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  Posts on Sep 20, 2014
My Father`s Military Service: Silesia, Dunkirk, Burma (John Heelan, UK, 09/20/14 3:33 pm) John E (18 September) asked about my father and WWI. No--although a professional soldier for most of his life (Royal Artillery starting with the Royal Horse Artillery), he was too young for WWI. How ... more

Gov. Charles Poletti (Roy Domenico, USA, 09/20/14 10:50 am) Regarding Eugenio Battaglia's post on Charles Poletti (20 September), I did quite a bit of work on Poletti who, as I remember, served 42 days as New York Governor, from Herbert Lehman's resign ... more

Pius IX and Cosa Nostra/Mafia (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/20/14 7:09 am) I believe Massoud Malek (18 September) may be wrong about who started the Mafia in Italy. The Mafia (Cosa Nostra) started in Sicily. It was first mentioned in 1837 in the agriculture areas, whe ... more

Should the US Bomb Iran, as Well as ISIS? David Paul Goldman (Massoud Malek, USA, 09/20/14 4:53 am) David Paul Goldman, best known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler, is a religious Jew who says that he writes from a Judeo-Christian perspective. ... more

Putin`s Playbook: Trudolyubov in *NYT* (Paul Levine, Denmark, 09/20/14 4:18 am) Here is one reasonable explanation of Putin's actions. What do our Russia experts think? ... more

Citizens United, Again: Response to Tor Guimaraes (Randy Black, USA, 09/20/14 3:50 am) In response to Tor Guimaraes's request (17 September) for my opinions on a variety of his concerns: Tor (TG) asked: "For now, would Randy be willing to focus his comments on my statemen ... more

Referendum Aftermath (John Heelan, UK, 09/20/14 3:32 am) JE commented (19 September) on celebrities that supported the Scottish "Yes" campaign: "'Yes' Scots included Sean Connery and Gerard Butler. Is there a pattern here?" < ... more

  Posts on Sep 19, 2014
Who`s the Most Relieved Woman in Britain? (David Duggan, USA, 09/19/14 4:42 pm) This morning, John E wondered about Britain's most relieved woman in the wake of Scotland's decision to remain in the UK. How about Susan Boyle? She won't be relegated to her country chur ... more

Alibaba IPO; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 09/19/14 4:11 pm) JE: I asked China-follower and finance guy Ric Mauricio for his thoughts on the Alibaba initial public offering (IPO). Ric kindly sent this reply: In response to John's query to m ... more

Ukraine, Russia, and Self-Determination (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/19/14 8:51 am) I am very sorry to have upset Roman Zhovtulya with my comments on Ukraine and Russia (18 September). I hope that nobody will doubt my sympathy for the independence and freedom of Ukraine. Even ... more

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