#futurekillers 2014 – Top 10


#futurekillers 2014 

#futurekillers ist ein Stimmungsindikator* der die Zukunftsangst der Menschheit misst. #futurekillers stützt sich bei der  Erhebung der Bedrohungslage auf die subjektive Einschätzung der Menschen und wertet dabei die Äußerungen der globalen Medienlandschaft (www.newstral.com), des Internets (Twitter, Facebook, Blogs) sowie wissenschaftlicher Publikationen und Institutionen aus. Anlass für die Entwicklung des Indikators war die Entstehung der Ukraine-Krise im März 2014.

 Top 10 – 2014 

  1. IS-Feldzug                                                 15 Punkte (1/3/2)

  2. Ebola                                                         11 Pt. (5/2/3)

  3. Ukrainekonflikt                                           8 Pt. (5/4/5)

  4. Wandel  der Türkei                                      6 Pt. (1/-/-)

  5.  Schottlandreferendum                                6 Pt. (-/1/-)

  6.  Weltweite Aufrüstung                                 4 Pt. (-/-/2)

  7.  Drogenmafia/Korruption Lateinamerika     4 Pt. (-/3/-)

  8.  Verordnungswut der EU                              3 Pt. (4/-/-)

  9. Klimawandel und die Folgen                        2 Pt. (5/-/-)

  10. Atomare Drohungen  Nordkoreas                 1 Pt.  (-/-/-)



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Ernesto O.



*Stimmungsindikator (Quelle der Definition: Boerse.de) Durch Anlegerbefragungen oder Auswertung von Marktstatistiken gewonnener Indikator, der den Optimismus/Pessimismus der Anleger misst. Sind die Anleger mehrheitlich optimistisch gestimmt, gilt dies in der Regel als Warnsignal. Umgekehrt bestehen Hoffnungen auf einen Kursanstieg, wenn die Marktteilnehmer mehrheitlich pessimistisch sind.


eins:plus CHARTS Top Ten 2014


Reden wir nicht lange rum.
Freitag 22.15; jede Woche die eins:plus CHARTS und du bist Happy, happy, happy.
Mein Lieblingshit des Jahres aus den CHARTS Top Ten 2014 war jedenfalls:

When the beat drops out.

Doch was kam auf die anderen Plätze? Guess what….


     9. When the Beat drops out – Marlon Roudette







                  2. Happy – Pharrell Willimas

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🎤 🎤 🎤 Go and take a look 💝


Ernesto O.



Volker Pispers über Ukraine und USA (Comedians for 2015)


Wo wird das beste Deutsch gesprochen?

Am Theater.



Wo wird die beste Politik gemacht?

Nirgends – oder in Fidschi….



Wer hat den größten Durchblick?

Die Comedians!

Beispiel gefällig???


Much fun in 2015.
…und wir gehören immer zu den Guten.


Ernesto O.





In Shiraz, Love, and Hypocrisy


In Iran, they say, there are two books in every household  – the Koran and Hafez. One is read, the other is not.

To understand this joke you need do no more than join the millions who regularly throng the tomb of Hafez, 14th century poet of Shiraz and Iran’s national hero, as I did one recent afternoon.

Gardens surrounding the Tomb of Hafez, Shiraz Gardens surrounding the Tomb of Hafez, Shiraz

The atmosphere was buzzing, happy and relaxed – Iran at its best.

Day and night the tomb, raised up on a beautifully decorated dais surrounded by its own fragrant rose gardens, water channels and orange trees, is crowded with devotees stroking his alabaster sarcophagus, declaiming his verses, relishing his clever plays on words.

Alabaster sarcophagus of Hafez being stroked in reverence Alabaster sarcophagus of Hafez being stroked in reverence

Hafez represents all the rich complexities of the Iranian identity. His brilliant use of metaphors in their native Farsi language unites them.


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Wintery Red Split Lentils and Turnip Soup




Another cold day, another warm soup! I realize that I posted a soup recipe last week already but to be perfectly honest with you, soups constitute about 50% of my diet as soon as the temperature drops. The other half is noodles, and even then I usually find a way to combine the two into noodle soup.

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New Year: My One Word for 2015 and Why I Can’t Leave 2014 Behind

Such Small Hands

In Korea people don’t stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year. Instead, they get up in the middle of the night and they hike a mountain. They climb through the dark, snowy pre-dawn hours and when they reach the top they stand with their faces to the sky to greet the first sunrise of the New Year.

What a contrast to how we in the West often enter the New Year – stumbling out of bed at noon, tired and quite possibly hungover. For many, January 1st is a day of recovery. We spend New Year’s Eve celebrating the ending of something and the beginning of a new thing. We bombard the internet with reflections on the previous year. Even the less introspective among us take a moment to declare the past year, “the best” or “the hardest” or “the craziest” year of their lives.

I can…

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Why Every Kid Should Collect Stamps


I admit it: I feel a bit nerdy confessing I collect stamps.

I’m not sure how it all started, but I think it’s my father’s fault. He used to travel a lot for work, so he had friends all over the planet. And occasionally these friends would send us a letter, like this one:

First letter BLOG

Within a few years I’d amassed maybe a dozen such first-day covers, and I’d saved several hundred stamps from my father’s correspondence. (I especially looked forward to Christmas each year.)

Stamp collection 1050708 BLOG

Before long I was saving my allowance for the local stamp-swaps and mail-order offers. I’m sure I got swindled a few times (I was only eight or nine). But still, it was fun.

Then my collection sat idle for a few years, largely forgotten while I attended college and married and started a career. It wasn’t until last year, in the aftermath of The Great Flood

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