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It Is Greedy & Unscrupulous Indians Like This, Seema Verma, That Gets All Of Us Brown Folks A Bad Rap.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the ‘Daily Beast’ original.


Click for the U.K. “Daily Mail” version of the story.


This is such a shame and travesty. Why?

Just so, so uncalled for. Yes, it is easy to have property stolen in San Francisco these days. We had our rental car broken into, and bags stolen, in San Francisco in 2016. But, we ‘played the white man‘! We claimed on our insurance. We didn’t try to rip off anyone.

This is so typically Indian — I am sorry to say. Avarice.

One trip to S.F. with $47,000 of luggage?

One item does make sense. $325 for moisturizer. Yep, that I believe. Indians love their lubricants.

Just distressed I. Why? Can’t folks do the right thing?

It just gets all of us brown folks a bad rap. I know. People take for granted that brown folks are always on the make — Apu to the lead.


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Fiona Hill’s Denigration Of Great Britain Unfair & Uncalled For.

by Anura Guruge



Yes, of course, as everyone is raving about, she was impressive and I was proud that she was British by Birth. But, I was disappointed and saddened about her comments, at the start of her public testimony, when she tried to ingratiate herself with the public, by claiming that she would not have had the opportunities that she had if she had stayed in Great Britain — because she was a miner’s daughter and had a strong working class accent. Balderdash. Tripe. Garbage.

I am 9-years older than her and ALSO grew up in Great Britain and went to University there (x2). I was even MORE disadvantaged than her — and I still have a wog accent. I was NOT white, I had no family at all in Britain. I grew up, on my own, in Great Britain from the time I was 16 — my adoptive parents a continent away.

But, I never lacked for opportunity in Great Britain. I, given my limitations, got all the opportunities I needed and MORE. I never felt that I was held back when it came to opportunity.

So, yes, you are dying to say, ‘BUT you also came over the U.S. of A.’ Yes, very true.

But, I did NOT come over looking for opportunity! There were THREE (3) reasons I came over in 1985 and by far the MAIN one was to pay less taxes on my earings! Kind of the opposite of looking for opportunity. I was in the same boat as the famous British pop stars of that era. We were getting taxed way too much. How come in my case given that I was not a famous pop star. My first book (which did very well (thank you)) and the tons of seminars I was doing — on top of holding some very nice jobs with all the perks, including company cars. I did OK in the UK. Thank you.

The other two reasons had to do with the weather (given that I had not seen the sun in three full-months) and a divorce that was never-ending. The plan, however, was to restructure my finances and go back. What happened? Two American wives (one ex-) and four American children. That is my story.

IF I am to be brutally honest, Fiona Hill hasn’t done that great! She, in reality, is a mid-level Federal employee. She could have, easily, accent or not, reached similar heights in the U.K. government.

I know plenty of folks from poor backgrounds that have done Brilliantly in the U.K.

And we all know the poverty and the homelessness in the U.S.

I don’t want to make a Federal case out of this. All I want to stress is that the U.K. is not a third-world country where opportunity is hard to come by. That is all I want to stress.


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ASUS (US) Support Appears To Resorting To Blatant Fraud To Avoid Honoring Warranties.

by Anura Guruge


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I am shocked, disappointed and frustrated. Until this, I was a HUGE, 12+ year fan of ASUS. I have bought tons of ASUS products: motherboards, tablets & PC. ‘Funnily’ (touch wood) we never had any issues with any of these. So, we never had to deal with ASUS support.

So, this is our first encounter with them. It was an ASUS VivoBook F510UA we bought for our 19-year old to take to college.

Two months later it just died. Just died.

It has taken this long to get it to ASUS Support.

It was sent with NO damages. 2-months old. It was pristine.

Now they are sending these pictures and claiming it arrived damaged. Their word against that of our daughter’s.

Seems like fraud. Not sure how we can resolve this.

Any ideas?

