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]

The Great Divide – the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’

When I was a lad I could not wait to leave school and start work, earn money, buy clothes, buy smokes and start going out to clubs and pubs. It was a time of almost full employment. At fifteen years old, I could start a job on Monday – and if I didn’t like it, would … [Read the full story]

How can Harry influence the South Coast Mariners?

Today in the A-League we have the Central Coast Mariner v Wellington Pheonix, and I ask ‘what influence will Harry Redknapp have on the game?’ Harry Redknapp Joined the Central Coast Mariners in May this year as a Football Consultant. But he is also an advisor for English Championship team Derby County. I ask the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1918

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How did a Slipper problem become a story of misogyny and sexual innuendo? Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott had a slanging match full of accusations, but somehow missed out on the main reason for the argument! Slipper resigning was lost in the bitter tirade between pollies in a slanging match. Do they really think this … [Read the full story]

Advance Australian Olympians

Just a few more days to go before the greatest sporting event of the year. No not the Tour De France or the UK Open Golf. Wimbledon is over and Royal Ascot a dream away. But the Olympics now that is a sportsmans heaven. In Oz we did not win the Tour, we did not … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1885

For the second time in two years, the Apache chief Geronimo breaks out of an Arizona reservation, sparking panic among Arizona settlers. A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender formally to the United States. For nearly 30 years, Geronimo … [Read the full story]

Taliban inflict revenge attacks for burning Korans

The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the blast in the city of Jalalabad, stating it was in revenge for the burning that has caused an outcry in Afghanistan, triggering a wave of demonstrations and killings. About 40 people have been killed in protests and related attacks since the incident became known last Tuesday, including four … [Read the full story]

Will there be another war?

Years ago my grandad told me he crossed the world to do battle. Later my dad told me he crossed the world and he also did battle. They went to help their mates fight the Germans…and they won. Today the Germans are again dominating Europe. Not with soldiers, but with cash. The French all elegance … [Read the full story]

I’ll attack after I’ve applied my lip-stick

A nation that sends its women into front-line combat, into close infantry, hand-to-hand fighting and killing, is a nation that either doesn’t take combat seriously or doesn’t take respect for women seriously. This wretched decision to make all combat roles in the Australian military available to women moves Australia closer to both outcomes. It will make … [Read the full story]

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