(Patrick Mears, Germany, 05/25/15 5:29 am)
I read with interest the post by Cameron Sawyer (25 May) concerning the military engagements between the Austrians/Germans, on the one hand, and the Italians, on the other hand, in World War II.
(Enrique Torner, USA, 05/25/15 3:50 am)
Since it's Memorial Day weekend, and there is so much sad news is everywhere, I thought I could share a joke I received from a friend. It was written in Spanish, so I have translated it into Engli
(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 05/25/15 3:40 am)
When I was a student at Regensburg in 1980-81, one of my friends was an avid mountaineer and great expert in mountaineering craft and culture. One of his favorite subjects was the little-known Ge
(Roy Domenico, USA, 05/25/15 3:21 am)
Regarding Eugenio Battaglia's 24 May post on Italy in WWI, a few points. Might Italy have enjoyed neutral status the way that Spain did? Neutrals often make out pretty well--on paper at l
(Roman Zhovtulya, USA, 05/24/15 4:22 pm)
A quick update on the "state of the app" situation. After months of jumping through many hoops to prepare and publish the iOS app on the Apple AppStore,
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/24/15 10:14 am)
With reference to my post of 23 May, JE asked: "Would there have been any substantive difference in the outcome of WWI," if Italy had remained neutral?
Well, I have already written abo
(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 05/24/15 4:10 am)
In his comments on my post of 21 May, John E asked about Figen Yüksekdag. Turkey's Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has been pioneering something untested in Turkey's troubled politic
(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 05/24/15 3:15 am)
To answer John E's question of 23 May, I resigned for both political and ethical reasons once. It was during Spain's Transition and I was in charge of University policy. The second worst job i
(John Eipper, USA, 05/24/15 3:03 am)
JE: When commenting on Ric Mauricio's post of 22 May, I asked if in the accountant's view, taxation is a form of theft. Ric responds:
One's first view of taxation could be
(Randy Black, USA, 05/24/15 2:30 am)
John Heelan's and Bienvenido Macario's dumpster diving posts (May 21-22) brought back fond memories of my wife Olga's first year or two in Texas after a lifetime in Russia.