Archive | July 13, 2017

Remarkable & RARE Elephant Rescue At Sea By The Sri Lankan Navy.

by Anura Guruge



Click here for the original from the U.K. Guardian.

Click to ENLARGE and read snippet. Use link above to access the U.K. Guardian original.


Where this took place.

Northeast Sri Lanka north of ‘Trinco‘.


Pretty incredible, very suave and at the same time SO Sri Lankan!

I have told you multiple time, the most recent just 6-days ago, about the special relationship that Sri Lankans have with elephants, whether wild or domesticated.

This elephant, a WILD one from the jungles in that part of the country, was found 10 miles from shore! They think it was swept out, accidentally, by a strong current. Wow. I have never heard of elephants needing to be rescued from the sea. Has got me thinking. This one was, serendipitously, spotted. Does this mean we lose elephants at sea! That is NO joke. That would be such a waste. IF I had any sway in Sri Lanka I would urge the relevant officials to try and determine whether this was a freak or not.

That they spend 12 hours bringing it back close to shore is CLASSIC Sri Lankan. We are into low-tech and trial-and-error. Notice there was no attempt to put some sort of large floatation collar around the elephant. They must have some in Sri Lanka for salvage and rescue purposes. Just using ropes to pull an elephant weighing a few tons seems cruel. But, they saved his life — we think.

Well done. Hats off.


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‘Live Aid’ THE Concert Took Place This Day 32-Years Ago — Have YOU Seen “When Harvey Met Bob”?

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“When Harvey Met Bob”

2010 movie about how Bob Geldof made “Live Aid” a reality.

Absolutely brilliant movie and you will see Bob Geldof is a whole different light.

MUST WATCH movie. IF you have never seen it, find it … and watch it. You will THANK me (but that is OK).

I saw it, serendipitously, a few years ago and loved it. Prior to that never been a huge fan of Bob’s though we were London contemporaries though I am not aware of ever bumping into him.


“When Harvey Met Bob” trailer on YouTube.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Aid


And yes, there is the “Live Aid” movie which is just the concert.

You can see the whole concert on YouTube. There are also DVDs.


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Is Donald Trump Limping — And I Mean Physically.

by Anura Guruge


Donald Trump in Paris today, Thursday, July 13, 2017. 

At the welcoming ceremony with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Watch as he walks — especially the views from the back.

His left leg appears to be WEAK. He is limping.

Start around the 9 minute mark in the YouTube video below.

OK? See what YOU think.



As a papal watcher over the last decade or so I have got attuned to looking for and noticing limps — both popes of that period, Benedict XVI and Francis, having had limps.

You have to watch carefully, but I am sure he is having trouble with his left leg. Yes, he is packing on the pounds again. That never helps.


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Flowers Of Shaw’s Supermarket, Concord, New Hampshire — July 12, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Shaw's Supermarket Concord New Hampshire Anura Guruge flowers Summer 2017 Sony a6500




I very rarely shop at Shaw’s tending to prefer ‘Market Basket‘ and ‘Hannaford‘ — and I am pretty sure I had never been to this Shaw’s in Concord. I was blown away by the amount of flowers they had and the variety. Very upscale. We don’t see such in Alton and Rochester. I had left my camera in the Quest and had to go back and get it to take these pictures. I hope you like them.


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