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История дня по итогам голосования за 17 августа 2018

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Джейсон Охарт пишет:
"Играл в гольф с занятным 78-летним старичком, который постоянно раздавал житейские советы. Большего пофигиста я в жизни не встречал.
После игры он мне говорит: «Не разговаривай со мной на парковке. Меня заберет жена, а она думает, что я оглох 5 лет назад».
Легендарный чувак".
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Анекдот дня по итогам голосования за 17 августа 2018

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- Вы имеете право хранить молчание... Все, что вы скажете, может быть использовано против вас в суде...
- Ты зачем мне зачитываешь фразы американских полицейских?
- Это не фразы полицейских, это новое пользовательское соглашение для регистрации в российских соцсетях.
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Анекдот дня по итогам голосования за 16 августа 2018

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Житель Барнаула получил пять лет за публикацию в интернете пятна Роршаха. Суд выявил на картинке: демонстрацию нацистской символики, оскорбление чувств верующих, оправдание терроризма и порнографическое изображение мамы одного из следователей.
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История дня по итогам голосования за 15 августа 2018

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В Новосибирске с маршруток сняли наклейки с надписью "За Россию без жуликов и воров"...
...в акте проверки написано, нарушение – агитация против "Единой России".
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Paris hoarder's flat sells for killing before a single viewing

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An extremely messy 70sqm Paris apartment has sold for €630,000 without the buyer (or anyone else) visiting it beforehand.

Here’s proof that property in Paris sells no matter what. 

Such is the demand for living space in the French capital that standards have pretty much hit rock bottom, meaning a cluttered “shambles” (as French daily Le Figaro calls it) such as this one are often snapped up in a matter of minutes.

The 70sqm flat in Les Batignolles in Paris’s 17th arrondissement was listed by estate agency Orpi, whose agents had advised the owner to clear up the ‘mad professor’ home to increase the chances of it selling for the asking price: €630,000, equal to €9,000/sqm.

But their requests fell on deaf ears, the titleholder (who had inherited the flat seven years earlier but had not moved in) nonchalantly decided instead to just clear enough space for agents to be physically capable of getting through the door to take pictures.

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And so photos of the messy unit were taken and posted on Orbi’s website and other property search engines.

Did it matter that the property looked half way between an antiques bazaar and a paper recycling plant?

‘Non, pas du tout!’ Nobody even came to view the property before it sold for the asking price.

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Who knows if the buyer decided he’d had enough with the uninviting photos and didn't want to be put off any further by the gargantuan de-cluttering he or she had in store.

In any case, Orpi’s employees seemed to know what they were doing. They told Le Figaro the flat could’ve been priced even higher it was actually possible to see the floors in the photos, but they knew that regardless of its pitiful state, it would sell.

That’s been the case with previous chaotic homes such as this, which Orpi says they get roughly once a year.

SEE ALSO: Paris - How to live in an 8-square-metre apartment


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Revival of French festival honouring 'virtuous' young women raises eyebrows

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A resident of Salency in the Oise department of northern France has decided to bring back the village's historic "Fete de la Rosiere" ("Festival of the Maiden") event, first launched in the year 456. 

 

The festival honours the "virtuous reputation" of a young woman aged 14-20 and was held in Salency until 1987. 

 

Now Bertrand Tribout, the president of the Brotherhood of Saint-Médard, the saint who apparently started the festival, is re-launching the event which is set to take place on June 2nd, 2019. 

 

The program will include mass in the morning and a celebration and coronation in the afternoon. 

 

 

The winning "maiden" will be escorted by a procession of 12 young girls and boys through the village. 

 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tribout had to do his fair share of convincing to get the authorities to agree to reviving the event. 

 

It is a "somewhat outdated" event, the mayor of Selancy, Hervé Deplanque told Le Parisien, adding to BFM TV that he has received "hundreds of emails" from indignant residents. 

 

Selancy's population seem to be particularly put out by the selection criteria for the title, with the young women, according to the rules, expected to have irreproachable conduct, virtue, piety and virginity. 

 

Last year, Bertrand Tribout, who organised his first Fete de la Rosiere in 1971 when he himself was just 17-year-old, promised that there would be "no medical examination" to verify this last selection criterion. 

 

He has insisted that this is part of the "heritage of the village" adding that the event "values femininity". 

 

For him, this holiday is above all "very charming, rural and fun".

 

"We want to celebrate the true integrity of the young woman, the fact that she is kind to her family and loved ones, that she is ready to help others," he said. "This is what makes our village unique - it would be a shame not to keep it."

 

And since the complaints, he has tried to put a stop to the controversy by ensuring that the "virtue" of the Rosiere does not "correspond to chastity or virginity". 

 

Nevertheless, he may have a long fight ahead if he wants the festival to actually see the light of day, with feminist association Les Effronté-e-s planning to make a complaint that will prevent the event from being held.

 

"We will make these girls realise that behaving normally is considered impure (according to this festival's values)," spokesperson for the group Fatima Benomar told the French press. "It's traumatic and stigmatising".

 

According to Franceinfo, the mayor is worried that the image of his village has been "sullied" by the controversy and is already considering cancelling the festival.

 

"The municipality has never really agreed to the organization of this festival," he said. 

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