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Posts on 11/20/17

Arming Yourself in Vienna

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 11/20/17 12:29 pm) John E asked:  "Do people [go out armed in] Vienna?... I thought Detroit was the safest and most comfortable city in the world..." Yeah, John and I were together in Detroit in 201 ...

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Westbrook Stocking Stuffers!

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 11/20/17 11:14 am) In the twilight of the year, (and perhaps of the book) as the light threatens to disappear, a time for festivals in many traditions (in ours, a frenzy of shopping) i ...

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Racism and Crime in UK

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 11/20/17 4:25 am) I have lived in the UK on and off since 1972. As Istvan Simon noted on November 19th, there was indeed evident racism in the UK in the 1970s and '80s, primarily directed against recent immigrants. ...

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Immigration, Ethnicity, and Crime: UK

(John Heelan, UK, 11/20/17 3:49 am) I agree with Istvan Simon (19 November) when he wrote, "I am one WAISer who does not consider reporting statistics racist. But what they mean is far more difficult. The rise in crime rate could b ...

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Mao`s Bureaucratic Universe

(George Zhibin Gu, China, 11/20/17 3:12 am) If we had to pick one word to describe Mao's China, what would it be? One popular answer: ropes. To be certain, Mao's Party has created innumerable ropes. These ropes have tied every individua ...

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Posts on 11/19/17

The Trentadues

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/19/17 1:02 pm) Answering Edward Jajko's question of 19 November, I will say the following: The Trentadues are a noble family (cavalieri) from Modugno (Puglia, the heel of the Italian bo ...

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The Infamous Catalonian WhatsApp Message and Russia; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 11/19/17 7:34 am) Gary Moore writes: The Catalan Letter put up for scrutiny by José Manuel de Prada (October 29) is beginning to sound like a mystery from Poe--and it seems appro ...

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Rising Crime in Italy

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/19/17 4:37 am) What Timothy Ashby reports about England is happening in Italy with the new arrivals, and it is happening all over Europe.  This is probably why the wise Poles are against allowing this chan ...

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Rising Crime in Vienna

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 11/19/17 4:26 am) I would like to add to Timothy Ashby's excellent and very well-balanced post of 18 November. The situation in Austria is not better. The crime world in Vienna is divided between the Afghan ...

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UK`s Rise in Crime

(Istvan Simon, USA, 11/19/17 4:04 am) In response to Tim Ashby (18 November), I am one WAISer who does not consider reporting statistics racist. But what they mean is far more difficult. The rise in crime rate could be caused by ra ...

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