Archive | November 7, 2013

November 5, ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ 2013: Bonfires & Fireworks That Hit Buckingham Palace

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes — Oct. 24, 2013.
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I can’t articulate it, given that my English (as you know, is not that good), but I can’t help but think that this is the ideal British holiday for the ‘Tea Party’ to make their own in the U.S. Tea or no-tea you could never associate them with anything as traditional as ‘Boxing Day’. But, this would work.


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Click to access good, informative piece by an American!

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Click to access coverage. We are very laid back. Stuff like this does not phase us.

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Click to BBC post.


A Picture Of GMTX 3105 GATX EMD GP 40 Locomotive In Concord, Sandwiched BETWEEN Concrete Freight Cars.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This is was quick shot. We had to stop at Bank of America in Concord. We were on the way to Concord Hospital for an appointment. So Deanna wouldn’t let me run up to the train to get a proper picture.

What cracked me up was that the engine was sandwiched between concrete freight cars to the front and back. It works. It was cute. It was just doing shunting stuff.

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Saad Hindal’s, Evocative ‘Peace & Unity’ Public Mural In Concord, N.H. — By Concord High School.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.P1040379

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Related posts:
>> Saad’s mural — Oct. 5, 2013.
>> More paintings by Saad Hindal —
>> Sep. 9, 2013.
>> I bought a painting & my favorite
>> booth, 
2013 — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.


Yesterday I finally got a chance to get down to Concord and get some pictures of this delightful public mural.

As ever I had a time crunch and the Sun was not cooperating and using the flash washed out the mural. I just could not get around the shadow from the overhang of the building. So please factor that in.


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You can see Saad's autograph, and date, i.e., 21012, bottom right.

You can see Saad’s autograph, and date, i.e., 21012, bottom right.

Note the face -- our 'Old Man of the Mountain'! Very clever. Doubt whether Saad actually got to see it before it fell down.

Note the face — our ‘Old Man of the Mountain’! Very clever. Doubt whether Saad actually got to see it before it fell down.

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Canada (Again) Tries To Rain On The Parade With Stupid, Defeatist, ‘We Surrender’ White Poppies. Brain Freeze From The Cold!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
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Click to access original post. Plenty more ... just Google 'White Poppy'.

Click to access original post. Plenty more … just Google ‘White Poppy’.

As a quick glance at my recent posts will prove I have nothing against Canadians, actually I am quite fond of most of them. That I am so happy with my Canadian Red Poppy (and am devastated that I lost it) just about sums it up.

It has been a great honor and pleasure to deal with Canadians, especially ‘Nancy‘, about our joint tradition when it comes to Red Poppies.

Then I saw this last night! Though I rarely if ever swear, having decided when I was 21 that I am going to stop swearing, troopers have nothing on me when I do decide to swear. The stream of invective that I let loose at Canada, even if I say it myself, was colorful. Now as some of you also know it doesn’t take much to get me ranting about Canada as a country — and I make the distinction between individual Canadians and the country.

To me, this stupid, stupid, White Poppy is a Q.E.D. example of why I make fun of Canada — a country that CAPS Internet bandwidth (and gives asylum to Tamil Tigers).

The Red Poppy tradition stems the inspired words of a Canadian — physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

Yes, I fully understand that many Canadians, quite rightly, are outraged.

How can YOU … even if you are Canadian and have at least partial brain cell freeze from the never ending cold do this.

White = Surrender.

White = A dead body drained of all its blood.

You will not find anybody more committed to PEACE than me.

But supporting peace does not mean that you diss all the good folks that gave their life so that we would NOT be speaking damn German and driving bloody Audis!

It is symptomatic. This is what you get in country that thinks they have the RIGHT to cap Internet bandwidth.

If you haven’t worked it out by now, I am NOT amused.

U.K. Poppy Day Kick Off By ‘Kate Middleton’ & Prince William, Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge. Brilliant. Must See Pictures.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


These will warm the furthest cockles of your heart. Absolutely brilliant!
Makes you feel SO PROUD to be British.

Enjoy.

Click to access U.K. 'Daily Mirror' and its coverage. The 'Mirror' has never appealed to me but today they have done us all proud. Nice gallery of photos.

Click to access U.K. ‘Daily Mirror’ and its coverage. The ‘Mirror’ has never appealed to me but today they have done us all proud. Nice gallery of photos.



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Wow. Wow. Wow. Doesn’t get more iconic than this. You can see her CLUSTER of poppies behind that carefully coiffured hair. Again from Mirror. Click to gain access.

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What can you say? I bet there are tens of millions of Americans wishing that they could have a Royal couple like this. Rejoice.


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