WhatsApp Video Provoke Villages to Lynch Mobbing?


WhatsApp – Telangana, India


In the southern state of Telangana, India people pay more attention to the news circulating on WhatsApp than from any other source and this past summer, the news created panic, mayhem and some disturbing crime.

One a particularly warm night something unusual began to take place. Something the local police had not ever seen before.

The streets emptied early and every resident shuttered themselves behind locked and bolted doors just after dusk – in more than 400 villages.

Authorities were puzzled by the unusual behavior, it was summer after all and very hot and dry. Children usually played until much later in the night, villagers would sit outside enjoying the night breeze.


Turns out, some disturbing video was circulating on WhatsApp. Some of the disturbing video’s depicted adults being disemboweled, others showed children being abducted. Each video came with messages that were meant to be a warning, one of such messages was that tribespeople were killing villagers to steal human organs.

Each of the villages has roughly over 2 dozen WhatsApp users where it is said that media literacy is low.

During the investigation, police learned the disturbing and frightening videos actually started circulation way back in March, possibly even earlier.

In April two women who missed a bus after performing at a religious function decided to stay in the village overnight. Around midnight that night a drunken fool saw them and woke his village informing them that “child kidnappers” were in town.

That of course sent a lynch mob after the women who were saved in the end but not after being beaten.

From April to May it was reported that at least 13 similar incidents had occurred, in just one village.

In April mobs across India attempted to mob at least 25 individuals.

This proves just how powerful social media in this decade have become worldwide.

Some have turned to the sites for news and in some areas because that is the only way they can really get news.


While these sites fight any form of regulation, the honest truth is perhaps we might need to look at strict regulation that would hold the site itself responsible for allowing content to spread panic which then results in a lynch mob or two or a dozen or more.

Or we could simply wait until people just start killing one another.

Cristal M Clark

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Dive Team Finds Body Instead of Mannequin


Warwick, RI


When you poll the workforce you generally find out that people really do not much care to do those forced trainings we more often than not have to do.

I would imagine that would be the case especially for a dive team training from Warwick, RI.

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On Wednesday a police dive team was tasked with training, they were to search for a mannequin hidden in the Pawtuxet River as part of a body-recovery drill, when they recovered an actual body instead.

The officer who spotted the body under a bridge said he at first believed it to be the dummy they were looking for.

Police believe the corpse had been in the water for about a day before being discovered.

So, the training session turned into a recovery operation leaving one diver patrolling the river area for an extended period of time.

News of the discovery broke when the Cranston police said they were assisting the Warwick police with a report of a body found in the Pawtuxet River near Narragansett Parkway.

The body is thought to belong to a 55-year-old man, with his identity being kept under wraps until his next-of-kin have been notified. No cause of death has been released, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

No word on whether or not they ever located the mannequin they were to search for.

Cristal M Clark

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NYPD Cop Ran Gambling and Prostitution Racket




For the most part, police in our nation are great, every now and again though you run across one or two that simply want no part in actually upholding the law, particularly when it comes to themselves.

Ludwig Paz, a respected and highly decorated NYPD officer, as it turns out became the ring leader of an illegal gambling and prostitution ring in New York.


Ludwig is a retired vice detective who used his knowledge of policing to run the rackets while evading the detection of law enforcement for a time.

He was caught naturally, but not after reaping the financial benefits.

His excuses are:

A Costly Divorce

Child Support

The recession of 2008

He and his new wife were earning roughly $2 million between August 2016 and September 2017 running the illegal prostitution and gambling outfits.

Which they were happily blowing on fancy and pricey new cars, clothing as well as other expensive luxury items.

Take note that he and his new wife were not happily spending the funds on his children.

So, this week’s award goes out to Ludwig Paz, thanks for all of your years of service as a cop with the NYPD and in turn taking your knowledge of evading the law and legal system to break the law.


Kudos Ludwig.

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Elon Musk’s Wish to be Sued – Granted?



Thailand Cave Rescuer Vernon Unsworth

This is a rather bit odd for a tiff between two adult men but here we go.


It seems that Elon Musk did not much care for Thailand Cave Rescuer, Vernon Unsworth’s comments with regards to a mini sub that Elon built in an effort to help with the Thailand cave rescue in July.

The buzz is that Vernon negatively criticized a mini sub that Elon had built which Elon took offense to.

Elon’s response to that was to accuse Vernon of being a pedophile.

