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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Medal Count Per Capita [i.e., Population Size] & Relative To Size Of Squad.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Related posts:
>> Jillert Anema whips Kernen’s ass — Feb. 20, 2014.
>> Kernen mocks Indians — Feb. 21, 2014.
>> NBC snubs Valentina Tereshkova — Feb. 10, 2014.
>> Bob Costas with sponsored eyepatch
 — Feb. 9, 2014.
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Click to EXPAND. Another Anura Guruge 2 minute Excel Spreadsheet.

Click to EXPAND. Another Anura Guruge 2 minute Excel Spreadsheet.


During the late 1960s to mid-1980s period when I was living in the U.K., every time the Olympics came around, I would invariably hear the story, whether it be at home, work, a pub or a club, that Great Britain does ‘quite well’ given the relative size of our population compared to those of the bigger nations — albeit this being a period when the U.K. did remarkably well in both the Summer and Winter Olympics thanks to an amazing crop of athletes. So this notion of Olympic performance relative to the size of a country’s population has stayed with me all these years — though I am savvy enough to understand that there are indeed other factors, such as facilities, programs, finances, talent scouting etc., that also play very important roles.

But, all that said I still like to look at medal counts at Olympics ‘per capita’. Well this time I am sharing it with you. There is, of course, enormous germanes to Jillert Anema of Holland putting CNBC, and in particular Joe Kernen right about how well the Netherlands did compared to other countries in terms of their population. Yes, Norway, Slovenia and Austria did better, but Netherlands too is head and shoulders above so many others. The Russia, U.S. comparison is also interesting. I always have to remind myself that Russia doesn’t have that many people given the vastness of their land holdings. Study the table it is always interesting.


CNBC’s Arch-Conservative Joe (Kasey Khan) Kernen Will Be THE Perfect Replacement At CNN For Banished Brit Piers Morgan.

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Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Related posts:
>> Jillert Anema whips
>> Kernen’s ass
>>Feb. 20, 2014.
>> Kernen mocks Indians
>>Feb. 21, 2014.
>> NBC snubs Valentina Tereshkova
>>Feb. 10, 2014.
>> Bob Costas with sponsored eyepatch
>>Feb. 9, 2014.
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britishhavecomeAs a Brit myself, albet one that has lived in the U.S. for 29 years (and with at least one U.S. wife and 4 kids), it never made sense to me as to why they picked a Brit to replace Larry King. It was a crazy idea from day one. As far as I can tell they still haven’t forgiven us for coming in the first place — though they grudgingly tolerate us because they find us vaguely funny. Poor Piers, who seems like a nice guy (and everybody appears to say so) was on a hiding to nothing. When he took on gun control he was, poor sod, doomed. There is no question the gun lobby and those that wanted him deported won. US 3 Piers 0. That said I think Piers is stiall laughing all the way to the Bank of Scotland and back. Assume he had a platinum clad x-year contract, show or no show.
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From the little I have read it appears that the Americans, quite rightly, want a true, 100% American in this slot to feed them the red meat they desire at this point. I think Joseph (Joe) Kasey Kahn Kernen, of CNBC, the arch-conservative, who probably carries concealed while doing the show, has to the THE perfect replacement. He can follow in Erin Burnett’s dainty little feet (I assume, since I have never really seen them) from CNBC to CNN. Actually that would give us two ex-CNBCers back-to-back though Erin may dread the thought of Kernen anywhere near her — trying, unsuccessfully, to act macho and cool.

I think this is the perfect solution. I don’t watch the CNN 9 -10 pm slot. So I won’t have to see J. K. K. Kernen. That will make me happy. The Americans will love him. He will make fun of Obama, call for Common Core to abolished, a repeal of all background checks, deportation of all non-whites etc. etc. He will be everything that poor Piers wasn’t.

So I am casting my vote for Kasey Khan Kernen as the Larry King replacement.

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Australian Cardinal George Pell, The Head Of The New Vatican ‘Economics’ Czar In 2012 Called Jews Intellectually Inferior!

Cardinal George Pell.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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>> Aug. 31, 2013.
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>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. Use image below to access the original post at my ‘popes and papacy’ blog.


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The Vatican announcement. Click to access.


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The ‘popes-and-papacy’ post.


George Pell is no saint. If anything he has been embroiled in more controversies than most of the other living cardinals. He has also been implicated, quite badly, in the criminal clergy sex abuse crime spree. So for the pope to appoint him as the new economic/financial czar is TELLING. Though he apologized, as he had to, his statements about the Jews was quite incredible — given that he must know (assuming he has read the Bible) that Jesus was born a Jew, lived as a devout Jew and died a proud and committed Jew. I actually think that this pope, who like most fellow Jesuits has a personality that ‘runs deep’, is sending a message with this appointment. This pope, as I have been saying all along for the last six months, is light, joy and inclusiveness on the outside (where talk is cheap and means nothing more than media soundbites) while still very conservative, calculating and provocative on the inside. This was one of those provocative moves. I think we all know that there are a lot of Jews in very high places in the financial world. I still remember being told when I came over here in 1986 (for the 2nd time around) that (the then) stock, bond and mutual fund tables in the Wall Street Journal were printed ‘back-to-front’ so to speak was to make them easier for the Jewish readers who were used to reading ‘right-to-left’. Even if that wasn’t 100% true to the gist of the matter is still valid. A lot of people who read the WSJ are Jewish. So this is definitely putting the cat among the pigeons. It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Watch this space. I will keep an eye on Pell.


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