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Numismatics (John Eipper, USA, 03/13/15 1:33 pm)

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Andrew Jackson, Harriet Tubman, and the US $20 Bill (Robert Whealey, USA, 04/24/16 7:00 am) As a historian of Spain, with a PhD from the U of Michigan, I think the campaign against Andrew Jackson is crude propaganda of the worst kind. The duty of all historians is to seek the truth. They mu ...
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Hamilton on $50 Bill? (Richard Hancock, USA, 06/21/15 4:10 am) Jack Lew, the current Secretary of the Treasury, has proposed that a picture of an outstanding woman replace the face of Alexander Hamilton on the US ten-dollar bill. There are two articles in the Ju ...
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France Rejects Waterloo 2-Euro Coin (Anthony J Candil, USA, 03/14/15 7:25 am) Yesterday's news reported that France has rejected a new 2-euro coin featuring Napoleon's Waterloo defeat in 1815. What a democratic and constructive European attitude! It ap ...
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World Communications (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 9:31 am)

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Early Bird Satellite Turns 50 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/28/15 7:24 am) Today (28 June) marks 50 years from the day in which, thanks to the satellite Early Bird, it was possible to communicate between the USA and Europe. It worked for 48 months and it is orbiting in ...
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TV, the Fox Channel and Rupert Murdoch (Ronald Hilton, USA, 04/01/05 9:31 am) I asked: Why is listening to Deutsche Welle news such an unpleasant experience for me?  The main reason is the noise, i.e. sound and light effects.  It may be an attempt to show ...
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World Communication: Email (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/01/05 9:32 am) John Heelan wrote: I would be grateful if WAISers did not include very large files (such as pictures or videos) in their messages, as they consume enormous amounts of transmission time for ...
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Tattoos (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 5:22 am)

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Re: Tatoos (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/02/03 5:22 am) Robert Whealey said of tatoos: "I do not belong to a tribal culture of Tahiti or Africa, and I find it curious that a white would pretend to be black or America ...
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Futurology (John Eipper, USA, 02/17/11 4:07 am)

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End of the World or the Tyranny of Apocalypse? (Jon Kofas, Greece, 12/26/11 12:37 am) Prophecies about the end of the world have been around for centuries, invariably associated with religions. The earliest apocalyptic prediction may have been recorded in (circa) 2800 B.C. by Assyrians ...
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Doubts on Futurology (Alain de Benoist, France, 02/21/11 3:48 am) I don't think the new WAIS topic of "Futurology" will be very interesting. In general, futurology does not help much. Most long-term predictions are just wishful thinking. When the ...
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Ossip Kurt von Flechtheim (Charles Ridley, USA, 02/18/11 5:37 pm) My sole personal encounter with an individual who would later become a futurologist occurred just after the Second World War, when I was a rather young nerd and were living in a two-story apart ...
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Conspiracy Theories (John Eipper, USA, 11/26/10 9:33 am)

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Pearl Harbor (Jon Kofas, Greece, 12/09/11 8:32 am) Throughout the history of the US, there have been many conspiracy theories, from presidential assassinations to the hidden causes and ulterior motives for which the US has gone to war. Some of those t ...
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JFK Again (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/26/10 6:30 pm) We have had quite a few WAIS postings about the JFK assassination, most generally dismissing the vast collection of conspiracy theories possibly designed to cheapen any possible truthful alternative t ...
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Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories (Robert Whealey, USA, 11/29/10 1:33 am) JE wrote on 26 November:  "My vote [for the most outrageous conspiracy theory that proved true] goes to the Molotov-Von Ribbentrop pact, although 'conspiracy theory' may not be the m ...
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Western Civilization (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Western civilization (Joe Listo, Brazil) (John Eipper, USA, 05/21/06 10:23 am) From Brazil, Joe Listo writes: A Greek and an Italian were drinking coffee one day discussing who had the superior culture. Over triple lattes the Greek guy says, "Well, we have the Parthenon". Arch ...
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End of Western Civilization (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/08/04 9:09 am) To the cry "God, what can we do?", Christopher Jones replies angrily: "I believe we are reaching a final cataclysmic moment, like the thunderous climax in a Wagner ...
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Western Civilization: Madonna (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/01/03 9:10 am) Cloning is the rage. The Raelites want to clone human beings. We want to clone states like the USA. If so, this is what John Gehl reports: "Madonna fights piracy ...
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