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Posts on 12/13/19

Somalia and Nationalism

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/13/19 4:53 am) In response to Brian Blodgett (11 December), Somalia was not the union of two different nations but the union of two countries both having the same Somali nationality. So it is not a clear example. < ...

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Posts on 12/12/19

Holiday Special: The Winner Is...

(John Eipper, USA, 12/12/19 11:47 am) So what country has the most public holidays? My comments on David Duggan's post limited the candidates to nations sharing a border with Malaysia's neighbor. I had Thailand in mind for ...

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The Donut Prize? Almost There...

(David Duggan, USA, 12/12/19 8:47 am) I'm going to guess Malaysia. JE comments:  We're getting very warm. Malaysia and our Holiday Nation do share a common neighbor.  If my geography serves me, we'v ...

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Still Another Shot at the Donut Prize

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 12/12/19 5:31 am) Going off a completely scientific line of reasoning, I figured the winner for the most public holidays would be a country that has a high percent of people with the same religion. As for which religi ...

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Want Donuts? Look towards Asia

(Alan Levine, USA, 12/12/19 4:03 am) As for the country with the most public holidays, I'll guess Bhutan or India or Nepal. JE comments: Alan, this is the closest guess so far. You're thinking outside the box, but--ouch-- ...

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Another Try for the Donuts

(Edward Jajko, USA, 12/12/19 3:39 am) What about the Vatican State? Every day is a commemoration of at least one saint.  Some days commemorate All Saints or All Souls; and throughout the year there are special days like ...

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The Donut Contest: Come Back Tomorrow?

(Enrique Torner, USA, 12/12/19 3:19 am) Japan? Germany? Such efficient, hard-working countries? No way! The winner for most official holidays has to be Spain, the laziest country in the world, according to Mariano José de Larr ...

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The Donut Contest: What Nation Has the Most Holidays?

(Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 12/12/19 2:57 am) John E asked for WAISer guesses on the nation with the most official holidays. My vote is France. My brother lives in Paris and it seems as if they are having picnics day in and day out because ...

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Posts on 12/11/19

"Dubious Friends of Donald Trump"

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/11/19 12:25 pm) Last night I watched a series about the "Dubious Friends of Donald Trump. I had heard many rumors about his Russian mob connections which saved him financially when the regular banks wanted noth ...

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Somalia and the "Peaceful, Voluntary Union of Nations"

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 12/11/19 8:48 am) Eugenio Battaglia's comment (December 6th) that "no new country was ever born out of the peaceful, voluntary union of various nations" caught my attention. I bring up the Somali Republi ...

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