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  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Bicycle Thief (1948)

    05/22/2015 8:20:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Life in post-WW2 Italy is a difficult one for a working man. Jobs are scarce, and only a handful of men even get considered for most positions. Antonio Ricci is one of the lucky ones this day. He lands a job delivering handbills, with the only requirement being that he have a bicycle to make all of his stops in the city. Joy quickly turns to fear, however, when a local thief steals Antonio's bike on the eve of his new job. Fearful of losing his job, and panicked at the thought of not being able to provide for his...
  • IN A MOMENT A SUDDENLY " PENTECOST IS TODAY " [charismatic caucus]

    05/21/2015 8:31:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 17 replies
    HolySpirit ^ | bible,Jedediah
    A new wind of "ADD " Venture is coming to you , Prepare for the wind that is blowing through , For what is coming is The One and The Three , All in agreement " The All Of Me " , The gates of hell shall not prevail , For what is coming is a HOLY GALE ! Isaiah 43:18-20 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in...
  • From Israel to Italy Today; Troublesome Muslims there too; Urinating on Mary; Wake up America!

    05/20/2015 2:25:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | May 20, 2015 | Steve Ray
    On Sunday, May 10, after church mass, a group of young Muslim immigrants interrupted a Catholic procession in honor of the Virgin Mary.  They hurled verbal insults, shouts, and threats as the group passed in front of the Islamic Cultural Center in Conselice, a small town in lower Romagna.Approximately 100 Catholic Christians, including several small children, were preparing to receive their first Holy Communion, when Muslims from the Islamic Center began howling verbal abuses and threats at the passing procession.According to an eyewitness, “During the slow procession of the sacred image, some kids on the ground floor of the building of the headquarters of...
  • Germany backs ‘Euro-drone’ to challenge US

    05/18/2015 5:32:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 May 2015 14:11 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A European project to build a military drone by 2025 took wing on Monday as Germany, France and Italy signed a deal to start technical work and end their reliance on US- and Israeli-made models. The scheme for a pilotless aircraft built by the three EU powers could be worth up to €1 billion ($1.2 billion) if it gets airborne, officials said after the deal was signed in Brussels. “The goal of the Euro-drone is that we can decide by ourselves in Europe on what we use it, where we deploy the Euro-drone and how we use it,” German Defense...
  • Italy: Muslims Threaten and Insult Catholic Procession

    05/18/2015 3:26:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 5/18/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    On Sunday, May 10, after church mass, a group of young Muslim immigrants interrupted a Catholic procession in honor of the Virgin Mary. They hurled verbal insults, shouts, and threats as the group passed in front of the Islamic Cultural Center in Conselice, a small town in lower Romagna.Approximately 100 Catholic Christians, including several small children, were preparing to receive their first Holy Communion, when Muslims from the Islamic Center began howling verbal abuses and threats at the passing procession.According to an eyewitness, “During the slow procession of the sacred image, some kids on the ground floor of the building...
  • Italian Official Under Fire For Allegedly Calling Female Footballers ‘A Bunch of Lesbians’

    05/16/2015 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | May 16, 2015 | Marcus Christenson
    Italian Official Under Fire For Allegedly Calling Female Footballers ‘A Bunch of Lesbians’ Marcus Christenson 16 May 2015 An Italian football official is under pressure to resign after allegedly referring to female players as a “bunch of lesbians”. Felice Belloli, the president of the county’s amateur football association, allegedly made the comments when discussing funding for women’s football in the country. The Italian Football Association (FIGC) opened an investigation on Friday after it was sent the minutes of the meeting of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (LND). Belloli allegedly said: “That’s enough, we can’t always talk about giving money to this...
  • Italian girl, 12, beaten by classmate, for wearing crucifix

    05/15/2015 12:48:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 54 replies
    (ANSA) Terni, May 15 - A schoolboy of African origin attacked a 12-year-old-girl at a school in central Italy because she was wearing a crucifix on a neck chain, police said Friday. The boy punched the girl violently in the back at the entrance to a middle school in the town of Terni on Thursday and the girl's mother caught the boy, who subsequently told Carabinieri paramilitary police he attacked the girl because she was wearing a crucifix, police sources said. The boy, who first attended the school some three weeks ago, had bullied the girl over the past four...
  • MY HEART AND WILL FOR MY CHILDREN [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/11/2015 7:25:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Foundations are being laid now in my children that have crossed the threshing floor of My heart and will for all my children of light , for to partake of my cup you must enter into me in all fullness and truth therefore obey my statutes and “ live “ my words to you given upon the foundation of my kingdom “ My heart “ , for truly as I send my sent ones and speak through my prophets , the oracles shall reveal themselves to all those that receive me in the manner I choose to come, for many...
  • Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds

