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 May, 1940 : The Germans announce the surrender of 4,000 Norwegians in the Lillehamer sector.

President Roosevelt sends a personal message to Benito Mussolini strongly urging him not to enter the war.

The French military attaché in Berne sends a report to Paris: the Germans will open a major offensive between 8 and 10 May with the main thrust towards Sedan.

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Sentimentální žádosti

 

…from the quills of the dead white poets

František Gellner (1881 -1914)

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Má touha rameno hubené

v pláči vášnivém zvedá.

Teplo zhaslého plamene

v studeném popeli hledá.

Sentimentální žádosti

v duši mé křídlama tlukou.

Má touha pláče a tělu se mstí

třeštivou, horečnou mukou.

Jsem dneska zase nemocný.

Krev v spáncích bije mi prudce.

Tesklivě sahají v moje sny

dvě bílé, panenské ruce.

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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 April, 1940 : Hitler tells General Keitel, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and General Jodl, Chief of Staff of the Supreme Command of the Wehrmacht, that he intends to launch his offensive against France in the first week in May.

[ He almost kept his word; the attack commenced 10th May. ]

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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 April, 1940 : Norway – The Germans advance on all fronts. The British attempt to reach Trondheim fails.

The French Premier, Paul Reynaud, urges Mussolini not to enter the war.

[ Strangely, the diplomacy failed. ]

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Tests

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

 

All submit to them where they sit, inner, secure,

unapproachable to analysis in the soul,

Not traditions, not the outer authorities are the judges,

They are the judges of outer authorities and of all traditions,

They corroborate as they go only whatever corroborates themselves,

and touches themselves;

For all that, they have it forever in themselves to corroborate far and near

without one exception.

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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 Monemvasia, the point fixed for their re-embarkation. The rearguard holds firm at Thermopylai; their stand there lasts until the 24th. Greek forces in Epirus and Macedonia capitulate.

A strong British commando force tries to land at Bardia in an effort to to bring relief to the defenders of Tobruk, but is driven off by the German-Italian forces. Rommel decides not to attack Tobruk again until he can use the 15th Armoured Division, which is on its way from Italy. The Commander-in-Chief of the British forces, General Sir Archibald Wavell, asks Churchill for tank reinforcements to deal with the situation in Libya.

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Semana Santa

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The Easter brings the religious feelings to the fore, much more than Christmas, the full Monty commercial holidays. Not that Big Merchants are not trying – Halal Easter eggs are everywhere. Fog of Chaos Easter approaching

During the Holy Week Spanish people have religion-themed shows and processions in any settlement of decent size but the strength of true Christian among the population is anybody guess. At least the paraphernalia does not seem to be made by true red atheists in Communist China. Traditions are mostly nice, with some exceptions, like cannibalism or defeatism.

semana-santa-sevillaEven the Pope uses the opportunity to tell us how bad we all are; and instead of leading by example by offering his cheeks he doubles his personal security. The Christian martyrdom is just for little people. I know that many armchair theologians believe that the predicted Antichrist finally took over the Church. I will leave it to them, but can’t help but seeing certain similarities between what is happening now and what happened in 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana. Of course, one could go back into arena of myths and recall the story of the Pied Piper, still in children’s books and its lesson still ignored. 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 comeback on a tidal wave of public support but, while Neguib was making a goodwill visit to Sudan, Nasser arrested the President’s supporters at the cavalry barracks and organised demonstrations against him. Yesterday Neguib capitulated. He keeps the title of President, a figurehead without power, as he was intended to be when the young officers used him as a respectable front for their coup against Farouk.

[ Neguib was later “isolated” by Nasser and released by President Anwar Sadat in 1972. ]

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Pokoj s nábytkem

 

…from the quills of the dead white poets

František Gellner (1881 -1914)

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Šli světem v mladém horování

zprvu – a pak již bez zájmu.

U starých vdov a mladých paní

své žití tráví v podnájmu.

Na stěně z oprýskaných rámů

lhostějně hledí obrazy.

Na skříni plno knih a krámů,

jak je tam ruka nahází.

Zvědavě po pokoji dívá

se řada zaprášených bot

zpod lože, k lásky hrám jež zpívá

svůj rozladěný doprovod.

Vzdychati pohovka si zvykla.

A okno špatně zavírá.

Na chabých nohách stůl se viklá,

když ruka hlavu podpírá.

A duše pod okolí vlivem

ztrácejíc radost z požitku

usíná v stesku zádumčivém

chátrajícího nábytku.

