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  • Catholic Caucus: St. Rocco/Roch - Feast Day, August 16

    08/16/2020 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Who Is Saint Rocco? Saint Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France. At birth it was noted that he had a red cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a young child, San Rocco showed great devotion to God and the Blessed mother. At an early age, his parents died leaving him an orphan under the care of his uncle, the Duke of Montpellier. Soon after, San Rocco distributed his wealth among the poor and took a vow of poverty. San Rocco dressed in the clothes of a pilgrim and departed...
  • BREAKING: Chinese Virologist Claims Coronavirus Derived From ‘Zhoushan Bat Virus’…Implicates Fauci In Coverup For China

    08/12/2020 7:55:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies ^ | August 11, 2020 | Staff
    A Chinese virologist has alleged the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) developed the Chinese coronavirus in a lab and is an ‘engineered chimera’ with ‘gain of function’ capabilities…in other words, a bioweapon developed by the CCP that was released upon the world. She alleges Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization (WHO) are involved in a massive coverup for the Chicoms. A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Wednesday (Aug. 5) claimed the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a chimera based on the “Zhoushan bat virus” and chastised the World Health Organization (WHO) for lying about the virus and operating according to...
  • French Senate Report Describes ‘Alarming’ Spread of Islamism

    07/12/2020 1:27:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A report compiled by members of the French Senate has detailed the spread of political Islam across France and listed 44 proposals to combat radical Islamist ideology. The report, which was written by the Commission of Inquiry on Islamist Radicalisation and the Means to Combat It, claims that radical Islamism “is polymorphous, penetrating into all aspects of social life and tends to impose a new social standard by taking advantage of individual freedom”. Senator Jacqueline Eustache-Brinio, a member of the centre-right Republicans, said that nearly all of France is affected by radical Islam, adding: “We cannot accept it. Now or...
  • French Riot Cops Are Getting Beaten Pretty Bad

    06/14/2020 4:29:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/14/20 | Luke Rudkowski
    Frence riot cops are getting beaten pretty bad.  
  • French Army kills top Al Qaeda leader in Mali (Emir of AQIM)

    06/06/2020 5:38:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | June 6, 2020 | JOHN IRISH AND TANGI SALAÜN, REUTERS
    France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. "On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter. The announcement of the death of Droukdel comes almost six months after former colonial power France and regional...
  • Two Opposing French Studies: A small French trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus

    04/03/2020 11:40:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/03/2020 | Katherine Seley-Radtke, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and President-Elect of the Interna
    On Saturday the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of two antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and a related medication, chloroquine, for emergency use to treat COVID-19. The drugs were touted by President Trump as a “game changer” for COVID-19. However, a study just published in a French medical journal provides new evidence that hydroxychloroquine does not appear to help the immune system clear the coronavirus from the body. The study comes on the heels of two others - one in France and one in China - that reported some benefits in the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 patients...
  • 'Unclean' French continue to flout basic personal hygiene rules, study suggests

    02/26/2020 1:21:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 76 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | Feb. 26, 2020
    A third of French people don’t wash their hands after going to the toilet and less than half before eating, while a fifth of Frenchmen change their underwear twice a week at best. These are some of the unsavoury findings of a new study into personal hygiene in France, which researchers and Gallic doctors say leaves a lot to be desired. The findings stand to reinforce stereotypes that the French take a laisser-faire approach to cleanliness. The survey by pollster Ifop found the French continued to display “ignorance of basic sanitary rules, despite public health messages and the current [coronavirus]...
  • Macron says Mont Blanc glacier melting proves global warming

    02/13/2020 9:50:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2020 | by Johnny Cotton, Noemie Olive
    CHAMONIX, France - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the melting of Mont Blanc’s main glacier is irrefutable proof of global warming, as he sought to burnish his environmentalist credentials ahead of municipal elections next month. During a visit to the “Mer de Glace” (sea of ice) - France’s largest glacier which has shrunk dramatically in recent years - Macron met scientists and announced new protective measures for the area, including higher fines for littering. “What we are seeing with the evolution of the glacier is irrefutable proof of global warming and climate change and the toppling of an...
  • Mali plans to increase the size of its army to rein in jihadists

    02/02/2020 3:32:55 PM PST · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29, 2020 | Staff
    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50% in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday. The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming months to “allow our armed and security forces to be much more present in quantity and I hope in quality in areas where they were not,” Cisse said. He did not say how much the increase would cost or how the arid West African country would pay for it when military costs already take up a significant...
  • Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops in Mali

    11/26/2019 12:58:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/26/2019
    An investigation has begun into how the two helicopters hit each other. Thousands of French troops have been deployed in Mali since 2013 after militants overran parts of the north. Mali's army has since recaptured the territory but insecurity continues and the violence has spread to neighbouring countries. France now has 4,500 troops deployed to support the forces of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad against the jihadists. French Defence Minister Florence Parly vowed that her country would not turn its back on the fight against terrorism after the deadly collision. It happened in darkness around 19:40 local time...
  • Poll: 61 Per Cent Of French Say Islam ‘Incompatible’ With Society

