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  • Ancient ring found by TV-inspired metal detector

    12/20/2018 2:52:45 AM PST · by csvset · 28 replies
    A silver medieval ring thought to be up to 600 years old has been unearthed by a man who took up metal detecting after watching a TV sitcom. The gold-gilded ring was found by Gordon Graham in a field in the north of the Isle of Man. Archaeologists believe the piece, which is engraved with geometric shapes, dates from between 1400 and 1500 AD. An inquest hearing at Douglas Courthouse declared the ring can be officially classed as treasure. Allison Fox, a curator of archaeology at Manx National Heritage, said it may date back to the time when the first...
  • Marilyn Monroe died August 5, 1962 - 56 years ago today. (vanity thread)

    08/05/2018 4:25:38 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 83 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/5/2018 | self
    History Channel reference. On August 5, 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was “caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide.”
  • Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis hospitalized

    07/29/2018 6:26:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/29/18 | Susannah Cullinane, Sheena Jones
    (CNN)Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized but is expected to be released Sunday, his spokeswoman says. Spokeswoman Brenda Jones told CNN that Lewis is under routine observation but she did not give details of the nature of his illness or where he is hospitalized. CNN affiliate WSB-TV reported that Lewis was being treated at a hospital in metro Atlanta, and the station quoted unnamed sources as saying Lewis became ill on a flight to Atlanta on Saturday.
  • Conyers Turns on Conyers In Bid to Replace Conyers

    05/05/2018 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 5/04/18 | Griffin Connolly
    The Conyers family power struggle intensified Thursday as Ian Conyers, the great nephew of disgraced former Rep. John Conyers Jr., took steps to boot the ex-congressman’s son John Conyers III from the ballot in the race to replace him. John Conyers III should be kicked from the ballot because he did not collect the requisite 1,000 valid signatures to run for his father’s old seat in Michigan’s 13th District, the formal challenge filed by an attorney for Ian Conyers asserts. The challenge urges officials to throw out 617 of the 1,240 signatures on John Conyers III’s filing petition because because...
  • Famous ‘Flintstone House’ gets yabba dabba doo makeover

    03/18/2018 9:11:56 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/18/18 | Marissa Kendall
    Faced with the sweeping backyard of her newly purchased $2.8 million home, Florence Fang considered her landscaping options. Should she plant some dainty cherry trees or perhaps a picturesque vineyard? Then inspiration struck: She needed a herd of 15-foot-tall dinosaurs. This wasn’t just any multi-million-dollar Hillsborough home — it was the “Flintstone House,” the iconic orange and purple domes that have become a loved (and hated) Bay Area landmark along the northbound commute up Interstate 280. Cherry blossoms weren’t going to cut it. The prehistoric critters are among the first new signs of life at the home that languished on...
  • Honoring Nancy Zieman

    11/14/2017 6:17:59 PM PST · by madison10 · 11 replies
    Nancy Zieman Blog ^ | 11/14/2017 | Nancy Zieman Productions
    Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC. is saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, Nancy Zieman, longtime host of the Sewing With Nancy TV show on Public Television. Thank you, Nancy, for a life filled with inspiration, education, and grace. We extend our condolences to Nancy’s family, friends, colleagues, viewers and readers. We all miss her so much. After a long battle with cancer, Nancy passed away at home, surrounded by family, on November 14, 2017. A private funeral service is planned with family and close friends.
  • What Do the Hand Gestures in Icons Mean?

    07/24/2017 3:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 20, 2017 | Daniel Esparza |
    A classical Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition survives in Christian iconography  Have you ever wondered, while looking at religious icons, why the figures of Christ and the saints make certain hand gestures? Each gesture has a specific meaning, but it’s no wonder we can’t always understand them: they’re “written” in Greek! Classical Greeks and Romans developed a well-established, quite complex hand-gesture code, which was used by both orators and rhetoricians alike, when they were giving speeches in the agora or the Senate, during their private addresses, or even in the classroom. The gestures accompanying the oratory, of course, were a matter of public...
  • Icon A5 Amphibious Plane Crashes, Killing 2 Company Engineers

    05/11/2017 12:17:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Popular Mechanics via Yahoo ^ | May 9, 2017 | Andrew Moseman
    Tragedy has struck one of the hopeful new companies trying to invent the future of aviation. On Monday an Icon A5 crashed next to Lake Berryessa in northern California. The disaster killed Icon lead engineer Jon Karkow and his colleague, Cagri Sever. We don't yet know the cause of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating that. CEO Kirk Hawkins published the following statement on the company's Facebook page. I flew in an A5 two years ago when Icon brought the aircraft to New York for media test rides on the Hudson River. It is a gorgeous...
  • FOX 5 uncovers disturbing info about DC police Sergeant Jessica [Billy] Hawkins

    12/20/2016 8:04:16 AM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 37 replies
    www.fox5dc.com ^ | 12/9/16 | staff
    WASHINGTON - A D.C. police officer who rose to a pivotal role within the police department was suspended, but is now back on the streets after taking under-aged interns to a bar and even worse. She’s been recognized for paving the way for so many like her, in a police department that has strived to be progressive. The praise has been strong, but Fox 5 uncovered some disturbing information about Sergeant Jessica Hawkins.
  • Google is Mourning This Glorious Morning

    11/09/2016 5:50:46 AM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 17 replies
    Google | 9 Nov 2016 | RACookPE1978
    No celebration? No jumpy iconic letters going all a gaga or a gogo?
  • Michael Savage to Cruz: Renounce Colorado result

