Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Hampshire Insurance Department, Finally, Acknowledges The Threat To Obamacare (i.e., ACA) Healthcare Subsidies.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:

>> You may LOSE Obamacare (i.e., ACA)
Healthcare Subsidies
July 17, 2014 <<

++ NH Healthcare Subsidies under threat
July 22, 2014 ++

1/ Need to resubmit documents — July 16, 2014.
2/ Sen. Shaheen has clout with Anthem — Jan. 14, 2014.
3/ Thank you to Sen. Shaheen — April 13, 2012.

++++ Search ‘healthcare’ & ‘Anthem’ for the many, many posts on this topic >>>>

Also Category ‘Health Care’ that should bring up ALL ‘Obamacare’ posts >>>>


They have finally managed to extricate their necks from the sand.

Remember, it was I who gave you the heads up July 17 — a week ahead.

Click to access "Concord Monitor" coverage.

Click to access “Concord Monitor” coverage.


New Hampshire Comes In At #4, Overall, In Annual Report Of “Kids Count — 2014 Data Book”.

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Use this link to access the original table in PDF form.

This seems good BUT it appears that there is more to this than the #4 rank indicates.

The rise in child poverty in New Hampshire seems to be the concern.
Yes, we have first hand experience of that — all around us here.
We have child poverty in Alton. That there is child poverty in this country
never ceases to amaze me.
I expect that in 3rd World Countries, including where I grew up.
I am used to seeing children living and begging in the streets
in Sri Lanka and India


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Click to access the ‘Concord Monitor’ coverage.


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Click to access this post that has some very illuminating data about child poverty in New Hampshire.


‘Beer & Wings’ Summerfest At Manchester, N.H. ‘Arms Park’ This Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to get tickets.

Click to get tickets.

I am not a beer drinker. I probably haven’t touched a beer, an ale, a larger or a stout
in probably 2o years if not more.

Beer just does not do anything for me.

Wine is my preferred poison and my capacity for it is
basically unlimited though I restrict myself to just
one (large (maybe very large) diluted glass
a day with maybe 2 exceptions a month.

I am very partial to whiskey, brandy, rum
and Crème de menthe as well and my
reputation (as a true Brit)  for being able to drink Americans
‘under the table’ used to be legendary though I don’t
do that anymore.

During my first two years at IBM Hursley, 1974 – 1976,
due to a firm, established ritual among the very
elite “System Support” (SS) group that I worked for
I used to drink 8 pints of Guinness at lunch
every day, Monday to Friday —
and maybe a couple in the evening!
It was part of the T&Cs if you wanted
to be a member of that Group.
It was like a daily initiation rite.
8 in the group, each had to buy a round:
it had to be Guinness and you
better drink like a man.
Yes, we worked for IBM. Crème de la crème no less.
Yes, at that time there were parts of IBM,

in the U.S., that was dry BUT
IBM France & IBM Germany
had beer and wine in the cafeterias.

Thank YOU (again) Les Brown?

8 pints of Guinness a day is not kind to your waist.
But, I think it is good for your health.

But, I am promoting this for my friends at iHeartDining.com.


2014 Commonwealth Games In Glasgow: Full Opening Ceremony Videos On YouTube.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related Posts:
1/ 2014 Commonwealth
> Games
.May 21, 2014.
2/ Rod Stewart & Susan Boyle
>  at the Games
 —
July 15, 2014.
3/ 71 nations at 2014 Commonwealth Games
>— July 23, 2014.

++++ Search on ‘commonwealth’ & check Category ‘Sri Lanka’ for many other RELATED posts >>>>


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Enjoy.

Another great day for the glorious British Commonwealth.

Makes me very happy, very proud and very, very homesick.
I wish I had the money to go back home!

Lots of others too. Check YouTube.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey ‘Built To Amaze’ Circus Coming To Manchester, NH, October 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
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‘Dragons’, Oct. 2013
>> — Oct. 7, 2013.
>> The circus elephants have 

>> arrived — Oct. 2, 2013.
>> Oct.  2013 circus/elephants

>> in Manchester —
>> Sep. 29, 2013.

>> Circus will play down
>> elephant parade
>>Aug. 15, 2013.
>> ‘Dragons’ circus is coming to town — July 6, 2013.

