Monthly Archives: January 2018

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 29th January, 1941 : Italian troops, in a bid to escape encirclement by the … Continue reading

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“I Had Not Tried the Wine…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets Osip Mandelshtam 1891 -1938 I had not tried the wine that ancients made, And had not heard of Ossian’s old tune; So why, on earth, I seem to see the glade, And, … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 27th January, 1941 : The Italian Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano, arrives on the Greek … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 24th January, 1941 : One of the first tank battles of the North African … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 22nd January, 1941 : The Italian garrison at Tobruk surrenders after blowing up the … Continue reading

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Mým snem jsi prošla

…from the quills of the dead white poets Karel Toman (1877 – 1946) Mým snem jsi prošla, jako zjevení alejí tmavou v půlnoci jde tiše. A skoupý vínek černé zeleni, jehož celovat chtěl čelo tvé i vlas, jež vadne, chřadne, … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 20th January, 1941 : Hitler has already made his own decision to send to … Continue reading

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Pox on their houses

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The intelligent half of the United States population is getting their knickers into knots because apparently D Trump referred to certain unspecified Islam and socialism ridden countries as ‘shit-house’ or ‘shit-hole’ places. Normal … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 19th January, 1941 : The Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Sudan, Lieutenant-General Sir William … Continue reading

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Bank net

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Turnbull the Great (his and Nikki Sava opinion only), after giving more than sufficient notice to his banksters mates, decided to establish some inquiry into Australian banks and financial institutions, undoubtedly to be … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th January, 1978 : The Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan, today fired his Police Commissioner and disbanded the state’s police special branch after an inquiry found that the police had 3,000 secret files … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th January, 1948 :The Shah of Iran fled from his capital today, driven into exile by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini, who masterminded the downfall of the “Peacock Throne” from his own exile in Paris. … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 16th January, 1941 : About 80 Stukas, taking off from bases in Sicily, attack … Continue reading

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Who’s the smartest of them all?

  CO2 emmissions as reported. Some uneducated people believe that carbon dioxide causes global warming.

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Sea Dreams

…from the quills of the dead white poets Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892) What does little birdie say In her nest at peep of day? Let me fly, says little birdie, Mother, let me fly away. Birdie, rest a little … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 13th January, 1941 : Hitler ‘invites’ King Boris of Bulgaria to Germany. The Führer … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 10th January, 1941 : Just after dawn, off the island of Patelleria, two Italian … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 8th January, 1969 : Caught on the highway out of Geelong, six people met their end in the inferno that enveloped Victoria today. Trying to escape the flames in their cars, they never had … Continue reading

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The Fabulists

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) “The Vortex”–A Diversity of Creatures When all the world would keep a matter hid, Since Truth is seldom Friend to any crowd, Men write in fable, as … Continue reading

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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 January, 1941 : British and Imperial forces continue to advance from Bardia to … Continue reading

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