    07/03/2011 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Palter · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 July 2011 | A. E. Hotchner
    EARLY one morning, 50 years ago today, while his wife, Mary, slept upstairs, Ernest Hemingway went into the vestibule of his Ketchum, Idaho, house, selected his favorite shotgun from the rack, inserted shells into its chambers and ended his life. There were many differing explanations at the time: that he had terminal cancer or money problems, that it was an accident, that he’d quarreled with Mary. None were true. As his friends knew, he’d been suffering from depression and paranoia for the last year of his life. Ernest and I were friends for 14 years. I dramatized many of his...
  • Oto Melara showcases for the first time its 20 mm Gunship air-to-ground gun system

    05/08/2015 8:24:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    Air Recognition ^ | 07 May 2015
    At IDEF 2015, which is held in Istanbul from 5-8 May, Italian company Oto Melara is showcasing for the first time the new 20mm Gunship for which commercial contacts with the Turkish aeronautic company TAI have already started. Gunship by Oto Melara is a palletized air-to-ground gun system, designed to be operated from military cargo aircraft, such as C130s (all versions), C27s or any other which has a standard military pallet (88’x108’) capability. Oto Melara Gunship 20 mm air-to-ground gun system at IDEF 2015 In the present day stand-alone configuration, the Gunship system is self contained in a single cargo...
  • Forget the Money, ask St Anthony! (Catholic Caucus)

    05/08/2015 2:19:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 8, 2015 | LAWRENCE BRAZIER
    Let’s face it, there is one route the finance guys have yet to try. You have to pray to a saint! Am I right?We had a problem. A BIG problem! Exactly, it was all about money. We were staring two mortgages in the face. Changing houses is easy if your bank goes along with the idea. We had found our new dream residence. Signed on the dotted line and then our bank refused us a bridging loan. We needed badly to sell our old house.I mused, stared at the sky. My wife was more practical.“We will ask St Anthony,”...
  • FEARLESSLY MADE ![Charistmatic caucus]

    05/05/2015 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, ^ | jedediah
    Perplexity in spirit comes when you question My ability to proceed in your life and it is then total surrender is not only Warranted but served for truly as your Judge and Advocate I "Declare" The Truth for your future for the past is just that. So be as Lot not his wife and take My hand into Zion for only as you believe You "Are" and I "AM" ! Habakkuk 2:2-3 Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at...
  • To boldly brew: Italian astronaut makes first espresso in space

    05/04/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the first espresso machine in space over the weekend. She posted a selfie on Twitter from the International Space Station on Sunday, sipping from a cup designed for use in zero-gravity. ... Cristoforetti, who returns to Earth next week after a six-month mission, almost did not get any space coffee. The experimental espresso maker, nicknamed ISSpresso after the space station’s initials, was scheduled to arrive in January but did not get to orbit until April because of a shipment backlog. Lavazza, the Italian coffee manufacturer, and the engineering firm Argotec, which teamed up on the...
  • Selfie-taking tourists shatter priceless Hercules statue

    05/04/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Hercules has been crushed — because of a selfie! A couple of tourists are in hot water after climbing onto a priceless marble statue of the mythical Greek hero in the northern city of Cremona, Italy, the Daily Mail reported. The miscreants put too much weight on the statue at the Loggia dei Militi palace during their boneheaded bid to snap a photo of themselves — shattering the crown of the Statue of the Two Hercules.
  • In Photos: Milan's May Day 'No Expo' Riots

    05/03/2015 5:07:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies
    Vice.com, Vice Media ^ | May 3, 2015 | Photos by Stefano Santangelo, words by Leonardo Bianchi
    [Photos behind link.] This article originally appeared on VICE Italy Clashes broke out between police and anti-Expo 2015 demonstrators in the northern Italian city of Milan, on May 1st. Expo – a six-month food-themed world fair – has come under fire from protesters, who are angered by a corruption scandal involving senior government and Expo officials. When it secured the rights to host the Expo seven years ago, the Italian government set aside €1.3 billion for that purpose. Now many fear the investment will go directly into the pockets of the corporations involved in the fair, instead of benefiting their...
  • Rioters in Milan smash shopfronts, throw smoke bombs as Expo opens

