Monthly Archives: June 2014

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th June, 1960 : After 80 years of Belgian rule, the independence of the Congo was proclaimed today in bitterness and acrimony. Speaking at the ceremony in the Palais de la Nation, King Baudouin … Continue reading

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Facing West from California’s Shores

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Facing West from California’s Shores, Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound, I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity, the land of … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)   28th June, 1982 : With Israeli troops at the gates of Beirut, Menachem Begin, the Prime Minister, offered to allow encircled Palestinian guerrillas to leave the city with weapons. This is a dramatic … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th June, 1909 : Tram driver Williams Keys was stopped in his tracks by a gold nugget today. Something glittering caught his eye as he was driving an electric tramcar along Drummond Street in … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th June, 1981 : The disappearance of the anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay, the operations of the “Mr Asia” drug syndicate and the claimed involvement of the Nugan Hand Bank in drug trafficking are among … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th June, 1978 : In the worst massacre of Rhodesia’s six-years bush war, 12 Britons, including wives and children, were bayoneted and bludgeoned to death last night at a lonely mission station near Vumba, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)   23rd June, 1961 : The RAF Vulcan bomber that landed in Sydney yesterday after a record non-stop flight from Britain – taking only 20 hours and refuelling in flight – could have easily … Continue reading

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Beginners

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) How they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals,) How dear and dreadful they are to the earth, How they inure to themselves as much … Continue reading

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See you later crocodile

  Paul Jacko Most readers of Fog of Chaos would be aware that the Federal LibNats Government, unsurprisingly, showed it spinelessness once again, this time by forbidding crocodile safari hunting in Northern Territory. The various Northern Territory governments, to their … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st June, 1985 : Norm Gallagher, leader of the Builders’ Labourers Federation, has been jailed for four years and three months after being found guilty in the Melbourne County Court of receiving bribes of … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th June, 1906 : Russia is griped by a new crisis promoted by a vicious pogrom against Jews and troop unrest. Murders of Jews and destruction of Jewish property have occurred at Bielostok, a … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th June, 1980 : Residents in the Coloured – or mixed race – townships outside Cape Town took the law into their own hands, and started shooting at gangs of thugs know as “skollies” … Continue reading

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Byzantine Levant

Ludwig von Gress As expected by many, Fog of Chaos including, [Ludwig von Gress America’s Vietnam Moment in Iraq – 21 December 2011]USA are leaving Iraq with shriveling tail between the legs. Posturing with aircraft carriers reminds one of a … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th June, 1965 : Vowing to mobilise all able-bodied men to fight in the war against the Viet Cong, Air-marshal Nguyen Cao Ky today became South Vietnam’s new and youngest Premier. The 34-year-old Ky, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th June, 1972 : Ulrike Meinhof, the last leading member of the terrorist “Red Army Faction” still free, was caught yesterday by West German police in Hanover. Andreas Baader, Holger Meins and Carl Raspe … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th June, 1961 : The leading male dancer of Kirov Ballet from Leningrad broke away from his company today at Le Bourget Airport and ran to a group of French police, shouting “Protect me, … Continue reading

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‘My heart leaps up…’

 …from the quills of the dead white poets William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850)     My heart leaps up when I behold  A rainbow in the sky:  So was it when my life began,  So is it now I am … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th June, 1913 : Thousands of suffragettes said a last, sad farewell today to the woman they regard as their martyred heroine – Emily Davison, who died from injuries received when she fell … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)   13th June, 1964 : As the Territory of Papua New Guinea opened its first elected House of Assembly today, the Administration was preparing to use force against about 2,000 people on New … Continue reading

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Hussein Obama victorious

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Or rather, from the quill of Thomas Sowell, pictured at left, though “left” could hardly be associated with him. From wikipedia – “…born June 30, 1930, is an American economist, social theorist, political … Continue reading

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