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Why Does The U.S. Postal Service Have To Be Stupid & Obnoxious About Handling ‘Media’ Mail?

by Anura Guruge


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This was a second-hand, paperback book (yes, a James Michener) that I ordered from Amazon that I ordered on May 14, 2018. It was NOT Prime and I knew that. And Amazon did tell me that it would take 10+ days to get to me.

They shipped it on May 16, 2018 and I got it today, May 25, 2018. It took USPS 9-days!

Look at the routing: 7 intermediary stops! SEVEN. That costs money. This is STUPID.

Why bother with this inane, circuitous routing for media mail. It can’t save them any money.

They really should look into this. This makes no sense, even for the USPS.


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Using Mouthwash Putting Us In Danger Of Diabetes?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original from “Medical News Today”. Google for more coverage.


I happened to see a snippet on this in the June 2018 issue of “The Reader’s Digest” in their compulsory section on “Health News”.

I was shocked and disappointed.

I am a great believer and practitioner of mouth washing though I probably could get away with not doing so because I have good teeth & gums. Until I read this in the RD, I would wash my mouth at least 4 times a day! Yes, at least 4 times. Twice in the morning, and twice at night — at a minimum; first with hydrogen peroxide and then with a commercial, alcohol-based mouthwash. I haven’t used mouthwash in the last week. It bothers me — mainly because I am so used to it.

Not sure whether this is true? Do YOU know? I need to find out.

This might have been why I am constantly told I am pre-diabetic.

Well, now you know. You can decide if you want to continue using mouthwash.


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A New Samsung Gear S4, Even Without ‘BPM’, Would Be V. Bad News For Garmin.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original article in the U.K. “Express”. Google “Samsung Gear S4” for many, many more over the last 72-hours.


From the same “Express” article referenced above. Use the link — above.


YouTube video claiming to confirm that the S4 will have
“Blood Pressure Monitoring” (BPM).


The Samsung Gear S3 was a pretty impressive and compelling SMART watch — and I know since I had one till last week (when I sold it on Facebook).

It lacked all of the activity, sleep, performance and stress tracking features to make it into a genuine alternative to a medium- to high-end Garmin. But, it was a decent Smartwatch for those that wanted just the basic activity tracking functionality.

In the last few days there has been a lot of talk in the media about the forthcoming Samsung Gear S4 — which might possibly be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

It is supposed to have a lot more activity and sleep features. But, it is also said to go all out on health monitoring, and might include “Blood Pressure Monitoring” (BPM). That would be big.

Some are talking some real fancy features like displays on the rim of the case and on the strap. That might be overkill. But, BPM will be a game changer.

I will keep you post.


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I Wrote To The Queen About The Kraut Wagon At The Royal Wedding.

by Anura Guruge


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I was NOT joking when I said that I was upset at the Princes arriving in Windsor in a German wagon.

So, I wrote to the Queen!

That is what she is there for and I did NOT become a monarchist if I did NOT believe I could call upon my Royals when I perceive that a wrong has been done.

I am actually sure that this letter will get some attention. It might never make it to the Queen but somebody at Buckingham Palace will take note. I sent it ‘certified’ etc.

I was NOT going to let it pass.

This is important stuff and I KNOW that I will find an ear in the Palace.

I know one thing for sure. Nobody seeing the letter will accuse me of disrespect or not been a patriot. The letter is clear that this is a matter of patriotism.

I have faith in this Queen. It took me a long time to get there and there.

I will, of course, keep you posted.


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