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Archive | June 22, 2015

Pope Francis Has The Damn Chutzpah To ACCUSE The ALLIES Of Not Doing Enough To Stop The Holocaust!

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Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Pope Francis mum on Charleston shooting.
* Pope Francis Climate encyclical.
* Pope nixes German popemobiles.
* Pope’s new sex abuse tribunal.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.
Francis says the darnest things 

++++ Search on ‘pope‘ for many other posts >>>>


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WTF?

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

This is beyond bloody amazing.

Trying to blame the Allies — and that means us the Brits and THE AMERICANS.

Jesus Wept.

This coming from a MAN who is constantly accused of NOT doing enough to protect his own brother Jesuits during the Argentinian ‘Dirty War’. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

What did the Vatican do? What did Pius XII do?

What did his BELOVED (bloody) Argentina do … other than gladly welcome Nazis?

This pope says the darnest things BUT this takes the cake.

Don’t get ALL prizzy with ME, BUT this has to be asked. Is he mentally stable? This is CRAZY talk.

Yes, I am ANGRY. Very angry.

I was NOT born during WW II but I know that the ALLIES — that means US — did everything we could to stop the bloody Germans and Italians.

This Pope is NUTS.


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Stock Symbols Of Interest From CNBC Morning Ticker — Monday, June 22, 2015.

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This is meant to be daily, weekday, post (when I can), of 5 to 6 stock symbols that caught my eye, typically between 9 and 9:30 am, on the CNBC scrolling ticker. Basically random. Just symbols that jumped out at me — either because of their gains for the day, their attractive stock price or JUST because the name looked interesting. In general names that were unfamiliar to me — though it could be a symbol, e.g., ‘S’, that might have piqued my interest this time around. These are stocks I plan to check to check, if I get the time (using ‘MarketWatch.com’), during the day. Sharing with you for the heck of it — incase it MIGHT help at least one of you. Of late people keep on asking me about investing (as IF I know what I am doing). This will also help me with that. I can just point them to these posts. No guarantees, warranties, promises, recommendations or anything like that. 99.6% of the time these stocks catch my eye because I know NADA about them.

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INFN, PETX, LNCO, GRFS, AMCN.


Ananda College, Colombo, Ceylon: 1960 to 1967 List Of Prizes Won By Anura W.P. Guruge.

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Related posts:
>> Ananda College prize giving 1969.

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Doing the post on June 7, 2015 about Udeni Wijegunaratne receiving a prize (in this case a pile of books) at the 1969 Ananda College, Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) annual Prize Giving definitely got me thinking.

I knew I I had won a fair number of prizes. How could I forget. Winning prizes was one of the many things that was expected of me. I also knew that I had a document from August 1967, just prior to me leaving Ceylon, of all the prizes I had won. My adoptive father, a professional educator, believed that all these documents that I received an education in Ceylon would be necessary to get me into a public school in Buffalo, New York. Little did he know. I don’t think anybody ever looked at these documents.

Anywho … I wanted to capture and preserve that document for posterity. Now I have. I counted the prizes (and awards). 39.

To me, and to YOU (if you are interested at all), only two things in this list really count.

The Challenge Cups (highlighted in yellow) and the ABSENCE of Grade VI.

I did NOT attend Grade VI — the 1st year of Middle School when you start learning Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. I was, for my SINS, given a DOUBLE PROMOTION. School year in Ceylon started in January. We had the whole month of December off. My adoptive father told the school that he would make sure that I would learn a WHOLE YEARS worth of all those subjects in a month — and to top it all I got measles or mumps during that month. That did not deter my adoptive father. I was taught, tutored, beaten and punished 12 hours a day UNTIL I learnt all of what I had to — that I was sick, very sick, was not an excuse. This is why working 14, 16, 18 hours a day is a piece of cake for me. Plus now there is nobody who beats me if  I don’t work. And I was 12 years old.

So that was the Double Promotion.

The other BIG thing that was demanded of me was to WIN the damn Challenge Cup EVERY year. Yes, it was a silver cup BUT I never got to keep it. It was for my adoptive parents ego. I see that there was, on average 39 students, in each of my early classes. There were typically 6 classes per grade. So roughly 230 to 240 kids per grade. The Challenge Cup said that when all the grades, and this was the British system where grades are numeric, 0 to 100, were added up I had the HIGHEST aggregate score. First in Class is what they would say in the U.S.

Well as you can see I won that damn Challenge Cup every damn year other than in Grade 3. I think I actually set out to NOT win it. Because I, probably given all the beatings and punishment I took, was quite a devil, already. Well I got beaten to a pulp. All of 1964, and I was 11, UNTIL I won the Challenge Cup again was hell. But what the heck. It made me what I am. My life now is walk in the park. When you had the life I had as a kid you grow up rather immune to most hardships.

Well it gets better. Remember that Double Promotion. Learn a year’s worth of 6 subjects in a month. I was EXPECTED to win the Challenge Cup after that! I think I won one Challenge Cup in Grade VII AFTER the Double Promotion BUT not THE cup. But, I did the following year! And for the WHOLE Middle School. That one was MY doing. After the Double Promotion I was the youngest in the class. I took my stick. So I wanted to stick it to all of them. OH, I got an air rifle, as a present, for winning that! That was big. We had to go to India to get one. You couldn’t get them in Ceylon.

So that was my life in Ceylon. It was hard. I wasn’t allowed a dog or any pets. I wasn’t allowed a bike. (I WONDER whether this has anything to do with why I am surrounded by dogs and toys, like Jags). My life was to study, study, win prizes and most of all the DAMN Challenge Cup. It wasn’t all bad. I had plenty of food, all the books I ever wanted, my own chemistry lab and a fair amount of toys. I also got to travel.

But it has stood me in good stead. So I don’t regret it. I would never dream of imparting what my life was to my kids. I took enough punishment for a few generations.

And SOME people wondered why I did not attend my adoptive father’s funeral (last year) and actually was on a cruise of the day of his funeral.


‘Red Molly’, Female Trio, Next Up At ‘Great Waters’, At Wolfeboro, Anderson Hall, On Friday, June 26, 2015 — 7:30pm.

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Related posts:
>> “Devonsquare”
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>> “Aztec, Two-Step”.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
— Brilliant!
>> 2015
Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.
>> 2015
Season preview.

>> 2014 Volunteer Cruise

>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

++++ Search on ‘Great Waters’ for many other related posts >>>>

++++ Search on ‘Wolfeboro‘ for many other related posts >>>>


Click to access their very attractive Website with a GOOD, compelling selection of music.


Two relatively ‘recent’ YouTube videos of “Red Molly“.
Click to access.



Click to access the official “Great Waters” Website and buy tickets.


This is one of the 2015 “Great Waters” concerts that have been on our radar — though more than likely we will be at all of them (I already having helped out at the 3 that have taken place already).

I checked out all the groups as soon as I got the schedule. ‘Red Molly‘ sure sounded good.

I listened to two YouTubes (above) and some tracks on their Website. Yes, my time of music. Folk-rock. That they cover one of my favorite songs, “Homeward Bound“, was a bonus. 

And they have a Dobro player. I love the sound of a Dobro. Yes, that we are “lifelong” Alison Krauss (& Union Station) is a fact. Yes, we have even got to meet Alison (in her PJs) and the members of Union Station. Yes, we do have contacts.

Looking forward to this concert. See you there.


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