Archive | March 4, 2014

Alton Central School (ACS) Makes It To WMUR Channel 9 TV Re. Fred Fuller Oil Scare.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Fred Fuller vis-à-vis Alton Central School (ACS) <<<


Click to access WMUR coverage.

Click to access WMUR coverage.


This is the story I posted at 7:15 pm LAST night — with all of the facts 100% since I have impeccable sources.

Much to my surprise there was a full page letter written by the Administration as ever chest-thumpingly justifying their actions and repeatedly talking about ‘misinformation’. It would appear that my post and WMUR got the facts right to the ‘T’.

In the letter the administration says that they will get oil from another company if need be. Bully for them, but where is the MONEY for this going to come from. The school, as far as I know, has an agreement with Fuller for the oil — and this was something that was discussed, at length, at at least one ACS School Board Meeting. Here is a post about that meeting. I think at that meeting, if not at another, Deanna even stood up and asked about the wisdom of this with Fuller. [That was before they managed to get the Gag Orders on us.] She got the usual ‘well you know it is cheaper etc. etc.’ garbage. So, now what …

Take any additional monies required from the reserves. The generosity, as ever, of the Alton Taxpayers.

I am not sure as to what the laws are but I hope that there is something to prevent poor kids from having to sit in cold classrooms. I hope somebody is looking into that. The statement by the 8th grader that his hands were cold is pretty concerning.

I have a couple of other concerns given the Carbon Monoxide flap in December — when they did close down the school.

We know that they didn’t have industrial grade Carbon Monoxide detectors. That the letter written by the administration claims that they ONLY found out that there was no heat when the Facilities Director arrived for work at 6 am, yesterday, would suggest that ACS also does not have any ‘low temperature’ alarms in the school! Genius. Doesn’t most houses and buildings in New Hampshire have such alarms? So they don’t even know when they ran out of oil. Yes, yesterday was Monday. So, I guess we now kind of know that the facilities folk don’t check the oil on a regular basis. Must be nice. I check my oil level, in the winter, near daily — because IF I run out of oil I can’t go to the Alton Taxpayers to bail me out for emergency oil delivery.

I am sure that IF somebody has the gumption to check the ACS School Board minutes (or videos, if they haven’t butchered the audio so nobody can hear what is being said) that the Fred Fuller ‘deal’ was discussed.

Nice. Very nice. The poor ACS kids and the rich Alton Taxpayers.



I am so sorry that Superintendent William (‘Bill’) Lander had to admit to WMUR that it was frustrating for him. (See above image.) Aaahhhh! Oh, Poor, poor Mr. B. Lander. So frustrating. Wow, and he had to call them 10 times. Such a convenient round number, though. Not 9 or 11, exactly 10. I wonder whether somebody should file ‘Right to Know’ for the phone records to make sure that he did indeed dial the RIGHT NUMBER ten times. What happens if he had mis-dialed?

But watch the WMUR video. It is a repeat of this “Alton’s Funniest Video(AlFV). He utters his usual mantra: “I don’t know”. So, he is NOT sure whether he called 10 times. He can’t remember. Despite what he likes to go around claiming, I don’t make this stuff up. Listen to what he says. It will crack you up.

Now the last time I looked he had two assistants working for him, at his beck and call, full time — while, of course, he only works, per his contract, part-time. I guess they were too busy to make the calls for B. Lander as they normally do.

I guess that wouldn’t have sounded as dramatic: “The frustrating part for me was that my secretary called Fuller Oil 100 times and either …”.

Yes, I feel for him. It has to be difficult when you normally lead a life so blessed that it is free of frustration to have to run into Fred Fuller.



Did Besieged Fred Fuller Oil Of N.H. Fall Behind On Their Contracted Deliveries To Alton Central School (ACS)?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Latest 'Fred Fuller' drama from just an hour ago -- from WMUR. Click to access coverage.

Latest ‘Fred Fuller’ drama from just an hour ago — from WMUR. Click to access coverage.


I gather that at least part of the school, viz. the Middle School section, was very, very cold this morning and that the kids had to wear their jackets to keep warm.

