Monthly Archives: August 2016

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st August, 1981 : The President and Prime Minister of Iran were assassinated yesterday by a bomb which exploded during a meeting at the house of Dr Mohammed Javad Bahomar, the Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th August, 1971 : A crowd of angry members of the Women’s Liberation Movement disrupted the ACTU Congress in Melbourne in protest at the Australian union movement’s treatment of women. ACTU President Bob Hawke … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th August, 1903 : The details of the atrocities perpetrated on all sides in the anarchy sweeping the Balkans continues to horrify the civilised world. The terrible stories emerging from the mountains tell … Continue reading

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Love Song

…from the styluses of the long dead poets Sumerian Love Song ( 27th century B.C.) He has sprouted, he has burgeoned, he is lettuce planted by the water, My well-stocked garden of the plain, my favoured of the womb, My … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th August, 1964 : The collision between the Australian Navy destroyer Voyager, and the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, in which 82 seamen died, was caused by Voyager‘s turning off course, a Royal Commission has … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th August, 1982 : Federal officials failed for seven years to stop tax frauds involving thousands of millions of dollars, according to a report by Royal Commissioner, Frank Costigan, QC. Mr Costigan said the … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th August, 1989 : Australia’s air transport system was all but shut down today as the nation’s 1640 domestic pilots resigned en masse in a dispute over a salary package. Despite plans by the … Continue reading

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Streicher’s pupils

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not many people remember Nazi Party comrade Julius Streicher and his infamous and notorious newspaper Der Stürmer. The truth to tell I don’t remember him either – he was hanged after the first … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd August, 1982 : Queensland unions have declared a general strike, the first in the state in 70 years, in what union leaders say is a war against the Bjelke-Petersen Government. The dispute over … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd August, 1985 : A Royal Commission into the effects of Agent Orange has found that the pesticide has not damaged the health of Vietnam veterans and their children. The Commissioner, Mr Justice Evatt, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st August, 1968 : Several hundred thousand Soviet troops, accompanied by token units of other Warsaw Pact countries, are today fighting to turn the Prague spring of freedom into a Moscow winter of oppression. … Continue reading

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The Moon In a Zenith

…from the quills of the dead white poets Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966) But nothing changed for ages here… In the same way the divine lyre Pours bliss from the eternal crests. Same are the waters and stars’ throngs, And … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th August, 1984 : The ring-in of a racehorse involved in a national $2 million betting plunge on a race at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, on Saturday was known on the course before the race, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th August, 1917 : Strikes and union bans are delaying the movement of relief supplies to the war front and causing food shortages in Australia. The Government has developed emergency plans to maintain essential … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th August, 1959 : First pictures of British Motor Corporation’s new mini-car reveal a compact four-seater. Its roominess is achieved by placing the four small wheels at the corners and mounting the engine sideways … Continue reading

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Unbiased media

 

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th August, 1953 : The Soviet Union has broken the American monopoly of the hydrogen bomb, according to Georgi Malenkov, the Soviet Prime Minister. Malenkov made his disclosure to the Supreme Soviet after … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th August, 1974 : Turkish tanks rumbled into the Greek Cypriot port of Famagusta today to link up with Turkish Cypriot fighters. The Turkish Air Force supported the invasion with napalm and high … Continue reading

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Akbar’s Bridge

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) JELALUDIN MUHAMMED AKBAR, Guardian of Mankind, Moved his standards out of Delhi to Jaunpore of lower Hind, Where a mosque was to be builded, and a lovelier … Continue reading

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Some slight Quadrant development

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Quadrant article of 17th July, 2016, i.e. a few days after the then last Islamic massacre in France, – Enough With the Candles and Tears by Alan R.M. Jones, ends with the … Continue reading

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