    05/03/2015 1:00:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 May 2015 | Phil Han
    Milan has been waiting since 2008 for this day and now it has finally come—but takeoff for the World Expo 2015 looks to be overshadowed by violent protests. The turnstiles and doors officially opened on Friday in Italy's commercial and fashion capital. But opening day excitement for the six-month-long commercial event wasn't necessarily present among the crowds on Friday. The wet weather may have dampened the number of visitors to the event on its first day—with noticeably empty entrances and security checkpoints. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Milan behind a banner reading "No Expo, Eat the...
  • BLOOD TYPE FOUND IN ICONS IS SAME AS IN SHROUD OF TURIN AND 'LANCIANO MIRACLE'

    02/08/2005 6:32:21 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 1,140+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | February 8, 2005
    The blood analyzed recently from two weeping icons in Italy and found to possess extraordinary, unique characteristics is of the AB blood type -- the same type reported in the well-known bleeding Host miracle at Lanciano, Italy, and also detected on the famed Shroud of Turin.It was last week that word came from noted Italian author Renzo Allegri [left] that blood genetically analyzed from the weeping icons was tested by a prestigious university and allegedly found to be unique to earth -- unlike any genetic structure in the world blood bank. The odds against it being of the particular...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "A Farewell To Arms"(1932)

    05/03/2015 11:20:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1932 | Frank Borzage
  • ISIS Supporters Claim Terror Group Has Spread to Rome

    04/30/2015 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 29, 2015 2:28 pm
    ISIS supporters are claiming on social media that the group is now in Rome. Catherine Herridge reported on “Happening Now” that social media accounts with known ties to ISIS are posting threatening images, alleging that the group has spread to Rome and is poised to attack. […] One tweet reads, “Now we act with photos in your street… soon we will act with our sharp knives…the future is not far away.” …
  • Read an Eye-Witness Account of Mussolini’s Final Moments

    04/28/2015 9:51:02 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4/28/2015 | Lily Rothman
    Seventy years ago on this day, April 28, 1945, the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was executed after a failed attempt to flee Italy with his mistress.
  • Considering the Crusades in the Context of the Current Conflict with Radical Islamists

    02/17/2015 6:53:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 72 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-16-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Considering the Crusades in the Context of the Current Conflict with Radical Islamists By: Msgr. Charles PopeRecent and persistent attacks by radical Muslims, especially the most recent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians, have many asking what can or should be done to end such atrocities. Military actions by numerous countries, including our own, are already underway. Most feel quite justified in these actions and many are calling for more concerted efforts to eliminate ISIS and related zealots who seem to know no pity, no reason, and no limits. I do not write here to opine on the need for...
  • Up to 1 Million Libyan Refugees Waiting to Board Ship for Europe.

    04/22/2015 8:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    One of the more interesting aspects of this flood of human misery is that it is not entirely spontaneous. Jihadi groups are doing their best to encourage it. ... That would not be surprising. In 2004 Europe agreed to pay Muhammar Gaddafi four billion pounds a year in exchange for a promise to halt people smuggling to Europe. Experts have also drawn links between the massive rise in would-be migrants and a so-called ‘deal in the desert’ struck by Tony Blair in 2004 – which saw the late Muammar Gaddafi agree to crack down on human traffickers as well as...
  • EU leaders to declare: 'We cannot take more migrants'

    04/23/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 4/23/2015
    One of the messages the EU heads of state and government are expected to deliver at their extraordinary summit today (23 April) is that the Union cannot absorb any more mass arrivals of migrants, as they risk undermining it economically, and destroying it politically. The meeting will take place today at 1600, following public outrage after 900 migrants died on Sunday, when their boat sank on its way to Europe from Libya. Diplomats said that the summit will come up with four main messages. The first is that the EU is ready to save lives. Indeed, leaders are likely to...
  • Italian police take down “very well-structured” AQ network poised to attack Vatican

    04/24/2015 6:55:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Italian police raided several locations today throughout the country, arresting eighteen people in an effort to shut down a “very well-structured” al-Qaeda finance and operations network. The ring had targeted the Vatican in 2010 and again just recently, and had also worked to raise money through human-trafficking operations. Even with that, though, the ring predates the post-Qaddafi surge in refugees, and was comprised mainly of Pakistanis, not North Africans.Two of the men arrested had worked at one time as bodyguards for Osama bin Laden: NBC News has video of the raids:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Mario Carta said counterterrorism...
  • Mrs Clinton Holds Candlelight Vigil for Adam Yahiye Gadahn!

