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Netflix “Loving” (2016) Movie — Riveting, True-Life Story As To How Interracial Marriage Became Legal In The U.S.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘IMDb.com’ listing for this deeply moving, consequential love story.

YouTube trailer.


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Rose_Island

It was a Netflix recommendation — & a damn good one at that.

Interracial marriage is close to home for I.

I have, all my adult life, taken it for granted. Never given it ANY thought. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to find/know that it was illegal & you could end up serving 25-years in prison.

Well, that is what this movie is ALL about. WOW. True story. All of it. I did NOT know that till I started watching. I just thought that it was a rather ‘cute’, but ‘trite’, title. ‘Loving‘. WOW.

What a country.

PLEASE watch. Good movie, educational & thought-provoking.

Thank YOU, Netflix.


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Kia Sinclair, Founder Of N.H. ‘Free The Female Nipple’ Comments On U.S. Supreme Court Indecision.

by Anura Guruge



Click image to read background,
if you are unfamiliar with the case.


Kia Sinclair’s comments (via ‘e-mail’) on January 13, 2020.

“I am disappointed as well. The good news is this is only the court declining to review our case, it isn’t a ruling on its merits. It sets no precedent. It’s rare for SCOTUS to grant cert. We have other legal avenues we can down. Currently there are several cases around the issue of female toplessness around the country, so the fight is far from over.”


Kia Sinclair’s original explanation of her
goals for this movement
from July 2015.

Click to access my July 2015 post.


There are quite a few posts on this blog about
Kia Sinclair and her
“Free the Female Nipple” N.H. movement.
Use this blog’s search function to locate them.


I got to know Kia Sinclair, a dynamic, eloquent, cerebral & committed, young lady in 2015 when she courageously started this movement. We collaborated quite a bit that Summer. That is how I got to know Kia. She is an impressive lady and I know she will prevail. Of that there can be no doubt or debate.

Check her out. She is a BIG name for the future.

 


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by Anura Guruge


 

U.S. Supreme Court, Unfairly, SNUBS The New Hampshire ‘Free The Nipple’ (Kia Sinclair et. al.) Appeal.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the original “The Hill” coverage.


The February 8, 2019,
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Opinion on Kia Sinclair et. al.

Click to read my post from last year.


New Hampshire Supreme Court
ruling was gobbledygook.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the ‘Union Leader’ @ unionleader.com


This NH Supreme Court ruling upset me GREATLY.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s, extremely unfair & arbitrary snub, has me seeing red.

This is wrong very wrong.

We should not have this discrimination — especially not enforced, unilaterally, by a city.

Not sure what happens now. I guess the lower court, i.e., N.H. Supreme Court, ruling prevails. That is just NOT right.

I am sure Kia et. al. are looking at other legal options.

Maybe the new mayor, the Admirable Andrew Hosmer might look into this. He is a lawyer and has a calm, level head.

I was a big supporter of Kia Sinclair when she started ‘Free The Nipple‘. Then we found out that there were NO State Laws in NH that forbid the display of nipples. I thought, obviously incorrectly, ‘CASE CLOSED’. Kia Sinclair was right. I was wrong. Case was not closed. We have to continue to fight.

And I am back on the case. This has to end. As the photo below clearly shows I try to go topless most days during the NH Summer. I consider it a right. If I can go topless then Kia Sinclair should also be allowed to go topless.

This is so inane. So, New Hampshire.

August 23, 2015 — Hampton Beach, NH.



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Pope Francis Should Avoid Temptation Of Assigning Suburbicarian See Of Porto–Santa Rufina To Parolin, Sandri Or Ouellet.

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Click to ENLARGE. From ‘GCatholic.org’.


Click to ENLARGE.


A Suburbicarian See, i.e., one of the 7 ancient sees surrounding Rome, becoming vacant is the Vatican equivalent of a vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not too many slots, in the case of Suburbicarian Sees just 6 in reality (because the Dean automatically gets two), and those who hold them seem to be blessed with unusual longevity.

So, suburbicarian see, Porto–Santa Rufina becoming vacant after 21-years is a BIG deal. It is also the FIRST to become vacant in 11-years.

This was why, Francis, last June was forced to create four IRREGULAR Cardinal Bishops — i.e., Cardinal Bishops who did NOT have title to a suburbicarian see. Prior to this, in order to be a Cardinal Bishop, you had to hold the title to a suburbicarian see. That was actual requirement and definition.

Cardinal Bishop = Suburbicarian See.

When he created his four IRREGULARS (so that there would be some under-80 cardinal bishops who could participate in a conclave) he was ADAMANT that the IRREGULARS were no different to the regulars — i.e., those that held title to a suburbicarian see.

That is the main reason why he should not give the newly vacant suburbicarian see to one of the IRREGULARS.

It would, at a stroke, destroy his contention that the IRREGULARS were REGULARS. If they were he wouldn’t feel obliged to give the see to an IRREGULAR. What for? Per Francis they are as good without, as with.

