Daily Archives: May 17, 2016

TripAdvisor Not Publishing Negative ‘1-Star’ Reviews. I Quit.

by Anura Guruge

From ‘TripAdvisor’. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


I had 70 reviews and 280 photographs on ‘TripAdvisor‘. I was a Level 6 Contributor with 26 Helpful Votes and over 25,000 views. I would get at least 3 – 4 e-mails a week from “TripAdvisor” about how people loved my reviews and begging me to post more.

So after our trip to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks & San Francisco, at the end of April 2016, when I didn’t have a camera and was not doing any posts, I submitted a bunch of reviews to TA. One of them was for “Grant Grove Restaurant” at King’s Canyon. The service was terrible and the food was bad. See reviews above. So my title was “Same As Previous Review”. I then went onto explain that we, one week later, experienced exactly the same. TA published all my other reviews within 16 hours. BUT would not publish this ‘1-star’ review. I e-mailed them and asked them. They fobbed me off.

That was it. They are not honest and sincere. Screw them. I closed my account. I am not dealing with an outfit that is disingenuous. 

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by Anura Guruge

New Fuji X Series Cameras, In The U.S., Always Inside A SEALED ‘Plastic’ Bag. OFFICIAL.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Frame grab from “Fuji Guys” YouTube video show BELOW. You can clearly see the SEAL underneath his right hand. They also talk about it. See below for full video.


The “Fuji Guys” YouTube video referenced above. Click on image to access.

It is official. I got it from the horse’s mouth (so to speak). At 9:14 am this morning I called up Fujifilm U.S.A., at 1-800-800-3854, to get the definitive answer.

It wasn’t as easy as I thought. I was placed on hold twice and ended up speaking with 3 people before I finally got the answer.

New Fuji X-series cameras will be in a SEALED ‘plastic’ bag as you can see above.
The box will NOT be sealed.

I had to go to a lot of trouble to get to the bottom of it. Appears that there may be quite a few of YOU who got new Fujis that were NOT in a sealed bag.

I started a DPReview “Fujifilm” Forum post to try and get to the bottom of this.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access Forum posts.

As you can see I got quite a few contradictory responses. Feel bad for those that got UNSEALED cameras (from major online retailers).

I Googled. Others have been here BUT nobody appears to have tried to NAIL IT DOWN. I did.

You have the definitive answer.

I talked to Amazon. I talked to “Bromfield Camera” in Boston. They said all the new Fujis they sell are sealed.

I ordered a Fuji from Amazon — since they are an authorized dealer. That doesn’t mean that I might NOT get a used Fuji in an unsealed bag! I will find out.

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by Anura Guruge

NH Opioid Epidemic — I Blame Unsupervised NURSES.

by Anura Guruge

From New Hampshire’s own “Union Leader“, December 22, 2015.


Click to ENLARGE and read this excerpt here. Use link ABOVE to access original with all the names of the guilty.

Here is the list of 2013’s top NH’s prescribers per ABOVE article.

Why does Somersworth appear so OFTEN.


Click to ENLARGE and view here. Original is in (linked) article.

Oh, Look what I found. Pictures of some of these named
from Somersworth.


Guess where I found those pictures. On the “PainCare” Website. Fancy that?


Do YOU think that this, this patient MOCKING NH License Plate, that says “I Sedate Them Too” (ISED8M2) belongs to a “PainCare” nurse? I am asking.

I am NOT a patient of “PainCare” so I would not know. The primary PAIN in my life is emotional due to nurses prescribing opioids and Methadone willy nilly like it was candy. And this was to somebody who was on Xanax! Yes, we ended up in ER. 



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by Anura Guruge