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  • Media silence on eve of Italy's crunch referendum

    12/03/2016 7:09:47 PM PST · by Mariner · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2016 | Fanny CARRIER
    Rome (AFP) - Media silence was imposed across Italy Saturday on the eve of a constitutional referendum crucial for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has staked his future on the government reforms. In the frantic final round of campaigning which ended on Friday, Renzi's rivals vowed to defeat referendum proposals to streamline parliament and force the centre-left leader out of office. The 41-year-old premier is hoping for a last-minute turnaround in voter sentiment, having pledged to quit in the event of a "No". While all media comment on the referendum is now banned until polling ends at 11:00 pm (2200...
  • Is this weekend the EU DIES? Major votes in Italy and Austria could spark end of the bloc

    12/03/2016 7:12:39 PM PST · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 3, 2016 | ZOIE O'BRIEN
    THE EUROPEAN UNION looks set to be shattered by a potential influx of Eurosceptic country leaders who refuse to toe the line of the Brussels elite This weekend Austria could be set to elect its first far-right leader while Italy could simultaneously lose its Europhile Prime Minister. Both outcomes would be a massive blow to the Union as fear begins to spread around the the corridors of Brussels - both nations have put a vote to the people and could start the process of engineering themselves out of the EU. The beleaguered EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker is watching his superstate...
  • The Corporatists vs. The Decent People: The Elections This Weekend And Where They May Lead

    12/03/2016 4:00:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    12/3/2016 | Self
    They say the third time is a charm and for the third time this year, a runoff election for president of Austria is set for tomorrow, December 4th. The first runoff earlier this year resulted in victory for leftist candidate Alexander van der Bellen over Nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer. But Hofer's Austrian Freedom Party challenged the election in court alleging irregularities in postal ballots (absentee votes). And they won. A second election was set for early this fall but the government decided to cancel the vote when early postal ballots were discovered to have irregularities in them. Polling data at...
  • Italians to Vote on Referendum with Massive Potential Consquences

    12/03/2016 3:37:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Italians will vote on a referendum for reforming the senate on Sunday, but the implications for a loss could collapse the Italian government and threaten the Eurozone. The Italian referendum on Sunday, December 4th, is at face value a vote on constitutional reform of the senate that would limit the power of the upper house of parliament to veto bills, among other proposed amendments to the constitution.
  • With Populist Anger Rising, Italy May Be Next Domino to Fall (Sunday's Referendum)

    12/02/2016 7:42:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 19 replies
    NYTimes ^ | DEC. 2, 2016 | JASON HOROWITZ
    Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, only 41, once seemed to have solved the riddle of how to survive Europe’s populist, anti-establishment tempest. But with a critical national referendum on Sunday, the populist wave is now threatening to crush him and plunge Italy into a political crisis when the European Union is already reeling. From Washington to Brussels to Berlin, fears are rising that Italy may be stumbling into its own “Brexit” moment. What should be an inward-looking referendum on whether to overhaul Italy’s ossified political and electoral system has taken on much broader import. Financial analysts warn of a potential...
  • Italy's Minister Of Interior: Surrender Your Homes To Migrants Or Face Jail

    11/28/2016 4:17:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 11/27/16 | Chris Menahan
    Migrants, Alfano’s Blackmail: Jail for those who resist requisitions According to sources in the Interior Ministry, the Viminale Plan foresees enforcement agents and detention measures for those who resist requisition of their premises for migrants. The Interior Ministry in the figure of Angelino Alfano is preparing to requisition the real estate of Italians to place migrants. It will be done, explains Il Giornale, beginning only as of December 4 or after a consultation referendum, in order to avoid allowing protests by citizens to influence the outcome of the vote. Because it is indeed the protests that worry Alfano. The barricades...
  • Italian Interior Ministry: You Must Take in Migrants — Or Else

    11/26/2016 9:30:46 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 25 Nov, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Migrants, Alfano’s Blackmail: Jail for those who resist requisitions According to sources in the Interior Ministry, the Viminale Plan foresees enforcement agents and detention measures for those who resist requisition of their premises for migrants. The Interior Ministry in the figure of Angelino Alfano is preparing to requisition the real estate of Italians to place migrants. It will be done, explains Il Giornale, beginning only as of December 4 or after a consultation referendum, in order to avoid allowing protests by citizens to influence the outcome of the vote. Because it is indeed the protests that worry Alfano. The barricades...
  • African Migrants Riot Against ‘Racist’ Italians: ‘Allah Will Guide Us in Revenge’

