Ozzie tourist left for dead in Bali

An Australian woman has revealed how she was left for dead with massive head wounds on a Bali roadside, amid fears of growing violence against Australian tourists in the country. Official statistics show 31 Australians died in Bali in the past year, but what is less well reported is the number who have been assaulted … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

How dare FIFA ban the poppy

I know I’m getting old and miserable, but what is wrong with the people who run the governments and the media. This week the news is about a boy of fourteen taking drugs and the refusal to let soccer players wear the poppy. We the ordinary people on the planet, see things quite clearly. So … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard speaks to boy arrested in Bali

Julia Gillard has spoken to the 14-year-old boy arrested in Bali last week for allegedly carrying marijuana, telling him she was doing everything possible to help him. The teenager, detained last Tuesday on the resort island, has been the focus of intense negotiations involving Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and other Australian officials who hope he … [Read the full story]

On This Day…in 2002

Don’t know why this is being put in because, of course, we’ll never forget what happened on this day in 2002. But people need to be reminded of what happened on this day so we don’t ever let the terrorist win. On this day in 2002, three bombings shatter the peace in the town of … [Read the full story]

Man fainted marrying a cow

A teenager collapsed during his marriage to a cow he had earlier been caught having sex with after claiming it had flirted with him. Unemployed Ngurah Alit, 18, was seen in a Bali paddy field standing naked behind the animal. He claimed he believed the cow was a young and beautiful woman, and it had … [Read the full story]