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Remarkable & RARE Elephant Rescue At Sea By The Sri Lankan Navy.

by Anura Guruge



Click here for the original from the U.K. Guardian.

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Where this took place.

Northeast Sri Lanka north of ‘Trinco‘.


Pretty incredible, very suave and at the same time SO Sri Lankan!

I have told you multiple time, the most recent just 6-days ago, about the special relationship that Sri Lankans have with elephants, whether wild or domesticated.

This elephant, a WILD one from the jungles in that part of the country, was found 10 miles from shore! They think it was swept out, accidentally, by a strong current. Wow. I have never heard of elephants needing to be rescued from the sea. Has got me thinking. This one was, serendipitously, spotted. Does this mean we lose elephants at sea! That is NO joke. That would be such a waste. IF I had any sway in Sri Lanka I would urge the relevant officials to try and determine whether this was a freak or not.

That they spend 12 hours bringing it back close to shore is CLASSIC Sri Lankan. We are into low-tech and trial-and-error. Notice there was no attempt to put some sort of large floatation collar around the elephant. They must have some in Sri Lanka for salvage and rescue purposes. Just using ropes to pull an elephant weighing a few tons seems cruel. But, they saved his life — we think.

Well done. Hats off.


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Happy Pi Day 2017 For All In The Northeast Hunkered Down For The Blizzard Of 2017.

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New Hampshire, Per Latest Gallup-Healthways Polls, Has More Fat People Than MA, ME, VT, CT or NY.

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Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail” article
of May 27, 2015.

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Only Rhode Island, of the Northeast States, comes in any worse. Not good.
To be beaten by Maine!
Sacrebleu, is there no pride left in N.H.


What is worse is that N.H. obesity is on the increase. Not good.
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This is a shame. It is becoming noticeable. When we were in Phoenix Airport, last month, while waiting for our luggage, we were forced to comment on this: ‘you don’t see this many THIN people at home’! Saying that the climate helps is only part of the story. I really would like to see this trend reversed.


Fair Amount Of Snow In The Lakes Region (Alton) From The Martin Luther King Weekend Storm, Saturday Into Sunday.

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Slightly more snow than WMUR led us to believe — even with me automatically adding 2″ more to compensate for our higher, 660′, elevation.

Not heavy, but sticky. Hard to shovel. That said I spent 70 minutes shoveling. Entire drive is shoveled. Didn’t bother with the mailbox. No mail tomorrow. I will shovel it out Tuesday morning.

It is very pretty out here. All the trees have a coating of snow a couple inches deep. But, grey, miserable sky. No sun. WMUR is also wrong, so far, about the temperature getting up above 32ºF. At 11:30 am the thermometer in my bathroom with a wireless link to an outside sensor on the deck was reading 28ºF. I want the temp. to rise so the snow on the DirecTV dish will slide off. Yes, I can get out of there and brush it off with my snow shovel, but I would rather not because I haven’t put it together as yet, this year.

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It was fun to be out shoveling. I can’t imagine not being able to or not wanting to shovel. I find shoveling very soothing and satisfying. Having the two dogs froliking around and Teischan playing in the snow adds to the general feeling of bonhomie.

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A Gaggle Of Turkeys (Of The Feathered Variety) On Prospect Mountain Road Last Sunday ‘Evening’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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We have a lot of turkeys (mainly feathered) around here. That one of the neighbors feeds them lavishly, year round, must, I think, be a factor. Doesn’t bother me. I kind of like having them around, as do the kids and especially Maya. Deanna is not keen on them because of their propensity to defecate willy nilly.

I think there are multiple gaggles and they are growing. This one we saw last Sunday evening was around 40 strong. They had just finished their Sunday dinner and were walking across the road.

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Martin Luther King Weekend Snow In New Hampshire: It Started Snowing In The Lakes Region (Alton) At 11 a.m.

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It wasn’t snowing during my run up Prospect Mountain this morning: 9:40 to 10:30. It was cloudy, but quite nice. Not cold!

I had heard that it would start to snow around 10, albeit the ’10’ more towards the West, i.e., around Manchester.

It started snowing in Alton at 11 a.m. I could see it from the bathroom window while I was doing my ablutions for the day. It was snowing quite hard. It is still snowing though the accumulation is light.

I am going to wait till tomorrow morning to shovel. Wow. I haven’t shoveled in nearly 10 days, I think. It will be nice to do some shoveling.

The snow coming down, quite heavily, around 11:30 am on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Alton. Click to ENLARGE.

