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  • California is Well-Known as the Land of Fruits and Nuts

    07/18/2016 6:44:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Too bad we can’t keep them all in one bowl, pour on the milk, and chow down. Some of us feel destined to remain stuck in the pits.Tragically, disgraceful, reprobate lawmakers are not only turning California into sanctuary state for illegal aliens, but also the final resting place for bigots, statist, and budding tyrants. Indeed, the state legislature just shoved a rash of anti-Second Amendment bills down our barrels. Now it will be a crime to buy guns with a “bullet button” for example. California has one of the worst business climates, with the highest taxes in the nation (including...
  • Italian Town Printing Money for Migrants with Commie Icons

    07/15/2016 10:49:55 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | July 15th, 2016 | Arlene Gregorius
    In a far corner of southern Italy, transactions in fake currency are not only accepted by local shopkeepers, they are positively encouraged. The small Calabrian town of Gioiosa Ionica, population 7,000, is currently home to a group of asylum seekers, who are given the imitation bank notes, or "tickets" as they are known, as part of a voucher system. The refugees can spend the cash on whatever they like, but only in the town, so that local businesses benefit. Rather than featuring European architectural gems, they bear the likenesses of a collection of communists and leftist leaders - Che Guevara...
  • EXCLUSIVE - 'We don't want ANY refugees here': George Clooney's super rich Lake Como neighbours say

    07/14/2016 11:38:55 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    George Clooney's wealthy neighbours in the Alpine beauty spot of Lake Como say their Italian idyll is being ruined by the influx of hundreds of migrants to a makeshift camp on their doorstep. The picturesque area is best known as a hide-away for Clooney and a multitude of other Hollywood A-listers includ Brad Pitt, wife Angelina Jolie, and pop superstar Madonna. But a clamp-down by Switzerland on illegal immigrants entering the country from Italy threatens to turn this chic resort into a frontier town overrun by the homeless and desperate.
  • Turkey Arrests over 100 in Probe of U.S.-Based Cleric and Erdogan Foe Fethullah Gulen

    04/22/2016 7:20:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Apr 2016 | John Hayward
    Turkish police made a hundred arrests across Istanbul and nine other Turkish provinces connected with a wide-ranging investigation of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen, 72, currently lives in Pennsylvania, but is considered a powerful arch-foe of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the Rudaw news service puts it. Gulen runs an international Islamic network of schools, businesses, media outlets, and charity organizations from his exile home in Pennsylvania and is believed to be deeply influential in the Turkish judicial system and police, according to Rudaw. In fact, he is so influential that Erdogan has accused him of trying to...
  • Muslim Migrant Screaming Its All Wrong! Smashes Sacred Crucifix at Venice Church

    07/13/2016 1:09:20 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/13/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The young man of North African origin damaged an ancient Christian artifact at St. Jeremiah church in Venice. The Muslim man rushed into the church and threw the Crucifix to the floor. The Muslim broke the arms off the crucifix. Il Giornale reported: (translated) A young man of North African origin likely entered the church of St. Jeremiah and has heavily damaged the religious artifact. It was stopped by the caretaker and some faithful.Its wrong. Its all wrong, he kept repeating the young Muslims that this morning has created havoc in the church of St. Jeremiah , in Cannaregio, Venice...
  • URGENT! BANK RUNS HAVE BEGUN IN ITALY!!!!! ATM's Being Emptied!!!!

    07/13/2016 12:33:20 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 38 replies
    Superstation 95 ^ | July 11, 2016
    We have numerous reports of BANK RUNS taking place right now throughout Italy. Reports of lines of people at ATM's are draining the automatic tellers of all cash. This comes after weeks of speculation about the health of several Italian banks, including the oldest Bank Monte dei Paschi, which has been in business since the year 1472 - twenty years before Columbus discovered America! Snce March of this year, SuperStation95 has been reporting the Italian banking system is a leaning tower heading toward collapse at literally any moment. And as Italys banks begin to go down like dominoes, it is...
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • At least 20 dead and 35 injured in Puglia train crash

