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Posts on 05/20/18

Welsh Language...and the Untranslatable Hwyl

(Nigel Jones, UK, 05/20/18 10:01 am) As possibly the only (half) Welshman on WAIS, may I comment on this theme? Wales has, like its Celtic cousins Ireland and Brittany, a particular thing for music and poetry, so it is ...

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Cwm Rhondda and Other Rugby Anthems

(John Heelan, UK, 05/20/18 7:24 am) Two of the joys, for me anyway, of the UK rugby season are the singing of national anthems (see David Duggan 20 May) by the crowd, but not the turgid and boring "God Save the Queen." ...

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A (Water) Solution for the Middle East?

(Timothy Brown, USA, 05/20/18 6:12 am) John E asked for some of my students' ideas on how to solve the Israel-Palestine crisis. On that night have been potentially more doable then than now involved a mutual dependence on water. ...

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The Harry-Meghan Nuptials: A Contrary View

(David Duggan, USA, 05/20/18 4:24 am) While the rest of the world is going gaga over the bi-continental, bi-racial, bi-cultural aspect of the Harry and Meghan nuptials, I want to offer a contrarian view. The Church of En ...

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Posts on 05/19/18

Capitalism, Oligopolies, and Price-Fixing

(Istvan Simon, USA, 05/19/18 5:46 am) There are some valid points in Tor Guimaraes's post of May 14, but I disagree with many of his statements. The concentration of wealth is indeed a problem in our society, but Tor puts the ...

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B F Skinner on the Arab-Israeli conflict

(Timothy Brown, USA, 05/19/18 5:08 am) The discussion of the clash between Israel and its neighbors reminds me of a comment once made by B.F. Skinner. When he was asked between the Arabs and the Israelis: "Which side is right?" S ...

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Netanyahu`s "Nazi-Like" Tendencies?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/19/18 4:31 am) In response to Alan Levine (18 May), what I mean by "Nazi-like tendencies" is some people's ability to have no distinction between right and wrong in pursuit of immediate goals. Thus, o ...

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Posts on 05/18/18

Netanyahu is Not "Nazi-Like"

(Alan Levine, USA, 05/18/18 3:43 am) I appreciate the gist of Tor Guimaraes's comments of May 17th, but his equation of Netanyahu with "Nazi-like" is beyond the pale. Tor cites foreign leaders calling Netanyahu a lia ...

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Six Preconditions for Peace in the Middle East

(John Heelan, UK, 05/18/18 3:23 am) Regrettably--in my opinion--there will never be peace in the Middle East until: 1. The US, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia stop using the region for their proxy wars. 2. Hamas abandons its ...

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Posts on 05/17/18

Jewish Opposition to Embassy Move

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/17/18 3:15 pm) As a great admirer of Jewish culture because of what it historically has accomplished for all of humanity, its emphasis on family and education, I add my non-Jewish opinion in complete agreement with ...

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