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Could Symbolism In Nikki Haley’s “Meet The Press” Necklace Be Wrongly Interpreted Abroad?

by Anura Guruge


IF you watched today’s “Meet The Press“, were observant and have good eyes you would have noticed the pendent on Nikki Haley’s necklace — Nikki (of Indian-origin) being Donald’s Trump’s ‘far from subservient’ Ambassador to the U.N. 

If you missed it, here is a picture and you can catch the interview at NBC by clicking on this link.

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Yes, that happens to be a symbol of South Carolina — she having been the Governor of South Carolina. That is sweet of her to wear that.

But, that necklace would have had a LOT of FOLKS overseas scratching their heads and WONDERING whether she was trying to send some kind of coded message.

WHY?

It contains a Crescent Moon!

The Crescent Moon has very major symbology particularly when it comes to the Middle East.

I doubt whether many outside of the U.S. — actually outside of S.C. — appreciate that that is a S.C. symbol.

Yikes.

Didn’t she realize?

Didn’t somebody tell her?

I didn’t watch the whole interview, BUT did Chuck make a comment to explain to his audience that she was not trying to be cute.



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Somebody Broke Into The New Hampshire ‘State House’ In Concord?

by Anura Guruge


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Ahhh?

This UPSETS me, greatly, at multiple levels.

I am VERY FOND of OUR wonderful, HISTORIC State House. As a ‘Granite State Ambassador‘ (GSA) I have volunteered at the State House — and if the truth be told, I did have a hand in getting GSA volunteering there.

It is one of the FRIENDLIEST, most open Government facilities I have ever visited (and yes, I have visited the Pentagon to do a presentation for an Army General).

I also know, starting with our AMAZING Governor, Maggie Hassan, quite a few people who work, visit and volunteer there. I know that my friends in the “Visitor Center” will feel this violation at a very personal level.

Ironic that just last month they were talking about increasing security at the State House. See below. Two years ago, as a GSA, I attended a 2-hour discussion on this very same issue — though we never even touched upon break ins at night. 

That they did NOT have any infrared security detectors is inexcusable!

When I saw this on TV this morning my second thought, after thinking of how this will upset the folks who work there, was to think of all the irreplaceable, historic items we have at the State House. We even have some moon rock. That some objects were damaged upsets me, GREATLY.

This is NOT good. I am not happy.


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Obama Nominating An Indian To Replace Antonin Scalia In The Supreme Court Not A Good Idea This Election Year.

by Anura Guruge


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I don’t really have to spell this out, do I? Talk about backing up an oil tanker and pumping high-octane gas (petrol) onto the fires already engulfing this election year politics.

It was one thing to have a black president — though he is AS WHITE as he is black. Another to get one’s head around a 49-year old Indian who could grace the Supreme Court for 30 years.

It would be way too provocative. Inflammatory. Yes, I know that we have a Republican Indian (actually a Sikh married to an ‘American’) Governor, an ex-governor and that Microsoft is now headed by an Indian. But none of that is THE Supreme Court.

So Obama really needs to think this through very carefully and get counsel from Bill Clinton (who as an instinctive touch on these things, though he did get it wrong when it came to Obama).

So I am just putting it out here because as a man of color, I can. Think about it. Not a good idea. That is my only point. 


by Anura Guruge

Us With Governor Maggie Hassan — October 14, 2015.

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Check this link as to the event we attended.

This was the third time Devanee & I had our picture taken with the great Governor and the second time for Deanna. Yes, I took her flowers!


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Maggie Hassan For New Hampshire — A Fund Raiser.

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hassasnfornhThis was said to have been the first fund raiser for the Governor as ‘Maggie Hassan for New Hampshire‘. I don’t want to divulge too much and as such will only say that it was held in the ‘Lakes’ and was attended by about 90 people. It was a very convivial and congenial with oodles of optimism and gunho. It was very uplifting. We were glad to have been invited. We are very fond of the Governor and was glad to help. Yes, she can count on our support.

