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Alton, New Hampshire, Sunday, July 3, 2016 Fireworks.

by Anura Guruge


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All taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

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Alton Fire Works Anura Guruge Fuji X-E2s


Alton Fire Works Anura Guruge Fuji X-E2s


It was ‘OK’. Let’s just say (and I say this as a taxpayer) that Alton doesn’t believe in spending too much money on the ‘4th of July’ fireworks. The “Alton Old Home Day” fireworks, in August, tend to be better (but again we are not talking Weirs, Wolfeboro or Meredith, let alone Portland (Maine) or Boston (Massachusetts). [The ‘original’ Boston does not do July 4th fireworks.]

But fireworks are fireworks and I am a sucker for them. So we always go. It is always fun and that it was last night. Great weather (especially compared to last year when the 4th of July fireworks were on the 12th of July). Wasn’t packed but there was a respectable crowd. Parking wasn’t bad. We got there about 8:45, parked in our normal ‘area’ and walked down the hill. Watched the fireworks, as usual, from our spot on the bridge. I took about 275 pictures with the Fuji X-E2s and the whittled it down to 183.

Two things were different this year. As you can see from some of the pictures it wasn’t as dark (down the Bay as it normally is). We had a nice orange backdrop when the fireworks started. That was cool and sure made a difference to my pictures. The second change was the always much anticipated FINALE. They did not, as is customary, ‘paint the heavens’ and create ‘rolling thunder’. Instead, it was a mainly-white, low level ‘sparkler’ display. It was OK. Different. You can see it in the YouTube video.

I stitched together the 183 usable pictures I got, from the Fuji X-E2s, into a YouTube photomontage and set it (what else to) Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The pictures are in chronological order. So you should get a good feel. Enjoy.


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Alton Central School (ACS), N.H.: Safety Glass Or Lack Thereof.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Here is me requesting ‘Chapter & Verse’ on safety glass at Alton Central School (ACS). Check the video from the 1:23:00 mark. Thanks.


As I have already stated I was beyond gob-smacked when we saw the glass in the Middle School Library door shatter and go everywhere.

IF a child had been in the way of that glass I would hate to think what could have happened.

Here is me standing up, as an ACS parent and Alton taxpayer, asking the Board to find out where ACS stands on safety glass.

Yes, the next day, I made quite a number of calls to every single local and state agency I could think of.

Existing, i.e., grandfathered, LACK of safety glass seems to have fallen between the cracks.

Of course the School can — and obviously should — replace all OLD glass with SAFETY GLASS — if they care about safety.

So, here you have it. Yes, again, one of the Alton Guruges on record, on tape, asking the School Board for action.

I asked for this report for the NEXT School Board meeting. That is TODAY.

Lets see what they do.

But, at least we know that we have done what little we can.

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This Post In ‘Digital Trends’ Says It All About Bloody Obamacare; Cost Taxpayers $634 Million, i.e., $ 0.6 BILLION. FRAUD.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Why Was Obamacare Web site/System, ‘healtcare.gov’, Development Given To A Canadian Company?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access full article …


This whole scam is much, much worse than Solyndra.

That they, i.e., Obama, gave it to a Canadian company says it all.

Easier to get the money out of the country.

BIGGEST fraud perpetrated on U.S. taxpayers.

IF we don’t take action now all the culprits, led by Obama, will skip the country come 2017.

Obama will seek asylum in Kenya.

While I have done work for Canadian software companies, lets face it,
Canada’s biggest technology ‘success’ is Blackberry and they IMPLODED.

Lets not even talk about bloody Northern Telecom (NT or Nortel)
that embezzled 5 years of my pension making my destitute even worse.

Since 1991 I have been promoting the FACT that the ONE AREA that the U.S. has
an UNBEATABLE lead is software development.

IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Facebook, Linkedin yada, yada, yada, yada
are not Canadian, not Korean, not German, not Japanese, not Indian, not French,
not Kenyan.

All of the world’s BIGGEST software companies are American.

So why the heck would we give Obamacare to the Canadians
given that they don’t even have the sense to move to a
warmer country?

This is FRAUD.

Impeach Obama.

Round up all the other crooks and throw them in Jail. 


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How Many People Enrolled For Obamacare In Week One? ZERO. 0. Goose-Egg. Nada. Not A One! This Is Why They Refuse To Answer The Question.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Obamacare already crippled — Sep. 5, 2013.
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Click to access CNBC coverage.

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This is why bloody Sebelius would NOT answer John Stewart’s REPEATED question: “how many people managed to enroll in Obamacare last week?”

NONE. Nonbody. ZERO.

All accounts setup at healthcare.gov last week [i.e., Oct. 1 – Oct. 7] were DELETED on Sunday night. 

Ditto applications.

So don’t sit there smugly thinking that you are all set. You have been screwed, right royally, in your derriere and you still haven’t worked it out.

