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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Numismatics (John Eipper, USA, 03/13/15 1:33 pm)

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Scripophily, Numismatics, Pezmatics: from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 09/02/17 5:50 am) Ric Mauricio writes: JE, yes, you are quite the amazing fellow (oh, my goodness, starting to sound like a Brit from Oxford), but indeed you do an amazing job with the ways of the WAIS. ...
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Andrew Jackson, Harriet Tubman, and the US $20 Bill (Robert Whealey, USA, 04/24/16 7:00 am) As a historian of Spain, with a PhD from the U of Michigan, I think the campaign against Andrew Jackson is crude propaganda of the worst kind. The duty of all historians is to seek the truth. They mu ...
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Hamilton on $50 Bill? (Richard Hancock, USA, 06/21/15 4:10 am) Jack Lew, the current Secretary of the Treasury, has proposed that a picture of an outstanding woman replace the face of Alexander Hamilton on the US ten-dollar bill. There are two articles in the Ju ...
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World Communications (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 9:31 am)

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Early Bird Satellite Turns 50 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/28/15 7:24 am) Today (28 June) marks 50 years from the day in which, thanks to the satellite Early Bird, it was possible to communicate between the USA and Europe. It worked for 48 months and it is orbiting in ...
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TV, the Fox Channel and Rupert Murdoch (Ronald Hilton, USA, 04/01/05 9:31 am) I asked: Why is listening to Deutsche Welle news such an unpleasant experience for me?  The main reason is the noise, i.e. sound and light effects.  It may be an attempt to show ...
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World Communication: Email (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/01/05 9:32 am) John Heelan wrote: I would be grateful if WAISers did not include very large files (such as pictures or videos) in their messages, as they consume enormous amounts of transmission time for ...
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Tattoos (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 5:22 am)

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Re: Tatoos (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/02/03 5:22 am) Robert Whealey said of tatoos: "I do not belong to a tribal culture of Tahiti or Africa, and I find it curious that a white would pretend to be black or America ...
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Futurology (John Eipper, USA, 02/17/11 4:07 am)

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Welcome to Telosa, City of the Future (Enrique Torner, USA, 09/07/21 7:41 am) I have just seen some amazing news about the creation of a new city: Telosa! It's a $400 billion project by billionaire Marc Lore, former CEO of Walmart e-commerce. He's still looking f ...
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For Businesses, The Future is Now: WSJ (A. J. Cave, USA, 12/30/20 8:02 am) A while back, I wrote that the pandemic was pushing us (US) 5 to 10 years into the future. On December 26, 2020, the Wall Street Journal finally caught up with me. The article posted on ...
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Artificial Intelligence: Some Existential Questions (Mendo Henriques, Portugal, 02/28/20 5:14 am) There is a summary (Portuguese) of my recent lecture on conflicts and artificial intelligence at: Read more

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Conspiracy Theories (John Eipper, USA, 11/26/10 9:33 am)

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White-Power "Accelerationism": The Base (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/14/20 11:58 am) One of my close friends keeps track of the violent right-wing groups. She is very knowledgeable and bright, has observed them for many years, and often expressed great concern about them as a threat ...
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COVID Conspiracy Theories: Where's the "Middle"? (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 06/01/20 10:11 am) Gary Moore writes: Supporters of conspiracy theories on Covid-19, claiming that it started artificially in a lab in Wuhan and not from a natural wildlife spillover, often cite geography ...
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The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/24/18 9:33 am) Once upon a time, there used to be good guys and bad guys. The former believed in telling the truth versus lying; helping people in general, the poor and downtrodden, and particularly children and o ...
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Movies (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Re: Hollywood and US national security (Mike Bonnie) (John Eipper, USA, 12/30/05 2:04 pm) Regarding Hollywood and U.S. national security, Mike Bonnie writes from China: Nestled away in my humble Beijing abode, I'm grateful for WAIS, the Internet and contact with news from the States. I jus ...
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Movies: Hollywood (Syriana) and US national security (John Eipper, USA, 12/30/05 7:06 am) Our Learning History project is concerned primarily with the contents of history textbooks around the world. Historical films like those about the Alamo are also important because they convey a versio ...
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Re: Why film Narnia (Ratliff) 2 (John Eipper, USA, 12/13/05 3:00 pm) Bill Ratliff writes: I'm glad to hear you take something as Gospel: The San Francisco Chronicle. I read several articles on Narnia in the Chronicle, but none of them had anything whatsoever to do with ...
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