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‘Revels North’, To Their Credit, Stands In Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter.

by Anura Guruge


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This came as an e-mail from ‘Revels North‘ (New Hampshire & Vermont) this morning.

I was impressed, pleased & proud. Good on them. Bravo. Thanks.

Last week ‘Revels’ (Cambridge) proclaimed their support by sending out a musical video of children singing for peace.

This is why I am such a BIG fan & booster of ‘Revels’. Their heart is always in the right place & they know exactly what note to strike.

Thank YOU.

#BlackLivesMatter.


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Amazed That Vermont’s 15′ ‘Middle Finger’ Statue Is Not Covered By SOME Ordinance.

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What I find most incongruous is that this is Vermont which doesn’t let McDonald’s have their iconic arches or permit any billboards. But, somebody can get away with this. I am delighted BUT it just seems fishy. Not all kosher.

OK, so I think I understand the ‘waivers’ that protect it. It is NOT advertising a business or service, so it is NOT considered a sign. Any sign would be regulated. This is deemed to be Public Art. I will buy that, but there has to be limits. It then appears that ‘giving the middle finger‘ is normally protected by the First Amendment. I can understand that. So, that is what probably allows this to bypass any obscene ordinances. But, but, but … Just doesn’t feel right.

What about height?

I am sure I couldn’t get away with this in New Hampshire.

What happens if these 15′, 700-pound statues start popping up everywhere around the country?

What then.


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Balloon & Airship Meet (FREE To Boot) At ‘Post Mills Airport’, Vermont — May 20 – 21, 2017

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First time I have ever heard of this. Appears they had quite a successful show last year. I am going to try and make it. A bit of a hike — maybe 2 hours — BUT it might be worth it.


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Vermont Became The 14th State, This Day, March 4 — 226 Years Ago.

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Another Sincere ‘Shout Out’ For Barnstead’s “B-Boys” & Paul Bousquet.

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Paul Bousquet, the co-owner of “B-Boys” in Barnstead, NH, yet again did me proud this weekend. Thank YOU, Paul and thank you “B-Boys”.

Late last November just as I was getting ready to put my 1989 Jaguar XJS V12 coupe into hibernation all the ignition related lights on the dash lit-up like a Christmas tree. It was actually quite pretty though I immediately knew it wasn’t good news. When I had bought it in June 2105, from a very nice and honest gentleman from Vermont, he had told me, in writing, that I would soon be requiring a new battery. So I thought the battery had gone. I mothballed the car for the winter (though I now find that somebody, very small, did sleep in there during that time) and didn’t give it much thought.

In April this year I bought a “Optima Batteries 8002-002 34 RedTop Starting Battery“, with 800 Cold Cranking Amps, from Amazon, and thought I would be all set. I changed the battery (just to prove to those that claim that I can’t even change a fuse on a car). The Jag started fine BUT all the lights stayed on. Aahh! Alternator. Then a friend stopped by, put his hand down into the depths of that dark and murky engine bay, and said I had no alternator belt. That explained much.

I wasn’t going to replace just the alternator belt — and we found the broken one stuck to the engine. So I got a complete set of 4 belts from JagBits. But the alternator belt in the standard Jag kit did not match the broken one we had found. So I ordered that, a serpentine one, using the number stamped on the belt, from Amazon (who else).

A couple of people, including the friend who found the broken belt, offered to replace the belts for me. But after some due consideration I decided that I only trust Paul with my British cars. And that was one heck of a good decision.

Had the XJS taken on a flatbed to Paul Thursday afternoon — we having AAA Premier just for the ‘towing’. The XJS was ready Saturday morning. I won’t tell you how much Paul charged me or the amount of labor he billed BUT trust me, I was very happy. It was a good deal. It was beyond fair. I am very happy.

So sharing because you too might find that “B-Boys” could help you.

Thank YOU Paul.


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Bernie Sanders Free Tattoo — The 1960s Hirsute Radical.

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You did hear about this … right?
Free Bernie Sanders tattoos — wherever.

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And there is a matching thong that covers up the ‘tat’ perfectly.

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Makes sense. Looks good.
Not much else I can add or say.
Enjoy.


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Bernie Sanders’ Family Enjoying GOOD Indian At ‘Taste of India’, Dover, NH.


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From the ‘Taste of India’ Facebook page.

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Nearly ALL of the ‘6 Images of the Day‘ for yesterday, November 8, 2015, were taken at ‘The Taste of India‘. We go there as often as we can. Recommend that you do too. See my two (2) reviews of the ‘Taste of India’ on TripAdvisor.com. Yes, that is our friend Kati Preston who now figures often in this blog.

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Kati Preston with ‘Taste of India’ co-owner (with his brother), Joga Singh. It is his wife, all smiles, in orange above. The happy couple is his niece and husband.


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Indians Populating New Hampshire, Somalis Maine & Canadians To Vermont. Yikes?


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From the “marketwatch.com”.
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WOW!

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When I moved to New Hampshire in the Fall of 1986, 30 years ago, there weren’t that many non-whites. NH, alongside Vermont, was one of the whitest states in the Union. There weren’t too many Democrats in NH either. I know. My then wife, from Massachusetts, had the New Ipswich Town Hall, in early 1987, in a tizzy when she asked to register as a Democrat. They actually asked her to come back later! There words, after 15 – 20 minutes of scurrying around: “We are sorry, but we haven’t had anybody wanting to register as a Democrat for so long, we can’t locate the ledger for the Democrats”! I kid you not. 1987. Computerization was in its early days in rural towns like New Ipswich. It was by solving a computer problem that they were having, with their property tax system, that I finally got full unreserved acceptance in that town.

10 years later, in 1997, I had lunch in Meredith, with lady who worked for a dot.com company, who told me that I was the FIRST non-white person her 6-year old daughter had met!

So this is BIG. The Indians, from what I can see, are staying at or below Concord. Mainly Nashua, Manchester and points South of that area.

Somalis to Maine. No wonder Craigslist for Maine is full of racist taunts.

And Canadians to Vermont. Jeez! What next. No wonder Bernie Sanders wants to run for President. 


“The Brigadoons” Performing In Burlington, Vermont, St. Andrew’s Society, Nov. 7, 2015.

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“Road Hard” — Depiction Of Lovely New Hampshire & Vermont Shameful!

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Note that it was all filmed in California.
And that is a PROBLEM.

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We watched this on Amazon Prime the last couple of nights. I liked it. It was funnier and more poignant than the reviews give it credit.

Having spent a LOT of my life, on the road, doing seminars (which, in my case in particular, were basically long, very long, comedy routines (without nay bad language)), I could relate to this. I was even familiar with some of the situations portrayed.

I liked that New Hampshire and then Vermont were introduced as out-of-the-way places. Essentially as far as you can get from California without actually mentioning Maine. That they even had a couple of gags about New Hampshire not having any comedy clubs was cute.

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What a REAL New Hampshire country store looks like. The iconic, yellow one in Center Harbor.

What I did not like — actually what I object to — is that they FILMED the New Hampshire, and for that matter the Vermont segment, in California. They tried to throw in some trees, greenery and lakes BUT it looked so, so fake. The purported house in New Hampshire didn’t look like anything you would find in New Hampshire and the town name was fake. The FUNNIEST was the country store they showed. Wow. Talk about being UP SCALE. You wouldn’t find anything that fancy — not even in Bar Harbor (and that is in Maine). I resent that.

And the College in Vermont. New England Colleges, by and large, do not have Spanish architectural overtones.

Yes, I realize that they were making this low-budget movie on the cheap, using crowd funding, but this was poor.