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Posts on 07/12/20

Iconoclasm and Ingobbio

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/12/20 6:31 am) When commenting on my post of 10 July, our esteemed moderator wrote: "We should talk about 'Modern Iconoclasm.'" John also asked if I could ask my wife Mariarosa to explain t ...

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How Are Covid-19 Deaths Defined?

(Bienvenido Macario, USA, 07/12/20 3:59 am) At one time in California only 9% of the COVID-19 deaths did NOT have a prior medical condition. However the front lines face great risks dealing with the virus. COVID-19 + obesity = high risk of ...

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Posts on 07/11/20

The Anthropology of Security; on "Paranoia within Reason"

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 07/11/20 4:56 am) I was joshing with John E when I wrote him off-Forum that he messed up everything about my WAIS post of July 8th. John touched, however, on a few points about the anthropology of the contempor ...

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In a Pandemic, Politics Must be Removed from the Decision-Making Process

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 07/11/20 3:43 am) As usual, I very much enjoyed Tor Guimaraes's post (July 7th) listing what I would call the "6 Commandments" to remove Trump and political leaders from the decision-making process that s ...

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Posts on 07/10/20

Have RSI Cemeteries and Monuments Been Vandalized?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/10/20 5:14 am) John E asked if I had visited the RSI cemetery in Nettuno, south of Rome.  Each April 25th I attend the ceremony at the RSI Cemetery in Altare near my Savona home. Originally th ...

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California in Pandemic Times

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 07/10/20 4:20 am) When commenting on my post of yesterday, JE asked, "What is the present mood in California?" I can't speak for everyone, and we have been under quarantine for almost 4 months, bu ...

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Posts on 07/08/20

Security, Experts, and "Paranoia within Reason": Pandemics and Problems of the Contemporary

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 07/08/20 5:05 am) In his last two WAIS posts, Gary Moore raises problems at the core of the contemporary preoccupation with "security." My buddy Mark Maguire (Dean of Social Sciences at the National Universi ...

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US COVID Deaths are *Not* in Sharp Decline

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 07/08/20 4:25 am) In response to George Aucoin (July 7th), I think that one has to be a bit careful citing a single number for COVID deaths. While it is true that there were 261 deaths in the US on July 5th, that ...

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