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Archive | February 16, 2018

Does President Donald Trump Have A Security Clearance?

by Anura Guruge


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NO, HE DOES NOT!

But, that is perfectly kosher. As it is supposed to be.

U.S. elected officials at the Federal Level, Supreme Court Justices or other constitutional officers do NOT require security clearances. They have access to classified material but that access is not contingent or based on a security clearance.

So, the Vice President does not have a security clearance either.

So, you can see why Trump is rather ambivalent as to his daughter, son-in-law and other staff officials getting security clearances.

Being elected by VOTERS is deemed to be enough.

Seems like there is a flaw here, especially if the Russians tamper with the elections.


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by Anura Guruge

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Google Pixel 2 Best Smartphone For Stills Photographers — My Research Vindicated.

by Anura Guruge


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My take on December 27, 2017, 2-days after I got my Google Pixel 2 for Christmas. Click image to access post.


I got myself a Google Pixel 2 for Christmas.

It was the first bona fide smartphone I have owned! I did NOT, however, get it as a phone. Mobile phones leave me cold. I got the Google Pixel 2 for the CAMERA. I am fed up of not being allowed to take my Sony a6500 into events when cell phones are permitted without question. So, I got the Pixel 2 as my compact camera.

As is my wont before buying any electronics I did a TON of research in November – December 2017 before settling on the Pixel 2. Wife wanted a new phone too but she chose the Samsung Galaxy S8 and she is happy with it. The S8 takes great pictures too and its rear display is superior to the Pixel 2.

I am happy with the Pixel 2. It is effortless to use. It is fallible — but that is to be expected. But, quite often it takes a picture that you have to admire.

So, I am happy. Overall phone works well. I have only placed about 4 calls with it total and answered 2. Nobody other than the wife has the number. That helps.


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by Anura Guruge

The Chinese “Year Of The Dog” Is Here. Happy New Year 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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The Chinese New Year, 2018 — “The Year Of The Dog” — is here, as of Friday, February 16, 2016.

It continues for at least 2-weeks.

The festivities in Chinatown, Boston — i.e., the Dragon Parades etc. — per my recockning will be on Sunday, February 25, 2018. It is usually on the 2nd (and last) Sunday of that 2 week period and that is the 25th. I will keep you updated.

In the meantime, have a ball. Pet a dog.

All the images used in the above collage were from pictures I took at the UNH (Durham, NH), ‘Confucius Institute’, Woodblock Exhibition, for the New Year, on Tuesday.

Happy New Year.


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