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Still Can’t Find What Bush Actually Told ‘The Jews For Jesus’ Folks — But Found This Good Background Video.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Bush perfidious …
>> Nov. 15, 2013.
>> The Bush papabile
>>  explanation for this
>>Nov. 13, 2013.
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Given his uncanny propensity to say the ‘right’ thing at the wrong time I am dying to find out exactly what he did say Friday night at the fundraiser. From what I can see he has finally found a cause that he can truly support and talk about without getting too much of the facts wrong. This to me really was a match made in heaven. That alone must say something.


Click to access what is a rather good YouTube video.

Click to access what is a rather good YouTube video.


Will Bush Try To Be Pontifical And Say ‘Perfidious’ Tonight Or Will He Basically Stick With Benedict XVI’s 2008 Revision?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> The Bush papabile explanation for this
>>Nov. 13, 2013.
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Click for ‘Mother Jones’ coverage …


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In case YOU are too YOUNG to remember ‘perfidious’ here is a good explanation …


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The history of the ‘Good Friday Prayer for Jews’ from Wikipedia. Quite good. Read if you are not familiar with this ol’ religious chestnut. Click …


As I pointed out earlier today, this organization ‘The Bush‘ is schooming with tonight is not doing anything that popes haven’t been trying to do for 1,900 years.

If ‘The Bush’ is actually going to touch this thorny, obviously emotive (and controversial) issue, he will be well served IF he sticks, strictly, to the Benedict XVI (#266) 2008 version of the  ‘Good Friday Prayer for Jews‘  — as shown directly above. Though even that is not universally liked it is considerably more flaccid than the original Tridentine version used for centuries. It was Good Pope John XXIII (#262) that had it removed in 1959. Then by mistake it was said during the Mass of 1963. The pope stopped the priest who was reciting the prayer, in mid-stream, in front of thousands, at St. Peter’s, and told him to redo it without THAT word.

So, what will ‘The Bush’ do? I hope he follows John XXIII’s words …

Though I was familiar with all of this for a number of years, I am revelling in it all over again since I am 44% through a new book on the deeds of John XXIII — my 10th book this year.

We Dodged Another Recession. 4Q 2012 GDP Was Positive. Barely. The Bare Minimum. But, Positive. So No Blizzard Related Recession.

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Related post:
Blizzards Biggest Fallout: A Possible Recession! — Feb. 10, 2013.


See that little blip at the very right. ‘0.1’. That was 4Q 2012 GDP. Never mind that it was 0.1, the smallest number that they can report. It was positive. We are in the clear for another quarter. Click to ENLARGE.


I had been meaning to write about this for 11 days since the REVISED 4Q GDP for the U.S. was released on February 28, 2013 — the day that the old pope, Benedict XVI (#266) officially resigned and left the Vatican. Suffice to say I have been crazy busy with pope stuff and continue to be.

I was waiting for the number. I was lying in bed, drinking my coffee, with CNBC on. When the number came in I gagged, more out of amusement than anything else.

I am so glad that after 4 years in power the Obama White House has finally come to realize that these are THEIR NUMBERS and a little bit of steaming, if not outright cooking, is OK — even expected. What is the point of being in power if you don’t abuse it — a bit.

The initial, first-cut reading of 4Q GDP, given Hurricane Sandy, at been negative. That was not good. Two quarters of back-to-back negative GDPs and we are automatically in a recession.

I was worried that the Blizzard Nemo might do to 1Q 2013 what Sandy had done to 4Q. That would have meant a recession. Not good for any of us, politically or financially.

But, common sense obviously prevailed in D.C., particularly at the W.H. Revise the 4Q GDP to 0.1%.

Everybody is now happy. It is positive. Even if 1Q 2013 comes in negative we are in the clear — since 2Q looks ‘OK’, sequestration or no sequestration.

Stock market is doing good, though my son, the new stock market wizard (with impressive results), got me to short the market on Friday. I indulged him, as I am wont to do. What is the point of having kids if you don’t indulge them. Of course there has to be a correction soon. So he will be proved right. Question is how much money we would have made by shorting. I, being poor, didn’t ‘bet’ that much. Don’t have the money. He was betting 2.5 times more than me. I am happy. I am the one who told him, about a year ago, that he, given the way his brain works, will be good at stocks. After a shaky start he is looking impressive. I could see a Guruge Hedge Fund in the future. That would be a riot. The ONLY other Sri Lankan I know who had a hedge fund is now in jail! But, Matthew has a different pedigree.

Kia Updated Mileage — Post Flap.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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>> Kia Offering Discounts For Fixing Cars Damaged By ‘Sandy’.
>>Nov. 3, 2012.
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Hyundai & Kia Get Caught Overstating Expected Mileage.
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Oh, Oh! … — Nov. 2, 2012.

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Team KIA, Concord, NH — We Have Nothing But THE BEST Words

>> To Say About This Car Dealership — June 28, 2012.


Click to access MILEAGE SPECIFIC Kia site.


Mileage for the 2WD Automatic (though with a really COOL manual override that you can use as a normal stick) Sportage. CLICK to access complete chart.

I am ashamed to confess that I don’t know whether I have the 2.0L or the 2.4L. We actually didn’t have a choice. The lease price I sought was only available on two specific Sportages they had in stock — one white, one black. We picked the white.

I think we might have the 2.4L.

That the 2.4L gets better mileage than the 2.0L isn’t as counter-intuitive as you would think. The 2.0L will have to work harder, especially with a/c. So the new revised mileage is between 28 and 30 mpg. I believe that. I can get around 29.3 mpg.