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Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

The tiny nation Nauru with less than 10,000 residents has its 3rd President within a week.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Nauru




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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Though this was going to be about Italy.
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Maybe this week Italy can win the crown
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Amazing but odd article it's nice to read something diffrent!
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Interesting reading, had never heard of it. Thanks jrspet!
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Get the feeling that someone is in a pissing contest with "The Local" to bring us worldly news snippets...?
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Good job - be president for a week, then add that to your CV! It should be enough to give an advantage over other job candidates. ;-)
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

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The tiny nation Nauru with less than 10,000 residents has its 3rd President within a week.

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Australia must be having trouble finding someone who can accept their foreign policies with detention centres.


www.seek.com.au - Jobs offered "Nauru President"
description -
- Be able to shut up and do as your told.
- Quietly accept money to deal with someone elses political agenda
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

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Jobs offered "Nauru President"
description -
- Be able to shut up and do as your told.
Well, Isn't the phosphate mine now closed? They have nothing more to live on... I thought New Zealand already had accepted to relocate them, was it only a project, a cry for help or real life?
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Well, Isn't the phosphate mine now closed? They have nothing more to live on... I thought New Zealand already had accepted to relocate them, was it only a project, a cry for help or real life?
Let's not take a joke and turn it into an ethical debate.

3 presidents in a week is a joke itself........ the real question is "what the hell is going on?"
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Get the feeling that someone is in a pissing contest with "The Local" to bring us worldly news snippets...?
Contest ????

jrspet wins hands down !!!
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Let's not take a joke and turn it into an ethical debate.

3 presidents in a week is a joke itself........ the real question is "what the hell is going on?"
I don't see the joke in Nauru's present situation. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Political instability is rarely a good sign. It really didn't occur to me that it possibly could be a joke in the OP's post. I absolutely didn't suspect a joke at all.
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Old 16.11.2011, 22:17
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I don't see the joke in Nauru's present situation. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Political instability is rarely a good sign. It really didn't occur to me that it possibly could be a joke in the OP's post. I absolutely didn't suspect a joke at all.
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[sarcasm font] This is a serious situation indeed !!! [/sarcasm font]


Come on Faltrad !!!

3 presidents in a week for crying out loud.

Politically unstable or not.......... that is classic 'slapstick' political humour.

Name another country (without the future possibility of Italy) that has had 3 presidents in rapid succession?

Serious situation or not, that's still pretty funny.

I mean 10,000 residents........ at this rate, everyone in the country could have a crack at the title.
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Old 16.11.2011, 23:02
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Re: Strange but true ... 3rd President in a week!

Faltrad, it took me 1.5hours to explore the whole island ( country I might add ). It is a well known place for money laundering, and the Executive ( President et. al. ) live in Melbourne almost on a permanent basis. The country is virtually at Australia´s mercy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru%E...ssia_relations
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But if you take the full reign of the outgoing one, you have a time of 4 years
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Maybe this week Italy can win the crown

Off-topic as you possibly think about the Prime Ministers. The President however will remain the same. AND it looks as if Mr Monti is to establish a new government. So far so good. And let's be realistic, nobody expects Mr Monti to solve all the problems of his country, but to try to tackle some of the most urgents matters.
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[sarcasm font] This is a serious situation indeed !!! [/sarcasm font]


Come on Faltrad !!!

3 presidents in a week for crying out loud.

Politically unstable or not.......... that is classic 'slapstick' political humour.

Name another country (without the future possibility of Italy) that has had 3 presidents in rapid succession?

Serious situation or not, that's still pretty funny.

I mean 10,000 residents........ at this rate, everyone in the country could have a crack at the title.

To have a "president-ad-interim" taking over business after the outgoing one left until the new one is elected is not such a bad thing.
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Old 17.11.2011, 06:06
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I don't see the joke in Nauru's present situation. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Political instability is rarely a good sign. It really didn't occur to me that it possibly could be a joke in the OP's post. I absolutely didn't suspect a joke at all.
My mistake, I take the blame.
Well, it's hard to NOT see the irony in that country - they were sitting on a pile of wealth. A lot of it, but limited. What would you do if you were the president some decades back?
Again: Nauru used to have the highest income per capita - globally!

Smart thing would be to make a plan for development to have something once the natural resources run out.

What did they do?
Excessive spending, corruption and bad management left NOTHING of it behind. By now they get development aid!
It's not really a fun joke, but definitely tragically comical. And I for one have the feeling that humanity overall is not behaving that much differently when it comes to the global resources. Except that Nauru is tiny and you can put all of them on some ships and relocate them to Australia...
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It's not really a fun joke..
OK, I can live with that. Thanks all for the update, it was Australia, not New Zealand.
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