(Tea Party 247) – There are some people who are truly just too bizarre to take serious and whacked out economist Paul Krugman is one of those people. Krugman boldly predicted that the economy would “never recover” after Trump won the election in 2016, yet here we are, enjoying one of the best economies in American history. So, anything Krugman says should be looked at with extreme suspicion, at the very least.
This is especially true for a recent tweet he posted in which he claimed hackers stole his IP address and were downloading child pornography. This guy is about as clueless when it comes to technology as he is about the economy.
“Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there.”
LOL. Sounds like someone wants to get ahead of a child pornography scandal. When the FBI comes a knocking, Krugman can just point to his tweet as evidence of his innocence. “It was the hackers!” he’ll insist as he’s being dragged away in handcuffs. At least all of us will know the truth thanks to his tweet and he won’t suffer any loss in the court of public opinion. At least, we assume that is his hope and motivation for the bizarre pre-emptive tweet.
He followed this up with a tweet saying “The Times is now on the case.” Oh, thank goodness an official truth-seeking institution is on the case!
Twitter was not kind to Krugman in the wake of these ridiculous tweets, and rightfully so.
“Hey Paul, why don’t you take a seat.” Carpe Donktum wrote to which Southernraised replied, “Put the pizza down,” a reference to child sex trafficking.
😂😂😂 Put the pizza down now 🍕
— Southernraised🇺🇸 (@Southernraise16) January 8, 2020
Also a hint: I have worked many of the cases. Most people just own it right away. The number 1 excuse for this who don't: Someone hacked me. lol.
— Magoo Actual 🇺🇸 (@MagooActual) January 8, 2020
“Remember Paul is famous for his bold prediction that the internet would wind up being no more consequencential [sic] than the fax machine so not sure his grasp of the technology is great,” wrote another twitter user.
Remember Paul is famous for his bold prediction that the internet would wind up being no more consequencential than the fax machine so not sure his grasp of the technology is great
— why (@tumrel) January 8, 2020
Boomer is as good with tech as he is economics.
— Zionist Redneck (@gone_galt) January 8, 2020
“An IP address for a user does not change unless they reset the modem for 5 min or renew a DHCP lease. So I will have the same IP, until I do those two things. Which means either the user is downloading that illicit content willingly, or someone else at that PC is,” Twitter user “random thoughts” pointed out.
An IP address for a user does not change unless they reset the modem for 5 min or renew a DHCP lease. So I will have the same IP, until I do those two things. Which means either the user is downloading that illicit content willingly, or someone else at that PC is.
— random thoughts (@musings_n) January 8, 2020
Robby Starbuck made a pretty valid point, saying, “I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to go straight to law enforcement to sort this out instead of Twitter… The fact you went to Twitter is… Very concerning.”
Also why put this statement out? Have you been contacted by or reached out to any law enforcement? Seems really bizarre to tweet this. I can’t think of a halfway competent lawyer who’d advise the victim of a horrible thing like this to tweet what you just tweeted.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 8, 2020
Unless you are a very wealthy person who hires one or under full-suite VIP protection services through your agent, there are no proactive security notifications like this.
— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) January 8, 2020
Sounds like Krugman has been caught red-handed and is trying to conjure up whatever story he can to escape responsibility. People like him think they’re smarter than everyone else so they don’t have to take a lot of time making up elaborate or even believable stories because they just assume the rest of us are just dumb enough to believe whatever they say. Krugman is obviously a very disturbed individual who isn’t fooling anyone, thankfully Twitter users were quick to point this out to him.
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