++++  Search ‘circus’, ‘cirque’ &  ‘elephants’ for the numerous
>>>>  ‘circus in town (with elephants)‘ posts.  >>>>>>


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Yes, the flyer advertising the local performances arrived yesterday, and I as ever got excited. I, probably even more so than the kids, am a sucker for circuses. Love them. Always loved them. Of course, finances permitting, we will go. We haven’t missed a Barnum & Bailey circus at the Verizon since 2008 (I think). If I do manage to rustle up the finances to get the tickets it would be the second circus of the year for us — we having just gone to the astounding ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ “Varekai” at the ‘Verizon’ In Manchester.

I keep on seeing stories about cruelty to elephants at circuses. That, of course, bothers me inordinately. I am probably even more of an ‘elephant person‘ than I am a ‘dog person‘! I keep on convincing myself that Barnum & Bailey are good to their animals. IF I am wrong then I have been had.

You can get tickets through TicketMaster though I would WARN YOU AGAINST that. Dealing with TicketMaster, in my opinion, is ONLY for confirmed, masochists. IF you really have an urge to buy tickets through TicketMaster this is what I suggest. First go get a fork. Then place your left hand on a hard surface and stab that hand as hard as you can with the fork. Then ask yourself again whether you really want to deal with the criminal TicketMaster. If you still have the urge, keep on stabbing yourself with the fork until you either pass away or that unnatural urge to deal with TicketMaster dissipates.

If I have the money I will, as always, go to the Verizon Arena box office and buy the tickets directly. They are incredibly helpful and I know the seats I want. The tickets will not be available from the Box Office as yet. I will call and find out when. 


Malaysian Air MH17, The Innocent Victims, The Montreal/Warsaw Conventions & Disaster Expert, Attorney Paul Monzione.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Some Related Posts:
>> MH17 missing black box pinger
>>July 21, 2014.
>> MH17 another KAL 007
>>July 18, 2014.

>> KAL 007 & Iran 655 — July 18, 2014.
>> 2nd aircraft shot down … — July 17, 2014.
>> MH17 transponders — July 17, 2014.

>> MH370 Russia & Ukraine — July 17, 2014.
>> MH17 & MH370 — July 17, 2014.

** MH370 3 month anniversary post **
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 MH370 3 month anniversary post ÷÷

++++ Search ‘MH370‘ for many, many other posts >>>>


As I have mentioned in a couple of recent posts, Alton resident Paul M. Monzione, whose main office is now in Wolfeboro, N.H., a one time partner of the legendary Melvin Belli, has successfully handled cases to do with KAL 007 (shot down by a Russian fighter), Pan Am Flight 103, Exxon Valdez, MGM Grand Hotel fire etc. etc. Check out his Website for the ‘fancy that’ list of clients he has represented, including Mohammed Ali and Zsa Zsa Gabor and all the other landmark cases he has been involved in. He has even taken the CIA to court!

I got a chance to have a fairly long chat with Paul this morning. As was predictable we got talking about Malaysian Air MH17. Paul knows of my interest in such matters and that I had done a lot of coverage of MH370. Paul, given all of his hands on experience with KAL 007 and Pan Am 103, sees, at least for now, a difference between these cases and the potential settlements for the MH17 victims. The 1999 Montreal Convention (that amended the long-in-the-tooth Warsaw Convention) has a cap of around US $138,000 per airline victim UNLESS negligence can be proved in the case of the crew, the airline or any of the aviation authorities involved with that flight.

In the case of KAL 007 the ‘Inertial Navigation System‘ (a precursor to GPS) had been incorrectly programmed when the flight left Alaska. The pilot when he discovered this was reluctant to admit his fault. So he tried, surreptitiously, to try and correct it by radioing a fellow KAL pilot, on another flight to Korea, and trying to get coordinates that he could use to better determine his flight path. Paul and his team managed to obtain transcripts of these radio communications that proved that the KAL 007 pilot knew that his navigational system was not correctly programmed. That was enough to show negligence.

In the case of Pan Am 103 airlines had received a warning to look out for explosives hidden in a specific make of ‘Boom Box’. Pan Am had been negligent in heeding this warning — which was spot on in terms of the make of ‘Boom Box’.

