Daily Archives: February 29, 2016

Those Complaining About Hillary Clinton’s Superdelegates Don’t Remember Bush v. Gore 2000 Presidential Election.

by Anura Guruge


From our local rag, February 25, 2016, “The Baysider”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access the original.

Click here to access the February 25, 2016, “The Baysider”.


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia. United_States_presidential_election_2000

With any election you have to play and WIN by the pre-stated rules.

Superdelegates, whether you like them or not, are very much a part of the Democratic Party apparatus and rules. They feel that the party needs them and the notion and composition of the Superdelegates would have been implemented by the PARTY democratically, following the established parliamentary rules. So you have to abide by them. If you don’t like them get them changed or leave the party.

It is laughable when ANY American complains about proper representation in Presidential elections.

The U.S. does not have a Presidential election that genuinely represents the popular vote.

The 2000 elections highlighted that mightily.

Al Gore got more of the POPULAR VOTE but that did NOT matter.

President is chosen by Electoral College votes.

No different to having Superdelegates.


Ahead of Super Tuesday 2016 have you seen Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders with the Superdelegates apportioned out!



Click to ENLARGE. From MSNBC.com.

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Something Well Worth Reading Before Jumping To Conclusions About Climate Change.

by Anura Guruge


There is MORE to climate change than what most people realize. Very minute changes in the Earth’s orbit, relative to the Sun, can cause big changes in climate. And for all of what scientists claim to know — including what is stated in this article — we know nothing about what the Earth’s orbit was, in precise terms, even 100 years ago. We can only make deductions and then extrapolate as to how the orbit must have changed. Changes in the Earth’s orbit is something that I think about quite a BIT. This article at least acknowledges that orbital changes are happening — all the time. So just think about it. That is all. 

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Would I Have Bought The New Nikon DL24-85 vs The Panasonic Lumix LX100?

by Anura Guruge


The newly announced, available in June 2016, Nikon DL24-85 at B&H. Click to access the B&H product page.


A snippet from (the as ever extremely helpful) DPReview side-by-side comparison. Use link below to access full comparison. Click to ENLARGE and check out just these parameters here.

Click here to access the full DPreview side-by-side comparison.

The Nikon DL series was announced exactly a week after I had placed my order for the Panasonic Lumix LX100 from BuyDig.com. Yes, I had heard the rumors but Nikon did not really figure in my choices — the only brands I was seriously considering having been Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic.

Should I have waited for the Nikon DL? I don’t think so.

Why? First and foremost SENSOR SIZE. It is like trying to overcome an addiction. I really, really do want to get away from 1″ sensors. That is like the #1 goal in my life! I know it is sad — when sensor size becomes the most important goal of your life. So that alone would have been enough for me to discount the Nikon.

And then there is the availability. June 2016? In my world that is the lifetime away. I would probably have taken over 6,000 pictures with the LX100 by then!

So right now I have no regrets. Whenever I see stuff about how good the Nikon DLs are I just remind myself, 1″ and in this case SIZE matters a LOT.

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My Little Tree Hugger.

by Anura Guruge

Taken at Knight’s Pond, Alton, NH,

She can’t resist climbing rocks and trees.
She has clamoured up these same trees and rocks
for the last four years.

All the pictures taken with my
Panasonic Lumix LX100.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


Make sure to check out the Knight’s Pond post
Dog Rescue post from yesterday.

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Very Cute Leaping Rabbit Google Doodle For February 29, 2016 “Leap Day”.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Google’s blurb for the Doodle
which is been shown nearly Worldwide
— with India an exception
(where an Indian actress is being honored).

Click to ENLARGE and read here.
Use links above to access original.


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by Anura Guruge

Kung Fu Panda 3 (3D) — Brilliant In All Dimensions.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access IMdb.com page for the movie.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 having been the last day of February school vacations I took the kids to the 6:30pm showing of “Kung Fu Panda 3“, in 3D, at the “Regal 10” in Concord, New Hampshire — after over trip to Knight’s Pond. I like “Kung Fu Panda”, so I was glad when Teischan chose it out of the list of movies we told her were showing ‘locally’.

It was, as I knew it would be, brilliant. Exactly what a ‘kids’ animation is meant to be: entertaining, visually LAVISH, lots of action, funny, cute, adorable etc. etc. The quality of the rendering is breathtaking. So much detail. The artwork, even with the credits, is WORLD CLASS. 3D used judiciously but with flair. They even did the credits in 3D — showing 3 layers. Very clever. Definitely two paws up. Definitely worth taking the kids — and YOU will enjoy it too.

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‘6 images for the day’ — February 29, 2016 (Leap Day) + 6 Bonus From “Knight’s Pond”, N.H.

by Anura Guruge

All the pictures taken with my
Panasonic Lumix LX100.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Check this post for about “Knigh’s Pond“,
Lincoln, New Hampshire.

These, like the above, were also taken 
with my new Lumix LX100.

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