Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cavalry! Charge!

Ludwig von Gress We remember a few of them, such as the Charge of the Light Brigade at Crimea or the entirely mythical Polish cavalry charge against German tanks, as examples of foolishness, if not successful; and as the examples … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN 31st October, 1917 – A moonlight bayonet charge by Australian Light Horsemen tonight ended the battle for Beersheba on the Palestinian front. The Australians galloped cheering into Beersheba with the New Zealand Light Horse, completing … Continue reading

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Labor politicians in court

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “Supreme Court to rule on senior politicians in labor fund scandal inquiry”, a nice headline, but in Australia it would be a bit premature. That headline is from Spain. Here at least slightly … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th September, 1977 : Pol Pot, the enigmatic leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, arrived in Peking today for talks with Hua Kuo-feng, who is both Prime Minister of China and Chairman of … Continue reading

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Islamic hordes at home

Ludwig von Gress The experts and the Left media profess puzzlement over violent acts in the name of Islam by persons who never suffered any serious hardship, who grew up, if that is not too euphemistic expression, in affluent families … Continue reading

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Fertility rampant

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Somehow I got confused. I thought that the Fertility Week starts today; and that it is another United Nations initiative. No so. I overlooked it; and it is only an Australian one. I … Continue reading

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Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Ages and ages returning at intervals, Undestroy’d, wandering immortal, Lusty, phallic, with potent original loins, perfectly sweet, I, chanter of Adamic songs, Through the new garden the … Continue reading

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Islamic Horde

Ludwig von Gress When a Muslim terrorist group desperate for medial attention and sick of being insultingly called “peaceful Muslims” decided to call itself a state, some poor man was complaining that his daughter’s name is Isis and she is … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN 24th October, 1939 – A end to Hitler’s month-long peace offensive was signalled tonight by Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German Foreign Minister. In a speech in Danzig, he accused Britain of “secretly and relentlessly preparing … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN 23rd October, 1931 – Colonel Eric Campbell’s New Guard, founded by six former AIF officers, has bought into the current seamen’s strike, which has tied up ships in Sydney and Melbourne. Broadly, the aim of … Continue reading

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The mess called Ebola

Antisthenes the Younger The news about the current state of the Ebola play are more and more confusing; only of course if you try to go beyond the pap the ABC is serving to the masses. Yet again we have … Continue reading

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Only Caja Madrid?

Antisthenes the Younger The recent news from Spain could make one pine for Islamic Sharia law, were one so inclined, where, allegedly, thieves lose a hand for the first offence, and other body parts for the subsequent ones. I write … Continue reading

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Student movements

Ludwig von Gress A Subject of Human Geography by Sim Tack Republished with the kind permission of Stratfor / Geopolitical Weekly As student protests in Hong Kong continue, memories of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations naturally spring to mind. Less … Continue reading

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Spring

…from the quills of the dead white poets James Thomson (1700-1748) From the moist meadow to the wither’d hill, Led by the breeze, the vivid verdure runs, And swells, and deepens, to the cherish’d eye. The hawthorn whitens; and the … Continue reading

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Ebola roulette

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Information about Ebola is somewhat confusing, as could be expected. Since there is no cure or even semi-plausible vaccine, there are no money to be made as yet. Mortality rate varies between 25 … Continue reading

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Oily games

Ludwig von Gress While Obama is worried what effect the Islam and Ebola crisis will have on his golf game; and the politicians play the blame game for everything under the sun, some noticed the recent behaviour of the world’s … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN 16th October, 1946 – Ten Nazi war criminals mounted the gallows erected in the prison gymnasium at Nuremberg early today. Two were missing: Hitler’s deputy, Martin Borman, believed dead, and Hermann Goering, who had committed … Continue reading

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A Jap sub

Ludwig von Gress Nothing is simple in the defence procurement, even setting aside the ubiquitous bribes of the highest magnitude of sophistication, superior quality and quantity. If only our submarines were as undetectable as the bribes! But that boils down … Continue reading

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Christine who?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger For ordinary denizens of this world she is just a name somewhere on the periphery of important matters, a name like Obama, Abbott, Oprah or Aadwark. The sport-minded people may recall her from … Continue reading

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Back in the harness

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger In case you wondered: The pause in the activity on our blog was not occasioned by any desire or a fault of our own; nor, we pray and hope, it could be blamed … Continue reading

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