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Posts on 01/19/19

New Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 01/19/19 6:45 am) Gary Moore writes: There is a new caravan. These words are coming to seem ever-current. The new January 14 immigrant caravan leaving Honduras will, again, try to ma ...

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How Do Library Books Become "Unavailable"?

(Edward Jajko, USA, 01/19/19 4:49 am) I join JE in asking Timothy Brown how "a number of university libraries" have made his book The Real Contra War "unavailable." And, if he knows, which ones? WorldCat lists ...

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Sudeten Germans and Other Displaced Nationalities of WWII

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/19/19 4:18 am) Very good post from Paul Pitlick, 16 January, and very good comments from JE. However a few observations can be made. As the great multi-ethnic empires failed in the early 20th century, the cri ...

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Anthropic Principle vs the Great Engineer

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 01/19/19 3:58 am) Tor Guimaraes wrote on January 18th: "We are too ignorant about the Universe to a priori deny that God cannot be the Universe, while having no alternative explanation how the Universe obviously e ...

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Posts on 01/18/19

"Received Wisdom" and the Nicaraguan Contra War

(Timothy Brown, USA, 01/18/19 4:31 am) Gary Moore's reference to the Nicaraguan Contras reminds me of a question I'd like to ask my fellow WAISers: I served more than a decade in Central America (Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salv ...

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God the Universe, Revisited

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/18/19 4:10 am) After a heavy dose of philosophy from some heavy hitters like Kafka, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and a bunch of atheists, I am seriously thinking about a second edition for my book God for Athe ...

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Narrative Expectation: We Need Somebody to Demonize (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 01/18/19 3:11 am) Gary Moore writes: Thanks to Bert Westbrook (January 17th) for his insightful confirmation of my "Simple Media Narratives" post. As a journali ...

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Posts on 01/17/19

An Illustrious American Suicide: Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr.

(David Duggan, USA, 01/17/19 9:41 am) Lewis Burwell Puller Jr., the son of "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated Marine in history, after being severely wounded in Vietnam as a Marine officer, finished law school, became a la ...

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50th Anniversary of Jan Palach`s Self-Immolation

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/17/19 6:05 am) Let us remember Jan Palach, who on January 19th, 1969 immolated himself in protest against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. However instead of committing suicide, I would have preferred t ...

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Fate of Sudeten Germans after WWII

(Nigel Jones, UK, 01/17/19 4:39 am) Paul Pitlick's post on the history of the Sudeten Germans (January 16th) is completely correct, except that his figure of 16,000 deaths during their forced expulsion after 1945 is probably too lo ...

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