    04/23/2015 8:30:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 23, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Breaking: US drone strikes in Pakistan killed US, Italian hostages; live video of Obama statement

    04/23/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Heartbreaking news, and a demonstration of the limit of remote-control warfare. The US drone program in Pakistan inadvertently killed two Western hostages being held by al-Qaeda, including an American whose family had repeatedly appealed for his release based on his age and health: A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, senior Obama administration officials said.The killing of American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto is the first known instance in which the U.S. has accidentally...
  • White House: American, Italian hostages killed in US counterterror operation

    04/23/2015 6:59:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    The White House says U.S. counterterrorism operations killed American and Italian hostages held by Al Qaeda, as well as two Americans who were working with the terror organization. It says the U.S. recently concluded that American Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, hostages held by Al Qaeda, were killed in a January operation in a border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The White House says it also believes two other Americans were recently killed in a counterterrorism operation in the same region.
  • Warren Weinstein, Adam Gadahn Killed in U.S. Operation

    04/23/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 99 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski, Robert Windrem and Tracy Connor
    Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, as was an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, and another American who was an al Qaeda leader, the White House announced on Thursday. Officials also announced that a separate operation killed Adam Gadahn, another American who became a prominent al Qaeda member. The White House said it was unaware the four were present at the sites. President Obama was set to make a statement after 10 a.m. ET. "The operation targeted an al-Qa'ida-associated compound, where we had no reason to...
  • Why ISIS Advises Western Jihadists to Carry Nerf Guns and Condoms

    04/19/2015 4:35:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2015-04-19 | Bridget Johnson
    A guide for jihadists in the West issued by ISIS late last month urges followers to train with Nerf guns and watch Bourne films as part of their under-the-radar preparation for terrorist attacks. “Many Muslims are putting alot of effort into showing the world that we are peaceful citizens, we’re spending thousands of Euros to do Da’wah (invitation to Islam) campaigns to show how good we are in society, but we’re miserably failing. The leaders of disbelief repeatedly lie in the media and say that we Muslims are all terrorists, while we denied it and wanted to be peaceful...
  • Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians

    04/19/2015 12:58:15 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04-19-2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive, thought to be in the south and the west of the country. At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up and shot in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach before being beheaded.
  • laughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video

    04/19/2015 10:28:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Daily Mail(UK) ^ | April 19, 2015 | LYDIA WILLGRESS
    Slaughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video Video seems to show militants in Libya holding one group of at least 16 captive on a beach and 12 others in a desert Before the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert Ethiopia unable to confirm its citizens were killed by militants in the footage but condemned the 'atrocious act' It comes two months after 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by extremists in a similar video from Libya By LYDIA WILLGRESS...
  • Boko Haram Adopts ISIS' Bloody Religious Cleansing Strategy [EVIL Spreads, World Ignores!]

    04/19/2015 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 19, 2015 | Steve Dorsey
    Boko Haram Adopts ISIS' Bloody Religious Cleansing Strategy By Steve Dorsey April 19, 2015 The Islamic militant group Boko Haram is adopting ISIS' bloody strategy of stamping out Christianity with a frightening fervor, putting Nigeria's 70 million followers of Jesus in danger for their lives, fearful human rights advocates say. Boko Haram leaders vowed their formal allegiance to IS in an audio message in Arabic posted to Twitter last month, according to intelligence analysts. The militant group has launched murderous rampages across northeastern Nigeria, and into neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger. In an attack April 7, Islamist extremists disguised themselves...
  • ISIS Claims Slaughter Of Christians In Libya Again [Obama's Evil JV-Team At Work!]

