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  Posts on Oct 22, 2014
Wycliffe Bible Translators (Richard Hancock, USA, 10/22/14 2:06 am) I received a letter from the Wycliffe Bible Translators dated September, 2014. They state, "Since our founding in 1942, Wycliffe has helped complete 854 New Testaments and 37 complete Bible ... more

Mortgage Rules to be Loosened? (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 10/22/14 2:00 am) WAIS has discussed at length the causes and culprits of the 2008 Financial Crisis, the effects of which, many believe, are still with us today. Also, we didn't have a shortage of what should ... more

  Posts on Oct 21, 2014
Ebola: Cuba Sends Physicians to W Africa (Massoud Malek, USA, 10/21/14 1:44 pm) Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word. --Louis Pasteur The Ebola virus was discovered in 1976 in Zaire from the blood sample of a Belgian nun sent to a Belgia ... more

Oil Production and Pricing: Venezuela (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/21/14 5:33 am) Richard Hancock's post on energy (21 October) is interesting. Richard mentioned Russia and Venezuela as the countries most affected by current pricing trends. The article well describes the dram ... more

Persecution of Christians in Muslim Nations (John Heelan, UK, 10/21/14 5:09 am) Re: persecution of Christians in Muslim countries (see Eugenio Battaglia, 21 October), it is important to distinguish between those who are content to follow their Christian religion and those m ... more

"Other" and "Tribe"; on Toynbee (Robert Whealey, USA, 10/21/14 3:56 am) When commenting my post of 18 October, John E described my use of the word "tribe" as an "othering" term. I do not think the word "other" takes us very far. It was a fad ... more

Persecution of Christians in Iran (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/21/14 3:30 am) I appreciate very much the various posts from Massoud Malek, as they have been useful to better understand Islam and the Koran. By the way, when I was living in Mount Prospect, Illinois, my neighbour ... more

  Posts on Oct 20, 2014
World Production of Fossil Fuels (Richard Hancock, USA, 10/20/14 1:45 pm) Adam Wilmoth writes in the October 19 Oklahoman on the 2014 International energy conference being held this week in Oklahoma City. The price of fuel has fallen 20% from its peak in June ... more

Wudu: Ritual Washing in Islam (Massoud Malek, USA, 10/20/14 8:35 am) WAIS should not be a Forum for advertising your hatred for a group of people or a religion. On 16 October, Randy Black, who wrote earlier that he believes Iraqis are thieves, wrote:

Tracing Lawrence`s Steps: Amman-Aqaba, 1965 (Miles Seeley, USA, 10/20/14 1:43 am) I think I have written before on my experiences in the Arab world that included the Bedouins. The discussions about T. E. Lawrence (El Orance as the Jordanian Bedu called him) brings to mind ... more

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