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

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Unmarried Men and the Church: Death of Bishop James Winchester Montgomery (David Duggan, USA, 11/03/19 5:27 am) Normally WAIS gets first crack at anything I write, but I sent this essay to the fellow who has a site devoted to the worldwide Anglican Communion--and miracle of miracles, he published it. Still ...
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Baha'i and Apostasy, Convenant-Breaking (Vincent Littrell, USA, 10/27/19 4:10 pm) On 15 October John Eipper asked: "If the Baha'is cannot admit the possibility of Divine revelation until the year 2863, can they fault the Muslims for viewing the Baha'is as apostates?&qu ...
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Baha'i Beliefs on Future Revelation (Vincent Littrell, USA, 10/15/19 12:01 pm) On 28 June John Eipper asked, "Do the Baha'i leaders have a process by which they can acknowledge future revelations from God? Especially, what about a new Prophet who might come from outsi ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Synchronicity, the WAIS Effect, and a Mears Family Saga (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/18/20 3:45 am) As you have probably guessed by now, I have become very interested while being a WAIS member in the "WAIS Effect" or, as Carl Jung labeled it, "synchronicity," which in shorthand m ...
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Savonese Combatants on Both Sides of Spanish Civil War (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/16/20 4:47 am) I apologize for breaching the WAIS moratorium on the Spanish Civil War, but the following is a different perspective: the experience of Savonese in the conflict. My historian friend Antonio Mar ...
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Branded with a V: Enslaved Vagabonds in 16th-Century England (Timothy Ashby, Spain, 01/07/20 6:14 am) I've written five chapters of my biography of William Ashby, Queen Elizabeth I's ambassador to Scotland during the Spanish Armada threat, and a leading intelligence operative for Sir Francis W ...
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Spain (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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A Break-In in Barcelona (Jordi Molins, Spain, 01/17/20 10:53 am) Last night, some burglars entered into the office of Gonzalo Boye, the lawyer of Catalan President Puigdemont. Surprisingly, they did not steal anything (not even a 20-euro note on top of a desk), but ...
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Jordi Pujol as Racist and Xenophobe (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/26/19 1:32 pm) I was surprised by John E's comment on my post about corruption in Catalonia. John asked, "how is Jordi Pujol ominous and racist--and xenophobic?" If I understood John correctly, ...
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On Eve of Elections, Challenges to Spain's Democracy (Jordi Molins, Spain, 11/08/19 4:40 am) On Monday, in an electoral debate for the Spanish elections on November 10, the Conservative candidate Pablo Casado disclosed that in a private conversation, the Spanish Prime Minister, the Socialist ...
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Iran (Persia) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Stanford Panel Discussion on Soleimani Assassination (A. J. Cave, USA, 01/17/20 3:26 am) There was a panel discussion at Stanford last Friday, January 10, about the assassination of Soleimani. It was co-sponsored by the Program in Iranian Studies, Freeman Spogli Institute for Inte ...
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Japanese Tanker Incident: Is Iran to Blame? (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/15/19 11:04 am) Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe made a historic trip to Tehran to ease US-Iran tensions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged that Iran "insulted Japan" by attacking a Japanese tanke ...
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Might Trump Attack Iran to Divert Attention from His Legal Troubles? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/24/18 1:00 pm) Lately we been discussing minor world incidents like the Skripal poisoning and one or two gas canisters in Syria. For sure if the Syrian regular army successfully attacks Idlib, new canisters will sho ...
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Language (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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The WAIS Effect: on Foreign Language Fluency (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/08/20 1:15 pm) Clearly, I am no expert on the "WAIS Effect," and hence this proposed post. Just a few short days ago on January 4th, John E posted my email message briefly describing the "Singap ...
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My Experiences with Many Languages (Timothy Brown, USA, 01/02/20 11:51 am) I've been reading with interest the the recent discussion of words, verbs, slang and language and the inevitable linguistic contortions with which people communicate--or not--with one another.

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on Procrastination (David Pike, France, 12/28/19 3:49 am) Ronald Hilton loved etymology, and at Stanford and elsewhere it was a fun relaxation. I thought of this a moment ago when the word procrastination flew into sight. How is it, I now ask our many ...
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Diplomacy (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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On Soleimani: David A. Westbrook in "Medium" (David A. Westbrook, USA, 01/07/20 4:35 am) You might be interested in my essay "On Suleimani," a reflection written over the last 24 hours or so, a fresco as it were, painted before the blood dries. That's not right--this p ...
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Trump Seeks to Buy Greenland (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/18/19 6:27 am) The Emperor's latest: He is trying (following Truman's attempt in 1946) to buy Greenland. By the way, Greenland is also proof of the alternating periods of hot/cold in the world, even i ...
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Does the US Have a Coherent Policy in North Africa? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/26/19 4:10 am) Does anybody understand the real policy of the US Empire in the North Africa? Officially the Empire does not have military bases in the Maghreb/Libya/Egypt, but is this truly the case?

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