Tuesday, December 1, 2015

News Bytes - Some items from the past week's news


Malcolm meets the Queen:

Malcolm Turnbull, previously the head of the Australian Republican Movement and now Prime Minister of Oz, met her Maj in a friendly meet and greet at CHOGM in Malta:

My question is: Is it correct etiquette to have one’s hand in one’s pocket, holding a drink in the other, when in the presence of the Queen of England?


French fly flags:

In scenes reminiscent of VE Day in WW2, the French have shown their defiance to terrorism and support for the victims of the attacks by flying the tricolour. 

Those who did not have flags used various items to display the red white and blue:

Viv le France!


The 33:

Remember the Chilean miners locked underground for 69 days? Remember how one miner, Johnny Barrios, was discovered to have a wife and mistress, which came out when both turned up at the cave in site and squabbled? 

That story has been turned into a movie with Antonio Banderas – The 33 – with Oscar Nunez playing Barrios.

Johnny Barrios

Wife Marta Salinas 

Girlfriend Susana Valenzuela 

Btw, he picked the gf, the ex lives around the corner.



The following item is the whole news report and needs no further comment (I know how the guy felt):
POLICE raced to a Wollstonecraft unit after reports that a man was threatening to kill a woman. 
But all was not as it seemed. 
We’re reprinting the following report straight from the Harbourside LAC Facebook.  
It’s an all-time classic: 
At around 2am on November 21, police received numerous calls in relation to a violent domestic, with reports of a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling, “I’m going to kill you, you're dead! Die Die!!”, with the sounds of furniture being tossed around the unit. 
Numerous police cars responded to the address and began banging on the door. 
A man answered the door, out of breath and rather flushed, with the following conversation: 
Police: “Where’s your wife?” 
Male: “Umm, I don’t have one.” 
Police: “Where’s your girlfriend?” 
Male: “Umm, I don’t have one.” 
Police: “We had a report of a domestic and a woman screaming, where is she?” 
Male: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, I live alone.” 
Police: “Come on mate, people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit.” 
At this point the male became very sheepish. 
Police: “Come on mate, what have you done to her?” 
Male: “It was a spider” 
Police “Sorry??” 
Male: “It was a spider, a really big one!!” 
Police: “What about the woman screaming?” 
Male: “Yeah, sorry, that was me, I really hate spiders.” 
As it turns out the male was chasing a rather large spider around the unit with a can of Mortein. After a very long pause some laughter and a quick look in the unit to make sure there was no injured party (apart from the spider) we left.

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