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Germany’s PROPOSED Mandatory Dog Walking Law — My Take, As A Fervent Dog Walker.

by Anura Guruge


 


I love it especially because I encounter it, first hand, at least TWICE A DAY. That is how often I walk my dogs — without fail. They go out, play in the yard etc. etc., BUT they get TWO PROPER walks each & every day. Well every time I take them out we encounter the dog next door. Fairly big, healthy, male dog. He is kept in with an invisible fence (though he has escaped a few times). IF he is lucky he gets walked ONCE every TWO MONTHS! That is BLOODY WRONG. That is criminal. Makes me mad. But, nothing I can do. Their pathetic excuse would be that they have a big yard & the dog can run around. Not the same as a WALKIE.

Walking is also a bond. That PACK animal thing. Walking is going out with the pack. Yes, that I have two dogs reinforces that.

I would love to see mandatory dog walking laws over here.

But, it has to be on a SLIDING SCALE.

One size will not fit all.

Yes, my dogs could walk 1-hour a day. They used to walk 2-hours a day.

But, now I have cut back because Maya — at 9 — is getting OLD. 1 hour, especially in the heat, would just about be her limit, & I see no point of subjecting her to that.

So, the ‘length’ per day has to be based on AGE, size & health. Yes, you might have to get a WAIVER from a vet.

But, a GREAT start. I am happy. Something that I can applaud from Germany. SMILE.


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My Personal Tribute To ‘D-Day 76’, June 6, 2020, A Good Day To Recall Great Feats, Astoudning Sacrifice & Great Leaders.

by Anura Guruge


Remember. Reflect. Rejoice!


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My Prior Years.


Last year, being the 75th anniversary, was, naturally, BIG. I am glad we commemorated with so much gusto since COVID has put a dent in this year’s participation.

But, with all of what is going on in the U.S., with the UNREST & moronic leadership, today is a wonderful day to BASK in what was THE GLORY of D-Day. What an achievement. A turning point in HISTORY. Maybe we are in the midst of another.


Not much more I can add. A solemn day in the end. Day to reflect, a day to give thanks — that we are speaking English rather than German.

Please check ALL the ‘D-Day‘ and ‘Red Poppy‘ posts on this blog. The search box is on the sidebar. In those days I covered much.

Remember. Reflect. Rejoice!


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‘Tecsun PL118’ Pocket, FM-Radio — The BEST $13 Dollar Radio, Actually BEST $13 You Can Spend On Anything.

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Link to Amazon’s product page for this amazing, inexpensive radio.


Click to ENLARGE and read. My review. Use above link to see the original at Amazon.


As I explained in this post, last week, for the last 10-months I have started listening to the radio during my 2-hours a day of walking/light jogging. Helps me deal with the time. I just listen to local FM stations — NHPR/NPR (on 89.1 or 90.1) and music. Nothing too esoteric. Now that the BBC doesn’t transmit on SW, I have no use, whatsoever, for SW.

I had bought a fake ‘Grundig’ from ‘Eton Corp.’ to meet my needs. It was a decent radio. Good reception. Good sound. But, it was big, heavy and bulky. I could carry it around but it felt like lugging a brick. Then I found this on Amazon. $13? I pay that much for exotic drinks at Chinese restaurants. I could afford $13. So, I got one.

Well, you can see my review. I was blown away and I am not the only one raving. It is not fancy. Just FM and basically manual tuning — albeit with the radio auto-locating all the available stations. The stereo sound with earbuds is beyond amazing.

If you are in the market for a great FM radio, check this out. You will not be dissapointed.


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Would Never Have Happened IF They Were Driving A Jaguar.

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Click to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ coverage.


Oh, dear. What a shame. Just to think that this would never have happened IF they were smart & savvy enough to be driving a Jaguar or Bentley.

I feel bad. Folks that just do not understand the bad karma. Never mind.

Anyone who knows I, knows my total & utter aversion to German bloody (quite literally) cars.


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I Bought A ‘Grundig’ Radio Which Is ‘Fake’ & I Am V. Happy That It Is NOT A ‘Grundig’.

