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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Varazze Incident, 1949 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/11/20 7:09 am) Israel has a long tradition of violating the sovereignty of other nations for their interests. To be sure, the Empire does the same thing on a larger scale. However, I wonder if we may still cal ...
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Re-enacting the "Tercios de Flandes" (Jordi Molins, Spain, 01/29/20 4:00 pm) An interesting piece of news, combining several WAISly matters, such as Spanish nationalism, historical reenactments and the interplay between freedom of speech and ideological hatred: The Madri ...
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Synchronicity, the WAIS Effect, and a Mears Family Saga (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/18/20 3:45 am) As you have probably guessed by now, I have become very interested while being a WAIS member in the "WAIS Effect" or, as Carl Jung labeled it, "synchronicity," which in shorthand m ...
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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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The Great Hockey Game of 1980; Nixon Rides Again (David Duggan, USA, 02/23/20 4:56 am) Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the US Olympic hockey team's 4-3 victory over the USSR at the Lake Placid Cold War Olympics. It is also the first weekend in eight years that former Illinois ...
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Tennis: Australian Open 2020 (David Duggan, USA, 02/05/20 3:49 am) While WAISers worry about the outcome of the Iowa caucuses, debate whether the Super Bowl half-time show was a Fox-broadcast rebuke of Trump's border policies, wonder how Patrick Mahomes brought t ...
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Death of Kobe Bryant (David Duggan, USA, 02/02/20 4:32 am) As sports fans everywhere await Kobe Bryant's funeral and public memorial following the crash of his helicopter last Sunday, I thought I would offer an observation about the untimely deaths of sev ...
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USA (America) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Is the US Military Loyal to the Constitution, or to Trump? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/22/20 4:22 am) I have two questions for the highly respected retired military leaders on this Forum. All military people swear an oath to protect the US constitution against its internal and external enemies. ...
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Trump's Budget--Winners and Losers (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/15/20 11:11 am) Echoing my most recent WAIS post, while the US president just assured the nation that the US economy, jobs, and new jobs all look really great, evidence to the contrary abounds, apparently hidden from ...
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"Making America White Again?" Francisco Rodriguez-Jimenez in "Fair Observer" (Francisco Rodriguez Jimenez, Spain, 10/05/19 4:28 am) Please find an updated version of my article about Guns in America, now published in English by Fair Observer: Read more

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Nationalism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"Looking Like a Foreigner": Catalonian Politician Ana Erra (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 02/22/20 3:55 am) Many times I have insisted on the WAIS Forum that main motivations of all nationalistic movements in Europe, including Catalonia and Brexit, are xenophobic, racist and supremacist feelings. Parti ...
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Inclusive Nationalism and Supremacist Nationalism (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 02/04/19 2:12 pm) In what was supposed to be my last post on the question of language and politics in Catalonia, John E remarked, "Spanish nationalism is 'inclusive'? This may be the case at present, but ...
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Nationalism Theorized (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/25/18 1:58 pm) The topic of nationalism has emerged many times on this Forum. I have been very critical of the concept, and I believe it is clear how harmful nationalism can be for a society, for its coexistence amo ...
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Language (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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A Spanish-Language Ballot Question (Edward Jajko, USA, 02/11/20 4:18 am) In light of the discussions of forastero, escampar, machine translation, etc., I thought that WAIS might be interested in the curiosities of the California primary election ballot. ...
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The WAIS Effect: on Foreign Language Fluency (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/08/20 1:15 pm) Clearly, I am no expert on the "WAIS Effect," and hence this proposed post. Just a few short days ago on January 4th, John E posted my email message briefly describing the "Singap ...
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My Experiences with Many Languages (Timothy Brown, USA, 01/02/20 11:51 am) I've been reading with interest the the recent discussion of words, verbs, slang and language and the inevitable linguistic contortions with which people communicate--or not--with one another.

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Humor (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Putin Steps into an Elevator... (David Pike, France, 02/12/20 2:12 pm) It's almost morning in Moscow, so brush up on your Russian... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s9vWoXw4BM JE comments: ...
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The (Non)Handshake Heard 'Round the World (Michael Sullivan, USA, 02/10/20 2:00 pm) We need some humor! JE comments:  Yes, General, it (humor) has been in short supply; thanks!  Speaker of the House Pelsoi may not be amused, however.  The creator of th ...
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Flying High with Aer Fungus (John Heelan, UK, 02/01/19 4:05 am) I'd like to share an old flying joke.  (The Isle of Wight is the point at which Romeo1 and Romeo2 high-altitude jetways starting off from Newfoundland come under UK air traffic control.  ...
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