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  • Ancient Jewish gambler’s chariot race curse found in decoded 5th Century scroll

    05/18/2018 5:06:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 16 May 2018 | AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
    A nailed-shut amulet uncovered in Turkey in the 1930s, written in Jewish Aramaic and newly translated, pleads for help from Balaam's ass at the track A 5th century ‘curse’ tablet written in Jewish Aramaic from Antioch, Turkey, which was recently deciphered by Tel Aviv University doctoral student Rivka Elitzur-Leiman. (Princeton University) When a typical nailed-shut 5th century curse scroll was uncovered by the University of Princeton in a 1930s excavation under the hippodrome in the city of Antioch (now in Turkey), the team of archaeologists didn’t realize what a unique find they had in hand. It would take almost another...
  • Ancient Scroll Shows Jews Tried to Hex Chariot Races in Turkey 1,500 Years Ago

    05/21/2018 10:04:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ruth Schuster and Ofer Aderet
    Chariot racing goes back thousands of years and so do attempts to fix the race... Now it turns out that not only did ancient Greeks and Romans exhort the deities to ruin their rivals' beasts: Jews were hexing the horses too and betting on their favorites. The first-ever evidence of Jewish cursing in sports was found in a rolled-up metal tablet that had been located in ancient Antioch by Princeton University researchers in the 1930s – and had been left rolled up until now. The tablet, about 9x6 centimeters in size, dated to about the 5th or 6th century C.E.,...
  • What we know about Michelle Swing, the woman given homes by Anthony Quinn Warner

    12/28/2020 10:54:50 PM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 28, 2020 | 1:10pm | Updated | Lee Brown
    Los Angeles-based AEG Presents exec Michelle Swing, 29, was given two properties on the same street in suburban Nashville in the last year, paying nothing despite them being worth more than $400,000 combined, according to property records. They include the house in Antioch that Warner had last lived in — one he gave to her on Nov. 25, a day before Thanksgiving and exactly a month before his devastating suicide attack in his explosives-laden RV. Swing has refused to talk about how she knows Warner and has even claimed to have been unaware about the quitclaim transfer that granted her...
  • Anthony Quinn Warner Named as Nashville Bombing Person of Interest

    12/26/2020 12:35:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 176 replies
    The Heavy ^ | 12 26 2020 | Jessica McBride
    Anthony Quinn Warner is a 63-year-old Tennessee man who has been named as the person of interest accused in the explosion of a parked RV in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, according to CBS News. An RV similar to the one used in the Nashville bombing was once parked at an address linked to his name in images available on both Google Maps and Google Earth. Jeff Pegues, a CBS News journalist, wrote on Twitter, “@CBSNews has learned the name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked #Nashville on #Christmas Day. Multiple sources tell us that...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump- Trump Family Train 12/6/20

    12/06/2020 8:48:32 AM PST · by weston · 9,790 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Deplorables
  • Lake County [IL] prosecutors announce they will not file charges against Kyle Rittenhouse

    10/14/2020 10:35:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Lake and McHenry County Scanner ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2020 | SAM BORCIA
    Lake County prosecutors said that the gun Kyle Rittenhouse used in the Kenosha shooting was bought, stored and used in Wisconsin. No charges will be filed against him in Lake County. Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, is facing charges in Wisconsin of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that an extensive investigation was conducted by the Antioch Police Department. The investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased,...
  • Gunman, 17, is charged with first degree intentional homicide after shooting dead two BLM protesters in Kenosha as one victim is identified and video emerges of cops giving rifle-toting vigilantes water before the shooting

    08/26/2020 1:35:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 172 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08 26 2020 | Emily Crane
    Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested on Wednesday in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois and charged with first degree intentional homicide following the shooting death of two protesters The complaint says the teenager 'fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution' Dramatic video captured the moment one victim was shot in the head and another was shot in the chest shortly before midnight on Tuesday. A third man was shot in the arm but he survived The arrest of the teen came hours after video emerged of him walking up to police with his hands in the air...
  • California city official says COVID-19 should be allowed to ‘fix’ society by culling elderly, weak and homeless

    05/02/2020 9:34:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 1, 2020 | Nancy Dillon
    A California city official said COVID-19 should be allowed to run its course, killing elderly and homeless residents to “fix what is a significant burden on our society.” Now his public position could be a pandemic-era casualty, and he’s calling that a violation of his rights. Ken Turnage, a member of the city planning commission in Antioch, said in a now-deleted April 23 Facebook post that coronavirus lockdowns should be lifted to “let nature take its course.” “We would have significant loss of life, we would lose many elderly, that would reduce burdens in our defunct Social Security System, health...
  • Historically Responsible Decision of the Day: the Antakya Museum-Hotel

    03/09/2020 1:39:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Citylab ^ | August 6, 2012 | Henry Grabar
    When life gives you a giant mosaic, build a museum-hotel. Digging in the soil of Antakya, a small city near Turkey's Syrian border known to the Greeks as Antioch, Nehmi Asfuroglu discovered one of the world's largest and best-preserved ancient mosaics. It was an archaeologist's dream, but Asfuroglu is a developer, and he was hoping to build a hotel on the site. He could have abandoned the project or concealed the discovery, but instead, he funded a seven-month excavation, abandoning the power tools of hotel construction for the manpower of historians from the local university. He hired architect Emre Arolat...
  • Mother Upset With Son’s Haircut Slams Car Into Barber, Shop

