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Thursday, April 24, 2014

25.05.14 EU Parliament Elections

On February, 3rd in 2013 The Telegraph published an article saying that the EU would spend 2 million pounds on press monitoring amid fears of a growing EU hostility. Who knows, perhaps this could concern this blog too, since you will not find a single positive EU mentioning here. Meanwhile the EU propaganda machine is in full swing with a witch-hunt going on against Putin and EU-sceptics, even more so after chancellora Merkel visited German media giant Springer. So again, the EU is a project by a financial elite trying to shift more money from the bottom into their satchel, trying to eliminate the middle-class and make the people of Europe an easy to control mass with lost identities. Recently Greece returned to the capital market, what was of course hailed by banksters and investors - where else can you get interest rates of 4.75 % these days. Everybody involved knows Greece will never pay back the money, what is as usual left to the stupid Germans, however nobody here seems to be bothered. The current situation in Germany is relatively calm. I read that money for the blind was trimmed, that support for a soup kitchen was canceled, that many schools are rotten, that in two more cold winters plenty of roads will not be passable anymore or that many people are sitting in the dark, because they cannot pay the bills any longer, but in general life goes on. Now Germany sits on debts of 2 trillion Euros, has liabilities of hundreds of billion Euros through thre ESM and has politicians keep waisting money left, right and center. So the setting looks very fragile and things could change overnight. If so, Germany as well could pilgrimage to the EZB asking them for money in return for issued bonds. Germany would have to pay massive amounts of interest and where will the money in question come from ? Right, fom the taxpayers hard earned. It doesn't need shackles and chains to become enslaved. To make matters worth the banking union was enacted - Eurocrats called it an historic moment. Well, if i had money in the bank i would be worried since the union was clearly installed to get access to customers accouts, as was shown in Cyprus. Their money pool only contains 55 billion Euros and should a bank gets in trouble that kind of money will be used up quickly with a customer accounts clearing afterwards. And now to the elections. As EU council President Van Rompuy states in this interview the EU parliament is not asked, when important decisions are on the agenda. It mostly contains useless politicians, beleaguered by 15000 registered lobbyists in Brussels, looking for well endowed jobs. They are not even entitled to appoint the members of the EU Commission ( = Government ) making the elections a complete farce. They want to give the EU a face of having a democracy, when in reality we have an autocracy or plutocracy. Unlike Americans, Europeans are not armed. Politicians have no respect for us citizens and they know they can f... with us, as they please. And should there be an uprising the Eurogendfor will quickly take care of it - rest assured.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend Sports

German lower league football has been a happy hunting ground for me lately. It seems Bookies do not pay a lot of attention to them and price up many teams wrong, especially those at the bottom of the table assuming they would fight teeth and nails to avoid relegation. However they are usually too weak to stand a chance against teams from the upper half and this is the situation i try to exploit with the following games : WERDER BREMEN II to beat Eichede,  AUERBACH vs Rathenow, NEUSTRELITZ vs Lok. Leipzig, GREUTHER FÜRTH II vs Heimstetten and LOTTE vs Lippstadt @ combined odds of 7,61 with Tipico *** LOST. Now over to the sport of kings. Already tomorrow on Friday the Royal Mile Handicap takes place in Musselburgh. It is an competitive affair, but i like the chances of BILIMBI. The Willie Haggas trained gelding has a lenient handicap mark and that combined with the fields best speed rating last time out on preferred ground conditions, i expect a great run @ 5.50 *** WON. Good luck and happy easter all.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fracking - Living in the Gasland

After the dust settled a bit over the Ukraine, US corporations were quick to offer liquefied gas deliveries to Europe to reduce dependency from Russia. Now pretty soon German chancellora Merkel visits B. Obama to receive instructions, lets not forget Germany is a US colony, and i am afraid German customers will have to pay doubled or trippled gas prices afterwards - after all some people want to have a dividend for their 5 billion $  investment in the Ukraine. However this gas is won with the fracking technology, where massive amounts of chemicals are pumped into the soil to crack the shale freeing the gas - needless to say a major damage is done to the natural environment. Filmmaker Josh Fox made a great documentation about fracking ( and his banjo picking is nothing to sniff at either ), which can be seen here, and it's scary stuff, if you can call inflamed tap water just that. I recently wrote a comment to a "You tube" video and was approached by someone asking me to share this video . I duly oblige.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Highway of Buffalos and the Caldera

On March, 30th an earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude hit the Yellowstone National Park in the US. Underneath the park lurks a super volcano, the Caldera with a blasting power of unimaginable potential. His eruption is overdue and while scientists appease, buffalos rather fled the scene. Maybe they are only migrating or following their instinct to escape from a shake, but something is for shure - if that volcano comes to life we better run for cover and bethink of a
life with the bare necessities without a smartphone.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

5.04.14 Crabbie's Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) in Aintree

Some call this race " Bingo on legs " and they have a point with 40 runners going to post. As usual i reached for David Duncan 's book " Winning Horse Race Formulae " out of my library. This book contains excellent selection criteria, how to find the winner and after i have put all horses through the filters i backed the following three contenders against the field - Big Shu @ 25/1( IRE, pictured )*** F, Monbeg Dude @ 14/1 ( IRE )***7th and Chance de Roy @ 33/1 ( FR )*** 6th. The race is not was it used to be after the obstacles have been modified, but still grueling enough. Let's hope all jockeys and horses make it home safe and sound.

Still searching for flight MH 370 ? Just ask the CIA ...

For weeks now search squads are trying to obtain clues about the whereabouts of the missing Boeing 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, when in reality , hey presto !, the aircraft has long been stationed on Diego Garcia, an atoll and US military base in the Indian Ocean. This was made possible, because the 777 is a fly-by-wire aircraft and can be flown remote-controlled - perhaps somebody was on board, who should not arrive in Beijing. At least all this is reported by the folks of Pravda TV and it makes sense in my book, since the CIA is mostly involved, when large scale dirty deeds are committed. Please read their documentation here.