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  • G. Gordon Liddy, convicted Watergate conspirator, dies at 90

    03/31/2021 7:54:14 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/2021 | Caroline Kelly and Rashard Rose
    G. Gordon Liddy -- a former FBI agent, organizer of the Watergate break-in and radio show host -- has died at age 90, his son confirmed to CNN. Liddy died Tuesday morning in Mt. Vernon, Virginia, and though he suffered from a "variety of ailments," his death was not Covid-19 related, his son, Thomas Liddy, told CNN in a phone call. He had received the coronavirus vaccine three weeks ago. Liddy, who worked for the reelection committee for President Richard Nixon, is infamously known for having overseen the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex on...
  • Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort hospitalized for cardiac event: Sources

    12/17/2019 10:03:27 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/17/2019 | not shown
    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hospitalized for a cardiac event while serving his over seven year sentence for charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two sources familiar with his situation. Manafort has been serving out his sentence as of late in a federal correction institute in central Pennsylvania.
  • Early Signs Of Elephant Butchers (Britain - 400k-Years-Ago)

    06/29/2006 1:29:06 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 612+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-29-2006
    Early signs of elephant butchers Excavations took place in 2004 Bones and tusks dating back 400,000 years are the earliest signs in Britain of ancient humans butchering elephants for meat, say archaeologists. Remains of a single adult elephant surrounded by stone tools were found in northwest Kent during work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Scientists believe hunters used the tools to cut off the meat, after killing the animal with wooden spears. The find is described in the Journal of Quaternary Science. The first signs of the Stone Age site were uncovered by constructors at Southfleet Road in Ebbsfleet,...
  • Basques Were Fishermen More Than 8,000 Years Ago

    06/13/2006 3:13:58 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 897+ views
    EITB24 ^ | 6-13-2006
    Basques were fishermen more than 8,000 years ago 06/13/2006 The Basques that settled 8,300 years ago in the Jaizkibel Mountain near the Basque coast were skillful enough to go fishing two kilometres out to sea. The human beings that lived in the Basque Country in the Mesolithic, more than 8,000 years ago, set sail out to sea fishing, something which meant 50 percent of their diet, Aranzadi society of sciences reported Tuesday after examining archaeological remains found in Gipuzkoa. They did not hunt whales, as their descendants many years after, neither tuna nor anchovy as the current Basque fishermen but...
  • Dutch Told To Return Land They Won From The Sea (230 Years Ago)

    05/26/2006 6:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 2,790+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-27-2006 | David Rennie
    Dutch told to return land they won from the sea By David Rennie in Zaamslag (Filed: 27/05/2006) A photograph of a grinning boy, riding a toy tractor, has pride of place in the kitchen of Aarnout and Magda de Feijter, the owners of a 148-acre farm in the Dutch province of Zeeland. The picture is of their first grandson, Louis, and the de Feijters have always dreamed that he will one day take over the expanse of wind-rippled flax fields that has been in their family since 1835. The de Feijters on the dyke protecting their farm But there are...
  • Murals Reveal Aristocrats' Lives 1,500 Years Ago (China)

    05/18/2006 6:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 771+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 5-18-2006
    Murals reveal aristocrats' lives 1,500 years ago Some well-preserved murals have been discovered in a tomb of more than 1,500 years old in Datong, North China's Shanxi Province, supplying rich first-hand evidence for the research of early ethnic apparel and rituals. The tomb was identified to belong to a general's mother who died in AD 435. Taking up an area of 24 square metres, it was found in a cemetery of 12 tombs excavated last summer by local archaeologists. Lying on a plateau in the rural suburbs of Datong, the cemetery dates back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534)....
  • Researchers Describe How Natural Nuclear Reactor Worked In Gabon (Two Billion Years Ago)

    04/10/2006 7:50:32 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 1,403+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 11-01-2004
    Researchers Describe How Natural Nuclear Reactor Worked In Gabon The Oklo natural nuclear-reactor site in Gabon. St Louis MO (SPX) Nov 01, 2004 To operate a nuclear power plant like Three Mile Island, hundreds of highly trained employees must work in concert to generate power from safe fission, all the while containing dangerous nuclear wastes. On the other hand, it's been known for 30 years that Mother Nature once did nuclear chain reactions by her lonesome. Now, Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have analyzed the isotopic structure of noble gases produced in fission in a sample from the...
  • Worship Of Phoenix May Have Started 7,400 Years Ago In Central China

