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Did Joe Biden Try to Have Tiger Woods Assassinated?

What do GameStop, Reddit, Tiger Woods, and Joe Biden all have in common? This insane conspiracy theory.

Update 7/15/2021: As predicted, Bishop Larry Gaiters has added another name to the Deep State Democrat's ledger of violence against Black celebrities. Along with Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant, Gaiters now claims that they targetted Chadwick Bosman.

Though this time he at least changed the script slightly by pointing to an actor rather than another athlete, the government's dark agenda is always the same: silencing Black conservatives. And what's so insidious is that they always manage to strike before anyone even knows that the celebrities in question are conservatives.

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Last July the "Dogecoin Challenge" was trending on TikTok.

The intricate rules of the "challenge" involved TikTok users buying Dogecoin, then posting about it...that's it. And the stated goal of this challenge was to push the joke cryptocurrency — based on a meme from 2013 — to a value of one dollar.

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Tesla's BTC Billions: Why Did a Car Company Invest in Crypto?

Is CEO Elon Musk testing the limits of his hype-based powers?

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had an interesting year so far.

In January he overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for the first time in the horse race for hoarding wealth. Then he got himself mixed up in the r/wallstreetbet Gamestop insanity, boosting the movement with his "Gamestonk!!" tweet, and has remained a part of the similarly strange speculation around the meme "currency" known as Dogecoin.

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Are the Redditors Inflating GameStop's Stock Class Warriors?

Are the weirdos at WallStreetBets playing a dangerous game with the markets or pushing back against predatory short sellers?

In the first week of Wall Street trading in January of 2021, stock in the video game retail chain GameStop (NYSE: GME) hovered at a price of around $18 per share.

Less than three weeks later, on Wednesday morning those same shares were fluctuating wildly between $250 and nearly $400. This kind of growth is unheard of for an established, brick and mortar retail chain — especially when a pandemic is keeping people indoors.

So what did GameStop do to deserve this incredible rally? Absolutely nothing.

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At 6'3" with a chiseled physique, Outlander star Sam Hueghan doesn't seem like your stereotypical bullying victim.

And yet, in an emotional post on social media, Hueghan lays out the emotional effects of having a 6-year-long bullying campaign waged against him.


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It's Time to Close GameStop Permanently

A company that refuses to ensure the safety of their employees and customers does not deserve to exist.

GameStop has been coughing up blood since long before the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Over the past few years, video games—like most other forms of media—have largely transitioned from physical to digital. Considering GameStop's whole "buy-sell-trade" shtick only applies to physical discs and cartridges, it's easy to see why their business model is falling apart. Moreover, even people who still prefer to buy physical copies of games tend to avoid GameStop due to their corporate insistence on annoying upsell pushes for preorders and membership subscriptions.

In short, GameStop is dying, and the lost profits from an indefinite shutdown of brick and mortar locations during the coronavirus outbreak will almost certainly lead to them going bankrupt. But maybe that's for the best.

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GameStop has always been notorious for treating their employees poorly, but in trying to salvage their already failing company in the midst of COVID-19, they've shown utter disregard for the actual safety of their employees and their customers.

Like most companies, GameStop recently launched a COVID-19 e-mail marketing campaign informing their customers about all the ways in which they're monitoring, prepping, and cleaning their stores for maximum safety. Precautions, guided by GameStop's "internal COVID-19 taskforce dedicated solely to this issue," include encouraging sick employees to stay home and "providing all our stores with the necessary supply of disinfectant materials and hand sanitizer to frequently clean high-touch surfaces."

One would think that not forcing knowingly sick employees to come into work and providing hand sanitizer would be the bare minimum for a non-essential store choosing to stay open during a pandemic that requires intensive social distancing, but as it turns out, GameStop has been lying about even that.

In a recent Reddit thread on r/GameStop titled "To those concerned," an employee aired major concerns over GameStop's handling of the situation, most notably the fact that corporate offices never even sent the majority of stores any disinfectants or hand sanitizers:

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The top-rated response in the thread is from a GameStop district manager who blows the whistle even harder: "Our regional call today was about taking more tech trades and 'taking advantage' of the situation. This phrase was sincerely said on our call."

From there, more and more accounts have emerged highlighting GameStop's abhorrent disregard for the lives of their employees.

In an internal GameStop memo obtained by Kotaku, GameStop management explains to employees that they are classified as "essential retail," putting themselves in the same category as pharmacies and grocery stores that need to stay open no matter what. They also urge employees to keep stores open even if police attempt to enforce mandatory shutdowns:

"Due to the products we carry that enable and enhance our customers' experience in working from home, we believe GameStop is classified as essential retail and therefore is able to remain open during this time...We have received reports of local authorities visiting stores in an attempt to enforce closure despite our classification. Store Managers are approved to provide the document linked below to law enforcement as needed."

Up until a few days prior, GameStop was even still planning to hold massive midnight release events for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal, only shutting those down last-minute after receiving significant backlash. In another concession to safety, GameStop agreed to take down game demo stations, which are high-traffic in-store areas for physical contact. Of course, multiple employees reported that GameStop was only paying lip-service and that they were instructed to keep the demo-stations active after all.

Some employees were also told that if anyone actually did come into work with coronavirus, they would simply need to quarantine themselves and bring in a replacement staff to run the store.

All of this goes to show that GameStop is unfit to be in business anymore. A company that refuses to ensure the safety of their employees and customers and, more egregiously, actively values profits over their employees' very lives, does not deserve to exist. This is doubly true for a store that sells entertainment media, as opposed to literally anything essential to human survival. This is quadruply true during a global pandemic.

The owners of GameStop aren't just failing as business people. They're failing as human beings. Employees' lives are more valuable than profits, and no gamer should ever support GameStop again after this debacle.

It's time for GameStop to hurry up and die.