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Vatican Provides Official Pope John XXIII (23rd) Biography Ahead Of Sainthood. I Must Confess, My Biography Is Better.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Click to access VIS biography.

Click to access VIS biography.


What can I say, other than: mine is better.

Of course mine is longer too — nearly 175 pages.


The presentation.


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Vatican Walks Back Pope Francis’ Latest ‘Off The Cuff’, Imprudent Remarks About Divorced Catholics And Communion.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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‘Vatican Information Service’ wasted NO TIME in walking back the pope’s statement. This is kind of unprecedented. Basically the Holy See Press Office is putting the pope back in his place! Click to access original at VIS.


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Click to read, as ever, very good, ‘The Telegraph’ coverage from the U.K.

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Click to read TIME coverage on the matter.


Why the pope keeps on doing this is puzzling. He, as the Vatican quite rightly points out in their statement, is just causing confusion and bewilderment. See link referenced above.

Of course he has the power to change this ruling. He is ALL powerful in all matters other than clerical sex crimes. In that, all popes, by definition are impotent — as they have all clearly proved.

Divorced people getting communion is a very thorny and emotive issue.

I know of two, rather prominent Catholic males, both divorced, one more than once, that insists on getting communion though they know they shouldn’t! The one that is divorced multiple times is, moreover, a HIGH RANKING ‘Knights of Columbus‘ official! He shouldn’t b. Per the rules of KFC he shouldn’t even be a member — because he is not a Catholic of ‘high standing’.

That Catholics feel a need to get communion when they know that that, per the Church, is a SIN is baffling to me. You are committing a sin, that you can easily avoid, to atone your soul.

As I have always maintained, it is very confusing and baffling to be a Catholic — even a Catholic male.

This pope is not helping matters.


On The Eve Of April 27 Mega Canonization ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS) Screws Up Compromising E-mails Of Priests & Prelates!

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.
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John XXIII in AltonApr. 5, 2014.

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As soon as I logged onto my e-mail I knew that the Vatican had bungled (again).

There should have, AT MOST, been 3 e-mails — and that is IF they did two additional bulletins about the canonization. On an average day there should ONLY be one e-mail.

I have never seen this many in the 5 years or so that I have been subscribing to VIS.

Pretty sad.

I don’t think that they have been hacked. They have been hacked in the past. This looks like FAT fingers from a fat priest working at the Vatican (and aren’t 50% of them fat).

Interesting to read the reaction of those getting these e-mails.

Some are not too swift.

Well, something to write about.

PEACE.

Happy Canonization.


Inspired & Very Interesting Work By Alton Central School’s (ACS) Richard Macduff, Part-Time Industrial Art/Tech Ed. Teacher.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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P1010913There was an Art Exposition of sorts at ACS last night. We went. Both kids had items on display — and as ever that was good to see.

However, what really impressed me was a table in the cafeteria with projects done by Richard Macduff’s grades 6, 7 & 8 ‘Tech Ed’ classes. I recognized two projects — the sail-car with the CD wheels and the windmill that can light a bulb — since Devanee had brought hers home over the last few days. But, I had never met Mr. Macduff prior to last night. I confess I didn’t even know he existed. But, I am glad I met him and had a chance to have a very productive conversation with him.

P1010911He, in my books, is a hero. He is so enthusiastic, committed and has the goods to show it. These creations that he gets the kids to build are sheer genii. Wow. The levitating train, using opposing magnets, was so cool. Yes, I have seen such stuff before, but this was built by an 8th grader.

I was really happy to see talent like that at ACS.

I asked him, point blank, given my push to get ACS teachers to coach Destination Imagination (DI), as to why he doesn’t coach DI because he would be excellent given his skills and passion. Appears that he did do some ‘Lego League’ coaching — BUT he is a 25-hours/week part-timer! If he gets too close to 30 hours/week ACS runs into the N.H. State statues about providing him with a pension. So he has to watch his hours — even when it comes to after school activities — because they carry a stipend. I was shocked. WOW.

This guy is good. He should be allowed to work as many hours as he can! To have his talents curtailed because of budget concerns seem crazy. I just read that the school received some unexpected largess in terms of grants. Well, if I had my way, I would use some of that money to give this guy some extra hours given the work he does.

But, he seems happy. The kids seem to like what they can do in his classes. So, a good situation.

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Levitating train is within the metal tracks.

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Saint Or No-Saint, John Paul II Up To His Old Tricks Just Ahead Of His Canonization To Prove That Parkinson’s Didn’t Rob Him Of His Humor.

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.
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John XXIII in AltonApr. 5, 2014.

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Click to access Fox News coverage.


We all know that this is CLASSIC John Paul II. His impish sense of humor.

Don’t worry about the 21 year old who was crushed. Immediate Martyr. He is already in heaven having a laugh with John Paul II.

I can even hazard a guess as to what John Paul II said: “You know … towards the end … I was INFIRM“.

Boom. Boom.

It is OK. Humor is good according to the pope.

Enjoy.


Linksys Gives Me Full Refund … I e-Mailed John Chamber’s Office (at Cisco) & They Helped Though Linksys Is No Longer A Part Of Cisco.

Cisco Linksys RE1000 -- piece of junk getting sledgehammer treatment.

Linksys RE1000 gets the treatment it deserves. I pulverize it with a heavy sledgehammer. It proved to be a piece of junk.

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>> I file BBB complaint — Apr. 21, 2014.
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>> RE1000 — Apr. 18, 2014.
>> Cisco Linksys Sales will LIE — Apr. 17, 2014.
>> Linksys brain-dead as well — Apr. 18, 2014.
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Not sure how or why Linksys thought they were going to get away with LYING to me. It was never the $19.99 or in reality the $14.99. It was that they lied to me on a recorded line.

I told them a number of times that I didn’t want all $19.99 refunded. I was happy to pay them the $5, which is what I was told on the recorded line. But, I guess Linksys could not handle that.

Yes, I did e-mail John Chambers. Had a response within the day.

I was told, very gently, that Cisco no longer owned Linksys BUT that they would contact the Linksys management BECAUSE I had sent the complaint to John. That is class. John is a class act.

Now ALL is clear … like MUD.

No wonder Linksys is acting like it has. Linksys is NO LONGER Cisco.

 Linksys is NO LONGER Cisco.

I did not know that. Linksys was sold to Belkin in October of last year. Missed that, probably because I was so busy with Comet ISON.

So, as of now, no reason to buy Linksys. Got Linksys because it was Cisco owned.

Linksys without Cisco is just another 3rd rate router manufacturer that makes sub-par products.

All is clear.

Thank you John. Thank you Cisco. As always I am happy and proud to be a Cisco shareholder. Wish I still owned the shares I owned in 2002.


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