Aenigma aeroplani perditi. The mystery of the missing plane.

Abhinc quindecim dies aeroplanus Malayasianus in medio itinere decessit. Gubernator primus, ut fertur, ipse aeroplanum suum iniuste rapiret, sed nemo scit quo pacto vel quo modo. In aeroplano erant complures machinae indagatores automaticae quibus post prima hora volatus gubernatores non utarentur.  Machinae agere poterant sed exanimatae sunt. Aeroplanus de itinere praescripto divertit. Nulla vestigia inveniuntur, nemo scit ubi aeroplanus sit, sed perpauci credunt viatores et aeronautae vivant. Aeroplani navesque Oceanum Australissimum perscrutantur, naufragia quaerentes, sed frustra. Paene certum est omnes viatores perisse, sed cadaveres in perpetuo perdita sint.

wreckage in sea

Fifteen days ago a Malaysian aeroplane disappeared in mid-flight. The chief pilot himself, it is claimed, hijacked his plane but no one can say why or how. In the plane there were several automatic tracking devices which, after the first hour of the flight, the pilots did not use. The devices were able to work, but they were shut down. The plane diverted from its planned route. No traces have been found, no one knows where the plane is, but almost no one thinks the crew and passengers are still alive. Planes and ships are scouring the Southern Ocean, looking for wreckage, but without success. It is almost certain that all the travellers have perished, but the bodies have been lost forever.


Comitia Crimeana: Crimean Referendum

Hodie Crimeā comitia aguntur.

Populum oportet delegere res publicas huius loci Ukranei, utrum imperium Russiae donētur an res publicanae fiant Crimeanae. Non licet Crimeam in imperio Ukraneo permanere quam Putinus, dictator Russicus, non patiatur quod classis Russica portu Sevastapolis utetur. In his terris sunt limites incerti et mutabiles. Abhinc sexaginta annos Crimeae Russia imperabat. Abhinc viginti quinque annos Ukraneus est libertus, sed res publicae ibi minime iuste agentur. Nationes Europeae Americanaeque commotae sunt quae res ancipites timeant. Bellum eveniat ? plurimi pacem desiderunt sed res sunt periculosae.

A child votes for her mother Voters in Crimean referendum, 16 March 2014

Today in Crimea a vote is taking place. The people have to decide the constitution of this part of the Ukraine, whether rule should be handed to the Russians or whether  Crimea should be an independent state. Crimea is not being allowed to stay part of the Ukraine, which the Russian dictator Putin cannot accept because the Russian fleet uses the port of Sevastapol. In this region borders are uncertain and changeable. Sixty years ago Russia ruled Crimea. For twenty five years Ukraine has ben independent, but the state has been badly run. The nations of Europe and America are worried because things are on a knife edge. Will there be a war? Most people want peace but it’s a dangerous situation.

Cadaver spirat. A dead body comes to life.


Vir annos septuaginta octo annos natus diē Mercurii periit. Civis Americanus Mississippi civitatem habitabat. Pulsus moderator in thoraci eius positus est, sed machinā subito pausatā vir interivit. Cadaver in mortuarium translatum iudex coroner inspexit et decrevit eum syncopā afflictum cecidisse. Sed diē Jovis, post nonnullas horas machina resumpsit ut animus animaque viri reveniant. Pollinctores attoniti cadaver versans conspexerunt. Medicō arcessitō vir sanescere coepit. Felicissimus vir nunc ad familiares regressus est. dicit se gaudēre quod vivit. Exsequia abrogatur.

A man seventy eight years of age died on Wednesday. He was an American citizen living in the state of Mississppi. A pacemaker was fitted in his chest, but when the battery suddenly stopped it failed.  The coroner inspected the body, after it was moved to the mortuary, and decided that he had succumbed to heart failure. But several hours later, on Thursday, the batteries started again and life returned to the man. The undertakers were astonished to see the body moving.  A doctor was called and he is now recovering. The very lucky man has not rejoined his family. He says he is delighted to be alive. The funeral has been cancelled.