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

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Three Out of Four Venezuelans in Extreme Poverty: Wilson Center Report (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 10/20/21 10:14 am) The Venezuelans report that 3 out of 4 Venezuelans live in poverty. Welcome to the latest Socialist model for the Americas! If you cannot get upset over this latest disaster, then you lack a sou ...
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Does the Left Want to Turn the US into Venezuela? (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 10/03/21 3:59 am) The geniuses from the Progressive Left want to improve the US by turning us into Venezuela 2.5. The bunch of dangerous ignoramuses should be shipped to Siberia. No amount of academic or political mumb ...
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Covid-19 in Venezuela: Serious Underreporting, Shortages (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/03/20 6:44 am) John E asked me to report on the Covid-19 situation in Venezuela. Since I last wrote on this topic in April, things have changed substantially as should have been expected. The virulence of the ...
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Environment (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Birdwatching Report: Red in Tooth and Claw (Edward Jajko, USA, 09/23/20 9:53 am) My wife and I have been feeding birds in our backyard in Cupertino for 30+ years. We live in an Eichler, with immense store-front sized windows looking on the yard. Through the years, many birds have ...
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Wildfires: A "Nuclear Winter" in Western US? (Edward Jajko, USA, 09/12/20 3:31 am) When I woke this morning (9/11; fateful day, requiescant in pace), I checked the news and saw that Oregon, to the north, is much afflicted by wildfires. Five hundred thousand Oregonians, a te ...
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A Cougar in Michigan (David Duggan, USA, 08/25/20 3:23 am) John Eipper asked earlier whether Eugenio Battaglia had seen any exotic animals while steering a tanker up Venezuela's Orinoco River. I want to report that last week I saw an "exotic animal&q ...
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Historical Figures (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Daniel Florence O'Leary (1800-1854), Simon Bolivar's "Crann Taca" (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 03/30/21 9:18 am) On December 3, 1817, a seventeen-year old from Cork City, Ireland boarded the British corvette Prime, and left Portsmouth harbor for South America and a life of great adventure and accom ...
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Death of Stuart Christie, Scottish Anarchist and Would-Be Assassin of Franco (John Torok, USA, 08/22/20 7:01 am) Sorry not have been much in touch with WAIS of late. Since there are many in this group with a strong interest in the Spanish Civil War and aftermath, I thought this obituary of the Scottish an ...
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Trump, Coronavirus, and the Legacy of History (Anthony D'Agostino, USA, 03/20/20 4:09 am) Thinking about the very droll posting of Paul Pitlick and JE's comment (March 19th), I thought about my own WAIS note of November 2016, "Trump: the World Historical Individual." At ...
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USA (America) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Death of Colin Powell. (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/19/21 10:34 am) My condolences on the death of Colin Powell. I liked him, although I still believe that he acted like a fool at the UN in 2003 just because of his loyalty to his president, a president that the peopl ...
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Silicon Valley's Declining Quality of Life (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 10/11/21 4:21 am) The Sunday morning headline in the San José Mercury News, the main newspaper in "Silly-Con" Valley, proclaims the deteriorating quality of life. Let those fools who be ...
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Gone to Texas: More on Tesla's Move to Austin (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 10/10/21 3:44 am) As the article below explains, the Tesla move is not just due to taxation and housing problems, as John E has consistently emphasized. Incompetence, ignorance and ideology on the part of California po ...
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Racial Issues (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Correction: Is Black Lives Matter a "Moral Panic"? (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 06/11/21 4:24 am) [JE:  When publishing Gary Moore's essay of June 10th, I omitted the first line of the incoming email.  I misunderstood Gary's intent:  I had assumed the "Black Lives ...
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"Folk Devils" and Moral Panic (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 06/10/21 2:13 pm) Gary Moore writes: The potent term "moral panic" met the world in a 1972 book by sociologist Stanley Cohen, referring to waves of collective anger focused on ...
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Juneteenth 2020: on Race, Racism, and the Role of Social Media (A. J. Cave, USA, 06/21/20 3:50 am) Juneteenth (June + nineteenth) is a holiday in Texas. There's no good reason why it shouldn't become a Federal holiday. On 19 June 1865, after the bloody American Civil War (1861-1865) ...
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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Chicago Sky Win WNBA Championship (David Duggan, USA, 10/19/21 4:03 am) To the surprise of maybe no one, the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury (I fail to see the team name connection anywhere--maybe the Chicago Haze and the Phoenix Dry Heats) in the WNBA finals, cappin ...
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Sports Update: White Sox Out; Chicago Sky in Finals (David Duggan, USA, 10/14/21 4:04 am) To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Chicago White Sox were eliminated yesterday from World Series contention, losing to the Houston Astros 3 games to 1 in the American League Division Series. ...
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Ryder Cup 2021: An Essay on Insignificance (David Duggan, USA, 09/29/21 3:24 am) While WAISers are contemplating the global-warming effect of the R Kelly verdict (think of all the heat that won't be produced in his seraglio--for the next 45 years), one equally insignificant fa ...
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