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Russian Orthodox Consecrate HUGE Cathedral Dedicated To The ‘Armed Forces’ — & It Is BIG.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access article, from Russia, with many pictures, including one shown above.


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I still haven’t been able to establish the exact dimensions. They say it is one of the tallest. I saw a 98 meter figure. So, maybe it is 320′ tall. OK, St. Peter’s, at the Vatican, is 448′ tall. So ….

Well, I just wanted to give you a head’s up.

The controversy is about it being dedicated to the armed forces. Having a cathedral dedicated to armed forces does sound incongruous. But, this is Russia & Putin had a major hand in having this cathedral built.

I will look into this more. Promise.


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by Anura Guruge


 

2013, November 11, Remembrance Day News: U.K. Birmingham Buses, Camilla & Canadian Dollar Store Reversal

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Anura Guruge


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I Request That The Alton Central School Board Do A Joint ‘Common Core Curriculum’ With Alton State Rep. Jane Cormier.

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Related posts:
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Facts about the biometric bracelet — May 12, 2013.
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May 11, ‘Common Core Curriculum’ meeting in Alton — May 11, 2013.
>> Lets find out about ‘Common Core Curriculum’ — May 8, 2013.


As I have been championing for the last week, we all need to get educated on the ‘Common Core Curriculum’ before we start debating the pros and cons. So, I brought it up at the May 13, 2013 School Board meeting — as a request, after I was told by them what I can or cannot do in ‘Public Input’. That was fine. All I required was to make a request. That was duly noted. I want Jane Cormier to also do a presentation at that same meeting so that the school administration and her can sort out where they stand relative to each other. Jane’s husband, who is a School Board member, was very much in support. So this is all good.

Since the supposed ‘fact’ that the ‘Common Core Curriculum’ mandates that students wear a federally-monitored biometric bracelet was brought up at Jane Cormier’s Saturday meeting, I demanded that Devanee, who is being homeschooled, be provided with one — since I do not want her to be the only kid in Alton that was left behind. The Principal and Superintendent ‘deny’ any knowledge of such bracelets. How can that be? Is it possible that the biometric bracelet is a red herring? We will find out, though the meeting might not happen till July or August when most parents are enjoying the vacation. But, I will get to the bottom of this biometric bracelet issue.

As I said at the meeting, I am surprised that they are talking about a bracelet. Why don’t they just implant a chip? Kids will not be able to tamper with it.

Again Lets Get The Facts Right About The ‘Common Core Curriculum’ Biometric Bracelet.

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May 11, ‘Common Core Curriculum’ meeting in Alton — May 11, 2013.
>> Lets find out about ‘Common Core Curriculum’ — May 8, 2013.


Deanna took particular notice of all the concerns raised at Saturday’s meeting about the biometric bracelets that the kids were going to be forced to wear. As with the misinformation about school hours in Korea, I knew that this didn’t sound true. So, as I always do, I set to to check it out. This article spells it all out.

Click to access article in June 2012 edition of 'Forbes'.

Click to access article in June 2012 edition of ‘Forbes’.

Microsoft Bing Competes With Google Doodles With Interactive Easter Egg Background.

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Anura Guruge


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Cesar Chavez Doodle, Mar. 31 … — Mar. 31, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.

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Click here to access Bing’s Easter 2013 search page with this background.

Move the cursor around and find ‘pop up’ rectangles. They contain clever ‘quotes’ or jokes like that shown above.


Wow. We now have controversy about Google Doodles! Who would have thought. [See below.]

And Bing is competing. Though my ISP, TDS, has Bing as the default search if I mistype a URL, I am a dyed in the wool Googler. I just banged my name into Bing when I went to get the background. I was impressed with the results. Maybe I should try it. But, as Deanna always complains I like my routines — but, part of that is the discipline. I have used Google for so long.

I am, as you know, partial to Google Doodles — especially after they gave me the one I requested!

Bing, I guess, has a different background daily — and as with Doodles, some of it is country-specific. Yes, there is an archive (and I will confess, it is better laid out than Google’s).

I don’t think I will have the time to follow both. I am hooked on Doodles.

But …


The Controversy!

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