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‘Mir’ (Peace), The First Modular Space Station Was Launched 31 Years Ago Today — February 20, 1986.

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Click image to access Wikipedia entry for the ‘Mir’ Space Station.


It was in space February 20, 1986 to March 23, 2001. It was occupied in space for 4,592 days and made 86,331 orbits of the Earth. A total of 104 people, from 12 countries, spent time on Mir.

It was for a time the largest man made object in orbit — until superseded in every way by the International Space Station (ISS).


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Sri Lanka’s (Poor Catholics): Another Embarrassment; First Protesting The Tallest Christmas Tree, Then THIS!

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Click here to access the
U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

Click these two images to ENLARGE and read here.

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Come On! 

This was no accident. It was a put-up-job — no doubt by a clique of Sri Lankan Buddhists.

You have to admit it is FUNNY.

First all the to-and-froing about the “World’s TallestChristmas tree, with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit, the ‘Tanned Ratzinger‘, not being able to make up his mind.

And now this.

Big event like this and nobody proofed, then checked the program.

Never heard of this Priest De Silva but he sure must know by now what it is like to be on the carpet.

Thought I think it is funny, I really do think the Sri Lankan Buddhists should stop pranks like this. {SMILE}


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Sri Lanka: They Should Put A Buddha Statue On The Base Of What Was To Be The World’s Tallest Christmas Tree.

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Now that they have scrapped the project to build the world’s tallest Christmas Tree in Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka — they might has well keep the completed base for the tree and stick a Buddha statue on it. That will make the Buddhists happy. So, the money would not have been a total waste.

I had been hoping that ‘they’ would see some sense and put a nice Buddha statue IN FRONT of the world’s largest Christmas tree. Bodhi tree — Christmas tree. Close enough. It would look cute and 90% of the Sri Lankan population could be cool.

Just IMAGINE. They should still do this too.

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Explore World’s Largest Model Railway With Google Maps.

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Today’s search page has a Google Footnote that will take you there. Just invoke Google search. OK?


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The footnote link will take you to this ‘title’ page. You could get there by clicking this image too. So when the Footnote is no longer there, JUST click this image to get STARTED. OK?


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You are next taken to this MAP of the model railway … with the usual Google Map PINS … 9 of them. Those are the areas you can EXPLORE. Click on a PIN.


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Here is one of the scenes. Note the usual Google Maps ‘street view’ arrows. Use them. This is fun. Wish they mapped the ENTIRE set and not just 9 subsections. SMILE.


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Indians Populating New Hampshire, Somalis Maine & Canadians To Vermont. Yikes?


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From the “marketwatch.com”.
Here is the link to the original article.

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WOW!

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When I moved to New Hampshire in the Fall of 1986, 30 years ago, there weren’t that many non-whites. NH, alongside Vermont, was one of the whitest states in the Union. There weren’t too many Democrats in NH either. I know. My then wife, from Massachusetts, had the New Ipswich Town Hall, in early 1987, in a tizzy when she asked to register as a Democrat. They actually asked her to come back later! There words, after 15 – 20 minutes of scurrying around: “We are sorry, but we haven’t had anybody wanting to register as a Democrat for so long, we can’t locate the ledger for the Democrats”! I kid you not. 1987. Computerization was in its early days in rural towns like New Ipswich. It was by solving a computer problem that they were having, with their property tax system, that I finally got full unreserved acceptance in that town.

10 years later, in 1997, I had lunch in Meredith, with lady who worked for a dot.com company, who told me that I was the FIRST non-white person her 6-year old daughter had met!

So this is BIG. The Indians, from what I can see, are staying at or below Concord. Mainly Nashua, Manchester and points South of that area.

Somalis to Maine. No wonder Craigslist for Maine is full of racist taunts.

And Canadians to Vermont. Jeez! What next. No wonder Bernie Sanders wants to run for President.