Monthly Archives: July 2011

to a historian

…from the quills of dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819-1892) TO  A  HISTORIAN You who celebrate bygones, Who have explored the outward, the surfaces of the races, the life that has exhibited itself, Who have treated of man as the … Continue reading

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history XXXI

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st July, 1945 : The conference of the victorious powers has become a meeting of distrust. Two weeks ago Churchill, Truman and Stalin travelled to Potsdam, historic residence of German Emperors, to chart a … Continue reading

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Changes in commenting

Recently we here at Fog of Chaos have come under spam attack in our comments section. Hence, I have restricted commenting for approval. Which means email address is required for commenting and for administration to approve your comment, this is … Continue reading

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Anča proletářka

PAVEL JACKO “forget politics, join ALP and your financial future is secured” Mám to štěstí, že mě v parlamentu queenslandském zastupuje naše premiérka Anna Blight* a ve federálním ministerský předseda Kevin Rudd. Bohužel zatím ani jeden ani druhý se mě … Continue reading

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history XXX

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th July, 1903 : The demand for government water at Broken Hill slackened off today after light rain fell. The New South Wales mining town has been suffering a drought for the past two … Continue reading

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Texas law

…from the quill of Antisthenes The question of how and why legal systems work (or not) certainly is not an appropriate subject for a short article by an amateur. Still, if I may be so bold and simplify the issue … Continue reading

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history XXIX

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th July, 1946 : The All-India Moslem League, meeting in Bombay, today called on all Moslems in India to be ready for every sacrifice, and to prepare for the “coming struggle”. The League’s Council … Continue reading

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El hombre de negro

Paul Jacko The otherwise senile Castro brothers certainly do not forget to keep some people in their black book. There is no forgiveness in the socialist hearts. As if they have not killed and tortured to death enough human beings … Continue reading

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history XXVIII

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th July, 1933 : Americanisms in talking pictures and Cockney slang are being blamed for a peculiar style of English spoken by many people of Sydney. The Education Department is determined to rid Sydney … Continue reading

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history XXVII

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th July, 1900 : After days of fierce fighting, allied forces have stormed Tientsin and managed to hold the city despite determined attacks by 100,000 Boxer rebels and renegade Chinese soldiers. It is reported … Continue reading

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Swiss and other firearms

…. from the quill of Antisthenes The nice people who want to control everything never give up. Firstly, they have nothing else to do. Secondly, where else could one get that tremendous sense of power when with relatively little effort … Continue reading

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history XXVI

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th July, 1964 : The third successive night of race riots in Rochester, New York State, has prompted Governor Nelson Rockefeller to send in National Guards equipped with rifles and armoured cars to quell … Continue reading

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Koš přání a kytice slibů

/červen 2009/ Ludwig von Gress Vláda vyprodukovala Bílý papír o obraně Austrálie (Defending Australia in Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030, Defense White Paper, dále jen DWP). Nevím, kolik úředníků na tom pracovalo posledních devět let, ale 140 stránek obsahuje tolik … Continue reading

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history XXV

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th July, 1933 : In the wake of a stream of official degrees directed at strengthening and purifying the German race, Hitler’s cabinet yesterday announced plans for the compulsory sterilisation of people suffering from … Continue reading

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history XXIV

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th July, 1908 : The success of the Young Turks revolutionary movement in spreading disaffection throughout the army has forced Sultan Abdul Hamid II to restore Turkey’s constitution. Telegrams have been sent to all … Continue reading

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A Poison Tree

…from the quills of dead white poets   William Blake (1757-1827) A POISON TREE I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath … Continue reading

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Murdoch Media Murder*

…. from the quill of Antisthenes */ The headline almost like from the Fairfax gutter press, isn’t it? I used to wonder how the anti-democratic media and more importantly its string pullers would try to get rid of that thorn … Continue reading

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history XXIII

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd July,1933 : The World Monetary and Economic Conference ended today in failure. Delegates from 66 nations gathered in London to discuss trade barriers, most-favoured nation status and the gold standard. No consensus was … Continue reading

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Chce se mi psát sračky

Rudolf Výborný Úvod. Omlouvám se za vulgární slovo v titulu článku. Nepochází ode mne, ale od ministerské předsedkyně. Na svém projevu před tiskovým klubem poroučela žurnalistům:”Nepište s… .” Téměř jedním dechem s jejím prohlášením, že za mlada byla ostýchavá panenka. … Continue reading

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history XXII

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd July, 1931 : After a three-hour emergency meeting of Finance Ministers in London yesterday, Britain, the USA and France agreed to renew the recent credits for Germany for three months, instead of for … Continue reading

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