Archive | April 23, 2014

2014 Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, At 112 Days The 52nd Longest (In 128 Years) — Very Much Middle Of The Road.

From our ex-house in Gilford.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related post:
>> 2014 Ice-Out, April 23
>>Apr. 23, 2014.
>> Lake Winnipesaukee
>> Ice-Out, AnalysisApr. 18, 2013.


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At 112 nothing special. Same as 2007. Sixth instance of 112 days into year. Click to ENLARGE.

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What it has been since 1987. Click to ENLARGE.


Wow.

One day short of the most prevalent date … April 24 for a non-leap year year.

Click to ENLARGE. From my analysis post. See link at top (at start).


At Last The Media, At Least ‘AP’, Coming Around To Realize That Good Pope John XXIII Is The True Saint On Sunday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge April 13, 2014 at Taylor Community Pope John XXIII canonization presentation.Related posts:
>> John XXIII at Taylor Community — Apr. 13, 2013.
>>
John XXIII in AltonApr. 5, 2014.

† † † †  Search on ‘John’ or ‘canonization’ for many other related posts >>>>


Click for GOOD 'AP' story from ABC News.

Click for GOOD ‘AP’ story from ABC News.


I don’t in any way want to denigrate John Paul II. He was a great pope — but like many I am NOT convinced that he is (was) a Saint. Big difference between being a Great Pope and a Saint.

Just remember we have had 267 popes and John Paul II will ONLY be the 80th who will be a Saint. So only 30% of popes are Saints — and even this number is not representative because MOST of the first 54 popes were automatically designated popes (the first 34 or so martyrs, though there was only a handful of real martyrs among them).

John XXIII is a different kettle of fish.

He deserves to be a Saint.

That is why I wrote a book about John XXIII rather than John Paul II.

IF I was seeking riches and fame I should have
written about John Paul II.

I realize that many people don’t even know John XXIII.

But, I am glad that I wrote about John XXIII.

Just writing about him was inspirational.


FREE John XXIII presentation.


The Miracle Of A Low-Carb (High Fat) Diet In Reducing Cholesterol!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
++++ Search ‘low carb’ & ‘Cholesterol’ for the many, many posts on this topic >>>>


Think of this as a public service post for those that are struggling to get their cholesterol under control.

I try to explain to people that the secret of reducing your cholesterol counts is to CUT BACK on CARBS
and folks just don’t get it.

I know so many people who minimize the amount of cheese and red meat they eat,
saying that they have to do it to reduce their cholesterol,
and then pig out on carbs.

Though I am facetious about it and make jokes about it
(mainly to make folks feel better because they like to
think of others worse off than them)
I have only had a above 200 cholesterol count
for 9 months of my life and that was in 1989.
I brought my count down from 214 to 17x
just by cutting out milk and cheese
and living on hummus and tuna.
(And for the record it was damn hard to find hummus
in California in those days!)

I also don’t take handfuls of Liptor (as I claim).
I take 10mg pill a day, but have so
since 1998.


Here is the real story of my counts.

Click to EXPAND.

Click to EXPAND.


This is the 2nd time in my life that I have been on a strict low-carb diet.

The first time was in 2004, just a year after we got married. Deanna said I had got too fat and insisted that I had to go on a low-carb.

I had heard of low-carb. Somebody that I had worked with closely, in NYC, was put on one a few years earlier. I had claimed I could never do it because I love bread, rice, pies, chocolates, cakes …

But, Deanna said low-carb and given that we were still ‘newly married’ I didn’t want her denying me anything.

She told me what to do. I did. Weight started falling off. I even had bad breath for a couple of weeks, due to ketosis, the ONLY time in my life, THANK GOD, that I ever had bad breath — because I hate bad breath and people with it. One of my many foibles. I was so impressed I started reading up on Atkin.

I became a great Atkin devotee. Still am.

I was on that 2004 low-carb diet for about 2 to 3 years. Lost maybe 15 pounds. I was down to about 165 — roughly the weight I was when we got married.

Don’t remember how or why I stopped the low-carb.

