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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

Rabid Sri Lankan Buddhists Trying Blame Coronavirus COVID-19 On The SINS Of Bullfighting!

by Anura Guruge


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I have been waiting for the ‘Loony Bin’ BLAME GAME to start. No, no, NOT just Trump. He can’t help it.

I had NOT seen this one coming. Sins of bullfighting?

But, it started it China and they don’t have bullfighting.

I also LOVE the whole ‘Kharmic‘ thing.

So, how does that kick in? Who administers it.

Oh, YES, the Buddhists are blaming the Muslims. Again, no Muslims (or not many) in China.

Loony Bin.

And yes, quite a few of my ‘relatives’ subscribe to such stuff. I am so lucky that I was adopted. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

As I Have Repeatedly Said This Tariff ‘War’ With China Was BOGUS From Start — Just A Donald Trump ‘Wet’ Farce.

by Anura Guruge


All I can say is:

QED —
Yet again (maybe for the 3rd time).

{look it up. It will do you good.}

Just type ‘tariffs’ into this blog’s search ‘trench’.


Today’s BIG headline — from CNBC.
Google for more. Plenty of coverage.


I have from the start CLAIMED very publicly, on this blog that these are empty threats.

Push comes to shove, Donald Trump will back down. He has done so consistently.

It is embarrassing. It is a farce. When will people come to see it — like I do. Do not get excited. It will never happen. SMILE.


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Click to access my post from just 2-days ago.


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U.S. Currently Has A GLUT Of Bacon, Most In 48-Years, Can YOU Folks Up Your GLUTTONY For Bacon. #MAGA With Bacon.

by Anura Guruge


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It actually has to do with the ongoing trade war with China and the silly tariffs. The U.S. produced more bacon thinking the Chinese will buy it, BUT they, because of the tariffs, are boycotting the bacon.

Not right. You have to step up and eat MORE bacon. For many of you that should not be a hardship.

I eat a LOT of pig. I eat ham or sausage every day, with nary an exception. I also eat a LOT — and I mean a LOT — of pork. I estimate that I eat at least TWO (2) fully-grown 400-pound porkers a month! Yes, I am a pig eating machine.

But, I am not partial to bacon. Too fatty for my lean tastes. Oh, I eat bacon, but not often and sparingly. Nothing like how I scoff down SLABS of ham, long chains of sausages and oodles of pork.

So, I am relying on YOU to help me.

Eat more bacon for #MAGA.

Do it for Trump. Thank YOU.


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by Anura Guruge


Watch Mighty Parade & Celebrations For China’s 70th Anniversary ‘National Day’ — Oct. 1, 2019.

by Anura Guruge



3-minute highlights.


3-hour HD version
from Chinese TV.


October 1, 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of ‘modern’ China — i.e., 70-years since Communist Rule.

They marked it with a huge parade. Some claim the largest military parade — at least in recent times.

I am fortunate enough to watch British news — typically Sky News on my Roku — many nights a week. Last two nights British news has started off showing parts of this parade before cutting off to talk about the protests in Hong Kong. I did not see the parade covered at all on CNN and MSNBC news. So, I wanted to make sure YOU at least heard about it.

Definitely worth watching. Lots of high-tech military innovations.

You can thank me later.


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As With Tariffs, I AGAIN Nailed, 100%, Donald Trump’s EMPTY Chinese Delisting Threat.

by Anura Guruge


All I can say is:

QED.

{look it up. It will do you good.}


From “Barron’s”. Click if you want to access original. Google for plenty more.


Click to access my post from just 2-days ago.


Click the PIG to access the original ‘Reuters’ coverage.


It is TOO, too easy. He is just an obese cry-baby. That folks believe his tripe and even worse that it affects the stock market just confounds I. How can people be so …. there, alas, is but one word, viz., ‘stupid’.

He has yet to full me once.

Yes, I knew he would become president. Told people that in February 2016. I wasn’t fooled by the polls either, and I am not fooled by them now.

I can read him like a cartoon.

But, I also know that he will WIN a second-term.

He will not be impeached.

Yes, I know all of this. It is not easy being I.

But, I also know how to use all of this to help me with my investing. SMILE. So, there are compensations. SMILE.


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Donald Trump’s Threat To Delist Chinese Stock Is Another EMPTY Threat — Just Meaningless Braggadocio.

by Anura Guruge


Click the PIG to access the original ‘Reuters’ coverage.


Click to access my post from just 2-weeks ago.


As with all the threats about tariffs, this Summer, that so roiled the stock market, this is Donald Trump being who he is; pandering to his base and trying to distract folks from the looming impeachment.

It is true that 90% of Trump’s base will have no bloody idea what this is all about. Delisting stock? Nearly all of them have never owned stock.

But, the stock market reacted — yet again — on Friday. Makes me laugh.

Yes, I own Chinese stock — Alibaba and JD.com. But, I am not worried at all, at all. Actually I would like Trump to try and delist those two stocks — the most popular of the Chinese stock. I can actually make money on that. SMILE. When you know what you are doing you can make money on stock in either direction — as long as you have a conviction as to which way it is going.

This is a BLUFF.

This is Trump crying ‘wolf’.

This will never happen.

Pigs will fly before this will ever come to pass.

If I am wrong I will eat a pig. Promise.


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