Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-5-2017

Monday’s attack has just got … 

Nasty … 

Although you’re possibly wondering how.

So was I … 

Until, last night, when I saw in the news that Britain’s threat level — the official view of how likely a terrorist attack is — had been raised to Critical.

Meaning that — in key public locations — there’s going to be armed soldiers supporting police.

Armed troops.

On British streets.

I don’t know how to say this: but I really don’t like that idea.

Granted, it’s only happened three times this century.

Granted, it’s felt another attack is imminent: I’d hate to see what happens if someone attacks Glastonbury or Reading.

But … ?

I don’t know about you, but I can remember reading about British troops patrolling the streets of Northern Ireland: back in the 1970s.

And about Bloody Sunday.   The day was a major contributed to IRA propaganda, and — I feel — caused by having a lot of nervous squaddies on the streets of the UK, itself … 

Doing what their trained to do — shoot to kill — in completely the wrong situation.

If this mishandled badly?

We could be looking at a result that makes the Troubles look like a playground argument.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Sarah Josepha Hale’s best known poem was first published: on 24th May, 1830.   Which nursery rhyme was that poem?
Q2) The President of France issued an ultimatum on 24th May, 1968, to striking students and workers: an ultimatum asking them to back him or sack him.   Which French President issued the ultimatum?
Q3) The Judgement of Paris took place: on 24th May, 1976.   The Judgement was between French and Californian what?
Q4) The Treaty of Moscow was signed on 24th May, 2002, between the USA and Russia.   Name either country’s then leader.
Q5) Finally … Cordón Caulle began erupting, on 24th May, 1960.   The volcano is in which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) The Federal Republic of Germany was founded: on 23rd May, 1949.   Was that country East or West Germany?
A1) West Germany.
Q2) More to the point, what — in fact if not in law — was that Germany’s capital?
A2) Bonn.   (The de jure capital was West Berlin.)
Q3) Emergency laws came into force in the UK: on 23rd May, 1966.   The laws dealt the problems caused after who went on strike: miners, seamen or firemen?
A3) Seamen.
Q4) Which programming language was first released, on 23rd May, 1995: Java, Coca or Python?
A4) Java.
Q5) Finally … 23rd May is World Turtle Day.   Are turtles water dwellers or land based?
A5) Water dwellers: tortoises are land based.   (At least in British English.)
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“If you’re shaky on things like goal setting and motivation, you need to realise that and plan how you intend to improve.”
Adrian Moorhouse, born 24th May, 1964.
And a tune form Orange Street … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Scary thought, that, Olga!   I hope no-one you worked with, was unaffected!   Oh, in other news?   Roger Moore’s died!   That’s sad: The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker were favourite Bond films!   (Oh, Debbi’s emailed: her and Rick are holidaying in Sicily!   They were floating around Cefalu!   About the only thing I know about it was Aleister Crowley had a magical abbey, there, and got kicked out by Mussolini.)

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