On this day…in 1954

On this day in 1954, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Algeria, near Orleansville, killing 1,600 people. Another 5,000 people suffered serious injuries during the strong tremor and series of aftershocks that followed. The Cheliff River Valley features some of the best farmland in North Africa. Orleansville, the center of the area, can trace its history back … [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]

Tommy Taylors SRU

Have I lost my mind? A serious rape on a bus in India has been followed by another multiple rape in India. How, after so much publicity and anger directed at those people who carry out attacks on females in this poverty stricken country, could it happen again? Never mind trials and punishment…these individuals should … [Read the full story]

Ban the stupid bans!

Barmy officials in Nigeria have banned the import of fake flowers. Following the furore about Denmark stopping the sale of Marmite/Vegemite last month, a list of other strange import rules has been drawn up by freight firm DHL Express. It shows a license is needed to bring tents into Jordan, Algeria bans dental products (which … [Read the full story]