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Roku Has To Be Held Complicit In This ‘CaliGeeks’ Activation Scam.

by Anura Guruge


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I have had a Roku for 5-years. I use it everyday. I am BIG Roku fan — and I am also a very happy Roku shareholder. SMILE.

But, this scam, which has been going on for 2-years or more, does not sit well with I.

Roku has to be complicit. Plain & simple as that.

Roku could take steps to fix it.

Roku could put a BIG banner on the activation screen saying “NO ACTIVATION FEES”.

Roku could provide a hotline for those that are asked to pay.

Roku should be held responsible.

This is beneath Roku.

I am disappointed. I hope Roku fixes this ASAP.

 


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by Anura Guruge

‘Jardiance’ TV Commercials For Type II Diabetes Featuring An OBESE Guy Is Criminal!

by Anura Guruge


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Over the last few days I have not been able to avoid this Jardiance ad — and it INFURIATES I.

Why?

Isn’t it obvious?

This ad is bloody criminal.

This FAT guy, ‘Dimitri’, needs to LOSE weight — not take a drug.

Plain & simple as that.

If he lost 80 pounds he wouldn’t need Jardiance.

No mention at all that he needs to stop pigging out, exercise more & lose 80 pounds.

Annoys me intensely. It is criminal.

We should NOT be encouraging bad behavior & saying it is OK to be obese … we have a magic, EXPENSIVE pill for YOU.


Yes, there was a Trulicity commercial too — and I objected.

Click to access my post.


Diabetes is something I live with every day. The reason I exercise and watch my diet (though not that successfully of late) is for my diabetes.

Then I see these bloody ads.

Every SINGLE man shown is very overweight if not obese. Of course they are going to be diabetic. Obeseness is a leading cause for diabetes.

Lose 80 pounds. It can be done.


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by Anura Guruge

How Will Donald Trump Exact His Anger On POOR Personal Valet That Caught The Chinese Virus?

by Anura Guruge



You know he is MAD. Hopping mad.

The audacity of the bloody valet. Catching the Chinese virus.

You know that there will be NO EMPATHY; certainly NO SYMPATHY.

Trump will just want his pound of flesh.

You know that the poor valet will NEVER set foot in the White House again. You know that … right?

I am willing to bet that Trump will have him Court Martialed! I kid you not.

I feel so bad for the POOR valet. His life is TOAST.


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by Anura Guruge

Sri Lanka’s Draconian COVID-19 Lockdown & Curfew — Justifiable Or Overkill?

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Headline from today — PLUS two of MY posts re. Sri Lanka & China. Just search for them on the block. Shouldn’t be hard to find.


Yes, of course, absolutely bloody brilliant. WOW. Who would have thought.

Just 7 deaths — though, of course, even ONE death is too much.

They, especially the government & health professionals deserve much kudos & applause for this superhuman achievement.

Left the developed countries in the dust by quite a FEW orders of magnitude.

Yes, the numbers may not be fully accurate. But, I doubt whether, worst case, it is off by much more than say 1/100th. So, maybe 64,900 cases & 700 deaths. That is still absurdly low.


Until last night, when a cousin living in Sri Lanka, who happens to be a doctor, told me the details, I was NOT aware of the draconian lockdown & curfew.

They shut down all ‘ports’ — inbound & outbound. Not just passengers, goods as well.

It has been FORTRESS SRI LANKA for over a month.

They sure managed to keep the virus in check. BRAVO.


But, but, but … was it worth it?

At WHAT a huge cost?

I am sure that they will study this at Harvard, in years to come, as a Case Study. Was it the right thing to do?

Yes, when they started the lockdown, they, obviously, did not know what the infection & death rates were going to be.


But, the unintended consequences! WOW.

It, of course, has decimated the economy and the economy was already in BAD SHAPE following the tourist slump post the Easter 2019 ‘incident’.

People will DIE because of poverty!

This is sad. This is BAD.

Yes, of course, this being Sri Lanka there is dirty politics involved!

And China.

China will gain even more control.

All in all, I do not think this is good.

But, I am NOT an expert and I have no skin in the game.


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by Anura Guruge

That Tourist Elephants In Thailand Are Suffering Because Of Coronavirus Is Absolute Bloody Poppycock.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘Google News’. See search bar.