He kept referring to Vernon as the “pedo guy” on Twitter of all places. To make matters worse it seems that Elon sent a rather odd tangent based email to Buzzfeed and Buzzfeed in turn actually released excerpts of the email that Elon sent.


At one fatal point Elon stated “I fucking hope he sues me.”

In it he continually accuses the cave diver of being a child rapist while providing no evidence to support the odd and unusual claim.

In the end, Vernon decided he was sick of it and gave Elon precisely what he wanted and is now suing him for around $75K and a court order that prevents Elon from making false accusations with regards to Vernon being a pedophile.

Vernon is a British citizen who was directly involved with saving a boys’ soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave they had become trapped in.

As Brilliant as Elon is, at times he like many brilliant individuals tend to go off on a senseless tangent that turns out to be rather regrettable in the end.

But hey $75k is just a drop in the bucket for a guy like Elon so I say he just agree to hand it over to Vernon and sing a legal document stating that he will never mention the man’s name again and walk away with some shred of pride and dignity.

Cristal M Clark

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#Metoo Meets Men’s Groups


Men talking about how they feel


The MeToo movement stormed 2018 with such ferocity that it really shocked the entire world into viewing women differently not to mention highlight the bad behaviors of many men throughout the world.

It was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Women are for the most part really tired of being viewed, seen and treated as sexual objects that are far inferior to our male counterparts who are prone to such horrid behavior that it has ruined organizations, civilizations.

Look at the Catholic Church, a predominately run male organization that rapes and molests children and women.

We as a world, have taken a stand against such ideologies.

As the MeToo movement grows another has formed.

Several digital media and tech leaders have begun to embrace men’s only groups so that they too can express their feelings. Junto, Everyman and that like all have a purpose.

The groups encourage men to better learn how to have and create better professional and personal relationships.

Experts are not all that much for these groups. I mean it was the old boys club mentality that got to the MeToo movement after all.

But do experts really understand what the men are doing in the groups?


Unlike fighting it out “Fight Club”-style, men are sitting in small group circles weekly to talk through their feelings, allowing themselves to grow more vulnerable, to cry together.

By getting in touch with their emotions and themselves on a deeper level, they believe that they can be better employees, leaders, partners and parents and they are learning how avoid the past behaviors that allowed previous generations of men to treat women as second-class citizens.

Men have always been taught to hide or hold in their emotions, these groups are helping to teach them that is not always such a good thing.

Part of being masculine is the ability to feel, show and have just as many emotions as women do. Learning how to express those emotions in a healthy way will be key for many of the men in these groups.

Either way, I believe this is a step in the correct direction and I applaud them.


Cristal M Clark

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Brad Pitt Not a Home Builder?


New Orleans

Yesterday I saw something titled “Homes built by Brad Pitt falling apart…”

Could it be because he is an actor and not a carpenter, maybe?


All joking aside, the headline is a rather bit misleading. It is in reference to a foundation, The Make it Right Foundation that Brad started in an effort to help the victims of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.


The keyword is “help” in that it was an effort to help them get to a point to where they, not Pitt or his foundation could rebuild their lives.

To be absolutely clear, Pitt did not build the homes himself, he hired what is called architects and contractors who are ultimately responsible for the shoddy work itself to be honest.


The homes are in rather bad shape, but in looking through initial pictures of them, they did not look to be built well at all in the first place.

What this really boils down to is that everyone want’s something for nothing.

A disaster occurs and people want free stuff, or stuff that replaces what they feel would cover the value of what was lost.

The problem with this frame of mind is that, the government, taxes, movie stars are not responsible for replacing anyone’s stuff in the event of a disaster.

While it is nice that some tried, they are not responsible for replacing anything that is lost due to a disaster.

Yes, it is unfair but that is also just life.

As for the homes built by the Make it Right Foundation, well they were touted as something they were not, however anyone who looked at them would have known that. Besides the reality here in the real world not the “I’m entitled to something for free” world is that you are not going to get a $200K home for around $130K.

That is simple reality.

But those that feel victimized again and that is what they are labeling it, are suing Pitt and his foundation.

Pitt I am sure had contracts built into the foundation that will undoubtedly protect him and for good reason, because he is not a carpenter but an actor. He hired what he thought were the right people in an effort to try to help which he did.

Perhaps some of those that were looking for the handout should have taken the time to consider that it was only a temporary and not lifelong.

