Nº2 at “Marca España” fired for Catalan abuse on twitter

The nº 2 at Marca España, the government agency setup to promote the “Spanish brand” abroad, was fired today after tweeting rude abuse about the Catalans. Juan Carlos later “rectified” his position after the abuse started to pour in, claiming he was annoyed that some Catalans at a football match had been shouting down the national anthem, and had just overreacted. That was at 20:44. By 22:13, in a move of amazing speed, José Manuel García-Margallo, Continue reading Nº2 at “Marca España” fired for Catalan abuse on twitter

Cajamar – do ya fancy female sexual exploitation or banking?

A strange direct message via twitter arrives, inviting me tonight to a chat in Almería about female sexual exploitation. The organisers? Cajamar, for some strange reason @LozanoMabel esta tarde en #almería para hablar sobre explotación sexual femenina a las 20h.¿te apetece? http://t.co/FruI3Iv5nM — Grupo Cajamar (@Cajamar) April 4, 2013 “LozanoMabel this afternoon in Almeria to talk about female sexual exploitation – do you fancy it?” Leaving aside the ambuiguity about me being asked by my Continue reading Cajamar – do ya fancy female sexual exploitation or banking?

Rubalcaba: I will outlaw paying bills over 3,000€ in cash

Seriously. This is the PSOE candidates answer as to how he will clamp down on fiscal fraud, and bring Spain out of the recession. He’s going to outlaw paying cash for invoices worth over 3,000€. Says it all, really. If it wasn’t such a serious matter, I’d be laughing. (part of his q&a session on Twitter). Meanwhile, AFES, the association for families affected by embargoes, warns that 1 out of every 5 Spanish families who Continue reading Rubalcaba: I will outlaw paying bills over 3,000€ in cash

Utah firing squad death announced on Twitter

Frankly, I found this story to be rather chilling. The Attorney General of Utah used Twitter to confirm last night that he had ordered the execution of a prisoner by firing squad, to the world. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10348685.stm But Mr Shurtleff’s 134-character composition was no ordinary post. This was not a piece of miscellany from the 53-year-old’s home life, a link chosen to amuse or interest his followers, nor even a political prod at his Democratic rivals. Continue reading Utah firing squad death announced on Twitter

Treasure hunt for spurned NZ ring

A spurned suitor in New Zealand has found an unusual way to dispose of his unwanted engagement ring – by holding a treasure hunt. Anthony Gardiner said he would hide the ring somewhere in the city of Wellington on Saturday, and post clues on his Twitter account. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8080709.stm