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How Is It POSSIBLE That We Have Active Duty U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Who Get Paid Below The Poverty Line?

by Anura Guruge


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I did happen to see this lady, Retired Rear Admiral Carli Thomas, making this claim (show above) on TV — CNN or MSNBC.

It shocked me to the CORE. How is that possible. I went looking for the 2018 U.S. Poverty Line figures. Here they are, and yes they do depend on family size — as they should.

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So, let’s take the classic family of 4 — i.e., two kids. Poverty line is $25,100.

Does this mean you can be a U.S. Coast Guard Family and make less than that? YIKES. A young-couple, with just one person working, making less than $16,460?

That is NOT right? That is criminal?

Is this true for other branches too? Wow. I am shocked and upset. This is NOT right.

They need to get paid a decent, living wage.

Doesn’t Trump always brag about how he has taken care of the military? It does NOT look that way to I.


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Did You Know That People Were Betting That Trump Would Spew More Than 3.5 Lies In His Oval Office Speech!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the ‘MarketWatch.com’ original.


This is amazing. Hard to credit. Beyond the PALE.

This is, rightly or wrongly, the U.S. President. Not the President of Sri Lanka or some other ‘developing’ country. The President of the United States of America.

Americans openly betting that he would LIE more than 3.5 times. LIE more than 3.5 times. Even one lie is too many.

And THEY WON. They won big.

The Fact Checkers at ‘The Washington Post‘ reckoned that he lied AT LEAST 6 times!

Sacré bloody bleu! 

Yes, we know he lies, BUT folks now taking it for granted.

This is SAD.


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Pope Francis’ Letter To The U.S. Bishops Re. Sex Crime Crisis Is Trumpian In Its Hypocrisy.

by Anura Guruge


For the original “New York Times” article … click here.


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This pope, the worst, by far, in over 70-years appears so much to be like Trump. It would appear he hero worships Trump. What Putin is to Trump, Trump is to this deeply flawed Pope.

Like Trump he has no real grasp of the office or what is expected of him. Like Trump all he craves for is attention, attention, attention.

This 3,600-word letter to the U.S. Bishops on the horrendous issue of child sex crimes is a masterclass in deflection and hypocrisy. He takes no blame for his or his predecessors active involvement in the crimes. The popes were complicit and this pope has been openly accused of it. But, he only blames the U.S. Bishops — and to be fair there is plenty to blame there.

This pope is a disgrace. The Trump at the Vatican. Like Trump he has to be held accountable for his actions BUT unlike Trump there is no Robert Swan Mueller III or a Nancy Pelosi. Shame.


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Two Things You Probably Did NOT Know About Robert Mueller III, Special Counsel.

by Anura Guruge



His middle name is ‘Swan‘. Yes, his full name is Robert Swan Mueller III (b. August 7, 1944). That is quite the middle name. I am surprised that I, a confirmed news junkie, had not heard that before.

He went to school in New Hampshire. At the very prestigious (but recently scandal-prone) St. Paul’s in Concord. Wow. I am impressed. I had no idea that he had any New Hampshire roots.

So, two things I learnt today.

Did YOU know these two facts. If so, good on you. How come you didn’t share with me?


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Donald Trump In His Diwali Tweet Gets The List Of Celebrants Mangled; 96% Of Buddhists DO NOT Celebrate Diwali!

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Trumps tweet.


Thought on his account this was NOT, of course, a Donald Trump tweet. Done by one of his many minions.

They must have looked it up on Wikipedia — because they got the list HORRIBLY wrong!

Diwali, as most people do know, is first and foremost a HINDU celebration. A very special holiday for them.

So, in any list re. Diwali, Hindus need to come first ….

Having the list starting with Buddhists is a JOKE.

Only a very small, Nepal-specific subset of Buddhists celebrate Diwali.

96%, if not 98%, of Buddhists do NOT celebrate Diwali.

This was a REALLY STUPID Tweet — even by Donald Trump standards.

Yes, there was a 2nd Tweet that tried to rectify matters by mentioning the Hindus.


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Delusional Democrats Counting Their 2018 Midterm Wins Even Before The Eggs Are LAID!

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access my post from a few days ago.


Why would the Democrats even mention this.

Winning the House is NOT a certainty. Don’t they, for Christ Sake, ever learn? Remember Donald Trump had NO PATH to 270.

This is ludicrous.

I do NOT think that there will be Blue Wave. If there is any wave at all, I think it will be RED. I don’t want that but I am being realistic. I got burned, and burned BADLY, in 2016. I am not going to get burned again in 2018.

Democrats should STOP counting their chicks even before the eggs are laid, never mind hatched.

No wonder the Republicans play them like idiots.


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I Take Back All The Bad Things I Called Jeff Flake Over The Last 48-Hours.

by Anura Guruge



Well, well, well.

I saw the elevator incident, this morning, LIVE. You should have heard what I was calling him. Those that know me know that I rarely, if ever, swear. I weaned myself off it, cold-turkey, when I was 21 because I would hardly speak a sentence without a swear word in it. Just because I don’t swear doesn’t mean I don’t know how to, or have a colourful repertoire.

I am glad that Jeff Flake, FINALLY, did the right thing.

To BUTCHER Mark Twain: “Always do the right thing if you are Senator. This will gratify MILLIONS and astonish the rest“.

Jeff Flake, TODAY, at the 11th hour, you did good. You can, again, hold your head up high. John McCain would be proud of YOU. Not sure what he will make of his buddy Lindsey ‘Bloody’ Graham.


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