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  Posts on Nov 28, 2014
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/28/14 9:15 am) I am not an expert on international commerce, but I'd like to add a few humble comments on the TTIP subject brought up by Eugenio Battaglia (27 November) and commented on by John Heelan (28 Novemb ... more

Polish Soldiers in Wehrmacht? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/28/14 6:24 am) I have been reading the diary of Giovanni Giusto, who was parson of the village of Calice Ligure (Savona), and I found something very surprising. The priest writes that in the spring of 1944 Cal ... more

More on Diplomat`s Dilemma; an ICEy Experience (Randy Black, USA, 11/28/14 5:24 am) First, I hope US WAISers had a pleasant and yummy Thanksgiving dinner. And my thanks again for the beautiful lunch and camaraderie at Casa Candil in Round Rock, Texas on Wednesday. ... more

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) (John Heelan, UK, 11/28/14 4:19 am) Eugenio Battaglia (27 November) rightly brings up the imminent approval of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In my view, any approval of this treaty, which is allegedly being ... more

  Posts on Nov 27, 2014
EU, NATO, and Sanctions against Russia (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/27/14 4:19 pm) My goodness, you are on the job even on Thanksgiving! [Never a day off from WAIS, Eugenio, but I did just manage to fit in a post-prandial nap--JE.] Other WAISers have correctly spoken ... more

Thanksgiving Greetings (Robert Gibbs, USA, 11/27/14 2:54 pm) I know that it is getting late, but I want to wish all WAISers the best of this Thanksgiving--and to remind us all to give thanks for our blessings and fortune. JE comments: Amen, Brother Bob! ... more

Carly Fiorina and Ross Perot (Randy Black, USA, 11/27/14 9:43 am) Per John Eipper's question as who among us might have met Carly Fiorina (see Ric Mauricio, 25 November), I've only had the opportunity to hear her speak on one occasion in about 2000 when ... more

Erdogan: Wily, Intelligent, or Other? (Paul Levine, Denmark, 11/27/14 8:19 am) Perhaps John Eipper is right about President Erdogan (25 November). But "wily" is not the same as intelligent. Indeed, it is possible to be wily and stupid at the same time, if you don& ... more

Update: The Diplomat`s Dilemma (Timothy Brown, USA, 11/27/14 5:37 am) I'm still dilemma-ed. (Is that a word?) A visa is not permission to enter the United States. It's permission to travel to a legal port of entry into the United States, where ... more

Thanksgiving Greetings; A WAIS Summit in Austin (John Heelan, UK, 11/27/14 4:13 am) A happy and safe Thanksgiving 2014 to all US WAISers! JE comments: Many thanks, Tocayo John!  From Europe, Eugenio Battaglia has also sent Thanksgiving wishes.  This year ... more

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