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  Posts on Jul 31, 2014
Brazil Recalls Ambassador to Israel (Joe Listo, Brazil, 07/31/14 11:20 am) Brazil´s foreign policy has always been that of non-interfering in other countries' internal affairs. It decided to be neutral, perhaps mirroring itself on Switzerland. If that is the case, ... more

Philippines and Yamashita`s Gold (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 07/31/14 12:29 am) I'm so glad David Duggan brought up our discussion in Adrian last fall about the post-war Philippines.  (See David's post of 30 July.)  It's true the political division in the Ph ... more

Gaza Crisis; Brazil Recalls Ambassador to Israel (Massoud Malek, USA, 07/31/14 12:00 am) The great 13th-century Persian poet Rumi said: "I go to a synagogue, a church and a mosque, and I see the same spirit and the same altar." Today we are witnessing the slaughter of Pale ... more

  Posts on Jul 30, 2014
Gaza Crisis; Divan Orchestra (Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 07/30/14 11:36 pm) Yusuf Kanli wrote on 30 July: "Israelis have the right to self-defense as much as Palestinians have the right to live on their ancestral homeland." As usual, Yusuf's po ... more

Monetary Shenanigans in Philippines (David Duggan, USA, 07/30/14 1:02 pm) Bienvenido Macario's comments (30 July) on the Filipino aristocracy's spiriting out of their country of billions of dollars calls to mind a well-oiled conversation I had with him at last Octob ... more

More Monetary Shenanigans in Philippines (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 07/30/14 1:05 am) I never gave a full answer to the "bonus" question posted earlier this month, namely, why do you think certain countries (Germany and France) did not give a penny to the Philippines Typhoon ... more

An Anniversary Celebration in Arizona (Richard Hancock, USA, 07/30/14 12:17 am) In my post of July 23rd, I stated that we would be missing in action from July 24-28 for the purpose of attending the 60th wedding anniversary celebration of Nancy's brother Jim and his wife Peg o ... more

  Posts on Jul 29, 2014
Turkish, European Reactions to Gaza Crisis (Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 07/29/14 11:52 pm) The not-so-handsome guys ruling Turkey are all Islamo-fascists and professed anti-Semites; thus it does not carry much meaning how strongly they denounce Israeli mass murders in Gaza. Look at the fore ... more

A Nowa Huta Safari; The Trabant (Joe Listo, Brazil, 07/29/14 11:26 am) Hope you guys are enjoying the trip. When in Nowa Huta, did you actually "rent" a 1966 car? I thought you were joking when I read your post. Out of curiosity, how much do they charge fo ... more

A Nowa Huta Safari (John Eipper, USA, 07/29/14 12:02 am) Last Friday (July 25th) Aldona, Sister-in-Law Justyna, and I visited Nowa Huta, just east of Krakow.  Nowa Huta (literally, New Steel Mill) was Poland's first entirely planned city in th ... more

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Founded in 1965 at Stanford University by Prof. Ronald Hilton (1911-2007), WAIS is a political, economic, and religious discussion forum moderated by John Eipper, Adrian College. Contributing members include historians, journalists, military professionals, scientists, and business leaders from around the world.