Imagine a virus that adds 10 years to your life!

The recent invasion of Europe by the African and Muslim hordes. A hot button topic these days but that’s what makes it worthy of consideration. Given that so many of the newcomers are not actually refugees and so many are from a single religious or ethnic group, and all arrived at the same time, you […]

History repeating so soon

Back to the heydays before the Global Financial Crisis and Ninja loans. History repeating so soon. A SOARING rise in home loans approved outside serviceability requirements has prompted the nation’s financial regulator to put banks on notice and demand a “please explain.” The ease of loans getting ticked off despite failing to meet lenders’ set criteria has […]


With the right tools, a G.P.S. hacker could disrupt financial markets or make an aircraft fall from the sky.CREDITILLUSTRATION BY ALEKS SENNWALD The radio signal that is the lifeblood of the Global Positioning System originates from a constellation of twenty-four satellites, orbiting more than twelve thousand miles above Earth. When it reaches the ground, after […]

Chicken Run

“Making the chicken run” is what Rhodesians used to say about neighbors who packed up and got out during the ’60s and ’70s, before the place became Zimbabwe. It was considered “unpatriotic” to leave Rhodesia. But it was genuinely idiotic not to. I’ve written many times about the importance of internationalizing your assets, your mode […]

Wouldn’t it be better if

we gave the $80,000 to the poor(er) soldier and said “Don’t come back”. With that money, he’d go and have a decent life and the war would be over in days. Oh yes, I forgot, it’s all about money for the biggest industries in the UK and USA. Common sense does not apply when giving […]

Knew they were lazy but….

“Based on current Planning Levels and the allocation of the majority of the Other Family places to the Carer visa category, it is currently estimated that Remaining Relative and Aged Dependent Relative visa applications that were lodged in 2014 and meet the criteria to be queued are likely to take approximately 56 years to be […]