Tag Archives: August 16

Amazon Stockholders Should Sue Donald Trump For Unethically Causing Stock Price To Drop.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access ‘Market Watch’ original.


I commented on this, ALREADY, yesterday itself, as it happened!



Donald Trump’s ‘no-tax’ claims against Amazon (AMZN) are BOGUS.

As of April 2017 Amazon is collecting Internet sales tax on shipments to ALL states that have a sales tax. That is an irrefutable fact. So for Trump to claim that Amazon has a ‘no-tax monopoly’ is wrong.

But his bellicose rantings is hurting Amazon, the AMZN stock price and Amazon shareholders — and I am one of them. I am NOT happy.

This is wrong.

I would be OK if he was not lying. This is illegal stock price manipulation.

Jeff Bezos should help us get a lawsuit going.

Trump’s gripe is really NOT against Amazon. He, irrationally, is MAD at the ‘Washington Post‘ but rails against Amazon because Jeff Bezos owns both Amazon and ‘The Washington Post’.


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by Anura Guruge


Donald Trump Continues His FALSE Narrative That Amazon Does Not Charge Sales Tax.

by Anura Guruge


Today’s, i.e., August 16, 2017 tweet — post Charlottesville, VA ramblings.


July 25, 2017 Tweet.

Monday, July 24, 2017 late night TWEET (around 10pm Eastern). Click to ENLARGE.


This is essentially FAKE NEWS and Trump should know it is FAKE unless he really is even more ill informed and confused than we realize.

As of April 2017 Amazon is collecting Internet sales tax on shipments to ALL states that have a sales tax. That is an irrefutable fact. So for Trump to claim that Amazon has a ‘no-tax monopoly’ is wrong.

Yes, prior to April 2017, Amazon like so many other online retailers did not collect (and handover) sales tax to states that had such a tax. But, Amazon did not have a monopoly and the whole issue of Internet-tax has yet to be fully thrashed out yet.

So, yes, it is true that Amazon in the past was ‘no-tax’.

And yes it is still true that Amazon does NOT force 3rd-party sellers on Amazon from charging sales tax. It probably should to be consistent and avoid Trump having a sliver of an excuse.

Trump’s gripe is really NOT against Amazon. He, irrationally, is MAD at the ‘Washington Post‘ but rails against Amazon because Jeff Bezos owns both Amazon and ‘The Washington Post’.


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by Anura Guruge


Idi Amin Died This Day 14-Years Ago; 16 August 2003.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi_Amin



Idi Amin was a legend in Britain, in the 1970s, during my formative years. I used to subscribe to ‘Punch‘ and they had a weekly Idi Amin column which resulted in this book — which I HAD (and I hope I still have somewhere (though I have a horrible feeling that I lost it along the way).


You know what is frightening?

We now have another President who is no different to Idi — other than being white! SCARY.


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Poor ‘Pete Best’ Got Fired As ‘The Beatles’ Drummer This Day 55-Years Ago — August 16, 1962.

by Anura Guruge


1962 with Pete Best still on the drums.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Best



I have always had a soft spot for poor Pete. From what I know he was a decent enough bloke and a competent drummer. I just feel for him. It had to have hurt to see all the success the Beatles enjoyed in later years. 

It is not well known that Pete’s mother, Mona Best, was the de facto manager of the Beatles before the famous Brian Epstein came along.

Pete’s mother, Mona Best.


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by Anura Guruge