Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

Very Good, U.K. Bagpipe Group, ‘Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ Doing FREE Concert At Concord, ‘Capitol Center for the Arts’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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We have seen them at least 3 times (from what I recall) at the Loon Highland Games.

They are good. We like them, alot. In my book they are not as good as the ‘Seven Nations’ that they follow in the footsteps of, but they are still very, very good. One of the better ones of this genre.

They, like us, have stopped going to the Highland Games. So that they are doing a FREE concert in Concord is pretty amazing. Bravo, boys. Not sure what the deal is. But, I am HAPPY for New Hampshire. They have appeared on NBC (during the Olympics) and have even played in Beijing.

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Click. Crank up the volume and be ready to be impressed.

Click. Crank up the volume and be ready to be impressed.

Thanks To N.H. Insurance Department I FINALLY Get An Anthem Membership Number. Amazing!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> I report Anthem to Attorney General
>>Jan. 4, 2014.
>> Anthem lies about payment
>>Jan. 3, 2014.
>> Finally enrolled — Dec. 27, 2013.

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As you know I was NOT going to take Anthem’s rejection of me lying down.

On Friday, after I made my 2nd payment, I contacted as many people as I could think of and filed two formal complaints.

One of the folks I contacted, right off the bat, was the N.H. Insurance Department — Consumer Complaints. I left a message on Friday.

This morning, around 11:15, a lovely lady called ‘Lisa’ called. She assured me that I was NOT alone. She took all my information and said that she will see if she can get any ‘joy’ from her Anthem contact. She told me to be patient. She told me I was not alone. She understood. She was very sympathetic.

She called me back within 20 minutes!

Her opening words were:
“You are the LUCKY ONE!”

She had my Anthem Membership Number!

She told me how lucky we had been to get it. She told me that she had not been able to get numbers for other people.

The number she gave me WORKS.

I was able to create an Anthem online account with that number …

I also managed to get the screenshot shown above. That shows the same number, or at least the ‘numeric’ part of it, without the 3 leading letters I was also given.

There is a PRINT temporary ID card link BUT it is temporarily disabled!

But, I am so relieved. So happy. I now have coverage. This number is good. I can use it if I were to have the heart attack I am expecting anytime now — especially with all the stress I have undergone trying to get this damn insurance.

I called Anthem again on Saturday. On hold for 96 minutes!

Got a lovely lady named ‘Diana’. She was so, so helpful.

Unlike the Indian idiot I had the misfortune of getting on Friday, she found my records! She said that I was covered THOUGH they hadn’t processed my payments. Even said that they would either return one of the payments or use it as the premium for February.

When she fully appreciated my distress she put me on hold and went and saw a manager. His name is: Robert Murr… II. He works for Wellpoint and is a Member Services manager.

He too has been outstanding. He sent me a letter saying I am covered. He has sent me 4 e-mails. I am impressed.

I also got a call from Carol Shea-Porter’s Office. I had contacted them on Friday.

The gentleman that called me, very, very nice, told me that they had sent my information to their Anthem contact on Saturday.

I also got voice-mail from Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office. They had also looked into it.

As did my friend, N.H. State Representative Lisa DiMartino.

I am lucky that I had so many good people rally around to help me.


IF you are having trouble with Anthem … you need to start calling. That is my advice.

Google Insults Americans By NOT Displaying Johannes Kepler Google Doodle in North America!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Last Google Doodle post:
New Year’s 2014
>>Dec. 24, 2013.

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Click image to access ANIMATED Google Doodle.

Here is a list of the counties where this Google Doodle was shown.

Note, no U.S. or Canada
though they showed it in Tunisia, UAE, Jordan & Oman!
“‘Wilco’, ‘Tango’  ‘Fox'” as they say on Fox TV.

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Click to EXPAND.

Yes, given that Google is omniscient and omnipresent (and keeps track of the color of your underwear, if you wear any), they must know that most Americans probably don’t know or appreciate who the TOWERING Johannes Kepler was.

But, I am sure we must do better than Qatar or Saudi Arabia.

I am not amused. Neither should YOU.

Johannes Kepler is one of the GREATEST scientists of all times. I think the world of him.

I have, to my joy, written quite a bit about Johannes in my Dwarf Planets, 4 Vesta and Comet ISON books. I always felt privileged JUST to write about him.

He is, to me, the indubitable, uncontested FATHER of modern astronomy.

I am sure quite a few Americans know of me. Percentage wise I am 100% sure that more Americans have heard of Kepler than the little folks in Ireland.

Without Kepler (though yes, somebody would have come along eventually) we would NOT have the sacrosanct 3 Laws of Planetary (and Cometary) Motion. Without Kepler we would still be in the dark ages when it came to the Solar System.

Here is just a fragment of what I wrote about him in 4 Vesta.

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Here is picture of the Kepler ‘bible’. Admire and be amazed.

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U.S. Catholic Priest, A Cardinalabili (New Cardinals) Expert, Provides Me With His Top Picks For Pope Francis’ 1st Consistory.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This priest, with whom I have collaborated off-and-on for many years,
usually with resounding success,
e-mailed me this list tonight.

The whole list, rationales and justification are posted at my ‘popes-and-papacy’ blog.
Click here if you want to access that post for more details.

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