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British RAF 100-Year Birthday, Royal Flypast Videos — July 10, 2018.

by Anura Guruge





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The actual Royal Air Force (RAF) birthday falls on April Fool’s Day but anybody with any sense knows that the British RAF is no laughing matter. Its history is remarkable that it has never been involved in a losing war. Yes, the RAF has only participated in wars that were won by the British or the Allies. Something to think about.

The actual 100th birthday was in April 2018, BUT ‘they’ held back this 100-plane Royal flyover till July — so that the Summer visitors can get into the act.

Check out the videos. There are more on YouTube including other RAF flyovers. 


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German BMW, On Its 100th Anniversary, Apologizes For Nazi Ties & Using Concentration Camp Labor.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 7, 2016.

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This is why I REFUSE to own, drive or touch a German car — even today.

I explained, in this post, my epiphany against most things Germans after seeing the destruction wrought on Liverpool (the home of the ‘Beatles‘ in England) 35-years after the end of WW II.

And the irony. Given roots in Ceylon I do not have any family members or folks that I knew who served, let alone died, in WW II. All the WW II veterans I have met, and I have met quite a few, have been British, American, Canadian, Australian and yes, German! [I skied in Austria with a German who lost his leg in WW II. They had rope lifts — as is common in Europe. He, given that he only had one leg and as such one ski, needed someone on the other side of the lift to compensate him — essentially to have their skis pointed at an angle to straighten him out. He would wait at the bottom of the ski life until I appeared. Then he would ask me.] But I still feel very strongly about all the ALLIES that served, suffered and died during WW I and WW II.

That is why I am will only now own American, British, Korean or Indian cars.


Click to ENLARGE. My Red Poppy collection.

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This Being Gallipoli 100th Anniversary “The Water Diviner” Is A Great Enlightening Movie To See.

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Click to access IMDb.com listing for the movie.


Saturday, January 9, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the ending of the incredibly gruesome World War IGallipoli Campaign‘, 25 April 1915 – 9 January 1916, in which over 112,000 soldiers, from both sides, died — ironically, pretty close to 50:50. The Allies that fought in ‘Gallipoli’ were made up of forces from the U.K., France, Australia, New Zealand, British India & the Dominion of Newfoundland.

Most of us, especially those of us lucky enough to be from the mighty British Commonwealth, obviously, know of ‘Gallipoli’ but would be hard pressed to come up with much details other than that a lot of folks, many of Australia and New Zealand, died. And yes some of us know of and mark ANZAC day.

Well, this movie, is a great way to learn a LOT about what happened in Gallipoli while being entertained to a fairly good yarn and some beautiful cinematography.

HBO had it, i.e., “The Water Diviner“, as its featured Saturday night movie a few weeks ago. I DVRed it and we watched it recently. We liked it. I learnt a lot. So sharing that with you.


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How Will U.S. Congress Treat Pope Francis After He Called Capitalism “The Dung Of The Devil”?

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Francis says the darnest things 

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Yep, this pope actually said that. Capitalism, the “dung of the devil”!

I don’t have to make this stuff up. This pope is the master of putting his flat foot (and yes he is flat footed as you would know IF you read my latest pope book) in his mouth.

Here, check it out in the “New York Time“.

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Click to ENLARGE and check here. Use link above to access “New York Times” original. Or Google “Francis Dung”.


Well, Francis is scheduled to address a joint session of U.S. Congress, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., at 9:20 am on Tuesday, September 24, 2015 during his 6-day, September 22 to 27 visit to the U.S.

John Boehner, a devout Catholic invited him to address Congress, towards the end of 2014. Pope Francis will become the first pope to have done so.

Boehner’s invitation was before the Pope start his all out rampage in 2015 against capitalism and global warming.

Some members of Congress, particularly Republicans, are likely to have issues with what the pope has been saying, of late, about capitalism and global warming. Not sure whether they will want to be ‘seen’ with a man that is bashing an INSTITUTION so near and dear to them. Isn’t calling capitalism the ‘dung of the devil’ what you would expect from an out and out commie? [Talking of which why was Francis taken back when he was presented a Crucifix in the form of a commie hammer and sickle?] So basically Congress will be addressed by a commie! Not sure how that will go down.

This is going to be interesting. Mark the day. Tuesday, September 24, 2015.


3 Real Neat, Very Old Papal Coins By My Friend ‘Mark T.’

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* Pope Francis says Allies didn’t do enough.
* Pope Francis mum on Charleston shooting.
* Pope Francis Climate encyclical.
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>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.
Francis says the darnest things 

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My friend and frequent collaborator ‘Mark T.’ is a longtime and avid collector of papal coins. I have done many posts about his papal coins in my (old) “Popes and Papacy” blog.

Go to “Popes and Papacy” and search on ‘coins’ or click on the coins, to the right, to take you to a post that will serve as a good start.


This is a Billon Denaro Paparino of Urban VI (#203), 1378 to 1389, the LAST non-cardinal to be elected pope. He proved to be more than a handful. Not a coincidence that they have never elected a non-cardinal since! And he was 600 years ago. I have a LOT about him in my “Next Pope 2011” book.

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On the right image, starting at the upper right, it +VRB’ PP SESTVS in gothic font
on the left image (two keys), starting from the upper right, S PETRVS ET PAVL (i.e., Saints Peter and Paul).


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Another restitution medal (c. 1710) engraved by Giovanni Battista Pozzo, of John VI (#85), 701 to 705. So this coin minted 1,ooo years after his death!


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Another one by the same artist/engraver, of Portuguese physician John XXI (#188), 1276 – 1277 who died when the ceiling of his hastily constructed library, in Viterbo [Italy], collapsed on him. So this was 500 years after his death.


Pope Francis Has The Damn Chutzpah To ACCUSE The ALLIES Of Not Doing Enough To Stop The Holocaust!

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* Pope Francis Climate encyclical.
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>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.
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WTF?

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

This is beyond bloody amazing.

Trying to blame the Allies — and that means us the Brits and THE AMERICANS.

Jesus Wept.

This coming from a MAN who is constantly accused of NOT doing enough to protect his own brother Jesuits during the Argentinian ‘Dirty War’. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

What did the Vatican do? What did Pius XII do?

What did his BELOVED (bloody) Argentina do … other than gladly welcome Nazis?

This pope says the darnest things BUT this takes the cake.

Don’t get ALL prizzy with ME, BUT this has to be asked. Is he mentally stable? This is CRAZY talk.

Yes, I am ANGRY. Very angry.

I was NOT born during WW II but I know that the ALLIES — that means US — did everything we could to stop the bloody Germans and Italians.

This Pope is NUTS.