Tag Archives: April 27

London Zoo Was Opened This Day 189-Years Ago!

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Zoo


I used to visit often. I love that zoo. I was last there in 1998 I think. IF I could visit one more time before I die that would be neat.

The ‘ZSL‘ is NOT, thankfully, a sponsorship deal. It has to do with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) which founded the zoo.

IF you visit London this should be a MUST.

Oldest zoo in the world!


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by Anura Guruge

Today Is “Unconditional Surrender (Ulysses S.) Grant’s” Birthday; This Great Man Was Born April 27, 1822.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant


My all time favorite U.S. General ahead of Patton (who had some flaws) and one of my favorite Presidents (and I don’t give a damn what they say about the corruption (which is NOTHING compared to what we have now).

What a MAN. What an inspiration. I can truly relate to him.

In 2004 I made a PILGRIMAGE to his tomb in New York. What a beautiful monument in a magnificent setting. I need to go back again.

I paid the ULTIMATE HONOR that I bestow on my heroes. I named a Golden after him. My Ulysses.


Grant’s tomb — which is NOT empty.


The OTHER Ulysses who like his namesake was one impressive piece of work. 2001 to 2013. Taken in 2013 when he was fully 12-years old. Very fit dog.


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by Anura Guruge

Pope Francis THE Most Popular Pope Ever? Not Even CLOSE! Bl. John ‘Good Pope’ XXIII (#262) Towered Over Him.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Click to access the U.K. ‘Express’ from today.


Not even close. This pope is an Internet pope. If the Internet had been around when John XXIII reigned people would have gone ga-ga.

This pope, with his feet washing etc., is TRYING to emulate John XXIII.

He does NOT have John’s natural touch.

John, was a legend, especially for what he did for the Jews during WW II, before he became pope. Francis’ track record in Argentina has some major red flags when it comes to human rights!

He is NOT a natural. He is trying to play the part.

On April 27 this year, John will become Pope St. John XXIII. Francis has a long way to go.

Don’t get me wrong. Francis is a decent pope. A trillion times better than the previous German dandy. But lets NOT get carried away.

Francis, for those of us who have to read the chicken entrails daily, is still but words.

John was substance. John was action. By this stage of his papacy, John had called for Vatican II, created cardinals and made major structural changes. In contrast all we get from Francis is contradictory words.

Most popular pope, STILL:
Bl. John XXIII (#262).


Good Pope, Bl. John XXIII’s (#262) 132nd Birthday — Born November 25, 1881 in Sotto il Monte, Italy.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

A young Angelo Roncalli from ‘papagiovanni.com’.



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Born: 25 November 1881

Died: 3 June 1963 — aged 81
(same as his father)

Elected Pope: 28 October 1958

To be Sainted: 27 April 2014

Vatican II Council: 1962 to 1965

Feast Day: 11 October
(the day of the start of Vatican II)



The 'papagiovanni.com' multilingual Website run by  PONTIFICIO ISTITUTO MISSIONI ESTERE (PIME) a wonderful resource for information and pictures of this good pope. Click image to access.

The ‘papagiovanni.com’ multilingual Website run by PONTIFICIO ISTITUTO MISSIONI ESTERE (PIME) a wonderful resource for information and pictures of this good pope. Click image to access.