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  • Police arrest six in deadly Italian nightclub stampede

    08/03/2019 7:20:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2019
    They are under investigation for manslaughter and for causing injury to 197 others. Survivors said panic spread after the pepper spray was unleashed. The victims were five teens, ages 14-16, and a 39-year-old mother who had accompanied her daughter Follow up to: "6 dead, more hurt in nightclub stampede in Italy" December 8, 2018 https://nypost.com/2018/12/08/6-dead-dozens-hurt-in-nightclub-stampede-in-italy/
  • The Lack of Gentle Platonic Touch in Men's Lives is a Killer

    07/01/2019 12:06:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 179 replies
    The Good Men Project ^ | June 2018 | Mark Greene
    In American culture, we believe that men can never be entirely trusted in the realm of the physical. We collectively suspect that, given the opportunity, men will collapse into the sexual at a moment’s notice. That men don’t know how to physically connect otherwise. That men can’t control themselves. That men are dogs. There is no corresponding narrative about women. And where does this leave men? Physically and emotionally isolated. Cut off from the deeply human physical contact that is proven to reduce stress, encourage self esteem and create community. Instead, we walk in the vast crowds of our cities...
  • After 40,000 Miles with an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Our Heart Is Broken

    07/01/2019 3:54:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | June 27, 2019 | Daniel Pund
    We knew pretty early in our 14-month relationship with this Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio that we weren't going to be able to make a clean break from it. This was not that kind of relationship. And it is not that kind of car. No, instead we would continue coming back to the Giulia, no matter how it betrayed us. Mostly that's because we were obligated to finish this 40,000-mile test. But we also just couldn't give up on it. Rarely have we hoped for a car in our possession to succeed more than we did for this Alfa. And rarely...
  • 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 FoxNews.com/science ^ | 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...
  • The Last Godfather Is Dead, And So Is The Myth And Magic Of The Mafia

    03/15/2019 11:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/15/2019 | David Marcus
    The Colombo family boss Carmine "The Snake" Persico died last week. The last tie to the 'Golden Age' of the mafia is gone. And maybe so is the Italian mob's stranglehold on the American imagination. “Michael Corleone says hello.” That line from an iconic scene in “The Godfather 2” is uttered just before an attempted hit on the character Frank Pantageli. The garroting in a bar is broken up by a beat cop who just happens to walk in. The incident is not entirely fiction. In August 1961, Carmine “the Snake” Persico tried to take out Larry Gallo in a...
  • My Space has a Cesar Sayoc - says he’s a Democrat

    10/26/2018 9:08:40 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 161 replies
    If this is the same Cesar Sayoc.....He’s a Demicrat Cesar Sayoc is 56 years old and was born on 3/17/1962. Currently, he lives in Aventura, FL; and previously lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Hollywood, FL and Edison, NJ. Sometimes Cesar goes by various nicknames including Cesar A Sayoc and Cesar A Sayol. His ethnicity is Caucasian, whose political affiliation is currently a registered Democrat Party; and religious views are listed as Christian. Other family members and associates include Madeline Giardiello and Christina Villasana. Learn More
  • Alleged Italian IS member held in Syria, say Kurds

    09/14/2018 5:04:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Yahoo News (via AFP) ^ | September 13, 2018 | AFP
    Qamishli (Syria) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member of the Islamic State group as he was trying to flee across the border to Turkey, they said Thursday. The People's Protection Units (YPG) have captured several foreign IS fighters since the jihadists' so-called caliphate collapsed nearly a year ago. "On August 27, a mercenary called Semir Bogana was captured as a result of a special operation conducted by our Anti-Terror Units, when he was trying to flee to Turkey," said the YPG. It said Bogana -- an Italian citizen known also as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir...
  • Francesco Molinari becomes first Italian to win British Open in 158 years

    07/22/2018 2:36:35 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 69 replies
    wwos.nine.com.au ^ | 7/22/18 | Darren Walton
    (snip) --- Francesco Molinari has held off a cast of golfing giants including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Jordan Spieth to become the first Italian winner of the British Open in 158 years. Playing alongside the resurgent Woods in the final round, Molinari carded a nerveless two-under-par 69 to win the Claret Jug by two shots from McIlroy (70), English hope Justin Rose (69) and Americans Xander Schauffele (74) and Kevin Kisner (74). With a brilliant birdie at the last, 35-year-old Molinari's eight-under 72-hole total of 276 eclipsed Padraig Harrington's Carnoustie tournament record score from 2007 by a...
  • This Twitter Account Devoted to Angry Italians Is My Favorite Place Online

    06/13/2018 3:51:38 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    The Cut ^ | JUNE 13, 2018 | by Gabriella Paiella
    I like to joke that my dad is the most Italian man alive, but that would be inaccurate — he’s just a regular amount of Italian. But it wasn’t until later in my life that I realized that my dad wasn’t uniquely a pain in the ass about food, and that most Italians are insanely tightly wound about their cuisine. Last year, I came across a Twitter account that exemplifies that attitude, and it quickly became one of my favorite places online. Italians Mad at Food (@italiancomments) is a treasure trove of, well, Italians mad at food. The creator, who...
  • Why can’t we hate men?

