Should we be eating nuclear Japanese fish?

Australia leads the world in medical research, and for many years our scientists have brought relief to patients suffering from various long term ailments. We lead in stem cell research and treatment for stomach ulcers as well as a possible break through in cancer treatments. So who is ordering the latest research into possible medical … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1964

On this day, Stanley Kubrick released his black comic masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opens in theaters to both critical and popular acclaim. The movie’s popularity was evidence of changing attitudes toward atomic weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence. The movie focused on the actions … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1951

Forcefully marking the continued importance of the West in the development of nuclear weaponry, the government detonates the first of a series of nuclear bombs at its new Nevada test site. Although much of the West had long lagged behind the rest of the nation in technological and industrial development, the massive World War II … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1952

The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. Following the successful Soviet detonation of an atomic device in September 1949, the United States accelerated its program to … [Read the full story]

Idiot official puts more stress on Korean tension

A South Korean official ramped up tensions with the North when he suggested crackpot Kim Jong-un was preparing a fresh nuclear test. Fears grew that the rogue state was about to carry out a test on Wednesday…the same day it had warned it could not guarantee the safety of foreign diplomats in the country. The … [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

This week, a young seventeen year old girl from Sri Lanka who worked as a nanny in Saudi Arabia was beheaded. She was executed because a baby (that she was looking after) died whilst being fed a milk bottle. Despite protests from many support groups and the government of Sri Lanka, the guilty verdict was … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

‘You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons…but at the very least…you need to have beer’

On this day…in 1959

Twelve nations, including the USA and the Soviet Union, sign the Antarctica Treaty, which bans military activity and weapons testing on that continent. It was the first arms control agreement signed in the Cold War period. Since the 1800’s a number of nations, including Great Britain, Australia, Chile, and Norway, laid claim to parts of … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week. It seems we have been looking back over the last fifty years. The Beatles and James Bond are giving us nostalgia of times long ago. Have you forgotten Sir Cliff Richard and Status Quo are visiting us here in Australia? And who can forget The Rolling Stones. Living in the past brings … [Read the full story]

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