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]

Do you talk to your kids?

I think the thing I miss most is being able to talk to my grandad. My grandchildren don’t listen to me they play on their X-boxes. Are there too many electrical gadgets around today to influence our children with ipods, Wii, play stations, dvd players and television. When I was young I used to sit … [Read the full story]

Do we really care about those who suffer in war?

Who said the world is going to hell in a hand cart? Who ever it was, they’re getting closer to the truth every day. War is hell, and when two tribes go to war the result is death and destruction. But in todays world with TV and media coverage, the pictures are disturbing. Yet nothing seems … [Read the full story]

Not my President – but majority voted Trump

Well of course he is not my President, I am Australian. But thousands of Americans tweeted ‘he is not my President’. There have also been protesters lining the streets proclaiming ‘he is not my President’. If the people voted and chose Trump for President, then who are they to condemn the right of the people. … [Read the full story]

Are we de-humanised by the horrors of the world?

A programme I watched on television reported hundreds of birds and fish dropping down dead for no apparent reason. They posed the question is this the beginning of the apocalypse? I was amazed at the question – are they being serious? 79000 people missing in Columbia, thousands missing in Argentina, millions missing, displaced, killed and … [Read the full story]

Who is on the side of the pensioner?

With Australian pensions becoming reduced due to new rules, which will apply on January 2017, I ask are we not entitled to a pension? At the end of World War 2, a great number of troops were coming home and it was a time of growth – the population was expanding. People turning away from a … [Read the full story]

So bored with Australian coverage of US election

Am I the only one in Australia to be overwhelmingly bored stiff with the television coverage of the US election? Do I care who is competing for the presidential race? Bad manners, diatribe, accusations, rigging,  criminal threats…these are only a few of the  digs at the opponents. The whole affair is a nightmare, a soap opera, … [Read the full story]

Jesus had 2 dads, and he turned out okay

Is Australia a Christian country? Why do I ask this question, well yesterday a knock at the door, and there stood a young man who asked me if I was a Christian. Normally I would expect to respond with get off my doorstep, but it was not a Jehovah Witness. He was erstwhile, young, and … [Read the full story]

God help America

As an Australian I am used to politicians being usually simple minded but with good intentions. They don’t usually last long and are then replaced quite quickly. So it is mind numbing to watch a soap opera called the ‘US Presidential Race for the White House’. Back stabbing, dirty tricks, slurs and attacks on their personal lives. … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

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