Daily Archives: January 29, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year 2014 (Year of the Horse)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.2014yearhorseaghny

Anura Guruge

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These pictures taken at the
University of New Hampshire (UNH),

Durham, Chinese New Year, 2014, Gala, Jan. 29, 2014, 
by the The Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH).

Click to ENLARGE.

Happy New Year.

The Gala was BRILLIANT.


What talent.


More on the gala later.

The gala was definitely the right way to kick off the year.

They now do it every year. Must remember.

Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle (In Hong Kong) — But A Rocking Horse? Maybe It Is Cute.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Last Google Doodle post:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014 — Jan. 16, 2013.

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Link updated
to provide access from the Google Doodle Archive.

Previous Chinese New Year Google Doodles



Kudos to ‘Home Depot’ & ‘Kroger’ For Helping Out In Atlanta, Georgia During Their Snow Storm. ‘Home Depot’ Is A Class Act.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

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I am, and have been for at least a decade, a HUGE fan of Home Depot.

I flirted with Lowes, because there was one closer to home when I lived in Gilford,
but realized to my cost, that other than for LIGHTING, Lowes is vastly
inferior to Home Depot in every way.

I am glad to see how they rallied around the community.

This is what I expect from Home Depot.

Bravo and Thank YOU.

They are a great company. I can’t remember them ever doing anything truly bad.
They had to go and check with a supervisor.

It is a SHAME, however, that Ken Langone, one of the three co-founders,
is such an obnoxious, pompous, bigoted, racist pain in the neck.
I was amazed to discover that he is Catholic.
He acts like he is from another religious persuasion.

But, Langone, is history.

Home Depot is the future.

Also ‘Kroger’. We don’t have any around. I am impressed.

Pope Francis As A Superhero Graffiti Appears In Rome. He Is Far From That. Lots Of Rhetoric, Far Less Action.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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>> the Internet 
— Jan. 23, 2014.

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>>Nov. 26, 2013.
>> Francis is VERY CHEAP

>>Dec. 4, 2013.
>> Francis’ GOLD pallium pins
>>July 28, 2013.
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Click to access original coverage in the ever outstanding U.K. ‘The Telegraph’.

Another Obamacare, Healthcare.gov, SECRET: You Can’t Change Or Cancel A Plan, After Enrollment, Till November 15, 2014!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

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Click to access original at 'healtcare.gov'.

Click to access original at ‘healtcare.gov’.

I don’t think that they told us about this when we were trying to enroll.

If they did, it didn’t register with me, and as all my posts here will show, I wasn’t exactly naive,
clueless or stupid about the whole process.

I never really wanted Dental Insurance.

Waste of money for me. I have teeth like a horse.

So, I have now inquired, thrice, as to whether I can cancel.

Answer I have repeatedly got was NO.

Here is the kicker, Delta Dental REFUSES to answer that question.
They insist that I talk to ‘healthcare.gov’.

I spoke with them twice yesterday.

They didn’t know the answer right off the bat.
They had to go and check with a supervisor.

Then they told me that I HAVE to wait for the NEXT
Open Enrollment period
— starting November 15, 2014.


Wonder what will happen IF I refuse to pay the premium?