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Got My 2014 – 2015 Flu Shot, Trivalent IIV From Novartis At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy By Senate Hopeful Richard Leonard.

flueshotAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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by Anura Guruge


HannafordlogoRelated posts:
>> 2013 flu shot from Hanaford
>> Nov. 26, 2013.
>> 2012 flu shot, at Hannaford

>>Sep. 29, 2012.
>> Free flu shots for NH kids
>> — Oct. 15, 2013.


I got my flu shot, for this winter, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Hannaford Pharmacy. It was a spur of the moment decision, pretty typical of me. Yes, I was going to get a flu shot this year, as I had for the last 3 years, but I hadn’t really thought about when I would get it. Saturday afternoon around 3pm I was at Hannaford with Devanee. I just picked her up after she got back to school from a NH State cross-country meet. We needed some odds and ends. Our friend Richard Leonard, of ‘Miller Farms‘ and hopefully soon a NH Senator, was on duty. They, for a change, were not mobbed. I did need to talk to Richard. Plus we needed a couple of his “Elect Richard Leonard” signs for our yard to keep the Ray Howard signs company. While talking to Richard it occurred to me that I might as well get my flu shot and get it over with.

Richard, as ever, always trying to be helpful, was happy to oblige.norvatis11

For the 3rd time in a row I got my flu shot at Hannafords, in Alton — for the 2nd time Richard Leonard. It really was painless on all fronts.

The last two years I had to pay because I had the stupid, NH Health Plan. This year Anthem, to their credit, paid for it all. Zero cost to me. I am impressed. I have started to have a grudging respect for Anthem. I might even stay with them in 2015.

Getting ‘the shot’ is a BIG change of heart for me. Prior to 2011 I refused to get the shot and have the kids get it. But then in November 2010 I nearly died though much of that had to do with some cavalier treatment I got from Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Concord). [Ironically this afternoon I helped Deanna file a formal complaint about them, to the NH Board of Medicine, about them. I also JUST found that THOUGH they call themselves Dartmouth-Hitchcock they are not really that affiliated with the mothership in Lebanon! Some deception going on here. But that is another story, another post down the road.] I, at the urging of many, a few of them doctors, agreed to get the flu shot after that — plus i am getting up there.

As with last year what I was inoculated with was the Trivalent IIV vaccine. Today I went looking to see what it was all about. See below [click to ENLARGE. From the CDC.] Fingers crossed. Hope this post helps.

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Alton Central School (ACS), N.H., Following Deanna’s Agitation, Immediately Makes Changes To Lunch Procedure.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Deanna’s advice on lunch
>>— Jan. 28, 2014.

>> Deanna has another Facebook
>> rant about ACS 
Jan. 14, 2013.

>> Deanna’s HOPPING MAD with ACS — Nov. 25, 2013.
>> The ACS FLOOD — Nov. 25, 2013.
>> Can’t Jump Around — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos — Nov. 18, 2013.
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nochildlftbhnd1281Deanna was all over this yesterday. She was sending e-mail to the school and posting stuff on Facebook.

Today at lunch they instituted a change. 

The Assistant Principal, apparently the one on Friday, that forgot to call up one table, announced: “OK. Now anyone who hasn’t been up for lunch can get up and get lunch” (or words to that effect).

Wow. Deanna is happy. If he remembers to do this every day then this problem would be solved. But, it is still, as it stands now, reliant on somebody remembering to say the magic words and faulty memory appears to have been the cause of the original problem.

Well, at least some small, possibly transient, progress.

Deanna will stay on this case.


Deanna Offers Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. Advice, On Facebook, On How To Manage Lunch WITHOUT Missing Any Kids.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Deanna has another Facebook rant about ACS Jan. 14, 2013.
>> Deanna’s HOPPING MAD with ACS — Nov. 25, 2013.
>> The ACS FLOOD — Nov. 25, 2013.
>> Can’t Jump Around — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos — Nov. 18, 2013.
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It appears that it is possible at Alton Central School (ACS)
for kids to NOT get lunch because the person in charge
FORGETS to call their table up for lunch!

Honest. This happens.

Deanna even has an e-mail from the Principal that says that they have instructed
the kids on what to do IF this happens again!

Deanna is not happy.

So she provided the following advice to the Principal.
Maybe it should go in the ACS Strategic Objectives
— since this is at least a PLAN.

Well to make sure that other parents will see it she has gone on Facebook, again.

But, I think she has put in on the ACS PTSA Facebook page too.
It probably has been deleted by now.

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Deanna Has Another Public Facebook Rant About Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. — With Quite An Exposure, Quite Literally!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Deanna’s HOPPING MAD with ACS — Nov. 25, 2013.
>> The ACS FLOOD — Nov. 25, 2013.
>> Can’t Jump Around — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos — Nov. 18, 2013.
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I don’t have Facebook.

Deanna is her own person. So she has her own rants.
Very independent of me.

I am, as all of you may have realized, the pussycat in the family.

All I can say is WOW!

bareass

Click to ENLARGE or visit Deanna’s Facebook page.