I know because they told me.

I set up two accounts and applied through the call center.
ALL LOST.

I applied again. So I know.

Liberal media is covering this up for Obama.

Republican media, i.e., Fox News, too stupid to understand what this means.
Way too complicated for them. Pity.
I called and e-mailed them offering to take them through it using small words.

Just remember WHO broke this story.


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All Applications Made Through Obamacare Website, i.e., Healthcare.gov., Now Lost. OFFICIAL. All Accounts LOST!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. 2:20 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. I have been getting this all week! can’t check my status.

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Click to access Reuters article.

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Click to access to NH ‘Union Leader’. I am NOT the only one in NH being screwed … and it is not fun. Alas.

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Can NO LONGER logon. I was able last week — as this post proves.

As I write, I am ‘on hold’ with the 1-800 Call Center. Their computer system is down too!

All accounts created last week LOST. Official. Call and find out.

All data lost.

Yes. Gone. Will have to apply again.

Just confirmed. My application data was ALL lost.

OFFICIAL.

They are retyping it. 

Yes. The Website sure has to be under ‘Denial of Service’ (DoS) attack. That would explain some of the problems, but not all.

They should have anticipated DoS attacks. That was so predictable.

This is pure and simple FRAUD.

Nothing has happened with my plea for a Congressional Inquiry into this — the BIGGEST FRAUD perpetrated on U.S. Tax Payers.

Obama and his cronies have to have lined their pockets with BILLION OF DOLLARS claiming it was for developing this system.

I spent 40 years of my life involved, intimately, with LARGE computer systems. This is FRAUD.

Why aren’t the Republicans going after Obama for this?

This is how they can shutdown Obamacare.

Impeach Obama before he skips town with his ill gotten billions.

Once he gets to Kenya we will never be able to extradite him.

I Apply For Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA)/Obamacare Insurance By Phone, Through Call Center, Not ‘Healthcare.gov’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Well according to this, and it took me 40 minutes and 8 attempts to logon to healtcare.gov, my current application is being reviewed.

I do NOT trust it.

Here is the kicker. I was told that I would get the approval or denial by mail!

Around 2:20 pm yesterday, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, when the fraudulent healthcare.gov system would NOT let me proceed because I had dependents that did NOT require health insurance, I in desparation first tried the ONLINE CHAT. That was a joke. Just automated messages that told me to try again in March 2014! I kid you NOT.

I then called the 1-800 number.

I was surprised. Somebody answered with a few minutes!

She was very pleasant, actually quite friendly, very professional and helpful.

She said that they knew of the dependent problem.

Then she said that I could apply online and that she could type it all in.

So we did that. It wasn’t too painful. Obviously she was using a system different to what we have at healtcare.gov. That alone is criminal. Bryan Sivak, the reprobate behind this billion dollar scam should be arrested. Republicans can be so dumb sometimes. They can shutdown Obamacare just by highlighting and focusing on this scam! Forget the funding. Highlight the scam. Close the system because of the fraud. But, that is too technical for them. Alas.

She had to put me on hold about 6 times to go and find out answers. But, it was OK. Much better service than I have had from U.S. Cellular or DirecTV.

When it was all done and filed she told me that that was the FIRST application she had processed!

I was floored. This was 2:30 pm on the 2nd DAY of bloody Obamacare.

She told me that she got a LOT of training. So she must have started the day before though I didn’t get a chance to ask her that.

So about 30.5 hours after it went live, I was the first application she had processed!

Amazing.

This is such a travesty. Such a scam.

For this Obama should be impeached. That he let this happen is criminal, pure and simple. But, Republicans don’t get it. That is why they lost the last election. Just don’t get it. I have tried to help. I am even telling them what to do … like calling for a Congressional Inquiry.

‘Healthcare.gov’ Obmacare Healthcare Registration System CANNOT Deal With Folks That Do NOT NEED Insurance For Dependents!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This is bloody (and the word I really want to use is not that) AMAZING.

They, these damn crooks, NEVER coded this system for a person, with a family, that just wanted insurance for themselves.

You have to enter spouse and all dependents you will claim on 2014 Tax Return.

THEN YOU go into a never ending loop IF you don’t specify that you need insurance for them.

I called the 1-800 CALL Center. They CONFIRMED that this was a known BUG.

Bloody amazing.

This proves that these crooks NEVER tested this system. They should go to PRISON, but they won’t. They just became millionaires off this scam.


It starts LOOPING, endlessly at this point. You can't get out. I called the 1-800. They knew of this problem! Trying to fix this.

It starts LOOPING, endlessly at this point. You can’t get out. I called the 1-800. They knew of this problem! Trying to fix this.


I Request Congressional Inquiry Into The ‘Healthcare.gov’ FRAUD. I Have Contacted Senator Kelly Ayotte.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This is beyond the pale.