    12/05/2019 7:45:55 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    5KPIX CBS Bay Area ^ | December 4, 2019
    Antioch police are searching for a woman who witnesses say intentionally drove her car into a barber after she was reportedly dissatisfied with the haircut he gave her son, police said Wednesday. The brazen crash happened around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Delta Barbershop on A Street at E. 18th Street in Antioch. The suspect was reportedly causing a scene outside the shop, apparently dissatisfied with the haircut her son received. The barber went outside to record her license plate number and the woman allegedly attempted to run him over. The barber was knocked into the store’s glass windows, breaking them,...
  • Remembering Islam's July 4th Victory

    07/04/2019 5:12:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | July 4, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Soon after liberating the ancient Christian city of Antioch from Muslim oppression, the First Crusaders managed in 1099 to realize their primary goal: take Jerusalem from Islam. Despite all the propaganda that surrounds the conquest of Jerusalem, there were very few Muslim calls to jihad (only one is known, and it quickly fell on deaf ears). After all, in the preceding decades, and thanks to Sunni and Shia infighting, local Muslim populations were hardly unused to such invasions and bloodbaths. In Muslim historian Ibn al-Athir's words, "[w]hile the Franks — Allah damn them! — were conquering and settling in a...
  • Rescuing a Roman Mosaic

    01/22/2006 7:40:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 742+ views
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ^ | Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | mfa staff
    The mosaic was acquired by the MFA in 2002 from Dumbarton Oaks Research Center in Washington, DC, where it had been stored, unseen, for more than sixty years. Since its acquisition, the fragile mosaic surface has been stabilized, and crumbling concrete and rusting iron backings replaced with new supports. Our conservators are now meticulously cleaning the surface of the mosaic and reconstructing its patterned outer border—work that is taking place on view to the public through early 2006.
  • Police: Waffle House suspect arrested

    04/23/2018 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 85 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/23/18
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks. Authorities announced the arrest Monday afternoon on Twitter, but did not immediately give details. More than 100 Nashville police officers had been going door-to-door and searching wooded areas, joined by dozens of agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Police said he had stolen a BMW days before the attack....
  • Waffle House shooting suspect thought Taylor Swift was stalking him, was arrested at White House

    04/23/2018 11:03:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    The man suspected of gunning down four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee during an early-morning, half-naked rampage has a history of run-ins with police -- including once telling cops that music star Taylor Swift was stalking him. Authorities in Tazewell County, Ill. revealed Sunday that police encountered Travis Reinking, 29, in a CVS parking lot on May 27, 2016 during an apparent "mental health crisis," according to a police report obtained by Fox News. At the time, deputies said Reinking believed Swift was stalking him, hacked his phone and had climbed a building to chase him. He...
  • Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victims Include College Students, Employee

    04/23/2018 10:54:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | April 23, 2018 | Eric Spillman and cnn wire
    Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, was an employee of the restaurant who was fatally wounded as he stood outside, police said. Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville, was a restaurant patron who was fatally wounded as he stood outside, police said. DeEbony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, was fatally wounded inside the restaurant. She was out with her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters before going to Waffle House, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV. ... Akilah DaSilva, 23, of Antioch, was critically wounded inside the restaurant and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He had been at the restaurant with...
  • James Shaw Jr. Identified as ‘Hero’ Who Took Away Waffle House Attacker’s Rifle

    04/22/2018 3:09:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    Twenty-nine-year-old James Shaw Jr. has been identified as the “hero” who wrestled a rifle away from alleged Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking. Reinking allegedly opened fire in an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House Sunday at 3:25 a.m. while wearing nothing but a green jacket. A number of people were injured in the attack and four persons were killed. The attack ended when Shaw Jr. took away the rifle Reinking was allegedly using in the attack. Daily Mail reports that Shaw Jr. “was grazed by a bullet and treated for a minor gunshot wound on his elbow.” He also “severely burned” his...
  • HERO: Meet the Man Who Tackled the Waffle House Shooter

    04/22/2018 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 116 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 22, 2028 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier today, a madman with a gun opened fire on a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. But one hero ran towards the bullets instead of away from them. Police say James Shaw Jr.’s actions saved many lives. From The Tennessean:"James Shaw Jr., 29, said after feeling cornered he saw an opportunity to tackle the man shooting into an Antioch Waffle House. He said he doesn’t feel like a hero.Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters Sunday morning that the Waffle House hero rushed the suspected shooter, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle he was carrying over the counter.“I don’t really...
  • Waffle House Shooter Had Been Arrested in ‘Restricted Area’ Outside White House Last Year

    04/22/2018 1:23:03 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 106 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 22 Apr 2018 | DAN ZIMMERMAN
    As more is becoming known about Travis Reinking, the suspect wanted for murdering four people in a Nashville area Waffle House this morning, we’re hearing a familiar refrain. Reinking was well known to both federal and state authorities. In July 2017, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Reinking for being in a “restricted area” near the White House, according to the Secret Service. After the arrest, his Illinois firearms authorization was revoked and local Illinois police seized four weapons. The firearms were given back to his family. “Among the weapons seized by those authorities was the AR-15 rifle used at the...
  • Semi-nude shooter kills 4 at Waffle House

    04/22/2018 8:29:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 4/22/2018 | unknown
    Four people are dead and at least seven others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning before a patron wrestled the gun away, according to Metro Nashville Police. The suspect opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, which is just south of Mt. View Road, police said. Police said he used an assault rifle.
  • Naked gunman kills three in Waffle House shooting in Nashville, Tennessee

    04/22/2018 5:10:27 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Sky.Com ^ | 4/22/2018 | ANITA WADHWANI
    A naked gunman has shot dead three people and left at least four more with injuries at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. The man entered the Waffle House in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, and opened fire shortly before 3.30am local time. In a statement, police said: "A patron wrestled away the gunman's rifle. He was nude and fled on foot." Officers described the man as white, with short hair.