Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fleeing the peace in Vietnam

By Hoi Trinh  April 30, 2013 will mark the 38th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the annihilation of South Vietnam by communist forces in the North, or otherwise popularly known as the end of the Vietnam War. Without this … Continue reading

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april memories / 30

 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th April, 1975 : The war in Vietnam is over. Saigon surrendered almost without a struggle today as North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the city and knocked down the gates of the Presidential palace. … Continue reading

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The end of the cycle?

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The Soldier’s dream

…from the quills of the dead white poets  Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)  Our bugles sang truce, for the night-cloud had lower’d, And the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky; And thousands had sunk on the ground overpower’d, The weary … Continue reading

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The Case of a Missing Dog

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Whenever something major happens the public is subjected to misreporting and outright fabrications by the mass media. Those fabrications are then endlessly repeated and embellished, only to be abandoned when some more outrageous … Continue reading

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Needle in a haystack

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Even Blind Freddie and some Australian journalists can see that the World’s Best Treasure(r) Wayne Swan had abandoned looking for that “no ifs, no buts” surplus, and now he is just looking for … Continue reading

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von Gress Dust of Afghanistan 28th April 2012 von Gress K břehům Gallipoli 23rd April 2011  

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The motive for mayhem was Islam

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The commentators do not get it right every time, not even those slightly right of the centre ones, like the Australian radio broadcaster Alan Jones, though the majority, i.e. the Left ones, are … Continue reading

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Only when I laugh

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Traditionally people get to the political power through violence, corruption, demagogery or accident, so why not try something new like humor? At least at the begining, and at least in a seriously sick … Continue reading

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Merciful Allah!

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger    No wonder that even the impeccably moderate blogger like Lubos Motl got annoyed:  “…I am disturbed by the fact that most of the U.S. media are trying to suppress the debate … Continue reading

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The Girdle

…from the quills of the dead white poets Edmund Waller (1606-1687) That which her slender waist confin’d Shall now my joyful temples bind; No monarch but would give his crown His arms might do what this has done.   It … Continue reading

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Common Criminals


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My modest planet saving suggestion

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger No, no tax on oxygen. That is the province of gores, flanneries, gillards and similar intellectual giants. I contribute modestly to mankind’s survival by consuming less and less; and paying for it more … Continue reading

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Quote VI – Aquinas

 Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) – “If the only things that moved an animal were things pleasurable and repugnant to the senses, there would be no need to suppose any power in it except the perception of sense forms in which it … Continue reading

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…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This sad story says a lot about health bureaucrats, “health professionals”, thoroughly discredited modern journalism (Andrew McCarthy: Plainly, the vaunted journalists of our debased mainstream have determined that there must be no meaningful … Continue reading

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What the government thinks of your children

  From Rothbard’s Free and compulsory education: To Herbert Spencer, China carried out the idea of compulsory education to its logical conclusion: There the government publishes a list of works which may be read; and considering obedience the supreme virtue, … Continue reading

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…from the quills of the dead white poets James Thomson (1700-1748) From pole to pole the rigid influence falls, Thro’ the still night, incessant, heavy, strong, And seizes Nature fast. It freezes on; Till morn, late rising o’er the drooping … Continue reading

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A reminder

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The purpose of this post is twofold – firstly to remind you that the people who already killed 160 million people in the name of their socialist ideology are alive and sick in … Continue reading

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Quote VIII – Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) – “I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself.”

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Abbott’s juju

Over the last many months, I’m sure our readers have noticed Labor’s disastrous polling. How couldn’t you? One would think that Julia/McTernan would put up some resistance or a change of tactic at least. My previous predictions were somewhat off. … Continue reading

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