Predictions for 2017

I have my predictions for 2017 – some are obvious, but in todays political climate I suppose we aren’t going to be surprised at anything anymore. Hopefully the war in Syria will end in 2017 – I think it will. The USA, Russia and Iran will work together to try and bring peace to Syria. Trump … [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]

Sodom and Gomorrah

I’m getting older , but I still remember times past…a time of monsters. Dictators like Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gadalfi, Idi Amin and Adolf Hitler – suicide, stroke, hanged, hanged, and died in bed…only one was tried and convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It reminded me of how lax we are to … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year’s election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and in print. There’s been a sighting of the abducted missing child who was snatched in Portugal.  She would now be ten years old.  There was a possibility that she’d been … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

An election will be fought out this September and issues of importance should be discussed over the coming months. Do you consider personal and private revelations are important? Do you consider back stabbing and leadership challenges are the order of the day? Of course it would be helpful if either party could establish a leader … [Read the full story]

The Oscars are nearly upon us – a quick preview

I know I am a little early for the big show…but who cares. This has been one of the best years for movies since Ben Hur, or even Robin Hood (with Errol Flynn). The American film industry and the big studios, who put in mega bucks to make films, will expect to gain some reward … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

(Tommy is on holiday, so this week, his column has been compiled by his mother-in-law). What a strange week I’ve had…it all concerns Europe. Governments in Europe have been either for or against gay marriage. The French wife of a prominent politician is for gay marriage because she has friends in the entertainment business. I … [Read the full story]

Is the 21st December 2012 Armageddon Day?

Predictions for the end of the world on the 21st of December 2012 are to a historian really unlikely. We base our predictions on the past and what is likely to happen again. Looking at the current news and the red line policy for the middle east, shows similarities with the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU (Sunday Round Up)

I cannot believe our Julia Gillard is pushing for a seat on the UN Security Council. Spending millions of dollars for a seat on a council that has no chance of enhancing security in the world. Look at the competition…it’s between us and Luxembourg, Finland…say no more! We are sending more troops to Afghanistan or … [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]

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