Archive | November 8, 2013

‘The Baysider’, On November 7, 2013, Prints ‘Clarification’ Of Sorts — Still Not The Whole Story.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. On Page A6 of the Thursday, November 7, 2013 'The Baysider. Can't provide link because it appears you now need to logon to read the paper.

Click to ENLARGE. On Page A6 of the Thursday, November 7, 2013 ‘The Baysider. Can’t provide link because it appears you now need to logon to read the paper.


I haven’t bothered to try and have this corrected. I have bigger and better fish to fry. This is Deanna on the warpath — and she is always more effective than me.

She is NOT happy with this clarification. She is agitating further. I feel bad for those that she is going after.

Original e-mail was not from HER, as the clarification states. It was from me. And I even HAND DELIVERED a printed copy to the SAU.

Deanna forwarded her copy of the e-mail to the SAU, clearly stating that the original was previously sent, when the SAU claimed, by e-mail (which we have), that they did not receive my e-mail.

All of this is immaterial. What matters is that my assertion that I did NOT receive an e-mail is, as ever, 100% true! It was never sent to me.

Stay tuned. 

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 Notice my e-mail or even name does NOT APPEAR on that e-mail.

I Got Myself A ‘Poppy Puppy’ Because I Think The Whole Notion Is CUTE And I Am A Sucker For Puppies.

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.


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At my Comet ISON presentation at the ‘Taylor Community’, in Laconia, on Monday night, I met a lady, who was not a Taylor-resident, who was an expert on the U.S. VFW Poppy program. She had even sold a few thousand dollars worth of poppies in her time.

She told me all about the ‘Buddy Poppy‘ and the politics in and around it. She then told me about the ‘Poppy Puppy‘. As soon as she said it, I knew I had to have a ‘Poppy Puppy‘.

As soon as I got home I jumped on eBay. Found the above. As you can see it was listed for $9 (which I could JUST about afford) BUT also said ‘Make Offer‘. I am from Asia. Bargaining is in the blood. So just for the sport I offered $6. It was turned down. Again, I would have gladly paid $9 + $4.50 shipping. But, I countered with $7.50. They accepted. I paid. They haven’t shipped it as yet.

The kids are all excited. They want it. Heck no. It will go on one of my collection shelves.

I have received some flack that I am buying this memorabilia tack. I don’t give a damn. I am a collector and historian. My goal is to collect as much of this stuff, that I can afford, for posterity. I don’t give a rat’s arse as to the political correctness of a ‘Poppy Puppy‘. What matters is that they were made and sold. Then, if it is in my price range, I can and should get one and keep it. So there.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013, in Sri Lanka, Starting Nov. 10 Great Chance To See Heads Of States Wearing Poppies.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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.by Anura Guruge


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.


I have talked about CHOGM before. Checked the dates. Starts Sunday, November 10, 2013, Remembrance Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Of course there will be the de riquer group photographs of all the important Heads of State from THE Commonwealth. Many, if not all, will be wearing poppies. That will be quite a sight.

From a prior meeting. Click to access CHOGM Colombo   Website.

From a prior meeting. Click to access CHOGM Colombo Website.


Appears Canada’s whoever, what’s his name, the guy that is pregnant, Canada’s most famous politician, Rob ‘the cracker’ Ford, or somebody like that, is not going to attend.

GROBR.

Probably turn up wearing a White Poppy anway. So no great loss.

Gather the turbaned, wheezing old geezer from the Sub- can’t make it either. Thank Vishnu, Krishna, whatever and whatever. Another guy who is a total waste of time.

Here is Canada’s MOST FAMOUS son proudly wearing a Canadian Red Poppy. If anybody should be wearing a White One it should be this pregnant sex symbol, Canada’s sexiest man.

Click to access coverage of coming delivery of baby.

Click to access coverage of coming delivery of baby.

U.K. 2012 Remembrance Sunday, Poppy Day, Royal Mint Silver Proof Coin With Red Poppy

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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.by Anura Guruge


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.


2012poppymint

Click to access eBay listing.

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Click … for eBay listing.


Just happen to find this listing on eBay. Cool.

Way TOO RICH for a poor bugger like me! I can only sit and admire.

Very cool. Nice portrait of the Queen, double chin or not. Classic profile.

Alton, N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rate At $13.44 per $1,000 Is Down By 1.75%

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Alton 2013 – 2014 tax rate — Nov. 6, 2013.
2/ Alton bill Dec. 12, 2013? — Nov. 1, 2013.
3/ NH property tax rates for 2013 delayed — Oct. 3, 2013.
4/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rates … — Sep. 2, 2013.
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I called up the Alton Tax Collector and got the rates.

So that is how it compares. Biggest drop, 16 cents is the school portion. The retirement of the Prospect Mountain School building bond reduced a total of 68 cents. Those of you who can remember that far back may recall that in February-March of this year we had quite a few brouhahas about that number because the ACS SAU kept on factoring that reduction in when stating what the new bond would cost us. Read this post and check the newspaper article referenced. So, the school budget did go up, by $0.52 I guess. The -$0.68 help offset it and keep it to -$0.16.

Tax bills will not be mailed until Thursday or Friday of next week, i.e., November 14 or 15, 2013.

Gilmanton tax rate dropped 9.7% from last year. So, if you were looking for a comparison.


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