Thoughts for today, #292 .… “Somebody has to do something”!!


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~~November 23, 2015~~ 

AMONG THE MANY ASININE, INACCURATE STATEMENTS, PLAIN LIES

THIS IS JUST ONE AMONG THE MANY

Allegra Kirkland

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has been characteristically unapologeticabout his claim that “thousands and thousands” of New Jersey residents cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, even though contemporaneous news reports don’t support it.

And his insistence on that recollection, which has no basis in fact, shows just how expert he is at roping together conspiracy theories, urban legends, and rumors that lurk on the fringes of the Internet and bringing them into the mainstream.

Rumors of groups of people celebrating the attacks in “tailgate-style parties” popped up in national publications like The Washington Post and Associated Press, but were never confirmed as true. A highly publicized video of Muslims cheering and flashing victory signs on the day of the attack was shot in the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Palestine, not in the Garden State. A video of American Muslims celebrating the terrorist attack doesn’t appear to exist and none of the unconfirmed reports of such an incident comes anywhere near the scale that Trump describes.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-911-muslim-cheering-debunked

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I’ve been reading about these comments since this weekend. I just finished watching Rachel Maddow’s TV show for today, November 23. I would recommend that you look for the video on this particular topic.

I cannot believe that this is happening in this country. I cannot believe that no one is standing up to this man. There are those who cheer and egg him on. There are those who even believe him.

Again, I pity the USA.

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Trump’s outrageous claim that ‘thousands’ of New Jersey Muslims celebrated the 9/11 attacks

Glenn Kessler

“Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.”

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https://www.facebook.com/LadyMEGrey/?fref=ts

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THE FACTS

This is a bit like writing about the hole in the doughnut — how can you write about nothing?

Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that period turns up nothing. There were some reports of celebrations overseas, in Muslim countries, but nothing that we can find involving the Arab populations of New Jersey except for unconfirmed reports. This claim has never been authenticated.

As the Newark Star-Ledger put it in an article on Sept. 18, 2001, “rumors of rooftop celebrations of the attack by Muslims here proved unfounded.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/11/22/donald-trumps-outrageous-claim-that-thousands-of-new-jersey-muslims-celebrated-the-911-attacks/

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To start the day …. “Elephants Around the World Rejoice”!!


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~~March 7, 2015~~

By now it’s news all around the world …. the animal advocate world. And maybe the animal world.

Ringling Bros. to give up elephant acts by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the “Greatest Show on Earth” will go on without elephants.

Animal rights groups took credit for generating the public concern that forced the company to announce its pachyderm retirement plan on Thursday. But Ringling Bros.’ owners described it as the bittersweet result of years of internal family discussions.

“It was a decision 145 years in the making,” said Juliette Feld, referring to P.T. Barnum’s introduction of animals to his “traveling menagerie” in 1870. Elephants have symbolized this circus since Barnum brought an Asian elephant named Jumbo to America in 1882.

Kenneth Feld — whose father bought the circus in 1967 and who now runs Feld Enterprises Inc. with his three daughters — insisted that animal rights activists weren’t responsible.

“We’re not reacting to our critics; we’re creating the greatest resource for the preservation of the Asian elephant,” Kenneth Feld told The Associated Press as he broke the news that the last 13 performing elephants will retire by 2018, joining 29 other pachyderms at the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.

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But Feld acknowledged that because so many cities and counties have passed “anti-circus” and “anti-elephant” ordinances, it’s difficult to organize tours of three traveling circuses to 115 cities each year.

Fighting legislation in each jurisdiction is expensive, he said.

“All of the resources used to fight these things can be put toward the elephants,” Feld said.

Los Angeles prohibited the use of bull-hooks by elephant trainers and handlers last April. Oakland, California, did likewise in December, banning the devices used to keep elephants in control. Last month, the city of Asheville, North Carolina nixed wild or exotic animals from performing in the municipally-owned, 7,600-seat U.S. Cellular Center.

“There’s been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers,” said Alana Feld, the company’s executive vice president. “A lot of people aren’t comfortable with us touring with our elephants.”