    04/19/2015 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 19, 2015
    April 19, 2015 ISIS Claims Slaughter Of Christians In Libya Again Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, April 17, 2015 CAIRO - A video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates. The 29-minute online video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an ISIS affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other...
  • Up To 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

    04/19/2015 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4-19-2015 | Reuters, Antonio Denti
    PALERMO, Italy April 19 (Reuters) - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Antonino Irato, a senior official from the Italian border police, told television station RaiNews24. He said 24 bodies had been recovered.
  • Migrant Boat With Up to 700 On Board Capsizes South of Italy

    04/19/2015 8:43:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | April 19. 2015
    LONDON — A major search-and-rescue operation was underway Sunday after a migrant boat with up to 700 on board capsized in Libyan waters, south of Italy. Twenty-eight people have been rescued, while 24 bodies have been recovered, the Italian coast guard said on Twitter. If confirmed, the disaster would be one of the worst seen during the decades-long migrant crisis in the southern Mediterranean, and would bring the total number of dead since the beginning of the year to more than 1,500.
  • New North America Viking Voyage Discovered

    06/06/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 5, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Some 1,000 years ago, the Vikings set off on a voyage to Notre Dame Bay in modern-day Newfoundland, Canada, new evidence suggests. The journey would have taken the Vikings, also called the Norse, from L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the same island to a densely populated part of Newfoundland and may have led to the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous people of the New World.
  • Mystery Surrounds Possible Oldest Church in North America

    04/17/2007 2:12:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 16, 2007 | Heather Whipps
    North America's oldest church may lie beneath a small town in Newfoundland, according to information cobbled together from the research of a historian who recently died before publishing her seminal work. "To describe Alwyn Ruddock's claims as revolutionary would not be an exaggeration," Jones said. "If Ruddock is right, it means that the remains of the only medieval church in North America may still lie buried under the modern town of Carbonear."Ruddock, a historian with the University of London, was one of the world's foremost experts on Cabot's voyages until her death in late 2005. In keeping with her will,...
  • Well! Who did name the place?

    05/24/2003 6:27:48 AM PDT · by scouse · 8 replies · 225+ views
    BBC History page ^ | 5/24 | Macdonald
    There are two key characters in this story, John Cabot, a sailor, and Richard Amerike, a Bristol business man. Unfortunately, neither left much of themselves for us to see or read: no portrait, nothing in their own writing, no detailed contemporary record of themselves or their work. There is, however, enough recorded to know that they both achieved things of lasting importance; one very directly, the other less obviously but in its way even more portentous: Cabot awakened the world to the existence of the North American continent, and Amerike gave his name and badge to what, in time, was...
  • How America Got Its Name (not who you think!)

    10/10/2002 6:20:44 AM PDT · by Tancred · 10 replies · 849+ views
    The Natal Witness ^ | October 10, 2002 | Leslie Walford
    There isn't a Man in the Moon, pigeons won't stand still if you put a pinch of salt on their tails and Christopher Columbus didn't discover America. How many childhood certainties have proved false over the years?. Now Peter Macdonald, writing for the BBC, has claimed that America was named not after a Florentine navigator called Amerigo Vespucci but after an Anglicised Welshman called Richard Amerike. Although North America was visited by Leif Ericsson, or "Leif the Lucky", nearly 1 000 years before the birth of Christ, Europeans were generally unaware of its existence until the Genoese Giovanni Caboto, who...
  • Something to declare: America named after Welsh Customs man

    04/28/2002 8:37:13 PM PDT · by aculeus · 15 replies · 8+ views
    The Observer [UK] ^ | Sunday April 28, 2002 | Amelia Hill
    America was named after a British Customs officer and not, as historians have long believed, the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who participated in Christopher Columbus's voyages to the New World. Martin Waldseemuller, whose 1507 map of the world was the first to show the so-called Unknown Territory as a separate continent, has long been credited with naming the new land after the Florentine nobleman. But according to a new book by Rodney Broome - Amerike, The Briton Who Gave America its Name - the country was named in 1496, years before Vespucci's voyage, by John Cabot - the Bristol-based explorer...
  • Anglosphere: Celebrating Wrong Italian? (Columbus vs. Cabot)

    10/13/2002 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Tancred · 8 replies · 4,358+ views
    United Press Int'l ^ | October 12, 2002 | James C. Bennett
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A few years ago I chanced to be in Buenos Aires on Columbus Day. It is a major holiday there, during which no business is transacted. I spent the day wandering about town enjoying the celebrations. One plaza held a Columbus Day festival in which passersby could enjoy demonstrations and samples of music, dance, crafts and foods of all the various Latin American nations, and of many of the source-nations of Argentina's immigration. The interesting thing to me was the complete absence of anything representing the United States. This was not a coincidence. Columbus, and...
  • Briton found America in 1499

