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India Should As Of Now Just Stick To Playing IPL, Test Cricket Is Way Out Of Their League.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.. From cricinfo.com, of course. Where else?



The First Test against England was pretty bad.

But India’s 1st innings in the 2nd Test was something else. Wow. What a joke. And they came with so much swagger.

Murali Vijay. What a clown. Faced 5 balls and missed them all. Yikes. I have had some dreadful innings with a bat, BUT I can’t ever recall anything like that. I would at least put bat to ball.

Yes, of course, given that this is the Indians, this could be a RIGGED match, with billions of dollars being bet. That would be one explanation.

The other is that the Indians have got spoilt by the IPL. Test cricket is way too difficult.

Funny thing is that I do like the Indian team. But, you had to laugh. Otherwise you had no option but to cry.


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by Anura Guruge

Did The Russians Hack The “America’s Got Talent 2017” Voting For Ukrainian “Light Balance”?

by Anura Guruge





Do NOT get me wrong, in any way. I like the Ukrainian  high-tech “Light Balance” very much. I even gave them a plug, here, a few weeks ago.

They are pretty amazing and their show is truly mesmerizing. You have to hand it to them. Very clever. Very creative. Very high-tech.

I was, however, amazed that they beat-out the U.S. Air Force Academy “In the Stairwell”. Yes, they are NOT as different as “Light Balance” — but for love of apple pie & motherhood, we are talking fresh-faced, all American kids from the U.S. Air Force Academy!

I am a professional cynic, so the thought DID cross my mind as to whether the voting was hacked. Would not have been too difficult to do.

OK. So, that is off my chest.

Now back to “Light Balance”. I am NOT sure that an High Tech at such as this should be allowed to compete against people! With their act I am not sure how much is computer generated. Some of their moves could all be ANIMATION with their suit lights off. I just don’t think it is an apples-to-apples competition, people vs. computers. Think about it.


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by Anura Guruge

India THRASHES Sri Lanka To Go Into ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Finals. Watch The Free Videos. Is Match Fixing At Play?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access free videos of the one-sided India vs. Sri Lanka match at icc-cricket.com. Click.

Click to access free videos of the one-sided India vs. Sri Lanka match at icc-cricket.com. Click.


Rohit Sharma of India getting 33 in 50 balls ... on their way to a resounding victory over the Sri Lankans ... and I suspect MATCH FIXING! Click to access video.

Rohit Sharma of India getting 33 in 50 balls … on their way to a resounding victory over the Sri Lankans … and I suspect MATCH FIXING! Click to access video.


Wow, Wow, Wow.

Come on. The Sri Lankans aren’t that bad. They can bat a bit. 181 in 50 overs. I don’t buy that.

Losing by 8 wickets with 15, yes 15, overs to spare.

I started to have suspicions yesterday. Now I am convinced.

This has to match fixing — and please don’t insult my intelligence, limited as it may be, that there is no match fixing. Match fixing as we are again learning re. IPL, is very much alive and kicking.

I don’t know. I am not happy. I don’t mind Sri Lanka losing. But …

South Africa Crushed By England In ICC Champions Trophy 2013 1st Semi-Final; Free Videos Already At ICC-Cricket.com. Match FIXED?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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So much for my belief that South Africa will go the extra mile to win this for Mandela!

Wow. Crushed like a dung beetle under the hooves of a water buffalo!

Amla only faced 3 balls and he is the #1 ODI batsman in the known universe?

AB feasting on duck?

Duminy 3?

OK. I have to ask. Are the South African back to the good ol’ days of FIXING MATCHES? This doesn’t look kosher to me.

I am suspicious. South Africa all out in 38.4 overs? Come on? Give me a break, even an off-break.

Apple (APPL) The Only Plausible Conspiracy Theory. Steve Wanted Cook To Fail. He Has. QED.

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>> I No Longer Trust APPLE (AAPL). Results Were Rigged …
>>Jan. 25, 2013.


SteveghostI am not obsessing about APPL unlike some. I am still quids in, and after the roller coaster rides I have had in the market, I am very sanguine about stocks going up and down. This is mere bagatelle. Plus, given that I have finally come to the realization that I will never be rich, I kind of ride with the punches, and I get punched a lot. Plus, the market on the whole, is doing great. Thank YOU, Mr. President.

Tim Cook per his usual, happy, upbeat look.

Given that I listen to CNBC/MSNBC while having my protracted morning cup of coffee, in bed, and then CNBC while I am doing my daily ablutions, I have heard a fair amount of commentary about APPL and the reprobate Cook who appears to be cooking the books. Mad Jim Cramer agrees with me. There was SO MUCH AAPL could have done, on the call, on Wednesday, to prevent the blood bath. They didn’t. They have abrogated their fiduciary responsibility. Mark my word, mark this day. There will be class action suits about this. No, I don’t have the money and no longer the contacts to make that happen. But, I am sure there are others that realize that this was a dot.com era heist.

