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May 12, 2021

A better game than war

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War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

I am ecstatic that Tony Abbott is going to ‘shirt front’ Vladimir Putin.  I hope it’s the beginning of a wonderful trend.  If another nation offends, threatens or hurts your people, your leader takes off his shirt, puts on the boxing gloves or the martial arts uniform and has a bit of biffo with the other nation’s leader.

Ah, think of the money we can now save in defence spending, the saving of all those soldiers’ lives.  No more arms race, no more arms trade, no more environments laid waste to war, no more child soldiers, no more refugees fleeing war, no more soldiers raping women, no more torture, no more innocent lives tragically lost, no more ‘collateral damage’.  Oh the joy of it!

And to think it is Australia’s own Tony Abbott who bravely puts himself on the front line to kick-start (or at least kick-box) this peaceful new world into being!  Another great first for Australia!

Bobbi Allan, Mullumbimby


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2 COMMENTS

  1. We have achieved Ronald Regan status. Like a man with senile dementia , in charge of the nuclear codes with his finger skipping around the launch button, The absurdity, inanity incredulity reaches such an intensity whereby no critical commentary is possible. One can only scrunch their eyes, rub face with hands, and anxiously mumble ‘i am not here this is not really happening’ a thousand times

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