I also hear that a Fred Fuller truck appeared mid-morning and that the heating came back soon after.

Hhhhmmmm.

School vacation week and today was Monday. Did ACS run out of oil, at least to heat parts of the building. EARLIER than this morning? Doubt whether we will ever find out.

If the heating did go off, I wonder if there were any consequences? Again doubt whether they will ever let on.

Interesting.


Indexing The Print Version Of “Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia” Exploiting Adobe Acrobat

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE.


This is what my two monitors look like right now. I am in the throes of indexing the print version of “Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia“. eBooks don’t need an index. One of the FEW ‘nice’ things about eBooks. The whole book is completely searchable, electronically. By the same token, if a book is listed on Amazon with ‘Look Inside’ enabled or on Google books, you don’t really need an index on the printed book. You can search the book using ‘Look Inside‘ — something I do frequently, even if I have the printed book sitting on my desk! Much quicker than thumbing through a printed book. But, most don’t appreciate what can be done electronically. So I have to provide an index, because a non-fiction book without an index is like apple pie minus the ice cream.

Yes, Word provides you with an indexing capability. Alas, I can’t use it. I am set in my ways as to how I write and publish my books — and I am not going to bother trying to change now. It is a formula that works for me, and whatever else you may say, my productivity when it comes to writing/publishing cannot really be faulted too much. [Yes, I know, it took me 5 months to get this book done. I should have done better if I worked harder (though not smarter)].

The biggest ‘hurdle’ is that I write my books on a Chapter basis — each chapter a stand-alone Word document. I produce a book my compiling the PDFs of each chapter into a single PDF. It works. Works for me. When it comes to the indexing I use the compiled PDF and Adobe’s EXCELLENT search capability to find all the occurrences of a subject keyword. Works for me. Might not be the fastest and most efficient way, but I find it ‘relaxing’. Plus I can be sure that I am indexing the right things.

So, I end up with three windows: one for the Index document (in word), the other for the compiled PDF and the third for the search results.

Anyway, must run. Have to finish the Index. More later.

Yes, thanks for asking … the book is doing quite well. Check the Amazon rankings.


Has Indian ‘Eros International PLC’ Started Taking Viagra Or The Indian Rip Off Of It?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Oscar and I suffer from the same affliction, the ONLY thing that we have in common. Like Oscar ‘I too can resist everything but temptation’ (though I am getting better in my dotage). So, I bought a FEW shares of EROS when I was offered the chance to participate in the IPO.

For ‘3 months’ it did NOTHING other than sink like a delusional Indian trying to walk across the Adam’s Bridge thinking that they are the new Messiah. Given it is Indian run there is zero real news — other than that the Indian directors, classy as ever, smeared their OWN excrement on the IPO papers they signed. (See below.) What can I say. Indians are like that. Since I only had a negligible number of shares and I am fully resigned to always lose money I kind of wrote it off as yet another brilliant move on my part — though I bought this through temptation.

Click for original. I don't make up this stuff. When it comes to Indians, you don't have to ever make up anything. They will always surpass any and all expectations when it comes to strange behavior.

Click for original. I don’t make up this stuff. When it comes to Indians, you don’t have to ever make up anything. They will always surpass any and all expectations when it comes to strange behavior.

Well in the last couple of days it is going straight up, the chart doing the Viagra thing.

Click for chart from MarketWatch.

Click for chart from MarketWatch.

I can’t find any news as to why it is going up like that. Yes, given the Indian ownership there is probably a lot of unethical insider trading going on. Not sure what to do. Should I sell now. I will probably make about 50 cents, or should I hold on to see what mischief the Indians are bound to be up to. Yes, I am sure that within a few days it will plummet with the same trajectory of a used condom tossed off a Mumbai hotel room.

I don’t know what to do. Screw it. Might as well enjoy the ride, though mine is, of course, nowhere close to what the Indians get to experience.


I bailed. Couldn’t take. Better to take the 51 cent profit I had now than regret it later.
So I am out. Feel relieved. I think I will stick with U.S. and European stock.


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