Monthly Archives: February 2017

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th February, 1925 : Adolf Hitler returned to the scene of his abortive putsch just over a year ago: in the Munich Burgerbraukeller he spoke at the first mass meeting of his resurrected Nazi … Continue reading

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Feminists’ idea of debate

 

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th February, 1900 : The Labour Representation Committee was born today. In the Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, London – on the site of the old Fleet Prison – 129 delegates from 65 trade unions … Continue reading

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To Him That was Crucified

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)   My spirits to yours dear brother, Do not mind because many sounding your name do not understand you, I do not sound your name, but I … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th February, 1951 : American Presidents are to be limited to a maximum term of eight years in office, following the passage of the 22nd Amendment, which has been ratified by 36 of … Continue reading

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Sad times

 

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th February, 1961 : A new find of fossil bones in Tanganyika pushes the origins of human-like species back towards a million years ago. The bones, discovered by the British anthropologist Dr Louis Leakey … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd February, 1972 : President Nixon urged China to join the United States in a “long march together” on different roads to world peace. The President spoke as a guest of the Chinese Prime … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd February, 1936 : Spain’s new left-wing Government has ordered an amnesty for 30,000 political prisoners. Formal releases are taking place this evening throughout the country. Meanwhile, martial law is in force in four … Continue reading

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Enemies

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Befuddled by MSM, lacking common sense and rudimentary knowledge of geography American people made a list of their enemies, seen bellow. As always, suspect everything emanating from the conglomerate of rulers and would-be … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st February, 1918 : Australian cavalry took Jericho first thing this morning. It was pouring with rain and through the mist the mounted troops were disappointed to find that the city whose walls once … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th February, 1947 : Lord Louis Mountbatten has been appointed Viceroy of India to preside over the transfer of responsibility for that huge Dominion to the Indian people. He replaces Field Marshal Lord Wavell, … Continue reading

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Švadlenka

…from the quills of the dead white poets František Gellner (1881 -1914) Letní vzduch venku zavoněl prudce. U otevřeného okénka složila znaveně do klína ruce malá, hubená švadlenka. Před sebe v prázdno se zadívala a naslouchala nápěvu, jejž na strunách … Continue reading

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Let them starve

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The misanthropic Left has achieved another victory; as usual, under false pretences. “The world’s biggest marine park is to be created in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million sq km, after … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th February, 1930 : A new planet, orbiting beyond Neptune, has been discovered by the American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. It has been named Pluto. Astronomers have searched for such a planet for many … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th February, 1934 : There is fear for the future of Austria tonight, following the ruthless crushing of the uprising by the Social Democrats. Hundreds of demonstrators were killed and wounded in Vienna … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th February, 1923 : The French fashion queen Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel has decreed that even sweaters can be chic. Coco, as she is universally known, has been a leader in the trend towards a … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th February, 1918 : A Royal Commission inquiring into the management of the Australian Defence Departments has found reckless spending and fundamental defects which it says should be immediately remedied. The Commissioners, three … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th February, 1907 : A record number of suffragettes – 57 – plus two men appeared in court today following bitter clashes with the police last night. The struggles between the women and officers, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th February, 1945 : The Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – last night announced decisions of far-reaching importance to the future of the world. They have agreed on how Germany will be … Continue reading

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