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Posts on 02/17/19

Airbus to Discontinue Production of A380 Superjumbo

(Edward Jajko, USA, 02/17/19 5:01 am) WAIS has discussed airplanes recently. Here's a story about an airplane that, like the commercial American SST, has fallen victim to changing economics. Airbus to Scrap A380 Sup ...

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Confirmatory Bias and Its Dangers to Democracy

(Henry Levin, USA, 02/17/19 4:02 am) I think that the standard terminology for what John E calls "observer bias" is confirmatory bias. See: Lee, J. K., Choi, J., Kim, C., & Kim, Y (2014) "Social media, network heterog ...

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Posts on 02/16/19

And the National Emergency Is...

(John Heelan, UK, 02/16/19 10:47 am) Some people think that Trump is the US National Emergency. JE comments:  John Heelan has been on a quipping roll this week!  One thing the Pundit Class has been say ...

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World`s Largest Sewer: Mexico`s Endho (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 02/16/19 8:21 am) Gary Moore writes: For WAIS linguists: the word "endhó" is stumping me, with its murmur from a hidden world. It's from Mexico, a prominent geogr ...

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The SST and My Father`s Company

(David Duggan, USA, 02/16/19 6:34 am) Like Eugenio Battaglia (15 February), I believe Trump's accomplishments are underrated. Economic vitality, withdrawal from time-worn or disastrous treaties or "joint frameworks" (INF, Ir ...

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An Evaluation of Trump (from Ric Mauricio)

(John Eipper, USA, 02/16/19 3:59 am) Ric Mauricio writes: A few thoughts on the subjects visited by Eugenio Battaglia on February 15th. 1) Immigration: Yes, Eugenio is correct that a country h ...

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Posts on 02/15/19

William F Buckley`s Mayoral Campaign

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 02/15/19 12:35 pm) One of William F. Buckley's best comments during the 1965 NYC mayoral campaign was his answer to the question, "What will you do if you win?" His response: "Immediately demand a r ...

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William F Buckley as Politician

(David Duggan, USA, 02/15/19 3:59 am) John E wrote that Bill Buckley was "not a politician." He ran for mayor of New York City in the mid 1960s. John Lindsay was elected by my recollection. JE comments: You are correct, ...

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Education and Brainwashing in Catalonia

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 02/15/19 3:33 am) I appreciate Jordi Molins's recent WAIS posts, because I am learning a lot about Catalonia--its language, politics, etc. Even though it is hard for me to agree with Jordi on most issues, I am than ...

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In (Partial) Defense of Trump

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/15/19 2:53 am) My apologies to Carmen Negrín (February 13), but this "Bastian Contrario" wants to say a few things in favor of Trump. 1) Immigration. Any country has the right to check the inf ...

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