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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Kentucky Derby 2021: Medina Spirit Leads for the Distance (David Duggan, USA, 05/05/21 3:20 am) The Chicago Blackhawks have been eliminated, the Bulls are going nowhere, the Cubs have lost seven of their last 10, the White Sox have just lost one of their best players, and the Bears are not in th ...
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A Tradition Like No Other, or, Wars Are Won by Attrition (David Duggan, USA, 04/14/21 3:23 am) As WAISers continue to worry about the Spanish Civil War (which played a big part in Ken Burns' recent Hemingway documentary airing on PBS last week), I thought I'd offer some observation ...
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Golf Legend Tiger Woods Suffers Critical Injuries (Enrique Torner, USA, 02/24/21 6:40 am) Tiger Woods, the golf legend, has suffered major traumatic injuries to both of his legs after a serious car accident in California. He is lucky to be alive, but his golf activities are probably histor ...
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China (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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How Can the US Compete with the Chinese? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/14/21 3:21 am) About four years ago we had an exciting discussion comparing China and the USA along social political economic dimensions. My final remarks were that "we Americans should concentrate on improvin ...
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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced (Paul Levine, Denmark, 04/17/21 7:53 am) This week in Hong Kong leaders of the pro-Democracy movement were sentenced to up to eighteen months in prison for their participating in two peaceful demonstrations in 2019.  That no charg ...
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Are the Uyghurs Victims of Genocide? A New Report (Paul Levine, Denmark, 03/16/21 3:45 am) While the global death count mounts from the Covid-19 pandemic, there are other government-made tragedies in Asia. In Myanmar, the military junta intensified its bloody suppressio ...
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South Africa (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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U of Cape Town Fire: An Appeal for Help (Jose Manuel de Prada, -Spain, 05/13/21 6:24 am) In connection to the recent and devastating fire that destroyed the African Studies collection at the University of Cape Town, John Eipper asked if I knew of any "crowd funding" initiative t ...
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Devastating Fire at University of Cape Town (Jose Manuel de Prada, -Spain, 04/20/21 3:14 am) WAISer probably have heard the news of the violent fire at Table Mountain (probably unleashed by an "unattended vagrant fire" as the Daily Maverick reported) that reached the Univer ...
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South Africa's Bantustans: Could They Have Worked? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/03/19 9:01 am) Once in a while the topic of Apartheid emerges in our discussions. It is always demonized without really investigating the path taken by the Republic of South Africa government. The first thing ...
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Food (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Remembering a Mallorcan Delicacy: Caldereta de Langosta (Enrique Torner, USA, 05/07/21 4:02 am) French writer Marcel Proust (1871-1922), in a famous passage of his novel A la recherche du temps perdu ("In Search of Lost Time"), describes his main character eating a "madel ...
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Another Recipe Request: Spaghetti Carbonara (Brian Blodgett, USA, 01/24/21 3:27 pm) Hi John, can I impose on Eugenio Battaglia to share his Spaghetti Carbonara recipe? I had one that I used for years (I lived just north of Napoli from 1993 to 1996) and had the recipe written d ...
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Cooking Around the World...with WAIS! (Brian Blodgett, USA, 10/06/20 3:27 am) Hey John, with all of our members from around the US and the world, have you or anyone thought of getting their favorite recipes and sharing them, perhaps even putting them together in a booklet or sh ...
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Psychology (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"Cult Deprogramming" and the True Believers (Helen Pitlick, USA, 01/19/21 11:48 am) My roommate and I recently had a great conversation about how to talk with Fox News watchers or QAnon believers, and it essentially comes down to the same principles as cult deprogramming.&n ...
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Analyzing Trump's Signature (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/24/20 3:30 am) Yesterday (November 23rd), Leo Goldberger stated, and I suppose with ample professional authority, that Trump suffers from "irreversible mental disorders, such a severe case of narcissism and soc ...
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How To Respond to the Narcissistic Trump (Leo Goldberger, USA, 11/12/20 3:54 am) Severe cases of narcissistic disorders tend to be beyond known psychiatric treatment--whether or not they are successful in constantly feeding their ego. Needless to say, with their ego at a critical ...
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Ireland (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Reinterring the Irish Invicibles (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 05/11/21 7:21 am) A very interesting video recently appeared in the Irish Times Online about the assassinations of Lord Cavendish and Thomas Burke in Phoenix Park on May 6, 1882. Read more
The Land Question and the End of Days for the Irish Big Houses, 1870-1999 (Part I) (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 09/08/20 2:00 pm) Before delving into the related topics of this three-part essay about Ireland during the latter half of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th, which topics have been suggested by John E, ...
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Irish Suffering on the Atlantic Passage (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 08/27/20 6:00 am) In reading the recent WAIS exchange about slavery and the slave trade, I couldn't help but be reminded of the admittedly less deadly and dangerous voyages across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ...
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