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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 April, 1941 : Hammered by Stukas, the British retire on Nauplia, Kalamata and … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th April, 1954 : Colonel Nasser is back in power as Egypt’s Prime Minister, after outwitting President Mohammed Neguib (sometimes written Naguib) in a seven-week battle of wits. Neguib, sacked in February, made a … Continue reading

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Last tree?

  Another reason to save the trees? Perhaps, but looking at those disciplined, well trained dogs, behaving almost like our academics and journalists, one would think that they could be trained to use the poles of wind intermittent electricity generators. … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st March, 1932 : Frequent visits to London by a Norfolk clergyman and his association with teenage girls, brought him before a Consistory Court today. The Reverend Harold Francis Davidson, rector of Stiffkey, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th March, 1935 : Germany’s massive rearmament programme was at the head of the agenda in the Moscow talks between Anthony Eden, the Lord Privy Seal, and Maxim Litvinov, the Soviet Foreign Minister. The … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th March, 1901 : There was great excitement in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania today as electors went to the polls in a steady stream from 8.00 a.m. to elect their … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th March, 1960 : Little remains this afternoon of Carnarvon, a small port in north-western Australia that was ravaged early today by a vicious cyclone. Hundreds have lost their homes, torn apart like … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th March, 1958 : With simple administrative decision Nikita Khrushchev has toppled goateed Marshal Bulganin, his colleague and Prime Minister, and is now undisputed Soviet leader. By taking over Bulganin’s job, the Communist Party … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th March, 1953 : John Christie, once the key prosecution witness in a murder trial, is today himself the target of one of the biggest manhunts for years after the remains of three women … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th March, 1953 : A vaccine against polio has been successfully tested on 161 adults and children, the man who developed the vaccine, Dr Jonas Salk, announced. He said that the level of antibodies … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd March, 1938 : General Franco’s troops attacked all along the eastern front today, relentlessly pushing the battered Government forces back towards Catalonia. The Nationalists claim to have captured thousands of prisoners as well … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd March, 1907 : The passage of the “Asiatic Law Amendment Ordinance” has incensed the Indian population of the Transvaal and their young leader, lawyer Mohandas Gandhi, has declared a campaign of “Satyagraha” or … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st March, 1927 : The victorious Nationalist Army of General Chiang Kai-shek entered the terrified and chaotic city of Shanghai today. Barely a shot was fired as the Peking army of northern warlords collapsed … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th March, 1905 : It has been estimated that, since the outbreak of dengue fever in Brisbane this season, there have been 40,000 cases reported, or one-third of the city’s entire population. One of … Continue reading

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Not funny

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Even less funny

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My Soul Is Dark

…from the quills of dead white poets Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) My soul is dark – Oh! quickly string The harp I yet can brook to hear; And let thy gentle fingers fling Its melting murmur o’er mine ear. … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th March, 1921 : Lev Davidovich Bronstein a.k.a. Leon Trotsky, acclaimed by the sailors of Kronstadt as their revolutionary leader in those heady months of 1917, ordered a picked Red Army force to storm … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th March, 1909 : Sydney flour millers, James and Joseph Wearne, have died of bubonic plague. Inspection of their mill in Goulburn Street has revealed shocking plague infestation. Health officials have removed 235 dead … Continue reading

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