    11/25/2016 3:33:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/25/16 | Virginia Hale
    Locals were terrified as African migrants rioted, throwing projectiles and screaming threats at passers-by in a protest against “racist” Italians on Wednesday and Thursday in Turin.The Bataclan massacre was a “revenge of the excluded”, warned one of the hundreds of migrants, most of them illegal, who took to the streets to protest against not being given a “decent life” by Italian taxpayers.“We have nothing in this city”, a man from Cameroon said, angry that people in Italy “do not understand that we are also boys and would like a decent life”.The rioters are among 1,500 Africans illegally squatting in Turin’s abandoned...
  • Italy NEXT to reject establishment as protest vote set to WIN referendum, shock poll finds

    11/24/2016 1:12:25 PM PST · by Petrosius · 10 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | November 24, 2016 | Rehema Figueiredo
    ITALY is set to deal a hammer blow to its government as the latest polls revealed voters will punish Matteo Renzi's administration in the upcoming referendum. The prime minister's failure to reach out to working class suggest large regions will snub Mr Renzi's plan for constitutional reform. A Demos poll has revealed Mr Renzi's reforms will be rejected by an 11 percentage point margin in the south of the country - where most of the poorest regions are located - compared with a seven-point margin across the country. As the nation prepares for a momentous referendum, which could spark an...
  • ITALY: Explosions at Muslim invader center... violence between locals, African Muslim illegals [tr]

    11/24/2016 12:41:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | UK Express
    ITALY: Explosions at Muslim invader center in Turin, violence between locals and African Muslim illegals shuts down city Violence erupted outside a former Olympic village accommodation in Italy where 1,300 Muslim invaders are being housed. Long-standing tensions between local residents and Muslims broke out last night when two explosions were set off just outside the migrant centre in Turin. UK Express The powerful explosions were strong enough to shake windows of nearby houses, according to local residents. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/736142/Violence-locals-migrants-Turin-letter-bomb In the morning, a group of around 300 African Muslims blocked the main road outside of the housing block. They also smashed...
  • Italy Report: ‘More Immigrants = More Crime’

    11/23/2016 12:35:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | November 23, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    There is a direct correlation between the number of immigrants entering the country and the rise in the crime rate, according to a report published Wednesday by the Italian daily, Il Giornale. In its front page report titled “More Immigrants = More Crime,” the newspaper cited results from a recent study conducted by the Confcommercio group on the statistical connection between crime and immigration. The report found that in a determined area, if the number of immigrants increases by 1 percent, the crime rate in the same area goes up by 0.4 percent. Moreover, the study revealed that among Italian...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • Italy: “Give us back our mosques or we will pray to Allah in the Vatican”

    11/20/2016 1:47:04 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/202106 | Robert Spencer
    The Pope should welcome them into the Vatican and give them a church to pray in. After all, he just said: “We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy. An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or their social class. An enemy because they think differently or even have a different faith.” The Pope doesn’t want to be thought of us...
  • Swedish PM still waiting for Trump phone call

    11/18/2016 4:07:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 94 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 18 Nov 2016 08:03 GMT+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Donald Trump has yet to arrange to speak with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, despite the Swedish leader sending him a congratulatory letter and the US President-elect already calling Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. “We have sent a letter of congratulations of course, and then the Government Offices made contact with the (US) transition team,” Löfven explained in comments reported by Swedish news agency TT. Trump’s transition team has released a list of the heads of government and top politicians he has spoken with. The 29 names include European leaders like Italian PM Matteo Renzi, British PM Theresa May,...
  • Vanity: Wikileaks " italy-child-sex-2008" audio files.Need translation

    https://file.wikileaks.org/file/italy-child-sex-2008/
  • TWITTER: Meanwhile in a pedestrian zone in Italy... washing day. Cultural enrichment...

