Archive | November 10, 2014

I, Wearing My Canadian Red Poppy, With Pride & Respect, The Day Before “Remembrance Day” 2014.

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Related posts:
1/ Buying Tower of London poppy. 
      >> Boris Johnson selling poppies.
2/ The Tower of London poppies.          >> Canada’s Harper cancels China.
3/ Will NOT ship till Jan. 2015.                 >> U.K. ‘spies’ create Red Poppy.
4/ Tower of London crowds.                    >> Canadians start 2014 poppies.
5/ Prince Harry hops on bus.                   >> 2014 Poppy Pin collection.
6/ Canada’s #Poppyproud.                      >> 2014 ‘Watch’ has begun.
7/ 2014 Poppy Day Song (Single).          >> Canada’s #HowIRemember.
8/ 2014 Remembrance Day, Australia.  >> 7 facts about the ‘Red Poppy’.
9/ True value of a ‘Red Poppy’.               >> Tower of London extension?
A/ Retaining Canadian Poppy.                >> Birmingham Flash Mob.
B/ The Queen with poppies.                    >> Remembrance Sunday.
C/ London Remembrance Sunday.      >> Ottawa 2014 Remembrance.

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Taken around 3:30 pm on Monday, November 10, 2014 — day before “Remembrance Day“.

Devanne, the budding photographer, took this using my Canon Rebel T3i — which she plans to inherit soon.

The kids had appointments with their new eye doctor this morning (this being a school holiday) and then we ran a bunch of errands. When we got back I asked Devanee to take a picture of the poppy. She just took one and said that it was ‘good’.

You can see the plastic backing I now use, per Deanna’s urging, on the Poppy pin to stop the Poppy from falling off. It works, it works good.

This is my study. My dual monitor system is behind me. I have another system to the left of the picture. You can see my old, c. 1997, Cisco badge hanging off one of the flexible lights. The picture of the two kids, above my head, is that of Danielle and Matthew, drawn in Las Vegas, in February 2001. Most of the books you see are my pope books. On the top shelf (that can be seen) is a part of my collection of art books. There is another shelf of art books above that. More shelves, like that, all around the room.


Ottawa (Canada) Gets Ready For A Special, Poignant “Remembrance Day” 2014 On Tuesday, November 11.

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Related posts:
1/ Buying Tower of London poppy. 
      >> Boris Johnson selling poppies.
2/ The Tower of London poppies.          >> Canada’s Harper cancels China.
3/ Will NOT ship till Jan. 2015.                 >> U.K. ‘spies’ create Red Poppy.
4/ Tower of London crowds.                    >> Canadians start 2014 poppies.
5/ Prince Harry hops on bus.                   >> 2014 Poppy Pin collection.
6/ Canada’s #Poppyproud.                      >> 2014 ‘Watch’ has begun.
7/ 2014 Poppy Day Song (Single).          >> Canada’s #HowIRemember.
8/ 2014 Remembrance Day, Australia.  >> 7 facts about the ‘Red Poppy’.
9/ True value of a ‘Red Poppy’.               >> Tower of London extension?
A/ Retaining Canadian Poppy.                >> Birmingham Flash Mob.
B/ The Queen with poppies.                    >> Remembrance Sunday.
C/ London Remembrance Sunday.

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Click to access Canadian “CBC News” coverage.


Recount Of Vote For Andrew Hosmer’s N.H. District 7 Senate Seat Will Be This Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

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Related Posts:
>> Andrew Hosmer WINS.

>> Democratic contingent in Gilford.       >> Signs in the yard.
>> Election Day 2014.                               >> Hassan & Shaheen re-elected.

>> Andrew Hosmer, the Perfect Gent.      >> Medicaid letter by Hosmer.


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I heard on Sunday, via e-mail, that the recount, which was called as soon as Andrew’s victory by 131 votes was announced, will be held on Wednesday.

I don’t Andrew, his supporters or the N.H. Democratic Party is worried an iota.

131 votes is a big buffer when you are talking about machine counted, non-punch card ballots. As I said in my earlier post maybe a few, under 10%, will get disqualified and reassigned. But, when it comes to reassigned votes remember that it could and should be a two-way street. So Andrew could get some additional votes too.

Andrew WON. Done deal.

That he was already considered as a potential for the N.H. Senate Minority Leader attests to that. He didn’t win that but it was still an honor to be considered.

The recount will be a waste of time. But let it happen.

Andrew has WON. Did I already say that?


Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible” ‘Woodstock Lodge’ Episode Was Disturbing.

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Refer to November 12, 2014 UPDATE.

I was informed by Anthony Melchiorri, by e-mail,
that he did indeed contact the authorities
and that 3 buildings at the Lodge were closed down.

Please refer to UPDATE.

I am amending this post in view of this new information.

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Click to access Travel Channel’s Web page for this “Hotel Impossible” episode.


This was aired in October but we just got around to watching it (from a DVR list) this evening during ‘family TV’. I am not a great fan of this show, it is NOT a patch on the seminal “Hotel Inspector” show that used to be on BBC America, but Deanna likes it — and it reminds us of some awful hotels we have encountered in our travels.

Woodstock Lodge” in iconic Woodstock, New York, was by far the worst hotel/motel we have ever seen in life or on TV. It was disgusting and scary. We would have walked out even IF we had paid a deposit.

It was unhygienic, unhealthy and dangerous. As you can see from the image above it had toilets that were not properly seated. There was mold all over.

Anthony made a point of stating, categorically, more than once, that the cabins were not safe and should not be sold for occupancy.

BUT he never made an attempt to have the place shut down. In the post-show briefing that is shown at the end of each episode it claimed that the Lodge was still open.

That is NOT right. IF the Lodge is as dangerous has Anthony claimed, and it sure looked that, then HE should have called the proper New York safety and health authorities!

Simple as that. I don’t care what agreement he had with the owners. IF a customer gets hurt at the Lodge, especially a kid, then Anthony should be help responsible.

PLUS didn’t anybody in Woodstock or NY see this episode? Why is this Lodge still open. It, as Anthony claims on air, violates numerous building codes.

This is NOT right.

We could be wrong BUT it also appeared, on air, that the owners were not reporting all of their income. Of course we all know that is not surprising in the hospitality business. But, unless we misheard it, there is a sequence where the owner gives Anthony a profit/loss statement that says that they made $19,000 from the restaurant in 2013 — but then admits that it was more like $100,000! That is a bit of a discrepancy. Why hasn’t anybody checked on that?

This not right. In this episode the owner accuses Anthony, multiple times, that “this is all TV”! Well that would appear to be the case.

Shame on Anthony for not going to the authorities with this. Well his stock was never high in my book and now it is in negative territory.

Yes, we recorded and watched two episodes of the spin-off series “Resort Rescue” — albeit with another host, one with slightly more charisma that Anthony — but did not like it at all. Boring. 





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