Monthly Archives: June 2015

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th June, 1971 : The US Supreme Court decided today that the New York Times and Washington Post are free to publish the secret “Pentagon Papers” on the Vietnam war. The Justice Department prosecuted … Continue reading

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Waterloo, immigration and other things

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The readers may have noticed the recent, more than usual disruption in our generally predictable chaotic postings. Yes, again, it was not our fault, except perhaps for selecting a less than competent internet … Continue reading

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Rád věděl bych, proč právě nyní vzkvétá

…from the quills of the dead white poets František Gellner (1881 -1914) Rád věděl bych, proč právě nyní vzkvétá v mé duši smutek s chladným podzimem. Nevím přec, proč bych litovat měl léta jež nezažehlo ohně v srdci mém. Večerní … Continue reading

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Grope at will !

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Amongst the readers’ comments on In safe hands, for various reasons unpublished, there were two alluding to the likelihood that the image we used therein could work very well as a recruiting poster … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd June, 1988 : The Burmese Government imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the capital, Rangoon, after student protesters burnt down a police station, set fire to policemen’s homes and wrecked cinemas. Five policemen were … Continue reading

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Brown Bess

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) The Army Musket–1700-1815 In the days of lace-ruffles, perukes and brocade Brown Bess was a partner whom none could despise– An out-spoken, flinty-lipped, brazen-faced jade, With a … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18>th June, 1970 : The Headmaster of the Newington Methodist College in Sydney, Rev D A Trathen, was sacked by the school council tonight for publicly urging 20-years olds not to register for National … Continue reading

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In safe hands

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The appaling idiocy of the so called airport security is apparent even to a non-frequent flier. The Western governments, embracing the post-modern Left dogma that seeming to do something will suffice for the … Continue reading

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Good old times

 

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th June, 1982 : British forces are now in command of the Falkland Islands and the Argentine invaders are flying the white flag over Port Stanley. A jubilant Mrs Thatcher told the cheering House … Continue reading

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Vřes

…from the quills of the dead white poets Fráňa Šrámek (1877 -1952) Když kvete vřes, tu víme, že v číši už jen zbývá poslední jiskra. Dopíjíme a přes rameno se nám dívá stín. Pak zmodrá les a večer sivý do … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th June, 1980 : Over ten million people in East Africa are threatened by what Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee calls the “world’s worst famine”. The Committee is trying to raise £5 million to provide … Continue reading

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Middling in Middle East

Ludwig von Gress From Stratfor Geopolitical Weekly, republished with permission:A Net assessment of the Middle East by George Friedman: The term “Middle East” has become enormously elastic. The name originated with the British Foreign Office in the 19th century. The … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th June, 1984 : Leaders of the seven industrial nations – Britain, the United States, France, West Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada – tonight endorsed plans for closer international cooperation against State-sponsored terrorism. They … Continue reading

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Fascist song

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not long time ago the progies complained that the red-necks, racists, fascists, in other words non P.C. Australians, provoked, at one of their all too rare public outings, I believe a Reclaim … Continue reading

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Romance

…from the quills of the dead white poets Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Romance, who loves to nod and sing, With drowsy head and folded wing, Among the green leaves as they shake Far down within some shadowy lake, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th June, 1975 : Eight years to the day after Egypt’s crushing defeat by Israel, the Suez Canal reopened today for international maritime traffic. Ships’ sirens sounded and thousands of Egyptians cheered at the … Continue reading

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Not only the cuddly

Paul Jacko So that I am not accused of the common practice of pseudo- environmentalists who fight for your money so that they can “fight” for survival of some cuddly and photogenic creature, Darwinism be damned, I mention an animal … Continue reading

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Greed without borders

Paul Jacko One would think that by now the people who genuinely care about environment would have realised that practically all the planet/animals saving organisations have been taken over and converted to entirely different agendas; overall victory of international socialism, … Continue reading

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Here we go

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