Monthly Archives: September 2012

To the Muses

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Blake (1757 – 1827)  Whether on Ida’s shady brow, Or in the chambers of the East, The chambers of the sun, that now From ancient melody have ceas’d;  Whether in Heaven … Continue reading

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Tic tac time

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Many things look better from a distance; even polar bears appear cuddly to the intellectually challenged, and the less contact people have with other people, the more idyllic and friendly the other people … Continue reading

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september / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th September, 1917 : Russia’s former Czar, Nicholas II, and his family have been moved to Tobolsk, a small town in Western Siberia, to protect them from the Bolsheviks. The family’s move was personally … Continue reading

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Santiago dies

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger On the 18th September, 2012 at the age of 97 of unspecified illness, died Spanish Communist leader Santiago Carrillo. Seventy six years earlier, thanks to his efforts, several thousand civilians died of specific … Continue reading

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september / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th September, 1928 : Violence has erupted all through the Australian waterfront over the use of volunteers to break the strike by waterside workers. In Melbourne, shots were fired at two taxi cabs carrying … Continue reading

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Personally

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Personally, I don’t like personal attacks, but I realise that sometimes one has to give a face to the evil. Writing about union corruption without mentioning Gillard would be pointless. Abstract problems mean … Continue reading

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september / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th September, 1906 : US War Secretary William Taft has intervened to fill the Cuban power vacuum left by the resignation of President Palma last month, in a bid to end fighting between government … Continue reading

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Managing Public Opinion

If you haven’t already read my previous posts (links below), concerning the government-media industrial complex, it is probably worth your time. It will also provide that particular frame of mind necessary to comprehend what I’m about to show. Labor: Losing … Continue reading

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Alkoholismus

T.G.Masaryk:- Národ, který víc pije, neomylně podlehne tomu, který je střízlivější. Budoucnost každého národa a zejména malého národa závisí na tom, zda nemírnost, zda pití přestane. Každý národ ničí pitím sám sebe a pitím upadne každý, kdo se proti němu … Continue reading

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No swan song

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The ancient fable that a swan sings beautifully just before it dies was accepted by such luminaries as Plato, Aristotle, Euripides, Cicero and Seneca, though doubted by Pliny. Shakespeare in Rape of Lucrece, … Continue reading

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september / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th September, 1908 : A cholera outbreak in Russia is threatening to kill more people than in the last record epidemic in 1892. More than 15,500 cases of Asiatic cholera have been reported this … Continue reading

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Soft Rice

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Ms Susan Rice is a US Ambassador to the United Nations and until she attracted my attention in July this year I looked on her as just another Obama’s appointment based on a … Continue reading

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september / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th September, 1976 : In a 20-minute radio and TV broadcast tonight, Ian Smith stunned his white Rhodesian supporters by announcing a two-year plan for transition to black majority rule. It was, in effect, … Continue reading

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Love and Time

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)  Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to … Continue reading

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Not short

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger One of the many obstacles ministers in democratic systems have to overcome are the inconvenient laws. Those of our forward looking leaders [Fog of Chaos – Forward people of the universe] covertly embracing … Continue reading

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september / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd September, 1942 : A Victorian army nurse Margaret Anderson has been awarded the George Medal for bravery and devotion to duty during the evacuation of Singapore. Sister Anderson was attending to wounded men … Continue reading

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Birds of feather

Paul Jacko Little Julian, just as trustworthy as our Julia, is boring news, except when he does something particularly weird to attract the media attention. For example, not long ago the self-styled fighter for freedom of speech hid in the … Continue reading

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september / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st September, 1976 : Limits on the use of fluorocarbon gases as propellants in aerosol spray cans are needed to save the earth’s ozone layer, according to a report released in Washington by a … Continue reading

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Rovnost

T.G.Masaryk:- Neuznávám absolutní rovnost. Ne že bych ji nechtěl, ale zkušenost mě poučuje, že lidé si nejsou rovni svou silou, svým nadáním, svým okolím. Každé sociální reformě může proto jít jen o to, aby se domohla co možná snesitelné rovnosti. … Continue reading

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Chinese provocation

Ludwig von Gress Naturally, no one would dare to call it provocation, especially not Australia (Aodaliya in Chinese), which has about 30 tanks, 30 fighter planes and two submarines* to protect the whole Potong hua (the large island in Chinese). … Continue reading

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