Yes, of course, tourism has been badly hit and coffers are drying up. That we all understand.

But, when it comes to Thailand & elephants we need to factor in some other criteria.

Elephants, in Thailand or anywhere else, are NOT fussy, picky eaters. They do not need grains, elephant food, supplements or anything fancy.

They will just eat foliage. Any foliage. Yes, they will eat lots of it. Yes, LOTS. They will tear down and eat most green or yellow (think banana) foliage that they can get their mighty trunks on.

Yes, I know my elephants. I grew up in Ceylon where we had plenty of wild and domesticated elephants. I know my elephants.

I also spent 3 Summers in Thailand. So, I know Thailand better than most.

Elephants in Thailand cannot BLOODY starve. There is too much food ALL around them. Yes, the Thai will have to manage how the elephants get access to that food.

NO. NO. NO. They should NOT be let FREE! They are domesticated elephants used to being with & around people. You can’t cut them loose. Yes, they can and should be taken to parks, open wilderness that Thailand is (still) full off or vegetation should be shipped to them.

They have the money. They made PLENTY when the tourists were coming.

Plus, Thailand is NOT a poor country. They can well afford to take care of the poor elephants.

OK?

Got that. SMILE.


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An Inexcusably Callous & Unfortunate Incident With The New Hampshire Red Cross.

by Anura Guruge


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Not just my wife.

Others too.

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This is SPECIFIC to this 1 incident
with
New Hampshire Red Cross.

This does NOT apply to the Red Cross as a whole.


My wife is a Red Cross blood donor. During this COVID-19 pandemic she has been trying to do her bit by giving blood (as often as she can).

She had two appointments cancelled. We understand. In each case, however, she received an e-mail the day before telling her of the cancellation.

She was all excited when she got today’s appointment — though it was on a Saturday, in Wakefield. Wakefield is a 50-minute drive, one-way. But, she was fine with that.

She tends to have a low iron count, so she for the last week she was doing all these things the Red Cross tells her she should eat: like eating bowl fulls of Cheerios, taking more multivitamins, drinking even more water etc. etc.

She was checking her e-mails for cancellations. NOTHING.

She checked again this morning. NOTHING.

We left around noon for the 1pm appointment in Wakefield.

We get there. The parking lot is EMPTY. Nobody there.

She calls the Red Cross. It is 1pm. They CONFIRM she has a 1pm appointment in Wakefield.

The building we are at — standing outside — happens to also house the Wakefield Police. I tell my wife to talk to the police. They won’t let her come in. She has to talk through an intercom. They make some calls. They said that others had called too. They eventually tell her that it is CANCELLED. It is now 1:30pm.

She is very upset. She is close to tears. I am glad I went — and I did so hoping to walk around Lovell Lake while she gave blood.

She is very upset. (Did I already say that?)

We come home. We have wasted OVER 2 hours.

She calls the Red Cross again. She gets an Arizona call center.

They initially CONFIRM that she still has a 1pm appointment. It is now past 2pm. Then they check another system and says: “Ooops! Sorry. It was cancelled this morning!

She then gets the above cancellation e-mail. It is time-stamped 2:36pm — for what WAS a 1pm appointment.

NOT BLOODY GOOD.

Very inconsiderate.

Very incompetent.

Not impressed.

Not happy.

She is very upset. Ruined her whole day.

Yes, we understand that in the scheme of things, this is relatively minor.

But, it would have been so easy to avoid it.

At best they would have had 60 appointments — BUT, I doubt that. It was probably under 40.

If they sent that gentleman an e-mail at 9:33am they could have sent my wife one too in that time period.

Somebody at New Hampshire Red Cross should explain. Somebody at New Hampshire Red Cross should be …


And in case YOU are wondering why I do not donate blood.

They don’t WANT MY BLOOD. Not good enough. I used to give blood, here & in the U.K. And NO, I do NOT have ANY infections. My blood is GOOD. They just don’t want it.

Why?

Have a guess. It is because I am British. I kid you bloody NOT. Go check. They will not accept blood from anyone who has any connection with Britain.

Why?

Try and remember. Remember? Mad Bloody Cow!


by Anura Guruge

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