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Environment (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Atlantropa: 1920s Plan to Dam the Mediterranean (Henry Levin, USA, 02/19/19 4:49 am) Have WAISers seen this? I suspect it will generate a lot of discussion. https:/ ...
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Record Low Temperatures in US (Enrique Torner, USA, 01/29/19 4:02 am) And you call this Global Warming? For the first time in its 150 years of existence, Minnesota State University (all campuses in the state) has cancelled classes and closed all its offices for t ...
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A Bear Walking Around the Lobby of a Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado (Richard Hancock, USA, 08/28/18 3:50 am) I wonder how many WAISers saw the TV news showing a black bear walking around the lobby of the Stanley hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The bear simply walked around, getting up on a sofa and loo ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Garbo, The "Man Who Saved the World" (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 07/09/19 3:05 am) I was having a conversation with a friend about the D-day anniversary, addressed last month on WAIS, when he mentioned to me a film he had seen some years ago. The topic of the film turned out t ...
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Bailey's "Forgotten Voices of D-Day" (John Heelan, UK, 06/10/19 10:22 pm) We have discussed the value of oral history recently. I have just discovered a book Forgotten Voices of D-Day:  A Powerful New History of the Normandy Landings in the Words of Those w ...
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D-Day 75 Years Later (John Heelan, UK, 06/06/19 12:18 am) Some memories of D-Day (June 6th, 1944). As I was only 7 years old at the time I did not witness the build-up of invasion shipping that happened just miles away across the Solent in Portsmouth, one o ...
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Spain (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Spanish Supreme Court and the Franco Ruling (Francisco Rodriguez Jimenez, Spain, 07/15/19 6:55 pm) The following communiqué was issued by the Spanish Association of Contemporary History: Read more
Greetings from Catalonia: Community Currency (Henry Levin, USA, 07/14/19 12:07 pm) I have been in Catalunya for two weeks, but have avoided all involvement in politics with a stalemate in gaining a ruling coalition here and the ongoing Catalan issue. The energy of the people is ver ...
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Paul Preston in "The Guardian" (Patrick Mears, Germany, 06/06/19 3:00 am) You might know about this already: Paul Preston was quoted in The Guardian online. Read more

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Literature (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Ezra Pound, Economist (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/15/19 6:24 am) The Spanish publisher Sexto Piso has published for the first time the complete Cantos of Ezra Pound, a poetic and political tour de force from the greatest American poet. The p ...
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Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize, Revisited (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 06/09/17 6:11 am) In my post of last October 16th, I dared to criticize Bob Dylan´s Nobel Prize in Literature based on the basic argument that I will repeat: "Dylan's 'poetry' is good because of ...
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John le Carre (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 10/22/16 4:00 pm) Let me briefly redirect our attention away from the infuriating 2016 US election and the rampaging clowns. If you are a fan of David Cornwell (John le Carré), you will enjoy reading and c ...
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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Half-a-Million per Hour: the Week in Sports (David Duggan, USA, 07/15/19 4:27 am) Sports fans may be wondering where I've been in the last week since the US women's world cup soccer team won the whole thing, and as the picture I'm appending shows, I have been enjoying a ...
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US Defeats Netherlands, Takes World Cup (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/08/19 3:51 am) Congratulations for the Soccer Championship to the US Women's team for the fourth time! JE comments: Thanks, Eugenio!  The US women have showed the very best side of our nation. I' ...
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Championships Come to Toronto, St Louis (David Duggan, USA, 06/15/19 11:25 am) WAISers and sports fans the world wide have seen the anomaly of anomalies, that a Canadian team won the NBA championship, and the St. Louis Blues won Lord Stanley's Cup, that's the National Ho ...
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Transportation (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Malcolm McLean, Shipping Container Pioneer (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/10/19 3:02 pm) For a change of topic, I would like to pay tribute to a great American who revolutionized the shipping industry almost as much as when it changed from sailing to steam and then to motorized transport. ...
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United Airlines Incident (Pietro Lorenzini, USA, 04/21/17 12:53 pm) The barrage of videos showing a screaming passenger, Dr. David Dao, being forcibly taken off United Airlines flight 3411 after he refused police officers' requests to leave the plane is an eye-ope ...
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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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