This is daylight, highway robbery of our tax money.

This is way, way, way worse than Solyndra.

This is taxpayer money being funneled to Obama’s cronies irrespective of their capabilities.

This has to be investigated.

As you can see I have done my part.

You too can contact your representatives.

Since I tend to be, much of the time, and equal-opportunity activist, I also contacted Senator Jeanne Shaheen and asked her to do the same — though in this situation I have more confidence in firebrand Ayotte than in the gentlelady from NH — who has helped us, considerably, in the past.


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This is the reprobate, Bryan Sivak, who is behind this FRAUD.

I tweeted and told him what I think of him and it wasn’t polite (which, as you all know, is very unlike me).

You can tweet him too. His ‘handle’ is @BryanSivak.


Alton Schools’ Hitherto Subterfuge Newspaper, ‘The Braysider’, Again Brays Shamelessly To Appropriate More Alton Taxpayer Dollars!

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Click to ENLARGE. That is what I thought of that shameless braying now that we ALL know the undisclosed conflicts of interest.

Click to ENLARGE. That is what I thought of that shameless braying now that we ALL know the undisclosed conflicts of interest.

I was not amused by this so called ‘advertorial‘ from the minute I read it in the May 2, 2013 propaganda piece, especially because I was still fuming that they chose, for what is now very obvious were political, self-serving means, not to cover what was a pivotal Alton Board of Health vs. Alton Central School Board special meeting on April 29. Then thanks to School Board member, the ever vigilant Mr. Steve Miller, the TAX PAYERS FRIEND, who left a comment on this blog, we discover, and get confirmation from the Superintendent, that ‘The Braysider’ reporter works for ACS — though that has never been disclosed. Let me, as a professional journalist myself, and one with considerably more international recognition, prestige and credibility than those that work for this local rag, get one thing clear. I, nor anybody else in Alton, has any issue about the damn reporter working for the school. That was never the issue. That is fine. The issue was the lack of DISCLOSURE. Full disclosure is a part and parcel of responsible public reporting.

Even on this blog, when I talk about financial matters, I always make a point to disclose, very clearly, whether I have a stake in any of the ‘products’ I am writing about. That is because I cut my journalistic teeth on major, worldwide publications such as: ‘Data Communications‘, ‘Network World‘, ‘LAN Times‘ and ‘Business Communications Review‘.

And before anybody else starts trying to clamber up their high-horse trying to say that I am trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, I have an e-mail, sent to me last Friday, from the so called editor saying: I do realize there probably should have been a statement on that, as we had when Tim’s neighbors were involved in a case. That is my mistake, I will freely admit that‘.

Well lets see if he has the kahunas if not the integrity to admit to this in public. Friday’s e-mail exchange was in no way privileged. So I will have no compunction in publicizing it all.

What got me about this ‘advertorial‘, disguised as an ‘editorial’, was that the writer is not an Alton tax payer. As far as I know he pays no property tax anywhere in NH, or for that matter anywhere in the known Universe. But, he thinks it is ‘OK’ to talk about MORE spending without disclosing his nefarious conflicts of interests.

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At this point let me AGAIN remind you that this was the aging, mid-30s guy who PUBLICLY BOASTED, in print, that he was speeding at 90 mph. I, as a parent, flagged this. I was shocked. But, none of YOU did anything. I guess you don’t care. Shame on YOU. He could have easily killed one of MY kids! 90 mph is criminal speeding.

This is a man that spends much of his time with teenagers, many just getting behind the wheel of car. And he boasts that it is ‘OK’ to drive at 90 mph! Yes, I know that he is like the pope. He does not feel that he has to answer to anyone on Earth. This is now becoming very clear. You can see the pattern. Do 90 mph and boast about it in print. Omit his conflicts of interest and think that Alton tax payers deserve to be duped because they are not as smart as him. We have had Presidents like that and lots of popes. So, I ask YOU. Are YOU going to have YOUR VOICE heard?

There is more. The reporter who felt that it was perfectly permissible not to disclose his germane, blatant conflict of interest is an assistant baseball coach at Brewster. Well, in my book that is not cricket. Sports is all about learning values. And those values are not that of breaking the law, i.e., criminal speeding at 90 mph, or violation of professional ethics, i.e., non-disclosure of crucial conflicts of interests.

Yes, I am riled. Yes, we feel violated! Why, because we had treated these two as friends. So there is an element of personal betrayal here. But, that is fine. C’est la vie. It is the duping of my fellow Alton citizens, specially the tax payers that irks me.

OK. I feel much better now. Time to celebrate. I just completed the process to publish my 1st print book in 18 months. Yes, I published a bunch of Kindle ebooks, but since I am very old-fashioned I don’t really think of those as bona fide books, though everybody tells me that they are the future. I like printed books.