Wiki and Me

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I am the first one to stand up and say: I’m nobody.

That’s cool with me.

I have to be ‘somebody’.

No problem. In fact, I kinda like it that way.🙂

So it puzzles me as to why, for the last 7-14 days, people have been coming in to the main page of my site, FROM AND

No, yeah, honestly, seriously, they have. It leaves me scratching my head. It does especially because roughly within the same time frame I dumped the genealogy section on and moved it to (got a nifty little update too). If anyone comes in to any page other than the main page of they are AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED to They can’t avoid it. They’re taken directly to front page of the new site where, if they’re smart and just shift their eyes to the left of the screen ever so slightly, they can see the link to the new location of the Darling Family Genealogy Home Page.

I’d like to say I thought they were coming in for something to do with my books but since the overwhelming majority of them just click out after entering….that’s probably not the deal. Freakin’ bummer.

But if there’s some type of error then, right over there with that tiny left shift you’ll also find my email link.

I’d think, if there was some type of error, ONE of these many people might click it and say; Hey, what’s up? I was on Wiki and……

But. No.

I hit that Wiki link and searched my name and both of my URLS…I found nothing. I do know I’m mentioned over there in conjunction with an article on Simon Willard but to credit that for this wouldn’t be right. I never had that many hits in that short of a time span come in to the genealogy section on Ever. Not in 10 years.

Earlier today on Facebook someone put forth the idea that this was some type of prank. Someone who knew about the statistics program on my site and decided to mess with me. I could see that happening (all too easily) if the hits were coming in continuously from a couple of different places. But they’re not. Not by far. So unless someone decided to ‘Punk’ me then toss out the information to the GenPop (again, not dismissing that idea easily) it’s not some type of prank.

It may be some type of glitch.

I finally had enough and sent Wiki a short email basically saying; Hey, man! What’s up. Ah, I got this problem here and I’d like you to look into for me…..

Of course I did that just as the last two people to come in from Wiki actually popped all around the site and checked out my books!

Oh bother.

Well, if they read and respond to my email at least Shaggy might have solved the mystery and then Scooby can have a doobie.😛

Health “Insurance” & Prescription Drug Rip-offs!

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Geez, I just suffered through the slowest “updates” imaginable for the last hour and a half. WTF? If I want my computer to ‘update’ that should be up to me, on my time, on my schedule, and my say-so. Other than that….

Let’s talk Health “care” in the good old USA. Now if you’re a Trump supporter you should probably click out NOW!

So, hubby had another blood clot…that makes 3 total.

Lucky him.

Lucky us.

He’s been put on Xeralto. Again.

Lucky him.

Lucky us.

There’s no generic for this drug. Keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that we pay $10,000.00/year for our health “care” with a $5,000.00 deductible. That means WE pay FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR before any of our medical needs are covered. Now, I ask you; what absolute fool shells out that kind of money and gets NOTHING in return?

Thanks so much, President Obama.

Honestly, I can’t wait until his term in office ends! So this BS “health care” act can be REPEALED!

Don’t count on Shillary Clinton to do that.

I’m no Dumb Donnie supporter but this shit has got to go and be replaced by something meaningful.

Something that WORKS.

This crap only enriches the insurance companies.

Let me explain.

Hubby got a blood clot in his leg. He’s now on Xeralto for THE REST OF HIS LIFE AT $600.00/MONTH.

Oh joy.

We have “healthcare” “insurance” but there’s no prescription drug coverage and no HSA.

Yes, that means we must pay out of pocket for the expense.

However, hubby found a ‘coupon’ online for 75% off the price of the drug.



I presented the ‘coupon’ to the pharmacist today and she looked at me and shook her head and told me I was better off paying the FULL price out of pocket for the drug.

Why? Asked I.

Because, said she, this is a gimmick. If I put this through the pharmaceutical company will charge you TWICE the ‘retail price’ then you’ll get the 75% off.


Yes, for those of you who can’t do simple math, that means I’d still be paying 25% ABOVE retail price.

How nice.


She suggested that the only way we’d actually get the full value out of the ‘coupon’ was to go to some BIG pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens and then we MIGHT get a decent discount. I stopped shopping at CVS….after 40 years…when they stopped selling cigarettes and started trying to tell me how to live my life. Honestly, I haven’t bought so much as a bottle of shampoo from them in two years or more.

However, she did know of a way we could get an entire 30 day supply FREE from this fucktastic pharmaceutical company. But…I have to wait until tomorrow to see if it pans out.

Oh, lucky us!

An entire 30 day supply…FREE…not counting the other 40 years he has to take it at $600.00/month.

Love him to death but, seriously,…oh joy.

Please keep in mind that the overwhelming majority of drugs like this are developed with Government Money. The most of the expense involved is nothing more that TV ads to get you to buy these drugs. AND these companies, like Good old Donnie, pay ZERO taxes. That means…it’s ALL profit for them. ALL of it.

