Monthly Archives: June 2013

Zlá a krutá

…from the quills of  the white poets     Karolina Černá     Je zlá a krutá osamělá srdce osamělou mysl kutá a kutá     Myšlenkami hnutá jak dá se to ustát pod skořápkou tvrdou leccos najít se dá … Continue reading

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june memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th June, 1965 : The Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies declared that Australia was at war in Vietnam. Sir Robert said there was an old belief that a country was not at war unless … Continue reading

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Glorifying Snowden

Die Welt 24-06-13: Selective Outrage: Glorifying Snowden, While Dictators Slide By BERLIN – Two people recently “disappeared” into the vastness that is China. The whole world is talking about one of them: Edward Snowden whose revelations about digital spying by the National … Continue reading

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june memories / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th June, 1912 : Cocaine, chloroform and ether have been condemned by American surgeons meeting in New York this month as unnecessary and dangerous anaesthetics. Cocaine is said to be the worst of all … Continue reading

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Party of perpetual deceit

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june memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th June, 1902 :The US Congress voted today to pass the Bill introduced by Senator Spooner. This authorises President Roosevelt to pay up to $40 million to build a canal across the Panama isthmus, … Continue reading

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june memories / 27

 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th June, 1905 :Mutinous sailors have seized the Potemkin, Russia’s most powerful battleship in the Black Sea, thrown her officers overboard and raised the red flag. Reports from Odessa, where the ship is anchored … Continue reading

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Update on the US real estate market

 

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june memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th June, 1930 : Purges are good for the country, Josef Stalin, the Soviet leader, told the 16th Communist Party Congress in Moscow today. Stalin justified his purges of supporters of Leon Trotsky, his … Continue reading

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Whining gender

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Since that Gillard person in her infinite wisdom saw it fit to fan the flames of gender wars, and since the writing about Australia’s catastrophic deficit, catastrophic level of illegal immigration or … Continue reading

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june memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th June, 1904 : Japanese forces in Korea have inflicted a major defeat on Russians at Telissu, completely routing two divisions under General Stackelberg. His relief column was engaged by the Japanese as it … Continue reading

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Mendela’s legacy

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I have neither time, nor space, not to mention an inclination, to write about it all. The list of economic woes, public health disasters, ever steeper moral decline, rising unemployment, violent xenophobia … Continue reading

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june memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th June, 1943 : A political furore has broken out over a plan to abandon part of Australia to the Japanese in the event of an invasion. According to the Labor Minister, Mr Ward, … Continue reading

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Music, when soft voice die

…from the quills of the dead white poets    Percy Bysse Shelley (1792 -1822)    Music, when soft voice die,  Vibrates in the memory –  Odours, when sweet violets sicken,  Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves, when the … Continue reading

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They know better

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I have been discussing with my friends for some time now whether the overwhelmingly left pseudo-elite, a.k.a chattering class, is running out of puff (no homosexual pun intended). Now even Mr Keith … Continue reading

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june memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd June, 1972 : An Israeli patrol making a reprisal raid into Lebanon was amazed to capture a Syrian general and four colonels from the intelligence service. They were the most senior Syrians to … Continue reading

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Another shot

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   You may or may not have read here about so far the latest astonishingly pathetic Labor attempt to smear Tony Abbott – sexual assault of an Aboriginal woman. [Exquisite timing] It is … Continue reading

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june memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st June, 1936 : Four RAF planes went into action today machine-gunning a group of 70 Palestinian Arabs who had ambushed British troops. They made sorties at low level against marauders. Three were hit … Continue reading

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Exquisite timing

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Finally some Australian media turned their attention to the sexual violence against Aboriginal women. One may say well past the time, since at the most Aboriginal communities no female child over the … Continue reading

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june memories / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th June, 1906 : Prohibitionists, supported by many church leaders around Australia, are demanding that all forms of gambling outside racecourses be made illegal, and that drinking be controlled. Moves are being made to … Continue reading

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