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  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • Global Temperature Trends From 2500 B.C. To 2040 A.D. [Awesome chart]

    03/04/2010 8:58:57 AM PST · by SloopJohnB · 37 replies · 2,501+ views
    Long Range ^ | Cliff Harris & Randy Mann
    Until recently, global temperatures were more than a degree Fahrenheit warmer when compared to the overall 20th Century mean. From August of 2007 through February of 2008, the Earth’s mean reading dropped to near the 200-year average temperature of 57 degrees. Since that time, the mean reading has been fluctuating. (See Long-Term Chart Below.)
  • Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

    02/28/2015 2:26:30 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    Montana Public Radio ^ | 2-28-2015 | GREG ALLEN
    In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport. But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific excavation of the site, where workers digging a drainage canal found fossilized animal bones and then, human remains. Andy Hemmings of Mercyhurst University is the lead archaeologist on a project that has picked up where Sellards left off a century ago. "Quite literally, where we're standing, they found what they, at...
  • Tooth marks link Vikings, Indians

    01/14/2006 8:32:48 PM PST · by Tyche · 18 replies · 719+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Randy Boswell
    A scientist who found deep grooves chiselled into the teeth of dozens of 1,000-year-old Viking skeletons unearthed in Sweden believes the strange custom might have been learned from aboriginal tribes during ancient Norse voyages to North America -- a finding that would represent an unprecedented case of transatlantic, cross-cultural exchange during the age of Leif Ericsson. The marks are believed to be decorations meant to enhance a man's appearance, or badges of honour for a group of great warriors or successful tradesmen. They are the first historical examples of ceremonial dental modification ever found in Europe, and although similar customs...
  • Native Americans descended from three Asian groups: study

    07/11/2012 11:22:20 AM PDT · by Theoria · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 July 2012 | AFP
    Native Americans spread out today from Canada to the tip of Chile descended not from one but at least three migrant waves from Siberia between 5,000 and 15,000 years ago, a study said Wednesday. The finding is controversial among geneticists, archaeologists and linguists -- many of whom have maintained that a single Asian ancestral group populated the Americas. But the new study, claiming to be the most comprehensive analysis yet of Native American genetics, claims to have found incontrovertible proof that there were three immigration waves -- a theory first put forward in 1986. Most Native Americans, said the study,...
  • Ptolemy's Geography, America and Columbus: Ancient Greeks and why maybe America was discovered

    09/25/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 22 replies · 1,238+ views ^ | Michael Lahanas
    Ptolemy's Geography, America and Columbus: Ancient Greeks and why maybe America was discovered Michael Lahanas Aristotle: “there is a continuity between the parts about the pillars of Hercules and the parts about India, and that in this way the ocean is one.” [As] for the rest of the distance around the inhabited earth which has not been visited by us up to the present time (because of the fact that the navigators who sailed in opposite directions never met), it is not of very great extent, if we reckon from the parallel distances that have been traversed by us... For...
  • The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny

    12/27/2017 4:51:40 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 41 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2017 | BY SARAH LASKOW
    The coin is the real deal, but how did it get all the way from Norway? ON FEBRUARY 6, 1979, KOLBJØRN Skaare, a Norwegian numismatist with a tall, wide forehead, walked into the Maine State Museum to see the coin. Just a few years earlier, he had published Coins and Coinage in Viking-Age Norway, a doctoral thesis that grew from the decade-plus he had spent as a keeper at the University of Oslo’s Coin Cabinet. The first specialist to examine the coin in person, he had just a day with it before Bruce J. Bourque, the museum’s lead archaeologist, had...
  • Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

    05/14/2014 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 13, 2014 04:12 AM | Kerry O’Shea
    While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey. […] In 1520, Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, a historian and professor, was appointed by Carlos V to be chronicler for the new Council of the Indies. Though Martyr died in 1526, his report, founded on several weeks of interviews, was published posthumously in a book named De Orbe Novo (About the New World). […] While interviewing Spanish colonists, Martyr took note of their vicious treatment of Chicora...
  • Happy 2013 Leif Erikson Day!

    10/09/2013 5:38:39 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 45 replies
    EIRÍKS SAGA RAUÐA ^ ^ | Oct 9th, 2013 | Snorri Sturluson
    1. kafli Óleifur hét herkonungur er kallaður var Óleifur hvíti. Hann var son Ingjalds konungs Helgasonar, Ólafssonar, Guðröðarsonar, Hálfdanarsonar hvítbeins Upplendingakonungs.
  • Viking New England [from 1976, and it's not about the next Super Bowl]

    11/23/2009 8:24:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 812+ views
    New-England Galaxy ^ | Spring 1976, Vol. XVII, No.4 | Nathaniel Nitkin
    ...Maine has a reputation of pulling archaeology out of Sunday supplement romances into science. The University of Maine excavation at Passadumkeag, along with several smaller digs scattered through the state, resulted in a detailed picture of Red Paint Man, inhabiting Maine about 1,000 B.C. His tools, utensils, and other Old Stone Age handicraft along with his usage of red ochre strongly suggest that this proto-Indian still practised Cro-Magnon culture. Another excavation at Pemaquid Point awoke a successful settlement from its long sleep under several feet of soil. Radiocarbon dating set it as early as 1540 A.D., and the colony persisted...
  • Vikings visited Canadian Arctic, research suggests: Artifacts suggest Norse settlement in Nunavut

