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Posts on 03/23/18

With Xi`s Muscle-Flexing, Are the Taiwanese Nervous?

(Istvan Simon, USA, 03/23/18 4:01 am) Re: Taiwan being nervous (see Gary Moore and John Eipper, March 20th), I do not think they have reason to be. They should develop their own rockets and small navy. And they have the protection ...

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Which Country Is More Chaotic, China or US? From Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 03/23/18 2:41 am) Ric Mauricio writes: My thanks to Istvan Simon (March 21st) for confirming my premise that one can be educated and still be an "ignoramus." But, ...

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Posts on 03/22/18

Alexander Nix Scandal

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/22/18 5:03 am) When commenting the passionate comment of John Heelan (21 March), our wise moderator JE attached an article from the British newspaper The Independent, which quotes from Alexander Nix, o ...

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Illinois Politics: Plus Ca Change?

(David Duggan, USA, 03/22/18 4:16 am) The world did not change overnight. Illinois' "pay-to-play" politics is as alive and well as ever, and Prairie State voters will face, for the first time in the history of the kno ...

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Posts on 03/21/18

Jeremy Corbyn: PM-in-Waiting?

(John Heelan, UK, 03/21/18 12:38 pm) Boris Volodarsky wrote on 21 March about "Mr Corbyn who...has a real chance of becoming the British prime minister." Hopefully not! The hard-left activist group Momentum is graduall ...

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Retaliation for Skripal Poisoning? The Options are Few

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 03/21/18 3:59 am) Answering Istvan Simon’s post of 19 March, I first of all want to assure Istvan that my comments were in no way meant to be offensive.  Rather it was a bit of friendly teasing and joki ...

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Xi Jinping`s Education, Anti-Corruption Campaign

(Istvan Simon, USA, 03/21/18 3:36 am) I apologize if my post of March 17th was inaccurate about Xi Jinping's education. The information about his education came from my wife and I trusted what she told me without further checking. Tsi ...

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More on the Fissiparous...

(John Heelan, UK, 03/21/18 3:27 am) Perhaps the most fissiparous creations are committees, which always seem to spawn even more committees! JE comments:  The "Heelan Rule" definitely applies to Academia. My College ...

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Posts on 03/20/18

What Happened to Baghdad Treasures? Paul Volcker

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 03/20/18 1:18 pm) After reading A.J. Cave's exposition of the Persian archives problem (March 14th), I thought about what happened in Baghdad during the last Gulf War when the Iraqi museums were robbed of their his ...

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Further Thoughts on How the Skripals Were Poisoned

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 03/20/18 7:52 am) About how the nerve agent was delivered in the Skripal case, there are many theories. After seeing Skripal's car, the American newspapers suggested he was poisoned through the air vents of ...

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