Forum History Category: General
Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Crime (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/26/11 12:55 am)

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Execution of John Wayne Gacy, May 10th, 1994 (David Duggan, USA, 05/10/19 1:35 pm) For those who may not remember it, today is the 25th anniversary of the execution of John Wayne Gacy, still the all-time leader of serial killers with convictions of 33 murders, all young boys. The bo ...
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Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Nationals for DNC Hack (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/15/18 6:36 am) I have received an interesting email, from which I quote: "Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking of the Democratic National Comm ...
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Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen; "Bacha Bazi" (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/14/16 3:29 am) In a video, Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who committed the worst mass shooting in the US history, said: "He was a good and educated son; the sight of two men in Miami kissing anger ...
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Learning History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Doctored Historical Photos, and a Mussolini Slogan (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/10/17 3:07 pm) Once in a while, WAIS discusses how history is taught in different countries. I can assure you that in Italy it is taught in a politically correct manner. In an 18 December 1934 speech at Littor ...
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Ignorance, Apathy and History: Wineburg in *LA Times* (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 10/24/11 2:14 am) From both the left and the right it is fashionable to assume that younger folks know very little about history. This is especially the charge with respect to younger American students. The charge is r ...
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History Lessons (Daryl DeBell, US) (John Eipper, USA, 09/09/06 4:00 pm) The Economist (7/8/06) has an article "History lessons". Daryl DeBell comments:Since I am naif regarding history, I am reluctant to comment on the subject, but I am curious about it, and this article ...
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Conspiracies (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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9/11 and its mysteries (John Eipper, USA, 06/07/05 2:01 pm) From France, Christopher Jones sent a weird AFP story referring to the 9/11 disaster, which began: Rodriguez [no first name], who was employed in the twin towers for 20 years, worked as a porter in t ...
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Conspiracies, Conspiracies, Conspiracies (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/19/01 12:43 am) Part of the conspiracy theories is that the Warren Commision, appointed to investigate the killing of President Kennedy, deliberately kept things secret to counter charg ...
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CONSPIRACIES: Henry Kissinger (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/19/01 12:42 am) In conspiracy literature, a major villain is Henry Kissinger, who among other things connived with Pinochet. Doug Kierdorf writes: & ...
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Leaders (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Che Guevara in Africa (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/05/16 11:49 am) In recent days we have had a long discussion on Fidel Castro, whether he was a villain or a hero. It is difficult to pinpoint him exactly. His greatest success for sure was to die while his reg ...
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National Churchill Museum: Fulton, Missouri (John Eipper, USA, 08/02/15 9:00 am) On July 27th, 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the excellent National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri.  With the exception of Gettysburg, no other small town in America hosted a mor ...
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Winston Churchill and Ernie Banks (David Duggan, USA, 01/24/15 2:38 pm) I hate to distract WAISers from weighty concerns over the existence, character and purpose of the Divine, or the prospect of an afterlife, but today (24 January) marks the 50th anniversary of the deat ...
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Japanese Holocaust (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Re: Iris Chang's papers (John Eipper, USA, 03/16/06 6:40 am) Bill Ratliff of the Hoover Institution writes: I have no final word on Iris Chang's death beyond the news around here, which is that she committed suicide following a long period of depression. Many o ...
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Iris Chang (Ross Rogers, Jr., US) (John Eipper, USA, 03/15/06 3:20 pm) Ross Rogers, Jr. writes_The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang is to be re read with this article"China Hails e Good Nazi and Makes Japan Take Notice". Author Iris Chang was reported to have committed sui ...
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