I Got My 2014 Flu Shot, ‘Flulaval’ (a.k.a. ‘Trivalent IIV) At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy, Yesterday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 2012 flu shot, at Hannaford —

>>Sep. 29, 2012.
>> Free flu shots for NH kids
>> — Oct. 15, 2013.


flushothereThree years ago, Thanksgiving Day, I nearly died because of the cavalier mistreatment I had received from Dartmouth Hitchcock (Concord) a few days earlier. I chronicled that sad story here. I was coughing so much I broke a rib! Since then I have been grudgingly getting the flu vaccine — especially now that I am considered old and decrepit. I am not a great believer in vaccinations. That I was used as a ‘brown’ guinea pig for testing out the oral polio vaccine in the 1950s, without us being told that we were the guinea pigs, sometimes riles me up. Luckily the vaccine was good and all of us in Ceylon lucked out. Read here.

So yesterday morning I woke up and realized that Thanksgiving was this week! I hadn’t had THE SHOT. I decided then and there that I was going to get the shot — that day itself.

Both Deanna and I got our flu shots, last year, at Hannaford Alton. It was ultra convenient and quite slick.

So at 2pm yesterday we trotted down to Hannaford’s — a place that I seem to visit 4 times a week! 2:00 to 2:30 pm is the pharmacist’s lunch break — but that was no big deal since we had to fill in the 3 pages of paperwork. Deanna might already have the flu. So they wouldn’t give to her. I claimed to be totally healthy, which is a JOKE since ‘good health’ is not in my genes. I just muddle through.

Our friend, Richard Leonard was the pharmacist on duty. That was a bonus. We, obviously, like Richard — and his delightful ‘Miller Farm’. Richard, as ever, did a great job. Injections don’t bother me. Neither does giving blood. So I don’t even flinch. It really was painless.

I was fine afterwards. So, I am glad.

According to Richard it will take 10 days for the vaccine to kick-in (if it does). Bummer.



According to the paperwork what I was injected was Glaxo Smith 0.5 Flulaval 2,013-14 INJ — also listed on another sheet as Influenza: Trivalent IIV.

I do NOT trust Glaxo Smith or for that matter pharmacies in general — though I do respect and trust individual pharmacists like Richard or the very nice guy who used to be at Walmart Gilford.

As far as I know, that little vial could have contained nothing other than sugar water!

Yes, I am a cynic.

My bloody insurance company, the blood sucking scam artists, New Hampshire Health Plan, YET AGAIN refused to pay for the shot — though I had called them up 20 minutes earlier and they confirmed that the flue shot would be covered 100%. That is par for the course for those crooks. They have NEVER paid a cent for anything in the 3 or 4 years I have had coverage with them @ ~$560/month! They have an excuse for everything.

My only consolation was that sitting on the front seat of the van, waiting to be mailed, CERTIFIED, was an ADDITIONAL CANCELLATION notice for these rogues, telling them NOT to extend my coverage into 2014 — now that they told me that they will cancel me at the end of 2013. This insurance was such a joke that I would rather go without BUT Deanna insists that I carry some insurance because I am old and frail.

I can’t wait for this bloody policy to expire. But, I am also quite certain that they will FRAUDULENTLY try to direct-debit $570 from my Fidelity account on January 2, 2104 despite my certified letter.

Hannaford, to their credit, only charged me $20. Thank YOU, Hannaford.

I am not going to bother trying to get this $20 back from those bastards. Waste of my time and postage.

IF I only got sugar water … $20 was probably still OK.

Deanna IS MAD. Hopping Mad. She Is Mad At The Alton Central School (ACS) Board. She Is Blasting Them On Facebook.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> The ACS FLOOD —
>>Nov. 25, 2013.
>> Can’t Jump Around —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.
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Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE.

 


Alton Central School (ACS), N.H.: Safety Glass Or Lack Thereof.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Can’t Jump Around —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Delay replacing glass
>>Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Safety Glass —
>> Oct. 29, 2013.
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Here is me requesting ‘Chapter & Verse’ on safety glass at Alton Central School (ACS). Check the video from the 1:23:00 mark. Thanks.


As I have already stated I was beyond gob-smacked when we saw the glass in the Middle School Library door shatter and go everywhere.

IF a child had been in the way of that glass I would hate to think what could have happened.

Here is me standing up, as an ACS parent and Alton taxpayer, asking the Board to find out where ACS stands on safety glass.

Yes, the next day, I made quite a number of calls to every single local and state agency I could think of.

Existing, i.e., grandfathered, LACK of safety glass seems to have fallen between the cracks.

Of course the School can — and obviously should — replace all OLD glass with SAFETY GLASS — if they care about safety.

So, here you have it. Yes, again, one of the Alton Guruges on record, on tape, asking the School Board for action.

I asked for this report for the NEXT School Board meeting. That is TODAY.

Lets see what they do.

But, at least we know that we have done what little we can.

Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE.

Alton Central School (ACS), N.H.: THE FLOOD?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Can’t Jump Around —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Bullying post gets attention —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.

