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I Am Not Watching ‘IPL 2020’ Because I Refuse To Subscribe To Indian ‘Hotstar’ — Which I Find Repulsive.

by Anura Guruge


One of the worst outfits in the World.

They lie, they cheat & their coverage is HORRIBLE
in that they tell you the RESULT beforehand!


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Nothing to do with costs. Everything to do with how much I despise, resent & abhor bloody Hotstar U.S.

I avowed that I would never subscribe to them again, & I am not.

Yes, I am missing out on ‘IPL 2020’. So be it. I watched a BIT of poor quality highlights on YouTube & realize I can live without it.

Willow TV, to which I have an annual subscription, does NOT have streaming rights to ‘IPL 2020’ yet again. So, I can’t watch it on Sling on my Roku. I can’t get Willow TV per se. So. sod it.

IPL without the crowds looks pretty flaccid.

I will wait for more new cricket on Willow TV. I might even TRY to like the CPL!

SMILE.

But, one thing is for sure. I hate BLOODY Hotstar U.S. Indians at their worst.


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52 US Air Force F-35 Aircraft Elephant Walk At Hill Air Base, Utah, On Monday, During Iranian Tensions.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ article below. Also see YouTube video.


Click image to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ article.



It was crazy but I did NOT see this reported on any mainstream U.S. media. I read about it in the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ — my primary source of print news.

I then found the video on YouTube.

Seems strange. Something folks would have liked to have seen. So, I am sharing. Worth watching.


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‘Brainsway’, A Maker Of ‘Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation’ (TMS) Equipment, Filing For ‘Hail-Mary’ U.S. IPO.

by Anura Guruge


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Click for my post that talks about ‘Brainsway’ & TMS.


Stock performance in Tel Aviv.

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I was researching the intriguing ‘PinterestIPO when this caught my eye. I knew exactly who they were. So, I had to do a bit of investigating.

Wow. Their stock performance in Israel has not been stellar — and that is saying it kindly.

I would NOT touch this U.S. IPO. The stock, in Israel, right now, seems to be on a downward trajectory.

Also seems a bit late in the day to do an U.S. IPO. They went public in Israel 12-years ago!

During ‘dot.com’ I did a ton of work for a number of Israeli high-tech companies. Great folks to work with, but I kind of learnt one thing. It is not easy for outsiders to make money in Israeli companies. Yes, of course, there are exceptions.

This one does not fill me with optimism. But, you can check it out.


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Camerlengo Who Have Become Pope. Extremely Rare & Kevin Farrell Will NOT Be The Next Pope.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From my “The Next Pope 2011” book, which contains a ton of useful information such as this. So, rather than rewrite it, I just grabbed this from page 42. Click on image at the end of this post to access this book.


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First & foremost the Next Pope will not be American. You can take it to the bank.

Anybody who thinks that an American cardinal is a papabile is smoking dope, legally or otherwise. Will NOT happen. Pipe dream.

The world does NOT want the Vatican becoming ‘White House East’. That has always been the issue.

Plus, now we have the Sex Abuse Crimes reaching a new crescendo. The U.S. Catholic hierarchy has been totally discredited. The last thing that the other cardinals want is drawing more attention to the the horrendous problems transpiring in the U.S.

Plus, there is also Trump.

Actually, Kevin Farrell strikes out on three counts (at present).

  1. He is American. That is the BIGGEST disqualifier.
    …..
  2. Camerlengos do not often get elected. They are considered the henchman of the previous pope and Francis is not that popular.
    …..
  3. Currently at 71-years of age he is WAY TOO young. The next pope, like the past two, needs to be at least 75.

P.S., I know that the PLURAL of Camerlengo is Camerlenghi. But, not too many other do. So, there was no point using Camerlenghi because it would just mess up those doing a Google on ‘Camerlengos’.

[I know my SEO.]


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by Anura Guruge

The New Camerlengo — U.S. Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, The 1st Non-European Camerlengo.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Farrell


It has been 7-months. Click to access my post.


I did foresee the possibility of an American. Click to access my post.


What is MOST significant with Kevin Joseph Farrell’s appointment is that he is a non-European. A first, and as such, of course, the first American Camerlengo.

Do not read too much into this appointment. It does not indicate that a conclave is around the corner. Having a Camerlengo, on tap, is more normal than not having one. The 7-month gap, though possibly a tad long, is not exceptional. Popes like to wait awhile before they fill this post. Not having a Camerlengo, if the pope was to die, is not the end of the world. It happened when Pius XII died in 1958. The Dean of the College of Cardinals deputized on day 1 and then they elected a cardinal to act as the temporary Camerlengo.

