On this day…in 42BC

Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi. Two years before, Brutus had joined Gaius Cassius Longinus in the plot against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, believing he was striking a blow for the restoration of the Roman Republic. However, … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

I experienced a relatively rare emotion today…enthusiasm. At lunch over a coffee I was discussing cabbages and Kings with a colleague of mine. For some reason we were discussing the history of warfare and meandered into the ancient world, specifically the Spartans. I recalled that the word “laconic” was related and was rather pleased that … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week it’s been. I always feel insecure when pollies tell us they are looking to give us better defence and a safer world. Look at what’s happening in the USA…there’s a president who does not want to spend money during a depression on war. He looked on as Egypt changed governments and Europe … [Read the full story]

Psychic results of the 2012 London Olympics

It was many years ago my grandfather told me the story of a supposed Olympic Games, held in byegone days. A noted psychic by the name of “Psychic George”, had predicted the winners of the gold medals before the games had started.  So with the next games a mere few months away, I pass on … [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]

Who REALLY wrote the Bible?

Many of the most asked questions about The Bible have been researched by the most learned theologians in the centuries from BC up until today. I  started to compile a list of the most obvious questions but quickly became side tracked by the beliefs of the various differing religions. For example, who was John the … [Read the full story]

Australia give it some Greek style

Australia have shown some ominous form to start the second round of the basketball world championship, routing Greece 93-54 in the Czech Republic. The Greeks had shown some decent form in fighting losses against the United States and France in the opening round, but put in a dreadful effort against a rampant Australia side keen … [Read the full story]

Lesbians lez it up in Lesbos’ 10th year festival

It’s September and for a 10th year, the village of Eressos on Greece’s Lesbos island has drawn lesbians from across Europe to a unique international festival for women In a country strongly influenced by the Greek Orthodox church and where roughly half the population is against same-sex marriage, the lesbian-run event has been quietly growing … [Read the full story]