Daily Archives: January 18, 2019

How Is It POSSIBLE That We Have Active Duty U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Who Get Paid Below The Poverty Line?

by Anura Guruge

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From Twitter. Google for more or search Twitter.

I did happen to see this lady, Retired Rear Admiral Carli Thomas, making this claim (show above) on TV — CNN or MSNBC.

It shocked me to the CORE. How is that possible. I went looking for the 2018 U.S. Poverty Line figures. Here they are, and yes they do depend on family size — as they should.

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So, let’s take the classic family of 4 — i.e., two kids. Poverty line is $25,100.

Does this mean you can be a U.S. Coast Guard Family and make less than that? YIKES. A young-couple, with just one person working, making less than $16,460?

That is NOT right? That is criminal?

Is this true for other branches too? Wow. I am shocked and upset. This is NOT right.

They need to get paid a decent, living wage.

Doesn’t Trump always brag about how he has taken care of the military? It does NOT look that way to I.

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Mandala Of The Day, By Teischan (12) — January 18, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.

She, quite rightly, is experimenting with new styles. This phase is that of trying out ‘brushed’ watercolor backgrounds. She is having fun doing the backgrounds. That alone is good. So, with this one she spent more time on the background than the mandala and you can see that. Smile.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 18, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

black bear  New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Do NOT Think That Prince Philip, 97-Years Old, Queen’s Husband Or Not, Should Be Driving On Public Roads.

by Anura Guruge

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Range Rover he was driving — on its side after accident.

Wow. This blew my mind. He is 97-years old. That is one heck of an age. Driving … on public roads. That just doesn’t seem right.

What I always say about older drivers. It is not that they can kill themselves. That is OK. It is that they can kill somebody else. We were all LUCKY here. The others young ladies involved in the accident, including a 9-month old baby boy, were not badly hurt. But, they could have been. If they were, or if they were killed, there would have been hell to pay.

Yes, he is essentially ‘King’, but this is also the 21st century. He can’t go around causing mayhem.

I kind of like him. He, of course, is not in the same league as the Queen. Something about him. To I, he comes across as a total toff. But, I don’t dislike him. Find him vaguely amusing. Yes, appreciate that he has done a lot for the Queen and as such for the country and us. So, I am cool with that. This is not about him personally. It is about a 97-year old driving.

I am so glad it ended like it did. It could have been so, so worse.

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by Anura Guruge