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‘Botham Shem Jean’, Accidently Shot By Female Dallas Police Officer Must Have Been Named After Sir Ian Botham.

by Anura Guruge

I had NOT initially paid much attention to his name because it wasn’t as if I was going to know him.

Then while reading a news story it suddenly struck me. ‘Botham‘ as a First (i.e., given) name. I had never seen that before.

Of course we cricketers all know Botham — Ian, BUT ‘Botham’ as a last name.

But, it all makes sense. He is from St. Lucia and cricket is very popular in St. Lucia. Possibly even the unofficial National Sport.

Botham Shem Jean, 29, was born in 1989. That was at the height of Ian Botham’s cricket exploits around the world.

I am sure that one or both his parents are cricket mad (like I) and named their son after ‘Ian Botham’. I would know. My son’s middle name, Gordon, is after West Indian cricket legend, Gordon Greenidge.

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by Anura Guruge

Tragic Vincent van Gogh Died This Day 127-Years Ago; July 29, 1890, In France.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh

Some of his lesser known works:

Click for IMDb.com listing of the 2007 “The Yellow House”.

He was only 37 years old, having turned 37 only in March of that year.

He had shot himself in the chest two days earlier. IF there had been a surgeon around he could have been saved.

It was indeed a tragic end to what had been a tragic life despite his artistic brilliance. A day to reflect. Died never knowing that he would be a beloved celebrity long after his death — though he never enjoyed success during his short life.

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360 lbs Strongman, Ex-NYPD, Gerard Benderoth, Who Shot Himself Yesterday — Was A Loon, ‘Highland Games’ Participant.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to read the March 8, 2017, story from the (incomparable) U.K. “Daily Mail
— my primary source of U.S. news.

Click these two snippets to ENLARGE and read here.

He has participated in the Loon, New Hampshire,
Highland Games.

This picture, which appears in the ‘Daily Mail’ article
clearly shows the Loon logo (highlighted)
and the unmistakably Loon ski lift (highlighted)

Click to ENLARGE and view here. From the above cited ‘Daily Mail’ article.

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Poor Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla, ‘Harambe’, Could Have Been Tasered.

by Anura Guruge

A taser could have worked.

IF any of the bloody zookeepers were brave enough to get close enough.

That was the problem.

Sheer, Utter COWARDICE of the zookeepers.

If you can taser a moose you can taser a 400 pound gorilla.

Click here to read original from Alaska.gov.

This was from 2010. 6 years ago!

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Click image to access CNN original.

There were other options.

Problem was that the pathetic zookeepers were too scared
to go into the enclosure to get close enough.


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by Anura Guruge

Cincinnati Zoo Keepers — Bunch Of Pathetic, Snivelling COWARDS!

by Anura Guruge

If I were a zoo keeper who worked with these great apes on a daily basis I would have gone inside that enclosure in an heatbeat to intervene in someway. Anybody who knows me would not doubt that. I would have gone in unarmed if there were no other options. IF a taser had been available I would have gone as close as was needed to use it.

Bloody Cowards.

All of them. Zoo Director Thane Maynard should resign, right now.

So why was a taser not used?

From Friday, May 25, 2016 U.K. “Daily Mail“.

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This was beyond the bloody pale. A magnificent, INNOCENT silverback gorilla shot dead when there had to have been other options.

This is it. I have had it. The shootings of the lions in Chile was bad enough … BUT this in supposedly enlightened and civilized U.S. of A. I have had it. I am going to join the anti-zoo brigade, It is time we stop killing innocent animals, in zoos, for no fault of theirs.

Boycott bloody Cincinnati Zoo. This was inexcusable.

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by Anura Guruge

Chile: Shooting Two INNOCENT Zoo Lions Because Of A Crazy Guy Is Indefensible!

by Anura Guruge

The lions did NO wrong. They should NOT have been shot.

This is why Chile will continue to be regarded as a country that is unenlightened. Last month a female zookeeper in Florida was killed by a tiger. The tiger was NOT put down.

This idiot jumped into the enclosure. He wanted to commit suicide. They should have shot him rather than the lions! That is what HE wanted … right? Don’t shoot innocent animals because humans are crazy. They don’t deserve to die. Let’s get this straight. This was not an accident. A man did NOT fall into the enclosure. Yes, IF it was an accident they would have been justified in using tranquilizer darts.

