Monthly Archives: April 2016

Reminiscing

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Chernobyl anniversary came and went, an opportunity for the reason-challenged progies to rehash their anti-nuclear propaganda, with no mention of the real cause of the incident, i.e. inevitable decline of the workmanship … Continue reading

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No joke, unfortunately

 

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Papeles de Panamá

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When the news of that Panama’s legal firm helping people to hide their money surfaced, at first I thought – Only a tip of the iceberg. On second thought I realised that that … Continue reading

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Anzac Day

Ludwig von Gress Fog of Chaos dealt with the Anzac Day a few times – K brehum Gallipoli – 23-04-11, Soldier on / 25-4-12; Anzacs forgotten / 25-4-14; Anzacs / 27-4-15, so just a reminder: During the Gallipoli campaign the … Continue reading

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Mesopotamia (1917)

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) They shall not return to us, the resolute, the young, The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave: But the men who left them thriftily to die in … Continue reading

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Clubs, No Trump

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I am not a great fan of billionaires, real estate ones in particular. On one strange occasion sometime in 1988 I skimmed through his 1987 book The Art of the Deal (there was … Continue reading

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No worries

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Life is bitter

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Ernest Henley 1849 -1903 Life is bitter. All the faces of the years, Young and old, are gray with travail and with tears. Must we only wake to toil, to tire, … Continue reading

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Turn!Bull

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There is a possibility of early Australian federal elections and thus the experts spout more than usual volume of nonsense. Those in the centre and right are full of advice to Turnbull how … Continue reading

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You, who first stood before the source

…from the quills of the dead white poets Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966) (To Alexander Blok)   You, who first stood before the source With your smile, so deadly stoned! How tortures us a look, you own, – The heavy … Continue reading

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