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Click to access the U.S. ‘Eton Corp.’ Website.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundig


No, this is not gobbledygook. It makes eminent sense. I wanted a radio whose quality was akin to that of a legendary ‘Grundig’, but I was happy if it wasn’t German! I do my best to avoid German products — especially bloody German cars. Why? Very simple. Others may have, BUT I have yet to forgive them for BOMBING my beloved England. Yep. Yes, the Japanese bombed Ceylon once — but, as far as I am concerned, WE the Allies exacted our retribution on them. Anywho … I am just glad that I was able to get an American designed, Chinese built radio that is purpoted to be as good as a Grundig — without it actually being a Grundig.

Growing up in Ceylon, before I witnessed, with my own two-eyes the damage that the bloody Germans had wreaked on Liverpool, I was into Grundig radios — both desktop and portable. We didn’t have TV. Just radio. Though there was a paucity of imported goods we did have a smattering of Grundigs. Grundigs were good.

I had NO idea that Grundig had gone ‘kaput’ in 2003. I didn’t realize that German companies went kaput. Well they did. ‘Grundig’ is now just a brand name used by others.

Eton has bought the U.S. rights for the name. The radio is not German. It is not bad. I have only used it for less than 30-minutes, but so far, so good.

For the last 10-months I have started listening to the radio during my 2-hours a day of walking/light jogging. Helps me deal with the time.

Learnt a lot about portable radios in the last few days. Suffice to say the Chinese are BIG. Yes, Sony has presence and products but the Chinese are eating their lunch.


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Instant Karma: World’s First Porsche Fails To Sell At Auction Because Of Bad English?

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Click to access ‘MarketWatch’ story.


Classic.

A German car and a Dutch auctioneer. I know the Dutch have a long, storied history when it comes to auctioneering BUT how do you end up with one that even his OWN PEOPLE can’t understand.

This was a multi-million dollar question. Nobody at Sotheby’s was paying attention? This is crazy.

But, I class it as ‘Instant Karma‘. German cars give you that. Trust me on this.


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Do NOT Get Your Son A Kraut BMW IF He Is SMART Enough To Want A JAGUAR.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ story.


The video that accompanies story.

Use above link to see the video.


This is BRILLIANT!

Made my day.

I am SO, SO, SO PROUD of this young man. He is going to go far. He has discernment, courage and chutzpah.

I would be PROUD to have him as a son, though I would NEVER, EVER insult my kids by buying them a lousy German car, even if I had to sell a kidney to buy a Jaguar.

Jaguar should give this young man a new car for FREE. This was quite the statement.

Way to go.

It does NOT happen often, but every once in awhile an Indian shows that they have tremendous good tastes.


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My New eBay Listings Are So, So PRO-U.S. That Trump Will Be Proud!

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The last bloody straw. Click to access my earlier post.


My choice. It is true that I have had some real good sales to Canadians. But, I am eliminating them too, my regret, just to make sure no bloody Germans bid on any of my stuff. Just so fed up of being screwed by the Germans.


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A Bloody German Screws Me Again — This Time On eBay.

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So, after a 7-day auction, and eBay will charge me EVEN THOUGH it is now UNSOLD, I am back to square bloody one.

To claim that they did NOT know the price is typical. Always bloody excuses.

I am so MAD.

In all future listings I am going to say, in BOLD, “NO GERMAN BIDDERS“.

I have a LONG history of Germans getting my goat.

I even had a German get on my DOCKED boat and take pictures. Get in someones docked boat! Jesus. Only Germans.


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The New ‘Bentley Flying Spur’ Is Quite Spectacular, But As Far As I Am Concerned It Is a German VW!

by Anura Guruge



It breaks my heart, these once GLORIOUS British companies now under German or Indian ownership. Bentley part of VW and my BELOVED Jaguars part of Indian Tata Motors.

This new ‘Flying Spur’, like all Bentleys, is near magical in its presence and gorgeousness — BUT it is no longer ICONICALLY British. Aaahhh! Why or why? Why did we let this happen.

Yes, I salivated over it, not that I would ever pay that kind of money for a car. But, an old Bentley, when it was still a British Bentley, might still be on the cards at some point. SMILE.

Anywho …

Just wanted to share with you and also express my distress as to what has happened to Dear Bentley.


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