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It is all here around the 7:30 minute onward mark on this ACS YouTube video of the Oct. 28, 2013, "Breaking Glass" School Board Meeting. That they hijacked the audio is very convenient to the Board. Click to access the video on YouTube -- with barely any audio.

It is all here around the 7:30 minute onward mark on this ACS YouTube video of the Oct. 28, 2013, “Breaking Glass” School Board Meeting. That they hijacked the audio is very convenient to the Board. Click to access the video on YouTube — with barely any audio.


Well it is all on tape — albeit with hardly any sound!
This is why the Board MUST subtitle this video IF they are serious about Public involvement.

Yes, that is Deanna up at the podium.

She is recounting a story that was told to her at the Alton Library, by somebody that was at ACS in 2012.

According to that person, in 2012, prior to that year’s vote on the ACS Building Renovation Bond
ACS school ‘staff’ intentionally let the floors flood, for ‘an hour’, from a burst central heating pipe
WITHOUT letting the maintenance folks turn off the water!

We do NOT know if this story is true.

So Deanna is up here trying to tell it — with the usual bullying interruptions from the Board.

She asks that this incident be investigated.

Just think about it.

If true ….

IRONY abounded at that meeting.

When the GLASS BROKE there was talk of ‘Damage to School Property‘.

What about flooding?

I am leaving it at that.

Watch the tape IF you can.

This is serious stuff.

Lets see if the Board takes any action as requested by Deanna.

I, personally, doubt it.

We are doing the only thing we can.

Documenting all of this so that there is a record.

Just in the last month, in addition to this ‘flooding’ allegation,
one or both of us have been approached by Alton residents
who have told us of ACS related incidents
involving: sour milk, door locks, architect fees
and a School Board member getting TEXT instructions
on how to vote!

BUT, the YouTube video starkly confirms the BIG problem
we have in Alton when it comes to ACS.

This pivotal School Board Meeting video has had,
to noon, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013,
41 views!

NOBODY CARES and the BOARD exploits that.

This blog, just yesterday, a Sunday (which is ‘down’ day) had
928 hits.

There were easily more than 41 hits on my ACS posts …
NOT counting the 98 hits on the ‘homepage’ of the blog.

My Comet ISON video on YouTube has had 811 views.

41 views of this School Board video.

Therein lies the problem.

Alton’s Funniest Videos (AIFV): Central School Superintendent William (Bill) Lander — “We Can’t Operate Meeting …”

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Subtitle Oct. 28 video —
>> Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Bullying post gets attention —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.

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Listen to this GEM of an interaction at the 1:00:27 mark. Turn your VOLUME as high as it will go.

Listen to this GEM of an interaction at the 1:00:27 mark. Turn your VOLUME as high as it will go.


This is where I raise a ‘Point Of Order‘ as to why WE, i.e., Joe Smuck the Public (some of us actual Tax Payers),
can’t see the document that is being discussed —
though it was PASSED, unanimously, at the August 8, 2013 Board ‘workshop’.
We have it on video.
That most documents will be made available to the Public.

Listen carefully, if YOU CAN, to what the Superintendent William (Bill) Lander has to say.

CLASSIC.

Jumping around!

Might actually not be a bad thing …

But, also LISTEN carefully. He says the document that I am inquiring about is in the handout.

IT WASN’T.

Now … we have this … which I already posted … as another Alton’s Funniest Video … Lander saying ‘He doesn’t know‘ what happened to the document.

Amazing.

It would actually be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

Alton Central School (ACS) Board IF They Are Serious About Public Transparency Should Have This Tape Subtitled.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Related posts:
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Bullying post gets attention —
>> Nov. 18, 2013.

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E-mail exchange last week. Superintendent SAYS he will try to get this resolved. Click to ENLARGE.

E-mail exchange last week. Superintendent SAYS he will try to get this resolved. Click to ENLARGE.


Click to access the YouTube video.

Click to access the YouTube video.


This was a pivotal Alton Central School (ACS) Board Meeting when it comes to relationships with the PUBLIC.

This will, forever, be remembered by three (3) of us from the PUBLIC that were there [plus our two kids] as the GLASS BREAKING meeting.

This was the meeting where the Board is trying to further GAG the public during the two grudgingly permitted public input sessions. I for one am NOT going to attend anymore. IF public debate is NOT permitted I am not going to waste my time — and my time is valuable as my achievements in any given year publicly testify.

It is superbly ironic that this meeting where limits of interactive public discourse gets debated SUPPOSEDLY has a video with a bad audio track!

As a professional cynic I have my doubts. It really, really serves this Board ideally NOT to have the public hear all of what happened during this meeting.

You can’t hardly hear some of the people talking.

As the e-mail above shows the Superintendent CLAIMED that they are going to resolve this.

Maybe the sound has improved a TAD. But, you still can’t follow much of what transpired at this meeting — even at full-volume on my Bose speakers attached to my Desktop. Forget hearing it on a laptop.

I request that the Board have this video subtitled SO all can follow what happened.