Posted on November 17, 2016 by Xavier Toby

Hey America — you need a lesson in fact vs opinion

This article first appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail


Do you understand the difference between a fact and an opinion?

I’m asking because it’s a point that many Americans seem confused about.

It’s a problem, because the Americans just chose a racist and narcissist piece of cheese to be the most powerful human being on the planet, and to be at the helm of the world’s largest economy and the most powerful military humanity has ever known.

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Posted on October 23, 2016 by Xavier Toby

Why does anyone bother playing the lottery?

This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald Sun


WHY does anyone bothering playing the lottery? Well, the quick answer is because it’s fun, although winning is virtually impossible. For example, I’ve never come close to winning. If I did, I certainly wouldn’t be writing this article. I’d be looking for the right colour yacht to match my private jet, transformer car and team of mechanical wonder-monkeys.

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Posted on October 11, 2016 by Xavier Toby

What can any of us do about bad manners?


One great example of perfect manners!

This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald Sun

RUDE people. They’re everywhere. The way so  many are completely obsessed with themselves, it’s as they’ve forgotten they live in a society full of others, who are also people.

Instead, the self-obsessed seem to think that society exists only to serve their needs, as they alone occupy the very centre of it.

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Posted on September 30, 2016 by Xavier Toby

For the Olympics to survive it must change starting right now


This article first appeared on the Huffington Post

When I think back on the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the first word that comes to my mind is “meh”.

I do so wish I’d been more excited.

How fondly I remember previous Olympics Games, and spending hours every evening glued to the television trying to decipher the points system for the diving, gymnastics and equestrian events, the reason judo looks nothing like martial arts in the movies, and why the Americans don’t always win every event that involves a gun. Read More

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