Monthly Archives: December 2011

december memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st December, 1902 : Venezuelan President Cipriano Castro has agreed to abide by any ruling of the Hague Tribunal over the violent international dispute which has paralysed his nation this month. Venezuela seeks removal … Continue reading

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december memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th December, 1905 : A revolt in Moscow by workers and students is being crushed by Government forces, with several thousand casualties. After a week of bitter street fighting across barricades in parts of … Continue reading

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december memories / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th December, 1921 : The Australian Labor Party wants to “socialise” industry and make the nation fully self-reliant. After months of debate, the Party has decided on a new platform that envisages the nationalisation … Continue reading

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december memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th December, 1908 : The festive season has come to an abrupt end for the wretched citizens of Messina. The horrors of San Francisco and Valparaiso are doubled in Messina, smashed in the most … Continue reading

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december memories / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th December, 1904 : Czar Nicholas II pledged himself to improve the conditions of the population, particularly the peasants, but warned that law and order would be maintained. The Czar’s decree, addressed to the … Continue reading

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december memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th December, 1951 : Australian troops in Korea got a visit yesterday from the Minister for the Army, Josiah Francis, and were distributed parcels bringing a touch of Christmas cheer to this bleak war … Continue reading

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Eternity through Poetry

…from the quills of dead white poets   William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)   Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rime; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone, besmear’d … Continue reading

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  For the following few festive weeks the posting here will sparse, irregular and, we shudder to say – Chaotic. But the Fog will go on … We wish to all our readers restful Christmas and very good new year … Continue reading

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Spengler of Asia (Times)

…from the quill of Antisthenes Christmas time is, or rather ought to be the time of reflection, relaxation and for those still in the rat race, recuperation. After all, it is indicating the end of the year, and what will … Continue reading

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december memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th December, 1931 : In one of the most dramatic events in history of Federal politics, the Scullin Labor Government has been defeated in the House by the adjourned motion of one of its … Continue reading

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United States of Apology

Paul Jacko  I trust that the readers of the Fog of Chaos are astute enough either to avoid or to disregard MSM, usually transcribed as Main Stream Media, sometimes as Main Socialist Media or Marxist Simpletons’ Media. Our Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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december memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd December, 1948 : General Tojo, Japan’s Prime Minister during the war, and six other wartime leaders, were hanged by the American Army at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo early this morning. Accused of whipping … Continue reading

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pelosi’s petticoat

…from the quill of Antisthenes What a joy to watch somebody to do well in these bleak economic times. And not just a banker or bond trader, but a struggling politician and feminist one at that – the US Democratic … Continue reading

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december memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd December, 1953 : It Russia’s former security police boss, Lavrenti Beria, has been executed, following a secret trial on charges of plotting to seize power and of being a Western agent. Six senior … Continue reading

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America’s Vietnam Moment in Iraq

Ludwig von Gress The similarities between US military withdrawal from South Vietnam and US military withdrawal from Iraq are not immediately obvious. The Old Glory was taken down at the headquarters of the Military Assistance Command in Saigon on 29th … Continue reading

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december memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st December, 1906 : It is 100 years since the first consignment of fine merino wool, weighing 245 lb., was shipped off to England, where its great quality caused wide interest. Today, Australia is … Continue reading

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Skeptical charity at Christmas

…from the quill of Antisthenes This is the time for giving but also time for receiving letters asking for support of this or other worthy cause. Some are more worthy than others. The following one came via Joanne Nova (where … Continue reading

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december memories / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th December, 1924 : Paroled after serving eight months for high treason, Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazis, an extreme nationalist party whose members wear brown shirts, says he plans to publish a book … Continue reading

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The Great Escape

 

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Rejoicing as usual

Paul Jacko Whilst somehow it does not seem right to describe reputedly sophisticated journalists as simple-minded, no other non-defamatory or non-conspiratorial expression is appropriate when observing their orgasmic moaning over the recent “democratic” developments in Burma*. Those people simply never … Continue reading

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