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

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Stimulus Packages by Nation (Massoud Malek, USA, 01/01/21 2:21 pm) On December 29th and 30th, over 7,500 Americans died of COVID-19, bringing the total death to over 350,000. At the end of fiscal year 2019, the total federal debt was $22.8 trillion dollars. As ...
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Janet Yellen Tapped for Treasury (A. J. Cave, USA, 11/24/20 1:18 pm) There were indications on Monday that Janet Yellen, former Federal Reserve Chair, would be tapped for the post of the Secretary of Treasury of the Biden administration. Her nomination (if true) ...
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Inflation is Back: Ric Mauricio Explains (John Eipper, USA, 09/25/20 1:07 pm) Ric Mauricio writes: "Money Illusion?" What money illusion? Inflation has rekindled, with the official inflation rate now running at a 7.2% annual rate. The real inflatio ...
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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Baseball in Japanese Film; Sumo Today (from Edward Mears) (John Eipper, USA, 01/22/21 3:12 am) Edward Mears writes: Unfortunately, there have not been many depictions of Japanese baseball players in Western media, as evidenced in my father Patrick Mears's po ...
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Major League Baseball Players in Hollywood Films (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/05/21 5:02 am) It's the same game that Moonlight Graham played in 1905. It is a living part of history, like calico dresses, stone crockery, and threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually rem ...
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Baseball Legend Honus Wagner in Adrian, Michigan (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/04/21 4:04 am) I was just reading a baseball history written by the now-deceased, baseball writer, Frederick G. Lieb, titled The Pittsburgh Pirates, which was published in 1948. The chapter on the Hal ...
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Food (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Cooking Around the World...with WAIS! (Brian Blodgett, USA, 10/06/20 3:27 am) Hey John, with all of our members from around the US and the world, have you or anyone thought of getting their favorite recipes and sharing them, perhaps even putting them together in a booklet or sh ...
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New York City Bans Foie Gras (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/31/19 10:32 am) Hurray for New York City, which has banned foie gras. The atrocities against the poor geese finally will start to end. JE comments:  Full disclosure:  foie gras is delicious ...
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Notes on the Olive Harvest (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/28/18 5:01 am) A few days ago I worked the crusher for the first time.  I had 155 kg of olives and pressed 10.5 kg of oil. I will continue with the olive harvest for several more days. The fi ...
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Language (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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A Spanish-Language Ballot Question (Edward Jajko, USA, 02/11/20 4:18 am) In light of the discussions of forastero, escampar, machine translation, etc., I thought that WAIS might be interested in the curiosities of the California primary election ballot. ...
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The WAIS Effect: on Foreign Language Fluency (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/08/20 1:15 pm) Clearly, I am no expert on the "WAIS Effect," and hence this proposed post. Just a few short days ago on January 4th, John E posted my email message briefly describing the "Singap ...
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My Experiences with Many Languages (Timothy Brown, USA, 01/02/20 11:51 am) I've been reading with interest the the recent discussion of words, verbs, slang and language and the inevitable linguistic contortions with which people communicate--or not--with one another.

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

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Tank Warfare in Spain: Anthony Candil in "Armor" (Anthony J Candil, USA, 11/23/20 8:38 am) I don't want to bother you with irrelevant things, but as you told me it was of interest for you, I send the link to the latest issue of the US Army Armor magazine, the oldest profession ...
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A Grim Anniversary: Covid-19 (A. J. Cave, USA, 11/17/20 2:05 pm) On March 13 2020, South China Morning Post published a piece based on reviewing Chinese government data, dating the first hospital case of Covid-19, a 55-year old man from Hubei region, to No ...
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Remembering Decision 1960, Nixon's Legal Challenges (Patrick Mears, Germany, 11/14/20 5:37 am) David Duggan's recent post in which he mentions the alleged election fraud engineered by former Chicago Mayor, Richard J. Daley, caught my attention. The 1960 election was the first one tha ...
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WAIS NEWS (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Richard Hancock Turns 95! (John Eipper, USA, 01/19/21 4:55 pm) WAISers, let's put our political divisions aside to wish our beloved colleague Richard Hancock a happy 95th birthday! Richard is a living legend, a direct connection not only to our Patriarc ...
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Nothing to Post... (John Eipper, USA, 10/04/20 4:16 am) About twice per year, the planets align, the lion lies with the lamb, and the WAIS well runs dry.  I awoke this morning with nothing to post!  Normally this would suggest that all is tr ...
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Congratulations to Tomoyuki Hashimoto, D Phil (Tom Hashimoto, UK, 10/02/20 9:09 am) I just wanted you to know, I mentioned WAIS and Adrian College in my DPhil acknowledgement. So, once again, thank you! JE comments: WAIS stalwart Tom Hashimoto is now Doctor Read more

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