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Posts on 05/27/16

How Heroic Was the "Queen Mary" in Saving Jews?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/27/16 4:55 am) We should not make such a great fuss about the Queen Mary saving Jews, as they were paying the regular fare as any other passengers and the Nazis were very happy to get them out. The pr ...

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Great Storms of Illusion and Mass Hyteria; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 05/27/16 4:26 am) Gary Moore writes: The phrase "great storms of illusion" opens a linguistic riddle, and I'd like to ask WAISers if they can help solve it. I' ...

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Posts on 05/26/16

"Queen Mary" Saves Jews from Nazis

(John Heelan, UK, 05/26/16 9:10 am) Seeing that John E stayed on the Queen Mary recently, this news item and video might be of interest. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-3638268 ...

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Savchenko Freed in Prisoner Exchange

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/26/16 5:13 am) The Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has been freed and swapped for two Russians. Savchenko had been found guilty by a Russian Court of murdering two Russian journalists and then of illegally ...

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Idi Amin, Boutros Boutros-Ghali...and a Jewish Homeland?

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/26/16 4:23 am) One of the historical "what-ifs" that I find piquant--for lack of a better word--is this: suppose the British response to the growing Zionist movement, the Uganda proposal, had been accepted ...

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Posts on 05/25/16

Monetary Union, Ordoliberalism, and a European "Superstate"

(John Heelan, UK, 05/25/16 4:35 am) JE commented on 24 May: "It is worthy of note that monetary union is cited above as the linchpin of a European 'superstate.' Is this primarily a British belief?" The follow ...

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"The Man Who Would Be Field Marshal": Idi Amin

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 05/25/16 3:52 am) Reading Boris Johnson's hilarious Erdogan poem (which, to answer John E's question, is "for real"), I was reminded of one of my poems published in Punch in the early '70 ...

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Posts on 05/24/16

Emery Moorehead, Football Legend

(David Duggan, USA, 05/24/16 2:43 pm) To take the double entendre to its banal extreme, Emery Moorehead (from Evanston (Illinois) High School and the U of Colorado at Boulder) was the Chicago Bears' starting tight end in the ...

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Monetary Union and the European "Superstate"

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 05/24/16 10:48 am) The EU motto could be paraphrased by another expression put forward by a Frenchman: "L´Europe se fera par la monnaie ou ne se fera pas." However, all this was said when ...

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South China Morning Post

(Richard Hancock, USA, 05/24/16 4:19 am) A 89-year-old lady has purchased the house next door to us in Norman, Oklahoma. Her daughter is a horse-barn architect who travels world-wide to create plans for such barns. She just returned from H ...

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