Archive | September 2014

GoDaddy E-Mails To Earthlink.net Blocked Until October 7, 2014!



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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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No support via e-mail — Sep. 30, 2014.

>> “I Quit” Super Bowl ad — Feb. 2, 2014.
>> Abusing loyal customers — Oct. 20, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail acting up
 — Sep. 9, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail slow …
 — May 23, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail problems — Mar. 12, 2013.

≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘GoDaddy’ for many, many other posts —>>> (sidebar)


Breaking News.

I am not making this up.

Was working fine till last night.
I then tried to e-mail a friend on Earthlink.
Bounced 4 times. So I called him.
Tried gmail. That worked.

Then I tried to contact GoDaddy support.

Got it from the horse’s mouth. Here is the transcript.
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Blocking done by Eartlink
— probably because they got a lot of spam from a GoDaddy user.
NOT ME. 
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GoDaddy NO LONGER Offers E-mail Support — Meaning YOU Can’t e-mail Them For Support!



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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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“I Quit” Super Bowl ad
 — Feb. 2, 2014.
>> Abusing loyal customers — Oct. 20, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail acting up
 — Sep. 9, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail slow …
 — May 23, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail problems — Mar. 12, 2013.

≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘GoDaddy’ for many, many other posts —>>> (sidebar)


Breaking News.

GoDaddy Support No Longer Offering
E-Mail option
— just phone & chat.

Typical GoDaddy. You can still find the ‘e-mail support’ option.
Type in a query. Then you will see the option.
Click on it. NOTHING.

Got it from the horse’s mouth. Here is the transcript.

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‘Tower of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies For WW I Centenary Will NOT Ship Until January 2015.

towerpoppyinst4dAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
1/ Buying Tower of London poppy
Aug. 6, 2014.
2/ The Tower of London poppies —
Aug. 5, 2014.

3/ Centenary of British involvement WW I — July 3, 2014.
4/ NZ kicks of 100 year remembrance — Aug. 4, 2014

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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Just a heads up because they don’t make it crystal clear though some of you will claim that it was obvious. Basically they are, at least as of now, NOT making any poppies just to satisfy the orders. Instead the WHOLE effort, quite rightly, is to get the 888,246 done and installed by ‘Poppy Day‘ 2014 — November 11, 2014. It is a HUGE task and it ‘beautifully’ illustrates the MAGNITUDE of the lives lost. 888,246. That is a lot. Think about it. I think this whole project is magic. It sure drives the point home.

Yes, it was meant to be my birthday present and my birthday has come and gone. But it doesn’t faze me. I actually LOVE the idea that I will get one of the 888,246 poppies that took part in the event. I have an order number BUT Deanna couldn’t find, yesterday, when she looked, whether the poppies will have a number ‘stamped’ on them. Again, no big deal. Deanna checked yesterday and found that they are now saying January 2015 as when they will start shipping.

The whole point of this e-mail is to share that January 2015 date.

So, IF you want it for Christmas DO NOT order them. You will be foiled. BUT, I think it is great.

Just wanted to also share with you these NEW items I saw on the “Tower of London PoppyWebsite when Deanna sent me a link … to show me that the poppies are not shipping this year.

So ENJOY. Buy a poppy IF you can. NOT cheap but it is for a good cause. I didn’t really want to look but it came to $70 (or more) I think with the credit card charges for a foreign transaction. [I no longer do enough foreign transactions or travel to justify getting a card that will give me a better deal. But if things change I will sure look into another card.]


All of these can be accessed from here … click.

You can read the first image by clicking on it. Will will ENLARGE.

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Click to ENLARGE. Snippet of our order confirmation which I had posted earlier. This is just to give you the complete picture.

Click to ENLARGE. Snippet of our order confirmation which I had posted earlier. This is just to give you the complete picture.


Autumn In Rural New Hampshire, 2014: The Quintessential Image.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
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New Hampshire 2014 FoliageSep. 18, 2014.
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N.H. Foliage … — Sep. 27, 2014.
>> Official foliage updater — Sep. 1, 2014.
>> Apple picking, N.H., 2014 — Sep 28., 2014.

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[this is at 3456 x 2304 pixel resolution].

Taken by Anura Guruge
with his refurbished Canon T3i.
Copyright of this image WILL be enforced.


Taken at the “Early Bird Farm” in Pittsfield, NH, across the road from “Appleview Orchard” where we go to pick our apples.

Another picturesque farm — which from the sign outside is ‘For SALE‘. This is when I wish I was RICH — which alas I am not. I would love to own a place like that — but then again pigs would like to fly. I wish the owners the best of luck. Beautiful place. Anybody who could afford it would be blessed. I thank the current owners for the lovely display that they have put on for us.


