Monthly Archives: May 2013

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th May, 1982 : British troops yesterday 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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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th May, 1972 : President Nixon and Mr Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet Communist Party leader, today acknowledges their major differences, but agreed to do their utmost to avoid military confrontations. At the end of … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th May, 1902 : The American inventor Thomas Alva Edison today announced the invention of a new electrical storage battery which is lighter than the lead-acid type of batteries and also last longer. The … Continue reading

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Co říká věda

Rudolf Výborný  Politici se rádi ohánějí frázemi jako: “Věda říká”; nebo “Lidé mají respektovat vědu” a podobně. Můj chlebíček byla matematika, takže mohu s čistým svědomím prohlásit, že jsem život strávil ve vědě. To co říkají politici o vědě se … Continue reading

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may memories / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th May, 1971 : Neville Bonner, the Queensland President of the One People of Australia League, is certain to become the first Aboriginal Member of an Australian Parliament after his selection for a Senate … Continue reading

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Ozymandias

…from the quills of the dead white poets   Percy Bysse Shelley (1792 -1822)     I met a traveller from antique land  Who said: two vast and trunkless legs of stone  Stand in the desert. Near them, on the … Continue reading

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America II

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th May, 1950 : French forces are feeling all the fury of the Communists in North Vietnam and they are appealing to the United States for military support. Four well-armed Viet Minh battalions attacked … Continue reading

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Towards Greater Europe

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger One expects this increasingly feeble and emasculated Europe to be taken over by Germans or, slightly worse, by Russians, but Chinese? Yet, judging from the cultural assault as evidenced by the following video … Continue reading

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may memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th May, 1954 : The electronic brain, hitherto confined to scientific laboratories, is moving into the office. The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has announced the development of a model specifically for business use. … Continue reading

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The Euro: Cock-up or Conspiracy

Godfrey Bloom MEP. I lean toward conspiracy, with a good whack of useful idiots. Not the first time.

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd May, 1958 : A new kind of vehicle which rides just above ground on a cushion of air has been invented by Christopher Cockerell, a Suffolk boat-builder. It has been named Hovercraft. The … Continue reading

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Quote IV – Pascal

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) – “Mathematicians who are merely mathematicians reason soundly as long as everything is explained to them by definitions and principles, otherwise they are unsound and intolerable, because they reason soundly only from clearly defined principles. And intuitive … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd May, 1914 : The federal Government is offering 233 square miles of pastoral land in the Northern Territory for lease over 42 years. The rent will be set at three shillings per square … Continue reading

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Readership

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  I guess that our readers are aged about fifteen years and over, mostly over and some I suspect are well over. Therefore some ancient music for them in appreciation of their support.  Don’t … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st May, 1903 : The Tariff League was launched today in London at a meeting to promote a preferential trading system within the Empire. Joseph Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary, is its sponsor and he … Continue reading

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Anarchy

Ludwig von Gress This is one of the more profound analysis of power and current world developments, almost always misunderstood and misintepreted by the main stream i.e. marxist media.  From Stratfor, with permission:  Anarchy and Hegemony  Robert D. Kaplan  Everyone … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th May, 1907 : Thousands of wine growers rampaged through the streets of Perpignan last night, burning down the town hall and police station in a protest at high taxes and the adulteration of … Continue reading

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Pohár k zemi padá

…from the quills of the dead white poets   František Gellner (1881 -1914)   Miloval světa divy,  moře, ledovce, ženy,  pohled náš roztoužený,  lačný a divý. Požárem plálo to v hlavě,  a vášeň zmítala těly.  A naše ruce se chvěly … Continue reading

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America

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Very long time ago I had a discussion with an older, Europe-born friend, who expressed a strong disapproval of United States of America and of the example she is setting. Pressed, he said, … Continue reading

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