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Did The President Of ‘SpaceX’ Get The Job Because Of Her Befitting Name — ‘Shotwell’?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwynne_Shotwell


Never heard of her until earlier today. I went to have a quick look at CNBC and she was being interviewed. See below:


I like Elon Musk and SpaceX and as such stopped for a second to listen. She was impressive. I had not realized that SpaceX had a female President. Then I saw her name. Wow. ‘Shotwell’. What a great name for somebody heading a rocket company. You sure hope they shot well.

Given my fascination with names I had to look it up. Alas it is not a name that was given to archers. Shame that. They think it comes from a place name.

Never mind. Great name for the President of SpaceX. I hope she continues to shoot those rockets well


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National Geographic, March 2018, Slips In A Topless ‘Tribal’ Picture Pinning It On Paul McCartney.

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March 2018 ‘National Geographic’.

Front pages — “From the Editor“.

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Click to ENLARGE. This was the interviews — “From the Editor”.

It was cute, at multiple levels, and brought a wry smile to my lips. Paul McCartney, you dirty dog.

January 1965. I must have seen that too, in Ceylon. I would have been 11, Paul 22.

Intriguing. That was his inspiration for “Lady Madonna“. I just checked the lyrics. See below. Yes, he does have “Lady Madonna, a baby at your breast“. Hhhmmmm.

Did he keep that January 1965 issue this long? Mary McCartney, in the photo credit, is his mother.

You just would have thought Paul would have seen quite a few OTHER breasts. Interesting.

As far as I can tell this is the first Topless in National Geographic since June 2016 — and this one, in the scheme of things, is pretty innocuous. But, I wanted to make sure that I did document it.

Interesting interview. I think I knew that he was a vegetarian.

I also think that I might be able to manage “Meat Free Monday“. Maybe I will start next week.


Gallery of the National Geographic topless pictures since 2014.
Chronological order.


March 2018 issue.

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Donald Trump Interview With Piers Morgan — The Complete Transcript For Your Edification.

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Click image to access the COMPLETE, word-by-word transcript of the interview from “The Spectator”.


This is worth reading. It gives you some insights into his state-of-mind, thinking, CONFUSION and an amazing degree of ignorance.

He is not an articulate or elegant talker. The English is fractured and tortured. Far from presidential, let alone mature.

Kind of scary.


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I, Interviewed (Online) At ‘Serious Reading’.

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Click here to access the entire interview at ‘Serious Reading‘.


It was fun. They had some good questions that were out of the ordinary. That made it exciting.

Well, just in case you are interested … It is FREE to read.


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ICC Should Take Religion Out Of Cricket — Forthwith.

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Keep religion God out of cricket Anura Guruge
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Watch the start of this YouTube video — 0:39 second mark.

And you will see what I am getting at.


Check YouTube for any and all videos from 2017 involving the Pakistan or Bangladesh teams.


Cricket has a wonderful camaraderie, exemplary behavior on the field and a very precise, and clear ‘Code of Conduct’ that makes sure that it remains THE sport of gentlemen and ladies.

In spirit of the multicultural, multiethnic and MULTIRELIGIOUS nature of cricket — even with the SAME team, e.g., Sri Lanka — we should take religion out of cricket.

I am talking ALL religions. I, as many know, am totally areligious — a reformed, born-again heathen. I have no axe to grind against any religion. I respect those of all religions but prefer if they kept their religion to themselves.

I really do NOT think God or gods play any role in cricket!

IF God chose who wins the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 how come the Israelites didn’t play cricket thousands of years ago.

IF you are an avid cricket fan YOU KNOW what I am talking about — and yes, the above YouTube video spells it all out.

DO NOT get me wrong. I like Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Some of my abiding cricket heroes are from Pakistan … Imran, Zaheer, Intikhab.

IF the truth be known I am very fond of Sarfraz Ahmed. I root for him, always. I am glad they won. They sure played one heck of a match. But, hearing ALL of them, on rote, claim that this was all due to “All mighty …” irks me. When they beat Australia, how do you think Steve Smith felt when he was subjected to that. Same God.

I never believed God picked sides in wars and always found in amusing that both the Allies and the Germans were constantly praying to the same God asking for the other side to be vanquished.

So, that is it ….

Lets just UPDATE our glorious ‘Code of Conduct’ to include that captains and players cannot reference any religions and religious figures during any public appearances.


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

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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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Donald Trump Interview With Buddy Piers Morgan On “Good Morning Britain”.

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Click to access SHORT, extract on YouTube. Full interview has yet to be posted.


The full interview has yet to be posted on YouTube.

Because of Britain’s strict TV licensing laws it is difficult to watch the original “Good Morning Britain” video on an ITV Website — until somebody posts it on YouTube. I will keep an eye. This is a start. I know. SORRT.


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Ex-Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates In Neck Brace Does The Fox Trot. Brave Man.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Click to access Fox News interview. Must be the brace. He blinks a lot.

Click to access Fox News interview. Must be the brace. He blinks a lot.


I am still convinced that it was Joe.

Do not mess with Biden. Hilary take note.
Didn’t somebody trip you too? You wore a football helmet rather than a brace.

Now we can connect the dots.

Joe!


Rusty Moose Restaurant, Alton (N.H.) Sends Out Promotional Flyer By Mail. They Have 1/2 Price APPS.

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This tall, lime colored flyer dropped out when Deanna put our pile of mail on the kitchen counter on Saturday.

I had to take a double take, BUT I was immediately impressed. I don’t normally pay any heed to bulk flyers in the mail and can’t remember the last time I saw a restaurant using this ‘cheap’ option for marketing. But, I realized — these folks have got it right. They do know their target market! Bravo. They, especially in the depths of winter, are not after folks, like me, who check out restaurants on the Web before they even think about going to the joint. I haven’t checked to see if they have done anything to improve their Web presence. All I know is that I get hits each day on my one-and-only ‘Rusty Moose‘ post. I feel bad. People should be going to their Facebook or Webpage rather than coming here. Many are coming looking for the menu. I don’t have it. Maybe they will start going to this post.

That they have a 1/2 price APPS sale on Tuesdays and Thursday intrigued me. They don’t specify whether it is Apple, Android or Windows. If they do do Android APPS at 1/2 price I will be there with all three of our Android pads. This year I have been buying APPS — mainly GPS APPS. So this could be useful. Just paid something like $22 for the commercial Tom-Tom GPS maps. Still cheaper than buying a dedicated GPS. I don’t use GPS for directions. I just want it for the maps. Show me a map and I will figure out how to get where I want to go. So, this APPS sale has got be interesting.

Alas and alack, nothing else on this flyer was applicable to me. But, then again I am probably not even close to their ideal, target punter. The ‘$10 for a burger & beer’ sounds good, but I don’t eat burgers or drink beer. Too many carbs. Ditto for the ‘$15 for 2’ on Tuesday nights for pasta. Damn. More pasta. The kids would like it. So since that is also when they have the APPS sale we might have to try it. The kids can have pasta, while I check out what APPS I can download for 1/2 price.

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Why Is Ex-Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates In A Neck Brace?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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From CBS 'Sunday Morning' today. Cracked me up. Click to access.

From CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ today. Cracked me up. Click to access.


Well that will teach him to make derogatory comments about Joe Biden.

From what I can see you can say whatever you like about Obama. Even I, of late, have been ranting about him and his incompetence and lies.

But, Nice Guy Joe Biden is a whole different kettle of fish.

You say bad things about Joe and the next thing you know, you look like a chump in a neck brace.

I don’t think the message was lost on anyone.