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‘The Baysider’, Alton’s Home Newspaper Runs A Nice Story About My Successful Pope Predictions.

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..by Anura Guruge


Some Related posts:
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ 2nd article — Mar. 18, 2013.
>> Google News (Update) … — Mar. 16, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ … — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> Wall Street Journal … — Feb. 16, 2013.
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ interview — Feb. 15, 2013.
>> Slovenia interview — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> 3rd Kindle eBook in 10 days — Feb. 25, 2013.


Click to access the Thursday, March 21, 2013 issue with this article.

Click to access the Thursday, March 21, 2013 issue with this article.


Tim & Josh at ‘The Baysider’ are always very kind to me. I appreciate that.

Thanks guys.

‘The Citizen’ (From Laconia) Has Me On The Front Page Again, March 16 – 17, 2013, For Predicting Pope Francis.

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..by Anura Guruge


Some Related posts:
>> Google News (Update) … — Mar. 16, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ … — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> Wall Street Journal … — Feb. 16, 2013.
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ interview — Feb. 15, 2013.
>> Slovenia interview — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> 3rd Kindle eBook in 10 days — Feb. 25, 2013.


'The Citizen', March 16-17, 2013 edition. Click to ENLARGE.

‘The Citizen’, March 16-17, 2013 edition. Click to ENLARGE.

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This was the same reporter, a lapsed Catholic, who did a front page story on me 4 days after Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013.

Deviating from the mainline media that was ‘agonizing’ whether there will be a pope ahead of Easter (2013), I told him categorically that there will be a pope elected by March 18. He was skeptical. As an ex-Catholic he struggles that I am not a catholic and doing all this stuff. He said he will talk to me on the 18th to see how my prognostication worked out. Suffice to say I got that one right too! I called him last Thursday to remind him.

Hence this piece with the cute little jab that mine wasn’t scholarly work. Cracked me up. Love it when reporters try to pontificate. But it is OK. The book is done. The book will remain as a reference for the 2013 election for centuries to come. That is a the neat thing about writing pope books. They have a long shelf life.

Me On ‘Google News’ Update, Since This Is For Posterity.

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Anura Guruge


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Me On ‘Google News’ Yesterday,
The Day The Pope Got Elected. Posting This For Posterity
March 14, 2013.


I have had more interviews, Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15, post the election of the pope. Canada’s ‘Global News’ that featured me quite a bit this past week had another article quoting me at the start. I did my first real press interview in 1983 when my first book, ‘SNA: Theory and Practice‘, came out. Since then I have realized the obvious advantageous of striking a rapport with reporters. They have a hard job. They are continually facing dead-lines. They don’t have much time to do all they have to do. IF you are nice to them and help them out, they invariably give you ‘star’ billing. So, I have had 30 years to work on this.

I had my second interview with ‘The Citizen’, from Laconia, yesterday, at home, at 4pm. Same reporter as last time. John Koziol. As I said then, he humbles me. A very impressive writer. It was an uplifting interview. He knows how to ask questions to draw the subject out. That is fun. Keep me on my toes. I am on the front page, right at the top, of ‘The Citizen’ today. This is what makes John so amazing. He didn’t leave here till 5:30 pm. But he still filed the story. Impressive.

So here is Google news today, March 16, 2013 — if you bang in ‘Anura Guruge’.

This is for the grand kids, if I get any.



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My Job As The Lightning Rod For ‘The Next Pope’ Is Done. I Did Pretty Damn Well Too! Got Everything BUT Name RIGHT.

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++++ Do SEARCH on ‘pope’ for my other posts on this topic >>>>


Click to ENLARGE. Yes, Bergoglio WAS on my published ‘top 10’ list in ‘The Next Pope 2011’, page 4. That is indisputable.


So, lets go through what I did get right:

1/ I did list Jorge Mario Bergoglio as one of my ‘top 10’, though he was my last. But, better than those that did not have him at all in their lists. Proof: pages 4 & 29 of ‘The Book‘.

2/ I said on December 6, 2010, I said: “The Next Pope Is Also Likely To Be Over 75”. Proof: this post & page 7 of ‘The Book‘.

3/ On April 20, 2010, I said: “The Next Pope: Non-European, Non-Curial With ‘Clean Hands”. Proof: this post & page 11 of ‘The Book‘.

4/ I adamantly maintained that the next pope will not be from Africa, Asia or the U.S.A. Proof: this ‘pigs will fly’ post at a minimum & page 12 of ‘The Book‘.

5/ I was beyond categorical that the next pope will not be ‘Peter anything‘. Proof: this post as a start & page 221 of ‘The Book‘.

6/ I did foresee that the new pope might assume a brand new name. Proof: page 226 of ‘The Book‘.

Find me anybody else who got as much right … in published, verifiable form.


Me On ‘Google News’ Yesterday, The Day The Pope Got Elected. Posting This For Posterity.

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++++ Do SEARCH on ‘pope’ for my other posts on this topic >>>>
≡≡≡≡ Visit my ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog for my daily updates on all maters popes.


Given that I have four healthy kids, two of them over 20, I assume that there is a possibility that I may end up with a grandchild or two — though most likely way after I am dead and gone. This post is mainly for them, if they ever decide to Google me to see what the heck their grandfather did — assuming they are ever even told about me. I just want them to know that I wasn’t as much of a duffer as everybody would have made me out to be.

So this is what came up if you typed my name into ‘Google News’ (no, no … not Google search) yesterday. And this does not include the articles in the local papers like ‘The Citizen‘ or ‘The Baysider‘.


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As Deanna, of late, loves to point out, it is not much, but it does include: Wall Street Journal, ABC News, National Review, Die Welt and La Stampa.


I Now Make It To ‘The Wall Street Journal’ (WSJ) And ‘Market Watch’ Thanks To Pope’s Resignation.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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ABC News Quotes Me … — Feb. 12, 2013.
>> Interview: Laconia ‘The Citizen’ Today — Feb. 15, 2013.
>> What A Day. Pope Announces Retirement … — Feb. 12, 2013.
>> The Last 9 Conclaves Kindle ebook — Feb. 15, 2013.


Click to access and read 'Wall Street Journal' article.

Click to access and read ‘Wall Street Journal’ article.


Click to read 'Market Watch' article.

Click to read ‘Market Watch’ article.

Interview With Me On The Front Page Of Laconia ‘The Citizen’ Today Talking About Next Pope.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>>
ABC News Quotes Me … — Feb. 12, 2013.
>> What A Day. Pope Announces Retirement … — Feb. 12, 2013.
>> The Last 9 Conclaves Kindle ebook — Feb. 15, 2013.


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This was a neat interview. I have been interviewed by The Citizen before, but this was the first time I had met John Koziol. Impressive guy. A better writer than I am! Given my struggles and travails I admire those that can write well and do so quickly. John is one of those folks. We hit it off well. He is a Catholic and admits that he still goes to Mass when his mom tells him to. We plan to meet again in mid-March after the conclave.