Monthly Archives: October 2013

Analyst Loudon Says Anti-NSA Campaign Benefits America’s Enemies

 Ludwig von Gress  The saga of the freedom of information activist, an enemy spy or a befuddled computer idiot (take your pick) is far from over. It is likely that I will not live long enough to see the end … Continue reading

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What is a Dictator?

  By Robert D. Kaplan What is a dictator, or an authoritarian? I’ll bet you think you know. But perhaps you don’t. Sure, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong were dictators. So were Saddam Hussein and both Hafez and … Continue reading

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On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer

  …from the quills of dead white poets   John Keats (1791 – 1821)     Much have I travelled in the realms of gold   And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;   Round many western islands have I … Continue reading

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Tea Party Time

  Milan Skarka  “I’ve had it with the two-party boondoggle” is the common feeling one can hear all over the Republic. “Both, Democrat and Republican politicians are the reason for the sad state of affairs.” Of course, the public elected … Continue reading

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Journalism in America

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   The deplorable state of the print media both here in Australia and in America has little to do with the technical revolution and the expansion of internet information. The Internet is … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign Policy from the Founders’ Perspective

  By George Friedman   Last week I discussed how the Founding Fathers might view the American debt crisis and the government shutdown. This week I thought it would be useful to consider how the founders might view foreign policy. I argued … Continue reading

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Zimri

…from the quills of the dead white poets     John Dryden (1631 – 1700)     In the first rank of these Zimri stand:   A man so various, that he seem’d to be   Not one, but all … Continue reading

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Economy

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Down and down we go … Australia, do not expect miracles from LibNats; they are as crooked and incompetent as that cabal of trade union apparatchiks masquerading as a political party.

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Quote XV – Aquinas

QUOTE XV Thomas Aquinas (1225 -1274 ) – “Essence or nature includes only what defines the species of a thing: thus human nature includes only what defines man, or what makes man man. Now the species of a thing is … Continue reading

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Their ABC

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Spirit of compromise

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   The six-years-old nightmare ends and a new one begins. “Unelectable” Abbott has won and the Coalition has a very comfortable majority in the House of Representatives; at the moment 89 seats out … Continue reading

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The Green way

 Paul Jacko   Here we go again. Fog of Chaos mentioned the elephant poaching in Africa a few times: Jumbo – August, 2011; Chinese elephants’ sunset – March 2012; Chinese, elephants and Combet – May, 2012. The situation is not … Continue reading

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Quote XIV Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724 -1804) – “The science of Natural Philosophy (Physics) contains in itself synthetical judgments a priori, as principles. I shall adduce two propositions. For instance, the proposition, “in all changes of the material world, the quantity of matter … Continue reading

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Obama’s Brinksmanship

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Obama’s Mediocrity

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Can be done

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Can be done It can be done, at least in America. The citizens do not have to passively await their fate in the hands of corrupt politicians. Admittedly, it takes a bit more … Continue reading

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October revolution

..from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger October revolution There indeed was one, in October 1917 in Russia, (The Great October Revolution) now celebrated by the Left every November, though for at least eighty years it would have to be … Continue reading

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