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Friday, July 27, 2012

German politicians keep trying their level best to ruin the country

The parliament agreed to rescue Spanish banks with 100 bn Euros and Germany guarantees with 29 bn Euros. I think we can kiss that money good-bye. Former federal minister of the federal state of Baden-Würtemberg Stefan Mappus (CDU) is accused of repurchasing stocks from the once sold power supplier EnBW for a price way too high. The script for that deal was given to him by Dirk Notheis of Morgan Stanley, who allegedly bagged 10 million Euros and is an old buddy from Mappus. So far the damage done is estimated at around 840 million Euros. The list wouldn't be complete without ..., step forward, Kurt Beck ( above,SPD), the  federal minister of Rheinland-Pfalz. Kurt once decided the "Nürburgring"- racecourse needed an attached amusement park and invested big time. Meanwhile the "Nürburgring"  declared bankruptcy and as it seems 330 million Euros whistled west. With that kind of leadership i ask myself, how is it possible that the German economy is sill doing comparatively well. Probably it has to do with the low-wages workforce of 7 million and people like my brother. He doesn't play up, delivers proper work and pays a lot of taxes.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jazz guitar great Slim Richey ...

... got badly injured in an hit-and-run accident in Austin, Texas. Slim once showed me some cool stuff during a workshop in Levelland, TX . We had a really good time and i wish him a speedy recovery. The foto also shows Burm Snart, strumming a consummate 7th chord and my old Hồ Chí Minh  t-shirt. Being in Texas i thought twice  before wearing it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bye-bye Facebook

In a ever chattier becoming world, where a smartphone seems to be glued to many people's hands, so that they can swiftly share their latest baloney, i paddle backwards and deleted my "Facebook" account. I know it's hard, throws me back into isolation and a life under a stone quasi. But then again under a stone you meet creatures with similar brainpower like some "Facebook" users.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bye-bye Paddy

The other day i tried to log in my Paddy Power account, but was denied. I asked them, what's going on and was told that due to new German gambling regulations they had to shut down my account. To say i am fed up with German politicians would be the understatement of the year. I then moved over to Ladbrokes and took a look in the Premier League's topscorer market. Can't fancy Rooney or van Persie next season, but the one i like is Nikica Jelavic. He left the financially troubled Glasgow Rangers last season for Everton and had an immediate impact. Everton is not a freescoring team like the top 4, but Jelavic is a clinical striker and at odds of 26 worth a play. Alternatively a few Euros on Sergio "Kun" Aguero from Manchester City at odds of 8.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Great Euro Swindle

I watched an interesting documentary yesterday with the above title ( can be seen here ). Before the Euro was introduced the Greece finance minister Papantoniou complained to the German finance minister Theo Waigel, that the new Euro bills don't have any greek letters. Theo replied, that this isn't required since Greece is no member of the Eurozone and will never be. Papantoniou offered a bet. Greece then started to forge their balance of accounts invalidating nearly every rule of solid accounting with  no outsider having permission to check the numbers. But when they didn't succeed Greece pulled another trump out of their sleeves: Antigone "Adi" Loudiadis. This woman is an associate from Goldman Sachs ,  knows every trick of the trade and took matters in her hands. Greece shortly after that joined the Eurozone and the rest is history. Would i bet on a bright future for the Euro ? Not with stolen money