    11/14/2016 6:28:18 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    Twitter video ^ | 11-14-16
    A must see video from an I-Phone. An apparent refugee in Italy washing his rear end and drinking from what appears to be a fire hydrant.
  • How I Almost Died in the Flood of the Arno

    11/13/2016 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 13, 2016 | Jim Whiting
    Do I remember it? We were in it! It was before the Arno burst its banks and drowned Florence, but it had been raining hard and continuously for many days. Having "done" Firenze, we were driving south at 6:00 A.M., out of Sienna, headed for Rome to rendezvous with our friend. The autostrada was not completed, so we were on the local road, cutting through the hillsides. The road went down the hillside, made a hairpin bend, and cut up the other side of the ridge. I slowed for the curve but didn't realize it was under several inches of...
  • Italy's Northern League leader Salvini says will run for PM

    11/12/2016 5:42:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 12th, 2016 | by Valentina Za
    Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League, said on Saturday he would run for prime minister at the next election as the country nears a referendum that could unseat the government. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked the future of his centre-left government on a constitutional reform that will be put to a referendum vote on Dec. 4. Salvini, 43, led a rally against the reform on Saturday in Florence, traditionally a centre-left city where Renzi was mayor before becoming prime minister. Speaking to an estimated 10,000 people in the central Santa Croce square, Salvini announced his candidacy...
  • Muslims in Italy: ‘Give Us Back Our Mosques or We Will Pray to Allah in the Vatican’

    11/11/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Despite a major Muslim protest at the Colosseum against the closure of illegal mosques, Rome police have continued shutting down so-called “garage mosques,” and now Muslims are threatening to invade Saint Peter’s Basilica to pray there. This week, authorities closed down another makeshift mosque in Rome for failure to meet building norms and for non-compliance with safety standards, the sixth such mosque-closing in the last months.In response, Muslims in Rome have threatened to invade the Vatican to pray in Saint Peter’s Basilica, which Italian media are calling Islamic “blackmail.”“As many as 300 people can pray here; where will we go...
  • Yes, Natural Disasters can be Divine Punishment for Human Iniquity - Roberto de Mattei

    11/08/2016 7:48:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 5, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Since August 24th this year, Italy has been struck by a series of violent earthquakes, and after two months they show no signs of diminishing. According to the seismologists, there have been thousands of aftershocks, different in their intensity and magnitude. Up until now, there have been a limited number of victims, but there has been severe damage to the churches and public and private buildings, depriving tens of thousands of Italians of their material goods and homes. The quake on October 30th - the most severe after August 24th - was felt all over Italy, from Bari to Bolzano...
  • 'Ethnicity: Italian or Sicilian?' UK schools provoke row with online form

    11/05/2016 5:07:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    The Italian Ambassador to the UK has intervened after parents complained about the distinction made between Italy, Sicily and Naples in school district questionnaires. When selecting their ethnicity from a drop-down menu on school district websites, Italians in the UK faced a surprising choice. They were asked to define themselves as either 'Italian', 'Italian - Sicilian', 'Italian - Neapolitan' or 'Italian - Other'. Complaints initially came from parents in Bradford, north England, but it became clear this was not an isolated case, and that several school districts in England and Wales differentiated between northern and southern Italians. The Italian Embassy...
  • Blood On Her Hands! Hacked Hillary Emails Reveal She Knowingly Delayed Benghazi Rescue

    11/05/2016 1:10:02 PM PDT · by justlurking · 62 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 2016-11-05 | DYLAN HOWARD & MIKE JACCARINO
    Hillary Clinton refused to send help as the terrifying Benghazi attacks unfolded, according to messages allegedly hacked from her email server and distributed by Russian operatives.RadarOnline has obtained a report about the allegedly hacked messages that was created by Italy’s foreign intelligence agency, or the Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna, after a meeting with their Russian counterparts on October 22. (These files were written in Italian, and then translated by a respected New York City professor of the language.)One section of the report deals with September 2012 — the same month as the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya...
  • Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

    11/05/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 5 November 2016 14:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were “divine punishment” for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath. Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, a theologian known for his hardline views, made the comments on October 30, the day central Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — according to Italian media. […] Cavalcoli said on Radio Maria that the seismic shocks were “divine punishment” for "the offense to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular...
  • Huma Abedin lashing out at Sen. Chuck Grassley for “damaging her reputation”

    08/26/2015 2:42:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hillary Clinton’s long time confidant, Huma Abedin, is sick and tired of you nasty Republicans dragging her good name through the mud and she’s not going to take it anymore. In response to the mean spirited nature of a Senate Committee asking the State Department to produce certain documents related to her time working for the agency, Abedin’s lawyer has sent a letter to Chuck Grassley telling him he needs to knock off his offensive behavior. (New York Times) A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the...
  • The Basicila of Norcia is destroyed by Earthquake.

