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Posts on 07/24/21

In Belarus, There is No Political Opposition

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 07/24/21 10:35 am) Regarding Eugenio Battaglia's post of 24 July and JE's comments, I have to absolutely agree with both but not what concerns Ms Nuland. She is doing exactly what any official appointed to her p ...

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Immortalizing Daniel F O"Leary in the Colombian Series "Bolivar"

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 07/24/21 3:44 am) My thanks to John E for publishing the very nice post about Daniel Florence O'Leary, and mentioning the Colombian TV series, Bolivar, which I had not known about before reading his commen ...

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Belarus: Victoria Nuland Promotes Instability

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/24/21 3:17 am) Victoria Nuland seems to be heading along the old path which destabilized Ukraine with the bloody coup followed by the present deep crisis between NATO and Russia. She has just received the Bela ...

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Posts on 07/23/21

How Many Barrels in One Foot of Oil Tanker?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/23/21 7:53 am) John E asked, how many barrels in one foot of oil at the bottom of a tanker? It depends of course on the size of the vessel. I do not remember exactly for the specific case I wrote a ...

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"Believe Your Eyes": Dreyfus and Chauvin Trials Compared (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 07/23/21 4:21 am) Gary Moore writes: As John E noted (July 17), the "trial of the century" in 1890s France, against ex-Captain Alfred Dreyfus, showed some puzzling similarities to our own " ...

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Daniel Florence O`Leary, Bolivar`s Aide de Camp, in County Cork

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 07/23/21 3:30 am) Greetings from the city of Cork, Ireland, where Connie and I are staying through today. On Wednesday we went hunting for the traces of Daniel Florence O'Leary in Cork City, and were able to ...

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Posts on 07/22/21

Tanker Crews and Pilfered Oil

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/22/21 11:07 am) I have written in past WAIS posts about "smart" Captains/Chief Engineers who pilfer crude oil cargo, blending it with the ship's fuel oil but risking an explosion with the loss of the sh ...

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Alfred Dreyfus and Theodor Herzl

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 07/22/21 9:44 am) As always I am grateful for the expansion of my reference to the Dreyfus affair. Without going into the historical details, I simply wanted to decry the lack of a concerted effort to rid ourselves of ...

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Posts on 07/21/21

Tour de France, and British Open

(David Duggan, USA, 07/21/21 3:45 am) Haiti is unraveling, Europe's flooding and Covid's resurging, but the sports world continues with two world championships decided over the weekend, one that even amounts to something. S ...

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What About the Afterlife with God the Universe?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/21/21 3:14 am) Based on my WAIS post of July 16th, John Eipper asked: "Tor, one of the central questions of the human condition is whether religion is a force for good or evil...If you're inclined towards ...

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