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  • 2,300-year-old palace had a room just for killing people

    03/31/2017 9:04:55 AM PDT · by jr3000 · 72 replies
    New York Post, The Sun ^ | March 29, 2017 | Margi Murphy
    A mysterious palace that was home to a bloodthirsty and wealthy ruler some 2,300 years ago has been discovered in Mexico. The incredible building was once the home and business center for the ruler of an ancient empire that predates the Aztecs, scientists have claimed.
  • Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

    08/10/2016 1:38:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/3/16 | Nicola Harley
    A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. The palace discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall is believed to date from the sixth century - around the time that the legendary king may have lived. They believe the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are from a 6th century palace belonging to the rulers of the ancient south-west British kingdom of Dumnonia. Excavations have been taking place at the site as part of a five-year research project being run by English Heritage at the 13th century Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to find out...
  • Get Lost, You Palace-Guard Creeps

    09/20/2015 12:17:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 9-19-2015 | Mark Steyn
    As the week ended, Obama's palace guard in the American media were demanding that every other Republican candidate distance himself from Donald Trump's failure to correct, among thousands of attendees at his events, one who apparently is under the reprehensible illusion that the President is a Muslim. Any candidate who plays this game with the Obamamedia is a fool. Assuming for the sake of argument that the questioner is genuine and not a plant (like, say, the 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didn't make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial...
  • Shocking Opulence Revealed as Ukraine Leader Flees Home

    02/23/2014 8:18:05 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 2/22/2014 | unknown
    A vast country estate, marble-lined mansions, a private golf course and zoo: the unimaginable luxury of the private residence of departed Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych flung open for all to see. As parliament voted to oust Yanukovych Saturday and he fled to a pro-Russian bastion in east Ukraine after months of bloody protest again his rule, thousands of Ukrainians wondered awestruck around the breathtaking luxury of his abandoned property some 110 miles from Kiev after it was taken by demonstrators. "I am in shock," said retired military servicewoman Natalia Rudented, as she looked out over the manicured lawns studded with...
  • Iolani Palace vandal suspects appear in court

    02/10/2014 8:57:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    KHON - Honolulu ^ | Monday, February 10, 2014, | Manolo Morales
    Drew Paahao, 21, and Koa Alii Keaulana, 30, were arrested for criminal property damage and criminal trespassing. Paahao is accused of kicking the glass door of the palace, causing irreparable damage. They have not been charged. Both suspects appeared in court today on another legal matter, pleaded no contest to unrelated petty misdemeanor charges and were released this afternoon. When asked why she did it, Paahao responded, “because that’s my house. Yeah, that’s my house.” Those were the same comments Paahao made when she was first arrested Saturday morning. The glass door Paahao is accused of breaking is an original...
  • Afghanistan presidential palace attacked in Kabul

    06/24/2013 9:08:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    More than half a dozen explosions were heard as they clashed with security personnel at the palace's eastern gate, the defence ministry and a CIA station. The police said all of the attackers were killed. The Taliban said they carried out the assault. The incident comes days after President Hamid Karzai raised objections about US-backed peace talks with the Taliban. He said the High Peace Council, the government body set up to lead peace efforts, would not take part unless the process was "Afghan-led". News conference The attack near the presidential palace, in the central district of Shash Darak, began...
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • Bye-Bye bidets! US troops leaving Saddam palaces

    06/12/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 12, 2011 | REBECCA SANTANA
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Available soon: nine palaces in lakeside complex frequented by visiting kings and dictators, beautiful molded ceilings and light fixtures, many bidets, Saddam Hussein mural and former prison cell. As is, with Tomahawk missile damage. Contact: U.S. Army. Thus might read a real estate ad for the Victory Base Complex, one of the many properties the U.S. military is vacating as the Dec. 31 deadline for its withdrawal from Iraq approaches. It will leave behind probably some of the most elaborate, some would say tacky, office spaces ever used by American soldiers, sailors or Marines.
  • Caption Obama's visiting San Salvador

    03/24/2011 11:46:30 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 25 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama listen to their national anthem during an arrival ceremony at the National Palace in San Salvador March 22, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) looks at a limited edition print with images of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which has been given to him as he tours the National Cathedral in San Salvador, El Salvador March 22, 2011. Standing with Obama are: El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes (R), Archbishop of San Salvador Jose Luis Escobar Alas (L) and a translator U.S. first lady Michelle Obama smiles as she paints a mural next...
  • Kim Jong-il's Palaces as Seen on Google Earth

    05/31/2010 10:02:45 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies · 1,450+ views
    Chosun ^ | June 1,2010
    The Daily Telegraph has published satellite images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's houses and of jails in the Stalinist country. The daily carried the images under the title "A bird's eye view of the prisons and palaces of Kim Jong-il's North Korea." Images show Kim's Sinuiju palace complete with a private train station as well as a residence with a large swimming pool near Pyongyang. Other images show Pyongyang Golf Links, the North's only 18-hole golf course in Mt. Taesong; Kim's yacht moored at nearby Lake Taesong; and an ostrich farm and a chewing gum factory in Pyongyang. "Looking...
  • Banquet for Louis XIV recreated at the Palace of Versailles

    01/23/2010 6:05:34 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies · 981+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/21/2010 | Lee C Wallick
    Twenty or more not-so-dainty dishes would have been a typical evening repast for Louis XIV of France. To celebrate a show of the Sun King's art collection at the Palace of Versailles, one chef worked for a year to stage a recreation of a royal belt-buster. FIRST SERVICE Les Hors d’śuvre Royal ballotine of pheasant Petit pâté en croűte ŕ la bourgeoise Fresh deep-sea oysters Lobster aspic chaud-froid Les Potages Beef madrilčne with gold leaf spangles Pureed chestnut soup with truffles from the Court of Italy Bisque of shellfish from our coasts with a boletus infusion Pumpkin soup, fresh from...
  • The Haitian 'White Hou$e' - An omen of things to come or already pres__ent in DC?

