Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday, March 9 in the news......

  • Australia and Japan are about to embark on their most wide-ranging military and intelligence-sharing agreement. In the 50th anniversary year of the signing of the post-war trade pact, Tokyo and Canberra will agree on a joint security declaration that promises to transform defence relations between the two countries. The move has worried China, who remain concerned, and this has prompted the Dalai Lama to note "Ha ha bitches, how you like that shit?"

  • A 43-year-old German decided to settle his imminent divorce by chainsawing a family home in two and making off with his half in a forklift truck. Police in the eastern town of Sonneberg said the trained mason measured the single-storey summer house before chainsawing through the wooden roof and walls. He has already received business investment interest in this idea from other soon-to-be divorced men who would like to hire him.