But, we don’t “need” Socialized Medicine in this country. No no no. Of course not. If we had it what would these subsidized companies do? They certainly couldn’t make a ‘profit’ off something that’s already been paid for by the government. Geez…that would leave their shareholders with nothing to hold. Wouldn’t that be a fucking shame? Nobody ‘profiting’ off the sick and in-firmed. Bummer. Nobody profiting! WTF? That’s terrible!

So, I took my ‘coupon’ to CVS and asked them to transfer this prescription to them with my ‘coupon’.

Know what that pharmacist said to me?


It’s a gimmick.

Now, look, I already understand that when I go to buy a pair of blue jeans and I see a “Whatever % off” sign I KNOW I’m still being overcharged for that pair of jeans. But we’re not talking about clothes we’re talking about MEDICINE PEOPLE NEED TO LIVE.

If you think for one second someone out there who’s already been subsidized by the government to develop such a drug should make a profit….you’re a dick!

A limp one at best. Something with no use whatsoever and something no one will ever derive any pleasure from. Just a limp, hanging low, flopping between the thighs, totally useless dick. Who’s sole purpose in life is your own pleasure. And, you can’t even mange that. Face it, a limp dick does no one any good especially not the owner of said useless tool. Unless they have ED meds.

I hope you’re willing to pay for something as useless as that.

If you’re dick doesn’t work and you’re over 50 it’s Mother Natures’ way of telling you; stop trying to procreate….you’re only going to produce defective offspring.

But…let me be clear here…I’m more than willing to help you ‘pay’ to get your little worm up IF it means that people with REAL medical problems can get the medicine they NEED TO LIVE.

Yes, there’s a huge difference between sexual gratification and LIFE SAVING MEDICINE.

If you don’t want to ‘pay’ for birth control because it’s ‘against your religion’…..keep your useless little worm to yourself.

If you don’t want to ‘pay’ for abortions….keep your useless worm to yourself.


If you’re intelligent enough to know that you don’t want people dying in the street….I’ll fund your ED pills.

So….are you?

Are you willing to help ‘pay’ for things like Xerlto, blood pressure meds, cholesterol meds, INSULIN, and EpiPens so you don’t have to pitchfork DEAD bodies out of the streets?

Or are you only concerned with your own needs, your own ‘religion’ and not the things that would help every single American Citizen?

The choice is yours.

But, unfortunately, I already what the majority of you will choose.


Jesus Christ would be so proud of you….NOT.

One Lowly Woman’s Opinion on Socialized Medicine

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OK….BAD NEWS…my husband is in the hospital AGAIN for a blood clot in his leg. Yes, again. Now he’s never been tested for Factor Five Leiden but our youngest daughter tested positive for ‘half’ the gene associated with this disorder. Guess we know where it comes from now.

He just came home! After months of working in MA to make a living because doing so in the “Great” State of Connecticut is nearly impossible. He just got a ‘good paying’ job close to home that he was supposed to start on Monday. Now…that’s all gone to shit.

According to him, on Wednesday his leg started feeling ‘tight’. He didn’t take care of himself up there. We had been keeping his risk down with daily doses of low dose aspirin and red wine because the Xeralto prescribed to him was $400.00/month! Yeah, and people are bitching about the price of Epi-Pens. Needed meds to be sure but needed for allergies that easily avoidable unless its a bee sting. Seriously, try being a Type 1 diabetic (as my darling Miss Nicole is) and getting all of the needed meds even with “Obamacare”…it’s a fucking JOKE! She paid $300.00/month for “Obamacare” and it DID NOT cover her insulin! She had to BUY insulin from CRAIGSLIST! WTF??????

(Deep breath….in…out…in…out.)

Anyway, he stopped taking the Xeralto when we lost our insurance because we just couldn’t afford it. We still can’t….not with a $5,000.00 deductible and no prescription medicine coverage until that deductible is met. That’s fucking crazy! (I’d say ‘pardon my language’ but if you’re that snowflaky you shouldn’t be here.)

So now he’s back in the ER at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (a place that, in my humble opinion is notorious for killing my relatives) and the ‘doctor’ tells him he has a blood clot that runs from his ankle to his groin. Really? Ok. Dear Doc….why isn’t the leg blue? Why isn’t it purple? Why is it nothing more than swollen? Why is he still able to hobble on it? I mean, ya know, if the blood supply has been cut off that drastically it should at least be discolored to a visible extent.

The “good news” is, they might actually perform some type of surgery to get rid of the clot this time. You know, instead of waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to see if some Big Pharma med clears it up. We went through this with his shoulder last year. Six months of physical therapy and meds before someone finally made the ‘bright’ decision of; OMG! You need surgery!


Honestly, the American Public is nothing more than a Cash Cow to the Modern Medical Establishment that will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to avoid actually providing a cure. After all, it’s much more profitable to keep someone ‘sick’ and just placate the symptoms than it is to actually CURE them. All those ‘doctors’ really need a second, third, maybe even fourth house or a yacht or a plane or some other fancy doo-dad that we should foot the bill for. That’s much more important that curing someone as swiftly as possible. Welcome to Capitalism Run Amok. Ain’t it grand?