    01/13/2010 9:35:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,257+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/10 | Reuters
    A Haitian soldier looks at the badly damaged presidential palace after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. A major earthquake rocked Haiti, killing possibly thousands of people as it toppled the presidential palace and hillside shanties alike and left the Caribbean nation appealing for international help. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI tags: - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
  • ‘Substantial’ casualties ...Haiti Presidential palace, parliament, national cathedral destroyed

    01/12/2010 6:25:04 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 60 replies · 3,954+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 1/12/09
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A powerful earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing the presidential palace and raising fears of substantial casualties in what the country’s U.S. ambassador called “a major disaster.” President René Garcia Préval was reported to be safe, but Radio Metropole of Port-au-Prince, the capital, quoted a government official as saying there were “certainly dozens of deaths.” A reporter for the Reuters news agency in Port-au-Prince said he saw dozens of dead and injured people in the rubble, which blocked streets in the city. Numerous public buildings were destroyed along with the palace, including the...
  • Video Shows Haiti's National Presidential Palace Destroyed - Video 1/12/10

    01/13/2010 6:35:17 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 966+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Haiti's National Presidential Palace that has been destroyed by the 7.0 Earthquake that struck the country yesterday. Below is a picture of what it looked like before the quake . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Posh Palace in the Moscow Region [image rich]

    11/16/2009 5:42:10 PM PST · by Daffynition · 11 replies · 873+ views
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | Nov 16 2009 | unknown
    A posh palace is being built on the bank of Istrin water reservoir in the Moscow region. It’s a mansion looking like a huge 18th century palace, which is already informally named “Istrin mansion”. Its appearance, quick development and approximate cost were recently debated in Russian blogs. But still having some guesses about who could own such a luxury, no one has an official confirmation on who the lucky man really is. The thing is that this building together with its adjacent lands was earlier presented in Google Maps, but now there are no any marks of it. To be...
  • Troops become citizens on Veterans Day

    11/12/2009 5:13:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 717+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Lindsey Bradford, USA
    On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 157 service members became America's newest citizens during a naturalization ceremony in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Baghdad. Photo by Lee Craker, MNC-I. BAGHDAD — A naturalization ceremony here on Veterans Day in Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace saw 157 U.S. Soldiers and Marines from 60 countries take the oath to become United States citizens. "How fitting it is that so many, on this Veterans Day, will gain their American citizenship while serving in 'America's Corps'," said Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., commanding general of Multi-National Corps - Iraq. "I can think of no...
  • Saddam Hussein's palaces

    07/16/2009 7:43:34 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies · 1,520+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 16 July 2009 | Colin Freeman
    Saddam Hussein spent billions building dozens of vast, gaudy palaces all over Iraq, many of which are still occupied by US troops. But the Iraqi government is divided - as usual - on what to do with them once the soldiers have gone... [snip] ...‘For sale/rent: 80 presidential palaces, average unit living space half-a-million square feet. Attached gardens featuring disused swimming pools, personal zoos/nuclear bunkers etc. Rooms fitted with thrones and gold lavatories, en suite torture chamber optional. Some bomb damage. Suit megalomaniac or similar.’
  • NFL Coaches Join Iraq USO Tour

    07/05/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 468+ views
    Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher (right) and Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher share some laughs with U.S. servicemembers during a National Football League coaches USO tour of Iraq, at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, July 2. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edwin L. Wriston, Joint Combat Camera Center – Iraq. KIRKUK — It was a long line for Soldiers and Airmen, but awaiting them at the end were legendary NFL coaches ready to sign photos, shirts or anything else you could scribble a signature on. The coaches, who included New York Giants’ Coach Tom Coughlin, Baltimore Ravens’...
  • Polish family seeks return of old royal palace

    05/13/2009 3:54:38 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 478+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 May 2009 | Gabriela Baczynska
    A campaign by heirs of Polish aristocrats to recover a palace seized by the communists has exposed Poland's continued failure to resolve the restitution of property to former owners after two decades of democracy. The Branicki family says it has now decided to demand the return of the entire estate at Wilanow Palace,not just family heirlooms and archives as previously planned, due to frustration over lack of progress in a legal battle dating back to 1990. The baroque palace of Wilanow, situated in a rolling green park in a southern suburb of Warsaw and now a museum, has been dubbed...
  • Warden Message: Equatorial Guinea Presidential Palace Attack

    02/17/2009 5:25:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 722+ views
    OSAC.GOV ^ | February 17, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=97428 YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Equatorial Guinea Presidential Palace Attack CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Sub-Saharan Africa - Equatorial Guinea 17 Feb 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 30 Jan 2009 PIRACY TRENDS IN THE GULF OF GUINEA U.S. Embassy Malabo issued the following Warden Message on February 17: In the early morning hours of February 17 there was an apparent attack in the vicinity of the presidential palace located in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. In response to the apparent attack there is heightened security...