With MH17 Paul is not sure if such negligence can be established. If it can he knows that he can get the families of the victims a much better settlement than what they currently will get per the Montreal Convention. Ditto for MH370. I think IF you are in anyway involved with the MH17 disaster it would behoove you to have a chat with Paul Monzione. Not too many people with his unique experience when it comes to BOTH KAL 007 and Pan Am 103. You can call Paul at: 603-569-9599. [Don’t tell him I told you to call!]



Click to access BBC coverage.

Click to access BBC coverage.


71 Nations To Participate In Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Starting July 23.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related Posts:
1/ 2014 Commonwealth Games
>.May 21, 2014.
2/ Rod Stewart & Susan Boyle at the Games
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July 15, 2014.

++++ Search on ‘commonwealth’ & check Category ‘Sri Lanka’ for many other RELATED posts >>>>


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Enjoy.

Another great day for the glorious British Commonwealth.


Our Friend Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep., Belknap County, District 2 (Gilford & Meredith), Receives Governor’s Award.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Congratulations Lisa.

We are delighted and very proud. Way to GO!


Updating To Latest Java, viz. Version 7 Update 65, On Windows 7 With Google Chrome.

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java.com. The BEST place to start your update process irrespective of what it says on the notification message. Click to access.

java.com. The BEST place to start your update process irrespective of what it says on the notification message. Click to access.


If you haven’t already got them, you will soon start getting “Update Java” notifications IF you ever had Java installed on your machine.

IF you don’t think you use Java, and there is a 76.4% chance that you actually DON’T, just ignore the message. Java can’t be ‘exploited’ if it is NOT running and when you try to run it it will FORCE you to update. So that is my recommendation. Wait until you need Java before updating. That is what Deanna is doing.

I, however, use Java on a fairly regular basis for checking Orbital Diagrams, from JPL, as shown below. I invariably are in a hurry when I am looking for orbits. So I don’t want to get sidetracked for 10 minutes updating Java. So I update Java, when I have a few minutes, once I have received 2 notifications.

I did update Java on two (2) Windows 7 PCs yesterday, one ‘Professional’ the other ‘Home Premium’.

Yes, I got an error message on both cases BUT it installed successfully each time as the above message proves.

My second recommendation. Do NOT use the ‘link’ in the notification message to try and update Java.

Instead, go to Java.com.

Then click on the “Do I have Java?” link BELOW the big red ‘Free Download’ button.

Follow the instructions. Close Chrome.

I have found over the months that this is the least error prone of the update options.

Java has become a right royal pain. This wasn’t the promise.

P.S. Use this JPL link to double-check that your Java is properly installed and working.


You need Java to get orbital diagrams like this from JPL’s Small Body Database Browser.


Court Strikes Down (Pending Appeal) Obamacare, i.e. Affordable Care Act (ACA), Healthcare Subsidies. IMPACTS New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:

>> You may LOSE Obamacare (i.e., ACA)
Healthcare Subsidies
July 17, 2014 <<

1/ Need to resubmit documents — July 16, 2014.
2/ Sen. Shaheen has clout with Anthem — Jan. 14, 2014.
3/ Thank you to Sen. Shaheen — April 13, 2012.

++++ Search ‘healthcare’ & ‘Anthem’ for the many, many posts on this topic >>>>

Also Category ‘Health Care’ that should bring up ALL ‘Obamacare’ posts >>>>


It has transpired!

Just as I thought it would because even I could see that
the ACA wording was specific that subsidies had to come
from State run Healthcare Exchanges.

N.H. did not, and does NOT, have a State Run Exchange.

So we are one of the 35 States impacted.

I just spoke with the N. H. Dept. of Insurance. Suffice to say they are in shock.

But, pending appeal. But, can’t see how the Supreme Court can overrule this.
Wording is crystal clear.


Click for NBC News coverage. Google for much more.

Click for NBC News coverage. Google for much more.


I am actually HAPPY. I am glad.

Though I fought hard for Obamacare I came to realize, through my own painful experience, that Obamacare is a TOTAL FRAUD.

Even I, though I benefit from it, cannot condone such FRAUD. This is immoral.

I want Obamacare to be scrapped.

I want Obama to be impeached.

IF the Supreme Court sides with Lower Court YOU WILL RECEIVE a Tax Bill for the subsidies you received. There is NO immunity.