Is anybody there?

Where is the voice crying out in the wilderness? The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are here already.  Wars and conflicts are creating havoc as greed and power are the order of the days. Famine and hunger due to corruption and  wars are leading to millions of dead in Africa, as countries that used to … [Read the full story]

Time to assess the world today

2017 is the year to understand why we are in a crisis around the world – we must start with the past. Democracy although semi introduced by the Greeks (semi because women and the poor could not vote), was given prominence by the Magna Carta, before democracy Kings, Emperors and Ceasars ruled the world and almost … [Read the full story]

Vladimir Putin will ban all smoking in Russia

Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, wants to kick smokers’ butts by introducing the harshest cigarette laws ever conceived by a government. The clean living, fitness freak loathes people smoking around him and wants everyone in his country to snub out their filthy habit. Under plans to rid Russia of tobacco once and for all, anyone born … [Read the full story]

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]

Syria out of control – they’re out of body bags

Rescue workers in Syria have ‘run out of body bags’. A recent attack on the Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital means that every city in the east of the city has now been hit. The city Aleppo has been divided between the government in the west and rebel control in the east since 2012. Syrian … [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]

On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary force that was massacred in its retreat from Kabul. He told of a terrible massacre in the Khyber Pass, in which the Afghans gave the defeated Anglo-Indian force and their camp … [Read the full story]

Thief caught after stealing stretch of road

Thieves normally steal objects that are easy to transport so it might have come as a surprise when one criminal reportedly made off with a whole stretch of road. Just as confusing was the fact that no-one seemingly noticed part of the Russian highway had gone until the man had dismantled a large portion of … [Read the full story]

‘Phil the Greek’ (Duke of Edinburgh) classic’s

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S GREATEST HITS ‘You look like you’re ready for bed!’ To the President of Nigeria, who was wearing traditional robes. ‘Ah, so this is feminist corner then.’ To a group of female Labour MPs at a Buckingham Palace drinks party in 2000. ‘You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.’ To the matron … [Read the full story]

The 13th rant – a look into the 21st century

Russia is having a strange troubled start to the year 2013. The concrete cover at Chernobyl is starting to crack up. Then meteors drop down causing damage to six cities, injuring over a thousand people and damaging more than three thousand homes. The cost is estimated in millions. Since the break-up of the Old Russian … [Read the full story]

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