E-mail Scams and still working

I’ve been keeping up my running, and I’m still working on my super-secret project and trying to get it completed, so I’ve been ignoring all of you, and I fully apologize.
On the running front, I’ve actually been super consistent over the last 3 months or so. The Hoka One One Arahi 2s are working to perfection and apart from some normal aches and pains, I’ve been feeling great and am almost back to my pre-ankle issue pace. Anyway, I decided to update you all today because someone’s been trying to scam me.
So there’s this newer email scam of people trying to say that they have a hacked your computer through an unnamed porn site and have a video of you masturbating and will publish it to all your friends and ruin your social life, if you don’t pay them a ridiculous sum of money in bitcoin. Few funny things here, one I don’t visit porn sites, yay me! I don’t know if the people in porn videos are being exploited or not, I’m not going to contribute to that possibility given that most people trafficked in this world are trafficked for sex work, much of which ends up getting videoed. Second thing, let’s say I did, why am I going to care? They grossly over-estimate my ability to just give some stranger on the internet $2000 worth of bitcoin. More than that, while I wouldn’t want something like that circulating around at the same time it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I wonder how much money that person, or those people have made off of people who were shamed into sending them money. I can’t imagine they wouldn’t be trying it if it wasn’t successful. Look, I’m pretty simple and plain about things, but we really do need to stop shaming people about sex. It’s stupid and silly to think that just because we’re so into judging people for what they do to themselves or other consenting adults, some other asshole gets to make tons of money scamming people just based on those people’s shame.The first time I saw one of these emails a few weeks ago I just ignored it. This is the third time I’ve gotten one of them, and I’m just angry now. I even responded to the person sending, told them to have fun. What a ridiculous and lazy scam. And it would be completely unsuccessful if we, as a society, stopped attaching shame to any and all forms of physical sexual pleasure.
So I have no shame here and neither should any of you!
OK, rant over.

Have fun, keep running, and remember; if Gil can run then so can you!

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