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Posts on 07/11/20

The Anthropology of Security; on "Paranoia within Reason"

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 07/11/20 4:56 am) I was joshing with John E when I wrote him off-Forum that he messed up everything about my WAIS post of July 8th. John touched, however, on a few points about the anthropology of the contempor ...

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In a Pandemic, Politics Must be Removed from the Decision-Making Process

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 07/11/20 3:43 am) As usual, I very much enjoyed Tor Guimaraes's post (July 7th) listing what I would call the "6 Commandments" to remove Trump and political leaders from the decision-making process that s ...

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Posts on 07/10/20

Have RSI Cemeteries and Monuments Been Vandalized?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/10/20 5:14 am) John E asked if I had visited the RSI cemetery in Nettuno, south of Rome.  Each April 25th I attend the ceremony at the RSI Cemetery in Altare near my Savona home. Originally th ...

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California in Pandemic Times

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 07/10/20 4:20 am) When commenting on my post of yesterday, JE asked, "What is the present mood in California?" I can't speak for everyone, and we have been under quarantine for almost 4 months, bu ...

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Posts on 07/08/20

Security, Experts, and "Paranoia within Reason": Pandemics and Problems of the Contemporary

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 07/08/20 5:05 am) In his last two WAIS posts, Gary Moore raises problems at the core of the contemporary preoccupation with "security." My buddy Mark Maguire (Dean of Social Sciences at the National Universi ...

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US COVID Deaths are *Not* in Sharp Decline

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 07/08/20 4:25 am) In response to George Aucoin (July 7th), I think that one has to be a bit careful citing a single number for COVID deaths. While it is true that there were 261 deaths in the US on July 5th, that ...

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Posts on 07/07/20

COVID-19: What Did the US Authorities Get Wrong?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/07/20 2:30 pm) I agree with Gary Moore's opinion (July 6th) that we will never know how much or how little benefit would have been derived from the Obama-era office and the playbook addressing health threats, be ...

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RSI Cemetery in Nettuno; Death of Composer Ennio Morricone

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/07/20 4:53 am) In my post of 5 July, I mentioned the US military cemetery of Nettuno, the resting place of 7861 gallant women and men. This cemetery was completed in 1956, but there are two others: The nearby ...

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