Archive | October 28, 2014

Orbital Sciences’, Antares Rocket Launch For NASA Explodes — I Guess This Wasn’t Rocket Science?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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From ABC News. Click to access original.


Nobody died. Nobody was injured. Just a cool $266 Million blown to smithereens.

But there is another way to look at it. Was a $266 Million spectacular firework display for the good works in Eastern Virginia.

I also gather that, fortunately, the good folks on the International Space Station will not starve.

I assume that they had mega insurance on this.

I see that Orbital Sciences’ stock, as it should be, is down — just like the doomed rocket. I hope it doesn’t torpedo the stock market tomorrow. Kind of liked today.

So, I guess this wasn’t, in the end, rocket science.

$266 M. The U.S. was spending a BILLION a DAY in Iraq. So it is all a matter of scale and perspective.


Canada Remembrance Day 2014: Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, Cancels Trip To China To Attend Ottawa Ceremony.

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Related posts:
>> Boris Johnson selling poppies.
>> U.K. ‘spies’ create Red Poppy.
>> Canadians start wearing 2014 poppies.
>> 2014
Poppy Pin collection.
>> 2014 ‘Watch’ has begun.

ϖϖ Bloody Chinese DISHONOR 11/11!
ϖϖ I contact World Leaders re. Singles Day.

1/ Buying Tower of London poppy.
2/ The Tower of London poppies
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3/ Will NOT ship till Jan. 2015.

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”).

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Click to access original coverage from “Toronto Sun”. Google for more.


Given the terrible things that have happened in Canada
over the last two weeks this is extremely appropriate.

Bravo, Mr. Prime Minister.

Yes, we will all be thinking of Canada this 11/11.

It is a SHAME that we didn’t get a chance to tie in
the Chinese 11/11 INSULT into this.

Maybe we still have time for the Canadian Trade Commission
to make a public statement condemning
China’s Singles Day on 11/11.

As you know I contacted Stephen Harper on this yesterday! 


In Addition To David Cameron I Also Contact Boris Johnson, Mayor, And Stephen Harper, Canada P.M. Re. Chinese 11/11 Singles Day.

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>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.

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Well somebody has to do something about it and nobody appears to care!

You get all this lip service about our veterans BUT when the Chinese pillory Veterans Day everybody conveniently goes deaf and blind. Well I am not going to give up.

After contacting MY Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday morning I happened to do a post of London’s wonderful mayor, Boris Johnson, selling Red Poppies at Liverpool Street railway station. Bell went off. BINGO. Boris. Boris. Though I do not, alas, know him personally I have followed Boris from way back. I like Boris. My kind of guy. So I sent him an e-mail. While writing it I had some useful ideas that I shared with Boris — who as a Mayor actually has more clout in certain areas than a Head of State. I won’t say too much other than ‘Health Inspectors’ and ‘Chinese Restaurants‘. OK, so China wants to parody our 11/11 by celebrating it as Singles Day, maybe we, around the world create a tradition on 11/10 — check all Chinese Restaurants for cat meat. Tit for bloody tat.

I also contacted Canadian P.M. Stephen Harper because Canada, quite rightly, takes 11/11 Remembrance Day very seriously — and this year, as I have already noted, things will be even more poignant.

** Stephen Harper cancels trip to China to be in Ottawa for 2014 Remembrance Day **


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Alton, N.H. Halloween 2014 Will Be On Friday, October 31 — Weather Looks “OK”

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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2013 Halloween in Alton. You can see the slick walkway and road.

It was wet last year but it wasn’t too bad.

This year, Trick or Treating in Alton, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, should be sans precipitation. They forecast rain but it is only a 45% chance and is not supposed to start till 9pm. So the kids will be done by then. It won’t be too cold either, as it was in 2012 when the kids froze in their costumes.


Google Doodle For The 100th Birthday Of American Virologist Jonas Salk — Inventor Of The First (Inactivated) Polio Vaccine.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Last Google Doodle:
>> Google’s 16th birthday Sep. 27, 2014.

∋∋ “Explore the Pyramids of Giza” Google Footnote — Oct. 1, 2014.

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Click here to access Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
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Some Notes:
1/ As I have talked about many times on this blog, here for example, the polio vaccine was tested, very successfully, on us — i.e., the kids of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the late 1950s and 1960s. We did not know that we were test subjects. We were glad to get it. Because we were the guinea pigs, polio was reduced (if not totally eradicated) in Ceylon way ahead of the U.S.

2/ Given our role in being the test subject for this vaccine it is SAD that Google is not displaying this Doodle in Sri Lanka — as you can see in the map below. I guess they couldn’t Google that information that Ceylon was the test bed for the vaccine. Shame.

3/ This is very topical given what is happening ….

4/ Just for the record this polio vaccine was NOT the world’s first vaccine. It was the 1st effective polio vaccine. The first documented vaccine is that for smallpox, in 1800, by British Edward Jenner.


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Shame on Google for omitting Ceylon (Sri Lanka) given the role WE played in validating this polio vaccine. Click to ENLARGE. From Google.


Most Of New Hampshire Will Not Get To See The Delayed Antares Rocket Launch From Virginia Tuesday Night.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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>> October 23, 2014 partial solar eclipse.
>> Next blood red Lunar eclipse, April 4, 2015.
>> Not looking good for New Hampshire.
>> October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse.

>> Oct. 17 astronomy presentation in Alton.

>> April 15 eclipse video — Apr. 15, 2014.
>> April 15 eclipse images Apr. 15, 2014.
>> Apr. 15, 2014 ‘blood red’ Apr. 14, 2014.

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Click to ENLARGE map. From ‘space.com’.


Note that this private-company, viz. Orbital Sciences, Antares rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia scheduled for Monday night, i.e., October 27, 2014, had to be postponed.

A stray sailboat was in the ‘no traffic’ zone in the waters below the launch! NASA could NOT get it moved out of the way in time even though helicopters were dispatched to shout at the errant crew. Only in America.

So the launch will now be on Tuesday night, October 28, 2014. Most of New Hampshire is too far north, as can be seen from the above map, to be able to see the rocket UNLESS, of course, something goes wrong and it strays off-course! 


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