Daily Archives: February 19, 2016

Pope Francis’ Zika-Related Contraception Statement Totally Irrelevant & Meaningless!

by Anura Guruge

This per the Vatican is what Pope Francis said on the plane about Zika and avoiding pregnancy.


From ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below (or ‘Vatican’ link above) to access original.

Click here to access ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS) original.

Number of things to take into account here:

1/ Conservative Catholic spin-masters will — and already HAVE — construe this to mean contraception via NATURAL MEANS per existing Catholic teaching. Basically avoid SEX! See image below.

2/ Women in Latin American countries, Brazil in particular, have been IGNORING the Church’s birth control edicts for decades — as do U.S./Canadian Catholics. I talked about this 5 years ago. See map below. Brazil & Chile have a current fertility rate of 1.8, while that of Mexico & Argentina is 2.3. Rates such as that indicate that contraception is being effectively utilized.


From ‘Catholic News Agency’ (CNA). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access ‘Catholic News Agency’ (CNA) original.

From Wikipedia re. ‘Fertility Rates’.

fertilityrate1111 fertilityratemap

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by Anura Guruge

March 14, 2016 “Pi Day” Of THE Century Will Be The 29th Pi Day.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

Click here to access the Website.

The first ‘Pi Day’ was celebrated at the ‘Exploratorium’
in 1988.

Amusingly, for a mathematical event at that, they counted wrong — forgetting that it has to be counted inclusively. Counting 1988 this would be the 29th annual Pi Day, NOT the 28th. That is FUNNY. 


Click to ENLARGE. Yes, I notified them via Twitter.

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by Anura Guruge

If Obama Was A Precedent, Pope Francis’ Rebuke Of Trump Should Guarantee The Bully The Presidency!

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘Wall Street Journal’ coverage

Click to access my November 2012 post.

Click to access another November 2012 post re. Pope, Catholics and Obama reelection.

Despite my 10 books on popes one of the many things I have yet to fathom about popes is that despite their official title of “Christ’s Vicar on Earth“, Vicarius Christi, popes appear to be extremely impotent when it comes to influencing elections.

Obama’s reelection in 2012 was a graphic example of this impotency. Pope Benedict, his Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops, around the World, railed against Obama and his supposed infringement of religious rights (mainly because of the birth control provisions within Obamacare). Pope Benedict openly rebuked the sitting President. But he was reelected by a landslide. So if that was a precedent, Trump will do well stoking a nasty quarrel with the current pope, Francis.

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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — February 19, 2016 + 6 Bonus From ‘Mummers Parade’.

by Anura Guruge

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

These are from Philadelphia’s famed New Year’s Day
Mummers Parade“.

See this post for more details.

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by Anura Guruge