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The Woman who Helped Kidnap Elizabeth Smart to be Released from Prison

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Utah Parole Board – 9/12/18 Idiots of the Week

As far as idiots go, here is a group of individuals that hide behind laws on the books rather than doing something to change those laws.


The Utah Parole Board has decided to allow Wanda Eileen Barzee to be released from prison early (9/19/18), due to receiving good time.

That is despite the fact that she has failed to comply with the conditions of her sentencing while in prison.

In most prisons, but not in Utah, prisoners who fail to comply with the conditions of sentencing get things like good time taken away from them and time added when they FAIL to comply with the conditions set forth through sentencing.

Which happens to be part of the whole idea of sentencing otherwise we would have no need for things like a Court System.


What truly makes this a complete travesty of justice is that the Utah Parole Board knew about this a long time ago, let’s just be completely honest here, they can’t hide behind not knowing since they are citing it now after all. They had ample time to change that.

Instead, they became complacent, lazy and just sat around collecting paychecks.

Congrats this week’s idiots, this aware goes out to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

Cristal M Clark

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Hurricane Florence on Tap to be Catastrophic Event


Carolina’s Prepare

Hurricane Florence is currently barreling towards the Carolina’s, reaching her category 4 status a day earlier than originally expected.


She is expected to create surges higher than the houses along the coast that is going to slam into, the worst is that the hurricane is expected to stall once she makes landfall, which will cause major flooding.

A week ago, no one thought this would be happening, but once again Mother Nature proves that can be difficult to really predict.

The news surrounding the hurricane is popping up minute by minute currently and Florence is still a couple of days away from making landfall.

Natural Disasters

A newscaster over at 9 News here in Denver made the comment that here in America, we tend to not really prepare for a natural disaster until it is too late. Seemingly, we just disregarding warnings.

In fact, Esurance did a survey this year and found that to be really quite true.

We are surrounded by technology and even with all of that, people still don’t properly prepare for a natural disaster.

The survey revealed some surprising results:

People tend to want to invest less in disaster preparedness

Many had basic staples such as food and water yet nearly half were not aware of home tech like smart smoke alarms, water sensors which can warn of flooding and the like.

Shockingly many of the those who took part in the survey were more worried about property damage than anything else.

The survey also found that many who took part in it did not have a weather app installed which I find to be completely wrong.

all cell phones come with a weather app installed. Here in Colorado, you’d be hard pressed to locate an individual with a cell who did not have a weather app on it. I believe the better question would be, are people actually using the weather apps?

I started to ask co-workers and friends about natural disasters and whether or not they heed warnings.

Many admitted that they do not simply because the news is usually inaccurate or wrong and they get tired of seeing news coverage of an event that has not happened and when it does not happen as predicted the news continues to shove it down our throats as if it did happen.

Likewise, people felt that the media when disasters were not happening take that opportunity to recall that specific state or cities own dance with a natural disaster that happened years prior. Hence people get tired of so much coverage.

When a natural or any type of disaster does happen to occur, the media plays it so much on the air that people end up tuning out.

I have to admit that I sort of saw that one coming. The media will hype up a potential natural disaster and whether nothing comes of it, or something does come of it, all of the hype and reporting tend to desensitize viewers after a while.

Either way, I hope that the Carolina’s stay safe and that Florence dies out long before making landfall.

Cristal M Clark

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Man Arrested for having Breakfast with Woman?


Saudi Arabia


Well this is certainly a rather bit old school, a man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested simply for having breakfast with a woman.


The Egyptian man who had been having breakfast in Saudi Arabia was promptly arrested after a video of him having breakfast with a woman went viral on Twitter.

In the video, the man with an Egyptian dialect eats breakfast beside a woman wearing a full-face veil, who it is assumed is Saudi.

The man and woman briefly joke about eating their breakfast together, with nobody else invited.

But the point which has caused the most consternation comes at the end of the video, when the woman appears to feed the man.

The law in Saudi Arabia, reads that in workplaces or restaurants, families and single men have to sit in different areas and single women are never to sit alongside single men.

In fact, in Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to do much outside of the home unless they are accompanied by a male guardian, a husband, father, brother etc.

At any rate, the gentleman who was having breakfast with the woman was arrested by the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Development and was accused of committing multiple violations and taking up a post which is exclusively for Saudis.

The Arabic #anEgyptianhavingbreakfastwithaSaudi has been used over 113,000 times on Twitter, where it has become the center of a cultural divide.


Cristal M Clark

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