    06/12/2018 5:16:09 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2018 | Suzanna Danuta Walters
    It’s not that Eric Schneiderman (the now-former New York attorney general accused of abuse by multiple women) pushed me over the edge. My edge has been crossed for a long time, before President Trump, before Harvey Weinstein, before “mansplaining” and “incels.” Before live-streaming sexual assaults and red pill men’s groups and rape camps as a tool of war and the deadening banality of male prerogative. Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men. I can’t lie, I’ve always had a soft spot for the radical feminist smackdown, for naming the problem in no uncertain terms. I’ve...
  • Just Met The New Prime Minister Of Italy. A Really Great Guy. The People Got It Right

    06/09/2018 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    POTUS via Twitter ^ | 06/09/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Just met the new Prime Minister of Italy, @GiuseppeConteIT, a really great guy. He will be honored in Washington, at the @WhiteHouse, shortly. He will do a great job - the people of Italy got it righthttps://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1005550889422110721
  • POLLS: Populist Support [58%] Surges in Italy, Nationalist Lega Closes Gap on Five-Star

    06/01/2018 2:25:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Italy’s populist parties would win an outright majority in parliament if new elections were held, according to the latest polls. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and nationalist Lega parties’ first attempt to form a coalition fell apart last week when President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their choice of finance minister, Paolo Savona, because of his eurosceptic views — but a populist government appears to be back on the cards now, with the two parties ready to put fresh proposals to the unelected president following polls showing fresh elections could make them even stronger.
  • N.J. school superintendent charged with lewdness, public urination/defecation

    05/03/2018 3:03:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | May 3, 2018 | Chris Sheldon
    The Kenilworth schools superintendent has been placed on paid leave after being arrested Monday on charges of lewdness and public urination/defecation in Holmdel, according to school officials and public records. thomas-tramaglini.jpgThomas Tramaglini Thomas Tramaglini, who makes $147,504 a year as superintendent, also faces a charge of discarding and dumping of litter, according to the state's municipal court database. He was taken into custody at 5:45 a.m.
  • The Jewish Elbow; The Italian Grandfather; The Irish Blonde

    04/07/2018 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/7/18 | Unknown
    Hat Tip: Howard Fishman 1. The Jewish ELBOW A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife. "You come to the front door of the apartment. I am in apartment 301. There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button 301. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow, push 3. When you get out, I'm on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell." "Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all...
  • Italy election: hung parliament on the cards as populist parties surge – live!

    03/04/2018 8:39:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04 March 2018 | staff
    The euro has recovered some lost ground and is trading at $1.232 so it’s looking like a bit of score-draw for the single currency so far. It’s a bit of a different picture for the Italian stock market which seems set to fall sharply later today. Futures trading points to a 1.3% drop in the Italy 40 index of leading companies, according to online trader IG. ...Italy’s ruling centre-left Democratic Party has admitted it had suffered a “clear defeat” in a general election after coming in third according to projections. ...More than 50% of Italians voters supported populist parties. ...The...
  • Michael Goodwin: Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI

    01/24/2018 5:07:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    During the financial crisis, the federal government bailed out banks it declared “too big to fail.” Fearing their bankruptcy might trigger economic Armageddon, the feds propped them up with taxpayer cash. Something similar is happening now at the FBI, with the Washington wagons circling the agency to protect it from charges of corruption. This time, the appropriate tag line is “too big to believe.” Yet each day brings credible reports suggesting there is a massive scandal involving the top ranks of America’s premier law enforcement agency. The reports, which feature talk among agents of a “secret society” and suddenly missing...
  • Thousands of FBI-issued phones had glitch that failed to save texts

    01/24/2018 1:51:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 24, 2018 | by Paula Reid
    Thousands of FBI-issued Samsung 5 phones had technical issues that resulted in a failure to store text messages over a period of a year between June 2016 and May 2017, CBS News' Paula Reid reports, citing a senior Justice Department official. The news comes after the DOJ confirmed it is missing texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the former lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team who came under fire for texts critical of President Trump. The DOJ has been unable to retrieve their texts over a five-month period after the election. While the focus is on the data...
  • The not so honorable Dick Durbin

    01/15/2018 9:06:28 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 14, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today ( Chuck Schumer tweeted this) about his comrade-in-arms, Dick Durbin: "To impugn @SenatorDurbin’s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate. Actually, Durbin is one of the slimiest members of the Senate. And that covers lots of territory.[snip]In addition to making stuff up, Durbin is willing, if not eager, to impugn the integrity of those who deserve better. During the Bush administration, he (he compared) American soldiers to Nazis, Soviets, and Pol Pot.
  • The Cancer Drug Market is the Future Pharma Wants for America

    01/14/2018 9:55:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mytheos Holt
    2018 has barely finished dawning, and already, the pharmaceutical industry once more has egg on its face from outrageous price hikes. This time, the culprit is pharmaceutical startup NextSource, which apparently has taken a 40-year-old cancer drug known as lomustine, and ruthlessly hiked its price from $50/pill in 2013, to $768/pill now. In other words, they’ve raised the price of the drug by over 1400% over the past five years. NextSource’s defense for why this has happened has to be read to be believed. CBS News reports that the company’s CEO, Robert DiCrisci, claims that the company set the price based on the...