    07/12/2016 7:45:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    thelocal.it ^ | 07/12/2016
    Vito Montanaro, director general of the Bari heath authority, said 20 people had died and 35 were injured in the crash on single-track near the town of Andria in southern Italy. Local authorities had earlier put the death toll at 12. Eighteen of the 35 reported to be injured are in a critical condition. Hospitals have issued an urgent call for blood donors. "We need blood group 0," Giuseppe Corrado, president of Barletta-Andria-Trani province, said. The injured have been taken to hospitals in Andria, Barletta and Bisceglie. People are still trapped in the wreckage of the crash, which was caused...
  • Brexit vote to shrink German exports to UK: industry survey

    07/07/2016 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:48 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German firms expect exports to Britain to tumble five percent next year in the wake of the Britains vote to quit the EU, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) also revised its projection for 2016 to a one-percent drop rather than five percent growth. The figures were based on a survey of 5,600 businesses that export to Britain following the June 23 referendum in which 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU. Britain is currently Germanys third-largest export market, buying up 89 billion of goods in 2015.
  • Italian Govt Collapse More Than Just a Possibility

    07/07/2016 4:43:21 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 26 replies
    Mishtalk ^ | July 6, 2016 | Mike Shedlock
    Four new polls show comedian Beppe Grillos Five Star Movement (M5S) ahead of prime minister Matteo Renzis Democratic Party (PD) were an election held today. The next election will be no later than May 23, 2018. Renzi promised to step down if he fails a constitutional reform referendum later this year. The reform referendum will likely be held no later than this October. The populist Five Star Movement has emerged as Italys leading political party, overtaking Matteo Renzis ruling Democratic party (PD) in four separate opinion polls that have exposed the growing vulnerability of the countrys centre-left prime minister. The...
  • Eat away: Italian study shows pasta doesn't make you fat

    07/06/2016 2:50:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 05 Jul 2016 11:40 GMT+02:00
    If youve banished pasta from your kitchen cupboard in the hope of squeezing into last years Speedos or bikini before your summer holidays, youre making a terrible mistake. An Italian study, published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes this month, reveals for the first time a link between how much pasta you eat and how slim you are likely to be. [] Our findings show a negative association of pasta consumption with general and central obesity, the authors wrote. In short: the more you eat pasta, the less you are likely to be overweight.
  • Fooling the Nazis: How a Roman hospital invented K Disease to save dozens of Jewish lives

    06/28/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jess Colina
    The name was terrible, but the “K Disease” was not a lethal virus. It was actually the clever invention of Professor Giovanni Borromeo and a religious of the Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, to save the lives of dozens of Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.When the SS entered the Fatebenefratelli hospital located on the Tiber Island in Rome, medical personnel and religious explained to the Germans that behind the doors of two special wards, there were patients suffering from this terrible K Disease, some of whom were terminally ill. The...
  • Has Britain avoided a European superstate? It means members give up armies and economic power.

    06/27/2016 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/27/2016 | JOSEPH CURTIS
    Plans for 'a closer European Union' have been branded an attempt to create a 'European superstate'. Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault today presented a proposal for closer EU integration based on three key areas - internal and external security, the migrant crisis, and economic cooperation. But the plans have been described as an 'ultimatum' in Poland, with claims it would mean countries transfer their armies, economic systems and border controls to the EU. Zaoralek added that the four eastern members had reservations about the proposed common security policy. Eastern members have become increasingly jittery...
  • Petition For A Second EU Referendum Under Investigation By Westminster For Fraud

    06/26/2016 6:35:20 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | Aubrey Allegretti
    An MP has revealed the petition calling for a second referendum on Britains membership of the EU is being investigated for fraudulent signatures added. After it was revealed the plea, which has garnered the support of over three million people, was in fact set up by a Leave campaigner before the referendum, reports surfaced of thousands of signatories to it potentially being fake. Data on the parliamentary petitions website shows over 39,000 of those who have added their names to it come from Vatican City; the city states total population is just 800. The website also purports that 23,000 signatories...
  • Brexit SPREADS across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums

