In a time where employees do not know if their job will exist the next day, or if they’ll be able to financially survive, website hosting company GoDaddy just pulled off the BIGGEST d*ck move I’ve ever seen from any company.
On Christmas Day, 500 GoDaddy employees received an email stating they were going to receive a $650 Christmas bonus for all the hard work they’ve done.
“Though we cannot celebrate together during our annual Holiday Party, we want to show our appreciation and share a $650 one-time Holiday bonus! To ensure that you receive your one-time bonus in time for the Holidays, please select your location and fill in the details by Friday, December 18th.”
Except… the email was a phishing email. One designed to see if their employees were smart enough to detect that it was fraudulent, as it came from a sender with the email address [email protected]. And those who clicked it got the following message:
“You’re getting this email because you failed our recent phishing test. You will need to retake the Security Awareness Social Engineering training.”
I’m all for security testing and what-not, but this was an unbelievably cruel joke. Toying with your employees’ emotions with a bonus that millions of Americans would LOVE to have in this day and age is a low blow. And as you can imagine, they’ve refused to respond to media inquiries and all the negative backlash on social media.
Then again, what can you expect from a company that had to lay off hundreds of employees during the pandemic?
World’s 2nd Largest Hydroxychloroquine Supplier “Mysteriously” EXPLODES!
This was a news story that has been hidden from America because it was published in a foreign outlet known as Taiwan English News. But when you read how the story goes, you will start to see why it didn’t receive nationwide attention.
The SCIPharmtech factory in Taoyuan City, Taiwan exploded last Saturday for reasons still unknown and was completely destroyed. It took a total of three days to fully extinguish the fire, and reports indicate the fire spread to five other nearby factories:
“Large quantities of highly volatile solvents poured out of tanks after the initial explosion, making an intense fire, with risk of further explosions. These conditions prevented firefighters from approaching the main fire this afternoon.
Strong winds generated by the northeast monsoon, and a sudden change in wind direction caused the fire to spread to neighboring factories.”
One person died from the explosion. Two other workers were injured, with one retaining third-degree burns to virtually his entire body.
But get this ending: “…the factory produces hydroxychloroquine APIs, and is the world’s second largest HCQ raw material supplier.”
Hmm…… almost makes you wonder if someone intended for this to happen. We wouldn’t want something competing with Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, now do we?
What’s Going on With the Newest Mutation of COVID-19?
So here’s what we know about the newest COVID-19 mutation known as “B117”: It has managed to spread to Japan, Israel, Denmark, and Sweden through people coming into contact with passengers from the UK. As a response, several nations around the world have imposed travel bans on the UK until mid-January.
In the UK alone, the strain has apparently accounted for 62% of all infections in London by December 9th. MarketWatch summarized what is known about this mutant, which is supposedly 70% more transmissible than the original virus:
“The new variant transmits more easily than the previous one but there is no evidence that it is more likely to cause severe disease or mortality… there is not enough information at present to determine if this variant is associated with any change in severity of clinical disease, antibody response or vaccine efficacy.”
Health officials in the US have not yet determined a need to flights from the UK, although it is entirely possible we may see people in the US get infected with the B117 mutant.
Pfizer and Moderna have both agreed to test their newly approved COVID-19 vaccines against the B117 mutant over the next few weeks to see if they are equally effective against it. If not, brand new vaccines will have to be developed.
In other words… there’s a whole lot of chaos going around, and no credible solutions appear to have been presented or implemented. A great way to ensure 2021 will also be the year of the coronavirus!