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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Forum Culture & Language Category: General
Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Numismatics (John Eipper, USA, 03/13/15 1:33 pm)

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Wads o' Cash: Buying Stuff in Argentina (John Eipper, USA, 12/23/22 5:25 am) WAISers know that I've been a numismatist since childhood.  Here are my thoughts on Argentine currency today: 1.  Cash is king, at least if you show up with dollars.&nbs ...
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AM-Lire Occupation Currency, Post WWII (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/03/22 1:25 am) In Italy, all the news is about accusing Russia of imposing the ruble as the official currency in the occupied ("liberated" according to the pro-Russian point of view) territories.  The ...
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Scripophily, Numismatics, Pezmatics: from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 09/02/17 5:50 am) Ric Mauricio writes: JE, yes, you are quite the amazing fellow (oh, my goodness, starting to sound like a Brit from Oxford), but indeed you do an amazing job with the ways of the WAIS. ...
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World Communications (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 9:31 am)

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Early Bird Satellite Turns 50 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/28/15 7:24 am) Today (28 June) marks 50 years from the day in which, thanks to the satellite Early Bird, it was possible to communicate between the USA and Europe. It worked for 48 months and it is orbiting in ...
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TV, the Fox Channel and Rupert Murdoch (Ronald Hilton, USA, 04/01/05 9:31 am) I asked: Why is listening to Deutsche Welle news such an unpleasant experience for me?  The main reason is the noise, i.e. sound and light effects.  It may be an attempt to show ...
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World Communication: Email (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/01/05 9:32 am) John Heelan wrote: I would be grateful if WAISers did not include very large files (such as pictures or videos) in their messages, as they consume enormous amounts of transmission time for ...
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Tattoos (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 5:22 am)

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Re: Tatoos (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/02/03 5:22 am) Robert Whealey said of tatoos: "I do not belong to a tribal culture of Tahiti or Africa, and I find it curious that a white would pretend to be black or America ...
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Futurology (John Eipper, USA, 02/17/11 4:07 am)

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A Stanford-Based Futuristic Community? A Call for Collaborators (Roman Zhovtulya, USA, 01/14/23 9:34 am) As you might remember, I shared a post on WAIS about a Tech Village in San Jose (https://waisworld.org/go.jsp?id=02a&o=141911 ) ...
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A Look at Summer, 2023 (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/18/22 7:02 am) Looking into the crystal ball, by summer 2023, the war in Ukraine has forced Russia to declare general mobilization and the country is in ruins. This is based on the fact that the US/NATO will have b ...
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FutureLiving Tech Village in S San Jose (Roman Zhovtulya, USA, 12/13/21 3:58 am) We are working on establishing a self-sustaining experimental futuristic community/tiny-house village on a 20-acre land in South San Jose (25 minutes from San Jose Airport). It wil ...
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Conspiracy Theories (John Eipper, USA, 11/26/10 9:33 am)

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White-Power "Accelerationism": The Base (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/14/20 11:58 am) One of my close friends keeps track of the violent right-wing groups. She is very knowledgeable and bright, has observed them for many years, and often expressed great concern about them as a threat ...
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COVID Conspiracy Theories: Where's the "Middle"? (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 06/01/20 10:11 am) Gary Moore writes: Supporters of conspiracy theories on Covid-19, claiming that it started artificially in a lab in Wuhan and not from a natural wildlife spillover, often cite geography ...
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The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/24/18 9:33 am) Once upon a time, there used to be good guys and bad guys. The former believed in telling the truth versus lying; helping people in general, the poor and downtrodden, and particularly children and o ...
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Literature (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Literary "Cleansing": Dahl and Fleming. Who is Next? (Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 03/10/23 2:20 am) Some days ago it was announced that the work of the Welsh writer Roald Dahl, author of iconic titles such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, will be revised to make th ...
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Mario Vargas Llosa Inducted into Academie Francaise (Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 02/10/23 6:16 am) The Spanish-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, who will soon be 87 years old, joined the Académie Française yesterday, Thursday, February 9th, occupying the eighteenth seat of this pres ...
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Sor Juana in Germany (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 01/19/23 4:40 am) In my German class in Heidelberg, we have a few Spanish speakers learning German. It has been educational and fun interacting with them. They hail from Colombia, Chile and Spain. Coming up on J ...
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