But, then it came to me in a ‘Road to Damascus’ flash. Yes, of course. Corny Cook is supposed to fail. Steve Jobs’ wanted him to fail.

Steve never recovered from the John Sculley debacle. It scarred him for life, and he was easily scarred, though he hid them well.

He wanted his legacy to shine. Wanted people to say: ‘This would never have happened with Steve‘.

And people are saying that.

Steve, the genius he was, carefully picked Cook knowing that he was, at heart, a duffer and would fail, spectacularly.

He has. Steve, yet again, was RIGHT. Thanks Steve.

I No Longer Trust APPLE (AAPL). Yesterday’s Results Were Rigged. Management Trying To Drive Stock Price Down!

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Anura Guruge


Apple and I go back a long time, and we have had, even by my weird standards a very strange relationship.

I have owned AAPL, in various amounts, since 2007 — when my then 83-year old neighbor, who alas died a few weeks later, put the notion in my head that I should buy AAPL when he told me: ‘I told my granddaughter to buy even 1 share of Apple if she could’! He, an ex-FAA airport inspector, was a very shrewd and canny man. It was February 2007, it was cold, there was snow on the ground, and he had come to visit me in his new motorized chair. He was a riot.

So, I really can’t complain about AAPL. In 2007 I bought it for less than $100. Plus, over the years I have played a lot of options on it.

But, we don’t have any Apple products. In 1998, I had 8 Macs in the house and I was a huge proponent of Apple and hated Windows. But, because of some seminars I was doing, where I had to use Windows PowerPoint, I was forced to get a PC. I had stopped using PCs about 5 years ago. Within 18 months I didn’t have a single Mac. I had gone all Windows. I got the kids Google Android Nexus 7s.

I also used to own Pixar shares. I actually bought Pixar shortly after its IPO on the recommendation of an analyst — who used to call me up for my take on networking companies. She was quite good. She pushed IBM when it was way down … like AAPL was. In those early days PIXAR was ‘cute’. They would send shareholders all sorts of goodies, Pixar posters in the main. Nice touch. I had Pixar stock when Disney bought them.

So, I am no stranger to AAPL or Steve Jobs. Plus having worked for public companies and having been a consultant to many during the dot.com boom (and bust), I do know a bit about company results and the games you can play with them. Essentially you always have a ‘drawer’ from which you could pull stuff or into which you slid stuff that you could pull out at a later stage. Plus AAPL has $150 per SHARE in Cash!

They rigged yesterday’s results! Plain and simple. They wanted a $50 drop in the share price. That was very obvious. Yes, I watched the results come out on CNBC at 4:30. They could have stopped the bleeding at a stroke. All they had to mention was that they were raising the dividend, which they should or that they were going to buy back shares. Nothing. They wanted the stock price down. They want it at $450, if not $400.

Steve Cook does NOT, obviously and of course, have the pride, empathy and relationship that Steve had with his company. Steve Cook was just an employee and will always be an employee. He really doesn’t care about the company like Steve did; but nobody could. Plus, he is, as all knew, not a patch on Jobs. I really don’t think he was ever up to the job, in the same way that Sculley was out of his depth when at AAPL.

My son, the new stock wizard doing very well (e.g. buying Google before the results), called around 8:30 pm to discuss the results. This is what I told him.

Unless you have had the ‘joy’ of owning company issued stock options you don’t understand the importance of NEEDING stock prices to fluctuate widely.

Apple management, from top to bottom, new stock options assigned on a regular basis. When you are due for a new batch, you want the stock price down, way down — because the option price will then be set per this low price. Then you want it to go up. The money you make is on that delta. I am convinced that they are cooking the books because of some stock option deal. Remember even Steve Jobs was accused of manipulating his stock options. So to me this is a simple case of the management abrogating their fiduciary responsibility to the stock holders to pad their own wallets.

I am not going to sell my AAPL share right now. I will sell when the panic is over. Yes, I did sell some a few months ago at $640. I should have listened to my son and sold at $720.

So, this is me giving you a heads up. Be very careful, very careful with AAPL. The management is out to screw the shareholders.

Plus here is what I envision. All things Apple, starting with an ‘i’ will go the same way as the Mac. Yes, yes, I know that Macs are doing ‘well’, but that well is relative. I think Android, Samsung and Google will be having apple for lunch in 2013 and spitting out the core.

The BEST thing that can happen to Apple. Google buying them out!