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Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2019

December 25, 2019 by

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Christmas 2019 In what has been another of those momentous years not just where we all live, but in the wider World, the regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day […]

Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2018

December 25, 2018 by

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Christmas 2018 In what has been another of those momentous years not just where we all live, but in the wider World, the regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day […]

Taking Vows — and Meaning It

September 30, 2018 by

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The divorce rate is way down and Millennials should get a lot of the credit. By Michael Swartz  ~   Say what you will about the Millennials — and we have — they seem to have at least one redeeming quality: Once they get married, they have been (so far) staying that way. This is according to University […]

TonyfromOz Back On Deck

September 22, 2018 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Our big move is finally (well, almost) over. We are now relatively well settled into our new home. It took a little longer than I expected to get our new home sorted out, but now it is almost completed. The computer was one of the last things I sorted out, mainly […]

TonyfromOz Offline – Relocating Home

August 11, 2018 by

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I will be offline for a short period of time, hopefully only three weeks in all. My good lady wife and I are relocating home, and moving away from Rockhampton, where we have lived for the last eight years. I need to be doing things around our home here to assist with the packing and […]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

April 18, 2018 by

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By Henry Rodgers ~ Former First Lady Barbara Bush died at her home in Houston, Texas, at the age of 92 Tuesday night. “A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92,” a statement […]

TonyfromOz – Ten Years Of Blogging

March 16, 2018 by

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By Anton Lang  (TonyfromOz) ~ It’s hard to believe it all started because of bat crap! Ten years ago today, March 16th 2008, I started out as a blogger. I had no clue what I was doing, and I really expected it to finish within ten weeks, that’s if I even lasted that long. Now, here […]

Boxing Day

December 27, 2017 by

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It’s odd sometimes when you get so used to the way things are in your own Country that you don’t realise that it’s not the same in other Countries, and because you live with it all your life, then it’s just a natural thing that it’s always ‘there’. Such is the case with Boxing Day […]

Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2017

December 25, 2017 by

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Christmas 2017 In what has been a momentous year on every front, the regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day with your family, because after all, Christmas started out with […]

Angel Baby : RIP Rosie Hamlin – A once and future wonder

April 3, 2017 by

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[Angel Baby] … This is by a 15 year old girl from National City California named Rosie. This is going to be a hit Guys and Gals’ – DJ Alan Freed on K-Day Radio, November 1960. ‘This here is one of my all time favourite songs. Send my love to Rosie – wherever she may […]

Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2016

December 25, 2016 by

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Christmas 2016 In what has been a momentous year on every front, the regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day with your family, because after all, Christmas started out with […]

Thanksgiving – A Day For Thank You Notes?

November 26, 2016 by

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By Dr. Robin McFee ~ “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”  ~   Meister Eckhart Of all the holidays we celebrate as Americans, Thanksgiving couldn’t come a moment too soon! Perhaps influenced by the yearlong divisiveness of politics, which unlike any other election cycle I can […]

Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2015

December 25, 2015 by

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The regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day with your family, because after all, Christmas started out with a family, and it is a time when we should remember this […]

Sexual Orientation – Nature Or Nurture

October 21, 2015 by

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By Marlin  Thompson ~ 1. God Chooses Whom He Uses God doesn’t make junk. He creates beautiful people. We are all wonderfully made. We were made for good works. When God creates each individual, He creates each one with special gifts and has a plan for each one. He formed us, He knows every hair […]

Celebrating Mothers

May 8, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ As someone who had the great good fortune to have had a remarkable mother, a woman who embraced being my Mother by providing unconditional love and support for my various activities and decisions over the course of my life, I approach the subject of motherhood with the knowledge that this does […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Eight)

March 6, 2015 by

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN It’s amazing how you improvise in times like this, and also, most amazing how some of that thinking from times gone by kicks into place, and items which supposed to be from bygone eras came in almost as a necessity, and in fact proved to be invaluable, while some modern […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Seven)

March 5, 2015 by

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RECOVERY AFTER THE POWER CAME BACK ON I mentioned in yesterday’s Post how the power came back on not long after Midnight on the Wednesday morning, and we discovered that at around 4.30AM. As I mentioned, we went out onto the back porch at that time for ten minutes just to see how many people […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Six)

March 4, 2015 by

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THE DRAWBACKS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY By Monday morning, we had now been without power for three days and nights. It was hot and it was still, with hardly any breeze at all. Mainly we listened to the radio as people phoned in with reports of how they and those around them came out of this. […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Five)

March 3, 2015 by

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FOOD STORAGE DURING THE POWER OUTAGE I mentioned in the last Post how we had lost power, and in the heat, everything in the fridge had either gone off already or was rapidly getting to the stage where it was no longer viable. I knew that our local major Supermarket was getting bags of party […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Four)

March 2, 2015 by

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THE CLEANUP AND START OF THE RECOVERY There is one thing we can be thankful for during the passing of the Cyclone, and that was it all happened during daylight hours as I just could not imagine going through something like this in the dark It was frightening enough in the light of day, but […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Three)

March 1, 2015 by

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THE DAY OF THE CYCLONE On the morning of the Cyclone, that fateful Friday, after I turned on the computer, the only thing I was looking for was information, all of it on the now approaching Cyclone. At 8AM, outside, it was almost eerie. Totally still, not one breath of wind at all. I recall […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (With Updates)

February 28, 2015 by

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On Friday 20th February 2015, Tropical Cyclone Marcia approached the Queensland Coastline. It made landfall and then passed directly overhead of the city of Rockhampton in Queensland, and that is where I live, so we were right in it. In the U.S. these systems are called Hurricanes, and other than the difference in names, the […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Two)

February 28, 2015 by

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Yesterday, I started on a series of Posts about the impact of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which passed directly over the Central Queensland city of Rockhampton, and that’s where I live with my good lady wife. That preliminary Post is at the following link. Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part One) I’m using the facility […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part One)

February 27, 2015 by

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This is the first Post in this series. I’m going to use the facility of our blog site to write down as much as I possibly can about this major event, but as we are still busy here, this Post will just be a preliminary Post with just some early notes about the event. I […]