    02/23/2006 10:37:30 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 664+ views
    Worship of phoenix may start 7,400 years ago in central China New archaeological discoveries show that the worship of the phoenix by ancient Chinese can be dated back as early as 7,400 years ago in central China. A large amount of pottery, decorated with the patterns of beasts, the sun and birds have been excavated at the Gaomiao relics site in Hongjiang, Huaihua City of central China's Hunan Province, according to a report by the Guangming Daily. "The patterns of birds should be the phoenix worshipped by ancient Chinese," said He Gang, a researcher with the Hunan Institute of Archaeology....
  • Bus Stop An Execution Site...1500 Years Ago

    11/25/2005 4:07:31 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 11-26-2005 | Richard Macey
    Bus stop an execution site … 1500 years ago By Richard Macey November 26, 2005 Allen Madden and Dr Denise Donion of the University of Sydney with Octavia Man. Photo: Edwina Pickles HIS crime will probably never be known. But "he sure trod on someone's toes", said Allen Madden, cultural and heritage officer for the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. In January, when EnergyAustralia workers laying cables in Ocean Street, Narrabeen, found human bones beneath a bus stop, they called police. The remains have since been identified as those of an Aborigine who died up to 1500 years ago. Next...
  • Greenhouse Effect Occurred 5,000 Years Ago: Archaeologists

    10/31/2005 3:59:50 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,610+ views
    Greenhouse effect occurred 5,000 years ago: archaeologists 2005-10-31 19:10:24 JINAN, Oct. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- It is common sense nowadays that excessive carbon dioxide in the air caused by excessive lumbering leads to global greenhouse effects. But a team of archaeologists from China and the United States is saying that the greenhouse effect started about 5,000 years ago, much earlier than people might expect. This is the conclusion reached by a group of Chinese and US archaeologists based on research on the relics excavated from the ruins of a Neolithic site in Rizhao City, east China's Shandong Province, over the...
  • Earliest States Possibly In Shape 5,000 Years Ago (East China)

    05/11/2005 11:11:18 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 606+ views
    Xinhuanet/China View ^ | 5-11-2005 | Xinhuanet
    Earliest states possibly in shape 5,000 years ago 2005-05-11 15:56:15 JINAN, May 11 (Xinhuanet) - Dozens of prehistoric states might have been developing in eastern China as early as 5,000 years ago,thousands of years before the birth of the first textually attested state that existed in Xia Dynasty (2100 B.C.-1600 B.C.), said a Sino-US archaeological research team. The presumption was based on a decade-long regional survey and excavation in Rizhao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province. Archaeologists with the team are almost sure they have identified the ruins of a prehistoric state dating back between 3,000 B.C....
  • Scientists Interrupt Search for the “Mayan Atlantis" in the Caribbean.

    03/30/2005 2:16:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies · 3,740+ views
    Cuban Newpaper: GRANMA ^ | November 2004 / FR Post 3-30-05 | Editorial Staff
    Scientists Interrupt Search for the “Mayan Atlantis" in the Caribbean. Cuban Newpaper: GRANMA Mexico City, November 6, 2004 Forwarded by David Drewelow This story updates this prior story . - A group of scientists searching for a hypothetical “Mayan Atlantis" found a pyramid of 35 meters under the waters of the Caribbean, but it had to interrupt the mission due to technical problems, as reported by the Mexican newspaper Millenium, today. After 25 days of work in the sea, near the southwestern end of Cuba, the investigations deeper than 500 meters had to be abandoned due to problems with the...
  • Major Climate Change Occurred 5,200 Years ago: Evidence Suggests That History May Repeat Itself

    12/28/2004 3:08:55 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 3,238+ views
    Ohio State University ^ | 12-24-2004 | Ohio State University
    Source: Ohio State University Date: 2004-12-24 Major Climate Change Occurred 5,200 Years Ago: Evidence Suggests That History Could Repeat Itself COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Glaciologist Lonnie Thompson worries that he may have found clues that show history repeating itself, and if he is right, the result could have important implications to modern society. Thompson has spent his career trekking to the far corners of the world to find remote ice fields and then bring back cores drilled from their centers. Within those cores are the records of ancient climate from across the globe. From the mountains of data drawn by analyzing...
  • 5,000 Years Ago, Women Held Power In Burnt City, Iran

    12/24/2004 11:47:31 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,103+ views
    Iranian WS ^ | 12-23-2004
    5000 Years Ago, Women Held Power In Burnt City, Iran Dec 23, 2004, 11:34 CHN According to the research by an archeological team in the burnt city, women comprised the most powerful group in this 5000-year-old city. The archeological team has found a great number of seals in the women's graves. In ancient societies, holding a seal was a sign of power, and was of 2 kinds: personal and governmental. The burnt city ancient site located in Sistan-Baluchistan province, southeastern Iran, dates back to between 2000 and 3000 BC. "In the ancient world, there were tools used as a means...
  • Out Of The Flames, A Work Of Art From 4,000 Years Ago

