Monthly Archives: July 2012

august memories / 01

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st August, 1930 : Within 14 months the ranks of Britain’s unemployed have nearly doubled, with a figure of two million being announced by the Ministry of Labour. The Labour Government is under intense … Continue reading

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Carbon taxing

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger It is depressing indictment of human stupidity on the one hand and of the human greed on the other, that almost ten years after Senator James Inhofe (Rep-Oklahoma) asked in the US … Continue reading

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Free stuff and all that jazz

Milan Skarka The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a new mission statement: Food Stamps Make America Stronger. Now, in cooperation with Mexico, the free food stamps are fast becoming an international currency and a form of foreign aid. … Continue reading

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Abou Ben Adhem

…from the quills of the dead white poets  James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859)  Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, making … Continue reading

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Co je pravda?

T.G.Masaryk:-   Aha, otázka Pilátova. Prosím vás, co to je, tam ti ptáci v parku? Straky, pane presidente. Máte lepší oči. Nejsou to holubi? Ne, straky. Víte to bezpečně? Vím. Už se na ně dívám chvíli, a pozorně. Holubi lítají … Continue reading

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The Great Heiner Cover-up continues

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The people who hoped that with the election of Liberal National Party government the things in Queensland will start changing for the better, better for the ordinary, decent Queenslanders that is, and have … Continue reading

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Good news

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The great, good news, two in fact, from the Czech republic, though she now moved to California, undoubtedly due to the climate change. http://youtu.be/U0Nbs0zGGMU

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july memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th July, 1952 : King Farouk of Egypt sailed out of Alexandria this evening in his luxury yacht. He has abdicated in favour of his nine-month old son, leaving all effective power in the … Continue reading

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The Beast

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july memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th July, 1913 : Germany and Turkey have given way to British pressure and agreed to abandon plans for a rail link to the Persian Gulf. The deal should allay Britain’s fears surrounding the … Continue reading

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Pravda a Internet

Rudolf Výborný Internet je úžasný vynález, nahradí Vám hokynáře, poštmistra, banku, naučný i jazykový slovník a po pravdě přiznám, že nevím co ještě, ale jistě toho bude mnoho. Ačkoliv vím ze zkušenosti, že na Internetu najdu snadno a rychle informace … Continue reading

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Kitchen Nazi

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger René Redzepi is a five-star cook in Denmark. One would be tempted to write that he even made it to the pages of TIME magazine, but that is no accolade any more, given … Continue reading

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His Mother’s Picture

…from the quills of the dead white poets  William Cowper (1731 – 1800)  Oh that those lips had language! Life has passed With me but roughly since I heard thee last. Those lips are thine – thy own sweet smiles … Continue reading

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Katjusha

  Ludwig von Gress  War songs bring out memories, especially the eastern front songs. Katyusha, Katjusha or Катю́ша was composed in 1938 and became the Red Army soldiers favourite song after June 1941 when Hitler somewhat rudely terminated USSR-Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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Not quite the Alice Springs news

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  “It’s quiet now. This is winter,” one officer told me, as the wind howled outside. “Wait until the summer.” For years now, police have become accustomed to the idea of summertime crime surges. … Continue reading

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july memories / 19

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th July, 1930 : The Prime Minister, James Scullin, has turned to British experts to guide Australia out of the economic wilderness of the depression. Despite some of his own supporters’ protests that he … Continue reading

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You didn’t build that

So, the mask slips evermore. While watching this for the first time, I was reflexively waiting for some ever so minor resistance from the crowd, maybe a slight hesitant silence, a strained clapping, a guffaw. Something at the very least … Continue reading

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Lawrence in Arabia

Ludwig von Gress Somehow, whatever and however nasty things are happening in Syria today, they are keeping me indifferent, almost cool. Flavour of the month are colourful images of shells exploding over Damascus dirty-grey high-rises, the standard atrocities stories and … Continue reading

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july memories / 17

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th July, 1925 : After three weeks of lengthy debate the Amending Immigration, or the Deportation Bill, was passed by the House of Representatives. Under the Bill people not born in Australia can be … Continue reading

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Víte co je RET?

Rudolf Výborný Odpověď je jednoduchá, Renewable Energy Target. Moc Vám to neříká? To je proto, že se o tom moc nepíše. Moc Vás to, milý čtenáři, nezajímá? Tak tady je důvod, proč by mělo: Protože RET způsobilo za posledních pět … Continue reading

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