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Posts on 11/21/17

Volodarsky-Jones Summit, Vienna

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 11/21/17 4:06 pm) Today, I had the great pleasure of meeting WAISer Nigel Jones and his fiancée Kate in the very traditional Vienna Café Prückel in the First District (Read more

Cities Tough and Gritty; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 11/21/17 2:49 pm) Ric Mauricio writes: John E asked an interesting question:  Besides Detroit, what are some of the world's other gritty and tough cities? Well, th ...

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A Traveler in Detroit, NYC: "Please Don`t Shoot!"

(John Heelan, UK, 11/21/17 10:55 am) Boris Volodarsky commented on November 20th: "John E and I were together in Detroit in 2013. It was a gloomy place. I remember the abandoned main railway station and the empty streets." ...

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Arming Yourself in Vienna?

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 11/21/17 5:08 am) It seems that a few WAIS postings from other countries on the "value" of being armed or having a firearm in the house are going against the concept in the US that banning firearms would be a ...

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The Most Exciting City in America? That Would Be Detroit: NYT

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 11/21/17 4:24 am) As if on cue after JE's comments on Detroit, here's an article from yesterday's NY Times... The Most Exciting City in America? - The New York Times Read more

Women`s Gun Safety Class

(Helen Pitlick, USA, 11/21/17 3:45 am) I will say, as a female American, that I find male America's claims that they need guns to protect themselves and their families to be pretty funny. From an early age, women (the people mos ...

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Posts on 11/20/17

Arming Yourself in Vienna

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 11/20/17 12:29 pm) John E asked:  "Do people [go out armed in] Vienna?... I thought Detroit was the safest and most comfortable city in the world..." Yeah, John and I were together in Detroit in 201 ...

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Westbrook Stocking Stuffers!

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 11/20/17 11:14 am) In the twilight of the year, (and perhaps of the book) as the light threatens to disappear, a time for festivals in many traditions (in ours, a frenzy of shopping) i ...

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Racism and Crime in UK

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 11/20/17 4:25 am) I have lived in the UK on and off since 1972. As Istvan Simon noted on November 19th, there was indeed evident racism in the UK in the 1970s and '80s, primarily directed against recent immigrants. ...

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Immigration, Ethnicity, and Crime: UK

(John Heelan, UK, 11/20/17 3:49 am) I agree with Istvan Simon (19 November) when he wrote, "I am one WAISer who does not consider reporting statistics racist. But what they mean is far more difficult. The rise in crime rate could b ...

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