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Posts on 08/13/22

Confirmation Bias and Russia`s Wartime Economy

(Cameron Sawyer, USA, 08/13/22 11:35 am) We have been talking about sanctions and the Russian economy lately. On August 2nd, Mendo Henriques wrote that "Sonnenfeld's analysis destroys the usual narrative embraced by Putinists on th ...

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How Does Flash Photography Damage Works of Art?

(Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 08/13/22 3:39 am) In response to my post about the prohibition of photography at the Sistine Chapel, John E asked whether the claim that flash photography damages a work of art is true or myth.  O ...

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Posts on 08/12/22

Serena Williams and Alex Ohanian

(David Duggan, USA, 08/12/22 7:28 am) Consoly León Arias mentioned Serena Williams's wealth. In addition to her tennis earnings, we should add that her husband Alex Ohanian is one of Reddit's founders. JE ...

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The Atomic Bomb was Not a Justified Retaliation

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/12/22 4:27 am) Excellent post from Cameron Sawyer (9 August). President Truman said: "They (atomic bombs) were merely necessary and, because we won in the end, justified (sic)...It was fair: the ...

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Russians Benefit from Currency Scheme with Iran

(Massoud Malek, USA, 08/12/22 3:45 am) Here is how Putin is using the Mullahs of Iran for his citizens: On July 27, 2022, Russia's RIA news announced that Iran will soon start accepting payments made with Russia's Mir bank ca ...

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Posts on 08/11/22

Serena Williams Announces Retirement

(Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 08/11/22 6:58 am) Serena Williams has announced her definitive retirement from tennis. The 40-year-old athlete, winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles (39 in total, adding doubles and mixed), and four gold m ...

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My Father and the US Invasion of Japan

(David Duggan, USA, 08/11/22 4:24 am) My father, USMC 2d Lt. James G. Duggan, was on the island of Maui on Aug. 9, 1945, waiting for orders to invade Japan. He was in the 4th Division, 24th regiment, and I saw where his camp was when my s ...

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Hiroshima: There is No Defending the Use of the Atomic Bomb

(Sasha Pack, USA, 08/11/22 3:44 am) I have come around to the view that there is no defending the deployment of the atomic bombs in August 1945. Nobody has said it better than President Eisenhower in a 1963 interview with NewsweekRead more

Posts on 08/10/22

Who Benefits from This War? Turkey and India

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/10/22 8:12 am) After almost six months of war of the cobelligerent West against Russia using the Ukrainians as cannon fodder, the situation seems more complicated than ever--as if this were possible. It is sai ...

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Why Can`t You Photograph the Sistine Chapel?

(Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 08/10/22 7:37 am) In 1508 Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to decorate the vault of the Sistine Chapel, located in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican. The room where the chapel is located takes its name ...

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