Monthly Archives: June 2011

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th June, 1963:- The Kennedy eloquence was turned on full blast to boost the morale of West Berliners. More than a million of them turned out to greet the US President and he did … Continue reading

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Camels everywhere?

ALICE A VELBLOUDI PAVEL JACKO Když letíte z Brisbane do Alice Springs dostanete se tam kolem oběda. Je to jedna z radostí dnešní zglobalizované Austrálie, že přímý let se koná jen jednou týdně jedinou společností – Qantasem. V sobotu. Pochopitelně, … Continue reading

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nothing new …

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd June, 1939:- Australia is rapidly progressing towards industrial self-sufficiency, according to the national survey. From being predominantly a primary producer, Australia in the last thirty years has so diversified that, by 1936-1937, manufacturing … Continue reading

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volíme?

VOLEBNÍ PODVODY Pavel Jacko Dávno, dávno již tomu, co chodíval jsem k soudům. Člověk odchovaný americkými pseudoprávnickými televizními seriály si není vědom, jak drahný čas právník stráví čekáním na chodbách. Ti disciplinovanější byli schopni diktovat do mašinky věci jiné, ti … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th June, 1950:- Communist North Korea invaded the independent southern half of this divided nation at dawn today. The invasion came without warning. Troops and tanks stormed over the frontier, while landing craft sailed … Continue reading

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trust?

TRUST US, WE ARE EDUCATED …from the quill of Antisthenes In an attempt to sell us the fraudulent ‘climate changing’ tax scheme, the Green/ALP government is scratching the barrel. One trick, beside hiding the decline, is to pretend that only … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd June, 1965:- Russia has now joined China and North Vietnam in rejecting the commonwealth peace mission proposed by Harold Wilson. The British Prime Minister won the agreement of his Commonwealth counterparts at their … Continue reading

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At a loss for words

  We have all been to modern art galleries or at least exposed to some of the pomposity of the spectacle. Consequently we all are familiar with the vague obfuscating, pretzel like, language of post-modern art critique. This language is … Continue reading

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To thee old cause

…from the quills of dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819-1892) TO THEE OLD CAUSE To thee old cause! Thou peerless, passionate, good cause, Thou stern, remorseless, sweet idea, Deathless throughout the ages, races, lands, After a strange sad war, great … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

21st June, 1947:- President Truman today accused the Russian Army of helping the Communist minority in Hungary to force changes in the Hungarian Government. At his press conference in Washington, the President, who is renown for his plain speaking, denounced … Continue reading

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DIKTÁTOŘI NA BOJIŠTI

Ludwig von Gress Proč to nedopadlo jinak? Po bitvě je každý generálem a po válce stratégem. Po světové krizi má každý ekonom pravdu. Skoro žádný válečný historik si nemůže odpustit post factum rady. Informace, již tak neúplné, zkreslené nebo přímo … Continue reading

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Ballad of the Women of Paris

…from the quills of the dead white poets Francois Villon BALLAD OF THE WOMEN OF PARIS   Albeit the Venice Girls get praise For their sweet speech and tender air, And though the old women have wise ways Of chaffering … Continue reading

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BLACK ART in BLUE MOUNTAINS

from the quill of Antisthenes The Blue Mountains City Council ordered the owners of the Modrogorje Gallery in Katoomba to remove the sculpture “Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone”. Ms Vesna Tenodi is appealing to the Land and Environment Court … Continue reading

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KRITIKA KRYSTLÍKA

Pavel Jacko Mám před sebou dvě knihy a dvě kritiky. Kniha je vlastně jedna, ve dvou dílech a kritiky jsou v podstatě z jednoho vepřo-knedlo-zelo kanónu. Jedná se o Zamlčené dějiny Tomáše Krystlíka, Dvojí vyprávění o českých dějinách od Stanislavy … Continue reading

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VOX POPULI

from the quill of Antisthenes When the Left is not in power it complains about undemocratic parliamentary systems and about all the mischiefs associated therewith. The people simply do not have the meaningful or sufficiently loud voice to influence those … Continue reading

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PAEAN FOR OBAMA

by Milan Skarka When I came to the United States nearly forty years ago from the socialist people’s paradise it was the most beautiful place I ever saw. My first introduction to politics was the infamous Watergate affair, Nixon’s presidential … Continue reading

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COMEDY of (scientific) ERRORS

from the quill of Antisthenes A new show is coming to the town. You may have seen the teaser ad on all ALP TV channels. It seems that the name had not been settled upon by the producers, but surely … Continue reading

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RED GREEN BROWN

Paul Jacko …small head, slender body…, well camouflaged…, waits its time, then strikes repeatedly…, its strike is deadly – Venomous Snakes of Australia And on top of that it is also green, or rather well covered in a green slime. … Continue reading

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Marlowe: Beauty Inexpressible

….from the quills of dead white poets Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Beauty Inexpressible (from Tamburlaine the Great) What is beauty, saith my sufferings, then? If all the pens that ever poets held Had fed the feeling of their masters’ thoughts, And … Continue reading

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OSLAVA POKROKU

prosperita a pesto PAVEL JACKO “My ANGLOSASOVÉ na ulici nejíme,” povýšeně pravil můj spoluzaměstnanec, když jsem se ho ptal, proč nemají v Brisbane pouliční kavárničky, “to je možná zvykem u vás v Evropě”. Bylo to nějak koncem roku 1969 a … Continue reading

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