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World Cup Reigns in Spain

Tough game for the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. The Dutch were particularly aggressive with a ‘kung-foo’ style kick in the chest by one of their players that should have brought out a red card (automatic game … Continue reading

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World Cup Glory but FIFA Fumbles

The USA’s Wold Cup dreams came crashing down on Saturday.  A tough loss to Ghana ended their run. They had their chances and played well but a couple of defensive mistakes sealed their fate. I did not realized until afterward … Continue reading

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Open Season on Japanese Whalers (and World Cup Soccer)

Once again Japan stands alone in opposing any restriction or ban on whaling. There is no reason to hunt whales. Not for oil or meat or anything else. It’s a small group of stubborn people in a small, stubborn nation. … Continue reading

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FOMC or the World Cup

The FOMC decided today to keep interest rates steady. No big surprise given the headwinds to growth (e.g. Europe) and the lack of new jobs. We seem to be in a holding pattern waiting for the next ray of sunshine … Continue reading

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More World Cup Soccer

I warned you more World Cup soccer limericks were coming. Here’s a new batch based on the most recent results. Enjoy! France has had a lot of success in prior World Cup tournaments so they don’t take losing lightly… The … Continue reading

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The FIFA World Cup Tournament Begins

The FIFA World Cup tournament has begun! I was never a big soccer fan (aka Football) but the World Cup is a unique sporting event similar to the Olympics. Watching nations compete and the fans celebrate is truly special. The … Continue reading

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World Cup Draws for Group of Death

The World Cup officially kicks off today with the team draws into the eight groups. I’m not usually a soccer fan (football for the rest of the world) but the World Cup is special. Held every four years with country … Continue reading

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