    06/24/2016 6:43:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 57 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | June 24, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD
    POLITICIANS across Europe have called for their own referendums in the wake of Britain's historic decision to quit the EU. Italys anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a referendum on whether to keep the Euro. Buoyed by big gains in local elections, Luigi Di Maio, a vice president of the lower house of parliament, said: "We want a consultative referendum on the Euro. The Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative currencies or a 'Euro 2. The 5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe, one for the rich northern countries...
  • Europe's Right Reacts With Joy And Hope To British Brexit

    06/24/2016 4:15:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The right-wing parties of Europe who have been keenly watching Britains EU referendum with an eye on their own efforts to exit the European Union have reacted to the Brexit vote with jubilation today.
  • The Brexit contagion: How France, Italy and the Netherlands now want their referendum too

    06/24/2016 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Matthew Holehouse, Brussels
    Voters in France, Italy and the Netherlands are demanding their own votes on European Union membership and the euro, as the continent faces a contagion of referendums. EU leaders fear a string of copycat polls could tear the organisation apart, as leaders come under pressure to emulate David Cameron and hold votes. It came as German business leaders handed a considerable boost to the Leave campaign by saying it would be very, very foolish to deny the UK a free trade deal after Brexit. Markus Kerber, the head of the BDI, which represents German industry, said that 1970s-style trade barriers...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized and energized those movements.
  • Italy wants new law to protect the art of pizza-making

    06/22/2016 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 139 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:36 GMT+02:00
    An Italian senator presented a pizza makers bill Tuesday, which aims to create a professional registry of all Italian pizza chefs. If successful, the bill will establish a nationally regulated pizza-making qualification, which will be recognized in all European countries. The proposals would force aspiring pizzaioli to complete a 120-hour course made up of 20 hours of food science, 20 hours of pizza-making workshops, 30 hours of food hygiene and 40 hours of foreign languages. [] According to the Forza Italia senator who presented the bill, Bartolomeo Amidei, the registry will protect the countrys culinary traditions and stop consumers from...
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Populist Surge Puts First Woman Virgina Raggi In Charge Of Rome

    06/19/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Rome (AFP) Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Romes first female mayor, exit polls showed, in an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement that represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
  • Italian team finds earliest footprints of Homo Erectus

    06/18/2016 12:42:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | June 16, 2016 | unattributed
    A team of Italian researchers have possibly uncovered the oldest ever fossilized footprint left behind by modern man's ancestor, Homo Erectus. The prints are thought to date back some 800,000 years and were unearthed in the desert of south eastern Eritrea... Alfredo Coppa... from Rome's Sapienza university... and his Italian colleagues were working with researchers from Eritrea's National Museum when they unearthed the 26 m2 slab of stone containing the footprints. Today, the area lies in the middle of an arid desert, but 800,000 years ago the environment was very different. The fossilized footprints, which are almost indistinguishable to those...
  • Brexit would hurt Britain more than Europe: Italian PM

    06/18/2016 5:36:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 17 Jun 2016 13:21 GMT+02:00
    Italys Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday that a British exit from the EU would be more harmful to Britons than the 28-nation bloc. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Renzi told the Russian news agency, TASS: Of course it would be a problem, but it would be a small problem for Europe and a much larger one for Britain.
  • Italys Fincantieri strikes it rich in Qatar, gets a 4 bn order to supply 5 warships

    06/15/2016 11:21:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    ItalyEurope24 ^ | June 15, 2016 | Gianni Dragoni
    Italian state-controlled ship builder Fincantieri has won a 4 billion contract from Qatar as leader of Italys defense industry to supply five warships equipped with radars, systems and missiles, according to trustworthy sources of Il Sole 24 Ore-ItalyEurope24. The official ratification of the agreement will take place tomorrow afternoon in Rome between Italys Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti and her counterpart from Doha, Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyar. Fincantieri will supply to Doha four corvette warships and a support vessel. The order is very important also for Leonardo-Finmeccanica, which is bound to receive about half the total amount for the supply of...
  • Dutch PM says hes totally against referendums

    06/13/2016 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06/13/2016 11:29 | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today (13 June) admitted a referendum called by euroskeptic groups on whether to back closer ties between Ukraine and the EU had been disastrous after voters soundly rejected the pact. Im totally against referenda, and Im totally, totally, totally against referenda on multilateral agreements, because it makes no sense as we have seen with the Dutch referendum, Rutte told a conference of European MPs. The referendum led to disastrous results, he added.
  • Spains once mighty socialists succumb to populist rage

