Archive | December 20, 2013

Top Notch, Rollicking, Christmas Caroling At Wolfeboro Bay Center, Clipper Drive, On Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.clipperdrivefacility

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Related posts:
>> Clearlakes Christmas 2013
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— Dec. 15, 2013.

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Wolfeboro Christmas Tree
>> Lighting
 Nov. 30, 2013.


This is an annual ‘outreach‘ program. We did this last year too.

This year it was a smaller group. It was led by the ever ebullient Andy Campbell, the Music Director of Brewster Academy and Clearlakes Chorale. Andy, who can also sing like no other, is also brilliant on the piano, very twinkly with a knack for uplifting improvisations. Andy was in great form last night as was the choir. It was a load of fun.

I felt privileged to be there. It was very uplifting and rewarding. I am also a known sucker for Christmas music and this has been quite a week: Clearlakes, Revels, Kingswood and then this.

Happy Yule.


I am sure we know that young blond in the middle. Myeb we even gave a ride to the event. Click to ENLARGE.

I am sure we know that young blond in the middle. Maybe we even gave a ride to the event. Click to ENLARGE.


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Compelling, ‘You Can Fill It In’, Animated Google Doodle Crossword Puzzle For 100th Anniversary Of Crosswords.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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gdcrosswdthumbLast Google Doodle post:
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Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday
>>Dec. 9, 2013.

≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘Google Doodle’ for other posts —>>> (sidebar)


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Link updated
to provide access from the Google Doodle Archive.


Though I love words and have a fairly decent vocabulary (for someone who is NOT a native English speaker)
I have never been into crosswords. Doesn’t do much for me. Deanna likes them and I will, occasionally,
when asked try to help.

I am surprised that they are only 100 years old.
If I had been asked I would have guessed 200 years.

This Google Doodle is BRILLIANT and compelling.

Enjoy.

Obama Has Resurrected The Discredit, Disbanded ‘Acorn’ As Healthcare.gov (i.e., Obamacare) Navigators At HUGE Cost To Taxpayers.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.acornlogo

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Related posts:
>> Healthcare.gov LIES — Dec. 20, 2013.
>> Finally completed … — Dec. 19, 2013.
>> Still not working
Nov. 4, 2013.

>> I contact Senator Kelly Ayotte re. Obamacare
Oct. 2, 2013.

++++ Search ‘healthcare’ for my woes with that damn Website >>>>


I made two desperate phone calls to the Healthcare.gov Call Center yesterday.

I was so frustrated that I was nearly sobbing. I had been trying for 3 hours to get somewhere. Those were my 25th and 26th calls to the Call Center!

The first guy I got, and you could tell from his accent and the way he spoke that he was black (and wanted to flaunt it), was basically churlish. Told me upfront that he wasn’t sure whether he could help me. He was laughing. To him it was a JOKE. Since I had been on hold about 10 minutes to get through to him I didn’t want to hang up. So I perceived. Then he says: ‘Oh! I can’t help you. My password has expired. It will take me 30 minutes to get one‘ AND THEN HUNG UP! He is getting paid for all this, supposedly at $45/hour!

Something in my ‘political junkie mind’ told me that that guy, probably on drugs, sounded like an Acorn worker.

But, I still needed to get bloody insurance. So I called again. Another hold. This time a girl. I could hardly understand her — and I know that I, with my heavy accent, is really in no place to criticise. She probably felt the same way about understanding me.

She was also downright RUDE. By then I really was sobbing. I was so, so frustrated. It is a sad thing when bloody Obama can get a 60 year old man to CRY. The WORST decision I have ever made in my life was to support that man. I should have known. 

She too, like the original guy, basically said that she wasn’t sure whether she could help me. But, unlike that jerk, she didn’t laugh.

She, to her credit, did do one thing for me — and for that I am thankful. She, by some miracle, deleted the two incomplete (because I couldn’t bloody complete them) online applications I had.

That allowed me to start again.

So, this morning I find ALL of this with but a single Google.

This is downright FRAUD as I have been saying all along. Obama shouldn’t just be impeached he should be sent to prison for this FRAUD.

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Just Google ‘obamacare navigators acorn’

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Healthcare.gov, Like Obama, LIES! When It Says You Have ‘Completed’ All Steps … It Is Lying. Just Wants You Off The System.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Finally completed … — Dec. 19, 2013.
>> Still not working — Nov. 4, 2013.
>> I contact Senator Kelly Ayotte re. Obamacare

>>Oct. 2, 2013.
++++ Search ‘healthcare’ for my woes with that damn Website >>>>


Click to see in its full glory.

Click to see in its full glory.

‘Complete’ on ‘healtcare.gov’ DOES NOT MEAN ‘complete’!

It lies.

Complete means that there are still steps
HIDDEN in obscure places
that you still have to perform …
like UPLOADING a copy of your
2012 Tax Return!

It is amazing.
The duplicity is mind boggling.

Click to ENLARGE. See it says COMPLETE. Not so! It lies.

Click to ENLARGE. See it says COMPLETE. Not so! It lies.

Notice it says ‘Congratulations … you successfully completed ALL STEPS …’

A LIE!

I, 6 hours later, found, by accident two other steps I had to complete. Both required uploading of files. I had the files so it was not a problem.

But, there was no explicit notification that I had to complete additional verification steps.

This is criminal. Obama should be impeached.

The System is now down … Friday lunchtime.

How Obama can stay in office baffles me. This was downright FRAUD.

12:27 pm, Friday, Dec. 20, 2103. Bloody system down during peak hours.

12:27 pm, Friday, Dec. 20, 2103. Bloody system down during peak hours.

‘Catholic Press Photo’ Traditional Christmas Greeting Featuring The Pope.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related Posts:
>> Pope Francis’ Christmas card
>> to YOU
 — Dec. 17, 2013.

++++ Search on ‘pope‘ for other pope related posts >>>>


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I have been publishing the ‘Catholic Press PhotoChristmas Greeting, typically featuring the pope, yearly since 2008 — albeit on my ‘popes-and-papacy‘.

Alessia Giuliani who heads Catholic Press Photo created by her father.

They are a Rome-based agency and they follow the pope around daily. A very nice bunch of folks too led by Alessia Giuliani.

This is this year’s card.

The top part, of course, is easy: “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.

The bottom part, signed by ‘Papa Francesco‘ is from the Pope’s Palm Sunday, 2013, homily for the XXVIII World Youth Day on March 24, 2013.

It says: “Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but from having encountered a Person: Jesus“.

Here is the Homily containing that quote directly from the Vatican.

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