Saturday, May 27, 2006

1 Everest Climber found Alive!

Well, the Australian guy is alive anyhow. The English guy had about 100 people walk past him until he died.

That´s F%%king terrible. It´s no surprise however as people that have money and goals will hardly let the decent thing stop thing in thier pursuits.

Do you know what the first cracker who climbed Everest about 50 years ago said about these rich bastards and their gortex courage?

Sir Edmund Hillary, who was on the team that first summitted Everest in 1953, called it "horrifying" that climbers would leave a dying man.

I agree. Also Everest has been done, I don´t see the point of it if the pioneering spirit has been conquered, Everest is well past the point of sloppy seconds, I mean even Sir Edmund had a sherpa guide go with him ascenting second. Thank god for those little fellas, otherwise our Aussie friend might have bit the big one, read more here.

Here´s some more good news about the sherpas who happen to live in the Himaylan region AND make ascent for the rich foreigners- passerbyers possible. Can you imagine these guys go there to improve the community or build it? No way, most just erode land, resources, and more frequently morals. Here´s that good news. The article is explains that because a local stripped naked on top of Everest and the authorities were looking into mountain climbing CODES he may have broke.

Man Alive! How about the 100 or so that decided not to help the dying, are these "church goers", "family men" or human beings at all, god... getting naked is great. That´s why I consider that little buddha dude a pioneer, and the real criminals the the wealthy lemmings who passed both the Australian and English men to die dead (freezing to their deaths no less) feet from the onward warpath... except in war people brave artillery for survivors. It appears most mountain climbers are too good for that, the aussie was saved by an American by the way, however I don´t know if any passed him on thier way to selfish glory.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Argentina en 3 minutos: Revolution

Post covers:

1.Day off, it's Argentine independence day with the May Revolution
2.Expat Trends
3.Brazil is likely to win the upcoming world cup. SEE BELOW

Expatriate policies grabber from

2005/06 International Assignments Survey

Mercer Consulting

There was a theory once that the traditional expatriate was becoming extinct, wiped out by rising costs and the difficulty of persuading dual-career couples to move, both at the same time, half way round the world. However, a new report from Mercer, a firm of consultants, suggests that the extinction theory is on hold. Expatriates are keeping international removals firms in business like never before: 44% of the multinational companies surveyed had increased the number of international assignments that they had sent people on over the past two years.

These expats, however, were not traditional in at least two important respects. One, they were sent on relatively short assignments that were measured in months rather than years. Today, such assignments, says the report's author, “are more likely to be perceived as an integral part of an employee's career development”. Secondly, many more of them were women. Women have increased from 8% of expatriate workers five years ago to 13% today. The increase has been particularly marked in Latin America.


Damn right. Women know what is up, and so do the fellas that follow them.

A little story...

Yesterday I was off to meet a doctor friend of mine who helped start at Swiss Medical Group for insurance and lo and behold, I had an English cab driver!

His English wasn't actually that good considering he moved to BsAs when he was a baby, but whoa baby! listen to what this man said in Spanish "I think that Brazil is going to win the World Cup, I am not stupid." He is also not Argentinian, I think ARG has a good shot at the cup, however, I would have to agree with that chap's comment completely, read a bbc article why... here.

viva el Día de la Revolución de Mayo.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Hooked on Travel

Q: Even if you sign a release waiver, can you still go back change it?
A: No, but fortunately for Night Rider he can sell a record in Germany.

I remember one time I was going to live with these three people I knew and didn't really like two of them, so what I did was sign the contract (a lease in this case) and then cross it off, it really pissed people off, but I was happy.

So even if signing something can be damning, think crossroads, if you are happy, that is all that matters. I wonder if Mitch is happy with this video, I hope you are.