Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

backstage-wissen

das bestattungswesen - eine per se krisenfeste branche:
skurrile stories von "tom dem undertaker" 
in seinem bestatterweblog

Dienstag, 29. November 2011

bullshit index

check dein werk mit dem BlaBlaMeter 
und ermittle den schwafelfaktor :)  

MEHR 
 

Sonntag, 27. November 2011

first forgive the silence...

that answers prayer,
then forgive the prayer
       that stains the silence.
 
excuse the absence
       that feels like presence,
then excuse the feeling
       that insists on presence.
 
pardon the delay
       of revelation,
then ask pardon for revealing
       your impatience.
 
forgive god
       for being only a word,
then ask god to forgive
       the betrayal of language.

five psalms

Mark Jarman

via a la recherche du temps perdu

Samstag, 26. November 2011

was hilft nochmal gegen die herbstdepression?

..."schwierig. die vofreude auf die winterdepression? das ungeduldige warten auf die schlimmen februarabende, wenn wirklich alles zapfenduster ist? tenor: eine herbstdepression vermeidet man nicht - man pflegt sie. man hängt sich ordentlich rein. dazu gehört: niederschmetternde musik, schlechte ernährung, ein langsames egalwerden der kleidung und gezielte kontaktabbrüche zu leuten, die sich sorgen machen könnten. ich glaube, gefühle sind nicht zum vermeiden da."

Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

die nachfrage nach zockerpapieren...

...SINKT - eine minirendite für eine zehnjährige Anleihe weit unterhalb einer tendenziell steigenden inflationsentwicklung, darüber kann man auch nur den kopf schütteln...





Dienstag, 22. November 2011

Sonntag, 20. November 2011

relativity speaking...



Dear Albert Einstein:

Rest assured, in the 50 years since your passing, your name still comes up in conversation. Usually the context is something to the tune of:

"Thank G-d I have a ton of money because, believe me, my kid is no Einstein."

Or, "Yeah, that's why the title is 'Death of a Salesman,' Einstein."

Or, "Bernie, you have to get it looked at. I know a cosmetic orthopedist over at Einstein."

These statements should make you feel good about yourself. However, they also make it difficult to inform you that, in retrospect, you were a world-class underachiever.

Perhaps you feel that dreaming up E=MC2, the unified field theory, quantum theory and the theory of relativity by the age of 30, then moving to America and focusing the rest of your days on dating our college girls, constitutes a full life, but that's not the way we do things. Not here. Not now. Not in the 21st century.

We never stop striving. Take my neighbors, Al and Mathilda Tuthill. Their 54 years together has been the marital equivalent of ethnic cleansing. But do they give up on life? No. Ruth still gets weekly pedicures. Al goes with her to every appointment and insists on signing a "Do Not Resuscitate" form. How's that for stick-to-it-tiveness?

Oh wait, you don't know what a "Do Not Resuscitate" form is … Einstein.

My main problem with you, Albert, is that, with your brains, you could have helped humanity so much more than you did. But you squandered everything on physics, a science that is, at best, worthy of a hobby.

If you had ditched the secrets of the universe and discovered a way to make Diet Coke taste exactly like regular, we wouldn't be having this discussion today.

Oh wait. Diet Coke is a mystery to you. But E=MC2? That you understand. Anyway, I can't completely dismiss your life. You did rather well considering that, as a child, everyone thought you were slow in the head. At what age did you start talking, 8?

Well, if you were a kid today, you would be plied with so many pharmaceuticals, your parents would be happy if you just masterminded the theory of not eating mud.

But once you started talking, you were magnificently eloquent. This makes it all the sadder that the world today is so far removed from your hopes.
For instance, you were a great lover of the arts. You know what we consider art today? Investing. Consulting. Marketing. Relief pitching. Polling. We don't administer the Heimlich maneuver, we perform the Heimlich maneuver. Like squeezing a piece of sirloin from someone's esophagus is a piano recital.

(Heimlich? No, no one you knew.)

Now Albert, after the bomb, you admirably philosophized on world peace. Your poignant insights take up pages of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Unfortunately, we're not really into peace. At best, we're into tolerance. We don't respect strangers, we tolerate them. In Los Angeles, there's even a Museum of Tolerance. It's like the Museum of Natural History, except instead of dinosaur remains, they have exhibits about being nice. And yet, if someone opened a Museum of Zero Tolerance, they would blow those better angels right out of business. They're not exactly raking it with those exhibits about hate crime.

Oh. New term: Hate crime. Every crime now is either a hate crime or not a hate crime. No "he gets on my nerves" crime; no "she's not my cup of tea" crime. Just hate or not hate. That's how bad things are: After we victimize someone, we rate how much we like them. If we really like them, we commit identity theft. Identity theft?