    06/14/2016 11:35:34 PM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    FT ^ | 6/14/2016 | Tobias Buck
    ... "The fact is that in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, voters have come to associate the centre-left with many of the (unpopular) policies traditionally championed by the right: austerity, deregulation, liberalisation, free trade." ...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Facing Imprisonment Says Hillary Clinton Is Partially to Blame

    06/13/2016 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Vice News ^ | 13 June 2016 | Katie Engelhart and Jason Leopold
    A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal. Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11...
  • Christians Told To Pray In Silence... Dont Disturb The Migrants

    06/12/2016 12:11:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/6/16
    Parishioners visiting a church in Italy were told they must pray in silence so as not to disturb African migrants being housed there. Some of the faithful hoping to practice their Christianity at the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were surprised when they were told by Caritas volunteers they couldnt recite the rosary and would instead have to pray in silence out of respect to migrants who are living there. Caritas is ostensibly a Catholic charity, although much of its resources are spent on facilitating mass migration to Europe; the organisation even boasts that it contributes to and seeks...
  • Christians Told To Pray In Silence Dont Disturb The Migrants ( from Africa )

    06/06/2016 12:35:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 6 Jun 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Parishioners visiting a church in Italy were told they must pray in silence so as not to disturb African migrants being housed there. Some of the faithful hoping to practice their Christianity at the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were surprised when they were told by Caritas volunteers they couldnt recite the rosary and would instead have to pray in silence out of respect to migrants who are living there. Caritas is ostensibly a Catholic charity, although much of its resources are spent on facilitating mass migration to Europe; the organisation even boasts that it contributes to and seeks...
  • Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement in the lead for Rome mayor

    06/05/2016 11:38:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6.June.2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (5SM) took a large lead in the first round of voting for the mayor of Rome, in a possible blow to prime minister Matteo Renzi. Some 13 million people, or a quarter of the adult population, were eligible to vote for mayors in around 1,300 towns and cities, with attention focused firmly on a handful of major centres, including the capital. Victory in Rome would be a huge breakthrough for anti-establishment 5SM, which was founded in 2009 by comedian Beppe Grillo and has grown to be Italy's second largest party. A victory by the populist...
  • Dalai Lama speaks out against influx of Islamic refugees into Europe

    05/31/2016 4:11:13 PM PDT · by russbart · 26 replies
    While opposition to policies that allow Syrian refugees to stream into numerous nations across Europe has been described by some as the rantings of right-wing Islamophobes, the Dalai Lama recently weighed in on the issue by expressing similar concerns.
  • How Feminism Destroyed Europe | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    YouTube/PeaceFreedomProsperity.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    The massive feminization of culture has had a major impact on European politics and the decisions which have lead to the European Migrant Crisis. Iben Thranholm joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the deficiency of masculinity in European culture, how feminism has programmed women to see men as the enemy and the future of western civilization. "As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed Europe, its political leaders - spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their country from an invasion." - Iben Thranholm Iben Thranholm is one of Denmarks...
  • Pope Propaganda? Tells Hundreds Of Kids To Embrace Refugees (Leads in Group Chant)

    05/29/2016 4:39:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 27 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-29-2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    But his address took a turn toward the propaganda style when, minutes into his remarks, he said, Migrants are not a danger they are in danger, and then called on the children to repeat after and with him: They are not a danger they are in danger, Breitbart reported. During his remarks, the pope also invited the children to recite a Hail Mary prayer out loud with him, to honor those whove died at sea during their refugee flights. He also carried what he said was the life jacket of a drowned Syrian girl, age 6, who lost...
  • Pope Francis reneges on offer to take in Christian refugees By

    04/22/2016 2:44:46 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island, according to a report. Roula and Malek Abo, who had been housed in a refugee camp on Lesbos, said they thanked their lucky stars when they found out the Vatican had selected them during the pontiffs visit to the island last week, the Daily Mail reported. Their dreams were shattered, though, when they were informed the following day that they would not...
  • Pope Francis reneges on offer to take in Christian refugees

