(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/27/16 4:55 am)
We should not make such a great fuss about the Queen Mary saving Jews, as they were paying the regular fare as any other passengers and the Nazis were very happy to get them out.
(John Eipper, USA, 05/27/16 4:26 am)
Gary Moore writes:
The phrase "great storms of illusion" opens a linguistic riddle,
and I'd like to ask WAISers if they can help solve it.
(John Heelan, UK, 05/26/16 9:10 am)
Seeing that John E stayed on the Queen Mary recently, this news item and video might be of interest.
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/26/16 5:13 am)
The Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has been freed and swapped for two Russians.
Savchenko had been found guilty by a Russian Court of murdering two Russian journalists and then of illegally
(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/26/16 4:23 am)
One of the historical "what-ifs" that I find piquant--for lack of a better word--is this: suppose the British response to the growing Zionist movement, the Uganda proposal, had been accepted
(John Heelan, UK, 05/25/16 4:35 am)
JE commented on 24 May: "It is worthy of note that monetary union is cited above as the linchpin of a European 'superstate.' Is this primarily a British belief?"
(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 05/25/16 3:52 am)
Reading Boris Johnson's hilarious Erdogan poem (which, to answer John E's question, is "for real"), I was reminded of one of my poems published in Punch in the early '70
(David Duggan, USA, 05/24/16 2:43 pm)
To take the double entendre to its banal extreme, Emery Moorehead (from Evanston (Illinois) High School and the U of Colorado at Boulder) was the Chicago Bears' starting tight end in the
(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 05/24/16 10:48 am)
The EU motto could be paraphrased by another expression put forward by a Frenchman: "L´Europe se fera par la monnaie ou ne se fera pas."
However, all this was said when
(Richard Hancock, USA, 05/24/16 4:19 am)
A 89-year-old lady has purchased the house next door to us in Norman, Oklahoma. Her daughter is a horse-barn architect who travels world-wide to create plans for such barns. She just returned from H