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15 Years For TonyfromOz At PA Pundits International

March 16, 2023 by


By Anton Lang ~ Fifteen years ago on this very day, 16th March 2008, my first Post was posted here at this site. Here’s the link to that Post, but I’m going to re-post it below this introductory text anyway. Huh! 15 years. I read recently that the average lifespan for a ‘Blog’ is just […]

TonyfromOz Talkback Radio Gig On Wind Generation

January 25, 2023 by


By Anton Lang ~ Recently, I participated in a talkback radio segment talking about wind power generation. It’s something I have never done before, and as you listen to the audio below, you’ll probably notice that. The call came out of the blue really, as I wasn’t expecting anything like this at all. I have […]

Tony’s in the Hospital – UPDATED – With Tony’s New Pacemaker

December 18, 2018 by


UPDATED – Sunday Morning – 23rd December 2018 It was all so sudden. Six weeks ago, during my usual six kilometre morning walk, when only one kilometre from home on the return leg, I fainted, and that was the first time in my life I have fainted. Up until that point in time, there were […]

TonyfromOz Back On Deck

September 22, 2018 by


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


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 […]

TonyfromOz – Ten Years Of Blogging

March 16, 2018 by


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 […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Eight)

March 6, 2015 by


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Milestones – TonyfromOz – 2008 To 2013

March 16, 2013 by


By TonyfromOz ~ The 16th March marks five years that I have been contributing here at PA Pundits International. What got me started here in the first place is interesting in itself. I had been connected to the Internet since 2003, a basic dial up connection, but it wasn’t until after the advent of Broadband […]

Milestones – Three Years

March 26, 2011 by


In the big scheme of things, I might suppose that contributing to a Blog for three years might not seem very much, but it constitutes a body of work over those years. That body of work now entails almost 900 separate Posts, and probably even more than that. That three year milestone happened during the […]

Who Are You Calling Stupid?

September 22, 2008 by


WHO ARE YOU CALLING STUPID Alan Caruba If you read as much of the blather turned out by media folk like the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman and others, you begin to see certain themes emerge. They don’t like humanity much. One of their great concerns is population growth and, in concert with the use […]

Which Candidate Is The Dangerous One?

September 18, 2008 by


WHICH CANDIDATE IS THE DANGEROUS ONE? Andrew Bolt TonyfromOz prefaces ….. Andrew is having a break away from work at the moment for some R and R, and this comment was made a few days back after the Charlie Gibson interview. There was a Post yesterday that mentioned an Australian commentator, Andrew Bolt commenting on […]

It’s Smear-ly Politics

September 14, 2008 by


IT’S SMEAR-LY POLITICS Satire by Shawn Goodwin Over the past few weeks, the nation has been shocked and outraged at the ridiculous smears and disgusting attacks upon Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. To her credit, the Alaskan governor has never faltered against the unprovoked, untrue charges thrown her way by the mainstream, Obama-loving media. In […]

Provocative Palins

September 14, 2008 by


PROVOCATIVE PALINS Tom McLaughlin Sarah Palin provokes. Just her presence on the national stage has the political world in a tizzy. She doesn’t even have to say anything. Being who she is creates a firestorm. And who is she? She’s someone who got into politics for reasons we say we want people to get into […]

Obama Has Lost His Mojo

September 14, 2008 by


OBAMA HAS LOST HIS MOJO Nancy Morgan A new ad from the Obama campaign ridicules John McCain for not using the Internet, perhaps not realizing that McCain’s war injuries leave him unable to use a keyboard. This ad comes on the heels of Obama’s ‘lipstick on a pig’ controversy, which is still fueling late night […]

Hope And Change In The Land Of Oz

September 13, 2008 by


HOPE AND CHANGE IN THE LAND OF OZ Mark Alexander “You can’t just make stuff up. You can’t just recreate yourself. You can’t just reinvent yourself. The American people aren’t stupid.” Who said it? Ah, yes, more words of wisdom from that holy man of hypocrisy, the high priest of Hopenchange, Barack Hussein Obama. This […]

Palin Messes With Obama’s Mind

September 13, 2008 by


PALIN MESSES WITH OBAMA’S MIND Andrew Bolt Barack Obama is fumbling his lines badly since Sarah Palin’s nomination. Daniel Finkelstein says Obama’s disastrous “lipstick” jibe was clearly no accident, and concludes: The character question it raises is not that he is a sexist or that he lacks courtesy. It is that he folds under pressure. […]