History is in the eye of the ignorant

I am getting older and spend my time looking backwards at history. That is true history, not the history proposed by twenty somethings just out of university. As a lad I was able to talk to my Grandad, he told me about the First World War. Not from history books, but from the sights and … [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

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]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Saint John the Divine was a monk on Patmos around one hundred years after the death of Christ. He wrote a book about Revelations…or possibly he dreamed about what he thought would happen after the destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Romans. Mostly his anger was directed at Nero. Now today, we are … [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]

Is Madonna off her tits?

It is alleged that Madonna thinks the US President is a Muslim. Strange because he seems to be backing Israel quite strongly. Perhaps she has spent too much time in London. Latest name being talked up in the Grey saga is allegedly Kate Winslet (now an Oscar winner) would give the film some clout. The … [Read the full story]

“Dagg by name, dag by nature”, says Buford

At 12 years of age, Israel Dagg was drinking on the streets of Hastings, headed to the gutter. A decade later, the streets of Hastings and the rest of New Zealand drank to Dagg, their World Cup hero. This remarkable, against-the-odds story is owed to a life-changing decision by Dagg to attend a well-heeled boarding … [Read the full story]

The year ahead – my predictions for 2012

Last year all of Helena Bryanliths predictions came true, a one hundred per cent success rate…but his year could be more problematic. So I thought I’d have a go…it can’t be that difficult…can it? Could the Mayans be right? …I think not this year. In Hollywood expect surprises at the Oscars, and later in the year we will … [Read the full story]

First bikini model on Arab magazine front cover

Yara Mashour has made it her business to break taboos.As editor in chief of Lilac, an Arab magazine based in Israel, she has set out to challenge customs and tradition…and her latest milestone is perhaps her biggest triumph to date. This month’s Lilac, for the first time ever, sees an Arab magazine featuring a model … [Read the full story]

Pamela Anderson just hates fur…and hair, and stuff

Pamela Anderson is on a mission in Israel, to meet and persuade religious leaders to ban the use of fur. Of course she’s on a campaign, as every woman should be. The women of today don’t like fur…any sort of fur…especially on their body. If there’s even a glimpse of a spiders leg sticking out … [Read the full story]

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