Yes, we are going to file a ‘Better Business Bureau’ complaint tomorrow.

Help?


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Stock Markets Being Open On Veterans Day Is Insulting — There Should Be Legislation Against It.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and be enraged. From “Investor’s Business Daily”. Google for plenty more.


This is just plain wrong. There is no reason or rationale for this. Schools are closed and it is a Federal holiday. But, the stocks markets are open. That is a travesty.

Yes, I am an frequent, avid and compulsive trader. Yes, I did three four trades today. Fidelity has me ranked and classed as an ‘Active Trader’ in that, per their records, I do more than 150 trades a year. BUT, I would be FINE, just fine if the stock markets were closed on Veterans Day. There is no need for them to be open. The global financial world would NOT crumble if the NYSE & NASDAQ were closed for two days in November — the other, of course, being Thanksgiving.

I am surprised that this has not been dealt with before. Time for this to end.


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90 MPH, Josh Spaulding, Local Celebrity News Editor, Now Falls Asleep At The Wheel.

by Anura Guruge


He is a local celebrity.

So, he is ABOVE THE LAW.

I am going to get into trouble just for pointing this out.

But, I have KIDS that share the same roads that Mr. Joshua Spaulding drives! Yes, that scares me.

That is ALL I am going to say.

I will let Mr. Joshua Spaulding’s OWN WORDS, IN PRINT, say it all.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From 10/10/2019 ‘The Baysider’, page B3. Link to original below.


Link to original in the 10/10/2019 ‘The Baysider’, page B3.


Admitting to driving ‘for a good chunk of time‘ at 90 mph.

November 29, 2012.

Click to access my post with all the links.


Yes, this has bothered me even prior to this.

Click to access my post.


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California Bans Hotels From Dishing Out Small, Individual Plastic Shampoo, Conditioner … Bottles. I Am Ecstatic.

by Anura Guruge


Bravo!

Thank YOU.

Love it.


Click to ENLARGE. From CNN. Google for more.


My pet peeve. Waste at hotels. This step by California is small, but in the right direction. Click to access my post.


Shampoo that you buy doesn’t have tamper resistant seal. So, DON’T bitch. Bring your own.


Made my day. I was ecstatic.

So, great. So, good.

The wanton waste at hotels drives me to distraction and beyond. So, uncalled for, so unnecessary.

Hotels being irresponsible and basically giving us, collectively, the finger.

The shampoo bottles are bad BUT it is the sugar and sweetner that breaks my heart. I have first hand experience of living in the third world. I know poverty. The sugar/sweetner that is wasted can keep a kid alive.

This is a first step. But, let’s applaud it. I am delighted.

Let’s make this global.

Then let’s work on the sugar/sweetner.

Thank you, California.


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How Is It That A 73-Year Old American, Supposedly Educated & With ‘Unmatched Wisdom’ Can’t Understand ‘Treason’ & ‘Impeachment’.

by Anura Guruge



This totally & utterly confounds I.

I am ill-educated and the ONLY wisdom I have are two badly rotted wisdom-teeth, BUT, I, an alien at that, KNOW the definition and requirements for ‘impeachment’ & ‘treason’!

That the President of the United States of America doesn’t is a travesty.

I guess Fox News doesn’t understand these words either. Because, if they had done a segment on them MAYBE he would understand.

You can’t impeach a member of U.S. Congress. Period. Simple as that. NO, if and buts or in his case not even butts. You can’t impeach a member of Congress. Saying such garbage makes you sound stupid. But, what is worse are his supporters who lap it up.

Also treason. Oh, dear! Nancy Pelosi & Adam Schiff have not provided an enemy of the U.S., with which the U.S. is officially at war (per an article passed by Congress), with any aid or comfort! NO CASE. Can’t even open a case. You can’t commit treason outside of that. Trump, alas, is NOT the King/Queen of the U.K.!

Amazing.


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