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Beer Temperature: Australia invents the Simplest Gauge

 How to tell the Correct Temperature of Beer…… For the true and discriminating aficionado, a glass of the finest beer should only be partaken if it is the correct temperature.   The subtle nuance of the melded grains…the fragile and fleeting taste of the brewers’ art…can only be truly appreciated if that golden elixir is properly chilled.

No, its not the Beer Fridge … 

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Terra Australis … unpeopled … Populis Nullis

  This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia ‘s entire population live

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Aussie Duplicity: A Cartographic Veil for Kim Jong Un and His Nukes

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April 28, 2017 · 9:07 am

Where Sri Lankan Politicians Out-Bulge their East Asian Counterparts

No SLIM-LINES for our Politicoes! They belong to the Buth-Maru Sangamaya …. 

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Royal-Thomian Rivalry and Revelry 2017

References courtesy of  SENAKA WEERARATNA  

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Elmo Jayawardena in Anguish for His Beloved Land

Elmo Jayawardena, in The Island, 30 January 2017, where the title is “Cry the Beloved Country”

elmo-11I have borrowed the title of this article from the heart-wrenching book by Alan Paton. He wrote about South Africa under the Apartheid regime in 1948. I write about what we face today in Sri Lanka amidst the trumpets that blow heralding progress.

The South African problem was immense and tore the very soul of a country divided by the colour of a man’s skin. It was hideous, to say the least, nothing but modern-day slavery where basic human rights were denied to the majority of a country by a minority that ruled it. That is sadness at its zenith.

parl-buildings  The Parliament of Sri Lanka aka “Diyawanna OOya” in Catain Elmo’s sarcastic and cuastic evalautin of this island’s parliamentary figures over many decades

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Down the Hatch: US Presidents evaluated by Their Very Own Secret Service

Ronald Kessler : Secrets of the Secret Service
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