We have had non-Italian Camerlenghi. The last Camerlengo, Jean-Louis Tauran, was French. So was Jean Villot, the iconic Camerlengo of the 1970s. We have also had a Spaniard, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, 1993 to 2007. So, these are the recent non-Italians. But, there was also a spate of French ones in the 14th century during the Avignon Papacy.

Choosing Farrell makes sense. At 71 he is of the right age, though one a few years younger would have made more sense. He is also a curialist; i.e., he works at the Vatican. That is a prerequisite. The Camerlengo has to reside in Rome.

So, this is all good.

Just don’t assume that a conclave is around the corner. Just revel in that he is non-European. A most welcome departure from what had been a 2,000-year custom.



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How Is It POSSIBLE That We Have Active Duty U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Who Get Paid Below The Poverty Line?

by Anura Guruge


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From Twitter. Google for more or search Twitter.


I did happen to see this lady, Retired Rear Admiral Carli Thomas, making this claim (show above) on TV — CNN or MSNBC.

It shocked me to the CORE. How is that possible. I went looking for the 2018 U.S. Poverty Line figures. Here they are, and yes they do depend on family size — as they should.

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So, let’s take the classic family of 4 — i.e., two kids. Poverty line is $25,100.

Does this mean you can be a U.S. Coast Guard Family and make less than that? YIKES. A young-couple, with just one person working, making less than $16,460?

That is NOT right? That is criminal?

Is this true for other branches too? Wow. I am shocked and upset. This is NOT right.

They need to get paid a decent, living wage.

Doesn’t Trump always brag about how he has taken care of the military? It does NOT look that way to I.


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Bad Pope Francis Is Such A Hypocrite, He Makes Donald Trump Look Like A Saint!

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Click to ENLARGE. From “The New York Times”. Google for more articles.



I said it before …


Francis, the BAD POPE, calling upon abusive priests to turn themselves in is so, so hypocritical.

Francis has, of late, been the Chief Cover-Upper of clerical sex crimes. He has done everything he can to prevent the guilty from being brought to justice. He is now the BIGGEST culprit of them all.

He is such a fraud. He really makes Donald Trump look like a Saint.

He lies, cheats and uses the media to dupe his extremely gullible base — and I am talking about Francis.

This is laughable if it wasn’t so sad.

Francis answers to no one and of late I think he thinks that he is not even accountable to God.

A terrible pope. The worst pope since Pius XII. Will go down in history as another pope than brough infamy to the papacy.


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by Anura Guruge

His Vow Of Chastity Be Damned, Pope Francis Just Screwed The U.S. Catholics!

by Anura Guruge


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This from the “Daily Beast”. Plenty more on the Web. Just Google.


I said it before …


This is unquestionable. Pope Francis has turned into a very BAD MAN. How can you, in ANY FAITH, try to keep on blocking safeguards against sex crimes against INNOCENT kids.

This pope is rapidly becoming a disgrace. Yes, of course, there have been worse popes BUT not in recent times.

I despair of the U.S. Catholics — and I have family and friends who are U.S. Catholics.

Pope Francis likes to think he is God, but he is NOT. He really isn’t. He is a very fallible, old, obese man who shuffles about with a limp. No, he does NOT levitate.

Please, please, please stand up to him. He is just like Trump. The only difference is he is too dumb to know how to use Twitter.

Do you detect that I am angry. I sure am. I am a FATHER. A real one. Not a pretend one who asks people to call them ‘Father’.

I have always railed against the SEX CRIMES by the Catholic clergy.

This pope is without shame …. and for that matter, brains. What a disgrace.


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Happy Autumnal (i.e.,Fall) Equinox 2018 — It Is Today In The U.S., Tomorrow In The U.K.

by Anura Guruge


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Enjoy.

Winter, bitter cold and snow will be HERE soon enough.


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Pope Francis Knows That Words Are Cheap & That U.S. Catholics Are Gullible & Meek.

by Anura Guruge


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This from ‘ABC News’. Google for MORE.


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Today’s letter from Pope Francis to the U.S. Catholics about Catholic Clerical Sex Abuse was a masterpiece in obfuscation.

Francis is playing the U.S. Catholics like Nero playing the fiddle.

This Pope, all talk, no trousers, does NOTHING … just yada, yada, yada …

Folks, they are LAUGHING at YOU at the Vatican.

So, gullible. So meek — and NO, you will not inherit the world.

Francis could have fired a couple of Cardinals. Now that would show some real contrition and courage.

Francis has no courage. He is a weak, pretentious, spineless man.

The U.S. Catholics must stand up.

Stop giving the Church all that money. That is the only thing that will get their attention.


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by Anura Guruge