My blood work was at its best when I was on low-carb.

So this is deja vu all over again. This time around I am more liberal with the low-carb. It is IMPOSSIBLE to be NO-CARB.

But NO bread, NO rice, No pasta, NO pies, NO chocolate, NO bagels, NO muffins, NO pancakes, NO cereal for 15 months.

I eat one packet of hot oat meal each day with LOTS of raisins. Stomach needs that.

Yes, I have 1/2 glass of diluted red wine a day. That is medicinal.

I eat a fair amount of fruit — mainly cantaloupe, grapes, raisins, prunes, strawberries and bananas. No canned fruit.

But, I eat cheese, ham, hot dogs, chicken, pork and BEEF with abandon.

I knew my cholesterol would be OK!

That is the miracle.


As A ‘Lifelong’ Everest Buff & A Great Fan Of Sherpas I Think The Current Sherpa ‘Revolt’ Is Petulant.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
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Click to access original from 'The New York Times'. Google for more.

Click to access original from ‘The New York Times’. Google for more.


I fully understand and sympathize with the sherpas. That goes without saying. It was a terrible thing to happen. Nobody is arguing or denying that.

BUT, to be fair, this was NOT anybodies fault. IF you believe in God, it was an act of God. Mother nature at work. An unfortunate hazard of a very hazardous trade. Being a sherpa was never an easy or safe job.

To hold the climbers, the businesses and economy hostage because of an accident caused by nature, and nature alone, is petulant and really beyond the dignity of these proud people.

That the Nepalese Government only offered some $450 compensation per death is insulting and stupid — BUT it is yet the latest in a chain of graphic examples that Asian folks (including me) are not the brightest bulbs in the world.

To blame the government for this is a bit of a stretch. Yes, the government should help out.

This boycott will do enormous damage to Nepal.

I agree that the Sherpas need to get a better deal. No question. But they should get that from the CLIMBERS and the TOUR COMPANIES that charge an arm-and-a-leg to get people to Everest. Yes, they in turn will pass it onto the climbers. So be it. But, get it off the climbers.

Don’t close down Mount Everest.

The mountain, Nepal, the Nepalese and the World deserves better than that.

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Click to ENLARGE.


Vatican (At Least Postulator) Claim That John Paul II Is Blameless In The Legion Sex Crimes Is Baseless And Unbecoming!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge April 13, 2014 at Taylor Community Pope John XXIII canonization presentation.Related posts:
>> John XXIII at Taylor Community — Apr. 13, 2013.
>>
John XXIII in AltonApr. 5, 2014.

† † † †  Search on ‘John’ or ‘canonization’ for many other related posts >>>>


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‘AP’ report of Postulator (i.e., Saint-Maker), Slawomir Oder, claim that John Paul II was ignorant of reprobate Marcial Maciel horrendous sex crimes. Click to access full coverage from ABC News.


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This is from none other than the highly respected, and very Catholic, ‘National Catholic Reporter’. Yes, in the picture the pope looks like he wouldn’t know his own name. But he and Marcial were the best of buddies. Click for NCR original.


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Good, incisive article, from yesterday, in the ‘Latin Times’. Click to access.


Just Google. The Web is chocka full of stories about John Paul II and his involvement in the clerical sex abuse crimes.

He was never and never will be a Saint! That is not a crime. All popes are NOT Saints, by definition.

Not so, however, when it comes to the other pope being canonized on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Bl. Pope John XXIII was a living Saint. Two very different popes. Shame that he is getting overlooked in favor of the unsaintly Saint.


Healthcare.gov (i.e., Obamacare Website) RESETS All Passwords (For The 2nd Time). Were They Hacked (Again)?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
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Got this via e-mail yesterday (i.e., April 22) morning.

Click to ENLARGE.

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Yes, the ‘Heartbleed’ exploit is real and no doubt they used this ‘shareware’ software.

Second time since October 1. They reset all logins the first weekend.

I try to reset the password.

Still waiting for my e-mail. Here we go again!

Amazing.

Wonder what will happen IF I refuse to pay the premium?

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