    04/11/2016 1:16:33 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 303 replies
    WND ^ | 4/11/2016
    Calling the Colorado Republican Party’s decision not to hold a primary popular vote a scandal, talk-radio host Michael Savage declared Sen. Ted Cruz should disavow the move and call for a vote. “What just happened in Colorado should, frankly, disqualify Cruz, who claims to be a constitutional conservative,” Savage told his listeners Monday. Savage is a strong supporter of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has been a regular guest on “The Savage Nation.” (full article at link)
  • Akathist to the Most Holy Mother of God before the Tikhvin icon (Old Church Slavonic)

    08/11/2015 10:54:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Russian Orthodox Church
    According to ancient tradition, the wonderworking icon of Tikhvin is one of several painted by St Luke the Evangelist. The icon was taken from Jerusalem to Constantinople in the fifth century, where it was enshrined in the Church of Blachernae, which was built especially for this purpose.In 1383, seventy years before the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Turks, fishermen on Lake Ladoga in the principality of Novgorod the Great witnessed the icon miraculously hovering over the lake’s waters amidst a radiant light. According to an early sixteenth century Russian manuscript, “The Tale of Miracles of the...
  • ‘Mattress Girl’ Is a Perfect Icon for the Feminist Left

    05/21/2015 5:41:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/21/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    To anyone who’s followed the case of Emma Sulkowicz, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” the fact that her symbolic protest doubled as a credit-earning work of performance art seems a fitting commentary on the whole situation. Sulkowicz, who graduated Sunday, spent her senior year hauling a 50-pound mattress around campus to protest the Columbia administration’s failure to expel her alleged rapist. It would be difficult to overstate the adulation showered upon her: She won the National Organization for Women’s Susan B. Anthony Award and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Ms. Wonder Award; she was the subject of a glowing New York Magazine...
  • A Short Meditation on the “Look” of Jesus

    04/14/2015 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-13-15 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    A Short Meditation on the “Look” of Jesus By: Msgr. Charles PopeI have a large Icon of Christ in my room. What icons from the Eastern tradition do best is to capture “the Look.” No matter where I move in the room Christ is looking right at me. His look is intense, though not severe. In the Eastern spirituality Icons are windows into heaven. Hence this icon is no mere portrait that reminds one of Christ, it is an image which mediates his presence. When I look upon him, I experience that he knows me. It is a knowing...
  • An Icon of the Coptic New Martyrs of Libya

    03/03/2015 6:52:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 2/25/15 | Gregory DiPippo
    I am sure that all of our readers are aware of the recent massacre in Libya of a group of Egyptian Copts, who were killed for their faith by Islamic terrorists. The Patriarch of Alexandria, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, has officially recognized them as martyrs, and ordered that their commemoration be inserted into the Synaxarium; their feast will be kept on February 15th, the same day as the Presentation of the Lord in the Alexandrian Rite. The title “New Martyr” was originally used in the East for those killed by heretical Christian rulers, but has subsequently been extended to...
  • Coptic church formally recognizes martyrdom of 21 slain by ISIS

    02/22/2015 1:14:45 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 22, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    The stunning icon here depicts the martyrs and was created by Egyptian American artist Tony Rezk. It appears on the website for the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles. From Vatican Radio:  The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar.Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Church’s equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church.According to terrasanta.net, the martyrdom of the...
  • The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa [Catholic Caucus]

    08/31/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CE.com ^ | August 2014 | Sarah Reinhard
    The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa Sarah ReinhardI never wanted to be a mom. It was never in my goals or my plan for life.And yet here I am, watching my three-year-old “mow”as I type away in the comfort of a camp chair in the shade of the garage. Right now this kid is the focus of most of my photos and social media efforts. He’s immensely quotable, hilarious, and spontaneous. It’s something that I can’t help but share (lest it drive me crazier than I already am).But don’t get me wrong. Three is not my favorite age. And...
  • Theology in colors: Icon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross [Ecumenical]

    10/05/2013 1:06:11 PM PDT · by annalex · 6 replies
    Theology in colors: Icon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross In the Middle Ages there was no audio and video recordings, photographs, Internet. Historians worked on the basis of tradition and written documents, the lives of the saints were written according to the "literary decorum." Visual imprinting of historical events occurred sometimes many years later, and sometimes centuries, and was conducted in accordance with the canon. Studying the works of art, you can learn a lot about the events themselves, and on the attitudes of people in different eras. Illuminated gospel [Urbin. gr. 2] page 21. AD 1122. Apostolic...
  • Irreverent Iconoclasm

    09/07/2013 1:24:03 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 34 replies
    YOUCATholic ^ | 6 September 2013 | Matthew Olson
    "During a re-watch of an episode of 'Rev.' – a fictional British show following the life of an Anglican priest at his church – I noticed a remark that quite literally made me jump out of my seat. In an anti-Catholic diatribe, the main character complained about our 'vain, tasteless, demanding God who loves gold.'" "There has been a shift towards iconoclasm in our shamelessly secular culture. I suppose that the movement never went away, even after the Second Council of Nicaea ruled against it, but many seem to have morphed into outright modern-day Savonarolas." ...
  • Actor Larry Hagman, notorious as 'Dallas' villain J.R. Ewing, dies

    11/24/2012 5:36:15 AM PST · by Young Werther · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published: 23 November 2012 09:26 PM | By ALAN PEPPARD
    <p>The North Texas native, 81, died Friday at Medical City Dallas after spending Thanksgiving with family and friends.</p>