mowed down a 15 year old, on US soil,  Killed, rather Murdered someone, on US Soil and Fled THE US with the aid of Trump and his Son?

Would Trump break that down for me?

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In its every essence?

The man killed a 15 year old.

Then he was allowed to leave the US, Under Donald Trumps Watch.

Abdulhrahman Sameer Nohrah aged 21 fled america after the hit and run on an illegal passport so with all do respect Donald J Trump, you can go go piddle off on in the corner.

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Trump’s Fanatical Friends are already here, up to including those that want to kill us.

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As he closes our border he allows them in through or airports, under diplomatic diplomacy, the exchange student program.

An old mans paranoia, comes back to haunt and harm all of us.

At least Trump is having a Happy Christmas living in his delusional fantasy of being a great worldly leader.  

Cristal M Clark

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Putin Warns the U.S.

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Leaving the INF Treaty Might Cause World War 3?

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Putin really knows how to Grinch up the holiday season, he sent a pretty clear warning to the US with regards to leaving the Nuclear Treaty.

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The US and Russia have both been part of the treaty since 1987. The has managed to keep nuclear missiles out of Europe for 3 decades and required both countries to eliminate all their nuclear missiles with a rage of something like 500 to 5,500 kilometres.

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The treaty was signed and sealed by former Ronald Reagan and then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

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But now Trump and his administration are accusing Russia of violating the treaty by developing and deploying a brand new missile called the 9M729, which of course Russia denies and I would imagine we have very little to no actual proof of.

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According to Trump:

“We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons we are not allowed to. We’re the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honored the agreement but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement so we’re going to terminate the agreement. We’re going to pull out.”

Back in 2014 the US had accused Russia of breaching the treaty after developing and launching a cruise missile.

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According to reports, former President Barack Obama did not want to back out of the treaty as a result of pressure from European leaders that led to ideas pulling out then could very well start an arms race.

Because of the treaty The US and the Soviet Union destroyed 2,696 short, medium and intermediate-range missiles back in 91.

Back in October US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchinson subtly warned Russia to stop the development of the new missile, which of course if true does break the INF treaty.

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to Kay’s warning by stating: “It seems that people who make such statements to do not realize the level of their responsibility and the danger of aggressive rhetoric.”

NATO is in agreement with the accusations raised by the US in that Russia just might be developing new nuclear missiles.

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Truthfully, Trump seems to have these breakups with foreign leaders on a pretty regular basis, which is highly unusual for any US President to be warned time and time again by world leaders to knock his shit off and play the game like an actual politician.

Diplomatically.

Something that goes against Trump’s grain. Yet in Trump’s favor, maybe it is time to stop playing things from a diplomatic standpoint, maybe it is time to call other countries out for violations of such treaties like the INF.

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Well he is warning the US, pull out of the treaty and we may be looking at a entirely new set of issues.

I suppose this is what Russia gets for meddling in the elections. They thought they were the puppet master and could control Trump and his administration and now it would seem that is simply not the case, nor was it ever going to be.

Cristal M Clark

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Google Taking on Manipulative Sites

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Chrome Getting Smarter by the Day

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How many of you have encountered a website that tricks you into clicking on it then not allowing you to use the back button to get out of it the second you realize it is not the website you were looking for?

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For me, I despise it and it would seem that Google is not very fond of that type of trickery either.

This is typically referred to as keeping users in place, whilst generate money via hidden advertisements, and it will soon start to become a thing of the past thanks to a new update in Google Chrome called “history manipulation.”

Websites employ the practice in an attempt to insert dubious advertisements into your tab history — every time you hit the back button, an advertisement loads, generating views for the website, and in some cases, downloading malware and users cannot seem to escape the page.

This really is a complete abuse of trust not to mention it makes it difficult for users to browse the web in peace, so now Google will begin silently flagging pages that use such practices.

When users encounter the issue in the future with Google’s Chrome web browser, the experience with the website will be flagged, and information about the encounter will be sent to Google for analysis and review.

When Google identifies pages that abuse your tab history, Chrome will be able to bypass the false entries entirely when you are browsing the web.

Google really does want to protect users by blocking malicious web browsing experiences entirely.

Google has not officially rolled out the update as of yet sadly.

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Google – thanks for the holiday news, we users are pretty excited about this.  

Kudos.

Cristal M Clark

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China Preparing for Possible High-Profile Hacks?

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NSA Seems to Think So

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Rob Joyce an official at the NSA seems to think that China is getting ready for some possible high-profile hacks, at least that is what he is telling the Wall Street Journal.  

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According to Rob, thus far China has focused it’s hacks on stealing trade secrets and spying which Rob could not be more wrong about by the way.

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The suspicion is that China prepositioning itself to attack “critical infrastructure” such as energy, health care, finance and transportation.  

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What makes this a rather curious situation for the NSA – as far as the US Government is concerned this is simply just speculation, they have no proof of this – at all.

