Tag Archives: January 8

Donald Trump, Against-The-Grain, Makes Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Birthplace’ & HQ A ‘National Historic Park’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access CNN coverage. Google for more.


Click image to access the official ‘National Park Service’ pages.


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


For a list of the other
“National Historic Parks” in the U.S.


With all of the other news swirling around Trump and Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” book, this did not get that much coverage — on Monday, January 8, 2018.

To be fair, it is NOT as great and monumental as it sounds.

The original site has been a ‘National Historic Site‘ since October 10, 1980.

What Trump did was upgrade its status from ‘Site’ to ‘Park’ and extends its borders to include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple that King once used as an HQ.


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Malaysian Airlines MH370: 2 Year 10 Month Anniversary, January 8, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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If you are off a thinking disposition, you can’t help but wonder how different this search would have been IF it was under the control of the U.S. or Britain rather than Australia. Australians are OK — they play cricket and know how to party. But, can you name anything invented in Australia or of a famous Australian author. I rest my case.


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This Being Gallipoli 100th Anniversary “The Water Diviner” Is A Great Enlightening Movie To See.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access IMDb.com listing for the movie.


Saturday, January 9, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the ending of the incredibly gruesome World War IGallipoli Campaign‘, 25 April 1915 – 9 January 1916, in which over 112,000 soldiers, from both sides, died — ironically, pretty close to 50:50. The Allies that fought in ‘Gallipoli’ were made up of forces from the U.K., France, Australia, New Zealand, British India & the Dominion of Newfoundland.

Most of us, especially those of us lucky enough to be from the mighty British Commonwealth, obviously, know of ‘Gallipoli’ but would be hard pressed to come up with much details other than that a lot of folks, many of Australia and New Zealand, died. And yes some of us know of and mark ANZAC day.

Well, this movie, is a great way to learn a LOT about what happened in Gallipoli while being entertained to a fairly good yarn and some beautiful cinematography.

HBO had it, i.e., “The Water Diviner“, as its featured Saturday night movie a few weeks ago. I DVRed it and we watched it recently. We liked it. I learnt a lot. So sharing that with you.


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by Anura Guruge