Monthly Archives: December 2013

Despicable Ones (How the West Was Lost)

  Milan Skarka    My in-laws were small business owners/operators in the first republic of Czechoslovakia. Having to sacrifice much for long years before the business established its roots, they enjoyed their life nevertheless and raised a great family. Living … Continue reading

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december memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st December, 1909 : A novel and promising new material made its appearance this year – Bakelite. Its inventor is the Belgian researcher Leo Baekeland, who was actually looking for a substitution for shellac … Continue reading

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Deceptive symbols

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I noticed that the socialist workers’ party of Spain (Partido Socialistas y Obrero Espaǹol), since 2011 in opposition, seemingly abandoned its former symbol, a fist crushing a rose. I recall that … Continue reading

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december memories / 30

 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th December, 1962 : One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, is under attack. The enemy is an unprepossesing-looking creature, but deadly for the thousands of miles of living … Continue reading

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Antony’s First Meeting with Cleopatra

  …from the quills of the dead white poets    William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)    The barge she sat in, like a burnish’d throne,  Burn’d on the water; the poop was beaten gold:  Purple the sails, and so perfumed … Continue reading

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Human Face of Terrorism

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I had no intention to write any more about that mandela. But the medial circus! Though in all that hypocritical hype, we should be grateful for small mercies. Had he married … Continue reading

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december memories / 28

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th December, 1968 : After a six-day flight that included ten orbits of the moon, the American Apollo 8 spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific yesterday, only 5,000 yards from the recovery ship. … Continue reading

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Bye bye Amazon

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Long time ago, when I still believed that the Australians are interested in Australia, I had discussed with my friends the way and means of saving the country. Our ideas would … Continue reading

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december memories / 27

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th December, 1941 : Australia looks to the United States as the major factor in a plan for defence in the Pacific, according to the Prime Minister, Mr Curtin. “We know the problems … Continue reading

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Odtamtud

Max Kašparů je spisovatel, premonstrátský diákon, psychiatr, esperantista a autor dvaceti esejistických knih přeložených i do polštiny, italštiny a francouzštiny:  Co se stalo s naší dobou?   Každý student lékařství je už od prvního ročníku studia veden svými profesory k … Continue reading

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december memories / 26

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th December, 1983 : Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish “Grey Wolf”, fell on his knees in his prison cell before the Pope and kissed the hand of the man he had tried to … Continue reading

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Mandela’s legacy II

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger If you wondered what the Left totalitarians so admire in Mandela‘s Africa, beside the indiscriminate murders of whites, rapes, rampant criminality, corruption, declining economy and morality, of course – they also love … Continue reading

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december memories / 25

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th December, 1974 : The excitement of Christmas was turned into stark horror in Darwin as the killer wind of Cyclone Tracy struck in the night and ripped the city apart. An Army … Continue reading

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Debate ?

  “When lefties “discuss” issues, a lot of their so-called “discussion” amounts to nothing more than rationalization about how & why some person should be excluded from further discussion. Either him, or the points he has just brought up. They … Continue reading

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december memories / 24

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th December, 1969 : Today, more than four months after brutal slaying at a house in Los Angeles shocked America, four members of so-called hippie commune have been arrested and charged with the … Continue reading

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Dark dangers ahead

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   What next? Ban the black chocolate? Or perhaps white? Should we adapt the PC approved ghetto slang and call a white chocolate a honky  chocolate?    It is not idiotic or … Continue reading

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december memories / 23

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd December, 1953 : The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh began their Australasian tour today with an overwhelming wave of affection fro the people of Auckland. As the Royal Yacht Gothic appeared … Continue reading

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Doma na hřbitově

  …from the quills of the dead white poets Karel Toman (1877 – 1946) Dva hroby podle sebe už zarůstají travou a vesele z ní hledí maceška žlutá s tmavou. Čas překlenul tu dálku, jež byla mezi námi, zem pochovala … Continue reading

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december memories / 21

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st December, 1916 : President Wilson has sent peace overtures to London. He proposes that all nations now at war should state what their peace terms are. The note came as a surprise, … Continue reading

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Caring generation

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger From The Daily Mail: A cyclist who knocked down a schoolgirl and left her for dead after jumping a red light at 30mph has been jailed for a year. Philip Benwell, 38, … Continue reading

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