China has always denied conducting any hacking attempts, and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang said to the NYT that: “China firmly opposes all forms of cyberattack and cracks down on it in accordance with the law.”

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China by the way, as recently reported, the preliminary investigation results into the Marriott/Starwood hacking incident suggests it was in fact part of a Chinese intelligence operation.

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In all honesty the NSA is not so far off the mark in it’s suspicion of China.

However, the NSA is wrong to think China is merely prepositioning itself. China as well as other countries are already in a position to attack our “critical Infrastructure.”

While US leadership was asleep at the wheel other nations have had years to “preposition” themselves for a major cyberattack on the US and they are in fact already in a position for a major cyber attack on the US “critical infrastructure.”

Come now, nobody really believes that all of these hacks and cyber attacks were done just to merely siphon trade secrets and just simply to spy do you?

Cristal M Clark

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Facebook Heads into Christmas With New Leak

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Facebook – Issues Crappie Apology to Users

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On Friday, Facebook announced a new data leak. One that is a wee bit frightening in that a bug that made photos of 6.8 million users accessible to third-party developers, before users even hit publish.

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The company offered its typical shitty apology regarding the new data breach, explaining that up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to user photos between September 13 to September 25 and that many of these photos were not even published to the website, just uploaded for a post users never decided to actually publish.

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Yes, round of applause for Facebook!

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To add insult to injury here, in all fairness, Facebook still insists that users ultimately control their own data; “anything that you upload, you can also delete.”

This has consistently been proven to be absolutely misleading, in fact it is simply just a lie a ruse in an attempt to quell user distrust.

However, this does prove a point. your user data is gone quite literally long before you even hit publish.

Quite a few websites are equipped with code that extracts your personal info as quickly as you enter it in an online forum and sold to the highest bidder or those willing to pay the most for it.  Mortgage companies, healthcare firms, credit card companies, retail websites, customer service chats, yes even your favorite porn sites are riddled with such code, malware and viruses used to steal user data, in real time these days.

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As for Facebook, well this latest data breach is simply more proof of the company’s reluctance to share how it really treats user data, not to mention it’s unwillingness to make it clear when our data irrevocably falls into the hands of others.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump – Still no New Chief of Staff

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Why Not a Soul Wants to be Chief of Staff

I could run the list of obvious reasons as to why no one really wants to be Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, the reality is pretty simple and much more honest.

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The Chief of Staff is not a doormat nor is he or she a dog who lives to serves his or her master. And that is what Trump fails to understand about the position.

To be even more honest, it could very well be that Trump is simply seeking out the wrong individuals for the position.

Here are a few well thought out suggestions:

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Vladimir Putin

Why?

He did overwhelmingly help Trump secure the office of the US Presidency, after all.

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Ivana Trump

Why?

Something tells me that woman is not going to be having any of Donald’s normal BS and she quite possibly just may be the only individual in the entire world who could wrangle the mans twitter account away from him.

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Kim Jong un

Why?

Because watching the romantic power play between the two would be akin to watching a couple who simply should not be married, just imagine the on-air arguments from the oval office we’d witness.

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Hillary Clinton aka: Crooked Hillary

Why?

Obviously, they both like to hide the truth, i.e. lie, play stupid, then get angry, and finally just blame everyone but themselves.

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CNN’s very own Alisyn Lane Camerota

Why?

Who doesn’t love a woman with some balls on her? Alisyn, much like Ivana would not be having any of Donald’s shit at all. Alisyn would question and grill Donald at every turn making Donald so confused and upset that he’d end up in the fetal position in the corner of the oval office leaving Alisyn to run the affaires of the country.

And Finally…

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Melania Trump

Why?

I have not clue what our current first lady does other than stand around and look really, really pissed off all of the time and well, lets be honest. If Donald wants a dog to do his bidding, he has no need to look any further for one because he is already married to one.

Cristal M Clark

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Scammers World Wide Failed to Meet 2018 Financial Goals

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Wave of Bomb Threats Sent

It would appear that scammers worldwide have failed to meet this year’s financial goals so they had to resort to plan b.

As reported by social media and numerous law enforcement agencies On Wednesday afternoon, a wave of bomb threats were reported at various locations across the United States.

Those being, schools, hospitals, government offices, businesses and something new, private residences.

The threats came by email according to law enforcement.

NBC News quoted the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau’s brief statement on the investigation:

“We are currently monitoring multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations throughout the city. These threats are also being reported to other locations nationwide and are not considered credible at this time.”

Scammers are becoming increasingly more and more brazen albeit, ridiculous in terms of the threats circulating these days, but generally you can still tell that it is complete and total bs.

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Whomever is behind the threats is clearly truly quite inept.

Guess, who is not impressed by this latest attempt to score some cryptocurrency?

This is not how we communicate with one another here in America, try texting and shortening the length of that poorly written demand for Bitcoin next time.

Cristal M Clark

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