Professor Brown’s talking bulltish

I read an article by Professor Brown on Ozzie News recently and thought what a load of bulltish! He reminds me of the people who blame all their woes on God. If God wanted to punish us, he wouldn’t need misguided clerics to set up camps to train young men to blow themselves up! Think of … [Read the full story]

Is it too much to ask for Wolrd Peace for Xmas?

When I was a lad my dad was a butcher, and Christmas was a time when he had to stay late at work to clean and truss turkeys. He worked right up until late on Christmas Eve, and yet Christmas was a time of laughter and excitement as we waited to open our presents. Two days … [Read the full story]

Rich man, poor man

In January you will receive notification of your assets checked against your pension qualification. This means my pension will be stopped. Because of my savings and private pension and my preparations for the future, I will be penalised for being careful. In the news a politician has been threatened with having his $100,000 pension stopped. … [Read the full story]

Goodbye Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is making his final speeches on the success of his eight years in office. Watching his stilted speech, with great long gaps and pauses, is tantamount to watching an actor giving a monologue…before exiting the stage. He talks well without actually explaining what he is talking about. He claims exorbitant successes, especially … [Read the full story]

Advance Australia, or are we going backwards

About thirty years ago I enjoyed the free spirit of Australia. People spoke up and had their say. They did the right thing, they all pulled together and were not lazy. How far have we advanced today? A beautiful, pre-school, primary school close to where I live has lovely grounds and a sports field. Unfortunately … [Read the full story]

History is in the eye of the ignorant

I am getting older and spend my time looking backwards at history. That is true history, not the history proposed by twenty somethings just out of university. As a lad I was able to talk to my Grandad, he told me about the First World War. Not from history books, but from the sights and … [Read the full story]

Do you talk to your kids?

I think the thing I miss most is being able to talk to my grandad. My grandchildren don’t listen to me they play on their X-boxes. Are there too many electrical gadgets around today to influence our children with ipods, Wii, play stations, dvd players and television. When I was young I used to sit … [Read the full story]

Do we really care about those who suffer in war?

Who said the world is going to hell in a hand cart? Who ever it was, they’re getting closer to the truth every day. War is hell, and when two tribes go to war the result is death and destruction. But in todays world with TV and media coverage, the pictures are disturbing. Yet nothing seems … [Read the full story]

Not my President – but majority voted Trump

Well of course he is not my President, I am Australian. But thousands of Americans tweeted ‘he is not my President’. There have also been protesters lining the streets proclaiming ‘he is not my President’. If the people voted and chose Trump for President, then who are they to condemn the right of the people. … [Read the full story]

Are we de-humanised by the horrors of the world?

A programme I watched on television reported hundreds of birds and fish dropping down dead for no apparent reason. They posed the question is this the beginning of the apocalypse? I was amazed at the question – are they being serious? 79000 people missing in Columbia, thousands missing in Argentina, millions missing, displaced, killed and … [Read the full story]

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