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New ‘Garmin Fenix 6 Solar’ Side-by-Side With ‘Fenix 6 Pro’, Both Titanium (One Black, Other Silver).

by Anura Guruge


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The Black Titanium Solar
on its own.


Very similar. The BLACK is the SOLAR.

IF you look at image #1 (right at top) you will see a THIN ‘band’ between the glass face and the bezel. That is ONE of the solar collectors. That is SUPPOSED to be a 100% collector — i.e., collects all sunlight that falls on it.

FUNNY thing. In these picture the Silver Pro looks like it is BIGGER. It is not. It is fractionally smaller. In terms of watch diameters they are BOTH the same. The Solar is 0.4mm thicker. I noticed that right away. Display size is ALSO the SAME.

The titanium case WEIGHT is THE SAME, also.

I am ‘returning’ the Titanium band to my friends at ‘HeartRateMonitors USA‘. I hate metal bands on Garmin. Kind of feels stupid (& I wore a Rolex for 26-years).

So, that is the story so far. I will keep you posted.


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The ‘Garmin Fenix 6 Solar’ Carbon Grey Titanium Comes In A Fancy BIG Box.

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Vast improvement on the
Blue/White‘ model that I hated
& returned within the day!


The ‘blue/white’ came in the STANDARD,
fairly small & compact
Garmin Box.


NOT as fancy, by far, as the HUGE
plastic box Garmin uses with
the MARQ.


Amusing & cute. Yes, Garmin is, of course, trying to JUSTIFY the $1,099.99 price. Hhmmm. $229 of that is the strap. Heavy unfunctional strap! I am sending the strap back to ‘heartratemonitorsUSA‘. Yes, I evaluate watches for them. SMILE.

Nice enough watch. Far, far superior looking to the butt ugly ‘blue/white’ one. I cannot believe I initially picked it.

TRUTH be told, I WISH Garmin had made the SILVER Titanium as with the MARQ or my other Fenix 6. The Silver Titanium looks REAL good. My favorite. But, I can live with this one. SMILE.


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I Am RETURNING My ‘Garmin Fenix 6 Solar’, After Less Than A Day — UGLIEST, UGLIEST Watch I Ever Saw!

by Anura Guruge


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With my OTHER Titanium Fenix 6 (Left)
— which looks pretty classy.


The SOLAR is on the RIGHT.


Garmin Marketing of the Fenix 6 Solar.


In the box, USPS label printed … ready to ship Monday.


On I did NOT get it on a whim. I gave it a LOT of thought. My criteria were simple & defensible:

  1. I wanted Titanium. I decided last year I am going to standardize on Titanium.
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  2. The Solar Titanium is ONLY available in two options: this white one & a black one with a METAL STRAP.
    —-
  3. I hate metal straps. I didn’t want to get a watch, priced $150 more, with a $230 band that I did NOT want (though that is what is now going to happen).
    —-
  4. Garmin featured the white model — as you can see above — so I assumed it would be decent, in person (& it wasn’t).
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As soon as I opened the box I knew I was in trouble! It looked TACKY & terrible. Butt ugly.

I hoped it would grow on I.

It did NOT.

If anything it got worse. It physically repulsed me! It made me ‘sick’ to just look at it. NOT WORTH IT.

It had to go.

Not sure what Garmin is thinking.

This white watch looks like a $5 BLING watch!

It is really tacky.

Yes, my plan is to get the BLACK Titanium. I will keep you posted.


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My New ‘Garmin Fenix 6 Solar’ Side-By-Side With My Old ‘Fenix 6 Pro Titanium’.

by Anura Guruge


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The SOLAR is on the RIGHT.


The solar, on the RIGHT on three of these, is a bit chunkier — which I guess was to be expected. Not so much wider, as noticeably taller.

I do NOT like it! The white is STUPID. Ugliest watch I have ever encountered. I am embarrassed to wear it. I kid you not.

I got it because it was TITANIUM & it was the model Garmin was featuring in its writeups. But, it is BUTT UGLY. Yikes. That was a mistake. Why don’t I return it. Because it was basically given to I — & I don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. BUT, if YOU WANT a real, real, real good deal on a hardly used Fenix 6 Solar let me know. SMILE.

So, that is my take. SMILE.


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Cardinals Filoni & Ouellet Are Now The Leading Contenders To Be The Next Pope, i.e., Papabile.

by Anura Guruge


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Do NOT forget that I got the ‘Next Pope’ RIGHT in 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. From my ‘The Next Pope 2011’ book. Click on image at the bottom to get a copy.


Timing is everything, because age is of paramount concern, as to who will be the Next Pope post Francis. So, it all depends on when the next Conclave is likely to occur. Pope Francis is 81 and appears to be in reasonable health. But, he has hinted, more than once, that he too, like Benedict XVI before him, might retire — when the time is right. The question is such a retirement on the cards over the next 24 – 36 months?

Two CONFLICTING ‘data points’ on this. Following his cardinal-creating consistory last week he had 125 cardinal electors. Per current law only 120 cardinal electors can participate in a conclave. Bar deaths of electors, this 125 number will not drop to 120 till July 2019. That would mean that the pope does not plan to retire prior to July 2019 — though he can increase that 120 limit in a matter of seconds (even during/after his resignation speech). But, then, he also created the four new IRREGULAR Cardinal Bishops. The ONLY need for this was the possibility of an imminent conclave. So, that is confusing — and I did address that in this post.

OK? So, I refuse to look much more than 3-years ahead.

