24 May 2012

HIDDEN SECRETS BURIED UNDER WET CONCRETE.


MAFIA STYLE BURIAL IN CANBERRA
This June 7, 2010 image from television supplied by Network 10 shows a commemorative coffee mug of the 2010 presidential visit by Barack Obama sitting on a stone pillar in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. A Parliament House official told senators on Monday, May 21, 2012 that 198 mugs were smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building. One senator called it a "mafia-style execution" for the mugs, which had an extra "r" printed in Obama's first name.   AUSTRALIA OUT Photo: Network 10 / AP


Australian officials wanted to get rid of some commemorative mugs that misspelled President Barack Obama's name. And boy, did they ever!
A Parliament House official told senators on that Obama was smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building(198 mugs that is!).
Sen.John Faulkner called it a "mafia-style execution" for the mugs, which had an extra "r'' printed in Obama's first name.
The government was made a mug after they made 200 of the mugs to commemorate the president's planned visit to Australia in 2010, which was later canceled.
No mugs were created when the American president finally made it to Australia.
Only two of the mugs were ever sold from the Parliament House gift shop, including one to the journalist who reported that Obama's name had been misspelled.
"Due to the sensitivity associated with the mistake that was made with the president's name, the last thing we wanted was for the fragments to be found on a garbage tip somewhere," said Bronwyn Graham, the Parliament House official.
She wouldn't comment on who's idea it was give them a 'mafia' style ending.
"I am not saying it was a bad idea. It is creative; I will give you that," Faulkner told Graham and her superior, David Kenny, who had authorized the disposal.
"You have not buried any other mistakes in concrete, have you Mr. Kenny, per chance?" Faulkner asked. Kenny swears he had not.

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