Monthly Archives: August 2013

The British are coming

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I find it amusing when the low-class, semi-educated Britons try to show their superiority over Australians simply because we do not use the Yorkshire twang or Brixton slang. Some Australians believe that … Continue reading

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august memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st August, 1914 : Being German is becoming a distinct liability in Australia, and even more so in Britain, where hundreds of suspected spies have been rounded up. In Australia, a number of German … Continue reading

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Letter to Abbott

Vesna Tenodi    Open Letter to the incoming Liberal Government, with a request for action to restore freedom of artistic expression and the rights of Australian non-Aboriginal artists to create art without censorship, as well as the rights of Australian … Continue reading

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august memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th August, 1904 : The Japanese army today captured Liao-Yang, 250 miles north-east of Port Arthur. It is the last important town on the Trans-Siberian railway before the Korea-Manchuria border. In heavy fighting both … Continue reading

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The Green scams

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   A frightening image [An-idyll-blighted-18-000-solar-panels],  stopped me for a moment while browsing the Daily Mail website:  That is the “green”future under the totalitarians, who know very well what they are doing –destroying humanity. … Continue reading

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august memories / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th August, 1929 : The airship Graf Zeppelin completed an historic trip around the world today when she returned to Lakehurst, New Jersey, 21 days seven hours and 26 minutes after she took off. … Continue reading

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Pre-election advice

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Ms Gillard during her rule inflicted many ignominies on the long suffering nation, amongst them the elections on the 14th September, that is about two years too late. Her rehashed replacement comrade … Continue reading

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august memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th August, 1958 : New York gave a traditional ticker-tape welcome to the crew of the nuclear submarine Nautilus after its epic first undersea voyage across the North Pole beneath the ice-cap. The voyage … Continue reading

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Show at Sheremetevo

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   We wrote about Snowden before: – Defenestration! on 17-06 and  Glorifying Snowden on 29-06. I think it is probably too early to know what is it all about; about fifty years … Continue reading

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august memories / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th August, 1954 : The French Premier, M Pierre Mendes-France, is desperately trying to steer a middle course between African nationalists, and the French conservatives, afraid he will give away valuable colonial interests. His … Continue reading

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Trusty Labor

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When announcing the election date the on-off-on Prime Minister Rudd, among many other amusing things, said: This election will be about who the Australian people trust to lead them…  You can trust Labor … Continue reading

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august memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th August, 1936 : The Anglo-Egyptian treaty signed today by Anthony Eden and Nahas Pasha, the Prime Minister, end the British protectorate over Egypt and secures for Britain control over the Suez Canal for … Continue reading

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Mladému slunci

…from the quills of the dead white poets   Karel Toman (1877 – 1946)   Mladému slunci nahá zem  prudce se oddávala v březnu  a tiché hlasy slyšel jsem:  ztratil jsem klíč a již ho nenaleznu. V úvalech loňské listí … Continue reading

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Rudd’s secret weapon

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august memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th August, 1910 : The threat of street rioting hangs over Seoul today following the anouncement that within a week Japan intends to carry out the formal annexation of Korea. Japan is already in … Continue reading

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No shooting

Paul Jacko   No shooting, poison only. That is The Green way – slow, indiscriminate poisoning, whether of minds or fauna. This post is about animals – non-native animals which cause significant damage to agricultural land, and the great damage … Continue reading

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august memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd August, 1949 : The United States and Britain are both vying to keep ahead in aviation, with new military and civil aircraft pushing for the heights and speeds never before dreamt of. The … Continue reading

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No respite

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The Heiner Affair has been mentioned on Fog of Chaos a few times already, The Ghost of Heiner – April 2012, The Heiner cover-up continues – July 2012,  Heiner sequel – July 2013 … Continue reading

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august memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd August, 1929 : The Prime Minister, Stanley Bruce, has expelled William Hughes from the Parliamentary Nationalist Party. The move is startling sequel to Bruce’s victory in a censure motion with a majority of … Continue reading

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august memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st August, 1961 : Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s veteran nationalist leader, was visited at his home near Nairobi today by a British District Commissioner, who handed him a gold signet ring and a black walking … Continue reading

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