The snow coming down, quite heavily, around 11:30 am on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Alton. Click to ENLARGE.

The 2014 “New Year’s Storm”, Hercules: New Hampshire Lakes Region, Alton, Got Off Quite Lightly, Maybe 7″ Of True Accumulation.

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It was snowing since yesterday and it was bitterly cold last night. But, as far as I can tell we didn’t get much, if any, howling winds. It was still snowing lightly when I woke up around 8:30 am this morning. Deanna and Teischan informed me that there was a LOT of snow. That we had expected. I watched CNN and CNBC while having my coffee. Things seemed dire in Boston, but we also knew that this was a southern and coastal storm. I had predicted, given our 660′ elevation, that we would get 14″. I was wrong. We got 7″ from what the tape measure said.

Did YOU know that this storm has a name? I learnt it from the U.K. press! Hercules

Yes, we had 19″ (or more) where the plow had pushed aside snow. Plus there was some drifting by the garage doors.

We, Devanee, Deanna & I, shoveled and pushed snow
for just over an hour.

That is all it took. We cleared a path for the SUV and I shoveled the mailbox out,
with a generous drive-in area for the postman. That is my trademark. Well shoveled mailbox.

So, it wasn’t bad. There was NO WIND. Calm. Nothing was stirring.
So, we are happy. Could have been much worse.



The heartwarming dogs froliking in the snow video from Deanna,
on YouTube,
featuring Braxton (the Beagle) and Maya (the Golden).

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Click to access YouTube video.



We Got More Snow This Weekend Than From ‘Nemo’ The Blizzard Of 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Some Of The Blizzard Related posts:
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton IV — Feb. 8, 2013.
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton III — Feb. 8, 2013.
>> Blizzard Of 2013: Now We Can Joke — Feb. 8, 2013.


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Same spot at the top of our drive in December.

I guess we had a bit of snow. So much for Al Gore and his global warming.

Blizzards Biggest Fallout: A Possible Recession!

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Some Of The Blizzard Related posts:
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton IV — Feb. 8, 2013.
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton III — Feb. 8, 2013.
>> Blizzard Of 2013: Now We Can Joke — Feb. 8, 2013.


Nemorecession

Hit me like a ton of bricks when I saw all the business closed in Providence and Boston today. Many also closed early yesterday. There won’t be much foot traffic in Boston tomorrow — the 1st (non-parade) Sunday of Chinese New Year.

This blizzard will have a negative impact on 1Q GDP.

Last quarters GDP was negative, though barely. But, it was negative — and Hurricane Sandy was responsible for some.

Definition of a recession: two back-to-back quarters of negative GDP.

1Q GDP was tenuous to begin with thanks to all of the continued mindless political wranglings in D.C. — and you know who I blame for much of that.

A recession is really but a technical indicator and by the time we are told that we are in a recession it could very well be in the rear-view mirror. Remember the definition: two negative back-to-back quarters of GDP. So by design it is a trailing indicator. We will only find out about 1Q GDP in 2Q. 2Q, thanks to President Obama, could be blowout. End of recession.

The President doesn’t have to worry about re-election and I already feel confident that Hillary will easily win 2016. I can’t believe I am saying that. In 2008 I detested her. I was never a Clinton fan during their Presidency. I spent so much time circulating Clinton jokes, so, so many about cigars and that blue dress, in the mid-1990s. I was even compiling a dossier on Hillary’s alleged dalliances. Remember that guy who shot himself in a park? Well that was then, and this is now. I started to warm up to her once she started embracing my man. She did a bang up job as Secretary of State. She made Obama proud. I have come to like and even admire Bill! I really have changed my stripes. This is why those that knew me in the 1990s are beside themselves as to my 180° change in political leanings. Since they are all conservatives, as was I, they don;t really like me much anymore. Some are holding out hope that I will see the light and change stripes again.

So a quick, passing recession precipitated by Nemo will not have any political ramifications. We might get a 400 point one-day drop in the Dow. That too will pass.

But, just keep an eye on this potential recession — and remember where you first read about it.

Blizzard Of 2013: Now We Can Joke. This Picture Cracked Me Up (And Folks Know That I Love 4-Legged Tigers)

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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton IV — Feb. 8, 2013.
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton III — Feb. 8, 2013
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton II — Feb. 8, 2013.
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Blizzard Of 2013: Update From Alton I — Feb. 8, 2013.
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As The Northeast Braces For Blizzard … — Feb. 8, 2013.
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Boston Chinese New Year … Good Job It Is Feb. 17 … — Feb. 8, 2013.


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