“As it appears in …. full read/credit”

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/df575148221544f4adaf3bea2adbb635/apnewsbreak-ringling-bros-eliminating-elephant-acts

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/a-circus-elephant-sway-with-no-play/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/baby-elephants-abused-at-the-circus/

https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/ringling-bros-circus-retiring-elephants/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/do-not-despair-orca-people-are-working-for-your-freedom/

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~~Elephants Around the World Rejoice for Free Circus Pals~~

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~~Published on Mar 6, 2015~~

Yippeee! Elephants around the world seem pretty psyched their
circus pals will be freed from the Ringling Bros!

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To start the day …. “Die Maiers Comedy Trapeze”!!


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~~February 17, 2015~~

IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO START THE DAY WITH SOME HUMOR

By Dominique Jando

Sabine Maier was born in 1965 in a village in the Black Forest, in Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany; and so was Joachim (“Yogi”) Mohr, just a year later. However, Yogi grew up in Hannover, in Lower Saxony, while Sabine remained in Baden-Württemberg, eventually moving to the university town of Freiburg im Breslau at age 18 to finish her education.

Then Sabine, who had begun to design and make clothing, went to Kassel, in Hesse, in the center of Germany (and south of Hannover), to study Art and Design. But she had also other artistic aspirations, and she went to train at Fooltime, in Bristol, England—an experimental circus and circus school where she learned a host of circus disciplines, including aerial arts. Meanwhile, Yogi moved to West Berlin (in 1985, when Germany was still divided between East- and West-Germany) and subsequently to Switzerland, where he worked at various jobs, none of them related to the circus.

When Yogi returned to Freiburg in the late 1980s, he began to juggle, and finally met Sabine. Recognizing their common interests and a shared sense of humor, they enrolled together in the École sans Filet, a well-known circus school in Brussels, Belgium, and eventually created their comedy trapeze act. In 1990, they settled in Berlin, from where they went on to work with great success all over Europe and in the United States, mostly in variety.

Sabine Maier still designs and makes costumes for the stage. She and Joachim have three children, Luca Eleonora (b. 1996), Branca Yolanda (b. 1999), and August Valentin (b. 2006).

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“As it appears in …. “

http://www.circopedia.org/Die_Maiers

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~~Die Maiers Comedy Trapeze~~

~Published on Nov 9, 2013~

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“The Piano Lesson” by The Carla Bley Band

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #81!!


~~November 21, 2014~~ 

Tell me really … who can resist? A lovely face and such a “human” expression. 

To ALL my friends …. a heartfelt kiss!!

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/therainforestsite?fref=photo

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A dear blogger friend taught me about this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~In her own words~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for the day …. #11!!


~~November 6, 2014~~ 

PLEASE PROCEED …. DO YOUR JOB NOW

It’s a grim day for those of us who held out hope that the polls were wrong, for those of us who see the stranglehold that corporate money has on American politics. It’s an even grimmer day for those who will most keenly feel the effects of that stranglehold.

~~Lady Grey~~

To everyone who voted, I want you to know, I hear you. To the two thirds of voters who chose not to participate, I hear you too.”

~~Obama~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for the day …. #10!!


~~November 6, 2014~~ 

Fear of a Black President

Republicans are unnervingly adept at convincing large swaths of the public that up is down, or that night is, in fact, day. They have attempted this right now, on a grand scale. “Why won’t President Obama and Democrats just negotiate with us?” they bewail. They’re hoping that the public (and the media which is supposed to inform the public) has absolutely no memory of what has taken place all year long, as they have blocked — over and over again.

Dare we hope they do their job when they return to “work”?

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Gotta love Bernie …. #12!! Predictions ….


~~November 5, 2014~~ 

Midterm Election 2014 Results: GOP Takes Stronger Grip on the House

Republicans have strengthened their majority control of the House of Representatives. Now, the only question remaining is how big that majority will grow.

While majority control of the Senate has been the primary point of discussion through the midterm elections, President Obama could face the largest House majority since the Great Depression if Republicans win a net-gain of 13 seats in the lower chamber today.

With House Republicans adding to their current 34-seat majority, it will possibly diminish some of the power of a conservative wing of lawmakers who have challenged House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership on issues like health care, immigration reform and government spending.

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Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms.

Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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