Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week for Australia. It’s not what happened here, but rather what we must learn from foreign news. The terrible execution of hostages in Algeria carried out by Muslims in support of Malians and terrorists held in western countries. The result in troops being sent into action will escalate action both in France and … [Read the full story]

Unemployment in Spain is a record high

The unemployment rate in Spain has shot up to 26.02 per cent, with nearly six million people out of work. The National Statistics Institute said on Thursday the rate rose by one per cent in the last quarter of 2012 from the third quarter. It said 691,700 more people lost their jobs in 2012. The … [Read the full story]

Complaint lodged over fake Bryant Facebook page

The Tasmanian government has lodged an urgent complaint over a fake Facebook page purporting to be Port Arthur mass murderer Martin Bryant. The page includes several photos of Bryant, who killed 35 people in a 1996 shooting rampage, and distasteful comments attributed to him. Tasmanian Attorney-General Brian Wightman has asked Facebook to remove the page … [Read the full story]

The rules of law must apply

Do you remember before the Olympics in London huge riots and unrest spreading to other UK cities? Now we are seeing killings and riots across the Middle East. Why, you must ask, is there so much mayhem? I’m afraid there will always be an element of trouble makers, and those who seek to gain from … [Read the full story]

Caltex refinery in Kurnell is to close

Australia’s peak motoring body fears Caltex’s decision to shut its Kurnell site has left the country exposed to fuel supply risks and price volatility. Caltex will shed more than 330 jobs as the Kurnell site in Sydney is transformed into a simple fuel import facility over the next two years. The closure follows a recent … [Read the full story]

What is the cost of boat people?

The financial problems in the world today could be summed up by armament  costs.  Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan cost the Russians enormous amounts of cash. Look at what has happened to the states that made up Russia. Ukraine and Belarus, they are struggling and selling highly dangerous arms to potential war seeking third world … [Read the full story]

All is not well in Spain

A sad tale from Spain this week, about a young couple and their friends. It seems Juan who is married to Angelina was having an affair with Juliana. Angelina came home early one day and caught them in a tryst. That’s not a Spanish word for a bed. Rushing away, Angelina went to inform Juliana’s … [Read the full story]

Why the carbon tax?

In years long ago kings, emperors and rulers raised taxes mainly to fight and finance wars. In today’s modern societies, taxes are a fiscal way of adding extra money to the government purse. Many ways are explored to deliberately raise extra money. In the past we had windows tax and brick tax, corn tax even … [Read the full story]

Morrissey provokes Falkland Island arguement

The singer Morrissey has continued to provoke in the Falklands row after his band played a concert in Argentina in T-shirts that shouted the words ‘WE HATE WILLIAM AND KATE’ around a wedding photo of the royal couple. The 52-year-old former Smiths frontman repeated earlier controversial remarks to Argentine fans that the Falkland Islands were … [Read the full story]

Riots in Spain over new government mandate

Spain’s new conservative government approved sweeping Labour market reforms as part of a drive to revive a sick economy and solve Europe’s worst unemployment nightmare…a jobless rate of nearly 23 per cent. The plan is to encourage companies to hire more people by cutting government mandated severence packages and offering tax breaks for taking on … [Read the full story]

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