The Governor looked a million dollars and I am hoping that she will raise many a million for her worthy campaign.


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IF The ‘Free The Female Nipple’ New Hampshire Hampton Beach Event Backfires I Will Be Bummed!

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IF as a result of the well intended “Free the Female Nipple” movement emancipation event planned for Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, new laws are enacted to restrict toplessness in N.H. it would be a crying shame.

That is my fear now. We could see a vicious backlash. Today, other than in Laconia with its City-specific ordinance, toplessness is not against the law — as befits the “Live Free, Or Die” State.

I would be so upset if they start putting caveats or limits on the toplessness laws — specially SINCE folks never really got around to enjoying what the law provides.

Something about the Hampton event always seemed incongruous to me. It would have made huge sense if female toplessness was against the law. But an event like that when there is no law against it is asking for attention — and in this case potential trouble.

They could probably get some laws passed in Concord, in 2016, given the current makeup of the legislature. I would really like to know where Governor Maggie Hassan stands on this. I would have tried to get her support before the event.

To me, ‘we’ should have just pushed the envelope on the permitted toplessness all across the state every day. In Europe you go to a beach or a park and you are likely to see topless women — maybe even folks, of both genders, nude. No fuss. No big deal. That is what the good ladies should have done in New Hampshire. A gradual but concerted effort to introduce and integrate toplessness in the state.

Any backlash we get will be because of the SHOCK-VALUE of the event — which is what the organizers are hoping for. Ironic. C’est la vie. The die is cast.


This letter, protesting the Hampton event is interesting in that it says what I think.
We should have gone for a gradual integration.

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I Contacted New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, About Making The ‘Internet Hour’ A Reality.

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Yes, of course, it needs to be a GLOBAL event, BUT it has to start somewhere.

So why not New Hampshire.

The Governor can make it happen in New Hampshire with a simple proclamation. That will get the ball rolling. But, N.H., as with the Presidential Primaries, will always be able to boast that it was the first.

As you know, we do know the Governor. I reminded her of that.

Yes, I am very serious about this. I already have a list of folks that I am going to contact, but Governor Maggie Hassan was #1.

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Alton Central School (ACS) Students Attend November 15, 2013. STAND UP 2013 New Hampshire Anti-Bullying Rally At UNH.

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I still can’t establish by Devanee, who did attend, as to how many other ACS kids went. All I know was that it was a full, full-size school bus. Obviously I can’t also determine whether it was open to all or only selected kids were allowed to attend — and, of course, parents had to consent to it.

Since I could not get her to talk to me about it, I got her to write a 4-page report. She did that first thing this morning after she got back from our run (or my run, her walk) up Prospect Mountain Hill. Per her report there were 40 school buses there. She had claimed that it was broadcast live on ‘radio’. I couldn’t find it and I checked NHPR and YouTube.

Devanee wrote, the following () about ‘Lizzie’. She was a featured speaker and I could find a video of her from this same event — last year. That follows (↓↓). This is good. I am glad. All of this is great stuff.


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Anti-Bullying Week In New Hampshire, November 18 – 22, 2013. STAND UP Rally At UNH. Alton Central Attending.

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How Many Folks In New Hampshire (NH) Have Managed To Obamacare (ACA) Coverage Through Health Exchange? ZERO?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I am hoping that I am not being penalized because I am not white.
That is possible.
That was probably the ONE thing they got right in the Website.
Yes, OF COURSE, they ask you your race.
Screw all the non-whites, we don’t want them having healthcare.

But, I have been trying to get coverage since Day 1: October 1, 2013.

I have made three applications — the last by mail.

Over two weeks later still NOTHING. NADA.

What is MOST galling is that I can’t get any answers from Concord.

I have even contacted the Governor’s Office
and they tell me that they are NOT AWARE OF ANY PROBLEMS.

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