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

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Sundry Topics: WAIS in Prague, The Empire, and Poker-Playing Dogs (Paul Pitlick, USA, 09/17/18 3:08 am) I have been thinking lately of three things: 1. Next WAIS conference. For a non-Adrian, non-Stanford site, I would nominate Prague: Read more
Twelve Years as WAIS Editor (John Eipper, USA, 08/28/18 5:34 pm) WAISers, today (August 28th) I celebrate 12 years in the editor's chair.  That is a long time to be in a chair, but I do get up to stretch my legs from time to time. This yea ...
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Skripal Poisoning Update: Boris Volodarsky in GQ Magazine (Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 08/15/18 2:55 am) This article has appeared in the US edition of GQ magazine (the printed version comes out in September). The story as author Tom Lamont has put it may be useful for WAISers to read: Read more

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

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Turmoil in Nicaragua: A Friend Writes (Edward Jajko, USA, 09/09/18 3:50 pm) Ordinarily, I don't comment on things Latin American. But I would like to note the terrible loss of Brazilian and South American heritage in the disastrous fire that destroyed the national museum ...
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Turmoil in Nicaragua (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 07/03/18 7:27 am) Little has been said on WAIS regarding the current political and social turmoil in Nicaragua. As a result of the mass protests, more than 200 casualties have been caused by the Ortega regime's vio ...
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Nicaragua Announces Canal Deal; My Journeys to Nicaragua (Richard Hancock, USA, 12/24/14 7:27 am) I have recently read that Nicaragua has announced that a Chinese-led consortium is starting to work on a canal to rival the one in Panama. This is a dream that Nicaragua has had since 1902, when ...
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Mexico (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Fifty Years after Tlatelolco Massacre: What was the Death Toll? From Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 09/18/18 7:17 am) Gary Moore writes: An intriguing reference by JE, reviving a WAIS post from 2004, has led me into a discovery, a startling one. The post was by our found ...
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An Encounter with the Madero Family, 1948 (Richard Hancock, USA, 09/05/18 3:31 am) I was very interested in an article in Volume 29 of the Journal of Big Bend Studies, "The Secret Book by Francisco I. Madero, Leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution."  I am wel ...
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Pancho Villa's Skull (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 07/21/18 2:20 am) Yesterday, 20 July, was the 95th anniversary of the assassination (1923) of Pancho Villa, hero of the Mexican Revolution who in 1914 overthrew Mexican president Victoriano Huerta. I have long been int ...
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Israel/Palestine (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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US Embassy Transfer: A Ticking Time Bomb (Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 05/15/18 9:59 am) The US embassy transfer to Jerusalem is a bomb that will have drastic consequences. If Jerusalem did not have a special status for three monotheistic religions, Palestinians, Jewish Israelis, th ...
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Otto Skorzeny in Service of Mossad (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/02/18 2:16 am) First of all, there is news that Yulia Skripal's health has considerably improved. This is very good, otherwise using the Pentagon's terminology, we might have called her injury or death ...
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Jerusalem and Italy (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 02/20/18 4:27 am) Looking at all the brouhaha over the decision of US President Trump to finally recognize reality--that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel--I cannot but make a few considerations and parallels wit ...
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Yugoslavia (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"Macedonia is Not a Country": Rep. Rohrabacher (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/08/17 8:58 am) Macedonia is a small new Balkan country of 25,713 KM2 with 2,070,000 inhabitants, of whom 64.2% are Macedonians, 25.2% Albanians, 3.9% Turks, 2.7% Romanians, and 1.8% Serbs. T ...
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re: Orwell, Equality and "Ethnic Cleansing" (Robert Whealey, US) (John Eipper, USA, 07/02/10 5:56 am) Robert Whealey writes: Cameron Sawyer (30 June) is quite right on the meaning of "All animals are equal..." as a satire about Stalin. But the quote is quite relevent to the US, ...
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Re: EX-YUGOSLAVIA: The joys of tourism (John Eipper, USA, 05/26/05 7:02 am) Cameron Sawyer recounted his misadventures on the Yogoslav island od KRK. I commented:_ I bet Cameron couldn't even pronounce the name of the island, KRK. I guess George Sassoon can. George knows Se ...
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Nations Compared (John Eipper, USA, 01/22/11 6:41 am)

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World's Happiest Places: "National Geographic" (Richard Hancock, USA, 11/07/17 4:30 am) The November 2017 National Geographic has an interesting article, "The World's Happiest Places," by Dan Buettner, who wrote a book called, Blue Zones of Happiness. ...
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Global Firepower: Military Strength by Nation, 2016 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/21/16 2:57 pm) We have addressed the topic of military power and foreign bases in past WAIS discussions. Therefore it may be interesting to refer to the new edition of Global Firepower: 2016 World Military Str ...
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Asian Nations Compared... (David Duggan, USA, 05/04/16 9:14 am) The joke at the start I've heard many times (although switch banker for "organized by," and invert Italian and French lovers and chefs). I have my own Asian version (which I've tried ...
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