Archive | October 6, 2017

We Still Have A Few Flowers Left — October 6, 2017.

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It seemed churlish not to share these pictures. I do enjoy taking pictures of decaying flowers! When growing up a Buddhist, in Ceylon, we were taught to meditate focusing on the decaying of flowers!


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Impressive Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire — October 6, 2017.

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Ditto of yesterday to speak. Again I took all these pictures, close to home, while walking the dogs around 5:15pm, this evening. The difference was that I was on my own and when I got to Prospect Mountain Road, I turned the other way. None, other than the reflection in the puddle, are from our yard!


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Samsung USA Is A Despicable Company That Lies & Cheats — A Disgrace To South Korea.

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Click to access September 21, 2017, post.



Transpires, that 2-weeks ago, they fobbed us off by giving us a BOGUS ‘return authorization’ (RMA) number. For 2-weeks now we have been calling and visiting Best Buy to see whether we can arrange for a replacement. Best Buy could NOT do anything because they had given us a BOGUS number!

They LIED to us. Plain and simple.

Just spent 45-minutes on the phone talking to 2 call centers. They think it is FUNNY. They have no intention of making this good.

I filed a BBB complaint. I checked with them yesterday. Samsung USA has NOT responded.

A truly despicable company.

DO NOT BUY, Samsung.


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Thor Heyerdahl, Mr. Kon-Tiki, Was Born This Day, 103-Years Ago; October 6, 1914.

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My “Kon-Tiki” book from when I was about 8-years old! Click to ENLARGE.



I have known of Thor Heyerdahl for most of my life! My adoptive father was a huge fan of his and he introduced me to ‘Kon-Tiki’ when I was quite young, probably around 8.

As you can see I have a “Kon-Tiki” book, with my name written on it — in what I recognize as my very young signature, where I am trying to imitate that of my adoptive father. I, obviously, still have that book — and it is well traveled.

So, Thor, is no stranger to I.

He is probably not that well known in the U.S.A.

Nonetheless, an interesting man, though many of his theories have now been seriously questioned.


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Pope Francis’ Denouncement Of Online Porn So Sad In That The Vatican Is A HUGE Consumer!

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Yes, the Pope is genuine in his concern, BUT he has to clean up his own ‘residence’ — viz. The Vatican.

Yes, the Vatican, has been a den of iniquity going back many, many centuries. That there is a huge amount of online porn access from the Vatican is an open secret.

The Pope should go after his own STAFF accessing online porn before he starts to pontificate to the world. Yes, it is a big problem, BUT, he is Pope.


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U.K. “Daily Mail”, My Favorite Newspaper, Does Its Second Topless Tribal Pictures Of 2017.

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Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail” article from today.


Amusing. First ‘National Geographic‘ and now the ‘Daily Mail‘ — though it appears that NatG, under new conservative ownership, has, at least for now, stopped publishing topless pictures.

The first Daily Mail ‘tribal topless’ pictures were on April 22, 2017.

But, here is what is SAD and scary. Publishing topless pictures have been a STAPLE of the British tabloids since at least the 1960s.

But, the Daily Mail was acting REAL COY when it came to non-tribal women just 2-years ago!

Click for MY post from October 31, 2015.


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John Kelly, White House Chief Of Staff, Appears To Have Been Using A HACKED Cell Phone!

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This is NOT, I repeat, NOT, an April Fool’s Joke. If it was, nobody would believe it — anyway.

This is BEYOND the pale. This is unreal.

John Kelly, before becoming White House Chief of Staff, was U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from January 20, 2017 to July 31, 2017.

It appears his phone was compromised for some period during THIS TIME!

He was Secretary of Homeland Security and he was using a HACKED PHONE?

Come On?

What hope do we have?


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Pope Formosus (‘Beautiful’), Of The Infamous ‘Cadaver Synod’, Became Pope This Day, 1,126-Years Ago.

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The 897 ‘cadaver synod’ involving Formosus (#112), the first cardinal bishop to be elected pope. Click image to access my POST.


From My ‘The Next Pope’ book. Click to ENLARGE.


From My ‘Popes and the Tale of Their Names’ book. Click to ENLARGE.


He was the 112th legitimate pope. But, it was a long time ago. He was the FIRST Cardinal Bishop to be elected Pope. Benedict XVI was the last.

Formosus, which is assumed to be an assumed name, means ‘beautiful’ in Latin!

Formosus, who was pope for but 4.5 years, is best known for his role, posthumously, in the ‘Cadaver Synod‘.


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Full Moon At Halfmoon Lake, New Hampshire — October 2017.

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Handheld with my Sony a7 II. Went to see if I could get some decent moon reflect shots. I used a high ISO and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on the Sony. [Plus it is a full-frame camera.] These were taken just after midnight — like at 12:02am. Now I could have taken my Nikon P900 … But, this was a first.


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