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Today, April 21, 2017, Is Her Majesty The Queen’s Actual 91st Birthday — Happy Birthday MY Queen.

by Anura Guruge


A Very Happy Birthday
to MY Queen.


Click to ENLARGE and read this snippet here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II


Today, April 21st, is her REAL, actual birthday.

However, this day, goes mainly uncelebrated and unremarked because she, like all her predecessors for the last 200+ years, has an OFFICIAL birthday. That is on June 10 — when we get all the traditional British pomp and ceremony.

91 today. That, by any standard, is one heck of an innings. I hope she is around for a few more years. It would be amazing if she can be a centenarian. Just think of the celebrations — worldwide. Not sure whether there has ever been a royal that was 100 years old. But, that is down the road.

Today, we commemorate and celebrate in our hearts.

Our Glorious Queen. The ONLY Queen I have ever known and she has been MY Queen, without interruption, since I was born.

I have NOT always been a Royal. During my ‘hippie-years’, well into my 20s, I was not a believer in the Monarchy. But, as I got older I, like so many, became to see the value and worth of the tradition. During the last 20 years (or more) I have come to ADMIRE her as a person for what she is and what she does for the World.

The U.S. has Donald. We have THE QUEEN.


For more delightful insights into THE Queen
and the British Royal Monarchy
visit their OFFICIAL site.

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Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2015:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2014:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
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2013: Queen’s Christmas Speech.


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Pope Francis’ Easter 2017 ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Address Full Of References To Syria, Refugees, New Slavery, Ukraine etc.

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Click to ENLARGE and read this small snippet here. Use link below to access the full, original from the Vatican.

Click here to access full, Vatican original.


This was quite the Easter address! Wow. Very explicit, very specific references naming countries and even specific atrocities. Not what you normally expect from the pope. I think it was good.


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Ex-Pope Ratzinger (née Benedict XVI) Who Turns 90 Tomorrow, Would Have Been 2nd Oldest (Documented) Pope, If He Had Not Resigned.

by Anura Guruge



The problem is that we do not know the birthdates of all the early popes.

In essence, as you can see from my ‘Magic Papal Spreadsheet‘ we only started getting reliable birthdates for popes as of those born 1400 and later. Even then we have an exception. Hence, why all my famous ‘Oldest‘ and ‘Youngest‘ records when it comes to popes always carry the caveat ‘as of 1400‘.

Benedict XVI, if he had not resigned, would have been the 2nd oldest pope as of 1400. 


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Ex-Pope Ratzinger (née Benedict XVI) Turns 90 Tomorrow, April 16, 2017, Easter Day — 4th Time His Birthday Has Been On Easter.

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He was born in Marktl, Germany on April 16, 1927 — which was Easter Saturday.

This year, when he turns 90, it will be ON Easter Day.

But his birthday has fallen on Easter Day 3 other years: 1933 (when he was 6), 1995 (when he was 68) & 2006 (when he was 79).

His 2006 birthday, which was on Easter, was his first as Pope!

He was elected pope in 2005, 3 days after his 78th birthday.

Easter 2006. His 79th birthday and first as pope.


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Good Friday — Marking The Most SIGNIFICANT DAY In The Whole Of Human History!

by Anura Guruge



Think about it. I did.

What happened on a ‘Friday‘, nearly 2,000 years ago, forever & indelibly changed the course of human history.

No other event has been so consequential.

Yes, I gave this a lot of thought.

I am working on a book on ‘Thinking‘. I am trying to come up with 365 meaningful things to think about and one of them was: “what was the most significant event, ever, that changed the course of human history”.

One way or another, whether you like it or not, it has to Jesus!

You could argue that in that case the day should be the day he was born.

Alas, we don’t know when that was! Christmas is a totally fabricated holiday.

Hence Good Friday.

IF you don’t agree and have other contenders PLEASE let me know. It will help me in my thinking.


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