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Posts on 01/16/18

WAISers Simon and Papasotiriou in Athens

(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/16/18 5:57 am) We recently stayed in Athens for 3 days, and had a mini-WAIS summit with my good friend Harry Papasotiriou, who showed us some of the non-tourist places known only to Greeks. We very much appreciated ...

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Relations between Mussolini and Imperial Japan

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/16/18 5:39 am) John E (9 January) asked me about the relations between Mussolini and Imperial Japan. As far back as 1919, Mussolini spoke of an Asian century under Japanese leadership. The future DuceRead more

Yellowcake Hoax

(John Heelan, UK, 01/16/18 4:39 am) Gary Moore wrote on January 15th: "Perhaps Eugenio Battaglia has some background on the Yellowcake hoax, said to have originated in Italy." Some people believed that the Yellowcake ho ...

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Posts on 01/15/18

Rosewood (Florida) Massacre; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 01/15/18 2:30 pm) Gary Moore writes: If, at JE's welcome suggestion, we plunge into the theme of hoaxes and impostors, there is the obligatory question: Why should this theme be so ...

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Mother of All Hoaxes: Bryce Report, 1915

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/15/18 7:03 am) Our esteemed moderator has asked WAISers to look at the topic of hoaxes. The greatest hoaxes are those that you can find in the history books written by the victors, starting with the earliest t ...

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Religion, Philosophy, Chickens and Eggs

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/15/18 5:10 am) What came first, the chicken or the egg? Obviously the chicken came first because it had to contribute the first-chicken genetic material for the first egg. The environment changes the species over ...

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Free Will is a Cop-Out

(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/15/18 4:29 am) In his comments to my post of January 10th, John E spoke about God's escape clause of "free will," by which God like Pontius Pilate can just "wash his hands" on human affairs. ...

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Posts on 01/14/18

Polar Bear Battalion in Arkhangelsk

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/14/18 6:03 pm) I just read Eugenio Battaglia's post (14 January) with interest. A friend of mine, Gordon Olson, was for years the Grand Rapids (Michigan) official City Historian and also was a member of ...

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Canons..and Cannons; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 01/14/18 7:17 am) Gary Moore writes: An aside: can(n)ons are strange: not only a person but 'The Law"--and not only in the West but in Islam (Kanun). Is this a bo ...

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British Troops in Post-WWI Silesia

(John Heelan, UK, 01/14/18 6:31 am) John E (13 January) asked how it was possible for my father, a British soldier, to have served in Silesia during WWI. This always puzzled me as well, as I knew nothing about Versailles and WWI a ...

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