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Posts on 12/04/16

Jeep Carrying Fidel`s Ashes Breaks Down

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 12/04/16 4:59 pm) Castro was buried at 7 am this morning at Sta. Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba. His final place is a huge rock of stone and cement bearing his first name on a plaque. The rock sits at the entran ...

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In Cuba, Do Not Be Deceived

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 12/04/16 2:44 pm) A brief response to Massoud Malek (3 December). First, Massoud seems to have completely misunderstood my comments about Franco and Pinochet. I do not prefer Franco or Pinochet to Castro, or any ...

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"Brothel of the Western Hemisphere"

(Istvan Simon, USA, 12/04/16 7:22 am) Massoud Malek wrote that Cuba was "the brothel of the Western Hemisphere" under Batista. It still is. Under the oppressive rule of the Castro brothers for more than half a century, C ...

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Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs

(Henry Levin, USA, 12/04/16 5:18 am) I had written John E a few days ago about Mark Zuckerberg living in Atherton, California. Actually, I was thinking of Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg lives in Palo Alto. Here is a story on his paying $1 ...

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Affording California; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 12/04/16 5:04 am) Ric Mauricio writes: John E gave the perfect answer on how to afford housing in California's pricier markets. I know a Filipino gentleman who immigrated to the US 40 years ago to wo ...

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Company Towns

(John Heelan, UK, 12/04/16 4:27 am) Francisco Wong-Díaz's interesting comments about the "Facebook company town" (3 December) in Menlo Park, California, reminded me of other high-tech company towns (such as IBM' ...

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Do Institutional Religions Inevitably Clash?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/04/16 4:07 am) My November 29th post about the absurdity of the concept of original sin and John Eipper's comment on it including the link to a nice YouTube rock video, made me think of my recently added item 12 ...

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Posts on 12/03/16

And the TRUE Single Party Is...

(John Heelan, UK, 12/03/16 3:44 pm) JE commented on December 2nd, "One might respond that the rest of the [US has become a one-party state, too." Indeed! Given the absence of real policy differences between Democrats ...

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Menlo Park, Facebook, and Exorbitant Housing

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 12/03/16 3:07 pm) My (2 December) reference to "perdition" referred to California in toto. In brief, Menlo Park is expensive due to housing prices rising as more techies and rich Chinese and Indian fam ...

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A Response to Roger Cohen`s "INYT" Castro Obituary

(David Pike, France, 12/03/16 6:30 am) You may remember that two years ago WAIS scooped the New York Times. It seems that International New York Times is not going to run this new letter, so I'll share it with WAIS. ...

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