Monthly Archives: August 2014

Srpnová neděle

…from the quills of the dead white poets Fráňa Šrámek (1877 -1952)   To byla neděle, a když počínala, Naše četa zuby drkotala, půl sta moučných červů z písku lezlo, z děr, po čtyřech jsme lezli, by nespatřil nás nepřítel. … Continue reading

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Not exactly Q & A

    / Brigitte Gabriel /

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New generation

Water not yet boiling, so what’s the problem?

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th August, 1933 : It has been officially confirmed that the Nazis are rounding up large number of Jews and sending them to concentration camps. Some have been arrested for ‘fighting Storm-troopers and others … Continue reading

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If

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt … Continue reading

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America today in images

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Religion of peace

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger But he doesn’t really mean it, does he? Would he try to make fools of all those experts? Perhaps …   President Barack Hussein Obama: “That experience guides my conviction that partnership … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)  18th August, 1983 : Five people are dead and another 40 injured after a truck driver deliberately smashed a road train truck into the bar of an Ayers Rock motel early today. Unsuspecting drinkers … Continue reading

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The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna

…from the quills of the dead white poets   Charles Wolfe (1791 – 1823) No drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O’er the grave … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)  13th August, 1989 : The collision of two hot-air balloons carrying tourist parties sent one plummeting to earth, killing 13 people, near Alice Springs, Central Australia, today. The tragedy happened about 10 minutes after … Continue reading

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Golf gourmands

Paul Jacko  I have some interest in golf, and I even try to play it occasionally, though my fellow players are of the opinion that I ought to take up a sport more commensurate with my abilities, such as sleeping. … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy at work

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  “Australia’s chief medical officer has sought to allay concerns the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could spread to Australia. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the epidemic constitutes … Continue reading

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Adieu to a Soldier

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)   Adieu to a Soldier, You of the rude campaigning, (which we shared,) The rapid march, the life of camp, The hot contention of opposing fronts, the … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th August, 1953 : Australia House calls them ‘second-timers’ – the British emigrants to Australia who return home disillusioned, then miss the sunshine and decide to give Australia another chance. These families made their … Continue reading

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The Pirates in England

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) Saxon Invasion, A.D. 400-600 When Rome was rotten-ripe to her fall, And the sceptre passed from her hand, The pestilent Picts leaped over the wall To harry … Continue reading

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