Plus, he would be breaking Church Law. It is possible that I am the ONLY one that knows of this 1914 Law passed by Pius X. But, trust me, it is the Law. I do know my Church Law.

Yes, popes live to break the Law and they can do so with impunity. Their actions cannot be questioned or challenged. But, it will be wrong.

That is where we stand. Now YOU know all the facts.


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‘Free The Nipple’, In Style, En Masse, In New York, Thanks To Artist Spencer Tunick.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Link below.


Link to U.K. “Daily Mail” article with more pictures.



So, this, of course, exceeds anything we have managed to achieve in New Hampshire — the Hampton Beach topless events notwithstanding.

This was protesting the Facebook and Instagram ban on photographs of the female nipple, though the whole issue of ‘Free The Nipple‘ is still very relevant especially after the New Hampshire Supreme Court, inexplicably, claimed that it was NOT discriminatory to ban the female nipple but not the male.

So, it is good that the fight continues.

I am a supporter. I believe in equal rights to both sexes when it comes to going topless — a right I exercise near daily in the Summer.

So, here is to “Free The Nipple“.


August 23, 2015 — Hampton Beach, NH.



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Native American Tribe, In Wyoming, Get Back Their Ancient Hunting Rights Thanks To The Supreme Court.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the CNN story.


This is not my beloved Navajo BUT I applaud and celebrate each victory, how ever small, when it comes to all Native Americans. I can relate with them and to them.

This one, involving the Supreme Court no less, is a good one. Has to be with a BASIC right, that of hunting for food. They now have the freedom to hunt they enjoyed before the European incursion. That is how it should be. I am glad.

Another one for the Indians. Good for them.

That 4 Supreme Court judges voted against this shows the sad divisions faced by this country. This should have been a no brainer, BUT then again there is at least one who voted ‘no’ who has proven that he has been brain dead for decades.


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N.H. Supreme Court Ruling On ‘Free The Nipple’ (Kia Sinclair et. al.) Is Confounding & Seems A Travesty.

by Anura Guruge


Click here for U.S. Supreme Court SNUB.


The February 8, 2019,
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Opinion on Kia Sinclair et. al.

Click image to gain instant access to the 29-page opinion at the ‘Supreme Court’ Website.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the ‘Union Leader’ @ unionleader.com


This NH Supreme Court ruling upsets me GREATLY.

How can it NOT be discriminatory. I as a male can do something, legally, that a woman can’t do — and that is not right and it is discriminatory on the grounds of gender.

This has to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This should not have anything to do with politics — Democrats vs Republicans, and who nominated the judges. This is all about people, equality and common sense.

I was a big supporter of Kia Sinclair when she started ‘Free The Nipple‘. Then we found out that there were NO State Laws in NH that forbid the display of nipples. I thought, obviously incorrectly, ‘CASE CLOSED’. Kia Sinclair was right. I was wrong. Case was not closed. We have to continue to fight.

And I am back on the case. This has to end. As the photo below clearly shows I try to go topless most days during the NH Summer. I consider it a right. If I can go topless then Kia Sinclair should also be allowed to go topless.

This is so inane. So, New Hampshire.

August 23, 2015 — Hampton Beach, NH.



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Nominee Merrick Garland IF Confirmed Will Be 9th Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

by Anura Guruge


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From Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrick_Garland. Click to ENLARGE and read here.

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From ‘Jewish Virtual Library’ at jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


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Obama Nominating An Indian To Replace Antonin Scalia In The Supreme Court Not A Good Idea This Election Year.

by Anura Guruge


indiansupremejudge

Click to ENLARGE and admire here.

Click here to access the Reuters original.


I don’t really have to spell this out, do I? Talk about backing up an oil tanker and pumping high-octane gas (petrol) onto the fires already engulfing this election year politics.

It was one thing to have a black president — though he is AS WHITE as he is black. Another to get one’s head around a 49-year old Indian who could grace the Supreme Court for 30 years.

It would be way too provocative. Inflammatory. Yes, I know that we have a Republican Indian (actually a Sikh married to an ‘American’) Governor, an ex-governor and that Microsoft is now headed by an Indian. But none of that is THE Supreme Court.

So Obama really needs to think this through very carefully and get counsel from Bill Clinton (who as an instinctive touch on these things, though he did get it wrong when it came to Obama).

So I am just putting it out here because as a man of color, I can. Think about it. Not a good idea. That is my only point. 


by Anura Guruge

Antonin Scalia — Family Decline Autopsy.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access the original.


The body of the Supreme Court judge has definitely left Texas and is now enroute to Virginia.

According to ABC News, at 11 pm (on Sunday, Feb. 14), no autopsy was performed in Texas. Family declined to request one. Per Texas law, prior to the body being allowed to be taken out of the State, it was embalmed. Yes, an autopsy can still be done, post-embalming, but a lot of ‘evidence’ will be gone. Shame.

So that is the story. No autopsy. 


Click here to access my original story from Saturday, Feb. 13, night.

Click here access Sunday morning, Feb. 14, update.


by Anura Guruge