Friday, 7 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-11-2014

Hmmm … 

You know, child abuse is … not a good thing.

And I think we can say that’s understating thing, just a touch.

After all, I’ve know people who’ve been the victims of abuse: they’ve not had an easy life, recovering from it.

So I think I, like others, have had half an eye on the progress of the Wanless enquiry.   That’s been trying to track down what’s called the Dicken’s Dossier, after it disappeared: the dossier was a collection of documents that MP, Geoffrey Dickens handed over to the Home Secretary, back in the 80s, that detailed allegations of abuse committed by senior MPs and public figures.

Which is a scandal.

One I’m wondering about.   You see, I had a friend who used to work at the Royal Courts of Justice: Britain’s central and highest courts, in other words.   (The Old Bailey, Britain’s central criminal courts, are a separate entity: about half a mile away.   The RCJ deals with everything else: including some criminal matters.)

He alway’s used to say — with something of a knowing smirk — that evidence in various pornography/obscene publications cases used to go — AHEM — missing in transit.

He never specified exactly what sort of pornography.   And, at the time, I assumed the stuff concerned nastier versions of stuff anyone could get in their locals newsagents.

These days … ?   I have to admit, these days, I wonder one thing.

What sort of porn went missing … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 7th November, 1918, saw the overthrow of the Wittelsbach dynasty: rulers of what’s now which German state: Bavaria, Lower Saxony or Hesse?
Q2) While we’re being German: 7th November, 1989, saw Willi Stroph resign.   As Prime Minister of where: East Germany or West Germany?
Q3) 7th November, 2000, saw the US Drugs Enforcement Agency raid what was — up until then — the largest drug making lab found in the US.   Which drug was it: Ecstacy, LSD or crystal meth?
Q4) 7th November, 1910, saw the Wright Brothers ship what by plane for the first time: mail, freight or people?
Q5) Finally … 7th November, 1989, saw Douglas Wilder elected as the USA’s first Afro-American State Governor.   But of which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th November, saw the Hanford Atomic Facility in the USA produce which radioactive element: Uranium, Neptunium or Plutonium?
A1) Plutonium.
Q2) More to the point, what’s that element’s chemical symbol: U, Np or Pu?
A2) Pu.
Q3) 6th November, 1865, saw the formal surrender of the CSS Shenandoah: the last ship of the Southern States to do so, at the end of the US Civil War.   What did the C stand for in  CSS?
Q4) 6th November, 1789, saw Pope Pius 6th name Father John Carroll as the first Catholic Bishop of which country?
A4) The USA.
Q5) 6th November, 1979, saw the Council of the Islamic Revolution take power: in which Middle Eastern country?
A5) Iran.
Q6) Finally … 6th November, 1995, saw the Rova of Antananarivo burn down.   The Rova was the palace of the rulers of where: Madagascar, Nauru or Singapore?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Football is the most important thing in my life, but I do have a life outside football and this is one part. The TV, the music, the fashion - it all goes to make up Rio Ferdinand.”

Rio Ferdinard, born 7th November, 1978.
Enjoy your day.

*        Yep: Miami Vice, yesterday, Debbi: to Britain’s favourite coach company, today … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I like the song! :)

1. Bavaria
2. East Germany
3. crystal meth
4. freight
5. Virginia