Monthly Archives: January 2015

What’s sexist about that?

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th January, 1902 : Britain and Japan today signed a treaty of alliance. It is essentially an arrangement for the defence of their parallel interests in China and Korea, with each side agreeing to … Continue reading

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Yet another elections

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Yes, Queensland state will have one. As opposed to an erection, which is generally considered to be good, satisfying and occasionally fruitful, compared to the forthcoming farce, deceptively called a democratic process. I … Continue reading

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The problem

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger On the last Australia day Prime Minister Tony Abbott awarded Australia’s highest honour, Knight of the Order of Australia, to the 93-year-old Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Naturally, according to … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th January, 1913 : Jim Thorpe, dubbed “the greatest athlete in the world” after his crushing victories at the Stockholm Olympics last year, was today stripped of his decathlon and pentathlon gold medals by … Continue reading

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Invasion

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess that when, on 26th January 1788, the so called “First Fleet” of British soldiers and convicts landed here, the southern Aborigine bands welcomed the opportunity for expansion of commerce, hitherto restricted … Continue reading

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Australia Day tomorrow

 “Australians are being encouraged to sing the national anthem together at noon on Australia Day as part of a new campaign. The National Australia Day Council (NADC) wants the nation to stop and join a swell of voices singing Advance … Continue reading

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Guns and dolls

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not so long ago, one of the leading members of the Green party intellectual powerhouse discovered that Barbie dolls* lead to domestic violence (against women, I think she meant). So Muslims grew up … Continue reading

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Sad slide

  In 1950 Australia’s GDP was fifth in the world; after USA, Switzerland, New Zealand and Venezuela. Ten years later, in 1960, we were ninth, and in 2012 thirteenth, just ahead of Spain (which happened to be fifteenth in 1960). … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd January, 1901 : Queen Victoria is dead. She died today at Osborne, her seaside home in the Isle of Wight. She was 82 and had reigned for 64 years, a lifetime in which … Continue reading

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Europe’s crisis

Ludwig von Gress The year 2015, for the rapidly diminishing civilized parts of the world, does not seem to start well. With Africa just about written off despite Michelle’s hash-tags; and with USA reeling under the Obama’s executive whip, hardly … Continue reading

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Ballad Against the Enemies of France

…from the quills of the dead white poets Francois Villon (1431 – 1463) May he fall in with beasts that scatter fire, Like Jason, when he sought the fleece of gold, Or change from man to beast three years entire, … Continue reading

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A War between Two Worlds

George Friedman: The murders of cartoonists who made fun of Islam and of Jews shopping for their Sabbath meals by Islamists in Paris last week have galvanized the world. A galvanized world is always dangerous. Galvanized people can do careless things. … Continue reading

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Another

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Je suis Charlie, mais…

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess trying to put the recent Paris incident into a perspective is a forlorn task. I learnt about it in the morning from a check-out attendant in very scanty terms; and when … Continue reading

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Let’s hope it’s not too late

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Who is right?

What do you think? HUGH HEWITT: On this show yesterday, Lindsey Graham said this is a religious war. I’m glad someone finally said it. It’s not a war with Islam, but it’s a war with a portion of Islam, both … Continue reading

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Islam in chaos

Ludwig von Gress That is, more so than normally. As its window of opportunity is slowly closing, the disunity of its adherents is becoming apparent even to the Westerners, though it is sometimes hard to follow which moderate Muslims killed … Continue reading

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ABC safe, Charlie Hebdo not

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger No need to panic. The Islam-terror-enabling weasels of the Australian media are perfectly safe, at least for the time being. Who cares about some not-politically correct Frenchies and the ancient, bourgeois idea of … Continue reading

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