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Crime (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/26/11 12:55 am)

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Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen; "Bacha Bazi" (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/14/16 3:29 am) In a video, Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who committed the worst mass shooting in the US history, said: "He was a good and educated son; the sight of two men in Miami kissing anger ...
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The Beast in the Dark: Taharrush; from Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 01/16/16 5:02 am) Gary Moore writes: I want to address here a meta-phenomenon glimpsed in many WAIS posts. A recent puzzle piece, the Cologne New Year's mob in Germany, has taken a ...
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Two Chicago-Area Crimes (David Duggan, USA, 11/06/15 6:40 pm) The media in these parts (Chicago) are abuzz about two off-the-charts crime stories. The first is that the "too good to be true" police Lt. "GI Joe" Gliniewicz's widely public ...
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Historical Figures (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"A Grand Pipe": Herbert Hoover Letter at Leavitt & Peirce (David A. Westbrook, USA, 11/07/15 3:34 am) Fellow WAISers: On a recent visit to Cambridge, Massachusetts, I stopped by the venerable Leavitt & Peirce, purveyor of tobacco, pipes, games, and the like. Many years ago, as a ...
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Obituaries: Alliluyeva, Ojukwu, Russell (Nigel Jones, UK, 12/01/11 3:57 am) As a connoisseur of the Obituary columns (far and away the most interesting bits of a newspaper), I note a particularly heavy week for a trio who were rarely out of the news headlines in the late 1960 ...
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Science: Darwin's (and Lincoln's) Bicentennial (Richard Hancock, US) (John Eipper, USA, 01/31/09 2:19 pm) Richard Hancock writes: Darwin and Lincoln share the same birthday--Feb. 12, 1809. The first stood for evolution and the second for emancipation. Both have had great effects on our world. We ...
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Decline of West (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Robert Harris on Empire (John Heelan, UK, 11/23/15 6:48 am) In his latest book Dictator in the trilogy about Marcus Tullius Cicero (layer, politician, commentator on politics and law) and the decline of the Roman Empire, Robert Harris has Cicero musin ...
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Social Unrest and Decline of Parliamentarianism (Jon Kofas, Greece, 10/03/11 2:09 am) US protesters in New York remain vigilant against Wall Street capitalism that the two-party system guards while pretending to uphold the welfare of citizens. That the police arrested 700 New Yorkers t ...
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EUROPE: The decline of culture (John Eipper, USA, 06/19/05 2:51 pm) The Economist (5/14/05) asked: Which best captures the spirit of Europe: the "Mona Lisa", the "Moonlight Sonata", "Hamlet!, or "Diggi-Loo, Diggi Ley"? No contest; the last one won. Other winning s ...
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Learning History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Doctored Historical Photos, and a Mussolini Slogan (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/10/17 3:07 pm) Once in a while, WAIS discusses how history is taught in different countries. I can assure you that in Italy it is taught in a politically correct manner. In an 18 December 1934 speech at Littor ...
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Ignorance, Apathy and History: Wineburg in *LA Times* (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 10/24/11 2:14 am) From both the left and the right it is fashionable to assume that younger folks know very little about history. This is especially the charge with respect to younger American students. The charge is r ...
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History Lessons (Daryl DeBell, US) (John Eipper, USA, 09/09/06 4:00 pm) The Economist (7/8/06) has an article "History lessons". Daryl DeBell comments:Since I am naif regarding history, I am reluctant to comment on the subject, but I am curious about it, and this article ...
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Conspiracies (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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9/11 and its mysteries (John Eipper, USA, 06/07/05 2:01 pm) From France, Christopher Jones sent a weird AFP story referring to the 9/11 disaster, which began: Rodriguez [no first name], who was employed in the twin towers for 20 years, worked as a porter in t ...
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Conspiracies, Conspiracies, Conspiracies (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/19/01 12:43 am) Part of the conspiracy theories is that the Warren Commision, appointed to investigate the killing of President Kennedy, deliberately kept things secret to counter charg ...
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CONSPIRACIES: Henry Kissinger (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/19/01 12:42 am) In conspiracy literature, a major villain is Henry Kissinger, who among other things connived with Pinochet. Doug Kierdorf writes: & ...
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