– Retribution came quickly when a 34-year old stabbed to death a young woman whose Jaén apartment he was robbing.
He fell to his death whilst trying escape. We are quick to condemn the American gun lobby. The fact remains that where gun ownership is legal, crime is much less prevalent. As one resident put it; a burglar thinks twice about climbing into someone’s window if the person inside might be armed.
A policeman put it more tersely: ‘When you climb through someone’s window you leave your human rights outside.’
– Should we be surprised that Benidorm’s mayor, Agustin Navarro who, even after a 10 per cent pay cut, earns more than Spain’s prime minister? It reminds me of the communist who on becoming head of state showed his proud mum his impressive palatial villa with all of its ostentatious trappings. “Nikita, my son,” she whispered in awe.
“I am so proud of you, but what will you do if the Communists return?” Needless to say Benidorm’s mayor is a socialist.
– Washington DC has yet to say if it will remove the toxic soil from 40 hectares of Almerian land contaminated when a USAF bomber overflying the area 45 years ago was involved in a nuclear air accident.
The question is; will the clean up commence before or after similar clean ups in the over 50 countries the U.S. has bombed since 1945.
– A bridge too far: A thief was arrested when caught in the act dismantling two 30 tonne railway bridges in Teulada near Alicante.
The cheeky suspect was leading a team of workmen backed by two lorries ands a crane.
Needless to say the crane had been nicked too as was the 80 tonnes of scrap metal he had sold to unsuspecting metal dealers during the previous month.
No doubt about it; hard times proves the adage: Necessity is the mother of invention.