    10/30/2016 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Monks of Norcia ^ | October 30, 2016 | The Monks of Norcia
    Dear friends, Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia. The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected, and the priests of the monastery are searching for any who may need the Last Rites. The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake. May this image serve to illustrate the power of this earthquake, and the urgency we monks feel to seek out those who need the Sacraments on this difficult day for Italy. Relying, as ever, on your prayers...
  • Basilica of St. Benedict 'Destroyed' in Central Italy's Latest 6.6-Magnitude Quake

    10/30/2016 1:47:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, October 30, 2016, | Nicole Hensley
    The centuries-old Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia — already damaged in a spate of strong quakes in central Italy — was "destroyed" early Sunday in the latest and greatest of tremors, its monks said. The monastery was among dozens of building in towns scattered throughout the mountainous region to collapse during the 6.6-magnitude quake that struck around 7:40 a.m., according to reports. There was no immediate reports of fatalities, but officials with Italy’s civil protection agency said there were injuries following the seismic activity. First responders rushed to piles of rubble searching for trapped victims after the tremor woke...
  • Italy earthquake: 6.6 magnitude shock felt in Rome

    10/30/2016 1:03:23 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 10/30/2016 | Bonnie Malkin
    Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Angela Giuffrida report that while it is clear that structures sustained major damage, it is too early to tell whether the latest disaster caused major injuries or fatalities: “It all came down, now there is no more town,” said the mayor of Arquata del Tronto, Aleandro Petrucci. But, he added, there were already “red zones” in place that had been abandoned after the previous quakes. “The few people who remained have gone out to the streets, and are embracing. Now we’re going around to see what happened,” he said. Cesare Spuri, the head of Civil Protection in...
  • Adriatic town blocks arrival of 12 female migrants

    10/28/2016 9:31:31 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2016
    Residents in a town on Italy's Adriatic coast are blockading a hostel to prevent the arrival of 12 female migrants, one of them pregnant, who were to be housed there, in a sign of growing tension amid persistent migrant arrivals. The impasse in the town of Goro came after new government figures showed migrant arrivals have surpassed the same period last year, with 153,632 so far. That compares with 153,846 for all of last year. And while the pace is shy of the 2014 record of 170,000 migrants, Italy has tightened its borders under pressure from its European partners, meaning...
  • Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

    10/26/2016 9:40:09 PM PDT · by moose07 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 27/10/2016 | BBC
    Two strong earthquakes have hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending scared residents into the streets. A 5.5-magnitude quake struck at 1910 local time (1710 GMT) near Visso in Macerata province, officials said. It was followed two hours later by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in the same area. Several people were hurt, but there were no immediate reports of deaths. The quakes come two months after a powerful earthquake struck slightly to the south, killing 298 people. The 6.2 magnitude quake, on 24 August, toppled buildings in Amatrice and villages in the mountainous region around the town, which is just...
  • Stronger 2nd earthquake strikes Italy

    10/26/2016 12:51:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    cbc news ^ | October 26, 2016
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, one hour after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the region. The quake was felt in the capital, shaking centuries-old palazzi in its historic centre. There were scattered accounts of pieces of buildings falling but no immediate reports of injuries.
  • M5.5 - 7km SSW of Visso, Italy

    10/26/2016 11:36:10 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    US Geologic Survey ^ | Oct 26, 2016
    Review Status REVIEWED Magnitude 5.5 mww Depth 10.0 km Time 2016-10-26 17:10:37.710 (UTC)
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship

    10/22/2016 11:34:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 October 2016 13:48 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Several hundred Muslims staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practice their faith in Italy. Organizers said they had called the demonstration following the recent closure on administrative grounds of five makeshift mosques. Many Italian Muslims suspect local authorities are responding to a climate of mistrust caused by recent Islamist attacks in Europe by closing down the places of worship on the grounds of easily resolved problems such as the number of toilets on a particular premises. …
  • Italian Military Unveils New Tank as Parliament Ponders Funding

    10/21/2016 8:25:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 20.10.2016
    On Wednesday, Italian defense officials and industry representatives gathered at a military base on the outskirts of Rome to view a demonstration of Rome’s newest tank, the Centauro II. The exhibition took place on October 19 at the Cecchignola Army range. Parliament is still deliberating on whether to approve the $520 million for the combat vehicle, as Mauro Moretti, CEO of aerospace technology company Leonardo, and Deputy Defence Staff Chief Lt. Gen. Danilo Errico watched the prototype traverse ditches and steep hills. The Centauro II is more powerful than the original, with a 720-horsepower engine, a digital-communication display and a...
  • Stars Descend on White House for Obamas' Final State Dinner