    08/29/2009 12:03:39 AM PDT · by OldSpice · 36 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 29 Aug., 2009 | By Tom Pettifor
    The first Briton sailed to the New World only seven years after Columbus, a long-lost royal letter reveals.Written by Henry VII 510 years ago, it suggests Bristol merchant William Weston headed for America in 1499.In his letter the king, right, instructs his Chancellor to suspend an injunction against Weston because "he will shortly with God's grace, pass and sail for to search and find if he can the new found land".Bristol University's Dr Evan Jones believes it was probably the earliest attempt to find the North-West Passage - the searoute around North America to the Pacific. He said: "Henry's...
  • The Discovery Of America: The Revolutionary Claims Of A Dead Historian

    04/04/2007 4:49:18 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 867+ views
    University Of Bristol ^ | 4-4-2007 | Alwyn Ruddock
    The discovery of America: the revolutionary claims of a dead historian Press release issued 4 April 2007Replica Of John Cabot's Ship Dr Alwyn Ruddock, a former reader in history at the University of London, was the world expert on John Cabot’s discovery voyages from Bristol to North America (1496-98). What she was said to have found out about these voyages looked set to re-write the history of the European discovery of America. Yet, when Dr Ruddock died in December 2005, having spent four decades researching this topic, she ordered the destruction of all her research. In an article published today...
  • Rewriting History: Alwyn Ruddock and John Cabot

    Alwyn Ruddock, an 89-year-old historian, had all her notes & research materials detailing perhaps tremendous discoveries relating to John Cabot's voyages to the New World in the late 1490s posthumously destroyed. This article, Rewriting History: Alwyn Ruddock and John Cabot, gives a lengthy retelling of that tale. From what I can tell, it looks as though our good friend "Peer Review" or its relatives, well-known to us from the phony Global Warming money scam, is mostly responsible for the destruction of her astonishing research on Cabot and his predecessors. Dr Evan Jones and his research partner, Margaret Condon, have set...
  • EU states renew call to label Israeli settler goods

    04/18/2015 11:11:40 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    euobserver.com ^ | 17. Apr, 2015 | euobserver.com
    Sixteen EU states have said products made by Israeli settlers should be marked in shops so that European consumers can decide whether to boycott them. The group - which includes France, Italy, Spain, and the UK - made the appeal in a letter to EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini on Monday (13 April). They said “EU-wide guideline on the labelling of settlement produce/products … is an important step in the full implementation of EU longstanding policy in relation to the preservation of the two-state solution”.
  • Muslim Passengers Throw Christians Overboard on Mediterranean Migrant Ship

    04/16/2015 11:13:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | April 16, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    What has already been a particularly lethal week for migrants trying to make their way across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe took an even more grisly turn on Thursday, when a religious dispute broke out on a boat traveling from Libya to Italy and ended with a group of Muslim passengers throwing 12 Christian migrants overboard to their deaths.
  • Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard to their deaths during Mediterranean crossing

    04/17/2015 11:35:17 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04-16-2015 | Sara Malm
    A group of Muslim migrants have been arrested for 'aggravated murder' after allegedly throwing 12 Christians into the Mediterranean sea during a recent crossing from Libya, Italian police reports.
  • More combat ships on way from European shipyards

    04/17/2015 8:21:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/17/2015 | Richard Tomkins
    TRIESTE, Italy, April 17 (UPI) -- Italian shipbuilder Orizzonte Sistemi Navali and DCNS of France have announced the construction of combat vessels for the navies of Italy and Egypt. Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A. said that OCCAR, the European Union agency in charge of multinational weapons procurement projects, had notified them that the Italian Navy was exercising a contract option to obtain two FREMM frigates. The frigates would be the ninth and tenth for Italy under the Italian-French FREMM, or Multi Mission European Frigates, program. The value of the option exercise carries a value of about $818.1 million. "Considering the effort...
  • Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

    04/16/2015 5:05:04 PM PDT · by LucyT · 26 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 16, 2015 | Staff
    ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and an aid group said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident. Palermo police said they had detained 15 people suspected in the high seas assault, which they learned of while interviewing tearful survivors from Nigeria..."
  • Italian police: Christians thrown overboard

    04/16/2015 12:22:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna
    Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.