Monthly Archives: October 2017

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 31st October, 1940 : The Italian supreme command announces: ‘Our units continue to advance … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Birds of Passage

…from the quills of the dead white poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) Black shadows fall From the lindens tall, That lift aloft their massive wall Against the southern sky; And from the realms Of the shadowy elms A … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 26th October, 1940 : The ultimatum to Greece is prepared for the Italian minister … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 23rd October, 1940 : Hitler meets General Franco at Hendaye. Hitler promises Spain Gibraltar … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectuals, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Konečně je to možná věc

…from the quills of the dead white poets František Gellner (1881 -1914) Konečně je to možná věc, že ještě něčím budu. Do Afriky se vypravím dobývat zlatou rudu. A nebude-li ze mne nic, co tulák bez profese budu se s … Continue reading

Posted in Czech, Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 18th October, 1940 : Malcolm MacDonald, Minister of Health, announces that 489,000 children have … Continue reading

Posted in Health, History, Military | Tagged | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 15th October, 1940 : Mussolini calls a meeting at Palazzo Venezia to discuss the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Loneliness

…from the quills of the dead white poets Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841) 1830 It’s Hell for us to draw the fetters Of life in alienation, stiff. All people prefer to share gladness, And nobody – to share grief. As … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 12th October, 1940 : Mussolini learns that Hitler has occupied the Rumanian oil wells … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 11th October, 1940 : Marshal Pétain says ‘France must free herself from all so-called … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“That Time Of Year..”

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) (From “Sonnets”, LXXIII) That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | 1 Comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 7th October, 1940 : German troops enter Rumania to restructure Rumanian armed forces. Rumanian … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ambitious Trump

Read more in today’s Zero Hedge.

Posted in America, Capitalism, Finance and Economics | Tagged , | 6 Comments

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 4th October, 1940 : Hitler and Mussolini meet at Brenero on the Brenner Pass. … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 3rd October, 1940 : The ships of Force M which took part in the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Buddha at Kamakura

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) 1892 “And there is a Japanese idol at Kamakura” O ye who tread the Narrow Way By Tophet-flare to Judgment Day, Be gentle when “the heathen” pray … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Poetry, Religion | Tagged , | 2 Comments