So, now let me explain the AGE criteria. As of hurried election of John Paul II (following the unexpected death of 33-day pope, John Paul I) when he was 58-years of age, the cardinals, understandably, have opted for older popes. Bluntly put, in the absence of any term limits (and any requirement for a pope to retire), the cardinals do not want another pope who will reign for for 20 – 30 years (despite the success of John Paul II’s pontificate). So, the last two popes have been 76 and 78 years of age. I had said that age would be a factor the last time around — and I was right. I now content, emphatically, that age again will be a primary factor. It is unlikely that the next pope will be much younger than 75.


Other Given Caveats Per My Recokening (and these are NOT negotiable). {Smile}

The Next Pope per Anura Guruge will be:

  • White.
  • A non-American (as in say Seán Patrick O’Malley).
  • A non-Jesuit.
  • A proven institutionalist, i.e., one who has a firm track record of upholding Vatican (rather than Catholic per se) values and protocols.

‘European’, or at least, as in the case of Marc Ouellet one who has spent much of their priestly life in Rome working for the Curia.


Marc Ouellet, despite being considerably younger, was my #1 papabile last time around. And I acknowledged that age was an issue.

Over the next 3-years his age would be GOLDEN.

Marc, simply put, is BELOVED and respected to a level that is uncanny. That he is Canadian will not be a factor. Canada is a ‘neutral’ (unthreatening) country and moreover Marc has spent so much time in Rome that he is a honorary Italian.

So, why do I have him as #2 rather than my first pick again.

He, alas, is RELIGIOUS, though, thankfully, not a Jesuit (Francis, the first). Cardinals tend to shy away from Religious Order candidates and Francis, with his supplication to the Jesuits, did not help matters. I will go as far as saying that the ONLY religious that is papabil is Marc!


Some of you will correctly contend that their unprecedented promotion to (irregular) Cardinal Bishops make them very much Francis’ stooges and that will cause them to be blackballed because Francis is not that popular among the College. NOT so in the case of these two. They were both created cardinals ahead of Francis — and have been untainted by Francis.

But, right now Filoni is a tad too young. His star will truly be in the ascend around 2021 when he is 75.

Enough for now. Digest what I have said.

Thank you.


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My New Definition Of ‘Hubris’ — Thanks To The Australian Ball Scratchers.

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Click to ENLARGE and study. From Wikipedia — “hubris”.


Hubris‘ is a word that I am fond of, but have hitherto not used often because I was, until now, never sure whether I would nail it, exactly.

Not anymore.

Thanks to the ball tampering, cheating Australian bums, I now have the perfect — spot on — mental imagery for HUBRIS.

“Sudden, unexpected and precipitous downfall caused by brash, overconfidence”. BINGO. Nailed the Australian bums.

These two, captain and vice-captain, behaved, until today, as if they were immortal. Modern day gods immune to the travails of man. Not anymore. They have been sent packing, home, their sorry balls between their legs.

Hubris.

So, join me in remembering hubris in future — white Australian bums and the balls they scratch. Easy enough. Fairly graphic mental picture.


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Cheating, Ball-Rubbing, Australians Get Instant Bloody Karma — Loose By 322 Glorious Runs.

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This was so good to watch, so good to experience.

Instant bloody KARMA.

Dished out with panache and relish. The cheating Australian bums didn’t know which way to turn. All at sea.

Steve Smith was humiliated as a batsman. Played like a pillock and now we all know that he is a right royal pillock. He should be banned from all cricket for life. He should lose all his endorsements. Cheater, cheater, pants on fire.

Yes, I have made no secret that I am very fond of the South African cricket team. Why? Because they TRULY embody Nelson Mandela’s dream of a rainbow colored South Africa. That team, truly multiracial and multicultural plays as a cohesive unit — race never a factor. That makes me so happy. That is why I root for them.


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White Australian Bums — And World Class CHEATERS At That!

by Anura Guruge



 



I am beyond LIVID.

Bloody Australian CHEATS. Bloody Australian BUMS.

Why?

They didn’t need to cheat. They are a formidable TEAM. This had an element of RACE.

White Australian BUMS cheating so that they can claim to be better than the multicultural South African.

CHEATS. CHEATS. CHEATS.

Bloody Australian BUMS.

I, up until now, liked and supported this Australian team and rooted for them. Never again.

This is NOT the first time they have cheated and who will forget the UNDERARM.

But, this is BEYOND the bloody pale.

Australians should be ashamed. We will not forget — in a hurry.

Steve Smith should be banned from International cricket for LIFE.

Bloody Australian CHEATS. Bloody Australian BUMS.


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U.K. “Daily Mail” To Atone The Tribal Topless Pictures Publish A Boatload Of White Australian Bums.

by Anura Guruge


Click here for the 1st U.K. “Daily Mail” article with white Australian bums.

Click here for the 2nd U.K. “Daily Mail” article with white Australian bums.

Both of these were from Saturday, March 17, 2018St. Patrick’s Day. There were MORE. But, there is only so much white Australian bums that you can take.




This was the month, i.e., March 2018, that “National Geographic” apologized for all the topless tribal pictures it had published for the last 120 years.

The “Daily Mail“, cute as ever, covered that story with a huge tribal topless pictures — supposedly to illustrate the ‘point’, as if we didn’t quite understand. That was on March 13, 2018.

Four days later it went to town with ALL THESE white Australian bums.

OK, I will admit it. I like saying “white white Australian bums“. “White Australian bums“. “White Australian bums“.

I call them ‘bums’, but they are OK — meaning Australians.

Well, I felt honor bound to cover this. Now I have — though maybe not adequately enough because I feel I left quite a bit uncovered.


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