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32,500 Spanish families put their house – Financial crisis


In Spain last year more than 32,000 families lost the roof over their head because they could not repay. Monthly mortgage According to figures from the Bank of Spain.

The Spanish central bank was last year seized 39 167 homes. In 32,490 of them involved the permanent home services. The rest are holiday homes and homes for rent. It is estimated that since the beginning of the crisis in 2008, some 400,000 homes in Spain were seized. Taken Suicide and protests in Spain have been large demonstrations against the controversial evictions. According to media reports, several people who were put out of the house, committed suicide.

via 32,500 Spanish families put their house – Financial crisis – De Morgen.

via 32,500 Spanish families put their house – Financial crisis – De Morgen.

USA to lose licence to use English language


The current 250 year licence granted to the USA to use English as its official language is due to expire at the end of January 2014. The licence was originally granted by King George III and intended as a stop-gap till the colony (as it was then) decided on it’s own language between Arapahoe, French or Spanish.

The new House of Representatives is facing a difficult decision but will probably opt to move to Spanish in the near future. Already 26% of US citizens speak Spanish and California has already experimented with shop assistants pretending not to understand English speaking customers.

The probability is that illegal immigrants from Mexico will now be given teaching jobs to bring the remaining US citizens up to speed.

All official documents such as passports, drivers licenses and Costco membership cards will now need to be translated.

The President has assured the public than the language transition will run smoothly and that Goldman Sachs were organising a team  to insure a smooth passage. GS has advised its clients to buy bonds in outsourced charter schools

via The Spoof : USA to lose licence to use English language funny satire story.

via The Spoof : USA to lose licence to use English language funny satire story.

Teacher who is afraid of children, to sue


CHILDREN are terrifying things, with their snotty little faces, gurgling traps and little accusatory fists. It is little wonder we treat them with such contempt.

One person who is really frightened of children is an ex-teacher who is suing her former school district, saying that was discriminated against for her fear of children. You heard.

Maria Waltherr-Willard had been teaching French and Spanish at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati since 1976. When the 61-year-old was transferred to the district’s middle school a few year ago, the seventh and eighth-graders she was to teach triggered her paedophobia (that’s a phobia of young children, rather than the other similar word). Her blood pressure went through the roof and she needed to retire in 2010.

And now, the lawsuit states that Waltherr-Willard’s paedophobia is covered by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, and that her bosses violated it by transferring her and refusing her a move back to the high school. The high school that presumably didn’t have any children.

*shrug*

School district attorney Gary Winters claimed that Waltherr-Willard simply “wants money,” and added: “Let’s keep in mind that our goal here is to provide the best teachers for students and the best academic experience for students, which certainly wasn’t accomplished by her walking out on them in the middle of the year.”

Waltherr-Willard claims she has lost out on at least $100,000, but the damages are not specified in the suit. The suit that is from a teacher who is scared of children.

Beggar’s belief.

via Teacher who is afraid of children, to sue.

via Teacher who is afraid of children, to sue.

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