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Bust Of ‘Winston Churchill’ & Biden — Put In Context In A 30-Second Video.

by Anura Guruge


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This video was posted, today, by the U.S. Embassy in London.

They wanted to put this ‘Bust-gate’ into context.

We the BRITS are not offended. We know that Joe Biden respects & honors Winston Churchill. We have NO problems. We are cool with Biden. SMILE.

Thanks.


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Bust Or No Bust, What Would Churchill Make Of Donald Trump?

by Anura Guruge


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steve-benena3ad864a-ba41-514d-1740-6b5d3c9c5b10That Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA is one of my GREATEST HEROES should not come as a surprise to any regular readers of this blog.

While I am glad that Donald Trump appears to share my admiration for this GREAT MAN, who was half-American (in that his mother was indeed an American), I, who know a fair bit about the demi-god, have some major doubts where he would have thought highly of Trump.

First and foremost Churchill would have HATED the “America First” remarks. Winston SUFFERED manly as a result of such sentiments in the 1030s when Europe was entering WWII and the U.S.A. wanted to remain neutral. Winston visited the U.S. to beg the Americans to change their attitude. That alone would be a huge sticking point between the two. Churchill was BIG on Allied partnerships.

Though Winston was known to be fond of women and greatly enjoy hetrosexual sex, it is well documented that he (despite his enormous power) was NEVER a sexual predator. He, true to his genuine aristocratic roots, was a good British Gentleman who treated women with respect (other than on a few humorous occasions when provoked by upper class ladies). He would not have tolerated Trump’s crudity. He would have found that vulgar.

Winston was also a GREAT scholar and a brilliant writer. He would have been appalled by Trump’s ignorance and lack of knowledge.

Winston also served in the military, in active duty, MULTIPLE times. He would not have been impressed with Trump’s 5 defferements.

And then there is Public Service. Winston served the British public in some capacity ALL his adult life! He would have found it hard to fathom that Trump, until becoming President, had not done any public service.

So, I think, my hero Winston will look down on Trump with disdain.


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‘Free The Female Nipple’, New Hampshire & Laconia Multicultural Festival.

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In “Live Free Or Die” New Hampshire the ONLY city (or place) with a law against female toplessness is Laconia — the dowager city of the Lakes Region. Well, ever since “Free The Female Nipple — NH” came to be we all knew that Laconia would be where the rubber would meet the asphalt. And to be fair the “Free the Nip” ‘organizers’ have talked about tackling Laconia. Now that the poorly ‘visualized’ Hampton Beach event has come and gone (thankfully) it is time to focus on Laconia. To be fair again there was a lady at Hampton, who I think was topless (though it was hard to tell), who claimed that ‘they’ planned to have ‘flash’ demonstrations in Laconia in the coming weeks — the ‘flash’ in this context, as in ‘flash mob’, meaning that it was be unannounced, unpublicized surprises. I can’t wait.

Laconia’s ordinance is onerous and has to be repealed. That has to be #1 goal of the NH movement (and I think they know it).

And then it came to be in a blinding flash. — Laconia Multicultural Day, now a.k.a. ‘festival’.  BINGO.

The perfect, made-in-heaven venue. Multicultural Day, and here I speak of one who has attended 12 of the 13 ‘days’, is all about diversity and inclusiveness (though 90% of Laconia appears to stay away from the park).

This is THE venue to make a stand — if they really have big enough ‘kahunas’. Let’s face it. In Laconia the good ladies face the real risk of being arrested and facing a fine — a risk that wasn’t that high in Hampton, unless they got busted for ‘disturbing the peace’. IF you are going to be arrested WHAT better venue than the Multicultural Festival? IF publicity and attention is what is required this is IT.

IF I had a say, I would go even further. I would contact the Festival organizers and ask for a SPOT on the PARADE! Think about it. That is how the LGBT movement got much of their EARLY publicity. They demanded their right to be in parades. Go see the Mayor. Ed ‘University of Whales‘ Engler probably will be sympathetic. Go ask him whether the NH movement can appear in the parade. Worse case make a COMPROMISE. Agree to appear in the parade clothed, but with appropriate signs and apparel protesting the infringement.

