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Posts on May 25, 2015

Gebirgskrieg, 1915-1918; Visiting the Italian Front

(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. < ...

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A Spanish Political Joke; Memorial Day 2015

(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 ...

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Gebirgskrieg, 1915-1918

(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 ...

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Italy in WWI

(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 ...

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Posts on May 24, 2015

WAIS App for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and HTML5 (for Everyone Else)

(Roman Zhovtulya, USA, 05/24/15 4:22 pm) Dear WAISers: 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, ...

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Italy in WWI

(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 ...

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Figen Yuksekdag of the HDP

(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 ...

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Resigning for Ethical or Ideological Reasons

(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 ...

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Is Taxation Theft? An Accountant`s Perspective from Ric Mauricio

(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 ...

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Is it Scavenging? Or Recycling?

(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. ...

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