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


~~November 23, 2015~~ 



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”


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.


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.”





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”


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Something to think about …. “Times are a’changing … Salk versus Shkreli”!!


~~September 23, 2015~~ 


TOP: Hedge fund CEO, Martin Shkreli, who bought the rights to a 62-year old AIDS and cancer treatment and jacked up the price to profit from misery.
BOTTOM: Jonas Salk, who developed a cure to one of the world’s most debilitating illnesses and could’ve made millions … but he gave it away to help as many as possible.

Capitalism versus humanity.

Before people start saying Daraprim is not an AID’s drug, it is a immune infection fighting drug for AIDS patients who are not immune to fighting other bugs, so technically this is one of many drugs that AIDS patients do take to fight against their weak immune bodies.




Martin Shkreli, the controversial pharmaceutical CEO and former hedge fund manager, announced that he would reduce the price of the drug Daraprim to “a point that is more affordable.” Shkreli has been the subject of unrelenting criticism since he implemented a 5000% increase in the price of the drug — from $13.50 per pill to $750 — which is used to treat severe infections in AIDS patients and infants.

Shkreli, who talked to ABC News, declined to name the new price for the medicine, which has been on the market for 60 years. ABC described Shkreli as “the most hated man in America.”

While working at a company he founded called Retrophin, Shkreli had implemented a similar price hike on a kidney medicine. The Huffington Post reported that Shkeli “is part of a criminal investigation” involving Retrophin. He owes the company more than a half-million dollars.

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

After Getting Shamed For 5000% Hike, ‘Most Hated Man In America’ Will Lower Drug Price


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From a Facebook Page I follow

Call me a cynic, but I’m willing to bet this was Shkreli’s plan the whole time.

He wanted to raise prices, but knew he’d get flak.

So he raised them an exorbitant amount, and now is seen to be “caving” — he’s dropping the prices, but NOT back to where they were.

So he’s probably getting the price increase he actually wanted.

And bear in mind what I said when I first posted about this story:

In Poland, you can buy 30 of these pills for about $10.

Why have they cost $13 apiece here?

Oh, that’s right: The Free Market.

Unfettered Capitalism.


~Lady Grey~


We ALL are ONE!! 


Thoughts for today, #225 …. “The “UGLY AMERICAN”: a fear-monger”!!


~~August 28, 2015~~ 


I found this meme as I was surfing through my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

This struck a cord deep within me.

I clicked on the “Focus Group” presented on the meme. That’s when my concern increased.

Take a look.

The link to the full post is listed below.



A flock of two dozen mad-as-hell supporters of Donald Trump agreed to assemble on Monday night in a political consultant’s office to explain their passion for the Republican front runner.

“I think America is pissed. Trump’s the first person that came out and voiced exactly what everybody’s been saying all along,” one man said. “When he talks, deep down somewhere you’re going, ‘Holy crap, someone is thinking the same way I am.’”


“When Trump talks, it may not be presented in a pristine, PC way, but we’ve been having that crap pushed to us for the past 40 years!” said another man. “He’s saying what needs to be said.”


“We know his goal is to make America great again,” a woman said. “It’s on his hat. And we see it every time it’s on TV. Everything that he’s doing, there’s no doubt why he’s doing it: it’s to make America great again.”



Pollster’s Legs Wobble After Fawning Donald Trump Focus Group


There’s a meme making the rounds that says something along the lines of “When people say Trump is saying the things nobody else is brave enough to say, what they really mean is that they’re as hateful and bigoted as he is.”

Cute sound bite.

But his popularity goes so much deeper, and this is one of the more disturbing articles I’ve read in a long time:

“The focus group watched taped instances on a television of Trump’s apparent misogyny, political flip flops and awe-inspiring braggadocio …. But the group — which included 23 white people, 3 African-Americans and 3 Hispanics and consisted of a plurality of college-educated, financially comfortably Donald devotees — was undeterred.

At the end of the session, the vast majority said they liked Trump more than when they walked in.”

It’s not Trump himself who scares me, of course: But what his popularity says about this country’s immediate future both horrifies and terrifies me.

Lady Grey



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