Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hlas noci

…from the quills of the dead white poets Karel Toman (1877 – 1946) Město tě volá, odbojného syna, ó slyš. Ať kladivo jsi, nebo kovadlina, ty zníš. Odvěká píseň, boj a věčné drama hrá v tmách, a tvoje duše žíti … 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. 23rd February, 1941 : The Greek Premier Korizis formally accepts the assistance offered by … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st February, 1938 : Anthony Eden resigned tonight from the post of Foreign Secretary. He told Mr Chamberlain: “I have become increasingly conscious of differences between us.” The Foreign Secretary has resented the Prime … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th February, 1969 : Darwin is the last refuge of the pot-smoker, or so the Northern Territory’s Assistant Administrator, Martyn Finger, would have us believe. He told the Territory’s Legislative Council today that hippies … 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 February, 1941 : Consultations at Cairo between the British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, … Continue reading

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I Am He that Aches with Love

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)   I am he that aches with amorous love; Does the earth gravitate? Does not all matter, aching, attract all matter? So the body of me to … Continue reading

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Witches cauldron

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Some incident occurred somewhere in USA but reliable information is so hard to find as to be almost non-existent. The deplorables are fed the mishmash of political commentary, anti-gun,anti-Trump and anti-reason; and the … Continue reading

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# Not Me

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger # Not Me I Said No. We are not likely to see such slogans on T-shirts of Hollywood waitresses and car wash attendants. What would be the point? Media would not be interested. … Continue reading

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True Americans

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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. 14th February, 1941 : The first contingents of the Afrikakorps land at Tripoli, in … Continue reading

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OXFAM and other do-gooders

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Why now? Something, which has been happening for ages and nobody blinked an eyelid, now gets into the news: Oxfam sex scandal is bigger than Weinstein’s Hollywood sex abuse claims: “…international aid supremo … 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. 12th February, 1941 : General Rommel, Commander of the Afrikakorps, arrives in Rome. General … Continue reading

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Beast and Man in India

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) They killed a Child to please the Gods In Earth’s young penitence, And I have bled in that Babe’s stead Because of innocence. I bear the sins … Continue reading

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Russian connection?

What am I to do next?

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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. 6th February, 1941 : First Benghazi victory. Australian troops enter the city. More than … 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. 5th February, 1941 : In Cyrenaica the British 4th Armoured Brigade and the armoured … Continue reading

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No Labor

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) No Labor-Saving Machine Nor discovery have I made, Nor will I be able to leave behind me any wealthy bequest to found a hospital or library, Nor … 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. 3rd February, 1941 : General Graziani orders retreat towards Tripolitania. German supreme command decides … 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. 1st February, 1941 : The Italians abandon the Benghazi area. The Italian government is … Continue reading

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