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Think – Today: Where Does The Expression “Point Blank” Come From?

by Anura Guruge


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Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: James Comey, the FBI Director, according to V.P. Joe Biden (talking on TV, Saturday, October 29, 2016), is a Republican. It was George W. Bush that first appointed him the United States Deputy Attorney General in December 2003. It is, however, true that it was Obama, in September 2013, that made him FBI Director — mainly so that he could get a nomination passed through the Republican Senate.


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THE Picture Of The Day, September 24, 2016 — Michelle Obama Makes George W. Bush Look Good.

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Bernie Sanders — Academic Qualifications: No Higher Degree, No Ivy League, No MBA.

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From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access Wikipedia original.


Just listening to his unrealistic plans — which Hillary Clinton took him to task during Thursday night’s debate — I had a hunch that he was not an academic heavyweight. He, at a minimum, seems innumerate. The math of his proposals, whether it be health care or ‘free’ education, just does not add up. Plus given the weight of Superdelegates against him, mathematically his chances of winning the Democratic nomination is slim to none SINCE all the Democratic Primaries and Caucuses are PROPOSITIONAL. He won BIG in New Hampshire but got the same number of delegates as Hillary. There aren’t other States, bar Vermont, that he can win with BIG enough majorities to overcome Hillary Clinton’s 30x (i.e., 30 TIMES) lead in Superdelegates.

Obama went to Harvard and has a J.D. — a Doctorate in Law. He even had a job as a bona fide University Professor teaching Law.

George W. Bush went to Yale and (this will surprise many) got an MBA from the Harvard Business School!

Clinton, did attend famed Oxford University as a Rhode Scholar — and it is described as “perhaps the most prestigious (of postgraduate) scholarship”– and got a J.D. from Yale Law School.

George H. Bush, whose schooling was interrupted by World War II, did finally attend Yale.

Hillary, like Bill, also has a J.D. from Yale Law School.

So this should explain a LOT about Bernie Sanders. Think about it.

[Oh, in case you are wondering I do has a Master’s (with Distinction) from the University of London (U.K.). SMILE.]


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Pope Francis Arriving At Andrews ‘Air’ Base (Met by Obama) & Staying At The Apostolic Nunciature In D.C.

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Apostolic Nunciature, D.C.

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The book has a LOT to say about the Nunciature. Check it out.


Presidents have met prior popes at airports. Regan met John Paul II twice at airports in Alaska — when both of them were enroute, by plane.

George W. Bush welcomed Benedict XVI at Andrews on April 15, 2008.

Obama is emulating that though it is NOT the norm for a president to greet an arriving pope or Head of State at the airport.

List of the prior Pope-U.S. President meetings. It is FROM the book.

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Still Can’t Find What Bush Actually Told ‘The Jews For Jesus’ Folks — But Found This Good Background Video.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Given his uncanny propensity to say the ‘right’ thing at the wrong time I am dying to find out exactly what he did say Friday night at the fundraiser. From what I can see he has finally found a cause that he can truly support and talk about without getting too much of the facts wrong. This to me really was a match made in heaven. That alone must say something.


Click to access what is a rather good YouTube video.

Click to access what is a rather good YouTube video.


Will Bush Try To Be Pontifical And Say ‘Perfidious’ Tonight Or Will He Basically Stick With Benedict XVI’s 2008 Revision?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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The history of the ‘Good Friday Prayer for Jews’ from Wikipedia. Quite good. Read if you are not familiar with this ol’ religious chestnut. Click …


As I pointed out earlier today, this organization ‘The Bush‘ is schooming with tonight is not doing anything that popes haven’t been trying to do for 1,900 years.

If ‘The Bush’ is actually going to touch this thorny, obviously emotive (and controversial) issue, he will be well served IF he sticks, strictly, to the Benedict XVI (#266) 2008 version of the  ‘Good Friday Prayer for Jews‘  — as shown directly above. Though even that is not universally liked it is considerably more flaccid than the original Tridentine version used for centuries. It was Good Pope John XXIII (#262) that had it removed in 1959. Then by mistake it was said during the Mass of 1963. The pope stopped the priest who was reciting the prayer, in mid-stream, in front of thousands, at St. Peter’s, and told him to redo it without THAT word.

So, what will ‘The Bush’ do? I hope he follows John XXIII’s words …

Though I was familiar with all of this for a number of years, I am revelling in it all over again since I am 44% through a new book on the deeds of John XXIII — my 10th book this year.

I Have An Explanation As To Why “The ‘smoldering’ Bush” Is Doing This. Having Been Papabile He Must Think He Is Doing The Pope’s Work.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Given that I was the clearing house for ‘Next Pope‘ candidate suggestions, I did receive a number of e-mails earlier this year, from the U.S. and Europe, putting forward the notion that the ex-president was papabile. In theory, any man (willing to convert to Catholicism) can be elected pope! It is possible that he could have made a good pope — at least the only troops he could order around would have been the Swiss Guard.

All popes prior to Good Pope, soon to be Sainted, John XXIII (#262), really believed in this cause. So it is possible that the ex-president feels he is giving the Vatican a hand now that the ex-governor of Alaska is disillusioned with the pope.

I am only trying to shed additional light given my unique expertise in many things papal, especially Americans considered papabili.