Daily Archives: March 26, 2014

N.H. House Saves ‘Common Core’ For N.H. (For Another Year). Not Sure What It Means To “Alton Central” (ACS).

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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Click to access the "Concord Monitor" blog for entire coverage.

Click to access the “Concord Monitor” blog for entire coverage.

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Gilford (N.H.) Superintendent Confirms That Alton Central Principal Sydney Leggett Is INDEED A Candidate For Gilford Middle.

Sydney Leggett, Alton Principal, Oct. 16, 2013.

Sydney Leggett, Alton Principal, Oct. 16, 2013. Click to ENLARGE.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access Gilford Superintendent's far from bland, actually quite graphic and colorful, Website cum blog. Sydney announcement towards the middle. Click to access.

Click to access Gilford Superintendent’s far from bland, actually quite graphic and colorful, Website cum blog. Sydney announcement is towards the middle. Click to access.

So the e-mail I got 10 days ago about Sydney trying to try her luck at Gilford was indeed on the money. I didn’t have any doubts. The Alton mother who sent me the e-mail has formidable connections across the world! She is beyond awesome. If she tells me that black is white, I would trust her — because she has impeccable contacts. So we did get it right. 100% right. Said “3 finalists”. Bingo. 3 finalists. What more do you want?

I am kind of crushed on multiple fronts. Though I had had a number of e-mails asking me whether I had been able to find anything more on this, I had been remiss on checking around. It has been busy around here. I am still buried, but that I managed to get my taxes filed, two days ago, has given me a brief respite. Today, my day off from slogging it up Prospect Mountain Road, which gives me an extra hour of work, was the first time I had ‘5 minutes’ to look around. I am crushed that I missed YESTERDAY’S ‘meet the candidates‘ meeting in Gilford. I would have gone to cheer on Sydney. Ooops! Did I say the wrong thing? No. No. I don’t want Sydney to leave Alton. So, I would have gone to tell the Gilford folks to keep their grubby paws off OUR esteemed principal.

I am crushed … but I am also relieved … but then again concerned!

OK. So now I know who she is up against. Kara Lamontagne! The Assistant. Did Sydney realize … work out … that Lamontagne would apply? Aahhh! LAMONTAGNE. I know the Laconia/Gilford Lamontagne clan — and I will not go into details. Talk about connected, influential and liked. Wow. Lamontagne. [[Why can’t I stop grinning?]]

I, as ever, could be wrong BUT I have a feeling that a Lamontagne in Gilford is hard to beat even for somebody as exceptional and outworldly like our own Leggett.

Now what?

IF there is any justice in this world, Leggett should get it. She has to be the best qualified on the lot, BUT she is a ‘Leggett’ and not a “Lamontagne” — and not a Lamontagne that has worked at that school.

So, I am now worried for Leggett.

I don’t pray. IF I did, this would be a time that I would start praying. But, for those that do, PLEASE pray for our Leggett.

But, as ever, I am so confused (which goes with the territory of being a partial moron) and befuddled.

I don’t want her to go. I will miss her terribly.

But then again.

IF she doesn’t get this job what happens? OF COURSE she continues at Alton, making sure that ACS stays committed to Common Core. But, I, maybe unnecessarily, worry that the teachers might be a bit perturbed that she applied for this job. But lets be fair. She is a Gilford taxpayer. Makes sense for her to work in Gilford.

I don’t know. I am crushed. I feel betrayed — but that is immaterial.

So what do I … or what should I hope for?

That she gets the job and leaves me … or that she doesn’t get the job and continues at Alton all disappointed that she didn’t get the job?

Life is so complicated.

President Obama To Meet, Tomorrow, With Both Pope Francis (#267) And Ex-Pope Benedict (#266) At The Vatican?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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The Vatican does NOT list the U.S. President's visit on its official calendar of the Pope's activities.

The Vatican does NOT list the U.S. President’s visit on its official calendar of the Pope’s activities.

I had a garbled e-mail late last night saying that the ex-, Ratzinger, has requested an audience with Obama — and that Francis, as always, acquiesced to his old boss’ demands.

To me this is not kosher on multiple levels. For a start Ratzinger claimed, when he famously resigned, that he would keep out of the public eye. He is not doing so. He is increasingly trying to share the spotlight with the mega-star Francis — who, understandably, is much more popular than Ratzinger ever was.

Second why is Obama wasting his valuable time meeting with a ‘has been‘ — a nothing; an ex-pope.

Plus, and this is the most relevant, Benedict, when pope, made it very clear that he did not like Obama and prayed that he would not be reelected. Well, his prayers, as was invariably the case, fell on deaf years. Thank God. Now he wants to meet with Obama. Well, I know why — other than his innate desire for publicity. He wants to berate the President about birth control. These old retired guys, supposedly celibate, trying to wax lyrical about birth control cracks me up. I could be quite cutting and crude about this — pointing out the disturbing statistics when it came to the never ending clerical sex crimes. Well that was something that 98% didn’t have to worry about — birth control. I won’t go into it here.

Details of Obama’s visit to the Vatican on Thursday, March 27, 2014, are hard to come by. I think part of it is due to security and the rest due to the Vatican’s cussedness and carelessness. But, I will try to stay tuned.

“Sri Lanka Reconciliation” A Rah-Rah 30 Minute Booster Informercial Video That Aired On Some NBC & ABC Outlets This Weekend.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

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Click any of these three captured screenshots to access the (free) YouTube video.



This was evocative. Cricket in Ceylon. As far as I remember I played some form of cricket every day of my life when I was a boy over there.

This, from what I have heard, was made by a U.S. marketing company, for around US $65K (which is one heck of a good deal), at the behest (and largess) of a Sri Lankan bank (which, obviously, has an interest in promoting the very promising prospects of Sri Lanka).

I haven’t had the time to watch more than the first few minutes. But it looks interesting. They have a better MRI than what we have locally. Maybe I should fly to Colombo for my next MRI. It will be cheaper — of that there can be no doubt or debate.

Well, I wanted to share this (so that people won’t bust my chops saying that I only promote shows about the Vatican).

It should be good. ENJOY.

“Holy Money” Documentary This Sunday, March 30, 2014, 9pm (Eastern) By “Al Jazeera America” Re. Vatican Finances & Shenanigans.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

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Click to access Al Jazeera America publicity for this documentary.

Click to access Al Jazeera America publicity for this documentary.

I got an e-mail about this from the network yesterday. (Thank you.)

I had a look. It looks very interesting. That it is done by a professor from the University College of London gives it immediate credibility, this ‘College’ a part of the “University of London” (where I got my M. Sc. in 1979). With Pope Francis creating just last month a new ‘Secretariat for Economy‘ with Australian (Jew belittling) George Pell as the Czar this documentary is very germane and TIMELY — and comes on the heels of the excellent ‘Frontline’ “Secrets of the Vatican” documentary that covered other facets of Vatican morass, only having time to briefly touch on the financial, and in particular ‘Vatican Bank’ (a.k.a. “God’s Bank”) impropriety.

So set your DVRs to record this this Sunday. Al Jazeera America is available, for FREE, on DirecTV and DISH as well as quite a few cable networks (though not on Metrocast that serves much of the NH Lakes Region). I assume it will be available, after the Sunday airing, on the Web. If so I will try and get you the link.

This documentary has already aired in Canada on CBC on Sunday, March 16, 2014 and in Europe two days later. So folks at the Vatican and Italy have already seen it.