Monthly Archives: January 2016

Carry on!

…from the quills of the dead white poets Robert William Service (1874 – 1958) It’s easy to fight when everything’s right, And you’re mad with thrill and the glory; It’s easy to cheer when victory’s near, And wallow in fields … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th January, 1900 : The threat of a widespread epidemic of bubonic plague continues to strike fear into the heart of city dwellers in Australia. The outbreak, which first surfaced in Adelaide two weeks … Continue reading

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Infinity bites

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th January, 1958 : A British Army Landrover drove at speed through a Turkish demonstration in Nicosia, leaving seven dead and hundreds injured as the minority community erupted in fury. Despite a curfew, thousands … Continue reading

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Easy guide to the US presidential elections

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Here is the simple advice, for the Left simpletons, in pictures: And really easy:

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th January, 1914 : General Botha’s South African Government took its most drastic action yet today in an effort to break the two-week long general strike.. Ten strike leaders were deported under conditions of … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th January, 1938 : Sydney was awash in a sea of colour yesterday as the focus of celebrations of Australia’s 150th anniversary, but not everyone was happy. Although a group of Aborigines staging a … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th January, 1910 : The rains which have been falling unrelentingly on Paris for several days now have brought devastating floods to parts of the city. Thousands have been forced to leave their homes … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th January, 1950 : Former State Department official, Alger Hiss, became the latest victim of the wave of anti-communist hysteria sweeping America today, receiving a harsh sentence for perjury, although no evidence was presented … Continue reading

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

…from the quills of the dead white poets Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. ‘Forward the Light Brigade! Charge for the … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd January, 1906 : Australian wine growers want people in the mother country to get a taste of our products. As requested by the Minister for Agriculture, the Agent-General has sent samples of Victorian … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd January, 1949 : As victorious Communist troops marched in Peking today, Chiang Kai-shek, China’s leader for 22 years, announced his retirement. He was going home, he said, “to sweep the graves of his … Continue reading

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White scarf

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I admit my ignorance of the de riguer military aviation garderobe, especially the contemporary one, though I have read something here and there. For example, during WWII the USAF pilots and navigators were … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st January, 1959 : Cecil B de Mille, the man who made “colossal” the adjective best suited to describe his pictures, is gone at 77. He died in Hollywood, the hamlet he discovered in … Continue reading

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Women now and then

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I hope that you noticed NNUS today. The old journalists’ writings are not selected in haphazard, or chaotic way. I never heard of Professor W I Thomas (1863 – 1947) before, so I … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th January, 1907 : “The savage and woman are not what we call intellectual because they are not taught to know and manipulate the materials of knowledge,” declares Professor W I Thomas, sociologist at … Continue reading

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Gordian knot

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger All but experts would agree that a simple solution to a complex problem is better than none. The experts call problems ‘issues’, for when you call something a ‘problem’ you imply it can … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th January, 1966 : Mrs Indira Gandhi, the daughter of Mr Nehru and newly-elected Prime Minister of India, pledged tonight that she would “strive to create what my father used to call a climate … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th January, 1951 : All is quiet today in Hanoi. After the fierce fighting of the last four days, the Viet Minh guerrillas have been forced to retreat, leaving behind them 500 prisoners and … Continue reading

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Noc byla. Usnout nemoh jsem.

…from the quills of the dead white poets František Gellner (1881 -1914) Noc byla. Usnout nemoh jsem. To z míry by jistě přivedlo i mudrce. – Škoda, že v mládí ztratil jsem skvost víry a nemohu si zaklít od srdce! … Continue reading

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