Archive | November 11, 2013

The Non Sequitur Of The Year: “Roman Catholic popes are noted for remaining celibate” — Joe Kovacs, WND.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Cracked me up.

As I write this I am holding in my hand a book by British Nigel Cawthorne entitled “Sex Lives of the Popes”.

Click to access.

Click to access.

Wikipedia no less.

Wikipedia no less.

My ‘The Next Pope 2011‘ book has a lists of popes who fathered children and popes that were married.

Enough said. If he had said ‘of late’ that might not have even cut it!
Of course I have heard stories that I will not repeat here, but ….



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As some of you know I lead a very sheltered life and I have even been asked whether I was celibate, SO I don’t actually understand Chelsea Handler’s remark as to what penetration has to do with power … I worry. Is she just talking about us males? What about the fairer sex? Very strange.

But, popes are noted for remaining celibate! Maybe he dropped the ‘not‘?

Writing about popes isn’t easy. They should leave that to us who slave long hours trying to keep our facts right about the popes.


VTech CS6429-4 DECT 6.0 & CS6409 Cordless 5 Handset System Proved To Be Disastrous. Handsets ALL Unregistered …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. That was my order. Delivered Saturday, Nov. 6, 2013.

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My review — which just echoes others and the unregistering is what I ran into.
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I have already wasted way too much time with this useless VTech system and as such will keep this short.

I am redoing our whole entire phone infrastructure now that we ditched ‘U.S. Cellular‘ and went with ‘Consumer Cellular‘.

I am getting an OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and am going to bond my TDS landline with a new (actually Saturday) Google Voice service.

The existing 4-handset cordless system we have was 7 years old and I decided to refresh the technology. Since the old one was a Panasonic I decided, on a whim, to go with VTech. Thinking back, other than kid’s toys made by them my last experience with a VTech phone was c. 1995 and I remember taking that back too.

The problem started with the 5th handset. Could not get it to register. It was Sunday. No VTech support. Of course checked the Web. Plenty of others had experienced the same issue but nobody could tell me how to fix it other than call VTech support or get another unit. I even opted to do that because I really wanted this system to work. Amazon, as I have said many times before, is very good to us. They contacted me asking me why I was asking for a replacement — and suggested I return the whole order! I told them that I wanted to persevere with VTech. They said fine and immediately started shipping me a replacement, CS6409 additional handset.

A few minutes later I looked at one of my other 4 previously working handsets. I had set the date/time and the other settings. They had been good earlier in the day. Now I noticed that the day and time were wrong! I thought it was just that handset. I went looking for another. Same problem. Then I noticed that that handset was unregistered — i.e., no longer saying ‘HANDSET 3’. Looked at the original. You guessed it. Same problem. All 4 of the CS6429-4 handsets were unregistered. That meant I could not make or receive any calls. Tried to register a handset so I could have a working landline system. Would not register.

Picked up my cell and contacted Amazon. They immediately said return the whole system. They cancelled the previous return and immediately e-mailed me a return label for the whole system, 5 phones.

UPS came and picked that up. I wanted a new system. Did some quick research. Decided to go with a reasonably new and fancy Panasonic. Amazon was having one of their deals. The 5-set system was cheaper than the 4-set system. Ordered that. In the meantime had to reinstall the old system. Luckily I had not given it away which is what I had planned! Old system works (fine) — I just wanted a new system. New Panasonic has Link-to-Cell. I have read that that is IFFY! Not a deal breaker. I can actually also get Cell linkage with the OBi110 Voice Service Bridge.

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Alleged Composition Of The Alton Central School (ACS) Strategic Planning Committee — Which Is Costing Alton Taxpayers $$$s.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This is from Deanna — who is not happy that she appears to be the ONLY unaffiliated, i.e., NOT on the ACS payroll, parent on this Committee.

She attended BOTH, 8 am to 3 pm meetings, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2013 — and is sure that she was the only unaffiliated parent.

Before she attended the meetings she requested a list of the attendees from the SAU. She got a ‘roster’ with 25 names — one already marked as ‘unable to attend’.

Last week she e-mailed the SAU and asked for the list of those that actually attended the two meetings. She HAS an e-mail that claims, rightly or wrongly, that ‘no attendance’ was recorded; i.e., there was no sign-up list! She is seeking confirmation of this statement.

This Strategic Planning effort is costing Alton Taxpayers real money. The external ‘consultant’ alone is costing at least $3,000 (if not more if other expenses are being paid).

They HIRED a bunch of substitutes to cover ALL the teachers that were attending the meetings! Devanee, not the most reliable of sources for ACS news, claimed that she heard that there were 19 substitutes at ACS on Oct. 31 — which would be appropriate given that it was Halloween. Scary stuff.

So, this is the breakdown per the pre-meeting ‘Roster’. Only one board member attended. According to Deanna the Administration staff were in-and-out.

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