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I Bet That Senior Californians Are Now Going To Be Sneaking Across The Border To Mexico To Be FREE Again.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Google for more … This from ‘politico.com’.

This would be I if I was lucky enough to live in California.

There is no way, however, I can stay at home. I have to go walkabout.

IF I was in California I would be heading STRAIGHT for Mexico — so I can be FREE.

Screw the Wall. Nothing is going to keep me locked up.

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Another Helium Balloon Escapes To The Heavens To Later Cause Mylar Pollution.

by Anura Guruge

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, I like helium balloons. I didn’t have them growing up in Ceylon, but as a father to four kids, as of 1989, I know that I have bought too many. I even used to get the helium canisters for the home. Then c. 2012 I heard about the helium shortage. I started to become responsible about wasting helium. Since 2012 I have really cut back on buying helium balloons. Yes, I know kids like them and they cheer up the sick. So, it is a compromise.

Yes, I have seen too many helium balloons go ‘bye-bye’. I even watched a 12-year, rather spoilt boy, intentionally let go of a $99 motor-driven, helium filled shark. We tried to chase that down by car!

Yes, I know some set them loose intentionally — to be symbolic of freedom. This was at Concord Hospital, today. So, it could have been either, accidental or intentional. Either way it could end up two-weeks later in a field, woods or a lake. Animals will peck at it. Not good. Sad.

But, in the scheme of things we have bigger problems.

But, PLEASE try not to buy too many helium balloons.

Tell Realtors to cut it out.

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by Anura Guruge

“Able Was I, Ere, I Saw Elba” — Napoleon’s First Day Of Freedom Post Elba 202 Years Ago Today — February 27.

by Anura Guruge

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He managed to escape on February 26, 1815
and February 27 was his first day POST Elba.

“Able Was I, Ere, I Saw Elba.”

I trust you know that that is a palindrome.
It reads the same forward and backward.

I was taught it when I was about 10.
Still remember it.
That is what I know most about Elba.


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Clinton Correctional Facility, Shawshank Prisoner Escape, Why Hasn’t The Warden Been Arrested And Thrown In Jail?

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by Anura Guruge


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This is supposed to be a MAXIMUM SECURITY prison?

Come on. It sounds like it was an out-of-control Butlins Holiday Camp. What is this? A joke.

Those prisoners were having more sex with prison guards than MOST Wall Street brokers living in NY?


I have NOT heard anything about the Warden.

Shouldn’t he already be arrested and thrown in jail for gross dereliction of duty?

This is NOT funny.

American Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s 195th Birthday Google Doodle.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Here is the Wikipedia entry.

The official Minor Planet Center (MPC) data for the comet she discovered: C/1847 T1.

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So it perihelioned, i.e., went around the Sun (at its closest) on November 14, 1847, three weeks after it was discovered on October 26, 1847. Not like today when we can spot comets 18 months away.

Note the eccentricity. Just over 1! That is significant. That means that it was on an escape orbital path — meaning that it could leave the solar system. But, we now know that eccentricity can fall, i.e., drop below ‘1’, once a comet like this gets further out into space, i.e., beyond Jupiter. Check out my comet books.

She is NOT the first woman to discover a comet. This is from my ‘Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia‘ book.

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