    04/22/2016 4:17:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island, according to a report.
  • Italian Court Allows Man to Pay Ex-Wifes Alimony With Pizza

    05/28/2016 6:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 28 May, 2016
    In a tasty settlement, an Italian court has ruled in favor of a divorced father to make alimony payments to his ex-partner in the form of 300 ($333) worth of pizza every month. Ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin, who took the case to court was more than unhappy with the final verdict, according to local newspaper Il Gazzettino. The 50-year-old father, Nicola Toso, was accused of failing to make his monthly child support payments, when showing up with pizza instead of payments. His ex-wife eventually had enough of seeing ham and mushroom toppings and took Toso to court in the city of...
  • Plans to create an EU army 'kept secret' from voters

    05/26/2016 7:03:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 27 MAY 2016
    Plans to move towards the creation of a European army are reportedly being kept secret from British voters until the day after next months referendum. Drawn up by the EUs foreign policy chief, the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy foresees the formation of new European military and operational structures. This first step towards an EU army is supported by Germany and other countries, The Times reports. In 2011, similar proposals were vetoed by Britain, although there were concerns that a loophole could allow nine states to group together to bypass opponents. In an effort to avoid derailing the...
  • Thousands Gather in Rome for Anti-Migrant Rally, Stop the invasion!

    05/23/2016 8:48:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 22 May 2016 | Thomas D Williams, Ph.D.
    Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Rome Saturday to march in protest against the European Unions lax immigration policies and what they described as the invasion of Italy by migrants. The demonstration began at a refugee welcome center in Piazza Vittorio, Rome, and as they marched, the protesters chanted, Stop the invasion! This is my home! Referring to the migrant crisis, Di Stefano said that Italy is no paradise and the people coming in are living at the margins of society with nothing to do. We would like to help these people, but in their home countries, by creating the conditions...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Sep. 6-12, 2009: Vaiont Dam Landslide

    09/10/2009 9:47:58 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 948+ views
    Vaiont Dam, Italy ^ | June 2007 | Steven Dutch
    Quick background: I found this while searching for events that happened on September 9 (we just had 09/09/09). A Web site mistakenly lists this disaster as happening on September 9, 1963; actually it happened October 9, 1963. Hadn't heard of it before, but it's listed as one of the top engineering disasters in history. The Vajont (Vaiont) Landslide The site linked in the header provides small snapshots of the whole area. Two examples: Here's an annotated picture that helps put it in context. Here's a picture of the immediate aftermath: To really get this in perspective, though, use Google Maps....
  • Failed Greek Bailout Forces More Rescue Talk From Europe

    05/23/2016 12:19:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | John W. Schoen
    Less than a year after the country's third international bailout, Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved another round of painful tax hikes and spending cuts in hopes of securing more cash from its skeptical European neighbors. The infusion is needed to help Greece make good on bond payments due in July. The measures approved over the weekend include tax hikes on consumer goods like fuel, alcohol and tobacco -- to 24 percent -- and a provision that will force further spending cuts if the government fails to meet budget targets... Less than a year implementing after a package of reforms and...
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • Over 260,000 Austrians sign petition on EU exit

    07/02/2015 7:18:55 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 15 replies
    PressTV ^ | 7-2-15
    More than 260,000 people in Austria have signed a petition urging the Austrian government to leave the European Union (EU). According to reports on Thursday, as many as 261,159 Austrians signed the petition. The number in total represents 4.12 percent of the country's electorate. Since under the country's regulations the threshold for calling a debate on a potential referendum is 100,000 people, the Austrian parliament must discuss a referendum on leaving the EU. The call for leaving the EU was most popular in the regions of Lower Austria and in Carinthia where 5.18 percent and 4.85 percent of potential voters,...
  • Is Austria building a fence on the border with Italy? EU 'very concerned' Vienna is planning to

    04/13/2016 1:06:20 AM PDT · by dennisw · 38 replies
    dailymail ^ | 12 April 2016 | By Simon Tomlinson
    Work has started on a new 'border control centre' on the Brenner Pass Minister hinted it may include a barrier like the one on Slovenian border European Commission 'very concerned if these plans were to materialise' Barrier would deal another major blow to the passport-free Schengen zone The European Union today said it is 'very concerned' that Austria may be planning to build a fence on its border with Italy over fears of a new migrant influx. Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil announced plans to introduce border controls at the Brenner Pass crossing from June 1 as part of...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • Space Impact 'Saved Christianity'