    10/20/2016 12:30:13 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/20/2016 | youtube
    Stars Descend on White House for Obamas' Final State Dinner, The Obamas are hosting their final state dinner at the White House and they're going out with a bang.
  • Italy's prime minister just heavily insinuated he doesn’t want Trump to be president

    10/18/2016 10:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | October 18, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump got a shout-out of sorts from Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the Italian leader's visit to the White House on Tuesday. At an arrival ceremony on the White House's South Lawn alongside President Obama, Renzi took an indirect jab at the Republican presidential nominee, saying he hoped America's next president would be as inclusive and tolerant as Obama has been. "My personal opinion is that the name of future has to be freedom. The name of the future has to be education not intolerance, sustainability not distraction, trust not hate, bridge[s] not walls," Renzi said. Renzi followed...
  • African Muslim Destroys Invaluable Historic Statues in 4 Roman Churches, Terrorizes Tourists (Video)

    10/16/2016 7:04:48 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-14-2016 | CNA News
    Italian police have arrested a 39-year-old Ghanaian man who entered several historic churches in central Rome Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, destroying a number of statues and creating panic among the faithful and tourists who were there at the time. The vandal went into action around 7:30 pm on Friday evening in Saint Praxedes Basilica. He destroyed a statue of Saint Praxedes, and then did the same with a miniature reproduction of Saint Anthony, cutting off the head, according reports by various Italian media. The pastor, Father Pedro Savelli, explained that “right away I thought it was an attack by...
  • A town in Italy now has a wine fountain that lets people get free wine at all hours of the day

    10/15/2016 8:46:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 40 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 15 Oct 2016 | Ellen Scott
    We think we’ve just found our happy place. The town of Caldari di Ortona, Abruzzo, Italy, has always been a delightful destination. It’s a spot on a popular pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso, and has glorious sights to be seen and vineyards to visit. But recently, the town has introduced a feature that takes it from ‘ooh, I’d like to visit there, maybe’ to ‘TAKE ME THERE, NOW’. If you visit Caldari di Ortona, you will find a fountain. But not just any fountain. We’re talking about a wine fountain, that dispenses free wine 24/7. The fountain sits...
  • ITALY: African Muslim destroys invaluable historic Statues in 4 Roman Churches, terrorizes Tourists

    10/15/2016 5:21:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    YouTube (two minute video) ^ | October 13, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df_si1PnEcY
  • How Roman Central Planners Destroyed Their Economy

    10/07/2016 5:30:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10/5/2016 | Richard M. Ebeling
    In 449 B.C., the Roman government passed the Law of the Twelve Tables, regulating much of commercial, social, and family life. Some of these laws were reasonable and consistent with an economy of contract and commerce; others prescribed gruesome punishments and assigned cruel powers and privileges given to some. Other regulations fixed a maximum rate of interest on loans of approximately 8 percent. The Roman government also had the habit of periodically forgiving all interest owed in the society; that is, it legally freed private debtors from having to pay back interest due to private creditors. The Roman government also...
  • Italy Is Prepping Its Aircraft Carrier to Handle Stealth Fighters

    10/06/2016 6:51:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 6, 2016 | FRANCO IACCH
    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B takes off from USS ‘Wasp’ in 2011. Marine Corps photo Cavour, Italy’s only aircraft carrier, is designed to accommodate up to 12 F-35B stealth jump jets. In theory. In reality, actually operating the stealth fighters requires Cavour to undergo some significant modifications. Although conceptually similar to the smaller Harrier jump jet that already flies from Cavour, the Lockheed Martin F-35B produces much more heat than the older Boeing fighter does. During takeoff and landing, the F-35B’s thrust peaks at 186 kilonewtons. By contrast, the most powerful engine ever installed in a Harrier, the Pegasus 11-61/Mk.107,...
  • 20,000 migrants could be ejected from Italy's shelters after government runs out of funds

    09/28/2016 12:34:15 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Nick Squires
    Up to 20,000 migrants and asylum seekers could be turfed onto the streets in Italy because of a shortfall in funding for the country’s overstretched reception centres, the interior ministry has warned. A budget shortfall of 60 million euros could lead to the closing of some reception centres within weeks. Migrants would then have to fend for themselves but would also be free to try to head towards the wealthier countries of northern Europe, including Britain. The interior ministry warned that having so many migrants wandering around Italy “could create problems of public order because of the social tensions that...
  • Italy's migrant centers are running out of money

