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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 October, 1940 : Mussolini learns that Hitler has occupied the Rumanian oil wells … 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. 17th August, 1940 : The Germans withdraw the Stukas from their attacking force since … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th August, 1974 : Turkish tanks rumbled into the Greek Cypriot port of Famagusta today to link up with Turkish Cypriot fighters. The Turkish Air Force supported the invasion with napalm and high … Continue reading

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The Golden Calf

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Whatever Moses might had been trying to do, following the higher directive, he has not succeeded, not even, and some would say particularly, with his compatriots, Egyptian asylum seekers, tired of making bricks … Continue reading

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Warmed up souvlaki

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The bankers, or rather some bankers, worry, many financial journalists worry, because everybody and his bitch (normally a dog, but no misogyny here…) is now an expert on finance, especially the Greek/EU … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th February, 1921 : The Allied reparations bill has been received “with pain and indignation”, a German Government spokesman told the Reichstag on Wednesday. Reparations on the scale demanded by the Allies would lead … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26st May, 1956 : Poster appeared throughout Cyprus today offering a reward of £10,000 for the capture of Colonel George Grivas, the Greek born leader of EOKA terrorist movement. Informants are promised protective custody … Continue reading

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Never on Sunday

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   You, and the rest of the world, may have missed the mass exclamations of joy from the peninsula on the south-eastern edge of Europe. From now on, Greece will be in … Continue reading

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december memories / 18

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th December, 1944 : The attempt by the left-wing National Liberation Front, EAM, to seize power in Greece would seem to have been thwarted today by British forces in Athens. General Scobie, the British … Continue reading

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december memories / 14

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th December, 1967 : King Constantine of Greece fled to Rome last night after the failure of his ill-organised attempt to topple the military junta. Mistakenly convinced that the Third Army Corps was … Continue reading

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november memories / 25

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th November, 1935 : King George II of Greece returned to his country today after 12 years in exile, restored to his throne by a referendum. He received a welcome from his people … Continue reading

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Dangers from the Extreme Left

Ludwig von Gress Often one thinks – if this or that problem was confined to one country, it could be solved, or failing that, contained. But the people causing the problems realise that also and none are better at fomenting … Continue reading

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Demokratická pracovitost

T.G.Masaryk :- Demokracie žádá, aby všichni pracovali, a práci rozděluje a organizuje. Demokracie usiluje nejen o práci, nýbrž i o pracovitost. Nepříjemnost každé práce, zvláště práce nezvolené dobrovolně, má být překonána pocitem povinnosti. K té pracovitosti dojdeme, když se vzdáme … Continue reading

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Immigration Manual

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   We will get the right type of refugees for sure:  ATHENS, Greece — The Greek parliament approved on Monday a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure a second bailout from the European … Continue reading

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The Euro Collapse in brief

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Řecká tragedie

Rudolf Výborný Demokratické země s velkým počtem obyvatelstva, jako například USA nebo Francie, jsou dostatečně spokojeny s vlastní versí demokracie a příliš nedbají o to se poučit nebo dokonce vylepšit svůj model demokracie srovnáním s demokracií švýcarskou. Navštívil jsem Švýcary naposled … Continue reading

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october memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st October, 1912 : The Turkish Army is falling back in disorder beneath the hammer blows of the Bulgarians and their Serbian allies. Few could have expected when war was declared just two weeks … Continue reading

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