On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary force that was massacred in its retreat from Kabul. He told of a terrible massacre in the Khyber Pass, in which the Afghans gave the defeated Anglo-Indian force and their camp … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s news round-up

Another difficult week. In the news – earthquakes, buildings collapse and shootings in the USA…rapes in India, Bali, and closer to home. A terrorist attack in the USA and terrorist threats in Canada…injured dead and dying all around the world. In Syria the war goes on, and standing idle are the UN and USA. Most … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

It was Easter last week – do we remember our childhood and the message of Easter, Bible stories and the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Do you remember stories from the Old Testament and the warnings about sin and punishment? Do you really think this is the time for processions supporting gay marriage…for political decisions to … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Christmas is over and now we look to New Year’s Eve and the start of a new year. I hope your festivities went well and you received the gifts you expected. Unfortunately peace on earth was one gift we all lost out on. Gun control laws are still not going to happen as soon as … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

(Tommy is on holiday, so this week, his column has been compiled by his mother-in-law). What a strange week I’ve had…it all concerns Europe. Governments in Europe have been either for or against gay marriage. The French wife of a prominent politician is for gay marriage because she has friends in the entertainment business. I … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week it’s been. I always feel insecure when pollies tell us they are looking to give us better defence and a safer world. Look at what’s happening in the USA…there’s a president who does not want to spend money during a depression on war. He looked on as Egypt changed governments and Europe … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

Another week of spin and pollies ducking the issues they promised when elected. Both parties highlighted issues relating to education, policing and health. Crime is increasing…especially violent crime. The promise of more police officers recruited to the force has been a miserable failure. There’s going to be more doctors and nurses to boost our hospitals … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week. It seems we have been looking back over the last fifty years. The Beatles and James Bond are giving us nostalgia of times long ago. Have you forgotten Sir Cliff Richard and Status Quo are visiting us here in Australia? And who can forget The Rolling Stones. Living in the past brings … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU (Sunday Round Up)

I cannot believe our Julia Gillard is pushing for a seat on the UN Security Council. Spending millions of dollars for a seat on a council that has no chance of enhancing security in the world. Look at the competition…it’s between us and Luxembourg, Finland…say no more! We are sending more troops to Afghanistan or … [Read the full story]

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