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Posts on 07/27/17

Acronyms in the IT World

(John Heelan, UK, 07/27/17 5:06 am) I regret (and apologise) that my high-tech industry has been the source of many three-letter acronyms often derived from instructions in early programming languages--such as COBOL, FORTRAN, ALGOL, LIS ...

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"The Blood of Tyrants and Patriots": Thomas Jefferson

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 07/27/17 4:31 am) Our own Thomas Jefferson stated back in the early 19th century, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." JE comments: I like t ...

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I Was in Egypt During Six-Day War; USS Liberty Incident

(Edward Jajko, USA, 07/27/17 4:00 am) At the time of the attack on the USS Liberty, 50 years ago last month, I was interned in a pension in Alexandria, Egypt, along with other students and some faculty from the American Universit ...

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Posts on 07/26/17

USS Liberty Incident, 1967

(Robert Whealey, USA, 07/26/17 5:14 pm) In response to Eugenio Battaglia (26 July), the Israeli government never officially apologized for the attack on the USS Liberty. But several years later they contributed several million doll ...

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Acronyms in the Ancient World, Hebrew, Arabic

(Edward Jajko, USA, 07/26/17 4:40 pm) Acronyms are of ancient vintage. The Hebrew word for the Bible is an acronym, Tanakh. This word is made up of the first letters of Torah, teaching or law, N'viyim, prophets, and K'tuvim, writi ...

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"I Do Not Believe in Perpetual Peace": Mussolini

(Carmen Negrin, France, 07/26/17 1:46 pm) To answer John E, I don't think the French taxi driver in my post of July 25th really knew the difference between US Republicans and Democrats. For him, R(r)epublicans are probably as bad as ...

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Acronyms, Academics, and Chinese Students

(Tamara Zuniga-Brown, USA, 07/26/17 10:31 am) A point well taken indeed by Rodolfo Neirotti (25 July). Thank you for bringing to my attention the need to explain one's acronyms. When one becomes immersed in a given profession, it is of partic ...

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Trump Presidency at Six Months: An Appraisal

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/26/17 5:31 am) An excellent (but imperialist) post from Istvan Simon (24 July). For sure, these views may be highly appreciated by the average American citizen from let's say Alamogordo, but they may be rather h ...

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Reds, Red States, and Blue States

(Roy Domenico, USA, 07/26/17 4:27 am) I just finished sending my last post--which was something of a question--and I read Timothy Brown's response (July 24 and 25). I'm not sure if we disagree on that much. I get Tim' ...

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Posts on 07/25/17

Fun with Acronyms; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 07/25/17 2:24 pm) Ric Mauricio responds to Rodolfo Neirotti (July 25th): With Twitter all the rage as well as texting, acronyms have pervaded our culture and language to the point whe ...

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