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The Beggar

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841)

By gates of an abode, blessed,

A man stood, asking for donation,

A beggar, cruelly oppressed

By hunger, thirst and deprivation.

He asked just for a piece of bread,

And all his looks were full of anguish,

And was a cold stone laid

Into his stretched arm, thin and languished.

Thus I prayed vainly for your love,

With bitter tears, pine and fervor,

Thus my best senses, that have thrived,

Were victimized by you forever!

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Green logic

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

16th August, 1941 : British air raids on Catania and Syracuse. In Catania, according to Italian sources, there are 18 killed and 25 injured.

British and Soviet governments send a protest note about German infiltration of Iran.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

14th August, 1941 : Mr Attlee broadcasts news of the Churchill-Roosevelt meeting “at sea” and the Atlantic Charter declaration.

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Socialist order

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

12th August, 1941 : Hitler issues Directive No. 34 on the conduct of operations. The Army Group South is to prevent the enemy from re-occupying the eastern bank of the Dnieper, and to occupy the Crimea, the industrial district of Kharkov and the coal fields of the Donetz basin. The Army Group North is to follow up its offensive with the aim of cutting off Leningrad and joining up with the Finns. The Army Group centre ( contrary to the precise intentions of von Brauchitsch) is to suspend the offensive against Moscow for the time being and send part of its forces to support the operations of the other two army groups.

Admiral Darlan is appointed Vichy Minister of National Defence and head of of the newly formed Ministry of National and Empire Defence. Marshal Pétain announces the adoption of a series of totalitarian measures, including the suppression of all political parties, the setting up of special courts, the reorganisation of the economy on cooperative lines and the doubling of the police force.

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“Shall I Compare Thee…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets

William Shakespeare (15641616)

 

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:

Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest,

Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou growest;

So long as men can breathe , or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

(From “Sonnets”, XVIII)

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

10th August, 1941 : Britain and USSR promise Turkey ‘every assistance’ if attacked.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

8th August, 1941 : The Japanese ambassador in Washington, Admiral Kishiaburo Nomura, proposes that there should be direct talks between the American President and the Japanese Prime Minister to reach agreement on the differences between the two countries.

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Godless Hollywood

Ignorant of both, I simply quote Cones (1997):

This analysis of Hollywood films with religious themes or characters reveals that in the last four decades Hollywood has portrayed Christians as sexually rigid , devil worshipping cultists, talking to God, disturbed, hypocritical, fanatical, psychotic, dishonest, murder suspects, Bible quoting Nazis, slick hustlers, fake spiritualists, Bible pushers, deranged preachers, obsessed, Catholic schoolboys running amok, Adam & Eve as pawns in a game between God and Satan, an unbalanced nun accused of killing her newborn infant, dumb, manipulative, phony, outlaws, neurotic, mentally unbalanced, unscrupulous, destructive, foul mouthed, fraudulent and as miracle fabricators. Few, if any, positive portrayals of Christians were found in Hollywood films released in the last four decades.”

I doubt the things changed since.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

6th August, 1941 : Having mopped up the few areas in Estonia where the Russians were still offering resistance, the Germans are solidly established on the coasts of the Gulf of Finland.

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Just think!

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Robert William Service (1874 – 1958)

Just think! some night the stars will gleam

Upon a cold, grey stone,

And trace a name with silver beam,

And lo! ‘twill be your own.

This night is speeding on to greet

Your epitaphic rhyme.

You life is but a little beat

Within the heart of Time.

A little gain, a little pain,

A laugh, lest you may moan;

A little blame, a little flame,

A star-gleam on a stone.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

5th August, 1941 : The Smolensk pocket is liquidated. According to German sources there were 700,000 Russians trapped there, and 310,000 have been taken prisoner. Russians admit the loss of nine divisions, 3,000 tanks and armoured cars and about 1,000 aircraft. The IV Luftflotte under General Löhr made a very substantial contribution to the operation.

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Saturday Trump

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

From Quadrant 4-8-18:

She (Sarah Sanders) also inspired American blogger Andrew Klavan to expand on her theme. He might just as easily have been speaking about Australia’s media:

The fact is, having a group of people scream at you and denigrate you is exactly what it feels like to be in America — if you don’t happen to be a coastal elite. It has felt this way for the last twenty years at least. Every television show you watch, every movie, every woman’s magazine, every comedian, and, yes, every news program tells you you suck. Your country sucks. Your culture sucks. Your religion and your morals suck. And you personally are one of those dumb-ass racists who clings to his Bible and talks funny.

If you believe your country should vet its immigrants, you’re racist. If you voted for Donald Trump, you’re racist. If you make a joke about Barack Obama on Facebook, you’re racist twice. If you think motherhood is a woman’s highest calling, you’re sexist. If you take it ill when Islamists blow you up in the name of their nasty little god, you’re Islamophobic. If you know that a man is a man even if he says he’s a woman, you’re transphobic. If you think it’s fair to debate whether homosexual actions are moral or not, you’re homophobic.

Every day. From every outlet. All the time. And now people are angry. Wonder why.”

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

3rd August, 1941 : In the southern sector the I Panzergruppe (von Kleist) joins up with the 17th Army (von Stülpnagel) after destroying big Russian formations west of Pervomaysk, about 100 miles north of Odessa.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

1st August, 1941 : The Army Group Centre continues to attack the Soviet troops trapped in the Smolensk pocket. The Russians fight back with particular tenacity in the sector of Orsha and Vitebsk, west of Smolensk. In the same central sector, Soviet forces under Timoshenko suddenly unleash a powerful counter offensive at Gomel, south of Mogilev, against the bridgehead established by the right wing of the Army Group Centre on the left bank of Dniepr.

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Believe or not

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Better not. Some propaganda hacks claim that the Government practically stopped illegal immigration to Australia. The Left considers it bad. I do not know; not whether it would be bad, if true, but whether it is true. Today, everything in our media is suspect, and rightly so. There could be exceptions, of course.

Do you believe this? Or is this politically incorrect?

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

30th July, 1941 : President Roosevelt’s counsellor, Harry Hopkins, is in Moscow to discuss the despatch of help to the USSR.

At Chungking, the American river-gunboat Tutuila is bombed by Japanese aircraft. Next day the Japanese Government apologises to the Americans for the incident.

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Agonie touhy

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Otokar Březina (1868 -1929)

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Zda v pánvích západů vyhasly hořících jantarů víry,

zlat zelený var na popel spálených duh,

a půlnocí svit jenž modrými parami síry

mlh závoje bílí a hazí na zčernalý luh?

Dnes barev necítím dechu, jenž éterný prýští

do duší, jak vůně, jíž dýchá tajemství sad:

spí v nervech ruky mé tvarů vlnění příští

a síla, jež tká jim z předených paprsků šat.

Má touha žízněním nadzemských květů a forem

dnes umírá, ve zracích sluncí neznámých zář,

a s voskovic světly táhnou mé myšlenky sborem

a obnášejí jí horečně vznícenou tvář.

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