So he’s there and I’m here not because I don’t love my husband but because I’m so likely to kill one of those assholes where they stand. No remorse. No regret. To me it’s just another dipshit with a God Complex down. So I’m being good by being here. Instead of being there where I could provide emotional support to my poor husband.

***Side Story***

I don’t trust those people because they have outright KILLED 4 of my relatives in my lifetime. They have! It’s true. Trust me, if us Darlings were sue happy people we’d own that shitty hospital by now and ALL healthcare would be FREE to every New London resident. Let’s see; they killed my mother by refusing to give her the test results for FOUR MONTHS that would have shown she had lung cancer that was operable at that time but…no. No test results until after it was inoperable forcing her undergo chemo and radiation that had no chance of saving her. She died a very slow and horrible death I wouldn’t wish on anyone. They killed my father by misdiagnosing the blood clot in his leg when he slipped from a ladder and got the nastiest bruise/cut you’ve ever seen and it refused to heal. The clot traveled to his brain and he died, literally, on the toilet, in my upstairs bathroom. My aunt had ovarian cancer in her 70s, she went through chemo and radiation and came out ‘cancer free’ only to die from AIDS from a blood transfusion back in the early 80s, again, totally missed by Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. My grandfather died when L&M misdiagnosed his hardening of the arteries and told him it ‘was nothing to worry about’. The only blessing there is that he just keeled over picking apples at Holmberg Apple Orchard, something he loved doing. Sometimes I think my grandmother who also died of hardening of the arteries at the old Norwich State Hospital was the lucky one. At least she was properly diagnosed after trying to kill to my grandfather with a butcher knife in his sleep.

***End Side Story***

Yes, I hate Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. I think that probably nearly every single one of those ‘doctors’ graduated from a medical school in Grenada. (Are you old enough to remember Grenada?)

I don’t trust them. I will never trust them. I don’t think those ‘doctors’ are capable are putting a dog down in a humane manner they’d screw that up too. Something akin to “The Horrible Death of Eduard Delacroix” (Stephen King fan…anyone? No? Read “The Green Mile” or watch the movie, whatever floats your boat.)

Look, the long and short of this post is: WE the AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE a single-payer health care system. We do! Every other ‘civilized’ nation on the planet has it. Why not us? Not only do you not have to ‘pay’ for medical care it ensures that the most direct route to a cure for whatever ails you is taken. No kickbacks. No bullshit. No wait-n-see what happens. No payments to Big Pharma for doing little more than producing TV ads enticing you to buy their product. (Yes, that’s exactly why the Epi-Pen price went through the roof…all of those PRIME TV ADS! For a product that already had no rival!) No one has to pay the outrageous fee of $2000.00/month for COBRA insurance that covers jackshit anyway. No payment for Obamacare which also covers ‘jack’ ie kinda sorta normal ‘wear and tear’ but doesn’t cover ‘shit’ for those who actually NEED it to LIVE. Like insulin.

The thing that bugs me the most about the opposition to such a system is that most of those folks claim to be ‘Christian’. Really? Seriously? Ok. Whatever. But as far as I’m concerned The Big JC was one long haired hippie ‘freak’ who cared about everyone, wanted the best for everyone, no matter who they were. He cared about people. He cared about quality of life for everyone. If you believed in his Father…great. If you didn’t…he still wanted to see you prosper.

There are some people out there who bitch, whine, moan, and complain that they don’t want their ‘tax dollars’ going to fund your…..what-the-hell-ever. (Mostly birth control and/or abortions) How about if I don’t want MY tax dollars going to fund your heart surgery? Your blood clot surgery? Your Alzhemier’s care? Your diabetes medication? After all, that’s way worse, you’re genetically defective. Why should I fund your defective genes procreating and being handed down to further generations that I’ll have to ‘pay’ for?

Oh yeah. You’re human. So am I. That’s right. Compassion and dignity.

In the end, as much as a lot of people hate to admit, studies have shown time and time and time again, that those people in those other ‘civilized’ countries don’t mind paying those higher taxes. Why? They’re GETTING something out of it. Unlike our taxes which simply subsidize big business and allow corporations to put money into offshore accounts. Our taxes that allow CEOs making millions upon millions of dollars a year to keep up their lifestyle.

Corporate Welfare.

That’s way better than taking care of each other. Right?

From one Garden Variety Pagan to you….we should all be like the Big JC. He had a lot of fine points. One of which was completely against Corporate Welfare and the Big Guy continually beating the shit out of the Little Guy and getting away with it unscathed.

If you’re offended by my use of ‘The Big JC’…fuck you. I was Catholic…and Baptist…for 18 years. I get to say it even if you don’t like it and I mean no disrespect by it.

The Big JC would have done anything and everything in his power to ensure that PEOPLE got the best of everything in this life including healthcare.

He didn’t die for your ‘sins’…no one, not even him, can ‘pay the price’ for what YOU do. He died hoping all of us would ‘see the light’. That light being that we’re all people, we’re all equal, we all deserve the best this life has to offer because, no matter our race, color, creed, or orientation, we’re all part of the same tribe.


We need to look out for each other. We need to take care of each other. It’s our duty here on Planet Earth.

What a concept.

Mind blowing.

To an ant.

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