    06/25/2003 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Davea · 33 replies · 99+ views
    BBC | 06/25/03
    Space impact 'saved Christianity' By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Did a meteor over central Italy in AD 312 change the course of Roman and Christian history? About the size of a football field: The impact crater left behind A team of geologists believes it has found the incoming space rock's impact crater, and dating suggests its formation coincided with the celestial vision said to have converted a future Roman emperor to Christianity. It was just before a decisive battle for control of Rome and the empire that Constantine saw a blazing light cross the sky and...
  • The day the sky fell in

    02/24/2003 4:06:52 PM PST · by e_engineer · 22 replies · 616+ views
    Guardian ^ | February 6, 2003 | Duncan Steel
    A metallic asteroid may have coincided with the fall of Rome, says Duncan Steel Thursday February 6, 2003 The Guardian In the early fifth century, rampaging Goths swept through Italy. Inviolate for 1,100 years, Rome was sacked by the hordes in 410 AD. St Augustine's apologia, the City of God, set the tone for Christians for the next 16 centuries. But the Rome of that era came close to suffering a far worse calamity. A small metallic asteroid descended from the sky, making a hypervelocity impact in an Apennine valley just 60 miles east of the city. This bus-sized lump...
  • It Came from Outer Space?

    11/25/2004 5:13:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 972+ views
    American Scientist ^ | November-December 2004 | David Schneider
    Speranza points out another difficulty with the impact-origins theory. Large blocks of limestone sit within the boundaries of the Sirente "crater." Such limestone would not have survived an impact. So if Orm's theory is correct, one must surmise that somebody set these giant chunks of rock in place since the crater formed. To Speranza, that just didn't make sense. Speranza and colleagues further argue that Orm's radiocarbon dating gave one age for the main feature (placing it in the 4th or 5th century a.d.) and a completely different age for a nearby "crater" called C9, a date in the 3rd...
  • 'Asteroid Impact Could Have Prompted Constantine's Conversion'

    06/18/2003 4:45:56 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 777+ views
    Ananova ^ | 6-18-2003
    'Asteroid impact could have prompted Constantine's conversion' An asteroid which exploded like a nuclear bomb may have converted the Roman emperor Constantine to Christianity it is now being claimed. Scientists have discovered an impact crater dating from the fourth of fifth century in the Italian Apennine mountains. They believe the crater in the Sirente mountains, which is larger than a football field, could explain the legend of Constantine's conversion. Accounts from the 4th century describe how barbarians stood at the gates of the Roman empire while a Christian movement threatened its stability from within. It is said the emperor saw...
  • Migrants Burn Down Lampedusa Refugee Welcome Center

    05/18/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | May 17, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph. D.
    A group of Tunisian migrants set fire to the main pavilion in a Lampedusa refugee welcome center Tuesday night, causing severe damage, after learning they would be repatriated to their home country, according to reports. The fire enveloped the first aid and reception center of Imbriacola in Lampedusa, which presently houses some 530 asylum-seekers, though no injuries have been reported. This is not the first time that migrants have set the pavilion ablaze. Similar acts of arson occurred in 2009 and then in 2011. After hours battling the fire, which was set around 10:30pm, teams of firefighters stationed on the...
  • Bomarzo: Grove of the Monsters

    05/17/2016 1:17:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    The Unmuseum ^ | 2007 | Lee Krystek
    The story starts with a young nobleman named Duke Pierfrancesco "Vicino" Orsini. Orsini was born around 1516 and married a noblewoman named Guilia Farnese in 1544. He worked as a military officer and diplomat until 1553 when he was captured in the same battle that killed his best friend. He was held for ransom for three years and then, shortly after his release, his beloved wife died. Depressed, Orsini retreated to his family's holdings near Bomarzo where he began to plan his strange, melancholy garden. What is known of the garden is mostly just what historians have found by visiting...