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MOABites

Ludwig von Gress

It is becoming difficult to write about anything contemporary. I was not at Khorasan cave complex in Achin District, Nangarhar Province a few days ago, in fact never. With the credibility of the Main Sewer Media hardly ever challenged by the Main Sewer Media it is possible that there are no caves at all. The story that USA dropped there the GBU-43/B “Mother Of All Bombs” could be just a story fabricated for multiple purposes. Pentagon wants to show that it is doing something beside enforcing unisex toilets regulations and thus needs more money. Trump wants to show that he is a tough, real macho man, not a real estate man. The Leftists want to show that Trump is a dangerous lunatic. So does North Korea. Islamic Horde wants to show how aggressive infidel crusaders are, and speedily gathers the photographs of innocent women and children killed by that inhuman bomb. Environuts fabricate evidence proving that thanks to Trump, rare Khorasan cave bats are now extinct. Russians like the additional proof that US military is incompetent. They experimented with a similar device in 2007, but seemingly decided that for clearing caves, movie theatres etc. some gas, say surplus Sarin, is more effective and incomparably cheaper. Actually, I do not see anybody having interest in investigating the story, i.e. searching for facts. 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 April, 1940 : Second battle of Narvik – seven German destroyers sunk.

British Government gives a new directive to the head of the RAF’s Bomber Command, Sir Charles Portal; in the event of a German invasion of Belgium and Holland, bombing targets are to be troop concentrations and lines of communication and installations in the Ruhr; heavy bombers will operate mainly at night.

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Last tree?

 

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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. Trees are so last century.

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French elections

 

. . .from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Yet another election in Europe coming, boring, of course, but still worth watching even just for the historic value. For when your grandchild asks how were the last ante sharia election in France you will be able to say, “As usual”.

As usual, the media and the manipulators try to make it appear important. The show of democracy must go on, for the time being anyway. According to polls, 40% of voters claim to be undecided. It is possible, but it is also likely that people can’t be bothered to answer inane questions; are afraid to answer knowing that somewhere in the depths of internet the answer will be recorded; or the pollsters, as usual, are manipulating the results. 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 April, 1940 : Denmark accepts the German ultimatum.

King Haakon of Norway repudiates the puppet government of Vidkun Quisling.

A British flotilla commanded by Captain Warburton Lee surprises ten German destroyers in Narvik fjord and sinks two, but loses two of his own ships.

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Year that Trembled and Reel’d beneath Me

 

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

 

Year that Trembled and Reel’d beneath Me!

Your summer wind was warm enough, yet the air I breathed froze me,

A thick gloom fell through the sunshine and darken’d me,

Must I change my triumphant songs? said I to myself,

Must I indeed learn to chant the cold dirges of the baffled?

And sullen hymns of defeat?

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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.

8th April, 1940 : The German ship Rio de Janeiro, converted into a troop transport is torpedoed by the Polish submarine Orzel off the Norwegian coast near Lillesand. The Germans are picked up by an Allied ship. Although this makes it clear that German invasion force is already at sea, the Norwegian government still does not order general mobilisation.

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Healthy lives

 

NT-stats-alcoholIsn’t publishing such statistics racist? Perhaps comrade Triggs ought to ban it.

( The white bars for capitals, hatched bars the regional average)

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Easter approaching

 

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

One would think that now, when in Rome there sits a socialist, islamophilic Pope probably there would be no need for the annual Christmas and Easter time Main Sewer Media slime slopping frenzy. But.

Is the pope a Catholic? It used to be a rhetorical, sarcastic question with so obvious answer that only an ignorant would not know or would doubt the answer. Times have changed. I am certain that today an honest, Catholic theologian would answer in the negative, as would many Christians, nominal Catholic and true believers. Those who still believe that the blind faith is a correct and easy way out should recall that even the Devil can quote the Scriptures, and judge their Church by its deeds, not words. 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 April, 1940 : Churchill is appointed Chairman of the Ministerial Defence Committee and obtains the consent of the Cabinet to the laying of minefields in Norwegian territorial waters, in line with the decision of the Allied Supreme War Council.

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Březen

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Karel Toman (18771946)czech_flag_small

Na naší studni ráno hvízdal kos.

Jde jaro, jde jaro.

A když jsem okno na sad otvíral,

šeptaly pukající pupeny:

Jde jaro, jde jaro.pear.blossom

Bez chvěje se a hrušně čekají.

Jde jaro, jde jaro.

Zas novým třpytem rozkvétá ti vlas

a nových kovů napil se tvůj smích.

Jde jaro, jde jaro.

Bože můj,

obnoviteli, obroditeli,

na srdce v sněhu pamatuj.

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