Archive | March 7, 2016

Malaysian Airlines MH370: The Incredible 2 Year Anniversary, March 8, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


24 Months. 2 YEARS!

731 Days.

They still have NOT found the plane.

How is this possible?


24 MONTHS!

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From Wikipedia. “Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370”. Search area vs. where debris is being found!

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After all their CLAIMS that they were CLOSE and that they will NEVER GIVE UP, Australia is now claiming that search will end in 4 months! From NBC News. Click image to access original.


Remember when the Australians, a YEAR AGO, said they were CLOSE & CONFIDENT?

So much for their credibility.

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Click to access original from April 11, 2014. 23 months ago!


The Black Boxes from Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic, in June 2009, were recovered JUST ahead of the 2 year anniversary of the crash. AF 447 was thus used as a precedent, a benchmark. Well the 2 years is UP.


Just search “Google News” for “MH 370”.
No point me trying to just show you snippets.
This is beyond the pale. Somebody, somewhere knows MORE than they are letting on.

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German BMW, On Its 100th Anniversary, Apologizes For Nazi Ties & Using Concentration Camp Labor.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 7, 2016.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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This is why I REFUSE to own, drive or touch a German car — even today.

I explained, in this post, my epiphany against most things Germans after seeing the destruction wrought on Liverpool (the home of the ‘Beatles‘ in England) 35-years after the end of WW II.

And the irony. Given roots in Ceylon I do not have any family members or folks that I knew who served, let alone died, in WW II. All the WW II veterans I have met, and I have met quite a few, have been British, American, Canadian, Australian and yes, German! [I skied in Austria with a German who lost his leg in WW II. They had rope lifts — as is common in Europe. He, given that he only had one leg and as such one ski, needed someone on the other side of the lift to compensate him — essentially to have their skis pointed at an angle to straighten him out. He would wait at the bottom of the ski life until I appeared. Then he would ask me.] But I still feel very strongly about all the ALLIES that served, suffered and died during WW I and WW II.

That is why I am will only now own American, British, Korean or Indian cars.


Click to ENLARGE. My Red Poppy collection.

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DPReview Posts 30 Initial Sample Images From The New Panasonic Lumix ZS100 — Nothing To Write Home About.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the DPReview sample gallery for the Lumix ZS100.


They are definitely OK. Not bad, not bad at all. But nothing truly spectacular here — and that could be due to a myriad factors.

I can get this quality images from either my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 or the new Lumix LX100.

I am kind of glad that I eventually opted for the LX100 without waiting for the ZS100 and my druthers about the larger sensor size in the LX100 being a better bet seems to be proving true.


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My Worst Nightmare — Being Trapped In An Elevator Till You Die!

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 6, 2016.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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I have some degree of claustrophobia. It is not major but there are situations that make me uncomfortable. Long ago I discovered that I do not like enclosed elevators — precisely because of this nightmare. I would not do well trapped in an elevator. I do know folks who have been trapped — albeit never for that long — and I have nothing but utmost respect for them. If at all possible I try not to be in an elevator on my own and whenever I get into one I make sure that I know where the emergency button is and if there is a phone. Given the option I would rather take the stairs than use an elevator — and part of that is that, just one of my manifold foibles, I do like to climb/run up stairs. Eight or nine floors is not a problem. When my adopted parents lived in Paris, which they did for 18 years, I would regularly climb to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower — sometimes doing it twice a day. I have walked up 18 floors, in London, carrying a 30lb Datascope (an early network diagnostic tool).

My heart bleed for this poor lady. Shouldn’t somebody have heard her. A month.

Only in China. Now I feel GUILTY that we too partook in the Chinese New Year while this poor lady was dying! I hope the negligent workers are thrown in jail, ideally in solitary for months on end.


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‘6 images for the day’ — March 7, 2016 + 6 Bonus From ‘Mummers Parade’.

by Anura Guruge


With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.








These are from Philadelphia’s famed New Year’s Day
Mummers Parade“.

See this post for more details.

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