Archive | June 7, 2018

U.S. State Department Cites D-Day As An Example Of Close Relations Between The U.S. & Germany!

by Anura Guruge

I kid you NOT. This is TRUE.

Not an April Fool’s prank. This was 2-days ago!

Click image for CNN’s original coverage INCLUDING a video of her actually SAYING IT!

Click to ENLARGE. You have to read.

This could ONLY happen in Donald Trump’s America!

Sacré bloody bleu. This is the U.S. State Department. U.S. State Department. What are they smoking?


I used to know folks that worked for that esteemed and August Government agency. They will be so embarrassed and sad. You can’t feel angry. Just sad.

I feel bad for the Americans.

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by Anura Guruge

June 6, 2018 “Peanuts” Cartoon Strip Honored D-Day Anniversary With “Snoopy” Swimming To Shore.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. From our local rag.

Aaaahh! That was so cute. It could be old, very old. It says, bottom right “6/6 Schulz” — but no year. I cannot remember seeing it before, BUT I could be wrong.

I guess Snoopy being so diminutive would have had to swim. As far as I recall, the MEN didn’t swim. That would have been impractical. But, I have seen images of them up to their chests in water.

Had to share this with you, in case you hadn’t seen it.

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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Express Is Now At (As Of June 7, 2018).

by Anura Guruge

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I got this update a few minutes into June 7, 2018, i.e., like at 12:15am. It is the first update I have had on Express since getting my Garmin Fenix 5 a month ago. I kind was expecting one, so I was relieved to get it.

As I had previously told you, Garmin Express (at least on Windows) does NOT auto-update or provide you with any notification that an update is available. You have to check manually. Which I always do.


NOTE. Something I discovered today, prior to updating to 6.0. IF you are getting a ‘Garmin Server Error‘ when using Express it means YOU need to update Garmin Express. Happened to me when I still had 5.9. That prompted me to CHECK for Express updates. As soon as I had 6.0 … all was GOOD.

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Flowers Of Central New Hampshire — June 6, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


My travels on June 6, 2018 took me to Somersworth and Rochester in addition to my usual perambulations around Alton. These were taken in all three places. The flowers of New Hampshire are truly in bloom.

I love all the flowers after our long, bleak winters. So, you have to let me indulge.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2.

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Windies v Sri Lanka 1st Test In Trinidad Being Played In An Empty Stadium.

by Anura Guruge

This was worse than the proverbial ‘one man and his dog’ because I couldn’t even spot a dog on the ground.

I think the crowd size was less than 100. Tops …. maximum counting all the staff etc. 250. It was a picture of space and emptiness.

Also, compared to other venues there was an acute shortage of advertising. First time in YEARS that I have actually see the boundary rope — sans advertising cushions.

No wonder the West Indies have financial troubles. The only revenue would have been from TV rights.

This is crazy. I know they all have to play a certain number of Tests to retain Test status but this was not the right series. They would have been better off not having any Tests and playing a few ODIs and T20s.

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“Churchill” Movie (2017) On Starz — 97% Sheer Travesty!

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access listing for this movie.

Click to access original.

This was a TRULY horrible movie! Yuk!

The whole premise of the movie, i.e., that Winston Churchill was totally opposed to D-Day even at the bitter end, is bunkum. Yes, Winston had concerns and alternate ideas early on by as D-Day approached he was behind the plan. He did not try to ‘sabotage’ it.

An important subplot, i.e., that Winston had talked King George VI to accompany him on the HMS Belfast and make the D-Day crossing so that they could be with the troops, was totally misrepresented. Winston had NOT asked the King to come with him. Instead the King said that he would come with Winston in order to STOP Winston from making that crossing! Huge and key difference.

Also South African Field Marshal Jan Smuts was certainly on Winston’s staff BUT he never was as close to Winston as portrayed. That was poetic license.

Read the above cited articles from very credible sources. They will tell you what I just said, but in more detail.

The 3% that was bearable was the bit involving Winston’s rousing speech to the Nation post D-Day. But, there they used the Great Man’s exact words.

This movie was an insult. I regret watching it!

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