Well, suffice to say, the world is a different place today. Let's see you dream up the unified field theory while juggling four PIN numbers, eight secret codes, 12 preset radio stations, five TV remotes. You'd be like us, doing anything — anything! — just to clear your head.

Personally, between my massages, acupuncture and yoga, I barely have a minute to myself. And the thing is, Albert, we all partake in these comforting anesthetics without truly believing in any of them.

You should see people gazing at the sunset from the bluffs of Santa Monica every night just waiting, waiting, waiting for some revelation about life that never comes.

Boy, 50 years … can you believe it, Albert? Anyway, how are things with you?

Dienstag, 15. November 2011

kfz-typklasseneinstufungen 2012

 
Um die Anzahl der Typklassen für PKW zu verringern, wurde eine neue Struktur in den Sparten Vollkasko und Teilkasko eingeführt. Je nach Geschäftsjahr versichern die Unternehmen bei Neuverträgen ausschließlich nach der neuen Struktur. Das bestehende Geschäft wird davon nicht berührt.

Für Verträge, die vor der Umstellung geschlossen wurden und seit dem unverändert geführt wurden, gelten weiterhin die Typklassen der alten Struktur.
 
 draufzahlen, oder günstigere prämie?
 HIER  typklasse checken
Der Beitrag einer Autoversicherung richtet sich unter anderem nach dem Fahrzeugtyp. Dafür sind die einzelnen Fahrzeugtypen in Typklassen unterteilt. Das Typklassenverzeichnis listet die auf dem Markt befindlichen Fahrzeugtypen mit ihren zugehörigen Daten auf und enthält die Typklassen für die Kraftfahrzeughaftpflicht- und die Fahrzeugversicherung.

Das Typklassenverzeichnis beinhaltet:
  • Hersteller
  • Typ (Verkaufsbezeichnung)
  • Leistungsdaten (kW, PS, Hubraum)
  • Schlüsselzahlen für Hersteller und Typ
  • Typklassen für die Kraftfahrzeughaftpflicht-, Vollkasko- und Teilkaskoversicherung
  • Angaben über Wegfahrsperren
  • Produktionszeitraum der Pkw

 

Samstag, 12. November 2011

ways to b happy


Ask more questions, not the same questions more often
Recognize you can be whatever you desire to be
Know that performance does not equal identity
Realize that you are the equal of everybody
Realize that you are the better of nobody
Appreciate you did the best you could
Face the future, live for the moment
Understand suffering is part of life
Accept you will make mistakes
Breathe from your diaphragm
Smile when things get tough
Always be kind to yourself
Think before your answer
Visualize Your Success
Take time for yourself
Make time for others
Listen with interest
Suspend disbelief
Embrace change
Still Your Mind
Be curious
Exercise
Laugh
Love
Cry
Be

Donnerstag, 10. November 2011

übe die regungslosigkeit...

...beschäftige dich mit untätigkeit,
finde im verzicht genuss, 
und du siehst das große im kleinen, 
das viele im wenigen.
(Laotse, 6. Jhd. v. Chr.)





Montag, 7. November 2011

to be thingless...

... is to possess the world. John Pawson






"How is a multimillion-dollar NoHo penthouse like a monastery, or a Calvin Klein store like a state-of-the-art racing yacht? They have been wiped clean of “thingness”(...)



Donnerstag, 3. November 2011

Wer sein Vermögen schützen will...

...glaubt gar nichts, sondern 
rechnet mit
allem.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild in the centre,
surrounded by his male descendants

"permit me to issue and control
the money of a nation, and I
care not who makes its laws."
(1743-1812), Patriarch of the
Founder Rothschild International Banking Dynasty


 

"Die Wenigen, die das System verstehen, werden dermaßen an seinen Profiten interessiert oder so abhängig von seinen Vorzügen sein, dass aus ihren Reihen niemals eine Opposition hervorgehen wird. Die große Masse  der Leute aber, geistig unfähig zu begreifen, wird seine Last ohne Murren tragen, vielleicht sogar ohne je Verdacht zu schöpfen, dass das System ihnen feindlich ist."
- Gebrüder Rothschild, London, am 28.Juni 1863 an US-Geschäftspartner

Mittwoch, 2. November 2011

Dienstag, 1. November 2011

es ist unser irrtum, dass wir den tod in der zukunft erwarten

er ist zum großen teil 
schon vorüber. 
was von unserem leben 
hinter uns liegt, hat der tod. 
Lucius Annaeus Seneca 
römischer Prömischer Philosoph, etwa 4 v. Chr. bis 65 n. Chr.