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Posts on 12/08/16

Cost-Cutting on Flight Crews: Norwegian Air International

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/08/16 7:47 am) Here's another piece of evidence about the greatest enemy of the American middle class: global corporations. Not only do they own both political parties; they are quite creative at squeezing ever ...

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Mercenaries

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/08/16 4:56 am) John E proposed a WAIS discussion on mercenaries. This sounds interesting, but we have to be very careful about how we define "mercenaries," as not all the foreigners who fight in some other ...

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Scott Pruitt to Head EPA

(Istvan Simon, USA, 12/08/16 3:57 am) Add Scott Pruitt to the gallery of incompetents in the Trump administration. Trump has chosen Mr. Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. He is the attorney general of Oklahoma, and while ...

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Importing Cuban Cigars

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 12/08/16 3:31 am) Americans can now bring an unlimited quantity of Cuban cigars and rum back to the US, provided that they are for personal use. You'll have to pay duty on them, though. It's hard to pr ...

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Posts on 12/07/16

Sometimes a Cigar is Just an (Exploding) Cigar

(John Heelan, UK, 12/07/16 7:08 pm) JE wrote with pride about the cigars he owns that once belonged to Castro. Given their provenance, it would be wise to check that they are not part of the CIA's numerous assassination attempts on ...

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Cuba, WAIS `17, and Cigars

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/07/16 10:36 am) WAISdom is really a remarkable Forum. Even a negative post like the one written by Francisco Wong-Díaz (6 December) has been turned into a positive, highly informative collection of replies. ...

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Hemingway and Spanish Civil War

(Robert Whealey, USA, 12/07/16 9:50 am) I, as a historian of the Spanish Civil War, had a duty to read Ernest Hemingway's famous novel For Whom the Bells Tolls, which came out in 1940 when the United States was not yet inv ...

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Thoughts on Fidel`s Legacy; My Cuban TA

(Enrique Torner, USA, 12/07/16 7:15 am) I haven't been involved in the discussion on Castro's demise, Cuba's recent history, and whether WAIS should have their next meeting in Havana or not, because I have never traveled to Cuba ...

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"Carmen," "Rite of Spring," and Scandal

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 12/07/16 4:21 am) John E (6 December) wrote that Bizet's opera Carmen caused a scandal on opening night. Such things happen. Sometimes it is necessary to push audiences to the very limits of what they ca ...

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WAIS `17: Cuba is Different Today

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 12/07/16 3:40 am) We fly to South Africa tomorrow, and are eager for warmth and relaxation after a very hectic year! With all due respect to Francisco Wong-Díaz (6 December), I doubt if he (and Mary Anasta ...

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