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Posts on 05/12/21

Cruelty in the Kitchen: Caldereta de Langosta

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/12/21 4:06 am) Oh my goodness, NO! Regarding our discussion on caldereta de langosta, how can you enjoy eating a sentient animal that has been bought alive, placed for some time in a refrigerator then sliced s ...

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Memory, and a 1962 Barcelona Snow Storm

(Enrique Torner, USA, 05/12/21 3:45 am) I appreciate the responses to my post on Caldereta de langosta and memory from Timothy Ashby, Gary Moore, and Tor Guimaraes. Memory has always fascinated me, and not because I have a great one. ...

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Posts on 05/11/21

Reinterring the Irish Invicibles

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 05/11/21 7:21 am) A very interesting video recently appeared in the Irish Times Online about the assassinations of Lord Cavendish and Thomas Burke in Phoenix Park on May 6, 1882. Read more

Memory and Brain Injuries

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/11/21 4:35 am) This discussion of things that we can and can't remember is fascinating to me. My most fun entertainment is to sit in a quiet and beautiful place and reminisce about events in the past. Like mos ...

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Scylla? Or Charybdis? You Decide

(David Duggan, USA, 05/11/21 3:53 am) As for Scylla and Charybdis, I believe John E inverted the metaphors. Charybdis was the whirlpool which risked destroying the entire craft and crew; Scylla was the 6-headed monster (an anthropom ...

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Posts on 05/10/21

CBD and Cannabis as Pet Medicine: An Interview with Dr Elena Battaglia

(John Eipper, USA, 05/10/21 6:20 pm) Our own Eugenio Battaglia forwarded this YouTube podcast featuring his daughter, Dr Elena Battaglia, Italy's pioneer on the uses of CBD and cannabis in veterinary medicine.  I enjoyed ge ...

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Between the Scylla and Charybdis: on Discussing Sensitive Issues (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 05/10/21 5:06 am) Gary Moore writes: My thanks to Paul Pitlick (May 7) for his gracious comment on my posts. The George Floyd case and related controversies provide a cruci ...

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In Search of Caldereta de Langosta

(Timothy Ashby, -Spain, 05/10/21 3:44 am) I enjoyed Enrique Torner's memory of the Balearics dish Caldereta de Langosta (May 7th). It is generally associated with Menorca. Last summer Rosemary and I took the ferry from A ...

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Posts on 05/09/21

An Italian Bank, and a Lost Social Security Payment

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/09/21 5:24 am) WAISers are well aware that I often have blamed the "Empire," especially for being an... empire. However, in the Empire, the working culture is always excellent, quite a difference from the ...

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Is Inflation Finally Here?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/09/21 3:50 am) While the US and most world media continue their attempts at demonizing the latest enemy of the establishment and feverishly argue over the color of the pimples on the Aardvark's ass, one of the e ...

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