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Posts on 11/28/22

Protests in China: "Xi Step Down"

(Istvan Simon, USA, 11/28/22 7:29 am) Something truly extraordinary is happening in China. Huge student protests at China's best universities are demanding that Xi Jinping step down. The last time this happened was the Tiananmen ...

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WAIS Wednesday: Two Days to Go!

(John Eipper, USA, 11/28/22 2:53 am) On this Cyber Monday, I ask WAISers to take a break from binge-shopping to remember a far more important day: WAIS Wednesday on November 30th. Cyberdeals abound this week, but here's the big ...

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Posts on 11/27/22

It is Perfectly Legitimate to Depose Corrupt Leaders

(Istvan Simon, USA, 11/27/22 4:32 am) Once again I wish to start by acknowledging that Cameron Sawyer and I are personal friends. Once again, however, I wish to state that I couldn't disagree more strongly with Cameron's take on M ...

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Deaths of Speechwriter Michael Gerson, Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri

(David Duggan, USA, 11/27/22 4:01 am) The tennis world and the world of rhetoric lost giants in the last 10 days, and it seems that the rest of the world has been too preoccupied with soccer or disputed elections or Black Friday sales to ...

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Posts on 11/26/22

Chagall Exhibit at Schirn Gallery, Frankfurt

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 11/26/22 3:54 am) Connie and I didn't really know what to expect from this exhibition when we decided to walk in. We found it to be very informative and an altogether spectacular showing of Chagall's personal ...

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Donbas, Crimea, and Wilson`s 14 Points

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/26/22 3:19 am) Istvan Simon wrote on November 25th: "I ask, why is there any difference between the situation of official language in Brazil and the case in Ukraine? ... There is no difference. I'm so ...

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Posts on 11/25/22

"Back Into the Light": Four Women Jewish Artists in Frankfurt Exhibit

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 11/25/22 5:25 am) We are in Frankfurt now, and attended the pre-opening tour of the new exhibition of the works of four Jewish women artists who practiced their craft in Germany during the time of the Lost Generation b ...

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Is Ukraine`s "One Language" Policy Repressive or Unique? Parallels with Brazil

(Istvan Simon, USA, 11/25/22 4:41 am) I much appreciate Cameron Sawyer's insights. Further, it is true that the situation in each country is different. Nonetheless, I resent a little Cameron's dismissive tone towards what I ...

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US Role in Overthrowing Yanukovych Was Wrong, His Corruption Notwithstanding

(Cameron Sawyer, USA, 11/25/22 3:47 am) JE wrote: "Cameron, from your description of the events of 2014, you give the impression that Yanukovych was not hated and ridiculously corrupt. He is now living in a $52 million villa in Russia ...

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Posts on 11/24/22

Dining on Turkey...or Peru?

(Mendo Henriques, Portugal, 11/24/22 8:31 am) Thanksgiving greetings to US WAISers! In Portuguese, we give the turkey its original country's name "Peru." We eat "Peru de Natal" on Christmas, the 25th. In "Ceia ...

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