The truth – freedom from politics and religion

When asking for a plebiscite on gay marriage, why is the argument used – free rights under the law for gays. This means the plebiscite does not ask for gay marriage but for similar rights for all people. What the change in law really means is please allow gays to marry. If this was the … [Read the full story]

War! what is it good for – I remember it well

Looking at the reports from Syria, brings back memories from when I was a child. Seeing the children being taken away from their homes. The destroyed homes, the heartless caretakers the clinical removal of people from their towns and cities. The children’s reaction to the bombing – how they hardly flinch at the sounds of … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1942

On this day, Thailand, a Japanese puppet state, declares war on the Allies. When war broke out in Europe in September 1939, Thailand declared its neutrality, much to the distress of France and England. Both European nations had colonies surrounding Thailand and hoped Thailand would support the Allied effort and prevent Japanese encroachment on their … [Read the full story]

The 13th rant – a look into the 21st century

Russia is having a strange troubled start to the year 2013. The concrete cover at Chernobyl is starting to crack up. Then meteors drop down causing damage to six cities, injuring over a thousand people and damaging more than three thousand homes. The cost is estimated in millions. Since the break-up of the Old Russian … [Read the full story]

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]

The Champions League

I am often asked why soccer is not more popular in Australia. Also why are there not more Ozzie players in the Champion League finals. It is easy to answer these questions. To Australians, sport means sportsmanship. If we have to learn to cheat and dive to play a sport, it would be the end … [Read the full story]

Will there be another war?

Years ago my grandad told me he crossed the world to do battle. Later my dad told me he crossed the world and he also did battle. They went to help their mates fight the Germans…and they won. Today the Germans are again dominating Europe. Not with soldiers, but with cash. The French all elegance … [Read the full story]

Beware of Russia

I have been looking with interest into the start of the 20th century. Their were three strange events which I found intriguing. At Fatima and at Lourdes, miracles were seen by young children. In 1917 a revolution changed the face of Mother Russia from Christian to Communist. What did these differing events have to link … [Read the full story]

French and Germans accuse Muslims of not integrating properly

Islam is considered a ‘threat’ by millions of French and Germans, with the vast majority believing Muslims have ‘not integrated properly’, a devastating new poll revealed today. Le Monde newspaper ran the results under a headline which brands efforts to get different religious and cultural communities to live side-by-side as a ‘failure’. It will be … [Read the full story]