Burmese Radical ‘Wirathu’ Inciting Already Rabid Sri Lankan Buddhists To More Extremism … Pakistan & Bangladesh Should Respond.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts (click to access):
Francis must apologize …                             † Francis to create 1st Sri Lankan Saint

Θ Extremist Buddhist violence …                    Θ Appeal to all Buddhists
Θ Pope Francis should pray …                       Θ Curbing the Extremists


+ Buddhism & prayer
                                         
+ 2nd largest religion
+ ‘Poson’ in June                                               + 2014 Vesak greeting
+ Happy Vesak 2014                                         + Vesak 2014 Pandols

∅ Reincarnation  Question I

∀ Buddha’s descendants

++++ See Category ‘Sri Lanka‘ or search on ‘Sri Lanka‘ & ‘Buddhism‘  for other related posts >>>>

†††† Search ‘pope‘ for a TON of posts about Pope Francis and other popes >>>>


I blurred out the faces because I don’t want to give these publicity-seeking,
rather pathetic rebel rousers 
any additional ‘press’.


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‘AP’ coverage via ABC News. Click to access original.


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The Asian ‘The Straits Times’. Click to access original.


As I have clearly pointed out in these two posts — post 1 & post 2 — I really have no skin in this ‘game’ other than the fact that I clearly remember growing up in a very tolerant, multi-religious, multi-ethnic Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and this uncalled for Buddhist extremism (subscribed to by many of my cousins) distresses me.

I get unsolicited e-mail from Sri Lanka, on a near daily basis, because there are folks who believe that given my name, adopted though I am, that I must care! Well I do care, but not in what they hope I care. I care that ALL religions can coexist peacefully in Sri Lanka and that in time many of my brethren will be lucky enough to reach my level of enlightenment in being able to revel in being so carefree and happy in knowing that there is NO LIFE after death.

The ratcheting up of the hate is escalating.

The extremist Buddhist in Sri Lanka has embraced this clown from Myanmar as if he was the long awaited Messiah.

This is wrong. I am GLAD that U.S. outlets like ABC News is covering this.

I have said it before and I am saying it again. The priorities of most Sri Lankan males is pretty straightforward: MONEY/FAMILY, SEX, CRICKET and then everything else … including religion.

Financial sanctions will work BUT that is NOT going to happen. Trying to curb the sex (and the out of control population growth) will be too hard to do.

BUT we can get at them through cricket. Trust me. I know these buggers.

The cricketing world needs to start boycotting Sri Lanka cricket TODAY.

I am not bloody joking.

We did it to South Africa and it kind of worked — but please remember South Africans were never as committed to cricket as Sri Lankans.

Pakistan and Bangladesh, backed by India, England and Australia, should lobby the ICC today to halt all tours involving Sri Lanka. Stop Sri Lankans from playing in any foreign IPLs.

Then we will see ….

Trust me.

This is very easy to fix.

BUT if we don’t fix it we will all live to rue the day.

ICC PLEASE ACT.


Pope Paul VI’s (#263) Beatification On October 19, 2014 AGAIN Highlights Hasty Veneration Of Recent Popes.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
>> Paul VI beatification being rushed
May 9, 2014.

>> John XXIII canonization — Apr. 27, 2014.
>> John XXIII better biography — Apr. 26, 2014.
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John XXIII filling the gaps — Apr. 26, 2014.

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I kind of like Paul VI (#263). His heart was in the right place and he really tried hard. I even agree, as will now inevitably be the case, that he deserves to be a Saint just for managing to bring Vatican II to a successful conclusion — though this would not be the sole reason for his canonization and there will be those that argue that bringing Vatican II to a successful end was his most heinous crime! My main concern is the untoward haste at which he is being beatified — akin to what happened with John XXIII (#262) and John Paul II (#265) — except that John Paul II’s was fast-tracked to an extent that was nearly a joke. But here is the issue: we now have three recent popes, #262, #263 & #265, either a Saint or a Blessed. These are three popes that were within the lifetime of many, many, many people still alive. That just doesn’t seem right. It takes away the mystique. That is much main gripe and I am NOT alone. Nobody wants to see these popes denied or deprived — we just want to see a ‘reasonable’ gap of absence before they are honored.

That we will have three recent popes honored when there are dozens of equally worthy earlier popes that have NOT even been looked at — looks wrong. It just devalues the whole process.

I basically trod this same ground 5 months ago.

I have five more issues with this beatification.

1. There are some VERY serious allegations that have been made about Paul VI’s ‘lifestyle’ as pope! One has to assume that there has to have been some fire for there to be, even now, so much smoke.

2. This pope did a lot of good to the Church and the World BUT he also totally screwed up the ‘birth control’ issue with his landmark Humanae Vitae.

3. He also screwed up the College of Cardinals with his 1970 ‘cannot vote if over 80 rule’ and the 120 cardinal elector rule — though I am 100% sure that he expected one of his successor to fix the loose ends he left.

4. He comes across as having been a pope who was incredibly conflicted within himself — which, at least to me, seems like an odd trait for a sure-to-be Saint.

5. His beatification, quite rightly, will again draw attention to the fact that WW II pope, Pius XII (#261), despite clamor from some factions, has yet to be beatified — in my opinion, quite rightly — though he died nearly 20 years before Paul.


Paul VI, in 1970, was the first pope to visit Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

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