One in four South African men questioned in a survey said they had raped someone and nearly half admitted having attacked more than one victim. The study, by the country’s Medical Research Council, also found three out of four who admitted rape attacked for the first time while in their teens. The MRC spoke to 1,738 men in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces. The research was conducted in both rural and urban areas and included Continue reading And people ask why I don’t want to visit South Africa→
Spotted around the back of Almería market, what was obviously an old veinte duro, hundred peseta shop which was very careful with the conversion into euros: 100 pesetas is €0,6024. This gentleman (or lady), no doubt somewhat unsure about the new money but eager for any opportunity to rack up the prices, carefully rounded up to 0,61€. How he must have cursed when other canny competitors hit on the spiffing idea of just rounding it Continue reading To the last cent→
Classic. Lenox has a scanned copy of an English language “Crowded by appearence of it denounces” Guardia Civil theft report form over on his site. http://spanishshilling.blogspot.com/ Nice to see that the Guardia still don’t faff around when it comes to identifying “race” of people. Black, Arab, Gypsy, Teutonic… all those dodgy swines are there, ready to be ticked off. (No white, I notice).
http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/ The British Library has put two million digitised pages from 19th century newspapers online, taking research out of its dusty reading rooms into people’s homes. The pay-as-you-go service brings a century of history alive from Jack the Ripper to WG Grace.