Monthly Archives: November 2013

november memories / 30

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th November, 1978 : In what may be the modern world’s largest instance of mass suicide, some 913 members of an American religious cult, the People’s Temple, have been found dead, deep in … Continue reading

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A Deal or No Deal

  Ludwig von Gress   The tragicomedy, which passes for Obama’s foreign relations, prompts the obvious question: abysmal incompetence or devious design?  In the following, somewhat frightening Stratfor article Mr Friedman almost endorses the Obama’s defeatist deal with Iran, apparently … Continue reading

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november memories / 29

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th November, 1973 : Governor Ronald Reagan of California arrived in Melbourne yesterday – followed by a storm of controversy. His trip to Australia as a special Presidential trade representative, and to raise … Continue reading

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november memories / 28

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th November, 1955 : Two days after another two British soldiers died in terrorist attacks in Cyprus, a state of emergency has been declared throughout the island. Sir John Harding, Governor of Cyprus, … Continue reading

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Our northern neighbours

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger    While our feeble-minded journalists try to foment a storm in a kopi tubruk cup over Australia’s alleged spying, it could be a good opportunity to recall something about the place. Indonesia … Continue reading

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november memories / 27

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th November, 1966 : Voters in Australia and New Zealand appear happy with their involvement in Vietnam. That is how the victorious Conservative parties of both countries are interpreting yesterday’s election results. For … Continue reading

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Spirit of compromise III

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   This is perhaps the last instalment of laments on what the Abbott’s government ought to do and what it almost certainly won’t do. They, LibNats, are all politicians and the citizens … Continue reading

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november memories / 26

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th November, 1959 : The Minister for Defence, Athol Townley, today gave Australia’s young men a new sense of freedom and cause for celebration when he announced compulsory National Service training would end … Continue reading

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Quote Mencken XVI

  QUOTE XVI   H.L.Mencken (1880 -1956 ) –  Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This … Continue reading

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november memories / 25

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th November, 1935 : King George II of Greece returned to his country today after 12 years in exile, restored to his throne by a referendum. He received a welcome from his people … Continue reading

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Ballad of the Lords of Old Time

  …from the quills of the dead white poets   Francois Villon (1431 – 1463) What more? Where is the third Calixt,  Last of that name now dead and gone,  Who held four years the Papalist?  Alfonso king of Aragon, … Continue reading

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Mambo Italiano

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Important news from Italy, courtesy of News.com.au:  Court: Silvio Berlusconi was sexually stimulated at Bunga Bunga parties with Karima el-Mahroug aka Ruby.  Absolutely shocking.  The Milan court that convicted Silvio Berlusconi … Continue reading

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november memories / 23

 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd November, 1900 : Australian troops returned from the Boer War to a tumultuous welcome today. Crowds flocked to Melbourne to greet the 700 men who arrived home from South Africa on the Harlech … Continue reading

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Chinese menace

 Ludwig von Gress  The official commentators are too afraid or too polite to say it, but the Communist China is a menace either way – if it collapses, the flood of refugees will overwhelm the rest of the world; and … Continue reading

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november memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd November, 1963 : Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States this afternoon within hours of the assassination of President Kennedy. The new President will serve for … Continue reading

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The united union bullies

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I’m afraid that Mr Akerman was too optimistic when he wrote in Message to Kim il-Gillard in March 2012 that Finkelstein’s report might be forgotten. That’s not how socialists work.   “With … Continue reading

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november memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st November, 1960 : A battle between Congolese and UN troops took place tonight outside the house where the Ambassador of Ghana, Nathaniel Welbeck, had barricaded himself in after refusing an order to leave … Continue reading

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The French

Milan Skarka   Having recently visited France and enjoyed their culture and culinary “miracles” along with impeccably excellent wines, once again, I was compelled to balance my experiences with historical facts. I imagined French to be prototypical of a pan-European … Continue reading

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november memories / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th November, 1926 : The British Empire had an historic facelift today. An Imperial Conference in London announced that Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Newfoundland will be self-governing dominions. Under the Crown … Continue reading

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Decline of Christianity

 from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   It is the symptom of the times that anniversaries bring out of the woodwork various intellectual midgets who grasp the opportunity for fleeting fame. I do not mean our local twit – … Continue reading

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