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

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US DoJ Files Charges against Julian Assange (Massoud Malek, USA, 11/18/18 3:34 am) Criminal charges could be brought based on the publication of truthful information. On November 15th, it was reported that the Justice Department has secretly filed criminal charges against Wik ...
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Justice Kennedy Retirement, Legacy (David Duggan, USA, 06/30/18 3:07 am) Since none of my WAIS compatriots has weighed in on what will undoubtedly be the biggest driver of the fall election news cycle: the retirement of SCOTUS Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, I thought t ...
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Judge George Neves Leighton Dies at 105 (David Duggan, USA, 06/10/18 8:40 am) While the world rightfully mourns the loss of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, apparently by suicide, both before they became eligible for Social Security, I thought I would alert WAISers to the death ...
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European Union (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/02/11 2:26 am)

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The Seeds of Brexit were Planted in 1991 (A. J. Cave, USA, 11/16/18 3:41 am) All the talk about the European Union (EU) made me realize that I don't know much about how EU is actually structured, organized and managed, outside of its history and theory. ...
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Brexit Crisis: Theresa May to Resign? (Mendo Henriques, Portugal, 11/15/18 7:37 am) Theresa May, an ambitious incompetent, is seeing her government crumble every hour. In the last few hours right-wingers Raab, McVey, Braverman, Trevelyan and Shailesh Vara have all resigned. Bri ...
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Failure of the EU: No Roots, No Future (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/07/18 5:31 am) It has been some time since we've discussed the so-called European Union. Presently there is a big row between Italy and the Brussels bureaucrats about Italy's planned 2019 budget. Ther ...
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UK (United Kingdom) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Brexit and London Housing Market (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/08/18 3:48 pm) Looking a bit beyond BREXIT, BRINO, or KUMBAYA, I watched a documentary about the English monetary system. The whole point was to illustrate how private banks are creating so much ...
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Reflections on Brexit: A "No-Deal" Scenario? (Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 08/06/18 3:54 am) I have been fascinated by fellow WAISers´ Brexit commentary. After observations, research and analysis since the Referendum of 23 June 2016, I decided to contribute my personal opinion from wha ...
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UK Universities Remove White Symbols (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/24/18 7:25 am) My feelings toward England have always been mixed. I felt enmity at least until 26 October 1954, when Trieste was finally free. WAISers may remember my youthful idea to attack a British ship in Novem ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Another Anniversary: Kristallnacht, 9-10 November 1938 (Paul Levine, Denmark, 11/11/18 4:27 am) A reminder: November 9-10 was the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht: the shocking announcement of the shape of things to come in Germany and Europe. Below I have assembled recent articles on t ...
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Armistice Day Centennial (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/11/18 3:52 am) Commenting on the excellent post of Nigel Jones (10 November), our esteemed moderator asked for a conversation about WWI (the first episode of the great European civil war 1914-1945). This is a ...
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Historical "Cycle Theory" (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 09/23/18 4:31 am) I am going to propose the following question as a historical, let's say historical-philosophical idea, because I honestly would like to hear what fellow WAISer historians have to say. Recent ...
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Language (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Legendary Signing Gorilla Koko Dead at 46 (Edward Jajko, USA, 06/23/18 4:04 am) Koko, the beloved gorilla who knew sign language, dies at age 46 Read more
Gary Moore's Miraculous Translation (John Eipper, USA, 05/11/18 7:00 am) Gary Moore writes: In the discussion on smart technology, my latest obsession is miraculous language translation. An incredibly small number of keystrokes is requir ...
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In Defense of Scholarly Translation (David Pike, France, 12/22/16 7:03 am) Our editor John Eipper wrote on October 6: "Why don't we Academics advocate for graduate credit to be awarded for scholarly translations? This way, one seminar could lead to a number of valua ...
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Natural Disasters (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Devastating Wildfires in California (Edward Jajko, USA, 11/12/18 3:09 am) Persistent drought in California has brought a new normal. A year after the disastrous wildfires that destroyed whole areas of the city of Santa Rosa and killed 40 people, as well as the enormo ...
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Deadly Storms in Italy (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/06/18 4:21 am) The fire brigade has finally arrived to free the telephone lines from the trees. Anyway we no longer have a fixed home telephone. We use only mobile phones, but I still have an old-style unit and not ...
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Hurricane Florence: A Front-Line Report (Michael Sullivan, USA, 10/09/18 4:13 am) I sent you an after-action report on the hurricane shortly after we got our power back, but you may not have received it. This was our 17th hurricane since retiring in eastern North Carolina.& ...
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