On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were … [Read the full story]

Morrissey is not dead

Morrissey has spoken out following his recent health troubles, which saw him hospitalised at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. The singer issued a statement to fan site True To You, which he opened up by saying: “The reports of my death have been greatly understated.” The former frontman of The Smiths went on … [Read the full story]

Happy New Year Australia

World predictions for 2013

Next year has the magical number thirteen to generate good and bad over the coming twelve months. Europe is going through a tough time…it will get even tougher next year. Watch out for the UK to cause a few heart stopping moments for the Germans and French. In America the President will find his second … [Read the full story]

Russell Brand soaks up the rays in Australia

He’s in Australia on his I Am A Walrus stand-up comedy tour. And Russell Brand, 37, has wasted no time in taking advantage of the warm summer weather. The comedian spent the day outside watching Australia play South Africa at cricket in Perth last week. The star looked relaxed as he sat in a box … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1959

Twelve nations, including the USA and the Soviet Union, sign the Antarctica Treaty, which bans military activity and weapons testing on that continent. It was the first arms control agreement signed in the Cold War period. Since the 1800′s a number of nations, including Great Britain, Australia, Chile, and Norway, laid claim to parts of … [Read the full story]

Are the Stones coming to Australia?

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has said the legendary band could play more shows after their forthcoming performances in London and New York next month. Speaking on the red carpet at the premiere of new Stones documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ , Wood said: “once this wheel is turning I don’t think it will be able … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard…stop ruining Australia

I read with interest the article by the finance reporter of Ozzie News. I agree in part, especially about stopping the boat people before they arrive and leave Indonesia. Also how our pollies, especially Prime Minister Julia Gillard, do not understand the problem. Spending large sums to stop boats is not the answer. Spending large … [Read the full story]

The storm in W.A.

I am not referring to the carbon tax, pollies and prostitutes…or even an alleged slip by Slippers. No, I am referring to the storm that swept through the suburbs of Perth, Australia. When my children were younger , they tended to be nervous around animals. Dogs made them pull back in alarm…and feathered birds made … [Read the full story]

Don’t jump off the roof, mum!

When I was young comedy was king. TV and films were a riot of slapstick and rude humour. Laurel and Hardy were masters, and on the stage comedians like Max Miller could cause a riot with his speedy quips. Norman Wisdom held audiences in the palm of his hand both on screen and on radio … [Read the full story]

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