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Why Do Countries Like Indonesia Need Submarines?

by Anura Guruge


Google ‘Indonesia submarine‘ for more. Above article from ‘USA Today.


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_submarine_operators

Prior to hearing about the recent, & tragic, disaster which needlessly ended 53 lives, it never even occurred to me that “third world countries” like Indonesia even had submarines. I was staggered to realize they did. I had to go looking for a list of countries that still had submarines &, as usual, Wikipedia did not let me down.

I will ask the question: WHY? Oh, WHY?

What are they going to do with a submarine? They dare NOT torpedo a ship from another country. That would result in outright war. So, why bother.

Please, do not insult my intelligence (however, little it might be) by saying it is for reconnoitering. Please. This is not the 1915s or even 1940s. Today we have radar, sonar, satellites & planes. You can even listen for other submarines with sonar & underwater mikes. Submarines serve no purpose.

Yes, the larger powers kind of need them for their nuclear posturing. But, what was the last time a country had the guts to use a submarine in anger. The ‘Falklands War’ in 1982? That was nearly 40-years ago.

This is nothing but puerile ego, oneupmanship — monkey see, monkey do.

I was so relieved to see that Sri Lanka was not on that list. Yes, of course, the Sri Lankan navy would love some but they just don’t have the budget. That is a good thing.

Think about it. Why do these countries need submarines. THINK.


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by Anura Guruge

Educational Google Doodle Quiz To Mark 37-Years Of The ‘Komodo National Park’ In Indonesia.

by Anura Guruge


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I guess I must know my Komodos. Got 5/5. But, it was easy.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Use link on image to access Google original.

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Attractive July 4, 2016 Google Doodle For Indonesia’s “Mudik”.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access original.


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The Next Billion Internet Users: Graphics From An ISP Organization.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


A lady by the name of Shannon Hamilton contacted me yesterday and asked whether I would be willing to share some graphics about the demographics of the next billion Internet users.

I agreed and she sent me a link today. They are from: http://www.internetserviceproviders.org/blog/

You can find all the graphics here.


Here are a few snippets from their site, reproduced here per permission from Shannon Hamilton.

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Labor Day 2013 Google Doodle For Many Non-US Countries + A Few Other Cute Country-Specific Doodles

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Anura Guruge


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You can see the list of countries that got to see it on May 1, 2013, 'Labor Day'. Sri Lanka is included. Click to access at the Google Doodle archive.

You can see the list of countries that got to see it on May 1, 2013, ‘Labor Day’. Sri Lanka is included. Click to access at the Google Doodle archive.


4 new Doodles since the April 27, 2013 one for South African Freedom Day that we talked about in the last post. Click to access.

4 new Doodles since the April 27, 2013 one for South African Freedom Day that we talked about in the last post. Click to access.


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