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]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week for Australia. It’s not what happened here, but rather what we must learn from foreign news. The terrible execution of hostages in Algeria carried out by Muslims in support of Malians and terrorists held in western countries. The result in troops being sent into action will escalate action both in France and … [Read the full story]

So what if Miss France is ‘as white as snow’

A newly crowned Miss France beauty queen has become embroiled in accusations of racism and a catfight between previous winners just days into her reign. The Representative Council of Black Associations (CRAN) denounced medical student Marine Lorphelin, 19, for being ‘as white as snow’ and criticised the lack of black and Arab contestants. The organisation … [Read the full story]

African Wild Dogs aren’t to blame for mauling boy

A two-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a pack of ravenous African wild dogs when he fell off a railing his mother put him on to view the animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. Desperate rescue attempts by zookeepers and armed police officers could not deter the 11 aggressive beasts as they … [Read the full story]

Does ‘get knotted’ mean, ‘do yoga’?

Hello to all my fans. It’s good to be back after my holiday in India. Thank you for all your comments on my last article about test match cricket. My English is not good enough to understand the colloquial terms used by some of my fans. I once spoke to my Guru and asked him … [Read the full story]

Balotelli may kill racial abusers at Euro’s

Italy and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has threatened to kill anyone who racially abuses him during next month’s Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Balotelli said he had bananas thrown at him in a Rome bar before the European Under-21 Championships in June 2009 and if it happened again, “I will go to jail, … [Read the full story]