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Posts on 06/23/17

Another Dorothy Parker Quote...and a New Arrival

(Henry Levin, USA, 06/23/17 3:24 pm) I think we are on the cusp of a contest of favorite quotes by Dorothy Parker. My candidate: I like to have a martini. Two at the very most. Three I'm under the table. F ...

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More on Dictators

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/23/17 10:23 am) Most people would say they know a dictator when they see one--Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, etc. No one can argue with that, but to me a more useful approach to learning something about the results from di ...

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Another Maritime Disaster; "Kind Hearts and Coronets:"

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 06/23/17 8:44 am) While reading Cameron Sawyer's highly informative and well-written post (23 June) on the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship that resulted in the horrific fatalities ...

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Illustrious Parkers: Eleanor and Dorothy

(David Duggan, USA, 06/23/17 8:36 am) I believe Tim Brown meant Dorothy Parker (nee Rothschild), not Eleanor.  My favorite Dorothy Parker quote: "If all the girls at Dartmouth's Winter Carnival were laid end to end, I wouldn ...

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Did Italy Nearly Go to War against Tito, 1953?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/23/17 6:35 am) Answering John E's questions about my post of 22 June, I will confirm that Italy indeed came close to war in 1953 against Tito. Anyway let me state: this period was the best time of my life in It ...

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Collision of USS Fitzgerald

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 06/23/17 5:48 am) A few days ago, a US Navy destroyer was involved in a horrendous collision off the coast of Japan, which killed 7 US sailors and mostly destroyed a $1.8 billion warship. I would like to make a c ...

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Posts on 06/22/17

A US Dictatorship?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/22/17 8:50 am) Yusu Kanli stated on June 21st, "For a look at what is dictatorship, among many other unfortunate examples, you may look at the present Turkish exercise, where all government institutions, h ...

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Massacre in Trieste, 1953

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/22/17 6:09 am) In spite of my friendship with WAISer David Pike, we for sure have different points of view on the facts of Trieste in 1953.  (See David's post of June 4th.) It is extremely important for me ...

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London`s "Day of Being Slightly Annoyed"

(John Heelan, UK, 06/22/17 2:59 am) JE wrote on June 21st: "Preliminary reports show a relatively tame Day of Rage [in London], with hundreds, not thousands, of ragers. What did our UK colleagues see?" Looking through ...

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Experiences with Measuring Hidden Economies

(Timothy Brown, USA, 06/22/17 2:20 am) Here are three things you can try if you want to try and measure an "economic activity" that's being deliberately ignored or hidden. You can just go along with the game, which is the mos ...

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