    09/16/2009 1:02:25 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 23 replies · 900+ views ^ | MAY 27, 2009 | RANDY BOSWELL,
    Vikings visited Canadian Arctic, research suggests Artifacts suggest Norse settlement in Nunavut BY RANDY BOSWELL, CANWEST NEWS SERVICEMAY 27, 2009 This May 26 handout photo shows a Nanook archeological site on Baffin Island. Traces of a stone-and-sod wall found at the site, if confirmed, would represent only the second location in the New World where Norse seafarers -- popularly known as Vikings -- built a dwelling. Photograph by: P. Sutherland, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canwest News Service One of Canada's top Arctic archeologists says the remnants of a stone-and-sod wall unearthed on southern Baffin Island may be traces of a...
  • 600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse Words

    03/06/2011 12:45:36 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 1+ views
    The Guard- blogspot ^ | 3-15-2007 | Larry Stroud
    600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse WordsBy Larry Stroud, Guard Associate EditorPublished on Thursday March 15, 2007 Vikings and Algonquins. The first American multi-culturalists? BIG BAY, Mich. — Two experts on ancient America may have solved not only the mysterious disappearance of Norse from the Western Settlement of Greenland in the 1300s, but also are deciphering Delaware (Lenape) Indian history, which they’re finding is written in the Old Norse language. The history tells how some of the Delaware’s ancestors migrated west to America across a frozen sea and intermarried with the Delaware and other Algonquin Indians. Myron Paine,...
  • Scientists Behaving Badly

    12/05/2009 9:00:29 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 16 replies · 741+ views
    Slowly and mostly unnoticed by the major news media, the air has been going out of the global warming balloon. Global temperatures stopped rising a few years ago, much to the dismay of the climate campaigners. The U.N.'s upcoming Copenhagen conference--which was supposed to yield a binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction treaty as a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol--collapsed weeks in advance and remains on life support pending Obama's magical intervention. Cap and trade legislation is stalled on Capitol Hill. Recent opinion polls from Gallup, Pew, Rasmussen, ABC/Washington Post, and other pollsters all find a dramatic decline in public...
  • Legendary Viking home site found

    10/07/2002 9:51:37 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 344+ views ^ | October 3, 2002 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Viking longhouse that many believe was the home of Snorri Thorfinnsson, thought to be the first European born in the New World.</p> <p>The 1,000-year-old ruins were found in a glacial valley in northern Iceland during a survey of Viking-era buildings led by archaeologists at the University of California, Los Angeles.</p>
  • Archaeologists Closer to Finding Lost Viking Settlement

    03/20/2018 1:38:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 6, 2018 | Owen Jarus
    A lost Viking settlement known as "Hóp," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides. Now, a prominent archaeologist says the settlement likely resides in northeastern New Brunswick. If Hóp is found it would be the second Viking settlement to be discovered in North America. The other is at L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland. ...using the description of the settlement from sagas of Viking voyages, along with archaeological work carried out at L'Anse aux...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • &#8203;Sessions Chases Obama’s Legacy to Canada

    03/19/2018 2:02:19 PM PDT · by lward99 · 10 replies
    Constitional Rights PAC ^ | 3/18/2018 | The Seed Investor
    Obama’s real legacy was, well, weed. Obama backed the Fed’s off states that wanted to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. Obama’s America was on a path to legalize and profit on the massive marijuana marketplace. That was until Jeff Sessions became Attorney General. It is no secret that Sessions is no friend of the budding marijuana industry in the United States. Sessions’ recently released a one-page memo declaring that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would rescind Barack Obama’s Cole Memo which outlined a relaxed set of "rules" for states legalizing marijuana to follow in order to avoid federal interference. Fearing...
  • How much does the 'average' Canadian pay in a year for public health care?

    03/19/2018 1:02:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Post ^ | Richard Warnica
    Health care is perhaps Canada’s defining obsession. As a nation, we crow about it and complain about it. We deify Tommy Douglas, rage about wait times, fret over private clinics and fight campaigns on minute points of privatization. But for all the endless studies, Royal Commissions and political bloviating, it can be hard to know how much Canadians actually pay for health care, not as a nation, but as individuals. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) believes Canada spent approximately $228 billion on health care in 2016. That’s 11.1 per cent of Canada’s entire GDP and $6,299 for every...
  • Trump: The Un-American President (Mega Barf Alert)

    03/19/2018 8:37:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | March 19, 2018 | Charles M. Blow
    “I said, ‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’ ” That, as reported by The Washington Post, was Donald Trump boasting during a private fund-raising dinner about lying to Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, our northern neighbor and closest ally. When caught in the lie, Trump did what Trump does: Repeats the lie, louder, stronger, and more stridently. After the lie was reported, Trump tweeted: “We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of...
  • Trump’s Losing Trade Gambit: The president had to back off new tariffs on Mexico and Canada

    03/19/2018 6:12:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Mary Anastasia O’Grady
    President Trump’s practice of staking out extreme positions on trade as a negotiating tactic is a sign of his brilliance. Or so we’re told. But that theory took on water last week, when Mr. Trump had to backtrack on a promise to hit Mexico and Canada with a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum, without any concessions from either Mexico City or Ottawa. To understand the change of heart, take the list of products slated for a new Trump tariff on steel and total the value of those same products exported by U.S. producers. You will...