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Indians Populating New Hampshire, Somalis Maine & Canadians To Vermont. Yikes?


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by Anura Guruge


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From the “marketwatch.com”.
Here is the link to the original article.

Click the images to ENLARGE and study here.

WOW!

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When I moved to New Hampshire in the Fall of 1986, 30 years ago, there weren’t that many non-whites. NH, alongside Vermont, was one of the whitest states in the Union. There weren’t too many Democrats in NH either. I know. My then wife, from Massachusetts, had the New Ipswich Town Hall, in early 1987, in a tizzy when she asked to register as a Democrat. They actually asked her to come back later! There words, after 15 – 20 minutes of scurrying around: “We are sorry, but we haven’t had anybody wanting to register as a Democrat for so long, we can’t locate the ledger for the Democrats”! I kid you not. 1987. Computerization was in its early days in rural towns like New Ipswich. It was by solving a computer problem that they were having, with their property tax system, that I finally got full unreserved acceptance in that town.

10 years later, in 1997, I had lunch in Meredith, with lady who worked for a dot.com company, who told me that I was the FIRST non-white person her 6-year old daughter had met!

So this is BIG. The Indians, from what I can see, are staying at or below Concord. Mainly Nashua, Manchester and points South of that area.

Somalis to Maine. No wonder Craigslist for Maine is full of racist taunts.

And Canadians to Vermont. Jeez! What next. No wonder Bernie Sanders wants to run for President. 


Canada (Again) Tries To Rain On The Parade With Stupid, Defeatist, ‘We Surrender’ White Poppies. Brain Freeze From The Cold!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
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Click to access original post. Plenty more … just Google ‘White Poppy’.

As a quick glance at my recent posts will prove I have nothing against Canadians, actually I am quite fond of most of them. That I am so happy with my Canadian Red Poppy (and am devastated that I lost it) just about sums it up.

It has been a great honor and pleasure to deal with Canadians, especially ‘Nancy‘, about our joint tradition when it comes to Red Poppies.

Then I saw this last night! Though I rarely if ever swear, having decided when I was 21 that I am going to stop swearing, troopers have nothing on me when I do decide to swear. The stream of invective that I let loose at Canada, even if I say it myself, was colorful. Now as some of you also know it doesn’t take much to get me ranting about Canada as a country — and I make the distinction between individual Canadians and the country.

To me, this stupid, stupid, White Poppy is a Q.E.D. example of why I make fun of Canada — a country that CAPS Internet bandwidth (and gives asylum to Tamil Tigers).

The Red Poppy tradition stems the inspired words of a Canadian — physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

Yes, I fully understand that many Canadians, quite rightly, are outraged.

How can YOU … even if you are Canadian and have at least partial brain cell freeze from the never ending cold do this.

White = Surrender.

White = A dead body drained of all its blood.

You will not find anybody more committed to PEACE than me.

But supporting peace does not mean that you diss all the good folks that gave their life so that we would NOT be speaking damn German and driving bloody Audis!

It is symptomatic. This is what you get in country that thinks they have the RIGHT to cap Internet bandwidth.

If you haven’t worked it out by now, I am NOT amused.

“Poppy Day” Tradition In Canada & The Plaque That Hangs In The ‘Prince Arthur Hotel’ In Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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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.
>> I ask President Obama to wear a poppyNov. 11, 2012.



To See a more detailed picture of this plaque
taken June 2013 — click.


From a contributor from Ontario, Canada.

This above plaque hangs in the lobby of the Prince Arthur Hotel in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the amalgamation of twin cities Fort William and Port Arthur in 1970.

Mme. Anna Guerin, wife of a French jurist and founder of a Paris war orphanage reached out to North American for financial support. She was aware of Canadians’ strong association between the Flanders poppy and their heavy overseas losses, their “fallen” soldiers, since late December 1915 when an little poem “In Flanders Fields” appeared anonymously in England’s popular periodical ‘Punch‘.

This turned out to be authored by an Ontario physician army officer, composed that May while contemplating the fresh grave of friend, which later was sent to England by a fellow officer.

As she wrapped up her charitable fundraising, in 1921 Mme. Guerin brought out French-made cloth replicas of the wildflower and, with the encouragement of Canada’s first ‘returned soldiers’ association [see plaque] and public support asked government to recognize it and ask citizens everywhere to wear one on November 11 that year. Recently with our own Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, the custom has arisen spontaneously of placing one’s poppy on the sculpture, a blanket of funeral-like flowers. A moving sight.

The first Armistice Day in the Empire, 1918, was an occasion of celebration and thanksgiving for victory. But in 1919 King George V asked his subjects everywhere to pause just where they were, to stop all traffic, and to observe two minute of silence at the stroke of 11 am in remembrance of those who did not come back. This tradition makes it a solemn day, remembering our many losses, the families they left behind, while former military “vets” join civilians recalling lost comrades.



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Prince Arthur Hotel a Thunder Bay landmark