On this day…in 1916

On January 8, 1916, Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire. The Gallipoli Campaign resulted in 250,000 Allied casualties and greatly discredited Allied military command. Roughly an equal number of Turks were killed or wounded. In early 1915, the … [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]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Tommy is on holiday for a week and I am writing his column for him…I am his mum. I live in an apartment block on the top floor. I have two dogs, and as soon as the front door opens they race out and into the lift. I have to run down the stairs and … [Read the full story]

What is the cost of boat people?

The financial problems in the world today could be summed up by armament  costs.  Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan cost the Russians enormous amounts of cash. Look at what has happened to the states that made up Russia. Ukraine and Belarus, they are struggling and selling highly dangerous arms to potential war seeking third world … [Read the full story]

James is a gormless looking Blunt with horse-teeth

By Wallace McTavish James Blunt averted World War 3 when he was a soldier. Not only has he got a set of teeth that a Melbourne Cup runner would be proud of, but he’s also a fucking idiot. Blunt was a cavalry officer during the Balkans conflict when he was ordered to destroy 2000 troops. … [Read the full story]