Tag Archive | 2014

“Crazy Rich Asians” Movie (2018) — Vulgar, Slightly Boring & Christian Propaganda!

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I was not impressed. If anything I was kind of bored for much of the time. It might WOW the young and the impressionable, but I found its constant attempts to shock us with over-the-top ostentatious plain vulgar and rude.

I, as an Asian, found the in-your-face Christian angle insulting. Only 19% of Singaporeans are Christians. Only 3% of Chinese are Christians. I have met a highly educated native-born Chinese, who had spent many years living in the U.S., who had never heard of the pope! But, in this movie all the rich Chinese are Christians. Our first introduction to Singapore involves a Bible reading group. The whole wedding is centered on a church. Come on! Give me a break. Plus, ALL the main characters have English names! Give me a break.

I expected it to be along the lines of a fast-paced, light-hearted Bollywood movie with lots of music, dance and fun. It wasn’t. Did I say that it was boring.

Yes, it gloried wealth and a mindless pursuit of happiness. It did not impress. Shame. It could have been a lot of fun.

We paid $5.00 to watch it on Prime Video. That was $4.99 too much. So, no, I will not recommend it.


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“The Identical” Movie (2014) — This Is Quite The Movie; Captivating.

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Happen to see it while scrolling through Amazon Video. Looked promising. It proved to be much more than better. One of the better movies we had seen in awhile. Very captivating and some great, Elvis-type songs.

This movie is very clever. It keeps on trying to make you believe that it is based on a true story. But then the actor who plays the identical twins is an Elvis impersonator — with all the Elvis moves. To compound matters the music is very similar to that of Elvis. So, you start to think … is this really about Elvis and did Elvis actually have a twin brother! Then there is a twist in that Elvis gets mentioned.

Good movie. Easy to watch. We enjoyed it. Yes, recommended by us.


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The Brilliant ‘Gordon Lightfoot’ (79) Will Be In Concord (NH) On Friday, June 22, 2018.

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A special honor: Gordon Lightfoot, I and Devanee (2014)


Autographed ‘Gordon Lightfoot‘ LP from 1974.


His 50th year performing — and he will be 80-years old this November 17th!

Yikes!

I am torn. I have seen him twice and as you can see above, met him ONCE. That was in Wolfeboro, NH, in 2014. I was a volunteer stagehand for the concert. He thanked me and then posed with us for a picture.

That was 6-years ago. He was frail then, but still quite the performer.

Not sure I want to see him … now.

I want to remember him from 2014.

But, I might change my mind.

He will, as you can see, be at the ‘Capitol Center for the Arts‘.


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“Ladies in Lavender” Movie (2004) — Quaint, V. British, Violin Extravaganza & Very Watchable.

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The Full Movie, for FREE, on YouTube!


Found it on Amazon Prime for free. It was British, had Judi Dench and looked interesting. Did I already mention that it was also FREE.

That Maggie Smith, who we identify as being from “Downton Abbey” was a bonus.

It was very watchable, quaint and nicely captured the 1940 feel. Some superb pictures of the Cornwall coast. The violin music was impressive,

Improbable story! Could not have happened. Just ahead of WWII and he is a German-speaking Pole. But, an easy enough yarn to relax through. Not taxing. Just mellow.

If you are into quaint, 1940s British dramas — this is for you. Plus, two GREAT ladies. You can’t go wrong. Read about the movie and the two ladies on IMDb.com. Interesting. They are nearly twins.


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MH370 (Malaysian Airlines): 3.8 Year Anniversary & And Another Search Resumes.

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The whole MH370 ‘saga’ makes me very sad and angry.

I just find it beyond the pale that none of the ‘Super Powers’ will step in and divulge what they have in terms of real-time satellite imagery. They just do NOT want others to know what their capabilities are.

It will be 4-years in two months.

This is unprecedented.

People playing games. Most of the bodies will be gone. Nothing left. How sad.

Australia is culpable. They screwed-up the initial search. But, they were never competent enough or adequately equipped.


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MH370 (Malaysian Airlines): 3.5 Year Anniversary & Now We Have A Murder!

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This is beyond incredulous!

3.5 Years.

3.5 Years!

42 Months!

And now a murder.

Sacré bleu just does NOT cut it.

I hold one and only one person responsible for this debacle — Tony Abbott.


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The Incomparably Brilliant ‘Gordon Lightfoot’ In Portland, Maine Tomorrow, May 17, 2017.

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A special honor: Gordon Lightfoot, I and Devanee (2014)


Autographed ‘Gordon Lightfoot‘ LP from 1974.


WOW!

I wish I had known earlier. I only heard about it a couple of hours ago — on the radio. I am teaching tomorrow. Shame.

I will have to keep an eye open for other concerts.

There is NOT going to be too many left; he was born November 17, 1938. So he will be 79 later this year!

I was EXTREMELY PRIVILEGED to meet him, in Wolfeboro, NH, in 2014. I was a volunteer stagehand for the concert. He thanked me and then posed with us for a picture.

Second time I had seen him, the first in Tempe, AZ in 1980.

He is brilliant and SUCH A NICE GENTLEMAN.

I wish him well. I hope he can continue to tour for another couple of years. It is hard on him. We could see that in 2014.


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New Hampshire (N.H.) 2016 – 2017 Property Tax Rates: Highest, Lowest & Everything Else.

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As I did for last year, i.e., 2015 – 2016, I am going to do just this ONE post and update it as more and more towns report.

So ideally anybody and everybody looking for 2016 – 2017 New Hampshire property tax information will always end up at this post. OK? Clear? Thanks.


As of December 12, 2016, 225 towns had published their 2016 – 2017 Property Tax Rates. (As always I have excluded the (exotic) N.H. Townships, Grants, Locations and Purchases that had $0.00 tax rate for the year. Wikipedia has a list of all these N.H. ‘exotics’. The other, non-zero exotics have a grey background and a (U) notation.)

This 225 list (marked ‘Final’ by the State) constitutes our ‘full house’.


PLEASE note that these property tax rates in isolation are MEANINGLESS unless you also factor in the relative property values of the towns. Please read this post. Click image on right to ENLARGE.

All the data used from the NH Department of Revenue Administration Tax ‘page’.
For 2015 – 2016 they have a new Website. The data provided and the format is a bit different.
They have included a ‘dashboard’ to try and make it easier IF you understand their lingo.

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2016 – 2017 New Hampshire Property Tax Rates

December 12, 2016.

225 Towns Reporting.

[Towns in ‘grey’ rows are non-zero ‘exotics’ — possibly uninhabited.]


Sorted by Name.

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Sorted HIGHEST to lowest.

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sorted highest-to-lowest.

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25 towns with highest tax rate.


Sorted LOWEST to highest.

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sorted lowest-to-highest.

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25 towns with lowest tax rate.



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