“How much can I get away with and still go to heaven?” That seems like the motto of a well-known cleric who’s doing his best to pack a particular Synod of Bishops with his pals and associates… I think that you know whom I have in mind…
The newspaper Právo reported that thieves dismantled and stole an old 10-ton railway bridge during broad daylight in western Czechia. The well-organised crooks used a crane and trucks to steal the bridge, built in 1901 over a river near the town of Horní Slavkov in Karlovarský Kraj. Pavel Halla, a spokesman for Czech Railways, said the thieves also stole some 200 metres (@656 feet) of railway track. He added that a police patrol stopped during the stealing of the bridge, but the thieves showed them forged documents stating that they allegedly had an agreement with Czech Railways to dismantle the old bridge. A police spokesman in Karlovy Vary said the total damage caused by the dismantled bridge and railway track, allegedly stolen for their scrap metal value, could total some 120,000 Czech Korunas (187,500 Roubles. 6,400 USD. 4,800 Euros. 3,900 UK Pounds), whilst Halla put the figure at over a million Korunas (1.56 million Roubles. 53,100 USD. 40,200 Euros. 32,700 UK Pounds).
1 May 2012
The old merry larcenous Slavic spirit is alive and well in Czechia! That is, all Slavs are Artful Dodgers, finding a way around all burdensome government regulation and red tape (and you thought that Americans were the experts at such… do think again). It sounds like the story of the Sov soldiers who sold their tank for vodka money (no lie… it happened in the ’68 Invasion of Czechoslovakia). Slavs aren’t efficient Germans! Slavs aren’t dutiful Westerners! Slavs are like Irishmen, not Englishmen! That’s why the konvertsy are so clueless… they actually think that Greeks, Russians, Serbs, Romanians, Bulgarians, et al follow the canons… yes, they really do think that. What’s more, they think that we’re lazy and torpid… au contraire… the Slav (or the Greek or the Romanian) doesn’t stir until their backs are to the wall… then, watch out! If you have any doubt on that, ask the Germans and the French and the Poles. Oh, yes… the first man in space was Yuri Gagarin… and American cosmonauts have to hitch a ride into space on Russian capsules (do American male cosmonauts follow the Russian custom of peeing on the bus’ rear wheel before boarding the Soyuz? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…)… fancy that…