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Archive | October 1, 2017

China, As We Know It Now, Came To Be This Day, 68-Years Ago — October 1, 1949.

by Anura Guruge


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



Pretty amazing story. Obviously an ancient country, with long, distinguished and much storied history. “Communist China”, as many of us know it (at least in our hearts), as you can see is not that old. Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) got its Independence a year earlier.

What they have achieved, especially in the last 20-years, is sobering to contemplate.

Kind of neat that Modern China and Disney World share a birthday.


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“Disney World”, The “Happiest Place On Earth”, Opened This Day, 46-Years Ago — BUT You Knew That … Right?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and Enjoy here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_World



 Wow. It hasn’t been there forever! Disneyland predated it by 16-years — that having opened on July 17, 1955.

I do like Disney World and am even willing to contend that it a happy place THOUGH I still would like to know what they do with all those fingerprints.

I have visited 4 times for sure, maybe 5 (maybe 6). Twice on vacation and twice for work — both times for seminars.

I would go again, irrespective of costs. Kids are NOT as keen. I think it is stressful for kids. Why young parents drag their babies to Disney is a mystery to I. Can’t be fun.

Happy Birthday Disney World, you are still quite young.


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18,000 Kids In New Hampshire JUST Lost Their CHIP Health Insurance TODAY! Did YOU KNOW?

by Anura Guruge


This is from Vox.com. Just Google ‘CHIP program’ for more. Click to ENLARGE and be amazed.


This is from MSNBC. Click image to ENLARGE and read.


I am a news junkie and follow the news, right throughout each day on TV and online. BUT, that CHIP was about to expire on September 30, 2017 somehow missed my attention.

Well it expired today. Happen to hear about it, at noon today, while I was getting ready for the day after my run.

No, my kids are NOT on CHIP, but I am sure I know some who are.

It would appear that this is TEMPORARY.

If CHIP is gone it could be extremely serious.

This is a major heads-up.


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Over 8,000 Published Posts On This Blog, viz. NHlifefree.com

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE.


I kind of knew that this was creeping up on me.

This will be the 8,003rd published post. Over the years — around the last 5 years — I have probably deleted around 60 posts. So, this number only reflects what is currently published — as opposed to a running count.

The very first post on this blog was made in June 2009. So, it is in theory, 8-years old. If we go with that, that is 1,000 posts a year, 2.7 a year.

In reality I did not start using this blog, in earnest, till the Summer 2012 London Olympics. That says it is close to 5-years old. That would give us ~1,500 posts/year, 4 a day.

Here is a statistic that blew my mind. IF you only do one post a day, it will take you 21.9 years to publish 8,000 posts!

It is also sobering that there were periods during this time when I maintained multiple blogs — the now defunct ‘popes-and-papacy‘ key among them.

1,209,034 HITS as I write this.

That would mean that on average each of my posts got 151 views. Well, that is NOT the case. That is just statistics.

But, all said, I can live with 8,000+ posts and 1,209,034 HITS.

P.S., When I was at around 7,000 posts, I was told by WordPress that this was exceptionally high for a single-user blog — i.e., 99.99% of those posts were written by I.


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