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That Tourist Elephants In Thailand Are Suffering Because Of Coronavirus Is Absolute Bloody Poppycock.

by Anura Guruge

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From ‘Google News’. See search bar.

Yes, of course, tourism has been badly hit and coffers are drying up. That we all understand.

But, when it comes to Thailand & elephants we need to factor in some other criteria.

Elephants, in Thailand or anywhere else, are NOT fussy, picky eaters. They do not need grains, elephant food, supplements or anything fancy.

They will just eat foliage. Any foliage. Yes, they will eat lots of it. Yes, LOTS. They will tear down and eat most green or yellow (think banana) foliage that they can get their mighty trunks on.

Yes, I know my elephants. I grew up in Ceylon where we had plenty of wild and domesticated elephants. I know my elephants.

I also spent 3 Summers in Thailand. So, I know Thailand better than most.

Elephants in Thailand cannot BLOODY starve. There is too much food ALL around them. Yes, the Thai will have to manage how the elephants get access to that food.

NO. NO. NO. They should NOT be let FREE! They are domesticated elephants used to being with & around people. You can’t cut them loose. Yes, they can and should be taken to parks, open wilderness that Thailand is (still) full off or vegetation should be shipped to them.

They have the money. They made PLENTY when the tourists were coming.

Plus, Thailand is NOT a poor country. They can well afford to take care of the poor elephants.


Got that. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

National Park Service Manages To Regain Ionic Yosemite Names Like ‘Curry Village’ & ‘Ahwahnee Hotel’ — Albeit For $3.8 Million!

by Anura Guruge

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This is GREAT News.

Shame that it cost the National Park Service $3.84 Million. They are short of funds.

This should never have been allowed to happen in the first place.

I wrote about this, in reference to beloved ‘Curry Village‘, after my last visit in 2016.

Good News. The Park Service owns the names now.

Click to access my post.

It all had to do with who owned these iconic names like ‘Curry Village’. The National Park Service had not made an effort, in the past, to make sure that they owned them. That was the problem.

The prior Concession Holder to the Park held the rights to the name and only now parted with them after a total payoff coming to $12 million.

But, the National Park Service will, in essence, own the names going forward. That is GREAT news.

But, this issue is happening or going to happen in other Parks too. Concession Holders ‘trademarking’ iconic park names. The Park Service has to stop this.

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by Anura Guruge

Alton (N.H.) Parks & Rec: Deanna & Others Complain About Lack Of Summer 2015 Programs + Pathetic Web Presence.

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by Anura Guruge

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** All Black semaphores in Alton.
** Semaphores in need of urgent attention.

>> Alton Library presentation.
Mr. Shaffer’s last “Bring a Loved One for Lunch”.
Alton’s “Northeast Security” ….. ……

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This IS THE Alton (NH) ‘Parks & Rec’ Website. I kid you not. Note that it has very little 2015 schedules — but has a registration from 2013 – 2014. This is pitiful even by Alton standards.


Alton (NH) ‘Parks & Rec’ Facebook page. Last post was 2 weeks ago. I can’t see any mention of the Summer 2015 program. This is a DISGRACE.

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This ‘thread’ is on the “Alton Community” Facebook. Interesting cast of characters commenting.


IF not for the fact that I have a fairly shrewd idea as to how SHE keeps her $60,000/year job I would be confused as to how she manages to get away with what she does. Nice.

I am trying hard not to say anything too disparaging about her because one of her kids is in Teischan’s class. But she has driven me to distraction and beyond when I tried to get our historic and now near derelict railway semaphore signals, at Alton Bay, repaired and painted.

As folks are commenting Alton’s Park & Rec efforts pale into insignificance compared to those offered by New Durham and Wolfeboro. It is a simple fix. Lets get a new Director. This one has been marking time ( …. ) for too long.

The FUNNIEST Video Clip Of 2013 (Even With The Vatican): Jon Stewart, Last Night, On ‘Mittens’ ‘Open Spaces’ & ‘HooMans’. Please Watch.


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I happened to catch this clip, on ‘Morning Joe‘, on MSNBC, this morning.

I had to watch it over and over again. I was lying in bed (as I am wont to do in the morning), clutching my cup of coffee (kindly provided by my dear wife). I had to put the cup down (on its electric heater) because I was in paroxysms of laughter. It just cracked me up. I laughed, I laughed and I laughed a bit more. Oh, Jon Stewart. I like his stuff on the pope too. I post that on my pope blog. All the good Catholics that read that blog, and we are talking 3,000 a day, dare not visit any joke, uncatholic sites. But, it is OK if they watch it on my site, because mine is a pope site. So, I do this as a public service. Put all the pertinent joke videos on my blog. Whatever anybody says, I always aim to make people happy. But, poor ol’ Mormon Mitt. I am sorry, but he just makes me laugh and all of those that rally though that he could beat my man, my President.

Click to access this MUST SEE video. Start at minute 5:00. You will thank me. you are Welcome.

Click to access this MUST SEE video. Start at minute 5:00. You will thank me. you are Welcome.