    12/20/2004 5:45:54 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 785+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-21-2004 | Paul Stokes
    Out of the flames, a work of art from 4,000 years ago By Paul Stokes (Filed: 21/12/2004) Archaeologists believe a 4,000-year-old stone carving found among the remnants of a devastating moorland blaze could be the world's earliest work of landscape art. Inscriptions on the yard-wide sandstone panel are thought to depict fields and a house with a mountain or seascape in the background. The sandstone panel is thought to depict fields and a house It was discovered last summer after a four-day peat fire exposed a huge chunk of subsoil on Fylingdales Moor, North Yorks. The area of the North...
  • China Was Drinking Wine 9,000 Years Ago

    12/06/2004 5:20:45 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 859+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2004 | Roger Highfield
    China was drinking wine 9,000 years ago By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 07/12/2004) A mixed fermented wine of rice, honey and fruit was being drunk in northern China 9,000 years ago, more than a thousand years before the previously oldest known fermented drinks, brewed in the Middle East. In the past scientists relied on the stylistic similarities of early pottery and bronze vessels to argue for the existence of a prehistoric fermented beverage in China. Today's findings provide the first direct chemical evidence from ancient China for such beverages, which were of cultural, religious, and medical significance. Dr Patrick...
  • A Complex Agricultural Society In Uruguay's La Plata Basin, 4,800 - 4,200 Years Ago

    12/02/2004 11:26:39 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 503+ views
    Eureka Alert/Smithsonian ^ | 12-2-2004 | Jose Iriarte
    Contact: José Iriarte 202-786-2094 x8350 Smithsonian Institution A complex agricultural society in Uruguay's La Plata basin, 4,800-4,200 years ago A complex farming society developed in Uruguay around 4,800 to 4,200 years ago, much earlier that previously thought, Iriarte and his colleagues report in this week's Nature (December 2). Researchers had assumed that the large rivers system called the La Plata Basin was inhabited by simple groups of hunters and gatherers for much of the pre-Hispanic era. Iriarte and coauthors excavated an extensive mound complex, called Los Ajos, in the wetlands of southeastern Uruguay. They found evidence of a circular...
  • Five decades ago, Nazi case set precedent for military tribunals (subs near NY, Florida coasts)

    07/06/2004 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 731+ views
    Hark the Herald ^ | 7/06/04 | Connie Cass
    Five decades ago, Nazi case set precedent for military tribunals Connie Cass THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:00 AM WASHINGTON -- A German submarine slipped through dark waters toward New York's Long Island in June 1942, creeping so close it bumped the sandy bottom. A second settled into shallows along the Florida coast. Each sent ashore four men, who dragged crates of explosives up the beaches. They were under orders to blow up American railroads, bridges and factories. But none got the chance. All eight were arrested within two weeks. Within two months, six were executed. They...
  • Old Mound My Lead To New Ideas About People 5,000 Years Ago (Mexico)

    04/14/2004 11:56:45 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-14-2004 | UOW
    Source: University Of Wisconsin-Madison Date: 2004-04-14 Old Mound May Lead To New Ideas About People 5,000 Years Ago MADISON -- Thanks in part to dynamite and the gold-seeking Mexican fishermen who detonated it in the late 1970s, archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 5,000-year-old shell mound. Constructed of cement-like floors, the mound, researchers say, is the oldest known platform intentionally built in Mesoamerica, the cultural region comprising Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and it could completely change our understanding of the prehistoric people who once inhabited this area. The mound, built almost entirely from marsh clamshells, is...
  • Discoveries Reveal A Flourishing Dunhuang 1,000 Years Ago

    03/21/2004 2:37:15 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 162+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 3-21-2004 | China View
    Discoveries reveal a flourishing Dunhuang 1,000 years ago 2004-03-21 15:20:33 LANZHOU, March 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Documents and other cultural objects unearthed from China's Mogao Grottoes, in northwest Gansu Province, provide evidence that Dunhuang was a flourishing international trade city over 1,000 years ago. Professor Zheng Binglin, also a research fellow with the Dunhuang Studies Institute of the Lanzhou University, made the conclusion based on his research on documents and other cultural objects of late Tang Dynasty (618-907) and Five Dynasties period (907-960). Dunhuang city, located in the western part of Gansu, is now a famous tourism city because it...