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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Outlook for 2013

Blimey, the year is almost over again and it is time for a final write up. A copy and paste job from last years post would fit, but for a change here is a shortlist of things i will not do next year. I will not waste more time than necessary with fruitless work, i will not learn how to dance Gangnam-style, i will not accept a prize or award, i will not cast a ballot in Germany's general elections and i will not waste any emotions for professional sports. Did i forget something ? Probably, but that's it for now. The way i see it the pace of life is ever increasing and greed, profits, growth and more greed are the names of the game and i will not play along. I never cared about material or financial wealth and will continue to do so. Should the inevitable happens and bankster and their clueless, compliant politicians send the nation into desperation due to a system crash i will stay relatively relaxed since i don't have  much to lose and no kids to feed. Maybe i am too pessimistic, maybe the future proves me right - the jury is out. Cheers for reading all this and a swell 2013. Off to Peru the day after tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

28.12.12 Flemenstar to win the Lexus Chase ...

... in Leopardstown ( IRE ). In the world of betting there is no such thing as a dead cert, but this bet comes pretty close to it. Flemenstar is unbeaten in six races in which he galloped his rivals into submission and jumped superbly. For this race he is stepped up in distance, what is a little bit of a concern, although according to his trainer Peter Casey this shouldn't be a problem. Odds of 2.25 are still acceptable  and i get on.*** 3rd

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Raymond van Barneveld to win ...

..the World Dart Championships . After a dry spell of five years he finally won again a major tournament in November and it seems he sorted out some personal problems and is back on top of his game. In 2009 Barney threw a 9-darter in this event, what i reckon is one of the most astonishing feats in sports. Again -  he only needed nine darts to set 501 points down to zero to win that leg ( click here to watch it )!!! Meanwhile this year he reached the second round and played with a lot of self confidence and great body language. With odds of 9 still available i rather side with him than with fav Phil " The Power " Taylor, who could not win the title for the last two years.*** Barney lost a thriller to Taylor in the semis, who went on to lift the trophy.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Recommended books

"Von der Wüste und vom Meer: Zwei Grenzgänger, eine Sehnsucht " is a book written by two German gentlemen, Wilfried Erdmann and Achill Moser. Wilfried sailed alone around the world in a small boat, while Achill hiked through nearly every desert, so clearly neither is a  faint hearted all-inclusive tourist. In their book they narrate about the challenges, beauties and perils of nature and a self-determined life in wide open spaces.  If you need a timeout from the daily grind, your grouchy wife or unruly kids this is a cracking good inspirational read.

The other book has been called " Der grösste Raubzug der Geschichte" and explains, why the hard-working class becomes poorer and the rich richer, no matter what. It answers questions concerning the finance system and takes a journey into a world full of  lies, fraud and the biggest annihilation of capital mankind ever has whitnessed. But here is a word of warning. Should you be a happy bunny and believe happiness is only a lack of information - don't bother !