Daily Archives: September 22, 2013

Pope Francis’ Latest Remarks About BIG Church & Inclusiveness Does NOT Change Doctrine.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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Click to access post by my friend, U.K. Catholic friend, Father Anthony Churchill, STL.

I, given my involvement, know that people are delighted with the pope’s reassuring, all welcome, all inclusive comments, but I also know that some are confused.

Father Churchill, who has been a wonderful collaborator over the last 2 years, shared this homily with me as he was writing it. We had been discussing the pope’s words.

Folks, especially those affected, have to realize that this pope is NOT offering any changes to Church doctrine or stance. I think that this confuses people. They are building up HOPE, but the Church is still adamant.

Doesn’t make a difference to me. I do NOT want salvation. Never have sought salvation. I do NOT believe in ANYTHING after death. Kaput.

But, Father Churchill’s homily, and I urged him to put one paragraph towards the end to further clarify matters, might help you understand the distinction between inclusiveness and hoped for salvation.

Have YOU Been Watching The Latest (34th) “America’s Cup” Races From San Francisco? Wow. Today MIGHT Be Last Day.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Click to access the official "America's Cup" Website.

Click to access the official “America’s Cup” Website.

Wow. Wow. Wow.

This year’s boats don’t sail. THEY FLY. It is bloody amazing to watch. NASCAR, which I find tediously boring and would rather sit on my steps and watch the grass grow, has nothing on this. This is Formula 1 on water.

And the TV coverage technology. Mind blowing.

Plus the COMPETITION. Larry Ellison’s Oracle U.S. money & technology against Emirates-financed bravado from the cricket and rugby playing ‘All Black’ New Zealanders (though I always get confused watching the TV because the Kiwis are using a red flying machine while Oracle has a black one).

Sailing is not my thing. I was into motor boats. But, I love speed whether it be with cars, running, skiing, boats, computers, planes … The America’s Cup is all about speed and technology. Wow. Wow. Wow.

A couple of nights ago I heard an NBC commentator claim that the America’s Cup was the world’s OLDEST International sporting trophy. I was sure that he was wrong. International cricket goes back a long time. But, I went and checked. He was right. I was mistaken. ‘The Ashes’ is 20 years younger!

I was introduced the America’s Cup by Gregory W. Koss, my most loyal and lucrative client when I used to be a consultant. He hired me, more or less on a daily basis, for over a decade across multiple companies spanning: CrossComm, Andrew, Sonoma and SavaJe. Greg was and still is a passionate and very capable sailor. His lifelong ambition was to sail in the America’s Cup — ideally emulating Larry Ellison. In 2002 he might have got close but the dot,com bust kind of put paid to that. Greg still follows the Cup avidly. Greg is a member of the New York Yacht Club which as its Club House in Newport, RI. That is the symbolic home of the America’s Cup. Given that Greg is one of the most hospitable and generous Americans I have ever had the fortune of meeting he invited me to the Club. I got to see all the pictures and memorabilia. I loved it.

I keep on promising myself that I will follow the Cup. I really haven’t because time has been scarce. This year I caught the last few races. I have about 9 hours on ‘tape’ (DVR) right now.

Today could be the last day and NBC is not covering it. I am bummed. I am contacting as many folks as I can to get it put right.

There is an underlying story here too. The All Blacks, no doubt using American technology, is beating Oracle on the technology front! Kind of funny. Larry must be livid. He is being kind of humiliation. Adds to the drama.

Common Sense Advice To Alton Central School (ACS) Parents On ‘Common Core’ On Meredith.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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From Saturday, September 21, 2013 'Laconia Daily Sun'. It has not been posted on its 'Past Issues' archive. So I can't give you the link. You will have to track it down. Clicking on image will, however, take you to the 'Laconia Sun' Website.

From Saturday, September 21, 2013 ‘Laconia Daily Sun’. It has not been posted on its ‘Past Issues’ archive. So I can’t give you the link. You will have to track it down. Clicking on image will, however, take you to the ‘Laconia Sun’ Website.

I will be e-mailing Mr. William ‘Bill’ Lander, the Superintendent shortly, for clarification of the stated NECAP rating mentioned above. I have heard so many variants and I want to make sure that these are the LATEST and do not relate to prior years.

I do not know this ‘McCarthy’ though I did know of another when I lived in Meredith.

Good, common sense letter.

Drives me NUTS that ACS parents are not getting involved in this vital ‘Common Core’ debate.

The poor teachers, who to their credit, stood up and expressed their support for ‘Common Core’, at the meeting at which this inane vote was taken (albeit at my provocative instigation), have been kicked, painfully, in the nuts! [Yes, that is a figure of speech and is not meant to be literal.]

Puts the Principal, Sydney Leggett, in an unenviable position — though that probably doesn’t phase her a jot since she is combative by nature. This was HER ‘Obamacare’. Ever since she came to Alton this was her signature tune. I remember her talking 2 years ago of CC. She has told us that she had approval from a prior board. We will have to check. But right now she looks like she has gone rogue and implemented this CC-based ‘program’ without the Board’s backing — though that is NOT supposed to happen.

I am hearing some very interesting and strange things about two of the Board Members. I need to visit the Town Hall and look at the tax rolls. I knew that one of them had their house foreclosed earlier this year. Now I am being told that it is NOT ONE but TWO! If that is the case 40% of this Board, JUST THIS YEAR, have run foul of some of the most basic of fiscal responsibilities. WOW. I hope this is not true.

Cracks me up. Where are the so called ‘Friends of Alton School‘?

Common Core is more important that renovating the buildings. But where is the outrage? Where are the pamphlets? Where are the signs? Just dead silence.