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Posts on May 26, 2015

Niagara and Iguacu

(David Fleischer, Brazil, 05/26/15 12:19 pm) The next time John E comes to Brazil, he should visit the Foz de Iguaçu, where he can take a similar boat ride like he did at Niagara Falls. Iguaçu falls are higher and with a much ...

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Spain`s Main Political Parties Unable to Field Unindicted Candidates: NYT

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 05/26/15 4:05 am) With nearly 500 officials under indictment, have Spaniards replaced Americans as the country with the best politicians that money can buy? Can our experts explain what is happening? How will it impact ...

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Gebirgskrieg, 1944

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/26/15 3:19 am) I liked very much the posts from Cameron Sawyer and Patrick Mears (25 May) on the Gebirgskrieg 1915-1918 in the Eastern Alps, but there was another one during WWII in the Western Alps, a glor ...

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Greetings from Niagara Falls

(John Eipper, USA, 05/26/15 2:33 am) While helping my nephew get settled in for his summer internship at General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania, we traveled the two hours north to Niagara Falls. The weather yesterday was a perfect 80 de ...

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Posts on May 25, 2015

Gebirgskrieg, 1915-1918; Visiting the Italian Front

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 05/25/15 5:34 am) I read with interest the post by Cameron Sawyer (25 May) concerning the military engagements between the Austrians/Germans, on the one hand, and the Italians, on the other hand, in World War I.

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A Spanish Political Joke; Memorial Day 2015

(Enrique Torner, USA, 05/25/15 3:50 am) Since it's Memorial Day weekend, and there is so much sad news is everywhere, I thought I could share a joke I received from a friend. It was written in Spanish, so I have translated it into Engli ...

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Gebirgskrieg, 1915-1918

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 05/25/15 3:40 am) When I was a student at Regensburg in 1980-81, one of my friends was an avid mountaineer and great expert in mountaineering craft and culture. One of his favorite subjects was the little-known Ge ...

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Italy in WWI

(Roy Domenico, USA, 05/25/15 3:21 am) ​Regarding Eugenio Battaglia's 24 May post on Italy in WWI, a few points. Might Italy have enjoyed neutral status the way that Spain did? Neutrals often make out pretty well--on paper at l ...

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Posts on May 24, 2015

WAIS App for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and HTML5 (for Everyone Else)

(Roman Zhovtulya, USA, 05/24/15 4:22 pm) Dear WAISers: A quick update on the "state of the app" situation.  After months of jumping through many hoops to prepare and publish the iOS app on the Apple AppStore, ...

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Italy in WWI

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/24/15 10:14 am) With reference to my post of 23 May, JE asked: "Would there have been any substantive difference in the outcome of WWI," if Italy had remained neutral? Well, I have already written abo ...

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