Tag Archives: 11/11

NYSE Further Insults Veterans & The World: Features China’s Despicable ‘Singles Day’ On Veterans Day.

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by Anura Guruge


chingchongRelated posts:
>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.
>> Contacting World Leaders re. Singles Day.

>> U.S. stands IMPOTENT while China cocks-a-snook. 


Today, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day & Poppy Day is a Federal Holiday.

The NYSE is OPEN.

But not only that, they FEATURED China’s Alibaba, for their despicable ‘Singles Day’
that they CHOSE to be on 11/11 to make fun of the World.

This is NOT right.

I own Alibaba shares. That doesn’t mean I think that this is right.


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Alibaba ringing the Opening Bell at the NYSE on Veterans Day 2015. This is DISGUSTING.


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From Forbes. Click for original. China cocks-a-snook at the World as WE mark WW I & WW II.


I see all these people claiming to support our Veterans and honor the War dead.

But everybody sits around doing NOTHING.

We have to do SOMETHING.


GoDaddy’s Bob Parsons, An Ex-Marine, Releases Video To Mark 240 Years Of The Marines & 11/11 Veterans Day.

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Click here to access the YouTube video.


Pride Before Profits. Remembrance Day, 11/11, Ahead Of Christmas. Bravo, “Bigway Foods” Of Canada.

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Yes, YEs, YES.

This is such a GRAND gesture. I saw it at 1am this morning and it made my NIGHT & Day.

Very Canadian but that is good.

Exemplary. Thank YOU.

Click image for original, AND they are well worth reading.

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11/11 Remembrance Day / Poppy Day Just A Week Away. Remember. Remember. Wear Your Red Poppy.

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Click image to find out MORE about how WE mark this important day in History.


China Yet Again Sets Out To Disrespect Remembrance Day / Poppy Day — And We Stand By Impotent!

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by Anura Guruge


chingchongRelated posts:
>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.
>> Contacting World Leaders re. Singles Day.


I am doing all I can.

Last year I wrote David Cameron, Stephen Harper, Boris Johnson etc. No point asking Obama. He does NOT care! I think Obama thinks it is funny.

Let’s get this straight. This is not some ancient Chinese holiday. It is relatively new. They KNEW when they picked 11/11. IF it predated OUR honoring of 11/11 I would not say a jot.


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Well don’t just stand there doing nothing. We can all do SOMETHING. For a start on 11/11 I am going to call in health inspections for a bunch of NH Chinese restaurants. If nothing else it would make ME happier.

Do what little you can.

Mao Zedong urged ALL Chinese to kill at least 5 flies a day, everyday, 365 days a year. China no longer has a fly problem.

Well lets use Mao against Mao.

Lets pick 5 small things WE can all do to embarrass China and do it everyday until they change Singles Day to another day.

And, before I discovered that I TOO was ‘The Other Son‘, I had been led to believe that I was 0.125 Chinese, my maternal grandmother .25 Chinese, and you could see that.


I Ask President Obama To Consider Wearing A Poppy: Poppy Day, November 11, 2012.


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by Anura Guruge


Prior posts:
>> Poppy Day, November 11, British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition — Nov. 10, 2012.
>> Poppy Day, 2012: President Obama In Arlington Without One — Nov. 11, 2012.


Anura Guruge requesting President Obama to wear Poppy on Poppy Day

I submitted this to the President via the White House Website. It was submitted around 2:58 pm (Eastern) on November 11, 2012. Click to ENLARGE.

Poppy Day, November 11, 2012: President Obama In Arlington Without One; British Leaders At The Cenotaph With.


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by Anura Guruge


Prior post:
>> Poppy Day, November 11, British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition — Nov. 10, 2012.


Poppy Day 2012 Obama Cameron on Veterans Day

David Cameron, British Prime Minister proudly sporting a poppy and newly re-elected Barack Obama without one on Remembrance/Veterans Day 2012. We have to change this. The poppy on November 11 is such a powerful, evocative symbol. Help ME! Click to ENLARGE.

For full video of the British Cenotaph 2012 remembrance from the UK ‘The Telegraph‘ (replete with Poppy on the banner) click here.

For full video of 2-term President Barack Obama at Arlington on November 11, 2012, from the ‘Huffington Postclick here.

The Queen, Poppy Day 2012 showing how it is carried off with pomp.

91-year old Prince Phillip, a navy veteran.

Poppy Day, November 11 (Every Year), British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition


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Poppy Day,
also known as Remembrance Day
& Armistice Day,
is Veteran’s Day in the
British Commonwealth.

It is always observed on November 11, without exception since that was Armistice Day — the day, in 1918, the armistice [i.e., truce] was signed the Allies [i.e., US the good guys] and Germany, at Compiègne, France, to bring to an end World War I [1914 to 1918], which involved over 70 million troops and had killed more than 9 million combatants.

The armistice was signed, symbolically, on the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month‘, 11 a.m., on 11/11, 1918 in a railway carriage in the woods of Compiègne, in northern France. [Yes, I have visited Compiègne and seen the railway carriage].

The poppies symbolize those that grew in profusion across some of the worst battlefields. [Think of French Claude Monet’s ‘Poppies Blooming’ painted in 1873.] A Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who was serving in WW I,wrote a poem, in 1915, called ‘In Flanders Fields‘, after attending the funeral of a fellow soldier [‘Flanders‘ being a region in northern Europe in which there was heavy fighting]. The first verse of it went:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

An autographed copy of the poem that gives us this lovely tradition.


Herein comes the beautiful, evocative, touching tradition of wearing a poppy, on your lapel or hat, in the weeks leading up to November 11.

It is a wonderful tradition. A visual gesture.

Why we don’t do it in the U.S. is a mystery to me. Though I think about it every November I have, until this, never really given it much thought. I am going to look into it. I am going to see if I can introduce to this country. People will love it. Kids would embrace it. In my other life, as a papal historian, I often have to look at British newspapers online. Over the last two weeks they have included a poppy in their banner, example 1 & example 2. It was those images in the newspaper banners that really hit home. They have poppies in Canada for Poppy Day.


Click to explore.



November 11, 2012
President Obama without one and British Prime Minister with a poppy.
Also the Queen and her husband.
Click for this November 11, 2012 post.