I hope that ALL the zoos around the world join in ostracizing this damn zoo in Santiago. They should not be given any other animals.

This really upset me.

From Friday, May 21, 2016 U.K. “Daily Mail“.

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Got My 2015 – 2016 Flu Shot, 0.5 FLUVIRIN At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy.

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by Anura Guruge

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This is the fourth year running that I have just nipped over to our very handy pharmacy at the Alton Hannaford’s and got my flu shot — with hardly any delay and definitely without any fuss. I love the convenience and the speed.

We are new to taking flu shots. I did not believe in them — plus there was the added factor that I was somewhat younger.

I had also never thought that I would ever get my flu shots from a local pharmacy. Well it sure beats going to a doctor’s office and having to wait 30 minutes.

I have only used the Hannaford’s pharmacy in Alton and to be fair I consider them friends, and until earlier this year, our friend, Richard Leonard, was one of the pharmacists there. This year I got it from a stand-in pharmacist, Peter Hill, that I have never seen before. But he was good. Didn’t feel a thing. I checked the syringe to make sure that he had actually given me a shot! You know I am the ever trusting sort.

So two thumbs up for Hannaford.

The vaccine I got is referred to as 0.5 FLUVIRIN 2015 – 2016, manufactured by Novartis on one sheet of paper and as Trivalent IIV by Sanofi, batch number 1514801, in another. So lets see how it goes.

U.S. Police Really Should Be Better Trained To Handle Diplomatic Immunity Claims — In Light Beverly Hills Qatari Clown.


Qatar — a rinky-dink flyspeck.

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by Anura Guruge

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Click to ENLARGE and read here (with incredulity). Use link below to access original.

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to access U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

OK. I understand and appreciate that the police could NOT arrest him because they did not see him race either one of the cars. Got that.

But, it says that he, this clown, told them that he had Diplomatic Immunity. And here is MY POINT.

They, i.e., the police, should have been able to verify that, within minutes, with the State Office. There has to be a SYSTEM. We need such a verification system.

I speak of one who did have bona fide Diplomatic Immunity for 3 years (maybe 6) — and even after that, with appropriate authorization, drove ‘CD — plated’, i.e., ‘Corp Diplomatic’, cars in D.C. and Paris (since my adoptive parents were real Diplomats).

I even remember the first time I heard the phrase — ‘diplomatic immunity’. It was in the early 1960s in Ceylon. The Burmese Ambassador to Ceylon chased his wife, down the road, in central Colombo, and shot her dead, in public. Then he, quite rightly (as was his due), claimed diplomatic immunity and just walked back to his residence. He left Colombo a few days later. The police could not touch him. My parents, who even then were staples of the diplomatic scene, knew the Ambassador and his gunned down wife. There was much consternation in our household.

Many decades later, in August 1992, the phrase again cropped up this time in ‘our’ household. My adoptive mother, 62, with various illnesses (though none truly life threatening), died, unexpectedly, in her sleep, in Paris. The French authorities wanted an autopsy performed. My adoptive father said there was no need for one — and reminded them that ‘they’ had immunity, i.e., French laws did not apply to them. I did NOT have a say, and all this happened even before I knew of the death — because I was in the U.S. (and had my phone ‘off-the-hook’ because I had just got back from a gruelling trip to Israel and did not want my Israeli colleagues calling me, as they were wont to do, at 6 am). I really would have liked to see the results of an autopsy.

So, I speak with someone who knows a bit about D.I. — Diplomatic Immunity.

I have a feeling he did NOT have Diplomatic Immunity. Just because you are a royal does not give you immunity. Immunity goes with an official ‘post’ — e.g., an Ambassador. Yes, then his family get it — but I am sure it only applies to children who are minors. Immunity is granted, in each country, by the State Department of THAT country and they sure have a list.

IF this idiot did NOT have immunity he should have been arrested for making a FALSE claim to the police. That is my point.

Police in Paris, from my experience, were very savvy about D.I.

Police in D.C., from my experience, were not as conversant BUT knew some of the basics.

Police in Alton, New Hampshire, where I now live probably would never have heard of it. And that is WHY all police should be given at least 15 minutes of training SO that they know enough to call somebody …

Get it?