    09/26/2016 10:02:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 26 Sep 2016 11:34 GMT+02:00 | Catherine Edwards
    The accommodation centers which house migrants across Italy are running out of money and if the funds don’t turn up by the end of the month, they may be unable to continue. The centers are run by charitable organizations and NGOs, which provide accommodation, food and health care to those living there. But the Italian Treasury owes them €600 million, according to Il Corriere, and the organizations have set the government a strict deadline to pay up: this Friday. […] The cost of providing accommodation, food and healthcare for new arrivals cost Italy over €1 billion in 2015. …
  • Rasputin (Boney M) - 1970s

    09/22/2016 1:46:11 AM PDT · by odds · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 22/09/2016 | Me
    Nothing special. A YouTube video of Boney-M and one of their popular songs "Rasputin". It is funny in today's social & political context. Check out the Italian presenter with his bouffant hairdo.. if you speak Italian it'd be a bonus.
  • Italy 'ready to go alone on migrants'

    09/21/2016 10:24:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    ANSA ^ | 18 September 2016
    New York, September 19 - Premier Matteo Renzi on Monday reiterated his disappointment at Friday's EU summit in Bratislava, which concluded with him openly coming out against Germany's and France's stance on migrants and economic growth for the bloc's post-Brexit future. "If Europe continues like this, we'll have to get organised and act autonomously on immigration," Renzi said. "This is the only new development to come from Bratislava, where there were so many words, but we weren't capable to saying anything clear about the issue of Africa. "That's why, to use a euphemism, we didn't take it well. "(European Commission...
  • Italy on the verge of the stupidest censorship law in European history

    09/19/2016 10:09:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    boingboing ^ | SEP 18 2016 | CORY DOCTOROW
    After a string of high-profile cyberbullying and revenge-porn incidents, the Italian Chamber of Deputies has put forward a bill that will do nothing to prevent these abuses, and everything to allow for rampant, unaccountable censorship of the Italian internet, without rule of law or penalty for abuse. Under the proposed law, the "site manager" of Italian media, including bloggers, newspapers and social networks would be obliged to censor "mockery" based on "the personal and social condition" of the victim -- that is, anything the recipient felt was personally insulting. The penalty for failing to take action is a fine of...
  • Italian PM Renzi says he is tired of wasting time at European summits

    09/18/2016 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    DW ^ | 17 September 2016
    "We have no use for staged events," the Italian PM has said one day after a meeting of European Union leaders. Renzi had refused to appear during closing press conference with his German and French counterparts. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi blasted the latest European Union summit in Bratislava on Saturday, effectively labeling Friday's high-level meeting a waste of time. "I don't think it would be right for Italy to pretend not to notice when things are not getting any better," Renzi said at a conference in Florence. Hours earlier, he criticized the summit in an interview with TV broadcaster...
  • The migrant camp set to blight Lake Como for YEARS as pre-fab site for 300 people [tr]

    09/09/2016 6:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9 ,2016 | Paul Thompson
    These are the first pictures of a new pre-fab migrant camp that has been built in the heart of an Italian tourist hotspot that is popular with the rich and famous including Hollywood star George Clooney. And officials in the town have admitted that the camp could remain there for years. Tucked away on a side street and sandwiched between an empty factory and cemetery in Como, the site is where up to 300 migrants will now call home until they can leave Italy.
  • Scientists find keys to a long life in Italy's 100 club village

    09/05/2016 6:59:52 AM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | Sept 5, 2016
    Scientists on Monday revealed part of the secret to why a small village in southern Italy has an unusual number of centenarians - low levels of a particular hormone that affects circulation. Italian and US experts have spent the last six months investigating the extraordinary longevity of residents of Acciaroli, where more than one in 10 - 81 at the mayor's last count - of the village's population of 700 is over 100 years old.
  • Charlie Hebdo slammed for 'lasagna' cartoon on Italy earthquake victims

    09/02/2016 3:49:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:17 PM ET, Fri September 2, 2016 | Tim Hume,
    The latest edition of the edgy French publication features a cartoon entitled "Earthquake, Italian-style," which depicts victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake with varying degrees of injury, each likened to an Italian recipe. A severely bleeding man is labelled "penne with tomato sauce." A woman with a badly bruised or burned face is "penne au gratin." And a pile of victims pancaked beneath a collapsed building, their legs sticking out from the bloodied rubble, is "lasagna."