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  Posts on Oct 24, 2014
US Senate and 2014 Mid-Term Elections (Richard Hancock, USA, 10/24/14 2:13 am) The October 23 Wall Street Journal published the polls of Real Clear Politics to make the prediction that the Republicans will win the Senate. The following are their findings: ... more

Justice Dept. Suit against S & P; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 10/24/14 1:41 am) Ric Mauricio sends this comment: When commenting Tor Guimaraes's post of 23 October, John E asked about the Justice Department's suit against Standard & Poor's. According to the ... more

  Posts on Oct 23, 2014
Stereotypes and Ethnic Jokes: Venezuela and Colombia (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/23/14 1:51 pm) I tend to agree with Enrique Torner (23 October), about language or jokes and political correctness. Maybe it is a matter of culture. When I was a kid and moved for the first time to Colombia fr ... more

Conspiracy or "Partners in Crime"? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/23/14 8:58 am) Among other specific statements about the creation of 2008 financial crisis (22 October), I wrote: "All lending financial institutions have loan officers whose primary function is to ensure that ... more

Moody`s on Catalonia Question (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/23/14 4:42 am) I understand that the topic of Catalonia might have become stale for many, but I came across this interesting article from Moody's Investors Service. Some WAISers may find it of interest: < ... more

Lepe, not Yepes (Henry Levin, USA, 10/23/14 4:07 am) Jordi Molins (22 October) is right, and I stand corrected. I guess that my Catalan neighbors and friends, and I have many, have become so serious about independence in the last five years that ... more

Stereotypes and Ethnic Jokes: Spain (Enrique Torner, USA, 10/23/14 3:55 am) In Spain, they don't even know what political correctness is, and they make jokes about people from every region of the country, and from just about every country on earth! And everybody laughs! J ... more

  Posts on Oct 22, 2014
Mortgage Rules to be Loosened? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/22/14 4:04 pm) Regarding the internal financial terrorism that we Americans experience every few years, it is rather tiresome to hear some people say that massive financial fraud is a matter of perspective, too hard ... more

Stereotypes and Ethnic Jokes; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 10/22/14 1:45 pm) Ric Mauricio sends these thoughts in response to Robert Whealey (22 October): Whenever someone tells me a Polish joke (or any other ethnic joke, for that matter), people think that I don't h ... more

How About Yepes Jokes? (Henry Levin, USA, 10/22/14 11:07 am) When you have a real funny joke, but don't want to do an ethnic stereotype, I recommend using the town of Yepes. I think we had a discussion about the origin of this several years ago, but even i ... more

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Founded in 1965 at Stanford University by Prof. Ronald Hilton (1911-2007), WAIS is a political, economic, and religious discussion forum moderated by John Eipper, Adrian College. Contributing members include historians, journalists, military professionals, scientists, and business leaders from around the world.