Time to assess the world today

2017 is the year to understand why we are in a crisis around the world – we must start with the past. Democracy although semi introduced by the Greeks (semi because women and the poor could not vote), was given prominence by the Magna Carta, before democracy Kings, Emperors and Ceasars ruled the world and almost … [Read the full story]

Born to be piled

A man awaiting the birth of his first child at hospital was mistaken for a patient and given a haemorrhoid operation in Shenyang, China. After waiting less than an hour, the expectant father was beckoned inside but did not hear clearly what the doctor said and thought he was being taken to a room to … [Read the full story]

Did George Michael die of a heroin overdose?

George Michael, dead at the age of 53. According to UK newspapers, George has been battling with heroin addiction. He had been rushed into hospital over the last year on several occasions being treated for heroin over-usage. George has been plagued by the press for years regarding his health, HIV and AIDS. In 2011, ex-partner … [Read the full story]

Trump – a Bull in a China shop

Donald Trump it seems has no diplomacy on switch. He’s a business man, surely he has another mode aside from the ‘Bull in a China shop’, which he manages to adopt for most of his breathing day. Why would the President of the United States of America be provoking other countries with his claim that … [Read the full story]

Atletico de Kolkata win Hero Indian Super League

The Hero Indian Super League was won at the weekend by Atletico de Kolkata, when they beat the Kerala Blasters. The score was still 1-1 after extra time, it went to penalties, and Kolkata won 4-3. Mohammad Rafi scored for Kerala in the first half, but it wasn’t long before Kolkata equalised. Both goals came … [Read the full story]

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]

Will the election affect Australia financially?

It is now time to think in depth about the US presidential election and the long time effects. Firstly to us in Australia the initial impact is nominal. Change always sees a rise or a slump in shares and currencies. The market hates uncertainty. This does not mean we are in for a recession, it … [Read the full story]

Dandelion found growing inside baby’s ear

Doctors made an unexpected discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside a young baby’s ear canal. Stunned medical staff in Beijing, China, found the flower when the 16-month-old girl’s worried parents took her to hospital. They say the girl has been suffering from an ear infection for more than four months and finally decided … [Read the full story]

Roo exporters look to hop into China

Once considered pet food, kangaroo meat could soon be sold to China as a luxury product, to encourage Chinese consumers to do something few Australians will – eat it. With a booming middle class, China’s appetite for meat is expected to rise nearly 17 percent over the next eight years, the World Trade Organization says. … [Read the full story]

Monkey rips off baby’s testicle and eats it

An eight-month-old baby is in hospital after a monkey tore off one of his testicles and ate it. The infant was being changed out of a dirty nappy at a Chinese zoo when the animal attacked, ripping off the testicle before dropping it to the ground. An old man reportedly picked it up, but a … [Read the full story]

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