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Archive | July 22, 2018

James Michener Accuses Us Singhalse Of Being Renowned International Thieves As Way Back As 1820!

by Anura Guruge


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This will be around page 369 of “The Covenant” depending on which version you have. It is at the end of the long, pivotal chapter, titled “The Missionary”.


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Yes, I am wading through the 1,000+ page ‘The Covenant‘ by James Michener with my usual enthusiasm for Michener’s writing. I learn so much from Michener that I have no choice but to forgive him his occasional fobile. Indubitably, I think the world of him. How I wish I could be 1/1,000,000,000,000,000,000 of the writer he was.

But, James confounds me every once in awhile and he takes my breath away.

This statement, that us, the Singhalese (and I spell it without the ‘g’) are well known thieves caught me by surprise. And way back in the 1820s.

We have many shortcomings but thieving isn’t high among them — I think.

Of course, we have thievery BUT I had never thought it was anywhere beyond average.

James has a thing about Ceylon.

He, extensively travelled, must have visited Ceylon at some stage. He mentions Ceylon often,

But, I am not sure about this reference.

Not a big deal. Just amusing. He might even be WRONG!


The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.


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Did You Know That Israel Just Passed A Parliamentary Bill Proclaiming That It Is Principally A Jewish State?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and scan here. From “bbc.com”. Google … Easy to find.


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I am an avowed news junkie and consume a lot of cable news a day, morning, noon and night. But, I am sure I did NOT hear about this either on CNN and MSNBC last week.

I happened to see it when I was scanning through “Sky News” last night.

I was shocked — mainly in that I had not heard about it.

This seems like a MAJOR change in Israel’s status — but folks are claiming that it is not so. That it is only codifying the obvious and what has been the law of the land since its inception in 1948. Though I have visited Israel once, have done a ton of work for Israeli companies and have an alter-ego in Israel, I am not qualified to really tell you what-is-what.

My gut feel is that this is NOT good.

When I then hear that this could only have got approved under a Donald Trump presidency, it gets me worried further.

It just doesn’t sound kosher to I.

Looks like they are discriminating against all of the now-Jewish folk that live in Israel — and 25% of the population is indeed non-Jewish.

You should look it up. Appears that the Wall Street Journal did cover it bit my days of reading the WSJ on a daily basis are long gone.


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