    10/30/2019 5:50:23 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10-20-2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    An Ifop survey has discovered that nearly two-thirds of French people, or 61 per cent, believe that Islam is “incompatible with the values of French society”. The results are an eight per cent increase compared to a previous study released in February of last year and reflect growing concerns of the impact of religion in public life against France’s traditional secularist stance, according to the study, Le Journal du Dimanche reports. Between the left and right of the political spectrum, there is disagreement on the subject of Islam. More than half — 54 per cent — of the supporters of...
  • Rifle-carrying French inventor pilots 'flyboard' in air above Paris

    07/14/2019 1:52:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 14th July 2019
    Frank Zapata demonstrated his device above the crowds at the Champs-Elysee, soaring high into the air on what looks like a futuristic hoverboard. A former jet-skiing champion, Zapata operated the device by leaning forward as if on a Segway. As part of his display, he flew to and fro before stopping gracefully in midair while holding an unloaded rifle... Zapata claims that the Flyboard can reach a top speed of 190 km/h, with a predicted top speed of 200 km/h. According to his website, it can fly up to 150 metres for ten minutes, carrying a maximum load of 100...
  • Morocco adopts law confirming Berber as official language

    06/13/2019 10:12:47 PM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11 june 2019 | AFP
    <p>Moroccan lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill that confirms the Berber language’s official status, eight years after it was preliminarily recognized in a new constitution.</p> <p>The new law is designed to cement use of Berber – alongside Arabic – by government administration, local authorities, public services, schools and in cultural life.</p>
  • These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

    05/21/2019 5:02:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 May 2019 | Mallory Hughes
    (CNN) Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn't even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze a decade's worth of words and find out what knocked out Bee contestants in the final round. Bondieuserie [bohn-dyooz-ree]: banal and often shoddy religious art (almost all religious art) Zenaida [zen-eye-da]: any bird of a genus of tropical American pigeons (know of some Mexican...
  • 600-year-old 'world's most mysterious text' finally decoded by UK genius

    05/15/2019 8:37:05 PM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    The Sun, via ^ | May 15, 2019 | Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor | The Sun
    A mysterious 600-year-old manuscript that has been deemed "unreadable" by the world's top cryptographers has finally been deciphered. That's the claim by one Bristol academic who has cracked the legendary Voynich manuscript and revealed its secrets. Dr. Gerard Cheshire believes that the document is written in a dead language called proto-Romance. By studying the letter and symbols through the manuscript, he was able to decipher the meaning of the words. According to the linguistics buff, the Voynich manuscript contains sex tips, info on parenting and psychology, and herbal remedies. "I experienced a series of 'eureka' moments whilst deciphering the code,...
  • Bristol academic cracks Voynich code, solving century-old mystery of medieval text

    05/15/2019 5:12:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 52 replies
    PHYS ^ | 15may19 | by University of Bristol
    A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed—by cracking the code of the 'world's most mysterious text', the Voynich manuscript. Although the purpose and meaning of the manuscript had eluded scholars for over a century, it took Research Associate Dr. Gerard Cheshire two weeks, using a combination of lateral thinking and ingenuity, to identify the language and writing system of the famously inscrutable document. In his peer-reviewed paper, The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained, published in the journal Romance Studies, Cheshire describes how he successfully deciphered the manuscript's...
  • Two French heroes who died rescuing hostages today

    05/10/2019 6:18:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies ^ | 5/10/19 | imgur user zaphod
    Two French heroes who died rescuing hostages today by zaphod3 hr   Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed while on a mission to rescue what was thought to be two hostages at the time from an Islamist terror group in Burkina Faso. The hostages were being taken to Mali to be handed over to the Katiba Macina terror group there. Frenchmen Laurent Lassimouillas (L) and Patrick Picque, shown below, were the hostages being initially rescued. However the rescue team were surprised to find a further two hostages, an American and South Korean woman being held by the terrorists....
  • Leaving National Review

    04/25/2019 12:01:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-19 | Brother Bob
    I decided to finally cancel my subscription to National Review. Below is the letter I sent to them requesting my cancellation. I also worked in Customer Service jobs enough to know he will never look at this. Chances are this will get passed around by a few entry level reps who will get a good laugh out if this. The smart ones will take it as a wake up call to look for another job. I sent this via snail mail, so obviously the links below do not appear in my letter to Editor in Chief, Rich Lowry. Mr. Lowry:...

    04/24/2019 5:48:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies ^ | 4/19/2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In the same article, the Post also reports on a backlash against this amazing generosity. A leader of the Yellow Vest movement says that if donors can give so much money to rebuild Notre Dame, “they should stop telling us there is no money to help deal with the social emergency.” But the donations to Notre Dame are coming from private donors. No one denies they have money. It’s the French government that’s running out. Some in the Yellow Vest movement probably favor the government taking yet more money from the wealthy “to help deal with the social emergency.” That’s...
  • Inquiry opened after Yellow Vests goad police to ‘commit suicide’ (23rd week)

    04/23/2019 3:38:45 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | April 23, 2019 | Rachel Holman
    The Paris prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into allegations that Yellow Vest protesters assailed police over the weekend with taunts urging officers to kill themselves. Yellow Vests took to the streets of Paris for a 23rd consecutive Saturday this weekend, facing off against police at the city’s historic Place de la République, where protesters chanted at officers to “commit suicide”....On Sunday, the Paris prosecutor’s office opened an inquiry into “contempt of a person carrying out public authority at a rally”.