Quenton Tarantino loses it big-time

Quentin Tarantino lost it in a TV interview, telling an interviewer: “I’m shutting your butt down.” The Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs director snapped when asked him about the links between film violence and real crime. Tarantino, 49, yelled: “I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

Another week of spin and pollies ducking the issues they promised when elected. Both parties highlighted issues relating to education, policing and health. Crime is increasing…especially violent crime. The promise of more police officers recruited to the force has been a miserable failure. There’s going to be more doctors and nurses to boost our hospitals … [Read the full story]

The rich can still walk away from jail in China

A centuries-old practice of China’s upper crust continues today, except with a bit more circumspection. Rich and/or powerful people on trial or convicted can still get away with hiring replacements to serve their sentences. But because of ubiquitous Internet videos, only if the replacements facially resemble the perps. Since the rich person winds up paying … [Read the full story]

Do crime and religion go hand in hand

Crime rates are higher in countries where more people believe in heaven than in hell, researchers have found. The finding emerged from a study into 26 years of data involving more than 140,000 people from almost 70 nations. The results suggest that people are more likely to feel they can get away with criminal behaviour … [Read the full story]

Is Australia the new USA?

The news each day is full of stabbings and shootings and more violence. The values we inherited from our ancestors are drifting away. Mateship and going to the aid of the underdog are now forgotten dreams. Fight nights and five against one and kicking a man when he’s down, seem to be fun for the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1994

On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted in the murder of African-American civil right leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi, home on June 12, 1963, while his wife, Myrlie, and the couple’s three small … [Read the full story]

Tomic breaks the law on Australia Day…twice

Tennis star Bernard Tomic is considering whether to lay a complaint against Gold Coast police after being issued with two traffic infringement notices on Australia Day. A standoff with police unfolded at the Tomic family home in Southport with the 19-year-old refusing to come out and speak to officers. Police radio transmissions, broadcast on Channel … [Read the full story]

Cloony, Ronaldo, Berlusconi and an underage whore

An Italian court has ruled George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo can be called as witnesses in ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s trial for having sex with an underage prostitute. Lawyers for Berlusconi want the Hollywood heart-throb and Real Madrid football star to help defend their client from charges of paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl … [Read the full story]

Pauline Hanson could be Queen of radio on 6PR

Yesterday Pauline Hanson revealed that she was interested in talk-back radio. Steve Mills on 6PR 882 radio station asked the question when she was on his breakfast show and she was more than interested. Pauline Hanson mentioned that she had been to Perth before but was in no way a local. Steve Mills let her … [Read the full story]

Beware of online dating scams

Online dating is growing in popularity with even well known celebrities turning to it but don’t fall victim to an online romance scam. More than 200,000 people across the UK alone,  have fallen victim to online romance scams according to research by two universities. These scams invariably involve fraudsters setting up false profiles on dating … [Read the full story]

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