Monthly Archives: May 2012

may memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st May, 1916 : The two most powerful navies in the world were limping home tonight from Jutland after what sailors are already calling “the greatest naval battle in history”. Just who won is … Continue reading

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Musgrave occupiers right on cue

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger By a strange coincidence, a few days before Queensland state elections (24-03-12), when it was obvious even to a Blind Freddie that Labor will no longer govern, a so called „embassy“ sprung up … Continue reading

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may memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th May, 1913 : The Balkan peace talks have at last been brought to a successful conclusion. Thanks largely to the efforts of Sir Edward Grey, principal agent in the negotiations, the peace agreement … Continue reading

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Campaigning Obama Style

Milan Skarka Whether it is the homosexual issues, racism, bigotry, war on women/family or the whole host of other issues the opposition research hit-squads in and out of Obama’s campaign are desperately searching for subjects that are more emotional and … Continue reading

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may memories / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th May, 1982 : British troops today claimed victory in the first land battle of the Falklands War, just over one week after Marines and paratroopers stormed ashore at San Carlos. Seventeen paratroopers died … Continue reading

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‘Dixie”

Ludwig von Gress When Georgia [Fog of Chaos – American War] is on our minds, we might as well reminisce over the famous “Dixie”, the unofficial anthem of the defeated South. Defeated militarily and economically, I hasten to add, but … Continue reading

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may memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th May, 1923 : A drug agent, James McEwan, was jailed for six months today on a charge of selling cocaine to women in the slums of Melbourne. Police told the City Court that … Continue reading

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The Funeral

…from the quills of the dead white poets John Donne (1573 – 1631)  Whoever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreath of hair, which crowns my arm; The mystery, the sign you must not … Continue reading

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Mathematika a éthika

George Santayana :-  Kdyby mathematika nebyla nic víc než záliba, mohla by se stát neřestí. Kdo by se jí oddávali, snad by hověli atavistické náklonnosti ke škodě svého lidství. Mathematika by potom byla v postavení, které dnes zaujímá mythologie a … Continue reading

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No bees under your bonnet

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Or anywhere at all, soon – if the reports are to be believed and are not just a ploy to raise the price of honey and to allow the usual suspects (1%) to … Continue reading

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may memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th May, 1915 : The Austrians have responded immediately to Italy’s declaration of war by bombing the city of Venice. The Austrian Taubers, flying at a great height, provided a spectacle for the Venetians … Continue reading

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Incompetence, culpable negligence or design?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The ferry boats are coming at ever increasing rate and the clowns which form our Government do not know whether to blame Rudd, Abbott or Bush. From the graph bellow it is easy … Continue reading

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may memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24st May, 1960 : An earthquake in Chile yesterday sent waves surging across the Pacific Ocean at 400 miles per hour. Twelve hours later, somewhat depleted from the 5,700-mile trip, a barrage of 10-foot … Continue reading

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The shadow aristocracy

The public for the last several months has been treated to a very educational experience. The Health Services Union(HSU) scandal is really a distilled event of what actually has taken place with regularity for decades and probably even longer. The … Continue reading

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may memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd May, 1928 : With unemployment in Australia growing, relief measures are under way. The State Government has made a £10,000 grant to local councils, to be used in relief work solely for the … Continue reading

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Fraudulent food and Victuals Warfare

Paul Jacko There is nothing wrong with food as such. In fact, it is necessary- people who do not eat food, die. This is not an urban myth, an old wives’ tale or a flannery’s prediction. I am in favour … Continue reading

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may memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd May, 1914 : Fifty-seven protesters were arrested today as they attempted to get to Buckingham Palace to present a “Votes for Women” petition to the King. Among them was Emmeline Pankhurst, looking frail … Continue reading

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Putin in charge

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger President Putin was inaugurated only on 7th May this year, but as he was always in charge he can hardly blame the previous incumbent for the predicament. The stock market and the ruble … Continue reading

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may memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st May, 1924 : Josef Stalin is emerging as the Soviet Union’s strongman following the death in January of Vladimir Lenin. The short, pock-marked Georgian General Secretary has achieved several tactical successes at the … Continue reading

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Dedicated to Sakharov

…from the quill of the live white poetress Irina Georgievna Ratushinskaya (1954 – )  Don’t attempt to coerce, If a boy flies the nest and bereaves you – write it off as a loss, you exemplary homeland and nurse! You … Continue reading

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