Well, you got the IDEA — and that is all it is. An idea. A suggestion. And then remember, Laconia PUMPKIN festival. I can JUST see it. Painted PUMPKINS!

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‘Free The Female Nipple’, Edinburg, 2015 — The YouTube Video.

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The words and message were the same BUT I think, at its core, the Edinburgh ‘take it off’ was different, very different, to the bust that was in New Hampshire.

The Edinburgh unveiling was all part of the world famous ‘.and its FRINGE. This was perfect for the FRINGE.

Edinburgh Festival, in August each year, over the years, grew up around the equally famous ‘Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo‘ — NH Highland Games on steroids.

Female toplessness is not really an issue that the lovely Scottish lasses really have an issue with. Toplessness is common in Europe. The only problem in Scotland, really, is the cold! SMILE.


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I Renewed My Avast Internet Security Subscription, For A Year, With Utmost Trepidation & Got Instant Grief For My Pains.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Careful updating to 9.0.1500 —
>> Oct. 22, 2013.
>> Not happy with Avast 8 — Mar. 16, 2013.


It really, really was a case of the
known devil is better than the unknown angel syndrome.

My PC guru, Shane Selling (of the Hexacopter), recommended that I change to BitDefender or Webroot about 6 weeks ago.
I didn’t have a problem with that. I used to be a HUGE fan of
BitDefender when I got screwed by them one winter day about 8 years ago.
That is when I ditched them and went with Avast.

Well, those of you who are familiar with this blog, might have worked out that I am paranoid and obsessive, to the point of irrationality, when it comes to my PCs. I try not to do anything without undue research and diligence. So for a month, during my late night/early morning 3rd shift, I would Google all of the paid ‘Internet Security’ products. They ALL have issues! They are trying so hard to outdo each other that they are tripping over themselves.

BitDefender and Webroot and recent hiccups trying to rollout
their 2014 versions.

BitDefender, on Thanksgiving, offered me 3 PC licenses for a year, for $14.95.

In the end I decided to stick with Avast for another year.

They were offering me, 3 PCs for 1 year, for $39.99.
I need the 3 PC license.
Actually I have a second license too — since we have paid Avast on 4 PCs.

Avast, UNLIKE everybody else, does NOT ADD-ON any unexpired days to your renewal!

PLEASE BE AWARE.

If you renew with 29 days left on your current license YOU will lose those 29 days.

I got burned on this last year, or year before, and lost 2 weeks.

So this year I was going to go down to the line — though I worked out that at $39.99 per year we are only talking 11 cents a day. But, 11 cents is 11 cents.

I had some ‘spare’ time this afternoon. So decided to renew — for a year.

Paid through PayPal which I typically do IF given the option. I love PayPal. They are an outstanding company.

Paid.

Then I get this bloody e-mail saying that my activation file is NOT there. To wait for it — up 8 hours.

Bloody Avast.

I was aggravated. I really don’t like Avast. I put up with it. I am ready to uninstall it and lose the bloody $40 if they aggravate me further.

Yes, I got the 2nd e-mail with the activation file within the hour. Still not amused.

IF you don’t already have Avast, don’t get it. Do yourself a favor and try one of the others first. 


Click to ENLARGE. I was not happy.

Click to ENLARGE. I was not happy.

Be Careful Before You Update To Avast Internet Security 9.0.1500. Stay With 8.0.14xx For Now. Check Avast Forum.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I got a message last night to upgrade to Avast Internet Security 9.0.1500.

I just had a gut feeling — though my gut is much smaller of late.

I did NOT upgrade. I am glad.

Kind of remembered that Avast ALWAYS, without exception, screws up each time it goes UP one release number. So going from 8 to 9 was sure to be a BUST.

It was.

So be careful. You have been WARNED.