Archive | February 22, 2016

‘Foot-in-Mouth’ Federico Lombardi Of The Holy See Press Office Could Be Retiring This Week!

by Anura Guruge


Rather strange Press Release from the Vatican this morning.

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From ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS) original.


This is what I said about Lombardi in my last pope book — in September 2015.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access book page on Amazon.

Click here to access book details at Amazon.


This, if it is indeed true, will be quite momentous. Lombardi has been running the Holy See Press Office for nearly a decade — not always with alacrity and grace. His ‘howlers’ drove me nuts. It really will be a case of GROBR — Good Riddance of Bad Rubbish. But I won’t believe it until I actually see a Press Release stating that he has left. Lombardi at times made Niccolò Machiavelli look like he was Pope John XXIII! I have been convinced that Lombardi has ‘compromising’ photographs of the popes. To I that is the ONLY explanation why he has not been kicked way across the Tiber. 


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Boston Chinatown Chinese New Year 2016 — YouTube Videos Of Dragon Parades.

by Anura Guruge


Boston Chinatown on Sunday, February 21, 2016
for the Chinese New Year Dragon Parades
& Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl’
as is our yearly tradition.

See this post for 6 pictures

IF you have never seen these parades,
replete with fire crackers (hence the smoke)
check these short, fairly decent
videos out.

Shot with my new Panasonic Lumix LX 100.

Click image to access YouTube video.

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These are the only videos I shot BUT I have about 350 photos from the Lumix LX100. I will post most of them in batches, as I have done with the Philadelphia New Year’s Day 2016 “Mummers Parade“.


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Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Not Rich Because Like Bernie They Suck At Math.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘marketwatch.com’ Feb. 22, 2016. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access ‘marketwatch.com’ original.


Of course you will never be rich if you fritter away your hard earned money (or money you get us handouts) on lost causes. Rich people, on the whole, are good at not wasting their money on lost causes. Jeb Bush folding his campaign is a classic case in point. Rich Republicans are NOT going to waste money once they worked out that the math just does not add up.

As long Hillary Rodham Clinton stays in the race Bernie Sanders cannot overtake her. It is mathematically IMPOSSIBLE because of two reasons: all Democratic primary races have proportional delegate allocations and Superdelegates.

Bernie will have to WIN all the remaining states 77% to 23% to overtake Hillary.

Well Kosher pigs would have to fly to make that happen. Even in Iowa he didn’t win that BIG and I doubt whether he will win with that majority even in Vermont.

So Bernie Sanders doggedly carrying on — angry, sputtering (and spreading germs) and losing — is irresponsible. This has become a BIG ego trip for him in his dotage.

The BEST Campaign Reform that Bernie can pull off is to STOP his campaign!

He is exploiting poor people who are not good at math.

Please ….

Don’t waste money — even if you got it as a handout.

Clinton will most likely walk away from South Carolina with at least 61 delegates to Bernie’s 41.


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‘6 images for the day’ — February 22, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Boston.

by Anura Guruge


Boston Chinatown on Sunday, February 21, 2016
for the Chinese New Year Dragon Parades
& Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl’
as is our yearly tradition.

All the pictures taken with my new 1-day old
Panasonic Lumix LX100
from BuyDig.com.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.








These, like the above, were also taken in Boston
with my new Lumix LX100.







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