Monthly Archives: December 2012

More on HSBC’s LIBOR fraud

Posted in Conspiracy, Corruption, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

december / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st December, 1979 : The Soviet move into Afghanistan has become an invasion, with a rapid built-up today of Red Army divisions and the fall of the Government in Kabul. The new Afghan leader … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, Finance and Economics, History | Tagged , | Comments Off

The Road to Roma Jail

…from the quills of the dead white poet Vance Palmer (1885 – 1959) It’s a long road, a cruel road, the road to Roma jail, Birds in all the branches mocking as you pass, The spiteful little soldier-bird, the stupid … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

december / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th December, 1972 : Sixteen survivors of a Urugyayan plane, which crashed in the Andes on October 13, only stayed alive by eating the bodies of passengers who died. Speaking at a press conference … Continue reading

Posted in America, Christianity, History | Tagged , , | Comments Off

december / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th December, 1971 : All foreign airlines flying into Seoul have joined in a threat to ban tourist flights to the South Korean capital after a Christmas fire in a tourist hotel killed 156 … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, History | Tagged , | Comments Off

december / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th December, 1968 : After a six-day flight that included ten orbits of the moon, the American Apollo 8 spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific today, only 5,000 yards from the recovery ship. The … Continue reading

Posted in America, Capitalism, History | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

december / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th December, 1978 : An American man has been cleared of raping his wife in what was seen as an important test case in establishing women’s sexual rights. It is believed to be the … Continue reading

Posted in America, Culture, History | Tagged , , | Comments Off

december / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th December, 1914 : In one corner of the Western Front, where the British Tommy in his trench was only a few yards from the Boche in his, the war came to a halt, … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, History, Military | Tagged , | Comments Off

I dreamt of white Christmas

Posted in America, Australia, Climate Change, Election | Tagged | Comments Off

december / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th December, 1964 : Nearly 1,500 miners employed by Mount Isa Mines in Queensland today defied a State Government-declared state of emergency and refused to resume normal production at the mines. The men, members … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, History, Labour Party, Socialism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Burning Babe

…from the quills of the dead white poet Robert Southwell (1561 – 1595)  As I in hoary winter’s night stood shivering in the snow, Supris’d I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow; And lifting up a … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gillard’s Trilogy – Part III – Roxon

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Over Christmas one ought to be charitable, even to those who do us harm. Labor has done so much harm to Australia and Australians in recent years that the Christian precepts ‘love your … Continue reading

Posted in Conspiracy, Corruption, Labour Party, Socialism | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

In the following few fantastically festive fortnights the feasting, sorry, posting on the Fog of Chaos will be even more foggy and chaotic. As is the time and Australian Securities and Investment Commission honoured practice in all money loosing enterprises, … Continue reading

Posted on by Avadoro Worden | Comments Off

december / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd December, 1928 : The nation’s new capital, Canberra, is yet to inspire the population, if attempts to find a slogan to promote the city are any guide. The Canberra Tourist Association launched an … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Bureaucracy, History | Tagged , | Comments Off

Toys R Them

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Let us reminisce over the times when Christmas were not just a two-month-long shopping spree in support of the Chinese economy, and when Australians could make at least some toys, albeit under duress, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Communism | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Greetings from Washington

Posted in America, Christianity, Health | Tagged | Leave a comment

december / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st December, 1916 : In this Christmas season it can be seen that war does in some ways bring benefits; in this case through the creativity of Australian toy makers. When German goods were … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, History | Tagged | Leave a comment

Nothing to lose

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger We have nothing to lose but our apathy. While the socialist government in Canberra tries to ensure its permanent rule by suppressing the last vestiges of free expression, the passive population which can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Journalism, Labour Party, Socialism | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

december / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th December, 1910 : The British general election has produced a remarkable tie – Liberals and Tories with 272 seats each. The fierce controversies over the Budget and House of Lords reform have thus … Continue reading

Posted in Election, History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Privatise the ABC

If the ABC won’t reform, we have only one option left Says Andrew Bolt. Why threaten privatisation and give the ABC time to mount a public campaign? Just do it swiftly without notice when the coalition obtains government. Remember the … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy | Leave a comment